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Monthly General Horoscopes - August 2017
August is always going to be a month where life is a lot more playful, colourful, romantic and creative, but also the month where balance between work and play at some point becomes an issue. That is because the Sun will always start August in a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart, but end the month in your work sector. This year this is a little more extreme, with fun, playful, romantic and creative forces not dropping back until after the Sun leaves on the 23rd August and work and job developments are in play from the get go. When that happens it is usually work and job matters that win out, with play something that we tend to get around to once we have time. If life is busy, either at work or just with life in general, then life can become all work and no play. That is unlikely to be the case this month and it is all because on the fun, playful, romantic and creative front we have a fast burn and on the work front a slow burn. Mars is spending the whole month fuelling your romantic and creative passions and fighting spirit and with a total solar eclipse here on the 22nd August, it would take some demanding work forces to stymie this. Luckily that is not the case, for while Mercury will spend the whole month in your work sector, turning retrograde on the 13th August work and job matters are happy to play out slowly. That is important, for this is also an important month for home and relationship and an auspicious and potentially fateful month for friendship and relationship building. From the get go embrace this exciting month with a commitment to work/life balance and to a balance between work and play.
While Venus will leave your income sector on the 1st August she will leave you with a lucrative sense of direction that will prove crucial this month. For with a lunar eclipse in your career sector on the 8th August and Jupiter moving into his final two months in your work sector on the 11th August, there is some serious traction to be gained on both fronts. It was last month that Venus aligned with both Jupiter and the South Node, the forces behind this month's lunar eclipse. It is not only a lucrative sense of direction that will ensure Venus' work will continue, but you remain confident. On the 1st August Venus joins Ceres in a job that will take the two goddesses of the solar system to pull off. The biggest challenge these two sister planets face is making their gift compelling enough for you to seize it with both hands. That gift is the gift of connecting, being able to give your heart a voice and not just open the communication lines, but in a compelling way. Venus will remain in your communication sector until the 26th August, but Ceres will stay on for another month. Venus is the planet of love and guardian of your relationships and Ceres the queen of nurturing. Yet the problem they face is convincing you how important this is. For they know what you don't, in that on the 11th August you will be just two months away from your most important relationship year in over a decade. A year that will extend from October 2017 to November 2018. Both will be gone from your communication sector by then, which is why the work is being put in now. Work that goes beyond words or any one conversation, but to the heart of how you want and need to connect.
Like a bell that can't be unrung, Venus might leave Gemini in the early hours of the month, but she is here at the birth of the month and will have an influence. This is important, for as the planet of love and guardian of your relationships she has a vested interest in what is an important month on both the romantic and relationship fronts. It was last month that Venus interacted directly with both Jupiter in your romantic sector and Saturn in your relationship sector. Venus returns to Gemini once a year, usually at some point during your birthday month. This year Venus returned two weeks after the Sun left, allowing her to make a standalone visit. This meant that instead of her mission to update your romantic and relationship desires and expectations for the coming year being thrown in with the rest of your resolutions, they were able have their own separate chapter and that's important. For when Venus returned to Gemini early last month, it was to find lucky Jupiter in your romantic sector for the first time in 12 years and Saturn in your relationship sector, for the last time for another 28 years. Venus was the perfect planet to make the last contact with both. Jupiter leaves your romantic sector in two months from the 11th October and Saturn wraps up his last retrograde phase in your relationship sector for another three decades on the 26th August. Fortunately there is a massive amount of communication support, including a total solar eclipse in your communication sector on the 22nd August. While Venus takes off her planet of love hat as she moves into the month and dons her planet of money hat as she returns to your income sector, she leaves you with a clear sense of where your heart stands.
When your birthday month came to a close on the 23rd July this will often bring all planetary activity in Cancer to a close for the year and that was the case last year. This year that is not the case, with two special planets staying on. I don't believe in coincidences and because I know what's coming, it makes absolute sense why Venus, planet of love should delay her return to Cancer this year. Venus moves through Cancer once a year, on a mission to update your romantic and relationship desires and expectations for the coming year, while also giving your heart a say in what you want in general from your new solar year. Because Venus' return on the 1st August comes nine days after the Sun left, her mission is a standalone one, separate to the more mundane housekeeping and resolutions that take place during a birthday month. Key to why Venus' late return is so important, is the playful and romantically charged lunar vibes in play from the 30th July to the 2nd August. They will be in effect as Venus returns on the 1st August. This is important, for this year Venus has an important mission. That mission is to prepare for your luckiest year for love, matters of the heart and all things fun, playful, romantic and creative, which kicks off in early October. By the time Venus leaves Cancer on the 26th July, Jupiter will be six weeks and four days away from his first visit to your romantic and creative sector in 12 years. In a month dominated by major income developments and some stunning developments across the income, work and career fronts, Venus is flying the flag for everything fun, playful, romantic and creative and close to your heart.
