Sun Signs for August ’18
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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 Capricorn, Aquarius, Leo, Virgo, and Libra. Whatever we have in our own charts, we also become these qualities temporarily. Capricorn climbs, Aquarius knows, Leo rules & plays, Virgo works, and Libra compares. Mars is in Aquarius in weeks 1 and 2 and shows stress and/or activity with humanity. In weeks 3 and 4 Mars moves back into Capricorn and joins Saturn and Pluto. This can bring big events, and we can help by being circumspect. The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and Mercury all month are in Leo. This shows us seeking fun and flare. And this increases power and play in us and in the world. Mercury is retrograde until the 19th and requires that we focus. Mercury squares Jupiter and requires that we take special care with judgment. The Sun in week 4 and Venus in week 1 are in Virgo and show that work is important and brings happiness. Venus in weeks 2, 3, and 4 is in Libra; and promotes beauty and art. A square between Venus and Pluto requires caution in love. Jupiter continues in Scorpio and promotes intense issues like sex and money. (Look at what has happened since Weinstein, Sexual missteps by men are being exposed and judged and this may improve male female relationships in the future after a bit of tension.) Taxes and insurance will get special attention. (The tax bill has passed.) Jupiter is still trining Neptune and makes dreams come true. This month, Mars squares Uranus and tends to bring unexpected problems. A trine from Saturn helps. Saturn has moved into its own sign, Capricorn. It stays through 2020, and becomes very strong. Saturn here is about being practical and realistic. It represents setting and achieving goals and is climbing the mountain of accomplishment. Capricorns, Taurus, and Virgos should become more practical. Capricorns, Aries, Cancer, and Libra need to get rest, avoid overwork, and remember to seek joy. Uranus has moved from late in fire sign, Aries to early in earth sign, Taurus on May 15th. As noted in my Jan. newsletter and my 2017/2018 events piece, published by the AFA, the shift of this unpredictable planet from fire to earth suggested volcanoes to me and that is what happened with Kiluea. Incidentally, the last time this happened in 1934, Kiluea erupted. For us, Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius can expect the unexpected. Disruption describes the situation. It is important to be sensible and not live on the edge. And let’s watch out for any thing or person that is unreliable. On the plus side, new vistas can open up to these signs. And Virgo, and Capricorn can also expect new vistas to open up to them. This will end when Uranus goes back into Aries in November ’18.
A New Moon Solar Eclipse in Leo on the 10th and 11th shows a new start for us in dealings with children and entertainment. Full Moon in Pisces on the 26th, 27th, and morning of the 28th stimulates work and a sense of restriction. At eclipse times, we should find something special to do and also be sensible. Since eclipses can bring life altering events, we want to make the event good.
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 later on the 3rd, the 4th, and most of the 5th and in Scorpio on the 16th, 17th, and morning of the 18th.
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 U.S. Embassy moved to Jerusalem under a Taurus new moon, a new start.
The Pluto Uranus square is over. It made the extreme unpredictable and the unpredictable more extreme. When you heard 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, the floods and fires in Ca. In ’17, and the hurricanes of ’17, this was one of the culprits. This aspect existed in the early 30s. I have concluded that this square also represented 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. This long term square ended at mid-May.
Days that look fairly harmonious this month are: 5 , 6, 7,12, 13, 19, 20, 25, 27, & 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) Saturn will square you from Capricorn until ’21. It’s very important to harmonize your career and reputation. But also, try to get enough rest, avoid overwork, and set sensible goals. You can have success if you work this right. Uranus has left your sign and will not be back until Nov. The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and Mercury all month, trine you from Leo and bring support. Venus in weeks 2, 3, and 4 opposes you from Libra; this can enhance your social life if you can get along with polite people. Pluto is squaring you from Capricorn. Again, try to honor both your personal agenda and your public image. Mars joins Saturn and Pluto in weeks 3 and 4; try to use the energy for action instead of conflict and stress. Moon in your sign on the 1st, 2nd, much of the 3rd, the afternoon of the 28th, the 29th, and most of the 30th brings people and events.
Taurus: April 21 to May 21. (Biden’s Moon, Israel’s Sun, Melania’s Sun) Jupiter entered Scorpio in October and opposes you for a year. People and things bringing opportunity are lining up with you. But you need to project real respect for those you encounter and for the law to stimulate this. Uranus entered your sign on May 15th and stays for 7 years with the exception of Nov ’18 to Mar ’19. This is huge and brings very interesting things and people to you. New vistas will open up for you. Plan for the unexpected; you will be managing it. And be a good judge of character to avoid the influence of unreliable people. The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and Mercury all month, square you from Leo; build self esteem, speak well, and avoid power struggles. The Sun In week 4, and Venus in week 1 trine you from Virgo and support you. Pluto in Capricorn trines you; this shows practical methods promoting success and finances. Saturn is also trining you from Capricorn for 3 years; it increases your organization. In weeks 1 and 2, Mars squares you from Aquarius. Take care with friends and money and manage conflict and stress. In weeks 3 and 4, Mars joins Saturn and Pluto and promotes you through practical action. Last Quarter Moon in your sign later on the 3rd, 4th, and most of the 5th, brings people and events and requires positive actions and Moon in your sign late on the 30th, and the 31st brings people and events.
