Gemini (21 May – 21 June)
The best news for you comes right at the beginning of August as your ruling planet, Mercury, turns direct on the 1st (July 31st in America). Mercury is the planet of communication and has been retrograde since July 8th. When it turns back to direct motion, sometimes missing objects appear or new information comes to light.
Mercury turns direct in Cancer and your personal money sector where it remains until the 11th. Of more significance, Mercury turns direct at 24 degrees Cancer, the same degree as the Lunar Eclipse on July 16th. Therefore these two events/dates may be linked. Certainly, early August is a good time to try and sort out or resolve any financial or emotional matters sooner rather than later.
Plus, once Mercury is back up to speed, you can make a decision with confidence. If you’ve been putting off a major investment or purchase, green lights are go.
New Moon Leo
There’s another reason why the first two weeks of August are a good time to be pro-active and get things moving. This is due to a New Moon on the 1st (again, July 31st in America), a symbol of new beginnings. When you first see the crescent moon in the sky on the 2nd or 3rd August, make a wish.
The New Moon falls in Leo and there’s a lot of planetary activity in this sector of your horoscope up until the Full Moon on the 15th. Leo rules communication in your horoscope, another reason why you’re wise to get on the phone, sort out any misunderstandings and deal with important correspondence.
This is also about life close to home, your neighbourhood and local community. Siblings and neighbours come under the Leo umbrella too. Therefore, get involved with what’s going on close to where you live. It’s a great time to make new friends and get to know the people you see every day.
If you’re a typical Gemini, you thrive on chat, gossip and interactions. Step out of your comfort zone this month, be kind to other people, smile at the people you meet and delve a little deeper. This is great for you if you’re a journalist or interviewer. You have the gift of the gab and the ability to find out more when you’re curious about people and life. It’s potentially a busy time when you might be dashing about more than usual or be trying out different forms of transport or communication.
Love is under the cosmic spotlight too and, for some of you, in a big way. This is partly because Venus, the planet of love and relating is in chatty Leo. Venus sits close to the New Moon on the 1st and the Full Moon on the 15th. Plus, your partner planet, Jupiter, picks up speed this month when it turns direct on the 11th.
In fact, Jupiter leaps into action in August teaming up with the Sun in Leo on the 7th and Venus in Leo on the 8th. This is a gorgeous time to prioritise your close relationships and enjoy the company of the ones you love. Be social if you’re in a partnership or married and expand your horizons together. This is the theme of the Full Moon in Aquarius on the 15th.
Also, it’s a top month for meeting someone new and you might not need to go far away from home to meet someone special. The Sun and Venus unite in Leo on the 14th suggesting you could fall for the archetypal boy or girl next door.
Finally, your planet, Mercury, teams up with your partner planet, Jupiter, on the 21st. Lots of dates when social and romantic vibes kick in. Certainly, this is a month to be around people who make you happy and bring more joy into your life.
Look out for someone special who comes your way mid-month too. This might be a teacher, a guru, a coach or visionary. Utilise your Gemini gift of the gab and create positive connections in your life. Prioritise your 1-to-1’s.
There’s a shift in planetary energy after the 18th as the inner planets leave behind fire sign Leo and enter earth sign Virgo. Action planet, Mars, is the first to change star sign on the 18th, followed by Venus on the 21st, the Sun on the 23rd and your planet, Mercury on the 29th.
Virgo is the star sign at the base of your horoscope so this is about your home and family, your past, your roots and where you come from. If you want to catch up with family, the second half of August is the perfect time to do so.
In fact, you may find that people pop into your life unexpectedly. The planet that’s linked to synchronicity, Uranus, teams up with key planets in Virgo on the 26th, 28th and 30th. Plus, on the 30th, there’s a second New Moon in August peaking at the base of your horoscope.
This whole planetary combination feels lively bringing someone or something new into your life. You might be researching your family tree or find yourself writing about the places you’ve lived or family memories. Virgo is the other star sign ruled by Mercury and this is about the spoken and written word.
There could be a special family announcement or big event, an anniversary, a christening or other special get-together. There will be some surprises that delight you in a positive way. All in all, the astrology suggests there’s a lot to be thankful for in August as the planets promise love and good times in different ways.