August is a month that is both varied and exciting but while that can often mean too much juggling and stress as you try and balance all the different areas of your life that is unlikely to be the case this time. Even one of the few challenges that you do have is more a blessing in disguise. That challenge is starting the month with Mercury, in his early days in your work sector in opposition with Saturn in a more reflective part of your chart on 1st August. This will put how well you know when to keep your work hat on and when to take it off to the test just as you walk in the door of the new month. However, this comes just 12 days after Mercury has returned to begin the first planetary activity on the job front this year and as the Sun, here until 23rd August starts the month at a friendly aspect to Jupiter in your income sector. The Sun will always spend the first three weeks of August in your work sector but it has been 12 years since you have had lucky Jupiter in your income sector at the time. At the same time, while income potential has been building since Jupiter returned in May, it is only now that there is any planetary activity in either of your two professional houses. At the start of what could be a stunning month on the income and job fronts, Saturn is simply reminding you to pace yourself. This is also important if you want to maintain the right balance between work and play, with Venus not leaving a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart until 12th August. Meanwhile, it is Mercury’s return to your relationship sector on 4th August that will put the planet of communication here during Mars’ final weeks in your communication sector. This will allow your relationships to benefit from Mars’ war on communication barriers, before he shifts his focus onto home, family and/or property matters on 20th August.
The month begins with a lot of focus on matters of the heart and all things romantic and ends with a lot of focus on your relationships but with a valuable crossover between the two. It is Venus, the planet of love’s departure from your romantic sector on 12th August that will end all planetary activity here for the year but while the Sun won’t return to your relationship sector until 23rd August, Mercury’s return on 4th August will do more than just bridge the gap. Because Venus’ final days in your romantic sector will overlap Mercury’s early days in your relationship sector, the two will merge. This will make it easier to keep the spirit of romance alive after Venus leaves, with the continuity on the relationship front keeping this alive. So while Venus and Mercury’s focus is different during that overlap period, from 4th August to 12th August, this is a vital time for romantic and relationship matters. As Venus works to make the final days of all planetary activity in your romantic sector for the year as romantically charged as possible, Mercury will be working to get the communication lines open on the relationship front ahead of the Sun’s return on 23rd August. It is fitting that the last planet to move through your romantic sector for the year should be Venus, the planet of love while the first planet to reach your relationship sector for the year should be Mercury, the planet of communication, putting both in their wheelhouse. Helping with that overlap will be starting the month with the Moon in your relationship sector, with a chance to start the month emotionally engaged. Also helping with this overlap will be the Moon’s return to your romantic sector from 22nd August to 25th August, with romantically charged lunar vibes in play during the Sun’s early days in your relationship sector.
It was in the closing days of July that Jupiter, the planet of luck and expansion turned retrograde in your income sector, shifting his considerable focus from the road ahead to the road behind and with perfect timing. In order to turn retrograde on 29th July Jupiter had to come to a standstill and this may have put a temporary pause on income matters. However, if it feels like things have stalled it is just the money gods turning around and until retrograding back out in October, this will allow the planet of luck and expansion to focus more on the past, second chances and untapped income potential as you ensure no stone has been left unturned. What makes the timing auspicious is that it comes just as new doors are opening on the job front, with the Sun and Mercury still in their early days in your work sector when Jupiter turned retrograde. Already Mercury has formed a friendly aspect to Jupiter while the Sun will start the month at the same aspect. The stars are aligned on the income and job fronts from the start but things are set to take an even more auspicious turn 12 days later. The Sun will always spend the first three weeks of August in your work sector, so it is a given that there would be new developments on the job front at this time of year. However, it has been 12 years since Jupiter was last in your income sector at the time and the planet that can really exploit this is Venus, with the planet of money returning to your work sector on 12th August to fuel your job confidence, attract opportunities and steer things in a lucrative direction. For the rest of the month, the planets of luck and money will be in harmony, cementing a partnership between new job and untapped income potential. It is later in the month that we will see some planetary activity on the other side of the financial fence, with Mercury returning to your financial sector on 26th August with the smart head for money needed to get your head in the game and around money matters.