The Daily Astro for August 16, 2012

The Daily Astro for August 16, 2012

The Moon’s in Leo today. The furor of the past few days has subsided a bit, but it’s still reverberating in the background, sending psychic shivers through the atmosphere as a subtone. Plus we’re now at the dark-of-the-Moon phase right before the New Moon (tomorrow), so finish up anything that’s still hanging — get done with it so you can move forward on the New Moon. Venus squares Uranus in Aries at 2:48 AM EDT today, jolting us out of our dreams. People are going to be doing their own thing today, whatever that may be, since the Moon will also trine Uranus at 5:04 PM. Don’t be surprised by any weird emotional outbursts/ultimatums  (“I gotta be me!”) or declarations of independence. Think of those  1960s-70s pop songs where the singer announced he couldn’t be tied down/it was time for him to “move on”.  Just let people go their own way and do whatever they want today, even if it takes them to Bizarro World HQ. Everybody’s going to have to make adjustments since the Moon also aspects Pluto, Chiron, Neptune and Mars later on. Deep down, people know what they have to do to feel better and balance their lives, but since we’re all operating on dark-of-the-Moon energies, things can devolve into a soupy mess of confusion. Meditation or contemplation might be a nice idea tonight, if we’re not still too wired or worn out dealing with today’s wacky energy!

Sabian Symbol for today’s Sun: “An untidy, unkempt man”.
Kozminsky Symbol for today’s Sun: “A poet reading his verses to a group of ladies in an old castle garden.”
The Keyword for the Sabian Symbol is: “Imperturbability”.
The Keyword for the Kozminsky Symbol is “Proportion”.

The Sabian Symbol reflects the not-so-positive side of today’s Uranus aspects. This is the “absent-minded professor” look carried a bit too far. Living “out of body” too much can lead us to neglect more practical matters and even our own well-being. It’s important to establish a daily routine to keep us grounded. This Symbol also shows the disregard for social approval that is often found in pioneers or people who are completely focused on a particular goal. Originally, this Symbol was described as a yogic figure, so the disregard for the material was an emphasis on the inner or spiritual nature of the quest. The Kozminsky Symbol is a nice one for a Leo Moon–a man reading his creative works. Leo is connected to speaking from the heart and to the 5th house of creative endeavors and romance, and the setting–an old castle garden–is about as romantic as it gets! Of course, we can’t forget that gaggle of ladies paying rapt attention to the Leo figure (Leos love appreciation and applause for their creative efforts!)

Born on August 16:

Albrecht II von Habsberg (King of Bohemia/Hungary/Germany), Hongxi (Emperor of China), Anne of Austria (Queen of Poland), John Bosco (Italian priest and educator), Steve Carell (actor/comedian), Madonna (marketing phenomenon), James Cameron (filmmaker), Timothy Hutton (actor), Rumer Wills (actor/daughter of Demi Moore & Bruce Willis), Julie Newmar (actor/”Catwoman” on Batman TV show), Angela Bassett (actor), Emily Robinson (Dixie Chicks), Frank Gifford (Football MVP/sportscaster), Kathie Lee Gifford (TV host/note she and husband Frank were born on the same day), Lesley Ann Warren (actor), Menachem Begin (Prime Minister of Israel), Ann Blyth (actor), Fess Parker (actor/”Davy Crockett” TV show), Eydie Gorme (singer), Charles Bukowski (poet), Donovan Leitch Jr. (actor/musician/son of 60s musician), Tim Farriss (INXS), James Taylor (Kool & The Gang), Bob Balaban (actor), Kevin Ayers (prog-rocker), Gordon “Snowy” Fleet (Easybeats), Lary Loizzo (American Breed), Suzanne Ferrell (ballerina), Bruce Beresford (film director), Stuart A. “Smokey Roosa (astronaut/Apollo 14), Jon Lindbergh (2nd son of aviator Charles Lindbergh), Robert Culp (actor), Ted Hughes (poet), Bill Evans (jazz pianist), Eddie Kirkland (blues guitarist), Mae Clarke (actress), Robert Ringling (circus master), George Meany (labor leader), Harold foster (cartoonist/”Prince Valiant”), Barry Hay (Golden Earring), Wilhelm Wundt (social psychology pioneer), Tiradentes (leading member of Inconfidencia Mineria group, Brazil), Sharunas Bartas (film director), Jules La Forgue (French Symbolist poet), Jean de la Bruyere (French essayist), Hugo Gernsback (“Father of Science Fiction”- Hugo awards are named after him), Charles H. Roan (World War II hero), Erick Friedman (violinist), Mel Waldron (jazz pianist/composer), Elsie Inglis (doctor/suffragist), Lil’ Son Jackson (blues guitarist), Mitch Landrieu (Louisiana politician), Billy Joe Shaver (country music singer/songwriter), Gloria Blondell (actress/sister of Joan Blondell), James Michel (Seychilles president), Greyson Chance (pop singer).

Today’s 2-Card Tarot Draw: Knight of Wands/3 of Cups
“Let’s Get This Party Started”. Our live-wire fire card, the Knight of Wands, mingles with the “let’s hoist a few and celebrate” 3 of Cups. There may not be a lot of permanence in this combination, but it could be enjoyable if we don’t expect it to last forever. This combination reminds me of people going on a cruise ship vacation. They’re traveling, changing location constantly, but since they’re not driving or in charge of the details, they can focus on having a good time. It also could be a situation where people decide to take a “fun break” before they start a new job (no more vacations for a while!) or the honeymoon period in a new relationship.

–Valerie Sylvester, August 16, 2012 —

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