from Sandra Helton
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Celestial Compass for August 19-25, 2019
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The Turning of the Celestial Wheel is Timely with Reason and Ways to Manage Your Everyday Life and Make Wise Decisions … The Sun Moves into Virgo

​Virgo is the sixth sign of the zodiac and while representing everyday life, tending to necessities, health and in general the mundane world it’s also energy of a soul mate’s secrets and where you feel obligated toward fulfillment as service during the lifetime depending where it falls in each birth chart. This is the sign of sensitivity to the world around you and how you manifest ailments and manage energy. The world in unison follows closely to Virgo rays as manifesting areas in life pertaining to the medical profession and mass work involvement such as factories. While the Sun is there from August 23 until September 23 there is more activity in those areas across the world and for each individually. 

On Wednesday Venus begins its transit through this sign lasting until September 14 joining Mars so there’s a concentration of this energy affecting all areas related such as occupations governed and areas of life that includes nursing, caretaking, teaching, all health practitioners and laborers in all capacities. Reaching to the higher energy also available evolves it. Conflict, stress, obligation and anything relating to nerves and continuation through life feels the pressure to follow-through while finding ways to cope and make everyday life peaceful and harmonious.

Times - Eastern Daylight Zone.

Monday, August 19, 2019
Moon in Aries

​Good communication results from the Moon trine Mercury at 11:42 AM. This is a good time to express your ideas and feelings that is more likely to be understood and appreciated. It’s a great energy for writing and connecting to others.

The Moon square Saturn at 5:56 PM puts a block in the way that either causes a pause or something to stop in its tracks. This is a temporary halt that can be used to gain more information before proceeding.

The trine of the Moon and Jupiter at 5:59 PM eases life and immediate circumstances that benefits healing and finding ways to restore harmony. This also offers optimism and hope.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Moon in Aries

Be observant and mindful with actions while the Moon square Pluto peaks at 6:53 AM. Unsavory attitudes and covert plots are possible that aren’t the best for anyone so stay clear of anyone suggesting negativity. Someone can go too far that is destructive and probably without reason.

Strength and positivity usher in from the Moon and Sun trine at 8:01 PM. Much can be accomplished that is built on a good foundation and favorable overall.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Moon in Aries/Taurus

Opportunity and easement for relating to others and gaining ground socially is the energy of the Moon trine Venus at 12:07 AM. This minimizes conflict and encourages peace and getting along. Creativity is also helped to flow.

The Moon is in Taurus from 12:38 AM until Friday that brings focus to financial matters and personal values. People want life to be easygoing and to avoid conflict so willing to work together for a common good. Simplicity works best.

The Moon trine Mars at 4:34 AM gives even flowing strength and the ability to work with what’s available to move ahead and gain ground. You can muster more energy as needed to complete tasks.

Venus is in Virgo from 5:07 AM until September 14 that calls for working on relationships and social connections such as friendships and how you’re connected to groups. This gives a desire to be precise with creative work that is helpful where you need to hone your art.

Mercury trine Jupiter peaks at 6:05 AM that expands what you say and do. You may hatch big plans and want to tackle the major areas of your life that are idyllic and born of dreams. This helps with contracts and agreements and also studying.

Sudden flashes and quick thinking are the result of the Moon conjunct Uranus at 1:34 PM. Pay attention to psychic insights and what is out of the ordinary.

Thursday, August 22, 2019
Moon in Taurus

​You can maintain stability while the Moon trine Saturn is active at 4:58 AM. There is a nice foundation that helps you to manage a project or work and that helps you to keep it going.

Not all may agree with much when the Moon is square Mercury at 9:23 AM. This is not the best time to try to negotiate or settle anything as misunderstanding is possible.

While the Moon is sextile Neptune at 11:23 AM you may lose your way or misunderstand something so don’t bank of anything right now. Be thorough and avoid serious commitments.

The Moon trine Pluto at 5:33 PM strengthens what you do and gives confidence. This is great for building and maintaining something important.

Friday, August 23, 2019
Moon in Taurus/Gemini

The Sun enters Virgo at 6:03 AM and remains until September 23. The phrase defining it is “I analyze therefore I am’ that keeps your mind busy and sharpens your analytical skills that helps to organize and make the best of everyday life and duty to maintain it. Virgo strives for perfection that makes focus on details and anywhere there’s a need to refine that in turn could have the counter effect of being overly concerned and worried. Remember the goal is harmony. 

