The Summer of August 2017 begins with the festival of Lugnasadh or Lammas. The harvest festival of Lughnasadh announces the end of Summer and the beginning of Autumn.
The days become shorter, the colors are changing around us.
However, August is also a cosmic rollercoaster of a series of successive hefty aspects.
The whole month of August 2017 marks a period of instability in the world due to the retrograde Uranus, the square Jupiter and Pluto, the Partial Lunar Eclipse on August 7, 2017 and the Total Solar Eclipse of 21 August 2017.
The groundbreaking Uranus in Aries goes in retrograde from 3 August 2017 until January 1, 2018. The powerful energies of change and breakthrough are even stronger and unpredictable during this retrograde period.
During this period, the global political scene in the world can be very explosive.
Political issues appear to be insoluble and parties are opposed to one another.
The retrograde energy is restless and especially impatient.
Humanity longs for change, but nobody knows exactly how to implement them.
Read more about Uranus in retrograde under NEWS on this website.
In the first week of August 2017 volatile energy may lead to unexpected changes or disturbances. Expect the unexpected, especially when Jupiter in Libra is heading to form a next exact square with Pluto in Capricorn on August 4, 2017.
Revolt against repression, sudden unexpected mass demonstrations and a primary urge for freedom marks this period.
Unforeseen revolutions change the political landscape from one day to another. A flammable, volatile period of fighting for independence and combating injustice and inequality.
On August 4, 2017, the last exact square takes place in a series of three squares between Jupiter in Libra and Pluto in Capricorn. Jupiter in Libra square Pluto in Capricorn is a generation aspect challenging existing structures.
The first square was on November 24, 2016. The second square was March 30, 2017.
The third and last exact square leads to tension in the world and revelations regarding power and corruption in existing power structures.
Because Pluto is still retrograde until September 28, 2017, these tensions are caused by deep-rooted anxiety. Fear and greed. It's about money and power.
We want too much. We want the best of two worlds.
The transforming power of Pluto collides with the Great Benefactor Jupiter.
Because of the influence of Pluto, a power struggle soon arises, which,fueled by Jupiter, could go completely out of hand both in the world and in interrelationships.
There will be political demagogy, unethical conditions, overestimation and overpower, which may lead to unwise financial choices and disastrous consequences.
The urge to make big changes is strong.
If this energy would be directed in a positve way, great progress would be made in reorganizing, reforming and restructuring a meaningful and sustainable community, business or government projects.
On August 7, 2017 the Partial Lunar Eclipse will take place at 15º in Aquarius.
The Full Moon in Aquarius overshadows the Sun in Leo. The Light or Consciousness, translated into the Sun or the Ego, is overshadowed so that out of the unconscious, translated by the Moon, the hidden desires and intuitive powers come out. During a Lunar Eclipse, the enhanced instinctive and intuitive forces of the Moon are brought to the surface of consciousness, so that new energies can arise. Karmically, this is a powerful emotional period in which we can free us from the past to focus on the future.
As mentioned, this is a partial Lunar Eclipse, a so-called penumbral Moon Eclipse, which will not be well perceived for us on Earth. However, this influence is so strong that it will be felt until the end of this year. In the world we are dealing with witheld information, abuse of power and unscrupulous manipulation. Social relationships and friendships are being tested. Masks fall off.
Expect the unexpected during this period with Uranus in retrograde, ruler of Aquarius. Mars in Leo activates the Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius. Eclipses are unpredictable and this influence makes it even more unpredictable. In the coming months, the revealing truth comes out and this truth will be very different from what we have thought. The Lunar Eclipse is not noticeable in the Netherlands, but can be seen in eastern Africa, central Asia, the Indian Ocean and Australia.
Read more about this Lunar Eclipse under
The coming days after the Lunar Eclipse will be stained by delinquency now Mercurius in Virgo slows down to go in retrograde from August 13, 2017.
Mercury in retrograde can tease us in these days with surprising and less surprising developments, so keep your eyes and ears wide open.
On August 11, 2017 there is an exact semi-square between Uranus in Aries and Neptune in Pisces. This planetary challenge began in June 2016, but became stronger this Summer and so it will be exact on August 11, 2017. This planetary challenge will be strongly felt in the world around us until October 2017.
The power field of Uranus and Neptune reflects our perception of the time we live and the possibilities for us, our collective future image.
The cycle of Uranus and Neptune is a 172-year cycle. The current cycle of Uranus and Neptune in Aquarius began in 1985 and lasted until 2001. This conjunction heralded the era of the Internet, the world wide web, mobile telephony and endless technological wireless developments to overcome distances and to be able to communicate world wide. Our communication capabilities are now part of daily life and control our lives through the worldwide connectivity through computers, iPads, mobile phones, GPS, security systems, social media, Facebook, Twitter, etc. We are faced with the unpleasantness of these developments with identity theft, privacy violations, fake news, accidents when using the mobile phone, cyberbullying and worldwide hacking of electronic information and systems.
