This month, I’ll only be featuring the monthly synopsis instead of the usual monthly, weekly and daily synopses because I am working on my website where these components will be available. Thank you for your patience.
For Pisces, the month of August will highlight your day-to-day routine, your work environment, your colleagues or hired workers, and your health.
Mars begins in your 5th house, a hold-over from last month and your first week will still see you energetically pushing forward your personal projects or relying on your inner resourcefulness. Mars will then enter Leo and your 6th house on the 8th and you will experience an influx of activity, work projects and an extremely busy schedule. Mars brings physical activity to this sector, and you may find that you are full of energy and feel the need to release it through exercise.
Venus is in your 6th house and in retrograde motion will cause some friction where you may at first be pleased with the results of a project only to realize that you’ll have to redo it. It might be that the original idea behind your plan does not work exactly the way you envisioned. Nevertheless, Venus will bring harmony, good will, and diplomacy to the work environment, and to work that already exists and in place, you will see favourable results.
Mercury begins the month in your 6th house where ideas, plans and thoughts are shared or discovered. Mercury is at home in the 6th house therefore detailed work is favoured and will have a positive outcome. A week later, Mercury will enter Virgo and your 7th house of marriage, partnership, and close relationships. There will be plenty of discussion and planning with partners during the month. The only warning is to be careful, not to be too picky, critical, or not to expect things to be perfect. This may cause some friction especially if working together closely with your colleagues. Mercury will stay in your 7th house until the end of the month when it will enter Libra and your 8th house of intimacy, commitments, and joint resources or ventures. The plans that take place in your 7th house (with partners or close alliances) will progress through to a more serious ‘handshake’ when Mercury enters the 8th house.
The good news this month is that Jupiter will leave Leo and enter the sign of Virgo and your 7th house on August 11. You will receive luck, abundance, and expansion with all things connected to your partnerships and close relationships, and your alliances. If you are in a long relationship, you may get married this year and will benefit from this partnership. If you’ve been hoping to get into a partnership to grow your business, you will find the right partner with whom to do so. However, I would wait until Venus goes direct to make any major decisions about this sort of prospect.
This will be a big year for you and one that will see you working closely together with others, and signing important contracts. You will learn a tremendous amount through your collaboration with others. Family and close friends or alliances will be important to you this year. It will be less about ‘you’ and more about collaboration, togetherness, and working toward a common goal.
Saturn is going direct on August 2 after being in retrograde motion since March and this will be a welcome transition as this influence will become less intense for you. It went back into Scorpio in June and since then you’ve had to deal with a review of the lessons you were to learn during its visit there from 2012 to 2014. With Saturn in your 9th house, you were shown your limitations, rigidity or confusion toward your faith, or your vagueness or inflexibility regarding your core beliefs. Neptune is intuitive and Saturn has taught you to organize or to listen to your inner core. If you look to your friends and associates, they will help to guide you, or vice versa, in helping them you will learn the way.
On July 31, there was a full moon in Aquarius in your 12th house of endings, unconscious desires, intuition, and sacrifice. The 12th house ruled by Neptune/Pisces is where you feel most at home. For the first two weeks of August, you will be dealing with the end of a cycle and where issues held within will come to light. This period reveals a need to look within and in being kind to yourself. A secret or something that has been kept hidden from you may be uncovered. You may see a work project or cycle come to an end.
August is about learning found through the interaction that takes place in your work environment, through your daily routine, and through being of service to others. It is about receiving from your colleagues, from working together with them, and through the purpose of your work. Your contribution or service is to others, your colleagues, through the kindness you give to others, as well as helping through routine chores such as house cleaning or being accommodating at work.