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August Horoscopes
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Current Astrology
[S] The Sun is in Libra
[M] The Moon is in Pisces, enters Aries at 11:58 pm
[V/C] Moon Void of Course 4:47 pm to 11:58 pm
[Hg] Next Mercury Retrograde
11/16/18 to 12/6/18

Current Configurations


by Henry Seltzer
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August 2nd Last Quarter Moon Last Quarter Moon Chart
This is traditionally a time of coming to a greater understanding regarding the impulse that arose from the recent New Moon, in this case referring back to the powerful Solar Eclipse of July 11th. It is a time of reassessment, a time that seminal astrologer Dane Rudhyar referred to as a "crisis in consciousness." We will be gathering up the received wisdom from the past three weeks and carrying it forward into the next cycle. The Sun, at 10 plus degrees of Leo, aspects Pluto while Jupiter exactly squares it – massive and radical transformation is therefore even more greatly emphasized. Mars conjoins Saturn, boosting the exact opposition to Jupiter/Uranus and the implied polarization of activity. Venus, getting closer to forming her own conjunction with Saturn, is also inconjunct Neptune, creating feelings of confusion, potentially deception, and also of spiritual possibility. Thus begins another wild and crazy month, when we have the chance to sort things out in a way that makes sense for us spiritually or else suffer the consequences of drifting even further from our true path forward.

August 9th New Moon New Moon Chart
This extremely powerful New Moon is another in the series of recent potent lunations, this time augmenting the very nearly exact T-square between Jupiter/Uranus, Pluto and Saturn, made especially strong now that Saturn has entered Libra. This second week of the month therefore presents us with one relative peak of the energy for change that is sweeping over us. The Sun and Moon make a sesqui-yod with Jupiter/Uranus on one side and with Pluto on the other, while Mars and Venus, newly in Libra, conjunct Saturn there just as Saturn's square with Pluto becomes quite close. This is the high point of the Uranus-Pluto-Saturn T-square for 2010, with nearly all the planets participating. In the collective and within our individual lives as well, we will feel the pressure for massive change, and rather than resisting, if we are wise we will choose to go with the flow.

August 16th First Quarter Moon First Quarter Moon Chart
This is traditionally a time of relative tension in our process, wherein we recognize the potential drawbacks of the course we undertook from the time of the recent New Moon. In this case, the Sun opposes Neptune, bringing all the outer planet energies to bear. The Sun, together with Venus and Mars, also aspect the Moon's nodal axis. There is idealism implicit in this configuration, together with the danger of over-idealization. Also to consider is the potential for negativity implicit in our reaction to early trauma and past conditioning that remains with us – a natural consequence of the human condition. With luck, as we take a good hard look at where we might be going, and where we actually are, we will be careful not to get too carried away in either an overly idealized or a direction.

August 20th Mercury retrograde Mercury SR
Well it's that time again. Mercury retrogrades in mid-Virgo from this Friday onwards, making for an interesting transition to the fall. Just when you were beginning to get serious again about your work in the world, whatever form that might happen to take, you are hit by this important and self-reflective cycle. Mercury retrograde is a time when it is recommended that you contemplate your life-direction rather than seek to enhance it. The usual mechanical and communication breakdowns are also more than likely. Since Virgo is a Mercury-ruled sign, this is an excellent time for journalling and for refining your existing approach, not the time to put a new foot forward or to, as they say, push the river. Mercury straightens out on September 12th, but takes another two weeks to recover lost Zodiacal ground — a period known as the retrograde shadow — so that the Fall Equinox on the 22nd finds you still subject to this more internal and contemplative energy. The Aries Full Moon that night is powerful, and brings you once more to the crossroads of where you are headed in your life direction, hopefully in greater alignment with the spiritual purpose of your higher self than when you started.

August 24th Full Moon Full Moon Chart
This Pisces Full Moon chart is powerful because the Sun and Moon are in the very early degrees of their respective signs, with the Sun therefore strongly aspecting Jupiter and trining Pluto. Jupiter remains in Aries and still perfectly squares Pluto, while Saturn and Uranus continue to oppose each other and to square Pluto as well. Thus there is another potent hit of the transformational impact represented by this energy of dire and drastic change that we have been seeing all summer. The dramatic Cardinal T-square that we are currently experiencing, culminating in the current month, also aspects the U.S Midheaven, at two degrees of Libra, indicating that more revelations are forthcoming concerning the situation of our society and of the American scene in particular, which will affect us more and more deeply. The thoughtful person will consider all the angst we have been facing, both collectively and individually, as necessary correctives for past unhealthy excesses, and begin to make the appropriate course corrections.

October 2018
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8 [NM] 10 11 12 13 14
15 [FQM] 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 [FM] 25 26 27 28
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
[S] The Sun is in
[M] The Moon is in
[Hg] Mercury is Retrograde
 

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sun astrology The Sun

The Sun represents the Self, one's way of being in the world. It can represent, on different levels, both the ego and the higher Self or soul purpose. It rules Leo and is exalted in Aries. The Sun is the most important 'planet' in the chart and symbolizes one's will and sense of vitality. When the Sun is afflicted (poorly placed or poorly aspected) it could indicate problems with the father, or male role model. The Sun energizes your entire chart, and planets in close relationship to the Sun (by planetary aspect) are emphasized in your personality. If your Sun is prominent in your chart, you will exhibit great power to do and to be.

