August 2022

In the first part of the month and again in the final days of the month Mercury and Mars will work as a team but in completely different ways. As you move into the new month Mars is at the halfway point in his first visit to an adventurous part of your chart in two years and until leaving on 20th August he will be fuelling a passion for adventure. Mars is working closely with Pluto in a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart, with the planets of war and revolution fighting against a year that until now may have been all work and no play. It is Mercury’s return to Virgo on 4th August that will see this smart and articulate planet join the team. It is Mercury’s cool head that can help you turn your bucket list into a game plan and channel Mars and Pluto’s passion and impulsiveness more effectively. It is during this time that a Full Moon in your work sector on 12th August will bring a taste of things to come. While Pluto will stay on in a playful part of your chart and Uranus will stay on in an adventurous part, his retrograde turn on 25th August will take away the urgency. A playful and adventurous influence will still be there but will no longer be as urgent. Mars’ departure will not just be a turning point in the month but in the year itself, with his return to your career sector on 20th August kicking off his longest visit in eight decades. This is when Mars will shift his allegiance to Saturn in your work sector, with Mercury’s return to your income sector on 26th August beginning his own extended visit. This will fire things up across the income, work and career fronts for the rest of the year. Meanwhile, the Sun’s return to Virgo on 23rd August will begin your birthday month and new solar year, with a lot to be excited about from the start. A New Moon on 27th August will be a chance to commit to the journey ahead.

August 2022

Since his return to your romantic sector in 2008 Pluto has spent from April to September in retrograde motion while since his return to your relationship sector in 2012, Neptune has spent from June to November in retrograde motion. This means that both Neptune and Pluto will always be in retrograde motion at this time of year, with the focus on the past on both the romantic and relationship fronts. However, this year Neptune isn’t on his own with the asteroid Juno, the queen of commitment and especially commitment to your relationships making her first visit to your relationship sector in four years. Juno only turned retrograde late last month so it is only now that your full relationship focus is on the past. While Neptune will always put the spotlight on old dreams, this year you have Juno giving you the resolve and determination to turn old dreams into reality. At the same time, Pluto also has an ally during his last full retrograde phase before leaving your romantic sector next year. That ally is Mars, who until leaving an adventurous part of your chart on 20th August will draw progressively closer to Pluto, with the two coming together in his final days. Together the planets of war and revolution will fuel a mix of nostalgia, romance, passion and adventure as they meet up here for the last time in our lifetime. With a lot happening behind the scenes, this makes the Moon’s monthly visits to your romantic and relationship sectors especially important. The Moon will return to your romantic sector from 9th August to 11th August, aligning with Pluto and forming a friendly aspect to Mars in an adventurous part of your chart just as they are starting to come together. These could be some of the most romantically charged days of the month. Meanwhile, the Moon’s return to your relationship sector from 13th August to 15th August will be a chance to become more emotionally engaged. This will also be a chance to take advantage of having Mercury, the planet of communication in Virgo by then.

August 2022

This is not so much a month of two halves but a month when the whole dynamics of this financial year are changing but the real implications won’t be felt until the end of the month. As you move into the new month all the planetary activity is still in your financial sector, the side of the financial fence where the focus is on what you do with and how you manage the money you have but also on your financial situation and money matters as a whole. It is on the other side of the financial fence that there has been no planetary activity, with your income sector empty since the Sun left last September. Yet even on the financial front change is afoot, with Jupiter’s retrograde turn on 29th July having brought the planet of luck and expansion to a standstill. Still at a standstill at the start of the month, Jupiter will slowly start to move back over old ground, retracing the steps taken since his return in May. This came just days after Chiron and the dwarf planet Eris also turned retrograde here, putting all three planets in your financial sector in retrograde motion and staying that way until later in the year. This has already changed the dynamics of this financial year, putting money matters in review mode but there are more changes to come. The Moon will move through your income sector from 2nd August to 4th August and while this is an ordinary monthly visit, it is also the last before the first planetary activity on the income front for the year gets underway, much earlier in the year than is normally the case. This will make it important to listen to your instincts as the Moon moves through. While the Sun won’t return to your income sector until later next month, Mercury’s return on 26th August will get things off to an early start and with perfect timing. That is because it is just six days earlier that Mars will return to begin his longest visit to your career sector in eight decades on 20th August, kicking off the most exciting months of the year across the income, work and career fronts.