STARGAZER AUGUST FORECAST

Sands continue to shift this month, though some of the volatility appears to be dissipating. Mercury and Mars in retrograde suggest a convoluted path, though positive outcomes are possible if you are willing to renegotiate and work through the unexpected developments that transpire. The most crucial events are likely to occur around the Leo Solar Eclipse on the 11th. Mercury will have moved its way back to the degree of the eclipse in the early days of the month, signaling several key conversations or pieces of information that have a bearing on where this all lands are at play.

This is all more likely to culminate towards the end of the month, when Mercury returns to this degree after resuming direct motion. (On August 29th, at 18’ Leo, to be precise.) Jupiter from Scorpio plays a role in the configuration – making two square aspects, both at the time of the eclipse and again just prior to the return of Mercury to the eclipse degree, indicating a need to dig deeper, emotionally and psychologically, to resolve whatever is at stake here. These are pretty obstinate and temperamental signs, so some matter of ego or power tripping has to get sorted out between them before progress can be made. Mercury turns direct on the 19th, harmonizing to Venus, signaling an amenable agreement or positive news shifts the trajectory forward.

Venus moves from Virgo into Libra on the 6th, offering a diplomatic ambience to underscore all of these developments. Venus is quite far ahead of the Sun at this point and enters retrograde shadow early next month, infusing Autumn with relational reassessments, but more on that later. For now, Venus is happy in the sign in which she governs and makes a productive aspect to Mars in Aquarius, signaling a positive development within an association and enhancing connectedness in both romantic and working partnerships. Testing aspects to Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn will challenge these alliances mutually, and relationships have to transform as well as demonstrate they have the ability to serve long range objectives. Those that last through this period are rock solid, Venus retrograde notwithstanding.

Mars retrogrades back into Capricorn on the 12th (through September 10th) adding some gritty resilience to all efforts being made in this period. An unfulfilled prospect ranging back to early May can now come to fruition. Resuming direct motion at the same time Mercury direct conjuncts the Leo eclipse degree (the 26th – 29th are particularly auspicious,) pulls the trigger on everything else that has percolated throughout the Summer months, signaling a substantial shift forward.

PISCES FULL MOON

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Check out the cool kite feature between Sun – Moon to Saturn + Uranus. Also a very diggable harmonic between Jupiter, Pluto + Neptune. Meanwhile, Venus is square Pluto ☠️

Full Moon in Pisces on the 26th augments all of this as the Sun – Moon polarity taps the trine between Saturn and Uranus which lasts from August 14 – September 14. The final Jupiter – Neptune trine (August 19th) underscores the inspirational themes that are present during the Full Moon and a balance between the rational and innovative is tempered with insight from the spiritual realm. Intuition serves well in this phase and from this place the constructs of a brand new life can begin to be put into place.

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ARIES – The Ram

It’s a highly pleasurable month in store, and especially from the 19th, when Mercury resumes direct you may find a love relationship gets back on track. A test on the 9th will prove whether or not this one is built to last. All the knots could take a few weeks to untangle, but an eclipse in the area of true romance on the 11th can get you there much quicker. Swim in your imagination and be inspired on the 19th. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to connect with the deepest reservoirs of your spirituality and innermost wisdom. From mid month, Mars re-enters the zone of public image, reputation, and career. You may reconsider your life direction, or make another go at an opportunity you missed early this year. After the 28th you’ll be ready to give it another shot.

TAURUS – The Bull

An unstable ambience around your living situation can find resolution this month, there is a message for you regarding this during the Leo eclipse on the 11th. When Mercury is direct from the 19th you’ll swiftly see progress where a real estate negotiation may have stalled over the prior month. The 30th is a crucial date, as Mercury reaches the degree of the eclipse and releases a great deal of bottled up energy. Conversation and negotiations reach a fevered pitch. Mars direct in Capricorn on the 28th gives you a bit of the va va voom. Uranus retrograde from the 8th signals a lessening of The Intensity. It’s time to integrate some of the new things you uncovered about yourself over the last three months. Saturn and Uranus combine fruitfully, offering you an opportunity to bring some stability to your new found independence. A romantic getaway on the 19th speaks to your hearts’ deepest desires.

