In the month where the Sun is at home in Leo, there are bound to be bouts of confidence, playfulness, joy and heart-centeredness, as well as some ego eruptions when attention is not fully upon particular individuals. We shall all have to check in on our pride and learn to lay it down before the panels of peace keepers if we seek to manifest joy.
August begins with a bang with an opposition between Mercury in fiery Leo and Saturn in Aquarius on the first. With this aspect, any underlying problems in our communications will be sure to become rudely apparent. This is likely to affect the communications on a public scale as well as a personal one. You would be wise to triple check your facts before making anything public or you may find necessity to lick your wounds.
The 2nd of August presents another loud wake up call with another opposition between the Sun in Leo and Saturn in Aquarius. This time it will be necessary to put your bruised ego aside in order to mend fences. The hardest part will be making the decision to release pride, but once that dissolves, solutions come forth and all is well again.
August 3rd presents a lovely trine aspect between Venus in Virgo and Uranus in Taurus and a more challenging square between Mercury in Leo and Uranus in Taurus. This is the perfect moment to set meetings for your business or to take that interview, since connection with people will be fortunate and enjoyable as influenced by the trine aspect.
The Mercury-Uranus square on the other hand, may make it more of a challenge for others to see your grand vision, so be sure to explain yourself patiently and slowly. Precision and practicality reigns with the trine aspect as innovative solutions present themselves, laying the foundations for abundant pathways. Be sure to do some deep breathing to help with the excitement and anxiety of this intense energy, and go out there and use it.
The 6th of August presents another square, this time between the Sun in Leo and Uranus in Taurus. Some hiccups in your plans may cause you to feel off balance, but if you allow yourself to flow with the shifting tides, and to shift your plans according to new information, you will easily overcome any obstacles.
The 8th of August holds a New Moon in Leo. This new beginning of renewed confidence and passion for our projects allows us to feel hopeful and optimistic. It is the perfect opportunity for manifestation rituals.
Venus in Virgo is opposite Neptune in Pisces on the 9th of August. With the planet of love and the planet of dreams dancing across the sky opposite each other, the climate is just right for some beautiful visions of a future embedded in love vibration, with the practicality of understanding that with focus it is possible.
On the 10th of August, Mercury in Leo is opposite Jupiter in Aquarius. Disputes and agreeableness are both likely with this unpredictable mix of energy. When the ego emerges and tries to identify with the past, the joy of the present is lost. For those who manage to bring presence into their daily lives a series of fortunate events evolve out of what may have first seemed to be a challenge.
Mercury enters it’s home sign of Virgo on the 11th of August. A new found comfort surfaces in our abilities to communicate clearly, see clearly and problem solve right down to the very last detail. Things move forward at a steady pace and it feels that all delays are behind us for the next three weeks.
Also on the 11th Venus in Virgo is trine to Pluto in Capricorn. A portal of opportunity opens up on this day - a chance to pinpoint an aspect of our shadow that has been holding us back from fully embracing our personal relationships, and find freedom from it.
On the 16th Venus enters its home sign of Libra, giving us a surge of divine feminine energy into the collective environment. Ease and flow in our love lives may be a side effect of this transit, as will a general feeling of love, joy and playfulness. Boundaries will be important to check in with, particularly when engaging with other humans.
On the 18th Mercury in Virgo is conjunct Mars in Virgo. Perfectionism and righteousness may cause verbal conflicts, but if you manage to work through the thunderous need for things to be exact, a lot of energy can be put into finishing projects on this day.
The Sun in Leo is in opposition to Jupiter in Aquarius and Uranus stations retrograde in Taurus on the 19th of August. The change that many have been calling for in how resources are shared within the collective, may seem to slow in its transition and the old paradigm feels unending. But passions are high and good fortune is on the side of love. May we stare in the face of the illusion with confidence and strength, knowing that all truly is well.
Mercury in Virgo is trine Uranus in Taurus on the 20th of August. Our quick wits may save us from almost making mistakes, as we forge new pathways towards ever new versions of ourselves - versions we still don't know are even possible. A feeling of optimism hangs in the air.
On the 22nd of August we are blessed with a Full Moon in Aquarius while the sun shifts into Virgo and Mars in Virgo is trine to Uranus in Taurus. It's a good time to take stock of what you have been working towards and possibly let go of some things that are no longer working. The day of the full moon is excellent energy for tying up loose ends and finishing projects particularly with the emphasis on Virgo energy.
On August 23rd Venus in Libra is trine to Saturn in Aquarius. The aspects that seemed to be limiting in our love lives may be transmuted into ways of building new understanding. We can transmute the difficulties into blessings with better ease than is normally possible, but it's empowering to remember that it's always possible.
Mercury in Virgo opposes Neptune in Pisces on the 24th of August. An opportunity to present your dream in a way that brings its possibility into reality may well open up on this day. This may take the form of a business meeting or a meeting of chance with an investor.
Mercury in Virgo makes a trine aspect with Pluto in Capricorn on the 26th of August. This is the perfect moment to solidify your plan of action, write your lists, make your calls and do your research in order to get yourself aligned with your goals in a practical way. It is time to check in with the effectiveness of your daily routine in order to ensure that it is serving you.
On the 30th of August Mercury enters Libra, causing our language (spoken or gestural) to become more loving, flirtatious and poetic for the next three weeks. Cheesy pick up lines are transformed into refined seduction techniques giving us a little more luck in love.
Wishing you a glorious month of August. May it be filled with both inner and outer growth, in alignment with love and the highest good for all.
While the interpretations are my own, I get my astrology information from the www.astrology.com calendar.