This is one month where you can’t judge a book by its cover but where the cover itself is already something to be excited about. It is not until you start turning the pages that this month will reveal just how game changing it is and how exciting things are set to become. The month gets off to a good start across the income, work and career fronts, with Venus staying on in your work sector to tie up loose ends after the Sun and Mercury left late last month. While Venus’ departure on 12th August will end all planetary activity on the job front for the year, a friendly aspect to forces on the income and career fronts before leaving will keep the momentum going. In the meantime, as is always the case the Sun will spend the first three weeks of August in your relationship sector, putting the solar spotlight on your relationships. This will come with challenges and opportunities, both of which will be on display on day one. The challenge is that with Saturn still in Aquarius, compromising on your own needs won’t be an option. An opposition with Mercury on 1st August will put a balance between your personal and relationship needs to the test on day one. However, not only is Mercury the planet of communication but the Sun will also move into a friendly aspect to Jupiter in your communication sector on 1st August. On the one hand, there could be some personal and/or relationship tension but on the other hand an opportunity for a breakthrough. The Sun will keep the solar spotlight on your relationships until 23rd August but Mercury will leave to begin the first planetary activity on the financial front for the year on 4th August. The real secret of what an exciting month this is destined to be will be revealed when Mars not only returns to a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart on 20th August but to begin his longest visit in eight decades. Mercury will add to this when he makes an early return to an adventurous part of your chart on 26th August.
There is a mix of the expected and the unexpected on the romantic and relationship fronts this month and in both cases, there is something to be excited about. The expected is what is happening on the relationship front, with the Sun always spending the first three weeks of August in your relationship sector. Until leaving on 23rd August, the Sun will keep the solar spotlight on your relationships, making things more transparent. Included in this is a Full Moon in Aquarius on 12th August, something that will see the Sun and Moon clash in a way that will make a balance between your personal and relationship needs more transparent. With every planet moving through your relationship sector this year also clashing with Saturn, in his final year in Aquarius, this will be an important theme throughout this year’s annual update. While Mercury, the planet of communication will leave your relationship sector on 4th August, with Jupiter spending his first full month in retrograde motion in your communication sector in 12 years, there is plenty of support to keep the communication lines open. Venus, the planet of love will return to your relationship sector on 12th August, the same day as the Full Moon and on hand to turn this into an opportunity rather than a challenge. It is on the romantic front that the unexpected is happening. When Venus left your romantic sector on 18th July this should have ended all planetary activity on the romantic front for the year. However, it is just over a month later that the most romantically charged months of 2022 will begin, kicked off by Mars’ return to your romantic sector on 20th August. It is not just that this is the planet of passion and the warrior planet of the cosmos’ first visit to your romantic sector in two years that is exciting but that he won’t leave until March 2023, making this his longest visit in eight decades. Having the Moon here from 20th August to 22nd August will get things off to a romantically charged start.
Until now the only planetary activity in either of your two money houses has been on the income side of the financial fence and while that will remain the case, this month we will finally see some planetary activity on the other side and with perfect timing. While Neptune turned retrograde in your income sector at the end of June, it was only in the closing days of July that the asteroid Juno turned retrograde here. This has not only put both planets in your income sector in retrograde motion but as the queen of commitment, Juno brings the determination to make the most of the doors open to the past, second chances and untapped income potential. With both remaining in retrograde motion until later in the year, this leaves a gap for planets that are focused on where you have been rather than on where you are going. This is where the first planetary activity on the other side of the financial fence for the year comes in, with Mercury’s return to your financial sector on 4th August bringing the smart head for money needed to get your head in the game and around money matters. While the Sun won’t return until 23rd August, something that will always turn the solar spotlight onto your financial situation and money matters at this time of year and with Mercury here until 26th August, this gives you time to get your head and explore your options. In an important month on both sides of the financial fence and with the dynamics of this financial year shifting, the Moon’s monthly visits are key to remaining emotionally and intuitively engaged. The Moon will begin the month in your financial sector and until leaving on 2nd August and with Mercury returning on 4th August this will ensure your financial instincts are sharp from the start. The Moon will come full circle on 27th August, a day after Mercury leaves but this time, it is his smart head for money that will give you an edge as it aligns with the Sun to create a New Moon on 27th August. Meanwhile, until leaving your work sector on 12th August, as the planet of money Venus will be working with the planets in your income sector to steer work and job matters in a lucrative direction.