AUGUST 2015 Forecast- all times ET: 

The Leo New Moon occurs on August 14 at 10:53 a.m. ET.
The Pisces Full Moon occurs on August 29 at 2:35 p.m. ET.

©Cucinell 2014

©Cucinell 2014occurs on August 29 at 2:35 p.m. ET.

Read more on the dailies when they post for the details of these Moons.

Venus is Retrograde through August until September 6, 2015.

The Venus retrograde cycle ideally deepens your understanding of what you value. Venus goes retrograde in the sign of Virgo; she then retraces her steps into Leo, so there may be a sense of: “does my work fulfill my creative aspirations?” Or, “is a significant relationship a routine and not a sustainable romance?”

for a wider spin on Venus Retrograde 

Venus is the planet associated with love, money, fashion, taste and wealth. Venus retrograde* is not considered a good time for a new look, cosmetic surgery or home design changes. There may be less of a focus on aesthetics, so this would not be a time to present new designs to a client or introduce a new artist to the public.

If you are planning a big purchase or investment, remember the “re” in any retrograde…. research, re-evaluate and review.

Jupiter enters Virgo on August 11 2015 through early September 2016. To read the complete forecast for this cycle

Saturn turns direct on August 2. When the planet that symbolizes boundaries and how we take responsibility is in direct motion, it may be possible to better frame a commitment and to prioritize. If certain contracts or projects have been on hold, movement is possible in the coming months, as the right players step up to the responsibility. A lot depends on your personal relationship with forming structure in your life and work. This is reflected in your birth horoscope which shows your natural affinity to set limits.

One of Saturn‘s lessons is to recognize fears you may have, and in the sign of Scorpio, this is directly related to death and any legal documents concerning it, mergers and acquisitions, sexual intimacy, the birth process and taxes. If you’re scratching your head and wondering what these things have in common, give a listen to Anna Sale’s Death, Sex and Money podcasts on NPR 

This summer is Saturn’s last foray into Scorpio for this cycle, so for those of you born with planets in late degree of Leo, Taurus, Scorpio or Aquarius, you may experience one last reminder in a lesson to be learned.

Pluto remains retrograde, which can indicate a return to deep inner work. When retrograde, Pluto calls into question what you do or do not need. It’s an excellent time to evaluate unconscious habits that get you into situations or routines that you’d like to change. Pluto retrograde offers an opportunity to take greater control of your life through recognition of defensive behavior and unproductive patterns. A call or memory from the past may trigger a theme for the next several months.

If you’ve not yet seen it, here’s my video on the Winter Solstice and how it colors 2015

Saturn finishes its stint in Scorpio through summer. That video…

Defined Moon VOC (void of course) 

*There are exceptions to this, for instance- if you are born with Venus Retrograde, you are now in a groove. Always keep in mind, a general forecast needs to overlay with your personal horoscope for absolute clarity; the time, date and place you were born forms a blueprint to juxtapose with whatever goes on today.

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