Current Aspects

August 12 to 19, 2019

all interpretations written & copyrighted by Jenny Yates

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August 23 to 25
Mercury inconjunct Pluto

Sun conjunct Venus
(21° Leo)

This is a pleasurable and dynamic
transit, great for social events,
friendships, and romance.  People
are into effusive gestures which
remind everyone of how they feel.  
If you’re in love, you want to share
it with the world, as well as with
your lover.  So there might be
people shouting from the rooftops,
or posting their love poetry on
facebook.  And inside closed
doors, there will be some lovely
private celebrations with roses and

Everybody is a little more excitable
than usual, and it’s a great time to
get together with others and
celebrate birthdays, weddings,
college reunions, and anything
else that comes to mind.  It’s party
time, a great time for singing and
dancing and playing games of all
kinds.  Children enjoy this energy,
and so does anyone who can
release their inner child.  

People are more generous, more
inclusive, more forgiving. The Leo
sun can be quite dominating, but
with Venus next to it, it’s more
harmonious.  People may jostle for
attention, and they may laugh at
each other, but they can also laugh
at themselves.  

It’s a great time for artists.  If your
work is creating beauty, the world
wants to see more of it, and
you’re more likely to receive public

This is noticeable August 6 to

It's exact
in NYC:  Weds, Aug 14, 2:07 am
in Vancouver: Tues, Aug 13,
11:07 pm  
in London: Weds, Aug 14,
7:07 am
in Singapore: Weds, Aug 14,
2:07 pm  
in Sydney: Weds, Aug 14, 4:07 pm

August 6 to 21
Sun conjunct Venus

August 20 to 22
Mercury inconjunct Saturn

August 20 to 22
Mercury trine Jupiter

August 21 to 23
Mercury inconjunct Neptune

August 21 to 27
Venus conjunct Mars

August 25 to 31
Mars trine Uranus

August 24 to 28
Venus trine Uranus

Mercury inconjunct Saturn
(14° Leo/Capricorn)

This aspect slows things down,
especially when it comes to
organization, transportation and
communication.  Mercury in Leo is
energetic and willful, and it has a
dissonant relationship with Saturn
in careful, stodgy Capricorn.  

So you can find yourself dealing
with people who think they know
everything, and who have no
respect for tradition, or those who
can’t stick to a routine.  Or you may
be on the other side, and dealing
with people who are totally rigid
about routines and traditions, and
who don’t give you the chance to
show what you know.  Either way,
there are communication gaps, and
it’s hard to get anything done.  

You can also find this dynamic
inside yourself.  On the one hand,
you want to do things that are a
little more creative and exciting.  On
the other hand, you have a feeling
that you’re get in trouble if you
deviate from what’s expected of
you.  And so your frustrations can
cause you to break rules just for
the hell of it, in small but time-
consuming ways, and this doesn’t
help anything.     

You may feel a little down, because
it’s harder to visualize solutions.  
The ideal and the practical can
seem worlds apart, and unresolved
problems can hang over your head.
You may be working on old, tough
issues that you’ve worked on
before (or that you’ve ignored
before). If you’ve swept a lot of stuff
under the rug in the past, you can
find yourself walking on a very
lumpy rug.   

This is noticeable August 20 to

It's exact
in NYC: Weds, Aug 21, 4:26 am
in Vancouver: Weds, Aug 21,
1:26 am  
in London: Weds, Aug 21, 9:26 am  
in Singapore: Weds, Aug 21,
4:26 pm  
in Sydney: Weds, Aug 21, 6:26 pm

Mercury trine Jupiter
(14° Leo/Sagittarius)

This fiery transit gives creativity,
good will, good humor, and a
broader world view.  The natural
good spirits of Mercury in Leo are
amplified by Jupiter in Sagittarius,
and you are your most irrepressible
self.  You could spend a lot of time
hanging out with friends, telling jokes
and stories, maybe singing songs
around a campfire.  If a party begins
small, it could end up with half the
neighborhood over at your place.   

