Sagittarius - August 2018
How’s it going, Sagittarius?! August is a month of exploring new horizons, as the Sun turns his attention to your house of travel during the days up to the 23rd! Your self-esteem during this period will be directly linked to the extent of your life experience and knowledge of the world, therefore if you feel there are some gaps, you will be very keen to fill them with interesting travel experiences, learning courses and research into political, spiritual and philosophical issues. A helpful solar eclipse here on the 11th is fabulous for taking the first step on a journey towards any of these goals, and with the Moon connected to retrograde Mercury, your new project is likely to be one you have deliberated over before. Mercury does turn direct on the 19th, but before this date you could encounter delays around holiday plans. His longstanding feud with Jupiter will also reach a peak in the days after the 18th, finally ending any problems related to training or studying which have lingered since mid-July.
Saturn and Chiron are currently locked in a tense embrace which will last until the end of November, and is creating doubts around your money-making potential. You are not perhaps utilising your talents to maximise your financial opportunities, and encounters will arise now which make this more and more apparent. Don’t be afraid to strike out and try something new, you have many skills which can impress others. Venus also becomes embroiled in this battle of wills between the 7th and 17th, and conflict between fitting in with the crowd and following your own path is likely to arise. Friends may cause you some problems now, as their egotistical behaviour prevents you from being able to express your creativity and spontaneity. If you are attending social events with others in your social circle, expect dramatics of some kind, as others show that they are unhappy with your plans.
Expressing ideas and opinions will prove difficult for the first fortnight in August, as Mars causes havoc in your communication sector. This is likely to be a stressful time, in which you feel that others simply aren’t listening to what you have to say. You may also be a little more irritable or sensitive than usual when your viewpoint is challenged. He will be retrograde throughout this period and will also be backtracking over significant conversations which arose between the 17th and 25th of May; these debates will linger until mid-September before any headway is made. Mars and Uranus clash between the 2nd and 12th too, a time of conflicts with work colleagues and people you see as part of your everyday routines, who just seem to be getting in your way! On a more positive track, Venus and Mars form a passionate trine from the 7th to 14th, and someone from your past who remembers important advice you gave them will reappear to rekindle your friendship.
Domestic life is set to benefit from the influence of the full Moon on the 26th; important matters always reach a conclusion under the light of such transits, therefore if you have been waiting to hear signficant news about a relative, property or house refurbishment, this is the time to finalise these things. The Moon sextiles Uranus and Saturn at this time, so changes to family routines are likely, and these will be unexpected and require flexibility and adaptation. Money can be made from family investments and working from home, and if you have been waiting for a family windfall, you will receive it now as your patience pays off. Enjoy your month!