August 2016

Astro Vibrational Tapestry Report 
by Starlene Breiter & Nikki Rich 

~scroll down to read days earlier in the month of August 2016 ~ Click here to read August’s Astro Tapestries.

Wednesday August 31, 2016 –UranusSpiralCircle2WEBSITEnikki

Today is a quiet day for us with only one aspect that happens at 12:20 AM. It is when the moon in Leo comes to a trine with Uranus in Aries. This has us feeling inspirational or creative, but since this is night time for many of us, and the moon moves into her void-of-course phase right after this aspect. You might just get a decent nights sleep after all!

The moon shifts from being void-of-course in Leo into the sign of Virgo at 11:22 AM. This is when the day will start to shift and we will feel like getting some things accomplished. Virgo moon has us looking at the smaller things in our lives and gives us a boost of energy to get those things accomplished. So work on that over the next day or so, tomorrow is the new moon and a solar eclipse so stay tuned to read more about it!

The essential oil suggestion for today is Sandalwood. Sandalwood helps you feel centered and grounded.

The gemstone suggestion for today is Moss Agate. Moss Agate is a great gemstone for connecting you with the earthy energies of the Virgo moon.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Tuesday August 30, 2016 –

Today is a quiet day that may just feel like it drags on forever! But at least we have a nice Leo moon to enjoy for the day! Leo moon is a bit extravagant and likes to have a little fun, too.MercuryWalkingRectanglesWEBSITEretrograde

The moon makes a trine to Mars in Sagittarius which peaks at 3:51 AM. Since most of us are sleeping during this time but if we are up we will feel motivated! We may want to clean the house or paint a room or make something creative!

The big news of the day is Mercury’s station retrograde at 9:04 AM. Mercury retrograde gets a bad rap because it messes with things like technology and communication. Our computers don’t work. Our phones crash. Traffic is snarled. But these things are all symptoms of a larger issue. When Mercury retrograde happens the real issue is that something went wrong in the past and now it is time to go back and fix it. Humans hate going back and fixing things. They hate getting things wrong and so having to fix something is having to admit you were wrong. Often we got things wrong through no fault of our own but because of something outside of our control. New information comes to light and we feel we must act on it. This is one reason why so many of us hear from exes during Mercury Rx because there may be new information about why our past relationship failed and the ex wants to explain it, talk about it, or try again. But the best philosophy to have during Mercury retrograde is that is you can fix it, do fix it (not just talking about relationships here but about anything and everything). But if it can’t be fixed let it go. And either way, be patient! Patience is always the best tool to use during Mercury Rx!

A great stone to work with today is chrysoprase which helps to increase patience. If you start feeling overwhelmed or frustrated take the crystal and hold it in your hands for a few minutes while taking a few deep breaths.

The recommended essential oil for today is patchouli which also aligns us with a sense of calm and patience and allows us to deal with the things we encounter from a spiritual perspective.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Monday August 29, 2016 –Sun-Venus5-PetaledAniseSeedWEBSITEnikki

The moon changes signs today as well as Venus, so it is a split day with our emotions (moon) and our feelings of love (Venus) also change. Mercury turns retrograde tomorrow, so if communication seems to be slowing down there is a reason why. More on Mercury retrograde tomorrow.

The first aspect is when the Cancer moon comes to a sextile with Venus in Virgo at 2:23 AM. This brings a cheerful and harmonious energy to the early morning time.

The following aspect is when the Cancer moon comes to a sextile with Mercury in Virgo at 2:23 AM also. This has our minds going at a fast pace, we may have many ideas during this time. If you are sleeping you might have sweet dreams, journal them down when you awaken. After this aspect the moon goes into a little void-of-course phase, which is a nice time to relax and if it is your sleeping time then it is a perfect time for the moon to be void-of-course!

Mercury in Virgo comes to a conjunction with Venus in Virgo at 2:23 also! This is kind of like a sweet cosmic collision of planets connecting in the wee hours of the morning. This aspect has us feeling pleasant and even artistic.

A little later on the moon shifts signs into Leo at 4:11 AM. Moon in Leo is dramatic, fun and exciting. This is a nice way to start Monday. The moon in Leo also has us feeling gregarious and kind to others.

In the evening Venus moves into the sign of Libra at 10:07 PM. Venus rules over Libra and she is very at home in this sign. This turns our attention of love into the space of love concerning our partnerships, and not just the partnerships of intimate relationships but partnerships of all kinds. There should be harmony with our partnerships during this time as Venus in Libra likes things to be fair and peaceful.

The last aspect for today is when the Leo moon comes to a trine with Saturn in Sagittarius at 10:20 PM. We are reminded under this influence to practice patience and that a lot can be accomplished with practicing patience.

The gemstone suggestion for today is Rhodonite. Rhodonite will help us connect with the energies of the day and allow us to speak from the heart.

The essential oil to try today is geranium which is a floral energy that helps to calm us and allows us to live in the present instead of the past or the future.

Sunday August 28, 2016 –Venus5-PetaledFlowerNIKKIWEBSITE

The moon is in Cancer all day long today, this is a nice day for a Sunday. You may feel some motivation towards doing things but a little later on in the afternoon, other than that though it should be an easy day.

The first aspect we have is when the moon in Cancer comes to an opposition with Pluto in Capricorn at 1:39 AM. We might feel a bit emotional or at odds with what others are thinking and feeling during this time.

The next aspect is late in the afternoon at 5:41 PM when Moon in Cancer comes to a square with Uranus in Aries. This can have us feeling erratic and full of some sort of energy but not sure where to put it. It would be good for you to focus on something positive during this time.

The last aspect for today is when the moon in Cancer comes to a sextile with Jupiter in Virgo at 11:54 PM. This brings about a nice cozy feeling for the end of the day. You will welcome relaxing, maybe with some tea or even gentle yoga.

Chamomile is the Essential oil suggestion for today, it is comforting and blends nicely with the Cancer moon.

Rhodochrosite is the gemstone suggestion for today, it it soothing and a heart opening gemstone.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Saturday August 27, 2016 –VenusFrillyFlower2WEBSITEnikki

Today is a beautiful day, with some lunar aspects followed by a Venus/Jupiter transit. It should be a day full of positive moods and enjoyment. The moon is in her home sign of Cancer where she is happy so doing things around the house, with family or things you love, might be a great way to spend the day.

The first aspect today is when the moon in Cancer comes to a sextile with the sun in Virgo at 7:08 AM. This aspect has us feeling activated in many areas of our lives. The sun being our ego our outer self and the moon being our inner self in such an aspect pattern makes us feel balanced and happy.

The following aspect is when the Cancer moon comes to a trines with Neptune in Pisces at 5:58 PM. This has us feeling romantic and sweet. We may also feel a bit idealistic towards love too, that idealism is not always founded in reality but you might as well enjoy the happy energies of this time while they last.

