Uranus Retrograde August 15

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Uranus station retrograde


August 15 

7:26am PDT


April 28    Uranus enters shadow 


Aug 15      Uranus retrograde 10 Taurus 42


Jan 14        Uranus direct 6 Taurus 43


April 30    Uranus exits shadow 



Big Stuff First 

Uranus spends half the year retrograde.  This year when it stations retrograde it will join Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Pluto who are already retrograde.  Uranus is the mad scientist and the revolutionary and is not exactly comfortable in earthbound Taurus. 



As we have discussed, but it bears repeating, the last time Uranus was in Taurus was 1934-1941 which was the bottom of The Depression.   During that period FDR launched many programs that we still rely upon today such as social security, which at the time were considered revolutionary.   Boundaries that are physical such as international borders were violated in the 30’s and launched conflicts including WW2.  Dictators emerged quickly.  Farming and food manufacturing is ruled by Taurus.  Drastic changes impacted the country during the 1930s Dust Bowl, when land was parched and crops failed.  Throngs of Americans pulled up stakes and moved to better opportunities as depicted in John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath(1939).   At the same time the technology of food expanded including the frozen food industry.  Taurus is land and Taurus is jobs.   In the 1930’s large projects under the WPA were launched, including pavers who built over a million miles of road.   Currency and money is Taurus and during the 1930s Britain took the pound off the gold standard followed by FDR a few years later.    



That’s a tiny thumbnail of history of Uranus in Taurus in the 1930s. Accent on the word, ‘tiny.’   I often bring up the bigger picture of the 1930s Uranus in Taurus around our current retrograde and station directs of Uranus transit in Taurus.   Case in point, on January 10, 2020 two days before the Saturn-Pluto aspect and on the same day as the Solar Capricorn eclipse, Uranus stationed direct and I asked you to assess your money and resources.  I asked what had you learned between August 2019 and January 2020 about your finances, property and did you feel solid?  I asked what changes can you make to feel more solid in an economy that is going to have a lot of fluctuations during Uranus in Taurus.   I also asked if you have any innovations or ideas which are ruled by Uranus that perhaps could serve your personal finances and the greater good?   I reminded you that Uranus is the higher octave of Mercury so brainstorming and communicating with others on your idea or solutions to financial issues could be important.   



This is not to make me Ms. Smarty Pants, I am not, but, seriously, think about all those questions now in light of Covid19.   Industries are forever impacted.   How we make our way through our day now (in this era) is not the same from a year ago. Not the same even from January 10th.   


Down On The Ground Level 

Given all that we have in front of us it is safe to say how we are making through our day now could not look the same in January 2021.   So, now with all that in mind, consider this five- month period of Uranus retrograde as an opportunity to research changes that you may want to make that  are innovative, tighten up your skills, solidify your finances and are rooted in soundness but still allow for nimbleness.   If you have planets between 6 and 10 degrees of Virgo or Capricorn, you may feel inspired with new ideas and electric bolts of innovation. Hit while the iron is hot.    If you were born April 25- April 30, July 29-Aug 2, Oct 29 – Nov 2 and Jan 27 – Jan 31 you may feel like the changes around you are akin to a rug being pulled out from your feet.   Reach out to friends, get support where you need it.    Breathe.  Seek others who are going through the same experience or have been there and know that in your new landscape you can still find your place and may even thrive.


Also, do not be afraid to play.  Uranus with all his disruption and chaos is also good for some play.   I was once in a restaurant when a squirrel ran in jump on some tables, people screamed, then ran towards the cooks who yelled and then ran back out on other customer’s tables.  It looked like a scene from a Pixar film.  My son who was young thought it was the greatest 60 seconds of his life.  My husband and I could not help but laugh as well.  I remember thinking, “What’s messing with Uranus today?”  It was just pure chaos and over in a minute.     Crazy squirrels may show up in all our lives during the Uranus retrograde especially given all the other aspects the rest of the year.  If you can try to find the humor in the absurd, it is a great way to relieve pressure.       


Astrology This Week. Bumps Ahead.




