The outgoing, sociable Leo Sun until the 23rd will be jolted and jangled by a Uranus square on the 1st and slightly overcast by a tough Mars Pluto square midmonth which will make the preceding days challenging. But in between times will cast rays of sunshine around. There will be a devil-may-care uptick on the 4th and Mercury will provide entertaining distractions as it moves into Leo as well after the 5th. The home-loving Venus in Cancer after the 7th will bring relaxing moments. So it’ll be up and down with livelier prospects after mid month. But it is at least eclipse-free so less on edge than June and July were.

Into the final week an earthy, practical Virgo Sun will have to wend its way round a Saturnine setback and some Venusian fun and games but will keep its mind firmly on duty and settling into a work routine.


1: Mercury in Cancer opposition Pluto – intense chats, persuasive though overly dogmatic.

Sun in Leo square Uranus – expect the unexpected and be open to new opportunities. Not good for co-operation.

3: Full Moon in Aquarius – pulled in two directions.

Mercury opposition Saturn – serious, negative.

4: Mars in Aries square Jupiter – enthusiastic, impulsive.

5: Mercury into Leo until 20th – attention-seeking, good for holding an audience.

7: Venus into Cancer until September 6th – emotionally self-protective, home-loving, good taste, keen on entertaining.

10: Mercury in Leo square Uranus – outspoken, inspired, inventive.

13: Mars in Aries square Pluto in Capricorn -blocked, requires considerable effort to make progress.

15: Uranus retrograde until mid January 2021 – innovative plans go on a go-slow.

16: Sun trine Mars – assertive, courageous, pro-active.

17: Mercury trine Mars – straight speaking, honest.

Sun conjunct Mercury in mental overdrive.

18: Venus sextile Uranus – flirtatious, sociable, fun.

19: New Moon in Leo – in focus.

20: Mercury into Virgo until September 5th – practical chats, thinking directed to constructive ends.

22:  Sun into Virgo for four weeks – adaptable, sensible, health conscious, hard-working.

24: Mars square Saturn in Capricorn – impatient, setbacks, delays, slightly accident prone.

25: Mercury trine Uranus – bright ideas, lively chats

Venus opposition Jupiter – frivolous, sociable, indulgent.

27: Venus trine Neptune – kind, sympathetic, dreamy.

30: Mercury trine Jupiter – confident with words, upbeat.

31: Venus opposition Pluto – seductive, jealous, sociable, manipulative.

Mercury opposition Neptune – evasive, vague, muddled.


Jupiter in Capricorn from December 2nd 2019 to December 2020. Capricorn is money-minded, ambitious, traditional, practical. In astrology it rules business and governmental systems. Can be creative.

Saturn: In Capricorn from December 20th 2017 till March 22 2020, and again and again July 2nd to December 17th – usually coincides with a time of some financial shortages and the need to push ambitions ahead with persistence. Puts a toe into Aquarius in late March for three months, and moves in for two years plus from December onwards – it is serious thinking, helpful for science, steadier emotionally though cold.

Uranus: From March 2019 for seven years in Taurus – changing attitudes to handling of money, possessions and resources especially in agriculture and our attitude to nature.

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.


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