Astrology 101 – August Forecast

Astrological Forecast for August 2011

By Bob Mulligan

Our solar system

This year August turns out to be a most fascinating month. We have reached the aura of real change as Uranus (lord of revolution) and Pluto (lord of Infinite Power) come within a degree of their exact Square. We can see the preview now of the big cultural changes coming to the world between 2012 -15 when these two gods of transformation make seven Squares to each other throwing the whole world into a new paradigm. 


Mercury is Retrograde between August 2nd and August 26th. This is a time when we slow down and rethink our immediate journey. We will have an opportunity to reconnect with ourselves and with our core values. Mars (god of war) enters Cancer (sign of home and hearth) on the 3rd; this is indeed a difficult month for getting our true intentions to surface. Frustrations occur when we are too convoluted and indirect in our self expression. It takes extra work to get our true intentions out. It is worth the time.




Neptune Retrogrades back into Aquarius on the 4th where he will be until February 3rd 2012. We have a chance to review the great strides we have made during the last 14 years.

The full moon


Full Moon
The Full Moon comes on August 13th at 2:58 PM EDT. A wave of change is upon us as the Full Moon brings us heightened awareness of the lack of balance in our lives. We can’t return to our old patterns, as the Grand Cross in the chart promises, that path is closed to us. Venus is with the Sun and Trine the Sagittarius North Node of the Moon. The emphasis now is on using the powerful resources that are being released; channel this energy into practical and productive areas. Don’t waste time in controversy.

stars in the Virgo cluster


Sun enters Virgo
As the Sun crosses into Virgo (on August 23rd at 7:21 PM EDT) we enter into a solar month that will be dominated with practical considerations. With the Sun Conjunct Venus and the two trining both Jupiter in Taurus and Pluto in Capricorn, we are destined to manifest something of value; this Grand Trine in earth signs promises to make the material luck of these planets assets to be tapped into by all who know how to utilize their energy. At this moment, the Moon in Gemini is on the South Node of the Moon and Sextiling our Retrograde Mercury in Leo. This clearly demonstrates that we find our way back to productivity by imitating what we have done in the past that has worked for us; however, with Neptune having just Retrograded back into Aquarius, we are being asked to revisit ideals we formerly held. This will be a month of reproving our core belief systems and to do so without being sidetracked by the promise of expediency.

Solar System


New Moon
The New Moon occurs on August 28th at 11:04 PM EDT. With five planets in earth signs andMercury (now direct) Trine the North Node of the Moon in Sagittarius (sign of the higher mind)we are asked to be practical and to reevaluate our priorities. This New Moon is in Virgo, sign of service. Finding our inner voice and listening to it allows us to apply our energy in a healthy and helpful way. We already know what we must do, now is just the time to translate this into action. 






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About the Author: Bob Mulligan, an astrologer with clients and students all over the world, is a celebrated astrologer, since 1974. Bob sees clients and operates THE MASTERY OF ASTROLOGY™ correspondence school. Both his chart interpretation program INDRA, and book, “BETWEEN ASTROLOGERS AND CLIENTS” receive praises. He is available for personal appointments, astrology classes, and astrological material. Call him at 239-261-2840 or by e-mail [email protected] Visit his web site, Bob writes an astrological forecast for the day, week, and month for Happiness Series.

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