Life is amazing how cycles will align.  The seemingly random movements of celestial bodies produce a staccato and then melodious symphony, rhythms emerging about of apparent chaos. 

One such particular note strikes this month as two outer planets make simultaneous stations; one direct and the other retrograde. 

Sunday, August 11, Jupiter turns direct and Uranus turns retrograde.  Both planets have a similar sort of electric stimulation to them, so it could be a bright and enthusiastic day for many.  For a smaller set of people August 11 might be a significant turning point in life. 

Planets appear to stop and move backward in the sky due to the differences in the radiuses of their orbits around the Sun.  The planet closer to the Sun (in this case Earth) seems to turn the corner faster, if you will, leaving the outer planets seeming to appear to move backwards.

Next time you’re in a roundabout intersection and you’re in the inner lane; as you turn cars that were on your side appear to fall back as you have tighter turning radius. 

July 2019 was not exactly a fun month with its configurations.  I am hoping that this months lighter, more engaging configurations will have a more productively smooth resonance with us. 

Thursday, Aug 1
New Moon
Saturn occupies the degree of Vega star, which may bring some vital inspiration.  Late afternoon US time, the Moon conjuncts Mars and Juno bringing great passion and relationship fireworks. 

Friday, Aug 2
Moon at Perigee
Relationship and emotional pattern-breakers enter the scene; you need to learn new things, bring about some attitudinal adjustments through various people and situations. The Moon is at its closest approach to Earth today.  Around mid-morning US time, the Moon conjuncts fixed star Regulus, bringing out audacity and brashness where needed.  (Venus square Uranus)

Saturday, Aug 3
Significant relationship, emotional, creative and spiritual developments are indicated.  (Mars conjunct Juno, Moon opposite Neptune 1:30 pm CDT)

Sunday, Aug 4
Lot of energy focused on relationships and overcoming life’s challenges.  Merely pushing hard is not necessarily the answer, subtlety and discernment are called for in your actions.  (Mars quincunx Pluto, Mars biquintile Saturn, Sun biquintile Neptune, Juno biquintile Saturn, Juno quincunx Pluto)

Monday, Aug 5
Focus and necessary intensity may be required to move through today’s challenges, making you stronger.  (Moon square Saturn and Pluto)

Tuesday, Aug 6
Beautiful and unusual sort of emotional, romantic and friendly alliances, helping you to break out of old patterns in interactions.  (Venus biquintile Neptune, Moon opposite Uranus)

Wednesday, Aug 7
First Quarter Moon
Reckless enthusiasm in spite of otherwise sobering realizations.  (Sun trine Jupiter, Sun quincunx Saturn)

Thursday, Aug 8
Venus Perihelion
Delight and good cheer, but some moments of severity.  (Venus trine Jupiter, Moon conjunct Algol and the Pleiades)

Friday, Aug 9
Mercury at Greatest Elongation
Pattern interrupt, seize opportunity. Relationships require adjustment.  (Mars tridecile Uranus, Venus quincunx Saturn, Moon conjunct Jupiter 6:24  pm CDT)

Saturday, Aug 10
Energy and motivations elusive, subtlety of action required.  Creativity and spirituality is favored.  (Sun quincunx Saturn)

Sunday, Aug 11
Jupiter Stationary Direct
Uranus Stationary Retrograde
Two outer planets make stations today.  Attitudinal pivot.  Creative and inspirational surges. 

Monday, Aug 12
Moon Occults Saturn
Not a day to wait for good fortune, go out and find it.  Early on the Moon very closely conjunct Saturn and then later in the day conjunct Pluto, both bringing out intensity and determination.  (Mars tridecile Jupiter)

Tuesday, Aug 13
Perseid Meteor Shower
Some sacrifices must be made in the attainment of goals, seemingly cold but necessary.  (Mars biquintile Pluto, Sun and Venus biquintile Saturn)

Wednesday, Aug 14
Venus Superior Conjunction
Intense and potentially game-changing emotions frame the scene today.  (Sun conjunct Venus, quincunx Pluto)

Thursday, Aug 15
Full Moon
Relationships and motivations stimulated by this full moon, tightly opposite the Sun, Venus, Mars and Juno. 

Friday, Aug 16
Shifts of perspective and help open new doors of promising opportunity. 

