Starry greetings to you, from Sedona, Arizona!
First I have an inquiry: how many of you with Libra Rising or Moon signs in the Vedic system “felt a change” once Rahu had moved out of Libra on July 13th? I’ve had two reports of profound improvement, which I had been predicting for some time, and glad that my Libra friends finally can feel some relief. Of course that will be even more so, after November 2nd when Saturn also moves out of Libra.
August 7th – Venus enters Cancer and stays in this water sign until August 31st, so the Cancerians can enjoy the comforts, pleasures, affection, creativity, art, music, even some luxuries, and sociability which this benefic planet brings.
August 8th – Benefic JUPITER, which just so recently (6/18) entered CANCER, its sign of Exaltation for a one year transit, this date will get out of being “combust the Sun” which began on July 9th. Thus those ruled by Jupiter – Pisces and Sagittarius – should feel relief now. They could have been feeling more on edge or easily irritated, more than they normally ever do, during that combust period.
August 12th – Mercury enters Leo and will stay there until August 29th. For Virgo Ascendents and Moon Sign folks, this represents the ruler of your chart crossing your 12th house. Thus you could feel a bit more isolated or conversely, craving some solitude during this time. There may also be some unwanted expenses or losses during this transit. For Geminis, also ruled by Mercury, here the lord of your chart is crossing the 3rd house which may serve to make you quite busy with projects, writing or interacting with a sibling. Also short journeys are enhanced for the Geminis at this time, while it is a good time for Virgos to do some foreign travel.
August 16th – SUN enters LEO, its own sign. Here the Sun is very happy indeed and those with Leo Rising or Moons, will feel energized and “on stage” now – they love to be in the limelight and get attention, so this will be easier to accomplish now, and let their natural leadership ability shine, than the previous one month journey of the Sun through their 12th house would have been.
August 23 – Finally Mercury gets out of the combust the Sun period which began on July 26. This has been another period (and we are still in it until August 23!) where communication in general could be a little more “snappish” than we are used to, and this especially affects the Geminis and Virgos. Care will need to be taken with both the spoken and written word during such transits…efforts should be made to employ more tactfulness, friendliness and diplomacy, all qualities which Mercury represents, as the Combustion makes those be in short supply until this is over. Also, the Pitta or heat element could be out of balance in the Gemini and Virgos’ physiology as well as psychology whenever a combust the Sun time occurs, so take measures to “cool off” on all levels.
August 29th – Mercury enters VIRGO, its own sign, where it is very strong and even gets exalted in the middle degrees of this sign. It will stay here until September 20th. Virgos and Gemini Rising and Moon signs can enjoy the increased energy of the ruler of their charts being in such high dignity. Communication, curiosity, friendliness and commerce will benefit for most people now, since Mercury governs all these areas.
August 31st – VENUS enters Leo where it will stay until September 24th. Benefic Venus brings her blessings to this fire sign now. Venus is the ruling planet for Taurus and Libra Rising and Moon signs. For Taurus, Leo is the 4th house so this helps you enjoy the pleasures of home, friends and family now. Were you thinking of buying a new vehicle? This could be a good time for that. For Librans, this is your 11th house of gain, income, fulfillment of desire, so quite a nice transit for you as well.
Wishing you many blessings, from the Sunshine Corner, now here in Sedona, AZ. New Tel. No. 928-284-4060.Thank you for any referrals you may send me. I offer many services such as: natal chart readings, yearly updates, couples compatibility or astrocartography readings. If you would like to book an appointment for yourself, or as a gift for a family member or dear one, please just call me, and we can schedule a 90 minutes, taped session. Mary Stevenson, Vedic Astrologer, firstname.lastname@example.org.