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Horoscopes For: August 2017
August will be a wild ride! Expect the unexpected this month as there is lots of planetary movement and a pair of intense Eclipses on the Leo/Aquarius axis. Uranus, the ruler of Aquarius is in independent Aries, this unpredictable planet of change and sudden surprise begins the month by going retrograde on August 2/3. During this retrograde phase which lasts until January 2nd, we will feel restless and impatient to get on with things that need to shift. Visualize the change you want to see in your life, much like a tire that blows out on the freeway, it is best to slow down and steer into the path of least resistance. This is not the time to slam on the brakes but rather to remain calm and deliberately move forward with insight and perspective. Mercury, the planet of communication, goes retrograde in his own sign Virgo from August 12th-September 5th. Saturn the planet of structure and limitation goes direct in Sagittarius on August 25th, we will be able to move ahead with issues that have been in a holding pattern since this retrograde phase began on April 5/6th. Neptune, the planet of consciousness, and Pluto, the planet of transformation, remain retrograde throughout August causing us to go within for answers during turbulent days. On the 4th we experience the last of 3 exact squares between expansive Jupiter in Libra and transformative Pluto in Capricorn. The first two were November 24, 2016 and March 30, 2017. The Cardinal T-Square between Jupiter, Pluto and Uranus in Aries has created stress for us since last fall. We want to progress with our goals but keep running into barriers. The final square triggers us to get past what has held us back and to initiate change that will empower us. It is all about being able to harness your personal power. We will run into some resistance as Uranus squares Pluto on the 5th ratcheting up frustration. This leads into a Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Aquarius on the 7th, we will be guided to resolve emotional issues in a new or innovative way. With the Sun close to fiery Mars in Leo along with the North Node guiding us towards our highest levels of aspiration, we feel creative and ready to expand. The Moon in Aquarius conjoins the South Node of the Moon helping us to find a different way of dealing with what we need to do to break out of the routine and old patterns. Release what no longer works, this will be illuminated during the Eclipse. The energy settles a bit on the 10th as Mercury sextiles Venus and the Sun sextiles Jupiter. Get business matters handled before Mercury goes retrograde on the 12th as Venus trines Neptune. Back up your computer and make sure decisions regarding important matters or big purchases are made before this transit begins. The Sun trines Saturn on the 13th showing us what we need to regulate in order to move forward. Relationships may change form as Venus in Cancer opposes Pluto on the 15th and squares Jupiter on the 17th. Resolve your differences for best results or let it go. Mars in Leo sextiles Jupiter on the 20th helping us to embrace what we need to do next. The 2nd Leo New Moon on the 21st is a Total Solar Eclipse at the pivotal 29th degree and has significant impact on the USA chart. Expect there to be some chaos and confusion around this time as facts that come to the surface need to be revealed. The last Solar Eclipse of this magnitude occurred 99 years ago June 8.1918 ushering in the end of World War 1 and the pandemic flu that killed more young healthy people than the war during the fall months. Politics and world events will be interesting during this current lunation. In fact, the degree of this Eclipse sits squarely on the Ascendant of Donald Trump potentially creating even more chaos in his life and administration. Focus on empowering your personal creative goals as a way to cope with what may be going on in the World. After the shakeup of the Eclipse, Mars trines Saturn helping to take the edge off as the Sun enters Virgo on the 22nd. Tempers can flare as Venus in Cancer squares Uranus on the 24th. Saturn goes direct on the 25th. Romance ignites as lovely Venus enters showy Leo on the 26th, the Sun conjoins Mercury later that day. Speak the truth now. We get help releasing past stuck patterns as Jupiter sextiles Saturn on the 27th. Retrograde Mercury re-enters Leo on the 31st.
Aries March 21st - April 20th
We begin the month with Uranus in your sign going retrograde for the next 5 months. You may feel frustrated and overwhelmed by changes but you can be very productive now. Creativity will help you to weather this month as you navigate through the eclipses and make decisions that change your life. The Cardinal T-square triggers you to get rid of resistance and let go of the past as you open up to higher potential. The Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius reminds you to bring your goals into the present time and update priorities. Mercury retrograde may make you feel overwhelmed, keep paperwork organized and try to catch up on daily tasks. The Solar Eclipse in Leo brings you fun and romance. Avoid stress and enjoy this time.
Taurus April 21st - May 20th
Your consciousness can shift over the next 5 months as Uranus the planet of change transits your solar 12th house. Mars in Leo transits your solar 4th house of home and family giving you energy to complete projects around the house. Venus, your ruling planet, in Cancer transits your solar 3rd house of communication allowing you to open effective dialogue to improve relations with siblings and co-workers. The Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius could bring changes in your career, be open to going in a new direction with greater opportunity. Get business matters settled, take care of paperwork and any necessary purchases before Mercury goes retrograde. The Leo Solar Eclipse will bring changes in your home, potentially even a move.
Gemini May 21st - June 21st
You will be filled with new ideas this month and can do a lot to shift your perspective if you put your mind to it. Stop negative self-talk, let go of attitudes and blame regarding the past. It is time to get out of your own way and prepare to move forward with your plans and goals. The Lunar Eclipse helps you expand your thoughts and options. Communicate clearly and take care of correspondence as Mercury your ruling planet is in Virgo and goes retrograde mid-month. The Solar Eclipse can bring changes around your home or neighborhood. Your life will become busier and you will feel happier. Be flexible and willing to embrace new ideas. It is time to break out of the mold.
