AUGUST 2022 HOROSCOPES
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Basically, a happy month ahead, Aries. Your biggest problem is dealing with frustration and the slowness of events. Retrograde activity increases this month and from the 24th onwards, 50% of the planets will be in retrograde. Aries people like to live in the fast track, and this is definitely not happening this month. You are still in the midst of a yearly personal pleasure peak until the 23rd. You may as well enjoy yourself as nothing much seems to be happening in the world. Mars, the Lord of your horoscope, travels with Uranus on the first and the second. Be more mindful on the physical plane those days, it shows a tendency to test the limits of the body. Hopefully you will do this in a mindful and safe way. Finances should be good this month. Mars, the lord of your horoscope, is in the money house until the 20th. This shows personal focus on finance, which leads to success. Your financial planet Venus, is in your fourth house until the 12th. This shows good family support. On the 12th, Venus moves into your fifth house and stays there for the rest of the month. This shows happy money — meaning money is earned in happy ways and spent on happy things. Speculations seem favorable, especially on the 17th and 18th. Love is more about entertainment than anything serious, especially from the 12th onwards. It favors love affairs rather than serious kinds of relationships. But, no matter, it will be enjoyable. Until the 12th you socialize more at home and with the family. After the 12th, love and social opportunities happen as you’re having fun. Have fun, do the things that you enjoy, and love will find you.
Mars in your sign until the 20th can make you impatient and in a rush. You’re not your normally placid self these days. Although Mars gives extra physical energy, courage and a can-do spirit, with so many planets in retrograde this month, it can increase feelings of frustration. Events are not moving fast enough to please you. On the 20th, Mars will move into your money house and increase financial intuition. You will probably be more generous and charitable that period. Your financial planet will be in Leo until the fourth, this makes you more speculative than usual. On the fourth, Mercury moves into your fifth house which also increases the urge for speculation. However, Mercury in Virgo is less of a risk-taker than Mercury in Leo. Venus opposes your love planet on the eighth and ninth. Those in relationships will need to work harder on their relationships. Singles struggle with romance. Career is very important to you, but this month with your fourth house being so powerful, it’s best to focus on the home, family, and your emotional wellness. This is a time for reinterpreting past experiences in the light of your present consciousness. It is a time for making psychological progress. On the 23rd, as the Sun enters your fifth house, you begin a yearly personal pleasure peak. Time to enjoy life. A good time to take a vacation, as nothing much is happening in the world. Mars travels with Uranus on the first and second. Parental figures should be more mindful on the physical plane.
Your health is good this month, but needs more watching from the 23rd onwards. As always, make sure to get enough rest. Enhance your health with back and knee massages. Love can feel frustrating this month — one part of you wants to leap into a relationship very quickly and another wants to slow everything down. You are caught in the middle. The month ahead favors friendships and relationships of the mind rather than romantic relationships. Your love planet is in retrograde and occupies the 11th house of friends. Further, your planet of friends’ moves into your sign on the 20th. This shows that friends are devoted to you and on your side. Friendship comes easily to you. Venus is in your money house until the 12th, which is favorable for earnings. It shows a good financial intuition, and a good understanding of the spiritual principles of wealth. The full Moon of the 12th and the new Moon of the 27th are strong financial days. In general, financial energy will be stronger from the first to the 12th and from the 27th to the 31st, as your financial planet waxes. Geminis are naturally good teachers, learners, and communicators. But now, especially until the 23rd, these faculties are even stronger. Intellectual workers should have a very good month. Mercury, the Lord of your horoscope, has his solstice from the 22nd to the 24th. Thus, he pauses in the heavens and then changes direction. The same goes for you and your personal affairs. There is a pause and then a change of direction. This is nothing to be alarmed about as it is very natural. Mars‘ conjunction with Uranus on the 1st and 2nd shows a need for friends to be more mindful on the physical plane.