If a solar year can be judged by how it begins, then you are in for one incredible year. There are two layers to the advantage you have moved into this new solar year with. The first is Mars, planet of passion and the warrior planet of the cosmos. Mars returned to Leo on the 21st July, two days before the Sun returned and won't leave until early September. With the Sun leaving Leo and bringing your birthday month to a close on the 23rd August, Mars is not only here for the whole of August, but every moment of your birthday month. You have begun a solar year with the planet of passion and the warrior planet of the cosmos on board from the get go and your whole birthday month will be spent with him at your side, telling you what's possible and giving you the courage to embrace life head on. If that had been all then this would be an incredible start to a new solar year, with every reason to believe that the rest of your solar year would be touched by this. But for the first time in 17 years the Sun returned to find the North Node here and for Mars this is the first time in 36 years. The North Node brings the element of fate and potential already there before this year even begun, but is also the reason for a total solar eclipse on the 22nd August. This creates the potential for major new beginnings and the opening of major new doors. The last time you had the Sun, Mars and the North Node in Leo at the same time was in 1925, 92 years ago. So to say this has the potential to be one of your most stunning solar years ever is no exaggeration. With a lunar eclipse in your relationship sector on the 8th August, there is something fateful developing on the relationship front as well.
Across many areas of your life you are likely to find that the wind has been taken out of your sails or there is the desire or the need to spend more time in life's slow lane. This is par for the course at this time of year, with the first three weeks of August always the final weeks of your old solar year. Until returning to Virgo on the 23rd August to begin your birthday month and new solar year, the Sun will spend his time in a nostalgic part of your chart. As happens at this time every year. This year this might be more extreme because you also have Mars here as well. Not due to return to Virgo until early next month, the six week wind down of your current Mars cycle will be in effect the whole month. This does bring a need to avoid pushing yourself and making time to hear yourself think. However, this won't be debilitating. In fact, with a total solar eclipse in this reflective part of your chart on the 22nd August, this could be a time for coming up with great ideas or flashes of inspiration. When you give yourself permission to take time out to hear yourself think, you create the potential for new ideas to take shape. A combination of Venus leaving your career sector on the 1st August, Jupiter moving into his final two months in your income sector on the 11th August and a lunar eclipse in your work sector on the 8th August, will keep you busy. This creates a good month across the income, work and career fronts. Thanks to Venus this will also be a social and serendipitous month, with little chance to shutting yourself off from life. What you will savour though, is any down time, when you do have time to hear yourself think.
While Venus will leave an adventurous part of your chart on 1st August and there are no more planets to pass the torch to, it will take very little to keep a sense of wanderlust, curiosity and adventure alive. This will live on in the two alliances Venus was able to build last month. One with the South Node in a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart and the other with Jupiter, in Libra. It is a lunar eclipse in a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart on the 8th August that will come wrapped in a sense of adventure. At the same time, as Jupiter prepares to move into his final two months in Libra on the 11th August, this allows you to look to and see the future for the journey that it is. Having returned to Libra last September, you are now in the final months of what is the foundation year for a new 12 year Jupiter cycle of expansion. Things have not always been easy, with conflict with relationship forces in the first half of the year only now behind you. Venus' sense of adventure has given you the courage and confidence to make these final months count. Where there was relationship tensions or challenges in the first half of the year, something authentic is emerging. With Eris spending her first full month in retrograde motion in your relationship sector, Uranus turning retrograde here on the 3rd August and Saturn in retrograde motion in your communication sector until the 26th August, there is something special developing. There is also something special developing on the career front this month. Yet there are two things happening here, one you can and the other you can't see. What you can see is everything coming together on the career front. What you can't see is how this is lining you up for some serious income growth from early October.
As much as you have reached a massive month for career developments and a month where things could get extremely busy, there are some important safety features in place. This is always a month when you will have your professional hat on from the get go. For as is the case every year, the Sun is in your career sector until the 23rd August, keeping the solar spotlight on your career and professional situation, matters and options. This year you have Mars on board as well. Having returned on the 21st July and not due to leave until early September, Mars will spend the whole month fuelling your professional passions, fighting and competitive spirit. When you add in a total solar eclipse on the 22nd August and you have the potential for some major new beginnings, but also a busy month. But as I said, there are some safety features built in to ensure things don't become too manic and out of control. One of those safety features is from the professional gods themselves, the other life is putting in place. The first safety feature is Eris and Uranus. Whether it is Eris in her first full month in retrograde motion in your work sector or Uranus who turns retrograde here on the 3rd August, they're at a near standstill all month. With both in retrograde motion from the 3rd August, while things are hurtling forward on the career front, on the work and job front and in your day to day life on the coal front, they are slowing down. This allows you to stick to your knitting, while also exploring new career developments. The other safety feature is Venus and Ceres. Between them they will keep a sense of wanderlust, curiosity and adventure in play all month. There will even be a mix of romance, adventure and nostalgia thrown into the mix as well.
