Hello Cancer! August will be an emotionally intense time for crabs, as passionate Lilith moves into your house of transformation and regeneration on the 7th! This is a wilful transit of wild and instinctive feelings, so don’t be surprised if you suddenly feel unable to put up with the status quo now, particularly if this status quo is not supporting your deepest desires. This is a time for being totally honest about what you want, and not settling for anything less, and in this process you might inevitably have to distance yourself from those who can’t accept this side of your nature. Lilith and retrograde Mars collide between the 7th and 13th, a connection which could leave you feeling angry about pretty much every obstacle which blocks your path! This isn’t the best of weeks for reasoning or compromising with others, you are more likely to feel resentful about attempts to stop you doing as you please.
Domestic dealings will receive a boost from Venus’s calming presence after the 8th, this is a wonderful period for making happy memories with family members and sprucing up your surroundings. If you are a typical Cancerian, your safe spot will be key to your sense of well-being, and it’s even more important at this time that you have a secure and peaceful place to shelter away from the world and its problems, Mars and Venus form a supportive trine from the 8th to 14th, which will point a needy relative in your direction. They will be grateful for your help and seeing them back on their feet after you have nurtured them back to full strength will be worth the effort. Pluto and Venus lock horns after the 21st, however, and this manipulative connection is likely to create some battles for control with your partner over domestic issues.
After a busy month of eclipse energy in July, the Moon is still busy sending us messages from destiny, as we are blessed with another significant solar eclipse on the 11th of August. The focus here is your money sector, and as with all eclipses, projects which begin at this time will prove to be extremely successful for you as we reach the year end. The Sun conjuncts retrograde Mercury from the 5th to 13th, a week which could take you back into talks about a financial venture which was put on hold back in mid-May. Mercury linking with Venus after the 13th is also a fortunate link for making money from property sales and renovations; a parent or grandparent could also receive a welcome windfall now. Just take care around investing in creative projects as Mercury moves in to square Jupiter from the 15th to 30th; these projects will require more money than you originally anticipated and delays are signified.
The Moon will be full on the 26th in your house of life experience and higher education, and this is an excellent time to reflect on how you can best expand your horizons and enhance your knowledge of the universe. Your psychic intuition will be extra-sensitive now, and you may feel drawn to groups where this side of life is explored and celebrated. The Moon’s sextile with Uranus could also send you a brand new friend who will share your spiritual or religious beliefs; this person will arrive unexpectedly and possibly in unusual circumstances. With the Sun strolling into your communication sector on the 24th, you will feel a strong urge to communicate your thoughts and opinions during this last week of the month; being around those who inspire you intellectually will be a priority. Enjoy your August!