August gets a big push right out the starting gate thanks to Mars in Scorpio square Jupiter on Aug 1. Mercury conjunct Jupiter and square Mars on Aug 2 can play up drama or impetuousness, but Mars is also in a soft-around-the-edges aspect (trine) with Neptune which perfects on Aug 7. This alignment helps to diffuse what might otherwise have a sharper edge.
Watch for something to stir it up regarding relationships, getting needs met, money matters, safety, security, etc. on Aug 5 & 6 as Venus first squares the transiting nodes and then Eris. This aspect trigger can set the stage for the full moon in Aquarius which occurs on Aug 10. The full moon is the second of three super moons in a row. The last super full moon (July 12) was hotwired by a number of dynamic planetary alignments, and the world felt the ripple as wars and weather extremes raged. Emotional tides ran the gamut as Fifa came to a close with Germany’s win over Argentina. A few days later, Malaysian Flight 17 was shot out of the sky.
Astronomically, this month’s super full moon is the closest to the earth of the batch. It should set a gorgeous evening backdrop for outdoor festivals and recreations. It’s an Aquarius full moon, which brings people together, one way or another. It is ideal for a social get-together, block party, community involvement and such. The full moon is conjunct Mercury and square Saturn. What’s building steam cannot be held in check any longer. Watch for someone key to be a newsmaker. It is likely that we could see more protests, revolts, aggression, fighting, politics in action, etc.
Aug 8, two days before the full moon, the sun and Mercury in Leo conjoin and both form a trine to Uranus in Aries. This is another key date when we may hear of some major news, or announcement. A leader, royal personage, or someone of note could make headlines.
Among its many correlations, Uranus rules aviation. Around the time that Uranus turned retrograde last month, a number of plane disasters took place, most notably Malaysian Flight 17. Perhaps this super moon in Aquarius (the sign that rules Uranus) will bring more information out into the open.
Matters to do with liberation, freedom, revolution, invention, ingenious, synchronistic, new, radical, and cutting edge come under Aquarius’s domain. Watch for something to do with technology, science, social media, politics, demonstrations, protests, rebellions, accidents, divorces, politics in action, governing bodies on the move, etc to hit the “oh, wow” category. Figuratively or actually, lightening can strike. Most notably, a super full moon affects our earth in geo-physical ways, so watch also for something eruptive, volcanic, and extreme from Mother Nature. Aug 8 and 9 can get it cooking and/or be a jump start time.
Aug 12, Venus treks into Leo. This Venus placement boosts confidence, creativity, money making and love making prospects. It’s also good for attention getting and for a personal, media, or property spruce-up. Aug 15, Mercury leaves Leo for Virgo, but the weekend is still on the roster for getting your pleasure fill thanks to Venus conjunct Jupiter on Aug 15. Venus/Jupiter is a great combination for enjoyments and recreations, for gifting yourself or another, for putting your heart, your art, or your talents out on show. Leo stars also benefit our children’s potentials and our relationship with them.
Mercury in Virgo is a good influence for getting yourself better organized, for problem solving, fix-it projects, and for upgrades of all kinds, especially regarding health.
Aug 18 Mercury’s opposition to Neptune can be stir creativity, imagination or romance, but it can expose your blindspot or vulnerable side. Aug 21, Mercury trine Pluto is an aspect of clever thinking, strategic planning, and the ability to spot an advantage or bargain. By the time the sun treks into Virgo on Aug 21, and the new moon happens on Aug 25, we’ll all be talking about how cheated we feel that back to school season is fast approaching. Here in British Columbia, the teachers are still on strike, so there’s a big question on whether or not school will start at all. At least we can take comfort in bargain shopping. As always happens at this time of year, advertisements are likely to bombard us with the end of season sales.
The new moon in Virgo on Aug 25 is accompanied by Mars and Saturn in Scorpio starting a new phase. On Aug 27, Venus and Mars hit the three quarter mark of a relationship cycle that began in April of 2013 and that continues to February of 2015. By this point you should be getting a clearer sense of what you need and want, from another, from yourself, from your material and social worlds too. I hope this new moon will put teachers and the government back to the bargaining table.
It is time to take stock of where you are now as opposed to where you were then. Have you built up something that offers good growth potential? Do you see progress, or are you facing more head banging?
The new phase Mars/Saturn phase brings us to an important finish line. It takes self reflection, regret, or self defeat as far as it can go for now. The now is about reworking the reality, it’s framework, and its limits, about finding the energy and the wear-with-all to pick ourselves up and go at it again, to view to the losses or failures as a testing ground, and to get better focused onto the target. It is now time to take on the responsibility no matter how tough the going gets, and to stay ambitious enough to make the turnaround that is so necessary now, this at the personal and worldly levels. It’s about being a much smarter strategist from here on in.