GEMINI – The Twins

While it’s a bummer Mercury and Mars are moving at backwards trajectory, this will still stand out as a really exciting month for your social life and maybe even to see a special romance grow. While it’s not really advisable to start new relationships (Mars retrograde suggests past life connotations,) there could be some nice escalations in an ongoing relationship, though the 9th looks a bit dicey. An eclipse on the 11th can see you moving on a new project, though it could get off to a slow start with Mercury still on backwards trawl for another week still, nice and easy. Spirituality and intuition are highlighted. You find a deep inner reserve of strength. Professional rewards are due, as a Full Moon on the 26th couples with this strength and offers an opportunity to move in a really heart guided and bold new direction. Events on the 19th tell you that you’re heading in the right place.

CANCER – The Crab

A relational matter you’d thought been put to rest crops up again in the latter part of the month. It’s also possible someone you had written off returns to the scene and you might consider another go at it. Super romantic vibes on the 19th could make this reunion an easy sell, but think this one through before you commit. Events on the 26th speak volumes about why or why not this person is just so right/wrong for you. Financials are still in the frame, but Mercury retro through the 19th still muddies the waters here. An Eclipse on the 11th and a conversation or insight on the 8th can yield clues to a resolution, just don’t expect quick results. Look to the 30th for the door to open. Home is where the heart is and you’ll be happiest entertaining and lounging around the house. A redecoration project or fresh coat of paint can work wonders now. Rose and pink colors, applied in moderation, activate positive Feng Shui and break apart stagnant channels of energy for you.

LEO – The Lion

A degree of harmony is restored this month, even Venus and Mars connect briefly, softening some of the rougher energy fields remaining in the aftermath of last month. An eclipse in your sign on the 11th coupled with Mercury direct on the 19th sets you back on course. Insights and conversations on the 8th will reveal a solution, you will be able to put these into motion shortly. Venus in Libra enlivens the social life and your day to day encounters with others. A love connection is super sweet on the 7th, regardless of what have been through, and a single Leo could strike up an interesting love connection in the most casual day to day activities. Mars back in Capricorn on the 14th (for 4 weeks) could indicate having to go back to complete or retool an unfinished work assignment. It’s possible something wasn’t done right the first time and has to be sorted out. By the 28th things resume a slightly less sluggish pace, it will be easier to complete this in the beginning of September.

VIRGO – The Maiden

The theme of endings continues as you make peace with the past and enjoy some quietude, perhaps a retreat. The 8th is ideal for setting up a meditation practice or committing to a course of psychotherapy if you feel you are ready for that. (Everyone and anyone can find benefit!) The 11th also sees a door closing on the past, and you’ll feel the load lighten as you say goodbye to a life you no longer need to live. Venus and Mars team up to make some magic and you can see a nice boost in income or grab an assignment that adds a few bucks to your bank account. Don’t spend it all in one place as a reality check or shortage on the 9th or 26th is likely if you do. Mars reenters Capricorn on the 14th, maybe there is unfinished business with a former love attachment that didn’t get off the ground the first time? The Full Moon on the 26th can bring relational matters to culmination. Commitments made now are built to last and will stand the test of time.

LIBRA – The Scales

Shifts in atmosphere this month make it easier to deal with some of the challenges that may have emerged in late July, as Jupiter and Neptune generate harmonious conditions in your work life and you’ll have opportunities to profit through imaginative and creative projects and assignments at this time. Venus in Libra from the 7th supports this and you’ll likely see an upturn in both your natural artistic affinities and a more pleasurable ambience over all. A meeting with the one you desire, even if brief, on the 7th will work wonders for a relationship that is going through hard times or separation. You’ll also start to find your way with a group project and developments on the 11th and especially after Mercury goes direct on the 19th will get you back on your way. Mars in Capricorn (retrograde) from the 13th signals unfinished residential issues that need to be addressed. It gets easier after the 28th to resolve these matters.

SCORPIO – The Scorpion

You get indications, especially around the 8th and 11th of the direction in which you need to take a professional endeavor. In another weeks time you can put this into motion, there is still a missing piece to this puzzle. Events that occurred in early June play a role and you know you have to deliver on an agreement you made. An electrifying partnership stabilizes a bit this month. It’s been exciting, but you are ready for a little less buzz. It will be nice to get a nights sleep. Romantic feelings become submerged, and you may think about who and what you have experienced this year so far, where you are now. You reach a crossroads on the 26th, time to decide to stay or go. Commitments made now will stand the test of time. You may be surprised what you agree to. A prior agreement could require review from the 14th, though from the 25th – 28th it gets dynamic again. Professionally you begin to regain your momentum.