The big aspect for today is when Venus in Virgo comes to a conjunction with Jupiter in Virgo at 6:29 PM. This has us feeling overly inflated towards love and life just seems happier and more joyful. Enjoy this energy, you worked hard for it – this past week was not easy for many of us with all the hard aspects earlier in the week. So you might as well enjoy the good stuff while you can. This is also a great day to spend with your sweetheart, go on a date, tell someone you love them, make a great meal or even a grand gesture towards someone such as a proposal of love. Just make sure you are really in love before you get on one knee! This aspect will be felt all of today – so have fun!

The gemstone suggestion for today is Rose Quartz. Rose Quartz will help you to open your heart and bring about a loving presence to you.

The essential oil suggestion for today is Jasmine. Jasmine is a great essential oil for bringing you the sweetness in life.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Friday August 26, 2016 –MarsFloweronGlobe2WEBSITENIKKI

Early this morning, at 2:57 AM, Mars makes a square to Neptune. You have probably been feeling this all week. A few days ago Mars conjoined Saturn and now is squaring Neptune creating this tense, mutable square that is, at best, uncomfortable. Mars-Saturn is about getting things done whereas Mars-Neptune is about surrendering to a higher power. So this week is about doing what we can do and then letting go of the rest. We all struggle with this in one way or another. Some of us want to be in control so badly we cannot let go. Others of struggled with feeling empowered enough to act. But the flow of the planets this week want us to balance both sides of that equation. We can feel hopeless or frustrated or crabby under this influence, especially if we are not able to let go of those things which really are out of our control. Some activities to try that can serve as remedies for Mars-Neptune energy are swimming, doing a walking meditation, flowing practices like tai chi or yoga, anything that combines action with spirituality. Neptune loves water too so things involving water can be very healing right now.

The lunar aspects start today with the moon making a sextile to Uranus at 1:03 PM. This is mildly exciting energy. We feel like doing something, anything, to shake things up, but it has to fit into our existing schedule. But as an example if you usually eat lunch inside this would be a good day to go outside for a picnic or go for a walk in order to change the energy around you from your normal routine.

The moon next makes a square to Venus which perfects at 4:12 PM. I can call this a yearning to connect. The thing about yearning is that we often want someone else to reach out to us … and when you wait for someone else to act instead of just reaching out on your own then you play into a pattern of not taking control of your own life. I only mention this because if you do feel lonely under this influence consider reaching out to someone instead of waiting for something to happen.

Next the moon squares Jupiter at 6:09 PM. This aspect builds on the previous one in that we again feel the need to be connected but if we do not get the social connections we are seeking we may turn to food, drink or other things to nurture us. Sometimes even in a social environment we overdo it, especially under this influence, so be careful if you are trying to hold back from indulgence!

The moon makes a square aspect to Mercury at 8:30 PM. I tend to think of this as a conflict (square) between our thoughts (Mercury) and our emotions (moon). This is not unusual but not very comfortable, either. After this aspect peaks the moon is void-of-course until it moves into the next sign so it might be a somewhat lazy evening.

The moon moves into her home sign of Cancer at 11:06 PM. The moon loves being in her own sign. I think of moon in Cancer as the tendency to “nest”. Like stay home, get comfy, make a great meal and enjoy the comforts of home.

The recommended gemstone for today is lapis lazuli which honors the divinity found in ourselves and in the larger world around us all the way to God.

The essential oil to use today is sweet orange which will help keep us positive and energized so we can handle the energies of the day with poise and grace.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Thursday August 25, 2016 –MercuryDynamicXJapaneseWEBSITENikki

The moon is in curious and social Gemini all day today. Lady Luna flies around the sky, much like Gemini does here on earth and touches several planets today. This is not as big of a day in the heavens above as, say, yesterday was, (or even tomorrow, STAY TUNED) but it should be full of shifting feelings.

The first aspect today is when the moon in Gemini makes an opposition to Saturn in Sagittarius at 12:29 PM. This is a good time to stick with your plans and make yourself a budget if you do not already have one set up. Efficiency is the name of this particular aspect and that is right up Gemini moon’s alley.

The following aspect is when the Gemini moon comes to an opposition with Mars in Sagittarius at 1:34 PM. This gives us a pep in our step, Mars makes us feel energetic, but at the same time because these planets lay along the axis of Gemini and Sagittarius – we do not necessarily have direction with ourselves. You might just been in a good mood or be happy it is Thursday and one day closer to the weekend!

The last aspect is when Gemini moon comes to a square with Neptune in Pisces at 2:06 PM. This aspect has us feeling a bit off centered, like we may be pointlessly going through the motions. Combined with the above aspect we may feel aimlessly energetic. Just try not to push things and know these are lunar aspects and do not last all day long. They last a few hours on each side of the peak time we give, at best.

The gemstone suggestion for today is Rutilated Quartz. Rutilated Quartz is a wonderful gemstone that is actually two gemstones in one. First its quartz with rutile that has taken up home growing inside of the Quartz. If you have a piece of it, you can look into it and see the little “hairs” that are actually the rutile. I love this gemstone for Gemini because it gives us some positive energy for ourselves, much like Gemini and brings about the angels too. The little rutile “hairs” inside a piece of rutile quartz are often called “Angel Hairs”. The angels bring about some sense of grounding and direction, which is great for the energy of Gemini.

The essential oil suggestion for today is Grapefruit. Grapefruit is great also great for the Gemini moon bringing the agility and a bright feeling to the table.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Wednesday August 24, 2016 –Jup-Sat2SpinningWheels2WEBSITESTARLENE

Today is Important. Mars and Saturn conjoin in Sagittarius which peaks at 7:27 AM but will be effective all day long. Put these two planets together and it means hard work. It means executing your plans. It means taking action on making things real. Saturn is known as the “task-master” of the zodiac, while Mars is motivation, drive, ambition. This aspect really packs an oomph. If you have been slacking off on your responsibilities (Saturn) this aspect may not be very comfortable for you. But if you have been productively working (Mars) towards your goals (Saturn) then you will feel like you are really setting up a proper foundation. The thing that Saturn really teaches you is that if you are good about your responsibilities, they will be good to you. If you do not act responsibly then you suffer. One part of being good about your responsibilities is prioritizing and choosing that which you will be responsible for. If you make bad choices in what is most important to you then you may feel Saturn’s wrath even if you feel you have tried to live up to those responsibilities. As a simple example let’s say that you love to travel (Sagittarius). You decide that travel is a priority in your life. But if you neglect your work (Saturn), you will not have the finances you need to travel. So in order to travel work becomes your first priority, so you may then do the thing you love which is travel. So now you have two priorities in your life (1) work and (2) travel. Do you need a job in order to travel? No. But most of us would not be comfortable without the finances to travel in what we deem to be comfort, whether that means a tent, a hotel room, staying with family or anything else. To make our example more complicated where do things like romance, friends, family, health, sports, hobbies all fall on this priority list? The Saturn-Mars conjunction will help you see whether your priorities are in line or if you need to simplify them. Saturn does like to get rid of things that are not truly important.

