Step into the Spotlight! August 4-10 2014 Astrology Forecast

performer in spotlightWith the Leonine Sun and Mercury making nine aspects, it’s a great week to step into the spotlight! Other “skylights” include an Aquarius Full Moon, three asteroid goddess sign changes, Saturn trine Chiron and a goddess-saturated Kite.

8/4 (Mon)

Mental clarity may be compromised with Mercury quincunx Neptune. You can adjust by making your decisions based on direct intuitive guidance instead. With Mercury in Leo, this aspect can also fuel creative expression.

8/5 (Tue)

A Saturn-Chiron trine offers a stable foundation for healing and mentoring all the way thru 10/13. With Saturn in Scorpio and Chiron in Pisces, spiritual transformation is also made easier.

8/6 (Wed)

Are you inspired to probe all the way into the heart of the matter? Is it time to speak the truth, no matter how taboo it is or how much transformation it will catalyze? All of this is supported with Mercury quincunx Pluto. With Mercury in Leo, this aspect can also empower creative expression.

Three asteroid goddesses change signs this week! The asteroid goddess Ceres leads the way, transiting Scorpio today through 10/27. This can highlight the themes of fertility, prosperity and release and return.

kite juno-ce-vesta-ne-pl aug 2014Kite: Juno-Ceres-Vesta-Neptune-Pluto

Most of the asteroid goddesses fly high in a Kite that starts today, peaks on 8/18 and ends on 9/1. Your ability to use the divine flow (Neptune) to create positive transformation (Pluto) is smoothly augmented in the following areas: committed partnerships (Juno), abundance (Ceres) and feminine assertiveness (Vesta).

8/7 (Thu)

The flow of intuitive guidance can translate easily into action with Neptune trine Mars. With Mars in Scorpio, occult activities, sacred sexuality, and personal transformation receive an extra measure of support.

8/8 (Fri)

Mercury makes four aspects today! The first, a Sun-Mercury conjunction, stimulates learning and communication. With both planets in Leo, it’s a great time to step into the spotlight and share your creativity with others.

Brilliant thoughts and intuitive flashes pop in more easily with Mercury (human mind) trine Uranus (divine mind). With Mercury in Leo, mental focus on leadership, performance and childlike matters is supported.

Mercury‘s third aspect today, a quincunx with Chiron, can energize healing and mentoring – if you adjust your focus accordingly.

Your creative expression and leadership can be supported by fresh thinking and intuitive flashes with the Leonine Sun trine Uranus.

The week’s second asteroid goddess sign change has Juno entering Cancer today thru 10/7. This can throw a spotlight onto committed partnerships in the home. Do the “king and queen” share a comfortable balance of power?

Under Mercury’s fourth aspect of the day, a Mercury-Saturn square, you might encounter someone trying to control what you can learn about or express. Can you step into your authority and make your own decisions about what you do with your thought, speech and writing?

8/9 (Sat)

Are there psychological barriers preventing you from stepping more fully into your role as a leader or performer? With the Leonine Sun quincunx Chiron, you have support for healing them. This may be challenging with the Sun also square Saturn today, but Saturn rewards persistence, maturity and discipline.

8/10 (Sun)

Full Moon 8-10-14Full Moon

A Full Moon illuminates the sky at 2:10 PM (18°2′ Aquarius). What adjustments would help you step more fully into your unique personality, better receive and follow your intuitive flashes, and serve the collective with your special gifts?


This lunation’s aspects — all tight – speak of boldly proclaiming your message to the world (Mercury opposition) and persevering through any obstacles that arise (Saturn square). Being your authentic self and following your intuitive flashes is also emphasized (Uranus sextile). Remember that the revolutionaries we commemorate so fondly today were often condemned as traitors and scoundrels as they carried out their world-changing work.

Sabian Symbol

This Full Moon’s Sabian Symbol is, “A forest fire finally quenched.” The seeds of some trees cannot germinate until fire sparks their growth. No forest fire should burn forever, but they’re helpful – even essential – from time to time.

This image reminds us that we live in a time when the flames of revolutionary thinking are sorely needed. It is only through this germinating fire that new, harmonious, life-sustaining seeds can sprout and flourish.

Our third and final asteroid goddess sign change this week is Pallas Athena’s entry into Libra, which she transits through 10/19. This suggests embodying feminine assertiveness in a way that’s as harmonious and balanced as possible.

Void-of-Course Moons

It’s best to avoid starting important new projects or making major purchases during void-of-course Moons. “Business as usual” is the optimal strategy. Void-of-course Moons occur when the Moon has made her last major Ptolemaic aspect, but has not yet moved into her next sign.

  • 8/4, 1:43 pm – 8/5, 6:20 am (Sagittarius)
  • 8/6, 10:52 am – 8/7, 9:40 am (Capricorn)
  • 8/9, 4:09 am – 9:53 am (Aquarius)
  • 8/10, 6:12 pm – 8/11, 8:57 am (Pisces)

Whatever your Sun Sign, Benjamin’s forecasts can help you make the best use of the current astrological energies.

All dates and times are in the U.S. eastern time zone. Events are most powerful on the dates listed, but their influence will be active for at least several days before and after.

Everyone is affected by these global transits. However, you will be most powerfully impacted when moving planets activate sensitive points in your natal chart.

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