This Leo/Virgo month begins with Mercury in practical Virgo, inspiring down to earth thinking and communication. It dwindles down in speed all month as it prepares to turn retrograde on the 30th. This may inspire us to rethink opinions or decisions or return to old ways of procedure. Venus begins the month in romantic Leo and soon enters persnickety Virgo inspiring practical desires and choices.  After its lengthy stay in Scorpio Mars enters Sagittarius just before 2 PM on the 2nd. Educational and charitable energy now goes toward progress in education, social justice, athletics, and other Jupiterian work.

Virgo hosts the planet Jupiter for the entire month, emphasizing health and other Virgoan concerns. Next month this planet of benefit and benevolence will move on to Libra. Saturn, still in Sagittarius for some time begins the month in retrograde motion suggesting we use delays to solidify or revise. It turns direct on the 13th, when its forward movement will help break logjams and bring delayed rewards or punishment as is appropriate. Uranus, Neptune and Pluto are all retrograde all month. They have more to do with major movements than individual processes, except when there are aspects to planets in individual charts or on days they turn one way or another.

The New Moon in Leo takes place on August 2, an important day known as Lughnasadh for the agrarian god Lugh, or Lammas, signifying first harvest. It seems to me that a New Moon on this date is especially significant as it is an important time to celebrate the beginning of the harvest and that applies to all forms of harvest, not just agricultural. It was also considered the first day of fall in the Celtic calendar.  From now until November 1 in the Northern Hemisphere,  gather in and acknowledge what has grown since May 1, the onset of summer. As you think about your New Moon wishes and projections, keep this in mind.

The Full Moon in Aquarius takes place on the 18th with an eclipse as well. This will be an important time to prune or eliminate what is unnecessary or no longer viable from your life and/or your belongings. The eclipse adds an extra emphasis to this opportunity.  In certain respects this eclipse is like opening the windows and airing out your mind so that new ideas can find a home there. Uranus, the power behind Aquarius is symbolic of the higher mind, our connection to divine inspiration as well as esoteric wisdom.

Days to be mindful include the 5th, for obstacles, the 6th,for poor choices, the 7th, for confusion, the 13th, for disappointment, the 23rd and 24th for push/pull energy, the 25th and 26th, for illusions and delusions, and the 30th when Mercury turns retrograde. Days to press on or push your luck include the 1st, a great day for inventive thinking and action, the 10th for travel and progress, the 16th for innovation and unique opportunity, and the 27th for good luck.  


- August 2016 -

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Mon 1st Caring Cancer Moon starts the day and month, inspiring concern for all. Romantic Leo Moon rules from 9 PM on
Tue 2nd Generous Leo New Moon brings a special glow to this Celtic holy day. Take time to consider your potential harvest, whether actual or metaphorical
Wed 3rd The 75th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is held the first full week in August (Aug 3rd - Aug 19th 2015) - Kindly Leo Moon suggests sharing any bounty with others
Thur 4th Diligent Virgo Moon says back to work; apply the pedal to the metal
Fri 5th Particular Virgo Moon helps finish the week efficiently. Venus into Virgo makes choices more practical. Mercury/Saturn square says go slow
Sat 6th A Day of remembrance The bombing of Hiroshima 1945 - Efficient Virgo Moon helps AM tasks. Artistic Libra Moon at 1 PM suggests beautification. Mercury/Saturn and Venus/Mars squares might trip up good intentions. Watch your step
Sun 7th Sweet Libra Moon shines on friendly relationships. Mercury/Neptune opposition indicates potential confusion with communication, directions
Mon 8th Indecisive Libra Moon means difficult choices. Stay with the existing program for now
Tue 9th A Day of remembrance The bombing of Nagasaki 1945 - Stalwart Scorpio Moon strengthens energy
Wed 10th Sharp eyed Scorpio Moon spots flaws, Mercury/Pluto trine helps fix them
Thur 11th Persistent Scorpio Moon gets AM tasks done. 1:30 PM jovial Sagittarius Moon encourages generosity
Fri 12th Friendly Sagittarius Moon promotes hospitality
Sat 13th Generous Sagittarius Moon promotes sharing, giving. Saturn stationary could mean logjams break, Venus/Saturn square suggests be mindful of accepting responsibility
Sun 14th Careful Capricorn Moon indicates good energy for pruning excess
Mon 15th Birth of Napoleon Bonaparte - Efficient Capricorn Moon gives the week a good start.
Tue 16th Friendly Aquarius Moon gathers friends for lunch; Sun/Uranus trine makes for inspired energy
Wed 17th Quirky Aquarius Moon inspires unusual solutions. Venus/Pluto trine suggests healing change through choice
Thur 18th Esoteric Aquarius Full Moon Lunar Eclipse may bring helpful changes. Mystical 12:30 Pisces Moon enhances spiritual understanding
Fri 19th Gentle Pisces Moon helps soften viewpoints
Sat 20th Dreamy Pisces Moon suggests relaxing until Energetic 3:15 PM Aries Moon takes over
Sun 21st Athletic Aries Moons suggests a hike or a swim. Mercury/Jupiter conjunction expands thinking, communication
Mon 22nd Active Aries Moon gets the week off with energy. Musical 5:30 PM Taurus Moon suggests playing or listening to favorite tunes
Tue 23rd Steady Taurus Moon says stick with existing work. Mars/Saturn conjunct helps a lot
Wed 24th Lazy Taurus Moon means take it as it comes. 8 PM fun Gemini Moon brings frivolity
Thur 25th Flirty Gemini Moon brings a light touch to the day. Mars/Neptune square says beware deception, fraud
Fri 26th Peripatetic Gemini Moon says get errands done early; 11 AM warm Cancer Moon promotes concern for all
Sat 27th Hospitable Cancer Moon suggests gatherings. Venus/Jupiter conjunction brings expansive love.
Sun 28th Loving Cancer Moon feeds all, comforts all.
Mon 29th Creative Leo Moon helps make good presentations. Venus into Libra makes choices harder
Tue 30th Kind Leo Moon oversees with generosity. Mercury turns retrograde: avoid confusion by checking twice
Wed 31st Lazy Leo Moon slows start. Diligent 11:30 AM Virgo Moon speeds up

