This week on Auchterlonie on Astrology I look at the week of Aug. 13 through Aug 18, including the new Moon in Leo on Tuesday, Aug 11.
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Now to the week ahead:
Thursday, Aug. 13: Today’s tension is more of a standoff, between Mars in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn. On the Mars side, impulsive and strong. On the Pluto side, willpower that is impenetrable. A helping hand from quick thinking and proud Mercury may save the day. It was Aug. 13, 1967 that Arthur Penn’s revolutionary film, Bonnie and Clyde, starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, became the talk of the town in Hollywood, and everywhere else.
Friday, Aug. 14: Words and ideas from a teacher or an elder of some kind ask to make changes that are not easy to do under usual circumstances, but these are not usual times, so take a chance and step into a future that you may never have imagined, because you did not see yourself as worthy. As of today, you are worthy! Actress Halle Barre celebrates birthday number 54 today. Her debut film, Monster’s Ball, raised eyebrows in 2001. The following year she won best actress for her portrayal in the stunning A Beautiful Mind.
Saturday, Aug 15: Today is the day that Uranus goes retrograde. It happens at 10:26 a.m., at 10 degrees of Taurus, and turns direct on Jan 15, 2021 at 6 degrees Taurus. This portends a six-month period where long term dreams and plans are up for review. These six months set the stage for a long journey into the future. On Aug. 15, 1939 The Wizard of Oz, an American musical fantasy film directed by Victor Fleming and King Vidor, premiered at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, Hollywood, starring Judy Garland. It’s still a classic.
Sunday, Aug. 16: Serious challenges to security and powerful physical energy keep your mind working overtime and your muscles doing double duty to accomplish miracles. He was born in Kapuskasing, and grew up in Niagara Falls. James Cameron was an artistic prodigy as a child, and as an adult he is renowned for his films Terminator II, Titanic, and Avatar – the only film to have grossed over $2 billion worldwide. He is one of three people to have swum to the bottom of the Marianas Trench.
Monday, Aug. 17: The Moon moves from sensitive Cancer into powerful Leo early this morning, in order to set up tomorrow’s new Moon in Leo. It’s a clever Monday, where ideas are driven by sheer physical energy, by considered human values and by memories from long, long ago. On Aug. 17, 1979, Monty Python‘s Life of Brian, directed by Terry Jones, starring Graham Chapman and John Cleese, premieres.
Tuesday, Aug. 18: It’s the busiest day of the week with the sun, Mercury and Venus contributing to a day that’s go go go go. Go. And it’s the day of the new Moon to boot. Make a wish list. Make a plan to make it happen. Puerto Rican baseball player Roberto Clemente, was born Aug. 18, 1934. He died in a plane crash in 1972 while delivering food and gifts to Puerto Ricans following a storm. And Robert Redford turns 84 today.
Wednesday, Aug. 19: Mercury moves from Leo into her home sign of Virgo this evening. Watch for precise and subtle nuances in the use of words and their meaning. The Moon is in Virgo, as of early this morning, as well. It’s clever and a bit finicky. Canadian Matthew Perry celebrates birthday number 51. He’s best known for his role on Friends. Also celebrating is former U.S. President Bill Clinton, who is 74.
And that’s Auchterlonie on Astrology this week. Next week we look at the first Quarter Moon in Sagittarius, and on part 2 of the podcast, the Astrology of The Astrology of August, 2020.
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