The summer month of August looks like being an increasingly active period – challenging but with some positive astrological indicators. We have two full super moons this month; the first one on the 1st is in Aquarius and the second is in Pisces, right at the end of the month on the 31st. This second super full moon is known as a blue moon because it is the second full moon in the same month.
The passionate new moon in the dramatic sign of Leo is on the 16th. Leo is the sign of courage and creativity. This is your time to reach out and be inspired by the abundance of innovative ideas that could come your way. Love planet Venus travels through Leo all month, although she is retrograde you can still enjoy the mood by being generous, affectionate and playful, when soaking up this radiant energy. Communication planet Mercury is busy in practical Virgo, but try to get plans and projects completed before the 24th, when Mercury enters the retrograde period. Mars, planet of action is in Virgo all month. Patience and careful planning now will allow brilliant opportunities for new projects to get underway. Although August is usually a holiday month, the two important full moons in freedom loving Aquarius and intuitive Pisces, both offer the prospect to plan ahead and to remind ourselves to be authentic, listen to our inner voice, and act accordingly.
ARIES MARCH 21 – APRIL 20
Dynamic Mars, your ruler, remains in industrious Virgo all month. Although August is traditionally a holiday month, prepare to focus your attention on practical projects as a completely new way of working comes to your attention. Your creative abilities are at their height as the Leo Sun and Venus suggest positive results.
TAURUS APRIL 21 – MAY 21
August is an important month, as the radiant Sun and Venus both occupy the fiery and extrovert sign of Leo, suggesting that your creativity is strong and a generous and carefree mood is yours. Abundant Jupiter and maverick planet Uranus are strong in your sign, so if you have any radical changes in mind, this is the month to get them up and running.
GEMINI MAY 22 – JUNE 21
As the Sun and Venus pass through the communication sector of your chart during August you’ll be looking at restructuring the way you think and how to expand your horizons. Important opportunities are coming your way and some significant decisions may need to be taken. Try to get your plans in order before Mercury, your ruler, goes into the retrograde phase on the 24th.
CANCER JUNE 22 – JULY 22
During August, the Sun and Venus suggest that money making schemes are coming to the forefront. If you use this powerful energy wisely it should leave you feeling successful and prosperous all month. The powerful Leo new moon on the 16th raises your confidence and offers up opportunities for you to profit from your natural diplomatic skills.
LEO JULY 23 – AUGUST 23
This month starts with a challenging full moon in your opposite sign of Aquarius; the opportunity for dramatic change is all around you and some of your previous ideas may need reviewing. Love planet Venus is retrograde in your sign all month, indicating that you need to be flexible in your relationships. Be sure to use your intuition to make any necessary changes.
VIRGO AUGUST 24 – SEPTEMBER 22
August looks like a rather changeable month as Mercury and Mars both occupy your sign and the Sun and retrograde Venus also suggests that it’s time to take a break and tune into your inner needs. A new phase of action begins after the 28th as Mars arrives in Libra, maximising your potential for an ambitious new joint venture.
LIBRA SEPTEMBER 23 – OCTOBER 23
August continues with the emphasis on friends and social life – just perfect for the holiday season. Love planet Venus in Leo enhances the Sun’s vitality and gives you good insight where communication is concerned. The energy shifts as dynamic Mars arrives in your sign on the 28th, so use your intuition to get to the heart of anything that has been bothering you.
SCORPIO OCTOBER 24 – NOVEMBER 22
Venus increases the Sun’s powerful and creative influence during August, suggesting that it’s time to ask yourself two important questions – where do you shine? and what makes you feel really happy and fulfilled? Energy planet Mars arriving in Libra on the 28th highlights your need to find a better balance and take more time out for yourself.
SAGITTARIUS NOVEMBER 23 – DECEMBER 21
August is an important month, as positive planetary activity is at its height. Abundant Jupiter and maverick planet Uranus are both in strong placement. Be sure to push yourself forward and make the most of a surge of self-confidence to lift your profile. The Sun and Venus both in Leo, suggesting a new and exciting career opportunity.
CAPRICORN DECEMBER 22 – JANUARY 20
August brings some important financial issues to your attention. Although the Sun and retrograde Venus are in optimistic Leo, facing facts professionally or personally will eventually make life so much easier for you. Dynamic Mars changes sign on the 28th, indicating that it’s a good time to be ready to embrace new career opportunities.
AQUARIUS JANUARY 21 – FEBRUARY 18
Relationships come to the forefront during August as a long term partnership demands your attention. The Sun and Venus are both in fiery Leo, indicating that passion, joy and creativity are more important than ever. The full moon in your sign on the 1st suggests that the opportunity for change is strong this month, but it may be best to keep your options open.
PISCES FEBRUARY 19 – MARCH 20
Embrace the powerful and fiery Leo new moon on the 16th as trends favour risk taking and forging ahead. Mars and Mercury are busy in practical Virgo, suggesting that you can be confident enough to forge ahead with the creative changes that have been on your mind. The Pisces full moon in your sign on the 31st offers deeper insight into a relationship issue.
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