If things had been slow until June, July definitely shook all this lethargy up! August continues in the same vein. This is a very intense month that should powerfully shift us into a whole new dimension that makes us feel like we literally reincarnated within this life-time without changing bodies.
One last eclipse in August!
Eclipses always mark exciting turning points beyond which life will never be the same. What is expressed on those dates is irrevocable. We should carefully weigh the consequences of our words and actions around both this last Lunar eclipse.
The Lunar eclipse (Full Moon) at 13º43’ Aquarius (5:55 PM).
The Sabian Symbols describe this degree as “a train entering a tunnel”. The nice thing about a tunnel is that it eventually ends into open space. As we sink into the dark night of the soul, we are also reassured that after the letting go of all the pain and outmoded behaviors, there is the promise of a complete renewal, light and joy. We shall feel so much clearer, ready to welcome incredible new dimensions into our lives, dimensions we may not even be able to suspect right now. Exciting new people, fabulous opportunities, ideas that rock our world and new career options that reawaken our passion are reweaving with magic the fabric of our lives.
Jupiter continues to be retrograde this whole month between 23º49’ and 20º00’ Aquarius.
These 5 degrees are symbolized by "a man having overcome his passions, teaches deep wisdom in terms of his experience", "a big bear sitting down and waving all its paws", "a rug is placed on the floor of a nursery to allow children to play in comfort and warmth", "a disappointed and disillusioned woman courageously faces a seemingly empty life", "a large white dove bearing a message". This month is about brain-storming within ourselves and with each other. New ways of dealing with old problems emerge. The more creative we are with the resources we have, the more amazing options will reveal themselves to us.
Uranus continues to be retrograde this whole month between 26º15’ and 25º19’ Pisces.
hose two degrees are represented by “the harvest moon illumines a clear autumnal sky”, and “watching the very thin moon crescent appearing at sunset, different people realize that the time has come to go ahead with their different projects.” This is a month of acting on our visions, manifesting our plans and concretizing our dreams.
Neptune is still retrograde this whole month between 25º31’ and 24º43’Aquarius.
These degrees are symbolized by “a garage man testing a car’s battery with a hydrometer” and “a butterfly with the right wing more perfectly formed”. We need to be very honest with ourselves and go through a personal check-list: are we fully grounded, are we developing in all parts of ourselves and our lives harmoniously, or is our mind evolving to higher and higher states of consciousness while our body is out of whack?
Pluto continues to be retrograde this whole month between 1º04’ and 0º41’ Capricorn.
“three rose windows in a gothic church, one damaged by war” and “an Indian chief claims power from the assembled tribe”. It is time for us to know how powerful we are and that no matter what is collapsing around us and in our personal lives, we are stronger than these circumstances. Even if everything seems to go against us, we have the power to transform even the most adverse conditions and make them turn into our favor. All is a matter of perception. Whether we look at the glass as being half full or half empty, it’s the same glass, but the way we look at it makes a huge difference in the joy we feel and the miracles our positive energy attracts to us.
The Moon will be Void of Course
(V/O –forming no major aspect with any planet before entering the following sign-):
Mark these periods in red in your calendar and avoid scheduling anything of importance during these times as they would amount to… NOthing!
Scheduling our activities using the zodiacal position of the Moon
Moon in Sagittarius until Sunday 8/2 at 1:07 AM + between Wednesday 8/26 at 8:16 PM and Friday 8/29 at 7:43 AM :
perfect for traveling, religious and/or philosophical activities or matters related to higher education and the law. Excellent for lecturing, learning, perfecting a foreign language, exploring other cultures... Perfect also for athletic training and tending to large animals (horses....)
Moon in Capricorn between Sunday 8/2 at 1:08 AM and Tuesday 8/4 at 2:07 PM + between Friday 8/29 at 7:44 AM and Monday 8/31 at 8:42 PM :
good for furthering our ambitions, asking for a promotion, enlisting the support of people in positions of authority, making a good impression, re-structuring our business and redefining our long-term goals...
Moon in Aquarius between Tuesday 8/4 at 2:08 PM and Friday 8/7 at 2:33 AM + between Monday 8/31 at 8:43 PM and Thursday 8/3 at 8:57 AM :
perfect for philanthropic activities, charitable organizations, meeting with friends, making new acquaintances. Good also for inventions, far out, progressive ideas, inter-dimensional and time travel, anything related to UFOs, computers and technology in general...
