Horoscopes for August 12th, 2018 to August 19th, 2018

Overview

A week of trines, which means smooth energy and natural (as opposed to forced) events. 

Venus and the South Node

August 12th brings a trine between Venus in Libra and the Aquarius South Node. The South Node is the past, and when Venus makes an aspect, you could revisit a past relationship or habitual relationship issue. The ease of the trine suggests an unforced connection. Venus is also making a sextile to the Leo North Node (path forward) so that past connection will enable the progress of this issue. 

This aspect refers back to Venus’ trine with Mars Rx in Aquarius from August 7th: repeat/reviewed actions harmonized with what you wanted. Those actions (or romantic connection) will lead to the Venus/South Node developments as a smooth transition from past to future takes place. 

Grand Earth Trine

August 12th to 17th features a Grand Earth Trine, as Pluto Rx in Capricorn trines Ceres (nurturing) in Virgo and Juno (partnership agreements) in Taurus. Pluto and Ceres (in any aspect to each other) indicate the cycle of nurturing, growth and loss (endings), but the trine means this will happen naturally. And, it will be part of a necessary evolution that leads to the stability and growth (Earth) of a relationship or contract. Overall, this Grand Trine suggests a powerful moment of transition and the commitment to something solid. 

Mercury Direct

Mercury stations direct in Leo on August 19th, ending the retrograde period that began on July 26th. This can indicate answers, clarity and progress in all Mercury-ruled matters (all forms of communication, short journeys, plans, decisions, documents, research, diagnoses). 

Jupiter Trine Neptune

Also on August 19th, the last of three trines between Jupiter in Scorpio and Neptune in Pisces occurs. The path of least resistance is activated once again - growth/opportunity/optimism (Jupiter) encourage a dream/fantasy (Neptune Rx). One enables the other by dissolving boundaries (Neptune) and pushing the limits (Jupiter).

This is a potent but sneaky influence, because it happens smoothly and sometimes unexpectedly. Healing and deep intimacy are possible, but so is addiction, regression and avoidance of reality. Any submersive matter can expand, and while Jupiter usually feels good (whether or not it's actually good for you) sometimes a Jupiter-triggered event can feature immersion in deep sorrow or loss (especially with Scorpio). But Jupiter is also about hope for the future - something to keep in mind if this third trine swamps you. No matter what happens, you are not stuck. These are fluid energies, and Jupiter presses forwards while Neptune transcends.   

Aries

Venus in your partnership sector trine the South Node builds on August 7th’s Mars Rx/Venus trine: watch for a reconnect (via friends, groups or social media) with a romantic partner from the past. This could be a friends/lovers scenario where the line between the two was never quite established. Perhaps it’s time to wrap that up. Too,  this influence can help you make the most of all social connections (and gain recognition)  as you establish a more personal vibe. 

The Grand Earth Trine activates your sector of personal resources (Juno) your sector of routine (Ceres) and your career sector (Pluto Rx). Work and finances look good as changes to your career/professional image empower health or work methods. This can solidify a lucrative financial agreement. This energy is all about finding your power as you nurture what’s best for you (including a self-improvement regime). 

Mercury direct in your sector of self-expression signals progress on a creative project, new attraction or issue with children/pregnancy. You may find your public voice or receive an inspired idea/happy answer. 

Jupiter in your sector of shared resources trine Neptune Rx reactivates potentials from Dec 2nd, 2017 and May 25th, 2018. This is your last chance to tap into a healing current of internal support or private resources. Intimacy or shared finances can increase, but so can an addiction or escapist behaviour. 

Taurus

Venus in your sector of routine trine the South Node builds on August 7th’s Mars Rx/Venus trine: a career opportunity could come to fruition, based on a co-worker relationship or your efforts to help another. A work relationship from the past could be reactivated, with an emphasis on the balance of service versus appreciation. What you do for others will be noticed.  

The Grand Earth Trine activates Juno in your sign, Ceres in your sector of self-expression and Pluto Rx in your opportunities sector. A partnership or contract can flourish, as attraction, mutual celebration, children or creativity is enhanced. There’s much room for future growth - shared beliefs will empower you both as you join forces to create something special. 

Mercury direct in your domestic sector indicates progress around a family discussion, relocation or details about your dwelling/home business. Information from the past (including your childhood) may be key. 

