The new cycle lasts for the next 29 1/2 days starts: tonight, Tuesday August 18th at 10:42 p.m. This happens to coincide with the Democratic Party Event. Hoping to tune in via public radio. Good timing although I doubt they conferred with an Astrologer. Wanting to hear that Biden is healthy and strong as an ox. I already know that Kamala Harris, is that! I've looked at her chart = strong lady, smart,too. Biden I know is caring and sincere, and has been through a lot in his lifetime to bring about a compassionate heart with humanitarian concerns. I'm sure he learned a lot of good things from Obama, his buddy. This of course is my personal opinion. Now to the Astrology.


August 15 – January 14, 2021. Uranus turns retrograde at 10:30 a.m. Innovations that have been percolating for a while and can now thrive with MUCH effort, and research, then…… can be taken to the next level to be presented for patenting…. AFTER Uranus turns direct, on January 14, 2021. It's good time to join a meditation group via zoom.

August 16 Venus is in a challenging aspect with Chiron, which can bring up relationship discomfort, to be resolved one way or another. You need boundaries so that others don’t feel as if they are draining for you  emotionally, psychically, and physically. They may need more help and support than you can give as one person! Some people have huge needs and a good psychotherapist can surely help!!! Your loving concern is not enough.

August 16 – 18 Venus in Cancer is in a favorable aspect with Uranus in Taurus. New potential friends who are unique, talented, and creative enter your orbit. This is an interesting time; too bad it doesn’t last forever.

August 17 The Sun and Mercury are awkwardly aspecting Saturn, creating worrisome situations that are hard to deal with. You may not have much patience at this time. The energy for moving forward with your plans appears to be blocked. This may be a good thing. Now you can do more research before moving forward to manifest your vision and it’s necessary now, to wait.


August 18 The New Moon takes place at 10:42 p.m. with the Sun and Moon at 26 degrees of Leo. This is a challenging cycle with Saturn and Pluto close in Capricorn in a challenging aspect to the New Moon (precise). There are more issues with governing power tripping individuals striving to manipulate your mind and decisions. This also boils down to those in your personal orbit as well, so be observant of those who seek to control you for their own personal agenda. Hopefully, it’s not you who is the manipulator. This is a great time for planned entertainment and group participation on Zoom, etc. Recently MoMA (Museum of Modern Art in NYC) did an event that included one of my Dad’s award-winning documentary films, Artists at Work series. “The Weapons of Gordon Parks,” is one of the films my Dad made in the sixties.  If you don’t know of this of this famous photographer, film director of the film, "Shaft" also music composer, activist, and sensitive man, then you simply must Google him!!! Gordon had a love affair with Gloria Vanderbilt when they both were in their eighties. Both of them were incredibly talented, good looking, philosophical and altruistic!!!

August 19 – September 5  Mercury enters the earthy sign of Virgo at 9:30 p.m. Mercury is the ruling planet of Virgo and is said to be well placed here. Because Mercury rules Virgo we find that Virgo individuals love to share information that they find is important particularly about health issues!  Thus, you may find during this phase you're more interested in learning how to take the best possible care of your health, and your family members, as well. Your decision-making mind seems to be more practical, sensible, grounded and able to offer others sensible suggestions. If you are into financial investing this would be a good time to offer your opinion, as this is an area so many are greatly concerned about. This is also a perfect time to organize your kitchen, bureau, and desk drawers, and closets, basement, etc. if we’re still hanging out at home (I think so!!!).

August 22 – September 22 The Sun will enter Virgo at 11:45 a.m. Balance your checkbook now if you still have one, (I sure do). It’s a good exercise for the mind. It’s also the time of harvest—bring in and organize for the winter months and also share and give away plentiful veggies like zucchini, which is good for cleansing your liver. You might want to buy from your local farmers’ market to save for the months ahead. Rockland 9 a.m.  – 1 p.m. in Rockland. “They” (authorities) are once again warning us to plan for the unknown… buy more toilet paper.

August 22 – 24 Mars in Aries is in a challenging aspect with Saturn in Capricorn known to bring about frustration and delays. No, Mercury is Not retrograde. This aspect (mathematical relationship between planets) can also bring prejudice to the surface, once again. Anger is likely to smolder and erupt.

August 23 – 25 Mercury in Virgo is in a positive aspect with Uranus in Taurus.  Your intuition is awesome and oh so practical. You’ll be smiling inside with what comes to you out of the blue and could bring in quite a bit of money. No, I’m not referring to Bitcoins. There are too many scams out there—be careful. If you’ve already increased your initial investment with Bitcoins, consider yourself to be very fortunate.

August 23 -25 Venus in Cancer is in a challenging aspect with Jupiter in Capricorn. Try not to be tempted to overindulge in shopping, spending, drinking, or eating at this time, which is the tendency. The basic need is to give and share loving affection.

August 25 – 27 Venus is in a fine aspect with Neptune making this a very romantic phase. If your beloved asks you to marry, this is the ideal time for that kind of an encounter! You’re relaxed and your heart is open to romantic love. This is also an excellent time for musicians and artists of all kinds.

August 27 – 29 Mercury is in a super fine aspect with Jupiter ushering in cleverness and humor. Those who love to write poetry, lyrics, and short stories will be having a blast.

August 28 – 30 Venus in Cancer is opposite Pluto in Capricorn. This is not the time to go into confrontation with your family. It would be rocky emotionally. Wait a little.

August 28 – 30 (until 7 p.m. East Coast time) There’s some confusion and a chance of being misunderstood. Know that this is Not the time for an important family discussion. Mercury is opposite Neptune. You would be amazed at how your words got twisted around even though you know you were expressing ideas, thoughts and feelings with incredible clarity.

August 30 – September 1 Mercury is in a super fine aspect with Pluto, which would be the ideal time for a serious family discussion. All that needs to be said will be said and heard with patience and respect. Words are said without any accusations and are prefaced with appreciative words. That style works.

August 31 – September 2 Venus is opposite Saturn which usually nudges us all to be conservative with our finances. There could be a minor disappointment in a relationship with someone who does not have the same high standards that you live by. During this same time frame the Sun in Virgo is in a good aspect with Uranus in Taurus and will have an impact on the upcoming Full Moon, which I will write about next month. The Sun trine (120 degrees aspect) Uranus finds you wanting freedom to express yourself in creative ways spontaneously. It’s a terrific aspect for creativity!

September 2 Full Moon at 1:22 a.m. with the Moon at 10 degrees Pisces opposite the Sun at 10 degrees of Virgo, both in very positive aspects to Uranus in Taurus. Expect only the best! Act on your gut feelings because they are “right on!”