August starts with Mars challenging Jupiter. The tension and conflicts we saw in July will continue and escalate. It will be hard to find a place to compromise as two sides each feel they are in the right. You can use this energy to spur you on to new levels of creativity if you reject negative emotions and act from a place of love.
August ends with Mars joining Saturn. They are good at bringing things to completion. Intense is the world to describe August. Try to stay happy and open and honest to avoid discord in your life. Pray for peace.

August 1 – Moon in Libra. Today is Lammas, the ancient festival of the first harvest. It is the literal middle of summer and so you want to be aware that these nice warm days are precious. Venus is busy socializing with planets and she wants you to enjoy the finer things of life. Mars and Jupiter continue fussing and need to be persuaded to stop the tension they created last month. Make your important decisions and phone calls today.

August 2 – Moon VC Libra. Have a wonderful summer day. Get together with friends and relax while you share meals and talk. It’s a great day for catching up and telling stories about what has happened in the time since you’ve seen them. There’s a tendency to embellish the facts and make everything seem dramatic but it will be okay as long as you realize that it’s for fun. Hold back from criticizing and bickering.

August 3- Moon in Scorpio. You’ll feel like taking time for yourself today after so much socializing. Escape to the garden and do a second planting for Fall crops. This is a very fertile day. It’s a good time to delve deeply into one thing and try to get to the bottom of what is bothering you. You can see where you are holding on so tightly that it hurts.

August 4 – Moon in Scorpio, VC 1:43 pm. You have the morning to work on things that must be done and the afternoon to devote to the things you want to do. The moon has his monthly meeting with Saturn and gives you the chance to discard what has been holding you back. Revive and refresh yourself with water. Try to go swimming or boating or just walk alongside it.

August 5 – Moon in Sagittarius. This is a lucky day. The fire element is prominent, letting you go out and take a risk. It is not a day to stay indoors. It’s a day to leave your comfort zone and expand your boundaries. There is potential for healing and any procedures, especially the ones you’ve postponed and put off, will go well, be they dental, medical, or visit to the veterinarian. It’s also a good day for therapy of any kind.

August 6 – Moon in Sagittarius, VC 10:52 am. Keep riding with this fiery energy. Get up on a horse, go on a boat, rollerblade, bike, or hike a new trail. Stay outdoors and have fun. Do your phone calls, emails, and Skyping in the morning so you can have time in the afternoon to play. It’s a day to enjoy the activities you can only do in the summer.

August 7 – Moon VC Sagittarius, enters Capricorn 9:39 am. Your focus returns to work and on what you want to accomplish. You can put your ideas into a solid form and make them real. Take that next step towards creating your work of art. Find time to help those who need help. Support a charity or go out and do some volunteer work. Dance the night away.

August 8 – Moon in Capricorn. Loosen up on your limits and add newness to your schedule. The Sun and Mercury meet and give you a bounty of new ideas. Uranus steps in and opens up the box where you keep your most eccentric thoughts and holds them up to you. Winnow through and pick out the good ones and start to use them. Nothing will go as planned today.

August 9 – Moon VC Capricorn, enters Aquarius 9:52 am. The Sun and Saturn meet to review your behavior and give you new assignments if you’ve done well the past four months or send you back to square one if you haven’t. They insist you let go of fantasies and wishful thinking and go with what’s real. You may feel a bit deflated but you can see the big picture. No planting this weekend.

August 10 – Moon in Aquarius, VC 6:12 pm. Today’s full moon brings you back to August of 1999. Think about that time and how it may relate to what’s going on right now. Your thoughts have power and can be used to help others. Open your heart and let it influence your mind. Be the stable force as you meditate, pray, or brainstorm in a group.

August 11 – Moon VC Aquarius, enters Pisces 8:55 am. You’ll feel your answers today instead of thinking them out. Let your right brain out to play and give it the run of the day. You’ll be surprised with what happens if you do. Do the summer water activities that bring you joy. Donate to the food bank or other worthy charity.

August 12 – Moon in Pisces, VC 12:01 pm. Float through the day and let yourself be distracted by the beauty around you. Even if you’re in the middle of a city, you’ll see the weed growing through a crack in the sidewalk. Venus moves into Leo to add romance and drama to your love life. She wants you to shine and open your heart to love everyone unconditionally.

August 13 – Moon VC Pisces, enters Aries 9 am. There are enough planets in fire signs to give you big shot of energy. Don’t sit still but use today to promote your pet projects and to sell yourself where you need to. You’ll have the confidence to do that or any other thing that has seemed scary to you. Try to beat your personal best on many levels.

August 14 – Moon in Aries. Keep running and doing, you can rest this weekend. Try new ventures and experiment with what you’ve been thinking about. You need to be on your own to do things your way. You’ll be too impatient to wait for anyone to catch up to you. Work off excess energy with some physical activity. Enjoy a summer evening out.

August 15 – Moon in Aries, VC from 11:50 am until 11:58 am when it enters Taurus. Note the short VC period, it happens like that sometimes. Mercury enters his own sign of Virgo and takes a broom to sweep the cobwebs out of your mind. He makes you correct where your communications have become sloppy. He and the Taurus moon restore your common sense and help you plan ahead.

