Dates to Watch this Month:
- August 11 – Jupiter turns Direct
- August 11 – Mercury into Leo
- August 11 – Uranus turn retrograde
- August 15 – Full Moon in Aquarius/Leo
- August 18 – Mars into Virgo
- August 21 – Venus into Virgo
- August 23 – Sun into Virgo
- August 29 – Mercury into Virgo
- August 30 – New Moon-Super Moon in Virgo
For all the entries on the list above, August is really a decent month. We have a stellium of planets in Leo that promote fun, play, creativity and relaxation, and then a stellium in Virgo later in the month that supports our healing, working and sharing our gifts with the world. After July’s craziness, this is great news!
Let’s break it down by the weeks:
Week 1: August 1-4 Let the Fun Begin!
We have just entered the New Moon window from 7/31’s new moon in Leo. Earlier in the week we experienced a potent Sun square Uranus with possible disruptions, upsets and accident-proneness and it continues Friday August 2, when Venus (relationships, values, money) squares Uranus. Watch out for disruptions with the people in your world – this isn’t a good time to pick a fight. If anything, this would be great for developing diplomacy and applying love energy to your relationships! Take care when spending money. You want to make sure you are getting the stated value for your dollars spent.
Week 2: August 5-11 – Jupiter Week!
I’m calling this Jupiter week, as almost every day resonates with some type of Jupiter energy. Remember that Jupiter represents growth, expansion, and the wisdom we gain through our ever-evolving consciousness.
Monday 8-5-19: The Moon will be in Libra and thus triggers the Capricorn Saturn, South Node and Pluto. This makes for opportunities to bring balance to what is changing in our lives. There is also a trine with Moon, Sun and Jupiter which gives us the confidence and emotional depth to be able to stay the course of our development.
Tuesday 8-6-19: The Moon is in Libra for the first part of the day and then soon transits into Scorpio where it will oppose Uranus in Taurus. The Moon in Scorpio is deeply passionate and emotionally intense. As a fixed sign Scorpio doesn’t always embrace change, yet today may be one of those days where change is necessary! Don’t be afraid to go with the flow.
Wednesday 8-7-19: Today the Sun meets up with Jupiter for some free flowing, feel good energy! Whatever you are passionate about, today is the day to spend quality time in the doing of it. That could mean that play is your passion today or being creative. Whatever it is, have fun!
Thursday 8-8-19: Today Venus, Goddess of love, relationships, values and money meets up with Jupiter. As the Sun did yesterday, this triggers some feel good energy directed this time toward the people in our lives. Today would be a wonderful day to hang out with loved ones or meet new like-minded people. Just enjoy the warmth and love that is all around you! Later this afternoon, the Moon moves out of Scorpio and into Sagittarius, Jupiter’s home territory, which ramps up the opportunities to have a good time.
About the only thing to watch out for today is the Moon’s square (challenge) to Mars in Leo. The Moon in Scorpio represents depth, and Mars in Leo is engaged in fun and play. Remember there is a time and a place for everything, so don’t take play over the top and as well, don’t the Moon’s emotions take you over the top.
Friday 8-9-19: Today the Moon in Sagittarius conjuncts Jupiter and trines Venus. That makes for a day of optimism and seeing the bright side of everything. It could be a great day to step back from the “details” and see the bigger picture of your life or what you are trying to accomplish.
Saturday 8-10-19: The Moon is still in adventure-seeking, mind-expanding Sagittarius today. Maybe spend the day investigating things you haven’t before or going to new places that seem exciting or new. There is one small blip on the screen today and that is the Moon square Neptune, which may mean a tendency to daydream or act from the subconscious. If you’re engaged in anything dangerous or needing full concentration be super careful today! This can also bring up spiritual awareness during the day as well.
