August 2022


MARS

Mars, still moving through Taurus, has had many of us slowly proceeding through the thick mud of life. This has been the time to persevere in pursuit of our goals. Many of us have worried about money, while others of us have felt stubborn or had to deal with other stubborn people. Have you noticed that people stubbornly refuse to accept facts? Part of that is Mars in Taurus since July 5.

August opens with Mars crossing Uranus and the North node of the Moon in Taurus. Mars and Uranus and the North node can be volatile. The weather will continue to be intense and we are going to see events directly related to climate change. The status quo is challenged and we are all challenged to accept new ways of living our lives.

In the days before and after this conjunction we are sure to see Earth events, such as earthquakes or volcanic activity. Rebellions are probable at this time and many of us want to become more independent in our daily lives. This can be a scary time, but with Uranus involved, upsets occur so that we can make a better life once we have recovered.

At the same time, Venus in Cancer is sextile Uranus and Mars. This can soften the explosion of Mars and Uranus. Something good can come out of this intense aspect. Use caution in the first few days of August. Mars and the North node connect approximately every 15 years, but Mars and the North node and Uranus last came together in the 1450s. This is big. Make a plan for change and expect technical challenges.

Mars moves on from the conjunction and is square Saturn in Aquarius August 7. Mars is action and Saturn is restriction. When our efforts are blocked, we feel frustrated. There is going to be a lot of people feeling frustrated and delayed and they will act their frustration. The heat won’t help either.

Luckily, at the same time, Venus in Cancer is trine Neptune in Pisces. This throws some idealism and delusion in the mix. This is not the time to fight for a lost cause. With Venus opposite Pluto at the same time, relationships are intense and we are called upon to assess our behavior.

Mercury

Mercury moves through Virgo September 4 to September 25 While Mercury moves through Virgo, we are logical and sometimes a bit black and white with our thought process. This is a busy time for Virgo making plans. Taurus and Capricorn have an easy time with logistics, but Sagittarius, Pisces, and Gemini are stressed by the small stuff.

Venus

Venus moves through Leo August 11 to September 4. While Venus moves through Leo, we feel bold where love is concerned. Our expressions of love can be over the top. Leo, Aries, and Sagittarius look great and can have their way while Taurus, Scorpio, and Aquarius most likely have a big pimple on their face. Hormones are sure to go wild for some of us.


The full Moon August 11 at 8:36 pm CDT at 19 degrees Aquarius

The full Moon is a very emotional time usually; just ask emergency room staff. This full Moon creates a fixed cross with Uranus and the nodes of the Moon. Expect unexpected events especially if you are Aquarius, Taurus, Leo, or Scorpio. Once you dust yourself off from the drama, consider how you can contribute to the betterment of others. Avoid impulsive behavior and try to be logical.

Mars, still in Taurus, is sextile Neptune in Pisces. This aspect softens the tough full Moon in that our actions are kind in nature as we search for truth. Lots of truth will be coming out at this full Moon.



August 14 - 18

The Sun in Leo is opposite Saturn in Aquarius. Leo the lion is sure to feel caged and Aquarius needs time out to determine a new direction. This is kind of a downer time, but pessimism subsides very quickly.

Plus, Mars in Taurus is happily trine Pluto in Capricorn, giving us confidence that we can solve the puzzles of life that come our ways. With Mercury in Virgo trine Uranus and the North node, we discover there is more than one way to solve any dilemma. Even better is Venus trine Jupiter. A trine is good, and Venus and Jupiter are aspects that say, “Somebody is going to buy a lottery ticket and win”. Don’t get stuck in challenges during this aspect. These four days are full of blessings. Hopefully, we will all be able to see the good in our lives.


More on Mars

Mars moves into Gemini August 20. Mars in Taurus since July 5 had us feeling very heavy. Now that Mars is moving through Gemini, we feel more light hearted and adventurous. Some of us feel argumentative. Whatever the energy that comes up, we are having to handle Mars in Gemini until next March 26.

This is a long time, because Mars is retrograde from October 30 to January 12. While Mars is retrograde, those who start the battle are the ones who lose. Remember that at the holiday table in a few months. Let someone else start argument and lose. Get out those cameras, adult meltdowns are coming.


August 20 - 22

Mercury in Virgo is opposite Neptune and Mercury is trine Pluto. Confusion happens, but we can easily sort out any mess. At the same time, the Sun moves into Virgo, affording us common sense over the next 30 days.


August 24 -28

Uranus turns retrograde in Taurus August 24 to January 22. Uranus retrograde offers us chances to change within. This is a time of renewing and letting go. Since Uranus is conjunct the North node of the Moon just as it turns retrograde, we are offered opportunities to alter our path and our priorities in the months to come. We will become very aware of the consequences of not changing individually and collectively. There will be lots of talk of climate and other earth changes while Uranus is retrograde.


August 25 to 28

Mercury moves through Libra August 25 to September 23 when Mercury backs into Virgo. While Mercury is direct in Libra until September 24, our communication is diplomatic. We do well in one on one meetings. Balance your words and thoughts and do prepare for Mercury retrograde starting September 9.

The new Moon occurs August 27 at 3:17 am CDT in Virgo at 4 degrees. This new Moon is a great time to begin better health and work habits. This new Moon is square Mars in Gemini. That packs a punch to get a lot accomplished. Watch your words, though, so that you do not get punched. At the same time, Venus in Leo is square Uranus bring surprising events such as running into an old friend or running into a man who claims he know you and you have never met him. This is a great new Moon for getting stuff done and having fun doing that. However, do allow yourself to be lazy on August 28 when Venus is opposite Saturn.