August 2012 Forecast
Whatever your Sun Sign, this forecast
will help you make the best use of each month’s astrological
energies. Events are most powerful on the dates listed. However,
their influence will be active for at least several days before and
after. All dates and times are in the U.S. eastern time zone.
Everyone is affected by these global transits. However, you will be
most powerfully impacted when moving planets activate natal planets
and other sensitive points in your personal horoscope.
The pervasive energies of revolutionary
transformation (Uranus-Pluto square), as well as universal love,
compassion and spiritual awakening (Neptune in Pisces), are now
active, and will be for years to come.
It's best to avoid starting important new
projects or making major purchases during these times. "Business as
usual" is the best strategy for these periods.
8/3, 3:25 am - 10 am (Pisces)
8/5, 1:57 pm - 5 pm (Aries)
8/7, 4:05 pm – 8/8, 3:30 am (Taurus)
8/9, 2:56 pm – 8/10, 4:12 pm (Gemini)
8/12, 5:50 pm – 8/13, 4:29 am (Cancer)
8/15, 4:22 am - 2:06 pm (Leo)
8/17, 1:56 pm - 8:35 pm (Virgo)
8/18, 7:27 pm – 8/20, 12:47 am (Libra)
8/22, 3:14 am - 3:55 am (Scorpio)
8/23, 5:35 am – 8/24, 6:52 am (Sagittarius)
8/26, 2:40 am - 10 am (Capricorn)
8/28, 6:34 am - 1:40 pm (Aquarius)
8/30, 1:49 pm - 6:33 pm (Pisces)
August opens with a
Full Moon at 11:27 PM (10°15'
Aquarius). For starters, take stock of how fully you've developed
your uniqueness, and how well you're expressing it. Are you using
your special talents for the greater good? And are you following
your intuitive flashes?
You can enjoy expansive support for all this,
along with an extra measure of luck. And the intuitive flashes
mentioned above are significantly empowered.
for this lunation is,
“During a silent hour, a man
receives a new inspiration which may change his life.”
Inspiration is abundantly available. Now it's up to you to create
that “silent hour” so that you can hear the still small voice
What will you be doing with the extra vitality that's available
today? Possibilities include fun in the sun, sharing your creative
gifts with others, and stepping into appropriate positions of
Let today's actions be based on true
intuitive guidance, rather than egoic delusion. Sacred sexuality is
empowered, and there's a nice mix of productivity and inspiration.
Fuzzy or confused thinking is a possible pitfall now. But the more
conscious you've become of your true divine nature, the more you can
receive the turn-by-turn directions of “divine GPS.” There's also
plenty of creative inspiration in the air.
8/7 (Tue). Venus
enters Cancer today, where she
will remain through 9/6. This is a good time to harmonize
relationships with family, both the blood relatives you grew up with
and your own spouse and kids (assuming you have some.)
8/8 (Wed). Mercury
completes its retrograde today,
turning direct at 1:41 AM. Rather than jumping into those new
projects right away, consider waiting until after the New Moon on
8/17. New initiatives tend to fare better under a waxing Moon.
Relationships, creativity and finance could
experience both stimulation and challenge. This phenomenon starts
today, peaks on 8/15 and wraps up on 8/22. Stay open to
revolutionary transformation in these three areas. Also, pay special
attention to paradigm shifts and transformation in your dealings at
home and with your birth family.
Ready for an easy flow of divinely inspired creativity? How about a
closer connection with the divine, or with the divine essence within
someone or something here on earth? It's all available
Be sure you're communicating clearly: wires can get crossed right
now. Tune in to your intuitive guidance if your rational mind isn't
firing on all cylinders. However, it can be a great time to bless
others with the fruits of your creative inspiration.
Are old wounds being unexpectedly triggered? If
so, listen for intuitive flashes that tell you how to heal them.
Your own healing and mentoring skills may also be electrified. And
you have plenty of time to work with this energy: it will persevere
into the early 2020s
The theme of potential wounding arises again today. But it's also a
good time to smooth any ruffled feathers in your close
There's a tremendous amount of energy being
focused into individual expression today thru 8/17. Whether that
expresses as egomaniacal self-aggrandizement, or truly serving
others with your creative gifts, depends on you.
There's a challenging but powerful opportunity to bring meaningful
transformation into your relationships (especially family), creative
expression and finance. There's also a powerful “Energizer Bunny”
effect now in play to amplify your endurance.
