Sacred passion can be ignited by this week’s headliners: a Jupiter-Neptune quincunx (sacred) and a Mars-Pluto sextile (passion!). Also notable are Venus entering glitzy Leo, Mercury getting analytical in Virgo, and a healing Thor’s Hammer.
Thor’s Hammer: Venus-Ceres-Chiron
Money and self-esteem issues may be triggered by a Thor’s Hammer aspect pattern that starts today, peaks on 8/13 and ends on 8/15. With Venus and Ceres focusing their energy toward Chiron, working through any such challenges to achieve a deeper level of healing is supported.
The desire for lavish entertainment and sparkly costumes may arise as Venus transits Leo today through 9/5. This is a great time to put your creative gifts on display for an audience!
The Thor’s Hammer aspect pattern that started on 8/11 peaks today and wraps up on 8/15.
No major astrology events.
Jupiter Quincunx Neptune
Feeling the urge to have your religious path incorporate more direct personal experience? Is your Muse asking you to make time for it so that you can express its latest inspiration? These are great ways to use a Jupiter-Neptune quincunx that came into orb on 8/4, comes exact today and fades out by 8/24.
This aspect can also fuel desires for substance abuse or excessive escapism, martyrdom and aimlessness. If these urges arise, focusing on spiritual union practices or creative expression can redirect this Jupiter-Neptune quincunx more positively.
An extra hit of creative inspiration is available for your thinking, communication and overall creativity with Leonine Mercury quintile Mars.
Sacred sexuality, athletic achievement, fighting the good fight and intense personal transformation are ramped up with Scorpionic Mars sextile Pluto.
Get analytical as Mercury transits Virgo today thru 9/1. Catching the subtle details, service and health are also energized.
A fresh flow of inspiration on how to best carry out selfless service is available with Neptune trine Vesta. You can also merge deeper into divine union states during sacred sexuality, one of Vesta’s subtler meanings, under this aspect.
Confusion around relationships, finances and creativity is possible with Leonine Venus quincunx Neptune. But with the proper mental adjustment, this aspect can support deeper divine union, inspired creativity and feeling greater oneness with everything around you.
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.
- 8/12, 12:01 pm – 8/13, 9:02 am (Aries)
- 8/15, 11:51 am – 11:59 am (Taurus)
- 8/17, 8:26 am – 6:43 pm (Gemini)
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.