On August 13th, the Leo Sun trines Saturn Rx in Sagittarius, then conjoins the North Node on August 16th. Saturn’s structure supports Leo’s success and recognition, while the North Node confirms progress. Saturn will damp down some of Leo’s shine, replacing it with patience and determination (especially since Saturn is Rx - this will be a return or second try). The Sun’s inconjunct to Chiron Rx in Pisces (August 20th) will raise doubts about the way forward, but a rational approach (don’t ignore the insecurities but don’t overemphasize them) should help.
Venus in Cancer opposes Pluto Rx in Capricorn on August 15th, and squares Jupiter in Libra on August 17th. This can deliver a potent result or ending - Pluto intensifies what Venus wants, and the opposition suggests projection or challenge. Often, the most intense desire for someone/something is actually a reflection of what you need to develop within yourself. Jupiter amplifies the issue, and can bring exaggerated rewards or extreme behaviour. The August 18th inconjunct between Venus and Saturn is a quiet reminder that there will be some restrictions (feelings of inferiority or denial) whether or not you get what you want.
Aspects to the Sun in your sector of self-expression can solidify a growing potential involving creative work, performance, a new attraction or children/pregnancy. Future goals and official plans can fall into place. Legal matters, publishing, travel or educationare favoured. Hidden insecurities can raise questions about these developments, but if you acknowledge them with a clear-eyed view (ask yourself if they’re rational) you should be ok.
Aspects to Venus in your domestic sector can amplify your desire for success in your personal or professional life. You may want more from family, a partnership or home business, but your wants will conflict with someone else’s influence. If you push too hard and refuse to compromise there is a risk that you could lose what you’ve gained. Pay attention to the balance of power, and be grateful for any successes you achieve. External rules or ethics may be restraining influences.
Aspects to the Sun in your domestic sector can stabilize home finances, a home business or plans for buying/selling/relocating. The next stage of domestic/family progress is solidifying, so don’t allow social insecurities or unhealthy competition to throw you off track. You’re making progress that’s slow but steady - trust this.
Aspects to Venus in your communication sector suggest a powerful statement or request. You may feel compelled to say “yes” or you could be the one doing the compelling. There’s a mix of magnetic temptation and the sense that “no” is not an option. If you’re on the receiving end, know that you don’t have to agree to anything you’re not totally comfortable with. This includes a financial agreement. If you’re pushing your ideas on someone else, don’t overplay your hand- you could push them away. Success is possible if you mix compelling words/solutions with a soft sell. Pay attention to financial and emotional boundaries.
Aspects to the Sun in your communication sector can confirm a commitment, promise or agreement between two people. Future goals are favoured, as well as receptivity to ideas. Excellent for business discussions, or personal discussions that require maturity and foresight. The one spot of tension may involve career goals or issues around success/ambition. Discussions may touch on an insecurity in these areas - openly acknowledging these issues will be beneficial.
Aspects to Venus in your sector of personal security can stir up jealousy, obsessive attraction or power battles (in a partnership) over money. A new attraction can push past certain limits. Or, the urge to spend/make yourself feel better can push you to overdo it. In a relationship, one person may feel denied, and could act out. The urge to give/spend everything could have unpleasant consequences - practice a bit of restraint, especially if you’re feeling that you must have something/someone. Consider if what you’re missing can be supplied by yourself.
Aspects to the Sun in your sector of personal resources can confirm a solid work/financial opportunity, while aligning your vision with a more secure future. Your disciplined habits and calm attention to what needs improvement will pay dividends, even as you struggle with the occasional moment of doubt or questions about how far you can reach. Slow, steady ambition is key.
Aspects to Venus in your sign can bring conflicts in a domestic relationship to a head. Tension around expansion, relocation or home improvements can be intense, even if developments are encouraging. Your partner may have more power, or could be pushing for bigger changes than you’re prepared for. Pay attention to a specific health or work issue that’s being revisited - limits in this area could make you feel less than, but you’re being encouraged to set boundaries and strengthen your resolve. Too, there may be a powerful new attraction that seems to offer everything you want - know that this is simply a reflection of what you already have, but need to develop within yourself.
Aspects to the Sun in your sign can solidify plans for a creative work, new romance, children/pregnancy or anything that asks you to put yourself front and centre. Success is favoured - watch for a solid confirmation that you’re on the right path and your hard work/persistence has paid off. Private doubts involving money or intimacy shouldn’t be ignored, but don’t let them undermine your progress and confidence. You’re moving in the right direction.
Aspects to Venus in your hidden sector can stir up a secret obsession, intense attraction or want that surprises you with its power. The more it’s hidden or ignored, the stronger it will be - full awareness is recommended, so you can deal with it. An idea, conversation or announcement will be powered by this, and can be wonderfully creative and impactful as you access private sources of inspiration. Or, if you’re not fully conscious of what’s going on, you can say too much or expect something that has zero basis in reality. Honour your limits and look for proof to back up the promise. Also, consider that you may not be able to have everything you want.
Aspects to the Sun in your hidden sector can solidify a background plan or dream, especially involving home, family or a home business. The gut feeling that’s pulling you in a certain direction is correct, although you’ll have to deal with some awkward partnership issues. In some cases, an ending can open a positive new door that allows you to create the foundation for your new life.
Aspects to Venus in your social sector can raise issues of jealousy, competition and comparison with friends or groups. Who has more, or who attracts more, can create an obsession with what you don’t have. Or, it can spur you to make the most of your talents. In some cases, these aspects can indicate the successful result for a public launch, as you attract lucrative attention. A compulsive new attraction can manifest in a social setting. Watch for issues of projection - this person surely has a dramatic impact on you, but they may just be reflecting something you’re trying to develop within yourself. No matter what happens, it’s important that you continue to honour your domestic responsibilities. If you feel like home/family is not giving you enough, another person may seem like the answer. But it always comes back to you.
