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Recently Robert assured me that our house would sell in the next thirty days. Tonight the buyers popped in with the FOR SALE sign in their hand and said, "We just wanted to give this to you because the house is no longer for sale. We just bought it!!!!"

Karen - Houston, Texas

August 2015

Saturn, retrograde in Scorpio since March 14, goes direct August 2. Saturn retrograde has provided us the chance to reassess where we are in certain areas of our lives. Saturn leaves Scorpio September 17/18 so we are in the final days of completing changes and decisions that popped up last fall. Those of us born in the latter days of any sign are most affected. Let go in order to move on in your life. Saturn does bring up life situations that cause us to mature.

Jupiter, in the final days of his year long trek through Leo is square Saturn August 3. We have felt this influence since July 19 and will continue to feel Jupiter squaring Saturn through August 18.

Jupiter is expansion and Saturn is limitations. Some of us may feel confused as to which option should win out over the other. Allow the effects of limitation and expansion to coexist so that you can move forward in life judiciously. If you feel anxious or nervous it is most likely Jupiter squaring Saturn.

Venus in Leo, still retrograde, joins Jupiter in a square to Saturn August 4 and 5. Remember, last month right before the 14th when you were so mad at a friend or even argued with a loved one? That was Venus squaring Saturn. Issues and upsets just like mid July come back around to cause us to reevaluate our relationships. Many of us will feel like it is just not worth the effort to try to get along with someone who does not seem to play well with us.

Mercury joins the Jupiter/ Saturn square August 4-7 bringing in conversations and information that compels us to want to bow out of associations that are more work than worth the effort. Since Mars in Cancer is trine Saturn August 6 we are ready to organize our lives and put it in order. Many of us will dump unhappy situations just like we toss out unnecessary papers. If you are in a long term relationship of any sort. Take your time and do not jump to conclusions. Some of us, though, will just be done with all the wasted efforts trying to make a situation work. That includes professional processes that are burdensome.

Mercury is still in Leo he comes to trine Uranus retrograde in Aries August 2. Uranus retrograde is thinking of solutions behind the scenes and with Mercury involved there is sure to be some new understandings and great ideas that come to light. Spending time with people you do not understand now can really open up your consciousness and the quality of life. Ideas and flags which are outmoded just cannot survive in the petri dish of Mercury and Uranus.

Mercury moves through Virgo August 7-27. Mercury rules Virgo. While this planet moves through Virgo our thoughts and actions are based on data and details. Logic will rule and sometimes it may get in the way of creative endeavors.

Mercury in Virgo is opposite Neptune in Pisces August 12. Our motives and words are easily misunderstood especially if we are born at the beginning of any month.

August 15 Mercury, being all logical in Virgo, is trine Pluto in Capricorn. It will be easy to get to the answer of questions and challenges. This is really good for researching business matters such as stock prices. Leo,Virgo, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aries and Taurus can make some really smart financial decisions around this time.

August 26 Mercury is sextile Saturn. Communication will be plain and simple. There will be no hidden meanings so don't look for them.

August 27 Mercury moves into Libra until November 2. It is a long transit because Mercury is retrograde September 17 - October 9. Put that on your calendar so you know to get projects started before September 17. Meanwhile, Mercury, moving direct through Libra until September 17, will have some of us giving too much weight to all the options. Just make a decision already and stop driving those of us who are black and white crazy. This is a great time for negotiating but do not give up too much.

After moving through
Leo since last mid July 2014, Jupiter moves through Virgo August 11 - September 9, 2016. This is a happy day for Virgo as this has not happened since Jupiter last left Virgo in late September 2004.

Jupiter moves through Virgo this sign at last has some smooth sailing. Opportunities to learn and prosper are abundant. Some Virgos will get new jobs, new cars, new mentors, or even new loved ones. Travel is sure to be part of the Virgo life.

Fellow earth signs
Taurus and Capricorn will receive a trine from Jupiter which also bestows easier life situations. Pisces, Sagittarius and Gemini will tend to want to be a legend in their own minds. These signs should not overestimate their value and are wise to avoid wasting time, resources, and opportunities.

