How are things, Cancer?! August is a month for paying attention to your appearance and personal grooming, as Venus meanders through your sign until the 26th! You will want to look your absolute best at this time, and may find yourself paying more attention than usual to that person looking back at you in the mirror! This is also a period for socialising, showing kindness and patience, and generally enjoying your life, although Venus does make some difficult connections which may take you off course a little. Challenges from Jupiter between the 12th and 23rd could create rifts at home as family members take advantage of your good nature. Take care when spending on domestic items too, you won’t be at your most practical and will want all those luxuries and extras that you don’t normally give in to. Uranus also squares up to Venus from the 22nd to 28th, a week of creative differences in your work place. Ambitions will blow hot and cold too, as you dally over what you really want.
Two rather powerful eclipses will give us food for thought this month, both centring around money and possessions and how you share them. The first of these fabulous events is a lunar eclipse on the 7th in your house of debts. With the Sun and Mars opposing the Moon, dealing with financial problems will be tricky, you will be quick to fly off the handle and act impulsively when careful consideration of your options is what’s really required. Don’t make any important decisions until you are sure you have thought things through. This may be a tough time, in which you will be forced to face up to concerns and meet them head on. Issues or errors connected with tax, benefits or a partner’s wages might also come to light now. It could be a time of going it alone when you have always relied on someone else for financial guidance of support; generous family members are on hand to help as Jupiter trines the Moon.
The solar eclipse of the 27th is more promising and enhances your opportunities to increase your cash flow in some way. Eclipses are highly significant events, inasmuch as the choices you make under their light tend to have a considerable impact on your life around six months later, so watch how your new financial projects start to unfold in this period. The Sun in trine with Saturn between the 6th and 17th is a fabulous connection for hard work; putting in extra effort now will earn you not only monetary rewards, but also favour with those you are trying to impress. Extra responsibilities will be up for grabs in your work place, although you may feel a little pressured by all you have to do until Saturn turns direct on the 26th. The Sun’s dynamic conjunction with Mars also lingers until the 15th, a fantastic combination of energies for storming through your chore list and tackling jobs around your home.
Days to watch your temper in August are the 4th to 6th, 11th to 13th and 25th to 26th when the Moon collides with your natal Sun. Mars in aspect with the north node after the 25th and into the first week of September is also a volatile mixture in which karmic issues circulating around unexpressed anger will need to be played out, alongside those with whom you have chosen to incarnate in this and many other life times. The 8th to 11th and 17th to 19th should be more free-flowing periods, when expressing your wants will be easy. Enjoy your August!