by Roy Neal —
Roy Neal is a professional astrologer with a private practice in the Denver/Boulder area. If you would like to know more about how this month impacts you personally call Roy at 720-962-4633 and schedule an update of your individual birth chart.
We begin the month of August with the Sun and Mercury in the fire sign of Leo. Creative self-expression and the desire for fun, play and enjoyment will need to be balanced with productive actions and healthy relationships as indicated by Venus and Mars in the practical earth sign of Virgo.
A New Moon in the sign of Leo occurs on Sunday, August 8. New beginnings in the areas of education, entertainment and travel are likely to occupy our plans and activities.
Mercury enters Virgo on Wednesday, August 11. A mental need to plan and organize our daily schedule will encourage productivity and practicality with regard to our work and health.
A First Quarter Phase Moon in Scorpio occurs on Sunday, August 15. The wisdom of weeding out activities and individuals that are not essential to the success of our business and financial concerns will be necessary.
Venus enters Libra on Sunday evening, August 15. Fairness and cooperation in joint ventures and team efforts is favored.
Uranus goes retrograde in Taurus on Thursday, August 19. Changes in procedures and policies may be necessary in our business and financial affairs in order to achieve a more sustainable and profitable enterprise.
A Full Moon occurs in Leo on Sunday, August 22. This event heralds the end of vacation time, the beginning of the harvest and the return of those who are going to school.
The Sun entering Virgo also on Sunday, August 22nd further symbolizes the return to work and the practical affairs of everyday life.
Mercury enters Libra late on Sunday evening, August 29. This ingress suggests a fair minded way of thinking and communicating that could prove useful in negotiating agreements that are mutually beneficial to all parties concerned. Legal issues may arise that need to be dealt with. A consultation with a legal advisor may be necessary.
A Last quarter Phase Moon occurs in Gemini on Monday, August 30. This square from the Moon in Gemini to the Sun in Virgo could represent an opportunity to discuss different procedures and policies that will assist us in resolving problems in our daily work and routine.