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MONTHLY STARS

Check the Power Moon Days column to find out when the Moon will be passing through your star sign this month.  You should feel particularly 'in tune' on these days and activities will proceed smoothly for you.

And if you know which sign the Moon was in when you were born, note the 2-3 days each month when the Moon will be in that sign. This is your 'lunar return' and the natural energies of this period will resonate with your own personal energy.  For example, if you were born with the Moon in Libra, you should experience feelings of harmony, balance and creativity when the transiting Moon is in Libra.

Serious moon watchers might like to purchase a Moon Calendar from the Stella Starwoman Store.  These calendars list the exact time of day when the moon moves from one zodiac sign to the next and help you organise your life using moon cycles and lunar planning to achieve optimum emotional and physical balance.  

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Creativity, love, pleasure, fun and children are the themes this month Aries, with the Sun, Mercury, Jupiter and retrograde Venus all in fellow fire sign Leo at the beginning of August joined mid-month by Mars and the new moon. August is a particularly

favourable time for conceiving a child; discovering your inner child; working on artistic and creative projects;  falling in love; getting engaged or married; having fun with your friends and children and the list goes on!  Uranus in Aries is making a favourable

angle to all these Leo planets firing you up and boosting your chances of success. However, all this fiery energy could make you go over the top by taking unnecessary risks, over-spending, gambling or eating and drinking too much, so set some limits to avoid

regrets down the track. Venus, planet of love, relationships, aesthetics and values will be retrograde throughout August in a challenging angle to serious Saturn, helping you identify your true values and see the truth in your relationships. You could even

encounter lovers from the past and sort out unfinished relationship business, especially around the Leo new moon on the 15th August. If a love affair goes wrong under Venus retrograde, take it as a message from the universe that you are not meant to be

together. And finally – don’t miss the powerful full moon in Pisces on the 30th August which promises to not only reveal your deepest dreams and desires, but also any hidden fears!

YOUR STAR SIGN

POWER MOON DAYS

AUGUST 2015

Aries

4th-6th &
31st

Creativity, love, pleasure, fun and children are the themes this month Aries, with the Sun, Mercury, Jupiter and retrograde Venus all in fellow fire sign Leo at the beginning of August joined mid-month by Mars and the new moon. August is a particularly favourable time for conceiving a child; discovering your inner child; working on artistic and creative projects;  falling in love; getting engaged or married; having fun with your friends and children and the list goes on!  Uranus in Aries is making a favourable angle to all these Leo planets firing you up and boosting your chances of success. However, all this fiery energy could make you go over the top by taking unnecessary risks, over-spending, gambling or eating and drinking too much, so set some limits to avoid regrets down the track. Venus, planet of love, relationships, aesthetics and values will be retrograde throughout August in a challenging angle to serious Saturn, helping you identify your true values and see the truth in your relationships. You could even encounter lovers from the past and sort out unfinished relationship business, especially around the Leo new moon on the 15th August. If a love affair goes wrong under Venus retrograde, take it as a message from the universe that you are not meant to be together. And finally – don’t miss the powerful full moon in Pisces on the 30th August which promises to not only reveal your deepest dreams and desires, but also any hidden fears!

Taurus

6th-8th

With four planets (Sun, Mercury, Jupiter and retrograde Venus) plus the August new moon in your home sector this month, domestic life promises to be smooth and enjoyable. This is a great time to renovate or beautify your home, spend time with your family, invite friends round and tackle jobs around the home and garden. However, if you’re thinking of buying property, do your research this month, but with ruling planet Venus retrograde throughout August, you’re better off waiting until late September/October before committing to a purchase or signing a contract. If you’re experiencing conflict with your parents or other close family members, the true reasons for the altercation will become clear, particularly after the new moon on the 15th August. Once you’ve understood what’s really going on, you can take steps to sort things out. The Venus retrograde period (25th July – 7th September) is also a good time to review your finances. Finally, Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system, will shift into fellow earth sign Virgo on the 11th August for a year-long visit offering you special opportunities to achieve your potential, manifest your creative ideas and make your dreams come true. Jupiter represents our yearning for meaning in life and our desire for expansion and growth.

