As you move into August you will find the last remnants of Jupiter's 12 month visit to your home and family sector playing out, but with Mercury leaving on the 1st August and Venus on the 12th August, this is all but over, with nothing left but the tying up of loose ends. Where Mercury leaves you with the ideas, concepts, your ability to get your head around your options and the means to ensure the communication lines are open, the final word goes to Venus and therefore your heart. You've been on an extraordinary journey over the last 14 months, with the biggest question now, when it comes to home, family and/or property matters, is what do you want to do with all the momentum you've gained? In the meantime, that new Jupiter era is underway and as the planet of luck and expansion spends his first full month in your romantic and creative sector and matters of the heart become more important, there is plenty of cosmic support. The Sun will always spend the first 3 weeks of August in this fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged area of your chart, masking the fact that rather than the temporary focus on matters of the heart at this time of year, something fundamental and permanent has changed, with Jupiter not leaving until August 2015. It's when Mercury returns on the 1st August and Venus, planet of love on the 12th August that your heart and mind will become engaged and this will become a lot more real. Even when Mercury returns to your work sector on the 16th August and the Sun on the 23rd August, turning your attention to work matters, as happens at this time every year, you'll find it impossible to do anything more than find a balance between work and play. For while the others move on Venus and Jupiter, the planets of love and luck will get to spend the final weeks of August together, plotting for what is destined to be the most exciting journey your heart's been on in over a decade.
While Mercury, planet of communication will leave your communication sector on the 1st August and Venus, planet of love on the 12th August, leaving you on your own for the first time in 14 months, there has been so much support over that time that keeping the communication lines open and heart and mind on the same page shouldn't be a problem. After Mars' return to your relationship sector late last month and with some extremely important relationship matters coming to a head this month having Venus, planet of love not only in your communication sector but with 14 months of momentum to work with, this makes communication a priority. Yet while this allows you to hold onto the communication focus that until last month was so all consuming, the main thrust and focus of the year has already shifted and as Jupiter spends the first full month of a 12 month visit to your home and family sector, this is a month that is all about putting down roots. The focus will always be on home, family and/or property matters at this time of year, with the Sun always spending the first 3 weeks of August in your home and family sector. However, with lucky Jupiter making his first visit since 2003 and the most important and expansive year for home and family matters in over a decade stretching out in front of you, this is anything but an annual update and is instead a chance for major new beginnings. With Mercury returning to your home and family sector on the 1st August and Venus on the 12th August, the middle days of the month will have an extreme amount of focus on home and family matters and with your eyes open, heart and mind on the same page and new opportunities opening up, this is when you need to be ready to invest in the journey ahead. Meanwhile, after Mars' departure from your work sector late last month brought his epic 8 month visit to an end, there is a need to let things settle, especially with a new cosmic push coming next month. As well as letting work matters settle, this is a chance to find the right work/life balance and the right balance between work and play.
While the focus is always on communication and all things intellectual and mentally focused at this time of year, something that every Gemini can enjoy and appreciate, lucky Jupiter's return to your communication sector last month and the first full month of a new 12 month journey makes this even more important than ever. Mercury, planet of communication and your ruling planet will make a very brief visit to your communication sector, returning on the 1st August but leaving just 15 days later on the 16th August. These are the only days that Mercury will spend here all year and considering that you're moving into your most important year for all things communication and intellectually related in over a decade, making those days count is essential. Venus will return to your communication sector on the 12th August, ready to take over from where Mercury leaves off, but with a definite bias towards giving your heart a voice and putting heart and mind on the same page. This is something that every aspect of your life will benefit from, but especially your relationships. Yet before returning to your communication sector Venus and Mercury have some loose ends to tie up on the income front, with Mercury's departure on the 1st August leaving you with a smart head for money, while Venus will stay on until the 12th August to ensure no stone has been left unturned and no opportunity missed. Thanks to Mars' return to your work sector late last month and position here all month, this is likely to be a very driven and active month on the work front, with Venus having plenty of support as she works to bring income opportunities together. It is midmonth that the focus not so much shifts to home, family and/or property matters, but will expand to include this, with Mercury's return to your home and family sector on the 16th August, followed by the Sun's return on the 23rd August. It is here that this month's New Moon will fall on the 26th August. The fact that this is simply an annual update and a temporary chance to focus on home and family matters, makes it even more important to pay attention.
