The most important aspect we have this month is the total eclipse of the Sun on August 21, with the New Moon and Sun in Leo, and as it happens also conjunct Mars in Leo. An eclipse is a powerful signal of change. One astrologer friend described it thus: The curtain comes down on one stage setting and when it rises there is a different setting on the stage. We can look for change depending on which house or section of our charts it takes place. Here are some hints.

First house=personal, second=possessions, third=mind, communications, siblings; fourth=home, fifth=loved ones and children; sixth=work, daily life; seventh=partners and others; eighth =gifts, resources, unearned benefits; ninth=higher mind, travel, education; tenth=career, public persona, politics; eleventh=friends, hopes and wishes; twelfth=the unexpected, karma, and hidden agendas. If you know your chart this is a very abbreviated guide to what you might expect from this momentous aspect. Please understand, however that to me this eclipse causes nothing, it is merely a signal for what is happening. 

That said, there is also a retrograde Mercury in Virgo on the 12th to be dealt with. Be guided by the "re" principle: if it begins with re, it's appropriate to do. Examples: repair, restore, replay, review, replace, reapply, resupply, and so on. Unless necessary try not to begin any new projects or acquire any new machinery or electronics unless you are replacing old ones. Even then odd things can happen. Contracts or agreements need careful review before being signed; important communications need that too. Once again, the house this aspect falls in is the one where you will experience it most strongly.

Saturn, Neptune and Pluto all begin the month in retrograde motion, followed three days later by Uranus, then on the 12th, Mercury. The energy of this month may feel sluggish at times. Best to go with the flow, try and take it easy don't push and feel frustrated. There is a full Moon Lunar eclipse on the 7th when we may get a hint of what is to come in two weeks at the solar eclipse. Saturn turns stationary direct on the 25th and delayed projects can move forward. Venus is in caring Cancer until the 26th, Mercury is in organized Virgo all month until the 31st, when it backs into romantic Leo. Sun to moves practical Virgo on the 22nd.

Days to be mindful are the 3rd : Uranus Stationary retrograde; the 4th: Jupiter square Pluto; the 12th: Mercury retrograde; the 15th: Venus opposing Pluto; the 24th: Venus square Uranus; the 25th: Saturn turns direct. Nothing too fierce or strenuous here to deal with except the eclipse. Propitious or potentially helpful days are the 10th: Mercury sextile Venus and sun sextile Jupiter; 11th: Venus trine Neptune; 13th: Sun trine Saturn; the 20th: Jupiter sextile Mars; 21st: Sun trine Uranus; 22nd: Mars trine Saturn; the 26th: Sun conjunct Mercury; the 27th: Jupiter sextile Saturn.  Look for opportunities with sextiles.


- August 2017 -

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Mon 1st Cheerful Sagittarius Moon begins the month with joy.
Tue 2nd Generous Sagittarius Moon helps celebrate the harvest
Wed 3rd The 77th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is held the first full week in August (Aug 3rd - Aug 13th 2015) - Athletic Sagittarius Moon makes for an active day. Uranus stationary Retrograde means expect the unexpected
Thur 4th Diligent Capricorn Moon helps make meaningful activity
Fri 5th Ambitious Capricorn Moon helps make big plans
Sat 6th A Day of remembrance The bombing of Hiroshima 1945 - Fun loving Aquarius Moon makes for smiles throughout the day
Sun 7th Friendly Aquarius Moon makes for enjoyment in good company. Lunar eclipse signifies a change to begin now. Make plans to benefit others
Mon 8th Original thinking Aquarius Moon makes for inventive solutions, 5 PM Compassionate Pisces Moon says call a friend to cheer him or her up.
Tue 9th A Day of remembrance The bombing of Nagasaki 1945 - Kindly Pisces Moon suggests we do good deeds
Wed 10th Loving Pisces Moon helps spread good vibes
Thur 11th Active Aries Moon helps get us up and moving. Venus/Neptune trine helps with music for spiritual experiences
Fri 12th Impetuous Aries Moon energy needs to be reined in, as Mercury turns retrograde for the next 3 weeks.
Sat 13th Earthy Taurus Moon says spend time gardening or polishing silver
Sun 14th Steady Taurus Moon says carry on with whatever tasks need doing
Mon 15th Birth of Napoleon Bonaparte - Musical Taurus Moon suggests harmonizing with others
Tue 16th Chatty Gemini Moon makes for a day of good communication. Venus/Jupiter square says be wary of excess spending or consumption
Wed 17th Gossipy Gemini Moon says telling tales is fun but speak well of others. 12 PM Kindly Cancer Moon says look out for the family
Thur 18th Hospitable Cancer Moon suggests plans to entertain friends and family
Fri 19th Shy Cancer Moon energy might keep you working at home. 2 PM Fun loving Leo Moon could get you and about
Sat 20th Romantic Leo Moon says spend time with loved ones. Sun/Uranus Trine might spark new ideas and solutions
Sun 21st Creative Leo Moon hosts the potentially life changing eclipse, lingering Trine effects could enhance realizations. Venus/Pluto opposition may speed transformations. 4 PM Analytical Virgo Moon helps make sense of it all
Mon 22nd Organized Virgo Moon helps pick up the pieces and arrange them. Sun into Virgo ushers in diligence
Tue 23rd Particular Virgo Moon helps us proceed with perceptive care
Wed 24th Gentle Libra Moon says seek out beauty. Venus/Uranus square could help bring unusual choices
Thur 25th Artistic Libra Moon says practice your art. Saturn turns direct enhancing progress with structure and order
Fri 26th Scientific Scorpio Moon helps find solutions to problems
Sat 27th Passionate Scorpio Moon suggests a lovers tryst. Jupiter/Saturn sextile brings a potential for long term benefit
Sun 28th 28 Persistent Scorpio Moon helps us stick to tasks, 4 PM playful Sagittarius Moon says get out of doors
Mon 29th Adventuresome Sagittarius Moon says plan a trip today
Tue 30th Philosophical Sagittarius Moon helps us keep calm
Wed 31st Hard working Capricorn Moon helps get things done. Mercury backs into Playful Leo for a return to thoughts of fun

- August 2017 -
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Holidays &  Other Interesting events happening in AUGUST:
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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 3rd - 13th 2017 is the 77th 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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