What Opportunities Will Unfold for YOU in August 2016

Aug 03, 2016

Curious to see how Mars moving into Sagittarius on 3rd August will impact your ambitions and motivations? Want to see how Saturn moving forward in your chart for the first time since 26th March will impact your life? The influences of these two planets on you during August will be revealed in Anita's August Astrology forecast

Aries

With the Sun in Leo and in your 5th house, single Rams must be out socialising till 22nd August as you have celestial assistance in finding a lover. Or you may have success in conceiving a child, or a creative project you have been working on may be completed this month. The New Moon on 2nd Aug further emphasises these areas.

Your ruler Mars moves into Sagittarius and into your 9th house on 3rd August till late September. You Rams may feel motivated to book overseas trips, start a Further Education course, or pursue a religious/spiritual exploration. However, an older authority figure in your life may not be happy about your long haul holiday/college course/spiritual retreat and there may be conflict around duties and responsibilities. This may reach a crescendo once Saturn turns direct after 13th August.

With Mercury, Venus and Jupiter all in Virgo and in your 6th house, you Rams may be focussed on clearing your ‘To Do List’, improving your health and fitness, and dashing about attending to your duties and commitments.

The Full Moon on 18th August is in Aquarius and in your 11th house, so you may have a crazy social life around this time, or a dream may come to fruition, or your charity work may be rewarded around this time.

Mercury in Virgo moves retrograde in your 6th house from 30th August till 22nd September, so you may find that you need to approach daily tasks and activities differently. Or a health issue that you thought was resolved may re-appear. Or some duties and responsibilities that you thought were completed may need some revisions or rework, probably due to you rushing through them (this is common during a Mercury retrograde!). Slow down and double check everything. As carpenters say ‘Measure twice, cut once!’

Taurus

With the Sun in your 4th house till 22nd August, you Bulls may find that you are focussed on your home, immediate family or father for most of August. The New Moon on 2nd August adds further emphasis to these areas.

Mars moves into Sagittarius and into your 8th house from 3rd August till late September, so you may feel motivated to look at your savings and investments, debt, tax status etc and try and improve your financial position. If you really dedicate yourself to this task, you may be rewarded with better financial returns, as Saturn is also in this house. However, if you try ‘get rich quick’ schemes, Saturn will come down on you HARD!

With Mercury, your ruler Venus and Jupiter all in your 5th house, single Bulls have a great opportunity to meet a romantic partner, so you need to get out socialising and get online dating apps. Those of you trying to conceive may have celestial assistance in August, and if you have been working on a creative project you may find deals and contracts are signed and benefactors appear this month. But as Mars and Saturn in your 8th house square Mercury and Venus, you are the one who will have to take action, good luck will not just fall in your lap!

The Full Moon on 18th August is in Aquarius and in your 10th house, so you Bulls may receive a promotion, pay-rise or receive an award/recognition at work around this time.

Mercury in Virgo in your 5th house turns retrograde from 30th August-22nd September. So an ex-lover may reappear, or a deal/contract may be delayed or revised or there may be some misunderstanding involving your kids. During Mercury retrogrades, people rush and don’t listen properly, so make sure you slow down and double check all communications you receieve.

Gemini

With the Sun in Leo in your 3rd house, you Geminians may be focussed on your siblings, uncles, aunties, cousins and neighbours till 22nd August. Or you may finally be launching that website/blog/newsletter you’ve been working on. The New Moon in Leo on 2nd August indicates further emphasis of these areas.

Mars moves into Sagittarius and into your 7th house on 3rd August till late September, so single Geminians may be more driven to find a Spouse. If you are already partnered, you may find there are minor skirmishes with your Spouse, colleagues, peers and rivals during this time. The conflict may be over priorities, duties, responsibilities and commitment as Saturn is also in this house. Arguments may increase in intensity once Saturn turns direct after 13th August!

With your ruler Mercury, Venus and Jupiter all in Virgo and in your 4th house, you Geminians may be focussed on your immediate family, your home or your dad for most of August. There may be tensions between home and work (or your dad and your Spouse!) as Venus and Mercury are squaring Mars and Saturn, and Virgo tends to relate to judgement and criticism, so try and bite your tongue and don’t react as the situation may be volatile!

The Full Moon on 18th August is in Aquarius and in your 9th house, so you may organise or travel on an overseas trip, or book a college course or have a spiritual or religious realisation around this time.