Jupiter in your partnership sector trine Neptune Rx  reactivates potentials from Dec 2nd, 2017 and May 25th, 2018. Relationship growth based on shared social ideals can continue, and all social connections will flow along the path of least resistance. This can be positive or negative, depending on where that path leads - misleading promises/expectations can be an issue, but so can mutual optimism with a “dream come true” feeling. 

Gemini

Venus in your sector of self-expression trine the South Node builds on August 7th’s Mars Rx/Venus trine: an opportunity (involving travel, education, legal matters publishing or exploration) can come to fruition via your creative efforts or the attention you attract. Going further (especially outside your comfort zone) can finally pay off. 

The Grand Earth Trine activates your domestic sector (Ceres) your sector of shared resources (Pluto Rx) and your hidden sector (Juno). A domestic relationship or family issues can stabilize, thanks to behind-the-scenes transformations, a change in ingrained habits and a private or unspoken agreement. Private matters will intensify, providing you with a sense of security  - the deeper you go regarding sensitive issues, the more benefits you’ll reap. This could be about solidifying trust between you and another. 

Mercury direct in your communication sector can give your focus, communication skills and knowledge a real boost. Watch for answers/news you’ve been waiting for, or progress in an ongoing conversation. You may also find that it’s easier to make yourself heard. 

Jupiter in your sector of routine trine Neptune Rx reactivates potentials from Dec 2nd, 2017 and May 25th, 2018. A work situation or opportunity can once again gain momentum - watch for a professional ideal or soothing sense of acknowledgment for your efforts. However, if things have been stagnant or unsatisfying, you may be placated by false promises from management, or find it easy to slide into a comforting but unhealthy routine. 

Cancer

Venus in your domestic sector trine the South Node builds on August 7th’s Mars Rx/Venus trine: domestic finances, a domestic partnership or your excavation of past/family issues can progress smoothly and favourably. There could be a confirmation of love/devotion. Too, you could access deeper sources of trust in someone else, which will allow to you develop trust in yourself and your ability to flourish. 

The Grand Earth Trine activates your communication sector (Ceres) your partnership sector (Pluto Rx) and your social sector (Juno). A key relationship conversation, or relationship communication in general will intensify and stabilize, as you and another explore deeply honest and grounded discussions. A public agreement may be part of this, or acceptance of the changes that one partner is going through. Relationship transformations (or an ending) should occur smoothly - this will unfold naturally. 

Mercury direct in your sector of personal resources suggests progress regarding discussions about salary, essential needs or self-esteem. It will be easier for you to clearly state what you want, and financial details can fall into place. Your vision of your financial future can also gain strength as you see what you have to do next. 

Jupiter in your sector of self-expression trine Neptune Rx reactivates potentials from Dec 2nd, 2017 and May 25th, 2018. A new attraction, creative efforts or issues involving children/pregnancy can once again manifest a window of possibility, temptation or longing. There could be a dream-come-true opportunity that you simply have to move towards. Or, a fantasy/addiction could take hold. What’s beckoning is desirable, but it’s up to you to decide if it’s healthy.  

Leo

Venus in your communication sector trine the South Node builds on August 7th’s Mars Rx/Venus trine: a habitual or past relationship discussion can be pleasant/flirtatious but it’s also a good way of wrapping up a lingering issue (it can be resolved with harmony and grace). If you have something to say, this is the ideal time. 

The Grand Earth Trine activates your sector of personal resources (Ceres) your sector of routine (Pluto Rx) and your career sector (Juno). Major changes to health or work routines will be supported by a powerful business partnership, or your agreement to let go of what’s old/unproductive. Security and/or finances can flourish, based on your willingness to empower healthy and productive work/health routines and make the necessary upgrades. 

Mercury direct in your sign signals progress and/or answers around anything that’s been delayed, reviewed or repeated. It’s time to run with what you know, because this is the final answer. Mercury direct can also give you more control of what you’re saying, writing or researching. 

Jupiter in your domestic sector trine Neptune Rx reactivates potentials from Dec 2nd, 2017 and May 25th, 2018. Domestic finances, a family situation or issues from the past will once gain move along the path of least resistance  - this will feel natural and habitual. However, much depends on the quality of of this path; it could feature unhealthy family/historical patterns or an opportunity to increase a private area of abundance. Too, you could grow beyond old/undermining family history, if you’re ready to let go. 

