Thursday, September 1, 2016

Brake lights are coming on over the next two weeks.

Trickster Mercury is now Retrograde and appearing to back up in the heavens—delays and confusion in one area of your life are most likely now. Realistic Saturn will square/challenge idealist Neptune next week and that energy is also with us now.

Caution lights are up today as a Solar Eclipse and New Moon in Virgo becomes exact at 4:03 am CDT early Thursday morning. This New Moon opposes dreamy Neptune and squares grumpy Saturn at 6:33 am. Luna squares Mars at 1:39 pm but trines Pluto at 3 pm and that’s the kiss of the day.

The Sun squares Saturn at 10:22 pm Thursday night. Pull back today and stay out of the line of fire. Eclipses are the most powerful lunations. This one sits on the Saturn Neptune square. New Moons tell us to plant seeds. But be careful what you begin/plant over the next two weeks. Is it a rose, or poison ivy?

As times change.

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Wednesday, August 31

A touch of confusion is likely this morning. Due to the Moon V/C cycle which began last night and ends at 10:22 am CDT when the Moon enters Virgo. And due to Mercury Retrograde which adds another out-of-focus element to the Skywatch today.

Green lights do come on as the Moon changes signs, but don’t jump into anything without carefully reading the fine print today and ahead—Mercury rules the details of life. An Rx cycle of any planet reduces the energy and clarity of matters ruled by it. So this is when people say things they wish they hadn’t as Mercury rules all forms of communications—you are urged to double and triple check anything you send out today and ahead.

Misunderstandings are lurking for all of us if we don’t make an effort to carefully explain our needs and wishes to others. Time also to back up your computer, to get the new battery for your car and to pay extra attention to your pets as small problems can get out of hand when Mercury, ruler of small critters, is backing up on the bases.

Oh, and underdogs tend to win more in sports and in life during this period of time. If you are new to astrology this all sounds a bit strange, but I suspect you will be delighted when this Rx period ends in three weeks. Learning to have back-up plans, an extra key, and a sense of humor all make the time much easier to pass by.

As times change.

5 thoughts on “Wednesday, August 31

  1. wayfaringtraveler

    Lance, thanks for the heads up on merc ret nitty-gritty. My neighbor’s awesome cat, the great black hunter, went missing last night. Coyote scat made the owner frightened. Cat has returned, looking more than usually wild-eyed.

    As to human communication, it’s not possible to take a vow of silence, but…!!

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  2. Lance Ferguson

    it’s not unusual to have Merc Rx on your birthday…just means you need to be careful with
    communications in the year ahead and to do your homework carefully before you make major decisions and purchases. Actually, this is a good event this year as clever Mercury is sitting
    next to lucky Jupiter which means you will get some good news in the months ahead. Keep a positive attitude and you’ll find answers and new friends.

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Tuesday, August 30

Stop. Look. Listen. Mercury appears to begin backing up in the heavens today at 8:04 am CDT. This event happens three times every year and lasts about three weeks: astrologers call this reverse motion Mercury Retrograde. All the planets, but never the Sun and Moon, appear to reverse their paths in the heavens each year.

What’s happening is that the Earth swings by their position at a high rate of speed which makes the planet “look like” it is moving in reverse. Astronomers agree that this is the apparent motion we observe; but they don’t realize that this Retrograde shows up in our lives as a time of delays, confusion, communication problems and breakdowns.

You’ll be wise to double-check the details in your life during this Rx cycle as errors, omissions and unwelcome changes show up in your life and times. The positive value in the Rx appears when we go back over the plans and ideas of late, looking for ways to improve our previous choices and schedules. It is a poor time to make binding financial and lifetime decisions (tattoos) as you might change your mind when Mercury resumes direct motion on Sept 22.

And if you do buy a house or car during this period, be very certain to carefully read all the fine print first. Bottom line: pull back during this next three weeks and reassess your methods and goals. Adjustments made now will help you in the future. Matters you begin now during the Rx may not pan out as you wish.

The rest of the Skywatch on Tuesday is quiet until the Moon makes a welcome trine to friendly Uranus at 11:20 pm but turns Void of Course a minute later.

As times change.

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  1. franky Edder

    Mercury, my ruling planet in Virgo comes back to full swing on my Birthday. That’ll be a mighty good day too, because I’m being out for supper at Alo in Toronto. This is the kind of place where you have to make reservations 2 months in advance. I’m a lucky boy on my birthday.

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Monday, August 29

Tie up the loose ends. Mercury begins a three-week Retrograde cycle tomorrow. Best to tidy things up and get orders placed today before this period of communication problems begins.

And we have lovely stuff in the Skywatch today for work or play. The Moon enters roaring Leo at 3:11 am CDT after a short V/C cycle early Monday morning. Mercury and Venus influence each other day as they occupy the same love seat. So it’s a good day to get your message out to others and to ask for what you want.

Sweet Venus also enters her home sign of Libra at 9:07 pm Monday evening just as the Moon makes a trine to dependable Saturn at 9:20 pm. All for the better.

Again, this is a stellar evening for introductions, blind dates and all social plans.

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Sunday, August 28

The expansive energy in the stellium of Virgo planets dominates the Skywatch on Sunday. The Moon in sensitive Cancer sails out into calm seas Sunday morning.  One quack appears at 4:41 pm when the Moon squares rebellious Uranus.

Don’t overreact to anything that comes up then as the rest of the astrological weather on Sunday is extraordinarily positive as the Moon sextiles optimistic Jupiter at 10:54 pm. Followed by Mercury meeting Venus in the heavens and both parties aligned with the Moon in a sextile at 1:23 am early Monday morning. This is a huge dollop of sweet talk, good news, positive thinking and it all occurs at 11:23 pm PDT in LA and SF.

Be sure to convert Skywatch time in CDT to your local time zone.

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Saturday, August 27

Awesome. Green lights. Saturday is a day of Grace and a splendid day for everything on your agenda. Yes, yes, yes.

The Moon in water sign Cancer sextiles the Sun at 6:08 am CDT and the day is off to a lovely start. Water events are likely to be enjoyable on Saturday as the Moon trines Neptune, ruler of the oceans, at 5 pm.

The kiss of the day follows as loving Venus meets lucky Jupiter in the heavens at 5:29 pm. And you know by now that Mercury is right there, too. This threesome, or stellium, will hang together in the Skywatch for the next week or so.

The Moon will oppose Pluto just after midnight but you can easily sidestep any problem that comes up then—compromise.

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