As the month begins there’s a stunning New Moon in Leo and your money sector on the 2nd. Venus too is in Leo until the 5th, the planet which rules love and money.
So together this points to good news for you with regard to money matters, whether extra money comes in, you treat yourself and the ones you love or you receive a gift.
There’s a sense of enjoyment around what you have in life as the month begins and it’s a wonderful time to be proactive to ensure you’re on the right track financially and with regard to your work and what you do for a living. Use the fire sign energy early on in the month to move your life in the right direction.
This is important because it’s not all easy-going astrology in August and there’s an indication that change is on the way, especially with regard to your financial situation. This is because of a powerful lunar eclipse which takes place on the 18th, cutting across the Leo/Aquarius axis of the zodiac and your money sectors.
Eclipses bring what’s hidden to light, they can indicate a turning point, a change in fortune. This is the first in a series of eclipses cutting across your money sectors until January 2019. If you already know your financial situation is about to change, then get ready, prepare yourself, do whatever you need to deal with changes that are on the way.
During the eclipse, there’s a positive connection to Uranus in Aries and your career sector. This is about reinvention, doing things differently, changing your life around overnight. Tap into your natural instincts during the eclipse period and trust your intuition when it comes to work, your vocation, your future and where you’re heading in life.
Uranus is linked to technology and freedom; it represents spontaneity, things happening out of the blue that you didn’t expect. Look out for a new opportunity which comes your way mid-month which is an escape route, a chance to set off on a new path.
This is important too because in other areas of life you might encounter obstacles or difficulties. This is because of the planet Saturn which is currently in Sagittarius and the sector of your chart which rules your work and lifestyle, your routine and your health.
Saturn has been in this sector of your chart for most of the time since December 2014 and it remains here until December 2017. Sometimes this can indicate a period when you’re out of work or you’re bored with your current role. You resent your job or you experience more difficulties than joy. It can be a time of low energy with regard to your health and as Saturn rules fear, you can experience imaginary or real health issues which need following up.
This month, Saturn is joined by Mars, the planet of action. Mars enters Sagittarius on the 2nd where it remains until September 27th and this means you’re having to push and fight for what you want. Mars is up against tough opposition however, so this could be a competitive time for you at your place of work or with regard to health matters.
Saturn turns direct on the 13th and on the 24th, Mars and Saturn comes together in the heavens. If there’s something you really want to achieve with regard to your work, you’re going to have prove your determination. You might decide that it’s the end of the road for a certain role or job or perhaps events outside of your control mean that a contract or work position is coming to an end.
Apply this symbolism to your own life. Are you bored and ready to move on? Are you stuck in a situation which is stressful or tiring? It’s full-on energy this month that you have to work and deal with. Look for new openings and find a way to make your life easier. Think less stress, not more.
Saturn is also your partner planet so if you’re in a relationship or married, this could be a pivotal month for your other half, especially with regard to their work or health. They might be unemployed or extra busy and either way, life’s going to be full on until they find a way through.
When it comes to love, this is a good month to keep the lines of communication open and be there for one another. There’s a supportive earth sign influence in the heavens throughout August and this indicates that it’s through other people in your life where you can find the stability, security and peace you crave.
Communication planet Mercury is in Virgo and your communication sector throughout August. It’s joined by the planet of relating, Venus from the 5th to the 30th and the planet of opportunity and growth, Jupiter, is also in this sector of your chart.
Virgo rules all forms of communication, written and spoken. It’s linked to your local community, siblings and neighbours and it’s the perfect time to share ideas, lean on other people for advice, seek out fun and inspiration.
This isn’t the time to be on your own but instead extend your network far and wide. The 22nd and 27th are especially lucky dates in this respect when Jupiter teams up with Mercury and Venus respectively. Look out for an invitation which comes your way or good news. Make new friends, get together with people you love and trust.
Finally this month, it’s important to note that on the 30th, Mercury turns retrograde and will be on go slow until September 22nd. So before the end of the month, ensure you back up important correspondence and sort out any computer or transport niggles.
Be prepared for a more chaotic month in September and the work you put in now will stand you in good stead in a month’s time. Virgo rules organisations so whether at home or at work, spend some time on basic administration, filing to create a sense of order in your own life.