This Week in the Stars

Quick Daily Guide
August 16 to 24, 2022

Planetary and lunar movements are calculated from midnight to midnight, EDT.

Note on v/c moons:  When the moon is void-of-course (v/c), it has made its last major aspect before changing signs. During this time – until it enters its next sign – you may find yourself on a winding road. More things are hung up or postponed, and often finally resolve themselves when the moon is in its new sign. Sometimes the moon is v/c for only a few hours, but there are times when it lasts most of the day. Of course, you’ll need to adjust this info to your own time zone.

Tuesday, August 16

Moon 17° Aries to 0° Taurus – moon is v/c from 4:18 pm to 10:22 pm EDT

You’re creative, innovative, able to think outside the usual boxes, so this could be a very exciting day, with Mercury in Virgo trine Uranus. You could think of some brilliant practical solutions, while addressing any problems that have been hanging over your head for the last few days. At the same time, you may be a bit bored by your usual tasks.

Wednesday, August 17

Moon 0° to 13° Taurus

You may be a bit spacey at times, with the sun inconjunct Neptune, and this could make things more complicated than they need to be. There’s a danger of forgetting something, and then having to scramble to work it in. At the same time, Venus is coming up to the trine of Jupiter, and so it’s not all about work. It’s party time! You can have a lot of fun, whether you’re hanging out with friends or strangers, or just indulging yourself in some solo pleasures.

Thursday, August 18

Moon 13° to 25° Taurus

There’s a lot going on, but some of it is under the surface, as the sun makes a yod involving Neptune and Pluto. You may find yourself wrestling with a few unresolved feelings, perhaps having to do with old karmic trauma. Mercury is also inconjunct Saturn, making for a few communication problems and adding to the general sense of discomfort. However, Venus adds some good feelings to the day, by trining Jupiter! Some very nice things could come your way – entertainment, pleasure, gifts, and congenial social scenes. Don’t try for perfection, but just find people and situations to enjoy.

Friday, August 19

Moon 25° Taurus to 7° Gemini – moon is v/c from 7:05 am to 8:06 am EDT

With the sun inconjunct Pluto, you continue to deal with your own inner fears, desires and demons. Some old survival issues could be linked to unresolved trauma around past-life experiences. Take some time to breathe, to focus attention on your heart, and to affirm that you are a being of light and love.

Saturday, August 20

Moon 7° to 19° Gemini

Mars goes into Gemini, and that makes everything a little speedier. However, you’re still working hard, confronting some old inner limitations, with the sun/Pluto inconjunct still strong. Watch for communication problems, as Mercury approaches the opposition of Neptune. Differences in perception could get in the way of understanding, and incorrect assumptions could hurt people’s feelings.

Sunday, August 21

Moon 19° Gemini to 1° Cancer – moon is v/c from 6:06 pm to 8:29 pm EDT

Things could get a bit confusing, with Mercury opposing Neptune. Yes, you need to pay attention to details, but sometimes this can make things even more complicated. Be patient as you sort it all out. If you’re going out, don’t forget that crucial object or piece of paper that you meant to bring!

Monday, August 22

Moon 1° to 13° Cancer

Things are clearer, and you can get more done, as Mercury trines Pluto. This helps you focus on the details that are important, ignoring those that will just waste your time. It’s a good time to unearth your ambitions. The sun enters Virgo, ushering in the last month of summer.  

Tuesday, August 23

Moon 13° to 25° Cancer

With the earthy Mercury/Pluto trine still strong, you can tackle difficult tasks and prevail. This is an especially good time to work on anything related to communication, organization, or logistics.

Wednesday, August 24

Moon 25° Cancer to 7° Leo – moon is v/c from 5:40 am to 9:09 am EDT

Uranus retrogrades today, so you may find yourself turning a corner, and rethinking a particular goal. This new approach could be connected to some old karmic imbalances, since Uranus is still close to the north node. Venus is also involved, squaring the nodes and trining Chiron, so relationships could be a big part of the puzzle. Do you need to make changes in the way you show your affections? Is there a new path that will open up your heart?

Planetary positions between August 16, 12:01 am EDT, and August 24, 11:59 pm EDT  

Pluto – 26° Capricorn retrograde

Neptune – 24° Pisces retrograde

Uranus – 18° Taurus

Saturn – 21° Aquarius retrograde

Jupiter – 8° to 7° Aries retrograde

Mars – 27° Taurus to 2° Gemini – Mars enters Gemini on August 20, 3:56 am EDT

Venus – 5° to 16° Leo

Mercury – 18° to 29° Virgo

Sun – 23° Leo to 1° Virgo  – sun enters Virgo on August 22, 11:16 pm EDT

Asteroids & Nodes

between August 16, 12:01 am EDT, and August 24, 11:59 pm EDT  

North lunar node – 17° to 16° Taurus

South lunar node –  17° to 16° Scorpio

Ceres – 10° to 14° Leo

Chiron – 16° to 15° Aries retrograde

Juno – 19° to 18° Pisces retrograde

Pallas –  20° to 24° Gemini

Vesta –  1° Pisces to 29° Aquarius retrograde – Vesta enters Aquarius on August 21, 6:48 am EDT


See my blog It’s About Time for a look at the month as a whole.