In the Stars August 28-September 5, 2022 ... Shining Light on the Astrology of the Week


The Sun shines in Virgo tropically, highlighting harvest, self-improvement, discrimination, order, and cleanliness. Uranus has joined Jupiter, Saturn, Chiron, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto in retrograde motion, inviting deep introspection and reconsideration.


Mars has moved into Gemini for a long seven-month stay in Gemini due to its retrograde motion that begins October 10. During this time we will be more open to new ideas and perspectives, and we may speak more freely. Appetites for engaging in education and communication will increase. Gear up to read, converse, write, listen, and learn.


Saturn is retrograde nearing a last tight square with Uranus. The combo will be closely square for a few months, beginning September 14 and continuing through November. This square, active all of 2021, calls for revolutionary change in our lives.


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Sunday holds a benefic trine from the Moon to Uranus early in the day, and a trine to Pluto at the end of the day. These aspects are in earth signs, giving practicality and grounding to get a lot accomplished. There could be some disruption in plans in the morning, but if so, follow the energy. A Venus-Saturn opposition calls attention to duty and work that needs to be done, while a Moon-Neptune opposition keeps our eye on the prize, and gives vision and inspiration.


Monday, August 29th, is my birthday! The Moon is in relationship-oriented Libra, conjunct Mercury, seeking cooperation and harmony. The Moon also makes a benefic trine to Mars, and opposes Jupiter, giving energy and enthusiasm for the finer things in life and relating socially.


Expectations may be more than what is reasonable Tuesday in light of the Sun’s quincunx to Jupiter. We may feel our wounds in light of the Moon’s opposition to Chiron. Later in the day the Moon makes benefic aspects to Saturn and Venus, giving confidence and a greater sense of sufficiency.


After a slow start to Wednesday morning, the Moon moves into the fixed waters of Scorpio, stirring emotions. Deep conversations are fostered, and truths may be revealed.


Thursday, September 1, is the day of the week that ignites the Saturn-Uranus conjunction. The Moon opposes Uranus, triggering diversion, or surprise. The Moon’s square to Saturn follows, unleashing tension and contraction. The aspect may create discomfort and instability that can lead to change.


Friday is an active day with numerous aspects. The Moon is void of course from 10:21 a.m. to 3:40 p.m., during which it is best to attend to routine tasks and refrain from meetings or activities calling for decisions. Use the time to wind down from the week’s demands. The Moon moves into sunny Sagittarius at 3:40 p.m. PDT, inviting us to create a fun, social evening. Jupiter opposes Mercury, and amplifies conversation. Enjoy!


Saturday’s Sagittarius Moon opposes Mars in Gemini, generating agitation. This opposition forms a T-square with the Virgo Sun. This mutable T-square may result in frustrations and changes in plans. It is an active day. The Sagittarius Moon loves to hike in the outdoors, so plan an active adventure in nature.


Sunday morning is dreamy as the Sagittarius Moon squares Neptune, spurring inspiration, or leaving us in a fog. A Moon-Venus trine draws us closer to those we love. This is an optimistic day calling for adventure.


The work week begins Monday with the Capricorn Moon demanding strong work and making and meeting goals. Lean in. A Sun-Moon trine toward evening eases tension and invokes divine order.


The Week in Short:

Sunday: Powerful day for accomplishment, though there may be diversions. Go with the flow and keep moving toward your goals.

Monday: Themes are relationships, harmony, and cooperation. Energy and enthusiasm abound for socializing.

Tuesday: Expectations can be met, and a sense of self-sufficiency can be realized by the end of the day.

Wednesday: Emotions are stirred. Deep conversations are possible.

Thursday: Uncomfortable day that holds tension and notes of rebellion that can lead to change.

Friday: After winding down the work week, and attending to routine tasks, create a fun, social evening. Moon VoC 10:21 a.m.-3:40 p.m. PDT.

Saturday: Active day that may be full of change and frustration. Plan a hike in nature to quell the energy.

Sunday: Inspiring day. Answer the call to adventure.

Monday: Industrious workday. Put your life in order.


Ten Things to Do with the Venus in Leo (August 11-September 4)

1. Play with your children or grandchildren.

2. Wear a smile and be joyful!

3. Express appreciation.

4. Adorn yourself with gold jewelry.

5. Make a greeting card—and send it.

6. Dance joyfully!

7. Make life a game.

8. Be generous.

9. Update your wardrobe with bright colors.

10. Enjoy a picnic that includes children, games, and fun!


Moon Void-of-Course: This is the time when the Moon makes its last major angular aspect with a planet before it moves into the next zodiacal sign tropically. This void time, when the Moon is not aspecting a planet, but rather floating on its own, is a time when things don’t come together and it is difficult to make good decisions. Purchases made during void Moons often turn out to be unsatisfactory and not work out. Appointments often don’t come together, and meetings don’t result in progress or sound, lasting decisions. We more easily get lost or meander in trying to get somewhere. The VoC Moon times for the next month are listed below so that you can plan meetings, decisions, and purchases at times when the Moon is not VoC; and use the void times for gardening, reading, and routine task work. Void-of-Course Moon times for the month ahead (one lunar cycle): Pacific Standard Time:

August 28 at 8:08 p.m. through August 29 at 2:44 a.m. (Moon into Libra)

August 31: 3:43 a.m.-10:11 a.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

September 2: 10:21 a.m.-3:40 p.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

September 4: 6:50 p.m. – 7:02 p.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

September 6: 2:42 p.m. -8:41 p.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

September 8: 5:33 a.m.-9:42 p.m. (Moon into Pisces)

September 10: 5:28 p.m.-11:47 p.m. (Moon into Aries)

September 12 at 9:52 p.m. through September 13 at 4:39 a.m. (Moon into Taurus)

September 15: 5:58 a.m.–1:16 p.m. (Moon into Gemini)

September 17 at 2:51 p.m. through September 18 at 12:59 a.m. (Moon into Cancer)

September 20: 8:56 a.m. –1:37 p.m. (Moon into Leo)

September 22 at 11:49 p.m. through September 23 at 12:53 a.m. (Moon into Virgo)

September 25: 5:49 a.m. – 9:42 a.m. (Moon into Libra)

September 27: 9:20 a.m.-4:14 p.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

September 29: 2:19 p.m. – 9:03 p.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

October 1 at 2:46 p.m. through October 2 at 12:27 a.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):

August 29: 3:08 - 2:44 (Moon into Libra)

August 31: 10:43-17:11 (Moon into Scorpio)

September 2: 17:21-22:40 (Moon into Sagittarius)

September 5: 1:50-2:02 (Moon into Capricorn)

September 6 at 21:42 through September 7 at 3:41 (Moon into Aquarius)

September 8 at 12:33 through September 9 at 4:42 (Moon into Pisces)

September 10: 5:28 p.m.-11:47 p.m. (Moon into Aries)

September 13 4:52-11:39 (Moon into Taurus)

September 15 12:58–20:16 (Moon into Gemini)

September 17 at 21:51 through September 18 at 7:59 (Moon into Cancer)

September 20: 15:56 –20:37 (Moon into Leo)

September 23: 6:49-7:53 (Moon into Virgo)

September 25: 12:49 – 16:42 (Moon into Libra)

September 27: 16:20-23:14 (Moon into Scorpio)

September 29 at 21:19 through September 30 at 6:03 (Moon into Sagittarius)

October 1 at 21:46 through October 2 at 6:27 (Moon into Capricorn)



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