The moon and sweet Venus make a trine aspect which perfects at 8:06 AM. This is soft and loving. We want to feel pretty or handsome, and we want to feel connected to other people in our lives. We may also feel artistic under this aspect so if you feel creative embrace the feeling.

The moon next meets Jupiter in a trine at 2:06 PM. This is a social aspect that has us wanting to enjoy the company of others … with the possibility of food or drink thrown in! I lunch meeting would be a great use of this energy.

At 3:38 PM the moon trines Mercury. Since Venus, Jupiter and Mercury are bunched up in Virgo these three aspects all happen pretty quickly today and with the last one being to Mercury we feel like our hearts and minds are on the same page and it feels great. After this aspect the moon is void-of-course so we have a few hours where we may feel a bit aimless until the moon goes into the next sign.

The mood does ingress into Gemini at 7:40 PM changing the tone. We have had a lot of planets in earth signs and with the moon moving into Gemini we get a little more freedom, things are not as heavy. We become more curious about things, and we may feel more talkative.

The last quarter moon perfects at 11:41 PM when the sun and moon make a square aspect. This is the waning “half-full” moon, as my husband calls it. There is so tension in this aspect but it is a regular part of life, nothing unusual. We may be at a crossroads, and the time has come to make a decision. Life is full of decisions. It’s just the way it is.

The recommended gemstone for today is citrine which helps us focus on our path to success.

The essential oil to use today is peppermint which will help us feel more directed and purposeful in our lives.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Tuesday August 23, 2016 –Sun-Venus5-PetaledAniseSeed2WEBSITE

The moon hangs in calm and tranquil Taurus all day today. Lady Luna is happy in Taurus, she feels cozy and at home here. We might too feel cozy and at home in our space during this day today.

At 11:32 AM the first aspect to the Taurus moon is a sextile from Neptune in Pisces. This is not the most motivating of aspects. Rather it helps you feel more creative or open up spiritually. It can stir your intuition too.

The last aspect today is when the moon in Taurus comes to a trine with Pluto in Capricorn at 6:43 PM. Saying Pluto usually results in some catastrophic or deep that we dig from inside ourselves but fortunately this trine is not so heavy. This aspect can actually have us feeling pleasure and desire, in particular from things in the past.

The gemstone suggestion for today is Amazonite. Amazonite, will help you with your inner feeling of calmness while allowing your heart to be open and happy.

The essential oil suggestion for today is Patchouli. Patchouli will help you feel grounded and connected to the earthy Taurus moon.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

MercuryGlobewithFlowerWEBSITE_STARLENEMonday August 22, 2016 –

It’s a day of big ideas as Mercury and Jupiter meet in the sky. This aspect peaked at 5:05 AM but will be in effect all day. Mercury and Jupiter together like to think big, they like to dream, but in Virgo these dreams must be practical and efficient. Good luck trying to balance those two things! And don’t be afraid to dream!

The moon met Uranus at 7:48 AM for a jolting wake up call this morning. We wake with a start but then the moon is void-of-course for most of the day after this aspect peaks. It is not a particularly comfortable way to start the week but get the things done that you can!

The sun moves into the sign of Virgo at 12:39 PM today. Welcome Virgo! Virgo is a harvest sign and here in the northern hemisphere we can feel summer start to wind down. Virgo is very busy since there is so much to do to prepare for winter. We must metaphorically harvest our fields and put up our stores for the leaner seasons to come. But while doing this make sure you are still enjoying the fruits of summer!

The moon enters Taurus at 5:19 PM, ending the void-of-course phase and giving us a feeling of earthy grounding energy. We may not feel very motivated today with the void-of-course moon then the moon going into Taurus but we should be able to feel centered, especially this evening under the Taurus moon. Maybe it’s time to make a list for tomorrow?

The moon makes a trine to the sun at 5:39 PM. The waning moon is still relatively large in the sky but here we have harmony and a sense of calm at heart as these two luminaries connect in earth signs.

The recommended gemstone today is jade which is known as a stone of love and fidelity. It will help you stay focused through the changing energy of the day.

The essential oil to try today is geranium which is a floral energy that helps to calm us and allows us to live in the present instead of the past or the future.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Sunday August 21, 2016 –MarsFloweronGlobe22WEBSITE

The moon is in Aries all days today so even though it is Sunday, it is a great day to be active and get things moving! The first aspect for today is when the Aries moon comes to a trine with Mars at 5:09 AM. This might have us up early and feeling cheerful and excited. Do something with yourself this morning that invigorates your soul.

The next aspect is when the Aries moon comes to a sextile with Saturn in Sagittarius at 7:43 AM. This reminds us that patience is called for to complete things. Saturn gives us the stability and stamina to accomplish whatever it is we set our hearts to, and the Aries moon says, lets go!

The last aspect for today is when the Aries moon comes to a square with Pluto in Capricorn at 4:43 PM. This can have us feeling like making demands on ourselves or others. Try to relax a little, if you feel anxious or excitable, just remember your breath. Take a deep breath in and as you exhale, release the tension.

The gemstone suggestion for today is fire agate. Fire agate will help you with connecting to the Aries moon and stabilizing the energy it harnesses.

The essential oil suggestion for today is Cinnamon. Cinnamon encourages strength and energy. It also helps us to find inner love and bring us to the realization that love, comes from within you first. (Something Aries is apt to understand) Then as you love you – others follow suit, because you radiate that love outward.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Neptune13PetalsMulti-Layers222WebsiteNIKKISaturday August 20, 2016 –

We begin the day with an opposition from the moon in Pisces to Mercury in Virgo which peaks at 6:41 AM. Our thoughts and feelings are at odds with each other. We try to convince ourselves that we don’t care about a situation but our emotions won’t let us let go of it. This is not an uncommon situation and fortunately this aspect is pretty quick so we won’t feel this way all day long.

The next aspect is another opposition, this time from the moon to Jupiter peaking at 8:21 AM. Often this aspect has up “overdoing” something, and that something often involves our own comfort. So, for example we have two donuts at work from the office kitchen instead of just one, or we splurge on an fancy coffee to get our morning started. We don’t need to do these things but we feel they may help us feel better. If donuts and coffee isn’t your thing you may find something else to try to “comfort” you. Just be aware of the tendency and indulge if you think it won’t do any harm!

After that last aspect peaks the moon is void-of-course for a good chunk of the day. This means it is best to focus on things previously started or otherwise routine tasks. It is not considered a good time to begin new projects. Kind of a lazy day until the moon moves into the next sign.

