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August 2014
While Uranus in Aries continues to square (ninety degrees) Pluto in Capricorn, they are actually 95 degrees apart throughout most of August. This means that the intensity of the change we have been experiencing has lightened up somewhat. The shift in our consciousness is continuing as events in our lives and in the world challenge our priorities to grow into more appropriate expressions as spiritual beings having a human experience. The world as we know it is changing and often the wars, destruction, and violence we are seeing is a by-product of the battle between those who are in control and the rest of us. As the rest of the planets form aspects to Uranus and Pluto events occur collectively and in our individual lives that remind us we cannot continue on our current paths. The reason we must change is different for many of us. Losing our jobs, experiencing a tragic loss, losing our homes or even our health are just a few of the catalysts. August 1, 8, 14, 21, and 29 and the days just before and after these days are the times of the month that we are sure to feel accelerated change.

August 1 Mars in Scorpio is square Jupiter in Leo, while at the same time, Venus in Cancer and the Moon in Libra are affecting the Uranus Pluto square and Venus is making a trine to Saturn. Plus, on August 2 Mercury is crossing Jupiter and squaring Mars. This all means that aggressive behavior can lead to upsets and even a viral story on the Internet news. This is one of those times to use caution pursuing daring feats. Many of us will want to push for change and that can backfire. News will be astounding and those of us who are Aries, Cancer, Libra or Capricorn are agitated in the same ways that we have been irritated since 2012. This is one of those times when you don’t want to bite off more than you can chew.

Mars, in Scorpio is trine (120 degrees) Neptune in Pisces August 7. Neptune is perceptive and inspirational while Mars is fueling Neptune to act. This is one of those days when we feel tuned into the synchronicity of the world around us. When time seems to stand still and you get an idea, listen to it, as that is divine inspiration. Scorpio, Pisces, and Cancer are most affected by this aspect.

The
Sun and Mercury are conjunct in Leo and both are trine Uranus August 8. This is one of those freedom is for all of us kind of days. However, since Mercury (communications and ideas) is square limiting Saturn there will be people and news that attempt to keep us from our bliss. This continues into August 9 as the Sun also squares Saturn. What a bummer.

The
August full Moon occurs on the 10th at 1:09 pm CDT at eighteen degrees Aquarius. This full Moon is square Saturn and opposite Mercury. This is going to be a tough full Moon especially for Taurus, Scorpio, Aquarius, and Leo. Many of us will have to face limitations and situations that require us to lend a helping hand. Take responsibility for your actions or take action to help someone. Combine what your head is telling you with what you feel in your heart before taking action. Help for the sake of helping. Do not refrain from helping or taking action just because you do not share the same life experience or philosophy. Life situations come to a head with noticeable fanfare around this full Moon. Have compassion for those whose story is different than yours.

Venus moves through Leo August 12-September 5. While Venus moves through Leo, lions are cute as a kitten. Hopefully they won’t act like they know that. Venus in Leo is a time of romance and loyalty. Many of us, but especially Leo, truly feel the world is a stage. The Leo entertainers are sure to be on the front pages grinning like they know something that the rest of us are not permitted to understand. Fellow fire signs Aries and Sagittarius are absolutely fabulous. They leave the house put together. However, Scorpio and Taurus don’t know why they want all that bread or other fattening foods. Leo’s opposite sign Aquarius is sure to feel lazy so don’t expect them to do the dirty dishes. Venus crosses over Jupiter August 18 amplifying these situations for these signs so whatever is good is going to be great and if it is bad it’s going to be really bad.

At mid month on
August 15 Mars in Scorpio is sextile (sixty degrees) Pluto in Capricorn. Mars has resolve and Pluto wants to get to the bottom of any question. This is a great time to solve problems especially if you are a Scorpio or Capricorn.

Mercury moves through Virgo August 15 – September 2. Mercury rules Virgo (Gemini too). While Mercury is moving through Virgo our attention to detail is hyper. Some of us, especially Virgo, may irritate others because they are obsessed with dotting the I’s. This can be a very productive time for many of us but we must not miss the nuances of our sixth sense.

Right after
Mercury moves into Virgo he is opposite Neptune in Pisces August 18. This is one of those days when mental processes are moving slow. Wait a couple of days to fill out paperwork as errors and mistakes can take over. Some of us will have to take a mental health day off from work. Just three days later on the 21st Mercury is trine Pluto. Our awareness is acute and we come to understand situations that may have baffled us previously.

The
Sun moves through Virgo August 23 – September 22. This is Virgo’s high time of the year and it is a pretty nice time for Taurus and Capricorn to accomplish their goals. All of us will have the urge to tend to details and the earthy practical stuff of life. Balance the checkbook, organize the coupons, and finish your novel. Do the mundane stuff of life. Virgo’s fellow mutable signs Sagittarius, Pisces, and Gemini are faced with bumps in their schedule.

The
August new Moon occurs on the 25th at 9:13 am CDT. This new Moon is at 2 degrees Virgo. A new Moon in Virgo compels us to begin new diets and physical routines. Virgo is a practical sign so start projects that get you organized so that you move onto the more extraordinary aspects of life.

On the same day,
August 25, Mars is conjunct Saturn in Scorpio. We begin to feel this connection August 20. Mars says let’s jump in both feet first and Saturn says we need a plan. Many of us have frustrating experiences now. This is especially so for Scorpio, Aquarius, Taurus, and Leo. Fortunately playful Mercury is sextile Mars and Saturn lending enthusiasm for getting through tough tasks. This energy added to the new Moon affords us some extra fuel to get our plans lined up just right in the weeks ahead.

At the same time on
August 25, Venus in Leo is trine Uranus in Aries. This social aspect further lightens the heaviness of having to do stuff that is not so fun. Take time from chores to connect with unusual people. This is a good time to catch up on your social media.

August 26/27 Venus is square (90 degrees) Saturn and Mars. A faux pas or two can happen so mind your manners. Romance can seem sour but do not overreact, as this is a transit that comes and goes quickly. In some cases we must be responsible to those we love when all we really want do is go to happy hour.

As
August rolls to a close, the Sun in Virgo is opposite Neptune in Pisces. This can be a confusing time full of misconceptions. Some of us will have to defend ourselves against other preconceived ideas while others of us are not clear on our next move. This is a hazy time, but especially for Virgo, Pisces, Gemini, Sagittarius. Hold off making just about any decision at this time.




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