SAGITTARIUS – The Archer

This is an exciting period for you socially and it’s possible you will be connecting with old friends and colleagues this month. A reunion could produce a new romantic interest around the 8th, as contacts will be very vibrant and exciting. With so much retrograde activity occurring, you will have to wait and see if this connection was built to last. You actually enjoy yourself a lot more if you detach yourself from seeking an outcome. Live in the moment. A financial reality check on the 9th could trigger some anxiety. As Mars reenters Capricorn, you’ll seek out solutions to problems that have been evasive. Mars direct from the 28th will give you the wherewithal to make a necessary change or complete an unfinished job through the first few weeks of September. A Full Moon in Pisces on the 26th points to a substantive change in your living arrangements. You could be making modifications to your home to accommodate a new business enterprise. Alterations that occur at this time will be enduring and have a powerful effect on your earnings.

CAPRICORN – The Seagoat

Uranus retrogrades early in the month, slowing the pace of crossing boundaries towards exciting new frontiers and recently acquired freedom. You have a few months to take it all in and determine where you want to go next. Professionally you could be in the spotlight, as Venus brings style, charm and diplomacy to your public image and reputation. A nice link between Venus and Mars on the 7th could land you a lucrative professional promotion or upgrade. Mars will be back in your sign from the 13th, and you’ll be eager to accomplish a great deal. It gets easier when Mars is direct after the 28th. An inspiration on the 19th could lead to a fun creative project you may work on with a group of friends. Writing, theater or a multi – media project could be very appealing. An eclipse on the 11th, followed by Mercury in direct motion a week later signals the successful conclusion of a negotiation that had likely been drawn out. The 18th is excellent for getting a agreement in writing and finalizing a deal that has been in the works.

AQUARIUS – The Waterbearer

Another eclipse on the 11th can bring sudden surprises in relationships. An event in the life of your partner has a big affect on you, for better or worse. A business partner could spur you to move towards your professional goals. Professional gains and lucrative incentives are possible on the 19th. Inspiration and creativity guide you towards the right objectives. A matter of contention or indecision regarding a partnership could begin to see resolution around the 8th. Romantic energy is strong at this time and reconnecting will bring you very close to someone you care for. Travel is favored, though the second half of the month is preferable, after the 19th Mercury resumes direct motion and there will be fewer delays and entanglements. A spiritual pilgrimage could be a good choice, you awaken to your inner most soul self on the 25th. This rare alignment offers a glimpse into your heart of hearts. You can come into intuitive awareness of a profound spiritual peace. Pressure subsides mid month with Mars leaving your sign for a few weeks.

PISCES – The Fishes

Romance remains sweet for the first week of the month, from the 7th a more financial emphasis comes into play. Your most intimate relationships are highlighted on the 7th, and a love relationship or business deal regarding shared income or an investment is auspiciously indicated. Work, health and productivity are still the main topic, and events during the eclipse on the 11th will bring a new position or project your way. A tuning point on the 8th adds a new dimension to your domestic life, you may be starting a work from home business or moving/renovation plans are starting to come together. After the 19th there is much more clarity when Mercury resumes direct motion. A promotion or assignment finally gets the green light you have been waiting for. Mid month will see Mars retrograde into Capricorn, and this could represent a period (over the next month) of reconnecting with old friends and alliances. There could be some fun surprises, maybe a reunion is in store. Mars direct on the 28th will restore the energy level, and also impacts your income. (Mars rules your money and earnings sector, so the retrograde period has likely put your finances in limbo.) Your personal mojo is strong during the Pisces Full Moon on the 26th, making this a fantastic time to mix and mingle. A commitment you make to your beloved contains enduring overtones that easily last the test of time.

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STARSCOPES:

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ARIES: Venus in the house of pleasure and true romance makes for a memorable month. The 15th looks remarkable, a timetable speeds up on a relationship or with a creative undertaking in particular. Circle the 2nd, 12th, 15th and 18th – all spectacular for dates and important meetings to transpire. An unresolved dynamic between you and someone special, brewing since the end of last year is about to recharged. Lightning bolts are likely and the chemistry here can be mind-blowing. Work is also highlighted and you’ll have to carve out some time for your day job here as well from the 6th – October 22. The details fall into place around the New Moon on the 20th. Relationships with coworkers improve after this time, and an assignment can have delicious creative undertones.

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TAURUS: You’ll be in lover land this month, or perhaps in the middle of a huge creative project. A great deal of influence is placed on your area of romance and the switch gets flipped in your area of self expression. A New Moon on the 20th presents a new chapter in a love relationship, or a kindred meeting could take place. Very deep passions are aroused moving into the beginning of next month. It’s going to be great. Home is still where the heart is and this is a good time for redecorating or enhancing your residence. (Wait until after the 5th, when Mercury is direct.) The 12th and 18th are excellent for selecting decorative objects, painting or even finding the home you really desire.