People who are naturally extroverted
will be dashing all over the place
during this transit.  When there’s no
party happening, they’ll make one.  
Shyer people come out of their
shells, and feel accepted and valued
for their particular gifts. There’s more
warmth and friendliness to go

It’s a fortunate transit, and some
definite benefit could come your way
during this time.  It could be money
or prestige, or maybe just a
compliment from someone you
respect.  Or it could be an
opportunity to expand your horizons,
perhaps to travel to some exotic

This is a good transit for teachers,
because learning is more fun during
this time.  Everyone wants to share
their experiences, and so people
learn new things in a natural way.
It’s also a great time for sports and
games. And it’s a really exciting time
for creative work – especially
performance arts – whether you’re
the star, the lighting director, or just
someone in the audience.     

This is noticeable August 20 to

It's exact
in NYC:  Weds, Aug 21, 6:04 am
in Vancouver: Weds, Aug 21, 3:04
in London: Weds, Aug 21, 11:04 am
in Singapore: Weds, Aug 21, 6:04
in Sydney: Weds, Aug 21, 8:04 pm

Mercury inconjunct Neptune
(17° Leo/Pisces)

This transit can be a bit confusing.  
Information isn’t always accurate,
and people don’t always
communicate it clearly.  Everybody
has their own way of seeing things,
which is fine, but the problem is that
people tend to think that they’re
entirely objective, and that the
people who see in a different way
are just nuts.    

Sensitivity is increased, with this
transit, and not always in a good
way.  People may be picking up on
things that they don’t usually notice,
and not quite knowing how to
interpret them.  With all the unstable
energy at this time, the old habits
and patterns don’t necessarily work
anymore, but the new paradigm is
not in place yet.  

This is a creative and idealistic
aspect, but there can also be an
element of self-sacrifice that’s not
always healthy or useful.  Idealism
can go too far, and can ask too
much of everyone, and then it’s
more likely to fail.  There’s a place
for the ego, although it’s not always
easy to figure out exactly what that
place is.     

This is noticeable August 21 to

It's exact
in NYC: Thurs, Aug 22, 10:26 pm
in Vancouver: Thurs, Aug 22,
7:26 pm
in London: Fri, Aug 23, 3:26 am  
in Singapore: Fri, Aug 23,
10:26 am     
in Sydney: Fri, Aug 23, 12:26 pm  

Venus conjunct Mars
(4° Virgo)

This is a sensual aspect, and it
makes everything you do more
pleasurable.  It’s particularly good for
any earthy activities – walking
through forests, building furniture,
planting trees, cleaning out the
closet. Things that might usually
seem prosaic can be pretty exciting.  
It’s amazing what beautiful things you
can find in your own closet.  

And it’s great for sports and exercise,
because it puts you in touch with your
body. Working up a sweat can feel
wonderful.  It’s also good for any kind
of physical pampering, such as
getting a massage.  This is a great
time to take care of your body, and
you may find that the healthiest food
tastes the most delicious.

This is an especially nice time for
relationships, as it encourages the
physical expression of your
affections.  This could mean
spending all morning in bed making
love, or it could mean going bird-
watching together.  Whatever you do,
it feels good, and it fosters intimacy.
It’s equally good for established
couples and for first dates.  It lends
itself to lingering and enjoying the

This is noticeable August 21 to

It's exact
in NYC: Sat, Aug 24, 1:04 pm
in Vancouver: Sat, Aug 24, 10:04 am
in London: Sat, Aug 24, 6:04 pm
in Singapore: Sun, Aug 25, 1:04 am  
in Sydney: Sun, Aug 25, 3:04 am  

Mercury inconjunct Pluto
(20° Leo/Capricorn)

This transit can mean struggles
over power and control, especially
on the verbal level.  There’s some
danger of people trying to
pressure, threaten, or manipulate
other people, and so you have to
be pretty clear both about your
own boundaries and those of
others.  Mercury in Leo can give a
tendency to dominate through
sheer force of will, but this can

Mentally, this is a pretty intense
period. It’s a time of deep thought
about goals, desires, longings,
resentments, phobias, and fears.  
There are questions to answer,
puzzles to solve, and a general
feeling that time is running out.  
Old, unfinished issues could come
up, seemingly out of nowhere, but
they’ve actually been simmering
underneath for a long time.  You
can’t put off dealing with them any

You can get in touch with some of
your inner demons, and do some
important transformative work.  
The main thing is not to project all
your fears onto others, not to
make someone else the villain.

