August 2017

Best Days Overall: 6, 7, 8, 16, 24, 25

Most Stressful Days Overall: 1, 2, 3, 9, 10, 22, 23, 29, 30

Best Days for Love: 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 9, 10, 16, 18, 19, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30

Best Days for Money: 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 11, 12, 16, 18, 20, 21, 24, 25, 31

Best Days for Career: 9, 10, 18, 26, 27

We have two eclipses this month and planetary retrograde activity will be at its maximum for the year, but you seem relatively unscathed. Two planets that involve travel in your chart, Mercury and Uranus (Mercury rules short-term domestic travel, Uranus long-distance travel) go retrograde. Uranus goes retrograde on the 3rd and Mercury on the 13th. Travel should be rescheduled to avoid these periods if possible. If it’s not possible – if you absolutely must travel – allow more time to get to your destination and make sure your tickets are insured. Protect yourself as best you can. (Happily Jupiter, the generic ruler of long-term travel, is moving forward – but his aspects are a bit stressful.)

The Lunar Eclipse of the 7th occurs in your 9th house of foreign travel (another signal to avoid long trips over that period). College students make important changes to their educational plans. Sometimes they change schools or courses – college applicants as well. Perhaps the school you thought you wanted doesn’t accept you but an even better one does. Siblings of appropriate age are having their marriages or relationships tested. There are dramas in your place of worship. There will be a need to make more financial course corrections. Generally this happens due to some sudden expense but it can happen in other ways too.

The Solar Eclipse of the 21st occurs in your 3rd house and is a repeat of the previous Solar Eclipse of February 26. Cars and communication equipment will get tested and might need repairs or replacement. There are dramas in the lives of siblings, sibling figures and neighbours. Often there are disruptions in the neighbourhood (sometimes due to construction). Getting around your neighbourhood could be a problem, or the post office could change their rules in an inconvenient kind of way. Students who are not yet at college could change schools or educational plans. This eclipse is basically benign for you, but if you were born very early in the sign of Gemini (on May 20 or 21) you will feel its effects more strongly. This eclipse occurs very close to the cusp of your 4th house and thus impacts on the home and family too. Be more patient with family members over this period.

Finances are important this month as Venus will be in your money house until the 26th. Venus is considered beneficent, bringing prosperity and good fortune. The financial intuition is especially strong now and there is luck in speculation. Children and children figures in your life are supportive and seem important in the financial life. The 18th brings good fortune, as the Moon is at her perigee.