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Astrology Transits August 2023 – Individuality



We do not “come into” this world; we come out of it, as leaves from a tree. As the ocean “waves,” the universe “peoples.” Every individual is an expression of the whole realm of nature, a unique action of the total universe. — Alan Watts

The key word is “unique.’ Leo is the sign of individuality, while its opposite sign Aquarius is charged with maintaining individuality within the context of the group. As the planets move through the sign of Leo, think of ways you can express what is special and unique about yourself. There is no one exactly like you in the entire world. Spend some time honoring yourself.

Some things to contemplate this month:

  • How can I allow myself to express more confidence?
  • How can I allow more joy into my life?
  • Am I willing to let myself shine?
  • How can I allow more fun and creativity into my life?

This month, let your inner child out to play!

August 1: Full Moon at 9 Degrees Aquarius. The Full Moon in Aquarius occurs when the Aquarius Moon is in opposition to the Leo Sun. It speaks to the need for personal freedom and to balancing the needs of the group with your own personal needs. The Leo Sun wants to be seen as a unique individual who is distinctive and special. The Aquarian Moon wants to be part of a group dynamic and enjoys the concepts of teamwork and collaboration.

Ask yourself: Am I able to work with others to accomplish a common goal without sacrificing my individuality?

August 6: Sun Square Jupiter at 14 Degrees Leo/Taurus. Sun square Jupiter brings a feeling of expansion, confidence and optimism. Use this helpful aspect to expand your horizon. Think big, but realistically, when the Sun is square Jupiter.

August 9: Mercury Trine Jupiter at 14 Degrees Virgo/Taurus.  This short-lived transit is superb for making expansive plans and for a general feeling of optimism.

August 9: Venus Square Uranus at 22 Degrees Leo/Taurus. Venus square Uranus aims to shake things up, especially in the relationship and financial realms. An exciting, new person or project could enter your life, but the outcome is unpredictable. Similarly, there could be changes regarding something or someone who is no longer relevant to your life. Go with the flow and enjoy the feeling of expectation.

August 12-13:  Sun Conjunct Venus at 19 Degrees Leo, Trine Chiron at 19 Degrees Aries. Sun conjunct Venus is a splendid aspect for matters relating to love and money. Venus is the planet of manifestation and blessings received. The Sun is our forward moving identity. Together they can bring manifestation of your most cherished desires.

The Sun trine Chiron is wonderful for letting go of old, hurtful feelings regarding past relationships. If you are estranged from someone, this could be a good time to extend the proverbial olive branch to heal the relationship.

August 15-16: Sun Square Uranus at 23 Degrees Leo/Taurus and Mars Trine Uranus at 23 Degrees Virgo/Taurus. There is lots of excitement, innovation and breakthroughs with Sun square Uranus. Mars square Uranus can bring the same, but with a touch of irritation and/or impatience added to the mix. We will all be more accident prone when Mars is square Uranus, so double check your driving habits and pay attention to your surroundings when out and about.

August 16: New Moon at 23 Degrees Leo.  Celebrate yourself when the New Moon is in Leo. Let your fiery side show, fearlessly pull out all the stops and go for what you want. Though Leo Moon and Sun signs will be affected by this Leo New Moon the most, other signs can benefit by confidently pursuing their dreams. Each New Moon resets the energy of the past 28 days. Ask yourself: “What do I want to start or manifest between this New Moon and the next New Moon in Virgo on September 14?” The Virgo New Moon will help you put the framework and structure behind anything that you start now. Let your self play, have fun and be creative.

August 20: Sun Quincunx Neptune at 27 Degrees Leo/Pisces. Things can be a little confusing and foggy under Sun quincunx Neptune. Quincunx aspects require adjustments. Ask yourself: “What am I trying to create that needs to be fine-tuned before it is ready for unveiling.” The good news is that both the Sun in Leo and Neptune in Pisces are associated with a high degree of creativity.

August 21: Sun Quincunx Pluto at 28 Degrees Leo/Capricorn. Sun quincunx Pluto can bring out a mini-crisis around power issues with others. Be wary of trying to control or manipulate others. At the same time, it is important to not give away your power because of others’ reactions. Stay grounded in your own understanding of your innate self-worth, rather than letting ego needs dominate.