Sunday 8-11-19: We have reached the single most important or impactful day of the week and indeed, the month of August. Today the planet Jupiter ends his 4-month retrograde cycle by moving direct in Sagittarius, Mercury moves back into Leo after ending his retrograde cycle on July 31, and Uranus, planet of awakening and surprises, turns retrograde in Taurus. So what can we expect?
Anytime a planet changes directions or changes signs it affects the quality of the energies we express. When you put 3 of them doing a change on the same day, it adds some chaos to the day.
Jupiter Direct – Jupiter Direct means that we are again able to grow and expand into our outer world. Here is where we need caution so that we do not over-do anything. This is an optimistic and expansive time for Jupiter, but you don’t want to realize too late that you cannot sustain anything you have put into motion. Cautious risk-taking and proportional growth is what is required now. This is especially true because over the last 4 months of retrograde you may have felt stuck and now with new energy you may go to far too fast.
Mercury into Leo – Mercury in Leo speaks with a flair for the dramatic and with passion. We can command the attention of those around us and use our minds in very creative ways. We’ll have to look out for dominating conversations instead of sharing the limelight. Also, with Mercury in Leo we may over-state or exaggerate what we can do. Be sure not to promise the world if you cannot deliver it!
Uranus retrograde – Uranus retrograde starts today at 6° Taurus and ends on January 10, 2020, at 2° Taurus. This is a good time to shift on the inner planes in response to the outer world changes you have been through. Let your inner world be rocked in a way that is revolutionary, evolutionary and consciousness-raising!
Week 3: August 12-18, 2019 Full Moon in Aquarius This Week!
This week powers us up a bit with a Venus-Sun conjunction, the Full Moon across Aquarius & Leo, Mercury square Uranus and the beginning of the inner planets’ move into Virgo.
So far this month we have had a stellium (a collection of 3 or more planets in the same sign) in Leo, pushing us to play, have more fun, and express our creativity. Moving into this 3rd week of August we begin to see a shift from the creative imagination in Leo into the actual “bring it to life” energies of Virgo. Virgo has an eye to the details, and that may be just the thing we need to manifest our dreams into the real world. Let’s look at some details for this week:
Monday, August 12, 2019
We start the week with the Moon in Capricorn, and I hope you know what that means by now – that’s right a Moon conjunct Saturn, South node and Pluto kind of day. Time for stabilizing what is changing in your life. Watch for emotional reactions. The Moon turns Void-of-course at 3:12 pm PT/6:12 pm ET in preparation for her move into Aquarius tomorrow.
Tuesday August 13, 2019
The Moon moves into Aquarius this morning at 8:36 am PT/11:36 am ET, ending her Void-of-course time. There is a Moon opposition Mercury today that may provoke us to speak more emotionally or think more emotionally today. Then later in the day the Moon squares Uranus, and if we have not gotten our emotions controlled, we may be tempted to blurt out our frustrations or feelings. Be careful of being reactive today!
Venus conjuncts Sun today: Venus and the Sun meet up today in Leo. This transit goes a long way in soothing what might be other “tricky” energies of the day. When Venus and the Sun connect, we feel more affectionate and loving toward the people in our lives. We’re inspired to be creative and to beautify our environments. Bask in the glow of love, romance and creativity today!
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
The Moon spends the entire day in quirky, innovative and inventive Aquarius. There are no major contacts with other planets, so we can remain open to receiving impulses from our intuition in preparation for tomorrow morning’s Full Moon in Aquarius. What will you do or be that is uniquely YOU? Dare to think and act “outside of the box.”
Thursday, August 15, 2019
Full Moon @ 22 Aquarius/Leo at 5:30 am PT /8:30 am ET.
Today the Moon holds an opposition to the Sun (the Full Moon), Venus and Mars. This full Moon is really about what you must release in order to move forward with creativity, love and joy. What must you do to be more heart-centered and in alignment with your desires.
