We begin the month August 1-5 with a continuation of a Grand Sextile and Star of David, the rare configurations mentioned last month.
In Review…With six planets evenly distributed 60° from each other, and in complementary yin elements of earth & water, the Grand Sextile (N. Node Pluto, Chiron, Uranus, Mars, Jupiter, Venus) helps to enhance you spiritual development, while the Star of David (ascending Grand Trine ~ S. Node, Venus, Pluto & descending Grand Trine ~ Neptune/Moon, Part of Fortune/Jupiter, & Saturn) hails a balanced reorganization of us and society, while the oppositions drive the trines and sextiles into action. (Mars/Jupiter opposite Pluto/Moon opposite Saturn, and Venus opposite Neptune)
And the Rest… On August 6th the New Moon graces us at 14º 45′ Leo at 5:51pm EST. Expect an undercurrent of emotional theatrics; a desire to be at the center of attention and get your own needs met. With a Grand Cross (Jupiter/Pluto in exact opposition, and Saturn/N. Node opposing S. Node) tensions arise as we decide whether to espouse the new spiritual paradigm or side with the old cultural guard.
However, with a Mystic Rectangle in the mix, (Jupiter sextile S. Node, trine Pluto, sextile N. Node/Saturn trine Jupiter) be prepared for deep questioning and transformation of your past and present behavior and actions.
Later, when Mercury enters Leo on August 9th, creative communication becomes the norm for two weeks until Mercury goes into Virgo on August 22nd. At that point look for more attention to detail and concern for health and everyday routines.
When Venus enters Libra on August 16th until the middle of September, you can look forward to harmonious and balanced relationships.
The Full Moon arrives on August 20 at 28º 11′ Aquarius The same Mystic Rectangle prevails from the New Moon insisting that we really question everything that we think and do, while the Kite helps us clear out old patterns and ground new ones. (Grand Trine: Jupiter/Chiron/Saturn, Sextiles, Pluto/Chiron & Saturn, Opposition: Pluto/Jupiter)
August 22nd our Sun enters Virgo, and the very next day Mercury follows suit putting an emphasis on service to others, details, health and diet.
Get ready for blurred thoughts, misunderstandings and deceptions on August 26th when Neptune already extremely close to the Earth, also opposes the Sun.
We end the month with passion, drama, and a need for attention when Mars enters Leo on August 27th.