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If you start the month with ‘I didn’t see that one coming’ – this is entirely understandable. The blind side features as Mars and Uranus collide in your 12th on the 1st. Hidden truths, agendas or simply the unexpected could put you on the back-foot and unsure initially how to respond. If so, don’t worry – that’s just temporary. By the time Mars reaches your sign on the 20th, you’re ready – guns blazing if need be.

Mars will spend an unusually long time in your sign as it will make a rare retrograde while in here which will take you all the way through into ‘23. For now, Mars is in full force mode which puts you in a ‘Take no prisoners’ mood. Especially if that revelation concerns the actions of another. Yes, Venus in your 3rd from the 11th means you are willing to extend an olive branch if necessary. Especially on the 22nd when it meets Ceres in here. But if a line has been crossed there is no going back now. Especially as Venus starts the month in your 2nd of self-worth and opposes Pluto in your 8th on the 9th.

We are now entering retrograde weather even ahead of the Mars retrograde which takes place in October. Ruler Mercury lands in your 4th and it’s other ruling sign of Virgo and will enter retro-lite phase from the 21st. It continues to move forward, entering your 5th on the 26th but will turn back in here next month. You know the drill, Gemini. So, as well as the usual retro rules, you may want to slow down on that swiping from the end of the month. Or be prepared for love to stall in September.

This could bring a pause in love or your personal life. Where things go quiet for a bit even for settledes. It asks you whether you need to be ‘doing’ all the time rather than ‘being’? You’ll be looking at this theme more closely once the Sun enters your 4th from the 23rd.

Once Uranus turns retrograde from the 24th, all the outer planets will be backwards in the sky. But with Mars in your 1st you’re brave and brazen, fierce and feisty – especially as the focus is on your all-powerful 3rd where you feel most at home this month. Never at a loss for words, the Sun, Venus from the 11th and Ceres in here enable you to weave those magic spells you love – with words, ideas, images, studying, communication and the internet.

Looking at how far what you send out or share can take you, travel and studies are highlighted for you in the lead up to the full Moon in your 9th on the 12th. There’s a hidden element in play this month which is: What is stopping you from getting where you want to go? With your mind already on fire, you’ll be able to find ways around any obstacles which remain in your path. Expect surprise exposes around what these are under this full Moon!

This Moon is known as the Sturgeon, Grain or Lynx Moon. It squares Uranus in your 12th of hidden truths and again, revelations. It along with Uranus wants your freedom. While Saturn also in your 9th is what poses the question around what is stopping you from achieving that? The result is you see what this is quite clearly as well as the way around it illuminated for you. This may shock or surprise you. It could just as easily be your own self-imposed limitations holding you back as it could be outer circumstances. But if you are willing to push through any fear or resistance, you’ll break through and away. For more illumination on the direction freedom lies, see you Full Moon in Aquarius Moonscope.

Say it, snap it, share it, write it, pitch it, apply for it, launch it and above all, push your ideas forward with all your passion right up until the 23rd when the Sun switches signs. The energy will now go from outward to a more reflective inward now the Sun is in your 4th. Time to prioritse R&R, time with your family or simply enjoying your time at home. This is an inner time now more than one of outer achievement.

And when it comes to those career or business plans, it may be time to slow or simply pause them until ruler Mercury has finished its upcoming retro cycle. You’ve come so far this month and this isn’t so much resting on your laurels but simply pausing to enjoy the progress you’ve made and to recharge yourself for the next push forward. As you are facing the long term Mars retrograde, you need to conserve your energy.

That does not mean you are doing nothing. The Sun and then the new Moon in its ruling 4th on the 27th brings your focus down to home and living arrangements. Looking to whether or not you have outgrown your present home on some level or whether it continues to support you when it comes to your lifestyle and where you want to be. For more see your New Moon in Virgo Moonscope.

Your personal space, your support structure and safety, your extended family as well as perhaps the one you share DNA with – as in self-created, may influence your decision as to where you hang your hat. Especially if this is a rainbow-hued one. Community and roots become a deciding factor especially from mid-month onwards when your ruler meets glorious, gorgeous Ganymed especially if you are part of the LGBTQIA+ communities. Where you belong will be the big issue for you. Family takes many forms.

Get a sense of belonging and your sense of place as we head into September. By now you know the difference between what supports and sustains you – and what holds you back.

In a nutshell: Nothing happens by chance and the unexpected has a purpose especially if it reveals something you need to know, Gemini. Your energy is at a peak thanks to Mars in your sign. Ignite your purpose, soul warrior!

Aug 1 2022 Mars and Uranus conjunct in Taurus (12th)

Aug 2 2022 Venus in Cancer sextile Uranus in Taurus (2nd to 12th)

Aug 3 2022 Venus in Cancer sextile Mars in Taurus (2nd to 12th)

Aug 4 2022 Mercury enters Virgo (4th)

Aug 7 2022 Venus in Cancer trine Neptune in Pisces (2nd to 10th)

Aug 7 2022 Mars in Taurus square Saturn in Aquarius (12th to 9th)

Aug 9 2022 Sun in Leo trine Chiron in Aries (3rd to 11th)

Aug 9 2022 Venus in Cancer opposition Pluto in Capricorn (2nd to 8th)

Aug 11 2022 Venus enters Leo (3rd)

Aug 11 2022 Sun in Leo square Uranus in Taurus (3rd to 12th)

Aug 11 2022 Mars in Taurus sextile Neptune in Pisces (12th to 10th)

Aug 12 2022 Full Moon in Aquarius (9th) (One degree from a square with Uranus)

Aug 14 2022 Sun in Leo opposition Saturn in Aquarius (3rd to 9th)

Aug 14 2022 Mars in Taurus trine Pluto in Capricorn (12th to 8th)

Aug 15 2022 Mercury and Ganymed conjunct in Virgo (4th)

Aug 16 2022 Mercury in Virgo trine Uranus in Taurus (4th to 12th)

Aug 18 2022 Venus in Leo trine Jupiter in Aries (3rd to 11th)

Aug 20 2022 Mars enters Gemini (1st)

Aug 20 2022 Sun in Leo trine Galactic Centre in Sagittarius (3rd to 7th)

Aug 21 2022 Mercury retroshadow begins in Virgo (4th)

Aug 21 2022 Mercury in Virgo opposition Neptune in Pisces (4th to 10th)

Aug 21 2022 Retrograde Vesta re-enters Aquarius (9th)

Aug 22 2022 Mercury in Virgo trine Pluto in Capricorn (4th to 8th)

Aug 22 2022 Venus and Ceres conjunct in Leo (3rd)

Aug 23 2022 Sun enters Virgo (4th)

Aug 24 2022 Uranus stationary retrograde in Taurus (12th) – All outer planets retrograde

Aug 25 2022 Venus in Leo trine Chiron in Aries (3rd to 11th)

Aug 26 2022 Mercury enters Libra (5th)

Aug 27 2022 New Moon in Virgo (4th)

Aug 27 2022 Venus in Leo square Uranus in Taurus (3rd to 12th)

Aug 27 2022 Sun in Virgo square Mars in Gemini (4th to 1st)

Aug 28 2022 Venus in Leo opposition Saturn in Aquarius (3rd to 9th)

Aug 28 2022 Ceres in Leo trine Chiron in Aries (3rd to 11th)

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