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Lunar Return Report

 for Hilary Rodham Clinton

Jul 28, 2002





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The Chart Data


Natal Chart                                                       Lunar Return
Hilary Rodham Clinton                                      Lunar Return Chart
Oct 26, 1947                                                       Jul 28, 2002
08:00:00 AM CST  +06:00                                09:15:21 AM EDT  +04:00
Chicago,IL                                                          New York,NY
087W39'00"  41N51'00"                                    074W00'23"  40N42'51"
Placidus Houses                                                 Placidus Houses






























21°Sc24' R













































25°Ge56' R





27°Aq43' R









09°Aq42' R









15°Sg07' R






















Interpretation text copyright 2001 by John Townley
Degree Symbols from Sabian Lecture Lesson: Symbolic Astrology by Marc Edmund Jones
Program Copyright 2001 Matrix Software, Inc.
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The Lunar Return

Astrology can provide many valuable panoramas as you move through this world, from a lifelong overview to the snapshot of the opportunities available in a single instant. The view you get depends upon how far back you pull from the subject and thus how much your eye, so to speak, can encompass. In the words of the Sesame Street song:

That's about the size,
Where you put your eyes,
That's about the size of it.

It's all in how you frame your picture. The closer to the subject you get, the greater the detail - the farther away, the larger the scope. The natal horoscope with its transits and progressions can, for instance, give you a view of all the days of your life, painted with a broad brush. Or, the sweep of the heavens in the instant of the moment can portray where you're at right now. In the middle, the pictures of the coming month or the coming year are available to you in the form of lunar (monthly) and solar (yearly) returns.

What Is A Lunar Return?

Your Lunar return is the monthly chart of the instant the Moon in the sky returns to the exact position it was at your birth. It's kind of a monthly birthday, and the arrangement of planets it displays reflects the patterns of your coming month. Each month, this re-birth-day works out its potential for you and then is renewed once again 27 1/2 days later with a new set of surprises and opportunities.

How Does It Work?

Like your natal chart, or any other kind of horoscope, a Lunar return is a chart of a beginning - in this case, the monthly beginning of the lunar cycle that started at your birth, which is the cycle of your response to your environment, including your emotions, feelings, interactivity, social well-being, and generally how creatively you react to the challenges and opportunities of life. It works on the principle that when you begin something - anything - everything that flows from it is bound up in the initial conditions under which it started. The beginning is your foundation, and you build and rest upon it until you are finished. A Lunar return is the astrological depiction of the new beginning you make each month and what results from it until the next cycle begins.

Well Begun Is Half Done

"The beginning is half of everything," said the ancient Greeks, and so your monthly beginning is something to be taken seriously and honored, if you want your lunar month to have a good start. Thus, give yourself a little time and space to rest and meditate if you can in the few hours surrounding the time of your Lunar return each month. Take the time to think about what lies ahead, plan your strategies, and gather your resources so you can make the best of what's offered. Look over the aspects in your Lunar return chart and the days and times ahead where they individually kick in. Once you've got a calm picture of the challenges and openings to come, you can rise to seize the day, one moment at a time, and make the most of the month.

Changing The Picture

The planetary positions in a Lunar return are locked in at the moment the Moon returns to its natal place. Where these positions fall in relation to the local horizon, and thus the areas of life in which they work, is entirely dependent upon where you are at the time. Thus, if you see that your Lunar return is going to develop a picture you'd like to rearrange, that can be accomplished by placing yourself at the right spot on the globe to fine-tune the event. Many astrologers travel widely in order to adjust both Solar and Lunar returns - I have done so repeatedly over the last 35 years with apparent great success, so I recommend it when necessary. Moving about extensively every month is not easy for everyone, but being aware that it affects the Lunar return is a plus if you normally travel on business and have some say as to where.

Pieces Of The Puzzle

The Lunar return is a large piece of the astrological picture of what happens with your life every month, but it is not the only one. Lunar transits, New and Full Moons, and other factors also weigh in, so they have been included in this report so you can have a more complete picture of what to expect and what you have to work with. You should remember, however, that factors whose timing is as short as a monthly cycle are more like the minute or second hands on your life's clock face. Don't forget to stand back every now and then and refresh yourself with the big picture of where you are and where you're going, which are described by long-term transit and progression cycles. After that, you can get back down to the day-to-day nitty-gritty which the Lunar return offers and know that your focus is tracking and every moment is enjoyed and utilized to its best advantage.

With that in mind, read on and launch yourself into the coming month with the wind at your back and the planets racing by your side...


Your Personal Lunar Return

Your Lunar Return Chart This Month

Your Lunar return can be read in a manner similar to many other types of horoscopes, except that in doing interpretations it must be kept in mind that it has an unusually short life. The chart is only in effect for 27 1/2 days until it is supplanted by the next Lunar return. Thus, where the middle and outer planets are concerned, there is little or no change of sign over literally dozens of Lunar returns. This makes the overall influence of signs more of a long-term, barely changing backdrop and thus negligible in effect. The house placements and the mutual aspects of the planets and Angles thus become where all the action is, fueled mostly by the faster-changing positions of the inner planets. That may be just as well, as trying to stuff too much interpretive information into a description of a single month leads to diminishing returns, and what is important gets lost in the shuffle.

So what is most important in a Lunar return? Certainly the house positions of the Sun and Moon, and the sign of the Ascendant, which represent the main areas of focus for the month, along with the house positions of the planets. After that comes the aspects of the Lights, Angles, and inner planets to each other and to the middle and outer planets, which describes the dynamics of the month. Last comes the aspects of the middle and outer planets to each other, which provide a background dynamic upon which the rest play out. These, taken together with featured elements of your natal chart highlighted by Lunar Return positions, give an overall picture of the coming month.


Daily Events

After a look at the overall picture for the month, daily influences are painted primarily by the transiting Moon as it passes through the natal and Lunar return houses and ticks off its conjunctions to planets in both the natal chart and the Lunar return chart. This accounts for 47 occurrences, each of which happens once, in varying orders, throughout each month. As the Moon transits the houses and planets of the natal chart, it triggers events that are both personal to the moment and yet connect with more long-term issues as well, since the natal chart abides permanently. As the Moon touches the houses and planets of the Lunar return, however, its effects are to highlight and spark off the trends depicted in that chart only, and thus apply only to very short-term developments. These Lunar transits thus give what amounts to inner and outer pictures, short-term and longer-term effects working together, both of which are described in the text.


Personal Void-of-Course Moon

One final, and very useful, addition is the Personal Void-of-Course Moon. The period of time every 2 1/2 days when the transiting Moon has made its last aspect to another body in the sky before changing signs is described as a Void-of-Course Moon period. It can last from a few minutes to over a day, depending how late in signs the planets are at the time. Because the Moon at this time doesn't really have its "feet on the ground," is generally considered a period unfavorable for tangible decisions that require solid support, but an excellent time for insight, relaxation, and  reaching outside of confining boundaries. Many astrological calendars include a monthly list of these times.

If you have natal planets late in one or more signs, however, an ordinarily Void-of-Course Moon may still be making aspects to your chart, allowing you a special exception from the rule and giving you a decision-making advantage at this time. Conversely, if your planets are mostly early in signs, then for you the Moon goes Void-of-Course sooner than for the rest of the world, allowing you to check out and party early, while others are still in a more mundane frame of mind. Thus, included here is a list of your own Personal Void-of-Course Moon times unique to you alone, in order to give you a very specific personal advantage. They each begin when the Moon makes its last aspect to your chart and end when the Moon enters the next sign.



