Astrology Almanac: August 2021

Updated: Aug 2

August 1st -- Sun conjunct Mercury

The Sun, life-force energy and Mercury, the mind magician meet in the sky forming a conjunction in constellation Leo, governing the heart. Mind-heart coherence is how you create your unique reality. Conjunctions are neutral aspects allowing the merging of celestial energies to play out how they will in resonance with the being that is a conduit of its energy. Now, mental aspirations and purpose-built perspectives take center stage. Communication is more active as expression seeks outlet. You may be articulating ideas more clearly and with more grandeur- easing the body and mind into a state of coherence. Throat chakra clearing. Sometimes we take the depths of our inner-workings and natural talents for granted and do not see their vigor until they get to see expression outside of ourselves. This is a good time for refining your ideologies and maturing your delivery on them. If this energy can be directed with humility and understanding you may gain great recognition for your origination.

*This conjunction will be opposing Saturn. Saturn can bring forth a critic, but it always bares lessons we can benefit from at the time. There may be an opportunity to see what stifles our ideas and their path to seeing light.

August 3rd -- Venus trine Uranus

Venus in Virgo makes a harmonious aspect to Uranus in Taurus. An earth trine is a natural progression toward development in earthly matters that will reflect your values and sense of security. There is an emotional excitement with this aspect though that is both progressive and stimulating. Uranus is the higher expression of Mercury (Virgos ruler). Venus in a flowing aspect with such highly charged energies bring a receptive magnetism. Being a magnet for your desires yields enormous power. And through allowing -you awaken to your own power to create and receive. Creative vapors hang in the air waiting to be realized. To seize them-have an idea of the energy you want to experience. What needs to be reinvented and recreated? How can you use your creative potential to draw in what you desire? Find your comfort in the uncomfortable, accept the void as your muse, all while holding the ancient wisdom that it is when you need nothing you receive everything.

*Trines are Venus energy, feminine and flowing. We find our natural calls and hear the quiet voice of our intuition when we enter full blown surrender.

August 5th -- Sun square Uranus

This dynamic aspect between two fixed signs, Leo and Taurus create tension, not to ensue chaos but construct or deconstruct stationary patterns in responding, thinking, or behaving. What may appear as sudden shifts has been lying just below the surface and what is being unearthed now is just breaking through the chains of resistance that kept it in its phases of latency. This aspect can set in motion the cutting away of old ways of being and ego ties that no longer hold purpose. It can seem like one is parting from their own conventions but not a single soul has come home by being something they were told to be. If new insights and information can pass through the ego’s defenses a new period awaits where there is space for new experiences of joy and happiness.

*Squares are Mars energy, both energies are at odds until one throws the first punch and action needs to be taken to dispel the tension.

August 8th – New Moon in Leo

As the Sun and the New Moon both fall in fixed fire sign Leo, you can begin to finally see the pure, potent magic that is within you. Regardless of the turmoil you have faced recently, you feel a shift within that you can’t even explain – and you don’t have to. You suddenly see the things in life that allow you to embrace your creativity and joy. Abundance is flowing in the air as you are opening yourself up to the version of you that you have been trying to become. You are actively choosing to push back your own limiting beliefs, inner critic, and perfectionism. You are exactly where you need to be and feel as though you have all the time, energy, and resources to make your vision come to life. Take time to appreciate all your accomplishments, give gratitude for everything that got you to this point. It’s easy to get down on yourself sometimes but remember how you constantly picked yourself back up, dusted yourself off, and moved forward. That is magic. Allow the world to see and feel your magic, let them embrace it, learn from it, and be inspired by it. That magic that has been hidden and repressed within you, terrified to let others see what a force you are inside is emerging. Ready or not, the Lion’s out of the cage. How will you respond to your own roar?

August 10th-- Mercury opposite Jupiter

An opposition between Mercury in Leo and Jupiter in Aquarius creates a pursuit of integration between one’s own logistics and how it can create the most ‘beneficial’ impact. We are magnificent systems as human beings. The way in which we integrate and translate information, also access imagination, and visualize something into form is remarkably exclusive. But we all share the same source, the same universal consciousness and how source moves through you and what you create from creation is of high value. With retrograde Jupiter- an internal spiritual expansion is underway, and this aspect can bring about an understanding of your interpretation of the divine and how it works to reach the world around you.

August 11th -- Mercury enters Virgo

Mercury, Virgos ruler corresponds to the Magician in tarot, holder of all the elements; the Magician creates reality with both skill and the power of will. The elements are the magician’s resources, and the mind is the source of power. Mercury’s transit through Virgo is most revelatory when channeling mental focus. What appears as an inability to focus is sometimes masking an inability to commit. When devotion in something is found, a focus is cultivated. You may be feeling the archetype of the analyzer, fixer, and cultivator of physical reality at this time. Archetypes have different expressions, dependent on the focus of the individual. You decide whether to channel this energy into distraction or by deeply focusing on your craft and putting your heart into that you wish to create. Your thoughts will be painting reality quite quickly and pouring any emotionally restless energy into a creative venture would be deeply rewarding now.

*On 8/15 Mercury in Virgo will form a dynamic aspect with the North Node in Gemini. For the few days this is in affect we are given a chance to take a second look at how our perceptions have kept us from seeing our path to likely advancement.

August 15th – First Quarter Moon in Scorpio