For the Week of Aug. 6 thru Aug. 12

Sunday a.m.: the Moon is in Capricorn
Venus, in the sign Cancer, is opposite the sign Capricorn on the astrological wheel. Oppositions can sometimes be problematic, however the two planets involved in this one (Venus & the Moon) are quite compatible; this brings some harmonious astrological energy to the morning. It would be a nice time to do something special with your special people, possibly including yummy, sumptuous comfort food.

Sunday p.m., Monday (Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse), 
Tuesday: the Moon is in Aquarius
A need to assert your independence could come to the forefront, especially if your Moon is in Aquarius or you have Aquarius rising in your chart, but pretty much a possibility for anyone. Also, look at the area of your life indicated by the house in your chart that has Aquarius on the cusp (beginning edge).

Wednesday, Thursday: the Moon is in Pisces
The Moon in this sign brings with it sensitivity, imagination, and a very dreamy atmosphere. To protect all of these sometimes mystical potentials, it is wise to make a regular check on reality and perhaps get a third objective opinion on what is going on.

Friday, Saturday: the Moon is in Aries
Aries is usually a good sign for cutting anything – hair, grass, and whatever. And this especially applies when the Moon in on the wane (between a Full Moon & New Moon – as in this current particular time since we had a Full Moon earlier this week) because the cut will last longer.

Check your astrology chart to find which house (section of your chart) has the current Moon sign on the cusp (the beginning edge) & apply forecast information to that area of your life as well. For example, the Moon is in Leo and one of the suggestions is to entertain – however Leo is located in the 12th house of your chart, which is an inward energy place…then have a small, quiet gathering. By contrast, if Leo is located in the 1st house of your chart, an outward energy place…have a party! Don’t have an astrology chart? Click here .

It is interesting to note when the current Moon is in the same sign as your birth Moon and to see how the flavor of that day carries through the following 30 days.

Current Planet Positions:
Sun –
Leo until Aug. 23
Mercury –
Leo until Sept. 10
(retrograde: Aug. 13 – Sept. 5 [briefly in Virgo then returning to Leo])
Venus – Cancer until Aug. 26
Mars –
Leo until Sept. 5
Jupiter –
Libra until October 11
Saturn –
Sagittarius until Dec. 20
Uranus –
Aries until Mar. 6, 2019
(Taurus – May 16, 2018-Nov. 7, 2018)
Neptune –
Pisces until Mar. 30, 2025
Pluto –
Capricorn until Nov. 20, 2024

Current Asteroid Positions:
Ceres –
Cancer until Sept. 25
Pallas –
Taurus until Mar. 31, 2018
Juno –
Capricorn until Dec. 17
Vesta –
Virgo until Sept. 19
Chiron –
Pisces until Apr. 22, 2018

Current Asteroid Transits:
Ceres  Look for support for yourself and for someone else.
Pallas –
New resources may appear re: your finances.
Juno – 
A partnership of some kind will help solidify your foundation.
Vesta –
Sort through your priorities and find the top one.
Chiron – Transcend wounds and negativity through compassion.

Note: Timeframes for Moon signs, void-of-course periods, and current planet & asteroid positions are noted for Eastern time zone (USA). Please adjust according to your own location. Times are not given if the void-of-course Moon occurs for a very short period or if it occurs during the night (based on same Eastern time zone).

▪ v/c = Void-of-Course – When the Moon is void-of-course, spend time working on projects already in progress, creative endeavors, or self-improvement. Void-of-course simply means that no planets are aspecting the Moon as it gets ready to change signs; there won’t be a configuration of astro energy available to utilize. It’s best not to start new projects, sign important agreements, or go shopping when the Moon is void-of-course because the result will probably be unsatisfactory in some way.

Mercury Retrograde – the speed of the planet slows down considerably. Communications, paperwork, electronics, traffic and mail can become very mixed-up, delayed, or go on the ‘fritz’ during this time. A situation will be in the process of changing, so wait until Mercury is direct to finalize anything. In general, maintain a slower, more cautious pace in daily affairs. Always allow at least two days before (to slow down) and after (to resume regular activities) a Mercury retrograde period. (Read More about Mercury Retrograde)