Posted on July 31, 2022 by Henry Seltzer of ASTROGRAPH.COM
This is another powerful month for you, Cancer, following upon the July month that brought up so much in the way of internal understanding and transformational commitment. You continue to feel a deep connection with your process of deciding what ultimately matters to you, and in doing so becoming even more aware of the internal moral compass that you possess and that will help you to navigate difficult times. Your focus now is also on your values and resources, including financial ones. You are coming to see your bank balance as, rather than an end in itself, a means to an end of your own internal design. This has to do with what you would like to see happening in the society that surrounds you, what electrifies you. It is possible that inner wounding, based on childhood trauma, might come up as well. If so, it is for the purpose of moving beyond these difficulties. The Full Moon of August 11th speaks to issues of self and other, and ultimately to the transformation of your relationship dynamic into something more in keeping with what comes to you strictly from your own inner being.
The following was written by our resident monthly columnist Elodie St-Onge Aubut of Ninth House Astrology
The recent New Moon in Leo that took place on July 28th signaled the beginning of a fresh cycle of growth in relation to your values, your resources and your sense of self-worth that lasts through most of August. These important themes could unfold during the course of an up-and-down and revitalize the perception you have of yourself and what you have to offer to the world. Jupiter in Aries forming a supportive aspect with the New Moon augurs optimism and a sense that everything is unfolding as it should. Your generosity and altruism could thus be highlighted in August but you might have to consciously give yourself the same amount of care that you are so willing to give to others. Your role and contribution within your community could also be evolving in exciting ways. You may be part of a pioneering group of people that are bringing important changes in their social setting. There are plenty of opportunities to expand your reach, and your ability to generate blessings could be manifold. Your biggest challenge this month may lie in being more deliberate with the gifts of your affection and sharing your love with those who can truly appreciate it.
The triple conjunction of Mars, Uranus and the North Node in Taurus, continuing from the New Moon configuration and perfecting from the 1st to the 2nd of August, is a very dynamic aspect that could bring surprising new developments this month in relation to your dreams or something you have been working on. The future might be calling in some very tangible ways and it may be too early to know exactly what that implies for the long term.
Mercury enters Virgo on the 4th which may increase the pace of things especially when it comes to communications of all kinds. In the coming weeks you could find yourself busy running around, tying up loose ends and dealing with an increased amount of messages or phone calls.
On August 6th and 7th, Venus in your sign trines Neptune in Pisces, and this could find you dreaming of new possibilities. This is a brief yet inspiring and romantic influence. On the same days, Venus opposing Pluto might be bringing up pre-existing tension or power struggle especially with regard to your important partnerships. Intimacy could feel more complicated than usual or there may be unresolved issues.
The Full Moon in Aquarius on the 11th culminates in the part of your chart that relates to your intimacy with another, or within yourself, or also perhaps agreements with partners including business partnerships. The Moon comes is in conjunction with Saturn while squaring Uranus, creating a certain amount of tension between your pre-existing commitments and your contrasting need for freedom. This may emphasize your various energy investments and it also might be hard to know what to prioritize.
On the 18th, Venus in Leo and forms a supportive trine with Jupiter in Aries which could present you with an offer that is hard to resist. There could be a big flashing sign pointing in one direction that is impossible to ignore but you might feel limited or stuck within your pre-existing commitments or framework.
Mars enters Gemini on the 20th where it will be transiting for the next seven months in the part of your chart that relates to dream imagination, unconscious process, and inner work. This is an extremely long time for Mars to remain in one sign – due to its retrograde motion in Gemini during final months of the year. Over the next six months or so, Mars here may bring an important period of reorientation related to what you are trying to achieve and how you factor in the deep-seated values that only you possess. You might have to put your thoughts out there in ways that you never thought possible or you could have to get over some fears around your abilities. You’ll have a lot of time to practice and by the end of this transit in March of 2023, you may feel a lot more confident about your pathway forward.
Mercury currently transiting in your communication sector opposes Neptune on the 20th through the 22nd which might bring confusion or misunderstandings especially around matters of higher mind, including worldview, education or travel. Mercury enters its pre-retrograde shadow and there may already be hints of the upcoming Mercury Retrograde in Libra during the last two thirds of September. Your home and family situation and your communications could come under greater self-scrutiny. Over this extended period of time, it may be better to ask twice if you feel unsure about something, because mistakes can happen and clarification become more important .
The Sun’s entry into the sign of Virgo on the 23rd signals the beginning of a more dynamic period when you may need to attend to the practicalities of your everyday life. You could have a lot of small tasks to do in the later part of the month and it might be harder to focus on your long term objectives. Mercury enters Libra on the 25th calling greater attention to home and family matters.
The New Moon in Virgo on the 27th represents the beginning of a new cycle related to learning and creating deeper connections with your close friends, your siblings or a family member. With Mars in Gemini squaring the New Moon, it may be important to ask yourself what are your true career motivations at this time and to try to stay honest with yourself. That way you can ensure that your energies are directed in the most satisfying directions possible.