Thursday, July 25, 2013

Almost Status Quo (August Transits)

photo by Patricia Herlevi
I'm not seeing anything that are both major and new coming up in August (perhaps with all these asteroids and planets moving in the sky, I'm missing something). We will continue with the Cardinal T-Square with Mars in Cancer forming an exact square with Uranus in Aries on August 1 and the square continues until August 5th.  Uranus also squares Pluto with a 3 degree orb and Pluto opposes Mars in Cancer.  As Mars slides out of the T-Square, Jupiter who had conjuncted Mars earlier holds the Cardinal T-Cross with Uranus and Pluto throughout the remainder of the month.  So expect lots of tension, pushiness, impatience, angry youth with too much idealistic thinking and even trouble in the areas of religion.

Mars moves into Leo on August 29 where the pushy sentiments and bursts of tears in Cancer will be replaced by high drama surfacing around entitlements from young people feeling like they deserve a car, or the right job (even though they haven't earned it) to wealthy people and corporations receiving entitlements from the government on the tax-payer's dime.  When Mars transits through Cancer, we feel entitled, and rightly so, to food, nourishment and self-care, but when Mars moves into Leo, it's more about extravagance and receiving attention, if not time on the proverbial soapbox. Just make sure that your topic isn't all about you because people will grow tired of the "me me me" attitude quickly under the conditions of the Cardinal T-Square. Uranus in Aries will bolster Mars in Leo, up until a point.  Whereas, the inconjunct to Pluto will cause some friction.  Enough with the posturing already, says Pluto, get real and get down to business.

That beautiful Grand Water Trine we experienced with Jupiter, Saturn and Neptune fades early in the month as Jupiter pushes ahead. However, we still experience a trine with Saturn and Neptune which at least helps us ground our dreams in reality.  If Neptune in his own sign Pisces grows to wishy washy, Saturn will take care of that by making Neptune take stock.

Venus, Wikipedia
At the beginning of the month Venus in Virgo forms an inconjunction with Uranus in Aries, but a trine with Pluto in Capricorn, at least bringing some ease to the T-Square, but this only last for a few days in which we will be asked to take stock of our health, our daily routine and how we present ourselves in the world.  Have we been so busy that we haven't taken care of our physical needs? Do we need to get a massage, a haircut, or change our diet at this time? While Pluto in Capricorn will ask us to transform the structure of our lives, Venus in Virgo is asking us to change the structure of our daily routine and take better care of our bodies. Venus moves into her own sign Libra (co-ruler with Taurus) on August 17 and her tone will change from critical and nit picky to diplomatic and alluring.

The Sun in Leo squares the North Node in Scorpio the first week of the month with the North Node forming an inconjunct with Uranus in Aries and a trine with Chiron.  This tells me that we will look deeper at how we see ourselves in the world. We will consciously seek out our true identity, but this will feel disruptive or that we aren't able to receive a clear message with erratic Uranus involved.  Childhood issues will surface for healing now, especially for people with Chiron in Pisces or its opposite sign Virgo, but Chiron in Gemini and Sagittarius folks need to pay attention too.  Could all this come in the form of an identity crisis?  Most of this energy will happen below the surface since the North Node, Uranus and Chiron are all retrograde during this period.

photo by Patricia Herlevi

We were blessed in July with the Grand Water Trine and so will feel like we're coming off of what felt like a vacation from the daily grind when August arrives.  The first week in August will feel like the most difficult as it forces us to delve into our psyches and do necessary healing of emotional issues.  If we feel anger, resentment, bitterness or any other challenging emotion, we will see this reflected in the outer world, either directly or indirectly.  We will also experience Juno in Aquarius opposing Vesta in Leo the first week of August, which again puts women in the spotlight.  Women will grow tired of images projected upon them and seek their true identities.

You'll probably hear a lot of roaring at this time too from women who have felt like "kept" or "confined" women.  The dichotomy of the whore verses the virgin and the queen that thinks she rules the palace, but is really mentally and emotionally kept in the dark.  Women will confront feeling like puppets or supermodels with a cause.  Meaning, it's what we do as women that counts more and not how we look doing it.  Since we think of the earth as female, Mother Earth, she will also rebel against mistreatment and abuse of her natural resources.

To repeat the lines at the end of Patricia Roxema's cinematic version of Jane Austen's Mansfield Park, "It could have happened that way, but it didn't."  Meaning, all the scenarios I present here are probable, but changeable.  Does anyone really know what the future has in store for us, especially when we are dealing with multiple dimensions and possible interpretations of the planets' conversations in the vast Universe?

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