(LOL @ that picture, had to choose it!)
Time for another character analysis! I was going to post this tomorrow but it turns out today is National Ghostbusters Day, so I had to do it today! Plus tomorrow is weekly scope day, and I didn't want this post to get lost in that. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the release of the movie Ghostbusters, and tomorrow, a restored and remastered version is being re-released. We all know and love this movie - who doesn’t think green foodie ghosts are cute? - so I thought I’d go into the astrology of the 4 main characters, the Ghostbusters themselves: Egon Spengler, Raymond Stantz, Winston Zeddemore, and Peter Venkman.
Btw, have you seen the talk that Ghostbusters 3 will be a female cast? I’m not sure how to feel about that . . . I’m all for female-driven films (there’s so little of that, it’s almost a joke), and there are some seriously funny chicks that are pretty popular right now, but I have a hard time picturing it with Ghostbusters. Then again, I have a hard time picturing anyone other than the original 4! Though this piece on TIME makes a compelling case for a reboot of the franchise.
Egon (Harold Ramis, how we miss thee) is the super-science guy of the quartet, the one always spewing out things that don’t make sense to us normal dumb-dumbs, with gadgets in hand and ready to analyze anything. This leads me right to a Virgo-Aquarius-Gemini combo, with Virgo being the sign that has to get into the details, Aquarius being the sign of science, and Gemini being the sign of gadgets and the mind. I’d bet his Sun, Mercury, and Venus are conjunct in one of those signs, perhaps Virgo since he lacks the social grace of an air sign, and his Mars is in another sign, perhaps Aquarius since he’s kind of a weirdo (I say that lovingly, but Mars in Aquarius has a tendency to be a little weird). That could put his Moon in Gemini, which would show the love of gadgets. He doesn’t talk too much, which a typical Moon in Gemini does, but perhaps a prominent Saturn, or having a Saturn-Mercury harsh aspect, would tone that down.
The immediate thing I thought of with Egon is that he seems like a genius (in the conventional sense, anyway), so he’d likely have some genius aspects in his chart. Genius can be shown through quintiles and septiles, which are minor aspects but highly creative in the genius kind of way, especially with Uranus to the Sun, Moon, Mercury, or Ascendant (although, oddly, sometimes no aspect between Uranus and Mercury can be indicative as well). Given his mental dexterity, I’d also guess his Uranus is in his 3rd house, the house of the mind. Uranus in the 3rd house would also downplay the talky-ness of a Gemini Moon, making him seem more awkward.
Raymond (Dan Aykroyd) is the sweet one of the bunch, the one who’s a little child-like with his love of the paranormal, and just look at how much he loved that firehouse. There’s an innocent curiosity to him, which leads me to Aries Sun in the 3rd house or Gemini Sun in the 1st house. Aries in the 3rd house would make him an Aquarius or Capricorn rising, while Gemini in the 1st would make him a Gemini rising. I lean toward the Gemini Sun, Gemini rising, as Gemini is the sweetly curious sign. I’d put his Moon in Aries then, which would give him the energy and enthusiasm he has, and his Moon would be in the 11th house of friends and groups. He’s in an important group, for sure!
Winston (Ernie Hudson; btw, Winston Zeddemore is one of my fave names ever) is the one who comes on once the group has gotten some fame and success, and they need to take someone on to help with the workload. He doesn’t seem to care very much about the science of it all, and just goes with the flow. I get a very earthy feel from Winston; earth signs in play are Taurus, Virgo, or Capricorn. I’d put his Sun in the 6th house (naturally ruled by Virgo) of work, since he’s a worker bee. I like his Mars in Taurus, sticks with what he does, not too high or low. I also get a very manly feel from Winston, so I’m thinking perhaps Mars, a very masculine planet, is in his 1st house of the self. That would make him a Taurus rising, which goes with the earthiness.
Peter Venkman (Bill Murray) is the loverboy-man of the group, the jokester, the one who may have two PhD’s but you have no clue how he got them. Venkman is fire signs all the way, especially Leo and Sagittarius. With his constant need for attention, I’d go with Leo Sun and Mercury in the 1st house - it’s gotta be all about HIM, always! Leo can also be a jokester, especially as the rising sign. I’d put his Moon in Sagittarius - doesn’t get down and out about much, always looking at the brighter side, ever the optimistic, and always looking to sell-sell-sell, talking people into things he shouldn’t be. With Leo rising, his Moon would be in the 5th house of love, and we all know about his hormones. Going with the hormones, I’d make his Venus and Mars conjunct - that tends to supply a super-healthy libido.
Yes, there is an asteroid named Casanova (number 7328 on astro.com if you want to look it up in your chart; mine is opposite my Jupiter and square my AC/DC axis, and I so hate Casanovas IRL). Wouldn’t it fit if that asteroid was prominent for Venkman? Perhaps conjunct a personal planet (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars), or in his 1st house of the self (or on the Midheaven, which can show how you project yourself).
So those are my astrological ideas for the Ghostbusters! Q: If you see a ghost, who ya gonna call? A: A shrink.
Hermes was first discovered in 1937 by Karl Reinmuth in Germany, but then was lost for a while and rediscovered in 2003. The Greek god Hermes is the Roman god Mercury, so asteroid Hermes is very similar to Mercury (pretty funny it was lost for a while then!). Hermes was the was the god of thieves, commerce, shepherds, liars, and travelers (some of those seem worse than others, eh?).
Astrologically, according to Mark Andrew Holmes, Hermes seems to have something to do with cleverness, intelligence, divisiveness, division, and occultism. My Hermes is in Capricorn and my 2nd house. I try to be clever with my resources and goals? Actually, it can show professionally (Capricorn) making money (2nd house) off of the occult (Hermes) - ha! Hermes is square my Mercury (so I better watch my tongue), Deucalion (I can be clever with change?), Apollo (if I don't take it for granted), and Achilles (or let it be my downfall). On astro.com, Hermes is number 69230.
In transit, Hermes can show where you'll need to have some of that quick wit and sharp intelligence. To find where Hermes currently is located you can use astro.com (go to extended chart selection, then click on ephemeris, and type 1862 in the additional asteroids and other objects section). Hermes is currently in Leo and square my Saturn, ruler of my 3rd house - gotta watch what I say!
