VIII. August


August in the Western Mind

The month of August is named for Augustus, Julius Ceasar’s grandnephew, who defeated Marc Antony and Cleopatra after they committed suicide and subsequently became the emperor of Rome.

The Roman Senate decided that he too should have a month named after him. Not only did the Senate name a month after Augustus, but it decided that since Julius’s month, July, had 31 days, Augustus’s month should equal it: under the Julian calendar, the months alternated evenly between 30 and 31 days (with the exception of February with 29), which made August 30 days long. So, instead of August having a mere 30 days, it was lengthened to 31, (they shortened February to 28) preventing anyone from claiming that Emperor Augustus was saddled with an inferior month.

August in the Eastern Mind

The “August Ones” also known as the Three Sovereigns (2852 – 2205 BC)  were mythological Shamans or Sage (wise) Kings.

Heavenly August One – who represents the “light/masculine” or Yang energy

Earthly August One – who represent the “dark/feminine” or Yin energy

Human August One – balances the Yin and Yang energy through human form

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