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Friday, August 29, 2014

The Labor Day Weekend Astrological Line-Up and Mercury Enters Libra

The reality check theme from last week persists by kicking off Labor Day Weekend with the Sun in Virgo opposing Neptune in Pisces on August 29, 2014.  Confusion could still reign as there may be a self-deluding perspective on reality.  There is definitely a spiritual vibe in the air, but don’t fall prey to falling into the martyr trap.  Of course, with this aspect launching the holiday that marks the unofficial end of summer, most of us may experience this transit as a desire to escape reality and engage in escapist behaviors.  It is a long weekend, after all.

The moon is in the sign of Scorpio for most of Labor Day Weekend, entering that sign on 4:53 a.m. on August 30th and remaining in Scorpio until September 1st.  It enters the free-wheeling sign of Sagittarius on Labor Day at 1:17 p.m.  But the moon’s journey through Scorpio makes some powerful aspects which will no doubt reinforce the past week’s themes of the Mars Saturn conjunction in Scorpio and the Venus in Leo square to both Saturn and Mars.  

We can anticipate a very Scorpionic, emotional weekend with themes of forgiveness and transformation.  This weekend is all about the Scorpio moon.  The moon in Scorpio’s first major aspect is a trine to dreamy Neptune in Pisces on August 30th.  This is followed by a square to Jupiter in Leo on August 31st, so it magnifies the opportunity for overindulging and celebrating.  The Scorpio moon also trines Chiron in Pisces on the 31st and conjuncts Mars and Saturn in Scorpio.  Yes, folks, we are definitely still under the influence of the Mars Saturn conjunction in Scorpio. 

On a personal level, the Scorpio moon trining Chiron will be hitting me with full force emotionally—the moon will be conjunct my Saturn and Chiron in Pisces continues to square my natal moon.  Did I mention that I am attending a wedding this weekend?  And when the Scorpio moon conjuncts Saturn and Mars, it will also be conjuncting my natal Black Moon Lilith and Sun.  Before the moon leaves Scorpio on Labor Day, September 1st, it will also conjunct my natal Venus and Ceres.  Will there be lot of water works and need for a box of Kleenex?

On Tuesday, September 2nd Mercury enters the sign of Libra until September 27th.  While Mercury in Libra can be perceived as vacillating or overly accommodating, it does favor social interaction and finesse.  It will lend a rational approach to all relationships as it becomes easier to see both sides of a situation because it encourages actually listening to the other person. Hopefully Mercury in Libra may usher in a long-overdue respite in the conflict-torn areas around the world. Those diplomatic skills will come in handy during the month of September.

Have a great Labor Day Weekend, everyone!

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