Aug 7 – Aug 14

This weekend starts with a bumpy Moon in Aries


As we have discussed we are watching all the cardinal moons with a bit more eagle eye given the tensions between Mars in Aries and Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn in Capricorn.   While the warrior planet (Mars) gets into it with its large and powerful planets the moon is also is in the mix whenever it is in a Cardinal sign. This weekend Moon has joined Mars to throw in a few emotional shots.  You know the pal sitting next to you and says, “What did that jerk say to you?”  That’s the moon this weekend.  




Moon in Aries Aug 7/8


Moon square Jupiter


Moon conjunct mars 


Moon square pluto 


Moon square Saturn 



On the 9th the Moon leaves the fight zone and we are left with the following tensions.  



Aug 10 Mercury Square Uranus 


Aug 13 Mars Square Pluto


Aug 15 Uranus station retrograde



We should anticipate charged up thinking.  Breakouts and breakthroughs thinking but not without stresses, tensions and perhaps fights.   The run up to the 13th with Mars and Pluto’s first tangle is a push on raw power versus power behind the scene.  Or a four star general versus a spy.


Harnessing your forces is critical.   Where are you best serve to bring your a-game?  We should anticipate big stories about power grabs and push back.    Followed by Uranus’s retrograde which is an annular event but given so close to the Mars/Pluto suggests  that information will be important to the journey of Uranus and all the big changes that may come forward in 2021 when he turns direct January 14.  Prepare for squirrely energy.      









August 7, 2020  


7:06am PDT  




Focus on:  How are you sharing your singular personality?  How are you sharing YOU?   We are not all the same no matter how many groups we belong (racial, religion, locale) how are you connecting to your identity and sharing it?   How does it impact your emotions? 



Special focus:



8/7: Venus enters Cancer


8/10: Mercury square Uranus.  Disruptive, chaotic thinking.  Breakthroughs that push back on ego.  What’s under the ego?




Last Quarter Moon Phase


August 11, 2020 


9:44am  PDT 





Last Quarter moon:  Now we do the final adjustments to the seeds we planted on new. The final call, the final letters to send, we follow all the trails that came up that still make sense.  And we let the other parts lay fallow. It is a time of action but wise action.  It is a time for living “The serenity prayer” 



God, grant me the Serenity
to accept the things
I cannot change Courage to change the
things I can, and the
Wisdom to know the difference.





Focus on:


What actions are you taking that are building something from the ground up?  How are you getting into the ground, physically?  How are your emotions connecting to concrete actions? 



8/13 Mars squ Pluto (see above) 


8/15 Uranus station retrograde (see above)


Aquarius Full Moon August 3, 2020


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Aquarius Full Moon

11 Aquarius 45

August 3, 2020

8:58am PDT

Every August we have a full moon in Aquarius which is an opportunity for us to tune into two things—where is our specialness?   Where is our humanity?

A full moon means that the Moon opposes the Sun.    In this case, the sun is in Leo and opposite the moon in Aquarius.   When someone is born with their moon opposite their Sun it means they were born on the full moon (or right near it).   Hospitals report an uptick in patients during full moons with a lot of energy in their emergency rooms and maternity wings.   The tug by the moon we see in the tides around the world, extreme highs and lows and we feel in our own bodies which is made up of 60 percent water.   Paying close attention to the tugs is important.

The pull we get on the annual Aquarius full moon is one that asks us, what makes us special?  Where is our humanity?   Can I let my weird and uniqueness of who I am out?   How do I connect to humanity’s ‘oddness’?   What can I offer back to others?

On this Aquarius full moon, Uranus is the loudest planet in the chart forming a tight square with the sun and moon.   This square is part of an ongoing story that we are processing about our finances, our properties, our ability to build something from the ground up and our values.  In particular Uranus is asking for us to find our brilliance about those matters and to be up for change.    Next year we will be talking a lot about the tension between Saturn in Aquarius and Uranus in Taurus.   This full moon may bring up feelings that will make more sense in 2021 as we work through those big planetary aspects.

