Finances are a top priority this month, with plenty of planetary activity occurring in your 8th House of Shared Resources. The Avant-Garde Aquarius Full Moon shines in your 2nd House of Income on August 1, placing money matters in the spotlight. Harmonious aspects to the Moon from enterprising Mars, propitious Jupiter and surprising Uranus open your eyes to unexpected economic opportunities. It’s vital to look outside your usual areas of expertise and invest in new tools and training to get the payoff you desire.
A demanding conjunction of mobile Mars and scrupulous Saturn in your 10th House of Career on August 15 could be a critical point in your professional life. If you’ve been working hard for a good cause, you finally receive the recognition that you deserve. You might launch a new project or take an existing one to a higher level if you have supportive partners. Yet you could run into resistance or simply run out of gas if you find yourself in the familiar position of doing everything on your own.
The brassy Leo New Moon in your 8th House of Intimacy on August 17 pushes you to take bold steps forward in both your personal and professional relationships. Collaborative sextiles from workhorses Saturn and Mars to this lunation supply the initiative and dogged determination to build something that lasts. Efforts intensify on team projects, yet you could experience conflict with friends and colleagues when Mars moves into strong-willed Scorpio and your 11th House of Groups on August 23.
The imaginative Pisces Full Moon in your 3rd House of Communication conjuncts dreamy Neptune on August 31, inspiring poetic perceptions and tender conversations. Don’t confuse feelings with facts when it’s time to make tough decisions.
Keep In Mind: Instead of seeking someone who always agrees with you, find a trustworthy partner who cares enough to tell you the truth — even if it makes you mad — for the sake of success.
Career: Time Is On Your Side
Dealing with bossy people might be an issue this month. That’s because the willful Sun is in powerful Leo and your 8th House of Others’ Values. Highly opinionated individuals could rub you the wrong way, especially if you feel they haven’t earned their authority. Yet it’s a waste of time to get bogged down in power struggles, because even if you get your way, you may lose a potential ally.
A gentler touch with people is particularly important as of August 7, when lovely Venus enters caringCancer and your 7th House of Partners. You might gain the support of a gentle person, but it’s even more important for you to show your kindness. You’ll get more done with social skills and maybe even make a friend.
August 15 is a critical date because it’s the first conjunction in two years of productive Mars and Saturn. This one lands in your 10th House of Career, where you may find yourself balanced between two opposing camps. Diplomacy is a must, which harkens back to the value of being personable regarding Venus’ entry into Cancer. Be patient if you’re in a tough spot because time is your ally.
The decisions you make in the middle of this month can have a lasting impact on your career, so don’t look for a quick fix if it leaves you with a long-term problem. A strategic approach and well thought-out plan could set you up for major professional advances later this year and into the next few years to come.
Love: Soften Your Heart
Getting settled in your current relationship or on the road to find a new one may not have been easy lately. That’s because the love planet Venus has been puttering around your 6th House of Adjustments since early April. This may have been useful for meeting someone through work or a hobby, but it is not the most direct path to personal bliss.
Happily, on August 7, Venus finally shifts out of this sector of your chart and moves into your 7th House of Partners. Alluring Venus will be in caring Cancer, which is a sensitive water sign that favors intimacy. Attracting a kind person and being tenderer with others is a desirable gift of this transit. Put kindness before ambition, let your heart grow soft and you chances of feeling connected will increase.
Communicative Mercury’s shift into forward gear on August 8 happens in your 8th House of Intimacy, where you get to express yourself more openly in matters of the heart. Truth, though, can be raw and irritating if it’s not tempered with humor. If you’ve been on the fence about a relationship, these two planetary moves should help you find a sense of direction.
On August 15, active Mars joins your ruling planet Saturn in your 10th House of Career, which can slow down personal matters while you deal with professional obligations. The bold Leo New Moon on August 17 lands in your 8th House, making you more attractive to outgoing people and better able to advance your own interests.