Ed Kluska’s Astrology Newsletter
As highlighted in recent newsletters, the past few weeks were intense. The probabilities for anger, irritation, confrontations, attacks, violence, fires, hot weather, and rage, for example, were increased. A Full Moon Lunar Eclipse was “pumped up” by challenging aspects to Mars and Uranus. To top it all off, Mercury went retrograde.
According to principles of right timing, anyone born recently and anything you started recently will more likely endure stresses and challenges. On the other hand, the past few weeks may have been fabulous for you with prosperous aspects dominating your horoscope.
Either way, the stars are now more back to normal because the extreme aspects have ended. This does not mean everything will now be fine and dandy for you and the world at large. It means that the number of intensities and extremes we have been experiencing are now less likely.
This weekend Taurus-Leo, a willful, passionate, artistic, and fun-loving sign combination, dominates. Also, there are two stressful lunar aspects this evening. Moon is discordant to Mars and Uranus in a short span of time. These factors are explained below under today’s entries.
Taurus, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Scorpio, and Aquarius should be aware that Mars, retrograde at 02 degrees Aquarius, is creating possible conflicts, urgency, impulsiveness, and stress for anyone born around the second day of Taurus, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Scorpio, and Aquarius and for anyone with planets or points around 02 degrees of the same signs.
All signs should know that Jupiter, the planet of hope, opportunity, and good fortune, at 14 degrees Scorpio, is offering opportunities for anyone born around the fifth of any month and for any planets and points in your horoscope around 14 degrees.
Aries, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Libra, and Capricorn should be aware that Saturn retrograde at 03 degrees Capricorn is likely creating challenges, tests, delays, losses, and realities for anyone born around the twenty-fourth of March, May, June, July, September, and December and for anyone with points or planets around 03 degrees of Aries, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Libra, and Capricorn.
Taurus, Leo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, and Aquarius should be aware that Uranus now at 02 degrees Taurus may be creating significant shifts, changes, adjustments, and even shocks for those born early in these signs as well as for anyone with planets and points around 02 degrees of Taurus, Leo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, and Aquarius.
Gemini, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Sagittarius, and Pisces should know that Neptune, currently retrograde at 16 degrees Pisces, is possibly bringing confusion, deception, and even debilitating situations for anyone born around the seventh of March, June, August, September, October, and December as well as for anyone with planets and points around 16 degrees of these signs.
Aries, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Libra, and Capricorn should be aware that Pluto, the planet of transformation and new beginnings, currently retrograde at 19 degrees Capricorn, is likely producing significant changes for those born around the tenth of January, April, June, July, August, and October, and for anyone with planets or points around 19 degrees of the same signs.
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Friday, August 03
09:18 AM Moon in Aries went Void until 03:50 PM this afternoon when it enters Taurus where it remains until Sunday evening when it enters Gemini. With Sun in the fire-sign Leo and Moon in the earth-sign Taurus, we have two signs quite different in their values and approach to life.
Leo is more the risk taker. Taurus is more security oriented. Leo wants to be and do more while Taurus is related to complacency. Leo is often dramatic with their feelings and expressions. Taurus is more practical, easy-going, and down to earth. Leo needs to be front and center while Taurus can be supportive rather than competitive.
Leo and Taurus are fixed signs so there is a tendency toward being stubborn, willful, and inflexible. Both signs are loyal and will protect and stand by loved ones in good and bad times. Both signs tend to be indulgent and pleasure oriented. Taurus is more self-indulgent while Leo is more about indulging loved ones.
There is also a lot of sensuality and sexuality related to these two signs. Strong desires and passions. Nothing wrong with sex, fun, and pleasure, but it can be too much too quickly without a proper long-term perspective.
I have seen children with Leo and Taurus dominant in their horoscopes “burn out” with too many “good things” too soon in their lives which does not allow as much to look forward to later.
If Leo and Taurus are emphasized in a relationship, money issues are likely. Leo wants to spend and enjoy. Taurus is more inclined to hold on. Moderation is the key. You can’t have your cake and eat it.
On the plus side, Leo’s need to be creative and expressive and to get out there and have fun can motivate Taurus to move beyond its set habits and lifestyle. And the steadiness and pragmatism of Taurus can temper and stabilize Leo’s tendency to spend and enjoy too much of too many good things.
Many clients with this sign combination emphasized in their chart are artists or are involved with the arts in one way or another. Both signs have strong relationships to art, fashion, design, music, and the performing arts.
