The New Moon in dramatic Leo on August 1, 2008 creates a fiery beginning to the month. It’s all about romance, creativity and expressing what’s in your heart. Mercury and Venus in Leo add to the passion, until they transit into intellectual Virgo on August 5 and 10, respectively, joining Mars in Virgo. All of this picky, practical energy means lots of analyzing of relationships and getting real about romance.
Getting healthy is also emphasized, along with reorganizing your work routine for more efficiency. But Virgo is also sensual – if you can get out of your head and into more physical pursuits.
Bumps in the road
Mutable signs Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces may experience some jolts from Pluto and Uranus clashes, which can instigate sudden disruptions in travel and communications. Be prepared for some relationships fireworks as well.
It’s all about love
Twosome energy escalates when Mars, Mercury and Venus transit into Libra on August 19, 28 and 30, respectively. Libra is ruled by Venus, the planet of love, so relationship activities will be emphasized. Also under the domain of Libra are justice, art and mediation, all of which are energized from August 19 onward.
The Full Moon in Aquarius on August 16 revs up socializing and networking. Aquarius also promotes humanitarian and scientific endeavors. The second New Moon in August is in Virgo on August 30. This influence emphasizes healthy pursuits, promoting work projects and being of service to others.
August 1 – The New Moon in Leo brings a new cycle of romance and creativity, and urges you to take the lead in a project close to your heart.
August 4 – Venus trine Pluto revs up passion and can bring about a transformation for the better in your relationship. Psychological issues about love will surface to be examined.
August 5 – Venus transiting into Virgo heightens the need for perfection in relationships and encourages lending a helping hand to those in need.
August 6 – Mars opposition Uranus can trigger rash actions and a monumental clash of wills, especially for Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces.
Mercury opposition Neptune clouds communications but also heightens artistry, especially for Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius.
August 9 – Mercury trine Pluto deepens perceptiveness and helps to unravel mysteries.
August 10 – Mercury transiting into Virgo heightens analytical thinking and encourages paying attention to details.
August 13 – Venus conjunct Saturn promotes commitment and duty in relationships, but can also bring up fears about intimacy and vulnerability.
August 15 – Sun opposition Neptune heightens creativity but can cloud clarity, especially for Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius.
August 16 – The Full Moon in Aquarius energizes socializing, humanitarian projects and showing off your individuality.
Venus trine Jupiter heightens joy and optimism in love and brings luck in moneymaking activities.
Mars opposition Pluto brings out hidden anger and can exacerbate confrontations, especially for Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces.
August 17 – Mercury trine Jupiter favors study, travel, communications, promoting your ideas and spiritual activities.
August 19 – Mars transiting into Libra energizes (and irritates) relationship interactions. It also energizes activities involving art, law and mediation.
August 20 – Sun trine Pluto heightens passion inside the bedroom and creative focus outside the bedroom.
August 21-30 – Mercury conjunct Venus favors relationships discussions, networking and promoting your ideas, especially at work.
August 21-23 – Mercury and Venus opposition Uranus can cause rash decisions in relationships and sudden disruptions in communications and travel. It can also bring about startling breakthroughs. Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces are especially affected.
August 22 – Sun transiting into Virgo emphasizes healthy activities, analysis, working smarter and charity projects.
August 27-29 – Mercury and Venus square Pluto can unhinge relationships by causing argumentativeness, power struggles, secretiveness and jealousy. It can also cause travel snafus. Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces are especially affected.
August 28 – Mercury transiting into Libra is all about communicating with fairness and graciousness. It heightens eloquence, artistry and flirtatious exchanges.
August 30 – Venus transiting into Libra smiles on relationship activities if you’re involved or finding a compatible match if you’re solo. It also energizes artistic projects and socializing with friends and colleagues.
The New Moon in Virgo focuses on health, work, taking care of details and service-related projects.
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