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.
Saturn remains in Scorpio until mid-September 2015 but it’s been in this sector of your chart for the best part of the last two and a half years. Saturn is the planet of endings so you do have to face facts now with regard to work and some of you will have a big decision to make.
Plus on the 3rd there’s a major planetary aspect when Saturn in Scorpio squares up to Jupiter in Leo. Leo is your opposite sign ruling your 1-to-1 relationships, both personal and professional. Jupiter’s a protective influence, the person backing you, the person who’s on your side and rooting for you.
When these two planets clash, you might find that you lose someone’s support or the events in your partner’s life have a knock-on effect in your own. This square aspect can indicate a clash of beliefs and you might recognise that something needs to shift at work or within your career because of your principles.
Take note of who comes into your life as well in the first week of the month as one person will bring in new opportunities and you’ll very quickly be keen to follow them.
When it comes to love, this is an important month in general but you could find yourself up against a make-or-break situation whether one of you is ready to move but the other’s not or you find that you have different requirements in life right now.
Venus, the love planet, remains retrograde, i.e. on go slow throughout August and this often indicates a time when you’re apart from the one you love or you’re reflective about love. It can be the equivalent of a love review.
For some, it’s new love that whisks you off your feet and there’s a giddiness about your life if this happens. Mars, the planet of sexuality, enters Leo and your relationship sector on the 8th followed by a New Moon in Leo, a symbol of new beginnings, on the 14th. This is not the best month to act impulsively when it comes to love and yet you might find it incredibly difficult to ignore an irresistible attraction.
The planet Jupiter is on the move on the 11th when it leaves behind your opposite sign of Leo and moves into the earth sign Virgo. Jupiter takes approximately one year to move through each sign of the zodiac and Jupiter has been in your opposite sign since July 2014.
This has put the spotlight on relationships, your 1-to-1’s, both personal and professional. Jupiter is the planet of luck and opportunity and is associated with plenty. It’s the planet of freedom and when you have Jupiter in your relationship sector, you are given an opportunity to remove yourself from a difficult relationship, to choose to be single or to fall head over heels in love. For some, Jupiter in Leo will have coincided with a marriage or a second honeymoon.
The houses of your chart follow on from each other so even though Jupiter leaves Leo and enters Virgo, the focus remains on other people and in particular joint finances and shared resources.
This is the settling-down period, creating a joint bank account and learning to live alongside each other and enjoy all that entails. Virgo rules your 8th house which is the house of sex and intimacy so think next stages and getting serious about love.
This doesn’t only apply to a personal relationship and you might be ready to start a business partnership or work alongside one other person in a specific role in your life. A lawyer, an agent, a personal trainer, a therapist – these are some of the options.
When Jupiter is in Virgo, it’s the perfect time to get expert advice, especially when it comes to finances or legal matters. Jupiter’s a global planet so there are no restrictions and you can expand your circle of expertise.
This month you know what Jupiter in Virgo will mean for you when the Sun and Jupiter connect in Virgo on the 26th followed by a Full Moon cutting across the Virgo/Pisces axis on the 29th. Plus Mercury, the planet of communication is also in Virgo from the 7th to the 27th.
Look out for an opportunity to attend a conference or workshop to improve your learning especially one that’s finance- or business-related. Take note of an opportunity to boost your cash flow or your investments or to clear your debt over the coming year. The key is to work alongside others and think collaboratively rather than competitively.