There is a lot happening in the sky today, but most of it is happening while we are still asleep! About an hour after midnight, Mercury moves into Libra, helping us to communicate more effectively with others. Later, the moon in Gemini forms a square with the sun in Virgo, bringing our negative emotions to the surface. Finally, the moon in Gemini forms a trine with Saturn in Aquarius, endowing us with common sense.
Mercury Moves into Libra at 1:06 AM
In the wee hours of the morning, Mercury moves into sociable Libra. Under this transit, we are direct and make no qualms about expressing ourselves or communicating our needs and desires to others. This assertiveness may be quite surprising to others, especially if you’re someone known to keep the peace at all costs. Stand up for yourself. We can’t be peace-keepers all the time.
Self-expression comes to us easily right now. Now is a great time to dabble in the performing arts or public speaking. When Mercury is active, we are blessed with the gift of gab. And Libra’s harmonious nature will allow us to use this gift in diplomatic ways.
The Moon Is Square the Sun at 3:14 AM
About two hours later, the moon in erratic Gemini forms a square with the Sun in anxious Virgo, possibly introducing some stress and irritation in our home or family lives. Right now the sun is shining a blinding light on our more negative inner emotions, secrets, habits, and unconscious reactions.
This is a catalyst for us to recognize the old beliefs and self-defeating thoughts that no longer serve us. We should focus on releasing these things from our lives in the time leading up to the new moon in Virgo on September 6th.
The Moon Is Trine Saturn at 5:23 AM
Just before we wake up, the moon in Gemini forms a trine with Saturn in compassionate Aquarius. This placement brings about the ability to communicate and articulate your thoughts clearly (and also a bit of emotional detachment) to allow you to handle sensitive or difficult relationship issues. It also brings on strong instincts of common sense, allowing you to make important decisions about home, family, and relationships.
This is an incredibly stabilizing transit and generally puts us into a very reserved and pragmatic state of mind.
All aspects mentioned here are calculated in Eastern Standard Time. For greater accuracy, please adjust for your time zone.