Leo New Moon (8 deg) – 1 August
Brisbane 1.13pm, London 3.13am, New York 30 July 11.13pm
Aquarius Full Moon (22 deg) – 15 August
Brisbane 10.29pm, London 1.29pm, New York 8.29am
Virgo New Moon (6 deg) – 30 August
Brisbane 8.36pm, London 11.36am, New York 6.36am
You can give yourself a pat on the back, you made it through the most challenging part of the year and now your ruler, Saturn, is taking a hiatus as the focus shifts to the fire signs so you’ll get some time to rest and restore. With Mercury stationing direct in your area of relationships on 1 August, it’s a chance to pause and reflect on all that has come to pass over the previous two months. What have you learnt about your needs in relationships? And the needs of others from you? Are you happy with the current status? Mercury pauses opposite Pluto so it’s the chance to get to the bottom of any issues that have come up, clear out the final residues and move forwards in a new way. It could become a power struggle, and if that comes to pass, clearly and calmly staying with the facts and keeping to the high road will bring the swiftest resolution.
That same day is the New Moon in Leo, which continues the focus on your eighth house of shared resources. You may spend the month ahead examining what you pool with others, be it money, time or effort, and making sure that everyone is contributing their fair share, including yourself. Setting intentions around fairness, loyalty and creative solutions can offer a hopeful solution for all involved and perhaps free up more time and resources for you.
When the Moon joins Saturn on 12 August, you may feel stretched financially or feeling low about your own resources and ability to contribute. That’s the beauty of sharing, everyone can be covered in times of need. You’re usually the responsible one helping out others, so it’s ok to take your turn in depending on others for support.
This month brings a second New Moon in it’s final days – the gift of the New Moon in Virgo offers you the space to expand your horizons. International travel, higher study, spiritual explorations, all this is on the menu in the month ahead – you just set intentions and then put them into action! This house can also rule higher education or the legal system, so if either of these are part of your life right now you can set intentions about favourable or supportive results in this area too.
Power dates: 1 & 30 August
Dates to watch: 12 August
Need a more personalised view into what’s ahead in the year for you? A consult with Alicia offers clarity and insight so you can make conscious choices that are in tune with the stars.