Back in April 2014, my forecast showed two very powerful eclipses, especially the one on April 15 at 25 Aries/Libra. I wrote down the date when the April 15 eclipse point would be triggered by Mars. I had written down July 17 as a trigger date because Mars would be at the same degree as the eclipse at 25 Libra. That is the date we had the crash of flight 17 in the Ukraine and when Israel and Palestine began fighting. I felt that whatever was triggered by the April 15 eclipse would be a dangerous situation and last a long time. We are seeing events set into motion that will not have a good outcome.
Putin's Mercury is at 23 degrees of Libra, two degrees from the April 15 eclipse. His Sun is at 11 Libra and all through August Pluto is at 11 Capricorn squaring his Sun. A square is a “no way out” aspect. With a square you feel you are being squeezed in a vice. Not a good month for him. Of course Carl Jung would say this sort of tension forces growth so that you can look at the problem from a higher level. Buddha would say, get rid of attachment – stop cycling between desire and fear. The Dalai Lama says be kind. For some reason I don't think Putin will take any of these paths. Because of the grand cross in April, the eclipse on the 15th and the trigger on on July 17, I don't think this will be over anytime soon.
Benjamin Netanyahu has his Sun at 27 Libra only two degrees from the April 15 eclipse. So the July 17 trigger of Mars affected him also.
You may ask why are these men with all of their Libra planets are involved in war? Isn't Libra the sign of peace? Not exactly. The short version of the myth I use for Libra is Paris. He wanted peace but was forced by Zeus to pick the most beautiful goddess. He picked Aphrodite and she promised him the most beautiful woman in the world, who happened to be Helen. She was married and that started the Trojan war. So a Libra archetype started a war, real or mythical, whose story has come down to us throughout the ages. I also notice in most of my Libra client's lives that they are sweet people who want a nice harmonious married life. But discord and divorce are usually themes they have to deal with.
If you have early degrees between 3 and 15 of Cancer/Aries/Scorpio or Leo, you are in for a busy month.
Dates to Watch:
Aug 1 – Venus Square Uranus at 16 Cancer/Aries. You feel rebellious and antsy. Not a good aspect for getting along with people. Good for being creative.
Venus Trine Saturn at 16 Cancer/Scorpio. You may hear from a friend you haven't seen in a long time. You may enjoy your work today.
Mars Square Jupiter at 3 Scorpio/Leo. You have the urge to get away from everything. You want to move into a new environment.
Aug 2 – Mercury Conjunct Jupiter at 3 degrees of Leo. You could hear some really good news today. It is favorable for travel and for study. Your mind can expand to include more and different ideas.
Mercury Square Mars at 3 Leo/Scorpio. You just say it like it is. No holding back today. Try to keep your tongue under control because you could start a riot in the work place.
Aug 7 – Mars Trine Neptune at 6 Scorpio/Pisces. Tension is released on this one. You are motivated to go to the beach.
Aug 8 – Sun Conjunct Mercury at 15 Leo. This helps you become mentally active. A good time to focus on the details in your job or to finally write the Great American Novel.
Mercury Trine Uranus at 15 Leo/Aries. You are really fascinating to talk to today. Scintillating conversations abound all over. You could find a new friend.
Sun Trine Uranus at 16 Leo/Aries. A fun day. Lots of entertainment and invitations. You may have unexpected visitors.
Mercury Square Saturn at 16 Leo/Scorpio. You could be in a battle of wills today. Be careful who you alienate. You could feel overburdened by responsibility.
Aug 9 – Sun Square Saturn at 16 Leo/Scorpio. Another aspect that puts you at loggerheads with someone. Try to back off.
Aug 10 – Full Moon at 18 Aquarius. This is the emotional high tide of the month. The best time to complete projects and resolve relationship issues. In Aquarius, you may want to explore new and different avenues of expression. This Full Moon is involved in a T-square pattern with Saturn which slows things down a bit.