The Sun and Jupiter's departure from your sign last month not only brought your birthday month to an end but the foundation year of a 12 year Jupiter cycle of expansion, yet you're not quite ready to draw a line in the sand yet. With the Sun and Jupiter gone you should be at a point where your intentions and expectations for your new solar year and the coming decade should be cemented and it should now be all about the journey. However, until Mercury leaves your sign on the 1st August and Venus on the 12th August, your heart and mind are still tying up loose ends and making last minute adjustments. It's after Mercury leaves that Venus will finally be on her own, giving your heart the last word and as you finalise your intentions for the future, to ask yourself what you really want, making the 12th August the date when you need to be ready to draw a major line in the sand, ready to start walking the talk. As they leave your sign Mercury and Venus will both play their part in getting your luckiest, most expansive and opportune income year in over a decade off the ground, with Mercury's smart head for money and Venus' desires and ability to trigger the laws of attraction allowing you to gain some early traction. While the Sun will remain in your income sector until the 23rd August, as he does at this time every year, his focus is more on revealing your options, with Venus able to trigger the laws of attraction and Mercury giving you the smart head for money needed to get the ball rolling. With Jupiter not leaving your income sector until August 2015, this is the start of a journey towards not only income growth but the growth off what's important across all the currencies in your life. In the meantime, there is something special developing with matters of the heart, with your romantic and creative passions moving into overdrive this month.
Whether you are a July or an August born Leo this is always your month, with the Sun always spending the first 3 weeks of August in your sign, shining the solar spotlight on your options as you move into a new solar year and a another lap around the block. Yet every one of your senses will be telling you that this year is different, as you move into not only your most important and powerful solar year in over a decade, but a whole new life chapter. Your birthday month is always a time for new beginnings, but this year this is game changing and you're not just moving into a new solar year, but the rest of your life. It was lucky Jupiter's return to your sign on the 16th July that makes this not only one of the first full months of your luckiest and most expansive year in over a decade, but of a new 12 year Jupiter cycle of expansion. From the get go, there is a need to move into the month ready to take your power back, yet at the same time appreciating that this is a journey. Jupiter will remain in your sign until August 2015 and the Sun, Mercury, Venus and even Mars will all return next year to help bring things home, while the Jupiter cycle you're moving into won't run its course until 2026. You are not supposed to accomplish everything in the first few weeks or even months, making this more about the start of an incredible new journey and a chance to appreciate that this really is a time for new beginnings. However, in the early days of the month, with Mercury not returning to your sign until the 1st August and Venus until the 12th August, not only will the doors remain open to the past during the early days of the month, but it will take until then for your heart and mind to become fully engaged. While this is a journey that will continue, life itself will move on and as is the case at this time each year, the Sun's return to your income sector on the 23rd August puts the solar spotlight on your income options and matters. Yet with Mercury returning on the 16th August, a smart head for money will already be in play when the annual update begins, ready to seize any early opportunities the New Moon on the 26th August might trigger.
August is always a month that needs to be approached slowly, for at this time each year the month long wind down of your current solar year will already be underway, in the lead up to the Sun's return to your sign on the 23rd August and the start of a new solar year. It's in this final chapter and while the Sun is moving through your sector of subconscious thinking, imagination and review, that you're able to reflect back on the journey that your current solar year has taken you on, close old doors, recharge your batteries and to slow down. This is a watershed period for you, where you're able to close old doors before moving on. This year this is something that has taken on even more significance, with making time for navel gazing now a very real priority. For while the wind down of your current solar year will end when the Sun returns to your sign on the 23rd August and kicks off both your birthday month and new solar year, the need to stay connected intuitively will continue, for last month you also began the 12 month wind down of a Jupiter cycle of expansion that began in 2003 and preparations for the planet of luck's return to your sign next August. With Mercury returning here on the 1st August and Venus on the 12th August, increasing the amount of nostalgia in the air, an introspective theme will continue, though it won't become all consuming, apart from the very middle days of the month. Until the 12th August Venus will be making the most of her final days in a social and serendipitous part of your chart, while Mercury's return to your sign on the 16th August will bring your head down out of the clouds and back into the real world. It's those few days, from the 12th August to the 16th August that could require so much introspection, that you are likely to get lost in your own thoughts, daydreams and internal musings, with a need to make that a priority. In the meantime even before Mercury, planet of communication returns to your sign, this is a month where communication is a priority.
