The Fall of Afghanistan
Ed Kluska’s Astrology Timing Report, Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Moon in the fire sign Aries from Tuesday afternoon until early Friday morning boosts Aries, and to a lesser degree, the other fire signs, Leo and Sagittarius. Moon in Aries also helps any planets and points you have in Aries and should bring together more things for Aries on a short-term basis.
Moon in Aries also supports anyone’s involvement with Aries-related activities and attitudes such as being more spontaneous, direct, assertive, forceful, courageous, and competitive; exploring, innovating, and crusading; and physical efforts such as manual labor, exercising, and working out.
The Fall of Afghanistan
Like me, you have probably read dozens of articles this past week about the fall of Afghanistan. One example is this Bloomberg magazine opinion: “The disintegration of the Afghan state over a few short weeks has been shocking to watch. This is a disaster on multiple levels. Afghanistan’s democracy is already eviscerated. Economic gains will be reversed. Jobs and homes and lives will be lost. Ethnic minorities will be imperiled, and extremists emboldened. Drug networks will expand, and refugee flows will search. Much of the human progress the US has brought with the roughly $2 trillion spent in Afghanistan over two decades could be obliterated in weeks. For women and girls, the threat especially is menacing.
One of the primary purposes of these newsletters is to educate you about the importance of good timing. When you start things at good times, you are more likely to be successful. Unfortunately, the withdrawal from Afghanistan was executed at a “horrible” time. I am not surprised at the results.
Specifically, the withdrawal occurred with the nasty Mars-Saturn aspect highlighted in recent newsletters. If any aspect has a do with death and destruction as well as instability, restlessness, aggression, violence, extremes, military actions, power struggles, and natural disasters, it’s a challenging Mars-Saturn aspect.
Also active was a challenging Sun-Pluto aspect related to sabotage, manipulation, domination, fanaticism, arrogance, subversion, hidden agendas, power struggles, and political maneuvering, especially involving men.
This is not a criticism of President Biden or anyone else. There is plenty of blame to go around. Over the last twenty years, four different presidents and their advisors made many mistakes, miscalculations, and false assumptions.
The point is that if someone asked my advice for this highly complicated situation, I would have provided them a better time to withdraw, resulting in a smoother transition with less chaotic 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 26.5 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 08.5 degrees Aquarius is likely bringing steady accomplishments for anyone born at 09 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 24.75 degrees Capricorn positively influences anyone born at 25 degrees Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn. This position is also potentially challenging and transformative for those with planets and points at 25 degrees Aries, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Libra, and Capricorn.
The most important Moon in Aries 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.
Tuesday, August 24
02:56 PM Moon entered Aries, where it remains until early Friday morning when it enters the next sign, Taurus.
Wednesday, August 25
11:56 AM + (Moon in Aries 180 Venus in Libra) opportunities for cooperation, cheerfulness, affections, pleasantries, gracefulness, emotional sharing, and artistic expression, especially involving females.
11:36 PM - (Moon in Aries 150 Mars in Virgo) opportunities for being bolder and more direct. However, this aspect magnifies feelings, passions, motivations and brings upsets, impatience, impulsiveness, strong desires, and even anger and forceful actions.
Thursday, August 26
02:02 PM - (Moon in Aries 90 Pluto in Capricorn) opportunities for digging deeper into your emotions and feelings. However, this aspect can complicate relationships with subtle yet emotionally charged situations, including manipulation, hidden motives, and power struggles, although these factors may not be fully realized until later.
05:14 PM + (Moon in Aries 60 Jupiter in Aquarius) opportunities for any interpersonal situation, including meetings and working with the public.
05:14 PM Moon in Aries Void until 12:26 AM Friday when it enters the next sign, Taurus.
This Void is less than half an hour 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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