The school summer holidays begin for us here in the UK today, July 17th 2015. I will still be working over the next six weeks but you won’t see as much of me on social media and I’ll be blogging less.
You will still find the popular monthly stars for August and September which appear at the end of each previous month and I’ll be writing weekly horoscopes and astrology updates for my subscribers.
I’m closing the Consultations/Readings shop but you can still order Reports or Ask A Question. There will be a special announcement on August 14th 2015 regarding the sale of Year Ahead Reports for 2016. Do pop back then if you want to know in-depth and personal what’s coming up in the year ahead.
I wish you and yours a wonderful few weeks wherever you are and whatever you’re up to. Love planet Venus will be retrograde for most of the next six weeks, from July 25th until September 6th. You can read what this means for you here.
It seems the perfect opportunity to enjoy more down-time, to go with the flow, to indulge in daily pleasures, to allow the creative right brain to kick in. I can’t wait to come back with fresh inspiration and ideas to serve you well.
Don’t forget to check out your personal horoscope too – click on Monthly at the top of the page to read all 12 star sign horoscopes.
Saturn turns Direct – August 2nd
Saturn (limitations/discipline) turns direct in Scorpio early August. It’s then one final push before Saturn leaves Scorpio for almost 30 years. Here’s how to make the most of Saturn’s last trawl through the latter degrees of Scorpio:
It’s your birthday month and there’s full on action in your sign of Leo as August begins. Whether you want to or not, this is your turn in the limelight and your chance to take centre stage.
Your ruler the Sun remains in Leo until the 23rd but it’s the first week of the month that’s most powerfully focused on your sign. This is because of the aspects being made by the planet of opportunity Jupiter in your sign.
Jupiter teams up with Venus (love) on the 4th and Mercury (communication) on the 7th. This feels pleasurable, sociable, full of fun. Make the most of life and do more of what you love. Jupiter’s a lucky planet so be spontaneous, take a risk and invoke the Law of Attraction.
A host of green lights ensures that August is going to be a month to remember. Yet first there’s unfinished business that requires your attention. This is both a month of new beginnings and important preparation for a major new chapter.
As August begins, there are a host of planets in your previous sign of Leo, effectively hidden away in your chart. This can indicate that you need more time to yourself whether you’re low in energy or you want time to think and reflect on what next. Sometimes you can be dealing with sensitive issues or you might be forging a new spiritual path. Secrets and confidences can also be part of the planetary picture when this area of your chart is highlighted.
With a host of planets stacked in Leo as the month begins, your focus is on the future. Leo rules the sector of your chart that symbolises your hopes and wishes and where you’re heading in life. When there’s strong planetary energy in this sector of your chart, you’re keen to move forward or to start a new chapter.
However it’s likely that you can’t run before you walk and rather than take the pace fast you’re being advised to slow down and bide your time and there are a couple of reasons for this. Firstly, your ruling planet Venus is retrograde, i.e. on go slow throughout the month of August. This turns your attention inward and it’s hard to make progress whilst Venus is in retreat.
If anything, this is the perfect month to review your life, where you’re heading and what you want for yourself in the future. It’s a time to reflect and contemplate rather than leap ahead.
The beginning of the month is especially powerful for you as the planet Saturn turns direct in your sign of Scorpio on the 2nd. Saturn entered Scorpio in October 2012 where it remained until December 2014.
It’s been back in your sign since mid-June 2015 and once it turns direct, this is the final push. Saturn moves on from Scorpio in mid-September 2015 and won’t return for many years.
This is good news for you as Saturn is the taskmaster of the heavens and Saturn in your sign can coincide with difficulties or hardship. There’s a theme of completion, bringing important matters to a close and considering where you need to deal with endings in your own life.
August is a big month for your ruling planet Jupiter so this indicates that you have some key decisions to make now and that this month is an interim period, the end of one important phase in your life and the start of a new chapter.
Jupiter is in action early in the month and on the 3rd there’s a major planetary aspect involving Jupiter and Saturn. This is a square aspect so it’s effectively a clash or conflict. Jupiter is flying high in your chart in your fellow fire sign of Leo bringing out the side of you that wants to travel, explore, embrace new experiences and live life to the full. Jupiter is the planet of Yes.
Saturn on the other hand is hidden away in your chart in the sign before yours, Scorpio. This can indicate secret fears, doubts or a determination not to let the past hold you back. Saturn is the planet of No.
Your ruling planet Saturn demands attention early on in the month as Saturn turns direct in Scorpio on the 2nd and the following day there’s a major planetary aspect between Jupiter in Leo and Saturn in Scorpio on the 3rd.
Scorpio is the sign that rules friendship in your chart, group involvements, wider society, your network. This has been a key area of your life over the last few years but Saturn only remains here until mid-September 2015 bringing with it the theme of endings.
You might decide to move on from a group or social or political organisation that’s played a huge role in your life. You might be ready to step down from a role as governor or chair and let someone else take the lead. The first week of the month is the best time to make any big decisions.
This is a big month for you and in some ways it feels like a transitional phase linking two separate chapters within the year. Think of this as an interim period, a time when your own wants and needs are shifting and you’re ready to bring certain projects to an end.
Your ruling planet Saturn is in action as soon as the month begins as it turns direct in the sign of Scorpio on the 2nd. This is powerful for you as Scorpio rules your career and vocation, your future and where you’re heading in life. This is the planetary equivalent of a switch going on, a determination to complete a deadline, to push things through, to work hard to achieve a goal.
The first week of this month is an important one for you as your ruling planet Jupiter is in action. Jupiter starts the month of August in Leo, the sign that rules your work and routine, your health and your lifestyle.
Jupiter’s in full flow early in the month making connections with Venus (love/relating) on the 4th and Mercury (communication) on the 7th.
This indicates a social time when you’re either enjoying your work or reconnecting with friends and colleagues. Look out for lucky opportunities that you hear about through other people or on the net.
Your ruling planet Mars begins the month of August in the sign of Cancer where it remains until the 8th. Cancer is the sign that rules your home and family, your past and where you come from.
If you’re involved in major DIY, moving home, you’re visiting relatives or organising a family get-together, jump to it.
Mars is the planet of action and energy and wherever you find Mars in your chart, this helps you to get things done. Plus, Mars only makes one major planetary aspect this whole month and this backs up the theme of efficiency and determination.