Star Encounters - August 2020

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By Rev. Joy “Aphrodette” Gambon

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AUGUST OVERVIEW

LUNATIONS

This FULL MOON is in Aquarius and occurs on August 3, 2020 at 11:58:38 AM EDST. It forms a fixed T-Square to the Sun in Leo and Uranus in Taurus. It also forms a sweet sextile to retrograde Chiron in Aries! It is important to stay grounded as we follow our heart and use Higher Mind blended with intellect to get through whatever crisis is emerges. Balance is key! Raise the vibration in your environment whenever possible! Encourage others when you can.

This NEW MOON occurs on August 18, 2020 at 10:41:31 PM EDST and reveals the Lights in Leo, hugging Mercury and these three are forming a triple Grand Trine in Fire to Mars in Aries and the Tail of the Dragon in Sagittarius! They also form a triple quincunx to retrograde Saturn in Capricorn. Embrace an attitude of gratitude at this time! Do what you can and follow your heart’s desires. Know that certain restrictions may still be in place. Simply do what you can!

AUGUST RETROGRADE STATIONS AND SHIFTS

Jupiter Retrograde In Capricorn!

On May 14, 2020 at 10:32AM, Jupiter stationed retrograde and remains so until September 12, 2020 at 08:41PM. Government, laws and referendums will be under review. Cautious expansion of our freedom is well advised by the cosmos. Stay informed.

Saturn Retrograde In Aquarius!

On May 11, 2020 at 12:09AM, Saturn stationed retrograde in Aquarius and re-entered Capricorn for the next few months. It will station direct on September 29, 2020 at 01:11AM. AGAIN, government, laws, elections and referendums will be re-evaluated and experience a closer scrutiny. Certain restrictions will be in place although they will be altered. The safety of the public is primary!

Uranus Stations Retrograde in Taurus!

On August 14, 2020 at 10:26AM EDST, Uranus stations retrograde in Taurus and remains so until January 13 at 04:36 AM EST! The Fixed Earth of our existence is under re-construction in this cycle. Abandoned buildings, historical settings, roadways, and bridges will be attended to if they serve a purpose. Essential National forests and endangered species will seek to be preserved. Our food, how we grow it, harvest it, and ingest it will be under close scrutiny. The manner in which we handle our finances will also be re-evaluated.

Neptune Retrograde in Pisces!

On June 23, 2020 at 0.32 am, Neptune stationed retrograde in Pisces and remains so until November 28, 2020 at 07:37PM EST. There is both a spiritual and a nebulous nature to this energy. History will loom large but those who are wise and understand the passages of time will come forth to lead us. Deception can also be uncovered in this cycle. Stay alert.

Pluto Still In Retrograde Until October 4, 2020

The Capricorn parade continues with these three planets and we return to go over covered ground with great care. Moving forward does need to be slow but sure in this cycle. The emphasis is on preservation versus motivation. Patience is an imperative in this cycle.



AriesARIES MAR 20 - APR 20

On this Full Moon, your ruler, Mars is in your sign and is in square to retrograde Jupiter in Capricorn. Your desire to move forward is strong and when blocked in your progress you may become quite frustrated. Keep your strategy in place knowing that the tide will turn in September.

On the New Moon, Mars is in a triple Grand trine in Fire with the Lights and Mercury in Leo and the Tail of the Dragon! It is also in square to retrograde Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn. Although some doors may not open just yet, you can be motivated and thankful in many aspects of your life. Appreciate your opportunities and those who surround you for best results! BEAM!

TaurusTAURUS APR 20 - MAY 21

On this Full Moon, your ruler, Venus, is in Gemini, conjunct the Head of the Dragon and they form a double quincunx to retrograde Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn. It may be difficult for you to make big decisions at this time because you may not have the expertise or all the information to feel confident in moving forward. If in doubt, do not! Do more research before you sign on the bottom line.

On the New Moon, Venus has moved into Cancer, is in sextile to Uranus, now retrograde in Taurus and in square to retrograde Chiron in Aries. This is an excellent time for you to apply your will toward a healthier lifestyle. Be sure to chose activities and foods that you enjoy in this process for best results! Get moving!

GeminiGEMINI MAY 21 - JUN 21

On the Full Moon, your ruler, Mercury, is in Cancer and in opposition to both retrograde Pluto and Saturn in Capricorn! You may find it difficult to work within the system at this time. Redirect your goals toward doors that are open and wait until you know all the rules before you engage in the game of red tape! Pace yourself.

On the New Moon, you will be able to brighten up! The Lights in Leo are hugging Mercury and in a Grand trine of Fire with Mars in Aries and the Tail of the Dragon! They all are still in quincunx to retrograde Saturn in Capricorn, but the veil is lifting! Be of good cheer spend time with those you love! Enjoy!

CancerCANCER JUN 21 - JUL 22

This Full Moon is in Aquarius and forms a fixed T-Square to the Sun in Leo and Uranus in Taurus. It also forms a sweet sextile to retrograde Chiron in Aries! It is important to stay grounded as we follow our heart and use Higher Mind blended with intellect to get through whatever crisis is emerges. Balance is key! Raise the vibration in your environment whenever possible! Encourage others when you can. Be the way shower!

On the New Moon, The Lights in Leo are hugging Mercury and these three are forming a triple Grand Trine in Fire to Mars in Aries and the Tail of the Dragon in Sagittarius! They also form a triple quincunx to retrograde Saturn in Capricorn. Embrace an attitude of gratitude at this time! Do what you can and follow your heart’s desires. Know that certain restrictions may still be in place. Simply do what you can!

