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
It’s time to heave a sigh of relief for you, Gemini, as Mercury stations direct on 1 August. He’s the last straggler at the Cancer funeral, just picking himself up off the retrograde floor and getting ready to leave for the Leo festivities on 12 August. You’ve learnt a lot about what you give to others and whether or not it’s necessary. Giving too much to others can drain, especially if it comes from a space of needing to feel good about yourself. Mercury may have some last insights to offer on his way out of the door, so be open to conversations with others that explore your dwellings of recent weeks as they may offer some new perspectives that help finalise your internal shifts.
By 10/11 August, your ruler is back up to full speed and steaming into Leo, ready to join the party! He was the first one there, but went back to save some of the others in the turmoil of Cancer’s waters. Now he’s drying out, and clarity returns for us all. In Leo mercury is loud, proud and boisterous, confidently spreading his messages of “be yourself” with the world. And with Jupiter going direct around the same time, you’ll find your relationships to be places of joy and inspiration again. If you diary isn’t naturally filling up with social engagements now, get on the front foot with this. 7-10 August is some of the juiciest astrology in a while as both the Sun and Venus trine Jupiter, and for you the benefits flow from connecting with loved ones – think long conversations and fun nights out that fill your cup to overflowing!
Mercury square Uranus on 17 August, offering new insights into your exploration of the more hidden areas of your life. This is one of many breadcrumbs on the path to finding new ways of accessing what is within and what is beyond, so take heed and try something different to stay on the path of authenticity.
Mercury offers his loudspeaker to Jupiter on 21 August, so expect conversations, emails or messages from loved ones to bear good tidings. Getting out and meeting others could also bring a new, promising relationship. Mercury in Leo is loud and proud, so don’t be humble but do watch out for stretching the truth – this energy puts you in such a good light you don’t need to. The month ends on a high as Mercury slides into Virgo on 29 August and straight into a connection with our second New Moon for the month, also in Virgo. This brings attention to your home life as well as family dynamics, so spend some time wishing for whatever brings you joy here. Mercury here for the next few weeks will encourage a busy time of connecting with family or communications with people in your home, all with the intent of bringing some grounded, practical energy back into your world.
This month brings a second New Moon in it’s final days – the gift of the New Moon in Virgo – and a chance to revisit home life – what could do with a touch of refinement, a more efficient system, or a total spring clean? Family relationships can also have a fresh new start as you think of logical solutions to any lingering problems – the answer lies in the details!
Power days: 21 & 29 August
Day to watch: 1 August
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