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 Venus in week 1 square you from Virgo; try to stay on good terms with all and build self esteem. Mars trines you from Aquarius in weeks 1 and 2; this brings energetic interactions with people. Venus in weeks 2, 3, and 4 trines you from Libra and brings pleasant people and things and support. Neptune is in Pisces squaring you 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 later on the 5th, the 6th, and 7th 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.) Jupiter entered Scorpio on October 10th and stays for a year; it trines you. This brings support, opportunity, and luck. Be ready for it by doing your part. Your part is being qualified for the opportunity and having contacts. Venus in weeks 2, 3, and 4 squares you from Libra; Venus is a social planet, so try to get along with all. Neptune will be in Pisces until ’25 and trines you. This benefits you and makes you more imaginative, insightful, and philosophical. A long term opposition from Pluto in Capricorn requires good use of power. Build self esteem before dealing with anything threatening. Saturn has entered Capricorn and stays until ’21 and is especially important, It will oppose you, so you are attracting Saturn. Try to set sensible goals, get enough rest, build self esteem, give mate special attention, and have fun for therapy. Mars joins Saturn and Pluto in weeks 3 and 4; try to use the energy well and manage stress and conflict if necessary. Moon in your sign on the 8th and 9th 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, and Mercury all month are in your sign. This brings important, and interesting people with opportunity. While the Sun is in your sign, try to find ways increase success and happiness; the vibe is right for this. Jupiter entered Scorpio on Oct 10th and stays for a year; it squares you. Try to get along, especially with family and the law. Leo and Scorpio are power signs, so avoid power struggles. Uranus squares you from Taurus until Nov.; take care with money, respect routines, and value all that is reliable. You may be managing disruptions. Mars opposes you from Aquarius in weeks 1 and 2. This can bring stress and trouble with people. It can also bring opportunity if you can get along with all that you meet. A New Moon Solar Eclipse in your sign on the 10th and 11th brings people and events, and a new start. Under eclipses it is good to be sensible and do something special.
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 Venus in week 1 are in your sign; they bring important and pleasant things and people to you. While the Sun is in your sign, the vibe is right to increase success and happiness. Saturn is now in Capricorn where it trines you and brings support through using practical methods for 3 years. Expect recognition for work. Uranus entered Taurus on May 15th and stays until Nov.; it trines you and brings support. It sets up a nice connection between work and money, and expands your vistas. 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. Mars joins Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn in weeks 3 and 4 and adds energy to you. Moon in your sign on the afternoon of the 12th and 13th 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) Saturn will square you from Capricorn until ’21. Watch for this to see how it’s going and try solutions. Get enough rest, set doable goals, and seek joy. Try to harmonize your public life and your private life. Mars trines you from Aquarius where it brings support and stimulates your social life in weeks 1 and 2. In week 3 and 4 Mars squares you from Capricorn. Manage stress and take care with conflict. Venus is in your sign in weeks 2, 3, and 4; this brings pleasant things and people to you. 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 on the 14th and 15th 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) Jupiter entered your sign on October ’18 and stays for a year. Each sign gets a year of opportunity and yours is happening. Be ready to respond. Neptune in Pisces trines you. This gives insight, harmony in subtle emotional areas, and creativity. Uranus entered Taurus on May 15th and stays until Nov. It opposes you and brings unusual things and people. Value all that is reliable to get some good out of this. You may be managing disruptions and the unpredictable. The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and Mercury all month square you from Leo; avoid power struggles, get along, and speak well. Mars squares you from Aquarius in weeks 1 and 2, manage stress and conflict, and avoid power struggles. First Quarter Moon in your sign on the 16th, 17th, and morning of the 18th brings people and events, and requires positive action.
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 has left your sign. It could have been a successful and a difficult time. Heal if necessary, learn from recent events, and forge ahead. Neptune will be in Pisces until ’25 and squares you. Imagination is heightened but seek clarity, and take care with domestic issues. The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and Mercury all month trine you from Leo; this raises enthusiasm and gives support from many sources. The Sun in week 4 and Venus in week 1 square you from Virgo, so stay on good terms with all especially at work. Moon in your sign on the afternoon of the 18th, the 19th, and morning of the 20th brings people and events.
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) From mid-May until Nov. Uranus is trining you from Taurus; this brings unexpected support. The Sun in week 4 and Venus in week 1 trine you from Virgo and bring support, work, and fun. In weeks 2, 3, and 4, Venus squares you from Libra; try to get along with all. 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. Saturn moved into your sign late in ’17 and stays until ’21. This is major. New goals and work will come to you. Make sure that you get enough rest, and fun is necessary therapy. Mars in your sign in weeks 3 and 4 joins Saturn and Pluto and brings events. Use the energy well, manage stress, and take care with conflict if necessary. Moon in your sign on the afternoon of the 20th, the 21st, the 22nd, and morning of the 23rd 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) Jupiter entered Scorpio on Oct. 10th , and stays for a year, and squares you. It is necessary to keep rules, regulations, and the law very well. Mars is in your sign in weeks 1 and 2. It brings energy and possibly conflict and stress. Manage these things well to get good out of this. Uranus squares you from Taurus until Nov. Be careful with finances and value only the reliable. You could be managing the unexpected and disruption. But also new vistas can open up for you. The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and Mercury all month oppose you from Leo. This brings important and interesting people and opportunity if you can get along with power types. Venus trines you from Libra in weeks 2, 3, and 4; this enhances your social life. Moon in your sign on the afternoon of the 23rd, the 24th, and the 25th brings people and events.
Pisces: Feb 20 to March 20. (Kanye West’s Moon, Kim Kardashian’s Moon, Romney’s Sun and Hillary’s Moon, Casey’s Sun). Jupiter entered Scorpio on Oct. 10th and stays for a year; it trines you. This is very good and brings optimism and support. The Sun in week 4 and Venus in week 1 oppose you from Virgo; this can bring social events if you can get along with analytical types. 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. Full Moon in your sign on the 26th, the 27th, and morning of the 28th brings people and events, and a focus on you.