A Note from Susan Miller
August will be a month in contrasts. On one hand, with two retrograde planets, Mars and Mercury, the month will proceed slowly. There is no use in trying to push your favorite projects forward, for your efforts won’t work and you will just get more frustrated.
All planets go retrograde, but the three that orbit closest to earth, namely Mercury, Venus, and Mars, are the ones we feel the most strongly when retrograde. Now that Mars and Mercury are napping, you will do best by looking back to examine how things have gone so far for you this year.
Your Horoscope by Susan Miller
Of all the signs, you are most in the headlines. One reason is that you have just come through a full moon lunar eclipse on July 27 in Aquarius, 5 degrees, that helped you reorder your priorities and to see your positive qualities in a new light. Often we grow in maturity and talent, but fail to see that we are evolving in life, and eclipses help us catch up and point to a future direction. This full moon came conjunct warrior Mars and in very hard angle to Uranus in Taurus, indicating hard truths about the character of someone involved in your home.
If your birthday falls on January 24, plus or minus four days, you felt that eclipse directly. The same is true if you have the natal moon in Aquarius or Aquarius rising at 4 degrees, plus or minus five degrees.
You seem to have come to a final conclusion at that time. It may be you feel it’s time to move house, or make any other dramatic changes in your life, possibly in your career. Uranus in this position often points to a complete break. Eclipses bring a floodlight of truth to a situation, giving you an eureka moment where suddenly a relationship or situation that never quite made sense to you, bingo, suddenly does, for at eclipse time you were given the full picture.
Mars conjunct the moon is a painful aspect and points to a change in the domestic condition. Now that you recently started to host Uranus, the planet of sudden change in your house of home, a move, possibly to a completely different area, seems likely either now or in the near future.
The moon also points to your mother, and her well-being. If you haven’t called your mother in the past week, it would be good idea to do so now. One Aquarian told me her contractor suddenly walked out in the middle of a project, having been paid up front the full amount he had requested. He had come highly recommended, but clearly something must be going on in his life to suddenly walk out without warning. The house she is renovating is not nearly finished and she has no choice but to hire another contractor, incurring more costs.
Your ruler, Uranus, now in your home and property sector, can bring volatile, erratic situations – this one certainly fits the bill. She will have little choice but to go to court, but I do feel that Aquarians have such lovely aspects for seeing money at month’s end, it may be worth trying to get much of the unused money back at that time. She might be able to reason with her contractor to make a settlement. There is a lot of her savings at stake. If you are in a similar situation, the same advice fits for you.