Saturday, Aug 17
Moon at Apogee
Intensity and severity in situations and relationship dynamics, cracking that thick encasing shell of fear we find ourselves in.  (Juno biquintile Pluto, Moon conjunct Neptune, Mars sesquiquadrate Saturn, Sun tridecile Uranus)

Sunday, Aug 18
Mars on the Heart of the Lion star, Regulus, can make a day of boldness.  Venus, Jupiter and Pluto in aspect adds depth and richness to the day’s experiences.  (Venus tridecile Jupiter, Venus biquintile Pluto)

Monday, Aug 19
Beauteous Venus conjuncts matrimonial Juno; as the Sun and Jupiter aspect.  Making thrilling relationship and overall living space for all.  Mercury biquintile Neptune adds great loveliness to the view. 

Tuesday, Aug 20
Mercury at Perihelion
Relationship move through difficult spaces, adjusting to be more love and less selfishness with others.  Deep emotional and motivational pivots are indicated.  Midday US time, uplift and inspiration can open new mental, spiritual and emotional pathways. Surges of genius.  (Sun biquintile Pluto, Venus sesquiquadrate Saturn)

Wednesday, Aug 21
Turn pessimism to proactiveness.  Be bold for love.  Spread your wings and fly.  (Mercury quincunx Saturn, Venus conjunct fixed star Regulus, Moon conjunct Uranus at 12:33 pm CDT)

Thursday, Aug 22
Moments of solemnity in relationships and partnerships.  The difficulties we encounter and not meant to break us, but make us.  (Sun conjunct Juno, Juno sesquiquadrate Saturn)

Friday, Aug 23
Last Quarter Moon
Early on the Sun conjuncts the flaming heart of the Lion in Leo, Regulus.  Boldness can take you far today.  Late afternoon, US time, Moon square Venus and Mars; relationships and passion are ignited.  About 10 am US time CDT, the Moon conjuncts the Pleiades bringing intensity. 

Saturday, Aug 24
Motivations and passion are intensified with potentially amazing developments.  But Mercury and Saturn in aspect today can help keep things from becoming too pie-in-the-sky.  (Venus conjunct Mars opposite fixed star Fomalhaut, Mercury biquintile Saturn, Moon opposite Jupiter)

Sunday, Aug 25
Emotional depth and life-shifts, in relationships and in general.  (Venus opposite Pluto, Saturn conjunct fixed star Sirius)

Monday, Aug 26
Mar at Aphelion
Mars is closest to the Sun in its yearly orbit, and the Moon is opposing Saturn.  Not a “happy” Monday, but potentially a very productive and developmental one, especially for those already proactive, and not reactive. 

Monday, Aug 26
Mars at Aphelion
Mars is closest to the Sun in its yearly orbit, and the Moon is opposing Saturn.  Not a “happy” Monday, but potentially a very productive and developmental one, especially for those already proactive, and not reactive. 

Tuesday, Aug 27
Focus on strategic objective, accomplish it with stealth and completeness.  Fortune favors the bold.  (Mars sesquiquadrate Pluto, Mercury tridecile Jupiter, biquintile Pluto, Moon opposite Pluto pre-dawn US time, Sun opposite fixed star Fomalhaut)

Wednesday, Aug 28
Strike while the iron is hot, trust your instincts. Sometimes the data from the senses is delayed or blocked.  (Mars trine Uranus, Mercury tridecile Saturn)

Thursday, Aug 29
Break through the “walls” that impede you.  Liberate life and energy from old, hardened patterns.  Moon on Regulus, evening US time gives a mighty roar.  Later on, relationship connectivity is highlighted. (Sun sesquiquadrate Pluto, Sun trine Uranus, Moon conjunct Juno 11:19 pm CDT)

Friday, Aug 30
New Moon at Perigee
The dark moon (new moon) looms close to Earth at Mars and Venus’ position in the sky. Motivational, emotional and relationship shifts are indicated.  Go on an inner journey. (Mercury conjunct Juno, Moon opposite Neptune 10:34 pm CDT)

Saturday, Aug 31
Mercury opposes fixed star Fomalhaut, giving insights and perspective.  Moon moves into humble and practical sidereal Virgo 6:35 am CDT)

Mercury, God of Thieves

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