Sun Signs for August ’17
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The information in this column is limited. It does not replace your seeing your astrologer. If you know the sign of your Moon and your Ascending sign, read those sections also. This information is helpful because it mentions planets passing through your sign. These do bring opportunities.
Special note: Here’s wishing all of you the best in August. The emphasis this month is on the signs Cancer, Leo, and Virgo. Whatever we have in our own charts, we also become these qualities temporarily. Cancer emotes and nurtures, Leo performs, and Virgo works. Venus is in Cancer in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and makes us happy at home and with family. The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3; Venus in week 4, and Mars all month are in Leo. Focus is on power, performance, and play. Mars in Leo requires harmony to be brought into these matters. The Sun in week 4 and Mercury all month are in Virgo. We are smarter and working. Mercury is retrograde from the 12th, so let’s focus. During much of the month Mercury opposes foggy Neptune, so we need to be as clear as possible in thought and communication. Jupiter is in Libra for most of ’17 and promotes, justice, beauty, and civility. Jupiter is squaring Pluto at times in ’17. This can bring extremes. Good choices are necessary as Jupiter is judgment. Despite the orbs, I think the cardinal T square is still in effect at times during the month. The T square shows leaders in conflict and general tension and problems for all of us. We might put off what we can until Oct. Otherwise we can face problems and call on our skills to deal with them. Saturn continues in Sagittarius until Jan. ’18. Sagittarius, Gemini, Pisces, and Virgo should set sensible goals, maintain vitality, get rest and sleep, and seek out joy and joyful people. Saturn is trine Uranus. This is a harmonious relationship between slow moving planets and brings good to us in business and science. Saturn is past the square with Neptune and yet I still see it at work in our culture. When we see the practical folks in conflict with the idealistic people that is an expression of those two planets.
A Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius on the 6th, 7th, and much of the 8th contrasts personal versus group power. A New Moon Solar Eclipse in Leo on the afternoon of the 19th, the 20th, and much of the 21st is a new start in power and in play. Under eclipses we should be sensible and find something special to do.
Remember that new, full, and quarter moons are powerful times during the month. Actions taken at these times should be positive and well thought out. The quarter moons are in Taurus on the 13th and 14th and in Sagittarius later on the 28th, the 29th, and 30th.
Israel continues in the news. In their birth chart, early Scorpio rises, a Taurus Sun is in the 7th, and Moon, Pluto, Saturn, and Mars are in Leo in the 10th. Iran has three planets in Aquarius forming a grand cross with Israel’s planets. This is a tense relationship.
The Pluto Uranus square is weakening but the placement of Jupiter is helping it to continue during much of ’17. It makes the extreme unpredictable and the unpredictable more extreme. When you hear about events that are unusually bad, like tornadoes ( Moore OK.) and earthquakes, Sandy, the Boston Marathon bombing, the Colorado floods, the Philippines typhoon, the Washington mudslide, the IL F4, the Ca. Drought, and the recent floods in Texas this is one of the culprits. This aspect existed in the early 30s. I have concluded that this square also represents among other conflicts, the conflict between the left (Uranus) and the right (Capricorn). I have finally resolved it in my own mind. With so much news coverage of the conflicting positions, I see it as an opportunity to see the good that the left has to offer and to see the good that the right has to offer. I’ll be writing a paper on the Uranus/Pluto square soon and posting on facebook. Friend me. I’ll include the good things that are coming from this square like new discoveries about death and the afterlife.
Saturn has left Scorpio, where it showed intense grief. I’m happy that I have read, “Life after Life”, “Evidence for the Afterlife”, “Proof of Heaven”, and “Heaven is for Real”. These books are as close as we can get to evidence for heaven and an afterlife, with the exception of having an NDE. As evidence they are very comforting. Incidentally, “Proof of Heaven” came out while Jupiter was in Gemini. Jupiter is optimism and faith, and ideas and books come under Gemini’s rule. (We now have the new show, “Proof” on cable.)
Days that look fairly harmonious this month are: 2, 3, 12, 25, 30, & 31. For really important events, it requires a deeper look. Part of the magic of Astrology is how much better things go when we start things on good days.
Extra special note: I’m recommending that people read Covey, Dyer, and Chopra during their birth month. They write about achieving success and happiness and this is what the Sun is about in our charts. During the birth month we have the opportunity to start a new cycle of success and these authors have great ideas on how to do it. For those who want to get in on the ground floor of understanding existence and self-improvement, C.C. Zain’s Church of Light books will make you an astrologer and a metaphysician. These books teach us that there is a supernatural dimension in and around us that makes life subtle and interesting. And that Astrology gives us helpful information in innumerable situations. And finally, that we have the power to change our lives through Astrology and by harmonizing our feelings and our thinking.
