Aries Monthly Horoscope

Yasmin Boland

Astrology Expert

ARIES

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Big changes are headed your way when it comes to romance, creativity or a child. There is an eclipsed New Moon and Mercury retrograde ending in the part of your horoscope where you let your hair down and have a good time. So aim for more fun in the coming months. Hopefully you have already worked out how to fit more enjoyment into your life. And if not, do so now! Heck, you’re Aries – it’s your birth-right!
Power date: August 27 – you get your mojo back

Starts with a bang – Mars squares Uranus

So here we go into another eclipse month which means it’s quite likely to be at least as crazy as it’s been for the past few weeks. So many people are reporting that the life feels quite crazy right now. We have had the eclipses, we have had the change-maker planet Uranus changing signs quite recently and we have six planets retrograding this winter or summer, depending on where you are in the world.

If all that isn’t a recipe for madness, then I really don’t know what is!
All that is the background music as August kicks off. Think chaos, second chances, think new beginnings that come suddenly.

Added to all this, we have a very big clash between the retrograding angry planet Mars and the planet of chaos and madness, Uranus, at the very start of the month. You could say August starts with a bang not a whimper, that’s for sure. However forewarned is forearmed, so do what you can to stay on an even keel by meditating and breathing through dramas. There will be chaos. But as long as you try to stay calm and accept that it’s just part of the process as you settle into your new Uranus cycle, all should be well.

Here is a reminder about where Uranus is for you and what that means:

Right now Uranus, the planet of change and excitement, is in your Second House. That’s the part of your chart which is all about cash, property and possessions. Wherever Uranus goes, disruption follows, so it’s a safe bet that there is going to be some disruption for you when it comes to money. Don’t worry, it could be amazing and positive.

And then? Uranus reverses

Just to keep you fully informed, it’s worth noting that in fact, Uranus has gone about as far into the sign of Taurus that it’s going to for this first foray. As of August 7, Uranus goes into a retrograde cycle, joining the five other planets also doing the same thing. Note that it’s for this reason that I’m calling this season the second chancesseason of second chances”! If you want a second chance personally or professionally, you could be about to get lucky. When planets reverse, we get to review, rethink, re-argue, re-dream and so on.

As for the Uranus retrograde, though, it has a secondary meaning. All the madness you’ve felt for the past few months? You’re about to go through a sort of “second version” of it. Some of the same weirdness could arise. People behaving erratically and so on, work issues spinning out of control. And yet, because this is the retrograde and because Uranus is going backwards and covering old ground in your chart, there is every chance you will know better how to handle it all.

New Moon eclipse in Leo

So what about the Full Moon eclipse in Leo? It’s being news for everyone and not just for Leos! Thought if you happen to be Leo or Leo Rising (find out here for free) then yes, it’s extra big news!

Eclipses come along in pairs or threes or fours. In this current eclipse season, this New Moon eclipse is the third and last of the series which started in mid-July with the New Moon eclipse, then sparked again at the end of July with the Full Moon eclipse and now here we are with the New Moon eclipse again.

Remember this, New Moon eclipses are the bomb! They are THE time to start anything new. So if you’re launching any kind of new project now and can do it after the eclipse, then you will have amazing energies on your side. Here are the eclipse times:

New Moon Eclipse on August 11 (Sydney) at 19 Leo
New Moon Eclipse details:
SYDNEY: August 11, 7.57pm
NEW YORK: August 11, 5.57am
LONDON: August 11, 10.57am

The New Moon is the time to set your intentions for the month ahead. By getting clear on what you want, you will effectively be sending out arrows of desire that cannot help but start to manifest. Of course you also need to work towards your dreams. For help getting started with your New Moon wishes, intentions and commitments, pick up my 100% New Moon Wishing Guide

So what can YOU do with the New Moon eclipse? That is a very good question!

Here’s where the New Moon eclipse is hitting your chart and what that means:

Expect big changes re romance. If your love life’s been in a bit of a drought, that should end now. All you need to do is make sure you keep the fun alive – so do have a very good flirt (with your partner, if you’re attached, or with anyone you fancy, if you’re single!), don’t work too hard, don’t pressure your partner too much, and if you’re single and looking, don’t come on too strong at the start of the relationship. Easy. The eclipses are also fantastic news for creative types with a project they want to launch. Your creativity is now at an all-time high, so make the most of it! And PS if you’re trying for a baby? The skies are on your side…

What About The Full Moon This Month?

The Full Moon this month is the first non-eclipse lunation we have had since mid-July.

Full Moon on August 26 (Sydney) at 4 Pisces
Full Moon details:
SYDNEY: August 26, 9.56pm
NEW YORK: August 26, 7.56am
LONDON: August 26, 12.56pm

The Full Moon is the time when your emotions come up to the surface for you to deal with them. If you work with them, you can clear yourself out energetically. The easiest way to do this is to make peace with the past, once a month at least. For help doing that, click here for my 100% free Full Moon Forgiveness Kit.

Remember, even a non-eclipse Full Moon turns up the volume on whatever else is going on in your life and whatever else is going on in the skies. This month, the Full Moon is taking place before and after some quite tense alignments.

Notably, right after the eclipse, there is a clash between Venus and Pluto; Venus being the planet of love and abundance, and Pluto being the powerful planet of paranoid obsession! In other words, there could be some rather intense times related to love, money and power this month!

Let Go Of Venus/Pluto Issues

Following on from the fact of the Venus/Pluto clash here are a few ideas to work with this Full Moon.

