sunflowersAstrology Forecast – AUGUST 2016– all times ET:

The Leo New Moon occurs on AUGUST 2 at 4:44 PM ET. The degree of the New Moon is 10° Leo 58”.

There is a rogue Lunar Eclipse in August 2016; an Aquarius Full Moon on AUGUST 18 at 25° Aquarius 52” at 5:26 AM ET. Although it is the only eclipse in August, it is followed by two eclipses in September.

Read more on the daily post for the details of these Moons. Do you want access to the month ahead, before the day posts? Get the word in advance, via the Perfect Planner.

Mercury Retrograde – Mercury goes retrograde on August 30 in the sign of Virgo. This time, be especially mindful and careful with conversations about health and co-workers.  In the sign of Virgo, it’s even more symbolic of mishaps with details, editing and appointments.

When Uranus Retrograde, you can tap your inner fire through meditation and creative exploration, which can bring a wealth of ideas.

Uranus symbolizes the unexpected, inspiration, revolution and need for freedom. Uranus retrograde tends to indicate more shocks than when the planet is in direct motion, because we are not aware of what’s percolating under the surface until it erupts.

When retrograde, a planet actually seems to retrace its steps and for Uranus, this means the past several months. It will be retrograde until December 29, so you may experience a sudden move, revelation or upset during this time, especially if you’ve planets in Aries, Cancer, Libra or Capricorn.

Keep in mind that Uranus is known as the Great Awakener. Whatever happens, face it with eyes and heart wide open for the best results. Uranus is Retrograde July 29 – December 29, 2016.

Jupiter is in Virgo through early September 2016. Jupiter is the planet of good fortune and expansion. Now in direct motion, when it is teamed with a GOOD DAY, it is an auspicious time to start new ventures and investments. To read about this cycle, go to… 

Saturn in Sagittarius: Saturn symbolizes discipline, responsibility, limits and fears in legal matters, higher education, travel and publishing. Saturn is now in retrograde motion. If you want to know more or how Saturn in Sagittarius may affect you, go to… 

Moon Void-of-Course: Each sign is 30°; there are 12 signs in the 360° zodiacal wheel. Void-of-course (VOC) moon periods occur when the moon passes the degree of a sign when it no longer makes a geometric picture with any other planet — until it enters the next sign. Since the moon symbolizes emotional attachment, the void-of-course creates a nebulous period for decisions. People make most decisions through emotions. When the moon is VOC, people do not care as much about the outcome. This can work in your favor or not, depending on the results you want. For Moon VOC (void of course) Defined…

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