Health is good this month as there is only one long-term planet stressing you out, all the others are either making harmonious aspects or leaving you alone. With your health planet still in retrograde, it is not advisable to make drastic changes to the health regime or to have medical tests or procedures done. You might need these things, but reschedule them for another time. Career is still successful but slowing down a bit. Many positive things are happening behind the scenes. The month ahead looks prosperous. You are still in the midst of a yearly financial peak until the 23rd. Venus will enter your money house on the 12th bringing good family support and the financial favor of friends. Online activities also enhance earnings. By the 23rd, financial goals — the short-term ones at least — are attained and you are ready to shift your focus to the mind and into intellectual interests. Time to read, study and feed your mind. Mars traveling with Uranus on the first and second shows some drama in the career and perhaps drama in the lives of bosses, parents, or parent figures. They should be more mindful on the physical plane. The new Moon of the 27th will bring clarity to students and their educational plans. All the information they need to make a good decision will come to them naturally and normally as the days progress. This will go on until the next new Moon that happens next month.
Looks like a happy and prosperous month ahead. The Sun is in your own sign, so the physical appearance shines, your normally wonderful star quality is even stronger. You’re in a yearly personal pleasure peak. Great to enjoy all the pleasures of the five senses and to get the body and image in the shape that you want. Retrograde activity increases this month and from the 24th onwards, 50% of the planets are in retrograde. So, the pace of life slows down. The good news is that the Sun, the Lord of your horoscope, never goes into retrograde. So, your personal affairs move forward. You know the path of your personal happiness and it’s good to make the changes needed to attain it. Let the world adapt to you rather than vice versa. On the 23rd, the Sun enters your money house and you begin a yearly financial peak. Earnings will be very strong. Further, the new Moon of the 27th will also occur in your money house. This is not only a good financial day itself but it will also bring clarity to financial matters as the days progress. Illumination will come in finances until the next new Moon next month. Health will be good this month and will get even better after the 20th. Enhance your health in the usual ways with more rest and back and knee massages. Massage of the ankles and calves will also be helpful. Job opportunities need more study and due diligence as things are not what they seem. Love is more complicated this month as the two planets involved in love, Saturn and Uranus are both in retrograde. Saturn has been in retrograde for some months now and Uranus goes retrograde on the 24th. So, sit loose to love and don’t make any important decisions these days. Time will straighten things out, one way or another.
Retrograde activity increases a lot this month. We are still not at the maximum for the year. Still, 50% retrograde (from the 24th onwards) is a substantial percentage. Things are slowing down in the world and many doors seem closed to you, but you seem very placid. A grand trine in the earth signs is very comfortable for you. Moreover, there is great power in your spiritual 12th house. So, while earthly doors might be closed, the spiritual doors are always wide open and you seem to be walking through. Mars will move into your tenth house on the 20th, and this shows much career activity. You are forced to deal with competitors and need to be more aggressive in your career. There can be surgeries or near death experiences is in the lives of bosses, parents, parent figures or people involved in your career. Finances don’t seem affected by all the retro grades as your financial planet Venus is moving forward. On the12th, Venus enters your 12th house of spirituality. Thus, it is important to follow intuition in your financial life. You will learn that the divine is very interested and concerned about your finances and is eager to help. If you are having financial difficulties, this is a good time to cast all your financial burdens upon the divine and go free. Then watch as the divine handles everything perfectly. This is a good month to give more to charities and altruistic activities. On the 23rd, the Sun will enter your sign and your first house. You begin a yearly personal pleasure peak. You will emanate an unearthly kind of beauty and glamour. People will not be able to put their finger on it, but they will feel it. Also, you will have the unusual ability to mold and shape your physical form by spiritual means — self-esteem and self-confidence will be excellent. Also, you will be in a period of strong personal independence. You can have your way in life. The world adapts to you rather than vice versa. Love is not a big issue this month, it’s more about attaining personal happiness. Your love planet, Neptune, is still in retrograde. So love and social life slow down. Health is good but after the 20th, could need more watching. Being a Virgo, you always watch your health. Enhance your health with more mindfulness on the physical plane and with neck, ankle and calf massages. Massage of the back and the knees are also helpful.
