Sun Signs for August 2023
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The information in this column is limited. It does not replace your seeing your astrologer. If you know the sign of your Moon and your Ascending sign, read those sections also. This information is helpful because it mentions planets passing through your sign. These do bring opportunities.
Special note: Here’s wishing all of you the best in August. The emphasis this month is on the signs Leo, Virgo, Libra, and Taurus. Whatever we have in our own charts, we also become these qualities temporarily. Taurus possesses, Leo performs, Virgo serves, and Libra relates. Jupiter left Aries and entered Taurus on May 16 and stays for a year. This promotes Taurus things like finances, nature, and beauty. Jupiter in Taurus moves toward Uranus. Jupiter is expansive & Uranus is unusual. Together they can bring unusual good. The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and Venus all month are in Leo. We act and love with flare. The Sun and Venus also square Uranus in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and this brings the unpredictable. Venus is retrograde all month. We can get into a behavioral loop with love and in our social life. For example, we may hear from an old love. The Sun earlier in the month and Venus later in the month square Jupiter and require that we avoid extremes and keep the law. The Sun in week 4, Mercury all month, and Mars until the 27th are in Virgo. We analyze, turn into encyclopedias, and focus on work. Trines from Jupiter and Uranus help. Pluto helps later in the month. Oppositions from Saturn and Neptune impede. Saturn blocks action early and late in the month. Neptune can confuse later in the month. Mercury is retrograde from the 23rd, so, let’s focus. Mars goes into Libra on the 27th and its presence requires that we take care with reationships with others and with things. Saturn is in Pisces and stays until Feb. ’26. Pisceans will have some concerns that they should address by setting goals to fill any deficiencies that they encounter. And they will have opportunities to build disipline and accomplish. Saturn can also promote drive and get us where we want to go, through positive qualities like planning, work, & learning from setbacks. We should be careful about who we team up with; and make sure that they can pull their weight. Uranus in Taurus until 2026 brings the unexpected in finances, and the original in art. For Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius dealing with the unexpected or disruptive is on tap. This will take good managerial skills and the ability to know what we can manage, and what we can’t. Resting, being one of the good guys, and not living on the edge are important. Neptune is still in its long term stay in its own sign of altered states, Pisces. Meditation can help us do this in legal and safe ways. Now that Saturn is also in Pisces with Neptune, we have two very different influences there; one is imaginative and the other is practical.
Pluto is back in Capricorn again and will continue to affect both late Capricorns and early Aquarians. Both should address any forceful things, people, and situations that they meet. This can bring the development of positive force, dynamism. Activity with constructive groups can be good. On a larger scale, Pluto is vacilating between affecting government when in Capricorn to affecting humanity when in Aquarius.
A Full Moon in Aquarius on the 1st and 2nd contrasts personal power with group power. And it brings us moonlight to enjoy.
A New Moon in Leo on the 14th, 15th, and much of the 16th brings a new start in personal power.
A second Full Moon in Pisces on the 30th and 31st contrasts going to work versus staying home. And let’s love the light.
Remember that new, full, and quarter moons are powerful times during the month. Actions taken at these times should be positive and well thought out. The quarter moons are in Taurus on the 7th and 8th and in Sagittarius on the 24th and 25th.
Days that look fairly harmonious this month are: 4, 5, 12, 13, 18, 23, 26, & 27. For really important events, it requires a deeper look. Part of the magic of Astrology is how much better things go when we start things on good days.
Extra special note: I’m recommending that people read Covey, Dyer, and Chopra during their birth month. They write about achieving success and happiness and this is what the Sun is about in our charts. During the birth month we have the opportunity to start a new cycle of success and these authors have great ideas on how to do it. For those who want to get in on the ground floor of understanding existence and self-improvement, C.C. Zain’s Church of Light books will make you an astrologer and a metaphysician. These books teach us that there is a supernatural dimension in and around us that makes life subtle and interesting. And that Astrology gives us helpful information in innumerable situations. And finally, that we have the power to change our lives through Astrology and by harmonizing our feelings and our thinking.
