Monthly General Astrology Forecast August 2021
Let your brilliance shine through
Change your ideas – change the world
Happy birthday, Virgo
Brighter than the Sun ideas light our worlds at the start of August thanks to the Sun/Mercury meeting on the 1st. Don’t dismiss the power of your ideas and I will have so much more to say about this shortly. As Mercury and the Sun oppose Saturn in Aquarius we have the ability to shape and change our futures. In golden, glowing style!
The more ‘out there’ yet personally expressive the idea – the better. Chiron wants us to rock out and the Mercury/Sun trine to it in Aries across the 4th and 5th is about just that. Express yourself in your own unique way. This is a transit of the brave unafraid to be who they are and to take that out there!
Get up and glow!
This month’s new Moon in Leo on the 8th marks the start of those Leo’s new cycle no matter when their birthday may fall. Rev it up and roar, Leo! The rest of us can channel Leos signature golden get up and glow and let go of anything that stops that shine from radiating. Again, this is linked to what you want to express and what makes you stand out and shine.
The planets are on the move now. Virgo – get ready. The 10th hands us a dreamy yet pragmatic opposition between Venus in here and Neptune in Pisces. It’s about the everyday beauty and enhancements we can bring to our lives. Mercury, Virgo’s ruler opposes Jupiter in Aquarius from Leo on the 11th promising opportunities from those bright, shiny, bold moves we may have been making.
Mercury lands in ruling Virgo later the same day so expect a fresh look at those habits, routine and day job. Venus slides into ruling Libra from the 16th bringing our focus on to duos, duets, double acts and above all, balance in all things. And it’s a time when we will all feel the push to get things done and feel we can take on the world as Mercury and Mars meet in Virgo on the 19th. Just look before you leap however. Rushing accomplishes nothing. If we push forward too fast we can either burn out or else find ourselves facing delays or setbacks.
There’s an intensity happening on the 22nd.If ever there was a full Moon to dream up a bigger vision for ourselves, it’s the one in Aquarius on this day. Allow yourself to become your own visionary when it comes to what you believe your future can be. Also, to really engage with this full Moon’s potential, ask yourself how your wish for yourself could help others? What can it add to the collective? Maybe simply by inspiring or perhaps in a more practical way. The more you ask ‘How does my goal benefit not just me, but the world?’ the more likely you are to succeed with it now. This is an entrepreneurs full Moon. What do you have to launch? But don’t just dream it, you have to do it too!
Happy birthday, Virgo!
Later, the Sun lands in Virgo. To the birthday sign out there – start those plans, put them through the lab of your dreams and desires and beta test until December. All things are possible for you in 2022! The bigger you dream, the more likely you are to reap the rewards.
Uranus in Taurus retrogrades from the 20th at which point all the outer planets are retrograde but the inner, personal planets are direct. This day also sees a wonderful alignment between Venus in ruling Libra and Ceres in Gemini. When all the outer planets are backwards, this has a very different feel to it than when we have a personal planet retrograde. We also have new world order Ceres about to meet the North Node in Gemini on the 25th.
So, what we may see as we head into September are collective changes and attitudes to existing issues. Perhaps even a willingness to turn old thinking on its head and try the experimental, radical and new. It’s the power of those ideas I talked about earlier. Due to the planets in Virgo now, this may impact on Covid and how we all go forward from here.
Your own subconscious thoughts, how you see the world, your beliefs – all these may shift and change along with the outer collective as we process the past and then reshape the present. If we are open to looking at the world in new ways, then this mass retrograde can see doors open. If we remain fixed in our thinking, they will stay shut. Remember – if you want to change the world, change your mind first.
Mercury arrives in Libra on the 30th and the conversation should be around relating. Love is the hot topic now as is partnering up ahead of the Sun’s arrival in here next month. If you are seeking a partner, work in partnership with what you already have, yourself and the world in general. It’s what makes the world – and August, go round.
In a nutshell: Happy birthday, Virgo! Your gift for ideas and understanding the power of the here and now inspires us all and helps reshape our world this month. The passion behind our ideas is what allows all of us to shine this month!
Aug 1 2021 Sun Conjunct Mercury in Leo (Leo)
Aug 1 2021 Mercury in Leo Opposition Saturn in Aquarius (Leo to Aquarius)
Aug 2 2021 Sun in Leo Opposition Saturn in Aquarius (Leo to Aquarius)
Aug 3 2021 Juno Direct in Sagittarius (Sagittarius)
Aug 3 2021 Venus in Virgo Trine Uranus in Taurus (Virgo to Taurus)
Aug 3 2021 Mercury in Leo Trine Chiron in Aries (Leo to Aries)
Aug 4 2021 Sun in Leo Trine Chiron in Aries (Leo to Aries)
Aug 8 2021 New Moon in Leo (Leo)
Aug 11 2021 Venus in Virgo Trine Pluto in Capricorn (Virgo to Capricorn)
Aug 15-17 2021 Yod: Sun (22) Leo Quincunx Pluto (24) Capricorn. Sun (22) Leo Quincunx Neptune (22) Pisces (Leo to Capricorn; Leo to Pisces)
Aug 19 2021 Mercury and Mars Conjunct in Virgo (Virgo)
Aug 20 2021 Uranus Retrograde in Taurus (Taurus) – All Outer Planets Retrograde
Aug 20 2021 Mercury in Virgo Trine Uranus in Taurus (Virgo to Taurus)
Aug 22 2021 Full Moon in Aquarius (Aquarius)
Aug 22 2021 Mars in Virgo Trine Uranus in Taurus (Virgo to Taurus)
Aug 22 2021 Venus in Libra Trine North Node in Gemini (Libra to Gemini)
Aug 23 2021 Venus in Libra Trine Saturn in Aquarius (Libra to Aquarius)
Aug 25 2021 Mercury in Virgo Opposition Neptune in Pisces (Virgo to Pisces)
Aug 26 2021 Mercury in Virgo Trine Pluto in Capricorn (Virgo to Capricorn)
Aug 26 2021 Venus in Libra Opposition Retrograde Chiron in Aries (Libra to Aries)
Aug 28 2021 Venus in Libra Quincunx Moon/Uranus Conjunct in Taurus (Libra to Taurus)
Aug 30 2021 Mercury Enters Libra (Libra)