Summertime in the heavens marks a period of fresh starts and new beginnings. Business, money, commerce has undergone a complete positive shift as the ability to re-establish normalcy is here. Yet, we still have yet to get back to where we were, and hopefully in time, we shall regain ourselves completely.
As the Sun transiting in the fun, social sign of Leo brings of bit of fiery mystic to the cosmos, many of us may feel the need to spread our wings, to venture out. Excellent month for travel, fun and frolic. Summer is upon us, the heat, the sweat, but what a wonderful ending of the season. The Sun now in Leo, in its ruling sign, brings to light childhood playfulness as it jump starts us to prepare for fall. The renewal of life, warm days, wonderful smells, summer at its best. This is a good month for activity yet the energies may still feel a bit cloudy as the planets in opposition to the transiting Sun create a feeling of unpredictability. Yet despite it all, we still manage to glide through.
This month starts off on August 8 on a positive note as the New Moon takes place in the interesting, fun loving sign of Leo. It’s influence to transiting Venus is a welcomed sight as it creates a positive ease with the planets in transit. It’s obstacle to transiting Saturn and Jupiter is less harmonious as it can stir up unexpected influences. Those born under Scorpio, Leo, Taurus and Aquarius may feel the slight impact.
Mars and Venus conjoin in Finicky Virgo – it’s time to get serious. When both planets enters the practical and problem-solving terrain of the Virgin, our minds & actions shift towards what’s essential and practical. It’s a time to sift and sort through everything that’s cluttering up the purity of the process — especially at work. In the sign of Virgo getting down to the bare bones of a problem where often the best solutions can be found. Our minds and drive are extremely sharp at the moment, able to zero-in on the flaws or areas that need improvement. Love feels more practical, motivation is logical. *However based on your time of birth will also be significant where it falls in your birth chart.
VENUS MOVES LIBRA ON AUGUST 18, 2021 – When the Goddess of Pleasure and Play moves in to its ruling planet- August 18, it’s destined to be a time of magic and romance. Things may seem larger than life when it comes to art, music, parties and even people. You might be tempted to go shopping and purchase that luxury item staring you in the face. When it comes to Venus, we cannot leave out romance. While she transits in Libra, love and attraction promises to be heart felt. This is no time to be coy or play it shy. The energy of this transit suggests drama, flair and strutting your stuff. It’s time to take center stage in love’s arena. Those born under Libra, Sag, Leo, Aquarius, and Taurus may feel the tingle of this transit. *However based on your time of birth will also be significant where it falls in your birth chart.
AUGUST 8, 2021 – NEW MOON IN LEO CONJUNCT TRANSITING MERCURY IN LEO– This creative and playful sign urges inspires are sweetened by a balance by the transiting Sun in Leo. The New Moon in the vivacious, fiery sign of Leo brings to our attention a burst of creativity, along with a unique vibrancy of its own. During the time of the New Moon we set aside a new intention, the theme and are attention is drawn to unconditional love, self expression and individual style. For those born under, Sagittarius, Leo, Libra and Aries, this can be your time to rejoice in the magic that this New Moon brings. For others, based on your time of birth, the New Moon will settle in. You may find yourself asking the question, “What stirs your heart? What are you attracting in your life? As the Sun and Moon conjunct we find ourselves wanting to share. To bring forth.
AUGUST 22 – FULL MOON IN AQUARIUS – This particular Full Moon promises to bring resolution to matters related to the areas in our charts based on our time of birth. This transit activates, one way or another, pleasant or not, areas in our lives that need our immediate attention. As the Sun and Moon oppose emotions are scattered. It’s time to pick up the pieces and place them where they belong. Astrologically speaking, this community-conscious FULL MOON is all about being fair and acting humane, opposing the autonomous LEO SUN, shedding light on the relationship between teamwork and individuality. In addition to all of this, this FULL MOON in AQUARIUS reminds us that we are part of something larger than ourselves, and that acting on the ideas and ideals that are dear to us will benefit everyone. It’s time to take a step back from personal needs and ambitions, reminding us that individual fulfillment requires a safe, healthy and sane environment in which to flourish. Those born under Leo, Aquarius, Scorpio and Taurus are mainly affected. However those born under Cancer will always feel the effects of the Full Moon as it rules your own sign.
JULY 28 MOVING INTO AUGUST – JUPITER TRANSITS RETROGRADE BACK INTO URANUS-RULED AQUARIUS – For many of us this can be quite hectic, mainly for those born under Sagittarius, Leo, Aquarius and Scorpio. Jupiter in retrograde hinders the excitement of the Jupiter frequency. Jupiter moving direct will impact those born under its ruler- ship; Sagittarius. Many of us particularly Sagittarius have felt the brunt of this transit as it may have curtailed the flow of this expansive plants influence.
