When retrograde activity is this intense—as it was last month—and as it will be early this month (until the 5th), the pace of life slows down. For Aries, the main lesson is patience. You like things to happen quickly and this can be frustrating to you. Sometimes the slow way is actually the fast way. The good news is that retrograde activity is lessening. After the 5th, only 30% of the planets are retrograde (as compared with 50% last month). Basically a happy month ahead. You work hard but you manage to find time for fun. Your 5th House of fun is still strong until the 10th. Work is the dominant theme of the month until the 22nd. Your 6th House is chock full of planets - 50% of the planets are either there or moving through there this month. For job seekers this is nirvana. You’re unlikely to be unemployed much longer. There are hosts of job opportunities coming to you. Also, with Mars (the Lord of your Horoscope) in the 6th House from the 5th onwards, you’re in the mood for work and prospective employers pick up on this. Even if you are already employed, there are job opportunities coming - this can be overtime opportunities, side jobs or actual offers from other companies. Health is good this month and you seem on the case. The problem can be too much of a focus - magnifying little things into big things. Love seems happy and enjoyable this month. Your love planet spends a good part of the month (until the 20th) in your 5th House. Singles are allured to the people who can show them a good time. On the 22nd, the Sun enters your 7th House of love and you begin a yearly love and social peak. Singles might not be single for too much longer.
A happy and prosperous month ahead, Taurus—enjoy. Your 5th House of fun, creativity and children is chock full of planets. Women of childbearing age are extremely fertile now. There are many, many opportunities for fun and leisure and you should take them. The time for work will come after the 22nd. In the meantime, enjoy your life. What’s interesting here is that your leisure activities are not affecting your income. Finances are improved over last month. Mercury starts moving forward on the 5th. Mercury will be in fun loving Leo until the 10th and then spends the rest of the month in your 5th House. The message here is happy money. Money that is earned in pleasurable ways. It shows someone who is enjoying the wealth that he or she has. You’re doing fun things with it. Money comes easily but is spent easily too. You’re more generous with yourself and with others. The love life is unusually good this month. Your love planet is supercharged with positive aspects. Venus’ move into your 5th House on the 20th increases it even further. The only complication is the retrograde of your love planet. Enjoy the love life but don’t rush into anything. All year—actually since September of last year—you have had amazing job offers and opportunities. This trend continues - even stronger - after the 22nd. It is doubtful there are any unemployed Taurus’ this year, but even if you’re employed, there are outside offers and opportunities for side jobs.
Health definitely needs more attention this month. There will be improvement after the 22nd, but it still needs attention. The family situation seems a bit chaotic. Perhaps there are repairs or renovations going on. Perhaps you have many guests. You'll need to guard your energy. Rest when tired. Pace yourself. A colon cleanse might be a good idea. Back and knee massage will be helpful. Perhaps you can arrange to spend more time in a health spa or arrange for massages. The important thing is to maintain high energy levels. Finance doesn’t seem a big deal right now. Your money house is basically empty (only the Moon will move through there on the 14th and 15th). This tends to the status quo. The Full Moon of the 6th, the New Moon of the 20th and the Moon’s perigee on the 13th are powerful financial days. Your love life is not at optimum now. Saturn is still in your 7th House and the Lord of your Horoscope, Mercury, is not in good aspect with Saturn from the 10th onwards. You have to work harder on your existing relationship. You will see big improvements next month. On the 22nd, the Sun enters your 5th House and you begin a yearly personal pleasure peak. Personal creativity will be strong. There is good fortune with children and children figures in your life. A parent or parent figure is a having a banner financial month. But basically, this a month for making psychological progress - there will be ample material to study.
The main headline this month is the power in your 3rd House. Seldom have you had this. This is a month for dealing with the neighbors, siblings and sibling figures in your life. It is a time for pursuing your intellectual interests - for reading, studying and teaching. Good for catching up on all those letters, e-mails and phone calls that you owe. Students below the college level should have a good month. The mind is sharp and information is absorbed easily. Those of you involved in sales, marketing, advertising and PR should also do well. Though your yearly financial peak is over, this is still a prosperous month. You still have the financial favor of elders, bosses, parents and parent figures. Raises, official or unofficial, can still happen. Venus in your money house until the 20th shows good family support and wealthy friends. Networking skills help the bottom line. Love is stressful this month, but the stresses are temporary. For those of you in existing relationships, the stresses don’t seem your fault. Your spouse, partner or current love is having a challenging period. For singles, it shows that you’re attracting stressed out people. Still, your love planet, Saturn, is moving forward again after many months of retrograde motion. At least you have some clarity in love. Love is starting to move forward. You will see big improvements next month. Jupiter has been in your 4th House since September of 2016. This shows the expansion of the family circle and a move or renovation of the home. It shows happiness from the family. This trend continues - even stronger after the 22nd. It seems you’re spending more on the home and family too.
