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Ed Kluska’s Astrology Timing Report, Friday, August 27, 2021
Moon in the earth sign Taurus from early Friday morning until early Sunday afternoon boosts Taurus, and to a lesser degree, the other earth signs, Virgo and Capricorn. Moon in Taurus also helps any planets and points you have in Taurus and should bring together more things for Taurus on a short-term basis.
Moon in Taurus also supports anyone’s involvement with Taurus-related activities such as gardening, landscaping, agriculture, and geology; connecting with nature by walking in a park or going to the countryside; dealing with financial matters such as organizing records and collecting debts; buying and selling things of value; and artistic endeavors such as singing, painting, sculpture, and designing.
More on Afghanistan
Yesterday’s headlines were not pleasant: “At least 60 dead in bomb carnage in suicide attacks outside Kabul airport,” “Biden to Kabul attackers: We will hunt you down and make you pay,” “Joe Biden's terrible August just got worse,” “What’s happening in Afghanistan is horrible. But how else was U.S. involvement going to end?”
Because our involvement with Afghanistan has always been so complicated, there was no easy way to withdraw, and the odds for a successful withdrawal were made worse because this was astrologically one of the worst times this year.
As highlighted in my last newsletter, The Fall of Afghanistan, two challenging aspects were active simultaneously, and they will remain a factor with the withdrawal process because they are in the horoscopes for the time of the withdrawal.
First, a nasty Mars-Saturn aspect. If any aspect is related to death and destruction as well as instability, restlessness, aggression, violence, extremes, military actions, power struggles, and natural disasters, it’s challenging Mars-Saturn aspects.
Second, a challenging Sun-Pluto aspect. If any aspect is related to sabotage, manipulation, domination, fanaticism, arrogance, subversion, hidden agendas, power struggles, and political maneuvering, especially involving men, it’s challenging Sun-Pluto aspects.
It’s always easy to criticize and second-guess decisions, but if we had put our heads together and used the timing principles outlined in these newsletters, we could have come up with a better time for our government to withdraw. A time which would have increased the odds for a smoother transition with less chaotic, dangerous, and disastrous results.
Current Sun Sign Factors
The following sign assessments are only “the tip of the iceberg” for what you should know about what is occurring in your horoscope. A complete evaluation of what is happening in your horoscope is far more complex and involved than any newsletter can present. For example, there are dozens of factors besides your sun sign to consider, such as the transits to all the planets and points in your horoscope. However, merely being aware of the current transits to your Sun’s position can be invaluable because the outer planets (Uranus Neptune Pluto) create life-altering trends and events. For a complete analysis, contact me.
Venus, the planet related to love, money, and the arts, in Libra from August 16 until September 10 brings blessings and benefits to Libra, and, to a lesser degree, the other air signs, Gemini and Aquarius, and the house in your horoscope ruled by Libra.
Mars in Virgo from July 29 until September 14 energizes Virgo, and to a lesser degree, helps the other earth signs, Taurus and Capricorn. During this period, Mars, the planet related to desires, passions, conflicts, urgency, impulsiveness, and stress, will also challenge Aries, Gemini, Sagittarius, Aquarius, and Pisces. Check your planets’ positions in the above signs to know when there may be added stress, pressure, and aggravations in your life.
Jupiter, the planet of hope, expansion, optimism, opportunities, and good fortune, retrograde at 26 degrees Aquarius brings opportunities for anyone with planets and points at 26 degrees Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, and especially Aquarius.
Saturn retrograde at 08.25 degrees Aquarius is likely bringing steady accomplishments for anyone born at 08 degrees Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius as well as pressures, tests, trials, delays, losses, and even harsh realities for anyone with points or planets at 08 degrees Taurus, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Scorpio, and Aquarius.
Uranus retrograde at 14.75 degrees Taurus brings significant shifts, changes, adjustments, breakthroughs, and even shocks for anyone with planets and points around 15 degrees Taurus, Leo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, and Aquarius. Uranus in Taurus also creates possible advances, breakthroughs, and new opportunities for those with planets and points at 15 degrees Virgo and Capricorn.
