Astro Vibrational Tapestry Report
by Starlene Breiter and Nikki Rich
Friday August 26, 2016 -
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.
Namaste & until tomorrow!
Your Rock Star Astrologers ~ Nikki Rich and Starlene Breiter
Astrologer, Reiki Master, tarot reader, and so much more!