Your life gets back on track this month as you are finally ready to move from fixing the past to creating the future. This change begins when your ruling planet, Mercury, turns direct on August 8, freeing up mindshare to consider new ideas and projects. On August 22, the Sun enters Virgo, warming your sign with confidence and courage for the next thirty days.
Managing your job and physical well-being could be key areas for breakthroughs with the progressive Aquarius Full Moon on August 1 brightening your 6th House of Health and Work. However, the push toward innovation is partially countered by lovable Venus’ entry into cautious Cancer and your 11th House of Groups on August 7. This can bring you comfort from friends and colleagues, but your need for security and a strong sense of loyalty may stop you from taking chances or making dramatic changes.
A rising force of enthusiasm rushes in with the New Moon in proud Leo on August 17. This lunation occurs in your 12th House of Spiritual Mystery, so you might feel the growing wave of energy before you understand where it’s heading. This powerful Sun-Moon conjunction is supported by sextiles to productive Mars and Saturn, ensuring that you can translate whatever inspiration you find into decisive action.
On August 23, you get another shot of energy when dynamic Mars dives into emotionally driven Scorpio and your 3rd House of Information, reinforcing the impetus you get from the Sun in Virgo and helping you eliminate obstacles and frivolous tasks so you can focus on your most important goals. A magical Pisces Full Moon joins ethereal Neptune in your 7th House of Partners on August 31, inspiring relationship dreams or illusions.
Keep In Mind: You don’t need to know every step you’ll be taking to begin a successful journey that can enrich your life.
Career: Behind the Scenes
August is a month with two very different stories about your work life. It starts with the Sun in expressive Leo, which is supposed to be good for creativity. However, this transit occurs in your secretive 12th House of Privacy, which is more about working behind the scenes or taking a step back from your ambitions than pushing ahead with confidence.
You can get more done in private meetings than public ones until the Sun enters your sign on August 22. Sure, you may feel flushes of excitement with the Full Moon in your 6th House of Employment on August 1, or when Mercury turns direct on August 8. Still, you’re probably getting lots of information that’s going to take some time to make sense.
The Full Moon is enriched with favorable aspects from generous Jupiter that could put more tasks on your professional plate. Just realize that one little additional chore may push you past the level of skill that you’re comfortable with. Take in bright ideas, but avoid committing to acting on them right away. Ideally, this Full Moon awakens new professional interests, but it may take further training or education to act upon them.
The passion that comes with the Sun’s entry into Virgo on August 22 gets an additional push the following day when active Mars enters intense Scorpio. These two events increase efficiency, as long as you recognize where you can eliminate an activity or two that slows you down, freeing you to put your effort where it has the most impact.
Love: Fulfill Your Own Desires
There’s likely to be forward movement in your relationship life in the latter part of this month. Your ruling planet Mercury has been stuck in reverse in the hidden 12th House of your chart since July 14, but it finally shifts into forward gear on August 7. This should get information flowing more easily and help you to make new connections or shore up old alliances.
However, this chatty planet won’t leave this obscure part of your chart until August 31, when it gives you a boost by entering your sign. The Sun spends much of August in your 12th House, another reason you may be less visible than usual. Friends, though, could put you on the firing line when sociable Venus in your 11th House of Groups collides with explosive Uranus and Pluto on August 15.
Then, on August 22, the Sun emerges from the shadows and goes into Virgo and your 1st House of Personality. That’s likely to raise your profile and give you more drive in partnership issues. You may be less willing to compromise, as it becomes essential to put your own needs first. Sure, you can accommodate others, but that’s best done after you’ve gotten clear fulfilling your own desires.
Passionate Mars’ move into steamy Scorpio on the following day adds another degree of intensity. This powerful transit lands in your communicative 3rd House, where it makes you a more compelling, convincing and seductive speaker. Soft words carry great power when they’re backed up by your strong desires.
(Source: The Huffington Post)