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
As the energy fades on the Cancer-Capricorn tug of war, we enter August with a renewed sense of hope, especially as your ruler, Jupiter, now has an avenue of influence again. The last man standing in Cancer is Mercury and he starts the month (1 Aug) completely still as he turns around to move direct again. It could be a day for you to still yourself and open up to pleasure and new creative outlets. The Leo New Moon happens that same day and offers the chance to work on your health and wellness. Good routine is often said to be the key to success, and having a positive workplace aids in productivity, both of which you’ll need as you see continued career growth, professional success or public acknowledgment over the coming months.
Jupiter’s voice comes back loud and proud when the Sun shines his light from Leo via a trine aspect on 7 August. Praise from colleagues may give you the confidence to put yourself forward at work for a new role or a step up in your current one. The Sun in your house of health also boosts your vitality so you feel stronger and more able to face the world. Venus then comes through a few days later (9 August) to do the same, and it’s a day of joy and pleasure as you bask in the glow of you recent efforts. Networking with industry peers could encourage bold steps forward you’ve been tentative about until now. While career life is growing you’ll find pleasure in the simple joys of setting up a good routine or stabilising systems to help you stay on track.
The Moon highlights Jupiter on 10 August right as he grinds to a halt preparing to move direct again after 4 months of backwards motion. While it is a day with potential joy, it may be harder than access than usual unless you slow down along with it. Drop the plans and make it a slow, lazy Sunday enjoying more internal, quieter vibe. The Full Moon on 15 August falls in the 12th house of retreat and release, so a day of internal dwelling may bring new insights and understandings around hidden issues holding you back or hidden enemies undermining you. Release what you can and cut off who you need to, none of it serves you any longer.
Once Jupiter starts moving forwards hopeful opportunities will start popping up again and you’ll want to take advantage while you can! Mercury offers his loudspeaker to Jupiter on 21 August, so expect conversations, emails or messages bearing good tidings or new opportunities for expansion and growth. Mercury in Leo is loud and proud, so don’t be humble but do watch out for promising more than you can deliver.
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 relationships. What relationships need some of Virgo’s finesse? Where can you show up more with smalls acts of service or little displays of devotion? It’s a chance to learn to relate better, so set intentions around intimate relationships that call in a clear mirror to help guide you, even though it may not be what you want to see.
Power days: 7, 9 & 21 August
Day to watch: 10 August
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