Legend for Astrological Projections
Star Encounters – August 2018!
By Rev. Joy “Aphrodette” Gambon, ADL
Happy Birthday, Leo!
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The New Moon Partial Solar Eclipse occurs on August 11, 2018 at 05:57:39 AM EDST. The Lights are kissing in Leo and are traveling with retrograde Mercury, also in that sign. This stellium forms a triple square to Jupiter in Scorpio and a triple quincunx to retrograde Pluto in Capricorn! The challenge is to lead with the heart but you also need to honor your own deepest desires. It is important to measure time, energy, intention and resources in your daily life. Back to the drawing board!
This Full Moon is in Pisces, and, as it opposes the Virgo Sun, it also forms a sweet sextile to both retrograde Uranus in Taurus and retrograde Saturn in Capricorn! Unconditional love desires to manifest in our humanness! Review your greatest teachers and see how you have survived some of the crises in the past. An attitude of gratitude for certain individuals as well as the Higher Universe is appropriate!
August Retrograde Stations and Shifts
Mercury Stationing DIRECT!!
Mercury, the planet of perception and communication, stationed retrograde on July 26, 2018, at 01:03 AM EDST in Leo and stations direct on August 19, 2018 at 00:25 AM EDST. Affairs of the heart have been under close scrutiny, and now our hearts seem to be opening as a rose to the Sun. There is still an atmosphere of caution as Mercury is still in its shadow until September 1, 2018. Share what and who you love in your daily life with others. APPPRECIATE!
Mars Stationing DIRECT!
Mars, the planet of action, blood, war and libido, stationed retrograde in Aquarius on June 26, 2018, at 05:05 PM EDST and stations direct on August 27, 2018, at 10:05 AM EDST! Mars will station direct in Capricorn in this cycle, so it is imperative to scrutinize contracts before signing! Caution is advised as Mars will still be in its shadow until October 7, 2018! Still, we can reclaim a bit of momentum now with our technology and our desire to progress in our goals and dreams! BE THEE!
Saturn, the Great Teacher and planet of manifestation stationed retrograde in Capricorn on April 17, 2018 at 09:47PM EDST and remains so until September 6, 2018 at 10:01PM EDST. Capricorn is ruled by Saturn and can during its retrograde cycle have significant influence on the re-evaluation of laws, government policies and leadership. Saturn rules time and as we all know, history will be repeating itself strongly in this cycle. Saturn also rules the bones and teeth of the body. Be sure to put the building blocks of your structure into your physical body.
Neptune, the planet of dreams, illusion, imagination and faith, stationed retrograde on June 18, 2018 at 07:27 PM EDST and remains so until November 24, 2018 at 08:09 PM EST! This planet rules all things unseen such as the ability to heal or be healed. It also governs the Muses! It may be the perfect time to honor victories, lost dreams and everything in-between! Much from the past can re-surface even those artifacts bathed in antiquity! Play a bit of “remember when” with those who support you! Tender revelations arise!
Uranus Stationing RETROGRADE!
Uranus, the planet of surprises, epiphanies and sudden change, stations retrograde in Taurus on August 7, 2018 at 12;49 PM EDST and remains so until January 6, 2019 at 03:26 PM EST! It rides the cusp of Aries/Taurus for this tour. Who are you, REALLY?? It is the time to know what you identify with as far as who you are and what you have. What you have and how you perform in this world should reflect the TRUE YOU! Open up!
Pluto, the planet of power and transformation, stationed retrograde on April 22, 2018 at 11:23AM EDST in Capricorn and remains so until September 30, 2018 at 10:01PM EDST. Pluto is the slowest of the traditional planets and assures us that transformation may be happening even it is not yet in evidence. Government’s initial directive was to serve the people and build strong civilization. Perhaps with Saturn moving through there we will see significant positive changes when the two connect on January 12, 2020! Jupiter, the planet of good fortune and abundance also tours Capricorn that year! Keep the faith!
