It’s another busy month, folks, with an interesting lineup of planetary changes and one more eclipse, a partial Solar eclipse on 8/11. Uranus goes Rx at 2 degrees 33’ in Taurus on the 6th, taking an apparent backwards trip to 28 degrees 36’ in Aries through January 6, 2019. During August and September, the Great Awakener will be still be squaring Mars and creating some upheaval and changes of plans. Just be aware of your surroundings, avoid conflicts and be careful around electrical storms and wiring. This weekend I observed an Aquarian man just jiggle some hanging wires in an electrical outlet and a flame shot out of it! Another Aquarian couple reported a recent lightning strike that burned out a motor on an irrigation pump. These weird kinds of things can happen during Mars/Uranus difficult aspects, particularly to people with a strong Aquarian or Uranian signature in their natal charts.
The eclipse happens at 18 degrees, 42’ in Leo, the sign opposite Aquarius, so prominent people and world leaders enter the spotlight now. Mercury goes direct in Leo on the 19th, again focusing the beam on Leo energy. Lots of baby boomers born in 1952 and 1953 have their natal Pluto close to this degree so you might hear a lot from these people as they recently became eligible for Medicare and Social Security.
On August 28th Mars goes direct at 28 degrees, 36’ of Capricorn, the sign where Mars is considered exalted and behaves well. This can be a positive time to move forward with plans that stalled in June. Your drive, courage and willpower will be activated at this time.
Another interesting sidebar about the Mars retrograde station has to do with the 11/8/2016 election as Mars was at the 29th degree Capricorn at that time. It passed over that degree again while in direct motion, on May 16, 2018 which marked the first anniversary of Robert Mueller’s investigation of the 2016 election and Russian interference. On 8/13/18 Mars will retrograde over that degree and then again when in direct motion, Mars will pass over the 29th degree, 51’ of Capricorn on 9/9/18.
Interestingly, at the midterm elections of 11/6/18, the south node will pass over that degree of 29, 51’ Capricorn. These dates will continue to mark significant events in that ongoing story, so stay tuned! Thank you to astrologers, Michael Lutin and Ed Tamplin for furthering my astrological education on the political timeline. When I read their respective columns I have my internal Wayne and Garth, “I’m not worthy, I’m not worthy” moment, but I press on. Fans of the movie, “Wayne’s World” will get this.
Venus goes into Libra on September 7th so that sweetens things up for relationships, women and love in general. Jupiter in Scorpio makes a nice water trine with Neptune in Pisces this month while Saturn continues his retro spin in home sign of Capricorn at 3-2 degrees, hanging out with Pluto, also retrograde in Capricorn at 19 degrees.
Read your sun sign and rising sign for best information:
March 21-April 20
Your month begins with cosmic support from the Sun, Moon and Mercury in fire signs bringing energy and enthusiasm to your life. Your ruling planet, Mars is still retrograde in Aquarius and squaring Uranus in Taurus, which will retrograde on the 6th so there’s a few wild cards being dealt in your life along the way. Your priorities will change as you need to allocate your resources to what’s truly important. Best days to think clearly about all this is the 1st, 2nd, 28th and 29th.
April 21-May 20
Changes will come in rapidly and unexpectedly as Uranus in your sign goes retrograde at 2 degrees 33’ in Taurus. It is being squared by Mars in Aquarius in your 10th house of public image and career for the next two months. This combination has an erratic electrical vibe and is somewhat accident prone in nature as well so do be aware when moving about in the world. It’s great for innovation and new directions. You will be considering big changes to your home during this time as the eclipse on the 11th happens in your solar 4th house. Good days for deals you are the 3rd, 4th 30th and 31st.
May 21-June 21
Your ruling planet, Mercury, goes direct on the 19th in Leo in your solar third house of siblings, neighbors, short trips and communication. The eclipse on the 11th also happens in this house. This breaks up stagnation in your thinking and any negotiations you have going on. Keep your own counsel in sensitive matters but be willing to listen to other viewpoints so you can see things differently. Matters intensify at the end of the month so be ready to implement your ideas quickly. Your best days are the 5th and 6th.
June 22-July 22
With the eclipse on the 11th happening in your solar 2nd house of assets, values and money, you will naturally start to focus more on long term stability as priority #1 for the next 6-9 months. Saturn in your solar 7th house also supports this emphasis just don’t let it become a burden to your mental outlook. Cancers are the nurturers of the zodiac but also need a break from that role to rejuvenate and replenish their spirits. Take advantage of the nice water trine of Jupiter and Neptune to refresh your faith in the future. Best days to do that are the 7th, 8th and 9th.