Aries: March 20 to April 20. (Iran’s Moon, Angelina Jolie’s Moon, Manafort’s Sun, Pelosi’s Sun, A.O.C.’s Moon, Bernie’s Moon, Kamala Harris’ Moon) The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and Venus all month trine you from Leo and bring support, love, and enthusiasm. Mars opposes you from the 27th and brings energy and energetic people. They may bring opportunity but be at your best by managing stress and conflict. Pluto continues to square those late in the sign through ’24. So, try to meet events that seem a big deal with positive correcting action. And continue to build your authority while staying on good terms with those above you. Moon in your sign on the 5th and 6th brings people and events.
Taurus: April 21 to May 21. (Biden’s Moon, Israel’s Sun, Melania’s Sun, Manafort’s Moon, Schumer’s Moon, O’rourke’s Moon, Booker’s Sun, E. Warren’s Moon) Jupiter entered your sign on May 16th and stays for a year. This is big and good. It brings opportunity and good things and people to you. The new optimism and confidence will get you where you want to go. Uranus re-entered your sign on March ’19 and stays until 2026; this will bring very interesting things and people to you. New vistas will open up for you. Plan for the unexpected; you will be managing it. Also be a good judge of character to avoid the influence of unreliable people. The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3, and Venus all month, square you from Leo. Try to build self esteem and get along. This may bring extra creativity. The Sun in week 4, Mercury all month, and Mars until the 27th trine you from Virgo and bring support. Pluto in early Aquarius or late Capricorn squares those early in your sign and trines those late in your sign. For the early people, try to learn how to take positive action when dealing with forceful things, people, and situations. And deal with good groups. If people are crossing a line with you, take positive action. Step into your new authority but also stay on good terms with those above you. For those late in the sign, Pluto continues to trine you; continue to pursue good groups, seeking and learning. 2nd Quarter Moon in your sign on the 7th, 8th, and early morning of the 9th brings people and important events, that require good management.
Gemini May 22 to June 21. (Kanye West’s Sun. Obama’s Moon, Charlie Sheen’s Rising Sign, Gingrich’s Sun, Giuliani’s Sun, Trump’s Sun, Angelina Jolie’s Sun, Kamala Harris’ Ascendant, Amy Klobuchar’s Sun & Moon, Stacey Abrams’ Moon, Rick Scott’s Moon) The Sun in week 4, Mercury all month, and Mars until the 27th square you from Virgo; try to build self esteem, speak well, watch stress, and use energy well. Mars trines you from the 27th and adds energy and support. Saturn is in Pisces now, squares you, and stays for a couple of years. Try to build self esteem and speak well to get some good out of this. If you note defficiencies in your life, set sensible goals to fill them. Your authority is growing; but make sure that you still get along with those above you. Also, get enough rest. Neptune is in Pisces squaring you until ’25. Imagination can come to you and add to your creativity. Some focus on reality can keep you balanced. Also, stay on good terms with those above you. Pluto in early Aquarius or late Capricorn is trining those early in the sign; groups can benefit you and make you more dynamic. A long term learning path opens to you. Moon in your sign on the 9th, 10th, and much of the 11th brings people and events.
Cancer June 22 to July 23. (Kanye West’s Asc., Bush’s Sun and the Sun of the U.S., Casey’s Moon, Angelina Jolie’s Asc., Jussi Smollette’s Sun, Lindsey Graham’s Sun, Elizabeth Warren’s Sun.) . From the 27th, Mars squares you from Libra. This could bring energy, but manage stress if necessary. Saturn began 2 years of trining you from Pisces on the 7th of March. You should have more discipline and new goals. Seeking and learning is coming to you. An opposition from Pluto to those late in your sign requires taking action when you meet a situation or person of force. This will continue for those late in the sign through ’24. So, many of you are past Pluto’s effects. Neptune is trining you from Pisces until ’25; this benefits you and makes you more imaginative, insightful, and promotes learning. Moon in your sign later on the 11th, the 12th, and 13th brings people and events.