September 2014 Full & New Moons: Full Moon in Pisces & New Moon in Libra
A full moon occurs when the transit (moving) Sun and Moon are exactly opposing one another in the zodiac. It tends to signal a time of endings, culminations, and things coming to fruition. A new moon occurs when the transit Sun and Moon are in the exact same spot in the zodiac. It tends to signal a time of new opportunities, growth, and optimism.
For information on how the new/full moons may impact your sign, read the monthly horoscope.
September 8th 2014 Full Moon in Pisces
A full moon occurs at 9:38PM ET at 16 degrees 19 minutes of Pisces. In Pisces, we feel connected to our emotions, and let them lead us astray. We’ve been avoiding them with the last few full moons, and now, our feelings come pouring out. They can drive us to do great things, or make us do terrible things. We’re sensitive to criticism, and want to be treated with kid gloves. We hurt each other’s feelings without realizing it. We want to help other people, especially the most vulnerable, and feel more compassionate and understanding of the pain that exists in the world. We’ll help out anyone who asks for help, and sacrifice part of ourselves to do so. Something important could come to an end, a cycle or way of life. We pay more attention to spiritual matters. Pisces rules water, toxins, and feet, so we could see some developments there. If you're a Pisces Sun, Moon, or mid-Pisces rising, you may feels the effects of this moon most.
September 24th 2014 New Moon in Libra
A new moon occurs at 2:14AM ET at 1 degrees 7 minutes of Libra. In Libra, we want to bring some peace and harmony into the world. We’re not up for any sort of fighting, and prefer trying to compromise and find some middle ground. If there’s no need to go to war, we’ll avoid it. We try to be more fair and give people a real chance. We treat everyone with respect and as an equal. We can see both sides to any situation, and have a hard time committing to a decision as a result. We’re polite, have good manners, and present ourselves with grace and class. Libra is the sign of committed partnerships, so we could see people pairing off left and right, hear news regarding love/marriage/relationships, and spend more time with people in one-on-one settings. If you're a Libra Sun, Moon, or rising, you may feel the effects of this moon most.
General horoscopes are always meant for entertainment purposes only. For a more accurate view, read your Sun sign, Rising sign, and Moon sign.
ARIES AUGUST 2014
On August 12th, Venus enters fellow fire sign Leo, and you take pleasure in doing the things you enjoy most, engaging in your hobbies, and spending time with loved ones. You can take up a new hobby, especially something artistic, and you’re fun to be around. If single, you can be flirty and have an easier time meeting new people, but you prefer to keep it casual at first, wanting to keep all of your options open and play the field a little. If you’re in a relationship, you can be more romantic with your partner but in a playful way, and try doing things that the two of you did when you first got together.
On August 15th, Mercury moves into earth sign Virgo, and you’re focused on the work that you need to get done. You try to keep everything organized, and can keep a list of all that you need to do and start checking them off one at a time. You have mental discipline, and you can focus on facts and figures with ease. You can have more communications at or about your work, and this is a good time for you if you work in communications, as a writer or speaker, with technology, or online. You can focus on your health as well, and get some health advice, make a plan for how to improve your lifestyle, and do health research.
On August 23rd, the Sun enters Virgo, joining Mercury, and you feel most like yourself when you’re working hard toward completing the little tasks and chores that need to be done. You don’t mind tackling some of the grunt work that no one else volunteers for. You can be quite productive, knowing what to do, how to do it, and what you should avoid. You can feel stronger physically, and you put the spotlight on your health, wanting to have a healthier lifestyle. This is a good time especially for physical exercise, so join a gym, buy some fitness equipment, or try a new routine. You may come across as more discriminating, distant, and logical.
On August 10th, a full moon occurs in air sign Aquarius, and you can end a friendship or become closer with a casual friend, leave a group or take on a bigger role in a group you belong to, or abandon a cause or become a bigger fighter for one you believe in. You can achieve one of your dreams or get closer to it, or feel that you’ve been unrealistic and now is the time for you to give it up. You’re not outwardly emotional, and process your emotions intellectually and at a distance. You can be worried about your future, and what you have to look forward to. On August 25th, a new moon occurs in Virgo, and you can start a new job, have a job offer or two, start a new work project, get recognized for work that you’ve done, and feel enthusiastic about the work that you’re doing. You can also focus on your health and see a new doctor, consider a new diet or exercise regimen, and make better choices with your health.
Best days of August for Aries for Love: 23rd, 24th
Best days of August for Aries for Money: 15th, 16th, 17th
TAURUS AUGUST 2014
Venus, your ruler, enters fire sign Leo on August 12th, and you enjoy spending time at home. You don’t feel much like going out all of the time, and want to be in the places that you know well and are familiar to you. You want to spend time with the people who make you feel most comfortable and who support you. You enjoy being comfortable, and don’t want to step outside of your comfort zone. If single, you can meet someone through a relative, or who makes you feel at ease, and you crave an emotional connection with them above all else. If you’re in a relationship, you focus on the feelings of your partner and how the two of you can be more open emotionally.
Mercury enters fellow earth sign Virgo on August 15th, and you don’t feel much like focusing on anything serious. You want to have some fun. You focus on lighter subjects, and you’re much friendlier and more gregarious. When you speak, you’re louder than usual, and you command attention. You can deal with creative projects with ease, and if you can’t let yourself loose sometimes, try to find an artistic outlet for your mind so you don’t get bored and grumpy really fast. This is a good time for you if you work in the arts.
The Sun joins Mercury in Virgo on August 23rd, and you feel most like yourself when you’re letting your hair down and having some fun. You want to take some time away from work and have plenty of time to play and enjoy yourself. Engage in your hobbies, or pick up a new one. You’re also more romantic and flirty, and people are attracted to your bright smile and great laugh. If you have children, one of them could be in the spotlight for something. You may come across as prouder, warmer, and friendlier.
