In episode 265 astrologers Kelly Surtees, Austin Coppock, and Chris Brennan look at the astrological forecast for August of 2020, as well as the birth chart of Walter Mercado.
The astrology of August features Mars moving into its shadow and making the first of three sets of squares to Jupiter, Pluto, and Saturn, as well as a Full Moon in Aquarius square Uranus, and Mercury and Venus finally moving out of their long trips through Cancer and Gemini.
We start of with the forecast for August right at the top of the episode, and then in the second half we discuss the recent documentary on the famous astrologer Walter Mercado on Netflix titled Mucho Mucho Amor, and specifically the question of what the correct birth chart and rising sign is for Mercado.
The issue with Walter Mercado’s birth time is that his birth date is usually given as March 9, 1932, however according to AstroDatabank astrologer Eduardo Castellanos obtained a birth record that says that Mercado was actually born on April 25, 1931 at 6:00 AM in Ponce, Puerto Rico.
Even the birth time for April 25 is rounded though, and the Ascendant is close to the cusp between Aries and Taurus, so we spend a bit of time debating whether Walter Mercado had Aries or Taurus rising.
Below you will find the other episode notes, followed by links to the recording.
This episode is available in both audio and video versions.
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Planetary Alignments for August 2020
- Mars moved into its shadow in late July (15 Aries)
- Mars begins squaring Capricorn planets (first pass of three due to retrograde)
- Square Jupiter at 19 degrees on August 4
- Square Pluto at 23 degrees on August 13
- Square Saturn at 26 degrees on August 24 **
- Venus left shadow July 28
- Full Moon in Aquarius on August 3 (not an eclipse!)
- Square Uranus
- Mercury in Leo August 4
- Finally out of Cancer after extended visit due to retrograde
- Venus in Cancer August 7
- Thus concludes long Venus in Gemini period that started April 3
- The Venus retro that started May 12
- Uranus stations retrograde August 15
- Sun conjunct Mercury August 17
- New Moon in Leo August 18
- Mercury moves into Virgo August 19
- Sun moves into Virgo August 22
Auspicious Astrological Date for August
Our featured electional chart for this month is a Sun in Leo election:
We also presented a few other elections for August on our private subscriber-only podcast on auspicious elections.
We also recently discounted our full year-ahead electional astrology report for 2020, which highlights some auspicious charts later in the year.
Here are some timestamps for topics covered at different points in the episode:
00:00:00 – Beginning of forecast
00:00:48 – An overview of the August forecast
00:18:54 – The August auspicious election chart.
00:26:26 – Sun in Leo square Uranus in Taurus on 8/1
00:37:36 – Venus enters Cancer on 8/7
00:46:20 – Mercury enters Leo on 8/4
00:53:04 – Uranus station and Mercury’s exact conjunction with the sun
00:56:14 – The New Moon in Leo on 8/18
00:58:02 – Mercury enters Virgo on Aug 19 and the sun enters Virgo on 8/22.
00:59:52 – Mercury opposite Neptune on 8/29.
01:01:38 – Mars square Saturn on 8/24
01:28:00 – Fresh Voices in Astrology conference
01:37:01 – Discussion about the Walter Mercado documentary
Watch the Video Version of Our August Astrology Forecast
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