August 2016

Astrological forecast for August 2016

The last month of the Summer of 2016 is generally a positive and harmonious time for all of us!

The dynamic Sun in Leo and earthly presence of Virgo creates a constructive energy and resourcefulness in August 2016.

August 2016 is colored by the Variable T-square between Saturn in Sagittarius, the North Node in Virgo and Neptune in Pisces.

The planetary protagonists this month are the lovely Venus, the quick Mercury in Virgo and the red warrior Mars in Sagittarius.

At the end of the month, Mercury, our fast messenger, turns retrograde for the third time this year. The so-called shadow period starts on 10 August 2016.
August 2016 is most beneficial for the Water signs Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces, but also the Fire signs Aries, Leo and Sagittarius can count on the support of Uranus in Aries. The air signs Gemini, Libra and Aquarius can count on the support of Mercury. The earth signs Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn are supported by the unshakable Saturn in Sagittarius.

August 2016 opens with promising a vibrant Trine between Venus and Uranus.
The Sun in Leo forms a constructive Trine with Saturn in Sagittarius.
We celebrate the feast of Lammas or Lughnassadh in the Northern Hemisphere. It’s the time of harvest, abundance and fulfillment. Nature is at its peak and slowly the early signs of Autumn appear.

Despite the positive mood there are also bumps and obstacles this month.

The lovely Venus hurries this month through three zodiac signs and colors August 2016.
From August 1 to August 5, 2016 she visits Leo, from August 6 to August 30, Venus visits Virgo. Venus enters her own sign Libra from 31 August 2016.
This strong, but ambiguous influence of Venus this month affects all types of relationships, financial markets and business. Walk this month the path of caution. Don’t delay, but remain vigilant and cautious when signing contracts. In all forms of relationships, there are irritations resulting from irrational fears.

On August 2, 2016, there is a fiery New Moon in Leo.

Read more in NEWS on this website.

From August 3, 2016 Mars enters the fire sign Sagittarius. The red warrior will stay there until September 27, 2016.

From August 7, 2016 a T-Square in Variable characters is formed between Mercury at 10º Virgo, the North Node at 12º Virgo and Saturn in Sagittarius at 9º and Neptune at 11º Pisces.

On August 8, 2016 Venus in Virgo reinforces this T-Square with her presence.

On August 9, 2016 Mercury melts along with the North Node at 12º Virgo. With this aspect, things become clear and people tell like it is.

The Perseid meteor shower is every year from July 17th to August 24th. The climax takes place on 11, 12 and August 13, 2016. This extremely bright meteor shower in the constellation Perseus comes from the Comet Swift-Tuttle.

On August 12, 2016, there is an opposition between a stellium of Mercury, Venus, the North Node and Jupiter in Virgo opposite Chiron in Pisces.
This earthly Stellium holds ten days. This energy strengthens the division in social relations. It seems that all in the world is divided into two camps.
During this time, decisions are made. Will we choose for unity or further polarization?
In this volatile period there will be turmoil, scarcity, loss, illness, but also of extreme weather events such as floods and earthquakes.

On August 13 2016 Saturn turns direct again on 9º Sagittarius again after a long period of retrogradation since March 25, 2016. In the second half of the month, Saturn will be fired up by the red warrior Mars!
During this period of retrogradation, projects, rules, regulations, plans and ideas devised in the end of 2015, were improved, corrected and adjusted. Decisions from above as governments, agencies and the judiciary will be implemented.
In the coming period we see restructuring of themes that have to do with truth, justice, foreign countries, the refugee problem, development awareness and belief systems.

The conjunction of the red warrior Mars with Saturn in Sagittarius in the second half of August 2016 marks the start of another period of Saturn square Neptune. Mars reactivates between 19 and August 30, 2016 this karmic square between Saturn and Neptune. This suggests global conflicts and religious extremism. This period of heightened tension falls between August 29 and September 21, 2016.
Mars conjunct Saturn shows droughts, scarcities and shortages. Both in food supply and in the financial markets. This alignment allows for a new global recession and increases the risk of extreme weather, tornadoes, earthquakes, fires, war and terrorism.
Mars and Saturn form an exact conjunction in Sagittarius 9º on 23 and August 24, 2016. The Mars-Saturn conjunction in Sagittarius has rallied alongside the fixed star Antares and is visible to the naked eye in the southwest.
The effect of the T-square of Mars and Saturn in Sagittarius, the North Node in Virgo and Neptune in Pisces leads to shocking revelations, false flag operations, extreme forms of media deception to manipulate public opinion in order to justify war. Mars leaves Sagittarius on September 27, 2016

On August 18, 2016 there is a 25º Full Moon in Aquarius. Read more in NEWS on this website.

Mercury joins Jupiter from August 20 to September 9, 2016. And that is a little boost for the economy. It is not going to be easy in the next months.

On August 25, 2016 there is a Mutable Grand Cross formed by the Sun and the North Node in Virgo, the Moon in Gemini, Neptune in Pisces and Saturn and Mars in Sagittarius. Because of this, there will be increased tension in the world.

On 27 and 28 August 2016 Venus is in the arms of the Great Benefactor Jupiter. This royal conjunction is visible with the naked eye low on the horizon visible. A soothing and optimistic energy.

On 29 and August 30, 2016 the red planet Mars at 12º Sagittarius forms a square aspect with the North Node at 12º Virgo. On August 29, 2016 Mercury merges with Venus in Virgo. With this position, we wonder what on earth we are doing. Demonstrations are expected with this conjunction.

From August 30, 2016 Mercury in Virgo retrogrades until September 22, 2016.
Mercury is communication, education, thinking and perception. Mercury is the media, publishing, broadcasting, pod-casting, radio and TV. Computers, cars and technology may suffer damage during Mercury retrograde.
This Mercury retrograde period in Virgo is also about protecting and improving the environment and ecologically sustainable use of raw materials and natural resources.
Due to this retrogration, Mercury remains longer in Virgo, until October 7, 2016. A period of re-evaluation, re-form, and re-invent and reversing mistakes from the past.
A period of splitting hairs and the smallest details. That is mainly because during the long period when Mars was retrograded this spring no results have been achieved or intended efforts have not been rewarded. It's now or never!

We conclude August 2016 with another a T-square between the Sun and the North Node in Virgo, Mars and Saturn in Sagittarius and Neptune in Pisces.

And last but not least the entrance of Venus in her own zodiac sign of Libra on the last day of the month. For the next three weeks, we want a lot, but do not know what we want.

Wishing you a lively month of August!