July 23-Aug 22
With the partial Solar eclipse on the 11th in your sign, there’s an intensified desire for you to actualize your gifts and talents so you feel like you are making a solid contribution to the world–and you want some recognition for it! After Mercury goes direct on the 19th, things gain momentum both internally and externally for you. With Mars in your solar 7th, squaring Uranus in your solar 10th, there’s a situation that could abruptly change the course of your public and professional life running in the background. All things come to an end so something new can begin. The cosmic vibes are in your favor on the 10th and 11th so plan accordingly.
Aug 23-Sept 22
Mercury, your ruling planet, will go direct on the 19th so you have about 3 weeks to patiently wait for a breakthrough. Mercury is in your 12th house so there’s a slow start to the action as you have to work through some self-sabotage or escapist tendencies that emerge when under pressure. The eclipse on the 11th happens in this house as well. Things can change rather abruptly after the 28th as you scramble to accommodate the demands through September. One very positive note is with Venus in your sign right now, you are having some fun with the feminine side of life. Your lucky days are the 12th and 13th.
Sept 23-Oct 23 Venus, your ruling planet, will go into your sign on the 7th and remain there until October 9th. This is a time for you to relax and enjoy life and all the loving relationships you have going on right now. Sudden money issues can come up with Mars squaring powerful Uranus right now so don’t blow your budget on frivolous items. This aspect is in effect for the next 2 months so you need to follow your budget. The eclipse on the 11th happens in your 11th house of friends, aspirations and business associates so the re-set button gets hit in that area over the next 6-9 months. Welcome the new connections that come in. Your best days are the 14th and 15th.
Oct 24-Nov 22
This month and the next has some sudden changes that make having a steady routine impossible so you are going to have to go with the flow as Mars squares off with Uranus. The eclipse on the 11th happens in your solar 10th house of career and public image so you may very well gain new recognition and connections in the next 6-9 months. Mercury goes direct there on the 19th which should hasten the changes throughout September as well. Be aware that the end of August is volatile and you could find yourself getting explosively angry in ways that surprise you. Apologize, ask for forgiveness and shake it off. The 16th and 17th offers you some respite from your routine.
Nov 23-Dec 21
You are still in a quiet behind the scenes mode as Jupiter is transiting your 12th house of solitude. With the eclipse on the 11th happening in your 9th house of higher consciousness and education, you might consider taking some trips to foreign countries over the next 6-9 months. Mercury goes direct in that house on the 19th so plans can slowly take shape after that time. Mars is squaring Uranus for the next 2 months and that could create some sudden money issues so you would be wise to curtail your discretionary spending at this time. Take advantage of the cosmic vibes in your favor on the 18th, 19th and 20th.
Dec 22-Jan 20
This month and the next have a signature Mars square Uranus abrupt changes vibe for you, in particular since Mars goes back into Capricorn from August 13th through September 11. You have to evaluate how radical of a move you want to make as far as your identity goes. What do you want to be known for? The eclipse on the 11th happens in your 8th house of secrets, psychology, end of life matters, your partner’s money and changes brought about by crisis. Slow and steady is your preferred mode of deliberation but after Mercury goes direct in this house on the 19th, you may have to hurry the process. Mars supports you between 8/28 and Sept 11th. Best days to feel comfortable with the changes coming are the 21st and 22nd.
Jan 21-Feb 20
Mars retrograde leaves your sign and backs into Capricorn again on August 13th through September 11th giving you a chance to re-evaluate the course of action you started in the middle of March. Circumstances have changed and you are likely to consider some dramatic alterations to the plan during this time. These changes can be implemented in September when Mars moves into Aquarius on the 12th, giving you the advantage of that positive momentum for the next 2 months. The eclipse on the 11th activates your 7th house of partnerships and marriage so you have input from that area coloring your choices. Great days to push for your agenda are the 23rd and 24th.
Feb 21-Mar 20
The partial Solar eclipse happens in your 6th house of health, routines, and work environment. Mercury will go direct in this house on the 19th so that also indicates changes you need to make in those areas of life. Remember, nothing changes if nothing changes. Jupiter makes a supportive water trine with Neptune in Pisces now so you should also be feeling some contentment and positive faith in the future. Devoting some time to a cause that benefits the oceans and waterways would give you great pleasure and satisfaction. Your best days are the 25th and full Moon on the 26th.