Weekly Horoscope for Aug. 18-24
Sunday: the Moon is in Pisces
Some time off, spent in a soft meditative escape from the world, is in order. Treat yourself.
Monday, Tuesday: the Moon is in Aries
The asteroid Pallas (or Pallas Athene) is in Libra until the middle of next week (see list below). It will be directly across the astrological wheel from the Moon at the beginning of this week so if you need a boost re: some of your ideas or how to implement them, now could be just the time. When planets or asteroids are in an opposition (opposite signs), often assistance will be readily available. The asteroid Pallas is a warrior asteroid, especially when it comes to wisdom & skills.
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: the Moon is in Taurus
When the Moon is in Taurus, one thing you want to particularly avoid is lumping more onto yourself than is absolutely necessary. Keep your eye on what you know you can actually do.
Saturday: the Moon is in Gemini
This could be a weekend filled with social contacts or social activities. Allow yourself plenty of time to enjoy each moment.
When reading this weekly horoscope, 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, then Virgo
Mercury – Leo until Aug. 29
Venus – Leo until Aug. 21, then Virgo
Mars – Virgo until Oct. 4
Jupiter – Sagittarius until Dec. 3
**Saturn – Capricorn until Dec. 17, 2020
Uranus – Taurus until Apr. 26, 2026
Neptune – Pisces until Mar. 30, 2025
**Pluto – Capricorn until Nov. 20, 2024
**Note: Saturn & Pluto (the two astrological heavy-hitters) are in Capricorn until mid-Dec. 2020. Regard and carry out your responsibilities seriously. You may have to reconstruct part or all of your foundation. Additionally, keep in mind that Capricorn is Saturn’s home base sign and that accomplishments and achievements are likely, so give yourself praise where praise is due.
Current Asteroid Positions:
Ceres – Sagittarius until Nov. 17
Pallas – Libra until Aug. 27
Juno – Leo until Aug. 24, then Virgo
Vesta – Taurus until Mar. 22, 2020
Chiron – Aries until May 2027
Current Asteroid Transits:
Ceres – A good way to nurture others (and yourself) is to encourage personal awareness and extreme self-care.
Pallas – A partnership that includes creativity & equality will be beneficial.
Juno – Bring an atmosphere of fun into your love or business partnerships.
Vesta – Commit to a long-term passion that you may have put to the side but that now could open up your life in some way.
Chiron – Release pent-up anger; chart a new course for yourself.
Note: Weekly horoscope time frames 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)