Sun, Venus, and Mars are holding space in Leo (the heart centered part) and with the Full Moon in Aquarius we get to march to the beat of our own unique drum! If you have been attempting to remain invisible or on the other hand, if you have been calling to much attention to yourself, now is the time to balance and harmonizing the two extremes to be the expression of your true, authentic self.
Another facet of the Full Moon this month is some challenging energy being shared with Pluto, Lord of Transformation. Pluto could be stirring up issues around power and empowerment for you. What does it take to become empowered? Are you taking power away from those around you, or do you see your inherent power and beauty? There could be a bit of a struggle for us to see the truth in this.
Friday, August 16, 2019
After a short Void-of-course last evening, the Moon moved into the sign of Pisces where she spends the day today. The Moon in Pisces is a dreamy and imaginative placement. We may find it difficult to focus on the “real” world as we are busy in the ideal realm. There is real compassion and empathy in the Moon in Pisces. Remember to factor that compassion and empathy inward toward yourself as well as to others.
Mercury square Uranus today – When Mercury squares Uranus we may become aware of nervous energy flowing through us or others in our lives. There’s an electrical current that we can feel between our mind and the communication of our thoughts. We may be filled with ideas and excitement. Just don’t let this energy overtake you and get you moving in too many directions at once!
Saturday, August 17, 2019
The Moon remains in Pisces all day today making good connections to Saturn, Neptune and Pluto. We can be totally tuned in to our inner voice today. It’s a great day to engage a spiritual practice, take a class, do some meditation or yoga, and otherwise focus inward.
Sunday, August 17, 2019
The Moon moves into Aries early in the day (9:33 am PT/12:33 pm ET) and we feel more energetic and willing to get out and do something! The Aries Moon is ruled by Mars and Mars likes action. Go for a bike ride, hike, or do some other physical activity today.
Mars into Virgo – August 18 – October 3, 2019. The Leo stellium begins to break up today with Mars, the first of the inner planets’, move into Virgo. Mars in Leo gave us access to creative genius, and now in Virgo he becomes more of a workhorse, prodding us to action on our ideas. Mars is a bit of a perfectionist in Virgo as well and pays attention to the details. Wherever Virgo is in your natal chart is where you will have to take the “rubber to meet the road” during this cycle.
Week 4: August 19-25, 2019 Adding Energy to Virgo
Two more bodies move into Virgo this week – Venus and the Sun. We’re working to perfect something, and it is all part of the Virgo experience.
Monday & Tuesday, August 19-20, 2019
We begin the work week with the Moon in Aries. Today may be a day for new beginnings or building of momentum toward something. Watch out for aggressive attitudes – either your own or someone else’s. This is not a good day to pick a fight with anyone! Engage your personal authority and be responsible for yourself – thoughts, words and deeds!
Remember Aries is one of the signs that when the Moon moves through it can trigger our Capricorn trio, Saturn, South Node and Pluto. There may be more to experience in the break down and regeneration of something in your life. Be willing to work through it and engage a wider perspective.
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
The Moon moved into Taurus very early this morning after a 20 minute Void-of-course. That puts the Moon in a trine or positive flow with both the feminine and masculine principles (Venus & Mars). We may feel more balanced today, and able to act from a place of equilibrium. Later in the day, the Moon will conjunct Uranus, perhaps giving us a surprise or two. Not all surprises are negative, maybe something very nice will pop up in your world for you today!
Venus into Virgo – August 21 to September 14. With Venus in Virgo we value the down to Earth and practical, both in expressions of love and in what we choose to buy. Venus rules are relationships, values and money and in Virgo we want to be sure that there is a useful reason for everything we do. Watch out for being picky and overly critical of those around you.
Mercury (in Leo) trine Jupiter (in Sagittarius) – When these two planets meet up in Fire energy there is expansion into the creative, expressive, and spiritual. Mercury rules the mind and communication, while Jupiter rules expansion and our Spiritual nature. This combination may bring us good news, optimism and the desire to socialize.