Moon in Pisces between Friday 8/7 at 2:34 AM and Sunday 8/9 at 1:22 PM :
Great for meditating, sitting by the ocean, anything related to the sacred, dancing, painting, swimming, dreaming, music, photography, film, sleeping, healing, channeling, connecting with the mystical, the magic and the oneness of all that is....
Moon in Aries between Sunday 8/9 at 1:23 PM and Tuesday 8/11 at 9:49 PM :
Perfect for intense physical activities, anything requiring forceful, direct action and self-assertion. Good also for leadership, spontaneity, good will, being a way shower, initiating new projects or bring our car to the mechanic....
Moon in Taurus between Tuesday 8/11 at 9:50 PM and Friday 8/14 at 3:24 AM :
Perfect for any financial matter: paying our bills/debts, asking for the money that is owed to us, investing in real estate, buying, selling. Perfect also for a stroll in the park, going to the countryside, connecting with our Mother the Earth. God also for gardening, pottery, sculpting, as well as body work...
Moon in Gemini between Friday 8/14 at 3:25 AM and Sunday 8/16 at 6:12 AM :
Excellent for multi-tasking, curiosity, any form of communication, exchanging information, sending e-mails, calling friends and acquaintances. Great also for social activities, attending conferences, reading a book, watching a documentary, gathering data on various topics, connecting with new people...
Moon in Cancer between Sunday 8/16 at 6:13 AM and Tuesday 8/18 at 6:56 AM :
Perfect for family activities, especially those involving children. Good for spending more time at home, cooking, nurturing ourselves and those we love, inviting the people we cherish over for dinner. Excellent also for drawing, creative writing, crazy humor and anything requiring intuition and imagination....
Moon in Leo between Tuesday 8/18 at 6:57 AM and Thursday 8/20 at 6:59 AM :
Excellent for anything glamorous, dramatic performances, being in the public’s eye, throwing or attending an elegant party, playing with children, romance and creativity in general....
Moon in Virgo between Thursday 8/20 at 7:00 AM and Saturday 8/22 at 8:11 AM :
Excellent for starting a new fitness program, learning healthy nutrition, fasting, clearing our closets, cleaning our home, reorganizing our drawers.... Perfect also for detailed work, the focused use of our intelligence, and taking care of small pets....
Moon in Libra between Saturday 8/22 at 8:12 AM and Monday 8/24 at 12:15 PM:
Great for relationships, associations, diplomatic exchanges with others, anything related to beauty (a haircut, buying new clothes, a make-over...), art (especially painting and decorating...), a pleasant social event (concert, art exhibition....)
Moon in Scorpio between Monday 8/24 at 12:16 PM and Wednesday 8/26 at 8:15 PM:
perfect for scientific research, esoteric studies, self-transformation, dealing with the mysteries of life, death, sexuality and exploring the other side of the veil as well as insurances, and issue pertaining to the use of power....
Our Intentional Meditation
Our intentional meditation begins on Wednesday 8/5
Take as many blank sheets as you will have intentions and place them out (on a balcony, near a window or in a garden) to be charged by the Full Moon in Aquarius (Lunar Eclipse) at 5:55 PM. Once that exact moment has passed, gather your sheets and place them in a folder until the next New Moon.
On Thursday 8/20 at 3:02 AM
take out your Full Moon charged papers and write one intention per sheet, making sure it is positive and concise. Place your papers out to be activated by the New Moon in Leo. Once that exact moment has passed, staple your sheets together, write the date and put them away, expecting a miracle.
Saturday 8/1: Venus opposition Pluto (4:34 PM)
A day of powerful emotional regeneration. In an intimate relationship, power games could emerge, as well as issues related to sexuality, money and communication. It is important to carefully examine each one and see what it is revealing about ourselves and about that particular connection. Time may have come to completely walk away from a dead-end relationship, regenerate what is need of transformation or feel the passion of a whole new romantic encounter that feels fated.
Sunday 8/2: Mercury enters Virgo (4:07 PM until 8/25)
In the next three weeks, the way we communicate is intelligent, grounded, detailed and practical. We need to restore order where there was chaos and express ourselves with integrity. Great for doing administrative work, starting a new fitness program, reevaluating our diet, reorganizing our address book and clearing our closets.
Monday 8/3: Mercury Trine Pluto (7:10 AM)
Fabulous for scientific and metaphysical research. We have the ability today to X-ray our thoughts, the people and the situations we are confronted to. Exploring the mysteries of life, death and sexuality could lead to startling discoveries. We are attracted to deep people and profound conversations. Nothing less than a regeneration of the mind is at hand.