The square with Uranus can be abrupt and there may be a snap of chaos in the three- day phase.  Given Aquarius and Uranus rule the internet, airplanes, electricity and new technology along with groups of like-minded people we may see some issues around these subjects in the news.

Uranus rules chaos which at first glance can look messy and disruptive when it throws all good plans out the window.  But later when the chaotic energy has passed, we often can see the gift of the abrupt change of plans.  The tension between what we thought we were going to do/feel/experience/plan and what actually took place is the rub.  Not necessarily the actual events but our mentality about the change.

With a full moon already pulling on us and now add Uranus abruptness, the key is to have an openness in your thinking.    Earlier in the morning on Aug 3, Mercury will form its own opposition with structured Saturn.  Some people will wake up a bit depressed or have thoughts that are negative and perhaps a feeling of the grass being greener someplace else.   News alert, there is no greener pasture.  But there is this full moon offering you an opportunity to shift your thinking to your green pasture that you have in reality or what you want to build—out of your genius thinking.

The Sun in Leo is always reminding us that there is power in accessing self-esteem but leaving ego at the door.    The Moon in Aquarius supports your understanding of what makes you tick that is different from everyone else and then taking that uniqueness to connect with other humans and humanity.    The full moon in Aquarius is not an excuse to double down in feelings that pit you against another person or a whole community, rather this is a time to dig deep and find what you share in common, even if you are convinced it will kill you.  This mental openness is what Uranus needs and he may bring you an electric volt of brilliance that could serve you now and later next year when the whole world processes Saturn square Uranus.     Take this opportunity to get a personal barometer on what makes you unique and celebrate that in others as well.

Within 24 hours of the full moon Mars in Aries will form a square with Jupiter.  The energy will be quite churned up and we will all need to make sure our foot on the gas is not stuck.   God did create brakes for a reason.

As I pondered this full moon with the aspect of Sun, Moon with Uranus,  Mars in Aries aspect Jupiter and Mercury oppose Saturn I had a memory pop up that in its very weird way that seemed analogous to the chart.

A small story:

When I was in elementary school I walked to and from school following a usual path.  One day, and I am still not sure why I did this, I walked down a different block that would still take me to my route but one I usually did not walk.   As soon as I got on the block I saw a boy from my class.   I never did anything with him outside of class but I yelled out to him, he stopped as I ran up and we walked together.   As we headed down the block, he stopped at an empty lot and said, “Come” and he ran into the lot.   I being a Sagittarius was always up for a little adventure even at the age of eight said, “okay” and I followed him.   It was your basic empty lot, small dirt hills, dry tree stumps and branches here and there, trenches either created by workers or carved by nature.  From the sidewalk it looked like nothing special.  But then my classmate showed me his secrets.   He had dug little trenches and caves into the dirt hills and there were some of his cars.  He had placed his special cars in this little world and they were always available to him on his walk home.   Safe from prying eyes since only he knew where his cars were stowed. I knew like only a little kid could know, that him showing me his cache was special.   He then handed one to me and I followed him to another hill where he had made a road and we raced the cars.  He also pointed out other little secret things he had designed.  I remember feeling so lucky that he showed me this magical world he created.   We played in this lot for maybe an hour and then knowing it was time to get home we went to the sidewalk and continued walking to our houses   I remember looking at that lot with new eyes when we left.   My little friend had created an entire world through his unique vision.   This little story came back to me as I pondered the chart of the full moon.  So many years later I do not remember the boy’s name and like I said we were not exactly friends but in that one afternoon, in my openness I got to connect to him in his specialness.   Years later when my son was a toddler and we were in the park I watched small children playing with their toys in the sand near the toddler slide and one or two would come over and ask another child, “What are you doing?”  and then sit next to the child and they would play.   There is a desire to be with other humans, it is in us as children and then along the way we decide we don’t like this human and that human or that group of people for this reason or that reason.   But every now and then the Moon will tug on us and suggest, “Pull down your shields and open your mind.”  Those shields can hurt our hearts.

