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FRIDAY - AUGUST 30, 2013

Daily Horoscopes are written according to where the Moon is located.
For that reason you will see the Moon information 1st paragraph (below),
the 2nd paragraph is the house that affects your Sign, and the 3rd paragraph is
the horoscope itself based on the information of the 1st and 2nd paragraph.

THE MOON IS IN GEMINI TODAY! Keywords: flirty, flighty, fiesty, the chameleon, variety is the spice of life, colorful (all colors), spontaneous, communication, transportation, siblings, neighbors, mental abilities, mental telepathy, the mentalist, thinking, brainiac, intellectual, puzzles, basic education (grades 1 thru 12)

The Gemini Moon is trine (easy and effortless energy) your 9th house of the higher-thinking mind, religion, college, higher education, legalities, brothers and sisters-in-law, philosophy, prophecy, philanthropy, all things "foreign", intuition, long distance journeys abroad, churches, airlines, vacations, international commerce, dreams, visions and teachers.

I sent out an update to those of you who had previously ordered my e-book, “Understanding and Using the North and South Node in Your Natal Chart”. If you did not receive this update, pop me an e-mail and I'll get it right to you.

The day begins with the Moon Void of Course in Gemini and continues on its Void of Course path until it reaches 03 degrees in Cancer at 1:38 PM EDT. For a full explanation of the Void of Course time period, which I calculate between 27 degrees of one sign up to 03 degrees into the next sign, please read the first three paragraphs on the main Void of Course page. This will seriously aid in your understanding of what this time period looks like. I liken it to the same type of energy when you are moving from one home (residence) to another. People, boxes, packing, phones ringing and emotions running high. Also, I have uploaded the Void of Course Calendars for October 2013, November 2013 and December 2013 for your viewing and useful pleasure.

While the day begins with the Moon in Gemini, it will be moving into Cancer this morning. Since I calcuate the Daily Astrology Chart wheel at 5:00 AM EDT, that is why you see the Gemini Moon present and the first two paragraphs above being about Gemini. By 6:33 AM EDT the Moon is already moving into Cancer at 00 degrees but it will not be out of the Void of Course period until 1:38 PM EDT this afternoon. So the energy moves quickly in Gemini, a bit scattered and fiesty. You will be able to tell when the Moon moves into Cancer because the Moon naturally rules the sign of Cancer. The Moon rules moods, sensitivities, emotions and feelings, which is why the sign of Cancer is the moodiest and emotionally sensitive sign of the zodiac. Folks, you will really need to keep a handle on your emotions during this time period. Come on now . . you can help it. This really depends on what 'you choose' to control you. Yep, you choose what controls you. Personally, I don't like giving up that much control to something or someone who could rob me of my joy. Even so, it happens and it is up to me to snap out of it. When it comes down to it, we still ultimately decide who or what controls us emotionally. It doesn't matter if that is someone who cuts in front of you in traffic or someone close to you who rubs you the wrong way. And believe me, the person who cut you off in traffic doesn't even know you are angry, they are just going about their day. If you stay angry, that's on you and you lost emotional control and handed it over to someone who doesn't even know they have control of you. That happens in all kinds of relationships as well, using traffic was just a perfect example.

So the nutshell for today as this Moon moves into over-emotional Cancer, SNAP OUT OF IT! Invariably I will lose a friend on Facebook when the Moon is in Cancer because it's eggshell walking time and I don't walk on eggshells that well. (winky wink) I'm pretty straight forward with my Capricorn Moon, which opposes the Cancer Moon, BAM, and then someone takes something too personal. Just know that this energy exists and be keenly aware of it. Someone is going to lose emotional control, just don't let it be you.

One final note before the Cancer Moon horoscope below, the motto for Cancer is, "I feel therefore am," which should be channeled intuitively, not over-emotionally. Certainly our emotions have a strong piece of intuition but there is a big difference between just being emotional and sourcing our emotions on an intuitive level. Seek to know this difference within yourself. You'll be glad you did.

Today's emotional Void of Course Cancer Moon will affect your 10th house of life outside of the home, your public image and recognition and your career/professional life. Now you are on to something new and different, which probably has something to do with your career or mission in Life. It's always a Good idea to remember your Rising Sign and your Lunar Phase in your Natal Chart because these two will describe your soul's motivation, which can help you satisfy your career or mission in Life desire. If I wrote your Natal Chart then there is extensive information on your Rising Sign and there is simply worded information on your Lunar Phase. You may feel a bit emotional toward authority figures during this Cancer Moon especially if you are even remotely reprimanded. Refrain from taking anything too personal at work during a Cancer Moon because it could easily put you into tears if you get angry. And who wants to cry at work or especially in front of the boss? In addition to adding more Void of Course Moon Calendars, your Monthly Horoscope is updated with your Mars Opportunity because Mars moved into Leo. Also your Weekly Horoscope Reminders have some added information as well.

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For Libra's today's Gemini Moon is shining its moonbeams on your 9th house as you can see from the flow of your Solar (Sun Sign) Chart below. Read more about what the 12 houses rule here!

The flow for your Solar Chart looks like this. Your Sun Sign Libra would be on the 1st house and then you would follow the signs in order for each house. Scorpio 2nd house, Sagittarius 3rd house, Capricorn 4th house, Aquarius 5th house, Pisces 6th house, Aries 7th house, Taurus 8th house, Gemini 9th house, Cancer 10th house, Leo 11th house and Virgo 12th house. Read more about How Horoscopes Are Written Here! For your personal natal chart that has your exact birth date, time and location, then the flow from the 1st house would according to whatever Sun Sign is your Rising Sign. Read more about what the 12 houses rule here!


Planets are in a sign for 29 degrees 59 minutes 59 seconds which completes a full 30 degrees after which the planet then moves into the next sign beginning at 00 degrees 00 minutes 01 seconds

S in the chart = Stationary
Rx in the chart = Retrograde
(Degrees and Minutes are calculated at 9:45 PM EDT)

Sun in Virgo 07 09" - changes signs 09/23/13
Moon in Gemini 28 44" - changes signs 08/30/13
Mercury in Virgo 12 26" - changes signs 09/29/13
Venus in Libra 16 09" - changes signs 09/11/13
Mars in Leo 01 27" - changes signs 10/15/13
Saturn in Scorpio 07 01" - changes signs 09/17/15
Jupiter in Cancer 13 42" - changes signs 07/16/14
Pluto "Rx" in Capricorn 09 06" - changes signs 01/20/24
Pluto Retrograde (Rx) until 09/20/13
Uranus "Rx" in Aries 11 48" - changes signs 3/06/19
Uranus Retrograde (Rx) until 12/17/13
Neptune "Rx" in Pisces 03 52" - changes signs 1/26/26
Neptune Retrograde (Rx) until 11/13/13
Chiron "Rx" in Pisces 11 39" - changes signs 4/17/18
Chiron Retrograde (Rx) until 11/19/13
Black Moon in Cancer 09 08" - changes signs 03/04/13
North Node 'Rx' in Scorpio 10 03" - changes signs 2/18/14
South Node 'Rx' in Taurus 10 03" - changes signs 2/18/14
NOTE - The Nodes are ALWAYS opposite and ALWAYS retrograde

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