Aries - August 2019
How are you, Aries?! August is a month of new beginnings, as the lunar cycle sends two fabulous new Moons to propel you forward into the next phase of your life plan! The first of these shines a light on your house of leisure on the 1st, and it’s a time to begin creative projects and pastimes, make social plans with friends, and generally let your hair down and enjoy yourself. You may also find a new love now, as Venus and the Moon connect to shower you with romantic interactions. The new Moon of the 30th focuses on work, and these last days of the month are for reining in that excitable energy and tackling your task list. Mercury and Mars offer support here, making this a positive time for important work-related discussions or meetings, and for delegating tasks to colleagues. Working as part of a team will be a key feature of this transit.
Jupiter turns direct in your house of higher education and learning on the 12th, and you will finally be back on track with study plans, after a period of several months in which you have been forced to reconsider whether the choices you made here were right for you. Adventurous rams could also be hit by the travel bug now, as Jupiter’s shift back into forward motion reignites your love of the universe. It’s a wonderful time to book a getaway to somewhere you have never been, and this is not the time for a sunbathing holiday, you need to be travelling to a place where you can really soak up the culture and history. Jupiter and Mercury link up between the 18th and 24th, a positive week for studying about religion, philosophy or politics, and for fine-tuning your psychic skills.
There is a great deal of retrograde movement through the heavens in August, with all of the outer planets from Jupiter through to Pluto spending at least some of the month in reverse. This pattern of activity generates a highly reflective kind of energy, in which you will find yourself reviewing many aspects of your current life style. Neptune’s influence is especially powerful here, as he encourages you to take a close look at how much of yourself you are losing in your relationships with others right now, as your natural compassion leads you to put their needs before yours. Re-establishing your personal sense of uniqueness and identity may be necessary, and this process is especially likely to affect career choices, as Neptune’s sextile with Saturn persists for the remainder of the year.
August’s full Moon turns attention to life with your friends, as ties are severed with someone in your social circle. The Moon’s opposition to Mars and Venus indicates a possible disagreement or argument, which could be based around jealousy or a romantic conflict of interests. Harsh words could be spoken in haste and later regretted, as passions run high and the overall atmosphere becomes charged with emotion and hypersensitivity. With Venus and the Sun forming a close conjunction between the 3rd and 21st, new creative projects arising will not only pre-occupy you, but might also send you a brand new group of interesting friends, creating tension as you attempt to juggle your different friendship groups. Jupiter’s influence from the 5th to 15th opens a window of opportunity for discussing issues with understanding and tolerance, if others can meet you half way. These days are also wonderful for joining a new social club or society, especially one connected with health improvement such as a gym or weight loss class. Enjoy your month!