August 2018 ~

August brings into sharp focus and a furious boil everything I’ve been listening to in the late spring and summer. ~ Henry Rollins 

Dear Readers,
Summer is upon us, the heat, the sweat, but what a wonderful ending of the season. The Sun now in Leo, in its ruling sign, brings to light childhood, playfulness as it jump starts us to prepare for fall.  The renewal of life, warm days, wonderful smells,  out of hibernation. This is a good month for activity yet the energies may feel a bit cloudy as the planets aren’t really in sync, yet we make the best of it as we begin to pull out of some crazy aspects. Mars and Mercury continue in retrograde, and as we approach the end of the month, a calamity awaits…
MARS, THE PLANET OF ACTION, CONTINUES IN RETROGRADE MOVING INTO CAPRICORN AUGUST 13.
Mars the planet of action continues in retrograde until August 28 in the independent, freedom-seeking sign of Aquarius moving into Capricorn on August 13. It’s conjunction to transiting Saturn will no doubt inspire financial and work security as the rigid influence of Capricorn is intensified during its transit through Mars, the planet of action. Focus on the big picture, details may be very important at this time.  Most of the conflicts and challenges that appear during Mars retrograde will be temporary— that’s why we need to keep focused on the big picture and the philosophy of what we are doing. Those born under Aries, Capricorn, Libra, and Cancer are most affected as Mars moves into Capricorn. However, based on your time of birth will indicate its presence in your natal chart.
Solar Eclipse New Moon August 11 in Leo –   This creative and playful sign urges inspires are sweetened by a conjunction to beautiful Venus, the planet of love.  he New Moon in the vivacious, fiery sign of Leo brings to our attention a burst of creativity, along with a unique vibrancy of its own. During the time of the New Moon we set aside a new intention, the theme and our attention are drawn to unconditional love, self-expression and individual style. For those born under, Sagittarius, Leo, Libra and Aries, this can be your time to rejoice in the magic that this New Moon brings. For others, based on your time of birth, the New Moon will settle in. You may find yourself asking the question, “What stirs your heart? What are you attracting in your life? As the Sun and Moon conjunct, we find ourselves wanting to share. To bring forth.
Full Moon in Pisces August 26 – Nostalgia ~ Dreamy~ Emotional ~ Pisces is known to be the most spiritual, imaginative, sensitive sign of the zodiac, and each year as the Sun transits this feeling-oriented water sign, it’s time to tap into your creative self. Everyone has at least a little bit of the artist in them! Follow your intuition, pursue your dreams and watch the magic begin!
Mercury Retrograde in Leo from until August 19, 2018 – communication in most areas will be lost. Review, plan, and mental awareness are imminent during this time. As Mercury retrogrades in Sun-ruled Leo, we find ourselves being more analytical, as well as finicky, with a possibility of being more critical in our everyday thinking. It’s important to be aware that do words count

Archives

SIGNS

Aries

(March 21 – April 19)

(March 21- April 20)- Friendships may be a bit unsettling at this time as you see yourself as more judgmental as well as distant. Though this can be temporary. much of what is taking place astrologically has affected you through work and close connections. It’s important to bring it all together by remaining neutral. Also work matters may be frustrating, though no matter what you always seem to fall in to step. Also with both Mercury in retrograde and the transiting Sun in Leo in aspect to your area of romance, anything goes. Tread carefully…

Taurus

(April 20 – May 20)

(April 21- May 21)- During this period work/career may feel unpredictable as Mars continues in retrograde, and the Sun in Leo, as well as Mercury in retrograde, reinforces the intensity. Moreover, your home base may feel unsteady, though perception plays a huge role in how you react.  Compulsions, as well as overreactions, may occur, though it’s all up to you.  Take a step back before jumping in..

