Month Ahead and Sun Sign horoscopes August 2018

by Agent 300 Rose Marcus


Partial Solar Eclipse, Super New Moon in Leo August 11: 2:58 am (18:42 Leo)

Full Moon in Pisces, August 26: 4:56 am (3:12 Pisces)

August 1: Vesta in Sagittarius stations direct: 3:42am

August 6: Venus enters Libra: 4:28 pm

August 7: Uranus stations retrograde: 9:49 am

August 12: Mars retrograde revisits Capricorn (7:13 pm) (to September 10)

August 18: Mercury in Leo stations direct (9:25pm)

August 22: Sun enters Virgo: 9:09 pm

**All times listed are PDT, please check your local time.

Dates to watch: August 1, 6 – 12, 18,19, 22, 25 – 27

Monthly Overview:

Two eclipses down, one more to go – plus Mars retrograde and Mercury retrograde to finish off.

Having surpassed its closest proximity to the earth since 2003 just the day before (July 31), August opens with Mars retrograde still close by, still on high heat, still rolling out the influence of the July 27 total lunar eclipse and gaining added traction from Uranus by square aspect. A spontaneous, instantaneous, impulsive, launch-it transit, Mars/Uranus brings it to life in some cut to the chase, breakthrough, or emancipating way. An important discovery or creative solution could pave the way for faster ground to be gained. At the very least, Mars/Uranus provides good fuel for the start a vacation or for taking a break.

Venus enters Libra on August 6. Featuring social, moral, legal, and economic matters, this is a particularly important Venus transit, not only for Libra folk, but for all of us. Due to an upcoming retrograde cycle (mid October to mid November) Venus will extend its tour of Libra through the start of December. Uranus, travelling in Venus ruled Taurus, stations retrograde on August 7. Both transits turn up the sound volume on an evaluation process. What do we expect, what can we expect? Can we survive this? Materially, emotionally, morally, is it worth the price? How enmeshed have we become? What’s acceptable? Can middle ground be found? These questions and more will stay front and centre through the end of the year.

Mars entered Aquarius on May 15, the same day Uranus, ruler of Aquarius, entered Taurus. On June 26, Mars in Aquarius turned retrograde. July through September, Mars travels out of bounds (surpassing the latitude of the sun’s travel in the Tropic of Cancer.) When in this condition, we see more evidence of the planet’s individualizing mandate. Mars out of bounds intensifies emotional subjectivity, personal will, and self assertion. The transit widens the perspective/the divide between the experiential and evolving desires, between the past and the present, between self and it or them. Continuing to stoke the fire, Mars OB provides greater cause to fight on behalf of self in a more proactive way.

On August 12, Mars revisits Capricorn, re-visiting the ground it covered in the middle of May. On August 27, Mars will end retrograde in Capricorn, the sign of its exaltation (an optimum access condition). It will spend a few more weeks Capricorn, the sign of its exaltation. This sets up an optimum access condition, allowing for better opportunity to authenticate, legitimize, build it, cement it, and/or get it under better control.  On September 10, Mars will leave Capricorn and trek into Aquarius again. Mars usually spends 5 to 6 weeks transiting a sign, but due to this retrograde cycle, Mars will not leave Aquarius until November 15.   

What are you getting out of it/what aren’t you? Can you make a good thing better yet? Are you standing in your own creative centre? If not, why not? Mercury in Leo, continuing in retrograde motion until August 19, keeps the attention and introspection focused on pleasure and play, satisfaction and happiness levels, self interests, and the heart journey. 

Partial Solar Eclipse, Super new moon, August 11: 2:58 am (18:42 Leo):

The last solar eclipse of the year happens at 18:42 Leo on August 11. A fertile new manifesting/creative cycle begins, it is one that is teaming with new life. Solar eclipses tend to generate outer world action. They can typically produce the sudden and unexpected. You may notice some connection to what transpired at the end of January and the middle of February, as the current transit of Mercury retrograde re-triggers the eclipses from the start of the year. (In fact, it is also re-stimulating the great American Eclipse of August 21, 2017. The eclipse forms a dynamic aspect (square) to Juno, the contract asteroid. Cords and ties can be cut, agreements and promises can be broken, new contracts are written. It’s a great time to renew your allegiance to yourself and your greater good, to rewrite your own contract. This eclipse can speed up your personal reinvention timeline. Watch for someone or something special to exit or enter your life, or to get your life moving in some unexpected way. The eclipse prompts a major adjustment, to thinking, to expectations and action-taking. For some, the eclipse can be life altering. Again, please remember that the eclipse must make a direct contact to your chart for it to be of significant influence, otherwise it will simply come and go. Remember that their influence extends over a length of time. The summer eclipses will stay triggered through November.

Mercury ends retrograde on August 18. Mars ends retrograde on August 27. September 4,5, Mercury will trigger two notable previous eclipses: August 21, 2017; February 15, 2018.





Agent 300 – Rose Marcus. Rose is an Evolutionary Astrologer and Clairvoyant based in Vancouver, Canada. She is a popular lecturer at conferences in Canada and the USA. Over the years, Rose has written for numerous publications and projects, including the daily forecast column for The Mountain Astrologer, 2007/2008. Her first book, “Insights into Evolutionary Astrologer” was published by Lewellyn Worldwide in 2010. The subject of her current book project is Chiron.
In addition to producing in-depth articles, monthly forecasts, and podcasts for her website, she is published weekly by Vancouver’s premier entertainment newspaper, The Georgia Straight, which is also available on-line: www.straight.com/life/astrology.  On the last Wednesday of every month Rose discusses the transits for the month ahead on Guiding Stars Radio: www.healthlife.net. Visit Rose’s website for information on webinars and private readings: www.rosemarcus.com

Location: Vancouver, BC
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