Scorpio (24 October – 22 November)
If August is going to teach you anything, it’s that you must be patient and can’t expect things to work out straightaway. This is partly because your traditional ruling planet, Mars, is retrograde, i.e. on go slow until the 27th. Therefore, think of this period as being in retreat rather than being able to get ahead.
Sometimes, Mars retrograde means you’re playing a waiting game or you feel frustrated with your current situation. As August begins, Mars is moving backwards through Aquarius and your home and family sector and it’s here where delays or disruptions are possible.
Mars leaves Aquarius on the 13th and only returns on September 11th. Therefore, what happens now might be about something personal unravelling, ready for you to rebuild or attack with fervour when the time is right. The theme of release and letting go is key in your life during the coming weeks.
This could also apply to a relationship as Mars clashes with Uranus in Taurus and your relationship sector on the 2nd. This symbolism is often about splitting away or moving on. The 2nd is not a great date for being overly impulsive. Let things be and here too, try again at a later date.
August is a good month for thinking about what next and reviewing your current work situation or future path in life. Communication planet Mercury is retrograde in Leo and your career and vocation sector until the 19th. Go back over old ground, look up old contacts and think second chances.
If you can take time out to rework your future strategy or goals, do so. The period around the 9th to the 11th is particularly powerful in this respect, when there’s a Sun/Mercury conjunction on the 9th followed by a Solar Eclipse in Leo on the 11th. This could prove insightful or reawaken your sense of purpose. It’s a stunning combination and, even though it gives a nod to the past, seeds that are sown on or around these dates could transform your current career or life situation.
Also, this month, there’s good news in shape of the Jupiter-Neptune trine aspect on the 19th. Big planet, Jupiter, is currently in your star sign Scorpio helping you make good moves. When it teams up with Neptune Pisces, this feels inspirational.
Make the most of your life and tap into your creative or spiritual source. This combination can help you fly when you’re open to possibility. It could also prove remarkable for your relationship with a child or bring new romance your way.
Love planet, Venus, is in Libra from the 6th onwards and, although Venus is hidden away in your horoscope, your feelings are strong. This can be about unrequited love or it reconnects you with a love from your past. There’s a karmic sense to relationships when Venus is in Libra, when being kind or generous is repaid.
This is important to remember close to the 10th and 26th when Venus clashes with planets in Capricorn and your communication sector. When in doubt, think love not hate, even if other peoples’ beliefs or actions clash with your own.
Your planet Mars, re-enters Capricorn on the 13th and turns direct here on the 27th. You need to speak your mind with Mars strong but use your power in a way that’s connecting and inclusive. Don’t fall prey to Scorpio’s darker yearnings.