August is traditionally a month to kick back, chill out and go on holiday – in the northern hemisphere at least. Yet, this could turn out to be quite a busy month for you and, potentially, a successful one.
There are a couple of reasons for this. Firstly, the Sun is in Leo and your career and vocation sector until the 22nd. This is your chance to shine, to improve your status or reputation.
Plus, from the 5th to the 29th, the Sun is joined by talk planet Mercury in Leo, an ideal time to show off your skills and talents. If you get asked to do a talk or give a presentation, it’s a great time to do so.
Be confident in your abilities and, at the very least, fake it until you make it. It’s a good time to show off and let others know what you have to offer when Mercury’s in your career sector.
This is also the theme of the New Moon on the 19th which falls in Leo and pulls in talk planet Mercury. Ask for what you want, launch a project and set your intentions around work, career and next steps.
The Full Moon on the 3rd could also be pivotal for work as the Sun in Leo opposes the Moon in Aquarius. This highlights the foundations of your horoscope, where you come from and where you’re heading to.
During the Full Moon, you may hear about a job or contract. Or, perhaps, you decide to prioritise your family ahead of work. One way or another, you may need to make a choice between these two key areas of life. Ideally, opt for success but know that family will be a strong emotional pull.
Uranus is part of the Full Moon picture, the planet of surprises in Taurus and your relationship sector. Someone else could step in and take you by surprise this month, perhaps an offer you weren’t expecting or a competitor who challenges your business.
Uranus gives but also takes away – it works both ways which is why it’s wise to be flexible and ready to act fast when Uranus is in action. The planet of change and spontaneity turns retrograde on the 15th.
If you’re in a relationship or married, keep things fresh in your love life. There’s often a theme of freedom when Uranus is active or things happening quickly. This is especially significant if your birthday falls on or around November 1st-3rd.
Love planet Venus is, however, in a good aspect to your Sun from the 7th onwards as it moves into Cancer and your travel and study sector. Go somewhere new and different with the one you love and ring the changes. You may hear from someone abroad or find yourself thinking of a foreign lover more than usual.
In some cases, you may find that your other half is the one who needs to travel or be elsewhere, meaning that the two of you are physically apart during this potentially topsy turvy yet exciting month for love.
Your Battle To Fight
Also, in August, both your ruling planets, Mars and Pluto, are in action. Mars is currently in Aries and your work and health sector. Therefore, this confirms it’s a good month to keep busy and ensure you’re physically fit. Although, don’t overdo it.
You’re likely to need more stamina this month, so be careful of hitting burn out. While Mars is strong in Aries, this is a good time to get things moving. Mars turns retrograde, i.e. will be in retreat from September 9th so do what you can before then.
Mars clashes with Pluto on the 13th and this isn’t the only clash that Mars encounters throughout August. Mars squares up to Jupiter on the 4th and Saturn on the 24th, all three planets in Capricorn. Good questions to ask are ‘what are you angry about’ and ‘where or why do you need to speak up’?
This combination could flag up a dispute with the neighbours, an argument with a sibling or generally feeling frustrated and cross with what’s happening either locally or in the news.
Mars has got energy to burn this month but ensure you do so in a way that’s constructive and don’t waste your precious time and energy.
The theme of finding your voice has been prominent for some time now but choose your battles carefully in August. Also, you don’t want to tarnish your reputation as you have potentially glorious astrology on the 16th/17th when you could do exceptionally well.
Chill Out, Calm Down
Things calm down by the end of the month and the Sun’s move into Virgo on the 22nd is a reminder to relax and chill out with your friends. This might be about delegating or getting more support on your side to deal with any personal challenges or a busy work load.
Either way, you’ll see things differently by the end of the month. It may feel less personal and you might be ready to opt for an easier life, for a while at least. Take a breather and lean on your friends.