Your love planet went retrograde on August 3rd and is retrograde all month. Most of the planets are in the Eastern sector of your chart - the sector of self - of personal interests. Independence and self-will generally don’t foster romance. In a serious relationship, too much self-will is a hindrance, so love is on hold right now. Focus on your personal goals, on creating the conditions for your happiness. You don’t need others approval these days. You have the power to have things your way. Venus spends most of the month (until the 20th) in your sign. This gives beauty, grace and a sense of style. A good period to buy clothing and accessories. Venus is your career planet, thus you have the favor and support of the higher ups in your life. The world sees you as successful. You’re in the midst of yearly financial peak. It's one of the strongest you’ve ever had. 50% of the planets are either in or moving through the money house this month. This is a lot of earning power. It shows that money can (and will) come from many different sources and people. It's as if the planetary genii are conspiring to enrich you. In addition, your Financial Planet, Mercury, starts to move forward on the 5th. On the 10th, he will move into the money house where he is strong on your behalf. The money is rolling in! All this focus on finance doesn’t seem to affect your health. Health, another form of wealth, is excellent. “Give me health and a day, and I will make the pomp of emperor's ridiculous” says Emerson. And so it is with you.
Now that Mercury, the Lord of your Horoscope, is moving forward on the 5th, you can start making the changes you need to make to perfect your happiness. You are in the most independent period in your year. Your 1st House is chock full of planets. You can and should have things your way. Others might not like it at first - especially a spouse, partner or current love - but they will come around eventually. Time to take personal responsibility for your own happening. This is not one of your best love months. You seem too independent - too focused on yourself. You and the spouse, partner or current love are very distant these days - seeing things from totally opposite perspectives. It will take much effort to keep things together. If you can respect each other’s differences and bridge them, love can be stronger than ever. But it will take work and effort. Though two long term planets are stressing you, health and energy are excellent. The short term planets are totally aligned with you. You have the energy of 10 people. You get things done quickly. Also, your personal appearance shines. The month ahead is also super prosperous. On the 20th, Venus, your Financial Planet, moves into your sign and stays there for the rest of the month. This brings both money and financial opportunity - it gets delivered to your door step. You don’t need to seek it out. On the 22nd, the Sun moves into the money house and you enter a yearly financial peak. In some cases (much depends on your age), it will be a lifetime financial peak. The Sun and Jupiter will be traveling together through your money house.
There are many nice things happening this month, but the major headline is spirituality. Your 12th House is loaded with planets. 50% of the planets are either there or moving through there. An unusually spiritual kind of month. Your challenge will be to keep both feet on the ground. You almost can’t help drifting off into higher, heavenly spheres. This a month for spiritual type breakthroughs - for peak experiences. When these things happen - and you’ll have a lot of them this month - it is the most rapturous thing. Your whole perspective on life - on your situation - changes for the better. This is a month for an active and prophetic dream life. The dream life is so active - so interesting - that everyday reality pales in comparison. It is a month for all kinds of supernatural, synchronistic kinds of experiences. The Higher Ones are letting you know that they are around. So, it is good to be involved in your spiritual practice, in the study of sacred literature, in prayer meetings and charitable kinds of activities. You don’t need an astrologer to tell you this - you will probably gravitate to these things on your own. Your love planet also spends the month in your 12th House. Thus, love and romantic opportunities are in spiritual settings. Get right spiritually and love will fall into place. Though your Financial Planet, Pluto, is still retrograde, this is a banner financial month. (Next month will be even better.) He is super stimulated with positive aspects. You can have a few delayed reactions, but the prosperity will happen. You shouldn’t be surprised to learn that spirit is very much concerned with your prosperity.
Your career is still active but winding down this month. The major work has been done. Venus, your love planet, will spend most of the month (until the 20th) in your 10th House of career. Love is high on the agenda. Singles are allured to the power people - the people of high status and prestige. There are opportunities for the office romance. In general, you’re mixing with high power people and a lot of your socializing is career related. Love will be successful this month. The only problem is you don’t seem sure of what you want. Pluto, the Lord of your Horoscope, is still retrograde. But, the opportunities are there all month. After the 20th, as your love planet moves into the 11th House, your taste is more egalitarian. You want friendship in a lover and a relationship of peers and equals. Love and romantic opportunities happen as you get involved with groups, group activities and trade or professional organizations. The online world, too, can be a venue for romance. Often someone who you consider “just a friend” can become more than that. Health and energy are improving day by day. By the 20th, you will be back at optimum energy. You can enhance your health further with exercise and abdominal massage. Job seekers have opportunities online or through friends. Finances are good this month but get even better after the 22nd (and will get even better next month.) A strong 11th House shows much social activity and new friends coming into the picture.
