In August we are finally in clear when it comes to those deeply shadow penetrating retrogrades and portal-opening Eclipses – however – there is now some major work to be done, as the soil has been fertilized with the tears and sweat of our past efforts, and so now its time to plant some seeds and get the ball rolling on some major changes integrated from last month.
The first major cosmic events don’t arrive until August 11th, and one of them is welcomed as Jupiter goes direct. Jupiter is currently in Sagittarius, which is its home and where it brings most luck, expansion, and of course changes that revolve around our spiritual beliefs. With it going direct, we can now bring the things it had us consider while retrograding into motion. You may have considered changing religions, or perhaps getting more serious about your spiritual practice. You might have even thought of setting out on uncharted lands, embarking on a grand adventure, and so Jupiter is blessing your journey, bringing luck to be by your side all the way.
The other is Mercury moving back into Leo, and so while it is no longer retrograding, we are still experiencing some hiccups as its at the tail end of the post shadow period. Mercury in Leo favors dramatics and passionate conversations, so for the next few weeks, when something is said, it is said with a flair and captivates the audience – so be sure that your words are chosen wisely, as your voice is bound to be heard and your words are not to be forgotten. This is also a wonderful time for those who are more creative, as Mercury inspires their work and offers downloads of artistic ideas to add a little more pizazz to their creative endeavors.
The final event for August 11th is probably one that is going to make you cringe, but it is happening for the greater good, even though it might not feel that way. Uranus goes retrograde, and being in Taurus, that means that we will be focused on our internal value system and cleaning up areas that concern our self-care and habits that promote self-sufficiency. When Uranus is in Retrograde, it is actually better than it being direct, as it is considered to be sleeping, and so that chaotic energy it emits into our lives, tearing apart our foundations of self and within the environment, are put on hold as we focus on rebuilding something more sturdy, to withstand its storm when it goes back to its direct motion in January or 2020. This doesn’t mean that changes aren’t likely, as they aren’t on such a broad scale and within the environment, and so they are channeled to happen within us.
On August 15th we have a powerful Full Moon in Aquarius, which focuses on our social lives – deciding who is friend and who is foe, as well as our service to our community and also how we can become better as a whole. This Full Moon shines a spotlight on our relationships, and how they fit in with who we truly are, if they promote our authentic selves, or if they push us to follow the status quo.
A few days later, Mars enters Virgo on August 17th. When Mars is in Virgo, it is more focused on acts of service, in how we can help one another to succeed. Rather than professing our passions for one another in sobbing poems and romantic ways, we will be more prone to do something for one another that is needed – such as tidying up the home, cooking a heart meal, or even purchasing basic necessities.
On August 21st, Venus joins ranks with Mars as it enters service-oriented Virgo. With it being conjunct with Mars, this is a time to get serious and down to the nitty gritty when it comes to relationship and financial issues – everything must be perfect and in order, otherwise attitudes will change from being dotingly in love to being perfectionists that nag until the job gets done right.
A few days later, the Sun follows suit and shines its bright light upon Virgo on August 23rd. For the next month, our focus will be on health matters, organization, how we serve one another and cleaning up our homes, environment, and even ourselves by taking better care of our diets and personal hygiene.
Near the end of the month, on August 29th Mercury comes through and also enters Virgo. Mercury is at home in Virgo, and so it does rather well, especially when it comes to proficient work and perfecting our daily routine at the office. This is also a wonderful time for those who are rather crafty and make their own products, as they go the extra mile to make their product even more perfect than what it was before.
On August 30th, most of the cosmos are all aligned in Virgo as the New Moon joins ranks with Mars, Venus, the Sun and Mercury as well. This New Moon is vital about planting new seeds when it comes out the service we do for our community, family, relationships, and also ourselves. This New Moon sets the tone for our self-care and personal health routine in ensuring that we are up to par when considering how to be the best we can be, for ourselves and those we love. This is the perfect time to really start on a new diet plan, work out routine, or to consider starting new habits or hobbies that are connected to the betterment of others that they serve.
What does August Have in Store for Your Zodiac Sun Sign?
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GENERAL / SELF
Knight of Wands
Seeing is believing, Aries, and August is going to show you something very real, but just a glimpse of it, because you are in charge of making this dream a reality. You have set your intentions out long ago, and you have been patiently waiting for something to happen, and as it seems, this month things are starting to happen for you. However, there is still work to do, and so you cannot sit idly by or throw in the towel just yet.
Thankfully many of the planets are going direct this month, and we are out of Eclipse season, as in July you experienced some massive changes which were charged by the cosmos. This month, the aftermath, is a time to get to work and to follow through with those changes, to bring them to full circle and manifest them into your reality.
August is all about goal setting and defying whatever odds may be stacked against you so to reach them. These are some major goals as well, and so it is important that you focus all of your energy onto them, and try not to let boredom rear its ugly head towards you – meaning that the biggest obstacle you might face this month, is yourself.
