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.
On the 6th Mars is in a helpful trine aspect to Saturn and as Saturn is in the sector of your chart that rules joint finances, this is great news if you’re sorting out a mortgage, insurances, new home/loan agreement, etc. Plus you can work alongside family now to help out one another. Think of ways you can pool resources, live more efficiently, build a strong foundation for your future security.
Your money is definitely under the cosmic spotlight this month but that’s not to say it’s a month to be extravagant or flash with your cash. There are a couple of reasons for this. Firstly your money planet, Venus, is retrograde, i.e. on go slow throughout the month. Now’s the time to think of ways to save money or to invest in new money-making ventures, perhaps working alongside women to be canny with your cash.
Secondly, Jupiter, planet of opportunity and abundance, clashes with Saturn, planet of restriction and limits, on the 3rd. This is a square aspect which can spell trouble but actually this can be a helpful combination if you use the two planetary energies together. It’s time to be cautiously (Saturn) optimistic (Jupiter) and turn dreams (Jupiter) into reality (Saturn).
Again there’s a similar theme; how to live well, how to find the money you need to fulfil the lifestyle you dream of? This is definitely not a month to squash your love of life or to do less of the things you enjoy but at the same time, don’t go wild or act on impulse without proper planning and organisation.
Instead look at ways of how you can follow your dreams, live passionately and experience life. You will regret the things in life you don’t do, so rather than worry about any lack in your life stay positive and be determined to manifest more of what you want. If Saturn’s been holding you back financially, this period is coming to an end and will be over completely by mid-September 2015.
Yet Saturn isn’t as dominant now as the planets that are boosting your fellow fire sign of Leo and this is where your main focus lies. For the last 13 months Jupiter has been in your fellow fire sign of Leo and on the 8th, this is the sign your ruling planet Mars enters. Leo rules all the good things in life, such as children, love affairs, creativity and entertainment. This is the month to discover your passion if you haven’t already and do more of the things you love.
The New Moon this month also falls in Leo on August 14th and heralds the blessing of a pregnancy, birth or new grandchild or the birth of a creative project. This is what you bring into the world, what you create, who or what you consider to be ‘your baby’.
Venus is your partner planet and with Venus on go slow in Leo, this month might bring someone from your past back into your life. It’s prime time to rekindle affections with a childhood sweetheart or someone you flirted with earlier in the year. The 4th, 14th and 19th are especially promising for new love. Use this month to explore and enjoy love rather than make any definitive moves.
If you’re in a relationship or married, it’s a more complex picture but think of this month as a chance for a love review, when the deepest work goes on within yourself or your partner. Now’s not the time for big love decisions but instead notice your emotions and get in touch with your inner yearnings.
The big news this month is the fact that Jupiter, the planet of luck and opportunity, is on the move. After one year transiting through your fellow fire sign Leo, Jupiter enters the earth sign Virgo on August 11th where it remains for the next 13 months.
What does Jupiter’s move into Virgo mean for you? Virgo rules your work, your everyday routine, your service to others and your health. This is a lively combination and it gives you extra get up and go. You may find the ideal job that frees up your time or fall in love with volunteering or find it easy and enjoyable to take part in activities and develop daily habits that boost your well-being.
Virgo is linked to the body so it’s prime time to begin a new fitness or health regime. You might discover a new vocation that’s linked to well-being and you can’t ignore the mind-body-spirit connection. There’s a spiritual quality to this transit for you when you want to serve and be of service in life.
Take notice of the opportunities that come your way towards the end of the month when the Sun and Jupiter align in Virgo on the 26th and the Full Moon cuts across the Virgo/Pisces axis on the 29th. Listen to what your body’s telling and be on the look out for a new calling. Do so and your work, health and routine will soon be zinging with life and vitality.