The Sun brings warmth and focus to your 6th house this month bringing your attention to order and organization.
Streamlining your schedule and improving time management are great areas of focus at this time. Working smarter instead of working harder will carry better outcomes now and strategizing ways to do this can be very fruitful at this time.
Notable occurrences at the office could come up and for both those who are self-employed and those in an office or other employment setting. Issues or opportunities with some link to the past are more likely now.
Employment may be a hot topic at this time. If changes or uncertainty come to your work place, hold open the idea that any changes that come now, even if they feel unwelcome, could place you on a path for greater happiness and fulfillment in the longer term. Your resourcefulness has a chance to soar tremendously at this time and will be amplified the more you focus on it.
Clearing clutter and bringing coherence to your outer and inner realms will be time well-supported at this time. Something fun you can do is play my “Ten Things” game. I created this to help me clear clutter. Every day for a certain amount of time I committed to in advance (1 week, 1 month, etc.) I would make the agreement with myself that I would just have to deal with 10 things that were sitting around out of place. What I found (as you may find) that once I got started (which seems to be the hardest part), I would go well past dealing with only 10 things as momentum was built from the minimum commitment. This is a great exercise when you feel unmotivated, overwhelmed, or are crazy busy 🙂
Speaking of ‘exercise’, the Sun is accentuating your house of exercise and other health regimens this month, too (also 6th house affairs). This energy will likely highlight exercise regimens, diets, practitioners, treatments, routines, etc.
New health issues or ones from the past may resurface now or become more obvious to give attention to. You may make some important health discoveries or find solutions at any time this month. This is a time when diagnostics and other things to get down into the details of your health, healing, and exercise and diet regimen come into the forefront. Stress management may come into the forefront as a necessity or as a preventative measure. You may be drawn to make healthy lifestyle changes now.
The 6th house also rules pets and some other animals so you might find yourself focused in that area of life. A pet may need some attention at this time or you may have more time or interest in focusing attention to your furry or feathered ones.
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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