See what adventure of specialness you find during this Aquarius Full Moon.  What barren, empty lot you see in another person, is actually filled with magic and vision and little special cars they are ready to play with they were only waiting for you to show up.

Vrrom vroom.


Crazy Full Moon Aquarius

FULL MOON [11 Aquarius 46]

– August 3, 2020 (16:59 GMT+1)

August begins with a powerful Full Moon. Traditionally Full Moons are a time for celebration. Emotions are heightened and the Full Moon lights up the night sky extending the hours outside of darkness. More time to play and work outside, less sleep.

In the lunar cycle, the Full Moon represents culmination, ripeness, fertility and the bright light of the Moon denotes clarity. It’s a powerful time to trust your intuition, especially if you have a big decision to make.

Yet, Full Moons also have a reputation for craziness. The word ‘lunatic’ derives from ‘lunar’ meaning Moon, the werewolf awakens and black magic practitioners use the Full Moon as a time for ritual and power. And, this Full Moon could be crazier than usual – see Sun/Uranus below.

Leo/Aquarius Polarity

Firstly, it’s important to determine where the Full Moon falls and the star signs are involved. During this Full Moon, the Sun in Leo opposes the Moon in Aquarius.

A Full Moon reminds us of life’s polarities. You can either be pulled in different directions or seek a way to bring opposing factors together so they complement each other and work together.

Leo is the sign of the individual seeking pleasure and joy, whereas Aquarius is the sign linked to the collective and doing what’s good for everyone, finding a shared purpose.

These themes are already resonant within our society but there may be significant ways how they play out for you personally.

Where do you fit in, where don’t you fit in? Where in your life do you not feel seen, where do you shine bright and take charge?

Sun square Uranus

This feels like an important Full Moon – perhaps the most significant astrological event in August – as both of Aquarius’ ruling planets are active very close to the Full Moon.

The major planetary aspect is the Sun in Leo square to Uranus in Taurus, exact on August 2nd. Uranus is stationing at 10/11 degrees Taurus getting ready to turn retrograde on August 15th.

Uranus is in a tight square aspect to both the Sun and Moon during the Full Moon phase and Uranus is co-ruler of this Aquarius Full Moon.

This could be a time of controversy or the unexpected kicks in and you have to change plans and fast. This will be true for you if you have key planets/angles close to 10 degrees of the fixed star signs, Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius.

Uranus is the planet linked to rebellion – its nature is innovative, sudden, unpredictable and erratic. The flip side of Uranus is spontaneity, impulse, the flick of a switch, lightning moves, freedom, cutting ties.

Notice what’s calling you or pulling you during this Full Moon. Use Uranus’ energy well and you can make a snap decision, come up with a genius idea, share your brilliance, make a break for freedom.

Yet, it’s not easy planetary energy as it’s fast and unpredictable. The best advice is to stay flexible and be ready to move quickly.

Mercury opposite Saturn

The Mercury/Saturn opposition falls a few hours after the Full Moon on August 3rd. This is important because Saturn is the traditional ruler of Aquarius.

Immediately, you have to ask ‘who’s saying No’ to you. Mercury in Cancer rules communication and Saturn in Capricorn is the strong arm of the law. This could bring a reality check, perhaps at home or within your family, laws or regulations that demand your attention.

We know in the world things are changing swiftly – one minute you know what you can and can’t do – theoretically; the next minute, there’s some new law or restriction set in place.

On a personal level, you may be weighing up the two contrary planetary aspects, i.e. considering your different responses to your personal situation – doing what you think is right v. doing what feels right, even if other people say you’re bonkers or crazy.

It’s quite the Full Moon energy – will you be sensible or will you take a risk?

