We begin the month of August (or end July) with a full moon at 8 degrees of Aquarius, peaking at 6:42 A.M., EST on July 31. Aquarius rules the 11th house of groups, friends and organizations and its here many of us will be focused.
This moon opposes Mercury, and Mercury rules young people, communication, travel and vehicles to name a few. Communication may become overly excitable, or argumentative, or prone to over reacting and this is something to be aware of. Travel and transport could come into focus and there could be issues here at this time.
Aquarius can be an explosive moon as it is ruled by Saturn and Uranus, and there may be somewhat of an electric/restless feeling in the air. Those most affected by this moon will have early to mid degree Sun in Aquarius, Leo, Scorpio or Taurus or other planets at 7-15 degrees. This will have quite an effect on those born from 1944-1947 (Donald Trump, for instance 7-14-1946) as this moon will oppose their Pluto. Pluto deals with deep seated issues that can include sex, death, and all forms of change and transformation, as well as hidden issues that come to the surface.
Aquarius (Uranus) is typically the sign associated with the desire for freedom, change, revolutions and coups.
Venus also re-enters Leo on July 31, where it will continue its retrograde and will remain in this sign until October.
Saturn turns stationary direct on August 2, at 1:53 A.M., EST, and this is an important planetary change every year. Many projects that have been hold will start to move forward, but this may not occur until after Jupiter moves away from its square to Saturn.
Many will experience endings and changes of some type as this powerful square completes. It is not all bad, and for some will bring much needed change, but for others there could be a feeling of restriction in some area of your life, depending on what else is there. Jupiter square Saturn has been called 'the chronicler of the ages' and can coincide with important financial matters, endings and beginnings and many types of change depending on where it falls in your personal chart.
Saturn direct is a far better time to start a new business or begin an important new project. Issues connected with taxes, debt, security in general along with other people's money will become easier to deal with as Saturn turns direct.
August 2, Mercury trines Uranus and this is positive for expanding your viewpoint, learning and communication.
August 3-7 Jupiter squares Saturn, and this is exact.
August 4, Venus conjuncts Jupiter and this is typically positive for love and social activities, but these two planets square Saturn, and as Venus is retrograde this can be a time of endings, in some cases, or at least a time to re-access your love life and social life.
August 5-6 Venus (and Jupiter) are in an exact square to Saturn. You may put the brakes on something in your life. Money can be affected, slowed down, or in some way be altered. Venus square Saturn transits are not typically good for social activities or love. If your relationship is unaffected by this, then consider the bond to be strong. When I think of love with a Venus-Saturn transit I think of the type of love that relates to 'till death do us part.' Not especially flashy, but able to withstand the many pressures of life and continue on. Some relationships will end at this time, but if so, it was time and there will be something better ahead. Venus squared Jupiter on July 14. If this affected you at that time, (or the few days before or after) it will probably affect you again, or the same situation may be re-visited again.
August 6, Mars trines Saturn and this is positive for practical work and accomplishment, but Mercury conjuncts Venus so Mercury (and Venus) are square Saturn, setting off the Jupiter-Saturn square. This will limit our ideas and communication or it could seem restrictive and negative in terms of communication. Best to wait for another day for important discussions.
August 7, Mercury conjuncts Jupiter so this is a more expansive day for communication, ideas and travel and basically more optimistic. Also, at 3:15 P.M., EST, Mercury changes signs and enters Virgo, one of the signs it has rulership over. Mercury her can be pickier or more critical, but it is more detailed and our communication will follow suit. After all, the devil is in the details.
August 8, Mars enters Leo. Mars rules men and our actions and while in this sign actions will be flashier. While Mars in Cancer was (overly) emotional, Mars in Leo can be arrogant and pushy. Leo is the natural ruler of the fifth house of love affairs and entertainment, so many of us will be focused here for this part of the summer.
As Mars, the Sun and Venus are in Leo we are now in the Leo season and the hottest part of summer! Three planets in Leo remind me of a beach party, and I hope you will get a chance to have some fun during this time. Summer is short at best.
August 11, Jupiter enters Virgo. Jupiter shows us where our luck is and Jupiter changing signs is a very big deal! Wherever Jupiter transits it expands bother personally and collectively. Jupiter last transited this sign August 28, 2003-September 24, 2004.