Friday 8/7: Mercury Sextile Venus (8:53 PM)
We are able to share kindly even difficult truths. Great for gathering with like-minded friends and enjoying a very pleasant time. We are diplomatic and seek peace and harmony. A romantic movie or an inspiring novel could gracefully complete the day.
Monday 8/10: Mars Square Saturn (5:16 PM)
If we avoid focusing on what seems limiting to us today, we can manifest creative solutions that will help us break through the apparent barriers. Our concentration is high, as are our persistence and ability to see a project through its finish line. Activities requiring much physical effort are favored today.
Thursday 8/13: Mars Trine Jupiter (9:30 AM)
Great for hiking, camping, traveling, and forcefully presenting new ideas and projects. We move forward dynamically, enthusiastically and with great energy. Great for work related to the law or university studies.
Friday 8/14: Sun Opposition Jupiter (10:53 AM)
Important to not take anything for granted today and to not overindulge either. Because of ulterior motives, generosity without discrimination could create a sense of obligation.
Monday 8/17: Sun Sextile Mars (3:58 AM), Mercury Conjunct Saturn (8:14 AM), Sun opposition Neptune (1:56 PM), Mars Trine Neptune (6:29 PM)
A very multi-dimensional day. We are positive and assertive. Our thoughts are tempered with wisdom and seriousness. Our imagination inspires our actions. If we stay grounded in reality, new creations will emerge from the blending of the spiritual with the material.
Tuesday 8/18: Mars Square Uranus (7:24 PM)
Rash, impulsive actions are not recommended today. If we aren’t careful, impatience could make us accident prone. Sudden breaks and separations occur on a whim which we are likely to regret later. The excitement of feeling free creates a tear in reality allowing new creations to emerge.
Wednesday 8/19: Venus Sextile Saturn (3:11 AM)
A great day to get engaged or married. Fabulous for deepening an existing romantic commitment or requesting one. We are realistic in our relationship expectations. Our love is grounded and solid. We are able to accept what we cannot change and change what can be. Perseverance solidifies our love connections which endure the test of time.
Friday 8/21: Mercury opposition Uranus (4:48 AM)
Much unusual mental activity today. Our thoughts could be erratic. New ground is broken. Flashes of intuition project us into the unknown. What had become familiar and somewhat boring is shaken. We are projected in a whole new reality which forces us out of the box. Breaks in friendships could occur. Meeting with strange, free spirited people. Communications with extra terrestrials are possible.
Saturday 8/22: Venus Trine Uranus (4:32 PM), Sun enters Virgo (4:39 PM until Sept 22)
We seek excitement in our romantic relationships. An existing love could use a touch of adventurousness and renewal. A new encounter is stimulating, unusual and unexpected. During the next month, we are practical, attentive to details and sensitive to intelligence. We need order and clarity. Good nutrition, activated water, proper sleep and exercise, a positive environment, green plants, crystals, cleanliness and simplicity are even more important to our well-being than usual.
Sunday 8/23: Sun Trine Pluto (11:18 AM)
Self-transformation is at stake. We are able today to effortlessly change what within us is outdated. As we peel the layers of past conditioning, we may feel lighter and lighter in a way that is incredibly empowering.
Tuesday 8/25: Mars enters Cancer (10:16 AM until Oct 16), Mercury enters Libra (1:18 PM until Sept 17), Mercury Square Mars (8:58 PM)
During the next few months, our actions are motivated by what makes us feel good, safe and nurtured. Our awareness of self-preservation could make us more conservative than usual. During the next few weeks, we express ourselves with equilibrium. As we seek to reconcile opposing views, we find balance and sow peace. Great for artists, especially those using color as their medium. Today more specifically, we should think before we talk and beware of hastily forming opinions that are not based on sufficient data.
Wednesday 8/26: Venus enters Leo (9:12 AM until 9/20), Mars Opposition Pluto (1:32 PM)
During the next month, we express our emotions with drama and glamour. We could be drawn to being on stage. We are full of passion and warmth. Our heart is open and generous, lavishly sharing its light with others. Today more specifically, our actions are intense and transformative. We could be tempted to cut situations or people out of our lives permanently. It is very difficult to compromise. Things seem black or white with very little tolerance for grey zones.
Friday 8/28: Mercury Sextile Venus (6:26 AM)
A great day for saying positively and nicely what we need to express. Great for sharing time with good friends. Wonderful for any peace-related endeavor. We are sensitive not just to our needs but also to the wishes of those around us.
Wishing you all the best.
In Loving Light.
Michelle Karén, M.A., D.F.Astrol.S.