Aquarius August 2017 Horoscope: Love, Money & Career


When Venus leaves a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart in the early hours of the month there are no more planets to pass the torch to. Not here anyway, but there is little chance of what she started going off the boil. This is thanks to Venus’ alignment with Jupiter in your sector of adventure, travel, learning and discovery last month. With Jupiter moving into his final two months in this adventurous part of your chart on the 11th August, he will keep the spirit of romance and adventure alive. Venus was there to support Jupiter when he needed it, so he will be happy to return the favour.

While Venus will go on to spend the majority of the month in your work sector, she is more interested in capitalising on the hard work already done. Mars left on the 21st July and the Sun on the 23rd July, focused more on attracting opportunities and bringing things home, than acting as a hard taskmaster. Venus is much more comfortable with stealing the glory from the work that busier forces have already invested. So while things should go well on the job front this month and you should attract opportunities, it is unlikely to be manically busy, not as it has been in the past.

With Jupiter just two months away from your career sector by the 11th August, you can do with a chance to catch your breath. Where the real focus is this month is on the relationship front. With the Sun in your relationship sector until the 23rd August, Mars all month and a total solar eclipse here on the 22nd August, this has the potential to be a breakthrough month. A lunar eclipse in Aquarius on the 8th August will confront these relationship forces, with a reminder of the importance of a balance between your personal and relationship needs.

Love 2017Aquarius August 2017 Love Horoscope

While Venus leaves your romantic sector in the early hours of the 1st August, she will put an imprint on the month that will have implications on the romantic and relationship fronts. Just simply by being the planet to move through your romantic sector this year Venus will have a say in where to from here. But as the planet of love she has been the perfect planet to put things on the course they will continue on. As well as pointing matters of the heart in the right direction, Venus has left with a clear sense of what you want from love.

That Venus was the planet to move through this year was important, for whatever planet had that honour was going to have a challenge. That challenge is the sheer weight of focus on your relationships, something that will not only strengthen this month but continue. Mars will spend the whole month in your relationship sector and the Sun, as always, is here until the 23rd August. The Sun will always spend the first three weeks of August putting the spotlight on your relationships.

However, the spotlight doesn’t usually reveal what it does this year. With a total solar eclipse on the 22nd August, it is during the Sun’s last full day that there is the potential for major new beginnings. This will be the second New Moon, with the first having fallen during the Sun’s first full day last month. A huge amount of water has passed under the bridge since then, including a lunar eclipse on the 8th August. While falling in Aquarius, this lunar eclipse will directly challenge relationship forces. Two weeks before the total solar eclipse this will be a push to get to the heart of what you want from your relationships and what they need from you.

Money 2017Aquarius August 2017 Money Horoscope

That the focus is on your financial situation and money matters in August is not a surprise. However, this year it has begun before the Sun returns to your financial sector on the 23rd August and is not the threat to income matters that it has been in the past. The last two years has had a lot of planetary focus on money matters, including the 13 months that Jupiter spent in your financial sector from August 2015 to September 2016. When there is no planetary activity in your financial sector the natural default is income matters.

That is because unlike money matters, which are only normally active for a few months each year, you have had continuous planetary activity in your income sector since 2003 and will do until Neptune leaves in 2026. You would think that if income matters had the support of the money gods all year, every year they wouldn’t begrudge money matters having their turn. However, as your two money houses are located on opposite sides of the sky, this creates the potential for oppositions and financial tension. To have Mercury return for what should have been a 15 day visit to your financial sector on the 26th July, would have had income forces bracing for impact. However, it hasn’t taken long to realise that’s not going to happen.

That is because Mercury will turn retrograde on the 13th August, before he can move into opposition with Neptune in your income sector. This has Mercury waving the white flag, allowing income matters to stay on their side of the fence. Both planets in your income sector are in retrograde motion and when Mercury turns retrograde on the 13th August, the doors will be open to the past, second chances, untapped income and financial potential at the same time.

Career 2017Aquarius August 2017 Career Horoscope

August is likely to be a stunning, but also an unexpected month for work and job matters. When Mars left your work sector on the 21st July and the Sun on the 23rd July, this should have brought all planetary activity for the year to a close. That was the case last year, with a very short six week update over by the 23rd July. This year this was the point where things started to get interesting. For once the Sun’s glare moved aside, this revealed that Ceres had been waiting in the wings.

Happy to watch from the sidelines while the Sun and Mars blazed a trail across the job front, Ceres was taking notes. For her first visit in four years is all about getting to the heart of your real needs. Ceres doesn’t look at what a job needs or requires from you, but at what you need from a job, especially in terms of job satisfaction and a sense of purpose. This might seem a bit late, with the Sun and Mars gone, except for a twist of fate. Held back by a retrograde phase earlier in the year, Venus is late arriving to the party and doesn’t return to your work sector until the 1st August.

Venus is here to boost your confidence and attract opportunities and to have Ceres waiting at the door with a clear sense of your real needs and priorities, is a massive gift. Venus is here until the 26th July and Ceres until later next month, with the two goddesses of the solar system coming together to work their magic. What they are both aware of is the massive new career developments opening up from early October.

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Anne Macnaughtan

Anne has worked as a professional Astrologer, writing Horoscope Content for the media, public and private clients since 1997 and currently provides Horoscope Content to companies in New Zealand, Australia, USA, Canada, the United Kingdom and around the world.