Your handy Astro Facts: The New Moon (2° Leo ) is on 8/14 at 10:53a. The Full Moon (6° Pisces) is on 8/29 at 2:35p. Saturn turns direct on 8/2 at 28° Scorpio, Mars enters Leo on 8/8, Jupiter enters Virgo on 8/11, and the Sun enters Virgo on 8/23 at 6:38a. All times are EDT. Read August’s Astro overview HERE
NOTE: To get the most out of your Heavenly Messages read the message for your Rising sign (ascendant) along with your Sun sign.
LEO July 20 – August 22 Happy Birthday Glorious Queens/Kings of beasts. Your personal new year begins with lots of Leo gold! Huge Jupiter is in the final few days of his Leo journey (not to return for 12 years) and Venus rejoins him for a last Leo waltz. This dance accents your own creative style so take advantage before they leave the stage! Your ruler the Sun is in his glory now shining brilliantly in his own sign of Leo. Mercury shines in Leo too and beams bright messages to cell tower Uranus broadcasting far and wide. The transmission says, “Hold focus on your goals and intentions; they may not manifest immediately, but trust, be patient and they will unfold at the perfect moment!” Task master Saturn has returned to your home and family space and his heavy presence might clash a bit with your desire to play in the fields of the world. This could manifest as a person whose energy drags you down, or maybe you’re in the midst of renovations taking longer than you thought. Whatever it is don’t fight it, just go with the flow because things behind the scenes are working to create a healing outcome. Jupiter may be leaving Leo on 8/11 but August’s astro energy still has major activation for you because Mars bounces into Leo for the first time in 2 years on 8/8 (thru 9/24). Mars in Leo brings creativity to the forefront and gives you extra added energy to conquer your world! Venus retro has also returned to Leo where she resides until 10/8 so you have her magnetic power weeks longer than usual. Purr, purr pretty kitty. The New Moon is in Leo on 8/14, a lovely time to set powerful intentions for the next phase of your life.
VIRGO August 23 – September 21 Dear Virgo, August brings big energy your way when the largest planet of all, Jupiter, enters Virgo on 8/11 for the first time in 12 years. Jupiter is the planet of opportunity and when he visits your sign YOU become the opportunity everyone wants! Look back to summer of 2003 through 2004, the last time Jupiter was in Virgo, to get a sense of similar themes coming around again. It is your time to shine in all the best Virgo ways. Your intelligence and problem solving abilities will be in demand. To take full advantage of this rare energy, make sure you are in the right place with people who appreciate you and you’ll go far! A few days earlier, on 8/7 ruler Mercury also enters Virgo and resides in your earthy sign for the next 20 days. Mercury in Virgo adds extra smarts to your already clever self giving you even more ability to come up with the right answers and perfect solutions just when they are needed. You’re going to like this month’s vibe! See Intro for more Jupiter in Virgo.
LIBRA September 22 – October 23 Dear Libra, August begins with your ruler Venus doing her once every other year backward dance. She re-visits Leo all month (thru 10/8) and as August begins joins mighty Jupiter for a last waltz in your networking connections, community and friendship zone. The Sun shines here too along with Mercury and on 8/8 Mars also dashes in for the first time in 2 years. This means you are the dashing toast of the town – the hostess with the mostess! It’s definitely a month for mingling with like minded folks and fun hearted friends. Venus retro here could mean people you haven’t been in contact with in years suddenly reconnect with good times remembered and new memories created. Be aware that Venus makes a hard angle to Saturn in early August and since Saturn recently returned to your income zone, you need to be careful then or you could go over budget. Don’t feel like you have to be the one that picks up the entire tab. In fact you might recall the old buddy you haven’t seen in so long, always was a bit of a mooch – make sure you are not the moochee.
SCORPIO October 24 – November 22 Dear Scorpio, Your career world continues to shine brightly in August. As the month begins The Sun and Mercury bring more attention to your brand while Venus returns for a meeting with Jupiter on the last leg of his year-plus journey here. Jupiter has been maximizing career and professional opportunity for you since last summer which he hopes you have taken advantage of, because he won’t return for 12 years. Jupiter’s next stop is to your networking connections zone which he enters on 8/11. It’s now time to spread your style further out into the community where it gains even more attention. Your outer world/career zone continues to stay hot because on 8/8 co-ruler Mars enters here for the first time in 2 years. Mars in Leo is a major motivator so things continue to rock and roll in your world! Meanwhile Saturn continues his return visit to Scorpio, but begins to move forward again on 8/2 with a reminder that there is not much more time to complete the self-restructuring project begun in the fall of 2012. In early August Jupiter and Venus make a tough angle to Saturn so be sure to keep in mind all the lessons you’ve learned over the last few years. You don’t want to derail the progress you’ve made. Hint: Practice some humility. Don’t beat people over the head with how wonderful and brilliant you are. Let your many abilities shine for themselves and people will notice without you having to say a word.
