Angelic Astrology – August 2016
The numerological vibration for the month of August seems a little more hopeful than it has over the last few months. This month we are vibrating to a 17/8 Universal Month vibration (2+0+1+6+8 (Aug) = 17).
The single digit 8 energy tells us that there is a focus on business, career, money, finances, stepping into and owning our inner power, and all things of a 3rd dimensional nature. The number 8 is often said, by numerologists, to be ruled by the planet Saturn, the Teacher of Lessons and ruler of the manifestation principle. This can come with its own challenges as we often have to balance the physical aspect of life with the spiritual, in order to bring about the most positive outcome. This is represented by the Infinity Symbol ∞ (the number 8 turned on its side) which represents the balance of the inner and outer energies….the Divine Masculine and the Divine Feminine of All That Is.
The double digit 17 vibrates to The Star Card in the Tarot, which is ruled by the Air Sign Aquarius, and rules the Universal Mind or Cosmic Energy of the Universe. It is this energy that gives us the hope to shine forth like a star in the night sky, illuminating the next step on our Path. Remember this comes after July’s Tower Card energy vibration where our outer circumstances went through upheaval and drastic change.
The Star Card rules the Path of Inspiration, according to Megan Skinner in her book, Essence of the Tarot. As she so eloquently states, “This path encourages us to transcend our limitations and to connect to a higher purpose and vision, not only for our own sake, but for the sake of all humanity.”
With all that is occurring (and has occurred) with the planet and humanity, this vibration asks us to look ahead to the future, dream big, and allow God Source Energies to Light the Way to our future potential.
The first astrological energy of significance is on August 2nd with a New Moon at 10-11 degrees of the creative, fire sign Leo. This lunation of new beginnings has support with a trine to Saturn in the inspirational fire sign Sagittarius. Saturn is at its stationary point, which gives it more energy, and will be turning back to direct motion in just a few days. This is actually giving us the structure we need for a new direction filled with much creative potential. We also have Venus in fun loving Leo squaring Mars in the last degree of intense, water sign Scorpio during this lunation, so there may be some challenging energies in partnerships and finances that we experience as well.
Right before the New Moon on August 2nd is something that we have all been waiting for! Mars moves back into excitable Sagittarius where inspiration, action, and fast movement are indicated! Now that this fiery planet is moving into a fire sign, you can bet that situations and circumstances in our lives will be “full steam ahead!” The retrograde cycle of this planet is coming to a close and the second half of this year is going to “zip by” faster than the first half, now that Mars has picked up speed and moved out of the watery depths of Scorpio.
On August 5th Venus, ruler of relationships, finances, and our values, is moving into detail oriented Virgo for the next 24 days. This gives us the time to discern what it is we really value in life. It will allow us to discern what is right for us, and what the next step is, so that we can actualize what we desire.
Then on August 13th mighty Saturn turns back to direct motion. This is the most important planetary aspect of the month in my opinion. While Saturn has been in its retrograde cycle, since March 2016, we have been experiencing Saturn’s energies on an inner level. This means we have been attempting to learn and process the lessons of Saturn from our own internal perspective. Saturn is the Great Teacher and in Sagittarius it is teaching us lessons about our belief systems, both on an individual level and on a collective level. Now with it turning back to direct motion we can start to integrate what we have learned. Saturn will continue to travel through its shadow period (where it started its retrograde movement) until November 2016, giving us plenty of time to fully understand the lessons that he has patiently been trying to teach us.
We have a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on August 18th at 25-26 degrees Aquarius! This Full Moon has no major aspects to it, however, it is an eclipse which intensifies the energies. This lunation also has Mercury conjunct Jupiter in Virgo, with Venus close by, and more importantly, Mars in Sagittarius approaching Saturn which has just turned to direct motion. Mars coming together with Saturn will be a motivator towards change, but as to what type of change will remain to be seen.
On August 22nd the Sun joins Venus and Mercury in analytical Virgo. This makes it all too easy to get caught up in the ego mind of fears and anxieties, so be sure you are doing what you can to stay centered and balanced.
Energetic Mars in mutable Sagittarius finally connects with Saturn on August 24th. Mars is an activator so it will be interesting to see what transpires. Saturn is still at 9 degrees of the sign of the Archer, where it turned to direct motion on the 13th, so this will pack a powerful punch. They will both be squaring Neptune in Pisces and the North and South Nodes in Virgo/Pisces, so whatever takes place it will definitely be karmic, and probably a little confusing. Mars moves on to directly square Neptune two days later so we have a period of a few days where this energy is active.
On August 29th and 30th there is some interesting energies. First, Venus moves into air sign Libra, sign of balance and relationships on the 29th. Right before this happens she conjuncts Mercury, the Messenger, in the last degree of Virgo, all before Mercury turns to retrograde motion on August 30th. This will likely bring up some very important communications or messages related to partnerships and/or finances. We may not have all the details or information, and it will not be wise to make any important long term decisions regarding these areas of life, until the retrograde period is over towards the end of September.
It is important to note that Saturn and Neptune are within square aspect to one another all month, and now it involves the Karmic North and South Nodes. This brings a continuation of the “reality vs. illusion” energies of the past few months, and with the Nodes now involved it brings in a fated karmic feeling to the circumstances and situations that we are experiencing.
Please be sure to watch the Monthly Angel Card Reading Video for August 2016 below and catch my weekly videos on my YouTube channel or my Face Book page under “Colleen Lemma” to hear what messages our angels and guides share with us for the upcoming month!
Many Blessings of Love and Light to You!
Light to All,
Angelic Astrologer & Spiritual Consultant
Monthly Angel Card Reading for August 2016
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