Updated: Oct 28, 2018
Checking your moon sign and acendant sign will add clarity and accuracy to these predictions. Please take into account that these predictions are informed by wester astrology methodology. They cannot and do not accurately assess the whole of the effects of transits onto your personality and mundane affairs. For full and accurate assessments of your mission in life, opportunities, and personal qualities, you need to request a reading from a professional. My astrology readings rely heavily on Jyotish, and Jamini Vedic methodology. Enjoy the adventure of life, and as always, best of luck to you and all that you do!
March 21 - April 19
August 2018 Horoscope
On the 6th Venus moves into your 7th house of Partnerships. This is a great time for searching out new love relationships or strengthening existing ones. You want to feel more pleasure in your life. and indulge your senses. If you want to improve your appearance, doing it under this transit is excellent. Either way there’ll be something about you that attracts people.
Slow moving Uranus moves into your second house of values on the 7th. Expect to feel a under-current of restlessness and dissatisfaction. This retrograde Uranus will challenge you to rearrange your values. Such changes may seem abrupt to those closest to you –But you and I both know much of this has been brewing for a while. Over the next few years Uranus in your second house will make certain your values, get an over-haul. Be patient with yourself during this transition, and ask you loved ones to do the same.
Sun in Virgo eclipses on the 11th in your 7thhouse of health and personal responsibilities. This eclipse will shed light on what’s important. You may be prone to accidents, or depression as this is the way spirit can urge us to evaluate priorities.
Saturn moves to your 10th house on the 12th forming a conjunction with retrograde mars. As the transit approaches the energy you feel has a tendency to make you angry, resentful or revengeful. The trick is to avoid permanent conflicts that could haunt you later. Life can be a tournament, but it shouldn’t be a war. The positive end of this transit uses the most illuminative qualities of Saturn and the passion and intensity of Mars to help you master your goals. You end the month with Mars going direct on the 29th.
Mercury goes direct in your 5th house on the 20th and aspects the Leo Sun three days later, expect this transit to peak your need for intellectual stimulation, and competition. You will feel like taking risks and enjoying yourself. Be mindful not to take big risks. Take time to researching new ideas before diving.
Pisces Full Moon in your 12th house on the 26th. This transit creates an overwhelming need to be alone. Alone time is the only thing that will make you feel whole. A secret or private matter may be revealed, and you’ll need time to process it.
April 20 - May 20
August 2018 Horoscope
Receptive and cooperative Venus moves into your 6th house on August 6th. Expect to have pleasurable experiences at work. You may also feel a bit lazy in the workplace. But don’t worry, co-workers will be so charmed by you they won’t even notice.
Retrograde Uranus moves into your 1st house on the 7th. Uranus tends to shake us awake and because it’s aspecting your Ascendant and natal Sun You can expect huge changes this month as you begin to learn new ways of expression and seek freedom from past confining situations. You might feel the need for a make-over or two. Have your fun but try not to alienate those you love, It may be hard for them to digest your new rebellious spirit. Remember, Uranus like to take it’s time. Expect the unexpected, surprising events over the next few years will free you from confinement.
The Eclipse on the 11th of the month happens in your 5th house of fun. You may find yourself making spontaneous future plans or have a transformative personal dream or vison. Either way, focus on long-term goals and a willingness to take risks is heightened during this eclipse.
On the 12th Saturn moves into your 9thhouse and will be aspecting a retrograde Mars. As the transit approaches the energy you feel has a tendency to make you angry, resentful or revengeful. The trick is to avoid permanent conflicts that could haunt you later. Life can be a tournament, but it shouldn’t be a war. On a positive note, Saturn will encourage you to test your beliefs by measuring them against reality. These beliefs may be religious or philosophical, judicious, or social. If you find yourself particularly depressed this month it is a sign that whatever you believe, is crumbling under the weight of reality. Look for a path that serves your highest goals. Mars goes direct on the 30th.
Mercury goes direct in your 4th house on the 20th and will conjunct the Sun when it moves into Leo on the 23rd. Expect all the confusion at home to come to an end, a period of some delays, detours, and slowdowns has turned the corner and with a little more fine-tuning life operations will be not only back to normal but improved. You’ll realize what you thought of as serious issues were only temporary delays. You’ll feel especially pleased. Back and better than ever.