LeoLEO JUL 22 - AUG 2

 Many Happy Solar Returns, Leo! This is your month! On this Full Moon, your ruler, the Sun is in your sign and forms a Fixed T-square to Uranus in Taurus and the Aquarian Moon. It also forms a trine to retrograde Chiron in Aries. Choose to avoid anything you consider to be less than healthy! Stand your ground when crises emerge and shine light on what is possible. Initiate and innovate in this cycle for best results!

On the New Moon, The Lights are in your sign and are hugging Mercury and these three are forming a triple Grand Trine in Fire to Mars in Aries and the Tail of the Dragon in Sagittarius! They also form a triple quincunx to retrograde Saturn in Capricorn. Embrace an attitude of gratitude at this time! Do what you can and follow your heart’s desires. Know that certain restrictions may still be in place. Simply do what you can! Be generous!

VirgoVIRGO AUG 23 - SEP 22

On this Full Moon, your ruler, Mercury, is in Cancer and in opposition to both retrograde Pluto and Saturn in Capricorn! Memories loom large in this cycle for you! Be aware of all you have given and forgiven. Also honor the accomplishments within yourself and within others close to you! Reconnect!

On the New Moon, The Lights in Leo are hugging Mercury and in a Grand trine of Fire with Mars in Aries and the Tail of the Dragon! They all are still in quincunx to retrograde Saturn in Capricorn, but the veil is lifting! Be as active as you can be without overdoing it at this time. Share your wisdom with others from the lessons you have learned in your past. They will thank you later! Go!

LibraLIBRA SEP 23 - OCT 22

On this Full Moon, your ruler, Venus, is in Gemini, conjunct the Head of the Dragon and they form a double quincunx to retrograde Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn. The right road to take as you desire to move forward seems difficult to navigate. You may decide to delay a major change until the planets resume direct motion. Good idea! Fine tune your goals and do a bit of research!

On the New Moon, Venus has moved into Cancer, is in sextile to Uranus, now retrograde in Taurus, and in square to retrograde Chiron in Aries. Abrupt changes are ill-advised. Inner epiphanies, however, can serve you well. Take responsibility for your health and well-being in every way. Be the master of your craft and the captain of your ship for best results!

ScorpioSCORPIO OCT 23 - NOV 22

On this Full Moon, your ruler of event, Mars is in Aries and is in square to retrograde Jupiter in Capricorn. Repeat business and others returning from your past is highly featured!! Your ruler of Event, Pluto is retrograde in Capricorn conjunct Saturn.as the form a double opposition to Mercury in Cancer and a square to Mars in Aries! You will be extremely busy but will get great support from those who know your reputation!

On the New Moon, Mars is in a triple Grand trine in Fire with the Lights and Mercury in Leo and the Tail of the Dragon! It is also in square to retrograde Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn! More of the same but you will be a champion for many! Sleep well and eat right! You will need the energy in this cycle! Be cautious with anything flammable and wear appropriate head or face coverings when out and about! Carry on!

SagittariusSAGITTARIUS NOV 22 - DEC 20

On this Full Moon, your ruler, Jupiter is in Capricorn and traveling back to the past with Pluto and Saturn in Capricorn! They for a triple square to Mars in Aries! Do you feel like you have been here before? Déjà vu is profound just now! Walk tenderly and carefully down memory lane! Thank me later!

On the New Moon, retrograde Jupiter is simply in sextile to retrograde Neptune in Pisces. It is a perfect time to bring back visions and creativity from your past that you needed to put on the back burner for a while! Bring out your guitar, work on your memoirs, bring that antique desk to its best! It is also a great time to speak to those from your past that you had lost track of! If it occurs to you more than once – do it!

CapricornCAPRICORN DEC 21 - JAN 19

On this Full Moon, your ruler, Saturn is still in a stellium with both Jupiter and Pluto – and they are ALL retrograde in your sign. Pluto and Saturn oppose Mercury in Cancer and form a double quincunx to Venus and the Head of the Dragon in Gemini! It is important for you to look at your alternatives to love and devotion on every level. The past can be regenerated or dismissed just now. Choose wisely! Take the path of honor!

On the New Moon, retrograde Saturn forms a triple quincunx to the Light and Mercury in Leo and it in conjunction with Pluto and Jupiter forms a triple square to Mars in Aries! You can feel very misunderstood at this time. Others may not know or understand the trials and obstacles you have faced to get where you are! Be secure within yourself and know that all is written in the Book of Life!

AquariusAQUARIUS JAN 20 – FEB 19

On this Full Moon, your ruler, Uranus, is in Taurus and in a Fixed T-square to the Lights! You will be using your creativity to manifest something practical out of your inspiration and High Mind. Balance is key! Allow the energy to flow and keep your hands busy! Uranus stations retrograde this month and this will help you bring the past forward with your own unique twist!

On the New Moon, Uranus has stationed retrograde and forms a sweet sextile to Venus in Cancer. Your mind will be on creature comforts and family. Warm and devoted relationships surface in an amazing way. This occurs past, present and future. Enjoy the camaraderie! Thoughtfulness and intention serve you well! Boast a bit!

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PiscesPISCES FEB 19 - MAR 19

On this Full Moon, your ruler, Neptune, is retrograde in your sign, in sextile to retrograde Jupiter in Capricorn as it is in square to Venus in Gemini. You will be multi-tasking and get a bit frazzled unless you pace yourself. Many forms or art and creativity can interest you at this time. Let your creativity out to play and let it flow. If you take it too seriously it will not be as joyful!

On the New Moon, Neptune is simply sextile to retrograde Jupiter! This is a fabulous time to honor antiques or family heirlooms! You make bring a few creations back to life in an amazing way! Volumes of wrings from your family or your own diaries can take on new life. Books written by the Masters may call you from the shelf! Enjoy!

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