Leaders may be feeling overly optimistic and attempt to do too much today. While this is a positive time for beginning something it need to be kept in moderation. An excellent time to travel, publish, research, law, and higher education. Some may display too much confidence in their opinions or beliefs which could lead to a future downfall if actions are not kept in check.
Whether you have planets/points in Libra or not, you may notice that things seem to be going better than before, especially in anything ruled by Venus: women, money, creativity, art, music, romance, relationships, negotiations, and diplomacy.
People want to enjoy pleasantries and indulge from now until Venus leave Libra. They also want fairness and justice. This is a wonderful time for enjoying time with friends, building new relationships (business or personal) and earning money.
When Uranus changes direction, significant world events tend to occur, especially those including planes, space, internet, and technology. All of the things ruled by Uranus. Revolutions, accidents, and changes which are completely unexpected.
On a personal level, you may experience some sudden or shocking news or event in your life around this time. Some things that occur may not be finished or resolved until Uranus stations direct on Jan 6, 2019.
Venus trines Mars which is positive for relationships, creativity, finances and diplomacy. This is a good time to talk to others and settle any disputes or at least start to. Working with others smoothly while being productive at the same time is possible now. Beginning a new creative venture, especially ones that deal with writing, speeches, documents, discussions, debates, etc are also auspicious now.
This is an auspicious time for relationships of all kinds. At this time there may be a reconciliation or settlement that appeases both parties from earlier disagreements or disputes.
This is an auspicious time for beginning or working on finances, romantic and any creative endeavor.
This is a good time to brainstorm and come up with ideas regarding how to organize finances and other practical matters. Figuring out what to do with all that you have at your disposal, including personal talents.
This may be a time of disappointment, challenges or sacrifices in issues pertaining to women, money, possessions or in relationships. Venus square Saturn is a positive time for doing volunteer work, helping others (especially the disadvantaged or elderly.)
This may be a depressing or difficult time and can be worked out best by accepting and embracing and work, sacrifice or challenge that may present itself. Working out any disappointments by working for and taking on the burden of others is one of the most auspicious ways of handling any melancholy at this time.
On a positive note, any disciplined endeavor (dieting, work, abstaining, doing without) may be more pleasurable now and/or be extra rewarding and enjoyable at this time.
There may be some overconfidence and zealous opinions flying about at this time. Any arguments now may just go on and on without resolution as the exaggerations and arrogance multiplies.
This is a good time for studying a foreign language or cultural tradition and learning. Be careful not to overestimate how much you can learn or get done today.
Arguments and discussions go on for much longer than expected. Reserve extra time for any meetings or group discussions.
Avoid spending too much for information or on gadgets now as you might get carried away with the credit card. This is not a good time for classes or talks as things may get carried away and words blown out of proportion.
This is not a good time to sign documents as expectations may be too grandiose for realization. Ideas and events under this influence need to be worked on to become more practical else they may be setting people up for failure. People may stretch themselves beyond their capacity in media, education or travel.
Eclipses are *hot spots* and if they closely aspect a point or planet in your chart within a degree, you might have a significant event in the coming year or two.
Eclipses repeat every 19 years and if they are prominent in a person’s natal chart, they may indicate two related and prominent events in a person’s life: Marriage, divorce, moving, births, etc.
- The last time we had a solar eclipse at this degree (18 Leo) was on August 11, 1999.
- The last time we had a solar eclipse (Saros # 155) at 8 deg Leo (19 years ago) was on July 31, 2000.
The powerful effects of an eclipse are not often felt on the actual day of the celestial event but later on when other planets aspect the eclipse point. Astrologers will be monitoring transits and progressions to the eclipse degree for timing of important developments for individuals and the world.
Outer planetary stations near eclipses can signify earthquakes, fires, and other significant events that affect many people or whole countries. On August 7th Uranus will station retrograde at 2 deg of Taurus. This could indicate something happening around this time that may lead to more big news.
With three planet stations and the eclipse, August may be a stressful month. Taking time out to relax and meditate may help to pass through the potent energies in the month of August with the least amount of stress.