How are you, Scorpio?! Career goals are a priority in August, as Mars and the Sun meet up in your work sector! This is a period of ambition and you will be sure of what you want to achieve, but what will be more important to you is that others do not try to question your authority or undermine your decisions. What you say goes, and that’s the end of it! The conjunction between these two fiery heavenly bodies will linger until the 15th, providing you with lots of opportunities to make your mark and forge ahead with plans. The Sun in trine with Saturn between the 6th and 17th will also make you some extra money from taking on more responsibility in your work place. A poignant solar eclipse on the 21st offers you an unexpected chance to change your existing job into something much more exciting, too. Go with these new experiences; the impact on your life by the beginning of the next eclipse cycle in February will be enormous.
With Venus in your house of travel until the 26th, you won’t be interested in staying in your corner of the world for too long; the universe is a big place and you want to know more about it! This is a wonderful time for travelling if you can take a break from those work commitments, although places you see will need to be environmentally clean and aesthetically beautiful. Learning about new subjects will also be favourable, particularly anything with a creative element. There could be a few obstacles as Venus squares up to Jupiter during the days of the 12th to 23rd; your path to spiritual fulfilment may be interrupted by the pettiness of others who seem intent on interfering with your plans. What you value as important will be very different to their priorities, so it probably won’t do much good to get involved in rambling debates about who is in the right!
As the south node is pressing ahead in your domestic zone now, those family times will bring you comfort and will be preferable to getting out in the world and going it alone. Scorpios with a birthday between the 13th and 20th of November could experience some domestic struggles however, as the nodes cross your natal Sun until early September. It will be difficult for you to assert your independence in family matters, and there will be significant periods of sacrificing your personal goals for others. A lunar eclipse on the 7th in this area will also act as a catalyst for simmering resentments to finally come out into the open and be dealt with. There is much to be said, and it’s up to you to start the ball rolling. Jupiter’s influence here is powerful and positive, and will allow for forgiveness and the resolution of past life karmic conflicts.
Friends may cause some confusion after the 13th, as Mercury turns retrograde again. Important and meaningful discussions in which decisions need to be achieved are best left avoided until mid-September; there is simply no way of reaching an agreement which will be adhered to by everyone involved. Mercury does link up with Venus for the first two weeks of the month, a positive period for forming new friendships on a trip or holiday; you will meet like-minded people during these weeks who share not only your views but your moral values and educational outlook. This is also a good time to deal with legal issues and involve yourself in mentoring or training those in need of additional support. Have a wonderful August!