1. Forgive someone who hurt you – just let it go
2. Make sure you’re being super honest in your love life and when it comes to finances
3. Look at if you need to pare back your budget
4. Watch out for power struggles related to love or money
5. Avoid emotional entanglements – obsession isn’t healthy love!

And here is where the Full Moon eclipse is triggering YOUR chart

(remember to read your Rising Sign if you know it for even more accuracy!)

The emphasis has been on the Everyday – the routines in your life, your daily work and health schedules, what you do for others. The click click click of life. The Full Moon suggests though that it’s time for you to think less about that and more about the hidden parts of life. Spare a moment for the esoteric. Spend some time alone in quiet contemplation rather than throwing yourself onto an endless treadmill of life where you don’t get a chance to think about anything much. There is a lot which has been swirling beneath the surface – and it’s time to allow it up for air.

The hardy warrior revisits an old battleground aka Mars revers into Cap
Also of great import astrologically this month, we get the continuation and then conclusion of the Mars retrograde cycle. Mars is the planet of anger and sex so among other things, there could be some old angry arguments coming up and there could be some sex with your ex! You have been warned!

From my Season of Second Chances free email series: As with all the retrogrades, this one is a double-edged sword. The upside is that Mars is the planet of anger, fighting, testosterone and blood. There is reason to hope that when the planet associated with the Roman God of war is reversing, people will lay down their guns, at least for a while.

This can be literal or it can simply mean we are better able to control our angry impulses and draw breath before shouting!

When it comes to second chances, Mars retrograde offers the perfect opportunity to revisit a situation that went badly due to anger or stress. See how things go if you remain calm this time! Now is a good time to get back in touch with an ex, or a friend you fell out with. Professionally, this can be a good time to build bridges with a difficult colleague.

Mars is the warrior of the zodiac – whether you’re male or female, Mars is where you fight from. As Mars reverses, we could be re-waging old battles, so watch out if you sense that you’re being drawn back into an argument you really have had enough of. That said, if you need more energy and FIGHT, Mars retrograde has your back!

Here’s what this cycle means for you:

For you, Mars will be going backwards in your Tenth House of Career so if you feel like you’re being forced to slow is down a little on the career front, that’s the Mars influence. Positively, if you’ve tended to come on a little too strong with clients and colleagues recently, Mars going backwards will make it easier for you to do a slower burn. As Mars goes backwards here, you may be required to somehow defend or stand up for yourself or a pet career project you have going. Obviously it’s not worth spending your energy defending something you don’t really believe in, but if you know that what you’re working towards is worth your time, try not to worry too much about what others say to you. If you feel like your motivation at work has dipped recently, then don’t push yourself too hard. You might need a break and the Mars retrograde cycle is an ideal time to take it a bit easier, if you so desire.

And then… Mercury goes direct

If you’re a Mercury retrograde watcher, then you will be glad to hear that this cycle concludes on August 19. Which means that Mercury will be going backwards for MOST of August. In other words, most of what you do this month could end up having to be done again, in some way. Or maybe you’re already repeating something you did in a past Mercury retrograde cycle.

On the one hand, Mercury retrograde can be a time when communications and travel plans in particular go awry, and that does test the patience. So leave room for manoeuvre in your summer holiday itinerary and expect unexpected adventures. On the other hand, it’s also a brilliant cycle because it gives us all a chance to stop racing ahead mentally, to rethink and review. In terms of holiday plans, revisiting somewhere you love or seeing old friends is an ideal way to use the energies.

Here’s where Mercury will be for you as and when it ends its retrograde:

If you’ve had endless queries about life, romance, kids and creativity, read on! Mercury has been going backwards in your FIFTH HOUSE of children, creativity and romance. If you’ve been going two steps forwards and one step back where any or all of those subjects are concerned, now you know why! This weekend, as Mercury changes directions, you can expect (or at least allow for the possibility) one last blast of mayhem. And after that? It’s smoother sailing.

Jupiter trine Neptune

Also – information for all the signs – note that August brings an amazing Jupiter/Neptune connection. If it weren’t for the fact of the eclipse and all the retrogrades, this combo alone would have been the main headline of this month’s stars. As it is, you’re reading about it towards the end of the post because while it’s big, it’s just not as JARRING as the rest of the astrology for August.

What is does mean is that this month is ideal for connecting to Spirit, to the Divine, to Source. And how to do that? I don’t know any better way than to meditate. If you do know how to meditate, do it daily this month. And if you don’t know how, then make it a goal (a New Moon wish?) to learn. It will change your life! But learning it isn’t enough.

You also have to do it, to get the most out of it. Just saying.

The Jupiter/Neptune connection takes place on August 19, the same day that Mercury ends its reverse cycle. If you do nothing else that day, set aside time to

1. Just say “Ommmm…”
2. Make a list of what 1- things which would make you feel inspired
3. Work out how to do at least three of those things in the coming week
Mars attacks goes direct!

Finally, fyi, the planet of war and blood and sex and drive, Mars, ends his retrograde cycle on August 27.

All in all, it’s a potentially exciting month. Remember that being a New Moon eclipse month, it’s a time to BOLDLY stride into whatever future you want to create for yourself!

A last word…

All the signs are there that your love life is on the up and up. On the one hand we have a rare New Moon eclipse in your Romance Zone. That alone promises a distinct uptick in all things flirtatious and fun. Plus love planet moves into your 7th House of Love. If you’re not feeling it, open your heart.

Have a great month!

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