Money, Sex & Personal Transformation
Money matters require your attention as the month begins. This is where things are hotting up in your horoscope as action planet Mars is moving through Taurus and your joint finance sector until the 20th.
Plus, Mars is active as soon as August gets underway and unites with the planet of change & the unexpected Uranus on the 1st/2nd.
Don’t bury your head in the sand where money’s concerned. Keep on top of bills and deal with any outstanding payments directly.
When it comes to finances, it may be important to stay up-to-date with modern trends as Uranus rules technology. Don’t take money for granted and push hard to get what you deserve or fight for your rights.
Mars and Uranus’ energy is rebellious and active. This might be about breaking free from a financial tie or pursuing an entrepreneurial dream.
The karmic North Node is also pulled into the pattern creating a triple conjunction in Taurus. Notice where the wheel of fortune is turning in your life, potentially moving you forward at a fast pace.
Mars is your partner planet and Taurus rules sexuality in your horoscope. Therefore, this may be about your sex life and it’s here where liberation or revolution is calling. If your partner is the one who wants to shake things up, make sure that you’re in agreement.
On a personal level, this is an ideal time to pursue self-development or gain more insight about your inner motivations. This month’s astrology may take you to places you’ve not explored before.
Sometimes, it’s only when you step fully into the breadth of life experiences that you learn more about yourself. This is one way that this month’s lively astrology could play out for you.
The Full Moon on the 12th is likely to be a pivotal date cutting across the Leo/Aquarius axis of the zodiac. This is the social axis of your horoscope but this month, the Full Moon isn’t on its own.
The Saturn-Uranus square aspect that dominated 2021 is back within orb and lively for most of August. Saturn sits next to the Moon in Aquarius and the Mars-Uranus conjunction in Taurus is square to the Full Moon.
This combination can either bring a breakthrough or reveal your limitations. There could be a trigger regarding the things in life you can’t afford. Or, you experience a general sense of irritation and frustration around the world economy. This will feel personal if it impacts on you or the ones you love.
It is important to let off steam if tensions rise without taking your feelings out on other people. Be clear about your personal responsibilities and try to remain objective if tempers flare.
An issue regarding children, a lover or money may be strongly under the cosmic spotlight. Yes, it might be a challenge to sort things out and overcome any obstacles but you’re wise to keep going and not give up.
Friends & Connections
What may help your situation is the fact that your ruling planet Venus is moving through Cancer, the star sign at the peak of your horoscope up until the 11th. Cancer represents your career and vocation, your status and reputation.
Venus makes positive planetary aspects to Mars & Uranus on the 2nd & 3rd, as if you’re trying to smooth the way. It might not bring a miracle on the work or career front, but you may be able to iron things out and use your charm to benefit you and the ones you love.
Schmooze other people while Venus is in Cancer. Use your network if you’re looking for work or you want or need career advice. You may be in a pivotal role this month and be leading the way for others.
This is an important month to use your connections for another reason. This is because of what’s happening in fire sign Leo. The Sun’s here until the 23rd, talk planet Mercury is in Leo until the 4th and your ruler Venus enters Leo on the 11th.
On the one hand, this promises a social few weeks when you can get out and about and meet up with friends. Yet, it’s beneficial for other areas of your life as well, meeting the right contacts or getting in touch with friends in high places.
Perhaps, someone you know can help you sort out a financial or legal issue. The 18th is a stand-out date when your ruler Venus teams up with lucky Jupiter.
Traditionally, August is a month to be on holiday but you may prefer to focus on other areas of life, especially your future path and getting ahead. Having more fun also falls under the Leo umbrella.
A Slower Pace
During this lively month, there’s a calming influence taking place which could help you. From the 4th to the 26th, the planet ruling communication and the mind Mercury is steady in earth sign Virgo.
Virgo is the most hidden sector of your horoscope. It’s often about what’s happening behind the scenes and can be a stabilising influence.
Even if you’re on a wild roller-coaster this month, actively slow things down and focus on restoring calm and peace in your life and the lives of others. If you can go on retreat, meditate daily or take some time out, this would be an ideal month to do so.
The Sun joins Mercury in Virgo on the 23rd and this is where there’s a New Moon on the 27th. Take a step back, journal, write down your thoughts and do whatever’s necessary to regain order and balance in your life.
This is the theme of Mercury’s move into your star sign Libra on the 26th. When planets are in Libra, it’s ideal for you to create more harmony and peace in your life.
Finally, action planet Mars leaves Taurus on the 20th and enters air sign Gemini. This seems to be an easier vibe for you, lively but exciting and adventurous. Gemini rules your travel and study sector, an ideal time to spread your wings and explore life to the full.
Mars doesn’t remain in Gemini for a short time but will be here for the next seven months. You have Mars in Gemini until March 2023 as it turns retrograde for the last two months of 2022.
This is important to know as you’re playing the long game. You could choose to go back to school or gain new qualifications. You might decide to retrain to give yourself a broader opportunity in your career path.
Or, perhaps you’re exploring living abroad or you’re moving to a different country for a while. Consider how you can make the most of the planet of drive and ambition in your travel and study sector. Gemini rules your beliefs, religion and your spiritual path.
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