Planetary transits for August 2022
Planetary transits for August
❧ Mercury in Leo Aug 1
❧ Rahu Uranus Mars conjunction in Aries Aug 2
❧ Venus in Cancer Aug 7
❧ Mars in Taurus Aug 10
❧ Full Moon in Capricorn Aug 12
❧ Sun in Leo Aug 17
❧ Mercury in Virgo Aug 21
❧ New Moon in Leo Aug 27
❧ Venus Gandanta Aug 31
What an interesting month this looks to become! It starts off with a bang and ends with emotional turbulence, but we will have some auspicious transits during the weeks in between.
Rahu Uranus Mars conjunction in Aries
First off, we have a Rahu Uranus Mars conjunction at 24° of Aries on August 2nd. These three intense planets have been close together now for a few weeks, and Rahu and Uranus moved to an exact conjunction at the end of July, but now Mars will move into the same degree as well.
This is happening in Bharani nakshatra in the sign of Aries. Ruled by Yama, the god of death, and these volatile planets in conjunction here can set in motion sudden changes and unexpected, new beginnings. This nakshatra represents the birthing of new creations, but also the necessary death of something that makes new beginnings possible.
There is also a sense of individuation with this conjunction, of seeking our own individual truth and unique expression. This is not a conjunction of compromise, and it can make for some difficulties in personal relationships and amongst partners, so keep this in mind during this time.
Venus in Cancer
On August 7th, Venus will move into Moon’s sign of Cancer, providing an increased focus on family, domestic life, seeing to your home and also a great time to put some extra focus on your car, as Venus rules vehicles and Cancer is the original sign of home (and vehicles is an extension of your home).
This is an opportune time to put some extra energy into family relationships, and this could also be the time to mend fences in close relationships as well, as this transit can create a longing for closeness to family and of wanting to bring people together. Cancer is really the sign that longs for close family relations, and this can also mean that this is the time to connect with your soul family or soul tribe! However, Cancer can be a clingy sign, so be mindful of your attachments as well.
Mars in Taurus and Sun in Leo
Mars will move into earthy Taurus, where it will increase our focus on practical matters and infuse our actions with discipline in dealing with all such things. This is also an opportune time to really ground your spiritual practices, creating new routines, or reaffirming daily practices – remember, Mars is the planet that signifies our discipline, so use this energy to strengthen all of those routines to make them last.
Sun will move into Leo, it’s own sign of strength, so this is a transit that can really infuse our creativity, passions and vitality, especially if this is where your natal Sun is in your birth chart. Happy birthday all Leo Sun’s!
Mercury exalted in Virgo
The auspiciousness continues during these middle weeks of August with Mercury transiting its own sign Virgo, which is its sign of exaltation no less! While in Virgo, Mercury will start its next retrograde cycle, leading it to stay in Virgo for a longer time than it otherwise would have, almost all through the month of October. This is an excellent transit for Mercury, staying so long in the earthy sign of Virgo, promoting analytical thinking, studying, mental clarity and efficiency in dealing with practical matters.
Venus Gandanta between Cancer/Leo
By the end of the month, Venus transiting in Cancer will start closing in on the junction between the end of the watery sign Cancer and the beginning of fiery Leo, a point in vedic astrology that is referred to as a ‘Gandanta point’. Gandanta, or knot, is called the ‘karmic knot‘ that is created between the crossing of a water sign and a fire sign, because on all of those points, there is no overlap between sign and nakshatra. This menas that a planet’s transition from one sign to the next is not as smooth as usual, instead it goes through a ‘harsh’ shift between energies (from water to fire), lacking the usual abridgement of an overlapping nakshatra.
The Gandanta points are known to create more turbulence and chaos for the planet that crosses them, and in this case where Venus, planet of love and connection, shifts from nurturing and clingy Cancer to fiery and passionate Leo, there can be some tension and turbulent energy in our relationships or members of our family. Venus has been through a sign of closeness and attachments, and now want to ‘break free’ and seek new inspiration and adventure.
This shift will last for a few days, and then Venus will stabilize into Leo’s energy of creative expression and passion, which can ignite the spark in our relationships and create an energy of wanting to have fun together, so look forward to a fiery Venus in September!
To end this month’s update I will say; nurture your vision – let that be your inner guide and what keeps you steady in times of chaos! Look for useful, practical things that you can do to help your future self and stick with your daily routines, because I suspect times ahead to be trying still, throughout the coming fall.
𝑰 𝒘𝒊𝒔𝒉 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒂 𝒎𝒐𝒏𝒕𝒉 𝒐𝒇 𝒄𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒗𝒊𝒕𝒚 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒊𝒏𝒔𝒑𝒊𝒓𝒆𝒅 𝒂𝒄𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏! 🌟
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