MONTH OF August
Behold the power of two, Aquarius! The Sun will make its rounds through lusty Leo for the first three weeks of August, then glide into meticulous Virgo, heating up the two most relationship-driven parts of your chart and making connections of every stripe “the main event” for Water Bearers this month! From family to friends, work commitments to the need to rebalance off-kilter dynamics: This is your month to get things back on track. Does everything feel fair and mutual? Whether it’s packing a picnic or planning an epic post-pandemic vacation, you’ll be acutely aware of who’s pulling their weight. While radical moves aren’t encouraged now, August will definitely provide you with a wealth of useful (and possibly some surprising) information you can use to answer one key question: go big or go home? But even if you choose the former, keep things at a sensible pace. By mid-August, all five of the slow-moving outer planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune AND Pluto) will be in powered-down retrograde, a better time to step back and evaluate than impulsively leap in. Circle August 22 for a magic moment, when a rare second full moon in YOUR sign lights the skies, casting a pristine spotlight on your most cherished goals and life purpose!
August kicks off with the Sun in loyal Leo until Sunday, August 22, heating up your seventh house of partnerships and mutuality. Your free-spirited sign can get squirrely about too much commitment. But August is the time of year when partnerships feel their most vibrant—or at least they come up for review. What can you do to bring harmony and balance to your most important connections—and to ensure that the effort is mutual? Your sixth sense will let you know if things are out of whack, yes, even if you’re the one who’s been a bit distracted and detached. What are you doing to assure things are fair and (relatively) equal in the give-and-take department?
If you feel the need to kickstart the mutuality, it won’t hurt to give a little extra now. Your loving gestures are likely to be well received (and hopefully reciprocated). If you’re already feeling solid and balanced, now’s the time to join forces with your partner and get things back on equal footing. Remember romance? Little acts can turn summer’s heat up to surprisingly steamy levels.
The first week of the month could present a couple potholes in your efforts to make the most of Leo season. On Monday, August 2, stoic Saturn in Aquarius locks horns with the ego-driven Sun in your partnership zone. Don’t be too quick to write people off or cast judgments. Someone with a vastly different world-view or skill set could turn out to be a powerful partner. But this match-up will require compromise and possibly some tough negotiations. Get clear on where you’d be willing to give an inch and where you absolutely won’t budge. No matter how “important” this person is, you have to be willing to walk away if you can’t find a fair middle ground. Otherwise, you could wind up overpowered and unhappy in the long run. Have the difficult conversations NOW while you can still back out!
Then on Friday, August 6, your ruling planet Uranus will throw shade at the Sun as the two clash in a heated square. A family member or household situation could disrupt your romantic plans, perhaps with an unexpected curveball or maybe even an intentional takedown. Either way, keep your emotions in check and do NOT take the volcano-detonating bait anyone dangles. Be careful not to lean too heavily on just one person for support. The stress, resentment and guilt will only get under both of your skin, leading to a senseless fight.
The togetherness vibe gets an added boost with the year’s only new moon in Leo and your commitment zone on Sunday, August 8. Are you ready to make things official with the person you’ve been “casually” dating? A partner might want to talk about next steps. See how things unfold in the next two weeks. New moons can take up to six months to fully manifest. Someone you meet near this date may turn out to have long-term keeper potential: You’ll find out between now and mid-February 2022, when the Aquarius full moon arrives right after Valentine’s Day.
On August 19, Uranus begins its annual five-month retrograde. Between now and January 18, the planet of liberation will reverse through your fourth house of home, family and emotional foundations. Disruptor Uranus is in Taurus for a long seven-year visit that began on March 6, 2019, and will end in April 2026. You also had a sneak preview of this from May through November 2018. If you’ve felt the rumblings of change in the most personal part of your life—if not a total uprooting—things could settle a little bit.
