An Open Letter To Aquarius For August 2022
It looks like relationships of all kinds are going to be the focus of your attention. Moreover, positive Jupiter energies promote a more enthusiastic outlook on life. Interestingly, the intuitive side of your personality goes into overdrive. This might prove beneficial as you gain vital insight into certain cultural trends and developments. This might prove fortuitous, as it increases your business acumen and strengthens your bargaining position. But it's not only your bank balance that may benefit this month. I say this because your self-confidence grows, and this could enable you to succeed in numerous social and romantic situations.
Another area of your life likely to go well is higher education. It doesn't matter whether you are a school dinner-lady, cleaner, pupil, or head teacher, everything you touch seems to turn to gold. Life seems to be filled with so many valuable opportunities and heart-warming meetings for those with the eyes to perceive them. Changing direction slightly: after many years/months of heart-ache or family restrictions, you finally seem to come into your own, so to speak. You begin to enjoy new-found freedom and widen your experience of life.
Moreover, you want to share the fruits of your “good luck” with those who stood shoulder to shoulder with you when you needed support most. As a result, you will actively seek out ways to be more generous and affectionate, even if it entails making a long journey or doing something to become more at ease with foreign cultures and traditions. Interestingly, this is potentially an auspicious month for artists and street performers of all kinds and genders. Use your imagination to do something completely original and immortalize the event on your social media channel.
However, I must strike a note of caution here, because Neptune's potentially toxic influence hints at an element of self-deception and delusions for a minority of Aquarians. If your Natal Horoscope strikes a discordant note with the current planetary alignments, unrealistic attitudes or expectations of pleasure pursuits and social activities are something you must endeavour to avoid. While the majority of my readers will enjoy enchanting romantic interludes; heat-warming introductions, or, gain from out-of-the-box financial speculations, other Aquarians could be faced with challenges like unwanted pregnancies or doubts over paternity.
Additionally, don't allow your own innate neurotic tendencies or escapist flights of fancy to drive you into the arms of alcohol, drug abuse, sexual excess or gambling. I say this because you always try to see the best in people, but there are times when you have to be on high alert to defend yourself against the deception of others. Nevertheless, let me repeat that these cautionary words are addressed to a very small proportion of my readers. Happily, most of you will have a good month.
Mercury energies suggest meaningful communications with marriage and business partners. Also, well-starred are your social interactions with brothers, sisters, friends, and workmates. Full on romantic relationships, or, just innocent flirtations with intellectual or scholarly people are also indicated. Your career involvement with advertising or public relations should proceed well. Have you ever considered going to a car boot sale or antique's auction? August might be the month to test your negotiating skills because you might acquire a real bargain and find yourself quids-in.
Conversely, a visit to a solicitor's office might prove more nerve-wracking. One small fly in the ointment might be your growing concern with the health, dress-sense or personal hygiene of someone close. In addition, the bigoted ideas, intellectual preoccupations or reading matter of an intimate friend might ignite the flames of gossip or provoke derision.
On a more serious note: a hard astrological aspect from Saturn might challenge those with a fragile ego structure and subject them to an undermining sense of inadequacy. But if the truth be told, there's nowt wrong with you. The fault belongs to the nit-picking perfectionist who is always having a go at you. Interestingly, Neptune and Pluto energies combine to dissolve a worn-out relationship of some kind.
Venus energies correlate to harmonious working relationships for many Aquarians, while others set themselves the task of making significant progress in matters related to diet and exercise. One thing you might all share in common is a desire to look your best for a special occasion. As a result, many of you might be heading for the nearest big city, intent on making yourselves look your very best. Items on your shopping list might include jewellery and other items of personal adornment.
Yes, there's a time and a place for everything under the sun, and I suspect many of my Aquarian friends are going to indulge themselves in a little retail therapy. Those who resist the temptation to splash the cash on themselves may choose to purchase beautiful objects related to art and music for a relative. Finally, try to find ways to enhance your reputation by making your presence obvious to everyone at a social function, or, a meeting connected to work.
Other planetary indicators suggest increased expenditure of energy in your home. What you do will depend upon your age and physical condition. If you are newly married and still “all-loved-up” I shall refrain from speculating upon your activities behind closed doors and simply leave it to your imagination and inventiveness. However, if you have a few years “on the clock” you might be happier pottering around in the garden, or, continuing to work your way through that recipe book you were given many years ago.
A walk down memory lane might invoke a few painful memories. But you must move on with your life. Accepting the past is the first essential step towards happier times. Remember, the past is a different country and you don't live there any more!!
