by Kaye Berjot
August is definitely a month for the books. There are record-breaking Kites that would have even the most skeptical of individuals believing that it’s a miracle. There are no less than four Kites that visit us this month. As a reminder, Kites help you leverage stress to redirect the energy into positive outcomes. Think of it this way; a gust of wind could make you feel unstable, yet as you work with it and understand its stream you’re able to rely on it to move something closer to you, or you closer to something, such as a goal. Mercury goes retrograde this month while Saturn turns direct. There’s no need to fret because as usual Mercury retrograde is only covering old ground so that you can have a fresh perspective when it finally goes direct. Relationships will be a major focus, and how you behave and react within the dynamics of those relationships will have you reevaluating how you react to certain situations. At the end of the month expect some sort of graduation ceremony. Make sure you have your favorite people around you to celebrate. There will be a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse August 7th, and a New Moon Solar Eclipse August 21st providing you with an extra dose of inspiration. Use it wisely.
** Please see the end of the month for information about the Moon Void of Course (VoC). **
Tuesday, August 1
As the Moon makes its way towards Sagittarius, it squares Mercury, indicating that your emotions and your thoughts are at odds. Do your best to temper both sides, because it’s best to make decisions when you understand your true motives. Moon VoC until 11:01 AM, enters Sagittarius.
Wednesday, August 2
The Moon, Mercury and retrograde Neptune team up to form a T-Square today. Fully understanding your emotions is on the agenda today. It’s times like these when you must evaluate life’s little lessons to see where you’ve blindly trusted. The next steps that you take in life should be made with your eyes wide open. Uranus retrograde in Aries.
Thursday, August 3
The Moon and retrograde Saturn sit in the same seat today, creating a positive aspect to Jupiter in Libra. Understanding emotional security regarding to your relationships is paramount, and can lead to unexpected yet beneficial changes for you and others in your entourage. Moon VoC 8:38 PM until 11:36 PM, enters Capricorn.
Friday, August 4
A lovely Kite forms in the sky today when the Moon, Mercury, Uranus, and Venus meet up. A formation like this lets you know that you can fly above the obstacles in order to achieve the emotional love and security that you seek.
Saturday, August 5
As the Moon makes its way towards a retrograde Pluto it sextiles retrograde Neptune, indicating that you’re willing to place your energies towards the passions that offer you clarity. There’s no doubt that what you love will love you right back, if they’re grounded in truth and integrity.
Sunday, August 6
If you had to mentally change your perspective and put it into a cardboard box, what valuable assets would you fill the box with? Reflect upon that as you move throughout the day, because as you travel new roads you’ll need to call upon those tools. Moon VoC 8:21 AM until 11:15 AM, enters Aquarius.
Monday, August 7
The Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius at 1:10 PM could have you determined to act upon your ideas. When the Sun and Mars are opposite the Moon today they no longer see obstacles. They only see the path forward.
Tuesday, August 8
A spotlight is placed on relationships today. If you’d like to better understand how to rebuild them, how to maintain them, and how to grow them, make sure you set healthy boundaries. In the long run, it will save you and them a lot of time and energy, if you establish the rules early on. Moon VoC 6:07 PM until 8:56 PM, enters Pisces.
Wednesday, August 9
As the Moon makes its way towards retrograde Neptune it trines Venus, and your intuitive senses should be awakened. You have this very deep understanding what needs to be nurtured and taken care of in your life. It is difficult to break up with past crutches, yet you know that it’s the absolute right thing to do.
Thursday, August 10
Mercury sends a very strong message to Neptune and the Moon today, as it watches them congregate across the astrological sky. It’s sending the message of “do the right thing.” Moon VoC 12:37 PM until tomorrow.
Friday, August 11
Today we have another Kite involving retrograde Uranus, Mars, the Sun, Jupiter, and retrograde Saturn. You may cover old ground today, and although the path looks familiar, it’s not the same. Now you have a better understanding of who you’re dealing with as you better understand your own unpredictable nature. Moon VoC until 4:22 AM, enters Aries.
Saturday, August 12
The Moon in Aries forms a second Kite, only this time with Uranus. How lucky are we? You might have passionate and fiery encounters with others today. This could be just the right spark to put relationships back on the right path. Mercury retrograde in Virgo.
Sunday, August 13
The two Kites that formed over the past few days have joined forces. This type of energy elevates your relationships higher and higher taking them up several notches. Your baggage is empty and your conscience is clear. Moon VoC 7:01 AM until 9:39 AM, enters Taurus.
Monday, August 14
Who likes Kites? It’s like the universe is blessing us with uplifting messages, as Mercury becomes the navigator of the Kite. Old messages could have a way of showing up right now, which can give you new insight into an old issue. Don’t let that new insight blow you off course.
Tuesday, August 15
As the Kite energy continues to cover ground, you might catch a glimpse of your true calling. You might want to take a closer look. Moon VoC 12:15 AM until 1:06 PM, enters Gemini.
Wednesday, August 16
Yep, the North Node and the Sun sit side by side today, in Leo, asking you if you have the strength and willpower to move forward. Ask yourself if it’s worth it. Go back to your trusted toolbox to see what you’ve placed in it to help you with the answer.
