Astrology of August 2010
by Henry Seltzer (www.astrograph.com)
 
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Aquarius Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)
Fixed Air. Your ruling planets are Uranus and Saturn.

This is an extremely powerful time for you, Aquarius, and one that leads you both down the rabbit hole of your interior places and back out again. Communication with others around you is both inspired and inspiring right now, and leads you further into what turns out to be your quest for spiritual renewal and fulfillment. It is truly said that all that glitters is but a lure that disguises the true nature of what is available on this infinitely diverse planet of ours. You are coming around one more time on the gliding and rocking horse and reaching up for the gold ring that is actually down inside you. It will show up where you least expected to find it.

As the month begins you are in an interesting situation, one in which you feel the pressure for change but at the same time are content with some form of the status quo. One part of you wants to stay, while another wants to move on, and you would have the devil of a time deciding on a course of action if you had to put your money down on just one option. Your best bet lies in a philosophical solution that embraces all aspects of the situation, with also at the same time a large spiritual component. You are seeking your true calling and position in the world through a deep process of inner knowing. In sacrificing yourself to a higher purpose by choosing to disregard the surface of things, you find yourself going deep within to bring forth a renewed understanding of how to better serve others by giving up your personal ego-involvement in your actions. The New Moon of Monday, August 9th, brings up these aspects of your situation and more, and presents them to your inner dialog. Significant partners in your life are also an important piece of the puzzle at this time, and serve to remind you of how your fate is inextricably tied up with others while at the same time depends on you and you alone for the working out. Communicating your truth to others around you is subtle, difficult and tricky to pin down right now, and yet has never been more important. The learning experience cuts both ways, as you absorb the viewpoint of others into your own and grow in that way, and also gain knowledge from the very act of passionately articulating your position. The First Quarter Moon a week later, taking place on Monday, August 16th is another important and potentially difficult time, when arguments could punctuate the spiritually graceful passage that you are currently undertaking. In advancing your ideas for reasoning that essentially goes beyond the mundane and material world you might be inclined to be dogmatic, paradoxically embracing ego at the very same time as you eschew it. With the Full Moon of Tuesday, August 24th, these issues reach a culmination of sorts as you find completion of one phase of your journey and simultaneously a new horizon beckons. You might find yourself reflecting at this time on the paradox of your earthly path that is nonetheless insubstantial and incomplete in without the necessary spiritual component added. With Mercury now retrograding through your sector of intimacy and personal transformation, for the next three to four weeks or more, you might also find yourself deeply contemplating fresh aspects of where you are going, and why. These are interesting times that everyone is living through these days and perhaps the best part is when you can relax for a moment and simply bask in the wonder of it all.