For the week beginning with the waxing Quarter Moon in Scorpio, August 7 - August 14th:
This week could bring intensity and challenge to you, Scorpio, as your planetary ruler Mars has plenty of company (Sun, Mercury, and Venus) in your 10th house of career and reputation. You can accomplish a lot if you keep your temper and passion in check.
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 career or public life. You might find that you need to make some adjustment in your identity or your appearance so you can proceed with your course of action.
On Thursday, August 8th, Venus in your Leo 10th house forms a beautiful flowing exchange with Jupiter in your Sagittarius 2nd house suggesting that your finances and self-worth are enhanced by the work you do out in the world -- and vice-versa, your career or business expands due to personal and financial investment on your part. The Moon enters Sagittarius about the same time, bringing emotional focus to your 2nd house of finances and self-worth.
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 belief in yourself or your spiritual growth in the area of finance or other personal resources. He 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 in this area.
Also on August 11th, Mercury re-enters your 10th house of career, picking up speed after his backward movement into Cancer. Mercury joins the Sun, Venus, and Mars (your chart ruler) in Leo, placing even more emphasis on your area of career.
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 relationships 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 primary relationships, either intimate or professional?
On August 14th, Venus joins the Sun in your 10th house of career, re-emphasizing the wonderful flow of Thursday and bringing new relationship or financial benefit.