RUNE OF THE MONTH: Gebo "commitment"
Gebo "commitment". What, whom are we loyal to? Where do we place our time and efforts? Commitment implies trust and respect, as well as allowing the winds of heaven to dance between us. What we focus on, what we believe in, we give our power to.
Jupiter turns retrograde on August 30th at 2:18 AM at 10º21' Taurus until December 25.
This degree is symbolized in the Sabian Symbols by: "A woman watering flowers in her garden". This retrogration asks us to acknowledge and nurture our talents, skills and gifts. Abundance comes from within, a simple seed that grows into a beautiful plant radiating the perfume and color that light the world around us.
Uranus is still retrograde until December 9 between 4º22' and 3º34' Aries.
These 2 degrees are represented in the Sabian Symbols by the following images: "A triangle with wings." and "Two lovers strolling on a secluded path". As our evolutionary journey towards the 5th dimension accelerates, our inner divinity shines through our being. Like a pyramid, we are grounded in reality and like the mountain receiving cosmic energy through its peak , we are becoming more and more human angels, incarnating our divinity. As such, we are also joining the feminine and the masculine within and without, thus creating peace on earth through the power of love.
Neptune continues to be retrograde this whole month until November 9.
This month it travels from 0º06' Pisces to 29º18' Aquarius. The Sabian symbols associate the following images to these 2 degrees: "In a crowded marketplace farmers and middlemen display a great variety of products." and "Deeply rooted in the past of a very ancient culture, a spiritual brotherhood in which many individual minds are merged into the glowing light of an unanimous consciousness is revealed to one who has emerged successfully from his metamorphosis." At the end of the Mayan Calendar, we are discovering our many talents and sharing our healing gifts in a true understanding of the oneness that connects us all.
Pluto is still retrograde this whole month (until September 16), from 5º24' to 4º57' Capricorn.
These 2 degrees are symbolized as follows: "Ten logs lie under an archway leading to darker woods." and "Indians on the warpath. While some men row a well-filled canoe, others in it perform a war dance." The road leading to embodying our full power, forces us to confront our darkness, the places within ourselves where light has been stifled and our shadows have not yet been acknowledged and embraced. As we face those parts of ourselves that are not fully complete, victory is at hand, allowing us to become and celebrate all that we are in our true glory.
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 Virgo between Monday 08/1 at 1:42 AM and Wednesday 08/3 at 3:03 AM + between Sunday 08/28 at 11:13 AM and Tuesday 08/30 at 11:24 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 Wednesday 08/3 at 3:04 AM and Friday 08/5 at 4:57 AM + between Tuesday 08/30 at 11:25 AM and Thursday 09/1 at 11:47 AM:
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 Friday 08/5 at 4:58 AM and Sunday 08/7 at 8:20 AM:
Perfect for scientific research, esoteric studies, self-transformation, shamanism, dealing with the mysteries of life, death, and sexuality, as well as insurances and issues involving personal power.
Moon in Sagittarius between Sunday 08/7 at 8:21 AM and Tuesday 08/9 at 1:37 PM:
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 Tuesday 08/9 at 1:38 PM and Thursday 08/11 at 8:46 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 Thursday 08/11 at 8:47 PM and Sunday 08/14 at 5:53 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 Sunday 08/14 at 5:54 AM and Tuesday 08/16 at 5:00 PM:
Great for meditating, sitting by the ocean, anything related to the sacred, dancing, painting, swimming, dreaming, music, photography, film, sleeping, channeling, connecting with the mystical, the magic and the oneness of all that is…
Moon in Aries between Tuesday 08/16 at 5:01 PM and Friday 08/19 at 5:35 AM:
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 bringing our car to the mechanic….
Moon in Taurus between Friday 08/19 at 5:36 AM and Sunday 08/21 at 5:52 PM:
Perfect for any financial matter: paying our bills/debts, asking for the money that is owed to us, investing in real estate, buying and selling. Perfect also for a stroll in the park, going to the countryside, connecting with our Mother the Earth… Good also for gardening, pottery, sculpting, as well as body work…
Moon in Gemini between Sunday 08/21 at 5:53 PM and Wednesday 08/24 at 3:30 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 Wednesday 08/24 at 3: 31 AM and Friday 08/26 at 9:08 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, humor and anything requiring imagination and a touch of craziness….
Moon in Leo between Friday 08/26 at 9:09 AM and Sunday 08/28 at 11:12 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…
Our Intentional Meditation
Our intentional meditation begins on Saturday August 13.
Take out 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 at exactly 11:57 AM. Once that moment has passed, gather your sheets and place them in a folder until the next New Moon in Virgo on Sunday 08/28. Same procedure as above, take our your blank full moon charged papers and write on each a concise, positive intention. Place them on a balcony, in a garden or near a window at exactly 8:04 PM. Once that moment has passed, staple them together and put them away in a folder expecting the manifestation of all your dreams…
Monday 08/1: Sun square Jupiter (7:43 AM)
A day where we should be careful not to overextend ourselves with exaggerated optimism and confidence. Challenges could occur while traveling. Important to practice tolerance, patience and humility.
Tuesday 08/2: Mercury retrograde (8:50 PM until 08/26 at 3:03 PM)
Kindly refer to the opening paragraph.
