The August Planetary Illuminations are posted now and you can read them in their entirety here. If you are on my mailing list (and if you’re not, scroll down on the sidebar and sign up!) you will receive your report translated into English in your email box.
Meanwhile, here is the introduction to get you started:
The month of August begins with the Star of David and Grand Sextile still in effect, though it is waning. You can read more about that configuration here, but it contained an alignment of eight planets including Chiron with a variety of powerful inter aspects. Its effect has been to expand and open up the powerful energies of the bigger and more dynamic alignment (square) between Uranus (radical change) and Pluto (depth and transformation).
We still have a preponderance of the water element which gives us greater access to feelings and our inner worlds, but the air element is lacking. Air gives us perspective and helps us to communicate and process our experiences mentally, so it may be more difficult for us to reason now than at other times.
Jupiter (expansion and belief) is in opposition (180 degree) aspect to Pluto (power and destruction) and preparing to square (90 degrees) Uranus over the next few weeks. The square between Uranus and Pluto is a major cycle that will continue into 2015, and the addition of Jupiter into this planetary conflict will heighten and intensify the pressure for change and release. Its effect will vary depending on how our individual charts are affected, but for the world at large there are likely to be increased conflicts over religion and ideology with Jupiter involved.
Mars and Venus come together in a harmonious sextile over the first few days of the month, balancing the masculine and feminine polarities and helping to soften hard edges where necessary. Mars makes a harmonious trine to Chiron on the 1st which acts as an injection of courage and energy to help Chiron’s healing release. Meanwhile Venus is opposite Chiron on the 2nd – that day could require an inner adjustment so that interpersonal issues may be resolved.
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