A full moon occurs in air sign Aquarius on August 10th, and you can finish a project that helps you with your career path, get closer to your dream job, or walk away from your career. You can be rewarded for the professional work you’ve been putting in, and get closer to what you’ve always wanted, or feel that you’ve been pursuing the wrong things, and you need to regroup and focus on something else. You can see if you’re going in the right direction, and change your course if you aren’t. You can find yourself in the public eye for something you’ve done. Something could come to an end for a parent, boss, or mentor. You could have a public emotional display. A new moon occurs in Virgo on August 25th, and you can begin a new creative project, take up a new hobby, start dating someone new (if single), or plan a date night (if attached). If you have children, an opportunity can be presented to them, to you through them, or you get an opportunity to do something with/for children. This can be a good time to take a vacation, even just a quick one, to somewhere fun. You feel like life is short, so you should enjoy it while you can.
Best days of August for Taurus for Love: 25th, 26th, 27th
Best days of August for Taurus for Money: 18th, 19th
GEMINI AUGUST 2014
Venus enters fire sign Leo on August 12th, and you enjoy mental pursuits. You want to engage your mind as much as you can, and you like connecting with other people mentally. When you speak, you choose your words carefully so you don’t upset anyone, and you know how to be tactful and diplomatic. If you’re a writer or speaker, this is an excellent period for you. You can get along better with siblings and neighbors, and try to spruce up your neighborhood in some way. If you’re single, you can meet someone through a sibling or neighbor, who is younger than you, or who is a writer, speaker, or teacher, works in communications, with tech, or online. This can be a good time to try online dating. If you’re in a relationship, you want to connect mentally with your partner, and try to have more conversations with them.
Mercury, your ruler, enters earth sign Virgo on August 15th, and you revisit old memories of the past. You’re feeling nostalgic and can focus more on the past than the present. You have a hard time processing facts and logic, but do well with feelings. You know how a person is feeling from how they speak, even if they’re saying the exact opposite thing. You can do your best thinking at home or with family, and they can help give you advice, comfort, and steer you in the right direction. You have a hard time being objective, lost in your own feelings too much.
The Sun joins Mercury in Virgo on August 23rd, and you feel most like yourself when you’re at home or in the places that are most familiar to you, or with family or the people you think of as family. You want support and encouragement from those around you, and don’t want to be pushed into anything you’re not ready for. You prefer tradition, convention, and sticking with what you know will work and have tried in the past. Comfort is key for you. You may come across as more emotional, nurturing, and crabby.
A full moon occurs in fellow air sign Aquarius on August 10th, and you can come home if you’re abroad, end a course of study, or settle a legal dispute. You’re more defensive of your beliefs, and will stand up to anyone who you feel threatens them, but you need to keep a cool head and remember that everyone has their own opinions, and there isn’t a right or wrong answer. A new moon occurs in Virgo on August 25th, and you can begin a home improvement project, buy or sell property, or move. You can spend time with family, or plan a family outing. A relative could be presented with a new opportunity, or you are through them. You enjoy being with family or at home, and want to make your home as comfortable as you can.
Best days of August for Gemini for Love: 1st, 2nd, 28th, 29th
Best days of August for Gemini for Money: 20th, 21st, 22nd
CANCER AUGUST 2014
On August 12th, Venus enters fire sign Leo, the sign after yours, and you enjoy engaging in your senses. You want to eat rich foods, listen to music, look at art, wear expensive perfumes/colognes, and put on soft fabrics. You can overindulge, and eat too much, buy too much, and be a spendthrift, so watch yourself if you don’t want to gain weight and debt. This can be a good time to make extra money if you work at it, and you tend to have the money you need when you need it. If you’re single, you can meet someone who’s a banker, works in finance, or who seems stable and responsible. You’re attracted to sensual types. If you’re in a relationship, you’re more passionate with your partner, loyal to them, though you may be possessive and jealous.
On August 15th, Mercury moves into earth sign Virgo, and your mind moves at a faster pace than you’re used to. You come up with lots of ideas, have lots of conversations and communications, and you have something to say to everyone, and everyone has something to say to you. You can use more technology, keep a busy schedule, and are going constantly. Your calendar is packed, and you commit yourself to lots of events, but you could overwhelm yourself if you’re not careful. Stay busy, but not too busy.
On August 23rd, the Sun enters Virgo, joining Mercury, and you feel most like yourself when you’re engaging your mind and connecting with others intellectually. You want to see the facts for yourself, are curious about the world, and have lots of conversations. You keep it light though, not wanting to focus on anything too serious, and are full of jokes and funny stories to tell people. You may come across as logical, analytical, and anxious.
On August 10th, a full moon occurs in air sign Aquarius, and this is a heavy full moon for you. Something could happen that impacts you deeply, and makes you face an issue that you hold deep inside of yourself, not wanting to touch it, but you have to now. You can’t keep it hidden away forever, and you shouldn’t want to. If you’re extremely emotional, swaying from one mood to the next, and have a hard time controlling yourself, especially your anger, this is the problem. Face what you’re running from and work at letting it go. You can also finish a transformation of something, or settle a dispute regarding other people’s money (taxes, debts, loans, inheritances, joint finances). On August 25th, a new moon occurs in Virgo, and you can begin a new writing project or several small projects, buy a new piece of technology, or do something in your neighborhood. An opportunity could come up for a sibling or neighbor, or for you through them. You’re more positive and optimistic, and your attitude is light and happy.
Best days of August for Cancer for Love: 3rd, 4th, 30th, 31st
Best days of August for Cancer for Money: 23rd, 24th
LEO AUGUST 2014
On August 12th, Venus enters your sign, Leo, and you’re pleasant and easy to get along with. People are attracted to you without you putting in much effort. You’re charming and know how to behave in public, and people think that you’re graceful and diplomatic. This can be a good time to give yourself a makeover, buy new clothes, get a new haircut, or get cosmetic surgery. If single, you can meet someone new much more easily, and all you need to do is put yourself out there. If you’re in a relationship, you’re more romantic, and want to spend time with your partner.
On August 15th, Mercury moves into earth sign Virgo, the sign after yours, and your mind slows down. You take your time when coming up with new ideas or making any decisions. You won’t speed up for anybody, no matter how much people push you. You don’t see the point in rushing, and want to be sure of your decision first. Once you do decide, there’s no changing your mind, and you stick to it no matter what, making you a little stubborn. You have a practical outlook, and don’t get lost in daydreams or memories. You’re squarely in the now. You can absorb new information easily when your senses are stimulated, and what you see, hear, smell, taste, and touch sticks with you most.