After the Sun and Jupiter's departure from your career sector last month your most important and most defining professional year in over a decade has all but run its course, with Mercury staying on until the 1st August and Venus until the 12th August to tie up loose ends. Venus, your ruling planet will have the last voice and with 14 months of cosmic momentum to draw on, it's your professional desires and expectations and a strong sense of what you do and don't want professionally that will determine where to from here. While Venus' departure will leave you with no planetary activity in your career sector, for the first time since June 2013, thanks to Mars' return to your income sector late last month and the planetary influences that will remain in play on the work front, there is no danger of losing your momentum or your professional edge anytime soon. However, what has changed is that professional matters are no longer the driving force in your life and while this is always a month where the focus is on social matters and connecting, with the Sun always spending the first 3 weeks of August in your sector of friendship, teamwork and networking, this year something deeper is taking shape. For as lucky Jupiter spends his first full month here, this is the start of a 12 month period where it's all about the friendships you make, the bonding that happens and the people that cross your path. Even after the Sun leaves on the 23rd August the social focus will remain, even when you move into the most nostalgic and reflective point in your year, beginning the month long wind down of your current solar year. While the later part of the month will be an important time for finding time to hear yourself think, it's unlikely that you'll be able to spend too much time navel gazing.
While the spirit of adventure will linger until the 12th August, keeping a sense of rebellion alive for as long as possible, already the focus is not only on professional matters but your drives and passions will be calling for something to keep you busy and occupied. With the Sun always spending the first 3 weeks of August in your career sector, this will always be a month for keeping your professional hat on from the get go and where there is a lot of focus on your career situation and matters. The only reason there is still a sense of adventure in the air is because Mercury won't leave your sector of travel, adventure, learning and discovery until the 1st August and Venus not until the 12th August, holding onto something special before it's lost and forgotten. However, even they will bow to the inevitable, joining the Sun in his annual visit to your career sector and lucky Jupiter's first full month of what is destined to be your luckiest and most expansive professional year in over a decade, a year that won't run its course until August 2015. While Mercury will make a flying visit to your career sector, returning on the 1st August but leaving on the 16th August, with Venus returning on the 12th August but remaining for the rest of the month, you'll have plenty of support to get this powerful new professional chapter off the ground. It's after the Sun leaves on the 23rd August that Venus and Jupiter, the two luckiest planets in the solar system, will have a chance to get their heads together, with a chance to define your professional desires and expectations and a sense of what you want the coming year to bring. With Mars, planet of passion and the warrior planet of the cosmos spending the whole month in your sign, you'll have an excess of passion, drive and fighting spirit to tap into. Yet as the month progresses and as is the case at this time every year, Mercury's return to a more socially focused part of your chart on the 16th August and the Sun's on the 23rd August will ensure you remain plugged in and connected.
After having your money hat on 24/7 since June 2013, it's almost time to take it off, but not quite. Mercury's departure from your financial sector on the 1st August will leave you with a smart head for money, but until Venus leaves on the 12th August the legacy Jupiter's 12 month visit created hasn't quite run its course. While the Sun and Jupiter both left your financial sector last month Venus, planet of money, desire and attraction is staying on to have the last word, giving you a chance to tie up loose ends and decide how you want to use the momentum you've gained. Yet Venus' departure on the 12th August will leave you with no more planetary activity here until mid 2015, allowing the money gods to shift all their focus onto your income situation. This makes it important to take responsibility for keeping money matters on track, especially as Mercury's return to your career sector on the 16th August and the Sun's on the 23rd August will kick off what will always be the most important professional weeks of any year. From Mercury's return on the 16th August to Venus' eventual departure on the 30th September, these are the only weeks that your career sector will be active all year, so there will be a need to make them count. This may require some juggling, for while the Sun will always spend the first 3 weeks of August in your sector of travel, adventure, learning and discovery, always bringing a chance to break free and embrace a sense of adventure and curiosity before becoming more professionally focused, this year this is something you won't be able to shake. For last month Jupiter, your ruling planet, returned to kick off your most adventurous year in over a decade and even the most professionally focused weeks of the year won't suppress a sense of adventure and wanderlust that has taken up permanent residence.