Neptune retrograde at 22.25 degrees Pisces brings opportunities for healing, inspiration, imagination, creativity, and spirituality for anyone born at 22 degrees Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces and possible deception, confusion, weakness, and even illnesses and debilitating conditions for anyone born at 22 degrees Gemini, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Sagittarius, and Pisces.
Pluto retrograde at 24.5 degrees Capricorn positively influences anyone born at 24 degrees Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn. This position is also potentially challenging and transformative for those with planets and points at 24 degrees Aries, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Libra, and Capricorn.
The most important Moon in Taurus lunar aspects are listed below. The descriptions do not intend to tell you what will happen in your life at the times given. Instead, they provide some of the possible influences you can expect around the times given so you can plan your life more wisely. It is often apparent which time frames are better than others for timing a party, trip, decision, project, business, or other events.
Lunar aspects are in effect for a few hours (versus days) before and until the times given for the Eastern Time Zone. Therefore, you need to adjust the times for where you live. For example, if you live on the West Coast, there is a three-hour difference, so you need to subtract three hours.
The plus (+) lunar aspects are favorable. The minus (-) lunar aspects are more likely to bring challenges or difficulties. Sometimes there is a + and - lunar aspect, which can exhibit positive and negative influences.
Friday, August 27
12:26 AM Moon entered Taurus, where it remains until early Sunday afternoon when it enters the next sign, Gemini.
05:04 PM - (Moon in Taurus 90 Saturn in Aquarius) opportunities for orderly, steady, conscientious, pragmatic, and realistic plans and activities. However, this aspect is mainly challenging because it is emotionally restrictive and can create issues, worries, and differences.
Saturday, August 28
04:59 AM + (Moon in Taurus 150 Venus in Libra) opportunities for cooperation, cheerfulness, affections, pleasantries, gracefulness, emotional sharing, and artistic expression, especially involving females.
05:51 AM + - (Moon in Taurus 00 Uranus in Taurus) this once-a-month lunar aspect brings opportunities for increased instincts, willfulness, and aspirations regarding anything new, different, exciting, and adventuresome. On the other hand, this aspect also brings nervousness, anxiety, upsets, restlessness, excitability, volatility, and emotionally charged situations.
02:14 PM + (Moon in Taurus 120 Mars in Virgo) opportunities to trust your instincts and be bolder and more direct with how you feel and express yourself, especially with this aspect involving the practical earth signs, Taurus and Virgo.
Sunday, August 29
01:50 AM + (Moon in Taurus 120 Pluto in Capricorn) opportunities for influential, productive, and psychic females. This aspect also increases the possibilities for practical and concrete business plans and deeper feelings and psychic impressions.
04:36 AM + (Moon in Taurus 90 Jupiter in Aquarius) opportunities for any interpersonal situation, including meetings and working with the public. In addition, this lunar aspect increases the possibilities for kindness, benevolence, positive attitudes, shared feelings, and uplifting emotional support.
10:58 AM + (Moon in Taurus 120 Mercury in Virgo) opportunities for perception, thoughtfulness, communication, and writing.
10:58 AM Moon in Taurus Void until 12:41 PM when it enters the next sign, Gemini.
This Void is less than two hours but take note because there tends to be a lull in the energy levels during Void periods. What you start or implement is less likely to turn out the way you planned or expected. 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.
Guidelines for Using This Information
These newsletters are not your typical sun sign column. They provide much more information and guidance, but it can be difficult to sort everything out with so many factors presented, even for astrology students. Therefore, I try to keep everything as clear and straightforward as possible.
The most critical factor with right timing is what is occurring in your horoscope. When negative aspects dominate your horoscope, the chances of success with right timing diminish no matter how favorable the aspects are in the sky. These newsletters cannot cover what is occurring in your horoscope. However, if you apply the information in these newsletters with common sense, you can better time 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 with important decisions and events.
Moon enters each sign of the zodiac about every 28 days and remains in each sign for about two and a half days. When the Moon is in your sun sign, matters are likely to come more together for you on a short-term basis unless significant aspects are currently challenging your horoscope.
The traits and qualities I assign to the signs in these newsletters describe the signs’ functions and meanings versus describing your personality. However, the descriptions may be entirely accurate for you. Furthermore, to understand a person’s personality and character from an astrological perspective, dozens of factors besides one's sun sign need to be considered.
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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