Your August Horoscope for Gemini
The date you choose to give birth to a new initiative matters in astrology—it’s the reason we look for the very best aspects possible. When Mercury, Venus, and Mars are retrograde, we tend to feel them more directly than we do the other planets because these three planets orbit closest to earth. (The moon is not classified as a planet and as the earth’s satellite, never retrogrades. The Sun never retrogrades either.) Admittedly, the pace will be slow when these planets are out of phase. If you can’t get a project launched in August, you will have a lovely two weeks in early October, before and after a very friendly full moon, October 9.
Having Mars in your sign, dear Gemini, for so long (and moving direct much of the time) will be a big help to you. You’ll find that VIPs will tend to approve of your ideas more readily and that others will want to follow you wherever you go. Mars will give you energy, courage, and drive that just won’t quit.
With Mars in direct mode, it will feel like you’re having 20 cups of coffee a day, so you will have to learn to pace yourself. During the retrograde, though, things will slow down quite a bit. You might encounter supply chain problems, more frustrating than you may have experienced earlier in the year. For supplies you will need later, order them this month, anticipating that things will take more time and possibly cost a bit more later. The earlier you can put in your order, the happier you will be.
You need to be very productive this month before Mars slows down. You will notice that he will begin to languish as soon as mid-October. Mars’ little brother, Mercury, will retrograde from September 9 to October 2, so we are heading into “slow-mo” periods. Act now!