Lastly, a Pisces Full Moon in your 11th house arrives on the 26th of the month. It’s time for you to realize that the role you play in others lives (as a spouse, parent, friend, ect.) is an important to your happiness. You’ll receive validation from friends and group activities now. You may be called upon to perform a humanitarian gesture for someone in your network.
May 21 - June 20
August 2018 Horoscope
Venus moves into your 5th house on August 6th. Dealing with children is easier for you at this time. Additionally, this is great time to begin dating someone new. If your already in a relationship you’ll be ready to insert some excitement. Your romance will be full of cute playful moments, for sure. On another note, this transit can bring drama your way.
Retrograde Uranus moves into your 12th house on the 7th Expect internal messages to show up and help you let go, and if necessary, your circumstances may offer a little prompting too—circumstances that support your independence, your individuality, and or your sense of freedom begin to fall away. Uranus is will send a message over the next few years that your quirks are getting in the way of your growth and reminds you that you’ve lost too much in the name of freedom.
The Eclipse on the 11th of the month happens in your 4th house of home and family foundations. The emphasis is on family and career priorities. Expect some public scrutiny due to your career, or possibility a new sense of familial power or authority within your family dynamic. Your real estate may also become demanding your time and attention in some way.
On the 12th Saturn moves into your 8th house and will be aspecting a retrograde Mars. As the transit approaches the energy you feel has a tendency to make you angry, resentful or revengeful. The trick is to avoid permanent conflicts that could haunt you later. Life can be a tournament, but it shouldn’t be a war. On a positive note, Saturn's transit influences how you use your power and others resources. Issues around the fear of death, control, and the use of power may come up and demand to be dealt with. Inheritance is at the forefront this month, which is just another way of saying the past will impact the present, so you may experience gains through the death of a family member or spouse. There may also be lessons around investments or joint assets which could feel restricting. Not all inheritances are financial. You may be able to free yourself from a long-standing emotional or psychological limitation with roots in the past this month. Mars goes direct on the 30th.
Mercury goes direct in your 2nd house on the 20th and will conjunct the Sun when it moves into Leo on the 23rd. Several weeks of greater confusion than you’d have liked are on their way out and you can get back to what you were doing with a bit more confidence. Getting roadblocks out of the way allows you to feel better about what kind of commitments you can keep. Detours are behind you. Make up for the cost of delays and uncertainties because they no longer impede.
Pisces Full Moon in your 10th house arrives on the 26th of the month. Your career may involve the general public or work with women around this time. Expect changes to your reputation at work. You may also feel especially sensitive to current events.
June 21 - July 22
August 2018 Horoscope
Venus moves into your 4th house on August 6th. This transit will bring a special sweetness to your home and family life. You may notice that you are more receptive and gentle during this time. If things are out of whack on the home front, you will do whatever you can to create a peaceful and stable atmosphere or you might focus on ways to earn money in or from your home. Loyalty and sensitivity in your relationships are more important to you than normal.
Retrograde Uranus moves into your 11th House on the 7th. Expect changes in your social circle. Uranus creates circumstances where you meet new and unusual people. You may join a group that is devoted to some non-mainstream topic because you are drawn to people who are free-spirited. Over the next few years stagnant and boring friendships will get the boot. Uranus rewards you with a strong ability to see each person for who they are as unique individuals, and this helps endear you to others.
The Eclipse on the 11th of the month happens in your 3rd house signaling that you may need to be receptive to new ways of thinking and beliefs. Work on communicating more effectively, or further your education. This is a good time meet your neighbors or visit a new country, take a class, or teach a class.
On the 12thSaturn moves into your 7th house, of primary relationshops, and will be aspecting a retrograde Mars. As the transit approaches the energy you feel has a tendency to make you angry, resentful or revengeful. The trick is to avoid permanent conflicts that could haunt you later. Life can be a tournament, but it shouldn’t be a war. All your relationships will be tested now, but it’s most likely to affect your closest or most significant partnership or marriage. Saturn makes you more aware of your relationship needs, limitations, and duties, and whether you’re living up to them. You’re likely to take your relationships more seriously and if you’ve been taking others for granted, or a relationship isn’t giving you what you need, you’ll have to face up to that now.Mars goes direct on the 30th.
