At the beginning of this month, Uranus turns retrograde in Aries and asks you to break old habits. At the end of the month, Saturn turning direct in Sagittarius permits you to make major life decisions and to set long-term goals. Between these two moments, Mercury retrograde in Virgo makes efficiency the most important goal.

August 2nd: Uranus turns retrograde in Aries – Uranus’ retrograde motion urges you to look ahead, not back. Breaking old habits is one of the main tasks, during this transit. „Most people don’t have that willingness to break bad habits. They have a lot of excuses and they talk like victims“ (Carlos Santana)

August 4th: Jupiter in Libra square Pluto in Capricorn – Jupiter in Libra brings harmony in relationships; while Pluto in Capricorn is about changing social status and about the way you understand power and security. This aspect creates tension between the planets and it may be hard to balance career and family. „Balance, peace, and joy are the fruit of a successful life. It starts with recognizing your talents and finding ways to serve others by using them“ (Thomas Kinkade)

August, 7th: Full Moon in Aquarius (Sun in Leo opposite Moon in Aquarius) – a day full of surprises and unconventional behavior. The only advice we can offer is to expect the unexpected. „Nearly all the best things that came to me in life have been unexpected, unplanned by me“ (Carl Sandburg)

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August 10th: Mercury in Virgo sextile Venus in Cancer

August 10th: Sun in Leo sextile Jupiter in Libra

August 12th: Mercury turns retrograde in Virgo – you need to overcome perfectionism and to start working smart, not hard. Efficiency becomes very important. You also have to avoid becoming hypercritical. „Progress isn’t made by early risers. It’s made by lazy men trying to find easier ways to do something“. (Robert A. Heinlein)

August 12th: Venus in Cancer trine Neptune in Pisces

August 13th: Sun in Leo trine Saturn in Sagittarius

August 15th: Venus in Cancer opposite Pluto in Capricorn

August 17th: Venus in Cancer square Jupiter in Libra

August 20th: Mars in Leo sextile Jupiter in Libra

August, 21st: New Moon in Leo (Sun conjunct Moon in Leo) – today, it is important to affirm yourself and to develop leadership skills, like self-confidence, innovation, results-oriented approach. „The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant“ (Max DePree)

August 21st: Sun in Leo trine Uranus in Aries

August 22nd: Mars in Leo trine Saturn in Sagittarius

August 22nd: Sun enters Virgo – you focus on the little details of your life. This is a good month to get organized and to do detail work. „A man’s accomplishments in life are the cumulative effect of his attention to detail“ (John Foster Dulles)

August 24th: Venus in Cancer square Uranus in Aries

August 25th: Saturn turns direct in Sagittarius – Saturn turned retrograde on April, 5th, inviting you to acquire knowledge and experience. Saturn moving direct in Sagittarius permits you to make major life decisions and to set long-term goals.

August 26th: Venus enters Leo – you become more creative and you see creative potential in others. You enjoy going to concerts, to the movies and to gallery openings. Venus in Leo makes you love luxury, too. „Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way“ (Edward de Bono)

August 26th: Sun conjunct Mercury in Virgo

August 27th: Jupiter in Libra sextile Saturn in Sagittarius

August 31st: Mercury enters Leo – you need to express yourself and you really know how to promote your ideas. With Venus and Mercury in Leo at the same time, creativity is boosted. „Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it“ (Bruce Lee)

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At the beginning of this month, Uranus turns retrograde in Aries and asks you to break old habits. At the end of the month, Saturn turning direct in Sagittarius permits you to make major life decisions and to set long-term goals. Between these two moments, Mercury retrograde in Virgo...