07:38 PM (Moon in Taurus 90 Mars in Aquarius) creates boldness and intensity. There is more likely to be directness, irritability, impatience, brashness, impulsiveness, strong desires, confrontations, quarrels, and even anger and forceful actions. If you are trying to resolve an issue with someone, for example, be aware that volatile emotions are more likely than rational thinking.
08:33 PM (Moon in Taurus 00 Uranus in Taurus) enhances instincts and willfulness but also brings nervousness, anxiety, fears, upsets, moodiness, restlessness, stubbornness, fanaticism, excitability, and emotionally charged situations.
10:06 PM (Moon in Taurus 120 Saturn in Capricorn) brings a more stable and even keel influence than the two lunar aspects above. Moon-Saturn provides an atmosphere for orderly, steady, conscientious, pragmatic, and realistic plans and activities, especially involving business and professional matters with the earth signs, Taurus and Capricorn, involved.
Saturday, August 04
02:36 AM (Moon in Taurus 90 Node in Leo) favors networking, social interactions, and forming associations based on the pursuit of joint interests. People with this aspect are sociable and inclined to give and receive stimulating ideas.
02:17 PM (Moon in Taurus 90 Sun in Leo) is the Quarter Moon. The differences between Taurus and Leo are described above under Friday.
05:49 PM (Moon in Taurus 180 Jupiter in Scorpio) increases the possibilities for kindness, benevolence, positive feelings, and uplifting emotional support.
Sunday, August 05
01:14 AM * (Mercury in Leo 150 Pluto in Capricorn) people with this aspect have deep and penetrating minds and are interested in anything secret, mysterious, or hidden, including the deeper aspects of the human psyche. They possess an aptitude for private investigation, psychology, research, and esoteric studies.
02:57 AM (Moon in Taurus 90 Mercury in Leo) creates a more active exchange between one’s conscious and unconscious minds which favors reflection, communication, discussions, and writing.
03:03 AM (Moon in Taurus 120 Pluto in Capricorn)
symbolizes females who are influential, productive, and psychic. This lunar aspect increases the possibilities for practicality and solid business plans as well as deeper feelings and psychic impressions.
07:46 PM (Moon in Taurus 120 Venus in Virgo) fosters cooperation, cheerfulness, affections, pleasantries, gracefulness, emotional sharing, and artistic expression, especially involving females.
07:46 PM Moon in Taurus becomes Void until 09:31 PM when it enters Gemini where remains until early Wednesday morning when it enters Cancer.
How to Benefit from This Information
The purpose of these newsletters is not to tell you what is going to happen in your life. Instead, the aspect descriptions provide some of the possibilities around the times given so you can more wisely plan for and participate in your life. Often, it is obvious which time frames are better than others for timing or starting a party, trip, decision, business, or any other event, for example.
The * factors listed are more significance for right timing because they are in effect for a more extended period of time (often up to a week). Any business, project, decision, relationship, wedding, and childbirth, for example, started around the dates given will have the qualities and characteristics of the descriptions listed.
The lunar (Moon) aspects listed are less significant because they are in effect for only hours (versus days) before and until the times (Eastern Time) given, but they are still quite relevant for right timing.
The most critical factor with right timing is what’s occurring in your horoscope. When negative aspects dominate your horoscope, the chances of success with right timing are diminished no matter how good the aspects are in the sky. These newsletters cannot cover what is occurring in your horoscope, but if you apply the information in these newsletters with common sense, you have an advantage with timing your decisions and activities.
The basic premise with right timing is that it helps to have the "stars" on your side. Starting a marriage, trip, surgery, business, real estate deal, or a major purchase, for example, at an inopportune time reduces the chances of success no matter how good your intentions and how hard you try. The better the timing, the higher your chances of success. Even an hour can make a significant difference in important decisions and events.
With Void periods, there tends to be a lull in the energy levels, and what you start or implement is less likely to turn out the way you planned or expected. So, during Void periods it’s usually better to do things with less significance or no purpose in mind versus trying to start something new and vital. If you have a new idea, meet someone new, or start a business, for example, those activities are less likely to amount to much.
Note that the traits given for each sign in these newsletters are not intended to describe your personality, although at times the descriptions may be entirely accurate. Furthermore, to understand fully a person’s personality and character from an astrological perspective, there are dozens of other factors in a horoscope to consider besides one's sun sign.
To know what’s going on in your horoscope and to make better decisions at better times, contact me. We will schedule a private consultation at my office or on the phone so you can know more about your future and better understand the issues and opportunities in your life as well as your relationships, job, career, education, finances, children, parents, travel, health, location, retirement, karma, and purpose in life.
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