Daily Sun and Moon Sign/Phase: August 24 2016

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The 5 LEOSUN entered VIRGO yesterday, August 23, at 2.38 am. This transit will last until the Sun’s ingress into LIBRA, at the Spring/Autumn EQUINOX, on September 23, 0.21 am (AEST).

I apologize here for a typing  error I made in a previous entry, where I had the Sun entering Virgo on September 24.

MARS re-entered Sagittarius on August 3, at 3.49 am. For a post about the transit of Mars in Sagittarius click HERE.

Taurus Moon

Taurus Moon

Disseminating to Last Quarter Phase

Disseminating to Last Quarter Phase

The WANING MOON is transiting TAURUS, from August 23, 7.19 am, to August 25, 9.29 am,  when she will enter GEMINI.
The ARIES DISSEMINATING MOON PHASE begins on August 22, 4.52 am, and ends on August 25, 1.40 pm, with the GEMINI LAST QUARTER PHASE.

The FULL MOON of this unfolding cycle was an APPULSE or PENUMBRAL LUNAR ECLIPSE, at 25°51′ degree of Aquarius. The next NEW MOON, on September 1, 7.03 pm, will coincide with a ANNULAR SOLAR ECLIPSE on the 09°21′ of Virgo. The PISCES FULL MOON following, on September 17, 5.05 am, will also be a PENUMBRAL LUNAR ECLIPSE, on the 24°19′ of PISCES, with the Sun in the opposite Sign and degree  of VIRGO.

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The Waning Moon transits Taurus from August 23 to 25, during the Disseminating Phase

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Just because Valentino was born a Taurean, on May 6 1895, 3 pm

Just because Valentino was born under the Sign of Taurus, at 3 pm, on May 6 1895

TAURUS, Moon of contemplation and contentment
Loyal and sensual

from August 23, 7.19 am, to August 25, 9.29 am

Suitable energy for practical activities, making money, business, building, engineering, woodworking, sculpting, pottery, cooking, massage, healing, meditating, contemplating, being still and content, artistic, sensual. All pleasurable activities. Purchase of beautiful objects, furniture, furnishings, clothes, flowers, art works, jewellery, land. Slow, deliberate action, motivated by the desire for security and ease. Determination, use of will power. Affectionate, sensual display of feelings, supportive and loyal. Beware of laziness, self indulgence, stubbornness, intolerance, prejudice, jealousy.

♣ ♣ ♣ In the garden Taurus is considered a fairly productive Sign, especially suitable for Root Crops, like potatoes and carrots, helping to strengthen the root system and to make plants sturdier. It is also a great Sign for Flower Bulbs and other ornamental plants, being sacred to Venus. Great time to be lazy in the garden, lull in a hammock and watch the grass grow.

♥ ♥ ♥ Healing Herbs: Fenugreek, Liquorice, Slippery Elm.

A note: the garden activities associated with the Moon Sign depend also on the cycle the Moon is in. The Moon transiting through a fertile or productive Sign will no be so favorable if the Phase is not a productive one, and vice-versa. For best results the Sign and Phase of the Moon have to be considered together.

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Disseminating Moon6 Disseminating to Last Quarter fast

The Moon is now on her return journey. This phase occurs three and half days past the Full Moon. It has been given this name because this is a time for spreading and sharing the knowledge or realization we have gathered at the Full Moon. It is the first step on the inner journey which began at the Full Moon, but it can still be an active time in the world too, with the need to reach out to others. The Moon has past her prime, but her still strong light is a reminder of her recent fullness.

♣ ♣ ♣ In the garden, despite the rapidly diminishing Moon light, this is a productive time for growing things and also to apply slow release fertilizer. The fact that these are the last available days for planting before the Last Quarter should work as an incentive to get going. Favorite plants to grow during this first week of the waning cycle are the Perennials, Biennials and Root Crops because the Moon energy is being stored underground in anticipation of the resting period not too far ahead.

The Waning Moon transits Aries from August 21 to 23, between the Full and Disseminating Phases

Aries

Aries

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ARIES, Moon of initiative and action

Energetic and fiery

from August 21, 5.18 am, to August 23, 5.18 am

Suitable energy for taking on challenges, participating in competitions, performing daring feats, arduous exercises, physical work, to begin new ventures, or to perform action for its own sake. Purchase of sporting gear, protective gear, hats, tools, stoves, firewood, machinery, cars, bikes, leather objects. The mood is decisive, enterprising, impulsive, militant, spirited, visionary. Honest, direct expression of feelings, strong instinct, but somewhat insensitive. Beware of emotional extremes, head strong, bossy, uncompromising attitudes, lack of empathy, antagonism, aggression, selfishness.