SAGITTARIUS November 23 – December 20 Dear Centaurs, August is an important month for you! On 8/11 ruler Jupiter enters Virgo and your career/outer world zone for the first time in 12 years. Jupiter’s position here (through 9/9/16) brings major opportunities your way. If you are in a career you love expect it to continue to grow in all the best ways, and if you have yet to discover who you want to be in the world, you’ll get a big helping hand. For those of you longing to change your worldly situation, career, a move etc. expect to find new doors opening to a better place. Look back to what was happening from the summer of 2003 through 2004, the last time Jupiter was here, to sense a similar theme. Meanwhile as August begins Jupiter is still in Leo where Venus rejoins him for one last bright Leo meeting taking place in your far flung travel zone and general higher mind territory. The Sun and Mercury shine here too and on 8/8 Mars bounds in for the first time in 2 years. This means it’s a great month to take a brilliant vacation before the demands of work, school, and all your other responsibilities take over again.
CAPRICORN December 21 – January 19 Dear Capricorn, Your ruler Saturn who backed into Scorpio for one last deep swim turns direct again on 8/2. In mid June Saturn re-entered Scorpio and your networking connections, friendship zone to remind you of two things: How important a strong community of friends and professional associations is, and also to help you build better boundaries so the users and abusers don’t suck away your precious time and attention. With Saturn moving forward again, you’ve got one last opportunity to make sure you’ve got this all figured out. Other astro news for the month focuses on home and family and close relationships across the board. Significant others have big plans which impact you and it’s probably a good idea to follow their lead. Mighty Jupiter has been stationed in your deeper relationship and shared resources zone since last July. Early in the month Jupiter has a lovely meeting with Venus who came back again to give him a sweet hug before he leaves this zone not to return for 12 years. Jupiter’s next stop on 8/11 is to fellow earth sign Virgo and your 9th house of higher mind and large adventures. Jupiter loves this territory so get ready for some interesting travels whether it be to far flung places on the planet or within your expanding mind!
AQUARIUS January 20 – February 19 Dear Aquarius, August begins with the Moon in your own crystal blue sign indicating a cycle of change. Mighty Jupiter stationed in your relationship zone since July last year is getting ready to exit on 8/11, not to return for 12 years. Jupiter’s work of expanding relationships in your life is shifting, but before he goes Venus returns for one last dance setting the stage for a sweet month for you. As August begins the Sun and Mercury also shine in your relationship space and on 8/8 Mars bounds in for the first time in 2 years. During their Leo travels they all reach out to ruler Uranus in Aries repeating the nice vibrations activated last month. Meanwhile Saturn who re-entered your career/outer world zone in mid June moves forward again on 8/2 refocusing upon structural changes you’ve (hopefully!) made in your world. At the first of the month Jupiter and Venus form a sharp angle to Saturn which means someone close to you could have plans at odds with your new structures. Best advice is not to be reactionary. Let them blow off steam and when it clears better strategies become obvious.
PISCES February 20 – March 20 Dear Pisces, Jupiter the largest planet in the solar system is about ready to make a big move this month. Jupiter has been stationed in your 6th house of work, service, and daily agenda activities since last July. Jupiter here helped expand job opportunities and generally brought a lot of attention to your everyday tasks. Ideally you were meant learn how to be more creative as you go about your day and have more fun at work too. In early August Venus returns to this space and the Sun and Mercury are here too, then on 8/8 Mars marches in for the first time in 2 years bringing a lot of focus to this theme! So are you having fun at what you do every day? On 8/11 Jupiter enters your opposite sign of Virgo which rules your relationship zone. Here Jupiter turns his expansive energy to relationships across the board from love and marriage to business partnerships, and taps into family relationships too. Jupiter loves to expand the good stuff, but can amplify crappy stuff too! So it’s a good idea not to take any of your relationships for granted and to also take your rosy glasses off to have a good look at all the dynamics in play. Where things are working well, you can trust they will get even better. If you see room for improvement get to work now on changing things so they don’t blow way out of proportion later. Look back to the summer of 2003 through 2004, the last time Jupiter visited this important zone. You’ll sense similar themes and be better prepared.