Lunar Return: Aug 24, 2002

As in a natal chart, the first thing you look at is the position of the Sun, Moon, and Ascendant. Their positions and aspects form the fundamental dynamic for the month: whether it's coming on like a juggernaut, sneaking up like a cat, stumbling in like a bull in a china shop, or striding in like a hero. Since the Lunar Return Moon is the same as your natal Moon, any aspects to it are also transiting aspects to your natal horoscope, thus uniquely entwining both charts and making the Lunar aspects especially important. The house position of the Sun and Moon tell you where your main action will be all month, and the Ascendant sign show the overall style. Easy aspects of these to the rest of the chart will show a month whizzing by according to plan. Hard aspects will indicate tangles and challenges to overcome. The text relays how to make the most of the former and how to transform the latter to get best results from the month.


This is a lunar month to explore your support system, especially your circle of closest and dearest friends. Reinforcing loving connections will produce wonders, so don't be afraid to wear your heart on your sleeve. Let creativity flow and pass it back and forth in joint ventures and you'll find yourself getting help from above, both literally and figuratively. Your success at this will be measured by your ability to be selfless and open and allow others to share it. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you and you will be paid back tenfold. Seriously, it really works...the key to your own joy and passion is the joy and passion you put out. "And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make..." More, actually...

Sun in Eleventh House

Ambition and leadership join hands this month and great strides can be made in pushing an agenda to its conclusion, because the amount of energy and aggression to support it will be relatively boundless. Kept within proper bounds, that can lead to success and achievement. Pushed to excess, where you may in your enthusiasm and excitement roll over the opinions or desires of others without due consideration, this tendency can backfire. If you win a victory, do not push on to further damage the opposition, as that wastes energy and shows lack of restraint, neither the qualities of a leader. Use any leftover get up and go to consolidate gains only, and beware going a bridge too far.

Sun Conjunction Mars


You may find that your inner feelings and reactions are coming at you out of the mouths of others this lunar month. Don't look at it as strange or invasive, but rather an opportunity to see yourself as others see you. Taking emotional cues from a partner will also allow you some inner r&r and time to get back in touch with yourself by leaning on another. Shared feelings produce more mileage than inner brooding, and opening your heart to others can be the key to opening up your life and its possibilities. The ability to know is entirely dependent upon the ability to listen well. Open up your ears to others' worlds and expand your own universe. It's a free ride...

Moon in Seventh House

Problems with how you feel about what you want may need resolving. That is, your own feelings may doubt the validity or rightness of what will profit you and put you into a bit of a moral or ethical bind. Eventually, you'll find a way to resolve them so that you'll be fully satisfied, but it may take a number of reversals of field until you get it right. Don't settle for early decisions, but follow through until the end, as otherwise you'll have a bad taste in your mouth, whatever you decide. Avoid overdoing it, hone down inappropriate feelings and reactions, shun extravagance - all of which may be hard to do. The middle of the road is what you are shooting for, but at least pick a lane.

Moon Opposition Venus

It can be hard not to be overcritical right now, and there is a lot of negative thinking in the air which you should try to stay clear of. What you mean as constructive comments can be mistaken for derogatory remarks by others, so attempt more than you ordinarily would to put a positive spin on things. That goes for self-criticism as well, and you should probably give yourself a lot more credit than you think you deserve. Now is the time to look for your strong points, not dwell on your flaws. There is a bright side to everything and every cloud has a silver lining, and if you can't find either, just ask someone. Don't sit in the dark - turn on the lights.

Moon Square Saturn


It may seem like you have to have permission to start anything going this lunar month, but once you get a handle on the protocol required, you can get things going. Events will either be handled just so, or they will be chaotic and sloppy, and not much in between. Whenever you can get a written agenda ahead of time, you'll be ahead of the game by knowing the rules. Once agreed upon, however, this approach can quickly see you through the complexities of the month, as it's all connected, a part of the plan. Keep your eyes on the path right in front of you, and the road will be clear. Omit needless words, edit down your thoughts, and you'll be on the path. Success through structure.

Ascendant in Virgo

Primary qualities to lead with this month are good looks and charm. You will be able to look more desirable, interesting, intriguing and generally presentable, and that will be your wedge into every conversation, your foot into every social door. So, don't hesitate to spend a little extra emphasizing that, whether on personal care, clothing, accessories or couture. Make the most of what you've got and improve on it as well, since it will pay you back in the long run. It's not vanity, it's keeping your tools in good repair. Further, by being the first to radiate love and affection, you'll find that coming back to you almost instantly. Whatever you're selling, do it in person for the best results.

Venus Conjunction Ascendant

Fighting will get you nowhere this month, especially because that may be the first thing you're inclined to do, especially when roadblocks appear at work or home and you feel that bulldozing them will take care of the problem. It won't, and the more you try to force your way, the more resilient and elusive the resistance becomes, until you reach maximum frustration and minimum forward motion. The reason is that the people involved are at cross-purposes and not really hearing what's being said, but pushing on, anyway. The solution is to cut the spiraling shovefest and find out what the real issues are, after which you'll likely find everyone was really in accord to begin with.

Pluto Square Ascendant


The inner planets change significantly from month to month and indicate the personal permutations your life is going through. Basically, it's the framework of how you play the game, who else is playing, and how they're playing it. Easy aspects mean you win with no contest, hard aspects suggest a more hard-fought game that may put your life skills more to the test and increase your personal growth and talents through experience. The text relays both sides and gives advice on what games to play, what ones to avoid, and the best strategies - whether you want to raise, hold, or walk away.


How do you express your affections with those dearest to your heart? That's a prominent question, and it's a time when you may be able to put your feelings into words to further cement what's already there. The effort is likely to be mutual, so don't forget to pay attention to what's being said, as it's deeply sincere. You'll also find this a good time for tuning in to what's being said by higher-ups, who are more likely to give you a boost as they better understand what you're doing. The key to success is to let your words match your feelings, so you function as a whole person without conflicts in the way you present yourself. A clear mind, a clear heart.

Mercury in Eleventh House

Forceful words may fill the air this month which can work for you or against you. You can use the high energy and tight focus of your mind to blast off new ideas and propel them into implementation. But, should you press your case too hard, it could backfire into arguments and disputes over either your ideas or the speed with which you are pushing them. No matter how right you are, if you push down other people's defenses they will react disagreeably. Therefore, let the weight of your arguments provide their own impetus, while you provide the enthusiasm to support them in such a way that others embrace your direction and don't fight it. Be positive, avoid arguments.

Mercury Conjunction Mars

The rumor mill may be working overtime right now, so be sure to double-check your sources before you believe anything you hear. Further, ill-considered plans and schemes may abound, themselves based on incorrect information, so make sure you're not part of them. You've got time on your side, if you use it, as flaws surface fairly quickly if you don't swallow the bait right away. It's time to be a wary fish in a muddy pool. Next month the water will clear, so you'll be glad you waited. Reverie, times lost in thought, speculation do well right now, as long as you don't rush to implement them. A second look will either give form to the dream or make it vanish like mist.

Mercury Opposition Neptune

Faith in your convictions will get you everything this month and it will be the manner in which you can forcefully get across what you deeply feel to be the right thing that will have others following you along. This doesn't mean using a crowbar or steamrolling your way over others, rather it means demonstrating the magnetic appeal of what you believe in and thus converting and corralling your audience. You do not require a lot of intellectual arguments to win a following, though a few classic and well-chosen catch phrases help immensely. It is not a debate but a demonstration that wins the day. If you believe in yourself strongly enough, that will be good enough. Without that, the best arguments are hollow.

