Astrology Planetary Patterns for August 2016

August is marked by the ongoing Mutable T-Square, as well as a Stellium in Virgo during the middle of the month.

The Mutable T-Square between Saturn, North Node, and Neptune returns to dominate throughout August. The Mutable signs are those that relate to flexibility, versatility, and adaptability.

What's also interesting is that a stellium in the Mutable sign Virgo lingers for much of the month, amplifying this energy. Virgo is particularly known for its earthy resourcefulness, and practical ingenuity - and this also offers a key for how to diffuse the energy of the squares.


Aug 07, 2016
T-Square: Mercury in Virgo 10° , North Node in Virgo 13° , Saturn in Sagittarius 9° , Neptune in Pisces 11°

The Mutable T-Square that has dotted the sky for brief periods over the last few months re-emerges around August 2nd as Mercury moves through Virgo. But the squares really begin to get 'tight' around the 7th.

Aug 08, 2016
T-Square: Mercury in Virgo 12° , North Node in Virgo 13° , Saturn in Sagittarius 9° , Neptune in Pisces 11°
T-Square: Venus in Virgo 3° , Saturn in Sagittarius 9° , Neptune in Pisces 11°

Venus is also moving through Virgo, right behind Mercury - and begins to join the T-Square around the 8th, first only making an aspect to Saturn and Neptune.


Aug 12, 2016
Stellium: Mercury in Virgo 16° , North Node in Virgo 13° , Venus in Virgo 8° , Jupiter in Virgo 24°
T-Square: Mercury in Virgo 16° , North Node in Virgo 13° , Venus in Virgo 8° , Saturn in Sagittarius 9° , Neptune in Pisces 11°, Moon in 11° Sagittarius

Around the 12th, the Stellium in Virgo really begins to become apparent: Venus sits in early Virgo, while Jupiter sits in late Virgo. Together, they form a strong corner to the T-Square.

Meanwhile, Mars and the Moon (briefly) moves into conjunction to Saturn in Sagittarius at another section of the square. The whole sky is moving into clusters!

This Stellium lasts for about 10 days.


Aug 23, 2016
T-Square: North Node in Virgo 13° , Mars in Sagittarius 9° , Saturn in Sagittarius 9° , Neptune in Pisces 10°

Mercury & Venus disappear onward, moving through Virgo and leave the T-Square behind.


Aug 25, 2016
Grand Cross: Sun in Virgo 2° , Moon in Gemini 4° , Neptune in Pisces 10° , Saturn in Sagittarius 9° North Node in Virgo 13° , Mars in Sagittarius 10° ,

As the Moon briefly passes through Gemini, it connects a Grand Cross together. In fact its visit in early Gemini has created a Mutable Grand Cross for many months now. Meanwhile, the Sun begins to travel through Virgo, amplifying its influence.

Aug 30, 2016
T-Square: Mars in Sagittarius 12° , Sun in Virgo 7° , Saturn in Sagittarius 10° , Neptune in Pisces 10°
T-Square: North Node in Virgo 12° , Mars in Sagittarius 12° , Saturn in Sagittarius 10° , Neptune in Pisces 10°

The month closes with a large T-Square - or more specifically two tight T-Squares that are remarkably close to one another - spanning the Mutable signs: Sagittarius, Pisces & Virgo. But as has been the case for a while now - any slow-moving planets in the Mutable sign of Gemini are missing from the picture.

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