August opens up on the 31st week of the year, a 4 week. It gives this beginning of this month a very service-oriented energy, and marks a great time to lean into your natural inclination for hard work. 👩🏾💻 Everything from romantic relationships to careers to friendships is on the table here- because time and effort always produce the best results. 🎉 Definitely have a specific goal you’re working towards this week, 🎯 as 4 needs something concrete to work for otherwise it tends to make hard work out of even the most mundane of tasks, simply creating more work for the sake of it. 👈🏽
On the 4th, Mercury enters Virgo ♍︎ and can be a difficult time to express ourselves clearly. Misinterpretation of words and attitudes is a genuine risk. This is because of the highly analytical and critical nature of Virgo. Things can get jumbled as inner dynamics are working against one another for ‘perfect’ expression. Be cautious and deliberate about what it is you want to say.
On the 9th we see the opposition of Venus with Pluto. It is an emotionally heavy time with energies falling out of balance. You might be more easily annoyed, irritated, or even more jealous than normal. 👺
August 11th offers us the Full Moon in Aquarius ♒︎. An Aquarian Full Moon is a special occasion to work to foster a deeper, more meaningful connection with your own inner guide. After more than half of the year with a focus on a very hustle atmosphere, this full moon is a chance to slow down and get introspective. August’s full moon occurs during a 5 week, a number eager to learn new things. Keep at least one eye on your goals this week as 5’s non-committal nature might stir up feelings of boredom. 😴 Resist the urge to run towards freedom and constant change and try to see things through.
On August 20th, Mars enters Gemini, ♊︎ and brings with it added stress and potential for aggressive behavior. You might be feeling moodier than you’re used to. It also occurs during a 6 week, a romantic but passive number. 6 is looking to keep the peace and in doing so often gets taken advantage of by more controlling energies.💔
The sun moves from Leo into Virgo on August 23rd and signals a time of change within both romantic as well as family relationships. Motivation to get things done is peaking. The keywords of this transition are analysis, service, organization, and problem-solving. 🧮 This is especially interesting as this astrological movement coincides with a 7 week. Ahhh! The analytical number 7! 7 is truly driven to collect and sift through data, looking for meaning and wisdom.
The New Moon in Virgo 🌙 occurs on the 27th, an excellent time to reset and recharge. Virgo’s feminine energy means it is a good time to reflect on your emotions, your health, and your decision-making skills.
August closes and September begins with an 8 week, the 28th to the 31st and the 1st to the 3rd, the 35th week of the year. It is a karmic number, with 8 truly recognizing the importance of both giving and receiving. Balance is the name of the game with the number 8 and its ability to find such a perfect balance means success is always on the horizon.
So there’s your energy rundown for the month of August, Beloved Badass Butterfly. I hope you find this information useful in managing the changing situations, moods, personalities, and attitudes that crop up around you this month. Please come and join me in my League of Badass Butterflies Facebook group to share your experiences, and to get some deeper insights so you can navigate the world with ease.
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