The Month Ahead- August: The Siege of Sekhmet

by Agent 64 – JD “Khepri”- Cogmon

MonthAhead Auguts

August Highlights

Monday 01 August 2016
04:08:27 UT – Venus (24 le 30’21”) trine Uranus (24 ar 30’20” Rx)
17:49:08 UT – Sun (9 le 53’20”) trine Saturn (9 sa 53’20” Rx)
Tuesday 02 August 2016
01:11:47 UT – Moon enters Leo (direct)
17:49:10 UT – Mars enters Sagittarius (direct)
20:44:29 UT – NEW MOON – Sun (10 le 57’46”) conjunct Moon (10 le 57’46”)
Thursday 04 August 2016
07:33:46 UT – Moon enters Virgo (direct)
Friday 05 August 2016
15:26:33 UT – Venus enters Virgo (direct)
Saturday 06 August 2016
13:17:29 UT – Mercury (9 vi 49’2″) square Saturn (9 sa 49’2″ Rx)
16:10:50 UT – Waxing Crescent Moon – Sun (14 le 36’45”) semi-square Moon (29 vi 36’45”)
16:56:26 UT – Moon enters Libra (direct)
Sunday 07 August 2016
00:19:32 UT – Venus (1 vi 41’1″) square Mars (1 sa 41’1″)
16:24:02 UT – Mercury (11 vi 18’42”) opposite Neptune (11 pi 18’42” Rx)
Tuesday 09 August 2016
04:51:22 UT – Moon enters Scorpio (direct)
16:40:46 UT – Mercury (13 vi 52’7″) conjunct Mean Node (13 vi 52’7″ Rx)
Wednesday 10 August 2016
11:23:43 UT – Mercury enters shadow phase (14 vi 49’21”)
18:20:47 UT – First Quarter Moon – Sun (18 le 32’4″) square Moon (18 sc 32’5″)
23:24:44 UT – Mercury (15 vi 25’25”) trine Pluto (15 cp 25’25” Rx)
Thursday 11 August 2016
17:23:54 UT – Moon enters Sagittarius (direct)
Friday 12 August 2016
23:59:48 UT – Jupiter (24 vi 20’55”) opposite Chiron (24 pi 20’55” Rx)
Saturday 13 August 2016
09:49:37 UT – Saturn stations direct (9 sa 46’45”)
14:30:40 UT – Venus (9 vi 46’45”) square Saturn (9 sa 46’45”)
Sunday 14 August 2016
04:11:19 UT – Moon enters Capricorn (direct)
17:03:10 UT – Venus (11 vi 8’13”) opposite Neptune (11 pi 8’13” Rx)
18:10:03 UT – Waxing Gibbous Moon – Sun (22 le 22’1″) sesquiquadrate Moon (7 cp 22’1″)
Tuesday 16 August 2016
11:52:12 UT – Moon enters Aquarius (direct)
15:16:19 UT – Venus (13 vi 30’4″) conjunct Mean Node (13 vi 30’4″ Rx)
20:23:12 UT – Sun (24 le 22’38”) trine Uranus (24 ar 22’38” Rx)
Thursday 18 August 2016
02:17:22 UT – Venus (15 vi 17’30”) trine Pluto (15 cp 17’30” Rx)
09:26:31 UT – FULL MOON – Sun (25 le 51’41”) opposite Moon (25 aq 51’42”)
09:42:37 UT – PENUMBRAL LUNAR ECLIPSE (26 aq 1’1″)
16:34:02 UT – Moon enters Pisces (direct)
Friday 19 August 2016
12:07:13 UT – Mercury (24 vi 6’8″) opposite Chiron (24 pi 6’8″ Rx)
Saturday 20 August 2016
19:18:20 UT – Moon enters Aries (direct)
Sunday 21 August 2016
18:52:31 UT – Waning Gibbous Moon – Sun (29 le 7’35”) sesquiquadrate Moon (14 ar 7’36”)
Monday 22 August 2016
09:04:32 UT – Mercury (26 vi 13’17”) conjunct Jupiter (26 vi 13’17”)
16:38:24 UT – Sun enters Virgo (direct)
21:19:07 UT – Moon enters Taurus (direct)
Wednesday 24 August 2016
11:26:23 UT – Mars (9 sa 52’40”) conjunct Saturn (9 sa 52’40”)
23:39:41 UT – Moon enters Gemini (direct)
Thursday 25 August 2016
02:12:10 UT – Venus (23 vi 52’28”) opposite Chiron (23 pi 52’28” Rx)
03:40:46 UT – Last Quarter Moon – Sun (2 vi 22’17”) square Moon (2 ge 22’17”)
Friday 26 August 2016
06:56:15 UT – Mars (10 sa 49’48”) square Neptune (10 pi 49’48” Rx)
Saturday 27 August 2016
03:06:07 UT – Moon enters Cancer (direct)
22:28:32 UT – Venus (27 vi 21’45”) conjunct Jupiter (27 vi 21’45”)
Sunday 28 August 2016
15:36:50 UT – Waning Crescent Moon – Sun (5 vi 44’54”) semi-square Moon (20 cn 44’54”)
Monday 29 August 2016
06:32:00 UT – Mercury (29 vi 0’1″) conjunct Venus (29 vi 0’1″)
08:11:22 UT – Moon enters Leo (direct)
22:26:40 UT – Mars (12 sa 47’48”) square Mean Node (12 vi 47’48” Rx)
Tuesday 30 August 2016
02:06:29 UT – Venus enters Libra (direct)
13:03:47 UT – Mercury stations retrograde (29 vi 4’39”)
Wednesday 31 August 2016
15:22:00 UT – Moon enters Virgo (direct)

