August Astrology 2018
August 2018 astrology forecast
The cosmic siesta continues throughout the month of August with Mercury, Mars, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto retrograde. This does not mean that nothing will get done, well, not quite. It is a cosmic reminder that many aspects of living in this 3D world will best be served with a time out for a reevaluation. August begins with Mars square Uranus; this is traditionally considered the accident configuration. True if you are traveling give extra time on the road to get to where you are going and since Mars is in Aquarius, the sign of technology, and Uranus is the modern ruler of Aquarius, all about gadgets, texting and using the phone while in movement will be the culprit.
The first weekend of August the sun is crossing the node of Neptune making for a dreamy, art filled, get away from reality time. Ceres is in Virgo, the sign for health, and is opposite Neptune for several days in August. Ceres deals with crops and our food supply. Neptune is involved in cover ups. Watch the news to see announcements that have to do with the poisoning of the crops with chemicals and cover-ups involving the use of banned pesticides and herbicides.
Venus enters Libra, the other sign she rules and is very happy in, on the 6th of August. Venus in Libra loves to go to social events and be with people that are easy to get along with. Uranus shifts retrograde on August 7th, at 2 degrees of Taurus, the first retrograde in Taurus since 1942. Learn more about the importance of Uranus in Taurus here.
The beauty of Uranus at 2 degrees of Taurus is Saturn is moving very slowly and will station at 2 degrees Capricorn making a earth sign trine. This harmonious aspect is to help humanity get their act together in the physical world. Programs promoted by philanthropist and well known artist that help the less fortunate with basic needs, such as having meaningful work that is sustainable for their survival will be enhanced. In the financially stable countries this may not be as apparent; however it will be for those living in the shadows of the prosperous, such as those living in poverty, war torn countries, without work or money to buy food for their families. In your own life these times are about loving what you have and having what you love which allows you the foundation and freedom to seek higher levels of meaning in your personal and spiritual growth.
Jupiter, Neptune and Pluto are in harmony for the month of August and into the first two weeks of September. These are very transformational energies. Jupiter is the teacher and in Scorpio it is teaching us to go deep and pay attention to what is really going on, not the surface noise of our mind, such as tv, face book feed or news channels. Neptune and Pluto are agents that strip away the illusion of life, and Pluto pulls us deep into the knowledge that there is no death, everything keeps changing.
The solar eclipse August 11th is at 18 degrees of Leo. The new moon Leo solar eclipse has a configuration of a Yod, or finger of fate in the chart with Neptune and Pluto. This aspect has the sneaky reputation of taking us to places or connecting with people that we never expected to go, do or be involved with. Stay open to possibilities and see new roads appear. The Leo new moon has another close encounter with Saturn and Venus. The queen within may give a few sighs as she turns over the price tag while shopping and wonder what does money have to get in the way of having or doing what she wants.
Mars moves back into Capricorn on the 12th and is back in his sign of exaltation. This gives the vibe of getting a lot accomplished when you have a plan and a need. Mars will stay in Capricorn for the next four weeks which is plenty of time to focus on projects that you have put aside in the middle of May when he exited.
Mercury moves direct on August 19th, if you are looking for a new job now is the time to submit or resubmit your resume. A few days later, August 23rd the Sun enters Virgo bringing that back to school vibe and urge to get what you need to together to make life be functional.
The last weekend of August shines with the full moon in Pisces at 3 degrees. This full moon infused with the vibration of service and compassion reminds us of the importance of acceptance in all relationships and gratitude for everyday life. The full moon weekend has equal longing to get away and dive into peace, tranquility, music, meditation and the knowledge that the small things in life are calling to be taken care of. This Pisces full moon has a grand earth trine, with the sun completing the Uranus Saturn trine that has been vibrating the whole month. Now is a time when you will see what exactly is missing or needed in order to have the mundane aspects of life fulfilled for you to devote your time to your life’s mission. Venus, Sun and Pluto are in tense aspect with each other. Venus in Libra square Pluto in Capricorn brings out strong desires to life passionately. Relationships have a bit of a wobble time when this aspect is around. If the person you love has a possessive side jealousy can surface. The purpose of this tension is to reconnect with what you are passionate about and push past obstacles in the way.
Mars moves direct on the 27th, infusing the day with tremendous amount of get to it, let’s go vibe. The month finishes with the moon in Taurus leading into the weekend with a happy groove to enjoy whatever life has brought your way with appreciation and gratitude.
2016 The main message for August is about moving quickly through life with an intensity that is focused on what is true and dear in your hearts center. August begins with basking in the full moon light from the day before. The Pisces romantic and emotional moon weekend gives way to serious Saturn stationing direct on Sunday the second.
