For this lunar report the moon begins her journey in the optimistic and exploring sign of Sagittarius but then quickly becomes challenged by Mercury, Saturn, Pluto, and Uranus.
Moon in Sagittarius gives us all a friendly composition. We want to reach out to others, we are full of ideas, and we are ready to explore and start the week strong! We can still do this, however, there are a few things that we need to be aware of:
Mood Killer- Moon Conjunct Saturn- August 28th
On the 28th the Moon meets with Saturn which can feel like a little bit of a "Debbie Downer". This transit sobers our minds and feelings... something that dampens the spirit of moon's original move through light-hearted Sagittarius. For some, we can feel depressed or alone even in a room full of happy people that we love... something just doesn't feel right. Those feelings are valid and very real but also temporary and brought on by the moon's struggle with serious minded Saturn. This is the best day of self-care or laying low- staying focused on what you need to do while making frequent breaks to feed your spirit and give to yourself in ways that surround you in a bubble of positivity. Journaling is also a wonderful way to channel these feelings that may come up constructively.
I suggest that you work with this energy by focusing on what needs your attention most now especially if that means work, school work (as some are starting classes now!), or being serious about long-term goals and making moves on them.
Power Shift! Pluto Empowers Our Feelings- Pluto Conjunct Moon- September 1st
Quickly after that, the moon conjoins with Pluto (the planet of transformation) which funnels our focused & serious minds to open to the idea of powerful changes & transformation!
When moon met with Saturn a few days before the universe tested us through our feelings to be realistic about our current state in life and now here on the first we are being tested again through our feelings to reevaluate what we have seen and learned and make a positive change based upon that. This can be as simple as shifting the way that you normally perceive things, having an honest and heartfelt conversation, or connecting with someone on a deeper level. The sky is the limit with this and you won't need too much cosmic redirection to find yourself exactly where you need to be the moment you need to be there.
Power Shift! Pluto Empowers Our Feelings- Pluto Conjunct Moon- September 1st
Quickly after that, the moon conjoins with Pluto (the planet of transformation) which funnels our focused & serious minds to open to the idea of powerful changes & transformation! When moon met with Saturn a few days before the universe tested us through our feelings to be realistic about our current state in life and now here on the first we are being tested again through our feelings to reevaluate what we have seen and learned and make a positive change based upon that. This can be as simple as shifting the way that you normally perceive things, having an honest and heartfelt conversation, or connecting with someone on a deeper level. The sky is the limit with this and you won't need too much cosmic redirection to find yourself exactly where you need to be the moment you need to be there.
Doing the Shuffle with Mercury's Influence- Mercury enters Leo- August 31st
Mercury is still currently retrograde and just recently entered into the sign of Leo on the 31st. This has a lot of us taking steps backward in order to later make moves forward so we're finding ourselves doing an earth dance- shuffling from side to side all while re-evaluating, restructuring and rebuilding – all for our highest and greatest good! If you work with this energy you'll benefit from it but if you work against it you'll feel frustrated and annoyed by all the delays but really what they're doing is slowing you down to build a stronger foundation before you can charge ahead towards the future! Mercury's move into Leo makes you verbally want to shine bright like a diamond! We are allowed (and even encouraged!) to be expressive, dramatic, and over the top with our ideas and expressions! Leo vibes want you to stand out and make an impression to allow others to see your light and al that you have to offer! There is nothing wrong with standing out from the pack, even the shyest moonchildren benefit from a little cosmic stardusting of well-deserved attention!
Rockets Firing- Mars trine Uranus- September 2nd
On the 2nd, Mars trines Uranus the planet of innovation, surprise, and independence. Energy will be exceptionally high this day but you will want to steer clear of impulsive or forceful action which will be hard to do as Mars rules drive and the push needed to power through most obstacles.
Remember, Mercury is still retrograde and we don't want to make important decisions during this time, however, Mars connecting with Uranus makes it difficult to resist. Shortly after on the 3rd, Mars and Mercury conjoin and again this is a day of making plans, striving to move forward, and action! The best way to channel this energy is by using your brilliant mind to visualize and conceptualize the ultimate vision of what it is you want to manifest in your life, to talk about plans and brainstorm with others, and to keep an open mind for brilliant ideas to pop in and out as Uranus still has a strong influence on us during this time.
You Spin Me Right Round, Baby- Sun Opposes Neptune- September 4th
One day to be wary of is the 4th where the sun is fighting with Neptune- the planet of illusion and deception.
This makes us hazy, foggy, and unfocused and with this I also feel the need to warn people of food poisoning or side effects from medications or drugs.
This is not a day to start new prescriptions, try new diets, or make long-term decisions.
Virgo Vibes! Mars Moves Into Virgo, Mercury Goes Direct- September 5th
On the 5th, Mars (the action planet) moves into sign of Virgo and Mercury finally goes direct! Mercury naturally rules Virgo so Virgo energy is at an all time high! This is an excellent week to focus on your productivity, getting organized, and making changes to become your highest and best self as Virgo rules perfection!
These planets do not expect you to be perfect but they do want you to strive to implement the things that will make you most efficient and will make you feel the best that you possibly can feel so that you can be of service to others. This means making healthier lifestyle changes, pruning out things that are clogging your growth, or simply taking some time out to organize or clean! A fresh space helps the mind feel free and less stressed out!
Dream a Little Dream!- Full Moon in Pisces- September 6th
On the 6th we have the full moon in Pisces which lights the sky up with an ethereal glow! You'll definitely want to check to see where Pisces rules in your chart because this is where you will see cosmic shifting! Pisces asks you to be idealistic and for this full moon Mercury contacts Uranus and say, "Think big! Think outside of the box! Don't hold yourself back"!
Use your imagination when setting intentions and realize that anything is possible and can happen... especially with Uranus here holding surprises for you in his hands!
Jessica is a healer, herbalist, and intuitive reader based in Philadelphia, PA. She has 15 years experience in reading and teaching tarot as well as 9 years experience in the study of astrology. She is best known for her insightful and powerful readings while delivering channeled messages in an honest and uplifting way as well as creating magical monthly lunar blends for her clients every new and full moon cycles charged with love, light, and specific intent for her shop and apothecary BehatiLife. Her mission is to be in service to others and the Divine and to spread love, healing, and light to all.