August 2020 is a fiery, intense, and transformative time. During the first half of the upcoming month, we are likely to notice the prevalence of sharp, reactive, and volatile Yang energy. These days will inspire us to make important decisions and take action following our instincts and desires. We have some additional tools and insights for you for the month of August that will help you navigate this month, tap on following links to access: August Horoscope E-Books and Moon Calendar & Daily Affirmations
While the Sun travels through Leo, Mars in Aries is coming up to an exact square to Pluto in Capricorn, bringing up the intensity and increasing the general sense of tension. Luckily, the transit of Venus through Cancer softens this vibe: Venus will be reminding us to nurture our emotional health and to take good care of ourselves and our loved ones.
During the second half of the month, we are inevitably going to feel an energetic shift, as we will have six planets in an apparent backward motion. After the intensity of the first two weeks of August, we may feel the need to take a break. These days allow us to elaborate on the emotions coming up and to reflect on how we can best adapt to and integrate the events that have been taking place.
The end of August, when Virgo Season begins, is the best moment to start planning and scheduling for the months ahead. Virgo invites us to optimize our time management skills and increase our productivity. If we use this energy wisely, we are likely to get more done and be more efficient.
Full Moon in Aquarius
We start the month of August with a powerful Full Moon at 11°45′ of Aquarius, a revolutionary and visionary sign, who inspires us to make our own rules and follow our path. The Full Moon represents completion and clarity: it is the time of the month when we reap the rewards of our efforts. On the same day, Sun and Moon square Uranus, Mars in Aries squares Jupiter in Capricorn, while Mercury in Cancer opposes Saturn in Capricorn. These aspects may bring up some tension between our desire and need to express our individuality and the rules we are supposed to follow, the character we are supposed to play in the world. They keep emphasizing the conflict between the demands of society and our need for self-care, which was a theme during July, too.
Mercury enters Leo
Shortly after the Full Moon, Mercury enters Leo after spending nine weeks in the sign of Cancer. This transit will affect the way we think, speak, and process information. Mercury will be in Leo for three weeks, stimulating creative thinking, increasing our desire to express ourselves artistically and to share what we know with others. Mercury is exactly conjunct with the Sun on August 17: they invite us to open both our hearts and our minds to new perspectives, opportunities, and possibilities.
Venus conjunct North Node
Venus forms an exact conjunction with the North Node at 28°13′ Gemini: we are going to feel its positive influence for the whole week. This aspect is extremely beneficial, and it will bring more harmony and peace in our relationships. Conflicts are likely to be solved easily, and our communication skills are highly supported: if you need to have difficult conversations, this is the perfect day to do so.
Venus enters Cancer
Shortly after the conjunction with the North Node, the Goddess of Beauty and Love enters the sign of Cancer. Venus in Cancer will inspire us to cultivate empathy and kindness, to protect our loved ones, and to nurture all our relationships. Taking good care of ourselves and others is key to the transit of Venus through Cancer: she inspires us to dedicate more time than usual to self-care, home, and family.
Lion’s Gate Activation
Today we experience an alignment between the Earth and the fixed star Sirius that every year on 8/8 activates the Lion’s Gate. This cosmic event is raising the frequency of the whole Earth and opening a portal between our world and higher dimensions. The celestial alignment taking place is affecting our DNA, all the cells of our bodies, and our personal and collective energy fields, preparing humanity and our planet for a powerful shift in consciousness.
Mars square Pluto
The square between Mars in Aries and Pluto retrograde in Capricorn is the first one of a series of three happening throughout 2020. This powerful aspect is highly reactive: it may bring up anger, frustration, and defensiveness. Mars and Pluto are asking us to be clear about what we are fighting for, what we want, and where we want to go. The square inspires us to become more self-aware and to direct our willpower and strength in constructive ways.
Uranus in Taurus stations retrograde, joining Jupiter, Saturn, Pluto, Neptune, and Chiron. Uranus retrograde inspires an ongoing questioning of ourselves, our choices, and our life path. Uranus is the rebel, the revolutionary: it is the planet related to what Carl Jung called the individuation process, as well as to sudden disruptions and change. Uranus retrograde invites deep self-analysis to identify our conditioning and break free from it before we act, in such a way that when we finally take action we can do so from a different place, without unwanted influences of the past.
New Moon in Leo
The New Moon coming up at 26°35′ of Leo is an invitation to become aware of the ways we use our creativity, energy, and vitality. The supportive trine to Mars in Aries inspires us to experiment with different self-expression modalities, increasing our stamina, determination, and willpower. We are opening a new lunar cycle where our vitality and energy levels tightly correlate to our capacity for emotional regulation. Finding ways to channel, move, and physically release the excess emotional energy is highly recommended.
Mercury enters Virgo
Mercury starts traveling through Virgo, one of the signs it naturally rules. During this transit, our intellectual and mental abilities are highly supported: our mind is likely to be extremely active, sharp, and quicker than usual. Overthinking might be an issue: Mercury in Virgo is constantly analyzing everything, taking care of all details, looking for what to upgrade. If we can harness the best qualities of this transit, these are great weeks to reorganize our schedule, work on new projects efficiently, and improve our organization of time.
Sun enters Virgo
As soon as Virgo season begins, the energy is going to ground significantly. We are likely to feel more Yin and introspective, to shift most of our focus on ourselves and our inner state. We may feel called to implement practical actions to improve our health, diet, well-being, work-life balance, and daily routines. Constant dissatisfaction with the way things are and unhealthy levels of perfectionism are something to be on the lookout for. Our productivity and focus are likely to skyrocket if we use this energy wisely: we have the chance to make significant progress both in our work and in our healing process.
Mars square Saturn
Just a few days after squaring Pluto, Mars in Aries squares Saturn retrograde in Capricorn. This aspect reflects the current tension between the will and the desires of individuals and the laws and regulations enforced by governments. During this transit, our need for freedom and impulse to take unrestricted action may encounter blockages imposed by external authorities. Yet, we still have the opportunity to channel our life force energy in different ways. Mars square Saturn inspires us to reach new levels of self-control and self-mastery and to overcome frustration wisely.
Venus opposite Pluto & Mercury opposite Neptune
On this day, we may witness polarization within relationships and all sorts of communication issues. Venus opposite Pluto reflects a conflict between the emotional needs of individuals and the demands of society or someone’s career. Mercury opposite Neptune may indicate a situation where the person we are interacting with misunderstands our message completely. These transits tend to generate a sense of confusion and some amount of projection. If you can, wait a few days to have important conversations.
Comment below with what resonated with you the most, and what you are excited about in August! Sending lots of love and blessings your way. Happy August!