Pump up the passion! After an intense July, you can get back into your full creative glory now, sans all those cosmic interruptions you endured last month. The Sun is in Leo until August 23, igniting your fifth house of play, pleasure and self-expression. With your ruler, driven Mars, also here until August 18, your life-force energy could be palpable. There's an insatiable need to create things, so find an outlet that allows you to put your unique stamp on something that makes a bold statement.
With these two lusty luminaries in your romantic fifth house, summer love could be in the air. An August affair could heat up quickly—and if it happens to be a no-strings fling, enjoy! Fertility is also boosted by this house. Aries of the babymaking demographic, take note: The virile Sun-Mars combo can definitely increase those odds (and your desire to, er, practice your technique!).
On August 11, two large outer planets make important pivots. Jupiter, the guardian of luck and expansion, will end a retrograde that began on April 10. That same day, pioneering Uranus begins a five-month retrograde backspin that will last until January 10, 2020. Both of these planets can bring sweeping changes that disrupt the status quo, so as they "station," you may want to let the dust settle before making any major decisions.
It might be hard to hold back though, Aries! You'll feel the momentum building quickly as growth-driven Jupiter soars into direct (forward) motion in Sagittarius and your ninth house of travel, entrepreneurship and new adventures. A stalled start-up idea or educational dreams could hit the fast track. Any back-burnered vacation plans or long-distance projects now get the green light. Jupiter, which first entered Sagittarius on November 8, 2018, will remain here until December 2. You've got four golden months to take a risk on one of your loftiest visions. After that, Jupiter won't return here for another 12 years.
But watch your budget on those grand plans. That same day, erratic Uranus begins a five-month retrograde in Taurus and your second house of work and money. Your finances could fluctuate between now and January, so keep spending in check, even though Jupiter's front-facing turn will tempt you to go big. Just don't blow it all in one place, Aries! A stagnating project could pick up speed suddenly. Money owed (either to you or by you) may come due. Since retrogrades rule the past, be open to the unexpected for fresh revenue sources. Perhaps an old colleague or client resurfaces out of the blue, or you return to a former passion project. Who knows? With a little spit and polish—and a second look—you might have a genius innovation on your hands to launch into the new decade.
No need to do it alone either, Ram! The August 15 Aquarius full moon can put you in the path of some brilliant collaborators. This annual spotlight on your eleventh house of group activity could attract like-minded people, or you might have a team victory to celebrate. With la luna in your technology sector, this is a great day for a digital launch, a viral social media post or an email blast. Or just gather some of your favorite people for a moonlit gathering. Use your consummate hosting skills to play superconnector and introduce those friends you've been dying to link up.
The tone takes a turn for the practical starting August 23, when the Sun moves into Virgo and your sixth house of health and organization. Back-to-school season starts early for you every year, Aries—but hey, you prefer to be ahead of the pack! In fact, you may hear the wellness whistle blow as soon as August 18, when energizer Mars moves into Virgo until October 3.
Go full hedonist for the first three weeks of August because you could turn into quite the workout warrior once Mars dons the wicked tank top and gel sneakers. While you're at it, don the project manager's chapeau. You'll be in fierce leadership mode, ready to drive the troops to victory. By the time the August 30 Virgo new moon arrives, the beginnings of a serious plan should start to materialize. If you're planning to make a change to your exercise and eating habits, this new moon will support your efforts. Set some goals for where you'd like to be with your vitals and vitality by the corresponding Virgo full moon six months from now. Then set yourself up to win!
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