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moon astrology The Moon

The Moon represents the personal self, the feelings and the unconscious. It is a reflection of the true self, represented by the Sun. The Moon also stands for security and instinctual or habitual patterns, as well as the ability to relate to others, and to be nurturing to others. The Moon rules Cancer and is exalted in Taurus. It is often contrasted with the Sun as the female receptive principle versus the masculine or positive principle. The Moon represents the feminine and nurturing part of oneself. In a male chart, the Moon represents the feminine within, or the 'anima' and also indicates the type of partner you will attract. The Moon also represents an attunement from the past, which operates at an instinctive or habitual level in your present life.

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mercury astrology Mercury

Mercury represents the mind and intellect, and rules Gemini, sign of duality also Virgo, and has its exaltation in Aquarius. Mercury is an airy planet, associated with all forms of communication and the in-flow and out-flow of intelligence. Its position indicates how your mental function will be expressed, and where techniques and skills are available to you.

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venus astrology Venus

Venus is the planet of love and relationship. Venus is in-taking, rather than out-going (as represented by Mars), and rules the signs Libra and Taurus. Venus has its exaltation in Pisces, and is associated with aesthetics, beauty, refinement and romance. Its position in the chart indicates the area in which the give and take of love, affection and sensual pleasure will be expressed.

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mars astrology Mars

Mars is the planet of outward activity and animal passion. It rules Aries and is exalted in Capricorn. This fiery planet is masculine in action, versus softer more receptive Venus. When strong in the chart it can indicate a volatile temper, and also great courage. Its position indicates how your personality will assert itself, and what modes of activity will stimulate your physical energies.

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jupiter astrology Jupiter

Jupiter is the planet of faith, positivism and optimism. It rules Sagittarius and is exalted in Cancer. Jupiter represents the principle of expansion, versus contraction (as represented by Saturn) and the aspirations of the higher self. Its position in the chart indicates how your faith will be expressed, and what modes of activity will stimulate self-confidence.

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saturn astrology Saturn

Saturn is the planet of limitation and contraction, and the trials of life experience. This includes disciplive, punctuality, and the conservation of material resources. Saturn rules Capricorn and is exalted in Libra, and is limited and material, versus unlimited faith (as represented by Jupiter). It indicates areas where the personality will be restricted by fears and lack of confidence, and also areas which are important to be worked on in this lifetime.

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uranus astrology Uranus

Uranus is the planet of freedom and revolutionary vision, the urge for change and the ability to visualize new possibilities. Uranus rules Aquarius, and is exalted in Scorpio. It is also associated with mental studies, electricity and astrology. Its position indicates the arena of originality and freedom from conventional thinking in your life.

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neptune astrology Neptune

Neptune represents the universal ocean of oneness with all beings. It is thus highly compassionate, also idealistic, imaginative and self login or even self undoing, and can be associated with drugs or media, as fantasy expressions. Neptune rules Pisces, and finds its exaltation in Cancer. Its position indicates where there may be confusion and also great creativity in poetic or musical fields. Neptune has been called the higher octave of Venus.

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pluto astrology Pluto

Pluto is a force for change that can be destructive in its power. Pluto rules Scorpio, and is exalted in Leo. Pluto is related to will, and intense passion, and has a reputation for ruthlessness. As god of the underworld Pluto brings the deepest compulsions into the light. Its position indicates areas of life that must ultimately become transformed as part of the soul's evolution.

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chiron astrology Chiron

Chiron is a small planet, or 'planetoid' that was only discovered in 1977, and which has already shown itself to be quite powerful in an individual's chart. Occupying an eccentric orbit between Saturn and Uranus, and named for the centaur physician of Greek myth who taught ancient wisdom to mankind, Chiron represents the archetype of the "Wounded Healer" and is associated with shamanism and going within to heal oneself. Its discovery is synchronous with the rise of the holistic health movement. Chiron's position in the chart reveals where one has been wounded, and where also there is the opportunity for discovering healing from within and sharing this discovery with other people, since from our wounds arises our compassion for the suffering of others. The position of Chiron, by house and sign, can also show where we have talent and access to ancient wisdom, as well as where we may depart from the mainstream in service to a higher practicality. Those with prominent Chiron are likely to be educators and spiritual healers.

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ceres astrology Ceres

As goddess of the harvest and the natural process of fertility and renewal, Ceres represents the process of nurturing and motherhood in an individual chart, and has been attributed to the sign Cancer as a co-ruler with the Moon, as well as to the signs of Taurus, Scorpio and Virgo.

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pallas astrology Pallas

The astrology of the asteroid Pallas indicates the creative use of the mental faculty in combination with ageless wisdom, and is also involved with the arts, especially the plastic arts such as sculpture and pottery, and with medicinal remedies.

