Astrological prognosis for August 2018

On the first day of August 2018, we celebrate the Lammas Festival or Lugnassadh in the Northern Hemisphere.
The time of harvest, abundance and fulfillment.
Lughnasadh announces the end of Summer. The first signs of Autumn are already visible.
The days are getting shorter and also the surrounding colors are going to change.

From May 2018, Mars in Aquarius square Uranus in Taurus causes unrest, violence, turmoil, upheaval and sudden disruptive events.
At this time, many are seeking Utopia, but the tension between Mars and Uranus reminds us that the world is still far from Utopia.
We live in an unsafe world where war is still considered to be the road to peace. Instead of getting closer together, parties are attacking each other.
Mars continues to challenge Uranus until mid-September 2018.
Partly due to this planetary pressure vessel, the Summer of 2018 will be remembered as a long, hot Summer.

This month, the force of Jupiter in Scorpio can lead to extreme flooding and extreme droughts, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, floods, fires, storms and hurricanes.

Throughout the month of August 2018, we can also look forward to this year’ third planetary Water Dance between Jupiter in Scorpio and retrograde Neptune in Pisces. This creative connection of vision and inspiration is the planetary soothing effect in these turbulent times and leads to the insight that we must work together.
By working together, we help ourselves. Collaboration brings success.
Opposition leads to stagnation.
The flowing water energy of Jupiter’s trine Neptune brings sustainable developments for new sources of energy such as hydrogen energy.
Jupiter trine Neptune also brings hope to the world and promotes generosity, charity and community spirit. A higher consciousness is the path to spiritual growth, inner wealth, peace and contentment.
On August 19, 2018, this trine will be exact!
On this special Sunday, the gates of enchantment will open.
Thoughts and feelings of others can then be felt and read. The influence of this inspirational connection remains with us until the end of 2018. A spiritual connection of the great Benefactor Jupiter with the transcendence and spirituality of Neptune is the gateway to peace, but many people also have a tendency to escape in an unrealistic dream world. The shadow side of Jupiter’s trine Neptune are, in addition to extreme weather conditions, a cycle of mystery, corruption, illusion, fake news, political scandals, genocide, scare tactics and Jupiter increases this negative trend. The wealthy in the world can suddenly lose everything, while others create new money with new, unusual talents and original ideas.

On August 7, 2018, Venus, the planet of Love and Beauty, enters its own sign Libra and stays there until September 9, 2018. Economically a good position, but that optimism does not last for long. It is a period of taking care of business and tying up loose ends.

The wayward and pioneering Uranus in Taurus goes retrograde from August 7, 2018 to January 5, 2019. This powerful energy of change and breakthroughs is even stronger and more unpredictable during this retrograde period, as Uranus returns to Aries in early November 2018.
Read more about the influence of retrograde Uranus under NEWS on this website.

On August 11, 2018, a partial Solar Eclipse takes place on 18º in the fiery realm of Leo.
This is the last eclipse on the Leo/Aquarius axis. This Solar Eclipse will be visible in the Arctic, Greenland, Iceland, Antarctica, Scandinavia, Northeast Asia, Russia, North and East Europe, North America and Canada, Scotland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Estonia and Latvia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, China and North and South Korea and the eastern Siberian sea.
Many people have decided to change their life as a result of the Solar Eclipse of August 21, 2017, but after this last Solar Eclipse on the Leo/Aquarius axis, nothing will be the same.
The bold Leo/Aquarius energy of 2017 will be even stronger with the Northern Node in Leo and Southern Node in Aquarius.
The message of Nodes is: Live from your heart, from your inner Source. Do not worry about what others think of you. It’s about you!
Leo is about making choices from the heart and the strength and courage to make it real.
In the middle of September 2018, Jupiter in Scorpio will trigger this Solar Eclipse once again, so there will be no escape!
Read more about this Solar Eclipse under NEWS on this website!

Retrograde Mars will temporarily return to Capricorn from August 14, 2018. Mars “declines” from 29º Capricorn to 28º Capricorn.
From May 12, 2018 to May 17, 2018, Mars was stationed at 28°/29° Capricorn, so issues from that time still ask for a solution, so everything that went wrong earlier or could not take place.
Retrograde Mars from Aquarius to Capricorn suggests that we review our participation in groups, including our family, friendships, social engagement, work and community life.
To which group do I belong to and where do I stand?
Setting boundaries is also an important theme during this retrograde of Red Warrior Mars.
Therefore, the second half of August 2018 will become a period of evaluation, assessment and restoration of relationships, business projects and initiatives.
Retrograde Mars can also discourage or reduce any energy level.
Mars resumes its direct orbit around the Sun from August 27, 2018 on 28º Capricorn.
From that moment on, progress will be made in projects that have been delayed since the end of June 2018.

From August 19, 2018 Mercury in Leo turns direct at 11º Leo! Our fast planetary messenger Mercury retrograded on 23º Leo from July 26, 2018.
The three retrograde periods of Mercury in 2018 are all in fire signs, in Aries, Leo and Sagittarius and all carry the theme of personal freedom.
Retrograde Mercury in Leo was marked by many misunderstandings and frustration. Because of the proud nature of Leo, the theme of power struggle and taking things personally became overwhelming.

The Full Moon at 26º in the water sign of Pisces of August 26, 2018 can be challenging with
Venus square Pluto.
Read more about this Full Moon under NEWS on this website!

The last weekend of August 2018 is marked by an almost exact trine between Saturn in Capricorn and Uranus in Taurus! This planetary earth dance between Saturn and Uranus started in 2016 and runs until the end of 2018.
Saturn stabilizes and strengthens structures, but Uranus disrupts and shakes the world.
Through this planetary connection, a flexible approach and the willingness to adapt to rapidly changing circumstances necessary.
However, new plans that are made during this planetary dance should not be forced.
Things have got to flow.
So if something does not work, it was not meant to be.
Stay open to change and new possibilities.
Last year the dance between Saturn (Sagittarius) and Uranus (Ram) took place in the element of Fire and now in Earth. Earth supports and concretes ideas and plans that were made last year (in the Fire). From January 2020, however, Saturn and Uranus will form a field of tension.
So everything that is being built up now will be tested during that period.

The year 2018 is intertwined with powerful Capricorn energy.
Saturn, Uranus, Pluto and Mars travel through Capricorn and also the Southern Node will enter the earthly empire of Capricorn in November 2018.
Capricorn wants responsibility for life and is prepared to work very hard in order to reach the top.
The Earth energy is fertile, practical and sustainable.
New initiatives will benefit in the long term.

Giving up is therefore not an option and means loss in advance.

From September 6, 2018, Saturn in Capricorn turns direct! And that’s good news …!

Wish you all an inspiring August!

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