August ’13 Astrology

” We cannot wait for great visions from great people, for they are in short supply… It is up to us to light our own small fires in the darkness.” Charles Handy*

The Uranus/Mars square will be with us through the middle of the month. Under this influence it is best to exercise caution and have extra patience when dealing with others, when driving and when moving around in general. Avoid rushing and impulsive action.

Through the 9th the Sun makes a trine to Uranus. Under this beneficent influence look for doors that may be opening – doors to new, innovative ideas and solutions. Opportunities can abound.

The New Moon at 14 Leo is on the 6th. This is a powerful time for intention setting due to its proximity to the Jupiter/Uranus square. Planetary forces are supportive of transformation now.

From the 8th through the 17th Mercury squares Saturn. Keep communications clear. Work patiently with attention to detail as obstacles arise.

From the 11th through the 19th Mercury will be trining Uranus.This is the aspect of the visionary, the off the grid thinker, the magus who knows how to turn thoughts into reality. It can be a freeing aspect – helping to unblock areas of life that feel stagnant or stuck. Be open to innovative insights.

The Moon waxes full at 28 degrees of Aquarius strengthening the visionary energy which abounds all month.

The Jupiter/Uranus square is building through the month and exact on the 21st. This aspect can increase the desire for excitement and fun. It increases the willingness to experiment, take risks and face challenges. It can bring about significant change.Just a word to the wise – use the energy well. Avoid excess and keep moderation in the picture.

At the end of the month Venus will enter the Uranus/Pluto square. This can bring up challenges related to relationships, self esteem and finances. If you are looking for significant changes in these areas of life this would be a good time to work on them – keeping patience, clarity and moderation in the picture.

*quote The Age of Paradox by Charles Handy