Discovering New Ways to Fly
The bright warm light of the fire element is about to surround you in more ways than one. This powerful month kicks off with a wild Full Moon encouraging you to speak your truth. News may begin coming faster than you want and a need to act surrounds you. Restrictions are in play, however. If you are looking to spread your wings and fly, you might need to do so locally. Movement aside, the time has come for you to begin promoting yourself. Get ready to begin finding new ways to get your point across. A much less sensitive playing field is rising, with Mercury finally leaving the emotional claws of Cancer and heading into firey Leo. You will like this shift immensely and become more empowered to say what you need to.
During the first several weeks of August, the Sun will be travelling through your 9th house which is the realm of long distance travel, learning/teaching, religion, spiritual matters, foreigners and the law. By mid month, this area will become quite activated, particularly around the time of the New Moon. A trip could be likely. Quite honestly, Sagittarius, if you are going anywhere physically in 2020, August is probably the month you end up travelling. Educational pursuits are also a hot topic and there may be a lot of activity surrounding you in regards to starting to learn — or teach something new.
As the weeks trek on, you will notice first hand how much stronger, wiser you are. You will also be ready to tackle new things. By the end of the month a new resurgence will take place in your career and place in the public eye. An important gathering of planets will begin moving you in a direction to make a plan and set a strong foundation for a new direction in your career. Things are going to move ahead – catch the opportunities NOW vs. later. Once we get to September 9, a slow down is going to come over everything and not resume again till mid-November. Read more about the upcoming Mars Retrograde below.
August’s Most Important Turning Points for Your Sign
*For greater detail scroll down for extra insight and videos into the moon’s phases and monthly Hot Spot Dates
On August 3 an Aquarius Full Moon creates a major focus on themes pertaining to communications. This is an intense Full Moon Story that may push the necessity for you to speak your truth. More details and links to video below …
An important day arrives for you Sagittarius! Mars begins to put pressure on your ruling Jupiter, possibly creating some luck, strength and courage to keep forging ahead. Mercury will also finally make a sign change on August 4 and begin to influence the same area the Sun is influencing – your house of promotion, beliefs, education & long-distance travel. A new need to spread yourself across multiple platforms may begin to surface.
On August 7, Venus also makes an important sign change (something she hasn’t done since April!) It’s time for your house of joint resources, help from others & intimacy to start getting the planet of love’s attention, as she travels through the sign of cozy Cancer. Her influence will be in play for most of the month and create more attention on matters of intimacy. You may find money attracting to you through others (potentially a spouse or partner). This is a good time to seek financial support or a loan of some nature. There is also a lot of connections to your deep desires getting activated. It’s a time where you have the potential to learn more about how you relate to others. The only caveat is that later in the month (beginning on Aug 25), she’ll go up against your ruling Jupiter, Pluto & ultimately Saturn (in early September). Ouch! Check out my Hot Spot Dates below for the ins & outs.
On August 15, Uranus (the planet that likes to SHAKE things UP) stations retrograde in the sign of Taurus. Some unexpected encounters have the potential to find all of us. Watch for insights into themes pertaining to your work or living/working environment. Click here for more detailed info surrounding the Uranus in Taurus transit.
A great day awaits you on August 16, with Mars getting some beneficial action from both Mercury & the Sun in your fellow fire signs. You’ll be moving and shaking – in powerful ways!
August 17 marks a Sun + Mercury collision creating new information and insight in your house of promotion, travel & beliefs. New truths may surface.
One of my favorite New Moons of 2020 takes place on August 18. Aim high with this loud, proud & courageous renewal New Moon. Set your intentions and expect extra attention into this month’s highly active themes involving promoting yourself, new education endeavors, connections with foreigners or something relating to a long-distance trip. More details and video below …
Serious plans are looking to be made and details looking to be uncovered as the sign of Virgo begins to hit the scene! On August 19, communicator Mercury enters this sign and then the Sun follows on August 22. This will start putting new attention into themes surrounding your career & place in the public eye.
Expect a high energy day on August 25, with a Quarter Moon in your sign and Mercury getting some electric shocks from Uranus. An opportunity to think outside the box will surround you. Be ready to roll with the unexpected and shoot for the stars. Venus will also come into some opposition with your ruling Jupiter, creating temptations that aren’t necessarily based in reality. Aim high, but make sure to think realistically before you shoot.
The power of positive thinking arrives on August 29, with Mercury operating favorably with your ruler and future oriented Jupiter. Something favorable has the potential to be delivered, from the winged messenger.
Watch for intensity as the month of August closes out. On August 30, Venus (operating in your house of joint resources) will come head to head with powerhouse Pluto in an opposition. This may create tension, as well as disconnects in your needs vs. those of others.
**Special Note: Mars goes retrograde next month, beginning on September 9 …. get all the details below and know what to expect!
Themes involving siblings and communications come into play with this month’s Full Moon. A new focus could begin to shine on your ability to connect with others and some new truths could come out about your interactions with them. Something travel-related could also surface – possibly a short trip of some nature. A decision may need to happen involving an important trip or belief that involves your communication style.
Siblings, relatives, neighbors, study, travel, technology and communications, in general, become quite highlighted for you under the rays of this energy. There is also some probability that you’re moving about here and there a lot more than usual. Education or some sort of learning endeavor could also come to the table or come to a completion point.
Since this area is traditionally connected to siblings and you might find that a situation with a sibling comes to a peak or culmination point here. It’s also possible that there is a foreign matter or something regarding a trip in your focus causing some confusion. The current energies are affecting the part of your astrology that connects to foreigners, long distance travel, learning/teaching and spirituality. Perhaps some of your beliefs are experiencing a turning point or some nature. What you once felt strongly about – no longer holds the same importance.
This month’s New Moon highlights the part of your astrology that connects to travel, spirituality and learning. An important decision or intentions to do something in one of these areas are now in play. Perhaps something new begins in regards to a trip, a foreigner, or something of a spiritual nature.
This area of your astrology is also very much connected to higher learning and teaching – so it’s possible you may start something new in regards to schooling or teaching someone something. Self-promotion is also play part. If you’re looking to make a good impression or show off a little – use can use this New Moon to your advantage.
Given that we all have many sign’s influences running through us, it’s always important to look at the whole range of planetary aspects taking place. Our personal astrology charts usually contain the influences of many signs. For you personally Sagittarius, it’s important to make special note of what Jupiter (your ruling planet) is up to.