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This month continues the focus on career and profession that has been true for weeks now, Libra. Your perspective is shifting and you are more engaged in the deeper meaning, seeking a closer alignment between what you most sincerely believe, and what you do. You are engaged in following the path with heart. Also on the table for you this month are the changing dynamics of intimate connection and informed self-exploration, along with perhaps your finances. You want what makes the most sense to you from a soul-oriented perspective. The last half of the month, beginning with the potent New Moon of August 18th, will prove to be a truly remarkable time. Your intuition runs strong and the transformational pressure upon you does as well, as you seek a fresh start on a prospective set of circumstances that you can really live with. A portal to your future self may well appear, and you must keep alert so that you do not fail to act when it does.
The following was written by our resident monthly columnist Elodie St-Onge-Aubut of Ninth House Astrology
Following the Cancer New Moon, your career activity has been on your mind, continuing into August. Then, too, the recent Venus retrograde in Gemini followed by Mercury Retrograde finishing up in Cancer might have put major priorities in this and other areas on hold over these last two months. It may have been as if you were in a holding pattern waiting to get back on the piece of land you had been clearing for the last two years. This parenthesis might also have served to clarify where your heart resides especially in terms of your vocational pursuits. The fog is now lifting. You are able to take a good look at the lay of the land, and all the hard work you have done. You can feel the progress you have made, and the satisfaction that comes from knowing your investments are yielding fruit. The recent feedback and acknowledgement you could have received for your work is giving you another boost you might have needed to keep going.
Time management complicates your agenda at the beginning of August. Your list of things to do is increasing, and it may seem harder to focus on a single task. Your attention continues to get pulled in a multitude of directions, which keeps you away from your work. Social gatherings, partnerships obligations, and responsibilities at home abound. You might not be able to get the time, and the space you need to focus until later on this month, after the 22nd, once the Sun enters Virgo.
The Full Moon in Aquarius on August 3rd highlights your children, your projects, and lingering romantic potential. Mercury in Cancer opposes Saturn in Capricorn in this configuration. Satisfaction may be elusive in these matters for the time being. You are feeling blocked by circumstances outside of your control, and there isn’t much you can do. Things are moving slower than you would like creating inner restlessness.
Mercury enters Leo on August 4th bringing pleasant relief via your social circles. You may find the best place to be right now is with like-minded people. Your ruling planet Venus then enters Cancer on August 7th after a four month long transit in Gemini. Venus will grace your vocational sector for the next month. You can expect good news in connection with your work over this timing.
Friends can lend an ear during the second week of August if you need to sort out recent relationship difficulties. Mercury in Leo trines Chiron in Aries on the 9th helping you untangle complicated partnership dynamics. Talking about it should help you clear your mind. On the 10th, Mercury squares Uranus in Taurus; if you are feeling stuck, this aspect could bring up some restlessness and the urge to break free from a burdensome agreement. Ideas abound. The Last Quarter Moon in Taurus, on the 11th, could bring tension to the surface as you try to divide your time between friends and partners. Fulfilling your end of the contract might be easier said than done.
Problems in partnerships or at home could culminate during the second week of August. Mars in Aries squares Pluto in Capricorn on August 12th and 13th, highlighting power struggles. Be mindful of domineering behavior coming from you or a partner, and find proactive outlets for excess energy. Venus in Cancer squares Chiron on the 16th and this could continue to bring up emotional situations. However the opportunity for reconciliation is available. You need to find a balance between your career ambitions, and what a partner requires from you. You may have to weigh the pros and cons to see if those demands are worth it or even realistic.
August 17th could bring some good news from friends in high places when Mercury unites with the Sun in Leo. The New Moon in Leo occurs the next day on August 18th initiating a fresh cycle in your social life. You benefit from paying close attention to opportunities being presented at this time. There could also be a slow-down associated with this New Moon, which aspects Saturn in your home sector, and also aspect a conjunction of Mars and Eris in your partnership sector. Partners could be helpful in allowing you to begin to find and act upon your deepest truth.
Mercury enters Virgo on the 19th of August, and the Sun follows suit on the 22nd ushering you into a more contemplative mood for the remainder of the month. You will have more time alone, perhaps, to think about recent events, options, and opportunities and this could feel good. On August 24th Mars in Aries square Saturn in Capricorn becomes exact, further highlighting recent partnership tension and the need to compromise. You may feel burdened by family obligations and could need to delineate better boundaries for yourself.
The last week of August has some redemptive aspects but continues to bring up relationship negotiations. Venus, your ruler, in Cancer, associated with your career and professional life, opposes Jupiter in Capricorn in the First Quarter Moon of the 25th – so that times could become exciting and somewhat exaggerated as far as work goes. Venus moves to trine Neptune on the 27th, and to oppose Pluto on the 30th, signifying idealizations and changes at work and in your life in general. Romantic feelings could be strong and there may be a tendency to seek wish fulfillment in a situation. Powerful emotions are sure to keep you on your toes at this end of the month timing, especially with your interpersonal relationships.
With the massive changes that are happening now, I highly recommend that folks get a transit report tailored specifically to their chart for the most accurate description of what's in store for you in the months ahead.
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