Mercury Trine Pluto

Look for community support for your efforts, especially when it comes to praise for your past accomplishments. It won't help so much to promote it, just encourage it by complementing others and sharing your expertise. What you gives, comes back, and the less conspicuous you are about it, the better you will be received. A few good words here, a couple of favorable comments there, all mount up to the kind of recognition you would like to have without blowing your own trumpet. Internal success is between you and yourself alone, but external success is entirely in the eyes of your beholders, so court them with subtlety, treat them with respect, and you'll receive as you have given.

Mercury Sextile Midheaven


You're likely to be looking especially well and will put your best foot forward even should you stumble. It's a great time for cosmetic improvements of all sorts to spiff up your in-person image, even though you may not think you need it. Appearance changes will likely turn out for the best, so now's the time to try out that new look. You may find that you can get by on sheer charm, so relax and enjoy it, don't look a gift horse in the mouth. A general inclination towards affection and a loving attitude can make you the first to be chosen - all you have to do is show up and act naturally. Make sure you have substance to back it up, however - beauty is fleeting, truth abides.

Venus in First House


Turn to your friends for inspiration and support and you'll find the extra energy there to pull you through any situation. It's a good time for intimate get-togethers with dear ones to kick relationships up a notch and cement what's already long-standing. Similarly, you may find strong support from above, both moral and substantive, which will come in the form of an unexpected favor. Eschew arguments because you'll be preaching to the choir and they don't need the aggravation. Instead, lay back into the harmony and surf the waves of friendship all the way to the beach - or to the bank, as it may happen. You should choose the position to steer and motivate, let others run the engines.

Mars in Eleventh House

Actions you take can be easily derailed now, so take extra precautions where you step, as puddles and potholes are hiding in unexpected places. Misunderstandings or misstatements can pull the rug out from under you when you put deed to word, so when you think everything is perfectly clear, think again. This can be frustrating, as the effect is intermittent. Therefore, don't push your agenda unless you have double-checked what you intend to do and verified you are on firm ground. Because you may be slowed down by the necessary extra precautions, put some extra time into your monthly schedule so you aren't pushed into making moves you haven't had time to research.

Mars Opposition Neptune

You probably don't need to work that hard to be liked and well thought-of about now, but you need to have a fairly skillful hand at it. It's not what you do that does the trick, it's what you do to get others to do a speak on your behalf that shows the master touch. Do favors for free, but put your brand on them, so people remember where they came from. Don't use the hard sell, just make yourself available and interesting. Plant the seeds of desire so that they grow from within and when others praise you it will be their own idea, or at least feel like it. A small nudge at the right spot can start an avalanche, so look for just the right place/person and then apply the least leverage.

Mars Sextile Midheaven


The positions of the middle and outer Planets - Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto, along with the Moon's North and South Nodes - change little from one Lunar Return to the next, so they add more of a backdrop, the stage set on which the monthly play is performed. They are very powerful, however, and their long-running helpful and troublesome aspects are not to be taken lightly. They can be like a rope to swing yourself across the stage or a trap door that will cause a fall if you're not watching. The text on the mutual aspects of these giants to the inner planets and the Lights, and where they fall by house, shows you just where to watch for them, what mood they're in, and how to get them on your side.


An expanding circle of friends can be your biggest resource during this period, so take advantage of all opportunities to hobnob with the best. Mixing with those who can be of especial help to you is very much in the cards if you are willing to go out there and do it. Don't be shy - you've got to try if you want to fly. It's a good time to be especially generous with your close friends, as they have been what helped you get where you are, and they are there for you when you call. Building on that intimate base will only help shore up the foundations of your success, especially when it takes allies to get the job done. No man, or woman, is an island - hand in hand is the way to proceed.

Jupiter in Eleventh House


This is a better time for consolidating your career position than for expanding it. Careful response to criticism will go a long way to help you overcome errors and gain the trust and respect you need to make the next step. So, if people are making you the subject of the current buzz, that's a good thing. If they are, find out immediately what they're saying, as it may need to be corrected. Expect to be underestimated this lunar month and use that to surprise people when they find out how good you really are. People are only disappointed by expecting too much, so keep a low profile and then when it's time, deliver the goods double. You'll have more than double the desired effect.

Saturn in Tenth House

This year-long period which happens twice in every 45 years makes for a curious backdrop which everyone has to deal with but which is not necessarily individually specific. It's a time when radical and conservative trends, whether in politics or technology, are at odds but are strangely comfortable bedfellows, each relying on the one to fuel the other. It makes for a period of surface tension which belies the fact that not much new or solid is really happening. Lots of smoke and mirrors, surprisingly little substance. At the same time, a somewhat insubstantive peace reigns that has in it the seeds of real confrontation and revolution yet to come.

Saturn Trine Uranus


Just when you thought work was boring, everything changes, without notice. Maybe you'll look back with fondness on boring, maybe you won't, but chances are you won't have time to. Success depends on keeping on your toes. Don't try to be ahead of the curve lest it vanish beneath you unannounced - better to ride the crest of the present and stay flexible. The challenge of it all will be avoiding stress and anxiety in the process, which can impact on your well-being. Knowing that each up and down is only temporary helps, and it will all even out in the end, particularly if you focus on quick response now and let later take care of itself. That's the way surprises turn into opportunities, so don't recoil, embrace them.

Uranus in Sixth House


Your most creative moments will come when you abandon yourself to fantasy and float free, allowing anything at all to come into your head and let the Muse do her work. Breaking down internal barriers, however you choose to do it, will be the key to finding that field of dreams that had escaped you. If you build it, they will come, but this is not really the time to start construction, just outline your inspirations and wait until your head clears before you get down to brass tacks. Your kids may try to pull the wool over your eyes, but what else is new? Also a fruitful period for planning that dream vacation, just don't book your tickets until you're sure that's really where you want to go.

Neptune in Fifth House

Your strongest support now may come from the groundwork you have laid among fellow workers, teammates, and those who have put in their two cents with yours along the road of life. This may be mainly moral support and a thoroughly good word, not a cash reward, but it will represent a certain level of admiration and spiritual brotherhood that will only help you get ahead. You don't need to promote yourself, just let it happen when it happens, but be sure to get a record of it when it does. Recommendation and praise from your peers is one of the surest ways to maintain your reputation and move ahead in your professional or personal endeavors.

Neptune Trine Midheaven


If you have any simmering concerns or disagreements with others on the home front, this is not the time to bring them to a boil. If you avoid the temptation to rise to the bait, you'll find that seemingly intransigent problems simply fade away by themselves through changing circumstance, leaving you to put together a new order in harmony. Opposing a sea of troubles will not end them, so it's better to weather it out and wait for a change in the surroundings. If this means compromise, go for it, or simply refuse to get into a fracas at all. Remember, your home is your inner countryside, and civil wars do the most to ravage it. Better to tarry than be stern. All things come to those who only sit and wait.

Pluto in Fourth House

Squeeze plays can happen where and when you least expect them right about now, and you are equally as likely to be the perpetrator as the victim. It's in the air. It's a time when you may get what you deserve - for good or ill - and not be able to do very much about it. Well, if you deserve it, why should you? It's a time to learn to bow out gracefully and not play the game any more. Passive resistance works better than fighting the tide, and looking for new options to permanently change things is ultimately the way to go. If you have to make a choice that is not truly yours, document it so you can prove it later. Turn a shove aside into a push forward.