Mercury goes direct in your 2nd house on the 20thand will conjunct the Sun when it moves into Leo on the 23rd. Delays in financial matters are on their way out and a return to smoother sailing is under way. Although delays may have been annoying, the resolutions they brought will benefit you. Tightening up loose ends and suring-up your operation has lasting benefits, not only on your resources, but also on your opportunities to disseminate your ideas and expand your network and horizons. You will have fewer distractions over the next several weeks and be ready to move to greener pastures
Pisces Full Moon in your 9th house arrives on the 26thof the month. You may feel the connection between your mind and spirit much stronger during this time causing a desire to expand your view of the world by being open to new ideas and broadening your imagination. Expect a sudden need for adventure. If you have a legal dealing, there may be a complication, or it could end, particularly, if it’s been drawn out
July 23 - August 22
August 2018 Horoscope
Venus moves into your 3rd house on August 6th. You are mostly cheerful with others and somewhat intellectual around this time. Expect to exchange a lot of ideas. You may also put your diplomacy skills to use because you are more compassionate than usual and enjoy talking about what interests you. Sometimes this transit brings benefit through siblings, communications, or short trips.
Retrograde Uranus moves into your 10th house on the 7th. Expect changes in your career. There may be tension in your relationships with authority figures. You won’t feel like following orders, that’s for sure. So, o your best to avoid impulsive decision-making. You may recognize talents that you never knew you had, and this can be a sudden, exciting discovery. You may also find that unexpected twists in your life story impact your career and reputation. You could become known for an unusual or unconventional approach to your profession.
The Eclipse on the 11thof the month happens in your 2nd house. There can be inner wrestling with how much to invest, and what's most important to achieve. A crisis here could shake you at your base. Perhaps your finances and possessions that you see as what makes you are destabilized or you're tested to stick with a soul's calling through hardships. Overall, eclipses in the second involve developing or squandering natural talents, realizing your values, selling your soul, fertility, and death.
On the 12th Saturn moves into your 6th house and will be aspecting a retrograde Mars. As the transit approaches the energy you feel has a tendency to make you angry, resentful or revengeful. The trick is to avoid permanent conflicts that could haunt you later. Life can be a tournament, but it shouldn’t be a war. Health problems that you experience now can be traced back to bad dietary habits or lack of exercise. This transit is about self-purification on every level, so your body may need time to purge itself of toxins and impurities. Saturn can help with this process if you cooperate and take responsibility for sorting yourself out. This is the perfect time to establish positive and life-enhancing habits in diet and exercise. Saturn wants you to take responsibility for your habits and routines so you’re prepared for what comes next. If you’re not aware of what you’re doing day to day, you could be undermining yourself without realizing or setting yourself up for problems later. This is especially true for your health. Mars goes direct on the 30th.
Mercury goes direct in your sign on the 20th and will conjunct the Sun when it moves into Leo on the 23rd. After a few weeks of readjustment, you can start getting plans back into shape for adding leadership to your personal image. You may find you have discovered some improved ways of taking charge which will solidify over the next few weeks as everyday rhythms get renormalized. Although it might not have seemed so a couple of weeks ago, you’re increasingly glad to have had the opportunity to edit your life a bit so you can better exploit your position both socially and financially over the next month or so. Expect some lasting changes, in addition to momentary ones.
Pisces Full Moon in your 8th house arrives on the 26thof the month This Full Moon is all about give and take. What makes you feel comfortable and secure needs to be balanced with attention to other people’s needs and comfort levels. It’s a good time to settle some of your debts, financial or otherwise. You may be in a position wherein you are forced to make a financial settlement or large outlay of cash. Alternatively, you may find that others look to you for support, financial or otherwise.
Aug. 23 - Sept. 22
August 2018 Horoscope
Venus moves into your 2nd house on August 6th. As the natural ruler of this sector of the chart, Venus feels right at home. Although, there can be some restlessness when it comes to money and spending it–you are more inclined to want more things around you. Financial security and enjoyment of the good things in life are important to you. The ability to relate well with others might enhance your own personal finances at this time. You may find yourself in a position that blends financial matters with social or public affairs. This is a stable position for love matters and close relationships. You value those who make you feel comfortable, and familiarity is more important to you than seeking new beginnings now.
