Weekly Astrology Forecast August 2 – 8, 2021

As the New Moon opposes Saturn and squares Uranus, yes, we are experiencing a reality check right now and a shake-up. For us to loosen the bonds, we have to be prepared to embrace new perspectives, try new things, explore alternatives, experiment. We must embrace freedom where there is freedom to be had and accept regulation where regulation is required. Don’t let pride get in the way of living from your heart.

By the way, I know a lot of people are speaking about this New Moon being connected to ‘the lion’s gate portal’, but this date (August 8) is arbitrary and does not reflect the actual heliacal rising of dog-star Sirius which takes place around August 11 this year, depending on latitude. For those of us at higher latitudes, the heliacal rising will be more towards the end of August. Heliacal Rising means, visible in the East just before dawn ahead of the Sun (Helios), i.e., a morning star. It occurs after a period of obscurity where the star (or planet) concerned has been too close in alignment to the Sun to be visible.

Ancient Egyptians noticed that the heliacal rising of Sirius occurred just before the Nile flooded each year. The floods were said to have been caused by Isis as she wept for Osiris so the energy of this occurrence is mixed – grief with the potential for destruction and yet also the promise of life as the ‘dog days’ of Summer can produce drought. The flooding of the Nile brought life-giving waters hence perhaps the association with this period having a super potent and creative energetic signature. If you want to locate Sirius in the sky, it’s easy – just look for the three stars of Orion’s belt and trace your fingers across and downwards to the brightest star in the sky.

This Week’s Major Aspects

02-Aug-21 Sun opposite Saturn
Playing a part to garner approval from others. Respect yourself enough to be who you are.

03-Aug-21 Mercury trine Chiron. Venus trine Uranus
Mantras for confidence. A natural urge to build bridges. A breath of fresh air in relationships.

04-Aug-21 Mercury square Uranus. Sun trine Chiron
Stress and anxiety. Too much mental stimulation. Switch off and give yourself time to heal.

05-Aug-21 No major aspects

06-Aug-21 No major aspects

07-Aug-21 Sun square Uranus
Disruption. A desire for freedom. Rebelliousness. Liberate the real you without throwing everything up in the air.

08-Aug-21 New Moon in Leo
Creative seed ideas. Learning how to live from the heart. Courage in the face of adversity.

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Cancer August 2021

Cancer August 2021

You can expect a busy month ahead. This is because there are a stack of planets in earth sign Virgo. Action planet Mars is here all month, the planet of relating Venus is here until the 16th. Plus, talk planet Mercury is in Virgo from the 11th to the 30th and the Sun enters Virgo on the 22nd.

Virgo rules communication in your horoscope. This is about your daily commute and what you do in life day in, day out.

Virgo rules your siblings and neighbours, your local community and it’s often a period of the year when you’re busier than usual. You might be ferrying family back and forth or be dealing with a lot of correspondence in your place of work.

When planets are in Virgo, it’s a good time to get organised and structure your life. Put daily habits in place that benefit your mind, body and spirit. Manage your time well and see how you can effectively utilise the time you spend commuting or your lunch hour or other key areas in the day.

Social Vibes

This is also a good time for making new friends. Virgo is one of the social sectors of your horoscope and this feels lively, whether you’re meeting friends close to home, catching up with neighbours or siblings or you join a new group, club or society.

Uranus, the planet of surprises, is also in action in Taurus and your friendship sector on the 3rd, 20th & 22nd. Say yes to any invitations that come your way on or around these dates.

This whole period feels positive for social get-togethers, learning and experiencing more. You might become a student this month and start a new course. Or, you step into a teaching role and pass on what you know.

Do things differently and don’t stick to the tried and tested. Uranus rules innovation, so this is about new ideas, technology and new ways of thinking. Be around friends who excite you, friends who are alternative or look at life from a different perspective.

Brainstorm ideas, write things down and express yourself in the written word. It’s potentially a creative period of the year for you. Notice what happens on or around the 20th, when Uranus switches direction.

Money Highlights

Money is a key area in your life all month, especially during the New Moon on the 8th and the Full Moon on the 22nd. The Sun is in Leo and the sector of your horoscope that rules your money until the 22nd.

The first week of August could highlight where any financial issues lie but resolve to start afresh on the New Moon in Leo, which falls on the 8th. New Moons are a symbol of new beginnings and a great time to set your intentions for the month ahead.

There’s a tradition of writing an abundance cheque to yourself on the New Moon. State how much you want or need to earn by the time of the Full Moon on the 22nd and offer it up to the universe.

