Happy Birthday lovely lions! This is the perfect time of year for you as it puts you in your favourite place, right at the centre of the attention and action! The days up to the 22nd are of course ones for pushing ahead with your plans for your future, and thinking about what you want to achieve at a personal level. August is also an eclipse month so will involve important soul work for all of us, and the solar eclipse of the 21st takes place in your sign. This is a very important event; opportunities will arise to try those things you have never made time for, and the impact of your choices will become apparent at the start of the next eclipse phase in February. Links with Uranus in your house of learning suggest unexpected psychic encounters could also set you on a new path of spiritual understanding. Pay close attention to your dreams as this is where you will find messages and insights.
Mercury turns retrograde on the 13th in your house of money and possessions, so you probably won’t have much chance to make progress with financial ventures this month. Conversations you have and deals you make during the days up to the 10th are likely to hit a stumbling block as we pass the 16th; you might find yourself putting a pin in those issues until mid-September. Mercury and the Sun will be in conjunction after the 23rd, an excellent week for consolidating information about your finances and reviewing accounts. If something isn’t working or errors have been made, now is the time to fix it. Venus also exerts her influence between the 1st and 14th and this connection will send you opportunities to invest in projects connected with mind, body and spirit, charitable ventures or the support of vulnerable groups.
The lunar eclipse on the 7th of August is our first lunar event of the month, and will illuminate your relationships, showing you exactly what work needs to be done to make things better! With Mars and the Sun battling for supremacy in your sign during this eclipse, it won’t be easy for you to make compromises; heated debates will be exacerbated by your hot-headed approach and could make the beginning of the end in a precarious partnership. Listening as well as talking is really important if you want to salvage anything of this relationship. This part of your chart deals not only with love partners but also ex-partners, business associates, landlords, tenants and enemies. All these kinds of people could cause you some problems now and you will need to make a choice about how you want to respond.
With unpredictable Uranus retrograde in your travel sector after the 3rd, those summer vacation plans may hit an unexpected twist or turn. Your needs will also change, as you suddenly feel restless and uncertain about how to fill the gaps in your spiritual fulfilment. These feelings may take you on unusual journeys to exotic and faraway places, as you search for the answers to those important questions about our existence. Uranus in trine with Mars from the 26th into the first week of September will also send you an important mentor of some kind to help you open all the right doors; this person will question and challenge you in lots of ways and your relationship will not necessarily be a harmonious one. Remember that they are here to teach you to question your knowledge and personal values, so that you can continue to work hard on your soul’s purpose. Have an amazing month!