August 16 – Moon in Taurus. Today is a good day to shop at a farmers market or vegetable stands for local produce to can and freeze. Check out the yard sales and find bargains. Plant a second crop and harvest what is ready for eating or for giving to friends. Buy that piece of art or photograph you saw and keep thinking about. Enjoy live music tonight.

August 17 – Moon VC Taurus, enters Gemini 6:41 pm. Make this a vacation day. Laze around, go out for Sunday brunch, nap in the hammock, and rest. Have some summer fun while you still can. This is sensuous energy so pamper your body and feel good. Have a tryst with your loved one and make love in the afternoon. Leave the phone calls and email until tonight.

August 18 – Moon in Gemini. Today is a lucky day. It’s especially auspicious for Leos, children, artists, and lovers. Send your creative work out to be seen. Promote yourself to the public. Venus and Jupiter meet and tell you to have confidence in yourself and that you can make your dreams come true. They unlock your writer’s block and tell you to get on with it.

August 19 – Moon in Gemini. It’s the day to take care of answering emails, returning phone calls, and mailing documents. It’s also good for sending in applications and proposals. Contact your siblings and catch up on their news. Talk with your neighbors to see if there are any local problems you can help with. Sit down and write that thing that’s been loitering in your mind.

August 20 – Moon in Cancer. Your feelings will catch up to you today. Sit with them and sort them into useful ones to ponder and self-pitying ones to let go of. It’s a fertile day for any planting and another good day to preserve food to have in the winter. Call Mom and see what’s going on in her world. Go swimming or boating if you can.

August 21 – Moon in Cancer, VC 3:34 pm. Do tomorrow’s important work today. A long VC period starts this afternoon. You’ll feel where people, especially family members, are lying or withholding truth from you and you’ll need to speak out about it. Bring matters up from the darkness. Cook your favorite summer comfort foods for dinner.

August 22 – Moon VC Cancer. Today is the last day of Leo so go out and enjoy the best that summer has to offer. Have an impromptu potluck party outside on the beach or in a park. Have a fling with someone you’ve had your eye on all summer. Spend time in the garden or yard to plant and weed. Take the kids to the water or to somewhere special like a county fair.

August 23 – Moon in Leo. The Sun enters Virgo at 12:46 am. The moon touches Jupiter and Venus to make today a loving and happy one. Put your worries and problems on the shelf and go have fun. Do those things that you can only do in summer, the ones you didn’t get a chance to do or didn’t do enough. Mars and Chiron team up to enhance any healing you are doing, both physical and psychological.

August 24 – Moon VC Leo. It’s another day to be on vacation from all the things you should be doing. Do what makes you happy. Let your inner child out to play with other kids and enjoy the moments. Have a carefree day since you don’t get very many. Tonight is the dark of the moon. Go outside and appreciate the dark sky.

August 25 – Moon in Virgo. Today’s new moon is a good time to start a diet or a new health regimen. Change the pattern of how you take care of yourself to a better one. Mars and Saturn meet in Scorpio to bring endings and reveal harsh truths. It’s like coming up to a cosmic stop sign that makes you look around before you can go any further. You’ll see where you need to let go of emotional baggage and attitudes.

August 26 – Moon in Virgo. Venus now comes to face Saturn and they reinforce what you already know about your love and money issues. There is no room for illusions; it’s time to face facts even though they may be unpleasant. It may be time to end the summer romance, to make a commitment to one you want to continue, and to create a budget that is realistic. Do tomorrow’s work today.

August 27 – Moon VC Virgo, enters Libra 5:54 pm. Venus and Mars challenge each other and give you the energy to pick up the pieces that are left from the past two days. They tell you take action to move your life forward. Clean out the clutter from your desk and workspace. Bring clothes, books, and tools to the thrift store. Clear the decks so you can make a fresh start.

August 28 – Moon in Libra. Summertime fun is coming to an end. Use today and tomorrow to enjoy yourself in the ways you can only do when the weather is good and your mind lets you go out to play. Pair off with a favorite friend and go shopping, walk on the beach or in the park, or play an outdoor sport. Find an occasion to get dressed up.

August 29 – Moon in Libra, VC 12 pm. Work in the morning and then start your holiday weekend early. The Sun and Neptune stand in opposition and want you to find ways to help and be of service. You need to make balance between dreaming and doing. Tonight is the night to go out and party and socialize.

August 30 – Moon in Scorpio. You may change your plans, as you are feeling serious this weekend. There’s an energy in the air that has you introspective and self absorbed. Make time to wander off alone. It’s a fertile day to plant and transplant. You can uncover missing objects and find answers to knotty problems while you work in the garden.

August 31 – Moon in Scorpio. It’s a good day to look back over the past three months and see how you have changed as a result of what happened. Bring your journal up to date. Be careful not to get involved in someone’s power struggle and recognize it for the personal drama that it is. Do something that you feel passionate about.

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