Do The ends justify the means!?

The month of August is a very busy, and action-filled month, according to the philosophy of astrology. The action this month centers on the dynamic and creative change of the strong mutable influences while it foreshadows the two eclipses, and the ingress of Jupiter into Libra at the beginning of September. The fierce energy of the year of “[simple_tooltip content=’In Aztec/Mayan Astrology, storm energy corresponds with solar/prophetic Pluto – the qualities of self-generation and enlightenment.’]The Blue Spectral Storm[/simple_tooltip]” unfolds so quickly, that many will feel like the seals of [simple_tooltip content=’An archeological site in the province of Sindh, Pakistan. Built around 2500 BCE.’]Mohenjo-daro[/simple_tooltip] have broken, icosahedron_sacral_chakra2leading you to wonder if we are facing [simple_tooltip content=’Events, including a great battle, foretelling the destruction and rebirth of earth and its inhabitants.’]Ragnarök[/simple_tooltip], the [simple_tooltip content=’This is the content for the tooltip bubble’]Kali Yuga[/simple_tooltip], or yet another [simple_tooltip content=’Judaism, Christianity and Islam.’]Abrahamic Religion[/simple_tooltip] sponsored apocalypse. The common denominator that these tales share is the cycle of destruction and renewal of cyclic, circuitous change.
Whether you believe in the celestial wisdom of the stars or not, it is self-evident that humanity is indeed deep in the thick of a war of change that will continue to escalate global tensions. Around the new moon in Leo, arriving August 2, 2016, at 8:44 pm UT, you will have the opportunity to focus your intentions, and channel that which seems like destructive energy, into creative manifestations that will push you far beyond the boundaries of your growth and comfort zone. But you must believe in yourself even if things don’t appear ideal on the surface. The only debilitating challenge to trying to redirect such an abundance of energy is because it will at times feel like an avalanche. An avalanche that has already started, leaving you to believe that it is far too late for you and the rest of the pebbles to vote. Since all of that delicious Leo energy will be turbo-charging your solar plexus/chest chakra, make sure that you get lots of exercise and sunshine to keep odds in your favor.

