It’s going to be a bumpy ride this month. The ongoing battle involving Saturn, Uranus, Jupiter, and Pluto can produce some inner quaking and/or outer upheaval. It’s all about letting go of what you no longer need so you can live a life of authenticity. Think of it as stripping away the layers of emotional, mental, and material junk to get to the real you.
How much these influences will affect you depends on where they land in your chart. People with key placements in early Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn will likely experience some shifts. So if you feel like the winds of change are sweeping you off to parts unknown, just know that with change comes increased awareness and empowerment.
In romance, Venus follows Mars into loving Libra on the 6th, which would normally take romance over the top. This time, however, Venus and Mars will enter the fray with Saturn, Uranus, Jupiter, and Pluto, which will exacerbate the turbulence in relationships. Don’t be surprised if issues concerning commitment, equality, change, jealousy, money, sex, or power arise to be resolved. Not fun, by any means, but these influences can be the catalyst to eliminating emotional blocks that keep you stuck.
Next, Retrograde Uranus entering Pisces on the 13th encourages you to become aware of your “oneness” with all living things and to help those in need. Uranus will stay in Pisces through March 10, 2011.
Planets in Motion
A whopping five planets are retrograde this month! Mercury joins Jupiter, Neptune, Uranus, and Pluto when it turns retrograde on the 20th (through September 12). This emphasis on inward energy intensifies the need to turn inward for answers. Also, be mindful of communications, contracts, and travel arrangements during retrograde Mercury.
The New Moon in Leo on the 9th brings fresh energy to romance, creative projects, and activities pertaining to children and entertainment. It can also heighten your courage to pursue your dreams.
The Full Moon in Pisces on the 24th energizes idealism, fantasy, spiritual endeavors, and philanthropy.
Throughout August: Jupiter square Pluto can prompt some soul-searching about your spiritual beliefs, attitudes about prosperity, and how you express your individuality, especially for Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn. It can also cause you to overact to situations that challenge your belief system.
July 30-August 2: Mars opposing Uranus but conjunct Saturn evokes both a need to make a change and a fear of moving forward, especially for Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn.
August 2-6: Mars opposing Jupiter and square Pluto can cause suppressed anger to erupt, especially if you have Sun or Mars in Aries, Cancer, Libra, or Capricorn.
August 6-September 7: Venus in Libra favors socializing, partnership activities, and artistic pursuits. However …
August 7-10: A wicked T-cross involving Venus conjunct Saturn in Libra, Uranus/ Jupiter in Aries, and Pluto in Capricorn can bring up relationship issues concerning commitment, power, sex, security, change, spending, compromise, or fairness, especially if you have Sun or Venus in Aries, Cancer, Libra, or Capricorn.
August 9: The New Moon in Leo can bring out your inner romantic, artist, or entertainer.
August 13-21: Jupiter opposing Saturn creates a conflict between security and the need to expand beyond your limitations, especially for Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn.
August 13-30: (peaks on 8-21): Saturn square Pluto pits the titan of establishment against the titan of death and rebirth, creating a power struggle between the status quo and the need to demolish unneeded structures, policies, and attitudes. People with key placements in early Aries, Cancer, Libra, or Capricorn will be especially affected.
August 13-March 10, 2011: Uranus in Pisces encourages you to get in touch with your inner life, spiritual beliefs, and the desire to make a difference in the world.
August 20: Sun opposing Neptune favors compassionate/spiritual activities, but can also produce unrealistic expectations, especially for Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius.
August 20-23: Venus conjunct Mars in Libra energizes relationship activities, artistic projects, and endeavors that promote equality.
August 20-September 12: Retrograde Mercury in Virgo can cause miscommunication, especially pertaining to work projects, employees, and health-related activities. It can also mess with travel arrangements.
August 22-September 21: Sun in Virgo encourages you to get healthy, work smart, analyze your goals, and tie up loose ends.
August 24: The Full Moon in Pisces energizes activities that involve fantasy, art, charity, spirituality, and introspection.
August 25: Sun trine Pluto favors goal-setting, financial decisions, and activities that promote self-empowerment, especially if you’re a Taurus, Virgo, or Capricorn.
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