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August Astrological Planning Guide

Hi everyone! Wherever you are, I hope your summer season is going well. Astrologically, summer is on the upswing with Mercury, Mars and Saturn all direct after retrograde times! The energy is much more free for sorting things out and resolving even long term issues. It's also better for building, starting anything brand new, and motivating. 

Jupiter in Leo all the way until August of 2105 puts expansion plans in favor! The planet of growth is in a sign of creativity, performers, and children. Mars in Scorpio is square to planets in Leo, Mercury (on the 2nd) & Jupiter (on the 1st). Great effort is called for to improve communication, get past obstacles and focus on growth of a business, relationship, creative project or take care of a health issue (specifically the back, heart, reproductive and sexual health, and scheduling necessary surgeries.) With squares, you must find the places to yield or soften so you don't get stuck in obstacles you've created yourself or given too much power to.

The Full Moon of the 10th shows energies of opposition in Aquarius/Leo and challenging squares in Leo/Scorpio too. You will earn every bit of joy or satisfaction from any success or agreement you are able to make during this part of the month. Results will not come easy, but the time and attention you invest will assure strength, commitment and longevity of the outcomes. Hold out for the best deal while being willing to negotiate. When the Sun and Saturn mix like this, a big risk or gamble is not recommended. Go with solid feelings and sure things, loyal and reliable people, and the most informed and wise information. 

Here is a guide to help you act on the most astrologically favorable dates.

August 1-2 Issues can flare up. Mercury & Jupiter favor creative problem solving & education. 
August 3-5 Concentration, Long term planning and resolving
August 6-9 Active, Creative, Constructive, Expressive & Independent thinking
August 9-10 Strong, Challenging, Long term decisions
August 11-12 Find Peace, Resolution
August 13-14 Energize, Regroup
August 15 Intuition, Versatility
August 16-17 Listen, Be respectful of differences
August 18-19 Love, relationship, Confidence, News
August 20-22 Create, Nurture, Get to the heart of a matter
August 23 Love, Perform, Be childlike
August 24 Rethink, Own up, Plan
August 25-26 Refresh, Begin, Organize
August 27 Relationships, Understanding, Negotiate
August 28-29 Find strength in differences, Grace under pressure
August 30-31 Final Resolutions, Activity on Goals

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