Aug 12 – Venus enters Leo until Sep 5. Time to stop worrying about the family and your home and go out on the town. You are very charming now and can be the life of the party.
Aug 15 – Mercury enters Virgo until Sep 2. Mercury is happy in Virgo. He can obsess over the details of this life and use his left brain. This is the period when he likes to think about diet and healthcare plans.
Aug 18 – Venus Conjunct Jupiter at 7 Leo. What a great day! You can enjoy your social life. A good day to go off your diet and have some ice cream.
Mercury Opposite Neptune at 6 Virgo/Pisces. This could bring in some unusual facts that have been hidden. There could be a scandal that others are gossiping about.
Aug 21 – Mercury Trine Pluto at 11 Virgo/Capricorn. Someone is coming in to help you with your career plans or to help you join an organization that you want to belong to.
Aug 23 – Sun enters Virgo until Sep 22. A good time to refine your plan of action. Look at your heath and diet. Look over your work strategies.
Aug 25 – New Moon at 2 Virgo. A New Moon is a good time to set your intentions for the next month. In Virgo, the intentions will be around your work life and your health.
Venus Trine Uranus at 16 Cancer/Aries. Visit an art gallery or any place where you can see beautiful scenery and bring a friend.
Mars Conjunct Saturn at 17 Scorpio. This is a tough aspect and will hang around for two weeks. Everyone, including you, becomes hardheaded Everyone is set on their opinion and because the aspect is in Scorpio no one budges an inch.
Aug 26 - Venus Square Saturn at 17 Leo/Scorpio. This is not a happy aspect for relationships. Your loved one becomes a bully.
Aug 27 – Venus Square Mars at 18 Leo/Scorpio. This is a very sexy aspect.
Everyone feels randy (an English term, look it up).
Aug 29 - Sun Opposite Neptune at 6 Virgo/Pisces. Avoid practical or financial decisions. You are idealistic and full of strange beliefs. You could sit on a hill waiting for the UFO's to pick you up. Get a grip.
OUTER PLANET TRANSITS:
JUPITER is in Leo until August 2015.. This month Jupiter will move from 3 Leo to 10 Leo. Jupiter is about growth and expansion. Look to the house in your natal chart that holds 3 to 10 degrees of Leo. Read my article about Jupiter in Leo here
SATURN is in Scorpio until Dec 24, 2014. This month Saturn moves from 16 to 18 degrees of Scorpio. If you have the ascendant or any personal planets at 16 to 18 degrees of Scorpio or Taurus in your natal chart, you may be in store for some hard lessons around the issues ruled by the planet and the house the planet is in or rules. Scorpio rules passion, sex and depths of all kinds and Saturn may ask you to take on more responsibility for how you control your rage and psychological expression.
URANUS is in Aries until 2018. This month Uranus is retrograde and mis moving from 16 to 15 degrees of Aries. We all feel a need to rebel; we want more freedom and want to make some radical changes in our life. I believe in “cooperating with the inevitable”. If you have Uranus in a challenging aspect to your ascendant or personal planets, go on a long vacation, move, or make some major changes in your life.
NEPTUNE (creativity, sensitivity, escapism, dreams) is in Pisces until 2026. He is retrograde and will stay at 6 degrees of Pisces all month. A lack of focus, a sense of drifting or an inability to see a betrayal or disappointment until it's too late can be experienced by those of you with the Sun or Personal Planets at 6 degrees of Pisces or Virgo. For the enlightened out there, Neptune can also bring artistic, musical, creative expression, increased dreams and spiritual insights. Watch for some really inspired films to come out during the time Neptune is in Pisces.
PLUTO is in Capricorn until 2023. This month Pluto is moving retrograde and will stay at 11 degrees of Capricorn. Everyone is feeling the urge to purge and to find his or her truth. Profound changes will be felt especially by those with Sun, ascendant or personal planets at 11 degrees of Capricorn or Cancer.
Have a good month