Cancer June 22nd - July 22nd
Money and security are the focus for you as Venus is in your sign throughout the month. Mars in Leo transits your solar 2nd house of money and resources so pay attention to your spending. Work on creating more prosperity consciousness and less fear. You may decide to get a second job to help you get ahead or form a small home business for extra income. The Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius focuses on the solar 8th house of shared resources. Work through your differences with your mate or partner about money. . The Solar Eclipse in Leo is a good time to review your budget and do things to increase your resources. Nurture yourself with meditation and prayer. Read spiritual books and articles to make the most of this powerful lunation.
Leo July 23rd - August 22nd
This is your chance to shine as the Sun is in your sign the first 3 weeks of August with Mars triggering your solar 1st house of self until September 5th. You have the potential to harness this bright and fast paced energy to completely reinvent yourself with the eclipses this month. You will be active, dynamic and productive as you hit the reset button. Pay attention to your health and follow up on concerns. The Lunar Eclipse on the 7th hits your solar 7th house of relationships and partnerships, testing these stormy connections over the next few months. The Solar Eclipse on the 21st inspires changes in your appearance, you can change your look and your emotional perspective with this powerful lunation in your sign.
Virgo August 23rd - September 22nd
It is time to break out of self-sabotaging behavior and to become more organized. With Mars in Leo, you will need to catch up on your sleep and work on your moods. Depression and anxiety may be a factor now, use exercise and meditation to help you shift your thought patterns. The Lunar Eclipse could bring changes with work and potential health concerns will be illuminated as well. Keep things in balance. Make sure you keep your paperwork in order and up to date as Mercury your ruling planet goes retrograde. Give yourself extra time to get things done during this transit and double check details with paperwork. The Solar Eclipse reminds you to take care of yourself on all levels. Work with affirmations and positive thoughts for best results now.
Libra September 23rd - October 23rd
Jupiter in your sign squares Uranus and Pluto triggering anxiety about keeping your life in balance. You may feel overwhelmed with responsibility and very busy this month but you will find ways to calm yourself down. Pay attention to your health and make it a priority. Don't ignore symptoms. With Venus your ruling planet in Cancer for most of the month you will be working on expanding your career options and opportunities. Wait until next month to make any important decisions for best results. The Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius will help you make business contacts that can become very helpful later. The Solar Eclipse in Leo begins a period of great creativity and may bring a new romance into your life if single.
Scorpio October 24th - November 21st
Your perspective regarding your career can shift this month. Gain clarity about what your true objectives are and do an adjustment to bring them into focus. The eclipses this month activate the home and family/career axis. The Lunar Eclipse brings changes in your home and family, work through challenges together rather than holding a grudge. Mars in Leo gives you incentive to come to a new level of agreement and resolve conflict. Be sure to get plenty of rest this month as your energy reserves can soon be depleted. Mercury retrograde transits your solar 11th house of friendships and group connections, miscommunication can occur during this phase. The Solar Eclipse can bring sudden opportunities for expansion and advancement in your career.
Sagittarius November 22nd - December 21st
Jupiter, your ruling planet in Libra places your attention on social connections and goals. This is a good time to network and meet new people. The Lunar Eclipse brings in a new phase of learning and changing thought patterns. This is not a good time to travel but it can be a good time to plan a trip. The Solar Eclipse brings an awakening of consciousness as you shift your beliefs and learn new skills. Be consistent and keep your word for best results during this lunation, avoid emotional outbursts. Saturn in your sign goes direct on the 25th allowing you to integrate what you've learned over the past few months and let go of negative patterns. You will feel empowered to move forward.
Capricorn December 22nd - January 19th
Make sure business and financial affairs are in order this month as Mercury retrograde could bring up issues with paperwork or debt. This is a good time to make plans for the future when it comes to security. Don't loan money to anyone now as it may not be returned as promised. The Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius can bring up unexpected expenses, be prepared and trust that you will have enough to get by. The Solar Eclipse in Leo brings an opportunity to transform your pattern with your mate or partner and come to a new level of agreement regarding resources. Saturn, your ruling planet, is retrograde in Sagittarius until the 25th. Do what has worked for you and don't plan to begin anything new until Mercury goes direct September 5th.
Aquarius January 20th - February 18th
Uranus, your ruling planet, goes retrograde as the month begins, triggering you to question many different aspects of your life. Over the next 5 months you will delve into what you need to do to connect with your most authentic self. You want to rewrite the script but haven't figured out the whole story line yet. An intense Lunar Eclipse in your sign will have you questioning relationships. Be willing to communicate so you can make clear decisions about what you want. This includes the relationship with yourself as you use this lunation to work on personal issues. The Solar Eclipse in Leo two weeks later gives you a chance to start over or change the energy of relationships with other people in your life.
Pisces February 19th - March 20th
Your focus is on your health and work this month as Mars and the Sun in Leo transit your solar 6th house. Back up your computer files and make sure bills are paid and up to date early in the month. The Lunar Eclipse illuminates your 12th house of the subconscious. You will be processing old emotions and releasing ties to the past. Neptune in your sign forms a nice trine to Venus just as Mercury goes retrograde. Working on creating healthier routines during this phase can carry you forward with your health goals later. The Solar Eclipse can bring changes regarding your health or employment. Avoid being around people who are ill and get enough rest.