Jupiter scoots to a stationary point at the end of August before beginning its slide backwards in the sign of Taurus. For Gemini, this theoretically signals a subtle but pleasant sensation of inexplicable feelings of kindliness and that the world is a gentle place after all. Mars in Cancer will scrimmage with Pluto and Uranus and Saturn this month, giving the lie to the idea that the world is all that gentle, but your sign isn’t supposed to care. Jupiter in Taurus tries to give you a taste of the really big picture, in which the fleeting annoyances of the moment are just not that significant.
There are other things that Jupiter in Taurus is good for, too. One of them is bodywork with a healing or psychological or stress-relief component, such as massage. Taurus is a very sensual sign, one that revels in touch. It really appreciates the simple pleasures in life and encourages you to do the same.
As for that pesky Mars in Cancer. It’s busy trying to coordinate your finances, which it apparently finds a complicated endeavor. You may have joint financial issues to consider or insurance matters or taxes or various bureaucracies to contend with. It appears from the aspects that somehow or another your finances are linked with other people, and that’s what Mars is trying to straighten out. Mars is an excellent defender of your interests though and you can use the energy to push things through, get things done and off your list.
You’ve also got the sun and Venus in a useful spot for the first three weeks of the month. These puppies can help you get out of town for a short trip or two for pleasure purposes. That’s what summer is for, at least partly, packing up the car and heading out for a bit of fun and relaxation. Go somewhere!
I should point out that Venus in Leo also loves to shop. With Mars in Cancer and Mercury retrograde, shopping could get a bit complicated this month. Minor indulgences, gifts, and things bought purely for enjoyment seem to be fine. It’s shopping for things that are utilitarian that perhaps could go awry or become subject to buyer’s remorse or indecision.
From the 21st on, the energy switches, and it’s time to get back home again. Late August and early September are traditionally the annual nesting time for Gemini folks with a nesting instinct. The vibe this particular year is a gentle one, relaxing at home, maybe a bit of light entertaining. Nothing too strenuous, more an atmosphere of easing toward the fall. The energy favors things like hanging out with the animals, tending to the plants, doing some work in the garden and so on. Soothing things.
One final note: if you need to make a longer trip or one to a distant destination, August ushers in about 6 months of energy that support that. Best time for a long trip is probably November, but if you need to go earlier, you do have a planetary green light.