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Global Hot Spot: The Leo New Moon on August 16, 2023

A Trio of Famous Birthdays for Lion-Hearted August 16 includes: British Air Force Colonel, Archeologist and Author of Seven Pillars of Wisdom, T.E. Lawrence (nicknamed Lawrence of Arabia) born in Wales, England 1888; James Cameron, the Academy Award-Winning Director of Titanic and one of the great filmmakers of our time, born in Ontario, Canada in 1954; and Madonna, the globally-recognized Singer and Songwriter, often referred to as the “Queen of Pop,” born in Bay City, Michigan in 1958.

Dateline Tuesday August 15, 2023: For those of you who are now enjoying the Astrology Cosmic Kalendar App one day at a time – but who have not yet subscribed to be able to look several weeks into the future – here are the calendar entries for two very significant days (Wednesday August 16 and Thursday August 17). Because every day – beyond the current 24 hours that we define as one rotation of our celestial orb on its axis – has astro-zodiacal magic, mystery and wonder is why thousands of people around the world have been tuning into the Astrological Cosmic Kalendar for the last 42 years and since it was at the heart-center of our Welcome to Planet Earth pioneering astrology newspaper/magazine during the 1980s and 1990s.

The Leo New Moon on August 16 can make an extraordinary impact in your personal life and for all of humanity. You can read more about this powerful solar-lunar rendezvous in one of the two future calendar entries below as well as tune into the day after when many of the fiery Leo celestial vibrations are inundating humanity and our home planet with the creative artistic, empowering and child-like vibrations associated with the fifth sign of the zodiac. Please consider the merits of subscribing to the Astrology Cosmic Kalendar App to strengthen your already developing skills as a seer who can tune into the future ahead of time.

From the favorable perspective and when looking over the New Moon chart calculated for Washington, D.C. (presented at the end of this feature), the red planet Mars in Virgo harmoniously trines radical-change agent and intuition-enhancer Uranus in Taurus while Venus, still in reverse in Leo, forms a supportive, 60-degree sextile alliance with maternal-nurturing Ceres in Libra.

It is wise for everyone to prepare to hear national and international shocking news and surprises coming out of left field as just about 7 hours before the Leo New Moon, the Sun in Leo squares Uranus in Taurus. A Sun-Uranus 90-degree alignment only happens twice in a calendar year. Plus, add some cautionary/conservative attitudes as you experience the solar-lunar empowering vibes since Messenger of the Gods and communications-dynamo Mercury, slowing down in earthy Virgo, forms an oblique, 150-degree link with Shaman-Mentor and wounded-healer maestro Chiron retrograde in fiery Aries. Expecting the Unexpected is an appropriate keynote in sync with the Sun-Uranus and Mercury-Chiron sky configurations.

Future Cosmic Kalendar Entries for Wednesday August 16 and Thursday August 17 (All times are listed in PDT.)

Wednesday August 16 Building a dynamic, forward momentum for all your important plans and projects is emphasized as the New Moon clocks in at 2:39am and activating 24 degrees of Leo. Be aware that a 13+ hour void lunar uncertainty zone begins at this New Moon and continues in force until the Moon enters earthy Virgo at 4:15pm. Four hours after the New Moon, revelations abound, especially concerning physical-emotional interests, as Mars in Virgo trines Uranus in Taurus (6:55am). Dietary and nutritional matters require extra attention as Mercury in Virgo forms an oblique, 150-degree tie to Chiron in Aries (11:03am). Offering a major nurturing backup to your essential needs and desires is a supportive, 60-degree alliance between Venus in Leo and Ceres in Libra (5:05pm). Now that the Moon is in the sixth sign of the zodiac, being super-organized and eliminating non-essentials are skill-sets to embrace and perfect. [Note to readers: All times are calculated for Pacific Daylight Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.]

Thursday August 17 Anyone who has been reading the Cosmic Kalendar for a long time knows that the universe can be very inconsistent in its quantity of sky cycles influencing humankind. Sometimes there are many days in a row of seemingly non-stop heavenly configurations bombarding Mother Earth; then, suddenly, there is a pause. That is what is happening today. The Moon in Virgo clearly emphasizes focusing your attention on getting back to basics, enjoying the beauty of simplicity, and looking at life through the microscope rather than the telescope. Reinforcing this theme is the monthly Moon polarity to logic-ruler Saturn in Pisces (1:33am). Accentuating your problem-solving abilities is a supportive, 30-degree link between Venus in Leo and Pallas Athena in Virgo (4:25pm). Rekindling your optimistic frame of mind is a harmonious trine between the Moon and jovial Jupiter in Taurus (10:49pm). [Note to readers: All times are calculated for Pacific Daylight Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.]

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