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Astrological Overview: August 16 - 22, 2021

Astrologer Pam Younghans writes this weekly astrological journal based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you in making the best use of current energies. This column is not intended as prediction. Your own experience will be more specifically defined by transits to your personal chart.

Aspects of Note this Week:

All times listed are Pacific Daylight Time. (For Eastern Time, add 3 hours; For Greenwich Mean Time, add 7 hours.)

MON: Mercury quincunx Saturn
TUE: Mercury sesquiquadrate Eris, Sun trine Eris, Mercury sesquiquadrate Pluto, Sun quincunx Pluto, Jupiter semisquare Chiron
WED: Mars quincunx Chiron, Mercury quincunx Chiron, Mercury conjunct Mars
THU: Moon square Eris, Moon conjunct Pluto, Sun opposite Jupiter, Uranus stations retrograde, Sun sesquiquadrate Chiron
FRI: Mercury trine Uranus
SAT: Mars trine Uranus
SUN: Full Moon 5:01 am PDT, Sun enters Virgo

IT IS RARE to have two Full Moons in the same sign within a single calendar year – but that's exactly what we have in July and August 2021. On July 23, a Full Moon occurred in the early degrees of Aquarius (at 01°26´). Next Sunday, August 22, we have a second Full Moon in the very last degree of the sign (29°36´).

A duplicate Full Moon such as this places a very strong emphasis on the qualities and purposes of the sign involved. Aquarius is the original thinker, the nonconformist, the eccentric, the mad scientist. It defies expectations and, in fact, may relish the opportunity to raise a few eyebrows. Just consider that although Aquarius is an air sign, its symbol is "the Waterbearer." Always the individualist, refusing to be limited by labels, Aquarius is just a bit amused that some may not realize that the "waters" pouring from its urn are the waters of Knowledge. 

AQUARIUS demands personal freedom and equality and, as a fixed sign, strongly resists being controlled or being told to conform. As an extension of these themes, it is also the sign of idealism, social reform, and humanitarianism.

It doesn't take much searching to find all these qualities being accentuated right now, in ourselves, in friends and loved ones, and in society as a whole. Our challenge, perhaps, is in figuring out the most enlightened ways to express our Aquarian tendencies.

The shadow qualities of the sign include...

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About the Author

Pam YounghansPam Younghans is a professional astrologer, editor, and writer. She lives in a log home northeast of Seattle, Washington with her beloved animal companions. She has been interpreting charts professionally for over 25 years.

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