As August begins, the fiery Sun is in Leo—enjoy! After all, Leo is your fifth house of romance, passion and enjoying life. This is a superb time to get in touch with your artistic talents and let them flow. Now that Covid is on the run in many parts of the world, it’s time to start shopping and dining out again, if you can. The Leo new moon on August 8 opens up a new chapter in romance. Single rams could meet someone new between now and early February.
But once Virgo season begins on the 22nd, more practical matters will occupy your mind. A full moon in Aquarius occurs the same day, which will encourage healthy friendships with people at work in your personal life. It’s worth noting that by the end of the month, five planets will be retrograde—so August could be on the slow side.
Uranus is in a mood
Spunky, wacky Uranus is acting out during the first week of August, a situation that you need to keep an eye on. The blue planet is in Taurus, your house of earning and saving more money. Avoid emotional spending and splurging on expensive things on the 3rd and the 6th. Uranus will go retrograde on the 19th, so it’s important to remain conservative when it comes to spending. Don’t get caught up in “the rules” in a romance either. If you’re too rigid about the way things need to be, it could backfire.
Sun in Leo until 8/22
Leo is your house of having a good time, which includes diving into sports and hobbies, as well as romance. It’s summertime north of the equator, but regardless of where you live, your love life has a very outdoorsy, sporty feel this month. The two cosmic lovers, Mars and Venus, are both in your house of fitness. Hmmm…. could you meet someone new at the gym or on a jogging trail? It sure looks that way!
Your creativity gets fired up with the Sun in Leo, which should be good for your career. But your talent and ideas could face resistance on the 3rd, 6th and 10th. Play nice, because the energy shifts after August 13. You may need to be more tolerant of people who are in the “slow lane”.
Leo new moon 8/8
New moons are always the best time to get something new off the ground, and this one is in your house of love and creativity. However, two difficult oppositions occur, one on the 9th and one on the 10th. Don’t kid yourself if a romance isn’t a two-way street. Knock that lover of yours off the pedestal you may have placed them on. Likewise, keep friends out of your personal business.
Uranus goes retrograde 8/19
Uranus is the planet of unpredictable events, and for years it’s been touring your house of income. This can actually help you when it goes retrograde. Financial ups and downs could actually smooth out. But you could also get hit with writer’s block, or some kind of creative wall that slows down your brain a bit. It could be harder than usual to come up with stellar ideas in your career. The smartest thing that you can do is to establish good habits. Writer Stephen King famously gets up every morning and starts writing at 9 AM and doesn’t stop until noon. He says that some days he produces garbage, but it’s the discipline that enables him to produce the best-sellers.
Virgo season begins 8/19
Speaking of discipline… the Sun enters your house of productivity and efficiency on August 22. This is important for your career, because it will help you work better alone and also in a team environment. The boss could create a new schedule or protocols for everyone to follow, that could be saner than what you were dealing with in the past. If you’re self-employed, Virgo season is the time to tighten things up.
A full moon occurs the same day in Aquarius, your house of groups, indicating that a major project could get wrapped up before August is over. This full moon could help you find a new job, or move to a better department at the office. It may be a lateral move financially or title-wise, but the work environment should be a heck of a lot better.
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