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ASTROLOGY: August 2023


“The true self-expression of Leo is in love — not the passionate, sentimental kind, but pure goodness of heart towards all. We call it ‘good will.’”

—Dr. Douglas Baker

Last month we discussed some differences between esoteric and traditional astrology. This month we discuss a planetary rulership which never changes from traditional astrology through esoteric astrology and even into the third level of astrology known as Hierarchical Astrology, which will manifest much later. Through all three currently known levels, the Sun remains the ruler of Leo, the sign we are currently in. The strength of this continuing partnership is based on the evolution of the Sun itself, the master planet of our solar system. Kingly Leo deserves this partnership because of the transformations of the consciousness of humanity occurring in our solar system. The Ray of our Solar System (Esoteric Psychology or the Science of the Seven Rays) is the Second Ray of Love-Wisdom: Love wisely applied and Wisdom lovingly applied. Leo rules love; the Sun rules our Solar System. Clearly, it was a “partnership made in heaven.”

Any planet in its own “natural” sign is stronger than in any other sign. Need anyone question the strength of the sun in late July and early August? Need anyone question the strength of the role that love plays in our lives? While summer may seem to be a great time for falling or being in love, the higher meaning of love in esoteric astrology is unconditional love. True, unconditional love is not attached to emotion, to the need for approval or the expectation of a returned love. It is the pure form of love which includes everything that is. It recognizes that all of creation comes from the Source and therefore, We are all One. During this long, record-setting hot summer, remembering who we really are and what we are really made of — Love — would truly be wise.

Everyone: Super Moons on August 1 and August 31, which is also a “blue moon,” make for a super month.

ARIES Planet: Mercury MARCH 20 – APRIL 19
Dynamic: Diplomacy and accuracy will be
highlights this month.
Direction: Asking good questions will serve you well.
Soul Thought: What is a good question?

TAURUS Planet: Vulcan APRIL 19 – MAY 20
Dynamic: A verbal response may be required.
Direction: Succinct, please.
Soul Thought: When is one’s word enough?

GEMINI Planet: Venus MAY 20 – July 20
Dynamic: You may be asked to “sweeten the pot” this month.
Direction: Determine what already is or isn’t sweet.
Soul Thought: All that glitters is not gold.

CANCER Planet: Neptune July 20 – JULY 22
Dynamic: Something suspicious either comes to light or reveals itself as suspicious.
Direction: What does your conscience say?
Soul Thought: “If you want to find the secrets of the Universe, think in terms of energy, frequency, and vibration.”
—Nikola Tesla

LEO Planet: Sun JULY 22 – AUG 22
Dynamic: A partnership may seem to tarnish your glow.
Direction: You are in charge of your own glow.
Soul Thought: How goes the partnership with
your Higher Self?

VIRGO Planet: Moon AUG 22 – SEPT 22
Dynamic: It’s a busy month full of waxing and waning!
Direction: Determine what in your life goes in which direction.
Soul Thought: “We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned in order to have the life that is waiting for us.”
—Joseph Campbell

LIBRA Planet: Uranus SEPT 22 – OCT 22
Dynamic: Love and Marriage (Partnership) may f
eel stressed mid-month.
Direction: Re-read what true love is (above)
and determine true marriage.
Soul Thought: “The Soul loves a challenge!”
—Dr. Douglas Baker

SCORPIO Planet: Mars OCT 22 – NOV 21
Dynamic: Energy levels may be low but it’s
actually a good month.
Direction: Now’s the time to try meditation.
Soul Thought: Chill.

SAGITTARIUS Planet: Earth NOV 21 – DEC 20
Dynamic: You’ve gotten the big picture, now bring it in.
Direction: On behalf of all humanity, regroup.
Soul Thought: As without, so within.

CAPRICORN Planet: Saturn DEC 20 – JAN 19
Dynamic: Your burden is lighter for a while,
but your expectations may be heavier.
Direction: Are you still carrying something
you don’t need to carry?
Soul Thought: “It ain’t easy.”

AQUARIUS Planet: Jupiter JAN 19 – FEB 18
Dynamic: You are having a big impact on those around you.
Direction: Be sure it’s positive.
Soul Thought: Or at least, for a good cause.

PISCES Planet: Pluto FEB 18 – MAR 20
Dynamic: The affairs of the world plague your mind.
Direction: Don’t get cold feet.
Soul Thought: We need you.

To discover your Rising Sign, or for more information, contact Charlene R. Johnson,
www.SkyDanceAstrology.com, or email: SkyDance@SkyDanceAstrology.com
Esoteric Astrology is focused on the rising sign more than the sun sign (we suggest you read both)
and provides clarity, direction and answers for those seeking a higher level of life.


  • Charlene R, Johnson

    Charlene R Johnson is a graduate of Claregate College, a metaphysical college in England and studied directly under teacher Dr. Douglas Baker. She offers oral readings, written reports and teaches classes in both esoteric astrology and esoteric psychology. These classes are for beginners who know nothing of astrology. Use of the glyphs in your chart are considered a form of dialogue with your Soul and a necessary tool in your spiritual toolbox. A former Taos County resident she now lives in central Florida on 6.5 acres on a beautiful lake. This property has recently been dubbed SkyDance Sanctuary and will be the site of classes and special events.

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