This week on Auchterlonie on Astrology, I look at the week of July 30 through Aug 5, including the full moon in Scorpio on Monday, Aug 3.
Check out Part 2 of my podcast at www.auchterlonieonastrology.ca where you will find A New World Order, an essay by Astro Butterfly.
Now to the week ahead:
Thursday, July 30: Mercury, Venus, Jupiter and Pluto are among the celestial orbs making contact today. All of this under Sagittarian sky-drenched Moon. It’s stressful and tense, with an underpinning of optimism. Charm abuts willpower until you find a way to make both happy. It was July 30, 2003 that the very last old-style VW Beetle rolled off the assembly line in Puebla, Mexico to the sounds of a mariachi band. The car is in the VW Museum in Wolfsburg, Germany.
Friday, July 31: The month winds up with the Moon in the earthy sign of Capricorn, and where the Sun in Leo connects with both Venus and Chiron. Look for a long-standing hurt to be healed. In a swimming pool in London, England, on July 31, 2012, Michael Phelps won his 19th Olympic medal, a record that stands to this day.
Saturday, Aug1: Six connections between the Moon in Capricorn, and Mercury opposite Pluto, make for a serious Saturday where thoughts about family matters can rule the entire morning. Reconciliation is possible, but not easy. A chemist in England, named Joseph Priestly, discovered oxygen on August 1, 1774.
Sunday, Aug 2: It’s back to the future Sunday as the Sun in Leo, and the Moon in Aquarius, both make connections with Uranus in Taurus. Proud feelings can work in a positive way. Or proud feelings can screw things up. Choose wisely. The Marijuana Tax Act passed on Aug. 2, 1937. With this tax, marijuana and all its byproducts were made illegal.
Monday, Aug 3: The full Moon is today at 11:58 a.m. at 11 degrees Aquarius. Emotions are high, and added tensions come from Venus and the North Node of the Moon and Mercury opposite Saturn. Pride in what you’ve accomplished somehow isn’t enough today. Be careful. And it was Aug 3, 1951 that the world first said hello to Marcel Dionne, who would go on to a great career in the NHL.
Tuesday, Aug 4: It’s an extremely busy Tuesday, with connections from the Moon to Saturn as Mercury moves from sensitive Cancer into loving Leo late in the day. Mars square Jupiter suggests involvement with a doctor that should prove positive. It was Aug 4, 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii that the 44th president of the United States was born. Barrack Obama changed American history by the force of his mind, by the charm of his personality, and by the colour of his skin and the life that his skin gave him.
Wednesday, Aug 5: The Moon in sensitive Pisces is mostly challenged all day as there is only one positive bump from Uranus, and that happens at 7 p.m.. Make a list of what you want long-term, and then make a plan on how to get there. On Aug 5, 1930 in a small town called Wapakoneta, Ohio, Neil Armstrong was born. He would go on to become the first man of the Moon. That was on July 20, 1969.
And that’s Auchterlonie on Astrology for this week. Next week we cover Aug 6 through Aug. 12, including the third quarter Moon in Taurus on Aug 11.
Check out Part II of my podcast, where we look at 1776 and 2008, and the similar sky configurations from then and now.
And remember Joni Mitchell: ‘We are stardust. We are golden. So, shine on!’