Your learning curve continues, Scorpio, as you prepare to take another deep dive into your inner psyche, there to uncover more facets of your bottom line principles that could be said to guide you from below. You are very focused on your work in the world, and striving to see how what you consciously know – and also what is somewhat hidden below the surface – contribute to worldly success in terms that match your own personal evolution. Partners play an unusual role in this search, and might be the source of intuitive revelations. These are ideas that, even though perhaps unexpected, somehow seem right when they land. The thing is though, you have got to be prepared to skip a bit forward outside of your normal comfort zone when they do. After the rather intense early going, the Full Moon of August 11th marks another magically transformative juncture when you are more fully aware of both outer concerns and inner connection to deeper truth. Your life mission is on the line although there will continue to be opportunities all the way through to the end of the current year to get it right.
The following was written by our resident monthly columnist Elodie St-Onge Aubut of Ninth House Astrology
The New Moon in Leo that took place on July 28th, setting the stage for the August month, signalled a fresh cycle in the career and public-facing sector of your chart that will unfold throughout the next thirty days. Jupiter in Aries forms a supportive trine to the Sun and Moon and brings vision and renewed incentive to get organized and recommit to your goals. Your desire to move ahead could be equally matched with the need to deal with your responsibilities at home or in a partnership. You may also experience tension between your personal objectives and the requirements of a relationship, calling for greater compromises. This might be easier said than done, however, and you may find yourself oscillating between your own needs and those of others. You may find that your energies are scattered or that things are not moving fast enough. Progress is possible this month but you will need patience to deal with the tasks at hand and everything else that calls for your attention.
On August 1st and 2nd, Mars, Uranus and the North Node in Taurus perfect their triple conjunction, incipient in the New Moon configuration, which additionally emphasizes your relationships this month and brings in a touch of the bizarre or unexpected. Unpredictable factors could be in the mix. It may be difficult to know who to rely on or where things are heading. You could have extra energy to invest in people you care about, and also to learn from them, while being aware that there could also be complications.
Mercury, the planet associated with thinking and writing, enters the sign of Virgo on the 4th where it will bring its organizational qualities to the part of your chart that relates to your aspirations. Mercury here could help streamline your thinking in the weeks ahead and enable a clearer picture to emerge amidst paradoxical needs and desires.
On the 6th and 7th, the first weekend of August is coloured by a few dynamic aspects, mainly Venus in Cancer forming a trine with Neptune, while Mars in Taurus makes a square with Saturn through the 8th. These are two very different influences that could highlight the amount of effort needed to realize some of your objectives. You may feel inspired to step out of your comfort zone and try something new although responsibilities could perhaps intervene to keep you from progressing forward. You might need to combine vision with strategic patience to move ahead at this time; keep in mind that slow and steady does indeed win the race.
The Aquarius Full Moon arrives on August 11th and shines its light in the part of your chart that relates to your home, your family and your domestic life. The Full Moon conjuncts Saturn and this may cast a heavy and sobering glow on these matters while a competing square from Sun and Moon to Uranus in your opposite sign of Taurus threatens to derail the status quo, especially in terms of partnerships. Something will likely shift, bringing new energy into your situation. The tension coming from some of the structures in your life and your desire to break free of them is not something new but you may become more aware of this dynamic during the timing of this Full Moon.
Mars, your traditional ruler, enters Gemini on the 20th – where it will be spending the next seven months! This greatly emphasizes the part of your chart that relates to intimacy and what you share with others. Mars spends an exceptionally long time in Gemini due to its retrograde motion beginning in the final months of the year, and that may be a time of reflection concerning your entire relationship dynamic. For now, Mars’ entry into the sign of Gemini brings attention to what binds you to others for better or for worse.
On the 20th through the 22nd, Mercury comes into opposition with Neptune, which may create some idealism or perhaps confusion around a romantic scenario or a creative project. It could feel harder to know how someone else feels at this time; it may be easier to slip into wishful thinking or projection. You may be quite inspired at this time, and yet in order to avoid disappointment later, it might be wise to abstain from over-investing yourself into something that is not clearly defined. As Mercury enters Libra on the 25th, the unconscious process comes more directly into this picture, and you may benefit from journaling your nighttime dreams.
On August 25th and 26th, Venus in Leo in your career sector is square Uranus in Taurus which could bring a desire for experimentation or partnership collaboration. Venus is also opposing Saturn in Aquarius, perfecting on the 28th, and this contrary-wise represents a limitation on experimentation.
Bear in mind that whatever is being laid out at this end-of-month time could need to be reworked down the road. Mercury is slowing down and preparing to station retrograde on September 9th, in your sector of unconscious process and inner work. This will colour September month for you. The New Moon in Virgo on the 27th takes place in the part of your chart that relates to your goals and your aspirations, as well as your societal contribution, which is therefore also important factors for September.
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