What goes down comes back up

There’s nothing you can’t handle

Show those true love colours!

After months of forward motion we are heading into retro weather again, Aries. You may have felt this a little earlier than other signs due to both Jupiter and Chiron both putting on the brakes in your 1st. This month sees Uranus retro-active in your money zone from the 24th – at which point all the outer planets are backwards. Mercury is now slowing down in its ruling sign and house in your chart (Virgo and your 6th) and goes Retro Lite from the 21st when it also opposes Neptune in your 12th. It will be easy to forget or overlook something on this day so please – pay close attention!

The month could begin with shocks or upheavals around your cash flow. An unexpected expense or you having to rob Peter to pay Paul – or should I say rob ruler Mars to pay Uranus? These two collide in your money zone at the very top of the month. Either asking you to act on a money making opportunity or to stem the flow in another direction! If it’s the latter this may have a knock-on effect into your social life as you may have to make cut-backs in other areas. Thankfully, you are surrounded by generous friends this month and a fast-spinning cosmos which can turn in another direction in an instant! What goes down may quickly reverse itself in an upward direction.

Ruler Mars will enter your 3rd on the 20th where it is set for a very long stay due to an upcoming and rare Mars retrograde which will begin at the end of October and take you all the way through to 2023. You don’t have to worry about this yet however. Mars is putting the power behind what you say and send out now. With Mercury slowing down now is the best time to revise and review those communications and perhaps even resurrect those ideas.

You will certainly tackle any conversations you have been putting off. You have a ‘Talk is cheap – actions speak louder than words’ approach. And this extends to those around you. You expect the same in return. Anyone who fails to deliver will be called into account by you now. Especially if there has been a history of this which you may have let slide.

This month’s full Moon which appears in your 11th on the 12th is known as the Sturgeon, Grain or Lynx Moon. It will make a square to Uranus in your 2nd and again, keep a tight grip on those purse strings. If you are out and about under this full Moon which does favour socialising, resist the urge to spend too much. Also choose your company wisely as someone’s actions could throw a spanner in the works and again, lead to unexpected expenses. This full Moon tells you not to bow to peer group pressure if it doesn’t seem right for you. There’s no pressure when you are with your people. Take this on board. For more on what’s packaged within it, see your Full Moon in Aquarius Moonscope.

You love taking action but with the planets slowing down or heading backwards and Venus landing n your hot zone 5th from the 11th it’s time to cultivate patience. Yes, you are the throw your heart into the arena sign. Your passionate, all-in approach is what endears others to you. But as the Sun and Venus move through your 5th they will oppose ‘Wait and See’ Saturn in your 11th. Beware the love or friend bomb in other words and while mid-month offers you the best window for romance, fun and attraction, before you hand over the keys to your heart, take your time to ensure the keeper is worthy.

The 16th – 18th offers you trines between Mercury and Uranus and Venus and Jupiter. The 15th brings us a meet-cute with Mercury and LGBTQIA+ Ganymed in Virgo and your 6th. Love your way and how you show it does you and the world good. This is your window to find and express your love. It tells you to come out to play, let your colours show because all the world loves a lover! Love needs to be carefree, vibrant and happy. You want to ditch worries now and join in with those who make you forget the serious side of life. Just be aware that Venus in here is all about love affairs rather than the forever kind. So, by all means love the one you’re with but if you are seeking something lasting, keep it light and live in the moment rather than look too far ahead.

Throughout mid-month and all the way through to the end of August, if you do need the support of friends you will get it. You will know who you can count on and who you can’t. Saturn acts as cosmic sorting hat for you. There’s also a new deal on love on offer or an opportunity waiting for you to claim it around the 22nd when Venus and Ceres meet in your 5th. This is the final day of your personal pleasure cycle and it may wrap it up n a way to remember or which continues into your more practical and pragmatic cycle which begins the next day when the Sun enters your 6th.

That fast moving cosmic wheel I mentioned now turns in your favour again and if you experienced unexpected expenses at the start of the month you will now gain back that lost ground once the Sun is in your 6th. The other pivotal day is the 27th which brings a new Moon in here promising new avenues with work or to increase that income. See your New Moon n Virgo Moonscope for more. This helps you gain further inroads to those work/financial goals but again, you need to take a practical and patient approach. You can’t afford to rush or skip the details, Aries. You have the determination, the confidence and the staying power.

This month offers fun, romance, enjoyment and also shows you that when you are focused, there is honestly no problem you can’t tackle. August is like a theme park ride for you – but one that gets that heart beating faster and your self-esteem and love ju jus flying high!

In a nutshell: August offers a fairground ride of experiences, Aries. From the romance merry-go-round to the money rollercoaster you’re in for an adrenaline rush which shows you what goes around spins you in a wonderful new direction.

Aug 1 2022 Mars and Uranus conjunct in Taurus (2nd)

Aug 2 2022 Venus in Cancer sextile Uranus in Taurus (4th to 2nd)

Aug 3 2022 Venus in Cancer sextile Mars in Taurus (4th to 2nd)

Aug 4 2022 Mercury enters Virgo (6th)

Aug 7 2022 Venus in Cancer trine Neptune in Pisces (4th to 12th)

Aug 7 2022 Mars in Taurus square Saturn in Aquarius (2nd to 11th)

Aug 9 2022 Sun in Leo trine Chiron in Aries (5th to 1st)

Aug 9 2022 Venus in Cancer opposition Pluto in Capricorn (4th to 10th)

Aug 11 2022 Venus enters Leo (5th)

Aug 11 2022 Sun in Leo square Uranus in Taurus (5th to 2nd)

Aug 11 2022 Mars in Taurus sextile Neptune in Pisces (2nd to 12th)

Aug 12 2022 Full Moon in Aquarius (11th) (One degree from a square with Uranus)

Aug 14 2022 Sun in Leo opposition Saturn in Aquarius (5th to 11th)

Aug 14 2022 Mars in Taurus trine Pluto in Capricorn (2nd to 10th)

Aug 15 2022 Mercury and Ganymed conjunct in Virgo (6th)

Aug 16 2022 Mercury in Virgo trine Uranus in Taurus (6th to 2nd)

Aug 18 2022 Venus in Leo trine Jupiter in Aries (5th to 1st)

Aug 20 2022 Mars enters Gemini (3rd)

Aug 20 2022 Sun in Leo trine Galactic Centre in Sagittarius (5th to 9th)

Aug 21 2022 Mercury retroshadow begins in Virgo (6th)

Aug 21 2022 Mercury in Virgo opposition Neptune in Pisces (6th to 12th)

Aug 21 2022 Retrograde Vesta re-enters Aquarius (11th)

Aug 22 2022 Mercury in Virgo trine Pluto in Capricorn (6th to 10th)

Aug 22 2022 Venus and Ceres conjunct in Leo (5th)

Aug 23 2022 Sun enters Virgo (6th)

Aug 24 2022 Uranus stationary retrograde in Taurus (2nd) – All outer planets retrograde

Aug 25 2022 Venus in Leo trine Chiron in Aries (5th to 1st)

Aug 26 2022 Mercury enters Libra (7th)

Aug 27 2022 New Moon in Virgo (6th)

Aug 27 2022 Venus in Leo square Uranus in Taurus (5th to 2nd)

Aug 27 2022 Sun in Virgo square Mars in Gemini (6th to 3rd)

Aug 28 2022 Venus in Leo opposition Saturn in Aquarius (5th to 11th)

Aug 28 2022 Ceres in Leo trine Chiron in Aries (5th to 1st)

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