In spite of all the retrogrades, the month ahead is both successful and happy. Venus, the Lord of your horoscope, is in your 10th house of career until the 12th. This denotes personal success and recognition, not just for your professional achievements, but for who you are. Your 11th house is very strong this month and becomes even stronger after the 12th, as Venus joins the Sun in that house. So, the month ahead is very social, just the way Libra likes. Romantic life is still good, but perhaps slowing down a bit. Jupiter, the occupant of your seven Taos is still in retrograde. But Mars, your actual love planet is moving forward. Mars will travel with Uranus on the first and second. For singles, this will show unexpected romantic or love affair opportunities — things that happen out of the blue. Health is good this month and will get even better after the 12th. As always, you can enhance it even further with foot massage and spiritual healing techniques. There is a very strong connection between intellectual activities and love. Jupiter in your seventh house is Lord of your third house of communication and intellectual interests. Mars, your love planet is in the intellectual sign of Gemini from the 20th onwards. So, we have a very clear message. Love and romantic opportunities happen in educational type settings: at school, lectures, seminars, the bookstore or the library. The gift of gab is a romantic turn on. Intellectual ability and smarts, are also romantic turn ons. On the 23rd, the Sun enters your spiritual 12th house and you begin a very strong spiritual time. This is good for your spiritual practice, for studying sacred literature, and developing your spiritual and psychic abilities.
Your health needs watching this month until the 23rd. Your career is going strong and the demands of the career are great. Make sure that you get enough rest. You probably can’t avoid the demands of the career. However, you can drop the unimportant from your life and focus on what is actually important to you. Keep your priorities straight. Your health planet will be in the sign of Taurus until the 20th, so neck massage will enhance your health. After the 20th, your health planet moves into Gemini. Health is enhanced with arm and shoulder massages. After the 23rd, your career planet moves into your 11th house. Thus, you further your career through networking, being involved in groups and organizations, and through online activities. Your technological skills will also enhance your career. Mars travels with Uranus on the first and second. Be more mindful on the physical plane. It’s a good idea for family members to also be more mindful those days. Love is still unstable as has been the case for many years now. However, singles have romantic opportunities at the gym or with people involved in their health. Again, the stability of these things are in question. Your financial planet is still in retrograde so, you still need more due diligence on important purchases or investments. However, earnings look strong until the 23rd as your financial planet gets very positive aspects. Prosperity is happening but perhaps with some delayed reactions.
Basically, a happy month ahead. The two most benefic houses, the fifth and the ninth, are strong this month. Thus, you are having fun and perhaps traveling. Foreign lands are calling to you, but perhaps it is better to plan these trips rather than take them as Jupiter is still retrograde. You’re a strong fire sign and tend to like things in a hurry. But with so many planets in retrograde (50% from the 24th onwards) you could be chaffing at all the delays. Some things just need time for resolution, your personal efforts will do little. Mars will travel with Uranus on the first and second. Children and children figures need to be more mindful on the physical plane. They should also watch their temper. Mars will move into your seventh house of love on the 20th. This would favor love affairs rather than serious committed love. Love is about entertainment. Singles are attracted to those who can show them a good time. With this position, be careful of power struggles in your relationship. On the 23rd, the Sun will move into your 10th house of career. Thus, you begin a yearly career peak. Much success is happening. The new Moon of the 27th will also occur in your tent house, further strengthening the career. Also, it will illuminate and clarify career issues as the days progress. This will go on until the next new Moon next month. All the information you need to make a good career decision will come to you normally and naturally. On the fourth, your love planet Mercury will be in your 10th house of career. This will show an attraction for people of high power and status. Romantic opportunities will happen as you pursue your career goals or with people involved in your career.