Retrograde Uranus moves into your 9th house on the 7th. If you do get a chance to travel, which could come up quite unexpectedly, eye-opening experiences may be in store for you. The people that you meet now tend to stir you into new ways of thinking. You are less inclined towards traditional philosophies and you may adopt unconventional approaches to religion or politics. You may also, abruptly stop or start higher education during this cycle.
The Eclipse on the 11th of the month happens in your 1sthouse. Thus, it strongly involves a sense of self. You may experience a desire to firm up your stance by claiming your uniqueness with self-defining acts or plans. In more extreme cases, it might mean the end to an entanglement that's muddled your sense of self. Or perhaps merging lives with another with accompanying fears of losing your identity. A challenge here is to balance personal initiation and identity with meaningful relationships in your life. Overall, themes of an eclipse in the first house include identity crisis, and relationships. This could mean going into a partnership or marriage or having periods of solo retreats.
On the 12th Saturn moves into your 5th house and will be aspecting a retrograde Mars. As the transit approaches the energy you feel has a tendency to make you angry, resentful or revengeful. The trick is to avoid permanent conflicts that could haunt you later. Life can be a tournament, but it shouldn’t be a war. With Saturn moving through the house of creative power, you may feel limited initially by a lack gumption. How you entertain yourself, how you have fun, and issues surrounding how you manage your ego are now coming up for review.
You will learn through the course of this transit to depend on yourself and to take pride in yourself for what you really are, not just how others see you.
Mars goes direct on the 30th.
Mercury goes direct in your 12th house on the 20th and will conjunct the Sun when it moves into Leo on the 23rd. If loss of communications has left you clueless, you can start collecting more reliable evidence again. When exterior sources fail to provide the information you need, you may have to rely on your inner resources and come to your own conclusions. However, if you can avoid tying yourself down, that would be a better choice, as things may be going on behind the scenes that will surface soon and give you a better handle on your operations. When the mist clears, you’ll have the opportunity to really make yourself seen and heard.
Pisces Full Moon in your 7th house arrives on the 26th of the month. The seventh house represents an important one-to-one relationship–a marriage partner, significant other, business partner, or an adversary. It’s time to strike a balance between your own needs and those of another. It’s time to compromise and negotiate. Partnership tests are possible now, but so is a chance to truly connect to a special someone in your life.
Sept. 23 - Oct. 22
August 2018 Horoscope
Venus moves home to your 1st house on August 6th. You could find it hard to deny yourself anything during this cycle. This is a time when you naturally let loose your softer, receptive side. Romantic matters, as well as pleasure seeking activities, come to the forefront. You are more likely to pay closer attention to your physical appearance and mannerisms, aiming to improve and enhance your attractiveness. Others find you agreeable and cooperative.
Retrograde Uranus moves into your 8th house on the 7th. There could be some ambiguities or unexpected happenings surrounding money that is part of your life but that doesn’t come from your own earnings or income. This includes such things as shared resources with a close partner, alimony, taxes, loans, and so forth. At times, this could throw you off balance. It could also interfere with your own pursuit of pleasure, if the pleasure you seek or the hobbies you involve yourself in require extra money to spend. It is not likely that you will be able to depend on support or backing from others. This position could also indicate a period of uncertainty surrounding your intimate relationships, or experimentation with your sexuality.
The Eclipse on the 11th of the month happens in your 12th house. You may download new messages through dreams or seemingly otherworldly happenings. One outcome of eclipses here is to become aware of something previously veiled. That could include behaviors that you show in the workplace or relationships that have been unconsciously playing out. A breakthrough can be humbling at first and then lead to being more real and physically present in your life. In general, 12th house eclipses with make you question the how small happenings impact your soul for your life's direction.
On the 12th Saturn moves into your 4th house and will be aspecting a retrograde Mars. As the transit approaches the energy you feel has a tendency to make you angry, resentful or revengeful. The trick is to avoid permanent conflicts that could haunt you later. Life can be a tournament, but it shouldn’t be a war. This is a time when you are working on solidifying your identity, exploring where you came from, you will face issues surrounding your attachments to the past. Sometimes this manifests as literal re-organization of your home.However, reorganization in your home, and, in your soul, embodies the true nature of this transit. Many will go through a major internal spring cleaning. Limitations that came from early family conditioning will be brought to surface. You begin to realize how you have limited your opportunities because of early conditioning. A feeling of being alone and unsupported in life may dominate, and sometimes delays are experienced in the areas of health, mobility, and career.Mars goes direct on the 30th.
