Aquarius Horoscope for August 2017
Your Horoscope by Susan Miller
This month may surprise you. Two eclipses are due this month, and one is in your sign. This means your life is about to start to move in a new direction. When I mentioned to friends that eclipses were firmly back in Leo and Aquarius, to run through this month and to happen again in January / February and July / August 2018, and the last in January 2019, my phone began to ring. My Aquarius friends were asking, “Tell me that those eclipses aren’t going to send more shock waves to me. I am handling all I can these days.” Indeed you are, but you have nothing to fear. Just the opposite – the lunar and solar eclipses coming this month in Aquarius and your opposite sign of Leo might just be the best thing that ever happened to you. These eclipses will bring surprise, opportunity, change, and progress for you – what could be better?
The two eclipses are quite extraordinary as eclipses go. Both are unusually friendly – more so than any I can remember, going back many years. Eclipses do, admittedly, ask for adjustment. Some eclipses require we give up one part of our lives to get something better. The weak links drop away, and only the strong will remain in your life. Even positive developments like starting a new job, buying a house, or having a baby (as three examples) require adjustments, and yet most people are willing to make them because life changes make life sweeter.
Before I go into the details, think back to a similar set of eclipses you had on August 8, 1998 and August 22, 1998. Can you recall anything special that happened then? Eclipses repeat in sign and degree every 19 years, so see if you can pick up a theme. The other, transiting planets in 1998 were not nearly as friendly to the eclipses as the transiting planets are now, so you have a great outlook. Things are looking up for you!
The eclipse of August 7 will be a full moon lunar eclipse in Aquarius, 15 degrees. This will light your solar first house of your personality and identity, so whatever the full moon brings will touch on a subject so dear to you that even I cannot tell you what that is and what area of life this eclipse will touch you. I can say that you should be thrilled with news, for Jupiter, the giver of gifts and luck, will be sending golden beams to this eclipse. Jupiter is now in your ninth house, so you may take an awe-inspiring foreign trip, or have luck with an international business deal. This same house rules immigration, green card, visa and passport / citizenship, and so a breakthrough may stem from this area too.
If you work in the media, you may get outstanding publicity or hear that a publisher will publish your book. You may be funded to have your own TV show or a company may come to you, offering you a series of podcasts. The ninth house also rules your college experience – you may be starting college, taking qualifying exams, or defending your thesis – again your timing could not be better. If you are a professor, luck will follow you, too. Finally, legal matters fall in the ninth house too, so you may hear a verdict from the courts that makes you smile, or you may file an exciting patent or trademark. These areas are not exclusive – you may hear happy news from more than one of these sources. When you are hot, you’re hot, dear Aquarius.
It’s exceedingly rare to have Jupiter in a fellow air sign, and in near-perfect 120-degree alignment to the full moon eclipse – it seems you will have something big to celebrate. Jupiter is also the great healer, so your health may improve, too.
When any full moon – or a lunar eclipse – comes by, we have to look at the ruler of the full moon, in this case falling in Aquarius, which is Uranus. That can tell us the condition of that planet. Will Uranus be getting along beautifully with the other planets, or will Uranus be in conflict with some of them? That tells us the final outcome. Happily, Uranus and Saturn will be in rare and supportive alignment, so that means the final outcome of the decision or deal you will make near August 7 should have exciting future ramifications. It may bring a long awaited breakthrough, and at the same time, add powerfully to your sense of security. After this month, you may begin to see yourself in a new light, and may change your appearance in a way to reflect those dramatic changes within you.
If your birthday falls on February 5 plus or minus four days, double everything I just said – this eclipse will be glorious for you. The same is true if you have Aquarius rising, or the natal moon in Aquarius at 15 degrees, or a natal planet in Gemini, Libra, Aquarius, Aries, Leo, or Sagittarius.
The second eclipse will see to it that you are very much involved with the possible commitment in one certain relationship, in love or business. You may get engaged this month, or if you are already married, find a new goal to work on together. Your partner may bring home news that you find very exciting. If the eclipse will mainly affect your work, you might be discussing an official partnership with collaboration. You might even be proposing a joint venture with another company.
It seems you are onto something big, and certain influential people will sense this and want to be part of all that you are doing.
As you go along, you will get a sense of how special your abilities are, and your growing confidence will draw attention to your plans, and others will want to follow and support you. In short, it seems you are onto something big, and certain influential people will sense this and want to be part of all that you are doing.
Mars has been heating your commitment / marriage / and one-on-one collaboration house since July 20 and will remain with you through September 5. Mars is the planet that brings action, energy, and motivation, so you seem primed for making a lasting promise to someone who means a lot to you in love, or who has skills that can add to your success in business.
Here is why I am so excited by the second eclipse due on August 21 in your partnership and commitment house, in business or in love. On the day of the total eclipse of the Sun in Leo, 29 degrees on August 21, a remarkable harmony of planets will be at play, creating a golden triangle of planets in the sky. The Sun (solar eclipse), new moon, and Mars will all be crowded together, shoulder-to-shoulder, in your partnering sector (seventh house), and these heavenly bodies will receive shimmering vibrations from Uranus, the planet of surprise. Uranus’ fine angle to the eclipse tells me the unexpected news you get will make you jump for joy. It is significant that Uranus is among the supportive planets, because Uranus rules your sign, dear Aquarius. Uranus is going out of his way to help you.
Uranus is technically now based in your third house of written and verbal agreements and communications, but Uranus is also so close to the far edge of your third house that it is already influencing your fourth house of residence and family. One or the other, or both parts of life will form part of the exciting news that you will experience this month. If you are getting married soon, having a new place to live will be vital, and with this part of your chart under such sparkling vibrations, I can only imagine things will go exceptionally well. If you are already married, developments in your partner’s life will affect you too, in a supremely positive way.