Your ruler Mercury turns retrograde from 30th August to 22nd September so don’t purchase any electronic equipment, sign any contracts, rush any decisions or post any valuables around this time. Also slow down and double check all communication as Mercury retrogrades make people hurry and make mistakes!

Cancer

With the Sun in your 2nd house and in Leo, you Cancerians are focussed on money and how to increase your earnings during August, possibly to purchase something extravagant! The New Moon in Leo on 2nd August further emphasises your desire to increase your wealth.

Mars moves into Sagittarius and into your 6th house on 3rd August till late September. You will feel more driven to work on clearing your ‘To Do List’ during this time, or working on improving your health and fitness, or even buying a new pet! However, Mars is next to Saturn during August, so there are indications that an authority figure (possibly your dad) is questioning your level of commitment to something, and this may lead to arguments and conflict.

With Mercury, Venus and Jupiter all in Virgo and all in your 3rd house, you Crabs may find that your siblings, uncles, aunties, cousins and neighbours are also a big focus for you in August. Mercury and Venus square Mars and Saturn so there are conflicts involving extended family and even neighbours this month, and possibly centred around duty/responsibilities. There may be judgement and criticism flying around, so don’t get sucked in, stick to the facts, as the situation is already highly volatile.

The Full Moon on 18th August is in Aquarius and in your 8th house, so you may receive a financial windfall such as a tax rebate, or dividend from shares, or a good return from a previous investment around this time.

Mercury turns retrograde on 30th August till 22nd September, so a member of your extended family or a neighbour who you haven’t seen for years may make an appearance. Or there may be a delay or postponement of the launch of a new website, newsletter, short story etc. People rush during Mercury retrogrades, so double check everything carefully!!

Leo

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY LEO READERS!! With 4 planets retrograde at the start of August, you Lions may be feeling like you are taking 2 steps forward and one step back. However, as your ruler the Sun is in your 1st house until 22nd August, you Lions feel vital, energised and motivated to work on self-development, your appearance and your body this month. The New Moon in Leo on 2nd August further emphasises this ‘self’ focus.

Mars moved into Sagittarius and your 5th house of love, children, fun and creativity on 3rd August, so single Lions may feel motivated to find a romantic partner. However, from 3rd-13th August Mars is square Venus, so there maybe tension and stress with 1) your kids or 2) starting a family or 3) money and a creative projector 4) a new lover. Once Saturn turns direct on 13th August for the first time since late March, you may have to work harder for your desires, but your effort will be rewarded.

The Full Moon on 18th August is in Aquarius and in your 7th house, so your peers/colleagues may congratulate you/show appreciation for your hard work around this time.

With Mercury, Venus and Jupiter in your 2nd house for the entire month, you Lions will be focused on your money, how you earn it, and your possessions. From 18th August till the end of the month you may be making decisions, negotiating contracts or having fortuitous discussions on how to increase your earnings (perhaps via a promotion or a new role). It would be good for you to network and make contact with peers, colleagues, mentors and even competitors around this time, as Venus is close to Jupiter, bringing you luck with 1) your desires and 2) your networks.

Mercury in Virgo turns retrograde from 30th August to 22nd September. If you have not signed new contracts or new salary deals etc by end of August, there may be delays and possible re-work after this time. So push to have all paperwork completed by 29th August!

Virgo

With the Sun in your 12th house you Virgoans may feel low in vitality, reclusive and slight melancholy, but this will shift after 22nd August. With your ruler Mercury, as well as Venus and Jupiter in your 1st house, you may have made some decisions on changing your appearance, and perhaps be keen on seeking out ‘self-development’ information.

The New Moon in Leo on 2nd August is in your 12th house, so some of you may feel drawn to Psychotherapy, Astrology, or Psychics/Clairvoyants this month to get the answers to your deep seated questions.

Mars moves into Sagittarius and your 4th house on 3rd Aug till late Sept, so you may feel motivated and driven to make changes to your home via renovations, or even move house during this time. Mars is close to Saturn during August, so there may be clashes with your dad this month, or with someone who is considered an authority figure in your family. The conflict may be about duty, responsibilities, priorities etc. Venus also gets involves, so the conflict could relate to spending money or time on ‘unnecessary things’ such as hair, clothes, make-up, fun, creativity etc.

The Full Moon on 18th Aug is in Aquarius in your 6th house, so you may find resolution of a health issue around this time. Or you may find you are appreciated and rewarded for all the hard work and commitment you have shown at work or in the home.

