August 2010

Insight From Stellar Influences
By Michele Avanti CAP, EFT-3
(Times specified are Pacific Time)

When the MOON is VOID OF COURSE whatever you begin will not reach fulfillment. Here are the daylight hours this month when the moon is void of course:  Aug. 4 before 9:54 a.m.; Aug. 6 from 2:22 p.m. to 2:50 p.m.; Aug. 7 after 11:46 a.m.; Aug. 8 before 4:23 p.m.; Aug. 10 from 12:10 p.m. to 4:01 p.m.; Aug. 11 after 5:04 p.m.; Aug. 12 before 3:42 p.m.; Aug. 14 from 1:06 p.m. to 5:26 p.m.; Aug. 19 before 7:17 am; Aug. 21 from 6:08 p.m. to 6:37 p.m.; Aug. 24 before 7:11 a.m.; Aug. 26 after 6:59 p.m.; Aug. 29 before 7:35 a.m. and Aug. 31 from 4:13 p.m. to 5:19 p.m.

Waning Periods:  Aug. 1-9 and Aug. 24- Sept. 7 begin with the full moon. It's a time of completion. In candle magic, it's known as the time of banishing.
Waxing Periods: Aug. 10-23 begin with the new moon. It's a time of new beginnings and fresh starts. In candle magic it's known as the time of gathering.

NEW MOON: Aug. 9, 8:08 p.m. in Leo. The waxing period focuses on new networking, socializing, hobbies, love, fun and investments.
FULL MOON: Aug. 24, 10:05 a.m. in Pisces. This waning period focuses on completing issues concerning: romance, dreams, sleep, idealism and self-sabotage.

PLANETARY NOTE: Mercury Stations Retrograde Aug. 20, 12:59 p.m. at 19:02 Virgo and stations direct Sept. 12, 4:09 p.m. at 5:23 Virgo.  This is a time of reflection, and it causes us to miss important information in conversations. Avoid signing new contracts, or you can expect to renegotiate. The same goes for purchasing any new communications equipment, as well as cars. However this is the perfect time to renegotiate contracts, leases, agreements with neighbors, siblings and also to repair all kinds of communication equipment and cars. It is also a great time to reconnect with old ideas, projects, and people. If you began searching for communication equipment or vehicles, the period from Aug. 24 to Sept. 12, is good for finally concluding the process.

How to Use This Column: Because both your sun and moon sign are important, please read the sections for both of them. As you do, note that each section is broken into Insight & Picture. Insight: offers a key to what the planets may be trying to teach you during this period. Ponder it, and your consciousness should expand. Picture: is a broad picture of what may occur in your world during this period in time.

Aries: 1-9:  Insight: Conversations hold the key to friendships. Picture: Communication with old friends offers unique insights to help complete a project. 10-23: Insight: Caveat Diem! Opportunity must be seized. Picture: This is time of social events, fun and new romance. Your childlike nature discovers a new passion.

Taurus: 1-9: Insight: Honor the eyes of another; through them the world is unique. Picture: While completing a project, a friend's progressive ideas challenge you to over-state your opinions. Best to listen and stay open to the possibilities.  10-23: Insight: When you desire to manifest something new, make space for it by letting go of the old. Picture: You are challenged to be creative. See through the eyes of a child and to let go of a treasured possession.

Gemini: 1-9: Insight: When you continue to digress, you lose track of what is important. Picture: Unusual conversations with friends fill you with ideas. Stay focused and together you will find solutions to complete the project at hand. 10-23: Insight: A diary of your most joyous experiences, will carry you through more difficult times. Picture:  A new opportunity for romance, fun and creative self-expression excites you.

Cancer: 1-9: Insight: One can nurture another without opinions, didactics or critiques.  Picture: Stressful conversations occur while working with a friend. Relax and listen without trying to fix, and understanding will seep through.  10-23: Insight: Laughter is not always a sign of happiness. Picture: New childlike people irritate you with their lack of manners, irresponsible behavior, and egocentric behavior.

Leo: 1-9: Insight: Detachment is the gift of logic. Picture: You can take all the credit for completing a job, or recognize the valuable input of the friends whose input helped. 10-23:  Insight: Too much of a good thing is still too much! Picture: A time to invest in what you love from new social circles, to fun with children. It's your time to shine.

Virgo: 1-9:  Insight: It is the whirlpool of opinions that give balance to the world of duality. Picture:  Your analytical mind starts stressing and reassessing, when a friend voices his revolutionary ideas about a project you just completed. 10-23: Insight: The world's troubles are not the result of ego-centric choices, but are due to the karmic choices of individual and group souls. Picture: Your critical tongue is sharpened when a new superior makes self-aggrandizing choices.

