“Supported by Jupiter, Aquarius Full Moon ushers in this August with a light-hearted energy…” says Sitara.
|Sun||9° Leo – 9° Virgo|
|Moon||23° Capricorn – 14° Pisces|
|Mercury, retrograde, direct from 8th||4° – 26° Leo|
|Venus||24° Gemini – 24° Cancer|
|Mars||16° Libra – 5° Scorpio|
|Jupiter||10° – 15° Gemini|
|Saturn||24°– 26° Libra|
|Chiron, retrograde||9° – 7° Pisces|
|Uranus, retrograde||8° Aries|
|Neptune, retrograde||2° Pisces|
|Pluto, retrograde||7° Capricorn|
|North node||2° Sagittarius – 30° Scorpio|
|Lilith||25° – 29° Taurus|
|Full Moon, 2nd 5:29h GMT||10° Aquarius|
|New Moon, 17th 17:56h GMT||25° Leo|
|Full Moon, 31st 15:59h GMT||9° Pisces|
Mood of the Moment
Supported by Jupiter, Aquarius Full Moon ushers in this August with a light-hearted energy; she inspires, clears things, renders us couragous, frank and adventurous. This month, the exciting effects of Uranus and Pluto are confined to our relationship life. Yet, as we all know, there are hardly any areas unaffected by human relationships.
During all of this month, time and time again we will feel the relaxing and restraining influences that give us trust and strength. They will balance out the strong tension of Uranus and Pluto and help us to not only carry out the unavoidable changes in our relationships, but to even assist creatively in shaping them.
In mid August, expect a clash of explosive and rigid forces – which on the one hand requires an aware and diplomatic procedure; on the other hand, far-sighted steps should be taken that can support the changes you yourself want when the time comes. In the last third of the month, there may be some confusion. The worst you could do is to for convenience sake stick your head in the sand. The best is to face the facts squarely and then carefully, but without compromise, go for what you really want.
Aries: First think, then act – too much spontaneity will quickly backfire now. In the first half of the month particularly, life places stumbling blocks on your path. Direct resistance will be of no avail, rather be playful and rely on your creativity. Pursue your aim in other ways or find out whether there is anything more important to you than your actual aim. Relationships are the training ground for the synchronization of using your head, letting your heart speak, and then acting according your gut feeling.
Taurus: Now it pays to always choose the gentler way. Until the 15th, your heart energies hold full sway. Submerge yourself in this stillness and act from there. When thought programs start making a din, just go into nature or look up to the sky. In the second half of August, your intense wanting and your wanting to be uninvolved as soon as possible are at loggerheads. They are only compatible if you realize that your natural being is freedom, no matter how intense your feelings or energies are.
Gemini: August starts very positively, but after the first week things start getting dodgy; now it is time to clear up misunderstandings or other important matters and to untie entanglements step by step. Be content also with imperfect solutions if it’s obvious that that’s the only possbility. In the last third of the month you may reap the fruits of your endeavors: things start moving again, you can initiate new developments, you are being supported, feel stable and sure of yourself.
Cancer: In the first third of the month, just go with the flow – the prevailing energy is at the same time simple, buoyant, and gentle. All your relationships are now being borne by this loving vibration. If you also remain in it for the second half of the month, the enormous pressure for an immediate and complete turn-around can’t get at you. You need not take any ill-considered steps, but are getting steadily clearer and surer – and thereby more ready to take on the risk of necessary changes.
Leo: Even though the first half of August holds an enormously expansive potential, the splits between ‘I’ and ‘we’ is not always easy to accomplish. What’s needed most is more clarity in your way of communicating. The last third of the month is generally about taking a clearer stance. Trust your strength and your insights, but keep checking your aims so that you are sure they really correspond with you and that you also have the stamina needed for making them happen. Give yourself enough time for this process.
Virgo: Throughout August, the energy is rather soft; this may make you vulnerable, but also receptive, open, and friendly. Connect with people that are close to your heart – now it is easy to accept yourself and them the way they are. In the last third of the month, all things having to do with meditation, mysticism, nature or healing will help. They will be enormously resourceful for you. Don’t be worried if you cannot yet recognize a clear-cut direction; surrender to those energies – they do carry you.
Libra: In the first half of August, cultivate silence, meditation, and whatever supports body and mind. Then, by mid-month, the enormous pressure of Uranus and Pluto for swift liberation, is joined by the influence of Mars and Saturn, who are pulling the brakes. Yet with the New Moon you will again start to feel the ground under your feet, developing a positive dynamics to make things slowly but safely turn for the better: you restructure your affairs anew in keeping with your genuine concerns – with strength and a good sense of proportion.
Scorpio: All in all, the tensions relax, even though by mid-month, Uranus and Pluto will once again bring up the issue of love and relationships. Consider your ideas about this area, as time and time again old patterns creep in, undermining the aliveness and sincerity that are making relationships so valuable. In the second half of August, your courage and readiness to risk all will bear fruit, for you succeed in acting both energetically and peacefully at the same time.
Sagittarius: ”Play!“ is your motto for August. The energy is light and encourages you to expand and to enjoy some experimentation. Stay curious! Risk yourself and explore new ways. Life is an adventure… enjoy every moment! Now you are able to find your own creative mixture of coolness and warmth, passion and objectivity, lust for life and aloofness. Keep rekindling your enthusiasm, there is no need at the moment to have a definite direction – rather, you may dance through this month in high spirits.
Capricorn: The more you dare enjoy yourself, appreciate your resources and take an optimistic view of life, the better your chances of overcoming all hurdles. These will mostly crop up in your relationships where you are dealing with strong emotions. Meditate whenever you can, or withdraw into nature, enjoy music or find therapeutic support. The end of the month is about care and awareness – which will help you to gain inner strength, courage, and a readiness to take risks.
Aquarius: Now it’s about generosity! What does that mean to the tolerant Aquarius? It has to do with that little bit of extra time, extra intimacy, extra normality that you can allow (but often don’t, because it seems to narrow you down). Experiment with this kind of concession and be open to staying even though you would habitually prefer going. Warmth need not be stifling! Discover the inner freedom and the joy that result from expanding your borderlines.
Pisces: Trust your heart – it will guide you. Your head is not to be relied on just now. But what does heart mean? It has little to do with an exuberance of feelings or even less with emotional involvements. The heart is completely objective, irrespective of such criteria as pleasant or unpleasant. Your heart is the most mature part in you that takes the right decision out of silence, as it can distinguish between the essential and the unessential. Allow your heart to determine your aims and actions.
Sitara became a disciple of Osho’s in 1979. She has settled in Germany and for 12 years now, has been writing the horoscopes of the German Osho Times. Astrology has been her passion since childhood, and she has published several books on the subject. She gives personal sessions and also over phone or skype. Moreover, Sitara offers spiritual counselling as well as end-of-life care free of charge. She is currently writing a book about traditional advaita vedanta for Western seekers. www.astro-sitara.de207a