A heavy vibe can cloud the first weekend in August especially for late degree Scorpios, Leos, Aquarius or Taurus planets. Yet as Saturn begins to move, life begins to move also. The following day Jupiter has an exact square to Saturn, this configuration will reveal conflict between all that you want to include in your life and what is realistic to do. This energy is connected to the conjunction that happened in May of 2000. Ponder what was going on for you at that time the path that you have walked that took you to today. See what you have learned and if there is a course correction needed as you journey towards your future.
Mercury moves from Leo to Virgo on August the 7th. Mercury is in its rulership in Virgo; this makes it a good time to purchase items that are needed for work, studies, and keeping healthy.
Mars, the motivating planet, moves from Cancer into Leo which is a more direct way to ask others to help you. Mars in Leo can be a Lion on the chase, or a Queen sitting on her throne demanding her subjects to do her bidding. If you are prone to taking on more than one person can handle, this is a good time to delegate or hire someone to help you out.
The big news of the month is Jupiter in Virgo on the 11th where it will stay for a year. Jupiter is the planet of expanding, sometimes called the good luck planet and other times called the teacher who opens eyes to a new way of thinking and viewing the world. What will open up for you is different ideas and ways to be more productive, organized and healthy. Jupiter in Virgo will show you the value of knowing where everything is stored or kept. It will also highlight various ways that you can improve your diet with more nutritious food and healthy habits. Of course, whatever house in your personal chart has Virgo, it will bring opportunities along the nature of that house. For example, if Virgo is in your 11th house, then Jupiter moving through your house of friendship can bring a friend into your life that you go to yoga classes with. Or that you buddy up with to encourage each other to stay true to a routine and diet that your body needs. If you have Virgo in your 4th house, then the desire to get organized will become dominant, even if you never felt the need before.
On a collective measure, Jupiter in Virgo will support the working people on the planet, otherwise known as the 99%. Wages will increase, especially for individuals whose wage or salary barely allows them to get by. Benefits of healthcare and healthcare cost will continue to make headlines with Jupiter in Virgo supporting reasonable access for everyone. More organic choices will be seen in markets, and expansion of health oriented businesses will proliferate. Drug companies with patents on high cost of drugs will be pushed to make their medicines affordable for the masses. Emphases on preventative treatment as well as pushing individuals to include exercise in their daily routine.
August Astrology Forecast
The new moon in Leo is on the 14th connecting heart energy and the yearly message to listen to the wisdom in your heart and find the courage to follow the voice within.
Venus (retrograde) is closely connected to the new moon; going into the sanctuary of the heart is occurring as what was available in the past is no longer present. The presence of passing time is making obvious that wishes for now, are different than what was desired in the past.
The closest aspect in the new moon chart (planetary connection) is between the planets Saturn and Pluto. These 2 elements are the under belly of life. The represent the foundation and structure on which you developed your beliefs that govern the unfoldment of your life. Saturn and Pluto are 45% apart, which is a closing factor of a larger cycle that began in November 1982 in Libra. Lessons of love and partnership have been profound, personally and globally over the last 33 years. Now we are entering a time of releasing regrets, or disappointments of relationships that did not work out as planned, or never got into the swing of being equal and fair exchanges of partnerships.
The sun enters Virgo on the 23rd trailing behind Mercury’s and Jupiter’s entrance. Mercury paved the way into Virgo territory on the 7th with the mind being activated to include Virgo propensities, then Jupiter on the 11th entering with a big shout to heed the gifts of routine, rituals, healthy habits, organization, and approaching the work you do in life with quiet humility as you perfect your skills and contribute to humanity.
Mercury moves into Libra the 27th tempering communication by first understand why the other person thinks and acts the way they do.
The full moon in Pisces on the 29th shines her light thought the weekend with lessons of compassion and need to trust processes that you can’t always see or know the logical answers to. Jupiter is conjunct the Sun, bringing an I can do anything vibe, along with the Moon in Pisces conjunct Neptune, questioning whether one is being delusional in their thinking. The key is always balance. Believe in self, have faith in the process. If you have dug deep into your subconscious and pulled out the weeds from which you have sabotaged your success, this full moon will support you in moving forward towards your hopes and dreams even if others in your circle do not believe you can do it.
August Astrology cliff notes:
1) Focus with passion and intensity on what is most dear to your heart.
2) Life is shorter than we think, live fully.
3) Acquire what you need to be healthy and productive.
4) Be direct and passionate when you want others to support you in your endeavors.
5) Release false ego that keeps you from fulling expressing your heart
6) Make strides and commitments for a healthier lifestyle
7) Your life is your work of art, approach it with faith in self and well as a vehicle that will contribute long after you have left the earth plane.