Posted on July 31, 2022 by Henry Seltzer of ASTROGRAPH.COM
This month constitutes a potent time of imaginative transformation for you, Aries. You innovate as you move forward with serious intent into new personal territory. It is during these supposedly sleepy summer months – leading up to a more confusing September, with its prominent Mercury Retrograde – that you are slated to make a complex form of progress in the midst of this powerfully evolutionary year and decade. This is an essentially positive monthly cycle, when values predominate, and when your inner world is more available than ever and serves as a corrective to your actions. Your expanding future prospects include the consciousness of what you provide that is equally expression of self and also designed as eminently useful for the community in which you find yourself. The August 11th Full Moon represents a culmination of your developmental arc. Finances might fluctuate but form a solid foundation for more personal forms of creative success. All along, it is your innermost principles and values, perhaps taking the form of mentors, that function as important guideposts to lead you home to yourself.
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 signaled the beginning of a fresh cycle in your creative sector which lasts for most of August. You may find renewed enthusiasm for your passions and your self-expression could be featured strongly this month. The sign of Leo is associated with playfulness and joy and you might have an easier time tapping into these qualities. Jupiter in your sign forming a trine to the New Moon could bring a renewed sense of faith to your unique set of skills. This month could be a good time to put yourself out there and let your joy and creativity take the reins. If you have children, they might be demanding more of your attention. It could also be a good time to focus on your creative life and what fills your life with meaning. Unexpected choices could come up. You could be feeling pressure to stabilize your revenue or be inclined to focus on resources, and a certain element of unpredictability could be in the cards.
On August 1st and 2nd, Mars, Uranus and the North Node are perfectly conjoined in the sign of Taurus, emphasizing the financial sector of your chart. This is not a stabilizing influence. There may also be opportunities that come seemingly out of the blue. You might be more inclined towards speculation or taking a risk when it comes to financial gains right now. Keeping this in mind, there might also be benefits that come from being open to doing things differently. What you value and your priorities could be changing in important ways which in turn could open doors you didn’t even know existed. You could feel a certain amount of pressure coming from your aspirations if things are not progressing but you could have to approach the situation from a different angle to see the benefits.
Mars in Taurus square Saturn in Aquarius during August 6th through 8th could highlight delays and frustration you’ve been experiencing in the pursuit of your goals. On the same days, Venus in Cancer trine Neptune brings a positive influence in your domestic and private life. Things may flow a lot smoother when you focus your attention on what truly matters to you as opposed to trying to break through the obstacles that stand in your way in getting inconsequential details to perfection.
The Full Moon culminates in the sign of Aquarius on the 11th, illuminating the part of your chart that relates to your dreams and your aspirations. Some clarity or integration could be available regarding difficulties encountered in the past two years. Much wisdom could be gained from hard work you have invested in a particular path even though things outside of your control may have limited what has been possible in terms of opportunities. The Full Moon in Aquarius offers an opportunity to take stock of your process and what you have learned about yourself and what you sincerely want to be doing with your time. There might be tension between your need for financial stability versus your need for growth — and this could be emphasized until the middle of August. There may not be an easy solution available, but the feeling of only making slow grinding progress should subside by the 20th when Mars enters Gemini signaling the beginning of a busier phase for Aries folks.
Your ruler Mars will be transiting in the sign of the Twins for the next seven months which is an exceptionally long time for Mars to be in one sign. This is due to Mars being in retrograde in Gemini during the closing months of the year. This period could emphasize your technical skills and your ability to put in practice what you have learned. You might be presented with opportunities to teach or share your expertise and it may also get increasingly easier to express or reformulate some of your ideas on a particular topic in the months to come. For now however, you may have to sort through your priorities and this could prove to be a confusing process especially with Mercury in Virgo opposite Neptune on the 20th through the 22nd. You could feel somewhat scattered or in a transitional space without knowing where to place your focus.
The Sun’s entry into the sign of Virgo on the 22nd will gradually emphasize the health and routine sector of your chart in the coming month. You may have to attend to your schedule more deliberately if you are to accomplish everything on your to-do list in the weeks ahead.
On August 25th, Mercury enters your opposite sign of Libra .where it will bring attention to your partnerships and your commitments. The messenger planet is already slowing down in anticipation of its upcoming retrograde, stationing on September 9th. The territory that is being delineated at this time, especially regarding relationships in your life, might need to undergo adjustments before things can run smoothly, so keep that in mind when laying out your schedule for the next month. Your desire to compromise with others or make space for someone could be misaligned with your goals or you might have to backtrack on a commitment in a few weeks’ time. Perhaps you will have to deal with scrambled logistical issues. It’s a good time to clarify. Make sure that the people you are involved with understand what you are trying to accomplish as opposed to simply assuming that they know.
The New Moon at the end of August, on the 27th, takes place in the sign of Virgo, bringing fresh energy for routine and health matters. Mars in Gemini forms a square to the New Moon which may bring some pressure to get your ducks in a row. You could have a lot of work ahead of you and with Venus in Leo squaring Uranus in Taurus, on the 25th and 26th, and opposing Saturn in Aquarius, on the 28th, you will want to make sure you have enough time to pursue what you love.