Changing direction once again: your partner's reluctance to “sing from the same hymn sheet” as yourself might hamper your efforts to achieve some common goal. Perhaps holiday plans and pleasure activities have become a bone of contention. Do you want to start a family and your “other-half” still has reservation about taking such a giant step forwards so early in your relationship, or, are they doing something else which denies you enjoyment?
Sun and Saturn energies suggest that you might become all too eager to toe the line this week. Ask yourself if you give too much credence to the opinions of those in power and authority in your working environment. Additionally, do you seek to appease an elderly relative/parental figure and simply give in to their demands and do what they expected of you?
Changing tack yet again: Sun and Uranus energies combine to stimulate your desire for more freedom. In fact, you might feel so weighed down by your commitments that you want nothing more than to slam the door behind you and go out and have some fun. However, if you are a highly evolved Aquarian, you might turn these testing times to your advantage by gaining an intuitive insight into a higher level of consciousness.
If your Natal Horoscope is adversely affected by the current planetary alignments, you might experience some very intimate problems. Indeed, a minority of Aquarians – goaded on by a powerful Venus/Pluto aspect – might use other people for the sole purpose of satisfying their own sexual needs. Difficulties in controlling their own sexual appetite might incline some Aquarians to initiate extramarital love affairs, or, make them more susceptible to the seductive ploys of others. (Adding fuel to the fire is a Venus sextile Mars aspect). However, let me reiterate that this tendency is only applicable to those Aquarians whose Natal Horoscope foreshadows such eventualities and predispositions.
The health issues of a friend might stir the caring and compassionate side of your nature into action. Consequently, you may take it upon yourself to organize a whip-round or visit them in hospital. Other Aquarians might “think big” and run for charity or host a coffee morning as an alternative. Changes and transformations focus upon your domestic arrangements. This could be in response to some monetary changes, confused objectives, or just the emotional outburst of a stroppy teenager. Try to keep your temper, because it's just a storm in a teacup.
Mercury in Virgo and the 8th House might get your nerves all tingling. Indeed, you might start looking over your shoulder more often. Some of you may even wonder if your movements are being watched and your conversations secretly recorded. Communications concerning shared finances, wills, insurance policies, maintenance payments, goods of the dead and more personal – indeed intimate – subjects may occupy your time and attention this month. Aquarians who have enjoyed the company of many sexual partners might begin to pay more attention to their sexual health.
Changing direction once again: your interest in occult philosophy or reincarnation might be stimulated by something you read online. Indeed, a visit to a Spiritualist Church could be made alone or in the company of a friend who shares your interest in spirit messages and life after death. You have long considered the possibility. August might be the correct time to make the leap of faith.
If you are totally immersed in the world of Mammon, so to speak, confidential business meetings could be an important feature of August. If that doesn't seem to fit the bill, perhaps you are about to experience intuitive mystical insights of some kind. The influence of the Eighth House suggests that you might be intrigued by an unsolved mystery, or, start to research your family history. Are you thinking more about your ancestors or DNA?
Mercury and Uranus energies stimulate creative and original thinking. Perhaps you have got yourself bogged down in a preoccupation with small details or run into an intellectual “road block”, so to speak. If that is the case, you might get a sudden intuitive insight which gifts you with a solution to your problems. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you. New friendships with clever people are indicated; as too are unexpected/unusual communications with brothers, sisters, colleagues at work and others who live close to you.
Mercury and Neptune energies stimulate an inclination to waste time daydreaming. In addition, unwanted or disturbing thoughts might entre your mind. However, these experiences might be nothing less than hard to interpret/understand psychic experiences. Nevertheless, a downside of Neptune can be episodes of unrealistic thinking. So don't allow silly ideas, foolish plans to entrap you in a private dream world in which you become oblivious to your environment and overlook changes in the real world. Furthermore, someone currently known to you might use evasive or deceptive tactics in their conversations with other family members or group associates.
Are you looking for love? Then the final two weeks of August might be quite remarkable and rewarding. I say this because Venus (the planet of Love and romance) in Leo (pleasure and creativity) and the 7th House (marriage/partnerships) forms a potentially auspicious aspect with Jupiter, the Herald of Good Fortune.
Moreover, home and family activities are well starred to boot. Mars enters Gemini and the 5th House as August draws to a close. This suggests to me that many of my readers will throw themselves wholeheartedly into the pursuit of pleasure and – if a potentially austere Saturn allows – most of you will have a whale of a time. Enjoy!!
Guy Doleman: Astrologer
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