August 2022

There are so many moving parts to this month and so many overlapping and separate themes that having the right work/life balance couldn’t be more important. As if to bring that message home the month will begin with Mercury and Saturn in opposition, something that might create some brief work/life balance pressure at the start of the month but with perfect timing. It was 12 days earlier that Mercury’s return to your career sector began the first planetary activity on the career front for the year, three days before the Sun returned on 23rd July. While the Sun will always spend the first three weeks of August in your career sector, this year is different. The difference is that for the first time in 12 years you have Jupiter, the planet of luck and expansion in your work sector, with his alignment with the Sun on 1st August making it clear that this professional year is in the process of catching its second wind. Jupiter turned retrograde on 29th July, with his friendly aspect to the Sun cementing a partnership between new career and untapped professional potential. While Mercury will leave your career sector on 4th August and the Sun on 23rd August, Venus’ return on 12th August will keep things active all month. In short, this is destined to be a stunning month on the job and career fronts. However, with Venus in an adventurous part of your chart until 12th August, the doors open to the past and second chances on the fun, playful, romantic and creative fronts and Mars in your relationship sector until 20th August, life can’t be all work and no play. This is why those work/life balance reminders at the start of the month are so important. This is a month that has it all but only with the right work/life balance. Meanwhile, it is Mars’ return to your financial sector on 20th August that begins a very real chance to take your financial power back.

August 2022

While there has been continuous planetary activity on the romantic and relationship fronts for several years now, there are some significant shifts on both fronts this month and also a significant difference between the two. Unlike your romantic sector, where things are on a more slow boil and all the focus is on the past, until Mars leaves your relationship sector on 20th August he will be looking for something to fight for. This is Mars’ first visit in two years and as the planet of passion and the warrior planet of the cosmos, he is urging you to fight for what you want from your relationships and what they need from you. Because the lunar nodes have been policing a balance between your personal and relationship needs since January, this has given you something to fight for from the start. The Moon will make its second and last visit to your relationship sector while Mars is here from 17th August to 20th August, ensuring you are emotionally engaged during his final days. Because the Moon will leave just a few hours before Mars, this could fuel the kind of emotional and passionate responses that will give you a better sense of what you are fighting for. Mars can shake and stir things up but an alliance with Pluto in your communication sector will make it easy to keep the communication lines open. It is after Mars leaves that Uranus’ retrograde turn here on 25th August will take away the urgency while opening the doors to the past. With Neptune and the asteroid Juno already in retrograde motion, the Moon’s return to your romantic sector from 13th August to 15th August is likely to evolve a sense of nostalgia. The Moon will return a day after Venus, the planet of love leaves an adventurous part of your chart on 12th July, picking up on a mix of romance, adventure and nostalgia in the air.

August 2022

While things are fairly quiet on both sides of the financial fence as you move into the new month it won’t stay that way, with some exciting developments on the income and financial fronts this month, one in a direct and the other in a more indirect way. There has been no planetary activity in your income sector since Mars left in January and there will be none until the Sun, Mercury and Venus all return in November. However, this side of the financial fence will get an indirect boost when Venus, the planet of money joins the Sun in your career sector on 12th August. Even in ordinary times, this would begin a mission to fuel your professional confidence, attract opportunities and steer things in a lucrative direction. The difference this year is that for the first time in 12 years you have the planet of money in your career sector and Jupiter, the planet of luck in your work sector. You don’t need planetary activity in your income sector with this happening on the professional front. However, the Moon’s return to your income sector from 7th August to 9th August will ensure your nose for money is sharp when Venus returns to your career sector on 12th August. Meanwhile, while things have dialled back on the financial front since Venus left your financial sector on 18th July, this is more a chance to pause and let things settle before the next phase begins. In most years, this would have brought all planetary activity on the financial front to a close but instead, the whole dynamics of this financial year are set to change with Mars’ return on 20th August. It is less that Mars’ first visit in two years is a chance to fire up your financial passions and fighting spirit and to take your financial power back and more that this is the start of his longest visit in eight decades. The Moon’s return to your financial sector from 20th August to 22nd August will ensure your financial instincts are sharp and you are emotionally and intuitively engaged from the start.