On AUGUST, you have the following main events (New York time, USA): 

On August 23rd, the SUN ingress in VIRGO: Happy Birthday for all natives!

Retrograde planets: Mercury (until 20 August), Mars (until 28th of August), Saturn (until 6th September), Pluto (until 2nd October) and Neptune (until 26th November). Because of all these you may feel that nothing is working. But this period is the best time to rethink, review any ongoing plans or to take a longer holiday.

The fixed cross is activated and invites all of us to change, although the resistance to change may be quite high. The more you resist you spend more energy, time and nerves because changes are inevitable. Those with the Sun, with their Ascendant or with planets in fixed signs try to be flexible and adaptable and to give up your stubbornness and pride. This phrase is valid for me as well, having ascendant in Leo. It still saves me the Sun, the lord of the Leo’s sign being in Pisces, the absolute adaptability sign. I remind you that fixed signs are: Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius.

This month we have one Eclipses: The Partial Solar Eclipse on August 11. This eclipse is visible from North/East Europe, North/West Asia, North in North America, Atlantic, Arctic.


NEW MOON in LEO on 11th August 2018 at 05:57 and a Partial Solar Eclipse: Leo is the drama queen but also the charismatic leader. Most of the people, let’s say population need leaders, whether they fear or admire them. People look to those who have the resilience to stand on the world stage to be observed and judged. You may need to know whom you can trust and believe in.

Because Leo is a fire sign ruled by the Sun and is linked with light and warmth. With the Sun’s light eclipsed by the Moon, there may also be a difference in the quality or transmission of the Leo light. As much as you may attempt to regularize and systematize your lives by giving them your own timetables, the truth is that you are not robots running on computer programmers. This last eclipse of the year beckons you to tune into the diagnostics of the heart and notice what is going on there. Do you hurt? Are you lonely? What does the heart really want for you? Even if your desires sometimes bring pain along the way, the pleasure and satisfaction of fulfilling them may be worth the price of any temporary discomforts.

FULL MOON in PISCES on 26th August at 07:56: The Full Moon often magnifies, bringing matters in front of your eyes, even if you do not want to see. This time the focus is on the inner world, the rich realms of fantasy and vision. The Moon is a feminine energy symbol, so connections with females of all kinds will now tend to be closer and more needed, powerful, or significant. You can use your subtle, psychic, and intuitive levels of perception to find clearer answers and inspirations, especially in Virgo’s realms of work and health. You have opportunity to achieve equilibrium.

Meditation may help you with integrating and consolidating content on the paths you’ve already crossed, as well as offering pointers for the future and your next steps.

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MERCURY transits:

MERCURY is in LEO between until 5 September, including a retrograde period: You are enthusiastic in your quest for knowledge. You are proud of your learning abilities and believe in the saying that learning is fun. You may feel like a a know-it-all person. This is the retrograde cycle of Mercury:

Mercury in retrograde motion in Leo until 18 August 2018

Mercury in direct station in Leo starting with 18 August 2018

Mercury in direct motion in Leo starting with 20 August 2018

VENUS transit:

VENUS is in VIRGO until 7 August: You will seek meaningful relationships with a practical basis. You will want your partner to be precise, neat and punctual. You may expect perfection. You will enjoy having detailed conversations about serious topics. VENUS is in LIBRA between 7 August and 9 September: You have a strong need for relationships. You will also require your relationships to be harmonious, peaceful, and creative. You enjoy having beautiful possessions.

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MARS transits:

MARS is in AQUARIUS and is included a retrograde cycle:

Mars in retrograde motion in Aquarius until 14 August 2018

Mars in retrograde motion in Capricorn starting with 14 August 2018

Mars in direct station in Capricorn starting with 27 August 2018

Mars in direct motion in Capricorn starting with 29 August 2018

Mars in direct motion in Aquarius starting with 12 September 2018

Mars forms a complicated and dynamic square aspect with Uranus on September 18. It is up to you to find new ways of expressing the Martian energy or to make unexpected changes that you have no control at all.

During this retrograde cycle of Mars, it is preferable to avoid extreme sports and events involving imprudent and risk-of-accident actions. Try not to respond to challenges of any kind during this period. Do not rush things, if you see obstacles in your actions, try to find constructive solutions to move forward. The more you resist the changes, the more you will have conflicts with others. Take more care of yourself and avoid surgery especially in the following areas: hips, thighs, femurs, blood vessels (arteries), sciatic nerve, pelvis, pituitary and liver, genital and excretory system, nose, ovary, bladder and the prostate. Also, male activities may encounter problems during the relegation period of Mars: everything related to cars, army, police and so on. The affected zodiac signs are: Aries and Scorpio and in the signs where the planet is retrograde (Aquarius and Capricorn).

JUPITER transits SCORPIO until 8th of November 2018. Until 10 July Jupiter is in retrograde motion. During this retrograde cycle of Jupiter, people tend to learn from their own experiences some faith-related lessons, and situations may arise when certain adjustments are required for some large-scale projects. If you are traveling during these times, try to organize your traveling better and do not panic if you lose your luggage. You will learn not to rely on the help of others and you will become more adaptable to reality. The affected signs are: Virgo, Sagittarius and Scorpio.

SATURN is already in CAPRICORN, until March 21st, 2020.  Saturn is in retrograde cycle:

Saturn in retrograde motion in Capricorn until 7 September 2018

Saturn in direct station in Capricorn starting with 7 September 2018

Saturn in direct motion in Capricorn starting with 9 September 2018

During this retrograde cycle of Saturn, you will feel a slowdown or a jam in certain activities, it depends a lot on what home in the natal chart Saturn in transit, and if Saturn meets the personal planets, then the situation is personalized altogether. You will work harder, or you will make a bigger effort in making plans, and some adjustments or expansions are not excluded for better efficiency. Saturn usually requires a better organization or structure of information. Relationship with certain authorities is complicated, so any action, to be completed, requires patience and perseverance. And do not forget, Saturn demands fairness in everything you do!

URANUS is already in TAURUS, read my article about this transit here: https://goforastrology.com/uranus-ingress-in-taurus-on-15th-of-may/

Starting with 1st of July 2018 I will not make forecast for each zodiac sign anymore. If you need a forecast I will do it only through my CONSULTATION SERVICES. Find more information here: https://goforastrology.com/consultations/

IMPORTANT NOTES: In all my astrological research and interpretations, I use the Whole signs (house system) because it is the oldest house system (used by ancient Greek astrologers) who has proven its real value during history. When I am writing about aspects between planets, I use aspect from sign to sign; I am using a traditional way of interpretation of aspects. An aspect is not a must to be at perfect orb to have an effect. It is enough if we have a planet in a sign that forms an aspect with another planet from another sign. The most powerful aspects are: conjunctions, oppositions, squares and trines. 

I wish you the best transits!

Monica Lazar