Here are the areas of your life under the cosmic radar during this powerful Full Moon in Aquarius. Read both your Sun sign & Ascendant sign:

  • Aquarius – image, identity, personal goals & relationships, contracts, a third party
  • Pisces – retreat, secrets, self-care, caring for others & work, service, health, lifestyle
  • Aries – friends, groups, society, politics & children, creativity, entertainment, love affairs
  • Taurus – work, status, responsibility, future goals & home, family, past
  • Gemini – travel, study, beliefs, higher purpose & communication, local community, neighbours, siblings
  • Cancer – other peoples’ money, debt, taboo issues, sexuality & personal finances, possessions, values, self-worth
  • Leo – relationships, contracts, a third party & image, identity, personal goals
  •  Virgo – work, service, health, lifestyle & retreat, secrets, self-care, caring for others
  •  Libra – children, creativity, entertainment, love affairs & friends, groups, society, politics
  • Scorpio – home, family, past & work, status, responsibility, future goals
  • Sagittarius – communication, local community, neighbours, siblings & travel, study, beliefs, higher purpose
  • Capricorn – personal finances, possessions, values, self-worth & other peoples’ money, debt, taboo issues, sexuality

If you feel as if life is topsy-turvy, take one step at a time. Be aware that there’s a crazy vibe in the air. Embrace the weird in a good way as best you can.

Happy Crazy Full Moon! 

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Mars in August. Seatbelt On.

ars will be a major player for the rest of the year as it travels in Aries and touches off aspects with Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn.  Mars is the action planet and he has tremendous energy.  When focused he can accomplish a lot from just pure willpower.  In the sign Aries the focus is on independence and finding a new way, carving a new path and finding self-power.   
Self- motivation can be very rewarding however, in the era of quarantine and Covid19, fuses could be short.   Plus, there is a component of Mars in Aries that can make war at the drop of a hat with a tinge of, “I’ll show you” accent on ‘I’ll.”  But getting lost in Mars anger and meaningless skirmishes is a misuse of Mars in Aries.   If you find yourself going down roads where you see an enemy in everyone, the lifeguard on the beach, the check-out attendant, the neighbor, you should figure a way to shift your energy.  Seriously, everyone is not an enemy.   Take a walk or move your body.  

On the personal front whatever house has Aries in your chart expect a lot of action.   Even if you do not know your chart you may find yourself digging in and doing battle on some area or theme and then doing it again and again.   For the record, in a normal year Mars stays in a sign for about six weeks.  But when Mars is retrograde it is in a sign for six months.  In this case Mars will be in Aries until January and along the way he’s getting into it with the planets who are already the big players in 2020.   Apparently, god has a sense of humor sending Mars in Aries retrograde this year.  Yi yi yi.    If you would like to get the flavor of Mars in Aries, play Gustav Holst’s Mars symphony


So, in order to prepare you for the Mars energy here are the important dates for this year:  


July 25     Mars enters Shadow 


Aug 4        Mars square Jupiter


Aug 13      Mars square Pluto


Aug 24      Mars square Saturn


Mars pushing on Jupiter (Aug 4) speaks to actions and beliefs.  Are your actions in synch with what you believe?  Do your beliefs need actions?   Is their conflict between the two?   What is the beef?  Do your beliefs serve you? Are some of them outdated?  Do they need a reality check?  There can be tremendous energy during this aspect.  Can you use your energy to your advantage?   But take care to not be sloppy.  There is a big money component to Jupiter in Capricorn.  Big business.  Big Government.  Jupiter does speak to travel, international and religious matters.    Breathe and take care to avoid accidents.  


Mars square Pluto (Aug 13)   Mars is action.  Pluto is death and rebirth.  There is power in both but how they approach it is different.  This is warrior vs spy.   The rub is working in your face or working behind the scenes.  The fact Mars is tangling up first with Jupiter then Pluto speaks to some awakening in our values followed by a deep desire for a change.  The square between the two suggests ‘being sick and tired of being sick and tired.”  What actions can be taken that focus on new independence and a new personal journey while letting go of something that is dead and no longer serves?  There is big business, government and financial component to this aspect with Pluto in Capricorn.    Stories around power struggles will be in the news.   New energy.  Independence.  Personal freedom.  Status quo.  Infrastructure.   Systems.   Old versus young, finding the middle ground is challenging, even if it is the old and youth inside of us.  


