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About Bill:

I am Rev Bill Duvendack, a 25-year practitioner and student of the western mysteries, as well as being an internationally known
astrologer; specifically, an esoteric astrologer.
I am an ordained independent Spiritualist minister that has performed everything from weddings and handfastings to baby naming
and blessing ceremonies, as well as remembrance services. I am a lifetime member and Vice President of the Astrological
Association of St Louis, where I lecture frequently, and write a column for their member only quarterly bulletin. I also write articles
for the St Louis Pagan Picnic newsletter, the paper Pathfinder, and have a monthly blog and newsletter. I’m also a member of the
international professional astrological organization NCGR. I also write monthly horoscopes for the metaphysical resource center
Pathways, where I also teach classes on astrology and the western esoteric tradition, meet with clients, and give divination
readings. I have presented in many different venues, ranging from public libraries and high schools, to private groups and
gatherings, such as the Pagan Picnic in St Louis, and the convention Paracon. I have also made media appearances on local
television and radio stations, interviews with local papers, and have been interviewed by the NY Times and RTE 1 radio from
Dublin, Ireland.
I have been working with the Western Esoteric Tradition system for 25 years. In this regard, I am an internationally published
author, with essays appearing in books ranging from Lodge Magan to Christopher Penczak’s publish house, Copper Cauldron. My
skills and experiences include, but are not limited to, ceremonial magick and many of its more specialized branches, such as
Enochian, shamanism, paganism of all types, familiarity with the Afro-Carribbean diasporic traditions, channeling, mediumship,  
divination, evocations, invocations, Theosophy, working with semi-precious stones, ghost hunting and paranormal investigations,
past life regressions, and exorcisms. I am also a member of the Fellowship of Isis, as well as BOTA. My experience also includes
being familiar with, and working with, Hinduism, in particular mantras and pujas, and Buddhism.
For more information, feel free to contact me at bill@418ascendant.com.
Horoscopes for the month of August 2017
*Key Events for the whole of the month::
1) Neptune goes direct early,
2) Mercury goes retrograde in Virgo,
3) The pair of eclipses, which will have dynamic results, no matter your sign.

Aries (Spring Equinox-approx. April 21st)
: You may feel a lot of energy at your disposal, and that things
are more active than normal, but that you have the ability to navigate all of this motion successfully and
easily. You may also find it wise to take care of yourself first so you can help your loved ones later. However,
later in the month you may find it is time to make some necessary adjustments when it comes to
communication in the workplace. You may also find that it is wise to play things safe and conservative overall
for the whole month when it comes to your personal relationships of all kinds. Watch for significant changes
coming your way rapidly as the month rolls on, due to the two eclipses. Things that have been stuck may
break loose and free in dynamic ways.

Taurus (Approx. April 21st to approx. May 21st)
: While emotions may be tense the first half of the
month, you may also find many challenges and growth opportunities when it comes to doing what’s best for
you, vs sticking with what you know, even if it is no longer working. You may find your communication skills
are extra strong right now, especially when it comes to work, but your temper may be shorter than normal,
and if you’re not careful, you may have accidents. As the month moves on though, you may find that things
even out substantially, and that, while the temper may still be short, overall things are headed in a grounded
direction. You may also discover the two eclipses and the Mercury retrograde shake things up in intense
ways, so it would be wise to change when possible, as long as it is in line with your greatest growth and
good.

Gemini (Approx. May 21st to Summer Solstice): Other than minor communication challenges in the work
place, you may find the month of August starts off with a lot of energy at your disposal, coupled with
optimism and creativity. Just be careful it’s not too much of a good thing, though. You may also find there
are a lot of options for you when it comes to expansion through your personal relationships. As the month
progresses though, you may find things become more challenging, especially in the workplace, and that
your emotions may be agitated because of that, as well as potentially feeling like it is asking a lot to be
grounded at this time, due to all of the energy in the air. The pair of eclipses that occur during the month
may bring a lot of positive changes if you adapt, and that the Mercury retrograde adds to the theme of
resolution and clearing your plate for what is to come in the near future.

Cancer (Summer Solstice to approx. July 21st): Love and money may be in the air for you as August
starts off, and this may come through the work place. However, this may be too much of a good thing, so it
would be wise to make sure you don’t get lost in fantasyland. However, it is also a good time to play things
safe and conservatively when it comes to your personal relationships. This is also a perfect time to enact
emotional and spiritual healing. As the month moves on though, you may find the energy in the air calms
down, and that there is more emphasis on the day to day work place. This is a great time to move ahead
towards your greatest growth and good overall, and that standing in your own personal power is something
to engage in if you have the opportunity.


