UCM August 2010 Astrology

So what is happening astrologically in August 2010?

All time indicated are for Pacific Daylight Time.

*Note:  My Sacred Retreat for women is on the weekend of Oct 29-31.

See info at the end of the blog. 

Here are the Astrological basics:

Sun goes into Virgo at 10:27pm on August 22nd. 


  • New Moon – Monday, August 9th at 17 Leo at 8:08pm
  • Full Moon – Tuesday, August 24th at 1 degrees Pisces at 10:05am. 

Mercury starts August at 06 degrees of Virgo

  • Goes Stationary retrograde on August 20th at 19 degrees of Virgo

(good time to do detail work you have put off.)

  • Ends the month at 13 degrees of Virgo
  • Mercury is the ruling planet for Virgo and Gemini. S/he (Mercury is androgynous) loves being at home in Virgo, preferably in the garden.

Venus starts August at 25 degrees of Virgo

  • Goes into Libra on August 06th at 8:48pm
  • Ends the month at 24 degrees of Libra
  • Venus is the ruling planet of Libra and Taurus.  She loves being in her own sign.

Mars starts August at 02 degrees of Libra.

  • Ends the month at 21 degrees of Libra.
  • Mars is in detriment when in Libra. He dislikes being in Libra. Think of a battle field General having to talk to diplomats.

Jupiter starts August at 03 Aries Retrograde

  • Ends the month at 01 degrees of Aries Retrograde

Saturn starts August at 01 Libra

  • Ends the month at 04 degrees of Libra
  • Saturn is exalted in Libra.  Libra is not his sign, but to him, it is like visiting a four star hotel.

Uranus starts August at 00 degrees of Aries Retrograde

  • Goes back into Pisces on August 13th at 8:31pm
    • Ends the month at 29 Pisces

Neptune starts August at 28 Aquarius. Retrograde

  • End ends the month at 27 Aquarius. Retrograde

Pluto starts August at 03 Capricorn. Retrograde.

  • Ends the month retrograde at 03 Capricorn. Retrograde

Moons Mean Node start August at 10 Capricorn

August started off with a bang!  On August 6th, the Cardinal Grand Cross anchored into this dimension.

What is a Grand Cross?   It is when two planets are opposite of each other while being squared by two other planets that are also in opposition.

On the sixth, we had Pluto in Capricorn opposite the Moon in Cancer. They were squared by Saturn & Venus & Mars in Libra and Uranus and Jupiter in Aries. Wow!  How did that manifest for us?  Mother Earth is a wee bit….how shall I say it….pissed off!

As I have discussed in earlier blogs, the Cardinal mode is ACTION.  And action is what we have; from mud slides in China, the 25,000 fires burning in Russia, the floods in Pakistan and Africa….18 million people displaced….to the start of the second financial crash (October when Venus goes retrograde).

The Cardinal Cross is active until 2015. Yips! The old system is being dismantled so the new way of living can be born.  Birth is painful.  But when it is over and done with there is a mother and child asleep in each others arms.

On August 14th URANUS goes back into Pisces until March 10, 2011.  People born in the late degrees of the Mutable signs; Pisces(March15-20), Virgo( September 17-21), Sagittarius(16-20) and Gemini(15-20), will once again get extremely agitated and restless; like you were last March and April.

You will desperately want to change what you have…….slow down, think before you jump.  Have no doubt you will be another person after this is over.  Change and emotional roller coasters will occur.  Remember to live from your heart and to stay in integrity. 

Uranus energy is radical, eccentric, wild, ingenious, sudden change, basically it is Mr. Toads wild ride! 

One of the good things about Uranus going back into Pisces is that the bloody maniacs on the freeways will give way to the spaced out drivers.

Have you noticed how many people have been driving like there is testosterone instead of gas in their cars fuel tank?  OMG! Uranus in Aries.

On August 20 Mercury goes retrograde, Venus conjoins Mars and the Sun is opposite Neptune.

What a fun night for the movies, or cabaret scene.  Rent an old movie and snuggle with your sweetheart! The sexual energy will be running high as will people who are driving.  Have fun but be careful on the roads.

On August 21 Saturn squares Pluto.

The old boy world order will be in negotiations, running under the illusive cover of August 20ths Neptunian aspects.  For you Bilderberg watchers, this is a good day to sit in your blind.

For us little people, run ins with authority can happen.  The irritating things that the people you live with do will come to ahead. On the good side you will have the ability to attack that pile of paperwork that has started to take on a life of it own.

This month is not an easy one, more Earth shifts will happen as well as aggression.  Think Globally, Act Locally!  Get involved in your local city politics.  The change starts with you.

RETREAT:  My next Women’s retreat will be the weekend of October 29-31, in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

This is an intimate retreat for 13 women only!

This retreat is a time for women to connect with the Divine Feminine.

It is a time for women to explore their personal power and spirit.

We will create Sacred Ceremony invoking the Great Goddess.  We will also learn Spell work and candle Magick for manifestation. 

The veil between the worlds is the thinnest during Samhain/Halloween.  We will also honor our ancestors and those who have gone to the other side.

The retreat is located at Salamander Camp which is less than 10 minutes outside of Los Gatos in the Santa Cruz Mountains.  You never know you are near a city.


You will also have the opportunity to participate in arts and crafts, meditation, movement and dance, hiking, chanting, drumming- rattling, Sisterhood, self-care, Magick and quiet time.  .

Salamander Camp has three huge yurts; one is the kitchen, one for ceremonial work and one for sleeping (beds and futons). 

It has showers, complete kitchen, wood burning stoves for heat, composting toilets, electricity, hot tub, labyrinth, fairy grotto, hiking trails, and two old growth Redwoods.

This retreat is a retreat.  You will have lots of time to yourself: to walk in the forest, sit by the stream and mediate, read, journal, hot tub, or whatever your heart desires.

Picture yourself at night, floating in a redwood hot tub, gazing at thousands of stars as you smell the smell of the forest!  The only sound is the union of your breath and the breeze.  Ah!  I am there already! 

The price includes all your meals and lodging.  The meals are delicious and organic. Please tell me if you have any dietary restrictions so we can make you your own delicious food.

Arrival: Friday 2-5pm

Depart: Sunday 5 pm


(650) 572-8850

The cost is $250 for three days and two nights, if you pay in full prior to September 15th.

$275.00 is you pay in full from September 15t to October 15th.

$300 after October 15th.

Peace and Love, Elizabeth!  Until we meet…blessings to you!

Elizabeth A. Barton

CMT, Energy worker

Professional Astrologer

Vice President of the

San Francisco Astrological Society

2555 Flores Street, suite #300

San Mateo, Ca 94403

(650) 572-8850



For an astrological consultation call or E-mail me!

Gift Certificates available

To learn more about Traditional Western Astrology go to Deb Houldings superb website http://http://www.skyscript.co.uk

To look for charts go to http://www.astro.com/

A great astrology AP for your I-phone is by KT the Astrologer; formally Kelli Fox, the creator of Astrology.com.  The free edition is better than the one you pay for.

Until we meet again in the blogosphere, may the Stars shine blessings on you!


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