Aries August 2017 Horoscope: Love, Money & Career


August is always going to be a month where life is a lot more playful, colourful, romantic and creative, but also the month where balance between work and play at some point becomes an issue. That is because the Sun will always start August in a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart, but end the month in your work sector. This year this is a little more extreme, with fun, playful, romantic and creative forces not dropping back until after the Sun leaves on the 23rd August and work and job developments are in play from the get go.

When that happens it is usually work and job matters that win out, with play something that we tend to get around to once we have time. If life is busy, either at work or just with life in general, then life can become all work and no play. That is unlikely to be the case this month and it is all because on the fun, playful, romantic and creative front we have a fast burn and on the work front a slow burn. Mars is spending the whole month fuelling your romantic and creative passions and fighting spirit and with a total solar eclipse here on the 22nd August, it would take some demanding work forces to stymie this.

Luckily that is not the case, for while Mercury will spend the whole month in your work sector, turning retrograde on the 13th August work and job matters are happy to play out slowly. That is important, for this is also an important month for home and relationship matters and an auspicious and potentially fateful month for friendship and relationship building. From the get go embrace this exciting month with a commitment to work/life balance and to a balance between work and play.

Love 2017Aries August 2017 Love Horoscope

With some big developments on both the romantic and relationship fronts this month, this could be a bit daunting. Especially if you take in the enormity of what the love and relationship gods are offering and the pressure this might create. This is why there has to be zero pressure on yourself. Taken on face value this is huge, which begs the question what if I get it wrong? What if I make the wrong moves? But the worst by far is ‘what if I don’t deserve this’?

Well, you can’t get it wrong, there are no wrong moves and the love and relationship gods don’t deliver what you don’t deserve. What you have is one of the most important line ups of planets on the romantic front in decades. Mars will spend the whole of August in your romantic sector, with the Sun here until the 23rd August. With the North Node here as well and a total solar eclipse on the 22nd August, this takes you into a realm you have never ventured before. Scary stuff, until you realise that what is unfolding now has until November 2018 to run its course and continuous planetary activity until September 2018.

At the same time you are moving into lucky Jupiter’s final two months in your relationship sector and his last full week on his own. The Sun will return later next month to help bring things home. But here there is plenty of opportunity, especially for relationship growth but zero pressure. A series of planets will be at your side through to December.

Money 2017Aries August 2017 Money Horoscope

What is happening this month is akin to a boat or a plane journey, where it has left the starting point but hasn’t reached the destination, so the journey is in progress. It was early last month that Venus not only wrapped up her own month long visit to your income sector, but five months of planetary activity. Until new developments on the financial front in early October there is no planetary activity in any of your money houses, so you are in transit from one phase of your financial year to the next.

Yet it is while you are in this phase that you are moving towards major new developments on the financial front, this is a destination you won’t reach until lucky Jupiter returns to your financial sector on the 11th October. So while this is something you are moving and even looking towards, you’re not there yet. What this does do is make the Moon’s monthly visits a lot more important, each visit taking you four weeks closer. It is important then that you start the month with the Moon in your financial sector, from the 30th July to the 2nd August.

This will ensure your financial instincts are sharp from the get go. By the time the Moon returns from the 26th August to the 29th August, you will be four weeks closer. Yet at the same time this is a month where there is a push to exploit as much income potential as possible before then. Mercury will spend the whole month in your work sector and the Sun will return on the 23rd August, all accessing that untapped income potential. What makes the Moon’s visit to your income sector from the 13th August to the 16th August auspicious, is that this will ensure your nose for money is sharp as the doors open to the past, second chances and untapped job potential.

Career 2017Aries August 2017 Career Horoscope

For the first time since the career push that every year always begins with, there are new developments on the job front this month. It began with Mercury’s return to your work sector on the 26th July, four weeks before the Sun is due to return on the 23rd August. This is the point of every year when the solar spotlight will always shift onto your work situation and job matters. To have a four week head start is a valuable chance to get your head in the game ahead of time.

Even more so as this is a slow burn. Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun and therefore the fastest planet. Mercury can race through your work sector in 15 days, barely giving you time to hear yourself think. This forces you to think on your feet, make snap decisions and make it up on the run. This is the fast burn you normally experience. To reason that this year is a slow burn, is that Mercury is at a crawl, due to his retrograde turn on the 13th August. From the moment Mercury returned last month he knew that whatever ground he crossed he will cross three times.

Not due to leave until late September, this not only gives you a chance to approach work and job matters at a more measured approach, but aware that there will be an opportunity for a do over ahead. By the time the Sun returns on the 23rd September you’ll have had your head in the game for four weeks and will have already spent 10 days retracing your steps. This gives you the time to measure twice and cut once.

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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.