We start the month off with Intense Heat and Unpredictable Change!!!

On August 1st, Uranus, the planet of shock and surprise is meeting up in the sky with fiery Mars. When Uranus and Mars meet up together in the sky, they tend to trigger shocks and disruption for everyone.  Uranus is unpredictable and electrifying, and Mars brings about anger and heat.  Now add the North Node into the mix and everything becomes intensified.  The North Node is where we need to head to feel safe and comfortable, but it is unknown territory.  This combination of planetary energy is fueling awakenings around our values, security and comfort. It will have many wanting security of home, job and relationships.  

Next on August 4th, Mercury, the planet of travel and communication, enters the very service-oriented sign of Virgo.  Your train of thought will be streamlined for maximum efficiency.  This is the perfect time to get things done, to be focused and practical with words and ideas. This time period is an ideal opportunity to sign important documents.

Get ready for Change and Transformation!!!

On August 7th, the fiery planet of Mars will square off with Saturn, The Great Teacher.  This transit will have many people finding difficulty in self-expression.  Saturn wants to restrict and limit.  You have strong desires and goals, but challenges arise in the expression and how to attain your wants and needs. Remember to focus on what you already have and have achieved. There may also be problems with authority, so work to be humble and modest. 

On August 9th , Venus, the planet of material wealth, love and beauty, will oppose the planet of Pluto. Pluto is the great revealer.  With this transit, you can expect intense pressures with your closest relationships.  There can be emotional pressure, drama, manipulation, or power plays…or instant attraction.   Sometimes pleasure and pain are intrinsically linked. Do not give your power away and expect transformation to be reflected back to you. 

On August 11th  we have two transits.  The first is Venus, ruling love and romance, moving into the fiery, hot sign of Leo. Leo is passionate and adventurous.  This time period will begin a pleasant phase in your life. One seeking romance, comfort and luxury.  We also have a beautiful, full moon in the eclectic sign of Aquarius.  Full moons bring endings and closure to open the door to new beginnings. Aquarius is the 11th sign of the zodiac and reminds us that every single person can, and does have, a part to play in the collective change. With the energy of Aquarius, you will want to embrace your individuality, eccentricities and minor imperfections. This will include strengths and all…and be your authentic self. On a personal level, this full moon is energy which encourages radical change in our lives and friendships. 

It’s Time To Get Down To Business!!!

On August 20th  we have a Mars/Gemini transit.  Mars is the planet that rules our drive and passions, and Gemini thrives in high paced situations, with lots of energy coming and going.  The pace of Mars in Gemini will be fast and furious.  The need to get rid of boredom and routine…so we will be excited to explore. Our minds will be curious and versatile. Enjoy meeting challenges head on and exciting opportunities to flirt with others. 

On August 22nd , The Sun, that represents our soul, power and authority, enters the earthy sign of Virgo. As the Sun moves from the sign of Leo and enters Virgo, we have a transition of the sun from fun and play, now turn to focus more on work, career and service to others. Virgo turns plans and dreams into reality. Focus this time on solving problems and completing tasks.

On August 24th, Uranus stations retrograde: Uranus highlights our originality and brings resistance to limitations.  Rx Uranus sees many opportunities in life and tries to move us in the right direction.  Movement is also associated with an innate fear, that we must learn to accept so as not to interfere with our future decision.  Fear limits us in daily life decisions.  Uranus is the planet that encourages us to try to understand this fear, fight it, and then overcome it.  Fear limits us in everything we look at.  It brings a lot of problems because we don’t have the courage to change our jobs, relationships etc. to be honest with others and ourselves.  Uranus Retrograde will have us turning our energy inward to find the strength to fight our fears. Uranus is not afraid to stand alone and stand up, this transit will remind us that sometimes it is better to stand out from others if we want to be more successful in life. To understand our own originality (internalize and embrace this) and overcome fear in being original and stand out from the crowd.  This Retrograde period is an opportunity to reclaim our freedom, our originality, and to attract success.

On August 25th, Mercury, the planet of intellect and memory, enters the harmonious sign of Libra.  Libra is the 7th sign of the zodiac and is associated with balance, beauty and justice.  Together, this transit will bring about friendly and diplomatic behavior and get the conversation and workflow moving so things can happen.  You can use this time to improve your contacts with others and career. Mercury will help you to make decisions fast, avoid bad decisions and examine others’ opinions.

What Have You Harvested???

On August 27th, we have a New Moon in the sign of Virgo AND Sun Square Mars. Let’s start with the New Moon.  New moons always bring about fresh starts and new opportunities.  A Virgo new moon is different in that we don’t plant new seeds, instead, we try to figure out what to do with what we have already harvested. Work to figure out how to use what you have been working on to create a different kind of new beginning. This new moon will encourage you to be productive and break free from what is weighing you down.  

The second aspect is the Sun square Mars.  If the Sun represents our soul and Mars is our animal instincts, the square gives us the ability to turn our setbacks into something productive by fighting back and winning.  Finding a safe way to express this hot energy can lead to great achievements in business, relationships or sports.

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