Wednesday 08/3: Mars enters Cancer (2:22 AM until September 17), Mars trine Neptune (3:55 AM)
During the next 6 weeks, we act with great sensitivity and concern for our security and the safety of those we cherish. Today, more specifically, our imagination is enhanced. We seek inspiring people and activities. We assert ourselves with great feeling.
Thursday 08/4: Mercury sextile Mars (4:20 PM), Neptune re-enters Aquarius (8:11 PM until November 9), Venus square Jupiter (9:34 PM)
Great for signing contracts, starting a fitness program or making repairs. Overindulgence or excesses could be harmful today. As are misplaced confidence or poor judgment. During the next 3 months, we could be quite inspired by new inventions, healing modalities that are returning to this planet or are being downloaded for the first time. A time when science and metaphysics enhance each other beautifully.
Friday 08/5: Sun sextile Saturn (3:47 AM)
A great day to complete all our backlogged work. We are disciplined, focused, efficient and organized. Our goals are serious, and our planning impeccable.
Sunday 08/7: Venus sextile Saturn (7:19 PM)
A wonderful day for structuring an existing relationship. Great for moving in together, getting engaged or married. If we are still single and meet someone interesting today, things will develop slowly with this person but with the idea of permanence. Today is perfect for becoming clear on what we need from a long term relationship. A wonderful day to solidify our financial situation.
Monday 08/8: Mercury enters Leo (2:46 AM until September 8), Mercury opposition Neptune (7:27 AM)
During the next month, we express ourselves with great glamour. Speaking from the heart, with warmth and love help us touch others in magnificent ways. We could be drawn to acting or lecturing. Creative writing is favored. Today, more specifically, it is important to read the fine print. We could feel a little spacey. Great for any inspired endeavor and for meditation as long as we don't allow ourselves to fall prey to spiritual imagination.
Tuesday 08/9: Mars square Uranus (9:34 AM)
Impatience and rash behavior could lead to accidents. We should also be careful when faced with violence, -either our own or someone else's- and sharp objects. There may be a risk of accidents and estrangement from those we love. Chanelling this intense energy positively could lead to miraculous healings.
Wednesday 08/10: Mars opposition Pluto (10:12 PM)
A wonderful time to make positive, dramatic changes in our life direction. Our willpower and our rebellion motivate us to constructive action towards the manifestation of our dreams. Nothing we set our minds on today, can resist the power of this aspect. We may however have to learn the importance of the right use of will, and not force issues, but allow circumstances to lead us to the most desirable outcome.
Saturday 08/13: Full Moon in Aquarius (20º41' at 11:57 AM)
The perfect time to perform a fire ceremony aiming at bringing in new friendships, honoring our existing contacts and creating unusual opportunities, some of which may involve extra-terrestrial activities.
Tuesday 08/16: Sun conjunct Venus (5:08 AM), Mercury conjunct Venus (4:21 PM), Sun conjunct Mercury (6:04 PM)
A very pleasant day. Great for positive, easy, harmonious communications. Speaking and listening with great kindness bring much healing.
Thursday 08/18: Mars sextile Jupiter (9:51 AM)
A wonderful day to expand our financial and professional positions. Traveling and philosophy figure prominently on our list. We feel attracted to the outdoors. Our adventurousness could open exciting new horizons.
Sunday 08/21: Venus opposition Neptune (6:41 AM), Venus enters Virgo (3:11 PM until September 14)
Our idealism could come crashing against our more mundane relationship reality. Seeing the soul and the beauty of another could cause us to fall in love with love. There is definitely magic in the air and a keen understanding of the oneness of all that is. During the next month, we express our affections in a more practical way. We seek purity in our relationships.
Monday 08/22: Sun opposition Neptune (4:28 PM)
Plans could be unrealistic today. We could feel let down and have to relinquish a very cherished dream. Today, we are being taught non-attachment and the importance of letting go. The more meditative and reflective we are, the more flowing this day will be.
Tuesday 08/23: Sun enters Virgo (4:21AM until September 22)
During the next month, we are more practical and detailed. Our attention could be geared towards health, nutrition and exercise. Our intelligence is keen and aimed at learning matters that enhance our daily lives. Great transit for acquiring a pet.
Thursday 08/25: Mars square Saturn (3:48 AM), Venus trine Pluto (4:12 PM)
A great day to find our freedom within/despite the responsibilities, duties and obligations of our lives. The more focused, efficient and structured we are, the faster we can attain our dreams despite the limitations we are exposed to. It is important that we find and live our passion. As we create from our hearts, we reach a whole new understanding of what love really is.
Friday 08/26: Mercury turns direct (3:03 PM)
Although we could still today experience some miscommunication, lost keys and erased messages, communication returns to normal.
Sunday 08/28: Sun trine Pluto (8:11 AM), New Moon in Virgo (5º27' at 8:04 PM)
A wonderful day for inner transformation. As we see and shift what is holding us from our highest destiny, we stand with strength and pride in our power. A great day for reassessing our diet, starting an exercise program, and being clear in our minds.
Monday 08/29: Venus Trine Jupiter (11:46 PM)
A day when we are in love with life. Our faith and enthusiasm attract many wonderful opportunities to us. Our social life expands. We feel happy for no particular reason. A good transit for financial transactions and creating abundance in our lives.
Tuesday 08/30: Jupiter turns retrograde (2:18 AM until December 24)
Kindly refer to the opening paragraph.
Wishing you all the best.
In Loving Light.
Michelle Karén, M.A., D.F.Astrol.S.