♣ ♣ ♣ In the garden Aries is traditionally considered too hot, dry and barren for growing anything. Its energy is very suitable instead for cultivating, general maintenance, pruning, pest control, weeding, and harvesting. Plants sown with the Moon in Aries will soon go to seed, due to this Sign’s notorious impatience. Suitable only for early crops.

♥ ♥ ♥ Healing Herbs: Burdock, Gotu Kola, Red Clover.

A note: the garden activities associated with the Moon Sign depend also on the cycle the Moon is in. The Moon transiting through a fertile or productive Sign will no be so favorable if the Phase is not a productive one, and vice-versa. For best results the Sign and Phase of the Moon have to be considered together.

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Full Moon animationFull Moon

At Full Moon the Moon has reached a distance of 180 degrees ahead of the Sun, becoming diametrically opposed to it, with planet Earth in the middle. This is symbolically harvest time, when we reap what we have sown in the waxing period. We might experience success or failure, but either way we are coming to some important realization. The cycle has now reached its half way mark and is at its most intense. Like the New Moon a fortnight earlier this is also a time for new beginnings, not in the naïve, tentative way of the New Moon, but in a more mature and conscious way.

♣ ♣ ♣ In the garden the Full Moon is a great divide: before the exact phase the increasing light and surging energy are particularly good for Annuals and above the ground crops; after the phase Perennials, Biennials, Trees and Root crops are more suited. Traditionally no sowing or planting are recommended however twelve hours before or after the phase itself. Some authors suggest even 24 hours.

 

Disseminating Moon6 Disseminating to Last Quarter fast

The Moon is now on her return journey. This phase occurs three and half days past the Full Moon. It has been given this name because this is a time for spreading and sharing the knowledge or realization we have gathered at the Full Moon. It is the first step on the inner journey which began at the Full Moon, but it can still be an active time in the world too, with the need to reach out to others. The Moon has past her prime, but her still strong light is a reminder of her recent fullness.

♣ ♣ ♣ In the garden, despite the rapidly diminishing Moon light, this is a productive time for growing things and also to apply slow release fertilizer. The fact that these are the last available days for planting before the Last Quarter should work as an incentive to get going. Favorite plants to grow during this first week of the waning cycle are the Perennials, Biennials and Root Crops because the Moon energy is being stored underground in anticipation of the resting period not too far ahead.

The Waning Moon transits Pisces from August 19 to 21, during the Full Moon Phase

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'White Bear King' by Theodor Kittelssen

‘White Bear King’ by Theodor Kittelssen

PISCES, Moon of compassion and universal sympathy
Adaptable and romantic

From August 19, 2.34 am, to August 21, 5.18 am

Suitable energy for sailing, swimming, day dreaming, escapism, falling in love, creative writing, especially of poetry, theater, performances, movies, concerts, music, crowds, solitude, remembering. Charity, water scrying, astral traveling, past life experiences, déjà vu, psychic awakening, bliss. Purchase of swimming gear, boats, surfboards, pets, alcohol, shoes. Action motivated by the need to accommodate fate, to go with the flow. Gentle poetical expression of feelings, romantic, changeable, ambivalent. Beware of escapism, untruthfulness, drug taking, victimization, passivity, impracticality, phobias, fatalism, lack of discrimination.

♣ ♣ ♣ In the garden Pisces is a very fertile, particularly suitable for growing water plants, like Water Chestnuts and Lotus. A great time for propagating cuttings, grafting, irrigation, pruning to encourage re-growth, but not potatoes that may sprout too soon. Romantic garden walks and picnics could do well too.

♥ ♥ ♥ Healing Herbs: Echinacea, Eyebright, Golden Seal and Mugwort.

A note: the garden activities associated with the Moon Sign depend also on the cycle the Moon is in. The Moon transiting through a fertile or productive Sign will no be so favorable if the Phase is not a productive one, and vice-versa. For best results the Sign and Phase of the Moon have to be considered together.

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Full to Disseminating MoonFull Moon animation

At Full Moon the Moon has reached a distance of 180 degrees ahead of the Sun, becoming diametrically opposed to it, with planet Earth in the middle. This is symbolically harvest time, when we reap what we have sown in the waxing period. We might experience success or failure, but either way we are coming to some important realization. The cycle has now reached its half way mark and is at its most intense. Like the New Moon a fortnight earlier this is also a time for new beginnings, not in the naïve, tentative way of the New Moon, but in a more mature and conscious way.