GENERAL / SELF
5 of Pentacles
Oh Taurus, August is going to be a bit difficult for you. You’ve been blessed with some decent months so far this year, but it seems that August is going to balance that all out. It’s not that it is going to be a bad month, but that your mindset and the issues revolving around your relationships might take an ugly turn for the worst if you allow things that you cannot control, control you.
Remember, Taurus, comparison is the thief of joy. You can’t look at what others have and compare yourself to it, feeling inadequate, or even jealous that you have to go without it. You need to instead pay attention to what you do have and be thankful for it, even if you feel it is very little, it is still enough. And also remember, Taurus, YOU ARE ENOUGH. You are perfect just the way you are. Whatever has you feeling that you are lacking things you need, or desire, might be something that can be transformed into a goal, or perhaps a window of what is yet to come for you.
This month is all about taking your focus away from others, and back to yourself. You need to switch your perspective around – let go of the concept of needing to be in total control and allowing the chips to fall where they may, to surrender to the flow that will bring you towards that next level you are staring at with gleaming eyes.
GENERAL / SELF
6 of Cups
While Mercury is direct this month (well, we do have about 2 weeks of its post shadow…) it seems that you are having a blast from the past. However, this is a good thing, and so don’t be worried about that toxic ex making another appearance, as it might be a good friend whom you are going to reconnect with. It isn’t just as simple as that, though, as they bring along with them memories that are to be brought back into the present with newly gained wisdom.
You may also be feeling a bit nostalgic as well, thinking back to the past on how much better things were. However, while things do seem they were better, you might just be romanticizing about it and making them seem that way. Also, there is a tendency to get stuck in the past, especially when it comes to old cycles, habits, and even being stuck in the clouds and not focused on what is in front of you now. Its okay to roll through those old memories, but you don’t want to give them too much power over what is going on in your present life, to where you miss out on important details, opportunities, and also experiences that are needed to felt with your total attention.
August might have you feeling like a kid again, as you miss those times things weren’t so complicated and difficult – however – you are missing the point when it comes to that perspective, while you want to relive those times where things were magical and your curiosity was untapped, you can still have that now – it is all a matter of perspective.
GENERAL / SELF
King of Swords
You ruled last month, Cancer, as your sign was put on display within the cosmos. However, it seems that in August you might just be a bit put out of your comfort zone. However, this is not a bad thing at all, that is of course if you direct the energy correctly.
While emotions are always running high in your world, it seems that this month you are pushed to have more of a mental focus. Of course you govern all of the feels, and go to where your heart leads you, but this month you need to take your brain with you. When you have that sudden intuitive insight flow through you, before you act upon it, think about it and consider all of the minor details that go along with it as well.
August pushes you to take the lead and to set the trail towards a direction that may be something you stick with for quite some time. This month you have to take a look at the bigger picture and broaden your view on all of the aspects at play as well.
GENERAL / SELF
3 of Wands
Happy Birthday, Leo!
You have been dealing with some difficulties these past few months, but it seems that the cosmos are celebrating your birthday with a new phase that is going to bring about long-term results which are incredibly positive.
You feel good about yourself, and so that inner light shines brightly through all that you do. While they say a Leo is a show-off, or egocentric, it does seem that you have a good reason to share your passions and receive loving applause. You earned it, you have worked hard and put your effort into something which is going to captivate the hearts and eyes of all who come across it. Not only does this bring praise and excitement, but it motivates you to take things to the next level and to continue working hard at it, which in turn just brings about more success and reasons to celebrate your accomplishments.
You may also have quite a busy month, as your social circle grows and demands more of your attention. However, this is also a very good thing as those whom are requesting your attention, share your vision and passions which just betters them in the end.
Things are about to speed up this month, in mostly all the aspects of your World, and so you better stay on top of things so to catch up!
GENERAL / SELF
Knight of Wands
Happy Birthday, Virgo!
You are receiving a glimpse of something that is going to turn out to be so much more in the near future – that is of course if you continue to chase after it and work hard at receiving it – which let’s face it, hard work is a Virgo’s middle name!
You have had your eyes set upon something for quite some time now, and with every step you take towards it, you can feel it getting even closer to receiving. You have it in your head that this treasured goal is going to be worth far more than you can imagine, and with the small taste you are about to get, you can actually see that as being a reality.
Your only major downfall this month, is that you often have too many projects going on all at once, and sometimes you start something but end up getting distracted by something else – well you need to put your total focus into this new goal of yours, because it is one that could potentially empower the other goals and endeavors you have in mind as well.
Everyone prides Virgos to be Meticulously organized, but often the opposite is true, and you are quite scattered around – but when you are truly focused on one project that means a lot to you, then that famous Virgo-eon trait shines through. It’s time to channel in one what you are so well-known for, Virgo.
GENERAL / SELF
4 of Wands
Things are looking good this month, Libra, and what’s even better is that you feel good as well. You are satisfied with how things are working out and all those who are involved as well. Everyone is coming together and playing their part, which allows things to run smoothly and for results to be seen and success to be granted.
