Astro-logical Forecast for Monday 8/12/2013: Sneak Peek at the Week

As with last week, the start of the work week presents us with a void-of -course Moon, suggesting the usual twists in your efforts to move forward in a straight line and perhaps a double shot of espresso to get your going. It has been wandering aimlessly since 9:29PM ET on Sunday. The Moon is in Libra, a relationship-oriented energy that challenges us to find balance and harmony in our interactions with others. Go with the flow today; remember that crises that crop up during Moon voids are often much ado about nothing. The flake factor is higher during Moon voids; don’t take it personally.

At 4:18PM ET, Moon slithers into Scorpio with no fanfare at all, though you may notice a shift as rational debate is replaced by a need for emotional depth and substance. Not until after midnight on Tuesday does the Moon interact with any other planets. Meanwhile, if you have nothing else on your plate, the Perseids are back tonight with a vengeance. More info on this annual meteor shower can be found here.

For those wondering what went down over the weekend (as I did not post a forecast), Saturday’s Moon in Libra was fairly quiet; Sunday’s Moon was batted around by the disruptive Uranus-Pluto square in the early morning hours, ET. The main aspect of the weekend was a stern challenge between mental Mercury and wet blanket Saturn. On the plus side, an opportunity to do some serious — and I do mean serious — brainstorming. On the downside, the potential for heavy, heavy thoughts and overwhelming responsibility. Blergh.

Overall, planetary patterns are light this week. Those heavy thoughts may be replaced by an innovative brainstorm in the days leading up to Wednesday’s easy connection between Mercury and rocket scientist Uranus. Further breakthroughs and sudden changes of fortune can be anticipated (by those directly affected) as we get closer to expansive Jupiter’s square to rebel Uranus on the 21st. You’re affected if you have a planet or angle around 12 degrees of Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn.

Moon voids for the rest of the week — Wednesday 5:30pm – 9:04PM ET; Friday 1:32PM ET – 11:25pm ET. Another Friday to leave work early….


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