This is noticeable August 23 to

It's exact
in NYC: Sat, Aug 24, 2:13 pm
in Vancouver: Sat, Aug 24,
11:13 am
in London: Sat, Aug 24, 7:13 pm
in Singapore: Sun, Aug 25,
2:13 am    
in Sydney: Sun, Aug 25, 4:13 am    

Venus trine Uranus
(6° Virgo/Taurus)

This is a very creative aspect.  Venus
is not all that flashy when it’s in Virgo,
but it gives you a good grasp of earthy
materials, tools, and techniques.  Your
creativity emerges in everything you
do, but especially if you’re dealing with
something that’s tactile, something that
appeals to your senses.  

Whether you’re painting a picture,
playing a piccolo, making pots, building
a portico, or baking a loaf of
pumpernickel bread – you infuse it with
joy and beauty.  The results are great,
and just a little out of the ordinary.  
You put your own unique stamp on
everything you do. And you enjoy the
process, the excitement of making
something new.

This transit gives lots of energy to your
social life.  You’re drawn to free,
unconventional people, and it’s a great
time to share stories about where
you’ve been and what you’ve done,
and to listen to the amazing tales of
others.  You may find yourself taking
up with people who are very different
from anyone you’ve known before.  
You learn a lot from these encounters.

Romance is also a form of creative
expression, and you may find yourself
showing your affection in all kinds of
unusual ways – and so this can heat
up a long-term relationship.  At the
same time, you may need a little more
space than usual, but because this is a
harmonious transit, it’s a preference
rather than a compulsion.  

If you’re single, you may be more
interested in friendship than in high
passion. Or if you can do this sort of
thing comfortably, you might have a
night or two of kinky sex with a new
partner, and then go your way.   

This is noticeable August 24 to

It's exact
in NYC: Mon, Aug 26, 11:38 am    
in Vancouver: Mon, Aug 26, 8:38
in London: Mon, Aug 26, 4:38 pm    
in Singapore: Mon, Aug 26, 11:38
in Sydney: Tues, Aug 27, 1:38 am  

Mars trine Uranus
(6° Virgo/Taurus)

During this transit, you can take a new
direction, and move ahead with
confidence.  It’s in earthy signs, and so
it’s best for work that’s concrete and
precise.  You want to do something
definite, with results that you can see
or touch.  And you want to do it in a
way that’s all your own.

This increases your ability to organize.  
At the same time, you’re not rigid in
your organizational methods, but open
to creative inspiration.  You’re thinking
about the results you want, and you
don’t get hung up on a particular way
of reaching those results.  In fact, you’
re a little bored by the usual
approaches; you feel experimental.  

This is good for working with machines,
with up-to-the-minute technology, and
with the natural sciences.  You may
need more space and more fresh air
during this time, and this can stimulate
the creative process.  You can work
with others who have the same vision
you have, but you’re likely to leave
behind anyone who slows you down.   

This is a wonderful time to be a
teacher or a student.  Everyone learns
a lot.  Athletes discover new ways to
train, while business people come up
with revolutionary sales pitches.  For
people working on social change,
there’s more momentum, with less
danger and less resistance than
usual.  Take advantage of the dynamic
energy and the open minds around
you, and implement some brilliant new

This is noticeable August 25 to 31.

It's exact
in NYC: Weds, Aug 28, 6:52 am  
in Vancouver: Weds, Aug 28, 3:52 am  
in London: Weds, Aug 28, 11:52 am  
in Singapore: Weds, Aug 28, 6:52
in Sydney: Weds, Aug 28, 8:52 pm