Despite the fact that Mercury will spend the whole month in your career sector and the Sun will return on the 23rd August, it is very unlikely that life will become all work and no play. Not only is this being balanced by some very powerful forces in play on the adventurous front, the professional gods themselves are in no hurry. Mercury returned to your career sector on the 26th July for what should have been 15 day, fast paced and urgency fuelled sprint. Instead Mercury is slowing down ahead of a retrograde turn on the 13th August and won't leave until later next month. This is a chance to not only slowly get your head in the game, ideas on the table and the communication lines open, but to then retrace your steps. Even the Sun's return might throw the solar spotlight on your career situation and matters, but until Mars returns early next month, there will be no urgency. It is next month that the pace will pick up, allowing you to start slow and steady. Just as well, for you not only have the Sun in your sector of adventure, travel, learning and discovery until the 23rd August and Mars fuelling a passion for adventure all month, but a total solar eclipse here on the 22nd August. This brings the potential for major new beginnings and a chance to embark on new journeys, across all aspects of your life. In the meantime, while Venus is creating a good month for money matters, there is an opportunity for a communication and/or relationship breakthrough around the 8th August. You can thank a lunar eclipse in your communication sector, a week after Venus' departure from your relationship sector for that.
There are so many layers to this month and there will be so many hats you'll need to wear, that smart time management will be required. While you start the month with Venus in your work sector, leaving in the early hours of the 1st August, all she will do is open the door and point you in the right direction. Yet it was Venus' alignment with Jupiter in your career sector last month that has allowed work and job matters to hitch a ride. This means that when Jupiter moves into his final two months in your career sector on the 11th August, work and job matters will come along for the ride. Also coming along for the ride will be all the income potential that has been building over recent months. This comes in a month when the focus is always going to be on your financial situation and money matters, with the Sun in your financial sector until the 23rd August. This year Mars is along for the ride, spending the whole month fuelling your financial passions and fighting spirit. With a lunar eclipse in your income sector on the 8th August and a total solar eclipse in your financial sector on the 22nd August, this is a big month on both fronts. So by now it is clear that this is a month where you'll need to wear your work, professional and money hats. However, make way for your relationship hat as well, with Venus in your relationship sector until the 26th August and Ceres here all month. This should be a good month for relationship matters. Venus, planet of love and guardian of your relationships and Ceres, queen of nurturing are meeting up here for the first time in nine years. Throughout that time it is with the full support of the communication gods.
When Venus leaves a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart in the early hours of the month there are no more planets to pass the torch to. Not here anyway, but there is little chance of what she started going off the boil. This is thanks to Venus' alignment with Jupiter in your sector of adventure, travel, learning and discovery last month. With Jupiter moving into his final two months in this adventurous part of your chart on the 11th August, he will keep the spirit of romance and adventure alive. Venus was there to support Jupiter when he needed it, so he will be happy to return the favour. While Venus will go on to spend the majority of the month in your work sector, she is more interested in capitalising on the hard work already done. Mars left on the 21st August and the Sun on the 23rd August, focused more on attracting opportunities and bringing things home, than acting as a hard taskmaster. Venus is much more comfortable with stealing the glory from the work busier forces have already invested. So while things should go well on the job front this month and you should attract opportunities, it is unlikely to be manically busy, not as it has been in the past. With Jupiter just two months away from your career sector by the 11th August, you can do with a chance to catch your breath. Where the real focus is this month is on the relationship front. With the Sun in your relationship sector until the 23rd August, Mars all month and a total solar eclipse here on the 22nd August, this has the potential to be a breakthrough month. A lunar eclipse in Aquarius on the 8th August will confront these relationship forces, with a reminder of the importance of a balance between your personal and relationship needs.
Every indicator for a busy month is here and then some this month, creating the potential for a month that is manically busy, both at work and with life in general. While the main focus is on your work sector this month, the full title the ancients gave to this area of your chart is the sector of 'hard work and service to others'. That means paid and unpaid work. Whatever makes your life busy, expect it to expand exponentially this month. You can thank three different factors all coming together to create the perfect storm. The first is the month itself. The Sun will always spend the first three weeks of August in your work sector, so this will always be the potentially busiest month in any year. Potentially, because if Mars happens to be moving through, this will take the crown. Mars only moves through your work sector once every two years, creating the busiest six weeks in any two year period. But when the busiest month in any year meets the busiest year in a two year period, then this moves to a whole new level. And Mars is spending the whole of August in your work sector. However, there is a third factor and that is the North Node, making its first visit to your work sector in 17 years. This is the force behind a total solar eclipse here on the 22nd August and the major new developments and beginnings this could open the door to. However, there are some safeguards to ensure life doesn't become all work and no play. The most important is Venus, who is in a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart until the 26th August. There couldn't be a better planet to champion a need for balance between work and play, especially in an important month for relationship matters.