When the Sun and Jupiter left your relationship sector last month they brought to an end both your annual relationship review and your most important and defining relationship year in over a decade, one that will define all your relationships for years to come. However, while the major cosmic focus has already shifted away from your relationships and onto money matters, there is still work to be done in the early days of the month, with Venus and Mercury staying on to ensure that you're on track. Until leaving your relationship sector on the 1st August, Mercury will be working to ensure the communication lines are open with Venus, planet of love staying on until the 12th August, giving you a chance to listen to your heart and to define what you want from your relationships and what they need from you. It's once Venus leaves that you'll have no planetary activity in your relationship sector, for the first time since June 2013, with a need to make her final days count, daring to wear your heart on your sleeve. Yet both Mercury and Venus will shift their focus onto money matters, as you spend the first full month of your biggest financial year in over a decade getting your bearings. The focus will always be on money matters at this time of year, with the Sun always spending the first 3 weeks of August in your financial sector but the return of Jupiter, planet of luck and expansion last month has changed everything. Not due to leave until August 2015, Jupiter is here to not only make this a lucky year for all things financial, but to help you to take your power back and to realise that you make your own luck. This is something you'll have plenty of support with, with Mercury and his smart head for money in play from the 1st August to the 16th August and Venus and her financial desires and expectations, along with her ability to trigger the laws of attraction, in play from the 12th August onwards. Meanwhile, a social theme will run throughout the month, with a sense of adventure coming into play in the second half of the month.
While a major push to get your work situation and matters up to speed ran its course last month and work matters are no longer the dominant force that they had been in the second half of last year and the first half of this year, there are still loose ends to tie up in the early part of the month. Until Mercury leaves your work sector on the 1st August and Venus on the 12th August, there will be a need to keep your work hat on, in a month that is all about your relationships. The same will happen at the other end of the month, when you'll need to keep your money hat on, yet in both cases this will be secondary to your relationships, which have now become more important than anything else. This is always a month where the focus is on your relationships, with the Sun always spending the first 3 weeks of August in your relationship sector, yet not to the extend it is this year. Everything changed when lucky Jupiter returned to your relationship sector last month, just a week before your annual relationship review began. So even when the Sun leaves your relationship sector on the 23rd August and shifts the solar spotlight onto your financial situation and matters, your relationships will remain a priority. The first full month in your most important relationship year in over a decade was always going to be important, with how you start having a big influence on how things play out and with that you have plenty of support. While Mercury will only spend from the 1st August to the 16th August in your relationship sector, this is more than enough time to ensure the communication lines are open, with Venus' return on the 12th August ensuring there is ongoing support, along with a chance to define what you want from your relationships and what they need from you. Yet while the early days of the month are important for work matters and Mercury's return to your financial sector on the 16th August will begin your annual financial review, these are side events to your relationships. You have entered the most important point in a decade for investing everything you have into both your personal and professional relationships.
Where July is always a month where there is a battle to find a balance between work and play, this has followed you into the early weeks of August and is something you need to take seriously. For while this is always a month where things become more work focused, with the Sun always spending the first 3 weeks of August in your work sector, this year this has moved to a whole new level. Thanks to lucky Jupiter's return to your work sector last month and position here until August 2015, you have reached the first full month of your most important, opportune and focused year for work matters in over a decade and coinciding with what will always be the most work focused month of any year, this will create an extreme amount of focus. For the majority of the next 12 months Jupiter will be on his own, working behind the scenes to promote growth, expansion and opportunity and will only be joined by the other planets in the early and final part of the journey. By early next month Jupiter will be on his own and it will stay that way until June 2015, by which point it will be time to bring things home. Yet with the Sun in your work sector until the 23rd August, Mercury moving through from the 1st August to the 16th August and Venus from the 12th August to the 6th September, this is all about doing whatever it takes for as long as it takes and putting everything you have into everything you do, working to get work matters up to speed. This is what Venus is up against in the early days of the month, where until the 12th August she's making a valiant attempt to keep the spirit of romance and playfulness alive, working to find a balance between work and play. Yet in the same way that relationship matters, that will kick in with Mercury's return to your relationship sector on the 16th August and the Sun's on the 23rd August, will have to fit around dominant work forces, so too will matters of the heart in the early days. Yet considering how busy the coming year is going to be, pacing yourself and having the right work/life balance is important.