Mercury goes direct in your 11th House on the 20th and will conjunct the Sun when it moves into Leo on the 23rd. You may have found the last few weeks have required you to spend some time pinning down just who your real friends are. Misplaced expectations can make for delay, but once you’ve separated the wheat from the chaff you’ll have a better idea of who is really in the game. Now is the time to nail down those connections who had been hovering in the wings, time to get the message through to the ones who matter because soon you may need a shoulder to lean on, or at least a reliable counterpart who can help provide focus and serve as radar when life gets cloudy.
Pisces Full Moon in your 6th house arrives on the 26th of the month. You look in the mirror and say, “That’s it! I’m starting that exercise program”. You crush out a cigarette with disgust and decide to quit smoking. You throw up your arms and say that you can’t take how your boss has been treating you. These are just some examples of a Full Moon transiting your sixth house. Try to avoid blaming others for your own state of discontent if that’s how you are feeling right now. You can use this surge of emotional energy to make positive changes to your routines. Do something to improve your work conditions if they are annoying you–even if it’s a small act of kindness with a co-worker or bringing in something to brighten up your desk or office. This may also be a time when a work project comes to fruition or completion.
Oct. 23 - Nov. 22
August 2018 Horoscope
Venus moves into your 12th house on August 6th. Venus is spending some time in alone. This doesn’t necessarily mean that your love life is stagnant, but that your affection is expressed behind closed doors. Attraction to secrets and whispers characterize this period, although for some, it can also be a time of endings, relationship concerns, and flightiness. Personal and social contacts may be secretive, and there can be secret love affairs, or at least very private love feelings. Shyness can lead to some loneliness or romantic frustration as well.
Retrograde Uranus moves into your 7th house on the 7th. Close relationships may become erratic or surprising in some manner, and you may feel that it’s hard to truly rely on a partner. Some trial and error in relationships is par for the course with Uranus in this sector of your chart. Changes in your view of partnerships occur over the next few years. You don’t care for taking orders, and any attempts to limit you are likely to be met with great resistance. You may find your current partnership limiting and you could either end it or experience tension as you explore ways to break free from restriction, conversely, you could experience erratic or rebellious behavior in a close partner, and this could have you on your toes, wondering what’s next.
The Eclipse on the 11th of the month happens in your 11th house. Your attention is on wider circles, with possible endings of some alliances or keeping in close contact with others. You might meet odd characters, or reveal your own strange fascination. The genius is unleashed, and you experience more freedom to say and do what you like. An 11th house eclipse urges you to make a name for yourself, bring your attention to social networks, cause ups and downs in friendships, and even lead to a shift with your child.
On the 12th Saturn moves into your 3rd house and will be aspecting a retrograde Mars. As the transit approaches the energy you feel has a tendency to make you angry, resentful or revengeful. The trick is to avoid permanent conflicts that could haunt you later. Life can be a tournament, but it shouldn’t be a war. You may feel pressure to produce ideas, and to make them work. It may seem like acquaintances or siblings are blocking your growth in some way, and these relationships may be strained as a result. You are preoccupied with learning at this time, and you may view small talk as a waste of time. You may feel an unusual pressure to structure your time and effort, and to cut out communication that seems unnecessary, or you may be overwhelmed by errands, and daily bureaucracy. Mars goes direct on the 30th.
Mercury goes direct in your 10th House on the 20th and will conjunct the Sun when it moves into Leo on the 23rd. Your plans for self-promotion may have been getting tangled over the past few weeks, but that is changing and you’ll begin to find it easier to plan, especially career wise.
Pisces Full Moon in your 5th house arrives on the 26th of the month. You want to have fun, and the demands of your larger goals in life have been stopping that. It can be hard to find time for everything you want to do, but without creative self-expression you simply won’t feel complete. It’s time to do something fun and creative. You may be required to complete a creative project at this time. You could feel an overwhelming need to pour your heart out to a lover, or a romantic affair reaches some sort of epiphany. There could be a whirlwind of activity surrounding your child or children.
