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Nature & Wildlife
2015 August
Pg 11- The Sunshine Express
Virgo- May be bumps short term in the personal;
let honor and patience rule. Yet, a long period of
strengthening bonds on the horizon. Physical en-
ergy steadily grows fueling extended professional
Libra- Personal relationships become central
focus; social opportunities and connections mani-
fest. Professional can be active or not depending
on desire as physical energy may wane. If possible
take a vacation now.
Scorpio- A time for self-evaluation, possibly
change of focus; seek spiritual advice, pray, medi-
tate and move slowly. Relationships and collabora-
tions likely to guide your steps, make sure they¡¯re
honorable steps.
Sagittarius- Careful moderation and humility
should be practiced as will be needed while big ad-
vances manifest in both the professional and per-
sonal. Clarity returns helping much. Avoid conflict.
Capricorn- Anticipate and prepare for a bumpy
road on all levels; a softened more forgiving at-
titude are your shock absorbers keeping stress at
bay. This does not mean there won¡¯t be progress,
just take it slow and be kind.
Aquarius- Avoid conflict or rash decisions in the
personal before needed knowledge is revealed;
trust, communication, shared efforts are vital.
Long term growth professionally begins.
Pisces- Professional activity may increase but to
maximize financial results may take reorganiza-
tion or renewal. Personal relationships strengthen,
blossom, appear. Tend to the physical; pamper
Evening planets: Saturn is visible for a short
while in the evening sky late in the month;
Venus is visible near the horizon after sunset
through mid-August when it begins to transition
to the morning sky.
Jupiter and Mars are not visible until late au-
gust and sept as they transition to the morning
Mercury is not visible this month.
* August 12, 13 - Perseids Meteor Shower.
The Perseids is one of the best meteor show-
ers to observe, producing up to 60 meteors
per hour at its peak. It is produced by comet
Swift-Tuttle, which was discovered in 1862.
The Perseids are famous for producing a large
number of bright meteors. The shower runs an-
nually from July 17 to August 24. It peaks this
year on the night of August 12 and the morning
of August 13. The thin crescent moon will be
no match for the bright Perseids this year so be
prepared for a great show. Best viewing will be
from a dark location after midnight. Meteors will
radiate from the constellation Perseus, but can
appear anywhere in the sky.
* August 29 - Full Moon, Supermoon. The
Moon will be located on the opposite side of
the Earth as the Sun and its face will be will be
fully illuminated. This phase occurs at 18:35
UTC. This full moon was known by early Native
American tribes as the Full Sturgeon Moon
because the large sturgeon fish of the Great
Lakes and other major lakes were more easily
caught at this time of year. This moon has also
been known as the Green Corn Moon and the
Grain Moon. This is also the first of three su-
permoons for 2015. The Moon will be at its clos-
est approach to the Earth and may look slightly
larger and brighter than usual.
The Horoscopes
zations work together on land conservation
for scientific research.
Enjoy a gourmet sack lunch in the Gothic
townsite followed by a historic tour of the
research laboratory grounds with some time
to peruse the gift shop.
A portion of this workshop¡¯s tuition helps
support the work of the Rocky Mountain Bio-
logical Laboratory and 1% for Open Space.
Lunch is included. Call 970.349.7231
The Moon Dance
Discover what world class
scientists at the Rocky
Mountain Biological Labora-
tory are studying! August
15 in Crested Butte, $110/
RMBL scientists use wild-
flowers to understand a
range of topics, including
pollination dynamics; how
complex traits like diabetes
are controlled by genes;
and how organisms will re-
spond to a changing climate.
Join RMBL scientists and
Night Time Delights
1% for Open Space Executive Director Molly
Murfee in this full day immersion to roam
through the three separate permanently
protected lands of North Pole Basin, Scho-
field Park and Maxfield (or Gothic) Mead-
Learn about current research being con-
ducted live on these lands, open space
preservation as a key to understanding our
physical world, and how these two organi-
Aries- Energy levels high with much enthusi-
asm for accomplishment and even adventure,
both of which shall manifest. Passion and love
become a central focus.
Taurus- Entering an extended period where
love and passion will dominate thoughts and
actions. Short term may be bumpy; a good
time to plan, organize and seek spiritual guid-
Gemini- A tendency to want to spring forth,
however more progress will come from delib-
erate, well planned action. Good communica-
tion brings reward as home matters become
Cancer- An important period where medita-
tion, prayer, clear communication and hon-
esty will be needed for best results; plan
before jumping. Money and relationships a
main focus.
Leo- Ambition and opportunity grow in the
professional; much can be accomplished.
Even so, personal relations desire and de-
serve your time; thinking of others first will
help tremendously.
Wildflower Science