Get ready to see your name in lights, Pisces! The planets are lining up to showcase your talent and reputation. As August begins, the Sun and Venus are huddled in your sixth house of work assignments and office environment. Their goal is to help make your workplace a more enjoyable space to be in and to bring you better clients and projects. What’s interesting is that in astrology, our health is also a part of this sector. The ancients must have understood all too well how excessive stress and long hours toiling away affected someone’s physical well-being. As a result, this is an excellent time to start taking good care of your body. It’s hard to climb that ladder if your legs are too weak to make the steps!
Gaining recognition for your work and all the goodies that come with it—raises, promotions, your name in the media—fall under another house, the tenth. Which also is conveniently highlighted right now! Saturn has been here for over a year, but has been in retrograde motion since mid-March. You may have had to retrench as decision makers weren’t eager to hire, promote or sign on the dotted line. It’s also possible that you suffered the loss of a job. If that’s the case, there’s good news on the horizon: Saturn will resume direct motion on the 13th.
The only problem is that your self-confidence seems to have taken a hit in recent months, courtesy of Neptune being in a tough spot. This is true whether you’ve been out of work or gainfully employed. As cosmic activity heats up your career possibilities, you may start shrinking back, nervously wondering if you have the chops to pull off the new job or level of responsibility that’s on offer.
And don’t be surprised if people want to collaborate with you this month on projects or even a formal business partnership. On the 5th, profitable Venus glides into your partnership sector, joining lucky Jupiter and intelligent Mercury. However, take your time before agreeing to entering into an alliance. There are some difficult angles at play on the 6th, 7th and 14th. Potential partners or clients may be demanding, asking more of you than you want to give. Step back and wait for the dust to settle, and hold the line.
Excellent days for discussions are the 10th and 17th (good for working on a team or think tank), the 22nd (talk over the details of a deal), the 27th (a gold star here—luck and profits abound) and the 29th (nice for press releases). Try to get everything wrapped up before the 30th, when Mercury goes retrograde in the commitment sector. If you need more time to consider your options or the terms of a deal, hold off until Mercury resumes direct motion.
The 2nd absolutely rocks for two reasons: assertive Mars enters your career zone, and there’s a new moon in the house of productivity. The next few weeks are excellent for hiring new staff, replacing old, ineffective protocols with smart ones, looking for a new job, or revamping your company’s product lines. The only thing that you have to watch out for is burnout, quite a possibility with Mars in this part of the sky.
You’re going to want to save your energy for love, as serious alliances are favored by the cosmos in August. When Venus enters Virgo on the 5th, it’s green lights ahead for love: meeting someone new or witnessing an existing relationship become more passionate. It’s possible that a “friend” may want to become more than that (no, I’m not referring to friends with benefits—I’m talking about serious stuff) on the 10th and 17th. Singles could discover that a pal is highly instrumental in introducing them to a new hottie.
Put a gold star next to the 27th—this is the most amorous day of the month, maybe all year. The two most generous and loving planets in our solar system, Venus and Jupiter, meet in the heavens. This is a once-a-year event and it occurs in your partnership area. Two days later, sexy Venus heads into your eighth house of intimacy and libido. You’ll be able to enjoy some lusty weeks ahead. Not only that, walls should come down and lines of communication should open. Push jealousy and resentment to the side if you want to make the most of this energy.
However, you may want to start putting blocks on your e-mail, phone or social media accounts: a (dreaded) ex may return when Mercury retros on the 30th. Considering that Venus entered your house of sexuality the day before, your brain could be operating on lust and not on rational thought. Don’t give in to sexual fantasies and escapes if you’re considering letting this person back in your life. A solar eclipse on September 1st is off-the-charts wonderful for meeting someone else.
Besides, the full moon on the 18th falls in your house of endings and closure. Whatever isn’t working for you, be it a lover, job, habit, residence, family dynamic, you name it, should be tossed to the curb. Get rid of old baggage now so that you can enjoy the good things on offer. Right now your career and love life can take a quantum leap forward, which ain’t too shabby.