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August: A Happy Sun and a Blue Moon

Maria DeSimone
A Happy Sun and a Blue Moon

It's August, and the Sun is in command, burning brightly -- even ostentatious at times. This month the Sun will enjoy complete stability, due to a lovely aspect to Saturn (planet of structure and endurance) that will be exact on the morning of Aug. 17. The same day there is also a perfect New Moon in Leo, which is our annual "playtime" lunation.

Leo rules everything that gives you joy and warmth ... even tingles. Leo rules love and romance, children, creative enterprise and whatever it is you do for fun. So, yes, plant seeds for romance or another pleasurable endeavor in the two weeks following this lunation. It will be fabulous!

Venus, the planet of love, will enter tender Cancer on Aug. 7, and from Aug. 14 - 16 love will be quite intense for those with planets near an early degree of the Cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn) because Venus will oppose Pluto and square Uranus all at once. An unexpected love or financial development is possible, and it appears to be stressful, so buckle up. Thankfully, it'll be a very temporary ride.

Once Mercury turns direct on Aug. 8, the rest of August will feel more balanced, and for those of you with planets or angles in the early degrees of a fixed sign (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius) or for those ruled by Mercury (Gemini, Virgo) any communication mishaps will smooth over. You do have a green light to enjoy the rest of the summer now, trust me!

So why do I mention anything "blue?" Am I trying to ruin the rest of your summer? Not at all!

This month we simply have two Full Moons in the same calendar month. The second is dubbed a "blue moon," but it doesn't imply a sad month at all. I will say, however, that if you have planets or points near the degree of both Full Moons, you can expect your month to be one wild, emotional roller coaster. That is just the emotionally charged nature of any Full Moon.

The first Full Moon happens at 10 degrees Aquarius on Aug. 1, and Mercury is retrograde in Leo at this time, so if you have planets near those early degrees of any fixed sign, I do believe you'll feel this one as emotionally charged miscommunication. The second Full Moon occurs at 9 degrees of Pisces on Aug. 31, and it will be a sensitive, reflective Full Moon, thanks to the heavy water energy.

Personally, I don't plan to focus on either Full Moon this month -- blue or otherwise. I'm all about the Leo New Moon at 25 degrees. It's love, it's joy, it's pleasure.

It's HOT!

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