The Motions of the Moon - August 8th, 2019

The Moon continues to traverse Scorpio today, and will remain there until 4:30pm EST. This final segment of the Scorpio Moon will be our final opportunity to release the attachments that have been revealed to us throughout the last several days, especially since the releasing of desire and attachment is the central theme of the final decan of Scorpio. A releasing, cord-cutting, or letting-go ceremony would be very effective during this time.

The moon will perfect her aspect to Mars around noontime, providing our emotional processes with the greatest amount of support for this period. While the combustion of Mars will minimize the chances of there being any real, tangible support coming in from a person, you may find that a phone call or a passage from a book helps you through your process.

In the afternoon, the Moon will ingress from Scorpio into Sagitarrius, a much, much lighter period. While the moon has littel dignity in Sagitarrius on her own, she will be receiving three trines from other planets and forming a conjunction to her ruler Jupiter in Sagitarrius.

Sagitarrius is the daytime, masculine house of Jupiter. The significations of Jupiter related to expanding one’s horizons - be it by literally travelling or figuraltively through study and intellectual investigation - are all present in Sagitarrius, and they take more of an extroverted, external focus. Sagittarius on its own brings in an energy personal growth and self-development, and can inculcate a yearning to pursue higher truths about the universe, whether that be through philosophy, science, or mysticism.


Not unlike the Moon-Jupiter trine, the greatest benefit from the Moon’s placement in Sagitarrius in this case is emotional bouyancy. Everyone’s baseline optimism level will increase substantially while the moon is here - external circumstances will be less likely to phase you, and you it will be easier for you to feel centered. The impulse to explore ideas with others, the levity to play with thoughts and concepts for their own sake, and the inspiriration to better oneself, will all be present here.

The moon will likewise receive three trines from the planets in Leo through her stay here. None of these aspects perfect today - we are only starting to feel their energy now and it will intensify over the next few days. The Sun-Moon trine will be very similar to the sun-moon sextile experienced earlier this week - general harmony between our own personal desires and drives and with the events and situations that are brought to us.

This feelings of harmony and well-being will be greater than those during the sextile, but the trine does not lend itself over to a productive energy - you may find yourself more inclined towards passive integration and reflection as opposed to the more dynamic, active nature of the sextile that encouraged material action.

The Moon-Venus trine creates more interpersonal harmony. it will be easier to interact with people around you as if they were close friends. Good fortune is more likely today - if you are planning on asking someone for a favor, requesting a raise from your boss, or anything like that, today would be a good time to do so.

As for other events going on in the sky, The Sun-Jupiter trine perfects today. This will be the peak of the creative, inspirational energy that we receive into our lives from this aspect. This is a great day to create a vision board about the future, consider the trajectory of your life, and do some deep journaling. This aspect will also help to get positive answers to any favors that you ask of anyone else

Especially Positive day for Native with:

  • Sun, Moon, Ascendantr in Leo or Sagittarius

  • Venus in Leo or Sagittarius

  • Jupiter in Sagittarius

Positive day for Natives with

  • Sun, moon, or Ascendant in Aquarius or Libra

  • Jupiter in Leo

Tricky day for natives with:

  • Sun, Moon, or Ascendant in Gemini, Virgo, or Pisces

  •  Saturn in Cancer