A large cross is forming in the skies between Jupiter in Cancer, Pluto in Capricorn, Uranus in Aries, and Venus in Libra this month…
|Sun||9° Leo – 9° Virgo|
|Moon||4° Gemini – 18° Cancer|
|Mercury, retrograde from 15th||19° Cancer – 15° Virgo|
|Venus||11° Virgo – 18° Libra|
|Mars||12° Cancer – 2° Leo|
|Jupiter||8° – 14° Cancer|
|Saturn||5°– 7° Scorpio|
|Chiron, retrograde||13° – 12° Pisces|
|Uranus, retrograde||12° Aries|
|Neptune, retrograde||5° – 4° Pisces|
|Pluto, retrograde||10° – 9° Capricorn|
|North Node||13° – 10° Scorpio|
|Lilith||6° – 9° Cancer|
|Full Moon, 21st 3:44h GMT||28° Aquarius|
|New Moon, 6th 23:51h GMT||15° Leo|
Mood of the Moment
A large cross is forming in the skies between Jupiter in Cancer, Pluto in Capricorn, Uranus in Aries, and Venus in Libra this month, leading to considerable tension that will be felt by all zodiac signs. It particularly affects relationships, where we tend to be at loggerheads with our own needs – too demanding, too close, too much distance, too little consideration, too much control, too profound, too superficial etc. Nothing really seems to fit together but fortunately, the stars always offer several alternatives for conflicts not to be unavoidable. What matters is to meet each planetary principle at the highest possible level.
Jupiter in Cancer stands for a compassionate, loving attitude happily supporting others and generously accommodating them. Pluto in Capricorn signifies a deep understanding of one’s own responsibility and yielding to the transformative powers of various situations, while Venus in Libra embodies the longing for balanced circumstances, and is accommodative, sensitive and friendly. So, on the highest level there is no potential for conflict left. August should be allowed to quietly fade away, perhaps with a brief ”time out“ for your relationship.
Aries: The danger of hasty action is quickly overcome, making space for an energetic new grand vision. From this arises action which is in line with the whole, instead of wanting to reshuffle the world with all might. In the second half of the month, dare look at everything from a different perspective and don’t become a slave to your desires. At the end of August it is all about relationships and the question how to bring about more free space and creative change for love to grow.
Taurus: Pay attention to your health – physically, emotionally, mentally – i.e. be moderate and keep moving. In the second half of August, the longing for harmony seems to be at odds with your striving for independence and powerful deployment of your own interests. Be realistic: you can’t have your cake and eat it too. Don’t make lazy compromises but decide for your own truth. The outer harmony may fade into the background, but the inner harmony will reveal itself all the more clearly.
Gemini: The first half of the month remains tense – you’re either running against walls or sitting on the fence. Be patient and stay tuned. Head and heart will open up by mid-August, for solutions that are very different than you had expected. Be playful and try out new ways. The last third of the month may be a little confusing and sometimes even painful. But the stars always provide for a good balance: Saturn gives stability, Pluto lends strength, and Jupiter grants expansion and zest for life.
Cancer: Dare to think in greater terms than you normally would. Grow with your goals. Fortunately you know that not all possibilities are available at all times. But only those who are willing to expand the usual framework can evolve further. For you the time is ripe, time to say goodbye to all those ideas and beliefs that keep on providing fertile ground for fears, wishful thinking and humiliation. Go for confidence and self-appreciation and stay with that uncompromisingly.
Leo: Decide to go for the unusual, revolutionary, unprecedented. Be a pioneer of freedom and take on all challenges that present themselves to you. In the second half of August, however, things are getting queasy… slow down, but don’t stop altogether. Basically if something doesn’t work, think of something different and try it. In the last third of the month it is about working out the details. If this may confuse you at times, just stop in your tracks until you are clear again und feel energetic.
Virgo: In the first half of August, be inspirational and trust that everything will work out fine. Even if the end result turns out to be quite different from what you intended, it is probably the best thing that can happen to you. In the last third of the month it is about expansion. Allow for disorder, cluelessness and imperfection, and simply observe. Also your reaction to them is nothing but an object of observation; all objects are constantly changing. Stay with watching that which always remains the same. Only here can you find rest.
Libra: In the first half of the month, you can create clarity and order, but don’t bite off more than you can chew. The circumstances demand compromises and right now radical reformations don’t work. In the second half of the month Venus is in Libra, strengthening your longing for beauty and harmony, and at the same time, you are being challenged by Pluto, Uranus, and Jupiter. Your yearning for accord needs to allow for and include discord. Only then will it strengthen you. All else is a sham that weakens you.
Scorpio: Search for emotionally sustainable win-win solutions. What matters most in this process, is contact and communication. It is about to find out what is really needed and then to decide how to make it happen. Successful implementation will only be possible by the end of the month. Keep an eye on relationships and genuinely invite a mutual understanding; you tend to be overly sceptical about everything that points towards harmony and balance.
Sagittarius: This month your confidence expresses the fact that you can endure tensions while remaining in your heart. Grant everyone concerned – including yourself – their human imperfections. Take a stand for your values and convictions courageously, but see to it that your standards remain humane. People and situations may fundamentally change now – so, without being naïve, give everybody a chance and appreciate the value of individual expression.
Capricorn: Now is the time to overcome some hurdles. Lower your standards about yourself and others and then proceed step by step for an overview and a comprehensive understanding of the situation. Only then can you properly enter into a relationship, allowing intimacy without being taken in or taking in others. End of the month doors will open, allowing you to profoundly share with others so that a genuine mutual understanding is possible.
Aquarius: During the first half of the month a positive uplifting energy rules, helping you to gain more clarity and self-confidence. Only the first days of August are tense. In the last third of the month it is about relationships, truly valuing harmony and supporting it. The ability to compromise is a strength, a sign of flexibility and tolerance. Conversely, high expectations coupled with an uncompromising attitude are a sign of weakness. Make up your mind which way helps you to grow.
Pisces: The highlights of the month point towards Chiron as a resource. Your key phrases are now “accept, what is”, “acquiesce to what comes“ and – plain and simple – continue on your way. Otherwise you will have a hard time to let the various tensions of this time permeate your system without declaring them as being “yours”. Surrender to that which perceives all these sensations, instead of giving too much attention to what they may be about. At the end of August you need silence and retreat.
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.de