Today on the 8♥️ in Virgo, we find the Planetary Ruling Card by counting to the Mercury card in the Waking Spread which is 6♣️. This reading is about the 8♥️ Birth Card of the following dates:  8/31, 9/29, 10/27, 11/25, and 12/23.

The 8♥️ reserves, concentrates, and directs feelings and relationships.

The 2♥️ Dreaming Mirror indicates that one needs to sense and respect emotional boundaries in self and others so that relationships find their natural direction and passion. Conflict and fighting occur when boundaries are ignored.

The A♦️ Waking Mirror indicates that one uses personal and social charisma to satisfy immediate and long term ambitions and desires. One needs to be wary of greed and avarice in material pursuits.

The 3♥️ Sleeping Mirror indicates that one is learning to see all of life and its situations as limiting for the greater good. The world is beautiful and perfect just as it is. As one identifies with this imperfect perfection, one is overcome with limitless flowing feeling that washes over oneself and others.

Life is but a dream, and this is obvious repeatedly in this life as passion, beauty, and miracles clash with mortality and other limitations.

Notable Events 8/31 8♥️/6♣️:

War of the First Coalition: The British capture Trincomalee  (present-day Sri Lanka) from the Dutch in order to keep it out of French hands (1795)

During the American Civil War,  Union forces led by General  William T. Sherman launch an assault on Atlanta (1864)

German Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin patents his navigable balloon (1895)

Thomas Edison patents the Kinetoscope, the first movie projector (1897)

Russia and the United Kingdom sign the Anglo-Russian Convention, by which the UK recognizes Russian preeminence in northern Persia, while Russia recognizes British preeminence in southeastern Persia and Afghanistan. Both powers pledge not to interfere in Tibet (1907)

In an attempt to stay out of the growing tensions concerning Germany and Japan, the United States passes the first of its Neutrality Acts (1935)

Diana, Princess of Wales, her companion Dodi Fayed and driver Henri Paul die in a car crash in Paris (1997)

Maria Montessori, Italian physician and educator (born 1870)

Alma Mahler, Austrian-American composer and author, known as spouse of Gustav Mahler (born 1879)

Wilhelmina, queen of the Netherlands (born 1880)

Gino Lucetti, Italian anarchist, attempted assassin of Benito Mussolini (born 1900)

Daniel Schorr, American journalist and author (born 1916)

Buddy Hackett, American actor and singer (born 1924)

James Coburn, American actor (born 1928)

Eldridge Cleaver, American activist and author (born 1935)

Van Morrison, Northern Irish singer-songwriter (born 1945)

Itzhak Perlman, Israeli-American violinist and conductor (born 1945)

Richard Gere, American actor and producer (born 1949)

Mohammed bin Salman, Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia (born 1985)