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juno astrology Juno

The astrology of Juno indicates partnering energy of intimate relationships, as in the more modern issues of where the boundaries are with another person, how much sharing is appropriate, versus holding back, are there issues of bitterness and jealousy, or projected authority and control onto another person, and intimacy needs in general.

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vesta astrology Vesta

In the astrology of Vesta issues of sexuality and completeness unto oneself predominate. Possible associations are the woman (or man) who chooses celibacy, but as a nun or monk takes on a higher purpose than normal family life, also issues of sexuality and who is ultimately served in the process, self or other.

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eris astrology Eris

While the lower expression of Eris might manifest as the lust for struggle and violence, there is also a more positive manifestation in the most basic defense of one's rights in standing up to established power, by violence if necessary. By recognizing and coming to terms with this potentially violent factor in ourselves we can grow as humans and become more whole.

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part of fortune astrology Part of Fortune

The Part of Fortune (from the Latin Pars Fortuna) is the only Arabian astrology part still commonly used in modern astrology. It indicates an area of life that is a fortunate one for the native. The house in which the Part of Fortune is placed indicates an area of your life which is likely to be a successful one for you; an area where the applications of your skill will bear fruit. Its is where you will find good luck and happiness.

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north node astrology The North Node

The Nodes of the Moon indicate areas of life that are of special concern to you. Also referred to as the dragon's head, The North Node indicates your goals. The placement of the North Node indicates work that needs to be done in your life, or new faculties that need to be developed in the present lifetime.

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south node astrology The South Node

The Nodes of the Moon indicate areas of life that are of special concern to you. Also known as the dragon's tail, the South Node indicates areas of mastery, often from a previous lifetime.

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aries astrology Aries

Aries people tend to be energetic, forceful and outgoing. They are good at getting things done, although they prefer starting to finishing. Like the energy of the first rush of spring, they move into the world in a headstrong, pioneering way. Aries people are likely to rush into things before reflecting, and may also be impatient or unwilling to sit back and allow events to mature.

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taurus astrology Taurus

Taureans revel in the pleasures of life. They crave the security and comfort of relaxing in the warmth of their home environment. They value the senses and the enjoyment of material things. Taureans are likely to work hard to make their home an attractive one. They also have the makings of a healer and have a large capacity for kindness.

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gemini astrology Gemini

Gemini is the sign associated with communication, logical thought processes (based on duality) and the conscious mind. Gemini people tend to be airy and intellectual, glib of tongue and curious about life and other people. They can experience two sides of things at the same time, and may tend to be flighty.

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cancer astrology Cancer

Cancerians are nurturing and protective of others. Their ruling planet is the Moon, and they tend to be moody, with constantly changing emotions. Cancerians are also likely to be security-conscious and highly value their home life. They may appear passive, and tend to rely on their feelings to make decisions. They are subtle, rather than direct, and are likely to reflect the moods of those around them.

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leo astrology Leo

Leos are likely to express themselves in dramatic, creative and assertive ways. They are also likely to enjoy the warmth of the physical Sun. Leos have great energy, courage and honesty. They are likely to be self-confident and maybe even a bit self-indulgent as they expect to be the center of attention, and often are. Leos can be quite determined and usually get their way when they really want to. They also possess great integrity, and are a natural leader.

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virgo astrology Virgo

Virgos love work, service to others and the gathering of the fruits of the material world, as symbolized by the harvest. They are also likely to be a good conversationalist, with wide-ranging knowledge and interesting ideas. They can be analytical and perhaps overly fond of detail, with perfectionist tendencies, and they may miss out on the big picture by concentrating on the micro. It also benefits them to learn the fine line between discrimination and criticism.

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libra astrology Libra

Libra is the sign of harmony and relationship. The Sun in Libra is at the time of the Equinox, when day equals night, and similarly Libra strives for balance between polarities. Librans are known for their good taste, elegance and charm. They are seekers of harmony and beauty.

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scorpio astrology Scorpio

Scorpio is the most intense sign of the Zodiac, and is associated with sexual activity and with the symbolism of death and rebirth. Their emotions run deep. Scorpios have great personal magnetism and great powers of persuasion or even the ability to coerce others.

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sagittarius astrology Sagittarius

Sagittarius is an optimistic, positive-thinking sign associated with the quest for freedom from all restriction as well as idealism, religion and philosophy. Sagittarians are direct and forthright, good-natured and affirmative in their outlook.

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capricorn astrology Capricorn

Capricorn people are ambitious and practical, and are likely to have an excellent sense of social responsibility. They also tend to be conscious of social mores, perhaps to the point of over-concern. Their natural caution allows them to advance slowly and steadily to the top.

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aquarius astrology Aquarius

Aquarians have a rebellious nature, and are eccentric, spontaneous and original. They are forward thinking and detached, and can seem conservative though they really are not very much so. They are scientifically minded and logical, and confident in manner.

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pisces astrology Pisces

Pisceans are friendly and likable, and yet can be very moody and introspective as well. Pisces is a watery sign, concerned with subtle emotions and secret mystical depths. Pisceans are not entirely at home in this world.

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