Welcome to Auchterlonie on Astrology. Every week I’ll present an overview of what’s happening in the solar system and what it may portend for us here on Earth.
This is the week of the New Moon in Virgo which happens on Friday, Aug. 30 at 6:37 a.m. EST. It’s a time of new beginnings. For Virgo – new beginnings in your innermost self. For Scorpio, new beginnings in formal relationships and partnerships.
The Moon began the week on Sunday Aug. 25, in Gemini and moved into Cancer on Saturday at 5:06 p.m. The Moon is the ruling planet of Cancer so it will be very powerful and sensitive for a few days. Mars and Chiron make a connection on Sunday night. It portends a time of stress urging growth and healing.
Monday Venus in Virgo hooked up with Uranus in Taurus, bringing a sweet surprise.
Tuesday would have been mostly stressful until 7:53 p.m., when the Moon moved into Leo.
Wednesday saw Mars in Virgo make the same sweet hook-up as Venus made on Monday. This has energetic and sexual overtones. For some – too much of a good thing.
Thursday sees the sun in Virgo and Uranus in the same harmony, bringing surprises that will see dreams come true for some.
So it’s been a week of surprises.
Friday is the New Moon. A time for new beginnings.
And the week ends on Saturday with a strong connection between the Moon and Pluto. It’s a time when practical willpower can move mountains.
Next week sees the start of a new month. Sunday is the first day of September.
Monday is a holiday – Labour Day – full of energy and seriousness with the First Quarter Moon in Sagittarius on Thursday.
Tuesday Sept. 3 promises to be busy and full of clever ideas as Mercury hooks up with both the Sun and Mars and the Moon in Scorpio does some friendly connections with eight different objects in the sky!
The Moon moves into Sagittarius Wednesday night and Venus opposes Neptune in the early morning, which may be dizzying – but likely also sweetly so.
And I’ll be back next Thursday with another edition of Auchterlonie on Astrology, right here in The Local.
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