Pluto Opposition Node

Expect a little resistance on the home front, where there may be overlooked stones in your pathway that get in the way and refuse to move. This can come from a person, an article in your environment, or just a general feeling of not being entirely safe. To use it to your best advantage, don't debate the specifics but plunge to the foundation of the matter - the motives, feelings, and the hidden agendas that may be fundamental to the situation. This is a judgement call, however, as you don't want to be dismantling or replacing something intransigent if it's going to be leaving anyway. The only time to force things is when your bottom line is brought into question.

Pluto Opposition Midheaven


This may be an important time to throw some serious effort into promoting yourself, taking up new responsibilities and committing yourself to deals that will further your career. Efforts you begin now can have lasting repercussions down the line, but may require you to put in more at the beginning than you'll immediately get back. Don't take on more than you can comfortably carry, but don't miss out on opportunity, either. You may find more instant rewards on the home front this month, where you luck into something nice or are the recipient of an unexpected gift. Under any circumstances, you will feel especially welcome and tempted to come home early to enjoy the experience.

Node in Tenth House

This may be a more important month to your career efforts than you know, as responsibilities and new endeavors taken on now will be tied to your reputation for a long time to come. That means special opportunities present themselves, but so do occasions for your undoing if you are not wise enough to differentiate the two. So, whatever your choices, this is a good time to be thinking long term and not business as usual, as you'll be filling out your resume and maybe lots more with this month's engagements. The one thing to avoid doing is nothing, as circumstances with this potential aren't an everyday occurrence and are a gift not to be refused.

Node Conjunction Midheaven


Featured Planets

When selected Lunar Return positions occupy the same spaces as bodies in your natal chart, this highlights certain natal inclinations for the month. It will mean that certain elements in your fundamental character will be emphasized both internally externally. These will be the areas that most appear to represent you for the moment and that others will seize upon as entry points to your personality. These are the areas in which you can put your best foot forward to make the most effective and gratifying steps ahead, providing your first line of challenges and opportunities to embrace the world.

Mars Highlighted by Mercury

Your physical energy and get-up-and-go are put in focus this month in a way that showcases your ability to sustain efforts and makes an impression of robust strength that engenders admiration and trust. It means, however, that you will be committing yourself to a rhythm which you will likely have to repeat, so don't design a regimen that is beyond your capabilities or will leave you drained if it becomes the expected routine. Hit hard and fast when needed, but don't use up all your ammunition on the first target you see. The essence of exercise is that it should not exhaust you, but should reinvigorate and leave your stronger for the effort. So it is with life.


Uranus Highlighted by Saturn

Broken-field running and unusual and spontaneous reactions to unexpected events can become your calling card and something to be remembered by. This offers the opportunity of praise and admiration for thinking on your feet and responding with original solutions to sudden situations. It also offers plenty of chances to stumble and trip, so tread lightly and watch your footsteps. Be nimble, be quick, make your operations stick. Avoid pushing, insistence, intolerance, impatience, as those are the greatest slipping points. Choose your shots, and don't shoot until you see the whites of their eyes. One strong, well-placed effort will be all you need.


Pluto Highlighted by Mercury

Your ability to seize control of the moment or wrest it from someone else can become a focus for the month, but should it be so it will be remembered so. So, watch your step and don't step on anyone you don't mean to. The greatest force is the threat of force unused, and the most successful army never has to fire a shot in anger. Similarly, the greatest resistance is disappearance, so don't tangle head to head in a win-lose confrontation, melt away to play next day. How you handle intransigent challenges and blockages right now can establish precedents for the future and habits that you will follow and others will expect. Don't deform, transform. Reform, don't conform.



Daily Events: Jul 28, 2002

As the Moon speeds on through the month, the minute hand of your Lunar Return, it moves through all twelve houses of both your natal chart and the Lunar Return chart, as well as hitting both sets of planets. These are the times to look for specific events that activate these parts of your monthly picture and will offer times for making your best moves. There are forty-seven such events, and they repeat every month, but not at the same time or in the same order. Plus, the playing field and basic potentials of each month differ, so each of the basic transits has a different role to play every month, while retaining its core implications. The individual transits begin with the symbolism of the degree at which they occur, followed by an interpretation of their general meaning, and finish with a handful of specific "issues and accents" to address, which they may bring into your life. Finally, your personal Void-of-Course Moon periods will vary widely and are important timing factors in the daily decision-making process, so keep a close eye on them.


Sun Jul 28, 2002     Moon in Pisces  (Enters Aries at 11:39 pm)

03:28 pm             Moon Void (Personal)   Ends: 11:39 pm

10:01 pm             Moon Void   Ends: 11:39 pm


Mon Jul 29, 2002     Moon in Aries 

12:12 pm             Moon Enters Natal 5th House

7° Aries:  A man comes forward flushed with the successful and simultaneous expression of his talents in two separate realms. EXPANSION

This is a very open time of month, when spontaneity and warm feelings can flow more easily, and the creative and romantic urges compete to hold sway. A good time for connecting with children or for taking a little time off for fun and frolic. Risk-taking is easier, and you're likely better at it now, though don't go out on a limb unless you're sure. Don't push for concrete steps, but go with the flow and let things happen and the results will surprise and delight.

Issues and Accents: immaturity, humor, festivities, music, expressiveness

06:46 pm             Moon Enters Return's 8th House

10° Aries:  A savant is revealed, a man who has created new forms for old symbols that have lost their meanings. INTERPRETATION

Financial self-reliance is a goal, but sometimes it's better to gamble with other people's money than your own. A carefully-wrought juggling act of balancing borrowed stakes with retooling and refitting your own personal resources can serve you as well as gold in a safe deposit box. Extra baggage that you eliminate right now will make that whole process work more efficiently, so what you can't reclaim for reuse, spin off as gifts or collateral.

Issues and Accents: rebirth, fidelity, indiscretion, recovery, contamination


Tue Jul 30, 2002      Moon in Aries 


Wed Jul 31, 2002     Moon in Aries  (Enters Taurus at 12:17 pm)

04:04 am              Moon Void (Personal)   Ends: 12:17 pm

11:49 am              Moon Void   Ends: 12:17 pm

02:57 pm             Moon Enters Natal 6th House

2° Taurus:  A brilliant electrical display illuminates the heavens and the forests beneath. TRANSFORMATION

This period has a bit of a "back to work" flavor, where picking up stitches and buttoning down projects is the flavor of the day. Where you have gotten off schedule, either at work or in your personal habits or health regiment, now is the time to make the correction and get back on track. By strengthening routine so it runs by itself, you free your hands for more important things down the line and prevent untimely trip-ups from overlooked details at the last minute.

Issues and Accents: diet, accuracy, colds, waitresses, caretakers


Thu Aug  1, 2002     Moon in Taurus 

06:18 am              Moon Enters Return's 9th House

9° Taurus:  A Christmas tree, bending with its weight of gifts, is illuminated at the end of a vast darkened hall. SYMBOLIZATION

Is your life cinema verite, or is there a plan? Now's the time to invent the latter or improve on what you've got. Dead reckoning can get you where you're going, but why not have a map? This is a good time for establishing the lay of the land, getting that aerial overview that confirms where you've been, where you are, and where you're going. You needn't rush off on the journey, just turn it around in your mind until you have a good grip on the possibilities it offers.