Leo: July 24 to Aug 23. (Timberlake’s Ascendant, Obama’s Sun, Schwarzenegger’s Sun, Caylee’s Sun, Israel’s Moon, Trump ‘s Ascendant, Robert Mueller’s Sun, Andrew Gillum’s Sun) The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3, and Venus all month are in your sign. This brings important and beneficial people who bring opportunity. While the Sun is in your sign, it is a good time to build personal power. On May the 16th, Jupiter went into Taurus and squares you for a year. Opportunity and expansion are possible, but try to avoid excess, extremes, overconfidence, and laxness with rules. Uranus also in Taurus squares you until 2026. You may be managing the unexpected. Maintain balance and manage that which you can. New vistas will open up to you. Watch out for undo influence and try to get along with those above you. Saturn left Aquarius and its opposition to you on March 7th. You may have made some good progress under this. But heal yourself if necessary. Pluto whether in late Capricorn or early Aquarius until late ’24, opposes those early in your sign for years. Address force with proper action and become dynamic. You may be attracting forceful people. New Moon in your sign on the 14th, 15th, and much of the 16th brings people and events, and a new start.
Virgo: Aug 24 to Sept 23. (Fallon’s Sun, McCain’s Sun, Charlie Sheen’s Sun, Jeb Bush’s Ascendant, Bernie’s Sun, Roger Stone’s Sun, Bernie Sander’s Sun, Cory Booker’s Moon, Ron Desantis’ Sun) Uranus is in Taurus until 2026; it is trining you and brings unexpected support and learning. Jupiter went into Taurus on May 16th and stays for a year. This brings opportunity, good, and new learning to you. The Sun in week 4, Mars until the 27th and Mercury all month are in your sign. The Sun brings important people and is a good time to build personal power. Mercury brings interesting things and people. Mars brings energy but take care of stress and manage conflict well if necessary. Saturn is in Pisces and opposes you for a couple of years. This is very important. Success can come from planning, setting doable goals, work, and having discipline. Make sure you get enough rest & sleep. You will be meeting new people; get along but also make sure that they are good for you. Neptune is opposing you from Pisces until ’25. This will make you more imaginative but value building discipline and seeing reality. See mate clearly. A positive attitude towards imaginative people will bring beneficial contacts. Pluto in Capricorn is in a long term trine with your Sun. This brings success through being practical and organized, and also by association with groups. It might even bring some fun. This will continue through ’24 but only for those late in the sign. Moon in your sign later on the 16th, the 17th, 18th, and early morning of the 19th brings people and events.
Libra: Sept 24 to Oct 23. (Kim Kardashian’s Sun, McCain’s rising Sign, Mel Gibson’s Moon, Ryan’s Moon, Zimmerman’s Sun & Moon, Cruz’s Moon, Kamala Harris’ Sun, Beto O’Rourke’s Sun, & A.O.C. ‘s Sun) Mars goes into your sign on the 27th and brings energy and energetic people. Manage stress and conflict if necessary. Continue to do your Tai Chi or Yoga. This will get you on good terms with Pluto, which is still squaring those late in the sign, and shows them dealing with imponderable forces, especially in the family and home. Try to build self esteem. Through ’24 Pluto will also trine those early in the sign and bring support, and some entertainment. Moon in your sign on the 19th, 20th, & much of the 21st brings people and events.
Scorpio: Oct 24 to Nov 22. (Fallon’s Moon, Hillary’s Sun and Romney’s Moon and Biden’s Sun and Gingrich’s Moon, Israel’s Rising Sign, Nancy Pelosi’s Moon, Roger Stone’s Moon, Bernie Sanders’ Ascendant, Kristen Gillibrand’s Moon). Uranus is in Taurus until 2026. It opposes you. Unusual people, things, and events will come to you. Perk up your self esteem and do not succumb to influence. You will be managing the unpredictable. New vistas will open up for you. Jupiter joins Uranus starting on May 16th and lasts for a year. Jupiter and Uranus together can bring unexpected good. Try to maintain your respect for law and avoid extremes. The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and Venus all month square you from Leo. Try to build self esteem and get along. Saturn is now trining you from Pisces and brings success through Saturn things like work, goals, discipline and planning etc. This will last a couple of years. Neptune in Pisces trines you. This gives insight, harmony in subtle emotional areas, and creativity. Pluto in late Capricorn or early Aquarius through ’24 will affect those early in your sign; anything of a forceful nature should be taken seriously and addressed with positive action. Home and family may need special attention. Moon in your sign later on the 21st, the 22nd, and 23rd brings people and events.