On August 23rd, the Sun enters Virgo, joining Mercury, and you feel most like yourself when you feel secure. You want stability in your life, and this mostly manifests with your finances. You want to improve your finances so you feel more financially secure, and the more money you have, the more secure and confident you feel. You can try to make extra money by taking on a second job, working a side gig, or trying to make extra money by monetizing a hobby. You may come across as more practical, indulgent, and materialistic.
On August 10th, a full moon occurs in air sign Aquarius, the sign opposite yours, and you can end a relationship or take one to the next level. You see your relationships as they are, know what’s wrong with them, and understand if they’re fixable or not. This is a good time to sit down with your loved ones and have a one-on-none conversation about your relationship with them so you’re both on the same page. You can get riled up when you see someone being picked on, when you feel justice isn’t being served, or when you feel the playing field isn’t level. You crave balance in your life, and the more out of balance you feel, the harder it is for you to deal with anything. On August 25th, a new moon occurs in Virgo, and you can start a second job, side gig, or make money from a hobby, work on trying to make more money, and feel more confidence and sure of yourself. You keep your emotions calm, and don’t feel the need to sway.
Best days of August for Leo for Love: 5th, 6th
Best days of August for Leo for Money: 25th, 26th, 27th
VIRGO AUGUST 2014
Venus enters fire sign Leo, the sign before yours, on August 12th, and you keep your affections to yourself. You don’t want to share your love with just anyone, and you prefer to keep it behind closed doors. You loathe public displays of affection, and want to show your love only when the two of you are alone. You enjoy spending time by yourself and out of the spotlight, and can be recognized for work you’ve done in the background. If single, you can meet someone who works in a confined institution (like a hospital or prison), start an affair (not recommended!), or begin dating someone in secret. You’re attracted to tortured souls, artistic types, and spiritual people, and are looking for someone you have a karmic tie to. If you’re in a relationship, you don’t share as much with your partner, but you do feel more romantic and sweet.
Mercury, your ruler, enters your sign, Virgo, on August 15th, and your mind quickens to your more usual pace. You come up with lots of new ideas, have a lot to say and share with others, and want to engage with other people mentally. You can get or give news, find out lots of new information and facts, and make plans for what you want to do. You can jump from one idea to the next without spending enough time focusing on it though, so try to force yourself to focus on an idea long enough to see if it’s viable.
The Sun joins Mercury in Virgo on August 23rd, and you can put yourself out there. You don’t mind getting attention or praise for what you’ve done. You can find yourself in the spotlight, whether you want to be or not. You’re enthusiastic about your life, and want to embark on a new journey or path or start a new project. It could be something that you work on for the next year of your life. You may come across as more energetic, pioneering, and impulsive.
A full moon occurs in air sign Aquarius on August 10th, and you can finish a work project, leave your job, or get a better job as a reward for the hard, smart work you’ve been doing. You can see something change in your work environment, like coworkers leaving or going to another office or building. You can find a treatment for a health issue and finally be rid of it or get it under control, or you can see a health issue get worse if you’re not being responsible with your health. A new moon occurs in Virgo on August 25th, and you can start a new project or go down a new path or journey. This is a great time where you feel very positive about life and the possibilities. You can be presented with a new opportunity to do something you’ve been wanting to for some time, and you work at it over the next year. Make things happen for yourself.
Best days of August for Virgo for Love: 7th, 8th
Best days of August for Virgo for Money: 1st, 2nd, 28th, 29th
LIBRA AUGUST 2014
Venus, your ruler, enters fire sign Leo on August 12th, and you enjoy spending time with your friends, or with people you feel are your intellectual equal. You want to engage with others on a variety of subjects, and broaden your knowledge. You’re open to wild ideas, and enjoy being a little rebellious. If single, you can start dating a friend, or try to be friends with someone first. You’re attracted to original personalities, rebels, and people who are unique and different in some way. If you’re in a relationship, you try to forge a better friendship with your partner, and want to have more than something physical with them.
Mercury enters earth sign Virgo, the sign before yours, on August 15th, and you do your best thinking when you’re by yourself and not being bothered by anyone else. You find other people to be mentally draining, and the more time you spend around others, the more mentally exhausted you are. Having too much to do drains you as well, and you need plenty of time alone to recover from tasks. Your imagination soars, and you can get lost in daydreams and fantasies. This is a great time if you’re an artistic type, but it’s not good for dealing with reason and logic. You have a harder time than usual wrapping your mind around cold facts and figures.
The Sun joins Mercury in Virgo on August 23rd, and you feel most like yourself when you’re alone. You’re easily drained physically and mentally, so you need to give yourself time to rest and replenish the energy you’ve lost. Try not to do too much because you’ll strain yourself and give yourself stress you don’t need. You’re more sensitive to little hurts and upsets, and need to be treated with kid gloves. You’re dreamy and imaginative, but struggle with reality. You may come across as compassionate, sweet, and vulnerable.
A full moon occurs in fellow air sign Aquarius on August 10th, and you can complete a creative project, take a hobby more seriously or give up on one, take a romantic relationship to the next level or end one, and generally feel more inspired by life. If you have children, something could come to an end for them. You may need to engage in your hobbies when you feel upset to calm you down, otherwise you can get a bit dramatic and overdo it. A new moon occurs in Virgo on August 25th, and you can let go of something you no longer need and have wanted to be rid of for some time, and it’s not an emotional experience, but one you enjoy and look forward to. It’s a good time to clear the clutter physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually to get ready for the next new moon in your sign. You can get the opportunity to do something in the background or where someone else gets the credit, or you get recognized for work you’ve been doing in the background. This can be a time of quietly plotting and planning your next steps.
Best days of August for Libra for Love: 9th, 10th
Best days of August for Libra for Money: 3rd, 4th, 30th, 31st
SCORPIO AUGUST 2014
On August 12th, Venus enters fire sign Leo, and you enjoy working hard toward a goal and achieving something. You look at the success in your life, and it makes you feel good about yourself. You might be a little lazy though, and not work toward your goals at all, feeling that they’ll come to you, but you need to put in a little effort. A little will go a long way. You can make an excellent impression on someone, and are more comfortable in the public eye. This is a great time for you if your work in the arts or beauty industry. If single, you can meet someone through your or their career, through a parent, boss, or mentor, or who is much older than you. If in a relationship, you can be a little distant with your partner, putting duty before love.
