Solar Eclipse Weekend
Ed Kluska’s Astrology Newsletter
This weekend there are four * factors. On Saturday, there’s Mercury Jupiter, a Solar Eclipse, and Sun Pluto. Among other things, the latter two are related to the continued record wildfires in California, increase in violence, and manipulation, hidden motives, arrogance, subversion, power struggles, and political maneuvering occurring in our nation’s capital. The fourth * factor is Mars entering Capricorn on Sunday.
Also, note that there are several significant lunar aspects this weekend, and four times there are two or more aspects with similar themes occurring within a short period.
All signs should know that Jupiter, the planet of hope, opportunity, and expansion, now at 15 degrees Scorpio is offering opportunities for anyone born around the sixth of any month and for any planets and points in your horoscope around 16 degrees.
The earth signs (Taurus Virgo Capricorn) should know that Saturn now retrograde at 03 degrees Capricorn is offering support and steadiness for anyone born around the twenty-fourth of April, August, and December and for anyone with points or planets around 03 degrees of the earth signs.
The earth signs (Taurus Virgo Capricorn) should know that Uranus now at 2.5 degrees Taurus is offering possibilities for innovation, breakthroughs, and positive changes for those born early in the earth signs and for anyone with planets and points around 2.5 degrees of the earth signs.
The water signs (Cancer Scorpio Pisces) should know that Neptune currently retrograde at 15.75 degrees Pisces is bringing possibilities for inspiration, creativity, healing, and spirituality for anyone born around the sixth of March, July, and November and for anyone with planets and points around 16 degrees of the water signs.
The earth signs (Taurus Virgo Capricorn) should know that Pluto, the planet of transformation and new beginnings, currently retrograde at 19.25 degrees Capricorn is likely producing significant changes and transformations for those born around the tenth of January, May, and September and for anyone with planets or points around 19 degrees of the earth signs.
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Friday, August 10
12:17 AM Moon enters Leo where it remains until late Saturday evening when it enters Virgo. With Sun and Moon now in Leo, there will be a Leo New Moon tomorrow, and it’s also a Solar Eclipse. With the current emphasis on Leo, it’s a good time to focus and develop the positive qualities associated with Leo: fun, charming, magnanimous, creative, expressive, dramatic, playful, on stage, confident, honorable, bold, and natural leadership.
01:12 AM (Moon in Leo 180 Mars in Aquarius) enhances instincts and willfulness but also brings intensity, 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.
04:21 AM (Moon in Leo 90 Uranus in Taurus) enhances instincts and willfulness but also brings nervousness, anxiety, fears, upsets, moodiness, restlessness, stubbornness, fanaticism, excitability, and emotionally charged situations.
05:14 AM (Moon in Leo 150 Saturn in Capricorn) can create issues, worries, and differences, especially involving females and families. People with this lunar aspect are typically responsible, hard-working, and conscientious, but can also be melancholic, lonely, and find it difficult to express their feelings and emotions.
Note: above are three stress-related lunar aspects in a short period--Moon discordant with Mars, Uranus, and Saturn.
09:40 AM (Moon in Leo 00 Node in Leo) this once a month lunar aspect 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.
11:45 PM (Moon in Leo 90 Jupiter in Scorpio) increases the possibilities for kindness, hope, benevolence, positive feelings, and uplifting emotional support.
11:54 PM (Moon in Leo 00 Mercury in Leo) creates an active exchange between one’s conscious and unconscious minds which favors reflection, communication, discussions, and writing.
Note: above are two favorable lunar aspects in a short period--Moon harmonious with Jupiter and Mercury.
Saturday, August 11
01:21 AM (Moon in Leo 150 Neptune in Pisces) increases the possibilities for haziness and emotional confusion as well as highly refined artistic and spiritual feelings and aspirations. This period is better for daydreaming, imagination, creativity, prayer, and meditation than for logical discussions and clear-cut decisions.
02:31 AM * (Mercury in Leo 90 Jupiter in Scorpio) brings a wealth of ideas, intellectual success, and the gift of speech. This aspect is the writer, scientist, and trial attorney. People with this aspect are open-minded and want to broaden their experiences. They have writing, teaching, and language skills and are more interested in the big picture than details. Their optimism and enthusiastic plans need balance with realism and attention to details, or else they are prone to errors in judgment.
05:57 AM * (Solar Eclipse at 18.5 degrees Leo) eclipses are traditionally thought of being ominous and portending disasters and catastrophes. This is not always the case, but this eclipse is complicated and challenging because it’s aligned with Pluto as explained by the two entries below. This eclipse is particularly relevant for anyone with planets or points around 18.5 degrees of the fixed signs (Taurus Leo Scorpio Aquarius) and for the house in your horoscope ruled by Leo.
06:57 AM (Moon in Leo 150 Pluto in Capricorn) can create complicated interpersonal situations, especially involving women and families. There can be subtle yet highly charged emotional situations involving manipulation, hidden motives, and power struggles which are often not realized till later.
06:57 AM Moon in Leo goes Void until late this evening when it enters Virgo.
09:27 PM * (Sun in Leo 150 Pluto in Capricorn) is related to manipulation, hidden motives, fanaticism, arrogance, subversion, power struggles, and political maneuvering, especially involving men. There are greater complications and higher risks with all the issues in Washington and the conflicts around the world. This aspect also increases the possibilities for extremes with weather, financial matters, law and order, and military conflicts.
Note: above are two challenging aspects in a short period--Moon discordant with Pluto and Sun discordant with Pluto.
11:58 PM Moon enters Virgo where it remains until early Tuesday morning when it enters Libra.
Sunday, August 12
12:15 AM (Moon in Virgo 150 Mars in Aquarius) creates boldness and intensifies all matters. 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.
04:04 AM (Moon in Virgo 120 Uranus in Taurus) enhances the opportunity for instincts, attentiveness, willfulness, intuition, and forward-looking aspirations especially regarding practical and business matters because the earth signs, Taurus and Capricorn, are involved.
04:51 AM (Moon in Virgo 120 Saturn Capricorn) provides an atmosphere for orderly, steady, conscientious, pragmatic, and realistic plans and activities, especially involving business and professional matters with the involvement of the earth signs, Virgo and Capricorn.
Note: above are two favorable lunar aspects in a short period--Moon harmonious with Uranus and Saturn.
10:13 PM * (Mars retrograde enters Capricorn) Mars, the planet of willpower, anger, and aggression, entered Aquarius on May 16 after being in Capricorn for the previous two months. On June 26 Mars went retrograde, and today it reenters Capricorn where it remains in the last two degrees of Capricorn until entering Aquarius again on September 10. With Mars “sitting” in the late degrees of Capricorn for the next month, those with planets and points late in the cardinal signs (Aries Cancer Libra Capricorn) should expect added stress and demands.
How to Benefit from This Information
These newsletters are not intended to tell you what is going to happen in your life at the times given. Instead, the aspect descriptions provide some of the possibilities for 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.
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