New Moon in Leo: Sekhmet Awakens

Chakra_sunObjectivity and perspective are important because your very strong emotions are likely to be acted upon in a rather theatrical manner. reaching out to the familiar resonates more than ever making us seek reassurance at this time of uncertainty. Ultimately you will not be able to hide your emotions and you may need to reconsider any relationship with people that believe you should hide your feelings and thoughts. Relationships with lovers dive deeper and become more intense. The Sekhmet aspect of protection of others will play a great role in this moon cycle. Your intentions will be focused, just do not fear your emotions or intuition. All of a person’s unconscious attitudes boil to the surface just before the new moon. Considering Mars’ retrograde through Scorpio back into Sagittarius (August 2nd), expect a lot of hidden truths to erupt to cleanse the slate. In many cases, new life and directions may follow.

Hoof in Mouth Syndrome

Expect things to get “heady,” when Mercury in Virgo squares with Saturn in Sagittarius at 9º on August 6, 2016, at 1:17 pm UT. Disciplined critical thinking is favored at this time, so be careful about making assumptions about anyone or any issue. Because of Saturn’s association with achievement career and social status, it will be much easier for you to be misunderstood. Especially since mars will be back in Sagittarius, where we are all inclined to be blunt and suffer from, “hoof in mouth,” syndrome. Don’t overthink first or second impressions, because sometimes people hold onto misperceptions. Perhaps people hold onto such misperceptions because they never intended on liking you in the first place? In stark contrast, perhaps those intent on loving the authentic you, will simply let go of petty misperceptions and seek out your divinity? I Say keep those hooves out of your mouth and use them to gallop towards unconditional love whenever there is the option. If there is no option, create one.

Criticism and compassion

vishudda_chakra_throatVenus in Virgo squares with Mars in Sagittarius at 1º on August 9, 2016, 12:19 am UT, creating a conflict between what we believe is morally right versus what we think we need to do to be successful in our aims/objectives. Mercury in Virgo (Mercury is at home in Gemini or Virgo) will oppose  Neptune in Pisces, creating a lot of, “smoke and mirror,” situations in our personal lives and shared transpersonal existence. Exercise compassion over criticism if you want to transmute what looks like a personal loss into a shared victory.
Why exercise compassion and empathy over criticism? Because August 10th at 11:23 am, we hit the shadow of Mercury retrograde at 14º Virgo. We will start retrograde in Libra, and come back to Virgo this retrograde cycle. So all yin and yang issues of balance and justice will be a huge theme this season. The energy from this Mercury retrograde cycle will chime and echo with the ingress of Jupiter in Libra on September 9th. Since Mercury in Virgo also forms a trine with Pluto in Capricorn at 15º, we are all likely to be on our own personal Sherlock Holmes mystery; as we attempt to understand as much as we can about the rapid changes happening in our global environment. Although with the menagerie of characters on the world’s stage in United States politics, perhaps it might be best to compare it to a “Scooby-Doo,” mystery? A lot of alone time for self-reflection can lead to transformative insights that serve the whole community.

Saturn and Judgement

Saturn stations direct at 9º Sagittarius on August 13, 2016, at 9:49 am UT. But do not trust Saturn and his, “grim reaper” and “angel of death,” ways. Sure he makes the perfect heavy metal rock god if you live in the 1980’s and love mullet haircuts. (Read: Beware of anyone sporting a mullet haircut.) Saturn’s influence often gives what appears like a negative outlook on the surface, when really Saturnine energy inspires consistent active “risk management.” Such negativity usually misleads us to believe that we see challenges objectively from every angle when we may be creating a perceived problem based on that which could potentially happen. Some people might call this anxiety. So steer clear of anyone that is speaking in absolute terms as their focus on imperfection may accidentally be attracting the very negative situations that no one wants. With Venus traveling through picky and critical Virgo, eventually forming a square with Saturn in Sagittarius, be prepared to take a deep breath if/when you are unfairly judged. Venus in Virgo opposes Neptune in Pisces at 11º 8′ on August 14, 2016, at 5:03 pm UT. Growth comes from the struggle of the positive and negative aspects of your friendships and relationships. Just keep in mind that we all tend to grow faster when we are not being examined under the magnifying glass of scrutiny, with nebulous and high ideals acting like the bent sunlight that sets our hearts and egos ablaze. There is a real danger of deception. Both self-deception and deception by others can take place when we are not being realistic about our role in meaningful relationships and friendships. Being altruistic and selfless may look appealing, but be careful not to martyr yourself while trying to approach situations, “realistically.”

