August is when the Sun transits through the Fire element of Leo and the earth element of Virgo. This month begins with many powerful aspects that have been building for some time now! Some people may be on edge and feel as though they’re backs are pinned against the wall with no way out. But remember there is always a way out and it’s just a matter of KNOWING you have the tools to help yourself, as well as knowing the Universe is also helping you create answers which can lead you to the best possible solutions and outcomes. Get out of the “shoulds” and the “have to” syndrome! Move into the WHY NOT and take action!
In a nut shell, we are living in a time that requires radical changes economically, politically and socially to get in sync with how we as a global community are evolving. Our global culture is being pushed to the outer edges of discomfort to see how far we are willing to go to keep our antiquated systems in tact even though they are obviously not working. What are you willing to do in your life to help create movement towards our global community evolving…
Another important aspect happening this month will be Mercury in retrograde from August 20th thru September 12th in Virgo. As most of you know during Mercury retrograde, you want to back up your computer, service your car and other electronics. Also you want to be patient when appointments don’t go as planned, travel is not on schedule and clear communications are just not happening. Another consideration of Mercury in retrograde is to not sign contracts or set up big business deals because this may not be in your best interest (remember there are always exceptions to this rule). This is a time of looking back and taking what you already have in life and either fine tuning it, healing it, removing it, or adjusting it. Mercury is giving you an opportunity!
Check out the following important dates to put on your calendar:
August 3rd – Jupiter (good luck, expansion & truth) and Uranus (innovation, rebellion, surprise, separation & freedom) are together in Aries opposing Mars (passion, action & energy) in Libra along with Saturn (tradition, structure & discipline) in Libra challenging Pluto (transformation). This is a week to pay attention to where your life is begging for an adjustment, change or just a little fine tuning…
August 6th – High energy day involving challenging aspects with the Moon, Venus, Jupiter, Uranus, Saturn, & Pluto. Don’t over react.
August 7th – Venus (love, money & beauty) enters her natural sign of Libra (harmony, balance & diplomacy)
August 9th – New Moon in Leo – A New Moon represents new beginnings and setting intentions for the coming months. This is also a time when you may need to let something go to make room for the new and improved coming into your life. For Leos, this is your one new moon of the year so you may want to set time aside to make a plan for the coming year. What do you want to see for the rest of 2010? Write it down and then take action during the coming months to make it happen. Signs most affected by this new moon will be Leo, Aquarius, Taurus and Scorpio.
August 13th – Uranus (innovation, rebellion, surprise, separation & freedom) moves back into Pisces. Birthdays most affected will be March 21st – 23rd, Sept 21st – 23rd, Dec 20th – 22nd & June 18th – 20th.
August 20th – Mercury (communication, contracts & transportation) stations retrograde in Virgo (modest, meticulous & practical)
August 22nd – Sun enters Virgo (modest, health, meticulous & practical)
August 24th – Full Moon in Pisces. A Full Moon represents energy releasing, letting go, ending and completing. A Full Moon can also mean a culmination of hard work which ends in celebration and maybe even moving into a totally unexpected direction. Signs most affected by this Full Moon will be Pisces, Virgo, Gemini & Sagittarius.
Provided below are the horoscopes for each sign, if you know your Rising/Ascendant sign, read that sign, as well as your Sun sign. To be clear, the Sun Sign forecast below is a generality. If you want specific information based on your birth chart, I am available for readings to help you have the best possible year ahead.
Leo July 23 – August 22:
Happy Birthday Leo!! August starts with a bang! The first couple of weeks are filled with powerful planetary aspects. The best bet for the month is you to stay active and go on short trips throughout the month if possible. Jupiter (good luck, expansion & truth) and Uranus (innovation, surprise & freedom) are lighting up your house of long distance journeys, legal matters, publishing, and spirituality/truth. These are the issues that may get your attention this month. Your one New Moon of the year in Leo will be on August 9th. Make sure you set time aside that day to create, compose, and construct your intentions for the coming year!
Virgo August 23 – September 22:
Mars (passion & drive) along with Saturn (responsibility & limitation) are starting off the month together in the house of how you make your money. Take it slow but keep pushing forward. Your ruling planet, Mercury (communication, contracts & transportation), will be retrograde Aug 20th – Sept 12th. Frustration may be the key word this month but it will get better. There will be a Full Moon in Pisces on August 24th in your house of relationships. Make sure you are patient with the one you love.
