This is a month of consolidation for you, Pisces, as you attempt to more fully understand your life purpose. The appreciation of your self-concept and self-worth, ongoing for many months now, continues to empower you in unexpected ways. This month, as well, your day-to-day routines are emphasized and might take on an almost sacred meaning, especially as you prioritize deep-seated inner principles, and start acting from the basis of these, and these alone. Your inner world is very strong for you right now, including a process of intuition that proves you, at times unexpectedly, with information that defies and supersedes simple logic. This mode of internal considerations trumping outer is a truly healthy and holistic mode of inquiry for you, coming on even more strongly after the August 11th Full Moon in your sector of unconscious process. At this time you benefit by journaling your dreams as important communications from below the level of your fully conscious mind. Your values are deeply involved with your career now so that when you proceed along the lines that you feel to be truly yours, you find success not only in the eyes of the world but for your own greater satisfaction.
The following was written by our resident monthly columnist Elodie St-Onge Aubut of Ninth House Astrology
The New Moon in Leo from July 28th kicked off a brand new thirty-day lunation cycle in the health and routine sector of your chart, lasting most of August. The sign of Leo is associated with the courage, boldness, and confidence needed to follow your heart. This month may offer a renewal for what you really care about and perhaps the opportunity to stabilize your passions by getting rid of superfluous tasks or habits in the weeks ahead. Jupiter in Aries forms a supportive trine to the Sun and Moon from the part of your chart that relates to your resources and what you value. You might feel a certain amount of clarity when it comes to the things you want and what practical steps are needed to get there but you could also have to sort through your priorities. Jupiter in Aries stations retrograde in the New Moon timing which may augur a necessary period of adjustments or recalibration before you can proceed at full speed. When things outside of your control or compromises with others seem to get in the way, you may be wondering how to sustain your enthusiasm for what you love and stick to your vision. Advancement is possible this month and it could also have to do with your ability to remain focused on the tasks at hand without adding more to your plate. Don’t underestimate the power of simply taking care of what needs to be done. The secret to your success this month might lie in the cumulative effect of everyday actions mixed with the proper amount of rest and your ability to effectively manage your time.
In this New Moon also, the action planet Mars meets up with Uranus and the North Node in the sign of Taurus perfecting on August 1st and 2nd. Your intuition is at a high point and it may be hard to follow a structured schedule. This month you might feel restless, especially with mundane tasks and you may be faced with deciding between doing what you want as opposed to what you have to.
Venus in Cancer is still transiting in your creative and romantic sector until the 11th which brings a positive influence on doing what you love. Inspiration features strongly this month and the only thing standing in your way could be self-imposed limitations which may be a good thing or a bad thing depending on what you are trying to accomplish.
Mercury enters Virgo on the 3rd of August which may bring an emphasis on your collaborators in the weeks ahead. Talking things through with others may help you sort out your priorities and structure your ideas in a way that helps you think more clearly this month. You can however have a hard time asking for help or sharing your ideas if you feel like others could potentially encroach on your freedom and your ability to do what you want.
On August 6th through 8th, Mars in Taurus squares Saturn in Aquarius so that the first weekend of the month brings mixed influences that could create a clash between your desire to break through limiting circumstances versus your patient and caring nature. There might be obstacles that need to be overcome with effort and hard work. On the other hand, Venus in Cancer trine Neptune in Pisces on these same days shows an underlying supportive influence that is available to you. This latter stems from your ability to stay loving and flexible. You have a powerful desire to succeed at this time which may be mixed with an idealized or romantic version of what that means. This moment of lucidity could be clarifying. You might also have to come to terms with the practicalities and necessary steps needed before your dreams can be realized.
On August 11th, the Full Moon in Aquarius illuminates the part of your chart that relates to things that usually remain hidden or out of sight. It may be easier to access your unconscious at this time especially if you create the quiet and introspective space needed for reflective insights to come through. The Full Moon is conjunct Saturn while also squaring Uranus which can offer the opportunity to move deeper into your fears or insecurities in order to witness their underlying cause. Your communication reflects information that you receive intuitively. Venus enters Leo on the same day, and you could have an easier time taking stock of recent difficulties or painful experiences in order to integrate them and perhaps liberate yourself from their heavy influences. These themes continue to colour the last half of August as the inner work that you are called to may pay off bringing important insights and leading to a better understanding of yourself at deep levels.
Mars enters Gemini on the 20th where it will be spending an unusually long time in this sign due to its retrograde motion in the last few months of the year. Mars in Gemini could find you focusing on your home, your family and your domestic life in the months ahead and as Mars transit here you might feel an increasing need to root down or solve issues in your domestic life.
Your partnerships become increasingly emphasized as the month of August progresses with Mercury in Virgo highlighting a dynamic tension between your needs and the needs of the important partners in your life. Mercury opposes Neptune in your sign on the 20th through the 22nd, which may bring some confusion as to what you really want. You might beware of being too quick to compromise in order to keep the peace.
The Sun enters your opposite sign of Virgo on the 23rd and will continue to highlight relational themes in the weeks ahead. Important conversations could be taking place with others and yet it could be somewhat challenging to find common ground.
Mercury enters Libra on the 25th continuing to highlight partnerships and contractual agreements. Because Mercury is already slowing down and preparing to turn retrograde in early September, on the 9th, whatever is being discussed now may end up needing to be revised in a few weeks’ time.
The New Moon in Virgo on August 27th in your opposite sign brings relationships and partners to the fore. The Sun and Moon square Mars in Gemini in this New Moon could bring domestic as well as relational themes to the forefront, for the final days of the month and on into September.