August sees the communication planet in your solar second house of income. For most people, the second house represents salary or wages earned on the job. The implication is that August is an important month for you in terms of conveying information at work, especially if you want to increase your income. You need to let those in your workplace know exactly why you deserve more money!
Your income-related new moon takes place on August 17, so you want to get your ducks in a row before then, so you can make your pitch by mid-month. If you don’t specifically make a play to get more money, you’ll probably be thinking about money or talking about it.
Sometimes Mercury in the second house also relates to gossip at work, especially gossip about who’s making what amount and why. Cancerians in general have been and continue to be subject to a certain amount of instability in the workplace, thanks to eclipses and the presence of erratic Uranus in their career sector. Sometimes the overall atmosphere of instability is reflected in the financial conversations taking place in the company. In August, the time of greatest volatility is around the 8th, when Mercury goes direct.
Fortunately, Mercury is generally a cheerful planet, and much of the month has a relatively cheerful vibe, conducive to hanging out and general companionship. Part of this is due to the long-overdue entrance of Venus into your own sign on the 7th. With Venus by your side, you not only have a better shot at that raise I was mentioning, but you have a certain ability to get in tune with your general preferences and desires.
In other words, you know what you want, so it is easier for you to choose to get it. Venus can be lazy, though, so you have to make a deliberate choice to take action!
Just as importantly, Mars moves into Scorpio this month, on the 23rd. Scorpio is your love sign, and there hasn’t been much action in your love sign in quite awhile. Mars moving into Scorpio is significant because it presages a lot more astrological activity in your love sector in the next couple of years. As soon as Mars moves out of the sign, Saturn moves in. Plus, starting in November, we’ll have eclipses in this sign.
When Saturn moves into your love sector, he’ll be trying to give you an education in the ways of lasting love. He’ll make you work for your rewards, though, so be prepared to put some effort in. Overall, this upcoming shift toward Scorpio is a big deal–and I’m happy for you.