This month, fine tuning is the word – and an accurate screening of proceedings, structures, situations and constellations in all walks of life, says Sitara.
|Sun||9° Leo – 10° Virgo|
|Moon||16° Cancer – 5° Virgo|
|Mercury, retrograde from 30th||2° – 29° Virgo|
|Venus||24° Leo – 2° Libra|
|Jupiter||22° – 28° Virgo|
|Saturn, retrograde||10° Sagittarius|
|Chiron, retrograde||25° – 24° Pisces|
|Uranus, retrograde||24° Aries|
|Neptune, retrograde||11° Pisces|
|Pluto, retrograde||16° – 15° Capricorn|
|North Node||13° Virgo|
|Lilith||8° – 11° Scorpio|
|New Moon, 2nd 22.45h GMT||11° Leo|
|Full Moon, 18th 11.27h GMT||26° Aquarius|
Mood of the Moment
Once again it’s about the small print, because even though the Sun is in generous Leo this month, Virgo‘s emphasis predominates. Fine tuning is the word – and an accurate screening of proceedings, structures, situations and constellations in all walks of life. In the first half of the month relationships might face obstacles but in the second half it will run all the better. A process that started last November on desiring perfection will come to a conclusion in mid-August. Since perfection is impossible, such desire will again and again lead to resignation and a sense of futility. Jupiter in Virgo brings the solution, knowing that he will direct everything as well as possible towards perfection, but without making the absolute claim that indeed perfection is the outcome.
The third week of August promises more laissez-faire. From the 20th on, cosmic events revolve first around Mars, who gets roped into the focus of the Saturn-Neptune square. Dynamism, decisiveness, and willpower can be extremely powerful and effective only to collapse like a house of cards in the next moment – often because one had been misled about certain facts. This is unpleasant. The beautiful meeting of Venus, Mercury and Jupiter at the end of the month comes just in time to reconcile, appease, rejoice and reveal feasible future prospects.
Aries: Fire power on the rise! This will do you good. Seek expansion through travel, reading and learning, by connecting with other people. From the second week onwards do respect the sensitivities of others, because not everyone is as uncomplicated as you are or the way you would like it to be. In particular, end of August a spanner could be thrown into the works. Come up with something to reach the goal together with the people you care about. Accept delays and temporary confusion about establishing the objective.
Taurus: Perhaps a bit of a stormy start this August, but that will calm down quickly. Subsequently your proverbial patience is needed – on the one hand in case of delays, on the other in confusing situations. Trust your strength during the second half of the month. Matters may sometimes run contrary to what you expect and also not always ideally; but in the end there will be a really good result owing to your inner strength plus a dose of luck. Enjoy and share it!
Gemini: The first half of August may be still confusing. Situations simply don’t develop as one would expect! Stay flexible and stay tuned. Everything will increasingly improve during the last two thirds of the month and you will gain strength and assertiveness. In the last third of August Jupiter immerses your life and especially your relationships in his warm, golden light. Also, before the end of the month you ought to wrap up important matters, because retrograde Mercury will slow you down in September.
Cancer: Now it’s time to admit your own need for attention and recognition and live up to it. Allow yourself to feel important! To strengthen your self-esteem, focus on what you can do and also on what brings you joy. Establish yourself and avoid people who undermine your self-worth; you don’t need that now. Instead, connect with those who have similar beliefs or goals that you have. Be easy on yourself; remember just how much you have already accomplished.
Leo: The beginning of the month is pleasantly upbeat, inspiring and grounding at the same time. Although there will be some unrest and tension in the week after the New Moon, in the second half of August a stimulating Uranus influence will give wings to your ideas and projects. This will happen more so the further you explore uncharted territories or experiment with new methods and approaches. As the Sun moves into Virgo more calm will come about and you can devote yourself unimpeded to details.
Virgo: Guest appearances in your sign are the interesting, entertaining Mercury, the pretty, cultured Venus, the meanwhile optimistic Jupiter and even the shining Sun joins in later. Moreover, Mercury, Venus and Jupiter will get along splendidly and bring you to highly pleasant situations. What you have to cope with is that sometimes Saturn interferes by slowing matters down, that Neptune lets things occasionally go off course, and Chiron clearly shows that some circumstances simply have to be accepted.
Libra: With Uranus the month has a spirited beginning, but then with Venus in Virgo detailed work is called for, thus reducing the pace. Expect particularly in the second and third week of August a “stop and go” or developments to come even completely to a halt. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always lead to a better perspective; a good many things seem at first completely muddled. But in the second half of August Pluto reinforces and Jupiter builds up, so that you can come to terms even with predicaments.
Scorpio: At the beginning of the month, don’t go too far out on a limb. Only during the last two-thirds of August a good flow emerges, and everything can move calmly and smooth. In particular, relationships gain depth and stability. Mid-month restraint and sensitivity get you further than heated passion and you will soon find yourself with a balanced mixture of powerful dedication and tact. Now there’s a good chance to reach your goals, both personally and professionally.
Sagittarius: Many things are now moving along better, yet also much remains unclear or stalls unexpectedly, which can have quite an unsettling effect. But not necessarily. After all, there is no such thing as security. Even if the situation is quite clear and everything is flowing marvellously, circumstances can change overnight. Therefore it is best if you consciously make your decisions only in the here-now and trust that even if there is a change in circumstances you will think of something to proceed.
Capricorn: Analyse situations and topics during the first half of August thoroughly instead of quickly looking for boxes to sort things into. The truth is often concealed, yet much simpler than pigeonholing. Venus begins to play a greater part mid-month: it is about taking responsibility for one another and a deep affinity with each other. Quite possibly Saturn/Mars provide a tremendous short term clout during the last third of the month, but with Neptune no stable results are to be expected.
Aquarius: During the first half of August, harmonious constellations ensure a relaxed time. Do not rely solely on your luck but optimism is actually called for. Whether in your relationships or as to your own ambitions, everything runs smoothly. After the Full Moon tensions mount, particularly in human relationships. You are called upon to break new ground; experiment, but don’t create any irrevocable facts just yet. Above all find out what your heart really wants.
Pisces: An exciting or stressed month – depending on how one looks at it. Quite often you can get into situations that are contrary to what is important to you. The parties involved have different goals, different priorities, a different mode of expression. Now you can become a bridge builder between various positions, which requires a lot of effort and patience. But it’s worth it. Because merely a resigned withdrawal into your shell will leave you unfulfilled and frustrated. You have better opportunities when you accept the challenge.
Sitara became a disciple of Osho’s in 1979. She lives in Germany and has been writing the horoscopes of the German Osho Times since 1998. Passionate about astrology since childhood, she has published several books on the subject. She gives personal sessions, also over phone or Skype, focusing on spiritual development. Moreover, Sitara offers end-of-life care counselling (free of charge). She is currently teaching and writing about traditional advaita vedanta for Western seekers. www.astro-sitara.de