The Motions of the Moon - August 17th, 2019

Today the moon continues her journey through the sign of Pisces, perfecting the two aspects that she formed yesterday. Because the moon will not apply to any aspects throughout the day, we can expect this Saturday to be a little bit quieter. And again, the inward-turning nature of Pisces will also help to make this day more relaxed.

I would not anticipate high levels of productivity today - your time will be much better suited just resting, being present, and socializing as much as you see fit. Depending on your own personal astrology, you will feel more of a pull today to be inward and introverted.

Venus has been copresent with mars in Leo for the past several weeks, and now this conjunction is moving into its Kollesis period when the planets in a bodily conjunction come within three degrees of each other. This aspect will bring a lot more passion into existing romantic relationships, or bring new people together in a way that is very sudden. The sex drive and desire to procreate each become heightened during this period.

On the positive side, the influx of sexual energy can bring couples closer together; on the negative side, sometimes this energy can come out as extreme fights as that sexual energy finds another outlet. Because both these planets are combust, I would not expect there to be any public disagreements or discord, but what happens at home is another story.

Because Venus is more combust than Mars, Mars has the upper hand, and so the configuration is more likely to come out as discord.

Mercury enters his Phasis period today, where he is at his last point of visibility (a morning star) before he goes again under the beams of the Sun. The Phasis period gives a planet more strength and power to express their will. In this case, Mercury making Phasis in Leo will be an excellent opportunity for promotion, marketing, and other such business related activities.

However, if you are a business owner or an entrepreneur, I would hold off making any major decisions or starting any major projects today, and wait until tomorrow when the moon enters into Aries and offers up a trine to Mercury.

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