Scorpio - August 2018
Hello lovely Scorpio! Love relationships are under fire in August, as Uranus settles into retrograde motion in your house of partners! Planets moving in reverse generally indicate important life lessons upon which we need to reflect, and Uranus is no exception, as over the next three months he sends you clashes with loved ones around independence, self-expression and rebellion. You could find yourself thrown into one or two uncomfortable situations now, where you are forced to address relationship issues which you had hoped to keep hidden from view. It’s important that you move forward with honesty. October-born Scorpions will experience direct opposition throughout the month between Uranus and your natal Sun, hence this transit will be especially turbulent for you. Saturn will smooth things over here, as he forms a positive connection with Uranus until the end of November. This connection will provide plenty of opportunities for constructive discussions about where to go next with your partner.
The Moon is almost ready to retreat after a busy eclipse month in July, but she has one last solar eclipse for us on the 11th of August, and the focus for this powerful fresh start energy is your career zone. Important career choices need to be made, as your decisions here will have an important impact on your life over the next six months. The Moon forms a stressful aspect with Jupiter here which could lead to over confidence in your plans, or a tendency to pass judgement on colleagues and superiors, so tread carefully. Mercury links up with Venus from this part of your chart during the last fortnight of August, a fantastic aspect for working behind the scenes on important career projects. Despite your desire for recognition, this will be a rewarding time for you, and the results of your work will become apparent to others as September approaches.
It will be increasingly difficult to negotiate with family members this month, as retrograde Mars is joined by passionate Lilith in your domestic area. This is Lilith’s first sign change in nine months, hence you will quickly feel the influence of her presence on this part of your life. People in your household may seem unnecessarily argumentative or troublesome, and conflicts could easily arise. Breaking free of outdated conventions and traditions and showing those who love you what it’s like to be the real you, is all important now. Because of your desire for these changes, you may find you grow apart from those who can’t or won’t accept your true self. Be careful if you are dealing with property during the first fortnight of August, others forming part of your transaction might not be as trustworthy as they seem. Hidden problems with new properties could also become apparent.
The Sun meets with Saturn and Uranus from your house of friends after the 24th, a constructive collection of aspects which will prove very beneficial for securing new allegiances with people who have been floating around your social circle for some time, without really committing themselves to a friendship with you. People arriving in your world now will have an impact, and you will immediately know by their mature and practical manner that they have something to teach you. The full Moon on the 26th also connects with Saturn and Uranus, and may send you an unexpected new love partner after a meeting of hearts in unusual circumstances. Don’t be put off if this person is a little older than you or seems shy and cautious; this will be a special bond if you give it time to work. Have a fabulous August!