- Waxing Inconjunct between the Aquarius Moon and Virgo Sun (0 deg)
- Vesta in Sagittarius square Ceres in Virgo (24 deg)
Before we arrive at the peak of the August 26th's Full Moon in Pisces, there are adjustments to be made. Before you can perfect/finalize/refine, you need to take a left turn from the details. Consider a shot of the unexpected and detach yourself from what you've been staring at. The odd extra will announce itself out of the blue, so don't worry about identifying it. It will be so discordant that you can't miss it. Rather than discarding it, adjust the current facts and make room for what makes no sense.
Vesta/Ceres suggests that a story or belief you've been focusing on is conflicting with something you've been nurturing. It could be that the ideal challenges the reality - Vesta in Sag is heightened and passionate, but not practical. Ceres in Virgo is as practical and earthy as it gets. You're nurturing something mundane, but why does this conflict with what you believe in, or what you're reaching for?
In her book "Asteroid Goddesses" Demetra George suggests that a hard aspect between Ceres and Vesta can indicate issues with sterility. Vesta is the virginal focus - absolute dedication to one issue to the exclusion of all else. Ceres is mother's nurturing. When the two conflict, Ceres' fertility can be compromised by focus elsewhere, and this can be in a literal or metaphorical sense. What you're attempting to grow is challenged by the exclusive focus on a higher ideal.
The resolution is hinted at in the Waxing Inconjunct - make room for what's new without abandoning your practical sensibilities.
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