Feeling the need for change? You won’t be disappointed. On August 24 Uranus begins to go retrograde in Taurus. When Uranus moves backwards, it’s electric, change-making energy chills out a bit. Instead of pushing for external concrete change, we could be inspired to embrace rebellion and revolution in a more internal and psychological way. This time offers everyone an opportunity to rethink larger life goals, like how we go about looking for a partner or pursuing our long-term professional aspirations. It’s time to face our fears and change things that aren’t working, so we can become who we really want to be.
We will be in for some surprises on August 26 as Venus squares Uranus. This transit can challenge the stability of love relationships through unexpected urges or events. If you try to resist the urge for a change and bottle the spontaneous energy up, then it’s likely your partner will express this energy through something unexpected and sudden action. Another possibility with this transition is financial surprises, sudden expenses such as car repairs, computer or cell phone issues or even the possibility of winning a lottery scratch off ticket.
Our motivation to get things done will be highlighted even more so on August 27, when the New Moon activates the fastidious sign of Virgo. The New Moon in Virgo is an excellent time to commit to personal goals. Mars is once again active under this New Moon, helping us to connect with our passions. At the same time the New Moon is activated, the Sun will also square Mars. This can lead to a test of character from our competitors or others. Be careful about reckless impulsive behaviour. Exercise, meditation and spending time in nature will help.
Aries: With a New Moon on August 27, it may be wise to turn over a new leaf, particularly where your health or job is concerned. This is a time of work, duty and efficiency. The more effort you put in, the more rewards you will get back. Remember what you sow you will reap. Now is the time to sow well.
Taurus: You may find yourself swapping one set of difficulties for another as tension of the previous weeks breaks, but it’s replaced by Saturn and Uranus making a hard aspect to your ruler, Venus. Be wary of provoking a fight or demanding that a loved one satisfy your need for excitement. In fact, the best solution to any problems this week is to lighten up. Go have some fun. Remember that few things can’t be resolved through an upbeat approach. The New Moon on August 27 is a good one for you, it brings the opportunity for lighter times and serves as a reminder to drop some of your worries and concerns.
Gemini: The Sun’s move into your domestic sphere followed by the New Moon on August 27 makes this a perfect week to turn over a new leaf or begin a new project of a domestic or family oriented nature. The other piece of good news is that Mars arrives in your sign early in the week, bearing gifts of motivation, increased energy and a desire to get moving. This is a key time to focus on what you want to achieve and then go make it happen.
Cancer: Under a New Moon, attitude determines your way forward in your mind and beliefs zone. Now is the time to change your thinking so that it supports you and opens doors. Whatever you want to achieve, whether it’s a big idea or a small goal, all hangs on your attitude. This week’s New Moon is a highly positive omen for sprucing up your thinking and making it happen.
Leo: The New Moon in your zone of resources on August 27 brings a golden opportunity to make positive changes to your financial and material situation. It is ideal for changing your thinking from one of lack to abundance. Getting clear on what you really value will help you know the right course of action. This is a good way to determine what is most important to you and to make sure that your resources, money, and possessions are serving you rather than the other way around.
Virgo: The New Moon in your sign on August 27 is auspicious, as it augurs new beginnings and the chance to start fresh. Use this New Moon to wipe away the past and think about what you would like to do next in terms of personal development. It is necessary now to treat yourself as you would a vulnerable but cherished friend and put in place the necessary procedures to thrive and focus on that which will replenish your spirit. Nothing will be gained by denying your needs, especially out of a misguided sense of guilt or duty, so prioritize your needs.
Libra: Sometimes it can be hard to know what we really want. This week, the New Moon occurs in your zone of the soul and inner self, making it much more likely that you will be able to identify those people and situations that pull you down and those that raise you up. The way forward, then, is to respect your feelings and observations by acting on them. This is a time when you need to draw a line under something and prepare yourself for new beginnings that lie ahead.
Scorpio: Under the New Moon on August 27, your social life becomes an area of focus making this a good week to turn over a new leaf with a friendship or your involvement with a group or organization. It may be important now, to review your relationships and the people you hang out with and make changes, if need be. Dreams and wishes are also highlighted by this New Moon, making this a good time to focus with positive intent on what you would like to manifest, particularly if it relates to making a difference in the world.
Sagittarius: The New Moon in your success zone on August 27 makes this a promising week for new ventures, projects and anything work or career related. It also bodes well for new beginnings in general. The key now is to focus on the future and not look back. Very helpful alignment between your ruler, Jupiter, and Mars adds to the feeling of success and achievement, so this is likely to be a week in which you could move mountains. Moderation, a steady pace and measured thinking will be the key to your success.
Capricorn: The New Moon on August 27 should be a welcome breath of fresh air as it activates new possibilities in the sense of expansion and adventure. So if you could get away for a week or even a day, it will give you a new lease on life. Sometimes all that’s needed to feel better is to change your perspective, and that usually comes from breaking out of your ruts and routines.
Aquarius: The New Moon on August 27 brings the opportunity for growth and change. You may need to shed your old skin and let go of that which has become worn and stagnant. This is a transformative New Moon that offers the gift of rebirth and regeneration, so decide what needs to be regenerated and focus your energies on that.
Pisces: The New Moon in your relationship zone on August 27 is good news for your personal and romantic life, as it becomes easier to manifest new beginnings and let go of the past. Don’t be in a rush though or allow impatience to direct your words and actions. Instead use your energy and passion to move an important relationship forward in the best way possible. If a little conflict comes into the mix, don’t worry, because often we need a bit of a blowout to clear the air and start afresh. Simply have in mind how you would like your relationship to be and hold that vision.