The third leg of the triangle that will appear in the sky at the time of the eclipse will be Saturn, giving longevity to your plans and helping you feel settled and secure. Saturn’s benefits won’t be for a day or a month, but for the entire life of the agreement you make or the venture, personal or professional, that you begin soon. How great is that?
Mercury will retrograde in Virgo, from August 12 to September 5 in a financial part of your chart. If you are asked to sign a contract this month, take your time. Send the paperwork to your lawyer, discuss each point together, and overall, try to draw out the process. The end of August is always a time when many people go on vacation, so you may be able to delay the signing until next month because of those vacation schedules. That would be ideal – I especially like September 15 for signing.
In terms of Mercury retrograde, watch your credit card statements to make sure all the charges on your statement were authorized by you. Checks that others owe you may take longer than usual to come. Knowing this, you might want to send out reminder statements to clients at the very start of the month. Do not buy electronics or appliances this month, and put off buying a new car if you can.
Before I go, I want to mention an essay I wrote. I think you will find it helpful this month. It is called, “How to Deal with Eclipses.” You will find it on the lower left of my homepage of Astrology Zone. If you want to print it out, you can – look for the image of the printer on the top left of the page – you will see five icons; it is the bottom one in the vertical lineup.
If you would rather read “How to Deal with Eclipses” on the premium (paid subscriber) edition of my app, you can. Go to Love+Life on the app menu, and then to Susan’s Essays and you will see it.
Also, in case you didn’t notice, I have two special tables of information on my homepage of Astrology Zone. One is a Table of Mercury Retrograde Periods 1994-2030, and the other is a Table of Eclipses, 1994-2030. (This eclipse list includes both solar and lunar eclipses.)
These tables are found on my website, but they are not on my app. Again look to the lower left part of Astrology Zone’s homepage. While you are at your computer with a big screen, you may want to have a look to see if certain dates stand out for you, and of course, you can print these out. I made these Tables for you for convenient future planning.
August will be a landmark month for you, for two eclipses are due, one in Aquarius and one in your opposite sign of Leo. Eclipses are the most dramatic tool that the universe uses to create change. The job of an eclipse is to bring you a floodlight of truth and also to push you forward and shake you out of your comfort zone or quiet complacency to show you that you have many options in life that you may not have considered. Lots of news will come up, and if you feel that your progress in life has been proceeding too slowly and in boring fashion, you won’t feel that after the eclipses have spoken. All the progress you were hoping to see in 2017 but that had eluded you until now will finally start to happen.
The first eclipse will be a lunar full moon lunar eclipse in Aquarius, August 7, bringing a matter of deep personal importance to culmination. The results of this eclipse should be joyous, because Jupiter, planet of good fortune, will be so enthusiastically supportive of the Sun and lunar eclipse. Saturn, planet of stability, will also be close enough to bring a positive, secure result and coax you to build a firm foundation for the long-range future. The very first eclipse in this Leo-Aquarius series first arrived in Leo on February 10 of this year. The topic that came up six months ago may again be discussed and advanced to an entirely new level.
You may travel this month as a result of Jupiter’s gifts, and if so, you are very likely to go to a country or island that requires a passport for entry. That sounds wonderful! Overseas interests will be lucky for you now, so you might set up an import-export business or write for a foreign publication. International relationships will be stimulating and as you work closely together, give you fresh insights into a culture new to you.
Publishing forms part of the ninth house, so you may now see your book published or TV show go on the air, as two examples. If you are a professor or college student, this area of your life will glow brightly too – you are being protected, so be brave and venture forth on your greatest goals. If you were born on February 5, plus or minus four days, you will feel the August 7 eclipse strongly.
Throughout all that occurs this month, you will evolve, and by clarifying your thinking, you will come to know what you need to be happy. That is no small realization. The eclipses will help you to find the vocabulary and the means to articulate and express how you feel inside. Further, this series of eclipses may help you come closer to knowing your life’s purpose, and you may be ready to take steps to follow your dream.
The second eclipse will be a new moon solar eclipse on August 21 in Leo. It is a sweet one, and although all eclipses require adjustments to a new reality, this eclipse should bring news you will want to hear. Your romantic partner will be your full focus on or near August 21, for this eclipse will light your marriage and commitment seventh house. You will have transiting Mars, the energy planet, there too. Often an eclipse will crystalize what has been going on for a long time – if you both are in love, you may both want to commit soon. If you are married, then you will want to make more of the relationship. Aquarius is an independent sign, but you will see that there are benefits to being married or part of an established long-term relationship.
If you are not getting married or are married, you may, in business, take on an important partnership with someone who has talents that differ from yours and who can add to your success. You will begin to know what you need from your partners in all phases of life, and what you what you are willing to give them in return.
Admittedly, if you have been unhappy, you or your partner might leave, because sometimes with an eclipse, a person is “eclipsed out” of your everyday life for any number of reasons. If this should occur, the fact that this eclipse is friendly and in Aquarius, the breakup will either be because you wanted this outcome, or because it means you are due to benefit from the result. An eclipse will deliver its news either immediately on or near August 21, or one month to day later plus or minus five days. Still, this is a happy new moon eclipse, so let’s think good thoughts.
It’s an exciting month, filled with possibilities, and you will be in charge of the direction things go. I’ve not seen eclipses this favorable in years. Enjoy the month and all the surprises the universe has prepared for you, dear Aquarius.