This can be a really exciting summer month, says Sitara!
|Sun||9° Leo – 8° Virgo|
|Moon||3° Libra – 20° Scorpio|
|Mercury, retrograde from 15th||30° Cancer – 28° Virgo|
|Venus||16° Cancer – 24° Leo|
|Mars||3° – 22° Scorpio|
|Jupiter||3° – 10° Leo|
|Saturn||17°– 18° Scorpio|
|Chiron, retrograde||17° – 16° Pisces|
|Uranus, retrograde from 13th||16° Aries|
|Neptune, retrograde||7° – 6° Pisces|
|Pluto, retrograde||12° – 11° Capricorn|
|North Node||22° – 20° Libra|
|Lilith||17° – 20° Leo|
|Full Moon, 10th 18:10h GMT||18° Aquarius|
|New Moon, 25th 14:14h GMT||2° Virgo|
Mood of the Moment
With the lively and carefree energy provided by Uranus, this August can be a really exciting summer month – creative, erotic and spiced with inspiration and illumination of all kinds. Jupiter in Leo lifts both mood and confidence; this is enhanced in the first half of the month by several beneficial trines, which on the one hand encourage realism and reason, and on the other support imagination and empathy.
From full moon onwards Saturn’s influence is growing, supported by increasing Virgo emphasis. From then on it’s about keeping an eye for detail and careful cultivation of all areas relevant to us at present. Simultaneously Neptune in Pisces continues to spread turbulence, confusion and chaos. Not much can be done about that. Polar opposites belong together, thus constant tidying up and sorting is needed.
Yet at the end of the month the frustration tolerance decreases and the urge to finally drive things forward intensifies. But this would have destructive consequences. A better alternative is to assiduously move step by step towards our own goal without allowing Neptune’s chaos to confuse the issue. This creates a solid foundation that we very well may need at the beginning of September.
Aries: The highlight of the month is the third week when you feel relaxed and enthusiastically try out new things. At the beginning and at the end of August you tend to try to achieve too much too soon, thereby speaking carelessly or act without thinking. If you can keep your impatience under control and keep your sharp tongue in check, opportunities offer themselves on all levels and in all areas. Use your intellectual abilities to conquer new realms or to learn new skills, even if you can’t implement them immediately.
Taurus: In August, moods change constantly which gives you a chance to recognise that you are not your emotions. A harmonious first half of the month brings about a stable basis, which is soothing and relaxing. But in mid-August arises a tendency to quarrel about the existing conditions, making excessive claims. On the other hand, in the second half of August Uranus bestows you with vitality and independence. But at the end of the month everything moves slower than desired, which could frustrate and discourage you.
Gemini: Lots of ups and downs, back and forth. During this month flexibility is asked for, which is fortunately easy for Geminis. Sometimes you feel euphoric, sometimes tense, at times wonderfully inspired, but then again blocked, occasionally inferior, then proud and beaming, sometimes carefree yet confused and then again powerful but vulnerable. Give up trying to analyse and wanting to understand it all. Instead sit back and just let it run like a colourful summer movie.
Cancer: In the first half of August nurture and strengthen your relationships. Don’t shy away from necessary confrontations but open up to new perspectives. In the middle of the month more mobility is recommended. Broaden your inner horizon. However, at the end of the month attention to detail is important. Draw up a list of priorities and compare it with your reality. How do both fit? This period is suitable to organise your life for the most important things to be given an adequate place.
Leo: Jupiter makes everything easier, but don’t put your feet up or else things could quickly go off course. Rather, use this time creatively. Particularly in the first half of the month it’s all about change; don’t cling compulsively to the old. In the second half of August you tend towards high-flying dreams (and hard landings). But with an open heart and willingness to engage with people and situations, much can develop positively. At the end of the month avoid power issues. You needn’t be the winner.
Virgo: A good month with hardly any snags – this is because, over the past nine months, you’ve have come more and more to a basic agreement with the way things are. In the second half of the month a period begins when it’s worthwhile to learn something new or deepen your knowledge and insights. Invest time and energy in this. Also, all activities and projects that demand movement and mobility and at the same time challenge your ingenuity are under a lucky star.
Libra: The first half of the month could still be tough going, but in the second half things begin to flow. And if you don’t demand too much, this will continue. However, at the end of August there may be challenges when it appears your need for harmony is out of step with reality. Only when you give up the idea that you are going under, and as soon as you stop conforming, will you see the solution to the situation. Be ready to be the black sheep – this is by far not as bad as you think!
Scorpio: At the beginning of August you tend to be dissatisfied and thus clash with others. But the situation will soon relax towards equilibrium and harmony. Also the second half of the month starts with disturbances that are only resolved if you make an effort to communicate sympathetically and look for creative compromises. Dare to be vulnerable. The end of the month can be difficult for relationships. You will need patience. Remove yourself from the situation if you’re unable to look at your anxieties and judgements objectively.
Sagittarius: Now things will start moving, especially if they’ve been at a standstill for a while. Don’t overestimate your strength at the beginning of August; everything will be more light-hearted during the rest of the month. Your creativity will experience a boost, and also your relationships will be more fulfilling. If you need more people, this is a good month to actively search for them. The same applies to spiritual understandings. If there is still something missing, look for it and ask further questions – in conversations and books, through the internet, through connections.
Capricorn: A very nice start to the month: you are balanced, your ideas are realistic, and your thinking is clear and impartial. This makes you feel safe and convincing to others. The second third of the month however, is a little strenuous; there are more headwinds and you have to show more commitment. From the 20th onwards a powerful momentum prevails. Nevertheless, it is important to consider the sensitivities of others, or else they’ll boycott you and you can’t reach your goals even when you pull out all stops.
Aquarius: An important issue this August is communication. The start of the month will require more empathy from you. But otherwise during the first third of the month everything will run very well – you understand others, others understand you, and it’s fun to exchange views. With full moon the tide turns. You will feel rapidly appropriated and run over, or get into power struggles. If this is the case, don’t pull back but continue talking. Step by step the situation will be clarified, and by the end of August you should have mastered it.
Pisces: In the first half of the month a very positive development which began in October comes to fruition. It will give you grounding, make you more realistic and your judgements more rational. That way you will gain in strength and assertiveness, which will be lasting. But in the second half of the month those rose-tinted glasses will sometimes slip back onto your nose – mostly followed by disappointment. So be alert! The right response to your desires is not found in dreaming or suffering but by taking action.
Sitara became Osho’s disciple in 1979. She has settled in Germany and for 13 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