Sun Signs for August ’19
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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 feels, Leo performs, and Virgo works. Mercury in weeks 1 and 2 is in Cancer and shows our focus on home and family matters. The Sun and Venus in weeks 1, 2, and 3; Mercury from the 11th to the 29th ; and Mars in weeks 1 and 2 are in Leo and turn us to play and power plays. Let’s make sure that we use power well and use the energy of Mars in constructive ways. Fast moving bodies in Leo will square Uranus and bring surprises. Jupiter is in Sagittarius this year. In attitude and philosophy, we are soaking up the optimism and faith of Jupiter and Sagittarius. Uranus went back into Taurus from Aries in early March and stays for 7 years. Uranus in Taurus 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. Also these signs and Virgo and Capricorn should show increased originality. Saturn is in 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. Saturn is approaching Pluto. We should be a bit cautious to avoid loss because this is rather extreme. There will be reality checks. 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 New Moon in Leo on the 1st, and early morning of the 2nd brings a new start in personal power and a New Moon in Virgo later on the 29th , 30th , and much of the 31st brings a new start in work. A Full Moon in Aquarius on the afternoon of the 13th, 14th, and 15th contrasts group power and personal 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 Scorpio on the afternoon of the 6th, the 7th and much of the 8th, and in Gemini from mid-morning of the 23rd until evening of the 25th.
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. Uranus in Taurus for 7 years starting in March, will bring unusual events to Israel.
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: 8, 9, 10, 17, 20, 21, 22, 25, & 28. 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) Mercury in weeks 1 and 2 square you from Cancer. Try to speak well to improve your success. Mars in weeks 1 and 2 trines you from Leo and brings support and energy. The Sun and Venus in weeks 1, 2, and 3; and Mercury in weeks 3, & 4 also trine from Leo & bring support from a variety of people. 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. Jupiter trines you from Sagittarius from Nov. ’18 until Dec. ’19. This brings support and adventure. Pluto is squaring you from Capricorn. Again, try to honor both your personal agenda and your public image. Moon in your sign on the afternoon of the 18th, the 19th, and 20th 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 and Venus in weeks 1, 2, and 3; and Mercury in weeks 3, and 4 square you from Leo. Try to build self esteem, speak well, and get along to get some good out of this. Mars is also squaring you from Leo in weeks 1 and 2; this can bring energy, but try to manage stress and conflict well. The Sun and Venus in week 4, Mars in weeks 3 and 4, and Mercury from the 29th trine you from Virgo. This brings work and promotes and energizes. 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 practical methods promoting success and finances. Saturn is also trining you from Capricorn for 2 years; it increases your organization. Moon in your sign on the 21st, 22nd, and earaly morning of the 23rd 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, Kamala Harris’ Ascendant, Amy Klobuchar’s Sun & Moon, Stacey Abrams’ Moon, Rick Scott’s Moon) The Sun and Venus in week 4; Mars in weeks 3 and 4; and Mercury from the 29th square you from Virgo. Try to build self esteem, get along, manage stress, speak well, and do well at work. Jupiter opposes you from Sagittarius for the next year. This can bring the law, so make sure that you are on the right side of it. It can also bring opportunity, abundance, and a chance to better your judgment. Good people can come to you and enhace your life. 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. Last Quarter Moon in your sign from min-morning of the 23rd until evening of the 25th brings people and events, and requires positive action.
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 in weeks 1 and 2 is in your sign. This brings interesting things and people. 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 in 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. Moon in your sign later on the 25th,, the 26th,, and much of the 27th 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 and Venus in weeks 1, 2, and 3; Mercury in weeks 3 and 4; and Mars in weeks 1 and 2 are in your sign. This brings powerful, pleasant, interesting, and energetic people to you with opportunity. Mars gives energy, but manage stress and conflict if necessary. While the Sun is in your sign, try to increase confidence and susccess. Jupiter is in Sagittarius and stays for a year; it trines you. This brings opportunity, optimism, and support. On March the 6th Uranus entered 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. New Moon in your sign on the 1st end early morning of the 2nd, brings people and events and a new start. And Moon in your sign later on the 27th, the 28th, and much of the 29th brings people and events.