- August 2016 -
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Month Long Events in August: 

  • Twins Day celebration in Twinsburg, Ohio. The first celebration of Twins Day occurred in 1975 with twins from Ohio and surrounding states. This event today brings twins from all over the world. Twins from countries like France, Japan, and even Asia come to this event. The French newspaper Le Monde, television reporters from Qatar-based Al Jazeera to the BBC cover this event.
  • High School fall sports practices and band practices begin across the United States.
  • Edinburgh Festival is an internationally famous arts festival that takes place during August
  • National Immunization Awareness Month
  • National Psoriasis Awareness Month
  • In many European countries, August is the holiday month for most workers
  • The Philippines celebrates August as the Buwan ng Wika ("Language Month")
  • In the United States, August is National Back to School month. Some US School districts and systems return to school in August.
  • In the United States, August is National Goat Cheese Month.
  • American Adventures Month
  • Audio Appreciation Month
  • Black Business Month
  • Cataract Awareness Month
  • Children's Eye Health and Safety Month
  • Children's Vision and Learning Month
  • Get Ready for Kindergarten Month
  • Happiness Happens Month
  • Inventors' Month
  • Neurosurgery Outreach Month
  • Panini Month
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month
  • What Will Be Your Legacy Month

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Other Names For August:
  • In Swedish, the month is named augusti, literally plural of the Latin augustus - "the venerable".
  • In Finnish, the month is called elokuu, meaning "month of reaping" or literally, "month of life".
  • In Irish, August is known as Lúnasa, a modern rendition of Lughnasadh, from the god Lugh.The first Monday in August is a holiday in the Republic of Ireland.
  • In Polish, the month is called sierpień, meaning "month of sickle".
  • In French, the month is called août.
  • In Portuguese, Spanish, and Italian, the month is called agosto.
  • In Japanese, the month is called hachigatsu (八月), meaning, simply, "eighth month."
  • In Russian, the month is called Avgust (Авгуcт)
  • In Greek, the month is called Augoustos (Αύγουστος')
  • In Dutch, the month is called Augustus
  • In Latvian, the month is called Augusts
  • In Lithuanian, the month is called rugpjūtis
  • In Welsh, the month is called Awst
  • In Croatian, the month is called kolovoz

August is the eighth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days.

This month was originally named Sextilis in Latin, because it was the sixth month in the ancient Roman calendar, which started in March about 750 BC under Romulus. It became the eighth month either when January and February were added to the beginning of the year by King Numa Pompilius about 700 BC or when those two months were moved from the end to the beginning of the year by the decemvirs about 450 BC (Roman writers disagree). It was renamed in honor of Augustus in 8 BC because several of the most significant events in his rise to power, culminating in the fall of Alexandria, which fell in this month. August originally had 29 days in the Roman Republican calendar, but two days were added to it by Julius Caesar beginning 45 BC giving it its modern total of 31 days. Augustus did not take a day from February when Sextilis was renamed in his honor.

August 1st is Swiss National Day, a public holiday in Switzerland.

August 4, 1944 Anne Frank was discovered by the Schutzstaffel in Germany.

August 8th - 14th 2016 is the 76th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Wikipedia - Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Official Site: Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

August 5th is International Beer Day, a holiday in celebration of beer.

August 6th is National Salvadoran-American Day in the United States.

August 6th, 1806 Emperor Francis II of the Holy Roman Empire lays down the Roman Imperial Crown and renounces all claims on this throne.

August 6th, is Bolivia's Independence Day

In 1945 the end of the Second World War was brought about following the August 6th bombing of Hiroshima and August 9th bombing of Nagasaki in the first and only use of nuclear weapons against people. Emperor Hirohito declared Japan's unconditional surrender on August 15

August 9th, 1965 Singapore separated from the Federation of Malaysia and became independent.

August 9th, in South Africa is National Women's Day

August 10th, 1812 Ecuador became an independent country

August 10th, 1947 Pakistan became independent (included East Bengal region as a whole).

August 15th, Catholic, Feast of the Assumption

August 15th, 1769 Corsica France, birth of Napoleon Bonaparte.

August 15th, 1945 Korea became an independent country.

August 15th, 1947 India became an independent country

August 17th, 1945 Indonesia became an independent country

August 19th, 1945 Vietnam's August Revolution succeeded.

August 21st, 1959 Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States of America. The third Friday of August was designated Statehood Day, a state holiday.

August 21st, 1983 Philippine senator Benigno Aquino, Jr., was assassinated as he was descending the tarmac of the Manila International Airport (now renamed Ninoy Aquino International Airport). His death is regarded as the catalyst of the EDSA Revolution of 1986

August 25th, 1825 Uruguay became independent from Brazil

August 31st, 1957 Malaysia became an independent country

Augusts flower is the Gladiolus or Poppy.

Augusts birthstone is the Peridot, Sardonyx, or Sapphire.
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