August 22: Venus Square Jupiter at 15 Degrees Leo/Taurus.  Retrograde Venus squares Jupiter until September 3, 2023, so this is an ideal time to have fun. You are feeling optimistic, light-hearted and friendly now, but not as inclined towards hard work. It would be a good time to take a summer vacation. Be careful of overeating and overspending under this transit.

August 23: Sun Enters Virgo. 

August 24: Mercury Retrograde at 21 Degrees Virgo. Mercury retrograde in Virgo until September 16 is an excellent time to reorganize and straighten out your office and files.

August 24: Mars Trine Pluto at 28 Degrees Virgo/Capricorn. No obstacle is too big when Mars is trine Pluto. It’s a little like “when the immovable object hits the unstoppable force.” Your will power is at an all-time high and so is your energy. Use Mars trine Pluto for accomplishing hard tasks, but beware of pushing others and of over-doing, over-reacting and over everything. Actions taken now will produce results.

August 27: Mars Enters Libra. Mars will be in Libra through October 11. Mars is uncomfortable in Libra. Mars likes to push through at all costs and to act, act, act. When in Libra, its energy is tempered by Libra’s need for balance, diplomacy and justice. This tempering is beneficial in some ways, though it can lead to indecision and the inability to move past obstacles. Libra Sun, Moon and Ascendant signs may feel more anger and impatience than usual.

August 28: Mars at 0 Degrees Libra Sesiquiquadrate Jupiter at 15 Degrees Taurus. On August 28 Mars Sesiquiquadrate Jupiter cautions you to avoid conflict as your fighting spirit is strong. Jupiter in Taurus (conjunct Uranus) can bring fixity and unpredictable reactions. Instead, direct your energy into positive endeavors with a cooperative spirit. Shared, cooperative actions have power when Mars is in Libra. Jupiter expands that energy

August 28: Uranus Retrograde at 23 Degrees Taurus. Uranus is retrograde in Taurus until January 24, 2024. Uranus retrograde gives us a respite from the chaotic pace of movement around us. Uranus in Taurus has opened our minds to new ways of thinking about our values, money, love and security. When Uranus slows down and moves backwards, we can take a deep breathe and focus on the good that the upsets of Uranus in Taurus has manifested. Use Uranus retrograde to tune into the brilliance and insights given to us by Uranus. Ask yourself: How should I change my life to be more authentic and to more fully express my true values.

August 30: Full Moon at 7 Degrees Pisces. Mercury Quincunx Chiron at 19 Degrees Virgo/Aries. The Pisces Full Moon is a time of magic, mysticism and connection to all that is. Use this time to daydream, meditate and to get in touch with your inner knowing. This Pisces Full Moon is conjunct Saturn, adding a sense of grounding and reality, which can only help you achieve your desires. The Full Moon is superb for fantasizing about what you want and then using no-nonsense Saturn to help you achieve your desires. Mercury Quincunx Chron calls for an adjustment in your thinking patterns. Are your thoughts making you sick. If so, make adjustments and Mercury quincunx Chiron can open up new pathways to healing.

Moon Movement During August 2023: Note: Dates given are for New York City, NY. The time of the Moon’s movement into a sign will vary depending on where you live.

August 1:     Moon in Aquarius

August 1:     Full Moon at 9 Degrees Aquarius at 2:31 pm

August 2:     Moon enters Pisces

August 4:     Moon enters Aries

August 7:     Moon enters Taurus

August 9:     Moon enters Gemini

August 11:   Moon enters Cancer

August 14:   Moon enters Leo

August 16:   New Moon at 23 Degrees Leo at 5:37 am

August 16:   Moon enters Virgo

August 19:   Moon enters Libra

August 21:   Moon enters Scorpio

August 24:   Moon enters Sagittarius

August 26:   Moon enters Capricorn

August 28:   Moon enters Aquarius

August 30:   Moon enters Pisces

August 30:   Full Moon at 7 Degrees Pisces at 7:55 pm



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