Gemini

(May 21 – June 20)

(May 22-June 21)- Your words may differ from your actions as Mercury transiting through your area of chat may trigger wiggly boundaries as well as words. So as always, delivery does count.  Also, Mars in retrograde of your area of thought may bring to light a stronger sense of realization. Perception may be keen, your goals may heighten, and your senses can be on overload.  Either way, this transit may cause you to revisit your own instincts.

Cancer

(June 21 – July 22)

(June 22-July 21)- With the transiting Sun, and Mercury retrograde traveling through your area of finance, your fears may be worse than the reality. So paying attention, seeking advice from an expert may help to diminish your anxiety. In addition to all of this, Saturn’s continued transit in Capricorn opposite your own sign may cause you to question yourself, as well as work matters. Your tolerance level is at an all time zero, so pace yourself, and all should be well.

Leo

(July 23 – Aug. 22)

(July 24-Aug 23)- It’ all about you as the Sun and transiting Mercury traveling through your own sign may raise the energy bar. Though Mars in retrograde could slow down the process.  New or existing partnerships take on a new vibration as you may feel completely overwhelmed by what is being thrown at you. During this month, ease into anything new and unexpected. Trust your own instincts where judgment calls are needed.

Virgo

(Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)

(Aug 24-Sept 23)- Sometimes it’s better to take control of the past, instead of letting the past control you. This month’s cosmic influences, specifically the Sun and transiting Mercury now in the most intense, private sector of your chart, the 12th house may trigger unresolved memories.  This where your intuition deepens.  In addition, you may feel significance in focusing on health and fitness.

Libra

(Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)

(Sep 24 Oct 23)- As the planets favorably chime with your own sign, this may be your month to accomplish all that needs to be done. Specifically speaking, the transiting Sun and Mercury now accenting your area of friendships, bringing to light your best where social connections are concerned. Also, your area of speculation accents your ability to win at almost anything. Great cycle for love matters, new or current.

Scorpio

(Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)

(Oct 24- Nov 22)- With the Sun and Mercury hovering over your career house, you may find yourself in a dither as you feel very torn between work and home. However much can be said about your need to control every given situation and to constantly feel as though you’re always putting out fires. However as difficult as it may seem, this period may prove to be one where you find satisfaction in finally getting things done.

Sagittarius

(Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)

(Nov 23-Dec 21)- You may feel quite at home during this month as the transiting SUN and Mercury now in retrograde traveling through the sector of your chart, the 9th house. You may feel inspired to write, travel, and to take on new ventures that you have been aching to tap in to. This is your month to create, to just be.

Capricorn

(Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)

(Dec 21-Jan 20)- As careful as you are with money, you may find yourself with the SUN and Mercury traveling through your 8th house, a bit more cavalier than usual. Also, you may find yourself a bit more generous than usual, and less inclined to be obsessive about financial affairs. Regardless, Mars in retrograde until the 28th may halt progress, so plan accordingly.

Aquarius

(Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)

(Jan 21-Feb 19)- It’s all about partnerships, both personal and career-related as the SUN and Mercury travel through your area of relationships. This may be your time to show what you are capable of. A great month for hanging out, taking care of legal obligations and being in the public eye. Also, as Mars continues in your own sign, you may feel a need to travel within yourself. Taking a personal inventory perhaps?

Pisces

(Feb. 19 – March 20)

(Feb 20- March 20)- With this month’s Mars retrograde occurring in your area of thought, you may find yourself letting go of past issues, cleaning out your mental closest. Also, with the transiting Sun and Mercury in your area of health and fitness, this may be your month to be in charge of yourself. Focus on staying fit.

JANET AMID is a columnist that writes for Sylvania Advantage, and can be heard every Tuesday with Lynn and Cliff 93.5 WRQN between 7:45 AM and 8:30 AM on 93.5 WRQN 419-240-1935 – taking your Astrological calls LIVE. Janet can be reached at 419-882-5510 or by e-mail at JanetAmid@aol.com. Got a question?  Just click here to ask!