Your ruler Mercury turns retrograde on 30th August till 22nd September, so during this period do not sign any contracts, purchase electronic items, travel abroad or post any important items, as Mercury may make mischief in these areas!

Libra

With the Sun in Leo and in your 11th house till 22nd August, you Librans will be focussed on making your dreams into reality. However, you may be busy gallivanting with friends too, so your social life may leave you too tired and hungover to be productive. You may also start to associate yourself with charitable causes this month.

The New Moon on 2nd Aug is in Leo and in your 11th house, further emphasising your need to get focussed on your dreams, charitable causes or your friends/social life.

Mars moves into Sagittarius and into your 3rd house on 3rd Aug till late September. This may lead you to be active in your neighbourhood, and be seen as a ‘doer’. However, this may lead to a clash with a female during August that may cause you some stress/anxiety as Mars squares Venus. You may also get the motivation to write that blog, newsletter or build that website to get yourself ‘out there’. You Librans may find there are minor skirmishes with siblings, uncles, aunties or cousins in August, especially with whoever in the extended family is regarded as the ‘Authority Figure’ as Mars is close to Saturn.

The Full Moon on 18th August is in Aquarius and in your 5th house of love, fun, children and creativity, so you single Librans should be out socialising! Or you may have a successful conception this month, or reach a big milestone as regards a creative project.

Mercury turns retrograde on 30th August till 22nd September in your 12th house, so you Librans may find your mind is preoccupied with fears and anxieties or depressive thoughts. Or a young male from your past may re-appear and really push your buttons. You may decide to seek guidance from Astrologers, Psychics or Psychotherapists to deal with your ‘shadow self’ once and for all.

Scorpio

With the Sun in Leo your 10th house till 22nd August, you Scorpions may be focussed on your career and status/reputation amongst your peers and social circle. This is further emphasised with the New Moon on 2nd August, indicating that you may be making plans/setting goals to get a promotion or improve your standing in some way.

Your ruler Mars moves into Sagittarius and your 2nd house on 3rd August till late September. You Scorpions are feeling more driven to improve your earning potential and making some expensive purchases. However, Saturn is also in this house, and this indicates you may not have a smooth ride unless you work hard and keep your nose to the grindstone. Only then will you get the financial rewards you seek. In fact, if you ‘jump the gun’ it may lead to a clash with an Authority figure.

With Mars squaring Venus this month, there may be tensions/conflict around money with you and a friend, but this could be heightened by possible romantic interests. Or you may need to take action to find the cash for a project close to your heart so you can sign a deal/contract.

The Full Moon on 18th August is in Aquarius and in your 4th house. You Scorpions may be celebrating a house move or a completed renovation around this time. Or a member of your immediate family, or your dad may be celebrating some good news, or receive an award/recognition.

Mercury in Virgo turns retrograde in your 11th house from 30th August till 22nd September, so an old friend from your past may appear during this time. Or you may get the opportunity to work on a dream that you felt had to be ‘let go’. Or an idea that you had in the past, related to disenfranchised people, may get re-ignited.

Sagittarius

With the Sun in your 9th house, you Centaurs may find that your energies are turned towards overseas travel, further education, religious and spiritual matters in August, and this is further indicated by the New Moon in Leo in this house on 2nd August.

For most of the month you also have Mercury, Venus and your ruler Jupiter, all in Virgo and in your 10th house, so your career and your standing amongst your work and social circle is a focus for you in August. There are opportunities for negotiating promotions, job changes, pay-rises etc so make the most of them and network, network, network!!

Mars moves into Sagittarius and your 1st house on 3rd August till late Sept, so you will feel motivated to make changes to your appearance and character/personality. The Mars square to Venus and Mercury (both in your career house) will also give you the push to make the career changes that you may have let slide to date. However, Mars is also very close to Saturn in your 1st house, which can indicate inflammation of the skin, teeth and muscular-skeletal areas. It can also indicate surgery or dental work this month. This is further indicated after Saturn turns direct on 13th August.

The Full Moon on 18th August is in Aquarius and in your 3rd house, so your siblings, uncles, aunties or cousins may have some good news or celebrations around this time. Or you may finally launch that website, blog or newsletter. Or you may receive a ‘pat on the back’ for participating in something in your local area/neighbourhood.

Mercury in Virgo turns retrograde on 30th August in your 10th house of career till 22nd September. If you haven’t yet signed paperwork related to a pay-rise, promotion or career change, there may be delays and re-negotiations after this time. So get things sorted before the end of August!!