Aries: March 20 to April 20. (Iran’s Moon, Angelina Jolie’s Moon) Venus in weeks 1, 2, and 3 squares you from Cancer; try to get along with family and women. The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3, Venus in week 4, and Mars all month trine you from Leo and give support and energy. Jupiter is opposing you until October. This brings people and opportunity. To enhance this, get along, be social, and respect the rules. Uranus is in your sign for 1 more year and brings originality, unusual people, and the unexpected. Find outlets for your ingenuity, keep to reliable people, and live in a sensible way to deal well with changes. Saturn is in Sagittarius and is trining you; this lasts until 2018 and brings success through being practical and having high standards. Pluto is squaring you from Capricorn. Try to honor both your personal agenda and your public image. Moon in your sign on the 11th & 12th brings people and events.
Taurus: April 21 to May 21. (Biden’s Moon, Israel’s Sun, Melania’s Sun) The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3; Venus in week 4; and Mars all month square you from Leo. Try to get along, build self esteem, and manage stress. The Sun in week 4 and Mercury all month trine you from Virgo. Work and resources are on good terms. Pluto in Capricorn trines you; this shows practical methods promoting success and finances. Last Quarter Moon in your sign on the 13th, 14th, and early morning of the 15th brings people and events, and requires positive action.
Gemini May 22 to June 21. (Kanye West’s Sun. Obama’s Moon, Charlie Sheen’s Rising Sign, Gingrich’s Sun, Giuliani’s Sun, Trump’s Sun, Angelina Jolie’s Sun) The Sun in week 4 and Mercury all month square you from Virgo; build self esteem and speak well. Jupiter went into Libra on the 9th of Sept. and trines you until October. This is great and brings opportunity, confidence, joy, and expansion. Saturn is still in Sagittarius and opposes you until 2018. Success can happen if you tackle your work and work smart. Do get rest and seek joyful breaks. Try to get along with those who have opinions; they can bring opportunity. Give mate special attention. Neptune is in Pisces until ’25. Imagination but also problems of will can come to you. If you value discipline and being realistic, you can get some intellectual and spiritual good out of this. Stay on good terms with those above you. Moon in your sign on the 15th, 16th, and morning if the 17th brings people and events.
Cancer: June 22 to July 23. (Kanye West’s Asc., Bush’s Sun and the Sun of the U.S., Casey’s Moon, Angelina Jolie’s Asc.) Venus in your sign in weeks 1, 2, and 3 brings peasant people and things. Jupiter is in Libra and stays until Oct. It squares you. Try to get along with mate, family, and rules. Neptune will be in Pisces until ’25 and trines you. This benefits you and makes you more imaginative, insightful, and philosophical. A square from Uranus until ’18 brings the unexpected, especially from those above you, so be ready. A great defense is being sensible and associating with sensible people. A long term opposition from Pluto requires good use of power. Build self esteem before dealing with anything threatening. Moon in your sign on the afternoon of the 17th, the 18th, and morning of the 19th brings people and events.
Leo: July 24 to Aug 23. (Timberlake’s Ascendant, Obama’s Sun, Schwarzenegger’s Sun, Caylee’s Sun, Israel’s Moon, Trump’s Ascendant) The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3; Venus in week 4, and Mars all month are in your sign. This brings important, pleasant, and active people with opportunity. For Mars make sure you manage stress and conflict and find positive ways to use the extra energy. While the Sun is in its month long stay in your sign, try to find ways to increase success and happiness. Saturn trines you until 2018 from Sagittarius and this brings success by being practical. Uranus trines you for 1 more year from Aries and brings ingenuity, the unexpected that supports, and new ideas. A New Moon Solar Eclipse in your sign on the afternoon on the 19th, the 20th, and much of the 21st brings people and events, and focuses on you.
Virgo: Aug 24 to Sept 23. (Fallon’s Sun, McCain’s Sun, Charlie Sheen’s Sun, Jeb Bush’s Ascendant, Bernie’s Sun) The Sun in week 4 and Mercury all month are in your sign and bring important and interesting people and things, with opportunity. You are even smarter than usual. While the Sun is passing through your sign, try to increase success and happiness; the energies are right for this. Saturn is in Sagittarius and stays until 2018. It squares you. Make sure that your goals are sensible and get enough rest. Seek joy. Neptune is opposing you from Pisces until ’25. This will make you more imaginative but value building discipline. See mate clearly. A positive attitude towards imaginative people will bring beneficial contacts. Pluto is in a long term trine with your Sun. This brings success through being practical and organized, and also by association with groups. Moon in your sign later on the 21st, the 22nd, and most of the 23rd brings people and events.