Issues and Accents: suggestions, incredibility, favoritism, revelations, consciousness


Fri Aug  2, 2002       Moon in Taurus  (Enters Gemini at 11:47 pm)

07:39 am              Moon Enters Natal 7th House

22° Taurus:  A white homing pigeon flies straight and fearlessly over a broad body of troubled water. SEPARATION

Personal relationships can be put into focus now, and you may find that you can share your emotions and responsibilities with a partner who will take a load off your back. By giving credit where it's due and avoiding competition or jealously you will find you often receive more than you give, but then that is what usually results from an open hand and heart. Fairness is at a premium right now, so go out of your way to see that everyone is on an equal playing field.

Issues and Accents: correlation, interference, handshakes, antagonism, settlements

11:15 am              Moon Void (Personal)   Ends: 11:47 pm

11:15 am              Moon Conjunct Natal Moon's Node

24° Taurus:  A mounted Indian brave rides proudly with human scalps as trophies at his belt. CONQUEST

Commitments undertaken at this time may last longer and require more of you than you now anticipate, so don't sign on the dotted line until you have read the fine print. And, don't casually say yes to something you don't really mean, because you may be held emotionally or financially accountable for it. This is a time to fine-tune your honor and become more closely aware of your emotional responsibilities, and realize just how much your behavior affects others.

06:58 pm             Moon Void   Ends: 11:47 pm


Sat Aug  3, 2002      Moon in Gemini 

11:23 pm             Moon Enters Return's 10th House

13° Gemini:  The great artist, a world-famous pianist, sits at his instrument on the stage of a huge auditorium. EXCELLENCE

What people believe you are often seems more important than what you really are, so crafting your public image is critical for success. This is always a mix of real achievements mixed with what's in the eye of the beholder, so make sure that you have both working for you. Find out now what other people, especially your peers, are saying about you and provide information to turn the opinion polls your way. Sometimes a spin doctor is more valuable than an M.D.

Issues and Accents: mastery, continuity, occupation, calendar, persistence


Sun Aug  4, 2002     Moon in Gemini 

07:19 am              Moon Conjunct Return's Moon's Node

17° Gemini:  The head of a handsome youthful athlete slowly changes into a different type of beauty, the mature thinker. FUNCTION

This is a time when the fox comes into view and the chase is begun, but you may not want to participate in the hunt, so take stock before you go galloping off. The opportunity for emotional or financial attachments and the responsibilities they entail may be something you want to pass on for the moment. Today's blithe commitment all too often becomes tomorrow's burden, so be sure that you really want it before you saddle yourself with more than you may want to carry. This does not mean avoid commitment altogether, but that many call and only a few should be chosen.

05:35 pm             Moon Enters Natal 8th House

23° Gemini:  Three fledglings, secure in their nest high in the tree, already reveal the deep pride of their heritage. SECLUSION

Credit can be looked at creatively and used to maximum effect, with particular attention to raising your limits without overtaxing yourself. Recycling efforts may pay off by repurposing something you would have otherwise disposed of. A glance back to the old ways of doing things can inspire and even pay off as you realize there's nothing really new under the sun. Taking out the trash, once you have decided what it really is, can feel like a fresh, new start.

Issues and Accents: anxiety, sensuality, vindictiveness, jealousy, resentment

10:00 pm             Moon Conjunct Return's Saturn

25° Gemini:  A gardener, with all of a mother's care for her child, is trimming a magnificent row of tropical palms. OBSERVATION

Setting limits and downsizing some of your operations may be just what you need to get a tighter focus and better utilize limited resources. This may at first seem a downer, but it's really a matter of putting quality over quantity. You cannot be all things to all people, so you have to select what role you can effectively play and divert your assets to support it. Carefully-chosen sacrifices allow all your guns to bear on the target you can't afford to miss.

Issues and Accents: mistrust, depression, ingratitude, inertia, anxieties


Mon Aug  5, 2002    Moon in Gemini  (Enters Cancer at 08:02 am)

00:38 am              Moon Void (Personal)   Ends: 08:02 am

00:38 am              Moon Conjunct Natal Uranus

26° Gemini:  The winter frost has stolen through the woods and has given to the trees and underbrush a witching cosmic lacery. DIGNITY

The urge to think or act impetuously offers both risk and opportunity. A sudden change of direction or a new direction entirely can put you way ahead of the game, or get you thrown out of it. But, if it's within reason, fly with it and see what happens - nothing ventured, nothing gained. The best maneuvers often burst out full-blown like Athena from Zeus's brow. Don't be impatient with others who may not go along, and be ready to accept consequences, for good or ill.

Issues and Accents: autonomy, modifications, charity work, protest, innovation

04:42 am              Moon Void   Ends: 08:02 am

04:42 am              Moon Void   Ends: 08:02 am


Tue Aug  6, 2002     Moon in Cancer 

01:09 pm             Moon Enters Return's 11th House

17° Cancer:  A huge precious stone is so cut that its principal facet mirror  the whole scene before it in sparkling miniature. BRILLIANCE

What you can't do for yourself, maybe your friends can do for you, and a friend in need is a friend, indeed. You don't want to tap your nearest and dearest too often, but asking for help and support occasionally is part of what makes friendship, and you might do that now, even if you're not terribly in need, just to keep relations from getting rusty. A little mutual admiration can go a long way towards lifting your esprit de corps, and a heartfelt hug beats a handshake.

Issues and Accents: peculiarities, disruptions, nearest and dearest, options, companionship


Wed Aug  7, 2002     Moon in Cancer  (Enters Leo at 12:27 pm)

01:31 am              Moon Void (Personal)   Ends: 12:27 pm

08:44 am              Moon Enters Natal 9th House

28° Cancer:  An American Indian girl, college trained but returned to her people, seeks to win their friendship for her lover. ALLEGIANCE

This can be an ideal time for those long conversations and ambitious exploration of new mental and emotional territories. Your reach feels greater than before and you are only limited for the moment to what you can imagine, leaving the details for later. You can stand back and examine the big picture and chart your way through it. Travel broadens the mind, whether it be a physical trip or an armchair journey of the mind. Believe in what you conceive, and it will come true.

Issues and Accents: reconnaissance, truth, sports, inspiration, exploration

10:53 am              Moon Conjunct Return's Jupiter

30° Cancer:  A Daughter of the American Revolution walks proudly to the rostrum; it is the meeting of some women's society. STABILITY

Positive thinking and a generous imagination can now set the stage for increased opportunity and a bigger piece of the pie. The only limits you have are those you impose upon yourself, and now is not the time to do that. Think big, not only for yourself but for those involved with you, so that win-win situations can blossom and lead to ever-expanding possibilities for all concerned. When you invest in others, you invest in yourself, paying dividends to your posterity.

Issues and Accents: accumulation, genuineness, charity, respect, commendations

09:22 pm             Moon Conjunct Return's Sun

6° Leo:  A sweet old-fashioned belle and a pert and attractive little modern flapper stand in mutual envy of each other. WORTH

The heart of the matter and the main focus of the month gets its greatest boost now, even if it may not seem so at the moment, so keep your eyes wide open and be ready to jump to the tune when it starts to play. It's a time to whip up enthusiasm, not necessarily to get down to brass tacks, so put on a happy face and spread good feelings around, even if nothing else seems to get done. By engendering warmth and excitement, you focus the flood in your direction and partake not only of your own energy, but the environmental electricity flowing down your wire.

