The month of Leo began under ominous skies, with a Dark Moon heralding the arrival of the Sun in its own sign. A time for portentous omens and unforeseen events, August brings a set of eclipses plus Mercury retro phase. Speaking broadly, the general theme right now is harnessing the moment with a sense of creativity and play. Wherever possible, find outlets for your inner child. This means taking timeout for fun, passion and self-expression.
The total solar eclipse on August 21st falls at the very end of the sign, close to the cusp of Virgo. Those of you with major planets or points at the very tail end of Fixed signs need to pay attention to what needs shifting in your life. If you were born August 21st then this year heralds new beginnings in some form. A grand trine wth Jupiter and Saturn spells lasting achievement for some. Be open to excelling. In other news, Mercury turns retrograde around August 14, meaning those of you travelling, signing important docs and generally spending too much time with technology (who isn’t?) need to be extra patient around that time. Don’t sweat the small stuff and be open to the benefit of delay. In a perfect world, things fall effortlessly into place. Hopefully this is how it is in yours.
Meet Your AstrologerDamian Rocks talks to Chris Turner from BDTD about how he became an astrologer
After a very turbulent 2016, things will hopefully settle down. The major astrological alignments which have formed over the past few years have laid their foundations, and we are learning to live in a rapidly changing world. 2017 features no major planetary alignments which is interesting of itself.read more
Trump’s dominance of the 2016 Presidential campaign and subsequent victory can be seen in the chart for his campaign launch. Interestingly, this chart also implies a major turn around in public opinion that could drastically curb his ambitions…. What seems certain here is that despite Trump’s initial domination, the tables will turn. Challenging aspects to his own chart kick on from January 2017, and he will face a very turbulent 12 months.read more