August is largely packed with harmonious and positive cosmic energy – a welcome relief after a somewhat challenging time thus far. The month gets off to a slightly sticky start with a Venus-Uranus square on the 2nd which hints at disruptions in love or money. However, the Sun and Venus both trine Jupiter on the 7th and 8th respectively, ushering in good fortune, optimism and joy for all who care to reach out and receive. On the 11th Jupiter turns direct, making this an excellent moment to initiate big life changes.
A Full Moon in Aquarius on the 15th is about humanitarian instincts, community and doing what we can for our fellow humans. This is a very socially aware energy and many of us will become acutely uncomfortable with inequality or unfairness at this time. When Mars arrives in conscious Virgo on the 17th, it’s the ideal time to start to do something about the problems we witness – although as ever with Virgo energy, it’s important not to allow perfection to become the enemy of good.
Venus arrives in earthy Virgo on the 21st, encouraging old fashioned values in love and an ethos of care and politeness. When Venus conjuncts Mars on the 24th, it’s a good time to work on relationships, making allowances for one another and fine tuning the details of love. There are some excellent surprises in store on the 26th and 28th, when Venus and then Mars trine Uranus, and the month rounds out with a Virgo New Moon – it’s time to get organized, to plan and to plant any necessary seeds of change.