Issues and Accents: self-sufficiency, officials, play, superiors, festivals


Thu Aug  8, 2002     Moon in Leo 

04:29 am              Moon Conjunct Return's Mars

10° Leo:  Everywhere there is a sparkle, and nature is revealed in pastel colors; the early morning dew salutes the sunlight. NOVELTY

A quick, deft thrust can slay your quarry, but shooting from the hip risks overwhelming return fire. Rash actions seated in annoyance or anger can do a lot more damage than just sitting on your hands and waiting it out. Forceful action can carry the day, but only if it's well thought out and comes from a cool head, not a hot heart. The opportunity here lies in knowing when to pass and let someone else make the mistake, after which you may capitalize upon it.

Issues and Accents: action, daring, intolerance, heat, virility

11:07 am              Moon Conjunct Return's Mercury

14° Leo:  Seen in the form of a cherub whispering soft coaxing words into every receptive ear, a human soul seeks expression. INGENUOUS

This is a time for clearing things up and attempting to be particularly lucid about your current set of plans. New insights can be worked into the picture and details laid out to those who need to be in the know. Bounce ideas off other heads to see a less subjective view of your schemata, then proceed to set things into motion before you lose the freshness of the inspiration. Though feelings may compel, you're best off right now with only what can be expressed clearly in words.

Issues and Accents: children, vocabulary, perception, ideas, meetings

11:52 am              Moon Conjunct Natal Mars

15° Leo:  The great American carnival, the Mardi Gras at New Orleans, is seen with a wealth of floats, decorations and merriment. EXPOSURE

You may find yourself running into brief spells of irritability and/or impatience, when you want to get on with things but your way appears blocked. It's easy to get into a fight, perhaps even easy to win one, but it's not a good time to choose one. Avoid quarrelsome and contentious people who might get your goat and remember that most battles aren't worth fighting. Snap judgments are usually the worst, and you can't regret mistakes you don't make.

Issues and Accents: guns, pain, penetration, muscles, controversies

01:15 pm             Moon Conjunct Natal Pluto

15° Leo:  The great American carnival, the Mardi Gras at New Orleans, is seen with a wealth of floats, decorations and merriment. EXPOSURE

The inclination may be to push through to get your way, that for the moment the end justifies the means. Stand back and take another look, however, and you might decide otherwise. When you simply "must" do or have something, you probably shouldn't - at least not to the degree you are contemplating. Such feelings are signals that can get you in better touch with deeper emotions and are better used in that cause rather than in the service of a quick ego boost.

Issues and Accents: upheaval, betrayal, transformation, restoration, untruths

03:16 pm             New Moon

17° Leo:  A volunteer church choir is seen at rehearsal, far more interested in social than musical elements of the occasion. COMMUNION

New Moon in Natal 9th House
It's a great time for planning, cooking up new schemes, rearranging the way you look at things. Patterns you establish now do not need detailed follow-up until later, so you can stick to generalities until you've got it all properly roughed-out. Put on finishing touches later. New publishing efforts, or any project that generally disseminates what you have to say, are well begun now, and you may find the pressure is on to produce. Avoid hasty commitments, however, as you don't want to be held to something ill-considered or not fully thought out. Well begun is half done, so be thoughtful, deliberate, and measured in your efforts, even though tempted or even encouraged not to be.

New Moon in Return 11th House
Take a new tack with your close friends this week and you may find that they are resources for you in ways you had not imagined. You can't find out if you don't ask. Propose new ways of getting together and examining and developing your relationships that might add miles to what you do. You will find out a lot without risking a lot - the worst they can do is say no. Similarly, don't be afraid of making a fool out of yourself in front of your superiors - it's not going to happen, and it could show you off in a new light that will bring extra support from unexpected quarters. Wearing your heart on your sleeve can get you everything, with little chance of harm, so don't hesitate to do so.

Issues and Accents: wisdom, informality, magnanimity, assumptions, air travel

05:52 pm             Moon Enters Return's 12th House

18° Leo:  An instructor in chemistry is conducting an experiment before his class, in the midst of a maze of apparatus. SERVICE

Behind-the-scenes maneuvering can go a long way toward setting you up for the main event, so don't feel you have to tell all right now to get things done. What you don't know can hurt you, so some non-invasive information-gathering on the sly may be just what you need to take some time for right now. Honesty is the best policy, but do no harm is the bottom line. The less said the better right now, and actions will speak louder than words when the time comes.

Issues and Accents: foul-ups, uneasiness, secrecy, fallacies, confession

11:53 pm             Moon Conjunct Natal Saturn

22° Leo:  A carrier pigeon comes swiftly through the early light of a morning and flutters to the feet of a group of fanciers. LIGHT

If you are tempted to highlight your insufficiencies, do so in the interest of a better and less wasteful existence. When things suddenly stall, it's usually for a reason, and now's the time to find out why. Don't bash yourself, do improve yourself, you can't overcome your limitations until you truly know what they are. Similarly, limitations are often imposed because you haven't made sufficient use of what's already on your plate. Say grace, and you'll receive grace.

Issues and Accents: stability, boredom, inhibitions, organization, achievement


Fri Aug  9, 2002       Moon in Leo  (Enters Virgo at 02:03 pm)

07:26 am              Moon Void (Personal)   Ends: 02:03 pm

09:37 am              Moon Void   Ends: 02:03 pm

09:30 pm             Moon Enters Natal 10th House

5° Virgo:  A man lies dreaming in the shade of an Irish countryside; his dreams bring to him the playful little people. OUTLOOK

Professional considerations should be looked at and adjustments made to see that your name is recognized and respected among your peers. While your attention is on it, touch up that resume, touch up your image, and take some time to advertise yourself. Make mileage out of compliments and take credit where it is due. Follow up leads and don't be shy about blowing your own horn, as long as you can truly live up to what you promise. Time to wave the flag - yours.

Issues and Accents: parents, status, determination, process, structure


Sat Aug 10, 2002     Moon in Virgo 

02:05 pm             Moon Enters Return's 1st House

15° Virgo:  A handkerchief of the finest linen and oldest lace lies folded near milady's mirror by a bottle of rare perfume. RESERVATION

This marks a period when it will benefit you most to use your personality as the winning card in any game you are playing. It's the time to make that sale, impress that client, charm that lover, play to the audience. Don't try to impress them with statistics or your track record, just wow 'em with the way you come on, with the conviction you have in what you present. This is the month's window for being on-stage, so take the opportunity to light up when it's presented.

Issues and Accents: mastery, consolidation, self-involvement, action, self-esteem

09:43 pm             Moon Conjunct Return's Venus

20° Virgo:  A group of old-fashioned automobiles compromise a caravan of settlers on the move; a fresh enthusiasm marks the party. VENTURE

It's a good time to be presenting things in the best possible light and dressing up your reality in its Sunday best. When you look good, you feel good, and you make others around you feel better as well. By surrounding yourself with the trappings of love, desire, wealth, and beauty, you bring those very same elements closer to you, so indulge yourself in order to attract the future wherewithal of self-indulgence. In other words, consider play to be an investment in the future as one good thing leads to another.

Issues and Accents: luxuries, public relations, admiration, courtship, property


Sun Aug 11, 2002    Moon in Virgo  (Enters Libra at 02:39 pm)

08:02 am              Moon Void   Ends: 02:39 pm

08:02 am              Moon Void (Personal)   Ends: 02:39 pm


Mon Aug 12, 2002   Moon in Libra 

00:46 am              Moon Enters Natal 11th House

7° Libra:  An eccentric old witch is feeding her chickens and seeking to allay their fear of a hawk whom she has just tamed. TRANSMUTATION

This is a good time to look to close friends for support, either as backing for endeavors you need help with or just for general emotional support and refueling. It's also a good time to tap into others' creativity when your own inspiration well runs a bit dry, and you'll find yourself refreshed as a result. In a similar vein, you may also want to tap into higher resources, both spiritually and financially, to pick up some of their overflow for yourself.

