It’s August, so we are in full Leo season! Apart from some Saturn oppositions early this month, which are always a bit challenging, August 2021 is a month to look forward to.
We have a record number of planets in their home sign: Sun in Leo, Mercury in Virgo, Venus in Libra, and Saturn in Aquarius, which means that we have a lot of dignified energy to work with.
The Full Moon in Aquarius is really special too, since it is conjunct the Great benefic Jupiter!
And the Grand Earth Trines that the planets in Virgo make with Uranus in Taurus and Pluto in Capricorn will help us materialize our ideas and projects. Things are finally starting to happen.
Are you excited?
Let’s take a closer look at the most important transits of the month:
August 1st, 2021 – Sun Conjunct Mercury
On August 1st, 2021 Sun is conjunct Mercury at 9° Leo. This is the “Full Moon” phase of the current Mercury cycle that started on June 10th, 2021 (when Mercury retrograde was conjunct the Sun and the Gemini Eclipse).
If you’re still processing that eclipse in June, the Sun-Mercury conjunction on August 1st will bring you much-needed clarity.
This mid-cycle conjunction is opposite Saturn, so the revelations the Sun and Mercury will bring will require emotional maturity and discernment. If at times you feel at odds with society, keep in mind that any struggle, any conflict is an opportunity to understand yourself, and your place in the world better.
August 8th, 2021 – New Moon In Leo
On August 8th, 2021, we have a New Moon at 16° Leo. The New Moon is conjunct Mercury, it is square Uranus and opposite Saturn. This is a very important lunation, because it directly activates the Saturn-Uranus square.
If, until now Saturn square Uranus was something out there, outside of ourselves that happened to others, things suddenly turn personal.
Initially, we may feel in between a rock and a hard place. The questions are the same: who am I, really? What makes me different from others? What’s my place in the world?
You may not have all the answers yet, but make an effort and stay with the tension. Sometimes the things that we have the greatest resistance towards can lead to our greatest breakthroughs.
August 11th, 2021 – Mercury Enters Virgo
On August 11th, 2021 Mercury enters his favorite sign: Virgo. Mercury in Virgo is really special because it is the only placement where a planet is both exalted and in domicile. This means that Mercury feels really really good in Virgo.
Mercury in Virgo is as witty and quick as Mercury in Gemini, but it also brings the analytical, practical Virgoan qualities to the table.
No wonder many scientists, researchers, linguists, writers and intellectuals of any kind have this placement. When Mercury is in Virgo, we too have the chance to tap into this energy. If you have a Mercury project in mind now it’s time to make it happen!
August 16th, 2021 – Venus Enters Libra
“When love comes to town”. The Goddess of love and relationships is at home in Libra. No matter what your Venus sign is, you will love Venus in Libra.
Your relationships will improve, because Venus in Libra just knows what makes people tick.
You will feel better about yourself too, because Libra brings balance and promotes a healthy relationship with your feelings. Venus is such an important planet, because it tells us how we feel about life, it describes our quality of life in general. When Venus is at home in Libra, the world feels like a good place to be in.
August 18th, 2021 – Mercury Conjunct Mars
“Show me the details!” On August 18th, 2021, Mercury is conjunct Mars at 16° Virgo. This transit is great for verbal expression of any kind, to voice your opinions, do research, and go deep into a topic.
Mercury is in domicile AND exaltation in Virgo so it is operating at its full capacity. You can’t get a better transit for bringing your Mercury ideas to life.
The great thing about Mercury conjunct Mars is that this time you’re not only talking about your ideas… you also take action. And when Mercury and Mars also trine Uranus in Taurus, you know you’re up for some exciting developments.
You will especially benefit from this transit if you have personal planets in Earth signs.
August 19th, 2021 – Uranus Goes Retrograde
On August 19th, 2021 Uranus goes retrograde at 13° Taurus. When outer planets like Uranus go retrograde, their energy is intensified. So from a few days before, and a few days after August 19th, you can expect Uranus serendipities, revelations and illuminating insights.
Uranus brings clarity even – and especially – when it goes retrograde. Uranus’ station will make you more aware of the subtle energies and information that surround you all the time, but are usually more difficult to access.
When you tap into Uranus’ energies, when you align yourself with Uranus, you are on the same frequency as the Universe, and gain incredible insight and clarity.
August 22nd, 2021 – Full Moon In Aquarius
On August 22nd, 2021 we have a 2nd Full Moon in Aquarius. Last month we had a Full Moon at 1° Aquarius, and this time we have a Full Moon in the last degree of Aquarius.
We are coming full circle. This is a highly auspicious Full Moon because it is conjunct Jupiter. This Full Moon is in a way, our saving grace.
Everytime we have 2 lunations in the same sign (and this doesn’t happen too often) the universe gives us the chance to make things right.
If the New Moon in Leo early this month has come with the problem, the Full Moon in Aquarius brings the solution. You will finally be able to connect the dots. Things will finally start to make sense. You will finally find your place in the world.
August 22nd, 2021 – Sun Enters Virgo
Hours after the Full Moon, the Sun leaves Leo and enters Virgo. Happy birthday to all Virgos out there!
Once it has understood what its mission is (thanks to the insights revealed by the Full Moon), the Sun is now ready to make things happen. Sometimes we are crystal clear about what we want, but we don’t know what exactly we need to do to turn our idea into a reality.
And that’s exactly what we have Virgo for. Virgo will diligently break down plans into manageable tasks, and will show us, step-by-step, what we need to do.
August 30th, 2021 – Mercury Enters Libra
On August 30th, 2021 Mercury leaves Virgo and enters Libra. During this transit, we’re more diplomatic and we find it easier to see other people’s points of view.
With Mercury in Libra we are more likely to talk things through, get things straight, and find a “win-win” solution. When we have clarity around where we’re coming from, as well as where other people are coming from, we find that middle ground, that perfect balance between give and take, and this is when magic happens.
–Astro Butterfly (astrobutterfly.com)