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GEMINI: You’ll get a sense this month of how different the landscape is in regard to your home/profession axis. While these remain important topics, a lot of the pressure has moved off, leaving you to focus on other things. The Full Moon on the 6th will signal an ending takes place in regard to a life goal, and this will leave you feeling fresh and clear of an obligation you no longer want. Domestic matters come settled after a period of reconsideration last month and by the 20th you can begin a new chapter. The 12th and 15th are very good for expressing yourself, and your affection – in or through a love relationship. A commitment deepens and you can experience great contentment now.

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CANCER: Relationships with friends both near and far will be emphasized this month, and you may run into old associates unexpectedly while attending to your daily activities. Mars in Virgo on the 6th makes for a busy period with errands, meetings and conversations. This can be a good time to join a book club or take a night class. You seek stimulation and want to learn new skills. Introductions and new friendships made on the 20th hold a key for you. Venus in Leo enhances your earnings potential, though you could equally be spending on luxury items or pleasure pursuits. You’re well within your rights so long as you can make ends. The 12th, 15th and 18th are all positive for your professional status and revenue can come in from your career at this time. A final confrontation (and equally, at long last, a resolution) between your home – profession axis on the 28th can offer a final culmination or decision regarding the boundaries between your personal and private lives. Tread carefully around the dates of the 22nd and 24th as vexing and illusive forces are at work.

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LEO: A strong sense of harmony and resolution presides this month, and you can put your best foot forward. At this time, your personal desires can be reached. The 15th and 18th are excellent for making contacts that will assist you in the attainment of your desires. A strong emphasis on your financial realm from the 6th will keep you busy, though you can easily spend as quickly as you earn. Bookkeeping and negotiations go more smoothly after the 11th, with the 20th – 22nd a great period in which to set and reach for financial milestones. Energy may run low or there could be some challenges on the 13th, take it easy!

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VIRGO: You really can begin to push through on some of your personal initiatives from the 6th. Mercury returns direct and couples with Mars in your sign transforming you into a powerhouse! Venus in Virgo on the 20th lends charm and appeal to your persona, making this a favorable month for love and creative work. The Full Moon on the 6th highlights a key partnership, and you may be ready to make a long term commitment. Neptune is in close range and a sense of magic and romance is illuminated within this union. If you are planning to get married or propose, select a spot by the water to create a most romantic ambience. A New Moon in your sign on the 20 sees you on full throttle. You can make a brand new beginning now – no holds barred.

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LIBRA: Very exciting developments within a group project continue to see successful outcomes, the 2nd, 15th and 18th are all exceptional for these enterprises, especially if tied to an innovative or technology oriented goal that connects to creativity. This could be a new art webcast or online site, or somehow using the internet to publish your music or films or utilizing any of these outlets to carry out your message into the larger world. By the 20th, you begin to get strong signals that it’s time for a more restful if not recuperative period to begin. Some may genuinely be feeling burn out as such a productive period comes to closure. Indications your body sends you around the Full Moon on the 6th should be heeded. The social life remains quite active through the 20th, and a relationship may also require attention, making this a time where establishing a strong work – life balance will be crucial.

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SCORPIO: You put the finishing touches on a project early in the month, and while you might not quite be prepared to sit back and relax just yet, you are starting to get some positive response to your work of the last few months. The 12th, 15th and 18th all reveal rewards, or you may receive beneficial press or some other form of recognition. Love is on your mind during the Full Moon in Pisces on the 6th and you will do well to carve out some time for a special someone. Really enticing romantic vibrations are percolating into early October, so think about putting out the welcome mat and letting someone in. Socially this can be a very vibrant period for you and seeking the company of friends and colleagues is also a favorable use of time right now.

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SAGITTARIUS: Better professional opportunities emerge this month with the New Moon on the 20th signaling a clear path ahead for your endeavors. Mercury from the 11th is in a more supportive place for you to initiate the conversations and agreements that are necessary to move you up the ladder of success. An ongoing sense of adventure carries over from last month, and it’s possible conducting business from a different locale is going to enhance your prospects for the realization of your goals. What you are seeking and learning now plays right into the awesome progress you make over the next 8 weeks. You can really start to see signs of productive developments from the 6th, as you push yourself to achieve your highest aspirations.