Nov. 22 - Dec. 21
August 2018 Horoscope
Venus moves into your 11th house on August 6th. Forming harmonious, warm social friendships, possibly related to group activities within a club happen at this time. You may meet someone through group activities. Whether or not you do, the bottom line is that sharing interests with someone is what makes you happy during this cycle. Venus here enlivens your friendships and group associations with charm and grace. You are more peaceful and pleasant than usual. If a romance were to begin now, it would be characterized by a strong feeling of camaraderie, but it could also be rather impersonal and perhaps lacking in depth and intimacy.
Retrograde Uranus moves into your 6th house on the 7th. The 6th house is your sector of work, daily routines, and health. Uranus presence here may shake up your daily routine or your attitude towards your work and your health. At the root of this is an urge to break free from the confines of routine and some distaste for fitting into a mold. Over the next few years you will develop a fresh approach to how your work and the daily details of your life intersect. Irregular schedules and perhaps some disruptions and tensions are possible. Your working hours may become non-traditional, or you might be moving towards a more unconventional job. Work that is limiting or lifeless really drags you down, and you tend to approach tasks with erratic or haphazard energy. You may also take an interest in alternative health methods. You would benefit greatly from yoga or other mind-body therapies now.
The Eclipse on the 11thof the month happens in your 10th house. This is the time when events happen that challenge you to overcome emotional roots that keep you from moving ahead and overcoming. Overall, eclipses that engage the 10th house have something to do with home beit; parenting, emotional roots, and/or ancestral roots.
On the 12th Saturn moves into your 2nd house and will be aspecting a retrograde Mars. As the transit approaches the energy you feel has a tendency to make you angry, resentful or revengeful. The trick is to avoid permanent conflicts that could haunt you later. Life can be a tournament, but it shouldn’t be a war. This time is marked by hard work and practicality. Financial success may not be remarkable, yet it is generally steady. This transit has traditionally been associated with financial loss, but in truth, it is more about our perceptions. Gains may be slow, but sudden reversals are not common with this transit. A sense of feeling unsupported can dominate now as you are discourage with the level of effort you put out and what you receive in return. As the transit moves forward, you learn to look inside of yourself with a newfound clarity. Mars goes direct on the 30th.
Mercury goes direct in your 9th House on the 20th and will conjunct the Sun when it moves into Leo on the 23rd. After a few weeks of uncertainty, false starts have led to a focus on correcting details that have distracted from our goals, but these are being put behind you. Now you can return to your to your long term plan with clarity. What you are putting together now will shortly have a direct effect on what people will be saying about you and your career plans, so don’t toss off your ideas lightly. You will have the opportunity to impact your surroundings more than you think if you choose to, but you must make the choice.
Pisces Full Moon in your 4th house arrives on the 26th of the month The last couple of weeks have left you working hard towards your career goals and other public matters. The demands of your personal life are now paramount. Striking a balance between energy spent on work and energy spent on domestic matters is essential now. Balanced attention to your public and personal lives is what you need to focus on. It’s time to prioritize. Otherwise, you run the risk of over-extending yourself. A home, family, or property matter could grab your complete attention at this time.
Dec. 22 - Jan. 19
August 2018 Horoscope
Venus moves into your 10th house on August 6th. At this time you are charming and well-received on the job. Your responsibility and authority are likeable qualities making this a favorable period overall for schmoozing with higher-ups, as well negotiating or social activities related to business. Venus is charming, friendly, and affectionate, and her presence in your career and reputation sector brings social opportunities to your career. You are socially ambitious right now, and success may come though your good managerial qualities or some form of artistic talent, or, indirectly through your marriage partner. People who turn your head now, come across as especially competent.
Retrograde Uranus moves into your 5th house on the 7th. This is a time when you tend towards unconventional ways of expressing yourself and your creativity. Your hobbies can be out of the ordinary, and so can your relationships with children and lovers. Sudden developments or surprises in your romantic life are very plausible. This is a time when you free yourself of personal inhibitions. It’s a time of more spontaneous expression. Casual love affairs that have grown stale may be left behind now. You may also attract unusual romances or partners.
