Astro-Alert Saturday August 17, 2013

There are no planetary aspects today, which means we will feel yesterday’s Jupiter North Node Trine and the entrance of Venus into Libra reverberate through the weekend. Without much planetary activity between now and the Full Moon on Tuesday, we are experiencing an uninterrupted crescendo of the Jupiter Grand Water Trine that I wrote about a few days ago. This peaks with the Full Moon on Tuesday and the second leg of the Trine between Jupiter and Chiron on Wednesday. I will write more about this as it approaches.

Today has an enormous amount of lunar activity, however, making it an energetically rich and full day. Three of the planets that the Moon will interact with have been major players this summer: Neptune, Saturn and Pluto.

The Trine between Neptune and Saturn reminds us to be responsible for our Spiritual Practice and the Moon activates this pattern today in a very productive way. The Capricorn Moon will Sextile each of these planets, dividing the triangle into two equal sixty degree increments; the geometry of effective, creative power, if you choose to pick that energy up. This occurs in the wee hours of the morning to set us up for the day. It’s a good day to walk your talk; you will be lifted up and supported as you do.

The current Grand Water Trine involving Jupiter and the North Node is also touched off by the Capricorn Moon with another set of Sextiles to these two planets (actually the North Node is not a planet, but a point in space, but it acts just like a planet when it is activated). This occurs over the course of the midafternoon (PDT) and brings about a similar opportunity to feel our expanded Self in action today.

In between these two events, around midday, the Moon will join Pluto in Capricorn, reactivating the Kite formation that was prominent last month. When a Kite is present, we do what Kites do best and that is to fly. One of the energies that Capricorn can bring with it is a profound connection with higher levels of Consciousness (think of what the Goat encounters when he reaches the mountain top). Today is a spiritually elevated day and when that combines with the social structure of a Saturday, the net result can be a great deal of freedom.