Virgo (23 August – 22 September)
Your ruling planet Mercury is retrograde, i.e. on go slow as August begins. It remains in retreat until the 19th and is in Leo and the most hidden sector of your horoscope all month long.
This is about rest and retreat for you and finding time to move away from the hustle and bustle of life. Take time out so you can be quiet and listen to your inner voice, your intuition. There might be a real reason why you need to slow things down, perhaps due to ill-health or the fact that you’re caring for someone close.
This is an important month to listen to your dreams as they can provide you with key insights and personal understanding. The period round the 9th to 11th could be especially magical, when the Sun and Mercury unite on the 9th and the Solar Eclipse takes place in Leo on the 11th.
The Sun/Mercury conjunction is often a time of incredible insight which can lead to revelation or awakening. This may be in a spiritual context or perhaps something which helps you learn more about yourself. This month’s Solar Eclipse is a New Moon with extra power that pulls in your ruler Mercury.
The theme of second chances is strong during this period and it’s a time when you might feel more closely connected to your karma and what’s gone before. This can relate to your past in this lifetime or even past lives.
Certainly, there’s a sense that what you give you receive in return. Notice who steps forward to help you and see where you feel pulled. Who do you want to help or serve and why?
This has also been part of the Mars’ retrograde phase moving backwards through Aquarius. Reassessing what you do and why. How you spend your days, how you look after yourself and care for others. Habits you put in place early in August or actions you take can help you achieve a personal work or lifestyle goal from mid-September onwards.
Love too feels abundant this month or perhaps the promise of love. This is due partly to the gorgeous Jupiter-Neptune trine aspect on the 19th. Jupiter and Neptune are co-rulers of your relationship sector and Neptune in Pisces is deeply romantic.
If you find you want to open your heart more and more towards one special person or the people close to you, this is the Jupiter-Neptune connection in action.
Plus, passion planet Mars moves back into Capricorn and your romance sector on the 13th. It’s here where Mars turns direct on the 27th, so there’s a theme of second chances when it comes to love. It’s up to you to let your passion show but, when you do, magical events can happen.
The Pisces Full Moon on the 26th highlights your relationship sector, another excellent weekend to expand your heart and demonstrate your love.
On the 23rd, the Sun’s back in your star sign Virgo, bringing with it more energy, confidence and personal insight. If you’ve had time out in August, you’ll be ready to get back in the fray.
Lovely Venus in Libra and your money sector from the 6th could also bring something special your way, a gift perhaps or a bonus. The month of August gets better for you as it goes along.