♣ ♣ ♣ In the garden the Full Moon is a great divide: before the exact phase the increasing light and surging energy are particularly good for Annuals and above the ground crops; after the phase Perennials, Biennials, Trees and Root crops are more suited. Traditionally no sowing or planting are recommended however twelve hours before or after the phase itself. Some authors suggest even 24 hours.

Friday, August 19: Sunrise Rainbow Horoscope

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Living Moon Astrology Everyday Sunrise Rainbow Horoscope & Data

Sunrise Sun’s Degree on August 19, 2016

LEO 26°17’47”

LEO ~ FIXED

Third Decan of Leo (portion of 10°): LEO/ARIES
Eleventh Dwad of Leo (portion of 02° 30′):
LEO/GEMINI

12317440593_060eab044b_mThe Sun is now transiting the FIXED FIRE Sign of LEO. The Sun will transit Leo from July 22, 7.30 pm, to August 24, 2.38 am (AEST).

(my Dwad Table)

Sunrise Horoscope Aug 19 2016

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Sunrise Horoscope Data August 19 2016

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The times given are Australian Eastern Standard Time (=10 hours East of Greenwich). Click HERE to change it into your own Time Zone.

The Waxing Moon transits Aquarius from August 16 to 19, during the Full Moon Phase

 'Who knows what he is smoking?'

‘Who knows what he is smoking?’

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AQUARIUS, Moon of knowledge and dispassion
Friendly and eccentric

From August 16, 9.52 pm, to August 19, 2.34 am

Suitable energy to make individual choices, to work in groups, to be with friends, to become aware of social issues, to change attitudes, share ideas, do the old thing in a new way, research, understand, study, teach, technology, Astrology, the Net, the unexpected, encounters with strangers or strange, eccentric people, UFO sighting. Purchase of books, encyclopedias, computer programs, computers, technology, electrical appliances. Action motivated by the desire to participate without losing one’s own individuality. Friendly, contained display of feeling, somewhat distant. Beware of coldness, indifference, emotional isolation, cynicism, impracticality, physical inhibitions.

♣ ♣ ♣ In the garden Aquarius is considered too dry and barren for growing anything, but Pine Trees (?). Its energy is suitable for cultivating, general maintenance, pruning, pest control, weeding, harvesting. A ‘work day’ or other group activities in the garden will be ideal.

♥ ♥ ♥ Healing Herbs: Chamomile, Skullcap, Valerian.

A note: the garden activities associated with the Moon Sign depend also on the cycle the Moon is in. The Moon transiting through a fertile or productive Sign will no be so favorable if the Phase is not a productive one, and vice-versa. For best results the Sign and Phase of the Moon have to be considered together.

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Full Moon animationFull Moon

At Full Moon the Moon has reached a distance of 180 degrees ahead of the Sun, becoming diametrically opposed to it, with planet Earth in the middle. This is symbolically harvest time, when we reap what we have sown in the waxing period. We might experience success or failure, but either way we are coming to some important realization. The cycle has now reached its half way mark and is at its most intense. Like the New Moon a fortnight earlier this is also a time for new beginnings, not in the naïve, tentative way of the New Moon, but in a more mature and conscious way.

♣ ♣ ♣ In the garden the Full Moon is a great divide: before the exact phase the increasing light and surging energy are particularly good for Annuals and above the ground crops; after the phase Perennials, Biennials, Trees and Root crops are more suited. Traditionally no sowing or planting are recommended however twelve hours before or after the phase itself. Some authors suggest even 24 hours.

Monday, August 15: Sunrise Rainbow Horoscope

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Living Moon Astrology Everyday Sunrise Rainbow Horoscope & Data

Sunrise Sun’s Degree on August 15, 2016

LEO 22°27’17”

LEO ~ FIXED

Third Decan of Leo (portion of 10°): LEO/ARIES
Ninth Dwad of Leo (portion of 02° 30′):
LEO/ARIES

12317440593_060eab044b_mThe Sun is now transiting the FIXED FIRE Sign of LEO. The Sun will transit Leo from July 22, 7.30 pm, to August 24, 2.38 am (AEST).

(my Dwad Table)

Sunrise Horoscope Aug 15 2016

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Sunrise Horoscope Data August 15 2016

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The times given are Australian Eastern Standard Time (=10 hours East of Greenwich). Click HERE to change it into your own Time Zone.