On August 15th, Mercury moves into earth sign Virgo, and you do your best thinking when you’re in a group or with your friends. You want to have multiple opinions and people to bounce ideas off of to give you as many perspectives as you can get. You come up with wild ideas and are interested in innovative solutions. You’re not usually open to unconventionality, but you’re intrigued now. You can meet more people and do more networking, especially online. Any new friends are more casual acquaintances than anything else though.
On August 23rd, the Sun enters Virgo, joining Mercury, and you feel most like yourself when you’re in a group or with your friends. You want to be around people who make you feel like you belong, and who have the same thinking as you. You can spend more time with friends, and a friend could be in the spotlight. You can meet lots of new people and make new friends, but you keep it casual. You can spend more time in groups you belong to, or join a new group. You embrace what makes you a unique person, and want to be a true individual. You may come across as more rebellious, futuristic, and distant.
On August 10th, a full moon occurs in air sign Aquarius, and you can finish a home improvement project, finalize a move or the buying or selling of real estate, settle a dispute with a family member, or cut ties with a relative. You’re sensitive at your very core, and something could happen that makes you feel that your inner foundation has been rocked. If that’s the case, you may need to look internally and figure out ways to strengthen your internal foundation so that doesn’t happen again. On August 25th, a new moon occurs in Virgo, and you can make a new friend, join a new group, focus on a hope, wish, or dream for your future, and seem a little idealistic. You can do something charitable or take up a humanitarian cause. You can take a step back and look at the world from a wider perspective, and you see further down the road than usual, which calms you emotionally.
Best days of August for Scorpio for Love: 11th, 12th
Best days of August for Scorpio for Money: 5th, 6th
SAGITTARIUS AUGUST 2014
On August 12th, Venus enters fellow fire sign Leo, and you enjoy being yourself and doing the things you most like to do. You like learning new things, and could start a new course of study, formal or informal. You find travel pleasurable, and could take a trip somewhere, especially somewhere far, exotic, or where you’ve never been. If you have a legal issue, it can go in your favor. You have an easier time winning people over with your arguments. If you’re a writer or speaker, this is an excellent period for you. If single, you can meet someone from another country or a different background from yourself, who is a writer or teacher, or who is the noncommittal type. If in a relationship, you can try to bring more playful adventure into it, and are a little more daring with your partner.
On August 15th, Mercury moves into earth sign Virgo, and you can focus on your goals and the work you need to get done. You don’t want to focus on anything totally frivolous and unnecessary, and you try to stay focused on what you have to do. You can have great mental discipline now, and accomplish many tasks you set out to do. This is good to work on any mental projects. If you work in technology, online, as a writer or speaker, this is a good period for you, and you can be recognized for your work.
On August 23rd, the Sun enters Virgo, joining Mercury, and you feel most like yourself when you’re achieving your goals and are successful. The more success you have, the better you feel about yourself, but you may need to work on separating your success from your confidence. You’re in a serious mood, and don’t feel much like dealing with childish games or behavior. You can focus on your life path, and feel good about the direction that you’re going in. You can be recognized for your work. A parent, boss, or mentor could be in the spotlight. You may come across as more mature, responsible, and cold.
On August 10th, a full moon occurs in air sign Aquarius, and you can finish a bunch of small projects, get rid of a piece of technology or have problems with your car or mode of transportation, or finish a community project. You can settle a dispute with a sibling or neighbor, or end a relationship with one. You mean what you say and you say what you mean, and your words are dripping with emotion. You’re impacted more easily by words, both spoken and written. On August 25th, a new moon occurs in Virgo, and you can get further along your life path, achieve a goal, or get a positive career opportunity. A parent, boss, or mentor could be presented with a new opportunity, or you are through them. You can be in the spotlight.
Best days of August for Sagittarius for Love: 13th, 14th
Best days of August for Sagittarius for Money: 7th, 8th
CAPRICORN AUGUST 2014
Venus enters fire sign Leo on August 12th, and you enjoy focusing on the serious matters in your life. You can find ways to make them better, and don’t find them so daunting now. You also want to connect more with others, forging greater intimacy with your loved ones, and can spend more time with them. Just make sure you don’t get possessive or clingy. This can be a good time to deal positively with other people’s money (debts, loans, taxes, inheritances, joint finances), or to do something that benefits you and someone else. If single, you can meet someone who is powerful and controlling, and have to make sure you don’t engage in power struggles with them. If in a relationship, you’re more passionate with your partner, but can smother them.
Mercury enters fellow earth sign Virgo on August 15th, and you can come up with some big ideas, much bigger than you normally allow yourself to come up with, and while you’d normally chuck them, you believe in your ability to achieve them now. You might not take any steps right now though, having confidence in yourself but lacking motivation. You’re a great conversationalist now, fun to talk to, full of funny stories, always laughing and fun to be around. You prefer looking at the brighter side of situations, and seem more optimistic.
The Sun joins Mercury in Virgo on August 23rd, and you seem much more gregarious and positive than you usually are. You don’t want to be the same old stuffy Capricorn, and want to have some fun. This can be a good time to do some traveling, especially somewhere far away. You’re interested in other cultures and the different ways people live and different beliefs they have. You could decide to take a class or start learning something new, especially regarding culture, language, the law, or philosophy. You may come across as friendlier, more adventurous, and wandering.
A full moon occurs in air sign Aquarius, the sign after yours, on August 10th, and you can settle a financial dispute, finalize a financial contract or end one, leave a second job or end a side gig you’ve been doing for extra money or start making more money from it, and be rewarded for good financial decisions and punished for bad ones. You’re sensitive to what people think about you, and need to shut them out. Your confidence is linked to how much money you have, and you need to remind yourself that you’re worth more than what you have in the bank. A new moon occurs in Virgo on August 25th, and you can take a class, go back to school, travel, or debate philosophy. You’re optimistic about life, and feel like having an adventure. You may plan for one, but will you push yourself to actually do it? Your confidence is better, and you want to enjoy life.