A very busy - frenetic - kind of month, but successful. Perhaps it is the success itself that is causing all the hyperactivity. Health needs more attention. You won’t be able to escape the demands of your career, but you can schedule more rest periods and let go of trivialities. If possible, schedule more massages and other natural health treatments. Don’t allow yourself to get overtired. Neck and throat massage is always good for you and, until the 20th, chest massage is good. After the 20th, abdominal massage will be especially beneficial. You are in the midst of a yearly career peak. This is the headline of the month. Your 10th House is ultra powerful - 50% of the planets (half of the Horoscope) are either there or moving through. This is huge amount of career energy, so you’re headed for the heights now. Let go of family issues for a while (not forever) and focus on your outer goals. Finances have been good this year, but right now you need to focus on career - advancing in your profession or company. Sometimes this entails some financial sacrifice (not forever) and this could be one of those times. You’ll recoup later on. Everything seems to center around the career this month (with the exception of finance). Get your career straight, and health and love will fall into place. Spiritually speaking, your career is your mission in life - the purpose of your incarnation. Focus on that and the other things will be added. Career is important all month, but after the 22nd as the Sun moves into your 11th House, your social life becomes important. A good period to advance your knowledge of high tech, science and astrology. Good for buying high tech equipment if you’re in the market. You have a good feeling for it.
The power in your 9th House is very unusual. 50% of the planets are either there or moving through there this month. This is a lot of power, thus there is a strong interest in religion, theology and philosophy. A good, juicy, theological discussion can be more interesting, more alluring, than a night out on the town. The visit of a guru or minister can be more exciting than the visit of the rock star. In fact, in your world, the guru or minister IS the rock star. So, the month ahead is about religious and philosophical kinds of breakthroughs. Philosophy is more important, more powerful, than psychology - though it doesn’t get the respect it deserves. A person’s philosophy will shape the psychology. The 9th House is considered the most benefic of all the Houses by the Hindu astrologers, thus the month ahead is happy. Many of you will be traveling. Writers have good success with publishers. Legal actions seem successful. College level students are successful in their studies. You’ve been successful in your career since September of 2016 and this month, after the 22nd, even more so. Love is not a big deal this month and this tends to the status quo. You’ve had better financial months than right now. Your Financial Planet is retrograde and not especially well aspected. This is short term. You have to work harder for earnings. Love, too is not a big issue - the 7th House is empty this month. This tends to the status quo. The Full Moon of the 6th, the New Moon of 27th and Moon’s perigee on the 13th will tend to be powerful love and social days. The Full Moon of the 7th occurs right on Neptune which would show a romantic or social opportunity with neighbors or at an educational event.
The Full Moon of the 7th looks like a strong financial day. It occurs in the money house and exactly on your Financial Planet, Neptune. The Western, social sector is very powerful now. The focus is on other people and gaining their cooperation. Good comes through others and not so much from personal initiative. Likability is more important than professional skills these days. With Uranus retrograde (the Lord of your chart) all month, let others have their way, so long as it isn’t destructive. Venus will be in your 7th House of love until the 20th. This shows more socializing with the family and family connections. The main headline this month is the power in your 8th House. Whatever your age or stage in life, libido is much, much stronger than usual. A sexually active kind of month. The spouse, partner or current love is having an active and prosperous month and is probably more generous with you. With the 8th House so strong (50% of the planets are either there or moving through there), this is a month for personal transformation and re-invention. It is good for detox regimes on all the different levels - physical, emotional and mental. With the 8th strong, we grow through “pruning’ - through cutting back - through eliminating and purging what doesn’t belong in our lives. A good month to “de-clutter”. Love is more about physical and sexual magnetism than about love. Sexual chemistry determines who you are allured to. Passions in love can be very intense, and when they are positive, it's nice. But if they go negative - look out!
Your love life is the main headline this month. Very, very active. It is so good, that it is perhaps too good. Your 7th House of love is loaded with planets - 50% of the planets are either there or moving through there. The problem is too much of a good thing. Singles can be confused by so many options. Nevertheless it is a good problem to have. You get along with all kinds of people this month. Your social magnetism is at a peak. With your Financial Planet also in the 7th House (from the 5th onwards), you socialize with the money people in your life and social connections are important financially. A lot of your socializing is business related. With Neptune, the Lord of your Horoscope, retrograde you seem undecided in love. A strong 7th House shows a need to take a vacation from yourself and your personal concerns. Many psychological problems come from too much self absorption. Focus more on others and their needs. The love planets in the Horoscope are all in Virgo this month. Mercury, your personal love planet, is there from the 10th onwards. Venus, the universal love planet , is there from the 20th onwards. Be careful of being too critical or judgmental - the main danger to love - right now. Especially avoid destructive forms of criticism - nothing is more sure to dampen romance than destructive criticism. It is good to analyze, but not during romantic moments. Relate more from the heart rather than the head. Health needs more attention. Abdominal massage is powerful until the 22nd. After that hip massage is powerful. Make sure, as always, to get enough rest.