Full Moon in Aquarius

On August 18, 2016, at 9:26 am, a Full Moon occurs at 25º Aquarius. This will be a period of re-genesis for all love relationships, friendships, and group affiliations. However, don’t expect for it to manifest in a warm cuddly vibration. But rather a larger sense of interpersonal connection on a transnational and global level. While the cup holder of the gods, Aquarius, is often associated with fountains and youth, you can expect to be showered with plenty of emotional, “ambrosia” within your authentic connections. You know, the connections that continue to withstand the test of time even when we fool ourselves into believing that such friends don’t live up to our ideals?

Cycles of Progress

mars_sun_chakra_solar_plexusThe full moon takes place at the tail end of Aquarius at 25º 51’. The Sabian Symbol, The battery man at the automobile service station about to inspect a customer’s car has his hydrometer in hand. In everyday affairs, Aquarius 26 introduces sensitivity to dimensions of experience which may not seem substantial. With Uranus dancing closely with Eris, gender discrimination, racism, homophobia, universal xenophobia and all matters of bigotry will be served to humanity on a continuum of [simple_tooltip content=’the study of overlapping or intersecting social identities and related systems of oppression, domination, or discrimination.the study of overlapping or intersecting social identities and related systems of oppression, domination, or discrimination.’]intersectionality[/simple_tooltip] that will help us all co-create resolutions. After all, there are only so many factors of, “cosmic sudoku,” in such conflicts that humanity can solve at once. Like Billy Joel once sang, “we didn’t start the fire,” yet we are all accountable for doing the social, intellectual, political and economic Algebra necessary to solve the current equation for peace. But what happens when you are born into a world that does not give you clear cut strategies and skills to cut through the complexity? This month’s full moon in Aquarius will illuminate all of our personal and interpersonal methods for coping with a “confuzzling,” world juxtaposed with the protective yet wrathful force of [simple_tooltip content=’Sekhmet, whose name meant “The Powerful One,” was a ferocious lioness goddess of war and general violence.’]Sekhmet’s[/simple_tooltip] leonine healing. The Sekhmet archetype is just like that of [simple_tooltip content=’Hindu goddess of fertility, love, divine strength and power devotion.’]Parvati[/simple_tooltip], the [simple_tooltip content=’Jaguar goddess of midwifery, birth, renewal, protection and war.’]Jaguar Ix’Chel[/simple_tooltip], or [simple_tooltip content=’Goddess of Time, Change, Power, Creation, Preservation, and Destruction.’]Kali (the destroyer)[/simple_tooltip]. This is a manifestation of the sacred feminine that reduces, removes, or destroys situations in order to create fertile environments that give birth to what is needed for us to spiral forward along the extra-dimensional vector of our development. So that which is often mistaken for an apocalyptic ending, is actually a complex adaptive science cycle that rewards us with the higher skills necessary to successfully meet life’s challenges, each time the cosmos turns the difficulty level up. So when you think you feel anxiety, take a deep cleansing breath and recognize that it is the excitement and drive of the realm of the cosmic kitty, Leo, turbo charging your chakras. The surplus of all that Leonine energy can feel like the siege of Sekhmet, but it is really really the charge you need to go hunting for your dreams.
Life is just like the Fibonacci sequence. It produces the most beautiful people and structures, but the sacred geometry and rational number systems can create so much anxiety and reactionary behavior when you don’t accept the challenges along with the blessings. Too bad rational numbers can’t be used to explain problems like The band Rush’s “Big Money,” or Wu-Tang Clans “C.R.E.A.M” (Cash Rules Everything Around Me).

