Hiding Out & Making Big Plans
The beginning of August is your time of the year to go more behind the scenes. It’s probably best to operate undercover, at least for the beginning of the month. With a wild Full Moon coming into play and your ruling Mercury taking the heat, it’s better for you to keep low expectations. Important turning points will likely take place at work or with your daily routine. There may be a change of some nature in something that you’ve been doing every day. It may be time to mix up the routine and shine a new light into things.With that being said, some outside aid may come to your rescue or help you out of any jams you find yourself in. Sweet Venus will begin operating in your house of friends and alliances helping to expand your circle and create new friendships. My only advice is to not give away too much to others during this time. Your house of service is highly activated and while your default mantra is “live to serve” this is a good year to start breaking that pattern.
From a general standpoint, August is a time to contemplate your next move and big ones they certainly will be. You’ve been working hard, Virgo, and the tides are looking to shift and show you just how far you’ve come. This is an important time. Use all the creative energy in the air to help you prep ideas for the end of the August into early September. That’s going to be an important GO MOMENT … before the brakes come on. Make sure to get the inside scoop on the upcoming Mars Retrograde (beginning September 9) below.
As I’ve mentioned, prepare to be more hidden, as we begin August. The Sun will be traveling through a “behind the scenes” area of your astrology for the first several weeks of August. This will likely entice you to operate on a more inward level despite big shifts happening within. You might even be looking back into the past more. Some introspection is a good thing to do prior to putting yourself out there – which you are certainly about to do. You’re getting ready to celebrate your birthday and begin a new astrological year. Turning points are taking place and opportunity is surrounding your sign. 2020 is a major year for your sign and while it has proven difficult, you also stand to gain an entirely new platform of operation by the time it’s through.
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 1 your ruler Mercury will be making a strong opposition to Pluto. Intense thoughts, including fears of the unknown may surround you. New thoughts will begin swirling surrounding how to tackle the forces you’re feeling opposed by.
On August 3 an Aquarius Full Moon creates a major focus on themes pertaining to your work, routines, living & working environment. More details and links to video below …
You ruling Mercury finally makes a sign change on August 4 and begins to influence the same area the Sun is influencing – your hidden house that operates behind the scenes. This is another indicator that you will likely be “hiding” out in some sort of fashion in the month ahead.
On August 7, Venus also makes a MAJOR sign change (something she hasn’t done since April!) She will leave Gemini and enter a totally the new playing field of Cancer. It’s now time for your friend area of life to start getting the planet of love’s attention. This is one of her best places for being surrounded by groups of people. Despite being behind the scenes, you will begin to feel friendly and optimistic as you embark upon talking to new people. An important caveat to be aware of is that later in the month (beginning on Aug 25), Venus will go up against Jupiter, Pluto & ultimately Saturn (in early September). Ouch! Check out my Hot Spot Dates below for the ins & outs.
High energy comes to your door between August 10. Your ruling Mercury, the communication guru will create mixed messages as he battles Uranus. There will be a Quarter Moon following this on August 11 asking you to find some grounding, while adding more turning points.
On August 15, Uranus (the planet that likes to SHAKE things UP) stations retrograde and creates a stir! Some unexpected encounters, as well as major downloads of insight have the potential to find us. Watch for insights into themes pertaining to travel, promotion, publishing and potentially in-laws. Click here for more detailed info surrounding the Uranus in Taurus transit.
A great day awaits on August 16, with your ruling Mercury getting some beneficial action from both Mars & the Sun. You’ll be moving and shaking – in powerful ways!
On August 17 the Sun + your ruling Mercury will collide and creating new information and insight in your house of communications. News, a trip or some sort of important revelation could be in store.
One of my favorite New Moons of 2020 takes place on August 18. Aim high with this loud, proud & courageous renewal New Moon. Even though it’s happening in your hidden sector, it’ll still deliver a much-needed reboot of your subconscious. Set your intentions and use this strengthening energy to gain strength to forge into the next. More details and video below …
Get ready to get in tune with your favorite VIBE. Serious plans will be looking to be made and details looking to be uncovered as your sign begins to hit the scene! On August 19, your communicator Mercury enters Virgo then the Sun follows on August 22. Get ready for YOUR SEASON! This energy turn will start bringing you out from behind the scenes and ready to come out and be seen in totally new ways. A totally new framework will be looking to be built around you. It’s time to embrace a totally NEW YOU.
Expect a high energy day on August 25, with a Quarter Moon stirring your boots and your ruling Mercury getting some electric shocks from Uranus. An opportunity to think outside the box will surround you. Try not to let your thoughts run too wild! Planning your way out of this one is likely not going to happen; this is energy that demands you be ready to roll with the unexpected.
The power of positive thinking arrives on August 29, with your ruling Mercury (now in your sign) operating favorably with 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 friends and groups you belong to) 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. A separation of some sort may be necessary.
**Special Note: Mars goes retrograde next month, beginning on September 9 …. get all the details below and know what to expect!
Themes involving work and health come into play for you with this month’s Full Moon. This is the area of your personal astrology that relates to your living & working environment, co-workers, pets, health and daily routines. Any one of these themes could come into play as a result. A balancing act may come into play between your personal needs and the needs of others or what you need to give back.
New discoveries or truths about a co-worker or something involving your work or living situation could surface. Secrets being revealed is a big part of this Full Moon story for you. Pets are also a theme under scrutiny and there could be a situation coming up involving one of them. A decision could have to be made. It’s also possible that you will begin to retreat a bit and want to hang out under cover. This is because there is an energy pulling you behind the scenes. There is a distinct need for you to be out of the public eye during this time. This Full Moon is helping you contemplate your next move.
This month’s New Moon highlights the area of your pertaining to secrets and all things hidden. It also activates ‘out of the blue’ occurrences. A surprise could potentially be delivered. Your house of service, research and giving back to others is also now being activated. This area in your astrology also represents mysteries and things of a hidden realm.
Above all things, this New Moon energy will likely bring you into an introspective state. The benefits are that it is rejuvenating your psyche preparing you to begin a new astrological year. *Your Birthday is right around the corner!
The energy of this New Moon could bring a surprise but it’ll likely play out on a psychological plane rather than an event driven one. This is a good one for setting intentions for where you see yourself in the coming year. Your subconscious will be heightened. The ability to go within and discover what you really want in the future is around you.
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 Virgo, it’s important to make special note of what Mercury (your ruling planet) is up to.