Virgo

Venus in your sector of personal resources trine the South Node builds on August 7th’s Mars Rx/Venus trine: financial or emotional security can bloom, as you bring a work or health matter to fruition. The key will be hooking into an ongoing shift that’s urging you to detach from unproductive habits and limiting visions of what your life could be. There’s more that you could be doing. 

The Grand Earth Trine activates Ceres in your sign, Pluto Rx in your sector of self-expression and Juno in your sector of opportunities. A key issue that you’ve been nurturing (self-care, your image, physical appearance or identity) can flourish as you align yourself with an intensified urge to create/celebrate/express your true self or talents. This will attract those who want to work with you and support your higher ideals. A lucrative partnership is possible. 

Mercury direct in your hidden sector may be subtle, but know that a background issue/secret/unspoken purpose is gaining strength and clarity. There can be an increased understanding of dreams/intuitive flashes as you connect the dots. 

Jupiter in your communication sector trine Neptune Rx reactivates potentials from Dec 2nd, 2017 and May 25th, 2018. A partnership issue can be revisited. This may be a promise, illusion, ideal or deeply empathetic discussion. Think back to the last two dates - did the discussion reveal something solid, or was it smoke and mirrors? You’re looking for something real that you can dive into - an area of deep empathy, mutual healing or optimism that will sustain you. 

Libra

Venus in your sign trine the South Node builds on August 7th’s Mars Rx/Venus trine: watch for a moment of opportunity involving a romantic attraction, creative project, celebration or children/pregnancy. You can attract what you want as events unfold naturally, and a situation that’s been developing comes to a culmination. An attraction from the past can also resurface. 

The Grand Earth trine activates your hidden sector (Ceres) your domestic sector (Pluto Rx) and your sector of shared resources (Juno). A domestic partnership, private agreement or home/family finances can solidify as you tap into an ongoing transformation. A loss or ending may be featured, but it should unfold in a way that’s healing, while confirming a deeper source of security. 

Mercury direct in your social sector signals progress/answers involving friends, groups or your public image. A public announcement (that you’ve been waiting for) could be made, or you could finally resolve an issue with a friend/acquaintance. If you’ve been waiting to make a public statement, now’s the time. 

Jupiter in your sector of personal resources trine Neptune Rx reactivates potentials from Dec 2nd, 2017 and May 25th, 2018. You could get another shot at a lucrative source of income, based on gradual shifts in your work routine. The process of releasing and healing unproductive daily habits can significantly boost your security -watch for an easy flow between cause and effect. However, if you’ve had issues with addictions or avoidance of reality, this influence can one again enable undermining habits. 

Scorpio

Venus in your hidden sector trine the South Node builds on August 7th’s Mars Rx/Venus trine: watch for a secret attraction/desire or hidden potential to unfold, along with habits based on childhood/family history. This could be a moment of gentle fulfillment, however, if your grip on reality is not secure, you may also find that a fantasy/delusion is enabled. It will feel quite natural, but you may be temporarily regressing. Much depends on the quality of your family history. 

The Grand Earth Trine activates your communication sector (Pluto Rx) your partnership sector (Juno) and your social sector (Ceres). A relationship agreement can be solidified and deep honesty will be part of it. You may be insisting on an all-or-nothing commitment, or at least an intense agreement. All relationship agreements (social and romantic) can benefit from this, as you tap into a profound idea that feels essential. Others will respond to your passion and conviction. 

Mercury direct in your career sector signals progress regarding a job search, discussion with management or a business launch. Professional details can fall into place, and you may finally receive an answer you’ve been waiting for. Also good for making a professional announcement that requires significant public attention. 

Jupiter in your sign trine Neptune Rx reactivates potentials from Dec 2nd, 2017 and May 25th, 2018. Once again, you reach a moment of ultimate opportunity regarding a creative project, new romance, performance or children/pregnancy. Events can flow smoothly in your favour, but if you’ve been taking something for granted or overindulging in escapist/unhealthy behaviour, these tendencies can also be exaggerated. 

Sagittarius

Venus in your social sector trine the South Node builds on August 7th’s Mars Rx/Venus trine: watch for light, easy social connections/conversations with some possible flirtatious touches. Fantastic for a launch, making a public appearance or simply kicking back and enjoying good company. There may be social connections from the past, or an easy culmination of an idea/discussion. 

The Grand Earth Trine activates your sector of personal resources (Pluto Rx) your sector of routine (Juno) and your career sector (Ceres). A lucrative work opportunity can be successfully nurtured, but the key will be a partnership or agreement that’s rooted in your daily life or work routines. This could be a personal or professional partnership, but someone else’s support (or what you do for them) will be key. 

