Pisces - August 2019
Hello Pisces! Prepare for a communication meltdown in August, as Uranus turns retrograde on the 12th in your house of conversation! When he is moving forwards you feel energised by exciting topics of conversation and expressions of originality; when he is moving backwards, you will find yourself reflecting on how you can be a little less abrasive in your self-expression. But it’s the inbetween time which is a test, when he really isn’t moving at all, and this is the kind of frustrating, inactive experience fishes will be encountering this month. You may find that topics of conversation simply don’t seem to go anywhere, and attempts to lighten the mood fall flat. Don’t try too hard to make it work, as September arrives you will find things pick up, and you will be entering that period of reflection around how you put your point across to others.
Three significant lunar events make this a busy month for the Moon, and with Venus heavily influencing these transits, there are lessons to be learned for us all right now about love, compassion and self-respect. We begin with a new Moon on the 1st in your house of work, and fabulous opportunities to try a new job or work department will arise for you at this time, the more creative the better. New colleagues arriving in your world will be friendly and easy-going, and will make life a whole lot easier. The full Moon on the 15th illuminates your house of secrets, and it is possible that information will be shared about you now which should have remained private. With Venus and Mars opposing the Moon, a public show of anger or upset could also make you feel a little embarrassed. A second new Moon on the 30th turns attention to partnerships of all kinds and is excellent for compromising with partners, exes, neighbours and in-laws.
There is a good deal of retrograde energy around the Zodiac in August, making this a month of important reflection and review. Mercury at least will be back in forward motion during the days up to the 11th, and leisure activities or social plans which didn’t quite take off towards the end of last month will suddenly be a subject of interest again. Mercury then moves into your house of everyday tasks and routines on the 12th, making the fortnight in August fortuitous for attending to paperwork, and resolving problems with phones, cars and computers. After a stressful July, you will find you are finally making headway again with your ‘to do’ list. Jupiter’s influence between the 17th and 24th also ups your energy and positivity levels.
Prepare for a fiery time in love relationships during the last days of the month, as Mars and the Sun unite in your house of partnerships after the 24th and right through to mid-September. This is a period for expressing your wants in an assertive and forthright way, and loved ones will be left in no doubt about what you expect from them! Just take care around being too abrupt, particularly if your other half is a little sensitive. It will be much harder to offer a listening ear now too, as your desire to have your own wants satisfied motivates pretty much all your love decisions. Uranus and Mars link up after the 19th to add some impulsive, rather irrational energy to your interactions here, and you may say more than you meant to in an argument during these last days of the month. It will be hard to come back from this, so tread carefully! Enjoy your month!