August 2016 Overview
August is universally an EIGHT month, which emphasizes the accomplishments and manifestations of the decisions made during the July timeframe. With Mars in Scorpio dredging all that has been below the surface, bringing into visibility all of the key motives, intentions and choices. The aspects and events of August will bring forward the choices of pathways as people are separated according to their true intentions and choices. The pathways that are rolled out in August will become the journey for the next nine-year cycle. As August brings Mars into Sagittarius, the true intentions will be brought forward through the dredging operations of July and will ultimately have Mars connect with Saturn to assess the situations and thus the requirements of the next nine-year journey. The Lunar Eclipse on August 18th will activate the emotional high tide that will hit our shore to make decisions of our use of will power and the impact on others through the Leo/Aquarius sector emphasized. From the Lunar Eclipse the key connections on August 22nd with Mercury connection with Jupiter’s expansion of right action choices, August 24th connection of Mars with Saturn and the Venus connections with Mercury and Jupiter will see the shift of values away from those without the commitment to right action. As August comes to a close, Mercury slows at 29 Virgo (in the final degree of the sign) to prepare for Mercury retrograde which will impact most of the events and transitions occurring in September. Beginning with the Solar Eclipse on September 1st in Virgo, the alignment of right-action choices and commitment will determine the environment as well as the people, places and things that pull each person into their new path.
July 31st through August 6th
This week, the energies line up to blast into an EIGHT month, harnessing the fiery winds of Uranus in Aries that changed directions July 29th. Lining up with Moon shifting into Leo on Monday and Mars into Sagittarius brings the three sectors of fire signs to ignite the EIGHT month of August. Events begin to jump on Tuesday as the New Moon in fiery Leo captures all of the energies to signal new beginnings. The shift from July to August brings event to hit our doorstep thrusting situations into hyperspeed. The fiery elements set a fast pace with events moving quickly but also the winds of the recent Uranus change of directions will blow situations onto the scene that require a quick wit and a fast response. The EIGHT month emphasizes activities and the manifestation of the decisions made in July through intentions, motives and ethics. All of the intentions will begin to surface as Mars shifts into fiery Sagittarius, known for providing honesty, direct and to the point information. Mars will surface all that was dredged up through Mars moving through Scorpio, bringing to the surface the real motives, not the ones crafted to hide behind. As the New Moon in Leo emerges creating a trine with Mars, the information is shot from a cannon and hits our doorstep with a thud as well as from jaws dropping to the ground. The new beginnings from this information activates the Leo energy that brings expression, drama and dynamic communication of all kinds. By Thursday Moon shifts into Virgo, connecting to Mercury to activate the assessment of commitment to right action. Venus shifts into Virgo on Friday as Moon connects with Jupiter to bring forward a new theme for those committed to right action as the expansion beyond old situations, circumstances and environments provides a new door of opportunity.
August 7th through August 13th
This week Mercury creates a balance with Neptune as spiritual blueprints shift to reflect the changes emerging during this time. Mercury in Virgo and Neptune in Pisces become the balance of changes allotted to our spiritual journey. Shifts continue to be made as Mercury creates a positive trine to Pluto in Capricorn mid-week. Mercury brings in information that is emerging from the commitment to align your will power with right action. The influence of Pluto becomes the authority to determine the appropriate changes as aligned with the commitment. Pluto will provide the transformation within the business and career environments. Mercury reaches the 15 degree mark as the connection to Pluto is made. The importance of this will be visible as Mercury turns retrograde and returns to this same 15 degree mark to further shift the career and business positions, directions and pursuits. Thursday morning Moon shifts into Sagittarius to align with Mars and Saturn as Saturn slows and turns direct Saturday morning. Saturn turning direct will begin to unveil the new pathway, requirements and tasks associated with the new directions emerging. With Moon in Sagittarius, the intuitive elements will begin to disclose the upcoming shifts and changes that have the visibility with those with insight.
August 14th through August 20th
This week brings Saturn’s gaining momentum to shift directions, move events and circumstances around to bring the outer environments to a clearer reflection of the inner commitment to right action. Sunday Venus connects with Neptune’s spiritual blueprint and begins to bring the Venus elements of love and money into the equation through shifting from here to there and everything in between. Major shifts with dramatic ups and downs are visible this week with the changing of the blueprints that become a map of our spiritual journey. As situations begin to clarify our map, the outer environment continues to change and bring in many options. Wednesday evening as the nearly Full Moon rises, a shift in circumstances creates a very high tide of events and intensity as the Leo/Aquarius sectors bring in the importance and use of will power. Aquarius signals the impact of the will power on others, which has a strong, dynamic that provides the visibility of real issues that are emerging at this time. Thursday allows us to view the impact of the high tide of events as situations begin to dictate new actions and choices that have the dynamic elements in play.
