Ed Kluska’s Astrology Newsletter
There have been many extremes in the sky this past month including a lunar eclipse tied to a powerful Mars-Uranus aspect, a solar eclipse aspecting Pluto, several stress-related aspects, and six planets in retrograde (Mercury, Mars, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune, and Pluto). According to the principles of right timing, this was a time to be careful with implementing new plans and decisions.
As reported in recent newsletters, these factors made the world a bit “crazier” with raging wildfires, record temperatures, devastating floods, increased assaults, violence and accidents, outlandish accusations, increased maneuvering, subversion, and power struggles in Washington, and the usual earthquakes, suicide bombings, and terrorist acts.
These newsletters describe what is occurring in the sky as related to the world at large. What's occurring in your own life and horoscope may be different story. For you, this past month may have been utterly delightful and successful.
Mercury, Mars, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune remain retrograde, but now the aspects in the sky are calmer. In fact, there are no * factors the first four days of this week which is unusual. The first four days of last week had ten * factors and this past weekend had four * factors.
Mercury nears the end of its retrograde period from July until this coming Sunday, August 19. Recall that about five days before and after Mercury goes retrograde and then about five days before and after Mercury goes direct are typically the most significant days for Mercury retrograde.
Sun Sign Alerts
Taurus, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Scorpio, and Aquarius should be aware that Mars retrograde at 29 degrees Capricorn is likely creating conflicts and stress for anyone born around the last day of Aries, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Libra, and Capricorn and for anyone with planets or points around the last degrees of the same signs.
All signs should know that Jupiter, the planet of hope, opportunity, and good fortune, 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 15 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 15 degrees Pisces, is possibly bringing confusion, deception, and even debilitating situations for anyone born around the sixth of March, June, August, September, October, and December as well as for anyone with planets and points around 15 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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Monday, August 13
With Moon in task-oriented Virgo yesterday and today, it’s a good time to attend to details and the little things in your life which must get done.
01:24 AM (Moon in Virgo 180 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.
07:11 AM (Moon in Virgo 120 Pluto in Capricorn) symbolizes females who are influential, productive, and probably psychic, and increases the possibilities for practicality and solid business plans as well as deeper feelings and psychic impressions.
Tuesday, August 14
12:37 AM (Moon in Virgo 120 Mars in Capricorn) provides a time to trust your instincts and to be bold and direct especially regarding practical and business matters with this aspect involving the earth signs Virgo and Capricorn.
12:37 AM Moon in Virgo goes Void for a short period until entering Libra at 12:56 AM. With the Moon in Libra until Thursday morning when it enters Scorpio, it’s a good time to focus on relationships and art.
Leo-Libra is a friendly and compatible Sun-Moon combination as are the other friendly sign combinations: Gemini Leo, Gemini Libra, Leo Sagittarius, and Sagittarius Aquarius.
Leo and Libra are typically pleasant, friendly, cordial, personable, engaging, and charming. They are easy to get to know and be around. They connect with anyone readily. Leo wants to be noticed and admired, and Libra has the social charms to do so. The fire-sign Leo warms the friendly communication skills of the air-sign Libra, and the air related to Libra expands and spreads the warmth and love of Leo.
Leo ruled by the Sun thrives on being in the spotlight with its loving, confident, creative, expressive, and dramatic ways. You can find such outlets where Leo and the Sun are positioned in your horoscope. Libra ruled by Venus, the planet of joy and love, wants to have fun and expand its social circle by connecting with others through cooperation and communication.
Also, Leo and Libra have strong creative and artistic tendencies. Both signs are related to music, acting, showmanship, drama, theater, parties, entertainment, fashion, modeling, decorating, painting, design, and the fine arts. There is also an interest in style, fashion, aesthetics, and appearances.
05:12 AM (Moon in Libra 150 Uranus in Taurus) enhances instincts and willfulness, but also brings nervousness, anxiety, upsets, emotional tensions, strained nerves, craving sensations, restlessness, excitability, and emotionally charged situations.
05:55 AM (Moon in Libra 90 Saturn Capricorn) 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: two stress-related lunar aspects occur this morning in a short period per the above entries (Moon discordant with Uranus and Saturn).
02:05 PM (Moon in Libra 00 Venus in Libra) this once a month lunar aspect fosters cooperation, cheerfulness, affections, pleasantries, gracefulness, emotional sharing, and artistic expression, especially involving females.
Wednesday, August 15
03:41 AM (Moon in Libra 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.
09:51 AM (Moon in Libra 90 Pluto in Capricorn) can create complicated interpersonal situations, especially involving women and families. Subtle yet highly charged emotional situations involving manipulation, hidden motives, and power struggles are more likely although these factors often not realized till later.
Note: two challenging lunar aspects occur this morning in a short period per the above entries (Moon discordant with Neptune and Pluto).
Thursday, August 16
03:55 AM (Moon in Libra 90 Mars in Capricorn) intensifies everything including interpersonal situations. There is more likely to be impatience, intensity, impulsiveness, strong desires, 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.
03:55 AM Moon in Libra goes Void for a short period until 04:54 AM when it enters Scorpio. With Moon in Scorpio until Saturday afternoon, it’s a good time to dig deeper into your emotions and examine your ability to be intimate and share your feelings.
09:27 AM (Moon in Scorpio 180 Uranus in Taurus) enhances instincts and willfulness, but also creates nervousness, anxiety, upsets, emotional tensions, strained nerves, craving sensations, restlessness, excitability, and emotionally charged situations.
03:19 PM (Moon in Scorpio 90 Node in Leo) brings opportunities for teamwork and networking and enhances social interactions and any connections or alliances with groups large and small.
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 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.
The Moon enters each sign of the zodiac about every 28 days and remains in that sign for about two and a half days. When the Moon’s in your sun sign, matters are likely to come more together for you on a short-term basis unless there are now significant challenging aspects in your horoscope.
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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