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) The Sun and Venus in week 4, Mars in weeks 3 and 4, and Mercury from the 29th are in your sign. This brings important, pleasant, energetic, and interesting people with opportunity. For Mars manage stress & conflilct if that comes up. While the Sun is passing through your sign, try to build happiness & success; the vibe is right for this. Jupiter is in Sagittarius and stays until Dec. ’19. It squares you. Take care with the law and avoid excess. Try to freshen your philosophy. Saturn is now in Capricorn where it trines you and brings support through using practical methods for 2 years. Expect recognition for work. Uranus re-entered Taurus on March 6th; 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 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 from mid-morning of the 2nd to mid-morning of the 4th brings people and events. And New Moon in your sign later on the 29th, the 30th, and much of the 31st brings people and events and a new start.
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) Mercury in weeks 1 and 2 square you from Cancer. Try to speak well, and harmonize both relating and domesticity. Saturn will square you from Capricorn until ’21. Watch for this to see how it’s going, and try solutions. You may have new goals and may also be dealing with obstacles. Get enough rest, set doable goals, and seek joy. Try to harmonize your public life and your private life. 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 4th, 5th, and morning of the 6th , and later on the 31st 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 in weeks 1 and 2 trine you from Cancer; this brings support. The Sun and Venus in weeks 1, 2, and 3; and Mercury in weeks 3 and 4 square you from Leo. Try to avoid power struggles. Mars also squares you from Leo in weeks 1 and 2. This may bring energy but manage stress and conflict if necessary. 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. First Quarter Moon in your sign on the afternoon of the 6th, the 7th, and much of the 8th 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, Kristen Gillibrand’s Sun, Joe Biden’s Ascendant, Chuck Schumer’s Sun, Stacey Abrams’ Sun, Rick Scott’s Sun) The Sun and Venus in weeks 1, 2, and 3; and Mercury in weeks 3 and 4; and Mars in weeks 1 and 2 trine you from Leo and bring energy and support. The Sun and Venus in week 4; Mercury from the 29th; and Mars in weeks 3 and 4 square you from Virgo. Try to take special care with work quality and speech. For Mars watch conflict & manage stress. Jupiter went into your sign in Nov. ’18 and stays for a year. Jupiter, the good planet, will bring good people and things and opportunity. Neptune will be in Pisces until ’25 and squares you. Imagination is heightened but seek clarity, and take care with domestic issues. Moon in your sign later on the 8th, the 9th, and 10th 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) March 6th, ’19 and on for 7 years, Uranus is trining and supporting. Mercury in weeks 1 and 2 opposes you from Cancer; people with opportunity can come to you if you can get along with sensitive types. The Sun and Venus in week 4; Mercury from the 29th, and Mars in week 3 and 4 trine you from Virgo. This is a nice connection between work and recognition. 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 11th, 12th, and morning of the 13th 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) 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. The Sun and Venus in weeks 1, 2, and 3; Mercury in weeks 3 and 4; and Mars in weeks 1 and 2 oppose you from Leo; try to build self esteem, speak well, and get along. For Mars enjoy the energy but try to manage stress and conflict if necessary. Full Moon in your sign on the afternoon of the 13th, the 14th, and 15th brings people and events, and a focus on you.
Pisces: Feb 20 to March 20. (Kanye West’s Moon, Kim Kardashian’s Moon, Romney’s Sun and Hillary’s Moon, Casey’s Sun). Mercury in weeks 1 and 2 trines you from Cancer and brings support. The Sun & Venus in week 4; Mercury from the 29th, and Mars in weeks 3 and 4 oppose you from Virgo. A varitey of people with opportunity can come to you if you can get along with analytical types. And for Mars manage stress & conflict if necessary. Jupiter is in Sagittarius and stays for a year; it squares you. Stay on good terms with what you know to be the right thing to do in all areas. 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 on the 16th, 17th, and morning of he 18th brings people and events.