Mercury direct in your sector of opportunities indicates progress regarding travel, education, legal matters or publishing. Big-picture ideas can finally gain traction, and future plans (or legal decisions) can move forward. 

Jupiter in your hidden sector trine Neptune Rx reactivates potentials from Dec 2nd, 2017 and May 25th, 2018. A private potential/ideal or area of healing can once again flow forward, with an emphasis on releasing the past or finding hope in family history. Too, this could be a very private time of retreat. However, if family history/illness/addictions have a strong pull, these too can be emphasized - watch for escapist behaviour and the enabling of a fantasy. 

Capricorn

Venus in your career sector trine the South Node builds on August 7th’s Mars Rx/Venus trine: easy and lucrative developments regarding a professional relationship or your professional image are possible. Strategic connections and social skills are key here - your security can improve (and a financial issue can work out in your favour) as you play the professional game. 

The Grand Earth Trine activates Pluto Rx in your sign, Juno in your sector of self-expression and Ceres in your opportunities sector. Your power, persuasion and focus on a partnership or creative agreement can take it and you further. You’re the driver as Pluto indicates that ongoing transformations intensify your desire for success and future growth. 

Mercury direct in your sector of shared resources signals clarity regarding shared finances or intimacy. A sensitive conversation or psychological exploration can now gain traction as research, uncomfortable questions or deep honesty pay off. 

Jupiter in your social sector trine Neptune Rx reactivates potentials from Dec 2nd, 2017 and May 25th, 2018. A social promise, ideal or interaction can once again open some idealistic pathways regarding what you want to hear or say. Excellent if you’re making a public announcement, because your words will have a certain magic. Also great for relating to others on an empathetic level. However, you can also get caught up in a social fantasy that enables rose coloured glasses. Make certain that what’s being promised will be followed up on. 

Aquarius

Venus in your opportunities sector trine the South Node in your sign builds on August 7th’s Mars Rx/Venus trine: watch for good things in the areas of long-distance romance, travel, education, legal matters or publishing. Something you’ve been hoping for may finally come to fruition, and much will be dependent on your ability to reach out and connect with others on an equal basis. Watch for opportunities to cooperate and go further. 

The Grand Earth Trine activates your hidden sector (Pluto Rx) your domestic sector (Juno) and your sector of shared resources (Ceres). A domestic partnership or agreement involving home/family can solidify, even as you release something involving money or control. Your ability to let go, trust and decide that a certain habit/attitude is going to be relegated to the past will be key. 

Mercury direct in your partnership sector suggests that a relationship discussion, or reconnection with someone from the past, can now move forward. There may be an ending, or the start of a bold new chapter. Too, you could find that your efforts to compromise finally succeed. 

Jupiter in your career sector trine Neptune Rx reactivates potentials from Dec 2nd, 2017 and May 25th, 2018. Changes on the job can encourage financial expansion, or keep you stuck in a comfortable but ultimately unhealthy rut. Much depends on your ability to release old habits involving money and self-esteem. Jupiter can enable what’s new and growing, or what’s outdated but comfortable. 

Pisces

Venus in your sector of shared resources trine the South Node builds on August 7th’s Mars Rx/Venus trine: what you share in the areas of intimacy or finances can lead to a culmination that takes you from hidden/secret to open and part of your daily life. Your deeper connection with someone, or your ability trust and balance your desires with someone else’s, can enable smooth progress regarding what you’re trying to make real. 

The Grand Earth Trine activates your communication sector (Juno) your partnership sector (Ceres) and your social sector (Pluto Rx). A written or verbal agreement can nurture cooperative efforts, which will in turn empower your social connections. This will happen even as you’re in the process of saying goodbye or moving away from old social identifications. Excellent for all agreements and commitments where a one-on-one connection is nurtured. 

Mercury direct in your sector of routine indicates clear solutions, improvements or pertinent information about a health or work issue. The details can fall into place about what you have to do next, or what needs to be prioritized. 

Neptune Rx in your sign trine Jupiter reactivates potentials from Dec 2nd, 2017 and May 25th, 2018. Expansion and opportunity lie before you once again, in the areas of travel, education, legal matters, beliefs or publishing. A dream can seem possible, or an ideal can gain momentum. However, make sure that your ideal has some basis in reality - this energy can also enable a fantasy or grandiose belief.