Your inner truth demands expression

Expect relationship surprises

Go in search of passion

Relationships with friends or lovers could take a surprising twist – one way or the other at the start of the month. Yes, there could be surprising interludes, meetings and new alliances. Conversely, someone may depart or you experience a sudden blow-up which catches you unawares due to a meeting between Mars and Uranus in your 8th at the start of the month.

Ruler Venus remains in your 10th and may help soothe any tensions. However, if someone crosses a line be prepared to stand your ground. The energy will be much more to your liking once Venus moves into your 11th on the same day and Mars crosses into your 9th on the 20th. Mars is going to spend an extra long time in this house due to an upcoming retrograde in October. For now, Mars powers you forward in search of excitement and a new, bigger experience. Especially around love and partnerships of all kinds due to Chiron and Jupiter in your 7th.

Yes, both are retrograde as are all the outer planets when Uranus turns backwards on the 24th. Add to this Mercury which arrives in your sign on the 26th, will do so in retroshadow cloak. What does this tell you, Libra? Before your birthday cycle begins you need to delve deeper into what you believe you have been missing out on and next – how to get it.

Your best times for love, attraction, meetings, dates, pleasure, play and getting that ‘yes’ answer are the 9th (Sun trine Chiron), the 18th (Venus trine Jupiter) and the 22nd (Venus/Ceres conjunction). Who you are with, who you meet, engage with, do business with, date or any kind of venture where it takes two of you or more, brings you success, closeness and enjoyment with a hefty side-order of sweet love sprinkles. The first three weeks of August are your best period for pursuing those goals, travel, romance and socialising. When we reach the 23rd, be prepared to enter a more spiritual and reflective period.

In the interim: What direction freedom, Libra? There’s a wildness rising in you that craves a release via something heart-starting and breathtaking with the full Moon in your 5th on the 12th. Who or what provides this for you? This full Moon is known as the Sturgeon, Grain or Lynx Moon. It will square Uranus which rules Aquarius, in your 8th pushing you to charge or change something up. Don’t act out of loneliness however. Act from connection. Immerse yourself with people rather than look for love in all the wrong places.

But don’t deny what it is you want or what feeds your soul. Your inner truth wants out now. It’s a fabulous full Moon for dates, romance, friends, to be on holiday and for spending time with children or those younger than you or for your creative pursuits. Go in search of what expresses your soul desires. For more see your Full Moon in Aquarius Moonscope.

Time for intuitive and healthy choices, Libra. Your annual soul cleansing time begins a little early this year. Venus will continue to keep your social life sparkling a while longer. But you may now be contrasting periods of socialising with extreme down-time as you sift through what you have accumulated emotionally, physically and psychically this past year (or longer) and integrate this. You will be aware of your enhanced intuitive and imaginative capabilities from the 4th when Mercury enters your 12th.

How you express these and your soul truth becomes even more important. Yes, this will be triggered by the full Moon but that feeling will stay with you and even increase as we head towards the end of the month. It is really important you stick to what you know is right for you and don’t whatever you do, agree or commit to anything you deep down know isn’t. Mercury meets gorgeous, glorious Ganymed in your 12th on the 15th. It’s a prompt to follow our truth and to express not repress, who we truly are. And also highlights what happens when we don’t.

Hidden truths and subtexts emerge around the 21st just prior to the Sun’s arrival in your 12th when Mercury opposes Neptune the same day it enters retroshadow. You need to pay attention to actions not words now as one may contradict the other. Go by the action if in doubt. The Sun’s arrival in here from the 24th brings clarity but it may take until the new Moon on the 27th and Mercury’s arrival in your 1st the day before, before you have that knowing certainty how to act.

Mars is continuing to push you down a wild, unexplored path – great for stretching yourself into a bigger vision or goal but also good for confronting things if needed. The new Moon in your 12th is the final new Moon before your fresh cycle begins. It brings with it a determination to shed yourself of what holds you back or no longer works for you. You want to clear the way now to allow the new to enter. And this process may see you letting go of things you never thought you would with extreme courage and dignity. Past experiences rise to the surface to be put into perspective. For more see your New Moon in Virgo Moonscope.

You may not only astound others but surprise yourself as what you considered impossible is now accomplished with ease. You just wonder why it took you this long. The opposition between ruler Venus in your 11th and Saturn in your 5th the next day shows you that all that goes forward with you now – be it goals or people, is fit for soul purpose. Don’t hang on to anything that isn’t.

In a nutshell: Passion fuels you with an edgy, bold juice shot this month, Libra. Don’t bother trying to deny or cover up those wants and needs now. Instead, go in the direction where they can be met.

Aug 1 2022 Mars and Uranus conjunct in Taurus (8th)

Aug 2 2022 Venus in Cancer sextile Uranus in Taurus (10th to 8th)

Aug 3 2022 Venus in Cancer sextile Mars in Taurus (10th to 8th)

Aug 4 2022 Mercury enters Virgo (12th)

Aug 7 2022 Venus in Cancer trine Neptune in Pisces (10th to 6th)

Aug 7 2022 Mars in Taurus square Saturn in Aquarius (8th to 5th)

Aug 9 2022 Sun in Leo trine Chiron in Aries (11th to 7th)

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

Aug 11 2022 Venus enters Leo (11th)

Aug 11 2022 Sun in Leo square Uranus in Taurus (11th to 8th)

Aug 11 2022 Mars in Taurus sextile Neptune in Pisces (8th to 6th)

Aug 12 2022 Full Moon in Aquarius (5th) (One degree from a square with Uranus)

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

Aug 14 2022 Mars in Taurus trine Pluto in Capricorn (8th to 4th)

Aug 15 2022 Mercury and Ganymed conjunct in Virgo (12th)

Aug 16 2022 Mercury in Virgo trine Uranus in Taurus (12th to 8th)

Aug 18 2022 Venus in Leo trine Jupiter in Aries (11th to 7th)

Aug 20 2022 Mars enters Gemini (9th)

Aug 20 2022 Sun in Leo trine Galactic Centre in Sagittarius (11th to 3rd)

Aug 21 2022 Mercury retroshadow begins in Virgo (12th)

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

Aug 21 2022 Retrograde Vesta re-enters Aquarius (5th)

Aug 22 2022 Mercury in Virgo trine Pluto in Capricorn (12th to 4th)

Aug 22 2022 Venus and Ceres conjunct in Leo (11th)

Aug 23 2022 Sun enters Virgo (12th)

Aug 24 2022 Uranus stationary retrograde in Taurus (8th) – All outer planets retrograde

Aug 25 2022 Venus in Leo trine Chiron in Aries (11th to 7th)

Aug 26 2022 Mercury enters Libra (1st)

Aug 27 2022 New Moon in Virgo (12tt)

Aug 27 2022 Venus in Leo square Uranus in Taurus (11th to 8th)

Aug 27 2022 Sun in Virgo square Mars in Gemini (12th to 9th)

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

Aug 28 2022 Ceres in Leo trine Chiron in Aries (11th to 7th)

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