Sun Signs for August 2020
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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 Aries, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, and Virgo. Whatever we have in our own charts, we also become these qualities temporarily. Aries acts, Gemini thinks, Cancer feels, Leo performs, and Virgos serve. Mars is in Aries until next year. We are very active and possibly impulsive. Mars will be squaring Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto. This is so big that it will be the topic of discussion at STAR Guild this month. These planetary connections tend to pit activists against the more traditional since the mentioned planets are in traditional Capricorn. By embracing positive change and also some tradition we bridge the gap. Positive action is the key. Venus is still in Gemini until the 7th and promotes thought, talk, travel, and art. From the 7th, its presence in Cancer turns our thoughts to beautifying home and harmonizing family. Mercury finishes its long stay in Cancer on the 4th and ends , for now, a combo of thought and emotion. (When fast moving planets change sign after a longer than usual stay in a sign, it signals important changes in the world. We are anxious for changes in the virus situation. And Venus and Mercury are changing sign.) The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and Mercury in weeks 2 and 3 are in Leo and turn our thoughts to play, power, & performing. The Sun and Mercury in week 4, are in Virgo and help us focus on work and factual methods. Pluto continues its long passage through Capricorn and can bring extremes to government and business. While in Capricorn for a year, Jupiter is near extreme Pluto. Jupiter can bring good to extreme Pluto situations. And Pluto can bring extremes to good and helpful people. ( Think of the docs, nurses, and 1st responders.) Saturn is back in Capricorn with Jupiter and Pluto. These three along with Mars brought the virus here. Does the reunion of the three show a second wave? Also these planets can bring opportunity to Capricorns and all of us. It is important to be vital and know how to take therapeutic breaks. Uranus in Taurus until 2026 brings the unexpected in finances, and the original in art. For Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius dealing with the unexpected or disruptive is on tap. This will take good managerial skills and the ability to know what we can manage, and what we can’t. Also these signs and Virgo and Capricorn should show increased originality. Neptune is still in its long term stay in its own sign of altered states, Pisces. Meditation can help us do this in legal and safe ways.
A Full Moon in Aquarius on the afternoon of the 2nd, the 3rd, and the 4th contrasts hope for the future versus will in the present. New Moon in Leo on the 17th and 18th gives us a new start in power.
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 10th and 11th and in Sagittarius on the 25th ,the 26th , and morning of the 27th.
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.
The Pluto Uranus square is over. Pluto opposed the Cancer planets in the U.S. Chart from 08 until ’23. Uranus squared them from ’10 until early ’19. The result of this is that we are changed. This shows more important effects on us and the world than just expecting things to return to the way they were before it started. It seems of value for us to think about the things that have changed during this time.
Days that look fairly harmonious this month are: 5, 6, 8, 18, 19, 20, 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, Manafort’s Sun, Pelosi’s Sun, A.O.C.’s Moon, Bernie’s Moon, Kamala Harris’ Moon) Mars is in your sign and will stay until early January; enjoy the drive but manage stress and conflict if necessary. Mercury until the 5th and Venus from the 7th square you from Cancer; try to harmonize feelings and home life. The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and Mercury in weeks 2 and 3 trine you from Leo and bring support. Jupiter is in Capricorn and squares you until next year. Take care with rules and regs, and try to get along with good people and those above you. This year is an opportunity to improve your judgment. Pluto is squaring you from Capricorn. Try to honor both your personal agenda and your public image. Saturn is also squaring you from Capricorn; this can bring goals but get enough rest and recreation. Moon in your sign on the 7th, 8th, and most of the 9th brings people and events.
Taurus: April 21 to May 21. (Biden’s Moon, Israel’s Sun, Melania’s Sun, Manafort’s Moon, Schumer’s Moon, O’rourke’s Moon, Booker’s Sun, E. Warren’s Moon) The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and Mercury in weeks 2 and 3 square you from Leo; try to build self esteem to get something out of this. The Sun and and Mercury in week 4, trine you from Virgo; this is a good connection between work and money. Jupiter is in Capricorn and trines you until next year; this brings support and good things. Uranus re-entered your sign on March 6th ’19 and stays for 7 years; this will bring very interesting things and people to you. New vistas will open up for you. Plan for the unexpected; you will be managing it. Also be a good judge of character to avoid the influence of unreliable people. Pluto in Capricorn trines you; this shows groups and practical methods promoting success and finances. Saturn is also in Capricorn; goals and planning promote success. Last Quarter Moon in your sign late on the 9th, the 10th, the 11th, and most of the morning of the 12th 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, Kamala Harris’ Ascendant, Amy Klobuchar’s Sun & Moon, Stacey Abrams’ Moon, Rick Scott’s Moon) Venus continues in your sign until the 7th. This brings the plesant with opportunity. The Sun and Mercury square you from Virgo in week 4. Try to build self esteem and speak well to get some good out of this. 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 on the 12th, 13th, and much of the 14th 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., Jussi Smollette’s Sun, Lindsey Graham’s Sun, Elizabeth Warren’s Sun.) Mercury until the 5th and Venus from the 7th are in your sign. This brings interesting and pleasant people with opportunity. Mars squares you from Aries from July until next year. This may bring stress and tension, so manage these if necessary. And there is energy and an urge to act; try to make it positive. Jupiter is now in Capricorn and opposes you this year. This can bring good people and opportunity if you keep the rules and can get along with traditional types. 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 is also in Capricorn and can bring goals. Do your work but make sure that you get enough rest and fun. Moon in your sign later on the 14th, the 15th, and 16th 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, Robert Mueller’s Sun, Andrew Gillum’s Sun) The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and Mercury in weeks 2 and 3 are in your sign. For the Sun, this brings important things and people and an opportunity to increase success and happiness. For Mercury, interesting things and people come to you. In March ’19 Uranus reentered Taurus and began a 7 year square to you. You may be managing the unexpected. Maintain balance and manage that which you can. New vistas will open up to you. Watch out for undo influence and try to get along with those above you. Mars trines you from July until next year. This is good and brings energy. New Moon in your sign on the 17th and 18th brings people and events, and a new start.
