This is another climactic month for you, Aquarius. Right from the very beginning of August, and all month long, you will be attempting to resolve issues of self and other, along with taking a deep dive into your own internal beliefs and understanding, which might actually come to the same thing. The goal is progress toward your own individual evolutionary development, utilizing the mirror provided by close personal relationships and your own interior meditations. While dreaming into your inner being, at the same time you are more invested than ever in your home and your familial connections including those corresponding to family of origin. What is simmering away in your intuitive process might be even more relevant than what swims through your more conscious awareness. One center of this inner revolution is the spiritual necessity for re-evaluating your deepest principles in the light of recent accumulated wisdom, while the chance for confusion is also present as to their most significant implications. This yields only to the most careful analysis that respects above all your need for growth as an individual, wherever that might lead you.
The following was written by our resident monthly columnist Elodie St-Onge-Aubut of Ninth House Astrology
The New Moon in Cancer from July 9th brought the beginning of a new cycle related to your health regimens or other aspects of your day-to-day activity, and you have likely been mulling over these things. This sector of your solar chart is also connected to themes of service to the surrounding collective and your general sense of life mission. The period of time this New Moon is in effect extends through the first week of August, that is, until the next New Moon, so that you are perhaps currently consolidating your awareness around the July issues. By August, the Sun has moved on already into Leo, and the next New Moon will fall in an entirely different sector from the prior Cancer New Moon, having to do more directly with relationship itself. Partnerships are likely on your mind as well, as the month begins, with the recent Full Moon from the end of July lighting up the early degrees of your sign and opposing the Sun in your relationship sector.
On August 1st, precisely, that is also a rather significant transit with the Sun transiting in the sign of Leo, corresponding to important partnerships in your life. The Sun in Leo opposite Saturn in your sign highlights the inherent polarity between your desire to connect with others and your need for space. Mercury conjunct the Sun in Leo on the 1st could bring a clarifying conversation with someone surrounding the topics of commitment versus freedom. It may be important to speak your truth right now and you should have the opportunity to do so. Saturn currently transiting in Aquarius is opposing Mercury and the Sun as they come together. You may have to get over your fears of being misunderstood and you may be surprised at how well you are able to convey your message once you get over initial blockages. Intimacy and your personal life may continue to be highlighted leading to the following Sunday and the Leo New Moon.
On August 8th, the Leo New Moon takes place in your opposite sign, which may bring a potent reset for your entire pattern of relational dynamics. The New Moon squares Uranus in Taurus coloring this time with an unpredictable albeit exciting influence. A wind of fresh air is blowing and you may feel like connecting with fun people that can bring different perspectives and opportunities into your life.
In this New Moon configuration also, Venus in Virgo opposes Neptune in Pisces which brings a dreamy or romantic glow to your encounters. Mercury in Leo opposing Jupiter in Aquarius may exaggerate your thinking for a few days. This period may be best approached with a dash of pragmatism to reap the full benefits of the creative and colorful energies moving through your life.
There is always a tendency to idealize a situation or a person when Neptune is involved and the trine between Venus and Pluto in Capricorn on the 11th may demand that you come clean with your shadowy desires. Mercury enters Virgo on the 11th also which may help bring discernment power to an otherwise confusing scenario. Mercury is a planet known for its ability to reconcile disparate elements and organize them into a consistent system. The positive condition of Mercury transiting in Virgo until the end of the month could help you sort out what you want especially when it comes to intimacy.
Venus enters her home sign of Libra on the 15th where she is able to fully express her love for aesthetic, beauty, and pleasure. You may elevate the art of love to philosophical realms while Venus is transiting in Libra, pushing your own limits of what it means to live in alignment with your heart's desires and expanding into new experiences. The Sun in Leo opposing Jupiter in Aquarius on the 19th may continue to highlight an exciting dynamic with someone. You may also be able to conceptualize your longer trajectory right now and it's a good time to do so. The third week of August contains a host of positive aspects that can support your expansion into new territories. You may feel a certain restlessness to break away from the status quo leading to the Full Moon in your sign which takes place on the following Sunday, the 22nd.
On August 22nd, the second Full Moon in the sign of Aquarius takes place, with the first one having occurred 30 days ago in late July. This time the Full Moon is conjunct Jupiter which may coincide with a shift in perspective or a breakthrough for you. Things could evolve rapidly at this time especially in your personal relationships. You may be able to gain clarity on your needs and have a greater ease expressing them.
On the same day, the Sun leaves the bold and passionate sign of Leo for the service-oriented sign of Virgo emphasizing your intimate bonds, your contracts, and the resources or support that comes from important partnerships in the following weeks. A more pragmatic approach may be necessary as Venus in Libra trines Saturn in Aquarius on the 23rd. You may decide to commit more whole-heartedly to a learning or teaching opportunity or you may feel the need to do so.
The last ten days of the month could bring a reshuffling of priorities especially in your collaborative work. From around the 22nd to the 23rd there could be some confusion related to your income, as Mercury in Virgo opposes Neptune in Pisces. Mercury trines Pluto in Capricorn on the 26th. If you don’t have to make an executive decision it may be best to clarify all the details of a contract or an agreement before jumping to conclusion especially when it comes to other people’s intention. Your insecurities may get triggered as things seem to be in a state of flux toward the end of August. It is best now to take your time, and not to let anxiety surrounding an arrangement get the better of you. When you move with the flow, things will start to make sense before too long.
With the massive changes that are happening now, I highly recommend that folks get a transit report tailored specifically to their chart for the most accurate description of what's in store for you in the months ahead.
Find out with this report that gives detailed descriptions of your transits for a three, six or twelve month period. This report was written by astrologer Henry Seltzer.
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