The Moon transits through Gemini from 10:34 AM until Sunday that keeps life stirred and more on the go than usual. This can be a restless time or productive if you have made decisions about what you want to accomplish. It is a time of action both being busy and also thinking.

The Last Quarter Moon in Gemini at 10:56 AM begins week of shifting gears to strive toward making all go smooth and matters to be in good order and functioning. You might feel unsure though making a decision will help that to settle down.

At 4:17 PM the Moon square Venus causes conflicting goals and cancelled plans so try to be flexible and ready to go with changes. People are uncooperative and romance is jumbled or uneasiness takes precedence for the time.

The Moon square Mars at 5:19 PM causes edginess and someone to be annoyed or angry that can suddenly flare. Avoid being hasty or impulsive as it leads nowhere and doesn’t help anything. Leave what’s uncertain alone.

Saturday, August 24, 2019
Moon in Gemini

Venus and Mars conjunct in Virgo manifest special warmth that benefits close relationships and where you want to cultivate one. You are more inclined to make connections socially and where you want to be more creative and flourish through harmony and a sense of fulfillment. 

Someone may go too far while the Moon opposes Jupiter at 1:54 PM so don’t follow them down a primrose lane that looks great but may be flawed. You can overspend and take on my than you can handle so soft-peddle your choices and what you do.

The Moon square Neptune at 7:18 PM causes false starts, beguilement, and entanglements that are best avoided. Lack of clarity makes you ripe for making mistakes.

Sunday, August 25, 2019
Moon in Gemini/Cancer

There are positive connections and communication through the Moon sextile Mercury bat 2:59 AM. This is a nice time to network and go over important paperwork so that you can refine and see where you want to further the processes.

The Moon in Cancer from 5:06 PM until Tuesday of next week reminds you of priorities and what matters to you. Family and your home base are important as is anywhere you have close bonds with someone.

The sextile of the Moon and Sun at 9:33 PM provides fortitude and opportunity to excel where it matters most to you. Notice where there are opportunities so you can cultivate them.

​In Review (Looking Back)

August 12-18, 2019

We Want to Go Our Own way and Yet Feel Compelled to 
Join Together for a Greater Good
The Full Moon is in Aquarius and Mars moves into Virgo

There is a kind of nostalgia in the air that is pulling many to want to move past division and find common bonds where unity and peace is a factor. This is a great week to do just that and to note where you share feelings and memories. This lunar peak is a strong tide that reminds us all of how we’re aligned to one another and where those common bonds are part of our history. A song pops up and so many will know the melody and lyrics while times in history are reported and shared as well. These are the foundations that can carry us through into the future and where we have remembered emotion.

All this summer PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) is airing programs about space including everything from the history of space flight, biographies and the many advancements achieved and planned. Linked to that is the library system wherein I was honored to give a presentation on astrology along with the other lectures about topics of where we are today and where we’re going. It was a natural inclusion to mention the Age of Aquarius and from my perspective that is all about venturing out beyond anything ever done before as in Star Trek’s “Imagine it – thousands of inhabited planets at our fingertips... and we'll be able to ... go where no man has gone before.” That’s us, doing just that boldly and also within as we embrace this era of a mind expanding universe.

This week the Full Moon in Aquarius suggests you think boldly, bravely, and independently about what you want to do with your life. On Monday the Moon will occult both Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn that is mystical and a beginning point of going within to explore your thoughts, ideas and beliefs that from then you move with the increasing light of the Moon to its peak on Thursday.

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Key words for the week:

Harmony; order; management; strive; maintain; finish; duty; health

Affirmation for the week:

“My spirit is always responsive to my higher mind of ideally connecting to what is best for my highest good.”

Next Week:

​Mercury moves into Virgo and there is the New Moon in Virgo conjunct Venus and Mars.

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Notes for applying details and information: Major aspects are angles from one planet to another called conjunction, sextile, square, trine, and opposition that each has its own meaning. These, combined with the individual meanings of the planets create unique interpretations.

Weekly messages for the 12 signs may be read here: Weekly Messages

Storms today threw me offline and it's back on though unstable, so the weekly messages are being uploaded as possible.

As last week, please excuse grammatical errors this week, too. Scheduling has been rushed so posting as is without editing though dates and times are accurate - just maybe sentence structure may be off.