The moon moves into Aries at 3:18 PM kick starting us back into action after the Pisces void-of-course moon up until now. Time to get moving! Time to get going! And don’t forget to have fun doing it!

The recommended gemstone for the day is amber which simultaneously calms any anxieties we feel while also giving us a brighter, more sunny energy.

The essential oil to try today is carnation which aids in enhancing our sense of self-worth.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Friday August 19, 2016 – Neptune13PetalsMulti-LayersWEBSITEnikki

The moon is active today and many aspects to talk about, she is also in the sign of Pisces all day today. So today may have a dreamy, artsy sort of energy to it. The first aspect for today is when the moon in Pisces makes a square with Mars in Sagittarius. This can have us up late, with some emotional thinking going on. Try to relax and meditate, or at least get that energy out so you can have a decent nights sleep.

The next aspect is when the Pisces moon comes to a square with Saturn in Sagittarius at 5:19 AM. This has us feeling disciplines and serious. It is a good way to start the Friday, to get the work done so we can move on to the weekend.

The next aspect is when the moon comes to a conjunction with Neptune in Pisces at 7:21 AM. This aspect has us feeling very sensitive and also distracted. It is almost the opposite of the previous aspect, so you might notice a fluctuation of feelings this morning.

This afternoon the moon in Pisces comes to a sextile with Pluto in Capricorn at 2:33 PM. This can bring about some intense feelings and deep conversations. This aspect only lasts a few hours on each side of the peak so it is fleeting.

The last aspect is when the Pisces moon comes to an opposition with Venus in Virgo at 6:24 PM. This can have our emotions feeling excessive and some drama pop up too. Try not to be too hard on yourself or others during this time.

The gemstone suggestion for today is Rose Quartz. Rose Quartz has us feeling connected to our heart and will soften any hard edges of the day.

The essential oil suggestion for today is Bay Laurel. Bay Laurel helps with wisdom and clears confusion away. It is one of the essential oils that brings you closer to the angelic realms too.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

MoonOverlappingStars2WEBSITEnikkiThursday August 18, 2016 –

Today is a big deal. We have the first of a set of three eclipses starting off the latest “eclipse season”. Eclipses usually happen in pairs but this season we have a set of three.

1) August 18 Full Moon Lunar Eclipse at 27 degrees Aquarius
2) September 1 New Moon Solar Eclipse at 10 degrees Virgo
3) September 16 Full Moon Lunar Eclipse at 25 degrees Pisces

Eclipse season is a time of great change, especially when it “hits” something in your chart, a personal planet or an angle most strongly. Eclipses can manifest change in your life immediately or up to six months in the future, longer if it is a very strong eclipse. More on today’s eclipse later …

Onto the first aspect of the day which is a trine from the moon to Uranus at 2:50 AM. This is an energetic aspect but if you are sleeping it may bring unusual dreams. Otherwise it can help to give you energy, both physical and mental energy.

At 5:26 AM the full moon lunar eclipse peaks. A full moon is an opposition of the sun (now in Leo) and the moon (now in Aquarius). Often we feel the push-pull with another person during oppositions. Sometimes it shows up as an internal opposition … we may become aware that we want two opposing things in our lives and cannot have them both, There is tension here and heightened awareness. The opposition also will fall in two houses of your natal chart and these are the areas of your life that will be most affected by this full moon. If you do not know your chart we can help you to know where this is occurring and how it may affect you. Generally Leo is about “me” whereas Aquarius is about “us” so the tension you are dealing with may have to do with how I fit into the greater whole, or how the greater whole may limit personal expression. This is course is just one example. There are many ways it can manifest.

The Sabian Symbol for 27 Aquarius is “An Ancient Pottery Bowl Filled With Fresh Violets”. This symbol has us thinking about the merging pf the past with the present. The merging of the old with the new. It also has us thinking about how we can add beauty into our life to give it more freshness.

After the full moon peaks the moon is void-of-course for a few hours. We can finish up lingering tasks but wait until the moon moves into the next sign to start anything new.

The moon does move into the sign of Pisces at 12:34 PM shifting the mood of the day from electric to more mellow. Moon in Pisces wants to go with the flow. It can be a sensitive moon sign, so listen to your inner guidance and pay attention to intuition.

A great stone to work with today is Amethyst which helps you deal with life from a place of healing and wisdom. Such calming energy aids in getting through strong energy days like this full moon.

The recommended essential oil for today is grapefruit which helps bring refreshing, wholesome energy into your day. Instant mood boost and energy boost!

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Wednesday August 17, 2016 –Pluto18PetalsMulti-Layers2WEBSITE

Today is a quieter day in the sky, and a good day to prepare yourself for the full moon in Aquarius tomorrow. If ever there was a time when the luna-tics were out, it would be under the full moon in Aquarius! Read more about that in tomorrow’s tapestry.

The first aspect that happens today is when the moon in Aquarius comes to a sextile with Saturn in Sagittarius at 1:21 AM. This is a nice aspect that makes it easy to feel stable and secure, especially if seeking advise from another person. It is a quick moving aspect though, so you might just soundly sleep right through it!

The next aspect is a bigger event, it is when Venus in Virgo comes to a trine with Pluto in Capricorn at 10:17 PM. This can equate to romance and happiness on the positive side. On the negative side we might feel obsessive about the things we love, even thinking about old lovers or people of the past is something that might cross our minds today. Just make sure if you catch yourself being a little “love-crazy” that it is something built in reality and not in a straw house. As you know the Big Bad Wolf can huff and puff and blow the whole thing down if not! This aspect peaks in the evening but it will be felt all day today and some of tomorrow as well.

The gemstone suggestion for today is Onyx. Onyx is associated with energy, strength and courage. It has a power to resist temptation, especially in regards to love – when that particular love is not healthy for you.

The essential oil suggestion for today is Bergamot. Bergamot assists with joy, strength and balance. It will help you keep your spirits high today and your heart in a positive balance.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Tuesday August 16, 2016 –UranusSpiralCircle2WEBSITEnikki

The moon moves from Capricorn to Aquarius at 7:52 AM letting us start the out with a fresh energy. Aquarius moon marches to a different beat and likes to do things their own way. Aquarius can be revolutionary, rebellious and surprising, or kindhearted, helpful and communicative, depending on the moment. But always quirky!

Furthering the Aquarian energy of the day the sun in Leo makes a trine to Uranus in Aries which perfects at 4:23 PM. Even though this peaks at that time we should feel this energy all day long. In astrology many people believe that Uranus is the modern ruler of the sign of Aquarius, so the sun-Uranus trine promotes an Aquarian sort of energy. I liken this of the sun-Uranus combo as a beat that gets stuck in your head that has you dancing your way down the street and humming and singing to yourself. This should help us feel upbeat, and also help us feel like doing something different today. Be spontaneous! Feel like jumping in a fountain? Do it, as long as you don’t get arrested for it! Or feel like going and spending the day flying a kite? Go for it.

