Sunday, August 30

Personal Aspects for Monday, August 31, 2015

Sun trine Saturn 1°19 arcseconds† 

Because you understand what is important and what is not, this is a favorable time to work on issues-particularly regarding those in authority. Capable of meeting any responsibility, you function best where the parameters are clearly defined. When the ground you stand on is firm, you accept more easily any lesson you receive. Efforts that you put forth are usually rewarded; success requires work. By taking a small step in the right direction, you can establish a lasting trend.

Moon square Sun at 0°12 arcminutes

This time may be a reflection of events begun a week ago; be mindful of any challenges, and then make adjustments as required. Asserting your will is a possibility now-conditions may demand that you take a stand. You feel more strongly about what is right for you and for those close to you, and you tend to reject what does not meet your standards.

Neptune sextile Saturn at 0°28 arcminutes

Opening whatever is closed is possible now as circumstances promote a more relaxed attitude to those areas that are unyielding. If you like to maintain a firm grip on certain aspects of your life, you can ease up a bit now and probably accomplish more. Wherever you exercise your authority, you likely are more effective during this cycle when you are less concerned with the literal facts and more attentive to the implied intent. Those whom you answer to are often more receptive at this time and may be willing to overlook missteps while allowing you greater latitude.

Being easier on yourself and others can actually bring you closer to your goals. Learning how to stay focused while not becoming locked in on a target can allow you to recognize possibilities that you otherwise might miss when your vision is narrow. Although the objectives that you seek should drive you now, you likely are more aware of their subtleties, and small adjustments that you implement now can have a large and helpful impact. By appreciating other sides to an issue or other ways to accomplish the same task, you likely access answers that before you might not have considered, and problems that seem intractable and are stuck can loosen.

Sometimes this cycle has a positive mental impact where you are able to reason with imagination. Greater pliability in your thinking can permit you to structure more openly, and you may recognize the value of incorporating creativity into any decision. Letting go of concerns rather than holding onto them can dissipate repetitive thought patterns that typically are negative. Although you can get things done during this period, you generally are more productive when you take time out for rest and contemplation. Disengaging from the strain of work not only offers relief, but it also can give you pause to realize how to function more efficiently.

This period may have little noticeable impact since it involves an influence that is difficult to detect. Responsibilities, however, may lose some of their weight now without any effort on your part. An attitude of acceptance can emerge that dissolves burdensome obligations while imperceptibly shifting your priorities. Whatever is out of place tends to find its right position more readily now when you don?t force it. If you sense that you are off course in any way, you may become more attuned to the right direction. All that may be required is one small step to get you back on track.

† An arcsecond = 13,600 (1°)
 An arcminute = 160  (1°)

Personal Aspects for Sunday, August 30, 2015

Moon opposition Pluto at 1°42 arcseconds
You may appear to others as a formidable force, and formidable forces may significantly shape you now as well. You likely have influence over others during this period, or you may seek it. There sometimes is an urge to control the lives of people, especially of those close to you, although you likely meet with resistance. It is possible that you can no longer abide the seeming manipulation that others exert causing you to react powerfully. If pushed to an extreme, you may bring aspects of your life to a close, although it can happen that circumstances beyond your command can do the same.

Personal concerns may take center stage during this cycle. Wherever there are long-standing differences, they may reach a peak. Generally, any patterns of interaction that have a history of conflict and ignorance (of the causes) can intensify now. However, the result of such polarities is to bring a profound awareness of their basis so that problems can be overcome.

While it is possible to breakthrough and to find common ground, it occasionally works out that the appropriate outcome is a severing of ties.

Conflict with others during this cycle is not the necessary catalyst for you to make profound changes within yourself. In fact, the more that you play an active role in eliminating unwanted behaviors on your own, the less likely you require others to facilitate the process. This interval does have you look deeply into your habitual responses and their causes, allowing you to recognize the difference between your actions to please others and your true needs. By affirming those that are yours, you can seek to make them more prominent, while those that are bound with the expectations of people can lose their dominance.

Situations may arise that demand your support. You may have to make a decision about whether to lend it or not, although the choice may be made for you. It is possible that you require the help of those closest to you, though they may not respond in the way you want. If you rely on family and intimate friends, this period may force you to rely on your own resources to provide for yourself. If you are usually self-reliant, you may find yourself having to depend on outside assistance. One purpose of this cycle is to get you in touch with your core, which gives you a sense of belonging, not only to a family or family-like group but also to life in general. To the extent that you feel disconnected, you have the capacity to change that. It may require that you move or make a significant break. Ultimately it comes down to maintaining what is vital and dispensing with what is inessential.

Moon trine Sun at 0°05 arcminutes
You have a clearer sense of your priorities. By appreciating who you are, you find yourself appreciated by others. This is an excellent time to take a break to take care of you. If you must stay involved, seek to express yourself; you should receive a positive response to heartfelt concerns that you show. Feeling better about who you are, it is easier to flow with the events of the moment.

† An arcsecond = 13,600 (1°)
 An arcminute = 160  (1°)