Your ruling planet Mercury is finally out of its shadow phase and back up to speed. In fact, Mercury whizzes through three star signs in the month of August.
As August begins, Mercury is completing its journey through Cancer and your personal money sector. You may need to deal with expenses or debt but the advice is to tie up loose ends as best you can.
If you’re involved in any kind of battle or fight over money, the heat is on throughout the month thanks to Mars kicking in. Mars is the planet of action and anger currently strident and strong in Aries.
On the 4th, 13th and 24th, Mars clashes with Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn in Capricorn and your joint finance sector.
This indicates that any fight over money matters could go on for a while. It may peak in August but it’s unlikely to be finished or finalised quickly. Therefore, it’s important to decide what you can and can’t deal with.
Keep pushing or fighting for what’s rightfully yours only if you’re in it for the long haul. This isn’t a situation that can be resolved overnight. It’s likely to go on until the end of 2020.
What does help is Venus’ move into Cancer on the 7th where she remains throughout August. This means that family or loved ones could be the answer if you need financial assistance.
Either that or you can help the ones you love. You may even want to treat yourself and someone special – see what happens or around the 18th.
A Social Vibe
Ideally, you can sidestep money issues this month and focus on getting on with things. Your ruler Mercury is lively in Leo and your communication sector from the 5th to the 20th where it joins the Sun in Leo.
This is sociable and cheerful. It’s a good time to make new friends and get the right people on your side. Unleash your gift of the gab and be your usual charming, persuasive self.
Allies and friends in high places are a strong support this month. Work at your friendships, improve your network and connections throughout August. This peaks on or around the 16th/17th and the New Moon in Leo on the 19th also boosts your communication skills.
You could be exceptionally busy now, especially if life has opened up where you are and you can start trading, selling and improving your current situation.
In business, word-of-mouth recommendations are your best selling tool. However you’re looking for support or advice, reach out to others and create a strong network around you.
This month’s astrology could suit you in many ways as there’s a flexible, slightly unpredictable vibe going on. This is due to Uranus, the planet of change and spontaneity, which turns retrograde on the 15th.
Uranus’ planetary energy is vibrant. Take advantage of last-minute opportunities, flex your adaptable muscles and show willing.
The Full Moon on the 3rd squares Uranus and this could be a date when plans change suddenly, especially around travel or study options. Keep your schedule easy and light and if you want to dash off and see someone unexpectedly, go for it. Move things around to suit you but be aware that plans could change suddenly.
Home & Family
Finally, on the 20th, Mercury moves into Virgo, your home and family sector, and is joined two days later by the Sun in Virgo.
This is helpful too and it indicates that creating new agreements with family, tenants, people close to you can help you out of a tight spot. Work at supporting one another and share your resources when possible.
You may be ready for a slower pace as August comes to a close. Certainly, you could feel that security and a safe base are calling you.