The last aspect of the day is a sextile from the moon to Mars which peaks at 6:50 PM. If you haven’t exercised yet today you should do it! This aspect gives us lots of energy and the motivation to get out and accomplish our goals so use it to your advantage!

A great stone to work with today is tiger eye which helps to balance the light and the dark within us.

The recommended essential oil is lavender which helps us remain calm when things do not go as we might wish them to go. Lavender is great for relaxation, easing tension, and even for alleviating headaches.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Monday August 15, 2016 –Jupiter11PetaledFlower222WEBSITEnikki

The moon is in business minded Capricorn all day today. This is a great way to start the work week and tend to all of the things that you need to concerning work. Capricorn moon is not so emotional, but it sure does know how to get the job done. So if you have tasks that need to be completed. Put your focus on those things and get the job done!

The first aspect is the monthly aspect when the moon and Pluto come to a conjunction in Capricorn at 5:04 AM. This Is a great morning to wake up early, have some quiet time with yourself and contemplate the things that you want to get accomplished this week. Pluto brings out that which is inside of us, and the moon helps motivate that from within. So if you are not living the “perfect” life for yourself, now is a good time to take some steps in that direction. You will have the insight, motivation and drive to do so.

The next aspect is when the Capricorn moon comes to a trine with Mercury in Virgo at 2:59 PM. This gives us an opportunity to make some decisions for ourselves and get moving on them. You may also feel quite persuasive towards others during this time to see things your way.

In the evening the Capricorn moon comes to a square with Uranus in Aries at 9:41 PM. This can have us feeling restless and have our minds going 100 miles an hour. Give yourself some time to think about things if you feel the need, but if you catch yourself reeling, stop and calm yourself down with meditation or some form of spiritual practice. Contemplation is great, but when it becomes something negative and we get stuck in it, that is when we realize we need to change.

The last aspect for today is when the moon in Capricorn comes to a trine with Jupiter in Virgo at 10:45 PM. We could be feeling quite impractical during this time, with some inflated hopes. We also might find ourselves standing in front of the fridge looking for something excessive to eat. Drink a big glass of water and have a piece of fruit instead of eating something you might regret in the morning.

The gemstone suggestion for today is rutilated quartz. Rutilated Quartz calms the mind and bring harmony and happiness to whoever is holding it, has it near or wears it. It will help you feel balanced today as the energies of the day do tend to fluctuate quite a bit!

The essential oil suggestion for today is Eucalyptus. Eucalyptus is wonderful when connecting with the Capricorn moon, it helps us with balance and concentration. It haws a woody scent and is encourages emotional balances too. It helps to awaken our spirits to our own healing powers too.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Earth-NeptunePinWheel13Spokes2222WEBSITESunday August 14, 2016 –

First thing today the moon makes her way into Capricorn at 12:11 AM setting the tone for the day. Moon in Capricorn likes to focus on practicalities. It is a good time to look at goals and set plans into motion. Capricorn moon is much more comfortable dealing with things in the real world than in the emotional realm that the moon usually rules.

The big aspect of the day is an opposition from Venus in Virgo to Neptune in Pisces peaking at 1:03 PM. Talk about rose colored glasses shattering into little bits of disillusion … well, maybe it is not quite that bad. But Venus is not comfortable in Virgo, in fact, she can be quite critical, so when she sees how her life is not living up to her ideals (Neptune in Pisces) she may feel a bit disappointed. But honestly the best way to use this is either for pure fantasy … read a good book or better yet paint a picture or work on your own art. Imagination and dreams are an important part of life … use them in your favor. Let them work for you instead of working against you. Sometimes it is true that we want something we cannot have … this is true for everyone at some point in their lives, but look at it as a part of being human instead of a source of disappointment.

The next two aspects we have echo the previous one. First the moon makes a sextile to Neptune at 9:14 PM then follows with a trine to Venus at 10:07 PM. This translation of light from Neptune to Venus via the moon simply helps to extend to earlier Venus-Neptune aspect, but it is like the moon is helping us deal with it better. The moon is our emotional state the and sextile and trine are both positive, supportive aspects that help us come to terms with the realizations we have had relating to the Venus-Neptune opposition. Maybe we can’t have things both ways but we can figure out a good middle ground.

An essential oil to try to help encourage and support your dreams is helichrysum.

The recommended gemstone for today is Angelite which helps with balancing and will assist in offsetting any uncomfortable feelings we might have based on the strong opposition today.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Saturday August 13, 2016 – SaturnMetalOrnamentNikkiWEBSITE

Today is a powerful day with Saturn turning station direct. We might experience an internal shift, but not necessarily one that is extremely noticeable (although it could be). Chances are it is more like something shifts around today, that unfolds in time. We also have lot of other aspect going on to read on….

The first aspect is when the moon in Sagittarius makes a square to Merucry in Scorpio at 12:59 AM. This can have us feeling a bit restless or indecisive, but no need to worry as this is a lunar aspect that will not last all that long. Learn to ride the wave!

The next aspect is when Saturn turns from its retrograde phase into its direct (forward moving stage). Of course Saturn doesn’t really move backwards in the sky when it is retrograde it is just an optical illusion from our geocentric (earthly) perspective. When Saturn is in his retrograde phase its not really like many events such as hen Mercury retrograde phase is. The reason being is because Saturn is an outer planet and moves quite slowly, but on the days surrounding the actual retrograde and direct motion — are the days that it is the most powerful.

When this happens, a lot of times we can feel the symptoms of Saturn. I say symptoms because I don’t believe that all of the symptoms are something everyone feels. We do all feel Saturn retrograde and direct times, but it does not always translate the same for everyone. Especially, depending on how Saturn is connected to your actual birth chart. The function of Saturn that is the underlying energy of all of Saturn’s symptoms; are bringing things back to reality, and things that last past death. That could mean a lot of things, we might find ourselves moving, coming home from vacation, contemplating switching jobs, starting a serious romance, starting to get serious about your health or even eating better. Many of these things can be Saturn direct things. As you can kind of tell they are all things that are real things us humans do, in the “real” world. So as Saturn is in its retrograde phase, we tell you that you might think about your structure of your life, a lot more than actually taking part into doing those things. That’s a great way to honor Saturn and take the last 5 months that Saturn was retrograde for. Not that it is direct you can start to apply those things that will structurally make your life better.

If you didn’t consciously think about the structure of your life during this time. All is not lost. You might have unconsciously had thoughts like, is this the job I want to do? Is this the relationship that is good for me? Am I being really honest with myself? Think about it a little bit today. And as Saturn starts to move forward, ask yourself, how can you put some new stronger and more “real” structure in your life. Do things in the coming weeks as Saturn speeds up that will reinforce what you are at the core.