Aug 10: Super full moon 11:09 am (18 Aquarius 02)
Aug 25: New moon 7:13 am (2 Virgo 19)
Aug 6: Ceres into Scorpio (8:44 pm)
Aug 10: Pallas into Libra (8:29 pm)
Aug 12: Venus into Leo: 0:24 am
Aug 15: Mercury into Virgo (9:44 am)
Aug 22: Sun into Virgo (9:46 pm)
**All times listed are PDT, please check your local listing.
Dates to watch: Aug 1 – 3, 5 – 7, 8 – 10, 12, 15 – 18, 21, 25 – 29, 31
ARIES (March 21- April 19)
August is a re-position yourself, renovate it, and make-the-turn-around month. Mars in Scorpio starts the month by launching you on your way and ends the month by cutting the official ribbon on a new reality baseline. Beginnings and endings are intertwined. The new moon of Aug 25 marks a significant finish line, perhaps one that’s been two years or more in the making. Through the middle of September, Mars sets you to task on finances, intimate or close relationship matters, and personal ambitions.
Leo month can put you at your creative best. It’s your month to shine and to be an attention getter. Jupiter in Leo will continue to dish up better prospects over the coming year. In the shorter term, Mercury and the Leo sun are beautifully aligned with Uranus in Aries from Aug 6 to 8. Seize the moment, look for synchronicity to deliver. In addition to a great weekend to take in the local action, the super full moon on Aug 10 can set you up for a significant break through weekend. Venus in Leo, starting Aug 12, can bring you added attention or popularity. It can boost finances, creativity, happiness, self confidence, and romantic prospects.
TAURUS (April 20 -May 20)
Things can’t stay the same, and you probably don’t want them to anyway. Mars in Scorpio can see you do a one eighty on life, or it on you. Through the middle of September, Mars prompts you to revamp your self image and your expectations. It’s a critical time to get yourself onto a more empowered personal track.
The start of the month is ideal to get a move on and/or to launch into something new. Beyond a great time to fly off somewhere for a vacation, Mars/Jupiter can see you take a big step. It could point you in the direction a new address, spark a new social life, or financial prospect.
The first two days of the month could put you under pressure but the following week should set you onto a much smoother sail. The super full moon weekend is likely to be quite eventful, especially so if you are born around May 9. Noting that the super moon is in Aquarius, watch for something jolting, catapulting, disruptive, radial, sudden, or out of the blue. The transits for both before and after the weekend look good, so let’s hope that what’s delivered is a springboard to something good.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21)
You are likely to play more and work more this month thanks to the concentration of stars in both Leo and Scorpio. To be sure you’ll invest more. Mars in Scorpio keeps you ambitious and hard at work on yourself through the middle of September. This is a good transit for all fixer-upper projects and upgrades of all kinds – diet and health, career, relationships, goals, a better work or personal routine, etc.
Aug 8, a conversation or something more could spark. Buy it, do it, say it, follow through on a flash. Get something social going, stir up some mischief, receive visitors, start a vacation or get out of town for the super full moon weekend. The super full moon could bring news, a windfall, event, surprise, or sudden need to get up and go. A word of caution – expect the unexpected, be especially careful when you are driving or travelling and don’t take unnecessary chances.
CANCER (June 22-July 22)
Venus continues in your sign until mid month so take full advantage of your opportunity to make yourself look good and to increase your popularity with the folks who matter most. Through the middle of September, Mars in Scorpio loans you power, confidence, smarts, and added spunk. Whether it is push-come-to-shove, bust-loose time, righteousness, or desire that gets to you, Aug 1, 2 keeps you in hot pursuit.
The super full moon of Aug 11 can hit you where you least expect it. Among the possibilities: unexpected expense or financial opportunity, a communication breakdown or relationship split, a health rupture, technical or mechanical difficulties. You could be surprised by some information or by the actions of someone. Too, someone new and special could burst into your life or thrust a sudden switch. An introduction, first time, or first try could be the start of something exceptional.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
Thanks to Mars/Jupiter and Mercury putting you on the immediate move, it doesn’t appear that you’ll be wasting any time. Whether you have boxes or suitcases to pack or unpack, a renovation, an objective, fight or obsession going, you’ll be a dynamo in action. It’s the right time to hit it full tilt. The first and second weeks of the month hold fairly smooth-running stars, even with a super full moon sandwiched between them.