Leo (Approx. July 21st to approx. August 21st)
: Happy birthday Leos! This is your month, and your time
to shine! And, what a month we have for you! As August begins, you may find your energy is extra strong,
and that optimism is in the air. However, as August begins, you may find it wise to enjoy in moderation, as
Neptune is preparing to be retrograde, a Mercury retrograde is around the corner, and there are two
eclipses coming up that will definitely shake things loose, especially for those with this sign. As the month
moves on, you may find the day to day work place may require more time and adjustment, but that there is a
lot of potential for expansion, good fortune, and prosperity, especially in your personal relationships.

Virgo (Approx. August 21st to Autumnal Equinox): While you may be on point when it comes to the work
place, you may find the emotions are slightly out of balance, and that it takes a lot of minor adjustments in
various areas of life, with the intent of doing what’s best for you and you, first. The Mercury retrograde in the
beginning of the month may bring challenges and resolutions to the surface to be addressed as well, and
the Neptune retrograde in Pisces may bring up emotional and spiritual wounds to be addressed. As the
month moves on though, you may find things even out substantially, and that you may even make some
forward progress in those same life areas if you’re willing to make the appropriate and necessary
adjustments.

Libra (Autumnal Equinox to approx. October 21st):
This may be the month you have been waiting for,
for quite a while, Librans, so it would be wise to hit the ground running as the month begins. While overall
this month may call for a lot of adjustments, you may find that they are minor in general, but they are
adjustments for the best in the long run. You may find many opportunities for expansion and prosperity
through your personal communications, and that there is an easy flowing gentle nature to the overall month.
As it moves on, you may find that more adjustments are required in the work place, but overall the good
things that started at the beginning of the month carry through to set you up for an excellent September and
October.

Scorpio (Approx. October 21st to approx. November 21st):
While your communication skills may be
extra sharp in the work place, you may find that otherwise the beginning of August is full of challenges and
growth opportunities, which may manifest as conflicting world views. You may also find so much energy in
the air that you have a short temper, or may be accident prone, so it would be wise to take things extra
cautiously. As the month progresses, you may find there is more emphasis on the work place, and that it is
flowing along smoother overall, but there are still some agitations in the air, especially having to do with the
pair of eclipses and your creativity in general.

Sagittarius (Approx. November 21st to Winter Solstice)
: The energy in the air may be stronger than
normal, and you may find you can accomplish a lot if you focus and direct that energy. This may impact all
areas of life, though, so it would be wise to stay sharp. There may be communication problems and growth
opportunities in the work place, and while this may continue for the whole month, you may find they become
more challenging as the month moves on. However, towards the latter part of the month, you may find
opportunities for expansion and prosperity through your personal relationships, so it would be wise to
network when applicable, and to break any habits that need to go in general, especially if they would
prevent you from obtaining those expansion goals.

Capricorn (Winter Solstice to approx. January 21st)
: The long term transformation you’ve been going
through continues this month, and overall it may be a tenser than normal month in general, requiring a lot of
adjustments when it comes to applying your creativity and your romantic life. However, the second half of
your month may bring more emphasis on the work place, but in long lasting, positive ways. You may also
find that the month in general is one that is full of opportunities to address leftover undone work in the day
to day work environment and that the intention of this is to clear off your plate for what will manifest from the
pair of eclipses that occurs. You may also find that any bad habits you break during August stay broke, and
that you are in a great position to heal your emotional and spiritual wounds. It would also be wise to pay
extra attention to the needs and desires of your loved ones.

Aquarius (Approx. January 21st to approx. February 21st): I’m not sure where to start, Aquarians,
because this month is so intense, you may find you’re dealing with the ramifications for quite a while. The
first thing to note is that the pair of eclipses that is occurring is going to greatly impact you and your
surroundings. The first one may have to do with finding a harmony between taking care of you and taking
care of others, and the second one produces changes in your environment that will either test what you
have learned, or reinforce the course of action you are taking. As the month moves on though, you may find
things quiet down in general, and that it’s a great time to focus on your health, the day to day work, and to
work on the changes that are coming your way in the near future.

Pisces (Approx. February 21st to Spring Equinox): You may be feeling emotionally good at the
beginning of the month, with a lot of good things happening in the home life and with loved ones, but outside
of that life area, you may find there are many challenges and growth opportunities present, especially when
it comes to knowing when and how to speak your truth. These may have to do with the maturing process, so
it is a natural part of life. Neptune stationing retrograde tells us the beginning of the month may also be one
that is hard to see clearly, or you may feel like you’re off in some way, but this will pass once the dust has
settled. Communications in the work place may also be challenged. As the month progresses though, you
may find there is more emphasis on a tense work place, and that if you play your cards right, you can
achieve a lot of growth through major adjustments that have to do with doing what is best for you, especially
as it has to do with creative self-expression.

These little tidbits of advice, along with this horoscope, are brought to you by Bill Duvendack of 418
Ascendant LLC. Bill is a board member, as well as a lifetime member of the Astrological Association of Saint
Louis, where he lectures frequently. He also is an astrology teacher at Pathways. Available for astrological
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