Jupiter moves through Virgo our attention will turn to the plight of the working people. Workers rights and conditions are sure to be in the news across the planet. The minimum wage is sure to be hashed over and out in the coming year. Nutrition and hunger will also come to the forefront. Many of us will campaign for better labeling and the issue of GMOs will most likely be a big part of the political campaigns that are beginning to dominate the news. Look back twelve years in your life (2003) and you will have a glimpse of what is to come with this new Jupiter transit.

Mars moves through Leo August 8 - September 24/25. This energizing planet has Leo roaring like a lion. Leo will be active and energetic and more confident than usual. Aries and Sagittarius are a bit more toned down but can easily get what they want through determined efforts. Scorpio and Taurus must avoid getting sidetracked by manipulative people while Aquarius can finish on top but only after beating their competitors and detractors.

Mars moves through Leo all of us will have the determination and drive to get what we want. For some of us that will be a financial goal. Others will have relationship goals. Whatever the case the direct approach can and will work while Mars moves through Leo.

Just before mid month on
August 13 the Sun in Leo is trine Uranus in Aries. This can be a fun and exciting day to partake in new and different activities especially if you are Aries, Leo, or Sagittarius. Seek topics and information that tickles your intellect. Mundane stuff will be a bore right around this time.

new Moon happens August 14 in Leo at twenty-one degrees at 2:55 pm GMT. This new Moon is also trine (one hundred twenty degrees) Uranus in Aries. This new Moon offers us opportunities to strike off in a new direction. Perhaps it is time to let go of the old ways of expressing your self and find a new and exciting passion. Start behaving in new ways and new results will come including new and different types of relationships. Venus retrograde is right next to this new Moon so there is sure to be plenty of romance and luck going around. Old relationships can come back around to be renewed in the weeks to come. Aries and Leo may want to buy a lotto ticket August 14 and 15.

The lunar cycle peaks with the
full Moon August 29 at six degrees Pisces at 6:36 pm GMT. This full Moon is conjunct Neptune. This can be a very inspiring time especially for Pisces, Cancer, and Scorpio. Some of us will need to go to the cave for time alone while others of us come to new understandings about stuff that has previously perplexed us. Don't be surprised if you hear voices or see things you have never seen before. If a situation has eluded you, it will now come to light.

Venus, retrograde in Leo, is trine Uranus, retrograde in Aries, August 19. Do your own thing right now and let honey do the same. Absence does make the heart grow fonder. Take time off and do something different. Mundane does not work now.

Sun, in Leo, gets busy August 21 squaring Saturn in Scorpio. Roadblocks and limitations happen especially for Scorpio and Leo. Within a day or two, though, we will be able to move past those obstacles.

Sun moves through Virgo August 23 - September 23. This is more good news for earth igns Virgo, Capricorn, and Taurus. Capricorn and Taurus generally have smooth sailing while this time is Virgos' start of the coming year and time to initiate projects.

While the
Sun moves through Virgo all of us are tying up loose ends and getting organized. These days are perfect for considering what you eat and how much exercise you are getting. Just don't overdo anything August 26 when the Sun crosses Jupiter. Life looks good then, but don't overdo especially if you are Sagittarius, Pisces, or Gemini. Virgos who have their birthday on this day have a wonderful year ahead but must push away from the dessert tray.

The Sun's last aspect of August is when he opposes
Neptune retrograde in Pisces August 31. Misunderstandings are sure to happen and people misconstrue our words and deeds. Don't let that become your problem especially if you are Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces, or Gemini.

Almanac -Check the Moon void charts on the Moon Void Page to make sure that the Moon is not void at the time of your event
Sign Contracts August 2, 4, 10, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27

Start A Job August 13, 27

Job Interview August 15,16,18, 19 , 20, 21, 23, 25, 27
Consummate Relationships August 14 after 9:53 am CDT, 17 after 3:23 pm CDT, 18, 19 before 9:56 pm CDT, 20 after 4:24 am CDT, 21,27 after 3:03 am CDT
Schedule Medical Tests August 4,11,18, 19, 26

File Legal Matters August 23 Yes, I know that is a Sunday.