21st March – 20th April
First week of August is full of surprises as you discover you’re the inspiration behind new creative projects as well as the heart and soulmate of romance, and the spirit of fun in good times. And there’s plenty of good times to be had, so don’t give self-doubts your attention as they can feed events in a negative way much more than usual because you’re now the catalyst for big changes linked to home and work life that require clear-cut confidence. No blagging it, no self-criticism (especially not after the 23rd); only self-acceptance and self-appreciation required (easy from the 28th).
21st April – 21st May
There’s an inspirational new moon on the 6th, carrying a message that home and family and close emotional attachments require your creative input and attention in some way. Get out of your own way and go with the flow say the planets, which means no doubts or second-guessing allowed when it comes to deciding what or who is important to your comfort zone. The planets also suggest there might be a crisis of confidence going on this month (especially around the 12th), but perhaps events (maybe around the 17th?) ensure a sudden leap of faith is made without too much time to dwell on the logic of it all.
22nd May – 21st June
A new moon on the 6th in your house of communication suggests news and information given and received (midmonth in particular) that is creative and inspirational for new projects, and encouragement for matters of the heart. Especially from the 8th when your ruler, communication-loving Mercury moves to this area of your chart. Keep the faith when it comes to partners, contracts and agreements as there’s change and transformation afoot which will be rewarding if you hold your nerve and resist the temptation to turn control freak. Let go and trust the process is a good mantra for the month, along with expect the unexpected.
22nd June – 22nd July
A new moon on the 6th in your house of income and resources suggests new seeds are being sown for future growth in this area of your life, and also that events might happen quickly or unexpectedly; so have an interview outfit at the ready, or a pen that works to sign on the dotted line. There’s also a powerful planet pattern in motion all month that speaks of intensity in key relationships; personal or professional. It’s a kind of productive tension that can be creative rather than destructive if handled with love (and you deserve the love even if they don’t seem to).
23rd July – 23rd August
A nice new moon in your sign on the 6th speaks of a new you emerging. New perspectives of yourself and the world are opening your mind and awakening you to all sorts of possibilities for the future. Sometimes this month these new perspectives are hard won, as it’s through the challenging situations that real transformation occurs, but in general there’s a new outlook on your life that feels inspiring (especially from 28th) to contemplate where you go from here. Around the 21st feels healing for relationships, and from the 23rd you are more focused on finances (study the small print carefully around 25th).
24th August – 22nd September
Can’t ignore the call of your deepest hopes and dreams this month; circumstances are prodding you, no, pushing you to take it all more seriously. Not easy for a down to earth Virgo; having spent so long reminding yourself and others that there’s no such thing as Santa Claus, you are now faced with the idea that things are not so cut and dried about this mysterious universe as you once believed, especially when it comes to those cherished desires that you put on hold long ago as whim or fancy. August is about dusting down dreams and admiring how they shine. You are Virgo, you will excel at this.
23rd September – 23rd October
August is full of contrast; on the one hand the planets speak of challenges, but on the other hand other planets suggest ease and smooth sailing. The message then is about the idea of extremes, and the power to bring peace and balance to any situation by valuing both sides. Like the scales that are your symbol, you are the person to do that, especially once your ruling planet Venus moves into your sign from the 17th. Around the 25th it’s most difficult to forget you are a natural at all this, so stay tuned to love and harmony and it’s job done.
24th October – 22nd November
The new moon on the 6th speaks of doors opening on plans for career and recognition, as well as more spotlight on status, reputation and ambition. Your intensity of focus increases tenfold this month, which is amazing when you get hold of something positive to fixate on, but downside is making mountains out of molehills and obsessing over what you see. Your ability to be disciplined is still high, so be tough with any negative thinking and choose the bright side of the road as many times as it takes to learn this lesson, particularly around the 6th, 17th and 25th.
23rd November – 21st December
If there was ever a time you risk overdoing or overreacting to circumstances it’s this month, so try to bear that in mind, especially around the 6th, 17th, 21st and 25th. But this aspect works both ways so on the positive side if there was ever a time to sense your quiet confidence and faith in the bigger picture of life, love and the universe, which allows a magical transformation in challenging circumstances to take place, it’s now. The message is don’t try too hard (which results in overdoing or overreacting), instead let go and let the universe take the reins for a while.
22nd December – 20th January
Personal transformation has been your theme for a long while now and this month you continue this journey of self-development and expansion. Evolution and growth isn’t always the easiest or smoothest of paths, and events during August might highlight that at times (especially around the 6th, 17th, 25th), so it’s important to remember that any current challenges are not signs that things are going wrong, instead they act as confirmation that your process of transformation is actually underway. Certain relationships might strain to understand that, but from the 23rd it’s much easier for you to hold steady a positive perspective on all this.
21st January – 18th February
A new moon on the 6th in your house of relationships, contracts and agreements suggests new beginnings to look forward to and to rightly get excited about. Communication, news and information features strongly all month, which not only means interaction with the outside world, but also (and most importantly) with your inner world; August is a month to take gut instinct, intuition, dreams or whatever, more seriously than ever and (especially around the full moon in your sign on the 21st) to accept this is how you communicate and guide yourself in more precise and profound ways than you might have realised.
19th February – 20th March
Bright ideas abound during August, particularly during the new moon on the 6th, and the message is to keep your mind crystal clear of the clutter of doubts and self-judgments in order to let the light bulb moments flood in; meaning the astro-weather suggests there are certain tensions or pressures that might distract you from recognising the true power of your own insights, but choosing to keep faith in the value of your perspective and contribution will break tension and ease pressure nicely (especially around the 25th).
Saturday, August 03, 2013