Scorpio (24 October – 22 November)
Your ruling planet, Mars, has been in Leo and your career and vocation sector since the beginning of July. Last month, however, Mercury, the planet of communication, was retrograde from July 8th onwards.
Therefore, it’s only now, in early August, that you may start to feel the benefits of Mars at the peak of your horoscope. This is because, on the 1st (July 31st in America), Mercury turns direct.
Mars remains in Leo until the 18th and this is most definitely a go-for it period when it comes to your career, your status and reputation, your future path. Planets in Leo can bring acclaim, recognition and awards.
Plus, on the 1st (again, July 31st in America), there’s a New Moon in Leo, a symbol of new beginnings. This confirms that events at the beginning of August represent a significant turning point.
You can act with confidence, launch a new project and know your own mind. Any confusion of the last few weeks begins to clear and it’s an excellent time to say Yes to new opportunities that come your way.
Mercury turns direct in Cancer and your travel and study sector. Plus, Mercury is at the same degree as the Lunar Eclipse on July 16th. Therefore, the two events may be linked. Now’s the right time to sign up to a course, book a holiday or trip away and decide where and how you want to expand your horizons. Put any fear or doubt to one side and crack on.
There’s another incentive too which is money. This is due to Jupiter, the biggest and best planet, currently in Sagittarius and your personal money sector. On the 11th, Jupiter turns direct and will be moving forwards in this part of your horoscope until early December.
Wherever you find Jupiter in your horoscope, this is where to focus your attention, take a risk, be visionary and play big. You could find that money comes your way without you having to do anything. However, more likely, you need to fuel your money options and stay positive.
Jupiter not only turns direct mid-month but also teams up with the Sun on the 7th, Venus on the 8th and Mercury on the 21st. This fires up the fire signs, Leo and Sagittarius. This is where to channel your enthusiasm and energy, into work/career and money matters.
You could choose to invest in a programme that helps to boost your profile. You may have publicity photos taken so you’re seen in a new light. You might be lining up new ideas for your future security and considering where to invest your money and why.
This whole period – the first two weeks of August – is ideal for being pro-active in these areas of your life. This culminates at the Full Moon on the 15th which cuts across the Leo/Aquarius axis of the zodiac and highlights your foundations.
Contracts & Relationships
Also, your planet Mars teams up with an asteroid, Juno, this month, at the time of the New Moon on the 1st and the Full Moon on the 15th. In mythology, Juno was Jupiter’s wife, so this is about partnership, loyalty and contracts.
Look into a business venture, consider who you want on your side and team up with the right people. This will help you make progress and help you feel more secure at the same time.
This is important because relationships look more unsettled or unpredictable at times. You currently have Uranus, the planet of change, in Taurus and your relationship sector.
Therefore, not all your relationships are likely to be steady or secure. You might be the one who needs independence and freedom. Or perhaps, it’s a partner in your life. The key dates are the 2nd and 16th. Also, the 12th, when Uranus turns retrograde.
Notice who’s moving away or you’re moving away from. Also, who comes into your life promising loyalty, security or a good deal. There are two types of partnership with different agendas. Events close to the New Moon on the 1st and the Full Moon on the 15th are pivotal.
There’s also a possibility that you might fall for someone you work with or find you have an admirer. The lovers of the heavens, Mars and Venus, are never far apart this month. Venus is currently in Leo and your business and future sector until the 21st.
Your planet, Mars, and your partner planet, Venus, also come together on the 24th, when they are both in Virgo. This could prove to be a significant date because this is the only time this year that Venus and Mars make a conjunction.
Virgo rules friends in your horoscope, so it suggests that love and friendship are linked. You might declare your love to someone late August or recognise your feelings for someone you’ve known for some time.
Networking & Connections
Once the inner planets and the Sun move into Virgo – Mars on the 18th, Venus on the 21st, the Sun on the 23rd, Mercury on the 29th – this is about networking and connections for you. You may have been able to shine bright on your own in the first half of August. If so, late August is the time for teamwork and getting on with your colleagues.
Learn to delegate, outsource what you do, find a VA or PA, work alongside other people. The last week of the month feels more grounded. It’s a good time to be social and catch up with new and old friends alike. And, recognise that partnerships are not only full of surprises but your best route to success as well.
Notice who comes into your life on or around the 28th, when your ruler Mars teams up with Uranus in Taurus. This is a positive planetary aspect that links friends and loved ones. It takes place two days before a second New Moon, this time in Virgo, on the 30th. Hone your people skills and make deep and lasting connections.