Issues and Accents: inclusion, ingenuity, plans, machinery, friction

06:05 am              Moon Enters Return's 2nd House

10° Libra:  Placid waters are revealed at the bottom of a narrow rapids; a canoe is rapidly and surely approaching safety. RELIANCE

This month's finances are best dealt with, or at least planned for, during this two-day stretch. Make decisions, allocate funds, plan a budget, write checks, anything that can go towards wrapping up your money issues for the month. Once these issues are out of the way, you can move on to networking on your next set of issues. This is the time to count your recent winnings, impact any losses, and see what your bottom line is going to fund for you in the near future.

Issues and Accents: duress, inaction, benefits, budget, worthiness

09:09 am              Moon Conjunct Natal Neptune

12° Libra:  A worker's shift is finished and the miners emerge from their grimy hole into daylight and life above ground. EXECUTION

Intuition runs strong for a bit, and chances are that hunch you have is correct, even if you can't put your finger on it or give a reason for your predictions. The same goes for your people-antennae, which are particularly tuned in to the feelings of those around you. It's easy to drift off into a daydream, or simply fog out at a cocktail party. Operating heavy machinery, however, is less than recommended. Don't try to dream and drive at the same time.

Issues and Accents: wine, movies, contrition, concealment, infatuation


Tue Aug 13, 2002    Moon in Libra  (Enters Scorpio at 04:01 pm)

09:13 am              Moon Void (Personal)   Ends: 04:01 pm

11:11 am              Moon Void   Ends: 04:01 pm

06:14 pm             Moon Enters Natal 12th House

2° Scorpio:  What has been a handsome and valuable bottle lies broken and forgotten; a track of living perfume leads from it. ABSOLUTION

This is likely the quiet time of the month, a lull in traffic, the calm before the storm of renewed energy that will follow. Retreat and contemplation, with resultant renewal and regrouping, are favored pursuits. Use down time to reconsider your options and make sure you are really on the right course. Inner challenges you grapple with and resolve now will result in more focused and effective action when the time comes for it, which will be shortly.

Issues and Accents: disarray, treachery, mix-ups, charity, escape

07:54 pm             Moon Conjunct Natal Sun

3° Scorpio:  At a clearing in pioneer days in the forest, all the neighbors have gathered to assist in a happy house-raising. ALLIANCE

This is likely your second most active time of the month, as your inner energies get a boost and you are more likely to be in for some ego-stroking. As greater energy and enthusiasm flow, so do the opportunities to expend them, so you might take care not to overdo things or you'll drain yourself. This has a "launch-pad" feel to it, so make sure new endeavors begun now are birthed with a steady hand, as well begun is half done and you don't want slips at the starting gate.

Issues and Accents: heat, growth, vigor, self-interest, confidence


Wed Aug 14, 2002    Moon in Scorpio 

07:09 am              Moon Enters Return's 3rd House

9° Scorpio:  A dentist is hard at work; man-made porcelain replaces nature's enamel which consciousness has been unable to hold. PRACTICALITY

It takes a village to get anything done, which means to get things moving you've got to talk to everybody in town. If you take this time to be the great communicator and unify your social network you will find there are plenty of hands to go around to get it all done. Open new avenues of discussion that focus not on theory but on everyday nitty-gritty, things that grease the skids for all concerned and avoid wasted time by getting rid of repetition, misunderstandings.

Issues and Accents: school, cousins, proportions, mail, correspondence

07:32 pm             Moon Conjunct Natal Venus

17° Scorpio:  A woman is great with child; the remarkable thing is that she was impregnated by her own spirit or aspiration. NUCLEATION

Take the opportunity to express the warmth you feel and don't hesitate to display your social charms in a fertile, group context. Flattery will get you everywhere, so you can safely lay it on thick. Self-improvement and beautification are the way to go, but self-indulgence can slip into the middle, so watch that you don't overdo things because you just can't help yourself. Impluse buying is easy to do - be kind to yourself, but watch your wallet.

Issues and Accents: comfort, birth control, finances, friendship, values


Thu Aug 15, 2002    Moon in Scorpio  (Enters Sagittarius at 07:26 pm)

04:27 am              Moon Conjunct Natal Mercury

22° Scorpio:  A group of hunters protected by heavy clothing are making their way out into the marsh to shoot wild ducks. EXERCISE

Sudden inclinations to figure things out and think things through are definitely the way to go, and it's a good time to put it down in writing lest you forget it. That's also a good idea because schemes hatched now may be somewhat colored by feelings of the moment that can be wisely edited out after a second look. Keep it simple and don't get bogged down in details for the time being and you can cover multiple topics and issues, solve multiple problems while the inspiration lasts.

Issues and Accents: advertising, endorsement, contracts, humor, car repairs

05:02 am              Moon Enters Natal 1st House

22° Scorpio:  A group of hunters protected by heavy clothing are making their way out into the marsh to shoot wild ducks. EXERCISE

This is likely your most interesting and active time of the month, when you can project yourself more convincingly and with greater force than at any other time. It's the time to get things done in person, face-to-face, rather than by mail or phone, as your ability to project yourself is at a peak, as is the inclination of others to accept you at face value. It's a period to make extra space in your schedule, as you're likely to have more to do than you expect.

Issues and Accents: self-restraint, authority, freedom, fame, hangover

08:14 am              Moon Conjunct Moon's South Node

24° Scorpio:  A steady stream of people down a mountain side gives testimony to the power of the man who has there addressed them. APPEAL

08:14 am              Moon Void (Personal)   Ends: 07:26 pm

02:14 pm             Moon Void   Ends: 07:26 pm

08:20 pm             Moon Conjunct Natal Jupiter

1° Sagittarius:  A group of elderly men in uniform, eyes bright with reminiscence, is gathered at a G.A.R. campfire. REUNION

Look for circumstances to further your good fortune and new ways to develop that further your agenda. This is aided by a generally positive, can-do attitude and a feeling that it's all going to work out for the best. And that's an approach that can make for excellent self-fulfilling prophecies. Generosity is the first option, which tends to be returned in kind, and a feeling of being in touch with the general operating system of life gives insight to the heart as well as the head.

Issues and Accents: communication, clothing, liberty, claims, spontaneity


Fri Aug 16, 2002      Moon in Sagittarius 

05:18 pm             Moon Enters Return's 4th House

13° Sagittarius:  A wistful young woman, dressed in black, is surprised into a warm companionship to which she has felt alien. REVISION

Attention to laying the foundations of what you are going to do and be for the month is the order of the day. Build from the ground up and don't start on the first floor until the basement is done. You don't have to complete it all right now, but have the order determined and your materials ordered so you don't have to go back and draw up altered plans later. Where you've already put it all together (or mostly), tidy up the joint, set your house in order.

Issues and Accents: drink, good-byes, houses, office, hurt feelings

10:16 pm             Moon Conjunct Return's Pluto

16° Sagittarius:  A peaceful scene is unfolded to view: a calm ocean, a single motionless ship, a few lazy soaring seagulls. ALERTNESS

You may have to briefly force someone's hand in order to win this round, but that's all part of the game, so don't flinch at the possible necessity. Also don't be surprised if turnabout is fair play and you find yourself the subject of a force play. The bottom line is to remember that it's more than just your game and you can only win if everybody gets to the finish line. Don't try to overwhelm pockets of resistance, however, as a Pyrrhic victory is an empiric defeat.