Have no fear

Communications and knowledge will be at the forefront of Virgo’s ingress on August 22, 2016, at 4:38 pm UT, as Mercury in Virgoheart_chakra aligns itself with our sun in an expansive activation of genius. An activation that pushes everyone to their limits searching for more pieces of the puzzle that introduce us all to more facets of just who we are as individuals outside of our evolving group identity. The reflection of the Hermit and the number nine (9) will ripple through everything involving communications, technology, and the mastery of knowledge and self (Gnosis). There will be a larger crusade (Jupiter in Virgo’s last hoorah!) in making sure that all of the gifts or blessings are spread out to be shared for the whole of humanity. This is where unity consciousness, the collective unconsciousness, the noosphere, and akashic records will touch the intuition of everyone that can connect to those with whom they share their everyday lives. People will feel good about following their instincts as they slowly abandon their “paint by numbers,” existence and invest in their intuition with the same reverence and vigor as they invest in their intellectual development.

Multi-tasking and Balance

Don’t be too surprised if we get some crazy world event happening between the 23-29th because Mars conjoins with Saturn in the vishudda_chakrasign of Sagittarius placing Mar’s energy and subsequent action in the hands of Saturn, “The Wayshower.” You will practically be able to taste the self-righteous oppression in the air. So I suggest that you keep your opinions to yourself unless you are ready to be fighting conflicts for extended periods of time, with people that are not the least bit interested in what you think. Given the fact that the moon in Gemini coincides with this conjunction, it may also mean that the nimble folly of the arguments could potentially be all over the place, leading you to multitask outcomes that don’t satisfy anyone. Such multitasking fails us when we try to resolve too much at once. Indeed, when we lack the vocabulary and the glossary necessary for conflict resolution, we can expect to feel uncomfortable during times of political upheaval. This says nothing about developing the tools of diplomacy and interpersonal relations to go with the natural transition into global transnational human relations. Don’t forget to consider that such matters need more attention than our governing bodies have the skill set to handle. So how do we get income inequality to the top of the agenda when part of the population is in denial and avoiding these issues? After all, most of the people in our society do not have the experience nor skill to resolve these countless issues with the finesse of the best conflict negotiators. Enter Jupiter in Libra to help us to balance diplomacy with assertiveness now that Jupiter in Virgo has helped us establish a sense of how small and fragile our global community is. Are we going to continue to pretend that society’s nation states construct haven’t imploded? Humanity’s skill level is at odds with its accelerated growth. This is why there is a great sense of fear and dread (Mars and his two sons: Phobos and Deimos).
Roma may still be, “La Citta Eterna,” as far as ROMAnce, but cities such as Rome (Italy), Athens (Greece) are all examples of how humanity’s cultural epicenters always fall and become replaced by some other rulers and their subsequent metropolis.
What’s an Oligarch to do!?
Use your Transcendental Toolbox.
They usually contain:

                            • Avoid Rumination,
                            • Think about boundaries and emotional hygiene
                            • Use non-violent communication
                            • Learn to walk away when those that are inviting chaotic confrontation are using the tone of discord instead of the language of resolution. (IE, they are being sarcastic and hypocritical instead of actually utilizing the language and tone that one uses when they actually want to solve interpersonal disputes).
                            • Remember that there is always more than one way to settle conflicts. It may not be a good idea to presume/assume that your approach is the only or best option available; this is why constructive discussion is encouraged.

Agent 64 – JD “Khepri” Cogmon – Khepri has been studying astrology for 30 years. While this agent specializes in tropical astrology, he blends his understanding of philosophy with the archetypes found in cultural mythology all over the world. This is an eclectic approach to astrology that incorporates the phases of Venus, the galactic signatures of the Hunab Ku and the resonance frequencies of kin numbers and tones. The overall approach is about encouraging others to be present with all of the pieces of their lives.  This approach advocates following the path that leads the individual away from social programming into an intimate relationship with the mind and heart. The main mission is to get people to incorporate the needs and wants of personal development into a wide collaboration of cooperative learning and peer support.  The aim is a transpersonal approach that intends to raises the quality of life for humanity and encourage people to step closer to the limitless possibility of unity consciousness living.

Khepri’s astrology has been described as:  Intuitive, straight forward, diverse, insightful, easy to understand, empowering, down to earth, accurate, wise and enlightening. You can see for yourself 2014 and beyond. Everything ranging from aromatherapy, astrophysics, metaphysics, the tarot and beyond, are fair game in Khepri’s view of shared reality.

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