Tuesday, August 17, 2021: The Moon still plowing through the uplifting ninth sign of the zodiac can help to materialize gifts of the spirit via its harmonious trine to the Sun in Leo (2:52pm) and a supportive, 60-degree alliance with fortune-promoting Jupiter in Aquarius (6:44pm). However, this Moon-Jupiter tie begins a 4+ hour void lunar zone that lasts until the Moon enters the province of the mountain goat – aka earthy Capricorn (10:59pm). What stands in the way of taking successful great leaps forward are a trio of not-so-heavenly celestial high-jinks. Mercury in Virgo contacting underworld-chieftain Pluto in Capricorn via a tense, 135-degree aspect (3:09am) launches the three-fold assault on humanity while 3+ hours later the Sun in Leo adds on a frictional, 150-degree link to Pluto (6:33am) and then Jupiter in Aquarius and Chiron in Aries trade insults in a 45-degree fracas (11:08pm). Keep your cool and stay out of harm’s way since the next 48 hours is no picnic as Mars and Mercury both make questionable, 150-degree links to Chiron and then form their own conjunction in Virgo tomorrow while the annual Sun-Jupiter polarity and Uranus making a station to go from direct to retrograde motion occur on Thursday. Forewarned is Forearmed – so goes the ancient astrological adage.


[Note to readers: All times are calculated for Pacific Daylight Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.]