Greetings, Aries! Two powerful eclipses in August make this a month of important changes and choices! We begin with a lunar eclipse in your house of friendships on the 7th; watch out for revelations from friends now, as your existing perceptions of their character are turned around. You may find you need to totally rethink where your loyalties lie, and a lack of support from those around you will contribute to your decisions. This is a big deal for you, you are about to take a new direction in terms of your goals in platonic relationships. The solar eclipse of the 21st aspects Uranus, signalling significant and unexpected opportunities to make major adjustments to leisure pursuits. Your inventive approach could find you on a fabulous new path which will have a huge impact on your world in the coming months. A different pastime may also drift by and catch your attention; you will be surprised at how many doors it opens!
The last ten days of the month will be hectic, as Mercury conjuncts the Sun in your work sector. With Mercury also retrograde at this time, it could be a cumbersome period of rechecking work you thought you had already completed or re-evaluating policies and procedures. He won’t be back on target here until mid-September, so don’t expect too much progress until then. On a brighter note, this is an excellent period for reviewing your working practices to make them more efficient. Your mind may easily slip into overdrive here, as you find it difficult to calm the racing thoughts and ideas about where you want to go next. Anxiety levels might also increase and nervous exhaustion is more likely. Mercury also links up with Venus between the 1st and 15th to bring good fortune to property sales and renovations, creative projects around the home and securing the co-operation of family members for household chores.
Jupiter floods your relationship area with unconditional love throughout August, as he forms significant connections across the heavens. His sextile with the Sun during the days of the 6th to 17th is wonderful for finding joy in romance. This is an excellent time for love; your confidence and gregariousness are sure to attract potential partners with ease. Encountering soul mates will be a simpler process as karma takes over. Just take care not to attach too many expectations to romantic situations; optimism is a wonderful thing but it’s important that you are in touch with reality if you are to avoid unnecessary disappointment. You also need to tread carefully when Jupiter squares up to Venus from the 13th to 23rd; love partners will be excessive with their spending and socialising, particularly with regard to family get togethers or items for your home.
Saturn and Lilith will be conjunct in your house of learning for the next two months; this is a deep and intense connection in which the search for truth overshadows everything else in our lives. Your quest for knowledge about the workings of the world could be so powerful now that exploration of psychic and spiritual matters becomes something of an obsession. You are not sure what you are seeking, however, and this could make you restless. You may use trips and vacations as an opportunity to discover more about how other people live and what they believe; but don’t be too disheartened if you are unable to find clarity. Saturn turning direct on the 26th will take you back to a past desire, or obligation, to teach and mentor others, which will assist you in consolidating your beliefs and values. Have a wonderful month!