Mars and Jupiter in Cancer, oh my! The sign of Cancer represents your solar 5th house of parenting and children, if you have any. If not, it represents things like your love life and opportunities for fame and recognition. Mars is the planet of impatience, but also the planet of your love life and sex drive. Jupiter represents things like teaching and learning and also long-distance travel. Both of these planets dominate the skies in August.
Paradoxically perhaps, Cancer is a rather timid sign, prone to hide itself. So we have rather hot and adventurous planets in a rather timid and retiring sign in a sector of your chart that is half nurturing and giving and half desirous of attention and recognition. Put all these concepts together and you have the major vibe of August. Perhaps you will be impatiently trying to teach your children the fundamentals they will need when they go back to school next month.
Perhaps you’ll take a whirlwind trip with the current love of your life, clinging to his arm as he takes you on perilous adventures. Perhaps you’ll do both. More likely you’ll come up with some other combination of ways to work these contradictory but rather fun and exciting impulses into your life. Whatever you do is likely to excite your curiosity and zest for life.
There are some other influences at work this month, although they are subsidiary. There’s a bit of work energy via the sun and Mercury in Leo (and a new moon in your work sign on the 6th). And there’s a bit more relationship energy via Venus, the sun, and Mercury in Virgo. But the truth is, the Leo and Virgo energies get all mushed up and incorporated into the Mars and Jupiter in Cancer energies to the point where there’s no use trying to sort them into different piles.
Kids, love, sex, relationships, travel, impatience, adventures, teaching, learning, caution, and maybe a little bit of work. That’s your month.