JULY 23 THROUGH AUGUST- SUN IN LEO -The SUN sign in astrology signifies the core essence of who we are – it is our individuality, our primal center, why we are motivated. It is the prime focal point within our personality, more importantly it’s what drives us. Presently, the SUN is in the fire-ruled, regal sign of Leo. The ruler of LEO is the SUN, generally symbolized by the heat or creative energy of
the SUN. On entering the sign of LEO from July 23 through August 20, the SUN illuminates a cosmic magnificence, a majestic self-proclaimed feel. Time to just sit back and enjoy the heat.-
AUGUST 23 – SUN MOVES IN TO THE THE CHATTY MESSENGER SIGN OF VIRGO – Since you’re ruled by Mercury, that means talk, talk and more talk! However most Virgo’s need to be precise, meticulous and very organized when forming their words. When interacting you can almost see the wheels turning. At times they can be paranoid, somewhat hesitant, almost insistent on being exact in their phrasing. They can be snappy, as well as judgmental, so be made aware of their critical tongue. Yet on the flip side, they can be most endearing, problem solving, always willing to lend a hand. They are esoteric by nature, definitive.
Aries – (March 21-April 20) – Strange and unusual feelings may occur relating to friends and co-workers with both Saturn and Jupiter in retrograde – like deep feelings washing over you, as well as your desire to comprehend. Do not be alarmed. Merely a bit of chaotic Uranus/Jupiter influences occurring causing you to question everyday situations, though the may seem elusive to others but not to you. Gaining perspective is the key this month.
Taurus (April 21-May 21) – Activity through work may be pressing right now, though you’re leadership qualities may cause you to step back and re-examine everything before jumping to conclusions.. Patience, forbearance, constancy, and the ability to change realities in a blink of a Taurus eye is the key. Big things are happening in groups and in your day to day. A clash of ideas with family and friends should also be heard.
Gemini (May 23-June 20) – Quite a bit of introspection this month, deep conversations with yourself, lots of soul searching. Though not as much about financial gain as it is about understanding yourself and those around you. This could include abstract, verbal, conflicted discussion on the meaning of values which could possibly include money and possessions among other things. A very intense month, though so informative and in the end.
Cancer (June 21-July 20) – This month accents your money house, streaming in as well as going out. It’s your time to focus on getting yourself back on track. This is a potent period where your imagination and insight will come in handy. Before the end of the day, review your steps, and redo everything that didn’t happen to your liking. In the end it all pans out. Your instincts, always on track will keep you on the right path.
Leo (July 21-Aug. 22) – Specifically speaking where love and finances are involved, and as with most Leo’s, your emotions may tell your higher mind what to do, and the outcome may not always work out. Therefore allow your inner perception/ your higher mind to rule what you know to be correct. Your level of communication is stellar, let it work for you. you. Use silence when words may not always work.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – As much activity is taking place in your own sign, you may find yourself on alert in most areas, mainly health and responsibilities. This is also a unique situation where you can improve finances and business situations. Don’t overthink, just stay on your given path. Innovation will be the keys to a more profitable month ahead. Work and fitness should be on the top of your list.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) – Your mind may be working overtime this month, though in between periods of despair and elation you may have moments of freedom to go and do what you socially need. This will give you a bit of a reprieve and it will allow you to be more creative at work. New people and friends are coming your way, be open and receptive.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)- With so much activity in Aquarius & Virgo, clutter in the household, the removal of all things old, the appliances that are either dripping, broken, or calling for immediate attention, will consume most of your time and attention in the next month. This is a great period to get things done. Taking stock and moving ahead to clear a path,; more so making room for new and better goals.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 20) – Matters relating to money may take an unexpected turn. Be very aware of all costs, as well as impulse spending. It would be wise to attempt clear communication with those closest to you. What you love and what you say will not be recognized by others so also be clear with your words. Clearly state what you need. This is your time to take the lead, the stars are in your court.
Capricorn (Dec. 21-Jan. 20) – Most people see you as a wise person who can clearly articulate the inner needs of everyone in your inner group. Do something special this month.. A project, journal writing, exploring, or stepping outside of your inner circle. Feel the pulse of things unsaid. Say them. Words accompanied by actions can go a long way this month.
Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 18) – Responsibility for self will take on greater proportions in the next month or so. The changes you’re experiencing are allowing you to know yourself as well as knowing others. Without the pain you would not be sensitive to what path you’re to take next. Something old is ending. Something new is just about to begin.
Pisces (Feb. 18-March 20) – It’s time to manifest what you’ve held to as a dream and vision for so long. Everything that occurs, even a dream not in form yet, has a message. Everything, also, is a blessing. This period, this month awakens you as both Saturn and Jupiter in retrograde tap in to your inner thoughts. Trust your gut.
*Janet Amid is a columnist & radio/media personality,