August 2nd – Full Moon in Aquarius
August 8th – Mercury Direct in Leo
August 8th – Venus enters Cancer
August 12-13th – Perseids Meteor Shower
August 17th – New Moon in Leo
August 23rd – Sun enters Virgo
August 24th – Mars enters Scorpio
August 24th – Neptune Opposition in Pisces
August 31st – Full Moon in Pisces
- Homecoming – what does it mean to you?
- Connect to your own light
- Soul evolution with depth
August starts off with a fabulous Full Moon (the first of two this month), in Aquarius. What have you been thinking about that’s had the magic touch of the maverick about it? Think of all the revolutionary and maverick thinkers who have re-defined our world – people from Steve Jobs to Madonna. That’s what this full moon is all about – bringing those out-of-this-world ideas out-of-the-box and preparing to launch them especially when Mercury planet of communication turns direct in show-stopping Leo on the 8th.
On the same day Venus planet of love and creativity enters the emotionally sensitive sign of Cancer. We’re all going to be focussing much more on the nurturing side of love and that can also mean directing our creative energy into our home and living environment. This Venus is asking us to appreciate that home is where the heart is.
The waning Moon will be working for anyone who wants to get up in the early hours of the 12th-13th and see the Perseids meteor shower as the sky will be nice and dark. At their peak, this shower produces around 60 meteors an hour. But what does it all mean? The Perseids are all about connecting to our own light and allowing ourselves to shine just that little bit brighter. Astrology teaches us we are all ‘stars on earth’ and just as nobody compares stars in the sky – all have their place, the message here is that your light is unique. When we realise that and stop comparing ourselves with others we’re free to shine.
The new Moon in Leo on the 17th will give the more modest amongst you the courage to stop hiding your light under the proverbial bushel.
On the 23rd, the Sun enters Virgo. Forget the nit-picking, detail obsessed stereotype of this sign. Virgo does ask us to take care of the details yes, but there’s more to it than that. Virgo is all about honouring the sensuality of the goddess energy as we move into the season of harvest and fruition. It’s going to be a good time for all of us to put the finishing touches to projects and then allow ourselves to experience the rewards.
On the 24th, Mars enters Scorpio. There’s nothing superficial about this. Scorpio is all about transformation and re-birth and Mars is all about action and energy. On the same day the Neptune opposition occurs. Neptune is currently retrograde in Pisces and on the 24th, the blue planet will be at its closest to Earth and therefore at its most potent. Many of us may feel a deep resonance with the oceans or a connection with the spiritual realm.
We end the month with a second full moon which again takes place in Pisces. Combined with Neptune’s proximity it’s the equivalent of the planet’s psychic antenna being switched from analog to digital. Everything may seem to have an added depth and dimension. Turn on, tune in and download the good vibrations.