Mars square Saturn (Aug 24) There is a deep desire for action but cold, hard reality is a thwarting influence.  Even if we can get our head around something and feel the energy pushing on us, the timing may still not be ‘right’.   Or perhaps the energy we felt from the previous weeks helped clear out a lot of debris but now we have to sit for a bit to figure out the next step.   Authority figures can be negative Nancy.  We may feel a thumb on us.   It might be wise to retreat on some matters not out of failure but more to reassess.   Fishermen fish when the season is on and when the season is off they work on their nets.   If we hit any walls with this aspect, let’s go fix our nets.  


Also, we will be hitting these aspects again: 


Sep 9         Mars stations retrograde 28 Aries 09


Sep 29       Mars square Saturn


0ct 9          Mars square Pluto


Oct 18       Mars square Jupiter


Nov 13      Mars stations direct 15 Aries 14


Dec 23       Mars square Pluto


Jan 2         Mars exits shadow 


Jan 6         Mars enters Taurus 


Take note of your energy around these dates.  On the mundane level Mars will be activating a lot of stuff and manifesting many events in the news.    Sorting through what it all means to us personally will depend on how it hits our chart and other natal planets.   Some people will feel a call to action on some level that maybe they had not felt in previous years.   Whether it is personal or mundane, Mars is a catalyst for the next six months.   God speed. 


Pisces August 2020 Horoscope

Gentle Vibes

As August begins, Mercury is swaying along in water sign Cancer and Venus is in Gemini and your home and family sector. This turns your attention towards the things and people in life you love, taking a slower pace and enjoying simple pleasures.

Mercury leaves Cancer on the 5th and Venus leaves Gemini on the 7th. Yet, this isn’t the end of a softer, gentle influence in your horoscope. This is because Venus picks up the Cancer baton and moves here on the 7th where it remains throughout August.

Cancer rules all the good things in your horoscope, like romance, children, creativity, entertainment, luck and the things in life you ‘give birth to’. This could be a masterpiece, an artwork, a baby, a love affair. Venus is swooning her way through Cancer and you will feel her pull strongly.

The best dates for Venus’ vibes are the 18th, 25th and 27th. Also, by the end of August, you have both the Sun and Mercury in Virgo and your relationship sector. Mercury moves here on the 20th followed by the Sun on the 22nd. This could turn out to be a loving month for some of you lucky Pisces.

However, there’s other lively planetary activity taking place triggering both your work and money sectors. This is where you find fire sign activity, strong, dynamic and ambitious.

Powerhouse Mars

Mars is currently powering through Aries and your money sector. You might be determined to sort out a financial issue or come up with a money-making brainwave.

And, August is a good month to power ahead when it comes to money as Mars turns retrograde in Aries on September 9th. Deal with personal money matters sooner rather than later. The 16th/17th could be helpful in this respect, especially if you’re looking for work or a new contract.

Yet, Mars is in feisty mood throughout August and clashes with Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn on the 4th, 13th and 24th. All these planets are in Capricorn, so you might be up against the authorities or fighting someone close over money.

This could be an ongoing issue which shows no signs of calming down. At least just yet. Stand up for your rights but choose your battles carefully. This kind of planetary conflict can wear you out if you’re not careful.

Do What You Love

You have the Sun in Leo until the 22nd and talk planet Mercury in Leo from the 5th to the 20th. So, it is a good month to focus on your work and routine, your health and well-being.

Ensure you’re in tip top condition and that work is a lovely place to be. If it’s not, you might be rethinking what you want to do and how.

This month’s lunations also light up the work and health sectors of your horoscope. The Full Moon falls on the 3rd, an ideal date to stop and reflect.

Full Moons are a time of illumination when the Moon shines at its brightest. This can bring enlightenment or insight and it’s a good time to trust your intuition or make a key decision.

Act Fast

However, this Full Moon is square to Uranus, the planet of change and spontaneity, so things could happen on or around the Full Moon and fast.

Uranus often brings the unexpected whether you hear news of a job or a contract comes to an end. Keep your ears to the ground as it might be something you hear unexpectedly that sets things in motion.