Friday, August 23, 2019
The Sun moves into Virgo early today adding a 3rd party to the building stellium in that sign. The Sun in Virgo is organized, earthy and detail-oriented. The focus turns to our work environment, the path of sharing our gifts and talents (service) and the routines we are in. We are also more concerned with health and the purity of the foods we eat and the water we drink. Sun sign Virgo can be analytical and think critically. We want to be careful about being overly picky, critical of others or perfectionistic.
Also today, the Moon moves into chatty Gemini. When the Moon is in Gemini we are more quick-witted, curious and sociable. We can also become easily scattered and lose focus with the number of ideas and thoughts we have in our heads.
The Moon in Gemini challenges the Sun (Crisis of Consciousness), Venus and Mars in Virgo. Virgo wants the details, and Gemini prefers to leave them out in favor of flexibility. Gemini is fickle, and Virgo is stable. How did the two of these signs get linked by the same planet – Mercury – when they are so different in their approach to the use of the mind and communication. That’s a great question for another day’s tale! Just know that today you may feel torn between depth and superficiality.
Saturday, August 24, 2019
The Moon is in Gemini all day today opposing Jupiter and squaring Neptune. Today is likely not a great day to make big decisions, but it would be good for just having some fun!
Venus conjunct Mars – The astrological lovers meet today! Venus and Mars together make the ideal partners for love, romance and socializing with friends. There is also a raw sensual and sexual energy in the air today that generates magnetism – drawing couples together. We can also find satisfaction in creative endeavors. It’s a good time to start a project that brings both the physical and the emotional together.
Sunday, August 25, 2019
We end the weekend with the Moon in Gemini transitioning to Cancer in the early evening. Likely it’s been a socializing and energizing type of weekend. Now with the Moon’s move into Cancer, we bring in an emotional element to start the next week with.
Week 5: August 26-31 The Virgo Stellium, Uranus & New Moon
It seems this week is all about Uranus! So expect the unexpected, be ready for surprises and stay grounded (in your body and conscious). Mercury is added to the stellium in Virgo and we have a New Moon-Super Moon in Virgo later in the week.
Monday, August 26, 2019
We begin the work week with the Moon in Cancer making a host of positive connections to the planets. Even though we know that Cancer is opposing the Saturn, South Node, Pluto elements in Capricorn responsible for changing our world, we are buoyed by the excellent relationship the Moon has today. There’s a bit of magic in the air!
Venus trine Uranus – Tired of the same ‘ol, same ‘ol routine? Today’s your chance to get out and do something new and exciting. It’s time to break the monotony! Just be careful that you don’t take things too far. Socialize, play, expand, do something that you normally wouldn’t do. Go see a movie that you wouldn’t normally expect you would like to see. Whatever you do today should feel new and out of the ordinary!
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
The Moon in Cancer opposes Pluto early today and we may feel the rush of emotion or the tinge of emotional upset. This is a quick aspect and will soon pass. Don’t make too much of any emotional confrontation. Late today, the Moon moves into Leo and our fun returns!
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
The Moon spends the day in Leo and we can be heart centered, loving, generous and fun-loving! There may be some unexpected things happening -especially in the outer world – as Mars meets up with Uranus. With this duo in Earth signs it makes me think of earthquakes or earth-shaking events. Be prepared, but don’t be scared. We just never know how these two will get along and what they will bring to us.
Thursday, August 29, 2019
Today, Mercury moves into Virgo and completes the stellium that has been building since the 18th when Mars moved into Virgo. Mercury is the ruler of Virgo and is powerful in this very analytical and critically thinking sign.
Friday, August 30, 2019 New Moon/Super Moon in Virgo
Earlier in the year we had our Full Moons as Super Moons, and now is the New Moon’s turn to be super. A super Moon is a full or new moon that comes to within 90% of the closest the Moon ever makes to the Earth. It has more power or influence because of its proximity to us. The tides are higher, and since we are made up of about 75% water, we are also more pushed by the tidal forces.