On Aug 8, Mercury conjoins the sun and both trine Uranus. This is a moment to shine, so by all means grab the spotlight. Follow instinct, impulse, or inspiration, your timing and luck is great, even with Saturn to contend with. You could make an important, even an exceptional discovery or smart move. Your intuition, ability to speak, to spot a deal or to make a statement of impact steal the show is likely to be at peak too. Also watch for news, or for someone or something significant to make an appearance. An outdoor concert, fireworks, etc. will give you plenty to talk about. An introduction can be auspicious. The super full moon keeps the excitement or edginess going strong. It is an Aquarius full moon, so be prepared for surprise or for another to be in a particularly unpredictable or rebellious mood. Anything goes, so stay alert. Keep yourself, your loved ones, and your valuables safe. Also keep an eye out for electrical, mechanical, or computer problems, make sure batteries are full, etc.
Venus will make you even more of an attention-getter when it advances into Leo on Aug 12. On Aug 17, Venus and Jupiter conjoin. The next day Mercury opposes Neptune. Indulge, enjoy, but keep tabs on yourself too. Too much of a good thing could come with a price.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
You’ll soon know a lot more than you do right now. Watch for Aug 1, 2 to get you much better clued in. A personal or relationship breakthrough is quite possible. Past this first weekend, things can smooth out, but there’s still a lot to get through in the month ahead.
Mars in Scorpio helps you to become sharper, shrewder, and more intuitive. It can also keep you obsessed about getting it under better control. By the end of the month you should feel that you’ve accomplished a lot, that you’ve set a new record for yourself, surpassed a challenge and/or reached a definitive finish-line.
The days leading up to the super full moon of Aug 10 are full of potential. Aug 6 to 11 could be financially lucrative or heart warming. Try to keep your weekend schedule somewhat free so that you can fly at it when the opportunity or invitation presents itself. You can be affected directly or indirectly by the full moon. Something could suddenly become uncorked, unleashed, or unglued. To the plus or minus, someone could surprise you. Perhaps a co-worker or friend will share something important, or perhaps they’ll make their feelings for you known. Then again, someone could pull a plug or a rug. To the minus, the Aquarius full moon can be disruptive, cause temporary derailment or added expense. Stay alert for equipment, mechanical, vehicle, communication, scheduling issues, or sudden health flare ups.
LIBRA (Sept 22-Oct 22)
Taking the first step is often the hardest part, but Mars in Scorpio keeps you compelled and forging along.
The start of the month can also see you take a big leap of faith. Once you do, you’ll find you have immediately opened up better options and/or have paved the way for a much easier go.
Leo stars, (Jupiter for this next year, the sun and Mercury for the first half of August, Venus for the second half), increase income potentials. Your social and love life prospects can also prosper from these opportunity transits.
Aug 6 though the super full moon weekend can keep life and synchronicity on an excitement upswing. Aug 8 is a particularly auspicious day for meetings, talks, deal making, socializing, for trying your luck, or for getting to know someone a whole lot better. It’s also a great weekend to attend a concert or public event, to switch it up or to shake it up. Experiment, explore, share, discover, surprise someone, be unique and unpredictable. The energies are so intensified you aren’t likely to be able to hold back much. By all means, follow your instincts and intuition. The spur of the moment could present an exceptional opportunity, advantage, windfall, blessing in disguise, or a save-the-day close-call.
SCORPIO (Oct 23~Nov 22)
The first of the month puts you on full steam ahead. Mars in Scorpio will keep you gunning it through mid September. You may be steam rolling, but even so, it should come together for you quite readily, especially through the first half of the month. Aug 7, 8, and 15 can be particularly fruitful days. August 8 or 17 could bring news, special attention, or acknowledgement, reward, or financial opportunity.
Now is the time to stay ambitious and goal driven. Play all your cards, call in all your favours. Mercury, sun (first half), Venus (second half) and Jupiter in Leo can put you at a career or personal life high. Someone of significance is likely to have a major impact on where life takes you next.
The super full moon in Aquarius on Aug 10 can uproot you or see you on a radical departure from where you have just been – this to do with your personal or professional life, with home, family, ancestral matters, community involvements, strata matters, etc. A change of pace can do you a world of good. Hot buttons can be pushed. You could find yourself especially reactive, irritable, high strung, or rebellious. Find a healthy outlet for that pent up energy. Entertain at home or let your friends suggest an adventure. When Aquarius is in action, there’s always something unexpected to deal with. Accidents can happen. Be especially on guard for potential issues with electrical, appliances, etc. Make sure you know where you food comes from, watch expiry dates, keep an eye on the barbecue, etc. To the plus, the super full moon could bring a great opportunity, or a special anniversary or family get-together.