Sagittarius: Nov 23 to Dec 21. (Timberlake’s Moon, Kim Kardashian’s Ascendant, Biden’s Rising Sign, Charlie Sheen’s Moon, Trump’s Moon, Kristen Gillibrand’s Sun, Joe Biden’s Ascendant, Chuck Schumer’s Sun Stacey Abrams’ Sun, Rick Scott’s Sun) The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3, and Venus all month trine you from Leo and bring support, love, power, and fun. The Sun in week 4, Mercury all month, and Mars until the 27th square you from Virgo. Try to build self esteem, speak well, and use extra energy well. This can bring energy but manage stress and conflict if necessary. Neptune will be in Pisces until ’25 and squares you. Imagination is heightened but seek clarity, and take care with domestic issues. Saturn moved into Pisces on the 7th of March and squares you for a couple of years. It is very important to try to succeed through work, setting goals, discipline, and planning while getting enough rest and sleep. Home and family may need special attention. 1st Quarter Moon in your sign on the 24th, the 25th, and early morning of the 26th brings people and important events that require circumspection.
Capricorn Dec 21 to Jan 20. (McCain’s Moon and Michelle Obama’s Sun, Tiger Wood’s Sun, Mel Gibson’s Sun, Schwarzenegger’s Moon, Jeb’s Moon, Cruz’s Sun). Jupiter entered Taurus on May 16th and stays for a year. Its square from Aries will be replaced by a lucky trine from Taurus, that brings support. Uranus is trining from Taurus until 2026 and brings creativity, interesting people, and unexpected support. Jupiter’s joining Uranus could bring unexpected good to you. The Sun in week 4, Mercury all month, and Mars until the 27th trine you from Virgo and bring support and recognition from work. From the 27th Mars squares you from libra and relationships require special attention. Pluto, back in Capricorn, continues to affect those late in your sign through ’24 whether it’s in late Capricorn or early Aquarius. It brings intense and forceful things, people, and events to those who are late in the sign. You can meet the force with positive action and become dynamic. Groups bring opportunities. Moon in your sign on the 26th, the 27th, and morning of the 28th brings people and events.
Aquarius: Jan 21 to Feb 19. (Timberlake’s Sun, Palin’s Sun, Obama’s Rising Sign, Iran’s Sun, Trayvon’s Sun, Jeb’s Sun, Ron Desantis’ Moon) Uranus squares you from Taurus from mid-May ’18 until Spring of ’26. Be careful with finances, domestic matters, and value only the reliable. You could be managing the unexpected and disruptive. But also, new vistas can open up for you. Jupiter entered Taurus on May 16th and stays for a year and also joins Uranus. It is important to look for opportunities and stay on good terms with people. Respect for rules and the law is important. Jupiter and Uranus together can bring some good luck but take care with money. The Sun in weeks 1, 2, and 3, and Venus all month oppose you from Leo. This has social and artistic possibilities, but build self esteem and get along. Mars trines you from Libra from the 27th and brings support, people, and energy. Saturn has left your sign. Reward yourself for any successes and heal if there were difficulties. Saturn won’t be back for 30 years. Saturn leaves, and Pluto enters your sign on the 23rd. of March. Pluto will affect those early in the sign for years even when it goes back into late Capricorn. It is time to address forceful things, people, and events that you are attracting with positive action. This can produce good. Full Moon in your sign on 1st and 2nd brings people and events, and a focus on you. And Moon in your sign on the afternoon of the 28th, the 29th, and most of the 30th brings people and events.
Pisces: Feb 20 to March 20. (Kanye West’s Moon, Kim Kardashian’s Moon, Romney’s Sun and Hillary’s Moon, Casey’s Sun). Saturn entered your sign on March the 7th and stays for a couple of years. This happens every 30 years. We have to be smart about this. Saturn will come to us: like work, older and organized people, and responsibilities. It is also an opportunity to succeed by doing Saturn things like being more disciplined, practical, and ambitious. Any deficiencies should be met with sensible goals to fill them. The Sun in week 4, Mercury all month, and Mars until the 27th oppose you from Virgo. Build self esteem and speak well. You may be more focused on work and more energetic, but manage stress and conflict if necessary. Neptune is in your sign from ’12 until ’25. This is huge. It can make or break. Insight and imagination will guide you to success. But you may feel as though you are on an odyssey, so, look at your life. Moon in your sign on the 3rd and 4th brings people and events. And Full Moon on the 30th and 31st brings people, events, and a focus on you.