Best days of August for Capricorn for Love: 15th, 16th, 17th
Best days of August for Capricorn for Money: 9th, 10th
AQUARIUS AUGUST 2014
Venus enters fire sign Leo, the sign opposite yours, on August 12th, and you enjoy spending time with your loved ones in one-on-one settings. You want the attention you can get from being one-on-one, and want to give them your attention as well. You feel good about your relationships, and get along easier with the people in your life, even your enemies. It’s also easier for you to commit to people and projects, and you strive to maintain a balance in your life. If you’re single, you can meet someone who is an artistic type, and are attracted to people who are polite, charming, and attractive. If you’re in a relationship, you want to spend more time with your partner, and can be more romantic with them.
Mercury enters earth sign Virgo on August 15th, and your mind is focused and disciplined. Whatever you set your mind to, you won’t get distracted from it in the slightest. You can be obsessive, intense, and dominate conversations with others. People may be a little intimidated by you when you speak. You have little patience for small talk, and only care for what’s really important, but important to you - if it’s important to others but not you, you disregard it. You can focus on serious subjects and matters, and are excellent at research now, and at seeing the reality of situations.
The Sun joins Mercury in Virgo on August 23rd, and you’re very serious and intense. You want to spend more time with loved ones forging stronger bonds with them, but you could be too much. When you get mad, you fly into fits of rage, and sway from one emotional upset to the next. You have to work on calming down and getting control over yourself. You can come back from anything, having great regenerative power. This can be a good time to begin a business partnership, deal with other people’s money (debts, loans, taxes, inheritances, joint finances), or do something that benefits you and someone else. You can also work at transforming something in your life or yourself. You may come across as passionate, intense, and brooding.
A full moon occurs in your sign, Aquarius, on August 10th, and when a full moon occurs in your sign, your reap what you sow. This means that hard work and smart decisions and responsible behavior is rewarded, and you can see great things manifest. Laziness, bad decisions, and irresponsibility mean you’re punished, and you can see bad things manifest. If bad things happen, you know you have to focus on changing what you’ve been doing. A new moon occurs in Virgo on August 25th, and you can have a positive dealing with other people’s money, begin a transformation, make something old new again, or find a solution to a serious matter.
Best days of August for Aquarius for Love: 18th, 19th
Best days of August for Aquarius for Money: 11th, 12th
PISCES AUGUST 2014
On August 12th, Venus enters fire sign Leo, and you enjoy being productive and getting work done. You can make lists of everything you have to do, and you get through it all one at a time. You make good use of your time, and are an efficient worker who demands the best of themselves. You enjoy your work, and try to make the best of it. This is an excellent period for you if you work in the arts or beauty industry. This is also a good time to deal with your health, and you can make great improvements with your health with a little effort. If single, you can begin seeing a coworker, meet someone through your or their work, or who is a perfectionist. If in a relationship, you’re practical with your displays of love, noticing the little things about your partner.
On August 15th, Mercury moves into earth sign Virgo, the sign opposite yours, and you do your best thinking when you have a partner. Having someone by your side makes you feel supported, and you like that they can point out what you’re missing. It can be a good time to discuss your relationships with your loved ones so you’re both on the same page. You’re also concerned with fairness, and you try to treat people better than you usually do. You make more compromises, not concerned with winning. When you speak, you’re tactful and charming.
On August 23rd, the Sun enters Virgo, joining Mercury, and you feel most like yourself when you’re with a partner or loved one. You’re not as comfortable by yourself or in a group, and want the one-on-one attention. You can form a new partnership, personal, business, or romantic. You can commit yourself to a new project or idea. You feel more artistic and are attracted to the arts. You need more balance in your life, and if you feel out of balance, you have a hard time doing anything right, so make sure you’re not devoting too much time to any one thing. You may come across as diplomatic, vacillating, and romantic.
On August 10th, a full moon occurs in air sign Aquarius, the sign before yours, and you’re very emotional with this full moon, but you try to keep it to yourself. You need to work on letting go of baggage you don’t need, and this will help you feel better, but it takes time and you have to push yourself. Your intuition is heightened, so listen to it. On August 25th, a new moon occurs in Virgo, and you can enter into a new relationship, see a partner or loved one presented with a new opportunity, you are through them, or you get an opportunity to do something with a partner. You can make a compromise, act as a mediator, try to strike a balance, or stick up for the underdog.
Best days of August for Pisces for Love: 20th, 21st, 22nd
Best days of August for Pisces for Money: 13th, 14th
General horoscopes are always meant for entertainment purposes only. For a more accurate view, read your Sun sign, Rising sign, and Moon sign.
Your mind is on love during the first half of August, and you feel comfortable when you have a lot of people interested in you. You can be a bit of a flirt, so if you’re attached, watch it! During the second half of the month, your flirt factor increases, and it seems like everyone is trying to court you, whether you want to be courted or not. You take the attention in stride, and let ‘em down easy. The 27th could be when passions run highest for you, and having someone around to help you work through it will be beneficial.
During the first half of August, love for you is more cerebral, and you want a mental connection. You can try online dating, and enjoy the interesting discussion and the way they dig into your mind. You’re casual about it, and prefer to think about the possibilities instead of do anything right away. The second half of August is better for action, and you can feel a love connection, especially around the new moon in your love sector on the 25th. The 27th might be a difficult day though, and you have to watch for getting into a fight.
You want to take things slow in love during the first half of August, and don’t want to be pushed into anything. You’ll make your decision when you feel you’re ready, and no one will be able to tell you otherwise. You prefer to be with someone who is sensual and will feed you chocolate-covered strawberries and give you back massages. Later in August, you’re ready to take a step back from the physical and dip into their mind for a while, getting to know how they think, what they think about, and if it’s you!
Venus, the planet of love, is in your sign until August 12th, so you’re the love goddess for the first half of August. Just wiggle your finger and everyone falls at your feet (sort of). Your powers of attraction are heightened, and you’re in the mood for love. The full moon on the 8th stirs up feelings of jealousy and makes you a little more clingy than you need to be. Avoid the urge to be a vengeful ex, and focus your passion on your current sweetie. On the 23rd, the Moon aligns with Venus, and you can show all of the love and affection you feel.
