Wednesday, August 12 — The Moon is in calm, slow-to-anger Taurus until it enters Gemini at 9:45 a.m., when there will be increased gossip, curiosity and restlessness. You’ll find yourself busy with phone calls, letter writing and paying bills. Mars is in a challenging aspect with Pluto until tomorrow at 7 a.m. This aspect has been with us since Monday, instigating conflict. The Sun in Leo is in an awkward aspect with Neptune. Your immune system may not be able to protect you; be sure to wear your mask and avoid crowded areas.

Thursday, August 13 — Mars and Pluto end their phase of agitation and conflict by 7 a.m. The Sun and Mercury are conjunct in Leo, and are in a challenging aspect with Neptune in Pisces and with Jupiter in Capricorn, forming what astrologers call a “Yod” configuration. This is said to be “destiny,” with a fine sense of purpose, yet uncomfortable for all of us. Be careful whom you trust and do not take any risks that might harm your reputation. Any “get rich quick scheme” will fail disastrously and end with you feeling like a victim.

Friday, August 14 — The Sun and Mercury end their aspect with Jupiter at noon, collapsing the Yod. However, the Sun and Mercury are still in an awkward aspect with Neptune. Try to get more rest and don’t try to do so much. Be careful with your money. The most disappointing phase of today will be from 11:45 a.m. until 1:45 p.m., when the Moon in Gemini is forming a challenging aspect to Saturn. The Moon will enter Cancer at 7:35 p.m. until Monday at 1:38 a.m. While the Moon is in Cancer you might be more emotional.

Saturday, August 15 — You might be able to see the Moon and Venus in Cancer rising at 3:40 a.m. as they move closer to each other. The Sun and Mercury complete the challenging aspect with Neptune by 7 a.m. This aspect has been with us since Wednesday. Hopefully, you’re not sick. I imagine that you’ve been able to sleep and are now feeling replenished. It’s a romantic time from 7:30 until 9:30 a.m. while the Moon is exactly conjunct Venus in Cancer. The Sun and Mercury in Leo are in a positive aspect with Mars in Aries, offering a terrific amount of energy and excitement. The Sun and Mercury are also in an awkward aspect with Pluto and Saturn, causing obstacles and blocking forward momentum. Thus we have a day of extreme frustration. This is one heck of a complex day; additionally, Venus is awkwardly aspecting the large asteroid Chiron. This brings disappointment in a love relationship. You’re in the mood for love and affection, but your timing is off. You’ll be glad when this day is over.

Sunday, August 16 — The Sun and Mercury in a positive aspect to Mars will stay with us until Monday at 4 p.m. Be active and playful, dancing and exercising. The Sun and Mercury are in an awkward aspect with Pluto and Saturn; this will end on Tuesday. Hang in there. The good news is that Venus is in a favorable aspect with Uranus; the aspect is known to bring different types of people into your orbit. These new “friends” will be unusual, inventive types who are independent and you’ll find them to be very interesting. Anyone who was born between June 29 and July 2 of any year could meet someone they’re attracted to romantically. The possibility is active until August 19.

Monday, August 17 — The Sun and Mercury are still awkwardly aspecting Pluto and Saturn until tomorrow. Take good care of your health. Clean up old relationships, which still haunt you with unfinished business. Now is the time to clear things up! This aspect also applies to the birth chart for the United States and its karma. Venus remains in a pleasant aspect with Uranus, nudging you to try new things and to meet people who are different from you. From 6 until 8 p.m. the Moon will be in a testy aspect with Uranus. Your mood could suddenly shift due to unexpected circumstances.

Tuesday, August 18 — The Sun and Mercury end their aspect with Pluto and Saturn by midnight. Now is the time to make amends to someone. Your physical energy is lower from 10 a.m. until noon while the Moon is awkwardly aspecting Neptune. The Moon will be activating the intensity of the awkward aspect among the Sun, Mercury, Pluto and Saturn from 2:40 until 10:50 p.m. The Moon is conjunct Mercury in Cancer from 11:30 p.m. until 1:30 a.m. You’re uplifted by realizations that come to you during this two-hour phase.