At 7:05 AM the moon in Sagittarius comes to a trine with the sun in Leo. This starts the morning off with a nice energy, especially with those of the opposite sex. It would be a nice morning to stay cuddled in bed with your sweetie. Likewise its a great time to feel balance between yourself and your emotions!

Next Venus in Virgo comes to a square with Saturn in Sagittarius at 10:31 AM. This aspect lasts most of the day, so be prepared for it. It could mean we have a bit of passion that comes out and is not necessarily the sweet kind. We might fell sarcastic with our loved ones or even a little feisty. If you know it is going to feel this way, then take heed and make sure you know you don’t go over the edge with it! This can be a fun aspect, but it can also be hard if the other person is being too sensitive.

The next aspect is when the Sagittarius moon comes to a trine with Uranus at 1:28 PM. This is a nice aspect that can have us feeling quite original. We might even come to a space where we are influential towards others.

The last aspect of the day is when the Sagittarius moon comes to a square with Jupiter in Virgo at 1:37 PM. This can have us feeling impractical and excessive. Sometimes we might want to dull that feeling with some extra goodies we want to eat but shouldn’t. Especially those with strong moon energies in their chart, because the moon is where we feel comfortable and the moon is in a stressful aspect to Jupiter, that might have us reaching for the cookie jar. Moderation is always key!

The essential oil suggestion for today is Juniper Berry. Juniper berry is lovely for opening the heart chakra and calming frayed nerves. It also is connected to the lovely Sagittarius moon!

The gemstone suggestion for today is Charoite. Charoite helps us integrate mental and spiritual development. Although Saturn is not known for its spiritual-ness it does help us develop it into our lives in a practical way. Charoite is also helpful for that integration.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Sun-Venus5-PetaledAniseSeedWEBSITEnikkiFriday August 12, 2016 –

The moon is in adventurous Sagittarius today and begins by making a square to Venus is Virgo which peaks at 5:58 AM. This combo feels like the desire to escape criticism. If you feel like some of your friends are not always supportive, or that they tend to criticize you, this aspect could bring that feeling out. I think the way to balance this aspect is to know when to walk away … not from the friendship but from a conversation that isn’t going well, as one example. Sagittarius says it is okay to walk away while Virgo would like us to figure out a better solution to make our relationships function in a more supportive way. This aspect can help you do both, one at a time.

Next up the moon conjoins Saturn in Sagittarius which peaks at 8:51 AM. This aspect probably has us thinking about our responsibilities and how even though we might like to shirk them that we should probably take care of them after all. Sometimes responsibilities can feel like a burden but when we handle them they turn into a source of support for our well-being.

The moon next makes a square to Neptune which perfects at 11:39 AM. There is a dreamy quality to this aspect. We may feel out imagination more active than usual. This can be used for our benefit but the warning here is that sometimes we can live in a fantasy instead of using our imagination to support our reality.

The recommended gemstone for today is pearl which helps to enhance our personal integrity.

Staying with the idea of increasing our integrity and strength of character the essential oil cedarwood will also assist in this area.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Thursday August 11, 2016 –Earth-VenZoomedStarNetworkWEBSITE2nikki

Today is a split lunar day, starting with the moon in Scorpio until the afternoon when she moves into the sign of Sagittarius. The moon in Scorpio brings out some deep emotions that can be kind of raw. Especially the closer to the ingression of the moon into Sagittarius, we might feel especially rough. Be patient with yourself today, especially in the morning.

The Scorpio moon makes a sextile to Jupiter in Virgo at 1:22 AM. This is a nice energy that has us feeling cheerful and cooperative. After this aspect perfects Lady Luna moves into her 12 hour void-of-course phase. The void-of-course phase is a great time to work on what is already there – not starting new things. It is also a wonderful time to connect with Spirit and even take time to care for yourself.

At 1:24 PM the moon moved into the sign of Sagittarius. This will be like a huge sigh of relief to many of us. Those last few degrees of Scorpio can be quite heavy and deep for a lot of us. Sagittarius moon is carefree, fun and wants to explore the world in either a philosophical way or even actual travel. If you can’t actually travel, thinking about your next vacation is not a bad idea!

The last aspect is when the moon conjuncts with Mars both in Sagittarius at 9:04 PM. Even though this is evening time for lots of us, we will feel active and want to keep things fresh. A good way to handle this energy is work out or expend your energy on finishing tasks that you may have already started.

The essential oil suggestion for today is Lemon. Lemon helps to life the spirit and bring a positive focus on things at hand.

The gemstone suggestion for today is Purpurite. Purpurite is a great gemstone to help you feel like you are on top of your game. The Scorpio moon sometimes has us feeling a bit beat up and Purpurite will help sooth that energy and bring out the fun of the Sagittarius moon when Lady Luna makes her ingression.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Wednesday August 10, 2016 –Jup-SatCircleofScrolls2WEBSITEnikki

The all day long Scorpio moon starts off with a sextile to trickster Mercury at 6:47 AM. The Scorpio moon is often challenged by a depth of feeling that most if not all other signs would find incredibly uncomfortable, but making this aspect to Mercury it seems to help make sense of our feelings.

Next up the moon makes a sextile to Pluto at 8:05 AM. Again we have something that could be otherwise troublesome receiving a moment of grace and understanding. Pluto and Scorpio have very similar energies. Many astrologers consider Pluto to be the modern ruler of the sign of Scorpio, so strong is the affinity. Here the urge to delve into the depths supports our emotional well-being.

The first quarter moon peaks at 2:21 PM. This is a square between the sun and the moon and the moon appears “half full”. This is a normal part of the monthly lunar cycle and it is often considered a time when you “turn the corner” on an issue. So take a look at your life and see if there is room for you to “turn the corner” on an outstanding issue.

Mercury makes a supportive trine to Pluto which peaks at 7:23 PM but should be felt all day long. Mercury-Pluto is like a detective, getting to the bottom of mysteries and solving problems. Mercury in Virgo is already interested in making things work better and for life to become more efficient and Pluto can help out here by uncovering some hidden issues that were preventing optimal efficiency. Take advantage of this aspect and enjoy it!

The recommended gemstone for today is sapphire which helps us embrace joy and peace by removing unwanted negative thoughts. This internal purging is also supported by the Mercury-Pluto trine and Scorpio moon.

Sandalwood is the essential oil to use today which helps us trust the process of life and our spiritual connectedness which we all need at times and is highly supported energy for today.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Tuesday August 9, 2016 –Earth-JupTapestrywith11Twists2WEBSITE

Just past midnight at 12:51 the moon ingresses into the sign of Scorpio. Even though Scorpio is a water sign and the moon is also of the water element, the moon is not so happy in Scorpio. The moon in Scorpio has us all being little investigators, we want to get to the bottom of thing and know why things are the way they are. This isn’t so bad, just do not take it to the nth degree or you might drive yourself a little crazy! The moon in Scorpio is intense and driven, so you might be feeling both those things while Lady Luna passes through this sign. She hangs out in Scorpio until Thursday when she moves into the sign of Sagittarius.