August is a month of harvest and abundance – you are witnessing all of your hard work coming into fruition and proving that it all has been worth it. This is quite pleasant as the prior few months have been a bit difficult, as that hard work was, basically, extremely hard. But you did it, and so the rewards for your efforts are surfacing through, making you feel content with where you are, and proud of what you have done.
What you should be putting on your agenda this month is to schedule some more time to go out and enjoy yourself. You don’t need to continue working so hard, but instead focus on enjoying all that you have worked for, which will only open the floodgates for more opportunities to surface through in the future.
GENERAL / SELF
10 of Swords
August is going to be a month of release for you, Scorpio, and while it does seem that was the theme for the last month as well, you are at the tail end of it this month. You have to let something slip away in order for that magical new beginning and rebirth of something to emerge. It might not be easy at first, but when you look towards the future and consider what is coming your way, it will become easier.
This may be a result of past actions, or perhaps a domino affect from something that had occurred in the past – you may have known this was coming all along – but either way, you may have not been completely prepared, and so it is going to hit you like a rude awakening and sudden surprise. While this harshness seems to be something to cry over, do understand that in the end, it will turn out to be a blessing in disguise.
Just like any storm, Scorpio, in the end there are rainbows. You need a little rain in your life to create more fertile ground, and sometimes you don’t realize it, but those plants you have been watering and caring for with such focus, have been weeds all along, and once they’ve been removed, you will receive the abundant harvest you have been wishing for.
GENERAL / SELF
7 of Wands
August is going to be a bit rough for you, but its not going to be a bad month by any means, you will just have your work cut out for you and while you are typically bouncing with energy, you might not be feeling so amped and motivated to get the tasks done. You feel that you are burning the candle on both ends and have a hard time keeping focused on what needs to be done. Your work is difficult, and the rewards might not be completely visible right now – but that does not mean that they aren’t coming. Perspective is everything this month, and even though you are one of the most optimistic of the zodiac, Sagittarius, you might find it a bit difficult to whistle while you work because of the mountain high stack before you.
The pressure is certainly on as you can feel it weighing down on your shoulders. You can’t give up though, Sag, because you are so close to that finish line and it would be a shame if threw in the towel at that last stretch before you won the race. You don’t want to live in regret, so a little more sacrifice in effort will go a long way – much further than you realize.
There are good things coming for you this month, you just need to be patience and willing to go that extra mile.
GENERAL / SELF
IX the Hermit
August is going to be quite a hard-working month for you, Capricorn, which is no big deal since you don’t mind getting your hands dirty, especially when you know results are assured. However, you really need to consider your next moves before you make them, as this new chapter you are focused on is connected to your inner healing and internal happiness.
August offers you insight and clarity, in allowing for you to pave the way for a future which correlates with a new direction that is focused on the new wisdom you gain. You might be changing pathways in a dramatic way, such as leaving an old career or perhaps relationship behind. Typically, changes like this startle you because you feel that leaving something behind like this is admitting defeat or failing, however, you see it as a steppingstone onto something better this time around.
You are a very patient sign, Capricorn, and August asks that you use this strength, because patience and contemplating your new pathway with all the steps to take is what is required to ensure future success.
GENERAL / SELF
2 of Wands
You might be finally catching a break this month, Aquarius, but that doesn’t mean that you are completely in the clear – as we get into the other cards for this month’s Tarotscope, we will determine where all the highs and lows are.
The important thing to remember is that you are not alone, and that you have a strong support system surrounding you of loving family and friends who are ready to step in when you need them the most. This may come around the time of the Full Moon which is putting your sign on display, forcing you to make stronger bonds with those who truly matter in your social circle, and cutting out those who are serving as toxic road blocks from meeting your goals and dreams.
There are also many opportunities circulating this month which would benefit you tremendously if you took hold of them. When things get rough, don’t wallow in pity or focus on the negatives, try your best to stay on top and focus on what is truly important. You are one to bounce back pretty quickly and to take your experiences as wisdom gained, and so that strong trait you possess is going to be needed this month.
GENERAL / SELF
Page of Pentacles
Logic, logic, logic…. Logic is your theme for this month, Pisces. You need to clear your mind and make sure that the decisions you make are practical and realistic. While you love swimming around in your own head, it is time to get serious this month and to set the path for something to better yourself for now and in the future.
You might be making a major investment, of either your time, energy, or even monetary, and so this is why you need to ensure that you have your head tightly screwed on your shoulders and your feet firmly planted on the ground, because this is going to be a long commitment that you need to stick with – if you want to reap the rewards from your efforts.
This is a month of goal setting and starting something new that is going to offer you long-term results that will better your future – basically this is something that you need to act upon, but you have to ensure that your actions are the right ones to ensure that you will receive all that is due. Otherwise, you could end up blowing this away and the bad news is that if you do, it may not circle back around for you to try again in the future.