General: Another busy month for all of us. One primary thing to watch out for is Mercury going retrograde at the end of the month. Get your projects under way before the Mercury retrograde period which is in effect is from August 24th through September 26th. Mercury retrograde is good for going back to the past or completing projects. However, it is never a good time to purchase cars, electronic equipment or take on a brand new client or project when Mercury is retrograde. The end of the month could be very sluggish.
We also have a Lunar Eclipse in the morning of August 18th. This is the beginning of 3 eclipses; one this month and two next month. This one stimulates our social consciousness. We are encourage by the Moon to seek equality over social injustice by connecting to the experience personally. Open your heart at 4:26 AM on the 18th.
Good days this month are the 1st, 10th, 16th, and the 22nd. Days to wear your hip waders are the 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th, 24th, 26th, and the 30th.
Aries – You are feeling more playful and creative as this month begins. You may want to take a class or get away for a vacation even if that meant you had to do some work online to accommodate that. By mid month you are ready to get back into your routines but you may feel blocked. Interaction with co-workers could be stressful especially toward the end of the month. This is a good month to get back into the gym or a Pilates class and find a way to channel some of the frustration.
Taurus – You have your energies focused on two fronts. One is connecting with your family and working on making your home a more comfy place. The other is some of the struggle you have had with your romantic relationships and close friends. These are smoothing out but you are not backing down. By the middle of the month, you are looking for some relaxation and peace. Indulge yourself! You may connect with old friends by the end of the month. Keep an eye on your finances, especially at the end of the month.
Gemini: Part of your focus this month is on home and the other is relationships. In the relationship area of your life, you are reviewing your commitments and determining which ones you are renewing. Decisions about your future in those relationships happens in August. You are more loquacious than usual this month sharing your views with everyone. Toward the middle of the month, you begin to pay attention to your family and the responsibilities there. Mercury retrograde at the end of the month, there in your area of home and family, will bring up some issues from the past. Cleaning and organizing!
Cancer – You are paying a lot more attention to your money and your resource base this month. You do have a lot of projects you want done. You are already acting on those energies by lining up the proper people to fix what is broken. Communication and getting your life organized are more the center of attention after mid month. The later part of the month is better for writing, changing bad habits and putting some of your creative ideas into action. Don’t overload your schedule!
Leo – Happy Birthday to the Lionesses and Lions! This is your personal yearly cycle when you get to review last year’s events and establish new directions for your individual new year. Many opportunities remain open for you as long you are will to make the commitment. You are operating from a stable and practical point of view. Toward the middle of the month, you shift your attention to managing your money. You may feel like asking for a raise, or expanding your services to make more money. Children and people under your care are bucking for more independence. Establish boundaries you can live with.
Virgo – You start the month in a rest and retreat mode. You definitely need some time to yourself? Get away from your routines and get yourself a break. By mid month, you are ready to get back into action. You may feel some of the sluggishness during the 12th, 13th and 14th. At the end of the month, your ruler, Mercury, goes retrograde in your sign. This Mercury retrograde is for you! Take the time to enjoy this Mercury retrograde cycle and focus on the projects you need to finish and put your new projects on hold till early October.
Libra – Friends and community associations are being stimulated this month in your chart. You may want to seek out a community organizations that give you a chance to give back. You would be able to form supportive friendships from this action. By the middle of the month, you are ready for a retreat. You are more sensitive to your environment and will need more time to yourself or only with particular friends. Take some time for improved health like a trip out to nature, to a relaxing spa or a spiritual retreat. It will do wonders for you.
Scorpio – You are in a leadership role this month. This is the perfect time for you to step forward and put yourself out there. Your positive energies are enhanced if you are working with a group or organization. This is also a very good time for self promotion either at work or within an association. You also focus more and more on getting your finances in order. This will be especially strong through August and September. You may also tap into a resource you had not considered previously. Keep your mind open and don’t over think everything.
Sagittarius – As this month opens you are diffidently moving out of that sluggish period through June and July. You will be much more active, and even getting up earlier. You might have some sluggishness on the 6th and 7th and the 24th through the 26th but they should be temporary. By mid month, you are especially focused on your career and long term security goals. At the end of the month, it’s time to step back and rethink your overall plan for work and career.
Capricorn – You have a mixed bag of tricks this week with you focusing and clearing up any sort of relationship problems both business and personal. You are making sure you are both working from the same set of rules and boundaries. Toward mid month, you are ready to take a break from your work routines. This can be a good time to get away, do some travel, especially if you are going to a spot you have been to previously. You may also want to take classes that feeds into your creativity. Enjoy the last part of the month!
Aquarius – Relationships are also strong for you this month but you are really ready to work on making your relationships even strong and closer by finding common goals to pull you two together. This is a good time to discuss finances, intimacy issues or just letting go of some fears you have hidden from both of you. Friends are hard to come by and that is never a good time for Aquarians. You will feel like putting some new energy into that part of your life for the next couple months but you will be very cautious about who you let in.
Pisces – You are finally beginning to move out of that state of permanent retreat you had wondered into during late May. Although, you may have some brief recesses back to ranch during 5th and 6th, 14th and 14th and 24th through the 26th. Overall you are back to making long term plans about your future direction including career and long term security choices. As the month draws to a close, get ready to take a break from pushing forward to making sure you are on the right track.