Summary: August sees you focused on rest, retreat, and closing out old relationships and situations as you prepare for the new moon in your sign towards the end of the month. Mid-month, a work assignment or health matter may culminate, although you could have some problems with communication or contracts.
Extended Horoscope: The new moon that occurred last month may have seen you take the steps to close out a chapter of your life, as the sun, moon, and Jupiter all aligned in your 12th house of retreat and closure.
On August 1st, your ruler, Mercury, conjuncts Jupiter in this same sector, and the pair square Mars in your communication and commitments sector. It seems that an agreement could go south at this time, or you may get into an argument or learn some information that upsets you. There’s also some indication that travel or transportation will prove troublesome. Luckily, on this same day, Venus in your friendship and goals house will trine Saturn in your communication sector, suggesting that anything that falls apart will be better for you in the long run.
Then, on August 7th, Mars in your communication sector reaches out to Neptune in your partnership house, suggesting an even better agreement may be headed your way!
On August 8th, it’s the Sun’s turn to conjunct your ruler, Mercury, in your closure house, and the nice angle of Uranus in your money sector indicates that you may net a nice chunk of change with this ending. Unfortunately, the pair will also square Saturn in your communication house on this day, once again indicating that contracts could come with unwanted terms, or travel or transportation will hit snags.
It seems a job, work assignment, or health matter will culminate with the full moon in Aquarius on August 10th, and it could result in mixed emotions. The good news is that the lovely angle of Uranus and the North Node suggest that this new opportunity could fatten your bank account nicely.
Unfortunately Saturn will again be angry over in your communication sector, suggesting whatever comes up may come with unwelcome travel or unsavory terms. It’s also possible that it causes an argument with your co-worker, assistant, or an employee. Additionally, your ruler, Mercury, will oppose the moon from your closure sector, suggesting that exiting a previous job or assignment could cause some drama.
Luckily, endings will be blessed on August 17th, a gem of a day when the two most loving planets, Jupiter and Venus, meet up in Leo and your 12th house of closure and retreat.
One day to watch out for is August 18th, when Neptune in your partnership sector will face off against your ruler, Mercury, in your own sign of Virgo. You may find it hard to distinguish fantasy from reality at this time, so be careful.
Another iffy day falls on August 25th, when 5 planets align in an explosive combination! Mars will conjunct Saturn in your communication sector, and the pair will reach out happily to your ruler, Mercury, in your own sign of Virgo. It seems you could make a commitment of some kind at this time, or work on a writing or communication project. You could even hear news about a sibling, vehicle, or short trip. With Venus smooching Uranus on the same day, you may even net yourself some moolah from this arrangement!
The problem is that over the next few days (August 26th and August 27th), Saturn and then Mars in your communication house will square Venus in your closure sector, making for ripe energy for arguments, snafus, and delays.
As if that weren’t enough planetary action, August 25th also sees a new moon in your own sign of Virgo, indicating that you will soon launch a personal plan or initative of some kind. Neptune’s opposition to the moon indicate some confusion and fuzziness, so do take off those rose colored glasses and make sure you’re looking through a realistic lens.
The month ends on a positive note, as Venus in your closure sector reaches out happily to the fated North Node in your income sector on August 28th. If you’ve been in talks for a raise or if you’ve been trying to sell a project or a company, this could be the time!