ARIES March 21 – April 21 Dear Rams, August begins with a lot of Leo blazing in the heavens which suits you just fine! The Sun and Mercury are in Leo gold and Venus just returned to Leo where she embraces mighty Jupiter one last time. Then on 8/8 ruler Mars leaves soggy Cancer and parades into Leo too for the first time in 2 years. All this bright activity takes place in your creativity, fun times and kid’s zone, so it’s time to celebrate life! In other big astro news, on 8/11 Jupiter, the biggest planet of all, enters Virgo which rules your job and daily work zone. Virgo is a much more serious sign and Jupiter in your work space expands, well….more work! Now if you love your job or you’ve been looking for a better one this can be a very good thing. But if you are not happy with the work you do every day Jupiter just as easily expands more discontent. If this is you, it’s time to do your good Aries thing and courageously take a leap into something better. Don’t do your Aries jump first ask questions later. Jupiter stays here until 9/9/16, so you have time to figure everything out. Be smart, do your homework and Jupiter will help you with this too!
TAURUS April 22 – May 20 Sweet Bulls, Your home and family zone is very active in August! Leo rules this zone and ruler Venus just retrograded back into Leo where she remains until 10/8. The Sun and Mercury are also in Leo shining in your home and family zone, then on 8/8 rammy Mars jumps in too for the first time in 2 years (thru 9/24) creating a very active time around the house! Jupiter has been your house guest since last July and early in the month Venus re-embraces Jupiter for one last hug before he leaves, not to return for 12 years. Jupiter’s next visit is to fellow earth sign Virgo which rules your creativity zone. Jupiter’s job is expansion and over the coming year will help you come up with the next big creative plan for your life. This is also the zone of children so if you are considering getting pregnant, this would be a good time, and if you already have children (or work with kids as teacher, counselor etc.) expect to see your efforts over the years begin to pay off. At the same time Saturn who returned to your relationship zone in mid June moves direct in Scorpio again on 8/2 remaining in your relationship space until 9/17 (for the last time in 30 years!) Saturn reminds you to make the good relationships in your life even stronger, while shoring up boundaries against anyone who would take advantage of your time and energy.
GEMINI May 21 – June 20 Dear Gemini, Your ruler Mercury shines in Leo as August begins highlighting your mental/communication zone. The Sun is here too and Venus just returned to do a last dance with Jupiter who is getting ready to leave after his year-plus visit. Mars is prepping to dash in too, on 8/8, for the first time in 2 years. This brings a lot of bright activity to your mind! Coming up with bright ideas is your strength to begin with, so you’ll feel inspired and motivated this month! The only thing to be careful about is that early in the month Jupiter and Venus form a tough angle to Saturn who turns direct on 8/2 in Scorpio in your work/job zone. Someone might not be appreciative or could even be jealous of your inspired ideas, so be careful whom you say what to. On 8/11 Jupiter exits Leo to enter Virgo, which rules your home space, for the first time in 12 years. Jupiter’s job is expansion, which means you might make plans to expand your dwelling, do major renovations, move to a new place or perhaps someone new moves into your space. Jupiter will be your house guest until 9/9/16 so it’s best to prepare. The last time Jupiter visited here was from summer 2003 through 2004, so look back to then for a similar theme.
CANCER June 21 – July 20 Dear Cancer, On August 1st your ruler the Moon sparkles in crystal blue Aquarius – the cycle of your deepest soul connections is highlighted. Early in the month Mars still activates your Cancerian waters, but on 8/8 Mars enters bright fire sign Leo for the first time in 2 years where he joins the Sun and Mercury in your income zone. Venus just returned to your financial space too and embraces Jupiter during his last few days here. Jupiter in Leo did his work of expanding your financial prospects, and Mars brings a nice added push to help you carry on as Jupiter exits. On 8/11 Jupiter enters Virgo which rules your mental/communication zone. Jupiter has not been here in 12 years, since the summer of 2003 – look back to then for a similar theme. This is your 3rd house which also is connected to extended family like aunts, uncles, cousins and also your siblings. Perhaps their lives are expanding too and since family is so important to you, their expansion affects yours. Meanwhile Saturn who reversed back to Scorpio in mid June, turns direct on 8/2 in your creativity space and remains here until 9/17. Saturn reminds you to firm up the next creative plan for your life. This is also the zone of children, so it’s time to make firm decisions about your offspring, including whether to have any or not. If you already have kids, Saturn here reminds you not to fall into a Cancerian enabling trap. Saturn says, “Love your children, guide them with mature advice and have the courage to let them to make their own mistakes. Don’t make every decisions for them and keep them dependent on you forever.”