Jupiter transits each sign for about a year, and takes 12 years to work its way through the zodiac. Jupiter in Virgo is considered at its detriment which means it is weaker and to receive gain we must work continually at what we wish to accomplish.
Virgo is the natural ruler of the sixth house of work and health. Gains can be made here, and on some level the job market could benefit. Astrologer Mitch Lewis writes, " While it was traveling through Leo there was an increase in many issues ruled by that fire sign. For example, Leo rules the stage, and Broadway shows have had one of their best years in history. But expansion isn’t only about money and profits. Jupiter’s true magic takes place within the individual or the collective consciousness. It’s the ability to see how things fit into the bigger picture, and offers us ways to continue the expansion and inclusiveness our biggest planet represents. What will it do during its one year journey through Virgo? We may see growth in the book business as more attention is directed towards the written word. Because Virgo has much to do with details and the smallest of things, and Jupiter is all about the bigness of everything it encounters, we should see increases in how we deal with the smallest facets in our society. More attention will be paid to protecting things like our identities, which has become a nightmare as more and more hackers break into computers and businesses. In the past year there have been horrific identity thefts in Staples, Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield, the U.S. government, and even baseball teams. Our banking system is terribly outdated, and we have finally begun to implement credit and debit cards with chips that help prevent copying. We’re only about five years behind the European community in this manner. This is an example of how we will see more expansion in dealing with the little details. There will be many more. "
For many, Jupiter in this sign can be a time of starting new health regimes. Working out and losing weight may be something you wish to do, and this is the year to do it. With work and health as areas that we can expand, Jupiter in this sign will be practical and prone toward getting down to the nitty gritty of accomplishment.
Jupiter in this sign of course, will be a great boon to those born under the sign Virgo, as well as all Earth signs, Cancer and Scorpio. Jupiter only transits your sign once every 12 years, so make the most of it, Virgo!
August 12, Mercury opposes Neptune and this is a transit prone to miscommunication, misunderstandings and not seeing things clearly. Lies may even be floating around. This can be a discouraging day, and also be careful with travel and transportation.
August 13, the Sun trines Uranus and this is a positive transit and a day you might try something new for business or pleasure.
August 14, a New Moon occurs at 21 degrees of Leo, peaking at 10: 53 A.M., EST. Leo rules the fifth house of children, friends and love affairs and now is the time for fun. This Moon conjuncts Venus, putting a focus on love and our social lives, but Venus is retrograde, and this can be a wild card. This is a perfect time for connecting with friends from the past. Enjoy!
August 15, the Sun conjuncts Venus and this is a positive day for love and social activities. As Venus is retrograde, this day could have another wild card. Mercury trines Pluto and communication may take on deeper meaning.
August 19, Venus trines Uranus, and this can be a day to do something different. Love and social activities are favored, and if this hits your chart just right, you could meet someone new.
August 21, the Sun squares Saturn. This can be a negative day in the world and in our lives. We may feel stifled, but have a lot of discipline. Situations may end, and seem restricted and somewhat negative.
August 23, the Sun enters Virgo for the next 29 days. Virgo is a mutable sign and this is the time of summer the weather begins to change in some places. We may start to focus more on work.
August 26, Mercury sextiles Saturn and this is a good day for serious conversations. The Sun conjuncts Jupiter and this is positive and optimistic, and the only issue is that things may get blown out of proportion.
August 27, Mercury enters Libra. Communication will become more balanced, and less critical. Our significant others may be on our mind more.
August 29, a Full Moon occurs at 6 degrees of Pisces. This is a significant moon, as it conjuncts Neptune. Moon-Neptune aspects can signify vivid dreams, increases in alcohol and substance abuse, confusion, lack of clarity, psychic perceptions, compassion and spiritual and religious interests. It is also prone toward deception and self deception.
It squares Saturn creating a somewhat depressive mood, or a focus on responsibilities as opposed to fun. It also opposes Jupiter and the Sun, blowing things out of proportion, and as every full moon does, it opposes the Sun making things overly emotional. We may see water related weather conditions.
August 31, the Sun opposes Neptune. This is another day where clarity may not rule the day, and there is a tendency toward deception on many levels. Many will have vivid dreams.