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 been a heavy few months for cardinal signs such as yours, Libra, but the good news is you’re almost out of the woods and can feel the Sun on your face already. On 1 August, Mercury starts moving forwards finally in Cancer, and away from the heavy gaze of Pluto. Work projects or general career flow may have been held up by opposition from authorities or scrutiny with your management team in recent months, but you’ll finally see things proceed this month. If something remains stuck, it’s an indicator that it’s reached a natural end so look for something new to put energy and effort into.
The New Moon in Leo on the same day invites you out in the larger groups, spending time with your community or tribe and focusing on big picture ideas. There has been a focus on this for you in recent weeks as the planetary line up in Leo builds, and this New Moon is a chance to solidify just what it is you wish to give back and the best avenues to achieving this. Your ruler, Venus, is in this same sign, offering you confidence and optimism in what you take on, though a square to Uranus on 2 August may bring a surprising reveal around what you share with others, including debt, credit card bill, or even something inherited (money, possession or even DNA). Change is called for, and adjustments are necessary that ensure freedom for everyone involved, especially yourself!
Sun and Venus trine Jupiter in the best astrology of the month occurs on 7-10 August and for you this brings special opportunities as you connect siblings or neighbours with your broader friendship tribe. Time spent in your local community offers support back to you, and perhaps as more than just a “feel good” vibe. Whatever big ideas you’ve been working on since November last year get an extra nudge this week, especially when Venus brings her cooling influence to Jupiter’s exuberance and binds it all together with a nice bow on top!
The best day for you this month is the Venus cazimi on 14 August as the Sun lifts her up into the position of the favoured one. Like the King’s favourite is showered with finery and attention, so can you be, it’s all in the asking but this must be for the greater good, not just your own ends. What is your vision for a better world? What are you doing to create it? It’s not about doing what you think it best, but finding out what the need is, and then putting your everything into that. Then you’ll be met with more support than you thought possible. Spending times with friends in need could be a lovely way to spend the day, and in helping them so you too will feel the warm fuzzies of being useful.
When Venus then moves into grounded practical Virgo, and you may feel a shift into a quieter time, a time of retreat, feeling better taking time out and preparing the soil so you can plant new seeds next month. A meeting between Venus and Mars on 25 August may bring some tensions as you face hidden anger or frustrations, but Venus can heal this and the two together can help you assert yourself in the gentle way you are used to. Use the New Moon in Virgo on 30 August to help you stay focused on what is required in the month ahead – good habits to give you rest and healing or retreat to connect with the unseen/spirit world in a safe, supported way.
Power days – 9 & 14 August
Days to watch – 25 August
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