ARIES MAR 20 - APR 20
On the Solar Eclipse, your ruler Mars, is retrograde in Aquarius, in trine to Venus in Libra, in square to retrograde Uranus in Taurus and in sextile to retrograde Chiron in Aries! As you face the challenge or re-establishing yourself, bring in your greatest ally for best results! Roll up your sleeves and put it all together! On the Full Moon, your ruler, Mars, has slipped back into the last degrees of Capricorn where it is exalted! It is still in retrograde but allows you to re-organize your thoughts and actions in a practical manor. Preserve wherever it is possible. Maximize your resources now!
TAURUS APR 20 - MAY 21
On the Solar Eclipse, your ruler, Venus, is in Libra and is forming a double trine to retrograde Mars in Aquarius and the Tail of the Dragon. It also forms a square to retrograde Saturn in Capricorn, a quincunx to retrograde Uranus in Taurus and opposes retrograde Chiron in Aries! You really just want your life to flow easily just now. No more drama! You may want to socialize and go with the flow. Do it! On the Full Moon, Venus is still in Libra and forms a single square to retrograde Pluto in Capricorn. There is a tendency to procrastinate in this cycle but know that you can break some of the rules but try not to break the law! Apply caution with all contracts! Thank me later!
GEMINI MAY 21 - JUN 21
On the Solar Eclipse, your ruler, Mercury is Retrograde in Leo and kissing the Lights! This stellium forms a triple square to Jupiter in Scorpio and Mercury also forms a quincunx to retrograde Neptune in Pisces. Dramatic memories for good or ill with your family can be shared. The reunion energy is powerful in your chart at this time. On the Full Moon, Mercury has stationed direst and is still in square to Jupiter and quincunx Neptune. Relationships can deepen at this time and new memories can be created. Understanding the dreams of others can be illuminating and stimulating! Share your impressions!
CANCER JUN 21 - JUL 22
On the Solar Eclipse, the Lights are kissing in Leo as they conjoin retrograde Mercury. This stellium forms a triple square to Jupiter in Scorpio and the Lights form a double quincunx to retrograde Pluto in Capricorn. This is a good time to meet the challenge of reinforcing your home and your physical health. Create a long-term strategy! This Full Moon is in Virgo and opposes the Virgo Sun as it forms a sweet sextile to both retrograde Saturn in Capricorn and to retrograde Uranus in Taurus. Use your imagination to create options to enhance your feelings of security at this time. Look at all the options! Seek advice from those who know you best!
LEO JUL 22 - AUG 2
Many Happy Solar Returns, Leo! This is your month! On the Solar Eclipse, the Lights are kissing in Leo as they conjoin retrograde Mercury. This stellium forms a triple square to Jupiter in Scorpio and the Lights form a double quincunx to retrograde Pluto in Capricorn. You want to shine and recreate your inspiration at this time. You may not want to get involved in serious conversation and may want to break down the limitations placed on you by others. Retreat if necessary! On the Full Moon, your ruler, the Sun is in Virgo and part of a Grand Trine in Earth with both retrograde Saturn in Capricorn and retrograde Uranus in Taurus. The Pisces Moon opposes the Sun and the Sun also forms a single quincunx to retrograde Chiron in Aries. Carefully blend work and relaxation in this cycle. DO preserve what you have established but also honor your health on all levels!
VIRGO AUG 23 - SEP 22
On the Solar Eclipse, your ruler, Mercury is Retrograde in Leo and kissing the Lights! This stellium forms a triple square to Jupiter in Scorpio and Mercury also forms a quincunx to retrograde Neptune in Pisces. It may not be possible for you to spend as much time alone as you would like. For this reason, take naps, go for a walk or float in a pool if you need to relax. DO pay close attention to your dreams! They can be vivid at this time and filled with characters or adventures from your past! On the Full Moon, Mercury has stationed direst and is still in square to Jupiter and quincunx Neptune. You are imaginative at this time but the powers of concentration may be elusive. Honor your creative urges by entertaining a medium that flows. You will be amazed what you can create!