But don’t get too comfortable, Aquarius, because the calm is temporary! From house-hunting to a changing cast of characters under your roof to possible babymaking, Uranus is here to stir the pot. If you’ve been waiting for news about adoption or IVF, the retrograde could deliver that. A trailblazing woman who’s not afraid to be totally authentic could enter your orbit while Uranus is in Taurus. If you’ve been dealing with a disruptive family member or a rebellious child, you may find the help you need.
On August 22, the Sun plunges into Virgo and your private, intimate eighth house. For the next month, you could deep-dive into a mission that involves a lot of research. A relationship or detailed undertaking may become all-consuming—and secrets could be revealed. Watch for tunnel vision, but screen out distractions if you need to power through a task that requires concentration. The eighth house also rules property, assets and joint ventures. If you’ve been looking at a real-estate or other long-term financial investment, Virgo season could present some exciting new options. You may be offered a financial opportunity that could yield hefty returns or be invited into a joint initiative.
That same day, the second Aquarius full moon of 2021 puts your personal endeavors in the spotlight, speeding key goals toward fruition. Will you move forward with this or switch lanes and do something else? If you’ve been waiting for the green light on a passion project—or you’re just ready to take a leap of faith—the full moon in your sign says GO!
Even better? Your ruling planeclass=”body-el-link standard-body-el-link” t, innovator Uranus, is making a golden trine to courageous Mars today, activating two highly intuitive and spiritual sectors of your chart. The Law of Attraction is working overtime on your behalf, so tune in to your gut and follow the signs, serendipities and prompts from your inner voice. The Mars-Uranus trine could bring sudden family news, possibly related to wealth, property or an inheritance. A relative could give you a tax-deductible gift or announce that they’re leaving you a handsome sum in their will. (Didn’t see that one coming, did you?) In your personal life, you could feel a beautiful bond of trust blossoming, even a soulmate connection. Is it time to make this thing more official? Under this heart-opening full moon, you just might!
With Mars blazing through earthily sensual Virgo and your erotic eighth house all month (until September 14), your seductive and sizzling superpowers are cranked up full blast. The red-hot planet hasn’t visited this chart sector for two years, and some Aquarians are making up for lost time. And with the other love planet, Venus, along for the ride until August 16, it really is a wonder you’re getting anything (else) done at all.
That’s not to say it’s been all fun and (naughty) games. Mars ratchets up passion but also competition, jealousy, tension and paranoia. Monitor your emotions as they arise and catch yourself before you go on the attack. Chances are you’re blowing up a molehill. If there are legit complaints, however, take the high road and initiate a calm, loving dialogue, perhaps with a mediator.
You might be feeling ready to make things permanent—or possibly you’re having the exact opposite sense, like it’s time to go your separate ways. This, too, deserves compassion and respectful conversations (e.g., do NOT send a breakup text!). Unattached? Lust might override your need for trust, and while there’s nothing wrong with following your desires, know what you’re getting yourself into because getting OUT of it might be trickier.
Whew—just when it was about to get a bit too hot in here (and maybe a little awkward), your fun and free-spirited side returns. On August 16, Venus advances to Libra and your adventurous ninth house until September 10. The call of the open road may be irresistible over the coming weeks, and if conditions are safe, you’ll definitely feel in the mood for love when you pursue a novel experience. Romantic escapade, anyone? You might even be open to a long-distance relationship or click with someone from a very different background than yours.
August is a month for partnerships, and ones that get more official than usual. Not only is the Sun traveling through the dynamic duo zones of your chart all month, but go-getter Mars is also in Virgo, heating up your eighth house of joint ventures and investments until September 14. This once-every-two-years visit could get you uber-motivated around buying property or taking a bold foray into a new market (cryptocurrency or a crowdfunding venture, perhaps?). While your natural team spirit will come in handy, there’s one day that the spotlight is reserved for you and you alone. That would be August 22, when a rare second full moon (the first was July 23) arrives in Aquarius, THE day to devote your best energies to the things that light you up inside and out.
Love Days: 30, 8
Money Days: 14, 22
Luck Days: 12, 21
Off Days: 5, 10, 19
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