Thursday, August 17
With the Moon in Gemini you have no problem communicating your needs, especially when it comes to relationships. If you ask for it, there is a strong possibility that you will receive it. Just make sure to ask for the right things. Moon VoC 12:38 PM until 3:13 PM, enters Cancer.
Friday, August 18
As the Moon gets comfortable in its home sign of Cancer, it loosely opposes a retrograde Pluto. The beauty of this vantage point is that the Moon has clear visibility of what is being deconstructed and reconstructed when it comes to love and values.
Saturday, August 19
The Moon and Venus are bundled up like twin sisters. There are no false illusions today. When it comes to knowing where you’re going and why you’re going there, there’s no other two planets that you’d want to have on your side. Moon VoC 2:17 PM until 4:54 PM, enters Leo.
Sunday, August 20
Mars is ready to go, yet Venus and the Moon aren’t ready yet. This could indirectly have to do with Mercury being retrograde, or the Sun gearing up to move into Virgo. Either way, traditional might be the new unconventional when Uranus is involved.
Monday, August 21
The Moon meets up with Mars in Leo, giving you that extra dose of willpower to stay true to your continuous evolution. Energy when directed in the right way illuminates the most fortuitous path. Moon VoC 5:30 PM until 7:25 PM, enters Virgo. New Moon Solar Eclipse Leo at 1:30 PM.
Tuesday, August 22
Mars, the North Node, the Sun, the Moon, and Mercury are packing a powerful punch to create the most uplifting vision. This is a day that’s hard to describe, because there are so many thoughts and emotions filling up your internal space. As you make room for others in your life, be certain that you also hold space for yourself.
Wednesday, August 23
With the Sun at 0° Virgo, you have the ability to dive deep into the weeds. This means that you have the power to perceive and discern what worked in the past, and what didn’t. With this skill you’ll be able to react accordingly when circumstances shift and evolve. As you’ve learned by now, overreacting is highly overrated. Moon VoC 7:02 PM until tomorrow.
Thursday, August 24
As you feel your way through relationships, try to remember that dynamics in relationships often change. Sometimes one person is the shoulder to cry on when the other needs to cry. Accept the shoulder when you need to, and be the shoulder when you can. Moon VoC until 12:04 AM, enters Libra.
Friday, August 25
Emotional jeopardy is an unusual game; sometimes you just have to play, which means that you have to be vulnerable. When Saturn turns direct today you recognize that vulnerability isn’t a sign of weakness, it actually provides you with strength to overcome the toughest of obstacles.
Saturday, August 26
The Moon has a spectacular view of retrograde Uranus, and is reminded that it’s not necessary to react to every single impulse. It’s ok to simply do nothing at times. You’ve just got to know when it’s appropriate, and when it’s not. Moon VoC 4:39 AM until 7:53 AM, enters Scorpio.
Sunday, August 27
Retrograde Mercury and the Sun are connected at the hip, reminding you of the events that transpired during the last few days of July. You could reflect upon that time very differently than when you experienced the events. Today is only a reminder, and not a call to action.
Monday, August 28
If you feel misty-eyed it’s because Venus and the Moon are trine, connecting fire (Leo) and ice (Scorpio). As your hardness thaws, your heart will return to a natural rhythm that allows you to feel alive and awake. Moon VoC 8:38 AM until 6:47 PM, enters Sagittarius.
Tuesday, August 29
The Moon squares up with the North Node, Mars, Mercury, and the Sun. A harsh angle like this could have you feeling emotionally unaware, yet because you’re dealing with retrograde Mercury, you should realize that these are remnants of the past, and not representative of the present or the visions of the future.
Wednesday, August 30
It’s a beautiful day when you can trust your instincts, which is what happens when the Moon meets with a direct facing Saturn in Sagittarius. You have officially graduated. You know it, and so does the rest of the world. Walk with pride!
Thursday, August 31
There are so many positive aspects in the sky that it’s hard to pinpoint which aspect to follow. Therefore, feel the joys that each of them bring. Many will tell you to focus on just one thing, yet the universe is telling you to do cartwheels, and experience each and every one of your accomplishments with the tears, happiness, and love that only someone who has been through your journey can celebrate. Moon VoC 3:42 AM until 7:18 AM, enters Capricorn.
The Moon Void of Course (VoC) is the time period from when the Moon makes its last aspect in one sign before moving into the next sign. The Moon is the fastest-moving planet, and transitions from one sign into the next every 1-3 days. What that means is that the Moon is constantly in motion, it’s never retrograde, so it’s inevitable that she will connect with “something,” i.e. another planet or transit, until the moment that she doesn’t. During the moments when she doesn’t connect, we call it the Moon Void of Course. When these events occur, the best thing to do is to meditate, sit still, and listen to your higher guidance. Sitting still does not mean to physically sit still, although it can be beneficial.
Kaye Berjot is an Astrological Coach and Mentor who has studied astrology for over two decades. Her focus is Chiron, the wounded healer. Visit askkaye.com to read blog posts, request readings, consultations, and interviews.