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Astrology of August 2022 – Mars, North Node, Uranus In Taurus

August starts with a BANG – the BANG being the once-in-a lifetime, much-anticipated Mars-North Node-Uranus conjunction in Taurus.

Yes, it’s finally happening.

Mars, North Node and Uranus are unpredictable, volatile, and change-oriented. Breakthroughs and paradigm shifts are likely. There’s a sense of urgency in the air. Something is about to happen.

Follow your intuition. Mars will give you that extra push to take action and stand for what really matters.

Let’s have a look at the most important transits of the month:

August 1st 2022 – Mars Conjunct North Node And Uranus

On August 1st, Mars joins North Node and Uranus at 18° Taurus.

The North Node-Uranus conjunction has been building up for months now – but it’s Mars, the planet of action, that will push the trigger. This is when things will actually happen.

It’s futile to predict what will happen when we have a Uranus transit.

Best course of action? Pay attention. Be aware. Say yes to opportunities.

The North Node is our uncomfort zone, so don’t wait to “be ready” or “be convinced” of something. Recognize your anxiety and follow Mars’ lead. Whatever happens is for your highest good.

On August 4th, 2022 Mercury enters Virgo.

Mercury in Virgo is the only placement where a planet is both in domicile and exaltation. This means that Mercury feels very good in Virgo. In Virgo, Mercury gets to do what Mercury does best: think, analyze, organize, articulate, communicate.

And considering that thinking and communication (Mercury) are SO important in our everyday life, Mercury’s transit through Virgo is good news for everyone.

This is our opportunity to tap into Mercury’s superpowers to sort out loose ends, solve communication problems, and figure things out.

August 11th, 2022 – Venus Enters Leo

Drumroll, please! On August 11th, 2022 Venus enters Leo.

Venus in Leo is a “look at me” Venus. This means that our feelings and emotional displays will be set on high for the next few weeks. Venus in Leo encourages us to make a statement about our wants and desires.

This is our opportunity to be honest about how we feel, to let others know it! You don’t want to be subtle when Venus is in Leo. Say what you want. Say how you feel. Your authentic expression will encourage others to do the same.

On August 12th, 2022 we have a Full Moon at 19° Aquarius.

The Full Moon in Aquarius is conjunct Saturn and square Uranus and the Nodes. This Full Moon will feel sober and heavy – it will show us where we need to get our act together, behave like an adult, and take charge of our destiny.

The good thing about a Full Moon conjunct Saturn in Saturn’s sign (Aquarius) is that it carries a very strong manifesting energy. Moon + Saturn in its sign makes things happen. This is when some of our most important projects may come to life. Hard work will pay off.

On August 20th, 2022 Mars enters Gemini. Mars in Gemini is one of the most important transits of the year, because Mars will spend a loooong period of time in Gemini, due to its retrograde.

Are you ready for 7 months of Mars in Gemini?

All Mars retrogrades are interesting, but I have the feeling that this one will be particularly interesting.

Mars in Gemini is the most impatient Mars placement. Mars in Gemini can’t stay still, but when retrograde, Mars will be forced to slow down, reflect and be patient.

As always, the triggered area of your chart will come into focus. This time we’re talking about 8°-25° Gemini.

Mars only goes retrograde on October 30th, 2022 (we will have a special report about Mars retrograde closer to the date), but nevertheless pay attention to any themes that come up on the day of the ingress, August 20th. It’s very likely these themes will come under scrutiny in the next few months.

On August 23rd, 2022 the Sun enters Virgo. Happy birthday to all Virgos out there!

Whether you live in the Northern or in the Southern Hemisphere, Virgo is the “get ready for the next season” time of the year.

Virgo’s role is to ensure that our affairs are set in order – the harvest has been safely gathered, and we’re prepared for the next chapter of our lives. The Virgo season is the best time of the year to fix what’s not working, get organized, and do self-development work.

On August 25th, 2022 Uranus goes retrograde at 18° Taurus.

Uranus is still flared up by its encounter with destiny (North Node) – now it’s time to revisit the Uranus-North Node conjunction themes, helping us make sense of what happened.

Uranus is the planet of awareness – it’s the magnifying glass that helps us see what we couldn’t otherwise see.

When Uranus is direct, this awareness comes from the world outside – through messages, events, or other people. When Uranus is retrograde, the awareness comes from the inside.

In the next few months, some light bulbs will switch on. If you have planets or angles between 14°-18° of Taurus, Uranus retrograde will influence you directly.

August 26th, 2022 – Mercury Enters Libra

Are you too opinionated, or on the contrary, too accommodating? Do you jump to conclusions or do you take lots of time to make up your mind?

The keyword for Mercury in Libra – and for any planet in Libra – is balance.

In the Air sign of Libra, Mercury becomes inclusive, diplomatic, and people-oriented. Mercury in Libra’s goal? To find common ground. This is a great transit for negotiations, reaching agreements, and finding win-win outcomes.

Mercury will be in Libra for a long time (until the end of October!), since it goes retrograde next month. This means that the area of your life that is Libra-ruled will come into focus in the next couple of months. More will follow about Mercury retrograde in Libra in next month’s forecast.

August 27th, 2022 – New Moon In Virgo

On August 27th, 2022 we will have a New Moon at 4° Virgo.

The New Moon is 3 minutes away from a perfect square to Mars in Gemini. Mars squares normally bring tension and conflict.

Thankfully, Mars is also part of a beautiful grand Air trine with Mercury (the New Moon ruler) and Pluto.

Yes, the New Moon in Virgo will push our buttons. Yes, the New Moon in Virgo will stir some uncomfortable conversations. But we can work it out! If Mercury gets away with talking, and doing nothing – Mars doesn’t. Mars is the action planet.

Now that you’ve spoken your truth, what are you going to do about it?

Astro Butterfly

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