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Sun 01° Virgo 27' 16"
Moon 05° Libra 12' 55"
Mercury 05° Virgo 58' 44" 
Venus 27° Cancer 55' 07"
Mars 22° Leo 23' 23"
Ceres 18° Cancer 23' 41"
Pallas 13° Taurus 09' 51"
Juno 02° Capricorn 44' 03" 
Vesta 17° Virgo 41' 37"
Jupiter 20° Libra 38' 40"
Saturn 21° Sagittarius 10' " 
Chiron 27° Pisces 41' 11" 
Uranus 28° Aries 20' 43" 
Neptune 13° Pisces 10' 22" 
Pluto 17° Capricorn 08' 56" 
N Node 24° Leo 12' 21" 

Daily Astrological Currents Archives

This page is offered as away to look back at the Daily Astrological Currents Archives for a particular day going back to December of 2013.

Thursday August 24, 2017

We reach a peak of self-involvement and may suddenly begin to recognize the inadequacy of superficial charm which is glossing over the imperative to find cooperative alliances. The Venus-Uranus square creates challenges to relationships but also forces the doors open and builds greater awareness and appreciation of teamwork and objective input. Monday's New Moon initiated a birth process by creating the first cracks in the shell. Today's stress advances the birth process by forcing us to leave the shell altogether and face the world with all of the vulnerability of a newborn. While we may prefer isolation or only superficial interactions, we recognize, on a deep level, that we must venture forward cooperatively or see our new insights dissipate and lose all meaning.

Weekly Summary


"Life is a journey, not a destination."
—Ralph Waldo Emerson

This week brings the second Leo New Moon (August 21st, 11:30 AM PDT 28° Leo), continuing the journey of individuation that was initiated under the first Leo New Moon (July 23rd, 2:45 AM PDT 0° Leo). If we think of the last New Moon as the beginning of a gestation process, we can view this week's New Moon as a birth process. The importance of making connections and building friendships and alliances is crucial to making use of the cascading series of insights that we find. There is an extraordinary amount of high energy Fire Sign emphasis. The high energy is structured at least a bit by the Mars-Saturn trine which culminates on Tuesday. However, the New Moon trines Uranus, bringing a strong demand for independence, which may initially blind us to the importance of cooperation, teamwork and the robust give and take of new ideas and insights. Nonetheless, by the end of the week, we emerge from our metaphorical shell and begin to sort through the the wealth of new insights. The Sun arrives in Virgo on Tuesday, moving towards the inferior conjunction with the retrograde Mercury. The Virgo Sun shifts our focus towards deeper analysis and helps us to embrace the process of expanding our perspective by seeking out the widest range of available new ideas and insights.

We begin the week in a rather rosy glow of charm and friendship. However, Monday's New Moon shifts our focus in surprising ways, making it much more difficult to listen to anything but our own unique perspective and insight. The Sun moves into Virgo and Mars trines Saturn on Tuesday, bringing some structure and an orderly process to help us sort through our new insights. Wednesday brings strong temptations to take reckless or hasty actions without having fully embraced the necessary cooperative approach, possibly leading to some disappointment and disillusionment. Venus squares Uranus on Thursday, creating extra pressure and forcing open the doors to broader cooperation and teamwork. Vulnerability is high on Friday and the Libra Moon creates a considerable amount of indecision. By Saturday, we seem to fully embrace the importance of a robust give and take and settle down enough from the week's high energy to fully explore a wide scope of ideas and opinions.