On the whole there is an easier energy to August’s stars for you, Aries. The Sun and Mercury, planet of communication, are in your fellow fire sign of Leo. This turns the spotlight towards pleasure and entertainment and the emphasis is on play more than work.
Leo rules children and parenting, key features this month, and also your creative drive. It’s about the things you give birth to in life, whether a child, a work of art, a novel, your own personal masterpiece. Play with your talents and skills and create more time for leisure activities, hobbies and games.
You may want to chill out, kick back and relax and it’s not a good month to turn the focus away from work and take some time out. August is traditionally a quieter time in the yearly calendar and in many countries around the world, it’s the school summer holidays. Depending where you live, it may simply be too hot to do anything but rest and take it easy and, if you live in the UK, you can’t escape the fact that it’s the Olympics in London.
Your planet Mars is in your opposite sign of Libra for most of the month, until the 23rd. This is another reason why you may not feel as energetic or ambitious as usual. When Mars is in your opposite sign, your energy is weakened, usually because you’re giving a lot to others, a relationship’s taking up a lot of your energy or you feel that other people have the upper hand.
As Mars is moving towards a conjunction with heavy Saturn on the 15th, you may feel weighed down by life or other people and need to conserve your energy. I’m a great believer in working with the planets as best you can, so if life’s asking you to slow down the pace, listen to the message.
Saturn is the planet of structure and discipline so you help yourself when you introduce regular activities into your daily routine that support you. This may be anything from eating more healthily, taking exercise, a gratitude exercise or any other daily routine that feels positive and life-affirming. You can benefit from Saturn’s energy when you apply yourself day in day out to a more structured routine which helps you deal with life, especially when the going gets tough.
Saturn is the planet of commitment and relationships are highlighted mid-month urging decisive action. For some of you, this may signal a decision to end a relationship or you’re the one who needs to support your other half financially or emotionally. Leo is the sign that rules love affairs and new romance in your chart so there’s the potential to meet someone new, which is wonderful if you’re single but troublesome if you’re married or in a relationship. One way or another, the 15th/16th brings things to a head and you need to make up your mind about where your affections lie or make a firm decision to move on.
Saturn is nearing the end of a three year chapter in Libra and your relationship sector. You need only look at the lives of celebrities to realise this hasn’t been a breeze for many Aries (Kristen Stewart of Twilight fame for one). Saturn wants you to play by the rules and it’s easy to feel bored or trapped under Saturn’s gaze.
Plus, if you’re a typical Aries you play by your own rules and want to believe that you make the decisions and call the shots in life and in love. Saturn tends to bring you back down to earth and to face the reality of your situation. You can learn from Saturn but it’s often not an easy lesson so I’m sure many of you will breathe a sigh of relief when Saturn finally moves on early October.
Having said this, the upbeat news is the fact that with the Sun in Leo and Mars in Libra, love is on the cards this month. It’s potentially very passionate and good news if you’re ready for some love excitement and the weekend of the 17th/18th and Monday 20th are positively zinging with love energy.
The following week, the Sun moves into Virgo on the 22nd and Mars moves into Scorpio on the 23rd. This turns your attention to more practical matters, work and finances. Mars is strong in Scorpio, it gives you ambition and drive and the desire to transform your life for the better. The 26th and 30th feel special and a magical turn of events finds you in the right place at the right time. These are positive dates to take a step forward in your career or vocation so trust what happens on or around this time and make some key decisions to get your working life or financial situation back on track.
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