The first aspect for today is when the Scorpio moon comes to a sextile with Venus in Virgo at 10:43 AM. This is a harmonious energy that is cheerful and chills the Scorpio moon’s intensity down a bit. We might even feel affectionate towards others during this time.

A little later on in the evening the Scorpio moon comes to a trine with Neptune in Pisces at 11:37 PM. This has us feeling quite intuitive and perceptive. We may also feel quite creative, but if it is late at night for you. Then meditation might be the way to express this energy. Connecting with Spirit is a great way to use this energy!

The gemstone suggestion for today is Amethyst. Amethyst is a wonderful stone for creating harmony and helping you feel balanced and calm. It is also known as the stone of sobriety, so if that Neptune/Moon trine has you reaching for some substance to “fog out” then hold onto to amethyst and you will reach much higher dimensions than if you were to turn to any substance that alters your perception.

The essential oil suggestion for today is Geranium. Geranium oil helps with easing symptoms of stress, so if you feel stressed today this is not only a lovely scent, but a great stress reliever too!

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Mercury-MarsNetworkingWEBSITEMonday August 8, 2016 –

It’s a quite day in the sky. The Libra moon makes one aspect, an opposition to Uranus in Aries which peaks at 1:41 PM. This is somewhat discordant. We feel off kilter. The best way to handle this energy is by doing something unusual and spontaneous yourself, like deciding to shake things up a bit. But this is only a lunar aspect to the energy does not last too long. If you do feel unsettled know that this will pass soon enough. If it does not pass we are here to help.

After this aspect peaks the moon is void-of-course the rest of the day. During the void-of-course moon it is best to finish up old, uncompleted tasks, or to work on routine, everyday tasks. If you try to start something new nothing will come of it, or so goes the old saying.

A great stone to work with today is tiger eye which helps to balance the light and the dark within us. Since Libra is also about balance this stone helps us embrace the energy.

The recommended essential oil is lavender which helps us remain calm when things do not go as we might wish them to go. Lavender is great for relaxation, easing tension, and even for alleviating headaches.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Sunday August 6, 2016 – Sun-NeptuneVisionaryLight2WEBSITEnikki

Lady Luna is in Libra all day today, promoting a peaceful day that is centered around justice, understanding and connecting with others. The first aspect for today is when the moon in Libra makes a sextile with Saturn in Sagittarius at 8:19 AM. This kicks off Sunday morning with a good vibe to get some tasks completed around the house in a positive way. Get out in the garden or mow the grass if that is your thing, do something that will take you some time to watch grow and last past just a fleeting moment of say, sitting and watching television. The television will always be there but Saturn will not always give us that push to do something like this. This is also a very good time to seek out advise from others if you have something weighing on your mind. So if you are in need for a reading, seek one of us out!

Next Mercury in Virgo comes to an opposition with Neptune in Pisces at 11:19 AM. This can have out minds wandering and not thinking so clearly. Neptune’s function is to bring us to our highest ideals, and in an opposition with Mercury we might not notice or see others as clearly as we should.Gossip and scandal’s may seem appeasing to you now, try to loo past that and just live in the moment.

The Libra moon comes to a square with Pluto in Capricorn at 7:38 PM. This has us feeling a bit compulsive about the things that are in our heart. Try to take it easy on yourself, and others during this time, as this is a fleeting lunar aspect!

The last aspect for today is when the Libra moon comes to a sextile with the sun in Leo at 8:29 PM. We might feel motivated to doing something at this time, especially with someone of the opposite sex. if you chose to use this energy to your advantage, you can accomplish many tasks in a small amount of time!

The gemstone suggestion for today is Aragonite. Aragonite helps to connect others together and is a lovely gemstone for helping us realize that everyone and everything in the universe is intertwined. Much like the butterfly flapping is wings on the other side of the world creates or enhances a windstorm on the other side of the world. Aragonite reminds us that we are all one, living on this earth together.

The essential oil suggestion for today is Frankincense. Frankincense will help you to make more definitive decisions (something the Libra moon is not so great at). It also helps to deflect stress and reduce the cortisol in our bodies, the stress hormone. It has the power to connect you with Spirit too, so maybe use some during your down time today or when meditating.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Venus-MarsFinsandFansWEBSITEnikkiSaturday August 6, 2016 –

We start the day with a conundrum. Mercury squares Saturn at 9:17 AM and this is a problem. Hopefully Mercury’s quick thinking and Saturn’s tenacity can help us to solve the issue! This aspect is incredibly good for finding practical solutions to ongoing, everyday problems, so take advantage of it!

The moon makes her ingress into Libra at 12:56 PM. Libra moon is diplomatic, balancing and appreciates art. If you can do something to bring more beauty into your life today the Libra moon will love that!

The Libra moon makes a supportive sextile to Mars in Sagittarius which perfects at 4:06 PM. This is like going to coffeehouse to listen to a philosophical reading. It is a good energy for light socializing and for looking at things from all perspectives.

Sweet Venus makes a square to fiery Mars which peaks at 8:20 PM. Sparks fly! Attraction is electric! Eyes meet from across the room and the chemistry is palpable. There is something very sensual about this aspect, and even if you don’t have a lover there are other ways this might play out. We may have a great workout that challenges us to set a new personal best. We may do something indulgent and enjoy every second of it! Don’t be lazy here … take a risk!

The recommended essential oil for today is jasmine which is known to be an aphrodisiac.

The gemstone to work with today is turquoise which is good for encouraging more spontaneity in romance.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Friday August 5, 2016 –MercuryDynamicXJapaneseWEBSITENikki

Today is a Virgo day, the moon is in Virgo all day and Venus ingresses into Virgo late in the morning. This is a great day to organize the little things, clean your home or even pay bills or do things that are everyday little tasks that you need to complete.

The Virgo moon comes to an opposition with Neptune in Pisces at 12:57 AM. It may be difficult for us to trust our intuition at this point. Check in with one of us if you have a pressing decision to make and are not 100% sure which path to take.

The Virgo moon comes a trine with Pluto in Capricorn at 8:54 AM. This is a nice energy where you may notice yourself feeling pleasurable or even romantic. Go ahead, tell your sweetie how much they mean to you!

Venus makes her ingress into the sign of Virgo at 11:27 AM. This is where Venus feels disconcerting about the art and beauty around her. Virgo has a very analytical side and is wonderful at helping you see the fine details of things. Just remember not to be critical of your love or even your art during this time. The difficulty of Virgo energy is that passion to do things in a positive way, might make it feel criticizing towards others. Venus stays in Virgo until August 29th.