From 11 to 14 August 2017, we are looking forward to the annual Perseid Meteor shower. These meteors consist debris from the Swift-Tuttle comet. The Perseids is the best known meteor shower and is visible from 23 July to 22 August 2017, but from 11 to 12 August 2017, 100 meteors per hour can be observed.
From August 13, 2017, Mercury in Virgo turns retrograde. The winged messenger Mercury is retrograde every three months. During this energetic period until September 4, 2017, this Mercury
in retrograde can lead to disturbances and delays in world trade, communications, transport, travel and global technological disturbances. When signing a contract, attention should be paid to the small print, because important important details can be overlooked.
Mercury is the planetary ruler of earthly Virgo. Mercury's in retrograde is therefore the best period for detailed analysis, review, evaluation and reassessment. The whole retrograde period of Mercury lasts until the New Moon in Virgo on September 20, 2017.
On August 13, 2017 there is an optimistic Great Trine in Fire formed by the Sun in Leo with Saturn and Uranus in Aries. We finally see progress and again a silver lining!
However, after this quiet intermezzo, on August 16, 2017, the spark can all of a sudden ignite when Venus in Cancer and Pluto in Capricorn cross swords in the heavenly arena. Social conditions are on high alert in the world around us and in personal relationships.
It will be a great challenge to meet each other or find each other.
On August 21, 2017 there is a total Solar Eclipse on 28º in fire sign of Leo.
This Total Solar Eclipse is fueled by the red warrior Mars in Leo, Saturn in Sagittarius and Uranus in Aries. This fiery event has a special meaning for anyone who has the ASC, MC, Planets or Lights in Leo, Aquarius, Taurus and Scorpion in the natal chart. Virgo, Pisces, Gemini and Sagittarius are also influenced by this passionate Solar Eclipse and are faced with major changes. These signs have been feeling it coming for some time now, and what is will become clear in the coming months.
The Moon shifts between the Earth and the Sun darkens the Light of the Sun. The Moon is removed too far from Earth and does not obscure the entire Sun. So we see a 'ring of fire'.
The path of this rare Total Solar Eclipse goes from the west coast to the east coast of the United States. The last Total Solar Eclipse of Eclipse that took place in the United States was in 1918 and the next will take place in 2024.
Read more about this total Solar Eclipse under NEWS on this website.
The days after the total Solar Eclipse will be restless.
Particularly due to Mercury in Virgo in retrograde we are faced with surprising developments in the area of healthcare and employment.
The field of tension formed by the Moon in Libra conjunct Jupiter opposite Uranus in Aries square Pluto in Capricorn and Venus in Cancer leads to stressfull relationships related to personal space and the degree of freedom within the relationship.
On August 23, 2017, the Sun enters the earthly empire of Virgo.
The arrival of the Sun in Virgo means the early transition from Summer to the Autumnal Equinox on September 21, 2017 for the Northern Hemisphere.
On August 25, 2017, Saturn turns direct in Sagittarius after a long retrograde period since April 6, 2017.
However, the shadow period remains until December 1, 2017 until Saturn reaches 27°47 Sagittarius again which is the starting position of this period of retrogradation. From that moment on, this educational retrograde period of Saturn in Sagittarius is completed.
The lesson of this retrograde Saturn of 2017 is that only the truth will free us. The direct Saturn supports us to make further steps to life with this knowledge.
It's the last time Saturn will turn direct in Sagittarius before Saturn enters Capricorn from December 20, 2017.
From August 25, 2017 to November 30, 2017, Saturn will focus its powerful and ghastly energy on the issues that have been in the news since December 2016. Progress can be made if we are willing to work together for a common purpose.
In the period of the direct Saturn in Sagittarius, governments are formed and plans are being put in motion hat were suspended during the retrograde period, especially from August 26, 2017 when the Sun merges with Mercury in retrograde.
On August 27, 2017, the frivolous Venus enters the fiery empire of King Leo. The next four weeks will be filled with creativity, art and culture.
Jupiter in Libra is also in an exact sextile with Saturn in Sagittarius.
This harmonious relationship shows that the most sustainable results are achieved with integrity, economy and with patience.
However, the last week of August 2017 shows some upheaval.
The First Quarter Phase of the Moon in Sagittarius on August 29, 2017 might become a real challenge for traveling.
On August 30, 2017, the midpoint of the Sun in Virgo with Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn indicates a special event in the world.
There is much to be done if we are willing to work together.
Let's work together and stop working against each other!
Wishing all of you a magical month of August!