Aries (21 March – 19 April)
Turning points come early in a month which has a lot of potential. The July eclipses cutting across the foundations of your horoscope are now behind you and August’s astrology feels less emotional.
Mercury Turns Direct
Communication planet, Mercury, remains in Cancer and your home and family sector until the 11th. It turns direct at the start of the month on the 1st (July 31st if you’re in America). Mercury turns direct at 24 degrees Cancer, the same degree as the Lunar Eclipse on July 16th. This suggests a chance to sort out a home or family-related issue that dominated in July.
You might hear from someone unexpectedly. And, it’s an excellent time to get back in touch, especially if someone in the family or an estate agent has gone quiet on you. Once Mercury is back up to speed, you can start making decisions with confidence. Trust your intuition when new information comes to light.
New Moon Leo
The other reason why the beginning of August promises a significant turning point is a stunning New Moon in Leo, exact on the 1st (again, July 31st in America). During the New Moon, there are four planets in Leo, including your ruling planet, Mars.
New Moons are a symbol of new beginnings, a chance to start over and turn to a fresh page. They are ideal for setting your intentions, being pro-active in life and moving forwards. This New Moon could herald the birth of a child, the start of a gorgeous love affair, a prize, a gift, a unique moment in your life.
Leo rules a lucky sector of your horoscope, also romance, children and pregnancy, entertainment, creative projects and social get-togethers.
Fire Signs Dominate
Your planet Mars remains in Leo until the 18th, so make the most of this positive vibe. The fire signs dominate for the first half of August and this is good news for you as key planets in Leo and Sagittarius create a Grand Fire Trine with your star sign, Aries.
If you’re off on holiday or making the most of life, you’re in tune with your stars. Big planet, Jupiter, turns direct in Sagittarius and your travel and study sector on the 11th. This is the same day that talk planet, Mercury, leaves behind Cancer and enters Leo. Even if you’re not travelling on or around this date, at the very least, line up some new plans.
The Full Moon on the 15th continues the positive social vibes in air sign Aquarius. Plus, all three inner planets, Mars (passion), Venus (love), Mercury (communication) and the Sun are shining bright in Leo. This is a perfect date for a celebration, catching up with old or new friends and reconnecting with children.
In fact, your relationship with a child could take a significant turn in the first two weeks of August. It’s here, in relation to a parent-child situation, that things can start to pick up pace and get sorted.
Partnership & Contracts
It’s worth mentioning that your planet, Mars, is side-by-side with the asteroid, Juno, from the New Moon on the 1st to the Full Moon on the 15th. In mythology, Juno was Jupiter’s wife. The symbol often represents a soul-mate connection, a loyal relationship or a contract or business venture.
This could bring you joy and happiness, also success in a creative field. In fact, relationships and partnerships are going to play a significant part in your life this month and there’s another reason why.
This is the fact that Venus, your partner planet, is never far from your side. Venus is in Leo until the 21st when she enters Virgo – your planet Mars moves into Virgo on the 18th. Then, on the 24th, there’s a Mars/Venus conjunction, the only time that these two significant planets come together in 2019. The lovers of the heavens unite!
Admittedly, they are in squeaky clean Virgo, which rules your work and routine, your lifestyle and your health. Perhaps, you and your other half start a new diet together later in the month! Virgo is the sign of the moment as August comes to a close. The Sun enters Virgo on the 23rd, followed by talk planet, Mercury, on the 29th and the Moon on the 30th.
Back To Work
If you want to know when to get back to work after a break away, here’s the evidence. It looks as if you may need more structure and order in your life as August reaches its latter stages. In fact, this could bring you a certain amount of comfort as you get back to normality or find employment that suits you.
There is a second New Moon coming on the 30th, this time in earth sign, Virgo. Your planet Mars, plays a key role in this New Moon. Once again, there’s a pile-up of planets at the same place in the zodiac. This time around, the three inner planets, plus the Sun and Moon all in earthy Virgo.
Get your life sorted and use this New Moon to start over with regard to your work, lifestyle or health. Money may also come your way. This is because Uranus, the planet of the unexpected is currently in Taurus and your personal money sector. Uranus connects with key planets in Virgo on the 26th, 28th and the 30th. This includes your planet, Mars, on the middle date.
Another reason why work is prominent, because it brings you financial reward. Also, there’s a theme of being of service to others. You may be called to help someone close and once again, partnership is the key. Get your relationships right in August – both personal and professional – and you can go from strength to strength.