Vedic Astrology Report for August 2021

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By Debra Infante

The fire sign of Leo is strongly highlighted this month with Mars, Mercury, and the Sun moving through this creative and dignified sign. Venus travels through its weakest sign of Virgo, which brings lessons in perfectionism and opening the heart. Mercury, planet of communications, is powerfully placed at the end of August, when it travels its exalted sign of Virgo.

Mars, planet of action, has been in the sign of Leo since July 20, and remains there through September 5, 2021. Mercury, planet of communications, travels with Mars in Leo from August 8 until August 26.  Mars is not a friend of Mercury in Vedic astrology, so the rationally thinking Mercury doesn’t like the forceful and assertive Mars.  These two planets will exactly conjunct on August 18 at 18 degrees Leo, so around this time we might be more sensitive and reactionary in conversation. Mars/Mercury combined energies can bring strong differences of opinion. Our minds can be restless and impulsive, so take your time when responding to others. Do activities to calm the mind, like meditation and pranayama.

From August 16 to September 15, 2021, the Sun begins its yearly transit through the fiery, fixed sign of Leo, a sign it rules. The Sun is very happy, warm, generous, and bright in Leo. This transit increases our personal ambitions, along with the deeper desire to enjoy life.  The Sun in Leo is very independent, creative, and self-expressive.

The Sun joins Mars from August 16 to September 5, which brings the two most masculine and fiery planets together in Leo!  The Sun/Mars combination increases our stamina, energy, and ability to work hard. But watch for rash decisions or a very competitive nature. Don’t underestimate the virtue of patience.

On August 19, 2021, the Sun in Leo is opposed by Jupiter in Aquarius at exactly 3 degrees. This is a nice transit as these two sattwic planets are friends. Benefic Jupiter helps soften and expand the Sun’s quest for greater purpose, identity, and meaning in life.

Venus, planet of love, relationships, and healing, transits Virgo, its sign of debility beginning August 11 until September 5, 2021. With Venus in Virgo, the quest is for perfectionism, which creates a more critical attitude with those we love. We are inclined to mentally analyze love, as the energies tend to move more to our head and less to our heart, which is where true love resides. This is a time to make conscious effort to open your heart, which allows greater vulnerability and honesty with loved ones. Appreciate the love you have in your life, and focus daily on creating harmony and peace. This month, take advantage these wonderful opportunities to practice increased integrity and heightened sensitivity in all of your relationships.

Venus in Virgo will also be aspected by exalted Rahu in Taurus at 12 degrees on August 21, 2021. We can feel more pressure in relationships around this time, so let go of the urgency you may experience. Be patient, take your time and think things through.

Mercury transits its exalted sign of Virgo from August 26 through September 21, 2021, and briefly travels with Venus from August 26 to September 5. When Mercury enters Virgo, it helps reverse the debility of Venus, bringing improvement.  Mercury and Venus are good friends, and so this combination improves our communications with those close to us. Just watch for over-intellectualizing. Mercury and Venus energies favor the arts, writing, and music.

When Mercury enters Virgo we are drawn to intellectual pursuits, going to school, attending classes and workshops. We want to develop our minds and we appreciate order and exactness in our lives. This is a great time to develop a regular mediation practice. As Mercury is the planet of discernment, Mercury well-placed in Virgo can give us greater insight into life, and the ability to make better choices.

When exalted Mercury transits Virgo, it will be aspected by exalted Rahu, the north node of the Moon, in Taurus. This indicates our communications, written or spoken, become more influential and inspiring as Rahu is an amplifier of mental energy. But we can also experience too much mental stimulation as Rahu intensifies mind chatter and nervous energy. Watch for over-exaggeration or manipulation in communications with others. On the positive side, Rahu aspecting Mercury can boost our mental focus, as we experience heightened intellectual capacity and creativity.

Debra Infante is a practicing Vedic astrologer and teacher. She began her studies of Vedic astrology in 1995, and was certified by The American College of Vedic Astrology as an approved teacher (Level I) in September 1999. She has taught Vedic astrology to the students in the yoga teacher trainings at 7 Centers Yoga in Sedona, AZ from 2002 to 2020. Debra can be reached at (928) 639-0623 or dinfante108@gmail.com for astrological consultations by phone or in person. Or contact her to receive her monthly Vedic astrology article. You can also find her at http://ayurveda-sedona.com/yoga-and-vedic-astrology/about-vedic-astrology/

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