Today on the 8♦️ in Leo, we find the Planetary Ruling Card by counting to the Sun card in the Waking Spread which is itself. This date is called the Double 8♦️. This reading is about the Birth Card of the following dates: 1/19, 2/17, 3/15, 4/13, 5/11, 6/9, 7/7, 8/5, 9/3, and 10/1.

The 8♦️ reserves, concentrates, and directs value. Known as the Sun card, one may concentrate value so effectively that the soul emanates through the personality.

The A♠️ Dreaming Mirror indicates that one needs to balance thinking, planning, and communicating to effectively satisfy intense personal desires.

As Jupiter Waking Crown, one demonstrates faith in personal philosophy. One’s faith helps one manifest success. Success intensifies faith in the philosophy one values.

The Q♦️ Sleeping Mirror indicates that one is learning to master all desires and habits that interfere with accumulation, enjoyment, and sharing of values.

Desires are strong and they motivate actions toward success.

Notable Events 8/5  8♦️:

Freedom of the press: New York Weekly Journal writer John Peter Zenger is acquitted of seditious libel against the royal governor of New York, on the basis that what he had published was true (1735)

American Civil War: In order to help pay for the war effort, the United States government levies the first income tax as part of the Revenue Act of 1861 (1861)

Harry Houdini performs his greatest feat, spending 91 minutes underwater in a sealed tank before escaping (1926)

ApartheidNelson Mandela is jailed. He would not be released until 1990 (1962)

President Ronald Reagan fires  11,359 striking air-traffic controllers who ignored his order for them to return to work (1981)

Guy de Maupassant, French short story writer, novelist, and poet (born 1850)

Joseph Merrick, English man with severe deformities (born 1862)

John Huston, American actor, director, and screenwriter (born 1906)

Neil Armstrong, American pilot, engineer, and astronaut (born 1930)

Marine Le Pen, French lawyer and politician (born 1968)