August Wow! Uranus-Mars-Nodes | Temperamental Times
Why, I wonder, did 1st August feel as if it were 1st April?! I’ve been intrigued by some of the annual Australian ‘holy-days’/’holidays’ on calendars.
April ‘Fools’ August ‘Picnic’ The Only A-Months
In the Northern Territory it was “Picnic Day” on 1st August, and I think they’re onto something with this observance, aptly named! It’s as if these two A-months frame and hold, like doorways, the mid-year two J-months.
This Year’s 1st August Alignment
This year’s 1st August 2022 was a rare energy surge of the exact alignment of Mars, North Node and Uranus. With all three in Taurus pointing back to the degree that Pluto-Saturn in Capricorn were in when the world lockdown was triggered, it’s breakdown/ breakthrough time.
How Was Your 1st August?
Big energies! How was your 1st August? Fun, Fabulous or Fraught? We’ll be riding life’s rollercoaster for a week or more yet under this effect, and there’s Saturn’s Opposition mid-month to contend with too.
Saturn’s Opposition Mid-Month
The control felt from late 2019 to now, mid-2022, hits another peak when on 14th/15th August Saturn will reach opposition and sit directly opposite the Sun. The power of the Mars/Uranus/NN Triple conjunction rallies against this with both an individual and collective ‘it’s my life, let me live it!’ roar!
The J-Judgment Months June July January
April and August are the only two ‘A-day’ months. August is two months after June, and April is two months before June, when the mid-year late June (‘J’ Judgement months) Solstice X-Roads stream through our planet.
The Ancients used to, and our Ancestors remind us to, take time on 1st April and 1st August to weigh and ‘pick nick’, over celebrations and commiserations, over whatever the mid-year X-Roads might or did bring.
In a Pickle?
“Nick” of course is a fondness word for ‘ye old devil’ within each of us that might or did drop us in ‘the nick’. Or the St Nick archetype that might’ve chosen (picked) with a blessing.
Pick and Choose
The Northern Territory then leads the way with the ‘Picnic Day’ holiday, a day to ‘pick over’ the past 4 months (April, May, June, July); the happy, the sad, the good, the bad. The Ancestors, both upper and lower chakras, returned to ‘pick and choose’ who deserves which or what.
Ancestors, Forebears, Ancients and their Pickings
All cultures have Ancestors. Are they the ones from three generations back of our forebears who visit regularly throughout the year on ‘holy days’/’holidays’? Or do they go back further than that? An individual person’s life can probably only have Ancestors that go back a few generations, but countries, lands, cosmos’s, oceans and continents do have Ancestors that go back further and connect to the wisdom of the Ancients of each and every culture on the planet.
How’s Your Picnic Bag?
So 1st Aug is ‘pick nick’ day (a bit trick-or-treat-Halloween in style) and 1st April is ‘fools’ day. In tarot, the fool card shows a person with a picnic bag/satchel slung over their shoulder in a close-to-the-edge situation… some possessions and food-drink, plus a creature on their shoulder or at their heels to help guide them – are they blind-spot happy, or genuinely set free? Are you noticing high elation or anxiety in self or others during this time? Feeling on-the-edge or ‘locked in’ or ‘let out’?
Innovation, Turnabouts, Surprises and the Unexpected
The triple conjunction of Uranus/Mars/North Node is an injection of destiny change, like a tempest moving through… the judged are roaring ‘how dare you’ and rebellion is high. Expect turnabouts, erratic happenings, random joy, random WTF, inspiration, exasperation and an opening to try your chances to innovate and break free! But stay wise and as safe as you can; it’s a bit of a wildcard energy time, with boundaries and edges blurring, cracking, breaking, popping.
Saturn’s opposition mid-month helps with treading carefully but might also bring another layer of lock-in and control. So enjoy the freedom first fortnight of the month!