Aries (21 March – 19 April)
Your ruling planet Mars is in pole position this month. Not only is Mars in a fellow fire sign Leo, where it can shine bright, but Mars connects with both powerful eclipses on the 7th and 21st.
In fact, Mars never moves too far away from the Sun the whole time that the Sun is in Leo up until the 22nd. This gives you a competitive edge and as the Sun rules vitality and confidence in Leo, it’s your turn to shine.
Leo represents all things pleasurable for you, such as creativity, entertainment, children & pregnancy, love affairs and romance. It’s about discovering what gives you pleasure and throwing yourself wholeheartedly into the fun side of life.
The first week of August is potentially the most chaotic however as we build towards the first eclipse of this month. Live-wire Uranus is in Aries and on the 3rd, Uranus shifts direction as it turns retrograde near the end of your sign.
This is the side of your nature that’s rebellious, impulsive, restless and easily bored. This month you have the backing of communication planet Mercury in Virgo, which theoretically should help you be studious and complete work or any project you begin.
However, Mercury is slowing down as August starts and turns retrograde on the 13th before retreating back into Leo on the 31st.
So bear this in mind in the month ahead. You’re going to have oodles of enthusiasm for fun and new projects but you won’t necessarily be able to see things through. Keep your options open and plan any serious work or study for September instead.
You might also make a sudden decision in early August especially if you find that you don’t have the backing of other people or you can’t get your own way. A Jupiter-Pluto clash on the 4th highlights your relationships and your career or work environment. Other people may wield their power or even take themselves out of the equation.
The Lunar or Full Moon Eclipse on the 7th is a similar theme, perhaps someone who lets you down or disappears. You can’t control things easily during the first week of August and you might have to wait and see who’s on your side and who bales out.
Love too feels complicated early in August and the Lunar Eclipse in particular often flags up a triangle situation. Flirting with a friend’s partner is not advised however innocent it may be. This combination could easily mean that events spiral out of control and misunderstandings are likely, another common theme this month.
Sometimes eclipses bring what’s hidden to light so you may find out something about a lover, a partner, a child or a friend. Be there for others when needed and back off if other peoples’ behaviour is questionable.
The Solar or New Moon Eclipse on the 21st is a different matter altogether. Solar Eclipses are power points, they represent what’s new. One door closes and a new picture is revealed. Plus your planet Mars is strong during this eclipse. It’s less combative and more dynamic.
Mars teams up with Jupiter in Libra and your relationship sector on the 20th and Saturn in Sagittarius and your travel and study sector on the 22nd. These two major planetary aspects sandwich the Solar Eclipse suggesting you’re in pole position.
This can be an exciting time for a new opportunity, for embracing adventure, for getting the backing you need. It could spell good news for a legal case or exam results. The Jupiter-Saturn combination is exact on the 27th, another stand out date, whether you’re the one celebrating or there’s good news for someone close to you.
This might includes news about a pregnancy or a love relationship. It could be that you’re extremely proud of a child’s achievements or you have good news to share about a creative project, something you believe in.
The winds of change will be flowing fast in August but more likely than not you’ll experience some wins and more highs than lows.
Family too are important now with the planet of relating Venus in Cancer and your home and family sector until the 26th. This would be a lovely month to get together on a family holiday or to return to the place you were born. The weekend of the 11th-13th would be perfect for a trip down memory lane.
Finally this month, remember that after the 13th, talk planet Mercury is moving in reverse through Virgo, the sign that rules your work and routine, your lifestyle and your health.
You might find that a work project gets delayed or you have to go back over a job or work task that takes up a lot of your time. Don’t plan anything major in these areas but do use this Mercury retrograde for a lifestyle review. Consider your health and fitness and whether you want to make some changes in these areas.
Take the pace slow however and know that any work or health project will get fired up and ready for action next month. This is the planning stage.