The Eclipse on the 11th of the month happens in your 9th house. A path opens, and with a trust in the universe, you signal you're ready to grow beyond known borders. This can involve travel or a retreat. Your philosophy is altered, or you begin a course of study, not knowing how it'll change you. Themes 9th house eclipses include student/teacher relationships, a quest for consciousness and knowledge, apprenticeships, gaining credentials, and travel.
On the 12th Saturn moves home to your 1st house and will be aspecting a retrograde Mars. As the transit approaches the energy you feel has a tendency to make you angry, resentful or revengeful. The trick is to avoid permanent conflicts that could haunt you later. Life can be a tournament, but it shouldn’t be a war. Now you concern yourselves with how you come across to others on a personal level. Your physical body becomes a focus as well. It may be a time when we feel our age, or it is a time when we see our bodies quite clearly. This is an excellent time for beginning health regimens, diets, and the like, because you see yourselfes clearly. As you take life more serious, you may feel frustrated and lacking in self-confidence. You might reach out to others in an attempt to validate yourself, looking for ways to boost your confidence. Saturn acts to rip away the superficial illusions about the self, the body, and personal abilities and replace them with a realistic understanding of the self. In terms of career and projects, outward signs of progress may not be as forthcoming, yet the work that you do during this transit will lay a foundation for future success. Mars goes direct on the 30th.
Mercury goes direct in your 8th House on the 20th and will conjunct the Sun when it moves into Leo on the 23rd. Complexities and contradictions you experience over the past few weeks begin to clear up and you’ve turned a corner on finding out what you can get elsewhere and what you can provide yourself. Now you know you got all you need. Sparks of intuition that seemed elusive coming back but will still need a little sorting out before you can bring ideas to fruition. Putting previous obstacles behind you will give you the chance.
Pisces Full Moon in your 3rd house arrives on the 26th of the month. You have been somewhat restless and in need of more. But the mundane is catching up with you. Errands need to be run, people are talking your ear off, you need to do some paperwork, and answer calls. An important document could arrive, or a sudden need to run an important errand or to take a short trip could be part of the picture. Do what needs to be done so that you can free yourself up for more adventurous and fulfilling activities.
Jan. 20 - Feb 18
August 2018 Horoscope
Venus moves into your 9th house on August 6th. A taste for the exotic overcomes you now. Routine affairs simply don’t seem to satisfy. You have a taste for the exotic now that can show up in many areas of your life: who you are attracted to, what you buy, the kind of art or entertainment you enjoy, and so forth. A love interest who attracts you during may be somebody who you previously wouldn’t consider attractive, or someone whose cultural background is very different than yours. Public relations work, promotion, and other such endeavors are favored now. It is more about how you express yourself than the specifics of what you are saying that helps sway others to your position. There could be especial rapport with foreigners and with women if you are traveling during this period. You are all the more attractive and charming with this position, which increases your popularity.
Retrograde Uranus moves into your 4th house on the 7th. Your home life may be in a state of flux. Expect some disruptions to your domestic routine or erratic elements on the home front that you need to deal with now. Your life speeds up, and decision-making can be very hasty now. You definitely feel the need for action. Unexpected changes in plans or events can test your patience, and you could feel a bit out of control at times. Events surface to stimulate you to try new approaches and they certainly act to cut boredom. Letting go of old family conditioning is a theme.
The Eclipse on the 11th of the month happens in your 8th house. A catharsis might be due in order to summon emotional courage and transform your darkest fears into productive action. Being close to death is a possibility, with all the reflection the ultimate life passage brings. Other possibilities are losing intensity around sex, meeting your or another person's dark side, or leaving a controlling situation. Overall, eclipses in the 8th house involve developing or squandering natural talents, realizing your values, selling your soul, fertility, and death.
On the 12th Saturn moves into your 12th house and will be aspecting a retrograde Mars. As the transit approaches the energy you feel has a tendency to make you angry, resentful or revengeful. The trick is to avoid permanent conflicts that could haunt you later. Life can be a tournament, but it shouldn’t be a war. This is when you face your demons. Whatever is seriously undermining our happiness and well-being is brought to the forefront. You get rid of outdated attachments, and irrational fears, It is a huge relief. The twelfth house in some ways is a dumping ground for things we have tucked away. Saturn wants to sort through the junk and keep only the necessities. Mars goes direct on the 30th.
