This week on Auchterlonie on Astrology I look at the week of Aug. 6 through Aug 12, including the Third Quarter Moon in Taurus on Tuesday, Aug. 11.
Check out Part 2 of my podcast at www.auchterlonieonastrology.ca where you will find the astrology of 1776, and also of 2008 to 2024.
Now to the week ahead:
Thursday, Aug 6: In spite of a restless night of worried sleeping, today is strong in imagination, thanks to the Moon ands Neptune both in Pisces – and with helping hands from both Jupiter and Pluto, willpower and big picture questions are more easily solved. And today, Alexander Fleming would be 139 years old. Born in Ayrshire, Scotland, he discovered penicillin in1945, and was awarded the Nobel Prize for his efforts.
Friday Aug 7: A remarkably busy Friday awaits as the Moon moves into Aries this morning, and Venus moves from Gemini into Cancer late this morning. Innovative ideas ask to be remembered. They are worth their weight in gold. On Aug, 7, 1929, Yankees slugger Babe Ruth tied the MLB record by hitting grand slams in consecutive games for the second time, in a 13-1 win over the Philadelphia A’s.
Saturday, Aug 8: The Sun and Moon make fiery harmony in Aries and Leo. A fresh start may include travel or studies. On Aug, 8, 1947 in Hamilton, Ont., one of the greatest goalies ever was born when Ken Dryden drew his first breath. Ken played junior hockey at Colgate in Upstate New York. Often times the goalie at the other net was also from Niagara – the fearless Ed Werner (of Trivial Pursuit fame). Ed went to school at Cornell.
Sunday, Aug 9: While this Sunday will likely be remembered for the many challenges it presents, there is also a good opportunity to heal an old wound. Once and for good. In Belleville, Ont., on Aug. 9, 1964, was born a baby named Brett Hull who would go on to become one of the few players to score 50 goals in 50 games and to win four Stanley Cups.
Monday, Aug 10: By supper time, the game will have changed so much that you will be smiling at your good fortune. The only thing is, you need to be ready for change. On Aug. 10, 1497, explorer John Cabot told King Henry VII of England of his trip to Asia. It was, in fact, Newfoundland!
Tuesday, Aug 11: Today is the Third Quarter Moon at 12:44 p.m. and 19 degrees Taurus. Because it happens when the Sun is so high in the sky (noon) we enjoy ample opportunities to boost our reputation(s). The day winds down by winding up with willpower to uncover new truths, and build better partnerships. On Aug. 11, 1984, U.S. President Ronald Reagan joked that he had just authorized the bombing of Russia to begin in five minutes. It was an off-the-record comment, not broadcast live but later leaked to the public.
Wednesday, Aug 12: After a long transit of Taurus, the Moon moves into Gemini this morning. Despite some stress, there is an opportunity here where imagination can create something magical. And it was Aug. 12, 1492 that Christopher Columbus landed in the Canary Islands – his first landing in the New World.
And that’s Auchterlonie on Astrology for this week.
Next week it’s a new Moon in Leo on Tuesday, Aug 18. With a new Moon comes new opportunities.
Remember as Joni Mitchell said: “We are stardust. We are golden. So, shine on.”