After a spell in retrograde motion, Mercury returns to direct motion on the 16th August 2018. Mars remains in Taurus, where it will stay until next February and Venus move from Virgo into Libra on the 17th. And Jupiter aligns with Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune! Now to see what the rest of the month holds for your Sun sign, read on…
Aries August 2018 Horoscope
Just when you thought the disturbances of last month’s eclipses were over, there is another one – the third Solar Eclipse of the year – to keep you on your toes. It is helpful to understand that eclipses are not ‘punitive’ (though it can feel that way).
Their cosmic job is to clear the obstructions to your path in life, the obstructions to your good. And, they generally do a good job of it. It is also helpful to know that this is the last one for the current year.
Mars is still ‘out of bounds’ this month – for the entire month. So you are still outside your normal haunts, in unknown territory. So the adventure continues.
This Solar Eclipse of the 11th occurs in your 5th house and impacts more on the children or children figures in your life. Whatever changes were not made last month will be made now (and over the next six months).
This eclipse has less of an effect on you than the previous ones. Your overall health and energy are much better this month, and no other major planets are affected by it. But it won’t hurt to take it easier over this period – and that goes double for the children or children figures in your life. As we mentioned, many of the changes in their lives are normal – part of growing up.
Sometimes they have their sexual awakenings; sometimes they go off to school or university. But for them, these are life-changing events.
Whatever the actual event – and there are many, many scenarios – it will cause them to redefine themselves, to change their image and their self-concept, to change (over the next six months) their wardrobe and how they present themselves to others. And those of you in the creative and artistic spheres re changing your creativity – you are making course corrections here.
Venus has her solstice this month – from the 5th to the 9th. She pauses in her latitudinal motion and then changes direction. This shows a pause in your love and financial life and then a change of direction. This is nothing to be feared. The direction you’re to take will become very clear.
On the 22nd the Sun enters your 6th house of health and work. This indicates a nice financial period for your children (or children figures in your life). For you, it shows a focus on health and work. It is a favorable time for job seekers.
Best Days Overall: 1, 2, 3, 10, 11, 19, 20, 29, 30
Most Stressful Days Overall: 8, 9, 14, 15, 21, 22
Best Days for Love: 5, 14, 15, 24, 25
Best Days for Money: 4, 5, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 24, 25, 26, 27, 31
Best Days for Career: 4, 12, 21, 22, 31
Taurus August 2018 Horoscope
The turbulence of the past month is not yet over with. We have another Solar Eclipse – the third one of the year – on the 11th. This is more or less a replay of last month’s eclipses (things never repeat in the same exact way, but the themes of the eclipses are similar). It occurs in your 4th house of home and family and the eclipsed planet, the Sun, is the ruler of your 4th house.
So there are yet more family dramas, and perhaps more work needed on the physical home. (The hidden flaws there were more numerous than you thought.)
You should reduce your schedule this month until the 22nd anyway – it’s not your best health month – and especially around the eclipse period.
It is midnight in your year (allegorically speaking) and yet you seem wide awake. The outer world calls to you. You would like to sleep, but you need to focus on the activities of the day. It’s a curious situation and one that perhaps leaves you feeling sleep deprived.
Enhance the health by making sure you get enough rest. But also give more attention to the diet and the small intestine until the 7th, and to the kidneys and hips afterward. Regular hip massage will not only strengthen the kidneys but the lower back as well.
Your health planet, Venus, spends most of the month in Libra – her own sign – which is a good health omen. She is strong in that sign. It also indicates a need for good social health and good marital health. If there are problems there, resolve them as quickly as you can.
Your financial planet, Mercury, is retrograde until the 19th, so avoid major purchases and investments during this time. After the 19th there will be more clarity and it is safer to act. Mercury spends the month in your 4th house. So (no surprise), you’re spending more on the home and family.
Perhaps you’re earning from there as well. Some of you will be earning money at home. Family and family connections are playing a huge role in the financial life this month.
Mars, your spiritual planet, is ‘out of bounds’ all month (an aspect that began last month). So in your spiritual life you’re outside your normal sphere. This is the kind of aspect of someone who travels to some distant land on a spiritual pilgrimage. But it can also indicate exploring new and different types of spirituality from where you are.