Gemini

8th-10th

The vibrant and life-giving Sun; love goddess Venus; fiery action planet Mars, communication planet Mercury, lucky Jupiter AND the Leo new moon will all travel through your communication and ideas sector in August, producing a flurry of mental activity. Marketing, brainstorming, networking, gossiping, selling, writing, broadcasting - it doesn't matter what you do, but make sure you get out and about in your local neighbourhood and community and strut your stuff! Others will be impressed by your talents and abilities, meaning August is a great time to deliver a sales pitch, send in your resume or write the first chapter of your bestseller or blog. This area of your solar chart is also linked to brothers, sisters and cousins, so if  you need to build bridges with a close family member or you’d simply like to spend more time with your siblings, pick up the phone right now. In mid-August, lucky Jupiter moves into your home and family sector for a year-long visit helping you revolutionise and stabilise the very foundations of your life. 2015-2016 is an excellent time for buying or selling real estate; renovating or decorating your home; improving your garden, not to mention enjoying quality time with close family members, especially parents. The Pisces full moon on the 30th will highlight any imbalance between your work and home life.

Cancer

10th-13th

This month you’ll be taking a good look at what’s really important to you, what you value and how you earn and spend money with the Sun, Mercury, Jupiter and retrograde Venus all travelling through your money house at the beginning of August joined mid-month by Mars and the new moon. Two of these planets, Jupiter and Venus, are known as ‘benefics’ meaning they bring good fortune and favourable opportunities. However they can also promote excess and indulgence, so put a cap on your spending, otherwise you may regret your impulsiveness down the track. Venus will be retrograde throughout the month in a challenging angle to serious Saturn, which could manifest in one of several different ways. You could find yourself short of money and forced to look at how this situation arose; you could receive money owed to you; you could decide to take the reins and completely overhaul your finances by drawing up a budget or opening a savings account, or on a more metaphysical level, you could start to think about how you really want to spend your time and money and make adjustments accordingly. Last month's new moon in Cancer offered you a boost of energy and confidence to start new projects and take some calculated risks. You may find yourself wanting to spend time with different types of people as your values and goals start to change. Finally, the Pisces full moon on the 30th lights up your travel, study and philosophy sector. Perhaps you'll be heading off on an exciting trip (or planning one) or maybe you'll buy some new books or enrol in a new course to broaden your horizons.
Leo 13th-15th Happy birthday Leo – here’s to a wonderful year ahead!  August looks set to be another great month with the Sun, Mercury, Jupiter and retrograde Venus all in Leo at the beginning of August joined mid-month by Mars and the new moon. With this much planetary energy on your side, be careful not to overdo it! Seriously, you can rise to any occasion right now and move mountains. Revolutionary Uranus in Aries is making a favourable angle to all these Leo planets helping you take calculated risks and boosting your chances of success. The advice is similar to the July forecast – reach out to others and ask for what you need - they will be impressed by your self-confidence, air of competence and invincibility. You should look and feel especially optimistic, charismatic and powerful, so if you’ve been planning to buy new clothes or get a new hairstyle, the choices you make this month are sure to turn out well. The August new moon falls on the 15th and its theme is the constructive use of spiritual energies to bring messages from other realms. This new moon asks you to open your heart, connect with others and serve mankind. And it’s a great new moon for attracting love and improving current relationships with love planet Venus conjunct both the Sun and Moon. Venus will be retrograde all month helping you see the truth in relationships and sort out any unfinished business. Finally, lucky planet Jupiter moves into your money house in mid-August for a year-long visit, helping boost your income and increase your sense of self-esteem.
Virgo

15th-18th

Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system, known to ancient astrologers as ‘the great benefic’, shifts into Virgo on the 11th August for a year-long stay, bringing luck and good fortune, opportunities for growth and a feeling that all things are possible to those born under the sign of the Maiden. With this in mind, you’d be well advised to meditate and reflect on exactly what you’d like to achieve over the next 12 months and don’t be afraid to ask largely! Jupiter represents our yearning for meaning in life and our desire for expansion and growth. Ruling planet Mercury will also be moving into Virgo on the 8th August for the remainder of the month, enabling you to think clearly, weigh up your options and make detailed plans, something you’re particularly good at!  But you’d be better off waiting until September/October before putting these plans into action as there’s a lot going on behind the scenes this month. The Sun, Mars, retrograde Venus PLUS the new moon in Leo are all travelling through the part of your birth chart related to hidden and unconscious matters. Watch out for any unexpressed feelings or hidden anger rising to the surface and if you feel irritable without understanding why, or find yourself involved in conflict, take some time out to reflect on what’s really going on. The message and path forward will become clear after the new moon on the 15th.

