Week of August 29, 2016

Libra Seeking Balance

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The big event this week is the New Moon Solar Eclipse in Virgo on Thursday, September 1. It even overshadows Mercury stationing retrograde at 29° Virgo on Tuesday and Venus happily returning home to Libra Monday evening.

For one thing this New Moon is a solar eclipse which increases the impact beyond a normal lunation. And the luminaries are part of a mutable T-Square with Saturn in Sagittarius and Neptune in Pisces. The final exact Saturn-Neptune square will take place on September 10 at 10° 25′, though its influence has been felt for most of the summer, and will gradually fade away towards the end of September. Since Saturn is currently transiting my first house, I have had no choice but to deal with this square head on as it were. There has been no shirking of responsibilities or shading the truth allowed. It’s a good thing I’m an old…

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