August 21st through August 27th
This week Mercury reaches 26 Virgo and connects to the exact degree with Jupiter. This becomes the announcement day with Monday providing the information and Sun bringing the spotlight to Virgo heralds in the declaration of alignment with right action. This has many impacts as the dynamic information takes many forms. Seemingly good directions have a different purpose later down the road and seemingly tough directions have a different purpose later down the road. Situations are not easy to judge as within this Mercury retrograde phase (Phase i) there are other situations that have not yet unfolded or become available. By mid-week Mars connects with Saturn at 10 Sagittarius to provide the tasks associated with the declarations and new pursuits that are emerging. By the end of the week Venus connects with Jupiter to reveal the solutions for the alignment status that has been the main focus of energy shifts and changes. Venus at 27 Virgo has some key connections with love and money as well as the changes needing to occur with the alignment with right action choices. The announcements and communication of this begins next week on Sunday as Mercury connects with Venus in Virgo to open the doors of opportunity that usher us further along our journey.
August 28th through September 3rd
This week begins with Mercury connecting to Venus in Virgo to announce the elements of changes and decisions as Mercury and Venus connected with Jupiter last week. The shifts and changes according to the alignment and commitment to right action will begin the announcement processes. This will continue to be an ongoing activity throughout the Mercury retrograde process that begins with Phase 1 from August 10th through August 30th. Mercury turning retrograde on August 30th signals the beginning of Phase 2, the actual retrograde direction to shift situations and people, which occurs through September 22nd. Phase 3 occurs as Mercury turning direct opens up the new version to be rolled out lasting from September 22nd through October 6th. As Mercury shifts into Libra in October, the gap begins to close with Mercury connecting to Jupiter, which will occur October 11th at 7 Libra. This journey of Mercury turning retrograde beginning August 30th sets the pace this week as Thursday brings in the Solar Eclipse/New Moon at 9 Virgo. New beginnings open up as Mercury backtracks to set things into place for the revision process. On Friday Mercury retrograde connects with Jupiter at 29 Virgo to handoff vital information that will not become completely visible until the next time Mercury connects with Jupiter which will be October 11th at 7 Libra. Between September 2nd and October 11th many situations will change with business, career, relationships, finances and pursuits. The situations are setting up the new stage for the next nine-year cycle that is emerging and coming into view. Friday afternoon Moon connects with Mercury and ten minutes later connects with Jupiter. Intuitive insight is available for those that understand the information available and capture the essence of elements providing the clues of future days.
September 2016 Overview
September as a universal NINE month emphasizes the endings and completions of the old life and the closure to the last nine-year cycle. Completions are done as the lights dim of the old ways, the old props, people and roles. The stage will be cleared in September as people shift to their new stage and the new roles that area emerging. Mercury is retrograde from August 30th through September 21st, but will continue to be in Virgo through October 6th. The changes as aligned with right-action choices will be visible all during August, September and into the first days of October. Jupiter in Virgo has expanded the visible choices as connected to right action and the choices determine our future days as we roll into our net nine-year cycle. Jupiter actually completes the journey through Virgo on September 9th as Jupiter shifts into people-oriented Libra, which also sees major relationship shifts and changes according to the new stage, script and purpose of the upcoming nine-year cycle. Mercury retrograde connection with Jupiter on September 2nd brings in the information that was sparked into motion by the Solar Eclipse/New Moon on September 1st. The new beginnings that are part of the changes become even more visible during the month. Additionally another Lunar Eclipse/Full Moon on September 16th at 24 Virgo / 24 Pisces sets the pace for the alignment and status of the inner connection and commitment to spiritual intentions. From this high tide, intentions hit the shore that reveal the true commitment to ethics or the lack of commitment. At the end of the month, another New Moon occurs in Libra that reveals the connection to Libra and the Jupiter in Libra element that is occurring at that time. Not only is there a New Moon but the New Moon is conjunct Jupiter, opening the curtains for the new journey ahead. This New Moon event sets the pace for the next nine-year cycle and prepares for the new roles, positions and purpose that leads a new journey with the dawning of a new focus. September holds two New Moons and a Mercury retrograde as well as Jupiter’s transitions into another sign. The dramatic shift brings forward the dynamics of choices we have made that now set a new pace, providing a new script, purposes and passion for the next nine years.
Written by Karyl Jackson
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