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CAPRICORN: This is a good month for exploration and adventure, as many very big developments are set to occur for you professionally from next month, this could be an ideal time for some travel. Broadening your horizons and reaching out to others will be very stimulating for you and offer perspectives that enhance your awareness and perceptions. Meanwhile developments of an intimate or financial nature occurring behind the scenes offer potent and constructive assistance, even towards your goals. Note the 15th, 18th and 19th especially for the best dates to negotiate. The first week of the month works well for this too and you can seal a deal that may have eluded you last month by the 9th. Lightning bolts around the 28th can see dramatic reorientation of home/professional dynamics that have been in the mix since late last year. Progress is assured if you can navigate uncharted waters.

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AQUARIUS: Financials come into focus this month and you find a better climate in which to improve both your earnings and outside sources of income. With Mercury direct on the 5th, you’ll tie up loose ends on a loan or other financial agreement. You may also find you have successfully paid off a debt, and there is great relief now as a result. Venus transiting your relationship zone continues to signal incredible waves of pleasure and satisfaction in your committed relationships. A commitment deepens on the 12th, and the 15th and 18th are also delectable for giving and receiving good vibrations. Intimacy and shared security become very significant in the later part of the month, and a relationship or financial agreement really begins to come together. Watch expenses on the 29th, it will be easy to over indulge or make an accounting error.

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PISCES: Partnerships begin to move to the forefront of your attention and a New Moon on the 20th signals a new chapter in your commitments. Mars can create a robust and dynamic atmosphere in your relationships, and confusion (or disillusionment) may reign supreme on the 5th, 24th and 29th. You will need to watch what you commit to, there is some haziness with this transit and you may not be seeing someone for what they really are. A romantic indulgence at this point can be very enticing, although these transits will offer a reference point for where you may have over idealized a situation or individual. In the context of a genuine and committed association there is no harm. You can clear the air and state your intentions on the 16th and 22nd. Work and professional matters go quite well, the dates of the 2nd, 12th, 15th, and 18th are all exceptional for seeing progress in your work assignments and advancement in your career. Full Moon in your sign on the 6th signals completion or culmination of a personal matter. Neptune and Pluto conspire for very powerful and significant developments. You have come a long way since February, as you will now see.

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STARGAZER FORECAST AUGUST 2015

STARGAZER FORECAST AUGUST 2015

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August packs a bit of a punch, and while there will be some positive results and returns, especially for innovative endeavors begun last Spring, our long range goals and especially love or financial arrangements can be visited by testing influences at this time. Much of this has to do with Venus retrograde, not a completely infrequent occurrence, but a challenging one for matters of the heart and forming partnerships for either business or pleasure. The retro phase allows for some pulse enhancing double and triple takes – we may get another chance on a love relationship that slipped through our fingers – and fantastic connections between Venus to Jupiter (Aug. 4 + October 25th), Uranus (Aug. 19 + September 24) as well as really passionate contacts with Mars (September 1 + November 1st) offer some really vibrant exchanges. Meanwhile the Saturn square (exact on Aug. 5 + October 10th) can signal delays or challenges within a partnership. It may also just represent a period of reappraisal, where we don’t quite know where we stand with another or even in relation to our own feelings! It’s acceptable to step back, evaluate and see what is and what is not working in our relationships. What is good to know is that relationships that survive this critical period were really meant to last. Venus resumes direct motion on September 6th.

In the context of a meaningful love connection, neither Venus retrograde or the Venus – Saturn square will be enough to derail a relationship if it is fundamentally good, but may provide obstacles in the form of separations or obligations that somehow keep a partnership from really coming together during this period. When Venus and Saturn engage, we really begin to question whether the relationship is worth moving forward with, does a relationship have what it takes to endure through the next phase of our development? This is a question we may not be able to answer until October, as the final aspect occurs October 10th, at precisely the same time as the end of the Venus retrograde shadow phase. By then Saturn is in Sagittarius and we are more tuned into our new, long range objectives. Through that time we are restructuring and determining the appropriateness and durability of our relationships, and building a new life with new ingredients in order to accommodate them.

The period from 2nd through the 7th is very pivotal, as Saturn resumes direct motion, then is promptly squared by Jupiter, Venus and Mercury all in Leo. Woah! Meanwhile, Venus conjunct Jupiter and Mercury conjunct Jupiter all insist upon a lighthearted and open ambience for exchange. Saturn in Scorpio forces us to dig deep and ensure alliances and commitments are meaningful and will allow us to transcend what we can do individually through working together. These aspects can represent poignant awareness of limitations and what we might need to release, either from within our emotional selves or through our relationships. Scorpio can have a tendency to self protective and defensive behavior when the vulnerable deeper feelings are activated, but really what Saturn is teaching and pushing us towards is revealing those emotions in order to create the profound level of trust required in our most intimate alliances.

