Astrology of August 2017 and the Major Astrology Transits of the Month

Astrology of August 2017 and Major Planetary Transits of the Month

By Jamie VanZuuk

*Please also read about the major transits of the second part of 2017 - Astrology of 2017 from July to December

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Astrology of August 2017 Main Transits

August begins with Jupiter applying an opposition to Uranus; read the appropriate entry in the introduction for a review.

Meanwhile, exact on the first of the month, Jupiter connects to Pluto exactly, by square, at 17° Libra/Capricorn, respectively, (again, read appropriate entry in introduction for review), though now is a time to reflect and revel in your natural responses to how you instinctually navigate yourself through each adventure you have.

The major planetary transits of August 2017 are:



The Virgo Full Moon, also the next partial lunar eclipse, at 15° on the 7th and 8th will occur without making any aspects to another planetary bodies and through this isolation may potentially pinpoint that instinct within yourself, that instinct within us all, that instinct you possess that has been passed down through, and by, adaptation both genetically and ancestrally...

How are you using these instinctual gifts?

From where are you giving credit for these instinctual gifts?

How are you connecting the answers you provided for each to your advantage?

Virgoan energies need to feel useful and this Full Moon event asks of you how, specifically, are you using these gifts? Virgo, too, prefers to be of use constructively, yet, these primitive gifts may not always be constructive, but may actually be destructive, in particular, by which how you’re using them. For instance, as Virgo rules the stomach, let’s say you possess quite a delicate palette, as your ancestors would have used this to notice the subtleties of poisonous ingredients or flavors which would be difficult to digest. Yet, you use this instinctual gift to indulge in various treats and scrumptious goodies, causing yourself to overeat to the point of potential obesity. Do you see the difference?

The point of this Full Moon event, quite basically, is to remind yourself to use your gifts for good. For yourself and for those who are blessed to receive your gifts.

And on a final note, let’s consider the mutability of Virgo; Darwin, originally proclaimed that it was the strongest of species that survive, however, later recanted this proclamation that it was actually the most adaptable of species that survive.

How adaptable are you? In what ways could you constructively use some adaptability?


Mercury will station retrograde on the 14th at 11° Virgo and will move in retrograde until September 5th at 28° Leo and will create a shadow phase between July 25th and September the twentieth.

Again, this mercurial retrograde period will be in the earthy element, and concentrate more, as in Virgo, with what you use, what you really need and what you merely think that you need, and in relation to both of these— where does your health come in to it, not only physically, but also mentally and spiritually. Consider these ideas through the retrograde phase.


The second Leo New Moon, also the next total solar eclipse, will occur on the 21st at 28° and make a friendly connection to Uranus, once again, and completes an entire cycle through Leo.

What does Leo demand? In all ways, through all means, Leo demands authenticity.

Who are you?

What is your Truth?

Are you living your creativity or are you living in the real world?; are you able to do both?

This New Moon event is a new beginning for you. One’s creativity may not have many boundaries for which to stay within, however, our Truth, however creative, does require boundaries of reality in balance with the boundary-less ideas of our dreams.

Dream impossible dreams... but then realize a way to see these impossibilities manifest in realistic ways. Make the idea of impossible merely feel like an obstacle. The important detail to be mindful of here, as you approach the energies of detail-oriented Virgo, is to remain practical in the face of your hopeful impossibilities.


Saturn will station direct on the 26th at 21° Sagittarius, once more asking you to define both your Truth and truth, in a general sense. Sagittarius is the embodiment of Truth, the ultimate Truth and the truth you seek to understand between the realities of what you understand and that which you do not. Sagittarius, above all else, needs to experience everything in an effort to know, to understand. Sagittarius wants to be faced with the opportunities needed to embrace a personal philosophy while Saturn wants to regulate and limit and order and maintain... you see the struggle.

Reality is a very Saturnine idea, but, have you ever considered that your reality may be different from the reality others understand to be real?

Furthermore, is your "reality" truly what it is? Or, is it a man-made version of what a traditional governing structure of institution regulates it to be?

There is a reason that Sagittarians are always jovial and fun-loving— because humor is definitely needed when one is lost to truth... it’s a very serious (Saturn) matter. When one does not fully know or understand up from down, other than what we’ve always been told... humor is quite necessary.

Saturn moving directly through the final degrees of Sagittarius will jumpstart these questions once again, questions you have, as well as questions you ask of your laws, your government, your country, and your moral codes of conduct. These questions must be asked.

Truth always finds a way. But Truth has many layers... it’s up to you to pull away each layer.


Venus moves into Leo on the 27th and will inspire loyalty and a renewed sense of faith. Embrace it. Venus loves to move through Leo because Leo loves to love, cos love is love is love is love.

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