The last aspect for today is when the Virgo moon comes to a conjunction with Jupiter also in Virgo at 11:30 PM. This might have you standing in front of the refrigerator wanting something sweet to eat. Prepare a healthy snack for yourself earlier in the day like a pear or strawberries instead of overindulging.

The gemstone suggestion for today is Agate. Agate comes in many types, and any will do, especially Moss Agate. All agates will help you feel grounded and connected to the earth & Virgo energy for the day.

The essential oil suggestion for today is Chamomile. Chamomile is a great essential oil to help clean your body of toxins and reduce any nervous energy.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Thursday August 4, 2016Sun-Venus5-PetaledAniseSeed2WEBSITE

We begin the day with a beautiful connection between the moon and Venus that peaks at 12:09 PM. These two planets are both in Leo and have us feeling full of beautiful ideas. We might think about beauty or even decorating your surroundings during this time. Although the peak of this aspect falls on the heels of the void-of-course moon, you might feel like relaxing and even getting some sleep after this aspect peaks. A good evenings sleep is the best cure to all that woes us that is for sure.

The next aspect is when the moon moves into the sign of Virgo at 3:34 AM. You might actually notice yourself up earlier than usual because this discerning and active minded planet might have our mind reeling.

The aspect following this ingression of the moon is when the moon comes to a square with Mars in Sagittarius at 4:43 AM. This can have us feeling emotional and over thinking situations.WE might also feel impulsive at this time, so if you do find yourself coming to that space with yourself. Try to channel this energy in a positive light, where you get up and do some exercise early or something.

In the evening the Virgo moon comes to a conjunction with Mercury in Virgo also, this peaks at 5:44 PM. This is a time when we might be analyzing things we said in the past and reeling over them in the present moment. This is a good time practice living in the now.

The last aspect is when the Virgo moon comes to a square with Saturn in Sagittarius at 10:02 PM. This has us feeling more disciplines and serious. We might get things together for ourselves for tomorrow if we feel so inclined.

A great stone to use today is hematite which encourages us to attain peace in our inner and outer lives.

The essential oil suggestion for today is Amber. Amber has a sweet vibration to it. It will open your heart up wide!

All times are in Eastern US Time.

MoonPricklyBallLessDense2StarleneWednesday August 3, 2016 –

It is a relatively calm day in the Heavens above. After yesterdays New Moon in Leo, today is almost a free day with only one aspect!

The moon remains in Leo all days today. Leo moon is known for its dramatic and theatrical energies. Leo moon has us seeking attention, the only thing is, you should seek the attention of those things and people that actually matter and not just seek attention for attentions sake. Also keeping the drama to a level of normalcy is not a bad idea either!

The Leo moon comes to a trine with Uranus in Aries this evening at 5:23 PM. This can have us feeling like bringing the past back to the forefront of your present moment. The thing is, that the past is the past, and the now is the now and they are not the same. Try your best to live in the present moment at this time, it will help you in the long run.

The gemstone suggestion for today is clear quartz. Clear Quartz will give clarity and help you with keeping the dramatic energy down.

The essential oil suggestion for today is sage. Sage is wonderful at clearing out the old and making room for the new!

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Tuesday August 2, 2016 – MarsFloweronGlobe2WEBSITENIKKI

It’s a brand new day! Mars finally moves back into Sagittarius at 1:49 PM today and what a relief! Mars did start his retrograde cycle in Sagittarius back in April and is not clear of the “shadow” for another three weeks but it feels good to move on from Scorpio! Mars in Sagittarius is ready to get out there and go on a new adventure. Both Mars and Sagittarius are fiery energies so it feels good to be active, to explore, to take some risks again! Try to find what activates your own inner fire and then do more of that!

At 2:47 PM we have the moon in Leo making a trine to Saturn in Sagittarius. This is about emotional support. It is about creating structure to make you feel better. Some of us need our finances in order to feel emotionally safe, others need someone to talk to about their lives. Whatever you need to feel safe it is a good time to look into making that part of your life more stable.

The new moon in Leo occurs at 4:44 PM. This is a great time to clear your home and environment and enjoy the pleasant energies that surround you. Make some new choices about yourself and where you would like to be during this time. Dust off the old and welcome the new. The moon is in a cazimi, (not all new moons are). A Cazimi means that the moon is very close to the center of the sun. This cazimi is usable 1/2 before and 1/2 after the sun moon conjunction. This is an auspicious time to set intentions for the next month and longer term goals for the next 6 months.

The gemstone suggestion for today is peridot. Peridot is a great gemstone to connect you with the Leo energies and help you in aid of manifestation.

The essential oil suggestion for today is May Chang. May Chang is a wonderful essential oil for helping you understand that you are the alchemist of your own life. If you do not have any on hand, you might work with Rosewood, it will help you open your heart chakra (Leo governs the heart in Medical Astrology). Rosewood will allow the flow of the universal love to pass lovingly through you.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Monday August 1, 2016 –

And then there is August!Jup-Sat2SpinningWheels2WEBSITESTARLENE

Venus trines Uranus at 12:09 AM, and although this is early in the morning for many of us. This lasts pretty much the whole day. This is a sweet aspect that can bring about surprises in love. We might find someone that we were not interested in before, suddenly – there is a spark. Or we may just “happen” to bump into someone that turns out to be a romantic interest.

The moon in Cancer comes to a sextile with Jupiter at 7:25 AM. This starts Monday morning off on a cheerful note. We feel happy and are quite cooperative.

Next The Cancer moon comes to a square with Uranus at 11:31 AM. This can cause some eccentricity and make us feel spacey. Uranus is not know for its focus, its more a live-in-the-now sort of energy so do your best to practice living in the present moment while this aspect is passing.

The sun comes to a trine with Saturn at 1:49 PM. This is very good for dealing with things that should be dealt with. If you need get your act together in some way, use this energy to make a new start for yourself and straighten yourself up.

The Cancer moon comes to a trine with Mars in Scorpio at 8:44 PM. We feel harmonious and cheerful during this transit. This is also an exciting aspect, but right after it perfects the moon transitions into her void-of-course phase. William Lily, an ancient astrologer does say that the void-of-course moon performith somewhat when it is in the sign of Cancer though. So you might not notice such a lull in the energies of the day.

The moon doesn’t stay in the void-of-course phase for very long though because at 9:12 PM she moves into the sign of Leo. Leo is a gregarious sign that is happy to be on stage. Leo moon likes to show off, but remember underneath that actor is a shy streak too.

The gemstone for today is Carnelian. Carnelian will help to energize you and bring awareness to the self.

The essential oil for today is Garlic. Garlic might not sound like the most pleasant of scents to some but it is a deep heart opener and will help you release any pent up energies.

All times are in Eastern US Time.

Namaste & until tomorrow!

Your Rock Star Astrologers ~ Starlene Breiter and Nikki Rich

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