Money is a key area in your life all month, thanks to Venus retrograde in Leo and your personal money sector throughout August. Plus, the Sun is in Leo until the 23rd.
Venus retrograde in your money sector isn’t the time to spend or invest wildly. Instead, you’re wise to review your finances and consider what you can do differently moving forward. Sometimes, payments are delayed when a planet’s retrograde in your money sector. Alternatively, your situation changes and you have to reconsider the flow of money and energy. This might be linked to love, as Venus is the planet of love.
Events could peak around the Full Moon on the 1st. This would be a good date for a celebration. Or, you may find that money comes your way via a gift or third party.
You may be proud of someone close to you around the Full Moon, someone who’s doing well and is appreciative of what’s happening in your life. There’s a flow of planetary energy which suggests that what you give, you receive in return.
If you’re a typical Sun Cancer, you’re caring and kind and you do a lot for other people. Your loving nature may be rewarded this month in more ways than one. It might be financial or emotional, i.e. help or care that’s needed.
New Moon Leo
This month’s New Moon falls in Leo on the 16th. New Moons are a symbol of new beginnings and a great time to set your intentions for the month ahead. There’s a tradition of writing an abundance cheque on the New Moon. State how much you want or need to earn by the time of the Full Moon on the 31st and offer it up to the universe.
Then, make a wish when you first catch sight of the crescent moon on the 17th or 18th. There’s magic in cosmic law if you’re willing to engage with it. Plus, you’re ruled by the Moon being a Sun Cancer. Therefore, use the Full Moon on the 1st and the New Moon on the 16th to shine a cosmic spotlight on money.
This month’s New Moon holds magic within it and follows on from a powerful Sun/Venus retrograde cazimi conjunction on the 13th. Ask for what you want or need. Engage powerfully with the link between money, value and self-worth. This is what Venus retrograde in Leo could offer you, a reminder of your power, an opportunity to restore your self-confidence and your belief in your own path.
Try not to get pulled off purpose and stay in the present. You may recognise when you’re feeling fearful of the future or you’re lost in the past. Keep pulling yourself back to the present day and turn your attention to your inner self. Venus retrograde in Leo is encouraging you to know your own value.
Virgo season is traditionally a time to get organised and it starts officially on the 23rd. Yet, there’s a ‘back to school’ feel throughout August as two key planets are in Virgo for most of the month. They are communication planet Mercury and action planet Mars.
Virgo is the star sign that represents order, organisation and routine. It’s a time when you benefit from doing your filing, getting your desk organised and sorting things out so you know where everything is, both at home and at work.
Plus, with Mercury turning retrograde on the 23rd, it’s even more important to crack on with things before Mercury switches direction. Don’t put off those important conversations and get on top of forms, bureaucracy and essential maintenance.
Virgo rules all forms of communication in your horoscope, both the spoken and written word. If you’re not on top of your situation or you’ve got a lot of demands on your time, aim to have an efficient routine and look after yourself well.
If you feel unusually emotional at times this month, notice where you feel overwhelmed. Consider what you do in life that inspires you and what saps your energy. This might be linked to unhealthy habits or wanting more from life than the mundane and everyday.
Start with the basics and keep coming back to what’s manageable and real. Put daily habits in place that benefit your mind, body and spirit. Manage your time well and see how you can effectively utilise the time you spend commuting or in your lunch hour or other key areas in the day.
Earth Sign Flow
Earth sign energy is flowing this month. Key dates are the 1st, 10th, 16th, and 25th. Say yes to new invitations that come your way on or around these dates. This feels positive for social get-togethers, learning and experiencing more of life. You might become a student and start a new course. Or, you step into a teaching role and pass on what you know.
Be around friends who excite you, friends who are alternative and look at life from a fresh perspective. Brainstorm ideas, write things down and express yourself in the written word. It’s potentially a creative period of the year for you and an ideal way to use the retrograde phase.
Finally, there’s a second Full Moon taking place on the 31st, a magical Blue Moon. This Full Moon cuts across the Virgo/Pisces axis of the zodiac, highlighting education, travel and the areas of your life where you find meaning and purpose.
What’s your philosophy? What’s your mission and purpose? Where can you make a difference in the world? Ask yourself the big questions and come up with a new manifesto for your life.
Mercury Retrograde Do’s & Don’ts
Remember the Mercury retrograde mantra – put off the big decisions & major investments when the communication planet is on go slow from August 23rd to September 15th. Here are some top tips:
- be flexible, have plans B, C & D up your sleeve
- take a step back, do less not more
- double-check everything, read the small print
- chase up old contacts, revisit the past
- use all the re-words – revise, rework, review, reconsider
- rest & retreat when you can
- do your research ready to act when Mercury turns direct
If you would like to receive weekly horoscopes so you know what to expect & keep up-to-date with the latest astrology, you can join my subscription service here: Weekly Horoscopes. You’ll have all the information you need at your fingertips to work with cosmic timing.