Something of significance and perhaps long in the works can be completed on or around the Aug 25 new moon. Mars and Saturn can see you reach an important goal post or finalize a contract, project, plan, or relationship. This completion also sets the next paving stone in place.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22 ~ Dec 21)
Mars in Scorpio keeps it cooking for you behind the scenes. Whether you are vacation or relocation bound, whipping up your next creative or money-making venture, or are simply ambitious to get something better nailed down for yourself, Aug 1, 2, and the week that follows can be an excellent “take off time”. A professional or personal relationship can solidify quite nicely.
Leo month is always your high time of the year, and this month is particularly so because of the Aug 10 super full moon in Aquarius. The lead-in days, Aug 5 to 8 are a great time to get the show on the road. Mercury is a feature of this auspicious super full moon, so watch for news, or an opportunity to discuss something important. The super full moon can dish up a special event, an important announcement, transaction or negotiation, travel, a legal matter to tend to, or for publishing, performing or broadcasting to do. Too, a special someone can show up, or make a departure (agent, messenger, friend, lover, or “new kid” on the block.) To be sure, whom-ever you cross paths with will bring you that strong sense of standing on destiny’s threshold.
CAPRICORN (Dec 22 ~ Jan 19)
The first of the month takes you over the hump. Too, there can be a significant air clearing or “lucky” break. I use quotes because it isn’t so much luck as it is perseverance, and might.
The concentration of Leo planets, (Mercury and the sun for the first half, Venus in the second, Jupiter for this next year) shines the light onto your love life and your finances. Your potentials are multiplying. These planetary influences also make you more aware that it’s up to you to make the most of what you have to work with. Stay positive, confident, creative, and hopeful. Aug 8 is a particularly outstanding date. Venus and Jupiter conjoin on Aug 17; both these dates are full of lucrative or happy-making possibility.
The super full moon in Aquarius on Aug 10 can see you crack the code, for yourself, or for a specific relationship issue. When it blows, it can explodes, perhaps suddenly so. It’s all or nothing time. The super full moon can produce a significant air clearing. It could throw more at you or sweep away more than you feel ready for. You can suddenly call it quits, reinvent yourself, or make a radical lifestyle change. An investment opportunity, new interest, vocational direction, or a brand new relationship can take you by storm
AQUARIUS (Jan 20 ~ Feb 18)
Whether you’ve planned it or not, start of the month has slated you for a major redirection of goals or priorities. You should find things ease up just after Aug 1, 2, that some how, it falls into place for you. Of course, there’s still plenty of work or working it out on your plate yet.
A key person can be an attention-getter or a noise maker, whether lover, friend, agent, messenger, competitor, or foe. If someone new shows up, expect the relationship to be of high impact right from the get-go. The same goes for a new trend or passion.
The super full moon in Aquarius is sure to set you up for an exceptional go of it. The week prior to this super moon can get the ball rolling, especially Aug 6 to 8. Aug 8 is particularly auspicious. Watch for something or someone to jump out at you, or burst onto the scene. It is an excellent day to schedule a talk, meeting, negotiation, party or gathering. The element of surprise or serendipity is out in full force. As always, a word of caution, expect the unexpected and be ready to act fast. Accidents or blowouts can happen. Whatever does take place can falls under the category of sudden, extreme, radical, exceptional, earth shattering, shocking, once in a lifetime, out of the blue, freeing, liberating, etc. If you are working on a divorce or a radical lifestyle change, this can be the transit that actually makes it happen. Even so, it may take until the new moon of Aug 25 to bring it more fully to completion. A two year cycle ends and a new one begins. These transits are also solidifying for a new relationship, career direction or financial track.
PISCES (Feb 19 ~ March 20)
The first of the month can see something you have been hoping for or working toward take-flight. Mars/Jupiter also signals an ideal time to travel, or take a vacation from the work or worry. Past the push/pull energy of Aug 1, 2, you should find you are mostly off to a smooth sail for the following week. Mars trines Neptune, your ruler, on Aug 7; this is an easy come, ease up, and full of potential transit. It’s also good for romance, creative ventures, indulgences and enjoyments. Along with sun, Mercury and Uranus in excellent shape on Aug 8, it is an ideal time to go seeking and to see what destiny may deliver. The super full moon of Aug 10 sets up an action packed weekend. Expect the unexpected, follow an intuitive flash, try something or someone new. It/they could be exceptionally opportune.
This can be a time of exceptional finds, so go treasure hunting. You aren’t likely to come up empty handed. On a cautionary note, something that’s been hidden from view, that is perhaps jarring or costly, could reveal itself. Keep safe. Keep an eye on your valuables, your children, and your pets. Heed your body’s warning signals, back up your computer, change your passwords, make sure your car and equipment is in good running order and watch your time in the sun too.