A fairly rackety, stop-start month drags into gear with the blocked Mars in Cancer opposition Pluto on the 2nd. It tends to accompany feelings of frustration, if not anger, but circumstances won’t permit much wiggle room. So best accept what can’t be changed instantly and take extra precautions, since it can be a risk indicator. Mars in Cancer tends to be overly emotional since it mixes fire with water and can boil over.
Venus moving onto social-butterfly Gemini on the 5th for the rest of the month will bring a lighter touch in between times. As will a confident Jupiter on the 4th; but the slow pace of progress will continue with the Cancer Sun opposing Pluto on the 10th. Relationships are likely to be intense, with jealousy or manipulation in play.
Then into the third week, from reverse gear it moves into jolting change and high-speed surprises with first Mars and then the Sun square Uranus. IT problems often crop up with Uranus around strongly, or situations which prompt reckless reactions. So wise to stay calm and make considered decisions once the dust has settled.
On the 20th first Mars and then two days later the Sun moves into sociable, attention-seeking Leo. It’ll be flamboyant, colourful, not quiet, but less volatile than earlier in the month. Mercury moving into sensible, practical Virgo on the 25th till the end of August will help keep details under control.
2: Mars in Cancer opposition Pluto in Capricorn – disempowering, feeling stuck, slightly scary, so avoiding tricky people and situations advised.
5: Venus into Gemini till 31st – fun, frivolous, superficial, chatty, dislikes possessiveness.
Mercury in Cancer square Uranus – bright ideas, short attention span, outspoken.
6: Mercury into Leo until the 23th – entertaining, upfront about expressing feelings and opinions.
Sun in Cancer trine Neptune – kind. Vague, low energy.
Sun square Jupiter – confident, though maybe slightly overly so, promise more than can deliver, lazy expecting results without effort.
7: Mercury sextile Venus – harmonious words
8: Full Moon in Capricorn – pulled in two directions
10: Sun opposition Pluto – effort required to overcome obstacles, intense.
14: Mercury trine Jupiter – confident in expressing views
17: Venus square Neptune in Pisces – dreamy, though can be disappointing since not all romantic dreams come true.
18: Mars square Uranus – disruptive, high excitement, can bring insecurity so tends to lead to macho gestures to prop up self-esteem.
Venus trine Jupiter – indulgent, frivolous, sociable.
19: Mercury trine Saturn – sensible, practical, discussions need tangible outcome.
20: Mars into Leo until September 5 – entertaining, attention-seeking, proud, loud.
21: Sun square Uranus – surprises, sudden changes, not in mood to co-operate.
22: Sun into Leo for four weeks – sociable, good for entertaining, performing, children and sport.
23: New Moon in Leo – new beginnings.
24: Venus opposition Saturn in Sagittarius – separated in love, duty over fun.
Mercury trine Uranus – bright ideas, outspoken.
25: Mercury into Virgo till August 31st – nit picky, critical, but excellent for detailed work, insightful, practical, helpful.
27: Sun conjunct Mars – high energy, pro-active, not sensitive.
30: Venus sextile Uranus – flirtatious, mischievous, fun.
31: Venus into Cancer till August 26th – happy at home, good for family relationships, sensitive, self-protective, moody.
Jupiter in Libra from September 9th 2016 until October 11 2017 – keen on reaching better agreements with others, that are fair to all, expansive for one-to-one partnerships. Then into Scorpio for a year.
Saturn: In Sagittarius from September 19th 2015 till late December 2017 – serious about knowledge, education, legal matters, religion. Defensive about criticism, self-righteous. Then into Capricorn till 2020.
Uranus: In Aries from 1 March 2011 till 2018 – hyper-active, energetic, determined to make new starts even if it means upsetting people, go ahead. Then into Taurus for seven years.
Neptune: In Pisces from February 2012 for thirteen years – religious, spiritual, has resonances with Muslim history.
Pluto: In Capricorn for sixteen years from Nov 2008 till 2024 = complete deconstruction and reconstruction of global economic and commercial structures and systems, as well as major changes in way in which governments work. In past times of Pluto in Capricorn (approximately every 250 years) there was territorial domination on a grand scale by charismatic leaders and ultimately a time of culture, learning, justice and prosperity.