What are the Astrology Predictions for August 2021?
In August 2021 our great Sun, Sol, fully illuminates the two outer traditional planets, Saturn and Jupiter. In astronomy this is called “at opposition”. In astrology we call it “Sun opposite Saturn” and “Sun opposite Jupiter”. During these peak moments, occurring on August 2 and 19, we can think of this illumination as activation of the themes these planets represent.
Also of note during planetary oppositions (astronomically speaking), the planets are at their brightest and highest in the night sky, which is very cool if you are a backyard astronomer and the weather permits.
Another interesting thing about oppositions is that the Earth (where we all live) is directly in line with the Sun and the other planet, stuck in between, if you will. You can see in the graphic the Sun, the planet at opposition and the Earth in the circle.
The Earth is not equidistant from the other two points, but definitely in alignment; or, if you will, as Gerry Rafferty puts it “stuck in the middle with you”.
I like to think of Jupiter and Saturn as the grand framers of life in the Earth; Jupiter inspires and Saturn refines and exacts what Jupiter puts forth. In the traditional scheme of things with astrology, that’s all you need, the other further out planets (not visible to the naked eye) Uranus, Neptune and Pluto provide occasional nuance on life’s major themes, only eclipsing their inner planet neighbors rarely in my experience as an astrologer.
At any rate, I should expect some culminations and realizations on a personal and collective sort during this month, peaking itself around August 11, as the Sun conjuncts the exact midpoint between Jupiter and Saturn.
Sunday, Aug 1
Mercury at Superior Conjunction
Over today and tomorrow (Monday) there is a theme of self-honesty. Either you are or you ARE NOT (insert quality, trait, or role). It’s time to get real and also to realize that there is always room for improvement, no need for masochistic self-recriminations. (Mercury opposite Saturn)
Monday, Aug 2
Saturn at Opposition
Juno Stationary Direct
Moon at Apogee
Don’t complain, don’t blame; only actions and results are relevant. Seize creativity and initiative amidst the discontented herd, new leadership opportunities. Relationships also take relevance, for better or worse. (Mars tridecile Uranus, Moon on the Pleiades stars)
Tuesday, Aug 3
Seemingly annoying inputs may actually help open new doors of discovery and advancement. Exciting emotional or relationship spaces. (Mercury square Uranus, Venus trine Uranus)
Wednesday, Aug 4
Take a page or word from someone more experienced, whether in person or something you might otherwise be exposed to. Corrections in the ways you relate and the expectations thereof. Minor emotional rebuffs might help you to awaken. Nevertheless, be alert to various forms of deception. (Venus biquintile Saturn, Mercury biquintile Neptune)
Thursday, Aug 5
Mars aspects Fomalhaut star in Pisces may elicit unusual, but dysfunctional reactions.
Friday, Aug 6
Later on in the day, US time, views and opinions may be at odds. Let’s try to remember that when an issue comes up, it’s not always best to categorically dismiss it. Discontent. (Sun square Uranus, Moon opposite Pluto, Mercury tridecile Juno)
Saturday, Aug 7
Perceptions, opinions and truth may differ; check for faults or spots in the lenses of perception or opinionation. (Mercury quincunx Neptune, Moon opposite Saturn)
Sunday, Aug 8
Actions and their initiation hampered by pathological motivations, including that of self-defeatism. Enablement, rationalization, and delusioning activated. Yet, sublime compassion, creativity and inspiration ignited as well. (Sun biquintile Neptune)
Monday, Aug 9
Feelings and moments to remember, transcendent escapism, or shared beauty bringing hope and joy. Provocative discussions and situations stimulate creativity. (Venus opposite Neptune, Mercury quincunx Pluto, Moon opposite Jupiter, Moon conjunct Mars)
Tuesday, Aug 10
Boldness and daring, inspired ideation, persuasive flair. Still, check and recheck your assumptions, givens, and allowances in thought, word and speech. Excited interactions promising much, but perhaps little on the actual follow up. (Mercury opposite Jupiter)
Wednesday, Aug 11
Mercury conjunct Regulus star
Emotional struggles: needs vs circumstances or merit. Seek to choose the conscientious path, especially when the choice is between the betterment of the self or that of the group. (Moon opposite Neptune and conjunct Venus, Venus sesquiquadrate Saturn and trine Pluto)
Thursday, Aug 12
Perseid Meteor Shower
Relationship struggles, fighting for, or perhaps within them. Desire trumping boundaries. Seeing and finding one’s power within relationships. Live and learn. (Mercury biquintile Pluto, Mars square Juno, Sun tridecile Juno)
Friday, Aug 13
Dealing with frustrating situations, the problem is the very experiencing of “frustration” itself, the predisposition to it. You cannot win the whole battle in one day, but the more smaller victories you accumulate the more capable you become every day. Be careful of accidents, injuries and mishaps in general. Burgeoning love in relationships. (Mars quincunx Saturn, Venus quintile Juno, Mercury tridecile Uranus, Mercury conjunct Fomalhaut star, Moon conjunct Spica and Arcturus stars)
Saturday, Aug 14
Charming but deadly, no not be fooled. (Mars sesquiquadrate Pluto, Venus quincunx Jupiter, Sun quincunx Neptune)
Sunday, Aug 15
First Quarter Moon
Little shock to break out of old patterns, especially in relationships. (Venus sesquiquadrate Uranus, Moon opposite Pleiades and Algol)
Monday, Aug 16
Swallow the bitter pill, things could have been worse. (Mercury square Juno and quincunx Saturn)
Tuesday, Aug 17
Moon at Perigee
Unusual, unsettling and also fascinating occurrences or developments in life. Conscientiously choose the best courses at today’s opportunities. (Mercury sesquiquadrate Pluto, Sun quincunx Pluto)
Wednesday, Aug 18
Urgency but also good fortune in life and relationships. Resist lower impulsivity, surprise the world with your genius. (Juno sextile Saturn, Venus biquintile Jupiter, Mercury conjunct Mars)
Thursday, Aug 19
Jupiter at Opposition
Uranus Stationary Retrograde
New life developments hold potential. Learn to retain enthusiasm over the course of manifestation. Jupiter is brightest and highest in night sky. (Sun opposite Jupiter)
Friday, Aug 20
Later in the day, US time, moments of solemnity, honor and purpose. (Moon conjunct Saturn)
Saturday, Aug 21
Powerful experiences and motivations brought out; strive to chose conscientiously how you act. (Venus tridecile Pluto)
Sunday, Aug 22
Excitement, but tempered by realism and experience. Focus and press on. Exuberance gives you the edge. (Mars biquintile Saturn, Mars trine Uranus, Sun conjunct Regulus star, Moon conjunct Jupiter)
Monday, Aug 23
Opportunities for growth and development come hard and strong, rise to the challenge. Relationships reach new plateaus. Day’s end rewarded by inspiration. (Venus trine Saturn and biquintile Uranus, Sun biquintile Pluto, Moon opposite Mars and Mercury and conjunct Neptune)
Sunday, Aug 29
Unusual turns in affairs provoke surprising reactions or developments. (Mercury sesquiquadrate Uranus, Moon on Algol and Pleiades)
Monday, Aug 30
Moon at Apogee
First Quarter Moon
Relationships accentuation as the Moon, Juno and Antares/Aldebaran stars align.
Tuesday, Aug 31
Circumstances may cause the need for reevaluation and reframing. Industriousness pays off. Don’t give up too soon. (Sun quincunx Saturn, Mercury biquintile Jupiter)