August starts with a bang. Four of the five personal planets are in Leo for the New Moon: love, fun and enjoyment are on the program. A tension aspect to the awakener and electro-magician Uranus at the beginning of the month creates a very flammable mixture!
Between July 29 and August 2, Sun, Moon and Venus go through a tension aspect to Uranus. The New Moon on August 1 extends this phase by four weeks. This means sudden changes, breaks or surprising new beginnings, especially in values, family, relationships. Venus in Leo, and Uranus in Taurus, are closely linked and stand for unconventional, revolutionary or even scandalous relationships or encounters.
Lightning may strike you, long held loves or values can change unexpectedly. Most of us will probably have inspiring and/or unfamiliar new interpersonal experiences in the coming weeks. Be careful of hasty conclusions, relationships starting with Uranus are often more like a wake up call, less stable. But maybe this is exactly what we need right now!
Leo is the heart, Uranus is electricity. Electricity regulates the heartbeat and many other rhythms of nature. In cardiac arrest, electricity is used to get the heart to beat again. Something that felt dead or deadened in you could come back to life. That might be less Frankenstein's monster than something you really care about – it better be!
In August you can feel better who or what attracts or repels you, what electrifies you or leaves you unmoved. Or a sudden shock hits you unexpectedly and lets you see how much something/somebody means to you. Sometimes rebellion and defiance (Uranus) can hurt someone we love (Leo) and destroy something. But sometimes we also have to defend our freedom and individuality (Uranus) against someone who sees us as property (Leo).
This New Moon has a 1000 facets, not all of them social. We can experience fascinating atmospheric phenomena, thunderstorms, an unusual frequency of lightning strikes. Maybe the theories of the Electric Universe will get more attention. There may also be news of AI "replacements" for partners - there are very real looking dolls, and this kind of research has a huge financial potential.
Since Uranus currently travels through the sign of money, currency, finances, and the ruler of Taurus, Venus, is involved in the tension with Uranus, there can also be violent fluctuations in the financial markets, or sudden losses in value or hypes. Especially new electronic currencies or resources/agriculture could be affected.
The financial aspect of this constellation moreover means that financial considerations may play a role in partnership decisions next month. Can your partner give you materially what you want and need? Scarcity is hard to bear with so much emphasis on Leo. Beware only of making hasty decisions here if you really love someone. And watch out too if you only stay because of material reasons. That could be a heart-rending thing in the long run.
August will definitely put values and integrity to the test, in both directions. Excesses of "my partner, my house, my car, my boat, my Luis Vuitton" as well as the opposite, "my financial problems, my fear of existence, my lack of imagination" can be triggers for separations.
Another context is family, or, clan. Early Leo is very possessive and family oriented; there is a strong tendency to honor older mentors or relatives and look for one's own roots. Without connection to the ancestors, early Leos can feel insecure and uprooted. You may suddenly become a genealogist, or receive surprising, perhaps shocking, information about your background and older relatives or ancestors. We could be collectively confronted with some unforeseen revelations about Homo Sapiens. No, we were NOT constructed by aliens as a slave race by the way. This is a sociopathic manipulation that is supposed to justify and make acceptable their enslavement to humanity (“well, we were made this way…”). You have a divine spark, let Leo set it on fire this month!!
This New Moon opens doors into the depths, or into the vastness, into space, depending on your point of view and personality. In the social sphere, issues of injustice can increasingly come to the surface - the fact that the earth is becoming more and more "privatized" instead of serving as the basis of life for all humans and animals. The planets in Leo want to keep "theirs", love luxury, while Uranus urges simplicity. This creates tension, which could be partially discharged as violence, but also lead to very innovative and humane new solutions. New ideas for the common use of goods, land, gardens, luxury goods...
Problems can only arise when people react to the pressure or desire to change with resistance and aggression. An uncomfortable aspect between Mars and Pluto shows the potential for escalating violence. Pride and possessiveness, territorial thinking or jealousy would be triggers. In the world theatre, tensions between richer and poorer states or population strata can intensify. Too bad, because there is actually a chance for peaceful solutions - but not if one side gets everything, the other nothing, or just bare survival.
Uranus in Taurus says we all have a right to a good life with basic needs that satisfy all the senses. A peaceful social life, good food, enough rest, access to nature. In reality, that`s not so much to ask for! However, if a small percentage of people tries to redistribute wealth at the expense of the rest, it creates the scarcity that otherwise would have never existed.
In the next four weeks, check where in your life there is luxury and "enough", and where there is not. See if you can share things with someone for mutual benefit. This applies to groups, friendships, relationships, families. Often the more egotistical people draw unnecessary attention to themselves, depriving others, or one parent claims the child more for themselves. Try to balance such imbalances, otherwise they can become a source of serious trouble.
Uranus is also the outsider; the one who questions ownership, rules and dynamics of a group. He stands for the part within us that places freedom and equal rights above privileges and inherited traditions. There can be fierce arguments about such issues in families or social groups. Where do you stand? How much freedom do you allow yourself and others? Is there a double standard hidden somewhere?
The fact that Mercury turns direct again on the day of the New Moon makes the beginning of the month even more intense. Suddenly blockades can shake loose, information can come in, ideas can flow, decisions can become clear. Mercury in Cancer indicates that we make decisions on the base of our emotions. Coupled with so much Leo this August is going to feel very personal, very intense, very emotional, with beautiful doors opening, and a lot of love.
Keep your eyes open, live and listen to your heartbeat!
Happy New Moon!