The Motions of the Moon - August 16th, 2019

The moon will ingress from Aquarius into Pisces around midnight on August 16th, 2019. Pisces is generally a positive placement for the moon - as Pisces’ emphases on interpersonal connection and subjective experience cohere nicely with the Moon’s desire to nurture others and feel at home in the world.

For us, our emotions will become louder and take center stage - if you are in the habit of ignoring your emotions, it will be harder to do so now. You may be more desirous to connect with other people, but the everyone’s energy will be more introverted and concerned with their own process, and any social interactions will take a more mellowed tone as a result.

Additionally, Piscses is one of the most receptive, intuitive signs of the zodiac. You may find yourself tuning into messages or receiving guidance from the other side. If you are looking for spiritual help, the Pisces moon period is an excellent time to be still and listen.


The moon will be applying two aspects throughout the day, though neither of them will perfect until tomorrow. First, the moon applies to her ruler Jupiter in Sagitarrius by a square. The fact that the moon can see her ruler by traditional aspect is a good indicator that, whatever you are experiencing during this Pisces moon period - you will have the support and help from others required to see things through. If you you have a harder time during this period, you may find a friend, counselor, or even just a passage from a book coming alongside you to help. The help may be a little blunt (the aspect is a square), but it will ultimately be beneficial.

Second, the Moon applies a sextile to Saturn in Capricorn. We are less likely to get carried away with our emotions during this period, and Saturn will keep the moon from becoming too ungrounded. If you find yourself swimming in your own emotions and perceptions, you will receive the help you need if you reach out to someone.

Venus has left her Cazimi period, and has returned to combustion. A combust Venus can bear indications for trouble between romantic partners - but generally the issue is more with not connecting than overt fights. If you experienced that for a time before Venus went Cazimi, that energy may return. But it will not be as intense, since now Venus is separating from the Sun and the combustion is beginning to diminish.

Mars is stil closely conjoiend Regulus, one of the four royal stars. one of the four royal starss. If you find yourself needing to put up boundaries or confront someone, this would be a good time to do.

Especially positive day for natives with:

  • Moon in Pisces

  • Sun, Moon, or Asc in Leo.

Positive day for natives with:

  • Moon or Ascendant in Sagittarius

  • Jupiter in Leo

Tricky day for natives with

  • Mars or Saturn in Gemini, Virgo, or Sagitarrius