Libra

18th-20th

The energy for August is similar to July - lucky planets Venus and Jupiter; the vibrant and life-giving Sun; fiery action planet Mars, communication planet Mercury plus the Leo new moon will all travel through your friendship and networking sector bringing new friends; new social activities and new opportunities to meet people who can help you achieve your goals and broaden your horizons. Seize the opportunity to get in touch with anyone whom you think could be helpful and start sharing your dreams and goals with others. But there’s one importance difference between July and August – your ruling planet Venus will be retrograde throughout August, putting the focus on friendships and personal relationships. Venus retrograde offers you the chance to get in touch with your deepest feelings and work out what you truly value at a heart level. Most of the time we work things out in our head, but when Venus travels backwards the information comes through the body in the form of gut feelings, emotional outbursts, sudden clarity and ‘out of character’ behaviour. Pay attention to all these signals and if you sense that something’s not working or needs to be changed, don’t use logic to overrule how you really feel - the information you receive during Venus retrograde can be life-changing or heart-breaking but it will be correct. Finally in mid-August, Jupiter shifts into Virgo and your solar twelfth house opening you up to a more spiritual way of seeing the world.

Scorpio

20th-23rd

August promises to be a fortunate month for you Scorpio with the vibrant and life-giving Sun; love goddess Venus; fiery action planet Mars, communication planet Mercury, lucky Jupiter AND the Leo new moon all passing through your career sector. With this in mind it’s time to set your sights high on the career front and apply for a promotion or pay rise or even consider a career change. The new moon on the 15th should open up some interesting professional opportunities where you seem to be in the right place at the right time. Colleagues and superiors will appreciate your talents and abilities and want to help you succeed and if you have your own business, there's the chance of publicity, new opportunities or some kind of critical acclaim for your work. Venus will be retrograde in your career sector throughout August pushing you to focus on what you really value and make any necessary changes. Perhaps you have a well-paid job, but it’s not making you happy, or maybe the opposite is true – you love your work, but you’re not being adequately rewarded for your efforts. Venus retrograde can also bring people from the past back into your life so you can resolve unfinished business or reconnect with those who can help you move forward.  Meanwhile Saturn has dipped back into Scorpio and will be there until September, helping you clear the decks for the year ahead and the Pisces full moon on the 30th lights up your romance and pleasure sector, meaning if you’d like to find a new partner or add spice and romance to an existing relationship, the universe is firmly on your side in late August. 

Sagittarius

23rd-25th

August looks set to be a very exciting month for your Sagittarius. The month begins with no less than four planets (Sun, Mercury, Jupiter and retrograde Venus) in your house of overseas travel, spirituality, publishing, philosophy and study all in the creative and dynamic fire sign Leo. Even better news is that these Leo planets are linked in with revolutionary Uranus in another fire sign, Aries, meaning that whatever you want to achieve this month in any of the above-mentioned areas, you’ll have the passion, desire and courage to take action. This month’s new moon on the 15th is also in Leo and as if that weren’t enough, action planet Mars moves into Leo on the 9th for a seven week visit. Perhaps you’ll be heading off on an exciting trip or combining travel, business and/or study in some way. Or maybe you’ll be going on retreat; expanding your horizons with a new study course or overseas jaunt; starting to write that book or simply contemplating the meaning of life. You could even decide to move overseas or start up an international business. The only word of warning is that Venus will be retrograde all month in a challenging angle to Saturn which could produce some obstacles or delays. The Pisces full moon on the 30th will highlight any imbalance between your work and home life. Mercury and your ruling planet Jupiter shift into your career sector in mid-August, meaning any seeds you’ve been planting over the past year will come to fruition making the period 2015-16 an extremely fortunate one for all things professional.

