Solar Eclipse 2017
There has been a bit of excitement concerning the upcoming solar eclipse on August 21st. As always there is a lunar eclipse that happens two weeks before which is also important. But the more significant is what this later eclipse will bring. Is it of interest that President Trump went on a ‘working vacation’ for 17 days on the 4th? I think so.
Here is a listing of dates and the planetary aspects that will be in effect on those days, together with a short analysis as provided by my Kepler 2.0 computer program.
Jupiter Conjunct Jupiter
This time period marks the beginning of a new cycle, when you formulate plans and ideas that will extend over the next 12 years. Your ambitions and ideals slowly and gradually shift towards a new focus. This is a period of rebirth and renewed optimism.
Mercury Sextile Mercury
A non-stop flow of communication between yourself and the people in your immediate environment is likely today. You may engage in interesting and informative discussions or fritter your time away in inconsequential chatter and gossip. Mental curiosity or restlessness may also impel you to take a short trip or visit.
Mars Conjunct Pluto
At this time you can become obsessed about getting rid of something, and you could undertake major revisions and changes — a complete overhaul in some area of your life. You are forceful and can drive yourself too hard and overtax your physical and emotional reserves. Though you may have the best of intentions, you tend to act very compulsively, working furiously toward some goal which you may not even be completely aware of. Your secret need for power, or control, emerges now, and power struggles are very possible.
Venus Square Neptune
Dreams, wishes, and fantasies about love are strong now, and you may be infatuated with someone you meet at this time, only to be disappointed later when you discover this person does not fulfill all of your expectations. You are simply not seeing people objectively now. Your imagination is very active and creative however and so is your yearning for something beautiful. The artist in you emerges, and your creations please and inspire you.
Jupiter Trine Uranus
This is a freewheeling, enterprising, and creative time. Fortunate opportunities arise. A new wave of optimism lifts your spirits, and successful developments in both personal and career matters make this an enjoyable time.
Pluto Square Jupiter
You feel claustrophobic now. Your situation seems too limiting and confining and you want to break free from the obstacles and responsibilities that keep you tied to your current life style. You certainly need to spread your wings now, but be wary of taking major risks and gambling on a venture that promises you prosperity, freedom, and adventure.
Venus Conjunct Mercury
You use charm, humor, and a light touch to get your point across now, and your friendly attitude makes a favorable impression on others. Your artistic and aesthetic sense is heightened now also, and interest in literature, poetry, and culture is strong. Serious and demanding mental work should probably be put off for another time, as either your mind is more on matters of the heart or you simply want to relax and think of lighter topics.
Sun Sextile Jupiter
Agreements, contracts, and joining your efforts with others will work out very much to your advantage now. A friend or person in authority may offer help or present an opportunity which will benefit you now or in the future. Also, you will reap rewards later for the generosity and aid you extend to others at this time.
Sun Sextile Uranus
Acting on impulse, changing your usual routine, improvising and using your intuition rather than following a prescribed, logical way of doing things is called for now. The tempo of your life accelerates now. Expect a rather inconstant, unpredictable, but interesting time.
Sun Trine Moon
At this time you enjoy emotional satisfaction and harmony in your home life. Relationships with women run smoothly. If you have a solid emotional base in your life, you will receive the benefits of that. If not, this is a good time to begin making connections with people and also to discover what gives real emotional nourishment and fulfillment.
Venus Square Jupiter
This is a time when it is difficult to stay within a budget or on a diet, as your tendency is to splurge on beautiful things and to enjoy yourself as much as possible. You want comfort and ease, and have luxurious tastes. Quality is especially important to you right now. Also, you want to share whatever good fortune you have. You need company and happy fellowship. It’s a good time for a party, as long as you don’t overdo it.
Sun Sextile Sun
Friendship and cooperative endeavors flourish now. You achieve a harmonious balance of giving and receiving, of talking and listening, and any social or joint activity will benefit.
Mars Sextile Jupiter
Doors open and new opportunities for personal and professional growth present themselves. Any initiative or action you feel inclined to take at this time is likely to lead to a positive outcome for you. Partnerships or joining with others for mutual benefit is favored. Your energy level is high; this is a good time for athletics, specially team sports.
Sun Square Midheaven
You are at cross purposes with the people in your environment who are most able to benefit you. You tend to come on too strong, to be oblivious to others’ needs and intentions, or to act inappropriately now. You feel an urgency to take positive steps to achieve your goals, but be certain that you are not overstepping yourself, as this can cause considerable enmity at this time.
Mars Sextile Uranus
Physical thrills and excitement have a strong appeal to you now, and you want to do something new and out of the ordinary. You also have a lot of energy and quick reflexes. A vigorous game of racquetball or tennis, or some other fast-moving competitive sport would be a good outlet for you now. Acting on your spontaneous impulses and following through on some of your more unusual or “crazy” desires will yield surprises, mostly positive.
Sun Conjunct Mars
You feel energetic, confident, and assertive now, and are less inclined to be patient with others’ needs and demands. You may become angry if your will is blocked or if you have to adjust your vigorous pace to others’ slower tempo.
This is an excellent time to take the initiative or to begin a project that you have been considering. ACTION is the theme for today. If you tend to be hot-tempered, this is aggravated now, and you can be quite pugnacious. If you are a more relaxed, easy-going person, you will simply feel more energy and drive than usual.
