There is a theme of freedom running through your horoscope this month, thanks to the liberator Uranus. Uranus is a key player in Taurus and your travel and study sector.
Plans may change suddenly on or around the 24th when Uranus turns retrograde. This is about embracing freedom and all things new. You might be exploring a new lifestyle routine or be seeking a new way to travel or study.
Things are lively from the start of the month, however, thanks to action planet Mars in Taurus until the 20th. Also, there’s a Mars-Uranus conjunction in Taurus on the 1st/2nd which feels impulsive, rebellious, even foolhardy.
Don’t take unnecessary physical risks but do venture forward boldly. Things rarely change without a sense of adventure and a willingness to push back the boundaries.
Plus, the powerful Mars-Uranus conjunction pulls in the karmic North Node. You may sense the wheel of fortune turning as the month begins, drawing you in a new direction. Don’t think small, as this combination is global and connected to what’s happening beyond the everyday.
A Change of Plan
That’s not to say that everything is going to play out smoothly throughout August as there’s some challenging astrology coming up.
This may peak on or around the Full Moon on the 12th. This Full Moon cuts across the Leo/Aquarius axis of the zodiac putting a strong focus on health and wellness in your horoscope.
It’s about your working life too and the Full Moon is a good time to trust your intuition when making decisions. A job might start or end on this Full Moon, depending on your current situation.
This is because Saturn’s in Aquarius and your work and health sector, flagging up where there may be limitation or restriction and where you may feel held back.
Also, the unpredictable Mars-Uranus combination in Taurus is square to the Full Moon and this feels lively & restless. You are going to want to broaden your horizons ready or not and a last-minute trip away could be on the cards.
At the same time, ensure you’re flexible and don’t get too caught up with set plans. Life might step in and lead you down a different path. In August, you’re wise to go wherever it leads you.
You may be required to travel for work or study this month which could prove disruptive to your regular routine. Trying to get things done may be doubly challenging, especially dealing with foreign connections. Try not to get overly stressed if things don’t work out. The key dates of aggravation are the 7th, 11th & 14th.
The Saturn-Uranus aspect that dominated 2021 is back within orb and active during the middle of the month. The Full Moon could highlight where you’re struggling to break free. You may have to pay attention to what’s not possible. Ideally, don’t let that stop you shooting for the stars.
Retreat & Self-Care
Also this month, the Sun is in Leo and the most hidden sector of your horoscope until the 23rd. Your ruler Mercury is here until the 4th and the planet of relating Venus is in Leo from the 11th onwards.
When planets are in Leo, this is a time when you’re wise to chill out, relax and take it easy. Grab your moments while you can. Go on retreat and ensure you have some quiet time built into your busy schedule.
This is a good month to deal with any personal issues, work on your self-confidence and prioritise your needs. Take good care of yourself and turn your attention towards your well-being.
What is important to note during this month of major astrology is that your ruling planet Mercury is in your star sign Virgo from the 4th to the 26th. This is super helpful and a cosmic reminder to keep turning your attention back to yourself and what’s right for you.
It’s easy if you’re a typical Virgo to put other people’s needs before your own. That doesn’t feel right this month. You may be the one in charge, the one who can smooth over any road bumps, the one who can find a solution to a problem.
If you’re a true Virgo, you can only deal with so much chaos and surprise in your life. At the end of the day, you’re more content when life is stable and steady. Your star sign is linked to your health and taking good care of your body, mind & spirit.
The New Moon in Virgo on the 27th would be an ideal date to initiate a new healthy habit or let other people know what you’re planning to do. New Moons are a symbol of new beginnings and this New Moon is perfect for lining up some bold personal goals for your year ahead.
Multi-Tasking & Ambition
Finally, you have action planet Mars in Gemini from the 20th onwards. Gemini is the star sign at the peak of your horoscope. This is a clear statement that August is a month to be ambitious and focus on your career and vocational goals.
Mars in Gemini is great for all forms of communication, networking, brainstorming and sharing ideas. It can be a symbol of two jobs or adding a new string to your bow.
Keep your options and the lines of communication open. This is what will benefit you moving forwards. Be willing to train or learn something new that can help your prospects over the coming months.
This is especially important as Mars is going to remain in Gemini for an unusually long time. You have the planet of drive and ambition in your career and future sector until March 2023.
This is because Mars turns retrograde in the last two months of 2022. Therefore, you’re wise to crack on and get things moving before Mars switches direction. It’s an ideal symbol for playing the long game.
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