August 2023 is a vital month. Not as a result of we now have some large collective transit like Pluto or Jupiter altering indicators.
The massive-shift transits are certainly essential from a collective perspective. However what actually issues on the finish of the day is what you or me – the person – discover related. That’s Venus.
On August eighth, Venus meets with Lilith, inviting us to embrace our shadow. On August thirteenth, Venus meets with the Solar to start out a brand new 584-day cycle. And some days later, we now have a Venus-infused New Moon in Leo.
All these Venus transits conspire to assist us get in contact with our coronary heart – with what actually issues to us.
However let’s check out crucial transits of the month:
August 1st, 2023 – Full Moon In Aquarius
On August 1st, 2023 we now have a Full Moon at 9° Aquarius. The Full Moon squares Jupiter in Taurus. This Full Moon will elevate essential questions on our place on the planet.
Can we simply present up as who we’re? Or compromise our artistic freedom to slot in or make different folks joyful? There’s no either-or. Our life is a perpetual dance between “me” vs. “we”.
August eighth, 2023 – Venus Conjunct Lilith And Sq. Uranus
On August eighth, 2023 Venus conjuncts Black Moon Lilith at 23° Leo after which squares Uranus at 22° Taurus. This transit is the depth peak of the Venus retrograde 40-day cycle.
Lilith is known as Black Moon Lilith as a result of she is actually black – she shouldn’t be a planet or an asteroid, however a mathematical level calculated when the Moon is at apogee – or the farthest distance from Earth.
As a result of Lilith doesn’t truly exist in bodily type – she guidelines our deepest repressed wishes which might be tough to be expressed within the materials, 3D actuality. Lilith speaks to the darkest components of ourselves that we’re usually afraid to acknowledge.
Venus retrograde and Lilith additionally sq. Uranus. After we suppress our feelings (Venus), they’ll finally erupt in unprecedented methods. When Venus and Lilith sq. Uranus, what we “ought to” do is now not related. The need to interrupt free from social conventions is stronger than ever.
Regardless of how disruptive this transit could also be, Venus conjunct Lilith sq. Uranus will reveal one thing crucial about who you’re, and what you need.
August thirteenth, 2023 – Venus Conjunct Solar In Leo
On August thirteenth, 2023 Venus retrograde is conjunct Solar at 20° Leo. That is when a brand new 584-day Venus cycle begins. The Venus retrograde-Solar conjunction is much like a rebirth of the guts. The previous is put to relaxation and a brand new “You” emerges.
Astronomically, on the conjunction Venus swaps locations with the Solar, so as an alternative of rising within the night sky, Venus will now begin rising within the morning sky, earlier than the Solar.
The precise Venus-Solar conjunction on August thirteenth, 2023 is your distinctive alternative to attach together with your coronary heart and discover out what actually issues to you. We aren’t the identical folks we’ve been 2 years, 8 years, or 20 years in the past. We alter and evolve. Venus conjunct Solar is sort of a New Moon – we may nicely name this transit a “New Venus”.
That is your likelihood to start out afresh. So be sure to take a while off at this time to attach with your self and hearken to what your coronary heart whispers to you.
August sixteenth, 2023 – New Moon In Leo
On August sixteenth, 2023 we now have a robust New Moon at 23° Leo. The New Moon is conjunct Venus and Lilith. Mainly, all the female astrological archetypes (Moon, Venus, Lilith) come collectively to talk from the identical voice.
This stellium-New Moon will include an unbelievable quantity of depth, energy and readability “That is me, and that is what I need”. The New Moon is sq. Uranus in Taurus. We at the moment are prepared to interrupt free from society’s norms and ‘codes of conduct’ and write our personal narrative.
New Moons are instances of seeding intentions. No matter you seed now it is going to bloom with uncooked energy and depth. Because the saying goes, “Watch out what you want for”!
August twenty third, 2023 – Mercury Goes Retrograde
On August twenty third, 2023 Mercury goes retrograde at 21° Virgo. Venus can be retrograde so for the subsequent 10 days, 2 out of the three private planets are transferring backwards. The universe is demanding: decelerate; concentrate; replicate.
Our inside worlds flip a bit the other way up when private planets – Mercury, Venus, or Mars – are retrograde. We aren’t used to slowing down. We don’t like to take a look at unfinished enterprise. However slowing down is a not-to-be-missed alternative to ‘verify in’ with ourselves.
Life shouldn’t be solely about ticking packing containers and doing what’s anticipated. If what we do shouldn’t be aligned with who we’re, we’ll by no means really feel fulfilled, regardless of how profitable we’re by worldly requirements.
So take this chance to spend some quiet time with your self and ask your self some essential questions. Mercury is in domicile and exaltation in Virgo; Mercury in Virgo is absolutely good at discerning what’s essential.
Venus retrograde in Leo is the romantic. Mercury retrograde in Virgo is the fact take a look at. Your coronary heart’s wishes don’t have to stay only a summer season daydream. Wherein methods does your inside narrative want to vary to make them occur?
August twenty third, 2023 – Solar Enters Virgo
On August twenty third, 2023 Solar enters Virgo. Blissful birthday to all Virgos on the market!
That is that point of the yr when folks come again from holidays – again to highschool, or again to work. three hundred and sixty five days of holidays can be boring – and Virgo is aware of that.
However Virgo shouldn’t be working for the sake of working. Virgo is service – or what we do with our Leo skills and items. When the Solar is in Virgo, replicate on sensible methods you possibly can flip your items and abilities into one thing helpful.
August twenty seventh, 2023 – Mars Enters Libra
On August twenty seventh, 2023 Mars enters Libra.
Even when Mars is in detriment in Libra, let’s not overlook that Libra is a cardinal signal. Cardinal = motion.
Mars in Libra is a superb time to take motion AS LONG as you battle in Libran methods (with Venusian grace) and for Libran causes (justice, peace and equality).
August twenty ninth, 2023 – Uranus Goes Retrograde
On August twenty ninth, 2023 Uranus stations retrograde at 23° Taurus. When a planet modifications route its affect is magnified. Uranus stationing retrograde is a Uranus on steroids!
Uranus is the upper octave of Mercury – it’s a internet of our collective ideas and impressions. Uranus is the readability that emerges when everybody’s subjective impressions come collectively as a unified entire.
It’s futile to foretell what will occur when we now have a Uranus transit. Why? As a result of we are able to solely ‘predict’ – at greatest – particular person actions which have a restricted scope. The world is a posh matrix; the world is in steady movement. Nobody can predict the longer term – not even the universe itself.
Finest plan of action when Uranus stations retrograde? Listen. Bear in mind. See what messages come to you. These messages come straight from the clever mind of the universe.
August thirty first, 2023 – Full Moon In Pisces
On August thirty first, 2023 we now have a Full Moon at 7° Pisces. The Full Moon is conjunct Saturn at 3° Pisces.
Full Moons conjunct Saturn can really feel heavy, however they will also be extraordinarily rewarding. This Full Moon within the final signal of the zodiac will elevate essential questions on our legacy on this world. Superficial solutions, on the spot gratification, or materials success are now not related. We lengthy for one thing deeper, one thing significant.
Saturn makes issues actual. Saturn conjunct the Full Moon will assist us flip these Piscean goals and beliefs into realities.
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