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Astrological Forecast for August 2022

by Lou Valentino

It was a “Hot August Night.” Neil Diamond came out with that album in 1972 and reflects the tempo and mood of August after a hot July worldwide.

Mercury moves into the organized sign of Virgo on August 4th. The healer. Mercury was in the sign of Leo adding creative plans to the Lion’s entertainment schedule, but Virgo wants to calm things down and make sure their health is fine tnned.

If you have Sun, Moon, rising or planets in Virgo, you are making sure your diet and exercise plans are active. This is also a suitable time for organizing the new school season coming up as the new Moon on August 27th is in Virgo just before the Labor Day weekend.

Mercury feels comfortable in Virgo as it rules both Virgo and Gemini. Communication skills are enhanced. Good conversations with friends and family as the sizzling summer days continue at the beaches.

We do not have Mercury in retrograde motion this month, but we have, by August 24th, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto all in retrograde motion. Uranus will turn retrograde on August 24th.

Jupiter is affiliated with international affairs, higher education as well as the Supreme Court rulings on ethical laws. Retrogrades tend to slow things down and internalize the affairs of the world. This is a month when the economy slows down all over the world.

This is also highlighted by Venus moving into the sign of Leo on August 11th (2:30PM EDT) and then we have a full Moon in Aquarius at 19 degrees (9:36PM EDT) on the same day.

There is a Taurus signature in this full Moon chart with four planets in Earth and six of them are fixed. What sign is of the Earth element and fixed? Taurus.

Taurus is mostly affiliated with financial institutions, and we just came off a stressful new Moon in Leo on July 28th with 5 T-squares and this full Moon in Aquarius has 4 T-squares in it. Add in Pluto return in U.S.A. chart till August 25th, and we have pressure cooker energy from July 28th till August 27th.

Leo and Aquarius are opposite signs. Leo wants attentions and gives out love via creative venues like music and the fine arts. Aquarius wants to work with others and supports humanitarian organizations as well as unconventional approaches to life.

If you have Sun, Moon, rising or planets in Leo or Aquarius, you are tested with the lesson of letting go of old worn-out things in your life and opening to new ways of doing things. Leo’s will have more of an issue with sharing the light with others than Aquarius.

The full Moon is conjunct Saturn in Aquarius so if you have Aquarius energy running in your chart you may feel like its time to be more alone than with others. This can create some depression so breath deeply to move stuck emotional energies till August 27th.

Financial stress in this full Moon belongs to the fixed signs of Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius. Lots of attentions go to balancing your financial situations and cutting back on spending in August.

With Saturn so close to the Moon and forming a grand square with the South Node in Scorpio as the filler in of three T-Squares, past life karma needs to be paid up. This is mostly in the financial area of the fixed signs life but also deals with loss through some form of endings.

This is a time when those in fixed signs may be growing from losses rather than gains. Someone close to you may pass away (Saturn conjunct the Moon) and it could be a female friend or mother figure.

With Neptune right on top of the rising sign in Pisces, emotional sensitivity is high for those born under the sign of Pisces but opportunities to transform your love life are active till the 27th.

I think it’s a tense time in the world from July 28th till August 27th. The war in Ukraine as well as NATO will be faced with major choices and Vladimir Putin’s health issues, or some other event could end his life. This could help to appease tensions in international affairs.

August is intense like July but even more. Thank God Mercury is not retrograde this month. Leaders of the free world should have tight security around them from July 28th till August 27th.

The Earth has been on fire in July, and this will continue as the full Moon conjunct Saturn and square to Mars/Uranus conjunction in Taurus causes the Earth (Taurus) to overheat (Mars) and puts strain on the electrical grid system (Uranus). This can cause deaths (South Node in Scorpio).

Volcanoes, earthquakes, floods, fires, hurricanes, and whatever nature needs to do to cleanse the Earth.

Be careful while going out into large crowds as the signatures from July 28th till August 27th show violence continuing as the summer heat flairs up anger with a grand square on this full Moon.

Mars moves into the sign of Gemini on August 20th helping to ease some of the financial pain everyone had been going through when Mars traveled through Taurus. Gemini is more about communication so if you have Sun, Moon, rising or planets in Gemini, you could get into some intense arguments (Mars) in conversations with others (Gemini) as Gemini energy will be more aggressive till March 25, 2023. Yikes:

Normally Mars takes a couple of months to move through a sign, but Mars will station retrograde at the end of October at 25 degrees of Gemini and move backwards to 8 degrees of Gemini before stationing direct and then take till March 25, 2023, till it enters the sign of Cancer.

This is a large amount of time that the sign of Gemini will feel frustrated at times. Those with Gemini energies in their charts need to be careful of physical accidents and SLOW DOWN. Breath deeply. Take time to communicate with the silence of nature via mediation or walking every day. I teach “Inner Grace Meditation” if you need guidance with this.

Patience for Gemini can be frustrating, but this sign will be challenged like an internal combustion. Peace be with you. Mercury will station retrograde in September so internal spiritual relationship with yourself is at the top of your lessons to learn during this time.

The Sun moves into the quiet sign of Virgo on August 22nd at 11:16PM EDT. We shift from the flashy energies of Leo into the more shy and organized energy of Virgo.

The new School year is starting to feel closer than most students want it to be, and parents cannot wait for some relief. Starting to shop for books and cloths and other school needs. Many parents are considering home schooling due to the violence in schools in America and covid fears still lurking in the Pluto underground world of health.

Uranus turns retrograde in Taurus on August 24th and now we have Jupiter through Pluto all in retrograde motion. A slow down of economic growth and a possible hurricane that hits some of the refineries in the Gulf to raise gas prices again. Hang in there.

Mercury moves into the social and romantic sign of Libra on August 25th. Social life is active if you have Sun, Moon, rising or planets in Libra. Communications is all relationships is the lesson for Libra.

The reason I say this is Mercury will move forward in Libra and then station retrograde on September 10th at 8 degrees of Libra, and this drives Libra inward for deep evaluations on how they relate to others and what people they really want to have relationships with.

Mercury will station direct on October 2nd at 24 degrees of Virgo, re-enter Libra on October 11th and will enter Scorpio on October 30th. That means that Mercury will spend most of the time in Libra from August 25th till October 30th. That’s lots of time for Libra and Virgo’s to figure out how they will process relationship issues.

The new Moon in Virgo is on August 27th, and we finally get a break in the tensions as there is only 1 T-square in this new Moon chart. The new Moon is at 4 degrees of Virgo with both the Sun and Moon square to Mars.

If you have Sun, Moon, rising or planets in Virgo you are very busy from August 27th till the full Moon in Pisces on September 10th.

Healing energies will be increased so if you are a healthcare practitioner or healer in the holistic healthcare industry, you should see an increase in business and the ability to serve your patients, clients will be extra charged with energy.

Health issues generated from covid fears could be on the increase but hopefully more balanced as the tensions in this new Moon chart are not out of control like in July and August and the Pluto return in U.S.A chart is more relaxed. At least for now.

Those who have Leo, Aquarius, and Gemini active in their charts are experiencing the need to move in different directions in their lives than they had in the past. Flexibility is sometimes an overwhelming experience for these signs from August 27th till September 10th. Much longer for Gemini as mentioned earlier in this column.

It will be a hot August night but once we get to the 27th of August, things will finally calm down.

Blessings: Namaste:

Lou Valentino has been giving astrological consultations for over 30 years. He can give Western or Vedic readings. Go to www.yogavisionaries.com for more information. He now has a $50.00 45-minute reading to fit anyone’s budget. Call 860-574-9467 to schedule and appointment.

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