It’s hard to believe it’s August already. The Sun is in Leo for most of the month. Leo is a Fixed sign of the zodiac, Fixed Fire. The Fixed signs grant fixity of purpose and tenacity. Some might say stubbornness, but I like tenacity, myself. It is ruled by the Sun. The key words for Leo are “ I will”. The symbol is the lion, representing nobility and courage. The stone is Ruby, the colors are scarlet and gold. Let’s take a look at some of the important planetary aspects this month.
The Moon in Aries on 8/2 makes a Trine to the Sun, Fire sign to Fire sign. This brings zeal and enthusiasm, and a desire to have fun. At the same time, the Moon squares Pluto, the alchemist. This can bring up old issues that need to be released. The Moon moves into Taurus on 8/3, where it conjuncts to Uranus and Trines Saturn. This is powerful. Uranus is the planet of sudden and unexpected changes, freedom, and new beginnings. Saturn is the planet of wisdom and patience. This combination encourages movement forward along with the patience required to sustain growth in the new direction. Excellent.
August 11th brings the New Moon, which is a Solar Eclipse. The Sun and Moon are conjunct in Leo, at about 6 AM Eastern time. This is a good time for intention work.
Mercury finally goes direct on 8/19. Whee! We have a repeat of that wonderful combination of the Moon aspecting Uranus and Saturn on 8/21, this time it Trines Uranus and conjuncts Saturn. Lovely.
The Sun moves into Virgo on 8/23, an Earth sign. 8/25 is very good, with a Grand Trine in the Earth signs, the Sun in Virgo forming a Trine to Uranus in Taurus and Saturn in Capricorn. This is fabulous. It’s a combination of ambition, motivation, liberation, and wisdom. Reach for the stars today.
The Full Moon on 8/26 is actually a good one. It carries over some of the beautiful energy of the previous day, except that the Moon has moved into visionary Pisces. Dream big. The 27th is also good. The month ends on 8/31 with more wonderful aspects. We have another Grand Trine in Earth, with the Sun in Virgo, the Moon in Taurus again, conjuncting Uranus and Trining Saturn, as we had earlier. What a beautiful way to say goodbye to August.
Let this month light your fire. Give yourself permission to laugh, love, play, and grow. In Chinese medicine, the Fire Element inspires us. Fire spreads. This month invites us to be the light the world so desperately needs right now. Let your light shine. Have a beautiful month. Blessings, Judith