Saturn Conjunct Moon
Self-doubt, self-criticism, and feelings of isolation and alienation are key issues at this time. You feel like others do not really understand you, and you need to break from many of your old habits and attachments.
Mercury Sextile Mercury
This astrological influence also occurred on Aug 4, 2017. Please refer to this date.
Venus Conjunct Saturn
Emotional self-control and feelings of distance and aloneness characterize this time. You are coolly objective about your friends and loved ones, and their shortcomings as friends or lovers. You are probably being a bit too critical and hard on them right now. This is also a time for belt-tightening and being very cautious about investments and expenditures. Going on a diet is favored now.
Eclipse Day – August 21st
Venus Sextile Midheaven
Meeting people that can benefit your career, getting together with colleagues, or getting to know your superiors on a more personal, friendly basis is quite likely at this time. Take advantage of all opportunities to socialize with the people you have professional ties with for the outcome is likely to be quite positive.
Mars Trine Moon
Your feelings run hot now, and you are more likely to act on instinct, emotion, and impulse rather than reason. Your responses to life are passionate, and also more natural, childlike, and direct. High spirited physical play, lovemaking, or any activity that really involves you emotionally (such as a rock concert, a rousing football game, etc.) will be very gratifying to you now.
Venus Conjunct Venus
Your desire for love, companionship, and affection predominates at this time. A new friendship or romance could begin, or an established relationship can be revitalized and enhanced. If there is someone you have wanted to reach out to, doing so now is likely to create warm feelings between you, and may be the start of something beautiful. You also need to be surrounded by beauty and harmony and your artistic inclinations are stimulated now.
Sun Conjunct Ascendant
This is a time for you to shine! You have an extra measure of energy and confidence now and will make a strong impression on those in your environment. This is a very good time to go for a job interview, meet the public, or simply go out and be seen. You will be noticed more than usual.
This is also a good time to begin something new, to initiate a relationship or project you may have been considering.
Mars Sextile Sun
Your physical drive and energy are high now, and you can accomplish a great deal fairly easily. You are inclined to take the initiative or to strike out on your own, and you are likely to be successful at what you attempt at this time. Because you assert yourself in a positive manner, a leadership role or an opportunity to do something you have wanted to do on your own is likely to be offered to you.
Mars Square Midheaven
At this time your efforts to get ahead and advance your own interests are likely to be met with resistance or animosity. You seem over-eager, pushy, inconsiderate, or too narrowly focused on your own objectives, so that you alienate the people who could help you. Try to do as much as you can on your own, without trying to force others to agree with you or join you.
Jupiter Sextile Moon
Your ability to communicate in a warm, understanding manner during this time period is especially strong. You have a knack of picking up on others’ concerns and interests and effectively sharing helpful advice and a compassionate understanding of others’ needs.
Saturn Conjunct Moon
This astrological influence also occurred on Aug 20, 2017. Please refer to this date.
Venus Sextile Neptune
You are receptive to beauty at this time and want to be surrounded with harmony, beauty and kindness. Also, you feel tender and gentle toward others, and you want to please or to be of service to them in some way. Some selfless generosity or an effort on behalf of someone in need will make you feel very happy now.
Mars Conjunct Mars
Your desire to make a fresh start, to take the initiative and strike out on your own, is a powerful drive right now. Your physical energy, will, and courage are intensified. Unless you channel your abundant energy into decisive action or vigorous work, accidents, anger, and irritability are likely a this time.
Mercury Conjunct Ascendant
Sales, teaching, public speaking, negotiating, or any endeavor that involves giving information to others is favored now. You are clear, articulate, and communicative at this time.
Sun Sextile Mecury
This is a time when you express yourself very clearly, and conversations, negotiations, and communications of all kinds are cordial and successful. Expect a rapid pace with numerous transactions, letters, phone calls, or errands requiring mental clarity.
Venus Conjunct Pluto
Deep emotions, both positive and negative, are stirred up within you, and you become more intense and demanding of the people you are closest to. Fears, insecurities, jealousies, and hidden resentments may surface, as well as a very strong need to be loved and to love. There is a compelling, urgent quality to the feelings you experience now, and you may develop a powerful attraction to someone who fascinates and mystifies you. This is a good time to reveal your deepest feelings, fears, needs, and yearnings with the ones you love.
Mars Conjunct Ascendant
You come across assertively, competitively, and energetically now, so much so that you may arouse others’ animosity. You don’t want to slow down or accommodate other people’s needs, and resent it hotly if your own desires have to take a back seat to others’ will and wishes.
This is a time for positive, decisive action on your part, forging ahead, taking the initiative — only try not to do so in a completely insensitive, arrogant manner, as this will almost certainly work against you.
Jupiter Trine Sun
Now is the time to unwind, relax, and enjoy yourself. This is a good time to travel or vacation. Even if you do not vacation at this time, you are likely to find that you enjoy life more. Life is less stressful, and you are much less annoyed by inconveniences or difficult personalities than you usually are.
This sneak peak behind the scenes of the 45th President of the United States’ personal life should give you pause to be grateful that you are not him.
I’ve sensed, from the very beginning of his run for office, that Donald Trump just wants to be loved. Taking on the role of Leader of the Free World may have put his marriage in jeopardy. This ‘time out’ will be like a positive recharge of his depleted batteries, and a reconnection to his marriage with his wife.
However, it may also spell the end of his presidency, as Washington intrigue will continue while he’s away from the White House. We shall see…