Aquarius (21 January – 18 February)
It’s all going on this month in your opposite star sign, Leo. Leo rules your relationships, both personal and professional and it’s here where there are lots of comings and goings.
For some of you, this could be a gorgeous time for love and it’s the start of August that brings a significant turning point. This is because of a New Moon on the 1st (July 31st in America) that takes place in Leo.
New Moons are a symbol of new beginnings. Sometimes, they bring someone new into your life. Or, there’s a chance to start over and turn a fresh page. This New Moon coincides with Mercury’s change of direction, also on the 1st (July 31st in America).
Mercury is the planet of communication and Mercury turned retrograde in Leo on July 8th. When Mercury’s retrograde, sometimes people go quiet on you. Other times, there are misunderstandings or a lack of communication. You may not know your own mind and you don’t always know what other people are thinking or feeling.
When Mercury turns direct, it can be like a lightbulb switching on, a green light. Hidden information comes to light or you hear news that you were waiting for. There’s reason to celebrate if someone close is starting a new job or has good news about their health. Or perhaps, you’re the one who hears something that boosts you with regard to these key areas.
The Uranus Factor
When it comes to love, however, you may find you’re on a magical carpet ride. Swings and roundabouts are there to enjoy but life remains slightly unpredictable. This has a lot to do with the fact that your co-ruler, Uranus, is active in the first two weeks of August.
Uranus clashes with Venus, the planet of love, on the 2nd and talk planet, Mercury, on the 16th. Plus, Uranus switches direction on the 12th when it turns from forward motion to reverse motion. This could mean you’re unsure what you want when it comes to love or a relationship is off then on.
As Uranus is in Taurus and your home and family sector, there might be comings and goings which have a knock-on effect in a close relationship. An issue with the in-laws perhaps or someone in your partner’s family who’s not happy about your union.
Love & Friendship Highs
During this same period, there’s some gorgeous astrology too. Venus, the planet of love and relating is in Leo until the 21st. And, on the 14th, the Sun and Venus unite. This seems to suggest that you’ll be around people who make you smile and that love flows between you.
Plus, the biggest and best planet, Jupiter, is in on the act. Jupiter is currently in Sagittarius and your friendship and group sector. Jupiter turns direct on the 11th, when its influence is strong. Plus, Jupiter teams up with the Sun in Leo on the 7th, Venus in Leo on the 8th and Mercury in Leo on the 21st.
Jupiter expands what it touches and this is gorgeous for love and relationships, socialising and enjoying yourself. Be around other people, whether for friendship or reasons that matter to you personally. You could get involved with politics, a social, environmental or humanitarian cause. Be around people who uplift you and know that whatever your personal mission, ‘together, you are bigger and better’.
The Full Moon on the 15th could be a highlight of the month for you. This Full Moon falls in your star sign, Aquarius, and it’s about finding yourself through your relationship with other people. Other people may act as a mirror helping you to see yourself more clearly or reveal deeper aspects within. Full Moons are gorgeous for celebration and partying, enjoying your life.
There’s a shift in planetary energy from the 18th onwards. This is when the inner planets begin to leave behind fire sign, Leo, and enter earth sign Virgo. In general, you might find that life starts to quieten down a little from mid-month onwards or perhaps you’re ready for a gentler pace.
Action planet, Mars, is the first to enter Virgo on the 18th, followed swiftly by Venus on the 21st, the Sun on the 23rd and talk planet, Mercury on the 29th. Plus, the following day, there’s a second New Moon in Virgo on the 30th.
This is important for you when it comes to money matters because Virgo rules joint finances and shared resources. You may be ready to take stock of your finances or know that you need to sort things out on the money front. You could be sorting out admin, paying bills or organising a better financial system for yourself.
Sometimes, money comes your way unexpectedly when you have key planets in this sector of your horoscope. Plus, your co-ruler, Uranus, is in action again late August, as it teams up with Venus on the 26th, Mars on the 28th and the Sun on the 30th.
These are positive planetary aspects that can spring surprises or bring the unexpected in a good way. It links property and home in your horoscope, so there may be swift developments in these areas.
Family too are pulled into the planetary picture, whether you’re sharing resources with family or helping one another out. Partnership is a key theme, especially when Venus and Mars, the lovers of the heavens, unite in Virgo on the 24th. This is the only time this year that these two planets make a connection in this way.
You could decide to move in with a partner, set up a joint bank account, sign a contract or start a joint venture that’s lasting. Focus on your financial future to create a more secure way of life.