Health is good this month and will get even better after the 12th. If you like, you can improve it even further with chest massage until the fourth, and abdominal massage from the fourth to the 26th, and hip massage from the 26th onwards. Saturn, the Lord of your horoscope, is still in retrograde along with many other planets. So, personally you seem to lack direction and are not clear about where to find happiness. In a way this is good. As has been the case in the past few months, most of the planets are still in the social western sector of your chart. So, the focus is still mostly on others and their needs. Let others have their way so long as it isn’t destructive. Their way might be better than your way these days. Mars will travel with your financial planet on the first and second. This can make you unduly speculative or risk-taking. Be careful about rashness in finance. It can also show spending more on the home and family, perhaps. Some sudden expense arises there. Venus is still in your seventh house of love until the 12th. For singles, this shows a romantic interest. It would show someone of high-status. But this seems more like a love affair rather than anything long-term. This would also show that the career is furthered by social means. Your eighth house is very strong until the 23rd. Thus, as was mentioned last month, this is good for getting rid of things, possessions, mental and emotional habits, that no longer serve you. It is a time for mental and emotional house cleaning. This is also a highly erotic kind of time. Libido is much stronger than usual. Very good for paying down debt, or making it, depending on your need. For those on the spiritual path, this is a time for gaining insight into death and resurrection. On a mundane level this is good for tax and insurance planning and if you are of appropriate age, for estate planning. From the 20th onwards, Mars will be in your sixth house of health. So, you can further enhance your health with scalp massage and spending more time at the gym. A rare grand trine in earth all month but especially strong after the 23rd, is very comfortable for you. Your normally good management skills are even better. Your judgment is sound. It tends to prosperity. On the 23rd, your 9th becomes powerful. Normally this would be good for foreign travel, but Jupiter the Lord of foreign travel is still in retrograde. So, perhaps it is better to plan projected travels rather than actually indulge in them. It is also excellent for religious and philosophical type studies. A juicy theological discussion can attract you more than a night out on the town.
Pluto, your career planet, is still in retrograde along with many other planets. So, you may as well indulge your social life this month. It looks strong all month. Until the 23rd you are still in a yearly love and social peak. But love is strong even after the 23rd, as your love planet makes beautiful aspects to the Lord of your horoscope. Love is happy. There is harmony with the beloved. Singles have strong social grace and happy romantic opportunities. Saturn in your sign for over a year now has probably dampened the love life. Perhaps you came off as too cold or aloof. Perhaps people saw you this way. Perhaps you were unconsciously too controlling. But there is a very simple solution to this problem. Make an effort, make it a spiritual project — to send love and warmth to others. This will mitigate the coldness of Saturn. Mars is in your fourth house until the 20th. This is a good time for renovations or construction projects in the home. Mars travels with the Lord of your horoscope on the first and second. Watch your temper and be more mindful on the physical plane those days. Finances are slower than usual as your financial planet Neptune is still in retrograde. However, earnings will still come. The sixth and the seventh seem like strong financial days. Your financial intuition still needs more verification. The full Moon of the 12th occurs in your own sign and is very positive. If you are unemployed, it can bring job opportunities. In general, it will increase self-esteem and self-confidence. Health needs more watching until the 23rd. Make sure to get enough rest. Enhance your health with the right diet and staying in emotional harmony.
It is OK to feel some uncertainty about your path right now, as Neptune the Lord of your horoscope, is still in retrograde. There is nothing wrong with you. It is only the astrological weather. This uncertainty will clear up when Neptune starts to move forward later on in the year. You are in a more serious kind of month right now. The action is happening in your sixth house of health and work. So you are in the mood for work. Job seekers will have good fortune this month. And, even if you are already employed there will be opportunities for side jobs and overtime. Health is basically good especially until the 23rd. Be careful not to succumb to hypochondria - A tendency to magnify small things into big things. With your health planet moving forward, (the Sun never goes into retrograde) it is a good time for physical checkups, medical tests or procedures, if you need them. After the 23rd, you begin a yearly love and social peak. Romantic opportunities are out there for singles especially from the fourth onwards. But again, as we said last month, the problem is you — you’re not sure what you want. Your financial planet travels with Uranus on the first and second, which can bring sudden and unexpected money to you. Sometimes it brings an unexpected expense as well. But the wherewithal will also come to cover it. Your financial planet is in Taurus, your third house until the 20th. This is good for finance as it shows sound financial judgment. Also, it would show earnings from trading, buying, and selling. Good sales, marketing and PR are important in whatever you are doing. On the 20th, your financial plan moves into your 4th House, this favors what we have mentioned before but also shows good family support and spending more on the home and the family.
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