While quite challenging, this is actually a very instructive period, if we stay attuned to the deeper message. School of hard knocks life lessons via Saturn in Scorpio can be tough, but these square aspects, and this whole first week of August will illuminate (possibly through confrontational situations or bittersweet feelings connected to a potential separation) the responsibility we must accept to take the next significant step towards maturity, security and a lasting resolution to the message of Saturn in Scorpio. Where it lies in your chart is what needs working on, and at least, with Saturn direct that work can begin now with the realizations that will likely come to light during the first week of the month. Acknowledging our personal limitations or obstacles may feel quite prickly, and the circumstances we contend with may feel quite obstinate, but are very valuable in pointing us not only towards what we really desire, but what needs to be resolved to get there. Another note, if you are in contract or other personal – professional negotiations that need to be resolved, this month (Venus retro not withstanding) is superior to September or October, which sees a Mercury retrograde phase through Libra.

Jupiter enters Virgo on the 11th, providing a real shift in orientation which will emphasize the practical and methodical. New value will be placed on efficiency and coming up with strategies for the implementation of practices that enhance productivity and wellness. Jupiter’s expansive influence is somewhat mitigated by the narrow focus of Virgo, but from an earth sign, and coupled with the influence of Saturn in direct motion, there is the positive indication of manifesting in the material realm and seeing tangible results for our output, which has primarily been theoretical through the heavy fire sign emphasis that has predominated this year. This is a positive period in which to put our thoughts into practice, with a brilliant culmination on the 26th as the Sun and Jupiter conjunct at 3 degrees of Virgo, stimulating a year long opportunity for expansion though conscientious and meticulous attention to detail and results oriented activities.

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ARIES: Fun, creativity and self expression continue to be major topics, with an exciting new chapter beginning on the 14th during the Leo New Moon. Uranus from your sign links up to the Sun and Moon and there is a great deal of excitement experienced through a love union. Financial difficulties will be overcome early in the month to set the stage for developments. The 3rd – 6th sees you stuck with monetary concerns that might keep you from engaging in desires of your heart. Incredible developments on the 15th and 19th in particular will bring back your passion and reinvigorate your trust that things will work out. Venus travels backwards in the sky to reconnect with Mars at the very end of the month, and a love relationship comes to complete culmination at this time brilliantly. You may have never known this intensity of passion! It is a rare and beautiful moment, enjoy every minute of it. A new job or health practice put in place on the 27th will be very successful!

TAURUS: Residential matters have been a topic all year, and with Jupiter about to leave this area (August 12th) you can use up your last few weeks of good luck to make a move or improvement you’ve been considering. With Venus retrograde in this area simultaneously, you may not see all the pieces fall into place until September. The Leo New Moon on the 14th is nonetheless a spectacular time to set intentions, and a connection to Uranus can bring an unanticipated, but welcome development. The 13th – 19th is a very favorable period to attend to domestic matters. Contentious vibrations over the first week of the month feature a feud with a spouse or business partner. Around the 8th matters can be reconciled to the advantage of all parties involved. Jupiter enters the area of children, self expression, and True Romance on the 12th. This offers an exceptional period for creative self discovery, love and pleasure over the coming year.

GEMINI: Venus retrograde in the house of writing, day to day life and social activities underscores a revisiting of sorts – either friends from the past come back into frame at this time or you are editing a writing project. Sun (through August 24th) and Mars (August 9th – September 25th) stimulate you to socialize and work towards the completion of your project. A New Moon on the 14th adds dimensionality and enthusiasm for this undertaking. Jupiter says farewell to this area on the 12th, suggesting attention will be turning to the domestic and residential concerns, with expansive developments on the queue over the coming year in your most personal life. A Full Moon in Pisces at the end of the month can be wonderful for realizing a cherished professional objective. Creativity and imagination play a role.

CANCER: The pressure comes off when Mars leaves your sign on the 8th, shifting the energy back on to earnings and professional goals. The 2nd, 7th, 13th, 15th and 19th are all advantageous for negotiations, interviews or preparing a budget. A sense of restriction is present over the first few days of the month. If you have a child, for example, you may realize expenses associated with their educational costs or care are going to have a more profound effect on your finances than anticipated. Otherwise a sacrifice in relation to a recreational or pleasure pursuit may have to be abandoned to make ends meet in this phase. Social life and day to day existence (these are the people in your neighborhood) get a very positive stimulation when Jupiter moves into Virgo on the 12th, joining Mercury. This is an area that comes into focus over the upcoming period. Communication and learning are enhanced. Social life will be vibrant and a continuing ed class can bring some meaningful introductions. A Full Moon on the 29th can see you setting off for a holiday adventure. This likely connects back to plans you made back in February. Bon Voyage!

