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Planet Weather for the Week of August 26, 2007
SkyWatch – Moon phase of the week: 8/28 -- The Moon reaches perfect fullness at
6:35 AM EDT at 4 degrees of Pisces. This is just after moonset on the East
Coast but the eclipsing Moon (see below) will be still above the western
horizon over the central and western U.S. Skywatching event of the week (and
the month): 8/28 -- Coincident with the Moon reaching perfect fullness this
month, there will also be a total lunar eclipse during this Full Moon. Portions
of the eclipse will be visible from most parts of
Knowing when VOC Moons occur is a key to planning your astrological week!
The Void-of-course (VOC) Moon is a kind of limbo. As it reaches the end of a sign, the Moon makes no major aspect to another planet before it enters the next sign. VOC is best for less outcome-oriented activity, since VOC often means detours, distractions, or delays. If you want specific outcomes or if timeliness is critical, choose another time if possible. VOC is best for processing, imagining, creating, and open-ended activities, like parties, research, or cleaning your desk/closet for instance! It is said that when a new action is initiated during VOC, “nothing will come of it,” or energies go in unplanned directions, which may not necessarily be negative.
This week – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday are the most active energetically and potentially most productive days (depending on what you’re doing!) Keep in mind the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse of 8/28/07 may cause some distractions. On 8/27/07, the Moon is VOC/Aquarius from 9:23PM to 10:34PM EDT – on 8/29/07, VOC/Pisces from 6:22PM to 12:25AM EDT (8/30/07) – on 9/1/07, VOC/Aries from 1:16AM EDT to 1:35AM EDT.
The following planetary energy patterns flavor the day and are felt or experienced often hours before and after their exact culmination. They remain effective, certainly until the next major planetary pattern comes along to shift the energy.
Mercury in mutable, earth Virgo opposes (180deg.) Uranus in mutable, water Pisces @ 17deg. on 8/28/07 @ 3:38PM EDT. Mercury opposes Uranus on the same day as the dreamy and often confusing Piscean Full Moon. Expect an amazing insight (or two!), or something that shocks you into a new and truer version of yourself. Thinking out of the box will bring you to other levels of integration and meaning. Take the high road when it comes to interpersonal conflicts. Forge solutions via the big picture, keep the ego at bay, and enjoy the grace of compassionate understanding.
Full Moon in Pisces – Every year around this time there is a Full Moon in Pisces, and so this is the time to re-dream for the coming year. As you might know, the Full Moon indicates a completion of expression. It’s the time of flowering and flourishing. This is a perfect Moon to meditate and attune yourself to whatever moves your soul energy the most, and then follow those threads to wherever they lead. Every Full Moon allows some “far-seeing,” which is an old term for insight or precognition. A Piscean Full Moon is even more conducive to divining the future via energy feelings and moods that you may tap into during this time. Of course, this means you need to make yourself available to receive more subtle messages, best accomplished during quiet and reflective times. If you search the ethers of your being during this Full Moon you may find a closure, an ending to an emotional cycle, and a new beginning will appear in the approach to the next Full Moon, in Aries.
Lunar Eclipse @ 4deg. Pisces. We are in eclipse season and this Full
Moon is also a Lunar Eclipse. In two weeks, we’ll have a Solar Eclipse (at the
New Moon) in Virgo. Eclipses emphasize degrees of the Zodiac and if they make
intimate contact with your chart via planets or angles, then life will unfold
in a big way over the next year (in particular) according to the planet(s)
involved. Check with a professional astrologer for specific details pertaining
to your chart contacts. Piscean issues involve the soul and spirituality, of
both people and the environment. A Pisces dilemma is often a form of pollution
and consequently the need to purge, sift, and refine. Pisces is a very porous
water sign and too easily absorbs negative environmental influences and the
emotions of others. If Pisces is accentuated in your chart, it is, therefore,
vital to pay attention to what is influencing your life at any given time and
to use the opposite sign, Virgo, to balance.