Libra September 23 – October 23:
Uranus (innovation, surprise & freedom) is now in Aries (I) opposing Saturn (responsibility, limitation & discipline) in Libra (we). This can be a very challenging time and you may feel as though you are not in control. But with time you will make the adjustments needed to move your life to the next phase. During this period make sure you make room for alone time to keep your thoughts clear so you’re able to make good decisions.
Scorpio October 24 – November 21:
Uranus (innovation, surprise & freedom) is creating lots of activity in your house of work. It will be moving out for a short time (August 13th) and moving in to your house of creativity, romance and adventure. Take some time this month and enjoy! You’ve been working so hard this summer you deserve a break.
Sagittarius November 22 – December 21:
August will be a month filled with creativity, children and family. The stress of the planetary aspects are present but you have great outlets for distraction to move you through the though energy. Make sure you keep active and involved. This is not a time to get lost in your thoughts. It’s a time to participate in life in a progressive and positive way.
Capricorn December 22 – January 19:
Between the eclipses (karmic opportunity & change) last month and Pluto (transformation) moving into Capricorn (11/08) you have not had a break. The Universe has been beaming her powerful light directly on you! Are you trying to hide? Are you willing to do the hard work to make it to the other side of this experience? Only you can make those decisions. Just know by making those decisions consciously and with purpose, you are creating a powerful future!
Aquarius January 20 – February 18:
Your planetary ruler, Uranus (innovation, rebellion, surprise & freedom) is still in fiery Aries but will be moving back into Pisces on August 13th. This move will give you another opportunity until March, 2011 to think outside the box and create different ways to earn an income. Mars (passion & drive) and Saturn (responsibility, limitation & discipline) are now in Libra, nicely aspecting your Aquarius Sun, which can help later in the month to keep you motivated over the long haul.
Pisces February 19 – March 20:
August is a very complex month. Work will be very busy and even a little erratic but don’t be discouraged when you see that most of your hard work goes to pay bills you were not expecting. Look at the bright side that you have the money to pay those unexpected bills. Also, Mercury will be retrograde from Aug 20th – Sept 12th in your house of relationships. There may be someone from your past wanting to reconnect. Remember, it doesn’t necessarily mean you should be together with this person… It can just mean that there are loose ends that need to be tied up.
Aries March 21 – April 19:
Uranus (innovation, rebellion, surprise, separation & freedom) is in Aries and will be moving back into Pisces Aug 13th over a very powerful point in your chart. Those Aries with birthdays from March 20th – 23rd will feel the effects of Uranus most. Change is definitely coming and it can be a good thing as well as what you least expect. Don’t fight it! Mercury will be retrograde from Aug 20th – Sept 12th in your house of health. This month will be a good time to take care of health issues, rest and breathe.
Taurus April 20 – May 20:
Uranus (innovation, rebellion, surprise, separation & freedom) and Jupiter (good luck, expansion & truth) are in your twelfth house (unconscious mind, intuition, dreams, & secrets) your dreams and intuition are heightened now and giving you a taste of what’s to come in 2011. Uranus will be moving back into Pisces on Aug 13th giving you another opportunity to reconnect with the highest dream and wish you have for yourself. Also, Mercury is turning retrograde Aug 20th – Sept 12th in your fifth house of romance and creativity. This will be a great time to visit an old haunt where you met your first love or listen to great music to inspire your creative and self-expressive energy.
Gemini May 21 – June 21:
Your ruling planet Mercury will be going retrograde Aug 20th – Sept 12th lighting up your house of family and home. This month will be a great time to look at family issues with a fresh perspective and create new solutions to old problems. This month may also open up an unexpected career opportunity. If you have children or are working on a creative project, this may be a month where they/it will need your attention and patience.
Cancer June 22 – July 22:
Cancers are being tested left and right! Some tests are wonderful and others not so great but they are all creating a new and improved YOU! Mercury is going retrograde Aug 20th – Sept 12th in your third house of travel, communications, contracts and siblings. These areas of your life may need your attention during this time. It’s a time to double check your travel plans and appointments, contracts, as well as reconnect with siblings and extended family.