Taurus Monthly Horoscope

August 2022

As you move into the new month you are at the halfway point of Mars’ nearly seven week visit but you are also moving into the most exciting half. When Mars returned last month your new solar year had been underway for months and all the planets that would normally move through each year had already been and gone. Mars’ return last month opened things wide up, with a chance to completely reassess your options for the coming year. This has brought you to the start of a new two year Mars cycle, one that will take until July 2024 to run its course. This is a time for launching new quests, beginning new projects and for throwing yourself into new goals or challenges, with the warrior planet of the cosmos able to fuel your warrior and competitive spirit. While this can be channelled into anything you are passionate about, there is a strong pull toward the playful, creative and adventurous sides of life’s fence. Mars will leave Taurus on 20th August but while his focus will shift fairly dramatically, what he began will continue to play out and especially on the playful, creative and adventurous fronts. It is Mars’ return to your income sector on 20th August that is set to have major implications here for the rest of the year but also across the income, work and career fronts. The fact that Mars is spending nearly seven weeks in Taurus instead of the typical six weeks means that he is slowing down ahead of a retrograde turn that will keep the warrior planet of the cosmos in your income sector for the next seven months. This is Mars’ longest visit in eight decades and he will work closely with Saturn, in your career sector during that time. This will get an additional boost when Mercury’s return to your work sector on 26th August will kick off the first planetary activity on the job front this year.

August 2022

With no planetary activity in your romantic sector this year and only the Moon’s monthly visits to keep the spirit of romance alive, just having it start the month here is an advantage. However, when these romantically charged lunar vibes run their course on 2nd August there is likely to be a sense of anticipation left in their wake, a sense that something is about to shift. That something is the approach of Mercury, who just 48 hours later will become the first planet to reach your romantic sector this year on 4th August. Until leaving on 26th August, Mercury will be on a mission to give your heart a voice and to put heart and mind on the same page. This is the start of the most romantically charged months of 2022 but the fact that he is still here when the Sun returns on 23rd August is a sign that the planet of communication is slowing down. Mercury will normally rush through in 15 days, so should be gone by the time the Sun turns the solar spotlight onto matters of the heart 19 days later. This means that Mercury is preparing for a retrograde turn, something that while he will leave on 26th August will see him retrograde back in for a double dip visit next month. With Venus, the planet of love not returning until early next month, Mercury will return to spend time with her as well. What starts in the early days of August as the first planetary activity on the romantic front in nearly a year will grow into something much bigger over the coming months. The Moon, who begins the month in your romantic sector will come full circle on 27th August, this time as a New Moon. Until leaving on 29th August, the Moon will connect with the Sun and Mercury, cementing their influence. Meanwhile, the Moon will only make one visit to your relationship sector but moving through from 4th August to 7th August will take advantage of having Venus, the planet of love still in your communication sector.

August 2022

Technically there is no planetary activity in either of your two money houses as you move into the new month, as you would expect at this time of year. However, while not a planet in the traditional sense, starting the month with the asteroid Pallas Athena in your income sector will have unexpected consequences in the long term. In the short term, having the goddess of wisdom here when Venus left on 18th August is giving you a chance to process months of planetary activity that had begun with Mercury’s return in April. Even then, the dwarf planet Ceres had been here for months, quietly updating your income needs and priorities. Having Pallas Athena here means there is a small thread that is still active, keeping you connected to recent months and it is that thread that will prove invaluable when Mars returns on 20th August. This will create an unbroken chain of cosmic activity from Ceres’ return in February, something that has seen a gradual procession of planetary activity and then a lull as you regroup after Venus left last month. This means that when Mars returns this won’t be a cold start but a natural peak that you have been moving towards since earlier in the year. Even if this was a normal visit this would have big implications, kicking off what could be the most lucrative six weeks of the year and the cumulation of everything until now. Except this is not an ordinary visit and instead, the warrior planet of the cosmos is here now until March 2023, making this his longest visit in eight decades. More importantly, this will put Mars here and working in tandem with Saturn during his final seven months in your career sector and as new doors begin opening on the job front for the first time this year on 26th August. The Moon’s return to your income sector on 20th August, just a few hours ahead of Mars will ensure your nose for money is sharp from the start.