In the Stars for August
The transiting Sun is in the fire sign Leo, bringing in the energy for enthusiasm, joy, and creative expression. Leadership and the dramatic are some of the characteristics of this fixed sign.
Leo natives are proud, determined dignified, graceful and generous. They like to take center stage and lead others through their power-driven yet warmhearted encouragement they make good leaders who tend to be creative inspiring others and fair. As organizers, they can marshal others towards their vision and goals and tend to be successful. Yet they can have a negative side of being conceited, snobbish, intolerant, patronizing, dogmatic and pompous as they carry an air of divine nobility or privilege. They may not like change as their nature is fixed but they can as they like to negotiate to remain popular. As Jupiter goes direct this month Leo will feel a charge of creative energy, hopefulness, and expansive energies to your vital force. Other fire signs also benefit this month, i.e., Aries and Sagittarius. Life looks more inspiring this month. Happy Birthday, Leo!
Major Planetary Shifts for August
We will have 3 major planetary shifts week of Aug. 12th. First Mercury the planet that represents communication in the water sign Cancer goes direct motion Aug. 1rst. This will help to sort things out for the first week still be aware that it takes a few days to pick up speed again. Some may be playing catch up with any decisions or changes that took place in the last 4 weeks. Then Mercury will shift into the fire sign Leo Aug. 12 and Jupiter planet of expansion and growth also goes direct motion in its own sign Sagittarius. An increase in creativity, opinions and philosophical debates will be accentuated while these two planets move through these fire signs. Some may find others inflexible in their thinking during this transit of Mercury through Leo a sign of its fall, so arrogance on the rise. And Uranus planet of radical changes and awakenings in the fixed earth sign Taurus goes retrograde also on Aug. 12thth. Perhaps increasing our focus on practical uses of resources any changes are designed to produce concrete results.
Venus and Mars in Leo and Jupiter in Sagittarius will form a beneficial trine aspect around Aug. 12th this will help with values, philosophy and some may be dramatic about sharing those values however since Mars makes war and Venus love and negotiations, perhaps this may show up as friction, drive around autocratic pursuits of power. Any conflicts between parties that are ongoing could be charged up again as some may pursue their ideals at any cost. The fire signs Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius benefit the most.
Saturn (karma) and Pluto (death and regeneration) continue to influence ambitions around reforms organizations and governments great changes to these systems will be accomplished during the next few years. As we are globally witnessing the challenges facing the status quo, perhaps the constructive results of this time will be in a few more years.
Neptune moving through its own sign Pisces from 2012-2024) influences our imagination, dreams, illusions, psychic awareness, and spiritual enlightenment. However, the bubble can burst for those unable to perceive the illusions and veils prevalent during this time. Neptune in Pisces can increase our capacity for acceptance and compassion. During the middle part of the 19th century, the growth of transcendentalism took place with many poets and artist capturing that inspiration and giving it form. Now, rather than a time of dissolution and hopelessness, we can gain faith in ourselves, insights and enlightenment. The water signs Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces receive the most energy of this transit. This can be an increase in the awareness of all who are intuitively receptive to Neptune.
The Lunar Cycles for August
The Lunar cycles are a time with to start projects and plans and grow and develop them.
The New Moon occurs July 31rst in the fires sign, Leo. This is the start of the cycle and the positive initiation energy comes in charging up our consciousness to start to plan ahead also as Mercury goes direct
The First Quarter Moon in the intense water sign Scorpio can lend constructive and determined energy to any project. Scorpio being more of an internal force causes us to delve within for our more instinctual motivations. A good time for self-analysis as our collective consciousness tends to be more internally focused during this time.
The Full Moon occurs Aug. 15th in the air sign Aquarius, the height of this month energy especially with Jupiter going direct. We may feel inclined towards humanitarian efforts, philosophies, and aid towards others. Our consciousness increases we may feel more energy and this is a good time for group work, celebrations as we reach the zenith of this month’s energy. This should be a productive time.
The Last Quarter Moon occurs August 23rd in the air sign Gemini which squares the transiting Sun entering the analytical earth sign Virgo as we start to finish the summer season. This phase starts the decrease of the energy so it’s good for finishing up projects and for some re-working their ideas and plans under the witty Gemini moon. The Sun in Virgo begins the ending of the summer months and some may find it’s a good time to clean their gardens and evaluate their cornucopia for the fall harvest.
Astrology shows us how to be aware of the energy available and make our choices based on that knowledge as cycles do repeat themselves.
Peace and Blessings
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