You might feel a lot for someone to start August, but you keep it to yourself. You don’t want to share your lovey-dovey feelings right away, and if you have a beau, prefer to get dirty when no one’s looking. Sure, Leo loves the spotlight, but everyone needs some time out of the glare every once in a while. On August 12th, Venus enters your sign, and you’re the latest love goddess. Put on a toga and have your lover feed you grapes. The full moon on August 10th makes you want to commit more to them - or less?
You feel that it’s important for you to have a connection with someone that’s not only physical and carnal, but that is also one of friendship. If you’re not friends, you won’t stay together when the passion ebbs, and you want something that’s going to last. You can try to improve the base of friendship in your current relationship, or decide to be friends with someone new first before taking it to the next level. If you start to have real feelings for them, you’ll likely keep them to yourself, waiting for the right moment in September.
You put love aside during the first half of August, wanting to focus more on your goals and ambitions, and when you do embrace love, you’re more practical and detached. You just don’t feel that it’s the right time for it. During the second half of August, you can have a better connection with someone, but chances are, you still take it slow and start platonically. The full moon on the 10th makes you re-evaluate your love relationships, and you can decide to cut ties with someone, especially come the 27th.
You want to have an adventure in love during the first half of August, feeling that it shouldn’t be taken so seriously. You want to enjoy yourself with your partner, or a potential suitor. You could have lots of new suitors, and you play with them all, keeping things casual while enjoying the physical. During the second half of August, you decide it’s time to stop the playing and get more serious, and chances are, you’ll abandon all of the suitors in favor of something more practical and responsible.
Love is intense as August begins, and you don’t want anything light and fluffy. You want to feel as close to someone as you possibly can, and can lose yourself in another person. Be careful you don’t take things too far, otherwise you might get arrested for stalking. Channel your passion in the bedroom instead. Later in August, you can lose the intensity and become more playful but not want any attachment. You want to be free to roam as you please, and not have anyone to check in with constantly.
This is very much a month for relationships, and you begin August focused on your partner, or on having a committed relationship. You take it seriously, and you can throw yourself into an existing or new relationship. On the 1st, you want to show the level of your commitment so they don’t doubt your loyalty. Come the 26th, you might have a little bump in the road though, and feel your loyalty being questioned. Don’t give in to a major outburst that’ll only make things worse.
When the month of August begins, your mind is on relationships and commitment, and you feel comfortable when you have someone by your side to share your life with. If single, you work harder to find this. Later in the month, you find more pleasure in being in a relationship, and experience more intimacy and passion. The new moon on the 25th amplifies this, and helps the single folk find someone new. On the 25th, you can feel like experimenting with your partner, and try something you’ll both enjoy.
You can be loving and affectionate as August begins, and freely share the love you feel. You’re a little flirty and fun, romantic and sweet, and people are attracted to you. You become more serious about love during the second half of August, and you want to have an actual commitment. The new moon on the 25th in your relationships sector could facilitate this. You’re enthusiastic and ready to commit yourself to someone, and if attached, you can do something new with your partner to show them how committed you are.
General horoscopes are always meant for entertainment purposes only. For a more accurate view, read your Sun sign, Rising sign, and Moon sign.
You have a hard time getting your head in the game during the first half of August, but you get back into it during the second half. You have a great eye for the details, can stay organized, and get done lots of tasks and projects. You’re a good coworker, and can take orders as long as no one is breathing down your neck. You might be a bit lazy on the 1st though, but you can take control on the 15th. On the 25th, you’re focused, disciplined, and hard-working, and dedicate yourself to anything you’re tasked to do.
You do well with smaller tasks during the first half of August, and can stay busy with lots of little things to do. You’re good at dealing with anything written, or having to talk someone into doing something. During the second half of August, you’re better with the stuff that you’ve done before and know very well. The full moon on the 10th occurs in your career, life path, and goals sector, and you see a goal come to fruition if you’ve been working hard and smart, or see one blow up in your face if you haven’t been.
On the 2nd, you come up with a big idea that you’re really into, but probably won’t follow through with. Find a way to motivate yourself and see it through. On the 8th, you can create opportunities for yourself, or are presented with one you want to grab. The full moon on the 10th urges you to deal with any legal issues before you proceed with anything else. On the 21st, you feel in control of the situation, and on the 25th, your discipline and focus is high, so you can make things happen as you want them to.
August is largely a money month for you, and you can focus on your budget and create opportunities for you to make and have more money during the first half of August. During the second half, you have an easier time making money that you need, and can improve your financial situation if you avoid blowing it on stuff you don’t really need. The full moon on the 10th focuses on your joint finances, and the money you make that makes other people money too. Settle debts and business disputes.
You can put yourself out there and take a chance on yourself during the first half of August, and people respond well to you. The second half of August finds you more focused on your finances, and you work hard to make good things happen for you. The new moon on the 25th in your money sector could be especially helpful, and you see a financial opportunity presented to you, and you can improve your finances in a bigger way than you think you can. Confidence helps you a lot, and you’ve got it in spades!
The full moon on the 10th occurs in your work sector, which might make you butt heads with coworkers, but you put more feeling into your work, and connect with it on an emotional level. Some of you may find that this connection is lacking, and it’s time for you to find work that has that connection for you. The 8th and 21st are especially good if you’re job-hunting, and you come across well on the 8th, and present yourself as a force to be reckoned with on the 21st. On the 25th, you impress the right people.
During the first half of August, Venus is in your career, life path, and goals sector, and you find it easy to make progress in your career, work toward a goal, and move along your life path. You can charm bosses and make good impressions. Some of you will have to work to avoid laziness though. The full moon on the 10th brings out your creativity, and this is a good month for you if you work in a creative/artistic field. Even if you don’t, explore ways in which you can use creativity in your work.
You’re much more focused on your direction and goals during the first half of August, and your ambition is heightened. You want to achieve, you want to succeed, and you want it now. You’ll put in the long hours and hard work required of you, and you expect results no matter how long it takes. On the 15th, your energy is higher, and you’re driven to get work done and push things a little further. Your enthusiasm may be infectious, and you can stop waiting for the right opportunity to come and make it come yourself.
The second half of August is when you turn things up with your career, and you put in the time and effort that it takes to succeed. The new moon on the 25th in your career, life path, and goals sector lights a fire under you, and motivates you to work harder, strive for more, and let your ambition rule. On the 18th, you can be charming and are able to talk anyone into anything, so it’s great for negotiating. You can convince them that what you want is right for everyone, and you’re not secretly planning to railroad them.