Capricorn

With the Sun in Leo your 8th house, you Goats may be looking at re-jigging your financial portfolio to improve returns, or sorting out your taxes, re-financing your debts, making a will or dealing with an inheritance. The New Moon in Leo on 2nd Aug in this house is further emphasis of your interest in improving your financial foundations.

Mars moves in to Sagittarius and into your 12th house from 3rd Aug till late September. You may start to doubt your abilities to overcome obstacles, find an arrogant male starts to push your buttons and stress you out, or just feel low in energy, confidence and generally melancholy. You may feel a bit better once your ruler Saturn turns direct after 13th August.

For most of August you have Mercury, Venus and Jupiter all in Virgo and in your 9th house, so you may be thinking, discussing or researching overseas trips, further education courses or religious/spiritual matters. As Venus and Mercury square Mars and Saturn, you may meet (or have met) a foreigner romantically, or someone with whom there is an age gap. Your fears and anxieties (and those of other people) may lead you to question the longevity of the relationship.

The Full Moon on 18th August is in Aquarius and in your 2nd house of money, indicating good news related to your earnings, or the purchase of a desired object.

Mercury in Virgo turns retrograde from 30th Aug to 22nd Sept so try and book any college courses, holidays abroad or spiritual/religious development retreats before the end of August. Retrograde planets bring delays, misunderstandings and re-work, which you may find frustrating!

Aquarius

With the Sun in Leo in your 7th house till 22nd August, you Aquarians will be focussed on your Spouse, colleagues, peers and competitors for most of August. This is further emphasised with the New Moon in Leo on 2nd August.

Mars moves into Sagittarius and your 11th house on 3rd August, so you’ll feel motivated to work on making your dreams come true. You Aquarians may also see your social life pickup (which may distract you from your goals!) but you may also desire to help disenfranchised people/charities during August.

Your ruler Saturn also moves direct in your 11th house from 13th August, so you may get more involved in the structure and planning on how to achieve your dreams. However, its proximity to Mars indicates possible conflict with a friend, which may relate to priorities/duties/commitments. However, Venus in your 8th house squaring Mars & Saturn implies conflict related to money, tax, debt or inheritances.

In fact with Venus, Mercury and Jupiter all in Virgo and in your 8th house, other people’s money, tax, debt, investments and inheritances are a big focus for you water-Bearers this month. You’ll be getting into the detail, going through the paperwork, making decisions and having discussions about your financial portfolio.

The Full Moon on 18th August is in Aquarius and in your 1st house, so you may be seen as a ‘mover and a shaker’ after this time, or you may have achieved a goal related to your appearance, or personal development.

Mercury in Virgo turns retrograde in your 8th house from 30th August to 22nd September. You may feel the review of your savings and investments, tax, debts, inheritances etc starts to slow down, paperwork goes amiss and misunderstandings and mis-communications increase during this time. Double check and clarify everything before you sign any deals/contracts related to money.

Pisces

With the Sun in Leo and in your 6th house till 22nd August, you Fishes may feel vitalised and energised as you are powering through your ‘To Do List’ or focussing on resolving a health issue. You may even be looking at getting a pet! The New Moon in Leo on 2nd August further emphasises this.

Mars moves into Sagittarius and into your 10th house on 3rd August till late September, so you Fishes will feel motivated and driven to improve your career status, and your standing amongst your peers/social circle. However, Saturn is also in this house and Very close to Mars in August, indicating conflicts with your Superiors at work, or with an older person in your social circle. Your Spouse or rivals may also get sucked into these skirmishes at work as Venus in your7th house squares Mars and Saturn.

With Venus, Mercury and Jupiter all in Virgo and in your 7th house, your Spouse, peers, colleagues and rivals are a big focus for you Fishes in August. Virgo can have a reputation for judgement and criticism, so try to hold your tongue, or, if you are receiving the criticism, just accept it and move on. With Mercury and Venus squaring Mars and Saturn, things could spiral into big arguments and big sulks, especially with Saturn moving direct after 13th August!

The Full Moon on 18th August is in Aquarius and in your 12th house, indicating you may have won a battle fighting your addictions, anxiety or depression. Or you may have ‘won’ a conflict against someone who has been causing you stress and upset recently.

Mercury in Virgo turns retrograde from 30th August-22nd September. Your Spouse may start behaving peculiarly, or an ex-lover from your past may appear. Or an old work colleague or even an old rival may re-connect with you during this time.

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