Last Quarter Moon in Taurus on Saturday, August 4 at 11:17am PDT/2:17pm EDT/6:17pm GMT
Steady Taurus, a fixed and stubborn sign like the bright and creative Leo Sun, is pulled by Venus.
Venus influences your needs, what you value and desire to hold securely. Venus, currently in late Virgo is unaspected with this final Quarter Moon before the Leo New Moon Solar Eclipse next Saturday, August 11.
“Unaspected” means Venus doesn’t have an angle with another planetary object. It’s not having a conversation. Venus is holding her own.
And since Venus is in Virgo, which is ruled by the currently retrograde Mercury in Leo, there’s pride in being reserved and reflecting on what you need to feel successful and secure.
Mercury is also unaspected with this Last Quarter Moon in Taurus. Mercury, being retrograde and untethered to another planet, creates a busy mind that may be overactive, as you may be worrying or thinking about what you need. The key with unaspected Mercury is to yoke your thoughts to something productive.
These are intense times that demand all of your resources. Even though the Leo influence in the sky would like to push you on stage to shine, this Moon signals a crisis of considering how you got to where you are now. Through understanding, you may alter the cause of your current circumstances before you move ahead.
When Uranus stations retrograde on August 7, it will join Mercury, Mars, Saturn, Neptune, Pluto, and Chiron, in backward motion.
You may be feeling intense emotions about the areas of life that matter most to you for your personal security. Those who are roaring like a proud Leo lion, may be missing the truth.
Know this will pass. And you are learning. You’ll figure this out. For now, take the time to reflect on how you are more powerful than you may be giving yourself credit for. How can you affirm that more often?
You live in an infinite universe and you’re fueled by a dynamic energy that’s also unlimited. You can choose different thoughts and consider alternative actions that will yield better results.
This is a passionately critical Moon. So remember how Mars retrograde cautions against judgment. You are more empowered than you know.