This month brings the urge to merge. Win-win outcomes and advancements on joint projects are a wonderful outcome of this time especially IF you do the work to make it work 😉
As the Sun moves through your sector of “other peoples money”, things like inheritances, sweepstakes, lotto or other winnings, credit, debt, loans, venture capital, spousal money, family money, shared money etc. are all more likely to be brought into the forefront. Money and other support can come from anywhere and is more likely to present at this time.
The topics of investments, retirement, and creating and managing wealth are also more likely to come into focus at this time. Business or investing contacts, opportunities, or issues from previous times are more likely to come back into the picture. New opportunities could also present themselves. This is a great time to lay a strong foundation for the future and prepare for important future launches. Working in the backdrop with planning, strategizing, researching, etc. is well-supported at this time. Re-evaluating past strategies or returning to things that worked in the past can be very fruitful now. New strategies or experiments could work great now, too.
There may be opportunities to collaborate with or empower others or receive great support on any level at this time. This time holds wonderful promise for opportunities from the past to bubble up in magical ways and also for new potentials.
Topics of psychology, astrology, tarot, numerology, sex, power, and esoteric subjects can light up bright this month. It is a fantastic time to read, watch, or listen to a fantastic mystery, including ancient mysteries. It is also a great time to explore and prepare your space for greater intimacy.
Lovers or relationship issues or opportunities from the past are may resurface at this time. Unresolved psychological issues related to intimacy and anything else are more likely to come back up. There is great opportunity for resolution. Also this could be an amazing time for new love relationships or new levels of current romantic relationships. Be awake to the synchronicities 🙂
Dramatic spiritual breakthroughs are common during this transit. The more you use the energy for going deep, the more riches you will find. There is much potential for life-changing transformation for you at this time of the year for you! Self-development work can carry further and radical changes in perception and experience can occur.
August continues the two month break from the intensity of the eclipse cycles. This break ends after this month as the next eclipse season will start to bubble stronger in September. By now, the changes that came from the April and May eclipses are starting to work their way into your new normal. Integration and advancement on the themes brought up by the eclipses will continue.
August also delivers us right into the heart of a very notable transit ~ Venus retrograde. officially going retrograde. Venus pre-transit shadow period begins June 19 and stretches to July 23 when it officially shifts into retrograde, staying retrograde until September 4, with the post-transit shadow period lasting until October 6, 2023.
Venus rules money and finances, love and relationships, beauty, aesthetics and design. Expect these topics to come up in noteworthy ways.
The retrograde tends to bring things back from the past, so maybe money owed to you will come in, or a business idea you started working on before will come back into focus. In love, maybe a previous love will return, or zest comes back to your current relationship.
Sometimes in a retrograde you get the chance to un-do something that was done, like forgiveness for a past hurt, re-doing of a design element that has been calling out for adjustment, or healing a physical (or other) scar.
Check out more about Venus retro with my many resources on the topic: my Venus retro blogs series, my Venus retro Do’s and Don’ts blog, and my Venus retro video. Personal planet retrogrades are is one of my areas of great expertise. You can also see more in my book, Planetology ~ How to Align with the Natural Rhythms of the Universe.
Not only is Venus retro this month, but Mercury is, too. The pre-transit retrograde period, when the energies start bubbling up, begins August 4, the actual retrograde is from August 23 – September 4, and the post-transit flow rolls until the end of September.
Mercury retrograde is known on the challenging side to bring: mischief with electronics, miscommunications, sudden changes to set plans, difficulty planning for now and the future and on the plus side, the transit tends to bring blessings from the past and what I call, “Last-Minute Magic”, where random opportunities seem to come out of the blue. It is a time to leave yourself as unscheduled as possible and plan to work on projects that have piled up, rather than putting too much attention to major new endeavors (although if an opportunity comes up that is “new”, don’t hesitate to take it if your intuition is telling to, just know that it may be shorter-term or turn out differently than expected). Great joy can be found in creative and organizational endeavors at this time and sudden travel opportunities may arise.
Strong Leo energies all month bring zesty creative potentials. Romantic potentials, fun and frolic, focus on children, hobbies and pleasure, are all increased in potential. Extra creativity may be available now and chances to lead, inspire, or in other ways show the world your gifts will abound.
Powerful Virgo transits bring focus on details and a discerning eye for streamlining work and improving productivity. Organization, pets/animals, health, and your daily routine are also under the magnifying glass at this time and may need some attention or you many have the desire to be proactive.
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If your birthday is late in the sign (or if you are reading for your rising sign and have a late degree) this report will be relevant for you later in the month, for earlier in the month you may find that the Aquarius Horoscope is more relevant for you 🙂
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