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Planetary Positions

Current Moon Phase

Waning Gibbous Moon
Waning Gibbous Moon

The moon is currently in Scorpio

Astrology Transits August 2020 – Self Expression

“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost.”  ― Martha Graham

August opens with the Sun in exuberant Leo, to be joined by Mercury on the 5th, with a lovely Sun trine Chiron in fiery Aries.  Action certainly is called for under this fiery connection. Leo is about self-expression, creativity and fun. The trine to Chiron signals an excellent time to heal any lingering hurts or issues around self-expression, creativity and the ability to relax and have fun.  We have been under the influence of Capricorn and Saturn for so long that we have forgotten how good it can feel to just let go and to sing, dance or just walk barefoot in the sand or grass. Use the energy of the Sun in Leo to get re-acquainted with your inner child.

At the same time, Sun and Mercury square Uranus in Taurus urges us to rise to the challenge (square energy) of going a little outside our comfort zone to truly live.  Chiron in Aries is about letting go of excessive inhibition and to just act and to live and to confidently move toward your dreams.  What do you have on your bucket list that you can bring a little closer to fruition?

All in all, August 2020 promises to be an action-packed, challenging month full of chaos, but also full of energy custom made for shaking loose old shackles that have held you back.

July 30: Mercury Trine Neptune; Mercury Opposition Jupiter and Pluto at 20-23 Degrees Cancer/Pisces/Capricorn.  This is another one of those times when your thinking is a little foggy and you are prone to over optimism.  Use this time for writing, teaching, journalling, or just resting.  The rest of the month is action-packed, so a few extra hours spent resting now may be wise.  Mercury in opposition to Pluto cautions that you need to watch what you say. When the planet of connection and communication (Mercury) meets powerful Pluto, minor disagreements can escalate into open conflict.  Its best to not become engaged in political, power conflicts as such discussions are especially fraught.  You (and others) are apt to say things that you later regret.

August 1-2:  Sun Square Uranus at 9-10 Degrees Leo/Taurus. The Sun is Square Uranus, while Mercury is in opposition to Pluto/Saturn and Jupiter.  This could, unfortunately, be the perfect configuration for stimulating civil unrest, social clashes and just plain chaos. Breathe deeply and realize that unrest is necessary to bring about change.  Each skirmish or hard-to-watch event brings us that much closer to the changes that we want to see.

August 2-5: Mars square Jupiter (and Pluto) at 19-23 Degrees Aries/Capricorn. In its simplest form, Mars square Jupiter is a challenging aspect of “an over-abundance of energy and anger with control issues.” Out of control political and personal conflicts are possible.  Chill out and stay calm.  This energy will be especially strong if you have any planets near 19-23 degrees of the Cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn.  On a positive note, this is one of those highly motivating energy sets.  Use it wisely.

August 3: Full Moon at 11 Degrees Leo Opposing Sun in Aquarius. This Full Moon is reminiscent of the January 31, 2018 Eclipse, when the Leo Moon was opposite the Aquarius Sun. If you can remember the energy during that eclipse, this full Moon may have similar effects.  This Full Moon square Uranus, the ruler of Aquarius, brings even more rebellious, inventive and even shocking, energy.  No doubt about it, the Leo Full Moon square Uranus is volatile.  However, if you are feeling stuck and lethargic, the Leo Moon square Uranus can be extremely advantageous in getting you moving. Think:  What attitudes do I need to let go of in order to move forward in uncharted paths (Aquarius/Uranus) in a bold, self-confident way (Leo)?

August 5: Mercury enters Leo. Mercury moving into Leo gives a shot of mental stimulation.  Jot down your ideas.  You can make them more real when Mercury moves into Virgo on August 19.

August 7: Venus enters Cancer. When the planet of love (Venus) transits the sign of family and home (Cancer) until September 6, think of how you can reach out to family in a COVID-safe way.  This would be an excellent time to extend an olive branch to any estranged family members.

August 10-16: Mars in Aries Square Pluto in Capricorn at 22-23 Degrees. Be especially careful of provoking conflict!  Mars square Pluto is an extremely tense, challenging aspect.  The urge to act and to act now, conflicts with the traditional or entrenched way of being. We will see this played out in the news, as the urge for freedom clashes with governmental structures.  In your personal life, examine where you are willfully (Pluto) promoting anger and strife (Mars).

August 14-17:  Sun Conjunct Mercury and both Sun and Mercury Trine Mars at 22-24 degrees of Leo/Aries and Inconjunct Neptune in Pisces. Finally, an easy trine energy in fire signs Leo and Aries.  This trine energy is a blessing amid the challenging, ongoing Mars square Pluto/Saturn in Aries/Capricorn.  Communication and connection are favored.

August 18-19:  Leo New Moon Conjunct Sun at 26 Degrees Leo. This is a wonderful New Moon for self-expression, setting bold, new intentions and making a commitment to follow your revised or new path.  Dwarf planet Eris square Pluto at this New Moon gives you the strength and will to eradicate the “skeletons” in your closet and/or help you face unconscious fears.

August 22:  Sun Enters Virgo.  Time to make the lofty, optimistic ideas that were generated by the Sun in Leo,  practical, concrete and down-to-earth. Worker-bee Virgo provides the plans and blueprints to make your ideas successful.

August 22-24: Mars square Saturn at 25-26 degrees Aries/Capricorn.  Lots of energy and action in the political scene and the world stage regarding the “haves- and have-nots.”  The urge to bring on the new through dynamic action clashes with the old guard, traditional ideas.  Mars square Saturn is setting the stage for Mars’ retrograde movement beginning on September 9, 2020. We are called to examine our attitudes around lack and limitation. Ask:  What makes me angry (Mars) regarding my perceptions around lack and limitation (Saturn)?

August 27: Venus Trine Neptune at 27 Degrees Cancer/Pisces.  I am happy that we can end the month on such a harmonious, dreamy, creative, romantic and spiritual note.  Light a candle, walk by the water and/or write a love or appreciation note to your special someone(s).

September 1:  Full Moon at 10 Degrees Pisces/Virgo. Our hopes and dreams meet practicality.

Moon Movement During August 2020: Note:  Time of the Moon’s movement into a sign varies depending on where you live.

August 1:   Moon in Capricorn

August 2:  Moon enters Aquarius

August 3:  Full Moon at 11 Degrees 45 Minutes Aquarius

August 4:  Moon enters Pisces

August 7:  Moon enters Aries

August 9:   Moon enters Taurus

August 12: Moon enters Gemini

August 14: Moon enters Cancer

August 17: Moon enters Leo

August 18: New Moon at 26 Degrees 35 Minutes Leo

August 19: Moon enters Virgo

August 21: Moon enters Libra

August 23: Moon enters Scorpio

August 25: Moon enters Sagittarius

August 27: Moon enters Capricorn

August 29: Moon enters Aquarius

Sept. 1:  Full Moon at 10 Degrees Pisces/Virgo


STAY TUNED:  I plan to offer an online beginning astrology class starting in late August or mid-September.  Let me know if you have an interest.  It will be for complete beginners and for those who know some astrology, but have trouble putting it all together.

I will not be at the Aspen Saturday Market this year due to COVID-19 restrictions.  However, I  and Claudia (my tarot reader friend) will be at the Basalt Sunday Market every week and would love to see you there.  Claudia and I are both wearing masks and face shields and have hand sanitizer available to protect your-and-our safety.  We look forward to seeing you there.

In addition, I continue to offer readings by telephone and Zoom.  Sign up by sending me an email.  All half-hour and hour readings include an MP3 or MP4 recording.  Payment is by Paypal. Reserve your reading

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