For the week beginning with the waxing Quarter Moon in Scorpio, August 7 - August 14th:
Lots of fiery Leo emphasis for you this week, Aries, as your ruling planet of Mars shares the stage with the Sun, Mercury, and Venus in your 5th house of creativity, children, and fun. Now is a fantastic time for a vacation with your kids, full of fun and physical play.
We begin the 2nd lunar quarter on Wednesday, August 7th, exact at 1:31 PM EDT. This quarter Moon asks you to take action on the seeds planted or ideas germinated at the Leo New Moon regarding your creative or your recreational life.
On Thursday, August 8th, Venus in your Leo 5th house forms a beautiful flowing exchange with Jupiter in your Sagittarius 9th house of religion, higher education, and travel, suggesting that you are experiencing a creative burst or loads of fun through learning or travel. The Moon enters Sagittarius about the same time, bringing emotional focus to this energetic flow.
August 11th is a busy day among the planets as Jupiter turns direct, Mercury enters Leo, and Uranus turns retrograde.
Since April, retrograde Jupiter has been asking you to review your beliefs or your spiritual growth in your house of religion, higher education, and travel. He is almost stopped now at 14˚ Sagittarius and will begin to creep forward on August 11th. By then you should feel a renewed sense of optimism and expansion in this area.
Also on August 11th, Mercury re-enters your Leo 5th house, picking up speed after his backward movement into Cancer. Mercury joins the Sun, Venus, and Mars in Leo, placing even more emphasis on your area of fun and creativity.
Uranus has been parked at 6˚ Taurus for weeks now and will turn retrograde on August 11th. You’ve been feeling his presence especially in your area of finances and personal resources since May, and possibly last fall as well. Uranus is the planet of change and revolution. He often brings sudden and unexpected disruption. Think back to May of this year, and also to May through October of last year when Uranus was briefly in Taurus. What has changed for you regarding financial or resource issues?
On August 14th, Venus joins the Sun in your 5th house, emphasizing the importance of creativity and play in your life. Venus wants you to love who you are, who you’re with, and what you do. The 5th house is the Sun’s natural house and Leo is the Sun’s home sign. Play like your life depends on it! And don’t forget to love the one you’re with.