The more you follow your intuitive
flashes in the areas of relationship, finance and creativity – even
if a paradigm shift is called for -- the less you'll have to endure
unexpected craziness and chaos! And healing in all of these areas
can flow smoothly and easily now.
Vitality and creative expression get a boost today, as do stability
The August New Moon
lines up today at 11:54 AM (25°08' Leo). It supports new energy
directed into leadership, performance, playfulness, children, and
risk-taking, as well as relaxing and having fun! The “Energizer
Bunny” aspect mentioned above lends endurance to whatever new
beginnings you make.
for this New Moon is, ”After a heavy storm, a rainbow appears.” It
doesn't take a genius to interpret this one: it clearly alludes to
new hope and opportunity after a period of significant challenge.
Keep this in mind if you're going through a rough patch.
It's an amazing day to question sacred cows, open to new
possibilities, and receive intuitive flashes. Giving or receiving
mentoring, as well as healing (mental or hands-on), is also
supported. Some of this may require some potentially uncomfortable
adjustments -- but what meaningful change doesn't?
Empowerment of creative productivity, inspiration on how to
transform relationships, and fresh insights on financial management
are all in the air today.
Feeling an extra buzz of vitality? How about indulging in some
creative expression, playing with the kids, or just having fun?
8/22 (Wed). The Sun
enters Virgo today, whence it
will radiate the energy of health-consciousness, meticulous
attention to detail, and service. Practical inspiration is also in
the air, along with the urge to gather and share information.
8/23 (Thu). Mars
enters Scorpio today, and
transits the Sign of the Scorpion through 10/6. Mars is the ancient
ruler of Scorpio, so the energies of transformation, sexuality, new
beginnings and fighting for a worthy cause are all more easily
expanded desire for altered
states? Rather than overdoing drugs, alcohol or escapism, consider
the more natural and life-affirming high available through
meditation, or the flow state of immersive creative expression.
This is also a great opportunity to flow divine energy to
others. This invocation will do the trick: “Spirit, please flow the
energy through me to serve [name of person's highest good.” Then
passively observe your breath and feel what the divine pours through
Tantric sex, anyone? Today's energy is ideal for infusing carnal
ecstasy with the infinitely more ecstatic energy of the divine.
Other activities in which prana is consciously experienced during
physical activity – such as ecstatic dance, yoga, tai chi and chi
gung – are also supported. This also a great time to take action on
Lots of energy is available for healing and service, as well as your
usual daily activities, today. Learning, writing and verbal
expression are also strongly and smoothly supported, as is creative
Unexpected circumstances may call for a necessary adjustment,
especially if you earlier failed to heed an intuitive flash. (You
know, the one that would have prevented all this bother in the first
place?) Or perhaps any challenge you're experiencing is in perfect
divine order, since the current astrological energies are
tailor-made to bring up old wounds for healing.
The final day of August brings us
a Blue Moon: the second
Full Moon in a month. It shines
forth today at 9:58 AM (8°33' Pisces). Take stock of how
“full-filled” you are with your level of intoxicant use, escapist
activity, spiritual awareness, and divinely inspired creativity.
All of the slowest planets aspect
this Full Moon, empowering it to
an unusually high degree. Chiron highlights the themes of wounding,
healing and mentoring. Pluto suggests transformation and some sort
of death-and-rebirth process, while Uranus calls for paradigm shift
and awakening to your authentic self. And Neptune reminds us that
deepening our divine consciousness makes it a whole lot easier to
work with everything the planets are throwing us
Finally, as if things weren't intense
enough, aspects from Mars and Jupiter bring the pot to a rolling
for this Blue Moon is,
“The race begins: intent on
outdistancing his rivals, a jockey spurs his horse to great speed.”
This dynamic image certainly matches the intense vibe of this
lunation! To cultivate inner growth from this symbol, imagine the
jockey as your consciousness, the horse as your concentration, and
the “rivals” as the thoughts and emotions trying to distract you
from the pure awareness that leads to spiritual awakening.
Or you can just go place a bet at the track ;-)
The final astrological event of the month is
Mercury's entry into Virgo,
where it will remain through 9/16. This amplifies the same energies
the Sun is currently illuminating: health-consciousness, meticulous
attention to detail, and service. Virgo can have a tendency to
undervalue its service, so be sure to get as good as you give.
ItsAllGoodAstrology.com, is based in
Asheville, NC. He is an astrologer and shamanic healer with
clients worldwide. and hosts
This Week in Astrology, on
iTunes. He can be contacted at