Best Days Overall: 4, 5, 12, 13, 21, 22, 31
Most Stressful Days Overall: 10, 11, 16, 17, 24, 25
Best Days for Love: 4, 5, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 24, 25, 31
Best Days for Money: 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 19, 20, 26, 27, 29, 30
Gemini August 2018 Horoscope
You thought you were finished with eclipses last month, but not yet. There is one more, the third Solar Eclipse of the year, on the 11th. It mirrors, in many ways, the previous one of July 13, but more so. It occurs in your 3rd house of communication and impacts on the planetary ruler of that house.
So you should drive more carefully and defensively this period. If you don’t need to drive, it would be better not to. If you must do so, be more careful. Cars and communication equipment will get tested once again.
The universe wants only the best for you; anything less will go by the board. Once again there are dramas in the lives of siblings, sibling figures and neighbors. Sometimes there are upheavals in your neighborhood – new construction, etc.
Students are also affected. They may change schools or educational plans, and sometimes there are shakeups and disturbances in the smooth running of their institutions.
The month ahead, in spite of the eclipse, looks happy, however. Your 3rd house of communication and intellectual interests – your favorite house – is very strong. The mental faculties (always good) are even stronger right now. Students learn faster. Information is retained.
Health is basically good this month, but you need to pay a bit more attention after the 22nd. It is nothing serious here, only a reduction of your normal energy.
(Often this is not felt as this is very subtle, but it can make one more susceptible to opportunistic infections.) Enhance the health in the ways mentioned in the yearly report.
The planetary power (the short-term planets) is now energizing the bottom half of your chart. Thus it is time to shift some energy and attention to the home, family and emotional concerns. Time to get more into ‘emotional wellness’.
Career is still very important – the upper half of the Horoscope is still very strong – so you’re not going to ignore it completely. But now you should work on creating a stable home life as well. This is the main challenge at present – to be successful in the career and at home.
Finance is not a big issue this month. The Full Moon of the 26th will be a strong financial day, and so will the Moon’s perigee (the point when it is closest to the Earth) on the 10th. The 11th to the 26th – the Moon’s waxing period – will tend to be better than when the Moon is waning (from the 1st to the 9th and the 26th to the 31st).
Best Days Overall: 6, 7, 14, 15, 24, 25
Most Stressful Days Overall: 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27
Best Days for Love: 5, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 27
Best Days for Money: 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 20, 26, 27, 31
Best Days for Career: 8, 9, 16, 17, 26, 27
Cancer August 2018 horoscope
Your career planet, Mars, is both retrograde and ‘out of bounds’ this month. This suggests that you’re in unknown, unfamiliar territory and lack confidence and direction. Very understandable. Now is the time to gain as much mental clarity as you can. Career issues need time to resolve themselves.
In the meantime, you can focus more on the home and family and your emotional wellness. Back in June, the planetary power began to shift to the lower half of your Horoscope. Now it is approaching its nadir. Career is important all year, but you can shift some attention to the home and family.
You’re still in the midst of yearly financial peak this month. The focus is on finance, as it should be. It is a prosperous month ahead. Mercury spends the month in your money house, showing, like last month, that good sale, marketing, advertising, and PR are important in whatever you’re doing.
The word has to get out about your product or service. We see this all month (and even next month too). On the 22nd your financial planet moves into your 3rd house, reinforcing this message.
Buying, selling, trading and retailing are also paths to profits. It is probable that you’re spending more on books and magazines, on education, this month.
A Solar Eclipse on the 11th occurs in your money house, showing a need for more course corrections in the financial life. Financial thinking and planning haven’t been realistic lately, as the events of the eclipse will show.
The good news is that you’ll be able to make the necessary changes. This eclipse also affects the money people in your life and they have dramas, often life-changing kinds of dramas. Sometimes this kind of eclipse brings shakeups at your bank or brokerage.
Health and energy are reasonable this month. You must keep in mind, though, that after the 13th (as Mars moves back into your 7th house) there are three powerful planets in stressful alignment with you.
So stay in your body. Be aware of it. If you’re tired, rest. Enhance the health in the ways mentioned in the yearly report.
Love is still very stressful.
Best Days Overall: 8, 9, 16, 17, 26, 27
Most Stressful Days Overall: 1, 2, 3, 14, 15, 21, 22, 29, 30
Best Days for Love: 4, 5, 12, 14, 15, 21, 22, 24, 25, 31
Best Days for Money: 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 20, 26, 27, 31
Best Days for Career: 1, 2, 3, 6, 13, 22, 29, 30