The planets are beginning to stack up in your opposite sign of Virgo this month and Virgo rules your 1-to-1 relationships, both personal and professional.
On the one hand, this means it can be harder to get things your own way. The focus is on other people in your life, whether you’re overlooked for promotion or it’s people close to you who seem to be most lucky.
Yet you too can benefit now from your close connections because your ruling planet Jupiter is also in Virgo. This is where good fortune lies as Jupiter is the planet of luck, opportunity and growth.
In fact, Jupiter has been in Virgo since August 2015 and for many Pisces, this has been a peak period for love and relationships. Jupiter encourages you to spread your net wide, to trust, have hope and faith and it’s a positive period to marry, fall in love, team up with someone close.
Jupiter also rules freedom so it’s about finding the right relationship and extricating yourself from the wrong relationship. This applies both on a personal level and with regard to your professional or business partnerships.
This month there are other important planets in Virgo. Communication planet Mercury remains in this sector of your chart throughout August and the planet of love and relating, Venus, is in Virgo from the 5th to the 30th. In addition the Sun enters Virgo on the 22nd.
The most exciting dates however are the 22nd and 27th when Jupiter teams up with Mercury and Venus respectively. Plus the 29th when Mercury and Venus unite in the heavens. This looks blissful for love and it would be a wonderful period to marry or forge a union.
In many respects this is the final hoorah from Jupiter because early in September on the 9th, Jupiter leaves Virgo and this sector of your chart and enters Libra. This confirms that the more energy your put into your 1-to-1’s now, the better.
This is the month to make big decisions about love and relationships and about partnership in general. Whether you’re breaking ties or making ties, make a conscious choice about what’s right for you.
There is another reason why it’s best to act in August because on the 30th Mercury turns retrograde in Virgo, i.e. it will be on go slow until September 22nd. Plus there are eclipses cutting across the Virgo/Pisces axis of the zodiac next month. This makes for a complex, muddled picture so the best relationship decisions are now.
This is also a pivotal month for you with regard to work and money matters and here too there’s strong planetary activity. It begins right at the start of August with some lively fire sign activity. The fire signs are Aries, Leo and Sagittarius and they all rule money and work sectors of your chart.
There’s a powerful New Moon in Leo and your work and lifestyle sector on the 2nd and this is a brilliant date for finding work or applying for a job. New Moons are a symbol of new beginnings and a perfect time to take the initiative and be pro-active in life.
You do have to act fast however so look out for a new opportunity which comes your way on or around the New Moon. This area of your life is also highlighted during the lunar eclipse on the 18th which cuts across the Leo/Aquarius axis of the zodiac.
Eclipses are game-changers, they indicate a turning point and the eclipse on the 18th is the first in a series of eclipses cutting across the work/health/service sectors of your chart. This eclipse cycle continues until January 2019.
So expect the unexpected mid-month and be ready for anything. You might be able to take advantage of something that comes your way out of the blue or you might discover that your work situation has to change for one reason or another.
Uranus in Aries does make a positive connection to the eclipse and Uranus is in your money sector so, if you act fast and change course quickly, you could be lucky enough to make a quick buck.
It is important now to be flexible and focus on your everyday routine and how your work fits into this. This is about your lifestyle and health as well as your job so ensure you pay equal attention to your mind, body and soul.
Action planet Mars enters Sagittarius and your career sector on the 2nd of this month where it remains until September 27th. Mars is dynamic and go-getting and super ambitious and Mars was in this same sector of your chart from March 6th until May 27th. Mars turned retrograde in your career sector on April 17th.
So events now might be linked to what took place earlier in the year. There’s a theme of second chances but you can’t get what you want without being determined. This is because Mars is up against Saturn this month and Saturn has been in your career sector for most of the time since December 2014. It remains here until December 2017.
Saturn’s a tough taskmaster so whether you’ve been out of work, dealing with a tough boss, overworked or feeling dazed and confused with regard to your career and vocation, it won’t have been a breeze.
Use Mars in Sagittarius to push or fight for what you want. Saturn turns direct on the 13th and Mars and Saturn are side-by-side on the 24th. You could have a fight on your hands to keep your current position or you might recognise it’s time to take a step back and lead an easier life. One way or another, it’s a month for big decisions.