LIBRA SEP 23 - OCT 22
On the Solar Eclipse, your ruler, Venus, is in your sign and is forming a double trine to retrograde Mars in Aquarius and the Tail of the Dragon. It also forms a square to retrograde Saturn in Capricorn, a quincunx to retrograde Uranus in Taurus and opposes retrograde Chiron in Aries! You are quite animated and honest at this time. You will be thinking outside the box. Your clarity helps you to avoid repeat patterns from the past! Expect much déjà vu! On the Full Moon, Venus is still in your sign and forms a single square to retrograde Pluto in Capricorn. In a gentle way you will need to just accept those things you cannot change. You may want to write in some new policies in your life – but know this will take time. Pace yourself!
SCORPIO OCT 23 – NOV 22
On the Solar Eclipse, your ruler of events, Mars, is retrograde in Aquarius, in trine to Venus in Libra, in square to retrograde Uranus in Taurus and in sextile to retrograde Chiron in Aries! Your ruler of process, Pluto, is retrograde in Capricorn forming a double quincunx to the Lights in Leo! Innovation, reconstruction and unexpected turns of events are seen! Exercise caution around electricity or machinery in this cycle. Unexpected storms may cause you to take shelter! Be aware! On the Full Moon, Mars, is still retrograde and has slipped back into the last degrees of Capricorn where it is exalted and in square to retrograde Uranus in Taurus! Pluto is in square to Venus in Libra. This is a time that will require you to use your powers of persuasion and negotiation. Do not compromise your integrity to please others. Follow your own distinct path! Thank me later!
SAGITTARIUS NOV 22 - DEC 20
On the Solar Eclipse, your ruler, Jupiter, is in Scorpio, in triple square to the Lights and retrograde Mercury in Leo. It also forms a beautiful trine to retrograde Neptune in Pisces! This is an excellent time for a vacation or sabbatical! Do what you love and be thankful for all that you treasure! Find a place to disappear in to just ponder your goals for the future. On the Full Moon, Jupiter is in square to Mercury, now direct in Leo, and in trine to retrograde Neptune in Pisces. It is best to spend time ono-on-one with others rather than groups or gatherings. It is a time to share dreams and experiences with those closest to you. Be generous within reason! Invest in what will go the distance! Thank me later!
CAPRICORN DEC 21 - JAN 19
On the Solar Eclipse, your ruler, Saturn, is retrograde in your sign, in trine to retrograde Uranus in Taurus, and in a Cardinal T-Square to Venus in Libra and retrograde Chiron in Aries! Stand strong on your foundation at this time! Limit added responsibilities. Balance romance and passion. Guard your health if you sense low energy and simply rest. On the Full Moon, Saturn is part of a Grand Trine in Earth with the Virgo Sun and Uranus! It also forms a sweet sextile to the Moon! This can be a productive and creative cycle for you! You will be witness to spontaneous warmth and compassion all around you! Cooperation with others is assured! You easily can identify your best qualities in others! Enjoy!
AQUARIUS JAN 20 – FEB 19
On the Solar Eclipse, your ruler, Uranus is now retrograde in Taurus, forming a Cardinal T-square to the Dragon and Mars retrograde in your sign! Uranus also forms a beautiful trine to retrograde Saturn in Capricorn! The good you have done for others returns to you in this cycle. Old friends return and new relationships are born in your world! On the Full Moon, the T-square is still in place but Mars has retrograded back into Capricorn where it is exalted and Uranus forms a beautiful Grand Trine to the Virgo Sun and retrograde Saturn in Capricorn! You will be very busy so be sure to embrace momentum! Your reputation and your integrity will shine in your work and personal associations. Great progress is seen! Your sense of humor charms now!
PISCES FEB 19 - MAR 19
On the Solar Eclipse, your ruler, Neptune, is retrograde in your sign and forms a blessed trine to Jupiter in Scorpio and a single quincunx to retrograde Mercury in Leo. Long term memory calls you to be thankful for all the blessings in your life, your perspective easily grasps the positive – past, present and moving forward. The Full Moon is in your sign and is the pinnacle of a kite formation! Your inspiration can take flight in an amazing manner now. Others will appreciate your kindness and insight and be very upfront about it! Expect a little embarrassment as you may have not been aware of the love you give so freely! Smile and graciously receive praise and allow yourself to rest on your laurels!