Uranus is in Taurus and your communication sector and turns retrograde this month on the 15th. This creates a lively, yet restless vibe and you might find it hard to sit still or do the same thing day in, day out.

Ring the changes if you can and embrace freedom whenever possible. Uranus doesn’t like to be chained to a desk.

The New Moon in Leo falls on the 19th, an excellent date to make a wish and set your intentions around work and health. New Moons are a symbol of new beginnings and this New Moon falls next to lively Mercury, the talk planet. Arrange a meeting or interview or important negotiation.

This is a good month to restore your energy, look after yourself and do whatever makes you happy and cheerful. You will be back looking after others from late August onwards.

For the rest of the month, ensure that wherever you are or whatever you’re doing, there’s a smile on your face.

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Aquarius August 2020 Horoscope

Aquarius Full Moon

Things get interesting for you straightaway this month. This has a lot to do with the fact that there’s a Full Moon on the 3rd and it falls in your star sign, Aquarius.

This is always a significant Full Moon in the year for you and there may be a sense of things coming full circle from the New Moon in Aquarius on January 24th. Full Moons often bring completion or culmination and this is an important Full Moon to stop and reassess your current situation.

Aquarius rules your personal goals and aims, your image and profile. Your identity may be changing in some way. Or, you see yourself differently. Whatever’s foreground for you, stop and take a breath, consider where you’ve come from, where you’re heading and why.

Full Moons are about relationships and up until the 22nd of August, you have the Sun in Leo and your relationship sector. Again, the Full Moon could be a significant turning point with regard to your 1-to-1’s.

This Full Moon is important for another reason. The fact that it’s exactly square to Uranus, your co-ruler. Uranus is the awakener in astrology, the rebel, alternative and innovative. It’s the bringer of change and favours spontaneity and flexibility over tradition or stability.

This month could be a significant turning point for you. This is especially true if your birthday falls on the last two days of January as you have Uranus triggering your Sun in Aquarius.

Uranus’ Call

Yet, for all of you, this month you’re likely to heed Uranus’ call. This is because Uranus turns retrograde on the 15th and it hardly moves position throughout August. When a planet ‘stations’, its energy and influence is especially strong.

Uranus is currently in Taurus and your home and family sector. You may feel restless or rootless with this influence. Or, perhaps, you’re on the move literally. You’re changing, your relationships are exciting and it’s going to be hard to stay still in one place.

Love & Passion

The New Moon on the 19th fires up the star sign Leo and your relationship sector. The Sun and Moon are next to Mercury in Leo and it’s a great New Moon to initiate a key conversation or heart-to-heart. New Moons are the time to set your intentions, to seed something new in your life.

This New Moon could see a love relationship take off. And, there are two days previous to the New Moon, the 16th/17th, when communications or conversations could help a relationship develop or start at super fast pace.

This is when the Sun and Mercury team up with fiery Mars in Aries and your talk sector. Fire signs, like Leo and Aries, leap in, they’re motivated and spontaneous.

Mars is combative too and there could be things that you have to say this month. If you’re feeling cross or hard done by, it’s going to be hard to stay quiet. On the 4th, 13th and 24th, Mars clashes with Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn.

You might decide to take on the authorities this month or become an activist. You won’t fit easily into the current status quo and will be especially fired up when you meet someone new who’s ambitious, driven and ready for action. Or, perhaps that’s you!

A Slower, Steady Pace

Work actually looks calm and relaxed for most of August as lovely Venus graces the star sign Cancer and your work sector from the 7th onwards. This is a good time to focus on teamwork and ensure you have a creative group of people around you.

Be supportive to work colleagues and ask for help and advice. Let things flow and do the best for your health. Having people who care for you deeply is the best form of medicine.

After the 22nd, the Sun moves into earth sign Virgo lighting up one of the money sectors of your horoscope. You may be ready for a slower pace, especially if August does prove to be as exciting as it’s lined up to be.

Get your cosmic ducks in order, sort out your finances and feel the earth under your feet. Remember that you not only have Uranus ruling your star sign but steady Saturn too. The rebel needs somewhere to stop and rest and hold firm now and again.

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