Libra: Sept 24 to Oct 23. (Kim Kardashian’s Sun, McCain’s rising Sign, Mel Gibson’s Moon, Ryan’s Moon, Zimmerman’s Sun & Moon, Cruz’s Moon) Venus in weeks 1, 2, and 3 squares you from Cancer. Take care with women, home and family, and those above you. Jupiter entered your sign on Sept. 9th and stays until October. This is big news and brings good things and people and opportunities. Be ready and be looking for this. Uranus opposes you from Aries for 1 more year. This brings those who can open up new vistas for you, but do seek out the reliable to offset upsets and also give mate special attention. Continue to do your Tai Chi or Yoga. This will get you on good terms with Pluto, which is squaring you and shows you dealing with imponderable forces. This helps you meet any kind of force with positive force. Moon in your sign late on the 23rd, the 24th, and 25th brings people and events.
Scorpio: Oct 24 to Nov 22. (Fallon’s Moon, Hillary’s Sun and Romney’s Moon and Biden’s Sun and Gingrich’s Moon, Israel’s Rising Sign) Venus trines you from Cancer in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and brings support. The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3; Venus in week 4; and Mars all month square you from Leo; try to build self esteem and avoid power struggles. For Mars manage stress and conflict. This will free up energy for you. Neptune in Pisces trines you. This gives insight, harmony in subtle emotional areas, and creativity. Moon in your sign on the 26th, 27th, and much of the 28th brings people and events.
Sagittarius: Nov 23 to Dec 21. (Timberlake’s Moon, Kim Kardashian’s Ascendant, Biden’s Rising Sign, Charlie Sheen’s Moon, Trump’s Moon) . Saturn is in your sign and stays until 2018. This is a serious, practical planet that brings new goals. Here is an opportunity to become more realistic and disciplined, but get enough rest and don’t overwork. Recreation is necessary therapy. The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3, Venus in week 4, and Mars all month trine you from Leo and represent support from a variety of people. The Sun in week 4 and Mercury all month square you from Virgo; take special care at work and with communication. Neptune will be in Pisces until ’25 and squares you. Imagination is heightened but seek clarity, and take care with domestic issues. Uranus trines you from Aries for 1 more year. This increases luck, success, creativity, and adventure. Moon in your sign on the 1st, 2nd, and most of the 3rd brings people and events. And First Quarter Moon in your sign later on the 28th, the 29th, and 30th brings people and events, and requires positive action.
Capricorn: Dec 22 to Jan 20. (McCain’s Moon and Michelle Obama’s Sun, Tiger Wood’s Sun, Mel Gibson’s Sun, Schwarzenegger’s Moon, Jeb’s Moon, Cruz’s Sun) Venus opposes you from Cancer in weeks 1, 2, and 3; try to get along with women, home matters and family, and mate. This can bring contacts and they can bring opportunity. The Sun in week 4 and Mercury all month trine you from Virgo; this brings support and recognition from work. Jupiter entered Libra in Sept. and stays until October; it squares you. Jupiter represents good things and people and the law. Stay on good terms with boss, mate and the law to get some good out of this. Uranus is squaring you until ’18. Remember how sensible you are and reject all that is unreliable. Do expect new vistas to open up for you. Give domestic life special attention. Pluto is in your sign for years and brings intense and forceful things, people, and events. You can meet the force with positive action and become dynamic. Groups bring opportunities. Moon in your sign later on the 3rd, the 4th, 5th, and 31st brings people and events.
Aquarius: Jan 21 to Feb 19. (Timberlake’s Sun, Palin’s Sun, Obama’s Rising Sign, Iran’s Sun, Trayvon’s Sun, Jeb’s Sun) The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3; Venus in week 4; and Mars all month oppose you from Leo. Try to get along with power types, they may bring opportunity. Jupiter entered Libra in Sept. and stays until October. It trines you and brings good and opportunity. Various planets sextile you from fire signs; this brings help from enthusiastic people. A Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in your sign on the 6th, 7th, and much of the 8th brings people and events, and a focus on you. Under the eclipse, do something sensible but special.
Pisces: Feb 20 to March 20. (Kanye West’s Moon, Kim Kardashian’s Moon, Romney’s Sun and Hillary’s Moon, Casey’s Sun). The Sun in week 4 and Mercury all month oppose you from Virgo; this brings important, analytical, and interesting people. Try to get along; they can bring opportunity. Venus in weeks 1, 2, and 3 trines you from Cancer. This brings support and pleasant people. Saturn is in Sagittarius and stays until 2018. It squares you. This is important; make goals sensible, get enough rest, and seek joy. Neptune is in your sign and will be there until ’25. This is huge. It can make or break you. Insight and imagination will guide you to success. Addictions and dysfunction will undo. Moon in your sign later on the 8th, the 9th, and 10th brings people and events.