As August begins, Mercury is swaying along in water sign Cancer and Venus is in Gemini and your home and family sector. This turns your attention towards the things and people in life you love, taking a slower pace and enjoying simple pleasures.
Mercury leaves Cancer on the 5th and Venus leaves Gemini on the 7th. Yet, this isn’t the end of a softer, gentle influence in your horoscope. This is because Venus picks up the Cancer baton and moves here on the 7th where it remains throughout August.
Cancer rules all the good things in your horoscope, like romance, children, creativity, entertainment, luck and the things in life you ‘give birth to’. This could be a masterpiece, an artwork, a baby, a love affair. Venus is swooning her way through Cancer and you will feel her pull strongly.
The best dates for Venus’ vibes are the 18th, 25th and 27th. Also, by the end of August, you have both the Sun and Mercury in Virgo and your relationship sector. Mercury moves here on the 20th followed by the Sun on the 22nd. This could turn out to be a loving month for some of you lucky Pisces.
However, there’s other lively planetary activity taking place triggering both your work and money sectors. This is where you find fire sign activity, strong, dynamic and ambitious.
Mars is currently powering through Aries and your money sector. You might be determined to sort out a financial issue or come up with a money-making brainwave.
And, August is a good month to power ahead when it comes to money as Mars turns retrograde in Aries on September 9th. Deal with personal money matters sooner rather than later. The 16th/17th could be helpful in this respect, especially if you’re looking for work or a new contract.
Yet, Mars is in feisty mood throughout August and clashes with Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn on the 4th, 13th and 24th. All these planets are in Capricorn, so you might be up against the authorities or fighting someone close over money.
This could be an ongoing issue which shows no signs of calming down. At least just yet. Stand up for your rights but choose your battles carefully. This kind of planetary conflict can wear you out if you’re not careful.
Do What You Love
You have the Sun in Leo until the 22nd and talk planet Mercury in Leo from the 5th to the 20th. So, it is a good month to focus on your work and routine, your health and well-being.
Ensure you’re in tip top condition and that work is a lovely place to be. If it’s not, you might be rethinking what you want to do and how.
This month’s lunations also light up the work and health sectors of your horoscope. The Full Moon falls on the 3rd, an ideal date to stop and reflect.
Full Moons are a time of illumination when the Moon shines at its brightest. This can bring enlightenment or insight and it’s a good time to trust your intuition or make a key decision.
However, this Full Moon is square to Uranus, the planet of change and spontaneity, so things could happen on or around the Full Moon and fast.
Uranus often brings the unexpected whether you hear news of a job or a contract comes to an end. Keep your ears to the ground as it might be something you hear unexpectedly that sets things in motion.
Uranus is in Taurus and your communication sector and turns retrograde this month on the 15th. This creates a lively, yet restless vibe and you might find it hard to sit still or do the same thing day in, day out.
Ring the changes if you can and embrace freedom whenever possible. Uranus doesn’t like to be chained to a desk.
The New Moon in Leo falls on the 19th, an excellent date to make a wish and set your intentions around work and health. New Moons are a symbol of new beginnings and this New Moon falls next to lively Mercury, the talk planet. Arrange a meeting or interview or important negotiation.
This is a good month to restore your energy, look after yourself and do whatever makes you happy and cheerful. You will be back looking after others from late August onwards.
For the rest of the month, ensure that wherever you are or whatever you’re doing, there’s a smile on your face.