Astrological forecast for August 2019

On the first day of the Harvest Month of August 2019, we are celebrating the feast of Lammas or Lugnassadh in the Northern Hemisphere.

The time of harvest, golden glow, abundance and fulfillment. 

Lughnasadh announces the end of the Summer. The first signs of Autumn are already visible.

The days are getting shorter and the colours around us are going to change.

The harvest month of August 2019 is also the month of four major astrological aspects!

After a long retrograde period, Jupiter is Sagittarius turns direct again from August 11, 2019. Uranus in Taurus turns retrograde from August 12, 2019. The Sun merges with Venus in Leo on August 14, 2019 and in the second half of August 2019 there is a real planetary meeting in the Earth sign of Virgo.


From the first day of August 2019, Mercury turns direct in Cancer, but it will be until the end of August 2019 before we are out of the “shadow period” and everything is back to normal.

We also have two New Moons in August 2019! The first New Moon of August 2019 is in Leo on August 1, 2019. The amalgamation of the Sun with the Moon in fiery Leo is spectacular, grand, spontaneous, passionate and exuberant.

However, the volatile field of tension between Venus in Leo and Uranus in Taurus can lead to a great urge to freedom and financial challenges.

Read more about this New Moon in Leo under the NEWS heading on this website!

From August 11, 2019, the great Beneficiary Jupiter, the giant planet that symbolises growth and development, turns direct in Sagittarius. Jupiter has been retrograde since April 10, 2019. For good old Jupiter, it’s full speed ahead and so is the pace of our lives, things are taking off. 

New windows of religion and development open up and offer us a different view of to the world. Direct Jupiter in Sagittarius announces a period of innovation, visionary thinking, insight, perseverance, endurance and power.

From August 12, 2019, Uranus in Taurus takes over from Jupiter and turns retrograde.

Uranus retrograde is an annual cycle of 155 days in which Uranus drops four degrees.

Retrograde Uranus brings us back to the cause, to the Source, to ourselves.

Uranus’ groundbreaking and wayward power is internalised when Uranus turns retrograde, focusing on inner change, internal restructuring and transformation.

Due to the nature of Uranus in Taurus conjunct asteroid Aphrodite, internal processes are primarily focused on financial freedom, trust and security. It’s time to face our fears and change the things that don’t work, both on a personal and global scale.

During this retrograde period of Uranus, all what is needed to evolve to a new level of being will be revealed.

Many of us are waiting for a change in life or want to make changes based on a deep urge or desire for more personal freedom, but see that nothing changes, mainly because of deep-rooted fear which is the biggest barrier to making or accepting changes. However, it will not be easy, because Uranus in Taurus wants to hold on to old familiar structures.

Fear of change is our greatest enemy and impedes our personal growth.

During this period there will be more inner stress, anxiety, restlessness and impulsivity, anxiety disorders, cramps, neurotic behavior or mood swings due to external changes in the world around us.

Uranus is the wild card among all planets orbiting the Sun, so take into account amazing shifts and unexpected effects, so there’ll be turmoil in the outside and inside world, around us and in ourselves. Uranus retrograde in Taurus gives the inner strength to finally make the desired changes possible as soon as Uranus turns direct, in this case from January 11, 2020.

Read more about the influence of retrograde Uranus on all zodiacal signs under NEWS on this website.

On August 14, 2019, the Sun and Venus merge at 20º in proud Leo.

This special conjunction allows us to discover our true desires (or intentions)!

The Full Moon in Aquarius on August 15, 2019 promises to be a day of unexpected developments. Expect the unexpected with this Full Moon.

Mercury in Leo square retrograde ruler of Aquarius, Uranus in Taurus can disrupt daily life.

Read more about the Full Moon under NEWS on this website!

The second half of August 2019 is characterised by a strong influence of earth energy. 

The Sun, Mars, Venus, Sun and Mercury will be traveling through Virgo, so in the coming weeks it will be about details, cleaning up, perception, sorting out, practical usability and viability, efficiency, perfectionism, productivity in the work environment and pragmatic approach to relationships.

Up to mid-September 2019 themes will be discussed involving organisation, employment and health care. Despite the dedication to proposed objectives, processes can be delayed due to  retrograde Uranus in Taurus.

On August 18, 2019, the red Warrior Mars enters Virgo, followed by Venus on August 22, 2019, the Sun and asteroid Juno from August 23, 2019, followed by Mercury from August 30, 2019. 

Finally, there’s a New Moon in Virgo on August 30, 2019.

On August 24, 2019, Venus and Mars conjoins on 3º in earthly Virgo. The passionate dance between Venus and Mars in Leo already started around August 10, 2019 and continues in Virgo until September 10, 2019.

This planetary dance shows the perfect timing to start a new project or to discuss improvement of working conditions.

August 2019 ends with the second New Moon this month.

The New Moon on the sixth degree of the Earth sign Virgo shows an agreeable collaboration with red Warrior Mars, Venus and the communicative forces of Mercury in Virgo.

This New Moon also shows a perfect timing to start a new project and retrograde Uranus in Taurus trine this New Moon also offers unique opportunities for trade, creative breakthroughs and new discoveries and the start of new projects.

Read more about this New Moon under NEWS on this website.

From August 30, 2019 to September 13, 2019, a Grand Trine aspect pattern occurs in the sky.

No less than eight celestial bodies in Earth, the Sun, the Moon, Mercury, Venus and Mars in Virgo, the innovative Uranus in Taurus and Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn, breaking down the old to make way for the new. The intense earthly energy will create a strong need to transform innovative ideas into a physical form.

The years 2018, 2019 and 2020 are all part of a three-year cosmic trilogy of transformation and new consciousness. 

The dynamics of the year 2018 represented the preparation of this trilogy. 

The Eclipses on the Cancer/Capricorn axis make the year 2019 is the year of release, “cleaning up” and complete reorganisation. 

The groundbreaking conjunction of Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn, makes the year 2020 the year of truth and the gateway to the future.

The beginning of a whole new era for humanity of freedom and unprecedented technological developments.

Wishing you a beautiful month of August!

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