Then, make a wish when you first catch sight of the crescent moon on the 9th or 10th. There’s magic in cosmic law if you’re willing to engage with it. The current lunations highlight your money sectors so make the most of them.

Events could peak around the Full Moon on the 22nd, which pulls in lucky Jupiter now back in Aquarius and your joint finance sector. This would be a good date for a celebration, to treat yourself or the ones you love. Or, you may find that money comes your way via a gift or third party.

You may be proud of someone close to you around the Full Moon, someone who’s doing well and is appreciative of what’s happening in your life. There’s a flow of planetary energy which suggests that what you give you receive in return.

If you’re a typical Sun Cancer, you’re caring and kind and do a lot for other people. Your loving nature may be rewarded this month in more ways than one. It might be financial or emotional, i.e. help or care that’s needed.

Home & Family Priorities

Libra is the star sign at the base of your horoscope ruling your home and family, your past and where you come from. This is where you find balance and harmony in your life.

Once Venus returns to Libra on the 16th, retreat to your home, your nest, your loved ones if you’re feeling unbalanced. If you need to restore harmony or order at home, make this a priority in the second half of the month.

It would be a good time to consider your surroundings and where you live, whether you want to redecorate or find a new home.

As a Sun Cancer, you create family wherever you are, so this isn’t only about blood relatives but people dear to your heart, your employees or the people you work alongside.

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Aries Horoscope August 2021

Aries August 2021

Your ruling planet Mars is in earth sign Virgo all month which requires a hard-work ethic, a ‘head down, bum up’ attitude.

As soon as August begins, this is the ideal time to tweak your routine, add some healthy habits to your lifestyle and focus on getting things done.

Order & Efficiency

Virgo is the sign of order so it’s an excellent month for tidying and sorting and bringing form and structure to your life. If you’re a list-maker, crack on. If you like spreadsheets to show how you’re doing, create a new one.

This is the ideal time to analyse and strategise and ensure you’re getting the results you want. As a fire sign, you’re great at leaping into something new. You’re not always as efficient at seeing things through to completion or checking out what’s working and what’s not.

Also, if you’re true to your star sign, you fare best when you’re physically strong and this is an excellent month to hone your fitness and boost your health.

It would be a good time to train for a physical challenge or incorporate regular exercise in to your routine. Think about your eating habits too and whether you want to try something new.

Teamwork & Partnership

Also this month, it’s a good idea to find your allies and team up with other people. The planet of relating Venus is in Virgo until the 16th and communication planet Mercury is here too from the 11th to the 30th.

Working alongside other people will be more enjoyable than going it alone. You’re an independent soul by nature but teamwork is not only fun but more effective too.

The Sun’s move into Virgo on the 22nd confirms that this is a month to pay close attention to your work & routine, your lifestyle & health.

Money Moves

There may be another reason why work is foreground this month and that’s money. Uranus, the planet of the unexpected, is currently in Taurus and your personal money sector.

Uranus connects with key planets in Virgo on the 3rd, 20th & 22nd. This includes your ruling planet Mars on the last date. Trust your luck on or around these key dates.

This could be another reason why work is prominent, because it brings financial reward. Alternatively, there’s a theme of being of service to others.

Fire Sign Fun

August is traditionally Leo season and the Sun is shining bright in your fellow fire sign until the 22nd. Talk planet Mercury is here until the 11th and there’s a stunning New Moon in Leo on the 8th.

New Moons are a symbol of new beginnings, a chance to start over and turn to a fresh page. They are ideal for setting your intentions, being pro-active in life and moving forward. This New Moon could herald the birth of a child, the start of a gorgeous love affair, a prize, a gift, a unique moment in your life.

Leo rules a lucky sector of your horoscope, also romance, children and pregnancy, entertainment, creative projects and social get-togethers.

There is a proviso, however, because during the New Moon, there’s a clash with Uranus, the planet of change and surprises. Plus, Uranus turns retrograde in Taurus on the 20th and this may coincide with some financial ups and downs.

Think freedom when it comes to money and reconsider what security means to you. Be prepared for the unexpected financially but also know that you could win big.

Uranus is rarely stable and steady. Instead, it’s a planet that has a roller-coaster theme and you’re wise to be flexible and adaptable around money matters.

Full Moon Aquarius

There’s a second Full Moon in Aquarius on the 22nd and there are repeat themes to the Full Moon on July 24th.

This Full Moon is a perfect date for a celebration, catching up with old or new friends and reconnecting with children. Big planet Jupiter is involved, also in Aquarius, a symbol of a large gathering or fun event.

As your partner planet Venus is in Libra by this point and your relationship sector – it moves here on the 16th – there’s more than one nod towards this potentially being a romantic month for you.

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