Aspects to the Sun in your social sector support the slow, steady growth of a friendship, public endeavour or group association. One person might prove to be an important guide to your future. Or, you can solidify your public position with a mature statement that proves you’ve got what it takes. Excellent for a public launch, publication or speech. The only trouble spot will consist of some practical details or work issues that could undermine you - make sure you have all the basics covered.
Aspects to Venus in your career sector (including the square to Jupiter in your sign) suggest a successful result - a promotion, new job or moment of professional recognition. However, big change (and a possible escalation of work versus domestic issues) is also in the mix. Watch for exaggerated reactions and sudden endings. Success could be mixed with loss. No matter what happens, keep your responses civil and professional. Others will be watching, and your professional image will be impacted.
Aspects to the Sun in your career sector can solidify a lucrative opportunity that you’ve been working towards. A new job/position, source of income or way to promote yourself shows great potential, as long as it’s built on your continued discipline and hard work. This is not a quick win, and you’ll also have to deal with some doubts about whether or not you have what it takes to be successful. You do have what it takes- keep moving forward, slowly and steadily.
Aspects to Venus in your sector of opportunities can present a powerful result in the areas of travel, long-distance romance, education, legal matters or publishing. There could be a last-minute win, or a surprising success. Too, you may find yourself pushing for more than you’re entitled to - pay attention to financial limits and don’t try to jump ahead.
Aspects to the Sun in your sector of opportunities (including the trine to Saturn Rx in your sign) can confirm your next move around travel, legal matters, education, publishing or exploration. The new development will be defined by your focus and hard work. Extra responsibilities in your life will contribute to this. As you look towards the future, don’t allow old insecurities or family difficulties to throw you off track. Acknowledge that you’re still dealing with a wound (you may need to tread lightly around certain family issues) but don’t get sucked back into the past. You’re not the person that you once were.
Aspects to Venus in your sector of shared resources can stir up a passionate and obsessive result in the areas of debts, taxes, loans, your partner’s finances or intimacy. There may be a struggle for control, or a confrontation based on what you feel you must keep. Know that you don’t have full control over this, so don’t try to call all the shots. There is also the possibility of a financial gift or bonus. A relationship turning point can bring the two of you closer together, or, an existing crack may widen to and you lose what you’ve been trying to maintain. Positive or negative results will depend on both partners’ willingness to compromise and grow together. The inconjunct to Saturn Rx in your sign is a hint that you may won’t get everything you want, even if the results are positive. Don’t push for more than the other person can give, and watch your spending.
Aspects to the Sun in your sector of shared resources can solidify a private contract/promise between you and your partner, or confirm progress in the areas of debts, taxes or loans. You should feel like you’re on solid ground, although this will be happening behind the scenes. If sensitive issues/worries come up during discussions, make sure to address them but don’t allow them to undermine your progress.
Aspects to Venus in your partnership sector (including the opposition to Pluto Rx in your sign) can introduce a potent new relationship, or bring an existing relationship to a crucial turning point. Results or endings will be triggered by you - you have the power, although (if you’re projecting) it may seem as if the other person is responsible for these changes. Dynamic growth and expansion, in a personal or business relationship, is a strong possibility. But first, you may need to put an end to a certain partnership dynamic. Endings and enforced boundaries won’t be pleasant, but they’re necessary. In some cases, you may have to deal with subversive competition or sugar-coated challenges.
Aspects to the Sun in your partnership sector can solidify a new relationship (business or personal) or mark the next chapter in an existing partnership. A friendship could move forward, as the two of you build another layer of trust and mutual acceptance. For some, these influences could simply indicate a quiet shift in the approach to partnerships, even if you’re single - there will be an awareness of how you can attract others who bring warmth and joy into your life. No matter how these influences play out, the general vibe will be a growing sense of stability and confidence regarding who is in your life, and who you’d like to attract. If fears about being vulnerable come up, acknowledge them (and make the necessary financial or emotional adjustments) but don’t shut the door that’s opening.
Aspects to Venus in your sector of routine can hi-light a health or work result. A diagnosis or turning point (where you see that you must change the way you’ve been giving to others or treating yourself) may involve the loss of something that you weren’t fully aware of. At the same time, you should see vibrant progress in the areas of travel, education, legal matters, publishing or exploration. One door closes and another opens. In some cases, a particular health or work issue may reach an intense peak as you confront it. Issues with co-workers can involve subversive power plays. External rules or limits will also be a factor, and you won’t be able to sidestep them. However, don’t allow the judgements of others to undermine your progress.
Aspects to the Sun in your sector of routine can confirm a new work routine/job/health regime. Improvements, positive new habits or solutions may be featured, although the inconjunct to Chiron Rx in your sign could trigger some questions about your ability to keep up the pace. Know that you’re on the right track, those in authority have confidence in you, and your future goals are solid.
Aspects to Venus in your sector of self-expression can involve an attraction/flirtation with compulsive undertones. You may feel like you’re not in complete control of who you want or who you’re attracting. Too, your desire to gain recognition for a creative work, or in a social setting, can lead to unexpected results - you may attract a potent mix of success, jealousy, manipulation and rewards. There will be a temptation to push a situation to its limits, in order to gain love and attention from others. Try to avoid extreme responses - you will run into restrictions and judgements that impact your reputation.