Mercury goes direct in your 7th House on the 20th and will conjunct the Sun when it moves into Leo on the 23rd. As you turn the corner toward clarity after a few weeks of unasked-for change, you realize that no one was to blame. What seemed like mistakes were simply different roads to the same destination. Resolving differences is the surest way to a strong partnership, especially when driven by a common goal.
Pisces Full Moon in your 2nd house arrives on the 26th of the month Intimacy, issues of power and control, or joint finances may have been a focus for the last two weeks. Now it’s time to recognize what makes you comfortable. This Full Moon is about balancing the give and take of intimacy. Sharing issues come into focus, as do issues of power. Your comfort zones matter, and now is the time to take care of your own needs without eclipsing the needs of others.
Feb. 18 - March 20
August 2018 Horoscope
Venus moves into your 8th house on August 6th. A financial boost is possible, or you may gain financially through your partner. A deep and intimate connection made now could be revitalizing and even healing. You are more inclined to want to smooth over differences in a partnership concerning the sharing of power, intimacy matters, finances, and other emotionally-charged topics. Intimate relationships are intensified now. Either you or your partner want a deeper union.
Retrograde Uranus moves into your 3rd house on the 7th. You may be easily bored or distracted when it comes to traditional mental pursuits during this cycle. You may pick up a brand new study, for example. You are more attracted to unusual ideas, fields, and concepts. Exposure to new ideas open up new worlds to you. New opportunities to express yourself, particularly through speaking and writing, can suddenly enter your life. You may be communicating more about your past or finding people to relate with more readily. You are likely to make changes in your life that break you out of your usual routines. It feels good to break out of your shell a little and to take a few healthy risks. Acquaintances, siblings, or casual friends and communications may be catalysts for this new self-expression. You may make little changes to your personal appearance or to your mannerisms that reflect the changes going on inside.
The Eclipse on the 11th of the month happens in your 7th house. There can be upheavals in important relationships, ranging from emotional shocks, deepening intimacy, or breaking up. A relationship can be wholly absorbing until you realize you've lost yourself. Some might awaken to the naked truth about what's been lost or gained by being in cahoots with a close friend, lover, or business associate. Overall, themes include identity crisis, self-hood, and relationships. This could mean going into a partnership or marriage or having periods of solo retreats.
On the 12th Saturn moves into your 11th house and will be aspecting a retrograde Mars. As the transit approaches the energy you feel has a tendency to make you angry, resentful or revengeful. The trick is to avoid permanent conflicts that could haunt you later. Life can be a tournament, but it shouldn’t be a war. Events or realizations cause us to ask ourselves where it is that we are going. Personal goals come under Saturn’s scrutiny as he makes his way through the 11thhouse. How we fit in with others, our affiliations with people and groups, and our peers all become serious matters. There may be a sense of alienation as we begin to see our network and associates for what they are worth. You begin to feel uncomfortable with simply going through the motions. You may might someone and establish a serious friendship, or become an avid member of a group or affiliation. Weeding out what seems now to be superfluous social associations is very likely at now. Consider exactly what it is that satisfies you beyond marriage, romance, career, religion, and so forth.Mars goes direct on the 30th.
Mercury goes direct in your 6th House on the 20th and will conjunct the Sun when it moves into Leo on the 23rd. Hectic reduplication, delays, and scheduling confusions will be straightening themselves out after a few weeks of necessary resorting. All that remains is to put the finishing touches on new approaches and link them all up with others who may be involved. Missed or mixed up messages are resented or clarified so everybody is back on the same page and agrees upon what the next step is going to be. A general sense of well-being supplants a certain unease born of uncertainty and you get back to your healthy glow born of knowing where you’ve been and focus on where you’re going.
Pisces Full Moon in your sign arrives on the 26th of the month. You’re looking for a bit of attention right now as you feel that life has been too concerned with others lately. Try to avoid infantile outbursts. Instead, work on your self-assertiveness. You do count, and there are ways to assert your own needs without stepping on toes. Finding a balance between autonomy and dependence is what this Full Moon is about for you. It is a good time to put your needs first, but do so with respect for others. Show them you can lead.