Issues and Accents: rejuvenation, the subconscious, value, riddles, power


Sat Aug 17, 2002     Moon in Sagittarius 

10:51 am              Moon Enters Natal 2nd House

23° Sagittarius:  Bathed in a slantwise western sun, with the Statue of Liberty beyond, Ellis Island welcomes the immigrants. PRESUMPTION

Attention to cash flow and how to improve its balance in your favor catches your focus, and you'll find yourself basing both attitude and decisions on how much it costs, what it's worth, who wants to buy it. Your innate possessiveness is at its maximum and it may be hard to part with belongings, even ones you need to get rid of. It's also a time for reevaluation of what you think is important to you and why you consider it so, getting your ducks in a row and making critical choices.

Issues and Accents: payments, bank account, retreat, affluence, earnings

05:50 pm             Moon Void (Personal)   Ends: Aug 18, 2002 01:16 am

07:40 pm             Moon Void   Ends: Aug 18, 2002 01:16 am


Sun Aug 18, 2002    Moon in Sagittarius  (Enters Capricorn at 01:16 am)


Mon Aug 19, 2002   Moon in Capricorn 

07:40 am              Moon Enters Return's 5th House

17° Capricorn:  A mature but long-repressed young woman is bathing surreptitiously in the nude and finding a release in spirit. IMMOLATION

Making the most of playtime can do as well for you as the most earnest work, and setting time aside for recreation and generally creative pursuits will serve to refuel and reinspire the rest of the month. The works of your life are your children as much as any son or daughter, and when they are conceived and nurtured in love, the result can only bring reward. So, listen to the natural soul inside and take some time now to bring those inner voices into the sunshine.

Issues and Accents: self-pride, socializing, creativity, bravado, flair

04:14 pm             Moon Void   Ends: Aug 20, 2002 09:17 am

09:07 pm             Moon Void (Personal)   Ends: Aug 20, 2002 09:17 am


Tue Aug 20, 2002    Moon in Capricorn  (Enters Aquarius at 09:17 am)

05:07 am              Moon Enters Natal 3rd House

28° Capricorn:  A large aviary built as a wing of a rural mansion reveals a host of singing and contented feathered citizens. LIGHTNESS

Getting the word out, making connections, tying people and things together are the focus, and you can expect more phone and mail activity than usual, so adjust your schedule accordingly. It's a good time for touching base, but not ideal for in-depth conversations which may be put off until you have more time to get into them. Technical matters, networking, and anything that involves media are on the front burner, and machines can take on a life of their own, albeit briefly.

Issues and Accents: attentiveness, perceptions, learning, fingers, thinking


Wed Aug 21, 2002    Moon in Aquarius 

03:49 am              Moon Conjunct Return's Neptune

10° Aquarius:  A man of stature has been catapulted into ephemeral popularity, and unspoiled, he plans further achievements. PROJECTION

Trust your feelings and try to harness your intuition, which is favored. Although goals are different from dreams, you must dream to have goals, and it's at times like this they are born. The seeds of the future are borne on the wind, and when reveries come to roost, the fantasies of tomorrow become the accomplishments of today. But like a hall of mirrors, only one of the images is you, and you will have to find out which one that is, in order to make it come true.

Issues and Accents: precipitation, gullibility, inspiration, medicines, betrayal

07:08 pm             Moon Enters Return's 6th House

18° Aquarius:  The masquerade has long been in progress, and laughing young ladies at last have forced the final male to unmask. SIMPLICITY

The daily structure of your life and work is often taken for granted and so can fall into disrepair. This is a time to reinvent the ordinary and make it special, to see that the habits and methods that make up your daily operations actually serve the purposes for which they were intended. By being a do-it-yourself efficiency expert, you can make this month more productive and less boringly repetitious. If it works, embrace it. If it doesn't, erase it.

Issues and Accents: subordinates, laundry, chores, healing, pets


Thu Aug 22, 2002    Moon in Aquarius  (Enters Pisces at 07:11 pm)

11:13 am              Moon Void (Personal)   Ends: 07:11 pm

02:44 pm             Moon Conjunct Return's Uranus

28° Aquarius:  The pioneer cottage is prepared for winter's rigors with a tree felled and sawed for fuel and all else in order. REWARD

Taking risks on sudden, far-out ideas may generally be inadvisable, but this may be just the time to do it. Sudden flashes of insight may cut through the normal, humdrum solutions and start you thinking out of the box. Don't just throw caution to the winds, but don't hesitate to try something new and different this month if it seems appropriate to the occasion. Remember, however, that doing so may change more than you think and could have you off balance unless you take a flexible stance.

Issues and Accents: deviation, detours, outlets, obstinacy, interference

06:30 pm             Full Moon

30° Aquarius:  A mystic moonlit field near the site of a mystic and traditional Babylon has sprung into delicate white bloom. RETROSPECT

Full Moon in Natal 3rd House
Don't everybody talk at once! That's what you're likely to be saying as the volume level around you peaks and everybody is trying to get a message through, including yourself. Full Moon is like that in general, but this time it can be especially wordy as you try to finish up a lot of correspondence and tie up loose ends as the links you have established begin to really amount to something. That means crowding a lot of important last-minute things into the space of a few days, so don't overschedule yourself in advance. Leave plenty of room open for last-minute situations that come rushing in and demand equal attention. Concentrate on matters that require conclusion and closure right now, save your new ideas for later when they can get proper attention.

Full Moon in Return 6th House
Schemes and schedules you may have set in motion at work are likely to be tested and found either successful or consigned to the scrap heap. The former brings praise, and fortunately the latter will soon be forgotten. This is also a good time to take a close look at what you're eating and what kind of exercise you've been getting. Maybe too much of one and not the best of the other - or, maybe it's all coming together as planned. At any rate, this will be the time to declare it worthy or chuck it and try a new approach. A great time to make an assault upon and weed out destructive habits, recurring annoyances, bad scheduling and streamline your life.

Issues and Accents: books, departures, education, roads, arguments

06:30 pm             Moon Void   Ends: 07:11 pm


Fri Aug 23, 2002      Moon in Pisces 

04:12 am              Moon Enters Natal 4th House

5° Pisces:  Through the spacious grounds of the church are strung Japanese lanterns for a bazaar of merry hearts and faces. COMMERCE

A general inclination to hold back and go inside for inspiration holds sway, which can lead you to tend home affairs or simply to withdraw a safe distance to consider what's important and what your next move will be. Similarly, it's a good time to refine defense strategies and patch up those fences that separate you from the neighbors and the outside world, literally and figuratively. When you are sure of your boundaries, you can more safely go beyond them.

Issues and Accents: emotions, domesticity, possessions, flashbacks, judgment


Sat Aug 24, 2002     Moon in Pisces 

00:27 am              Moon Enters Return's 7th House

15° Pisces:  An officer in unkempt campaign uniform is preparing to drill men dressed in military tops quite worn for wear. FIRMNESS

There is no greater opportunity in life than another person, and your ability to partner well now can turn this period into a cornucopia of possibilities that would not be available operating solo. Don't expect to luck into a good relationship - the best ones are carefully built and meticulously tended. Creating and maintaining space for both to operate comfortably in is the key to making a partnership more than just two people making do. Tend to each other's houses and hearts.

10:37 pm             Moon Void (Personal)   Ends: Aug 25, 2002 06:48 am