LEO: The New Moon in your sign on the 14th connects to electrical Uranus, you feel vibrant and stimulated to take on a new adventure. Jupiter leaves your sign on the 12th, though Mars comes in for the first time in two years on the 9th, arousing passionate conviction and a desire for self expression. Challenges to self expression or expression of affection during the first week give way to brilliant opportunities later in the month – the period from the 13th to 19th is really divine for romantic and creative undertakings. Domestic matters can be successfully resolved on the 6th, though the 21st seems to present a final challenge. Finances are a topic of discussion from the 8th, and negotiations very successful on the 15th. You can easily win someone over to your cause at this time. Be wary of a risky financial venture on the 31st. A Full Moon in Pisces augments really beautiful developments in an intimate relationship on the 29th, a wave of ecstasy that carries you right through the end of the month and into September.

VIRGO: Mars joins the Sun, Mercury and Venus in your house of ethereality, closure and privacy, and more than ever it’s time to tune out the needs of others and focus on your rest, reflection and personal restoration. The New Moon on the 14th is the perfect time to feed your soul. Work from the inside out, detox and remove impurities by doing a holistic body cleanse, and the emotions you need to let go of will follow, and from there you feel truly rejuvenated. A good massage, even a therapist (if you need some mental flossing) can work wonders. It’s essential you clear the decks, as Jupiter is going to be checking into Casa Virgo on the11th for a full one year stay-cation. With all those other planets currently in Leo all en route your way, and the North Node set to make an appearance in October, it’s going to be all hands on deck this Fall. For now, meditate… drift away… think about what you will do with a cosmic carte blanche being handed to you. Really, think about it! You have the possibility in the upcoming phase to build up exactly the life you want, so think about what it looks like and imagine it in picture perfect detail. The Sun conjunct Jupiter in your sign on the 27th is the perfect moment to put it all in motion. Double whammy luck if your birthday is on or close to this date! The Full Moon in Pisces on the 29th can bring closure or a brilliant culmination in a partnership. Tap into your heart’s desire.

LIBRA: It’s a more reflective month as Venus retrogrades in Leo, and Mercury (August 8th) the Jupiter (August 12th) move into your house of endings, secrecy and private affairs. Action is taking place behind the scenes, however a strong social urge will be experienced while Mars transits Leo, suggesting a partner is urging you to be out and about. A New Moon on the 14th signals a wonderful occasion and new friends and alliances are coming into your life. The 13th, 15th and 19th are exceptional for cultivating relationships of all varieties. Financial considerations may present an issue on the 4th, 5th or 21st. Anticipate shortcomings around these dates. The 6th is positive for linking your professional goals to a source of income. It may be a hard working phase, but you’ll see phenomenal results in November for the time you put in now. A project comes to a beautiful conclusion on the 29th. This connects back to visionary impulse you put into motion back in late January – February. Nice work!

SCORPIO: You have the ability to shed your armor this month as you begin to realize and recognize the new person you have become and seek to reveal this person to the outer world. The New Moon in Leo on the 14th breaths fresh life into your enterprise. A shift at this time emphasizes a changing tide, and the evolution of an idea or an objective into a highly successful endeavor. Coupled with the transit of Mars through Leo beginning August 9th, you still have a hard core advantage against your competitors. The 7th, 13th, 15th, and 19th are all incredibly dynamic. This is a hard working phase to say the least, though a Virgo emphasis as Mercury (August 8th) and Jupiter (August 12th) enter the sign, offering a harmonious social ambience. You are working among meticulous and thoughtful people who share your vision in this phase. This will also manifest as more opportunities to meet and socialize with wonderful events and occasions in store over the coming weeks. The Full Moon in Pisces on the 29th brings a key love relationship or creative endeavor into the frame beautifully. A serendipity of True Love and connection to destiny is possible. This will tie back into events and intuition that may have been aroused in the late January – February period.

