This is an amazing month for progress, Sagittarius, consistent with your deeper goals for self-actualization. Surprising career choices might come and the potential is there for these to also be involved with unexpected enlightenment regarding the full scope of what you are up to in the world. This is to the extent that you are open. Hidden aspects of your psyche could come up in relation to getting past old patterns of behaviour stemming from parental authority misapplied, or similar instances of early trauma. The suggestion is, rather than dismissing such inner experiences, to pay the closest possible attention to everything that is going on within you. During this entire month of August, you are very concerned with higher mind activities and orientations, along with the inclusion of new perspectives through education or travel. The Aquarius Full Moon of August 11th, in particular, is redolent of curiosity, communication, and learning. Future plans are also likely in flux involving a deeper commitment to inner truth. Your ongoing transformation of values and creativity continues, consistent with finding your way forward according to your own sense of what is right.
The following was written by our resident monthly columnist Elodie St-Onge Aubut of Ninth House Astrology
The New Moon in Leo that took place on the 28th of July signalled the beginning of a fresh cycle in your vision sector which lasts for almost the entire month of August. You may find the renewed desire for learning new things and your adventurous spirit could feature strongly this month. The sign of Leo is associated with playfulness and joy and you might have an easier time tapping into these qualities. Jupiter in Aries forming a trine to the New Moon could bring an emphasis on pleasure and doing the things that you love. It may also be a good time to try new things and let your pioneering side take the reins. August might be a busy month for you so you could have to divide your attention in many directions. Work and play are on the agenda but there could be more logistical issues than usual to contend with. Getting organized at the beginning of the month could ensure that your month runs smoothly which in turn could leave you more time to play.
On August 1st and 2nd, Mars, Uranus and the North Node perfect their conjunction in the sign of Taurus, which was an incipient factor in the New Moon. This emphasizes this month in unusual ways the sector of your chart is devoted to health and daily routine. You may find that you have more sporadic bursts of energy or you could feel the need to take care of your health in new ways. It might be a good time to implement innovative habits or explore alternative modalities that can help maximize your vitality. It may be difficult to stick to a routine or it could be best to not be too rigid when planning your schedule. Unforeseen factors might need to be integrated later.
On August 6th through the 7th, Mars in Taurus squares Saturn in Aquarius, and this might bring delays or the need to rethink the way you are doing something. New priorities could come out of left field. On the same days, Venus in Cancer is also receiving a supportive aspect from Neptune, implying a close associate or a partner could lend their support to the more inner aspects of your journey.
The Full Moon in Aquarius arrives on August 11th and shines a light on your ideas and how you’ve been sharing your thoughts with the world. You might have invested a lot of energy in getting better at something and a culmination process could be taking place that allows you to take stock of how far you’ve come. The Full Moon is conjoined with Saturn and squares Uranus – which may highlight trying e more innovative and unique approach. A maturation process is taking place within you; you may be able to start seeing the fruits of your labour thanks to your experience with a particular topic. New and better channels of communication could be opened. As you share your ideas with the world others could be responding or seeking your advice at this time.
Mars enters Gemini on the 20th where it will spend the next seven months emphasizing the partnerships sector of your chart. This is an extremely long time for Mars to remain in one sign; this is due to its retrograde motion beginning in the final months of the year. Mars in Gemini could bring attention to the compromises you are willing to make versus the ones that are not sustainable for you anymore. For now, this might play out in your career or your social life.
This is so especially once the Sun enters Virgo on August 23rd where it will gradually emphasize your public standing and your place in the world. Mercury’s ingress into Libra on the 25th can also continue to bring exchanges with others and a focus on teamwork and collaborations.
The New Moon in Virgo arrives on the 27th signalling the beginning of a new cycle in your career sector. There may be some changes or big projects in the works. There is a fresh incentive to focus on your goals and social participation as the month comes to a close and this could be done in tandem with some of the opportunities others are bringing to the table. This may be an exciting time of new challenges and an important period of growth that requires sustained efforts could be just around the corner.