Libra: 1-9: Insight: The ability to think and converse is a gift. When used wisely it creates joy. Picture:  Long conversations with friends offer opportunities to fulfill a dream. 10-23: Insight: An award recognizes a moment. A eulogy recognizes a life. Picture: You're given a new level of leadership and are tempted to overindulge.

Scorpio: 1-9: Insight: Without honesty there is no trust. Without trust there is neither friendship nor love. Picture: To fulfill the needs of a friend you're challenged to open up and tell more than you consider prudent. 10-23:  Insight: Look at the half that is full before taking action. Picture: A new romance, child or social event challenges your personal need for privacy.

Sagittarius: 1-9:  Insight: Logic can dictate action which appears indifferent, but is actually wise. Picture: Friends can become partners or lovers when a conversation clears an old misunderstanding. 10-23: Insight: When the heart soars, a clear mind is needed to avoid falling off the cliff. Picture: By socializing, you expand your opportunities to fall in love, have fun and be creative.

Capricorn: 1-9: Insight: Spirit sees value in every experience. Picture: Frustration mounts when superiors change the rules, as you attempt to complete a project. 10-23: Insight: Releasing emotions is important to the health of the heart. Picture: You're stressed to the max, when your new ambitions are met by fixed opinions from the people you love.

Aquarius: 1-9: Insight: Sometimes we must look in the mirror to see the clothes no longer fit. Picture:  You find yourself sorting through old ideas and clearing out patterns by applying insight from friends. 10-23: Insight:  Balance is the result of prudent, conscious focus. Picture: A struggle between your need for freedom and being with the ones you love.

Pisces: 1-9:  Insight: Computers have no opinion because they follow a logical path.  Picture:  Standing up for your feelings and defining your boundaries helps resolve an issue with a friend. 10-23: Insight: Love is only complete when one is free to speak on any subject. Picture: Stressful situations develop when you feel forced to remain silent. This can cause heart problems romantically or physically.  

Fifth Sign of the Zodiac * Masculine * Fixed Fire Sign * Ruler: Sun
Color: Gold * Gemstone: Peridot * Flowers: Sunflower, Marigold
Herbs: Saffron, Rosemary * Cell Salt: Mag Phos * Rules: Heart, Spine, Back
Insight Phase: "I Act!" * Most Compatible Signs: Aries & Sagittarius

            Leo,  you're the children and the leaders of the zodiac. Filled with creative energy and driven to express yourself, you're basically, happy energetic people.  You love to demonstrate your creativity and  enjoy being the center of attention. On your good side, you're filled with optimism, creativity, courage, playfulness, confidence and a loving, sensitive attitude. On the dark side, you're vain, boastful, arrogant, dictatorial, extravagant, intolerant, pompous, overbearing, a show-off and the too-trusting fool.
            Your desire to be superior, in the limelight, the recognized leader drives you. You need to be recognized as a leader at work. While your mate must be your biggest fan. Respect is very important to you.  You're happiest  in  creative ventures which are filled with excitement and action.                                                                                          
            You excel in all the creative arts from acting to debate. Your love of children can be satiated by being a teacher, puppet master, theatre owner or coach. You're a natural actor, totally at home in the limelight and too often you're the ham. The limelight can include: politician, monarch, dictator, nightclub owner, entertainer, circus performer, public relations expert, director or producer. Your creative juices also flow in writing the material from poetry to screenplays and in making anything that shines from goldsmith to costume designer. Lastly your love of money and risk taking is fulfilled as a gambler or stockbroker.

Famous Leos include: Henry Ford, Mata Hari, Alfred Hitchcock, Benito Mussolini, Napoleon Bonaparte, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Herbert Hoover, Carl Jung, T.E. Lawrence, Alfred Tennyson, George Bernard Shaw, Percy Bysshe Shelley,  Giovanni Casanova, Fidel Castro, Coco Chanel, Claude Debussy,  Cecil B. DeMille, Neil Armstrong, Lucille Ball, Ethel Barrymore, Helena Blavatsky, Aldous Huxley, Willie Shoemaker, Robert Taylor, Sandra Bullock, Confucius, Rudy Vallee, Melvin Belli, Betsy Bloomingdale, Guy de Maupassant, Ben Affleck, Dino DeLaurentis, Gustav Krupp, Alexander Fleming, Benjamin Harrison,  Midori Ito, Lillian Carter, Julie Newmar, James Cameron, Mae West, Shelley Winters, Roman Polanski, Gene Roddenberry, Robert Mitchum, Robert Redford, Walter Scott, Jack Weston, Jacqueline Susann, H.P. Lovecraft, Andy Warhol, Simon Bolivar, Rose-Marie, Victoria Jackson, Mathew Perry, Carroll O'Connor, Martina McBride, Vincent Canby and Peter Duchin.

Michele Avanti CAP, EFT-3, is a certified astrology professional, metaphysical minister, emotional freedom practitioner and award winning author. For a personal consultation (taped session $144 per hour) call: 541-863-6631.


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