SAGITTARIUS: A travel, publishing, media or educational goal can come into reach this month as a New Moon in Leo on the 14th opens up an opportunity for a positive new beginning. Venus (retrograde) continues to influence this area through the beginning of October and Mars from August 9th bring considerable energy and good fortune to your endeavors. Travel and reaching people at a distance may feature. The 2nd, 7th, 13th, 15th and 19th are all favorable for pursuing personal and creative goals. The first week of the month features some obstacles or a hurdle or two that must be crossed. Easy does it, a positive attitude goes a long way to avert a challenge or two. Jupiter will decamp for Virgo on the 12th, and very big developments will begin to unfold for you professionally over the coming months and well into next year. Big news on the 27th points to these exciting opportunities in store. Make a bold statement of initiative for the future. A Full Moon in Pisces on the 29th signals a change occurring in your residence, and you may be making a decision that has weighed on you over the last six months.

CAPRICORN: You might hit a financial snag in the early part of the month as Venus and Jupiter square off with Saturn. Much better news comes in during the New Moon in Leo on the 14th, which may reveal a new source of outside revenue. You can benefit from the good fortune of a spouse of business partner in this phase, or an investment you made can be profitable for you at this time. Matters within a partnership that may have had adversarial overtones last month can be resolved very positively around the 6th. This is a wonderful time for reaching agreements related to business or within a committed partnership. Mars in Leo and the house of intimacy and shared resources suggests you are working hard for it in this phase. Passion and conviction, particularly within a relationship, are aroused.The 7th and 15th are also remarkable for negotiating shared profits and revenue or making agreements, merging forces with another’s resources, with a real advantage on the 15th to go after what you want. On the 27th – you are likely to get it. A behind the scenes discussion about your profession on the 26th brings favorable input for your work. Positive aspects affecting your residential life come in on the 2nd, 13th and 19th. These are appropriate times to attend to to upgrades in the home. A Full Moon in Pisces on the 29th connects to Neptune, stimulating a very romantic and alluring ambience. It will be very enjoyable to attend a social event or go on a date at this time. Jupiter from Virgo after the 11th is amazing for expanding your influence. You feel at ease with yourself over the coming year.

AQUARIUS: A vexing influence that challenges the formation of a relationship stems from professional commitments at the onset of the month. This may tie back to endemic situations you confronted over the last two years, though a real breakthrough is possible now as Saturn resumes direct motion on the 2nd. The squares of Jupiter (August 3rd,) Venus (August 5th,) and Mercury (August 6th) to Saturn reveal the details. Better professional transits come in when Mercury in Virgo harmonizes on the 26th. A conjunction of Sun to Jupiter on the 27th can see a really amazing (and lucrative) job offer or assignment come your way. Travel, media and academic pursuits play a role. Transits of the Sun and Mercury, then Mars (August 9th – September 25th) continue to emphasize the zone of relating and partnerships. Venus retrograde though this area (from July 25th) may see a partner leave, if only temporarily, or for feelings and commitments to be reappraised over the coming weeks. A Leo New Moon on the 14th sees a shift in circumstances regarding commitments and relationships. A conjunction to retrograde Venus may indicate a reemerging connection with someone from the past, though it could equally be a bit of a love ’em and leave ’em – you’ll roll with circumstances since Uranus plays a very supportive role here, you are likely delighted at the results of what occurs regardless of the outcome. Jupiter leaves this area on the 11th, moving into Virgo and your 8th house of intimacy, transformation and shared resources – an area that is going to see tremendous revitalization over the coming months and heralding a stunning metamorphosis.

PISCES: A very significant change occurs this month when Jupiter enters Virgo and the area of committed relationships. Some of the emphasis comes off of the work and professional arena to bring a focus towards very positive developments set to occur within your partnerships. There is a massive advantage now to teaming up with another (this affects one on one relationships pretty explicitly,) and although it has implications within committed romantic associations, it also affects business partners or a team enterprise. You can find people now who fill the yang to your yin and fill in the spaces in terms of expertise and energy where you may be lacking to create a far more complete whole when you work together than separately. From Virgo, there is a suggestion that perhaps this person is a bit more detail oriented than you, and it’s likely you provide the vision and inspiration while your partner handles the more nitty gritty operational aspects. A meeting or encounter on the 27th sets a compelling new cycle into motion. A New Moon on the 14th bodes well for a new work assignment that proves both lucrative and exciting. Mars in Leo from the 9th suggests a hard working phase, but lots of progress if you stick with it. The professional rewards and advancement you desire for the work you are doing now comes in about a year, when Mars and Saturn conjunct in your house of career, status and public recognition. In the grand scheme of things, this is nothing, when you consider how significant the potential for long range success for your enterprise actually is in this phase. Baby steps, remember? Put an endeavor into motion on the 6th. A Full Moon in your sign on the 29th brings emotional and personal satisfaction for all that you have managed to achieve this Summer. Good work! An intimate celebration is in order.