A Leo New Moon asks you to start “strutting your stuff,” especially for a higher cause. A Jupiter-Pluto opposition portends enhanced wealth, be it money in the bank or enriched family connections. And a Jupiter-Saturn-Chiron Grand Trine harmoniously facilitates healing and mentoring.
As Jupiter conjoins Pallas Athena, the attributes of this asteroid goddess are amplified. Develop your feminine warrior spirit, strategic cunning and practical creativity. Be alert for these opportunities within your family, since this conjunction occurs in Cancer.
The effect of today’s Sun-Vesta conjunction are described in the New Moon interpretation below.
The feminine warrior spirit, strategic cunning and practical creativity of Pallas Athena, already juiced up by yesterday’s conjunction to Jupiter, receive another mega-boost as she opposes Pluto.
The August New Moon occurs at 5:51 PM (14°34′ Leo). New beginnings in leadership, “strutting your stuff,” creativity, children, your inner child, risk-taking and “chillaxing” are supported.
The meaning of this New Moon is colored by numerous aspects. Vesta is tightly conjunct the Sun and Moon. This supports focusing on some greater cause beyond your own selfish interests.
This New Moon also squares the Lunar Nodes. Are the new beginnings you’re planning in alignment with your higher purpose? Strive to make them so, even if you have to “turn a corner” en route.
This lunation also aspects two slower planets. A strong trine to Uranus shows that you can flow easily into new configurations, and be guided by intuitive flashes as you do so. A strong quincunx from Chiron asks you to stay open to adjustments that support your healing.
The Sabian Symbol for this New Moon is, “A street pageant moving along a street packed with people.” Can you see yourself proudly strutting your stuff to the masses, entertaining and inspiring them with your creative approach to manifesting your life purpose?
A Jupiter-Pluto opposition can be a potent wealth enhancer! Pluto is associated with great riches, and Jupiter can radiate good fortune and expansion. Focusing on increased financial abundance for the next two weeks could prove fruitful!
While Pluto’s placement in Capricorn is suggestive of monetary wealth, Jupiter’s placement in Cancer can support the emotional wealth of stronger family connection. Unprocessed emotions reside in the Plutonian underworld, so this deeper connection may require psychological healing all around.
Jupiter and Pluto also form a T-square with Uranus. This potent and challenging aspect pattern started on 7/20, peaks on 8/14 and wraps up on 9/12. During this time, Jupiter tremendously amplifies the revolutionary transformation being catalyzed by the multi-year Uranus-Pluto square!
Mercury zips through Leo today through 8/23, supporting creative writing and dramatic communication.
A Grand Trine begins today involving Jupiter, Saturn and Chiron. Chiron’s gifts of healing and mentoring are harmoniously empowered through 9/2, and will peak on 8/21.
With all three planets in water signs, this is a great opportunity to fully experience your emotions without resistance. This can allow previously repressed feelings to be cleared. You may find this healing invocation helpful as you do this work.
Put the finishing touches on your creative masterpiece as Virgoan Venus quintiles Jupiter. Refinements in your relationships and finances are also supported.
Confused communication can occur as Leonine Mercury quincunxes Neptune, especially if you let your ego run away with you. Use this aspect more positively by consciously surrendering yourself to be the mouthpiece for your intuitive wisdom.
Pallas Athena is squaring Uranus. What paradigm shifts are you being intuitively prompted to make in your assertiveness, strategic planning and practical creativity?
Is some external authority trying to control what you can think or say? With Leonine Mercury square Saturn, it could be time to proudly proclaim your truth!
It’s best to avoid starting important new projects or making major purchases during void-of-course Moons. “Business as usual” is the optimal strategy. Void-of-course Moons occur when the Moon has made her last major Ptolemaic aspect, but has not yet moved into her next sign.
8/5, 2:50 am – 12:59 pm (Leo)
8/6, 5:51 pm – 8/7, 11:58 pm (Virgo)
8/9, 6:05 pm – 8/10, 9:10 am (Libra)
8/11, 9:29 pm – 8/12, 4:19 pm (Scorpio)
Whatever your Sun Sign, Benjamin’s forecasts can help you make the best use of the current astrological energies.
All dates and times are in the U.S. eastern time zone. Events are most powerful on the dates listed, but their influence will be active for at least several days before and after.
Everyone is affected by these global transits. However, you will be most powerfully impacted when moving planets activate sensitive points in your natal chart.