For the week beginning with the waxing Quarter Moon in Scorpio, August 7 - August 14th:
The sky is full of Leo fire which suits you Sagittarians just fine. All the personal planets (Sun, Mercury, Venus, and Mars) are gathering in your Leo 9th house of religion, higher education, and travel — subjects that Sagittarius is all about!
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 religion, higher education, and travel. You might find that these ideas or plans have stirred something hidden in your subconscious that you need to face up to before taking action.
On Thursday, August 8th, Venus in your Leo 9th house forms a beautiful flowing exchange with your planetary ruler Jupiter in your Sagittarius 1st house. I suspect you are feeling mighty fine this week! You may meet new people or make financial gains as a result. The Moon enters Sagittarius about the same time, bringing emotional focus to matters of self and identity.
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 area of self and identity. Who are you? Why are you here? What is your life all about?
Jupiter is almost stopped now at 14˚ Sagittarius and will begin to creep forward on August 11th. By then you should have a renewed sense of optimism and expansion. This is the beginning of a 12-year cycle of growth for you in this most personal of houses, your house of self, your identity, vitality, and health.
Also on August 11th, Mercury re-enters your Leo 10th house, picking up speed after his backward movement into Cancer. Mercury joins the Sun, Venus, and Mars in Leo, placing a huge emphasis on your 9th house. Mercury can help you get all the expansive ideas and plans out of your head and into words, and from there into reality.
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 work and service, health, and routine 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 your work and service, health, and routine? Are you itching to change it up?
On August 14th, Venus joins with the Sun in your 9th house of religion, higher education, and travel, re-emphasizing the wonderful flow of Thursday, bringing new people into your life who share your interests and possibly financial gain as a result.