Virgo: Aug 24 to Sept 23. (Fallon’s Sun, McCain’s Sun, Charlie Sheen’s Sun, Jeb Bush’s Ascendant, Bernie’s Sun, Roger Stone’s Sun, Bernie Sander’s Sun, Cory Booker’s Moon, Ron Desantis’ Sun) Venus squares you from Gemini until the 7th; try to build self esteem, and hone social skills. The Sun and Mercury in week 4 are in your sign. This brings important and interesting people and things with opportunity. While the Sun is in your sign try to increase success and happiness. Jupiter is in Capricorn and trines you for a year and brings support. Uranus re-entered Taurus on March 6th ’19; it is trining you again and brings unexpected support for 7 years. 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 in Capricorn is in a long term trine with your Sun. This brings success through being practical and organized, and also by association with groups. Saturn also trines you and brings goals that lead to success. Moon in your sign on the 19th and 20th 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, Kamala Harris’ Sun, Beto O’Rourke’s Sun, & A.O.C. ‘s Sun) Venus trines you from Gemini until the 7th; this brings support and pleasant conversations. Venus from the 7th and Mercury until the 5th square you from Cancer; try to take care with feelilngs, loved ones, and with speech. Mars opposes you from Aries until next year. This could be energizing but manage stress and conflict if necessary. Jupiter is in Capricorn and squares you this year. Stay on good terms with rules and the law. 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. Saturn also squares you from Capricorn; try to set sensible goals and get enough rest. Also, try to perk up mind and body. Moon in your sign on the 21st ,and 22nd 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, Nancy Pelosi’s Moon, Roger Stone’s Moon, Bernie Sanders’ Ascendant, Joe Biden’s Sun, Kristen Gillibrand’s Moon) Mercury until the 5th and Venus from the 7th trine you from Cancer and bring support.
The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and Mercury in weeks 2 and 3 square you from Leo. Build self esteem, try to avoid power struggles, and speak well. Neptune in Pisces trines you. This gives insight, harmony in subtle emotional areas, and creativity. Uranus went back into Taurus on March 6th and stays for 7 years. It opposes you. Unusual people, things, and events will come to you. Perk up your self esteem and do not succumb to influence. You will be managing the unpredictable. New vistas will open up for you. Moon in your sign on the 23rd and 24th 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, Kristen Gillibrand’s Sun, Joe Biden’s Ascendant, Chuck Schumer’s Sun, Stacey Abrams’ Sun, Rick Scott’s Sun) The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and Mercury in weeks 2 and 3 trine you from Leo and bring support. Venus until the 7th opposes you from Gemini; this can bring opportunity if you can get along with factual types and those who love new interests and conversation. The Sun and Mercury in week 4 square you from Virgo. Try to build self esteem and take care with work and expressing opinions. Mars trines you from Aries until next year. This should promote through action, but take calming breaks. Neptune will be in Pisces until ’25 and squares you. Imagination is heightened but seek clarity, and take care with domestic issues. First Quarter Moon in your sign on the 25th, 26th, and morning of the 27th 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) Mercury until the 5th and Venus from the 7th oppose you from Cancer; this may bring opportunity from sensitive types; speaking well helps. The Sun and Mercury trine you from Virgo in week 4; this brings support. Mars squares you from Aries until January; manage conflict and stress if necessary to get some energy out of this. From March 6th ’19 and on for 7 years, Uranus is trining and supporting you in an unexpected way and bringing interesting people. Jupiter is now in your sign and stays this year. This is very important and brings good things and people with opportunity. 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. Moon in your sign on the 1st , morning of the 2nd, afternoon of the 27th, the 28th and most of the 29th 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, Ron Desantis’ Moon) The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and Mercury in weeks 2 and 3 oppose you from Leo; this can bring important people with opportunity if you can get along with people who are in charge, but also try to speak well. Venus trines you from Gemini until the 7th; this is very nice socially. Uranus squared you from Taurus from mid-May ’18 until Nov. 8th. It is doing this again from March 6th, ’19 and for 7 years. Be careful with finances and value only the reliable. You could be managing the unexpected and disruptive. But also, new vistas can open up for you. Full Moon in your sign on the afternoon of the 2nd, the 3rd, and 4th brings people and events and a focus on you. And Moon in your sign late on the 29th, 30th, and 31st 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). Venus squares you from Gemini, until the 7th. Try to build self esteem, speak well, and get along. Mercury until the 5th and Venus from the 7th, trine you from Cancer and bring nice support. The Sun and Mercury in week 4 oppose you from Virgo. This can bring opportunity if you can build self esteem, speak well, and 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. Moon in your sign late on the 4th, the 5th, 6th, and early morning of the 7th brings people and events.