Jessica Adams has prepared your monthly astrological forecast for August. Discover what the stars have in store for you this month including your Premium Extended Forecast
You will make some remarkable new friends between now and Christmas, Aries, or go back to budding new friendships which suddenly went off your radar a few months ago. Some of these friends will be from other countries (they will hold foreign passports, or have noticeably different accents – even be bilingual.) Perhaps this has already started to unfold since Christmas 2020, when the great Jupiter and Saturn conjunction in Aquarius, in your sector of friendship, took place. You may have gone into business with a friend, for example, or pursued unpaid interests with friends, which still opened your eyes to other regions, countries, nationalities and possibilities. This is all in a day’s work for Jupiter in Aquarius. Near August 21st and 22nd, when the Moon is in Aquarius, I would expect you to tune into one friend in particular quite strongly; you have decisions to make.
I’m not saying that the friendships or the groups, networks and circles which they connect you to – are easy. They are a peculiar mixture of serious challenge and great opportunity. Yet, it is through allies and communities that you will find you can achieve what would be impossible by yourself, or even with a partner. Aries, you’ll feel as if you’re on a major learning curve about life, every time you get together.
You can expect inner conflicts involving friends and groups, or perhaps real differences, but this should be grist to your mill. The grit that makes the pearl in the oyster. These are more likely when Jupiter and Saturn in Aquarius are opposed by other planets in Leo, its opposite sign. Monday 2nd and Tuesday 3rd August or nearby; Wednesday 11th August; Friday 20th August or thereabouts.
Some people in your social circle will go to the next level with their education, career, or finances and this will also have an influence on you. Through their growth and development, you will also be able to grow.
If you have the chance to commit yourself (or re-commit yourself) to a group, band, team, club, charity, association, committee or other network of people now, it will open up a whole new realm of possibility for you, by Christmas.
Your fellow Aries guitarist Angus Young had this cycle on December 31st 1973 when he played his first gig with the Australian heavy metal band AC/DC. Decades later, Young is still rocking and AC/DC’s success continues. So you see, what you begin when Jupiter is in Aquarius, can last for years. Having said that, it is highly unusual to also have Saturn (the symbol of limitation, restriction, delay, challenges) also in Aquarius, in your sector of collaboration, community and friendship.
So really, Aries, this is a double-edged sword. Yet you would be highly unusual if you were not tempted to take on the entire, challenging, rewarding transit in August – headlong. There is more to say about August than just your friends and groups, though, so let’s talk about the Virgo weather.
This is really about your lifestyle, daily workload, wellbeing, health and fitness, Aries. It is about your unpaid work and housework as well. You begin this new cycle around 12th August when Mercury, the ruler of Virgo, enters that sign, together with Venus alongside. Then, from 23rd August, the Sun moves into Virgo and it’s clear that you are proceeding towards a new beginning in September. What this cycle teaches you, is that your first duty should be to yourself – body, mind and spirit. There is no point in slaving away for others, doing the chores or being of exemplary service, unless you are also feeling 100%.
This transit, the Virgo weather through your Sixth House, is associated with the tiny details of everyday life, from the hours that you sleep, the pillow that you use, the toothpaste you prefer – to the stitches in time that save nine, with COVID-19 (masks, testing, vaccination, quarantine) and perhaps other health issues. Virgo rules mental health too, so anxiety and depression – the common colds of mental illness – may be on some Aries agendas.
What Virgo weather shows you is that you need to refresh, update, think again and restart in September. This may also be very much about your paid work and unpaid work too. How conscientious you are; how happy you are to update and improve your skills; how you feel about meeting others’ needs. Depending on your personal birth chart, the forthcoming trines from empowering Pluto in ambitious Capricorn, to your Virgo factors – may result in a new role, new project, promotion – or perhaps a departure, sideways move and so on. You would expect this no later than September, if so.
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