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This is another rather interesting month for you, Taurus, with both transformational commitment and a more free-flowing sense of opportunity that is available to you especially during the month’s first half, punctuated by the potent August 11th Full Moon in your career sector. You might feel as well the influence of partnership in making your choices between launching out into brand new territory versus “steady as she goes.” Your own inherent sense of principles and of right action definitely also come into this. At the time of the Moon’s Last Quarter in your sign, taking place on August 18th, transformational change continues to be at the forefront, affecting you both in subtle unconscious ways and also more consciously. In spite of the inherent stoic stability that is the possession of members of your sign, some element of the novel possibility will likely need to be incorporated before you are done. Your beliefs and values are not exactly under siege, but transforming, and you are wise, throughout this monthly cycle, to stay as open as you can to possibility.
The following was written by our resident monthly columnist Elodie St-Onge Aubut of Ninth House Astrology
The New Moon in Leo that took place on the 28th of July brought an important reset in the part of your chart that relates to your home and your family, lasting for most of August. You might find that you are focused on your private life and personal matters in the weeks ahead with less energy for superficial relationships or outward expression. Jupiter stationing in Aries forming a trine with the New Moon could emphasize your inner world, your sense of faith and a need to focus on the essentials. You may have recently been investing a lot of energy in a particular career trajectory and now you could feel the need to take stock of where things are heading. Your desire to move forward could be strong although recent frustrations or delays could have left you somewhat disillusioned with the status quo. A more introspective influence permeates the month of August for you which may allow you to recenter yourself around what gives you the most energy.
From August 1st to the 2nd, Mars, Uranus and the North Node in your sign come into the perfection of their triple conjunction putting a further spotlight on your wellbeing and your vitality. This aspect was forming in the New Moon configuration, so applies in some degree for the entire August month. You may experience inconsistencies when it comes to your level of energy, perhaps feeling somewhat at the mercy of something beyond your control. You might also have a powerful desire to take charge of your life but many disruptive factors could keep you from being consistent with things. You could have the reflex to reject or resist your circumstances while also trying to overcome them and this could create frustrations. The rebellious influence of Uranus in your sign is exaggerated all month long, so that it may be harder to commit to one thing or collaborate with others. The more freedom you allow yourself the less disruptive and more creative this influence can be. There is an innovative or pioneering influence trying to come through and the more you try to label things or put them in a mold, the more difficult this influence could be.
Mercury entering Virgo on the 4th will gradually emphasize your self-expression in ways that could feel more productive and you may be able to structure your ideas in more constructive forms in the weeks ahead.
On the 6th to the 8th, the first weekend of August brings a lot of inspiration for creative work if you can get over other people’s opinions of how things should look. You might be putting too much pressure on yourself to fit in a certain mold which could be the bigger challenge to overcome. Mars in your sign forming a square to Saturn in Aquarius at this time highlights the need to conform to certain societal ideas of success. Also this same weekend, Venus, your ruler, forms a supportive trine with Neptune and this is calling for you to let your creative expression and dreams take the reins.
The Full Moon in Aquarius on the 11th highlights the part of your chart that relates to your vocation, calling and public life. Saturn transiting here recently may have emphasized the need for discipline in order to achieve anything substantial and you may have been hard at work in order to succeed. This Full Moon is in a very tight conjunction with Saturn which may bring these themes of success and commitment to culminate in some ways. You might be able to take stock of how far you have come and how much you have accomplished towards the realization of your goals. The Full Moon squares Uranus in your sign which could also emphasize the dissatisfaction or alienation you feel with the status quo, the world or the current structures in your life and perhaps an urge to revolutionize the ways in which you do things. Acknowledging the contrast between your need to succeed and your urge to break free of something may help you move through the middle of August with renewed awareness.
The Last Quarter Moon in your sign on the 18th could help you integrate these realizations. The Taurus Moon closely trines transformational Pluto. This lunar phase, which noted 20th century astrologer Dane Rudhyar called a “crisis in consciousness” might come to your aid in recognizing the changes that you are going through with your beliefs and worldview.
Mars enters Gemini on the 20th where it will be transiting for the next seven months which is an exceptionally long time for Mars to stay in one sign. This is due to its retrograde motion beginning late this year. Mars in Gemini emphasizes the part of your chart related to your resources, your values and your need for security and could find you focusing on gaining more autonomy in the months ahead.
On the 20th through the 22nd, Mercury in Virgo opposing Neptune in Pisces could bring idealism and renewed hope for things related to your self-expression, your children or a romantic scenario. The Sun enters Virgo on the 23rd and will bring more energy to you for your creative projects or possibly your desire for pleasure and ease. Mercury’s ingress into the sign of Libra on the 25th shifts attention slightly to organizational matters. You may be preoccupied with the logistics of doing more of what you want while wanting to let go of burdensome responsibilities or self-imposed limitations.
The Virgo New Moon on the 27th signals the beginning of a new cycle in your creative sector and you could feel a renewed incentive to focus more on what you love. This could refer to a personal project or perhaps children that are in your life. The subsequent lunation cycle lasting for thirty days could represent a more fertile and pleasurable period that will transpire during September.
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.
Find out with this report that gives detailed descriptions of your transits for a three, six or twelve month period. This report was written by astrologer Henry Seltzer.
All transits are fully interpreted with insightful clues on how to navigate the challenges ahead and gives the date range for when each transit is in effect. Includes transits to planets Mars through Pluto. Also includes interpretations for Chiron - a unique feature of this report!Learn More