WED 24TH AUGUST
Dreams and out-of-the-body visions are intensified - courtesy of a Moon-Neptune flowing trine from Gemini to Aquarius (2:34AM ). However, this aspect also doubles as the start of a void lunar cycle that lasts until 3:32AM when the Moon enters the sign of its natural abode - Cancer.
After 3:32AM , home and family themes are predominant. Interest in ancestral ties, history, nostalgia and memorabilia grows. Gardening, cooking, baking and water sports are back in style.
Healing forces are on the march - thanks to Venus in polarity to Chiron (3:54AM ). Love birds and dear ones can find more romance and understanding via this opposition from Virgo to Pisces - particularly as the Moon trines Chiron (9:18AM ) and forms a supportive, 60-degree liaison with Venus (9:54AM ).
Be aware that Pallas backtracks into Capricorn (6:24AM ) - a cycle that lasts until October 26, 2011 when Pallas resumes its lengthy transit in Aquarius.
What can lead to challenges today around the horn are a Venus-Uranus off-kilter, 150-degree tie (4:23PM ) followed shortly thereafter by Saturn connecting with Neptune via a frictional, 135-degree aspect (5:50PM ). Both sky patterns can influence the entire day and large numbers of people. No one is necessarily immune from self-doubts, worries and the trap of pessimistic thinking. Do all in your power to inject some levity, enthusiasm and confidence into your mind-set, behavior patterns, and interactions with friends, colleagues and relatives. Stop playing any blame games.
Steer clear of overnight decision-making as the red planet Mars is back on the warpath - antagonizing both Neptune and Saturn within a two-hour time-span in the early hours of Thursday.