Capricorn

25th-27th

The vibrant and life-giving Sun; love goddess Venus; fiery action planet Mars, communication planet Mercury, lucky Jupiter and the August new moon all grace your house of investment and joint ventures this month making this a great time to pay down debt, clear bills and sort out your taxes, superannuation, investments and insurance. If you are negotiating a settlement of some kind, whether in court, through a lawyer or with a soon-to-be-ex, the full moon on 30th August should help you finalise your agreement, though with Venus retrograde until early September, you may have to wait a while to receive anything owed to you. August is also a favourable time for all kinds of business partnerships, franchises and joint ventures and the Venus retrograde transit offers you a chance to review your contracts and agreements with each other and make any necessary changes. Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system, will shift into fellow earth sign Virgo on the 11th August for a year-long visit offering you special opportunities return to study, travel overseas, explore the meaning of life and expand your horizons literally and metaphorically over the next twelve months. Jupiter represents our yearning for meaning in life and our desire for expansion and growth. 

   

Aquarius

1st-2nd &
27th-29th

The recent eclipse cycle in Aries-Libra has forced us all to examine our relationships, the way we treat others and our expectations of others. We are now being asked to consider all situations from the other’s point of view and to speak with mindfulness and courtesy. And this advice applies especially to you Aquarius as this month’s new moon on the 15th is in your partnership sector, making August a great time to commit to someone you care about or simply to commit to acting with integrity in your relationships  With the vibrant and life-giving Sun; love goddess Venus; fiery action planet Mars, communication planet Mercury and lucky Jupiter also cruising through your partnership sector, you have the opportunity to meet new people; push forward successfully with joint ventures; resolve relationship issues with former partners plus impress others with your competence, expertise and charisma. Self-employed Aquarians who run businesses, freelance or contract will easily attract new customers and extra business from existing clients, so don’t be afraid to put yourself out there in the world, whether it’s for business or pleasure. One word of warning - Mars in this area of your chart can bring conflict if others challenge the course of action you are taking. If this happens to you, take a deep breath and look at what you have to learn from the encounter. Finally with the August full moon in your house of earned income you’ll be taking a long, hard look at your financial situation. Money in its true form is a symbol for energy, so when we talk about balancing our finances, we’re really talking about the delicate balance between energy out and energy in.

 

Pisces

2nd-4th &
29th-31st

 

The vibrant and life-giving Sun; love goddess Venus; fiery action planet Mars, communication planet Mercury, lucky Jupiter AND the Leo new moon will all be gracing your house of health and daily routine in August. Now is the time to focus on your personal wellbeing – going for a massage, joining a yoga or fitness class, changing your diet or booking in for a health check. August is also a great time to sort out paperwork, get all those little jobs done and sweat the small stuff as you’ll have plenty of energy to tackle any task requiring attention to detail. On the 11th August, Jupiter, considered by ancient astrologers to be your ruling planet, shifts into your house of committed relationship and business partnership for a year-long stay. If you want to find a long term partner; get engaged or married; attract new business clients or set up a joint business venture, you have a full twelve months to make these things happen. Venus will be retrograde throughout August helping your clarify exactly what you do and don’t want in a personal relationship. Finally there’s a full moon in Pisces on the 30th August which will strengthen your ability to be true to yourself and find the courage to follow your personal destiny. Your intuition will be particularly strong at this time so pay close attention to hunches and gut feelings.

 

August looks set to be a very exciting month for your Sagittarius. The month begins with no less than four planets (Sun, Mercury, Jupiter and retrograde Venus) in your house of overseas travel, spirituality, publishing, philosophy and study all in the creative and dynamic fire sign Leo. Even better news is that these Leo planets are linked in with revolutionary Uranus in another fire sign, Aries, meaning that whatever you want to achieve this month in any of the above-mentioned areas, you’ll have the passion, desire and courage to take action. This month’s new moon on the 15th is also in Leo and as if that weren’t enough, action planet Mars moves into Leo on the 9th for a seven week visit. Perhaps you’ll be heading off on an exciting trip or combining travel, business and/or study in some way. Or maybe you’ll be going on retreat; expanding your horizons with a new study course or overseas jaunt; starting to write that book or simply contemplating the meaning of life. You could even decide to move overseas or start up an international business. The only word of warning is that Venus will be retrograde all month in a challenging angle to Saturn which could produce some obstacles or delays. The Pisces full moon on the 30th will highlight any imbalance between your work and home life. Mercury and your ruling planet Jupiter shift into your career sector in mid-August, meaning any seeds you’ve been planting over the past year will come to fruition making the period 2015-16 an extremely fortunate one for all things professional.

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