The full moon on the 10th occurs in your money sector, so you’re concerned with your finances in August. You want to make sure you have enough to take care of things, and if you’re feeling a little financially insecure, you’ll work extra hard and extra smart to fix that. You’re also focused on other people’s money in August - taxes, debts, loans, inheritances, and joint finances. It can be a good month, especially midmonth, to get that stuff in order, or to venture into a business partnership that will be mutually beneficial.
During the first half of August, Venus is in your work sector, so you enjoy your work and try to make the most of it. Some of you may be lazy with your work though, and if that’s the case, you need to try and find more stimulating work that will hold your attention and motivate you. The 8th is a good day to stand out from the crowd and get recognized by the right people. Later in August, you may need to work with someone else to make things happen, and it’s uncomfortable at first, but you see the merits of it eventually.
Mercury and the Sun are in your work sector during the first half of August, and you shine at work and try to get along well with coworkers. You focus on your work, and can be organized, disciplined, and detail-oriented. On the 7th, you can have greater energy, drive, stamina, and enthusiasm, and you might feel like this would be a good time to take charge with a work project on your own. Venus is in your work sector during the second half of August, and you take pleasure in getting tasks done, and have an easier time doing so.
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Asteroid Deuacalion was found in 1999, and is outside of Neptune's orbit. Deucalion was the son of Prometheus, and ruled Phthia. His story is a little like Noah's Ark; his father warned him of a flood, so Deucalion built an ark for he and his wife. They were the only ones who survived, and then repopulated the Earth.
In astrology, Deucalion shows where you have to start over and use what you've learned. On astro.com, Deaucalion is number 53311. My Deucalion is conjunct Mercury (mental transformation) and Apollo (when I take things for granted, I'm forced to start over), square Hermes (need to be smart about it), and opposite Achilles (if I resist, uh oh trouble!). Deucalion is in Libra and my 11th house. Relationships and partnerships seem to be a way for me to transform and start over. I can get second chances with my dreams? (or is that just hoping?) I give my friends second chances (probably too many of them over the years), and believe everyone can start over and change (even though I know that's not really true).
In transit, Deucalion can show where you're starting over in life, or what you're getting a second chance with. To find where Deucalion currently is located you can use astro.com (go to extended chart selection, then click on ephemeris, and type 53311 in the additional asteroids and other objects section). It seems that Deucalion is currently in Scorpio (between 12 and 15 degrees for the rest of the year), which puts Deucalion in my 1st house - super-starting-over-ness! So what does Deucalion do in your chart?
Okay, so I have a confession to make. I loved the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as a kid. LOVED them. Raphael was my very first celebrity crush. A mutant turtle. I know it makes no sense. I'm not even sure why him exactly, maybe just the red, I don't know. And random thought: a few months ago, the first movie was on one of the Spanish-language stations here, and it was quite amusing to watch all these years later in dubbed Spanish. Anyways, a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie comes out today, and this year is the 30th anniversary of the most badass turtles in the history of the world. So I thought it would be funny to speculate on the astrology of these turtles.
It's debated whether the TMNT are quadruplets, or simply brothers. If they're quadruplets, they'll have the same signs for everything, though their houses could be different. They're personalities are radically different, so simply brothers would make sense, but if they're hours apart in birth, then the houses could be different enough to show the major differences in personality.
Btw, the teenagemutantninjaturtles.com fan site has a quiz you can take to see which turtle you are, and guess who I got? Raphael. Maybe I wasn't so crazy to be crushing on him? No, I was so crazy.
Leo is the turtle with the blue bandana, and is the eldest brother. He's known for being the leader of the group, dependable and strategic. Leo seems most like a Capricorn to me. Capricorn and Aries are usually the signs associated with leaders, and dependable and strategic is Capricorn. If the turtles were quadruplets, I'd put his Sun in the 10th house, which is naturally ruled by Capricorn and would give him the Capricorn energy.
Don is the turtle with the purple bandana, and is the second-eldest brother. He's known for his intelligence, prefers to think things through, and likes gadgets. Don seems like an Aquarius, an intelligent air sign who would rather learn than do anything else, and has a thing for technology and science. If the turtles were quadruplets, I'd put his Sun in the 11th house, which is naturally ruled by Aquarius and would give him the Aquarius energy.
Raphael is the turtle with the red bandana, and is the third born brother. He's known for being a bit of a hothead, and a great fighter. Raphael seems like an Aries with his temper, his aggression, and fearlessness. He also fights against Leo, wanting to be leader at times, which is very Aries. If the turtles were quadruplets, I'd put his Sun in the 1st house, which is naturally ruled by Aries and would give him the Aries energy.
Mikey is the turtle with the orange bandana, and is the baby brother. He's known for being the silly, goofy turtle, and is definitely the baby of the bunch. I struggled with this one a bit, thinking of perhaps Libra since he was known to cool down Leo and Raphael when they'd butt heads, or perhaps Sagittarius for his playfulness. If the turtles were quadruplets, his Sun would be in the 7th house (Libra) or 9th house (Sagittarius).
Splinter is a wise rat who adopts the four turtles and is their father-figure and mentor. Given how he adopts the turtles, and seems so all-knowing, I wonder if Splinter makes sense as a Pisces. You tend to see Pisces energy with adoptive parents. Perhaps in the 11th house as well, showing his knowledge and expertise. That would make him a Taurus rising, which would show his calm demeanor. I'd guess his Moon is in Cancer or his 4th house, showing him being fiercely protective of his turtle sons. I like Mars in Scorpio or the 8th house, bringing in a little mystery, discipline and strong will, but also the wrath you'll face if you mess with him.
The TMNT are mutants turtles, so they should have something in their charts related to that. I go right to Uranus/Aquarius which rules science, and Neptune/Pisces which rules toxins. If they're quadruplets, perhaps their Sun is harshly aspected by Uranus and Neptune, opposite them, square them, quindecile them, involved in a t-square or, better yet, as a yod with Uranus and Neptune sextile and the Sun quincunx them both (yods are the finger of God, related to fate).
So that's my thoughts on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! Are you still laughing at my crush on Raphael?
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