Gemini August 2018 Horoscope: Love, Money & Career


While many of your cosmic mates are still reeling from the onslaught of both a total lunar eclipse and an opposition with the Sun and Mars late last month, you’re likely to be feeling invigorated by it. That is because both the lunar eclipse and Mars are in an adventurous part of your chart, while the Sun is in a smart and intellectually savvy part of your chart. When they clashed it was more likely to stimulate some out of the box thinking, just as you were being pushed out of your comfort zone.

The Moon has moved on, but until retrograding back out of your sector of adventure, travel, learning and discovery on the 13th August, Mars continues to fuel a passion for adventure, while holding the doors open to the past, second chances and untapped potential.  Venus’ return to a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart on the 7th August will give Mars a boost in confidence in his final days, while creating a potent mix of romance, adventure and nostalgia. Whatever tension or roadblocks faced in the final days of July are now behind you, making way for a sense of liberation this month.

Yet while this is also a stunning month on the job front, with Jupiter starting to gain some traction in his first full month in direct motion in your work sector, this is unlikely to create a conflict. While the pace will pick up on the job front, even without next month being the point where everything really starts to come together, a fun and adventurous focus is able to run side by side work and job matters. Able to operate in their own lane and not compete with each other, as long as you’re mindful of a need for balance between work and play there is no reason why you can’t have it all.

Love 2017Gemini August 2018 Love Horoscope

To start with there is no planetary activity on the romantic or relationship fronts, as you would expect at this time of year. Apart from the three years Saturn spent in your relationship sector from December 2014 to 2017 and the 13 months Jupiter spent in your romantic sector, from September 2016 to October 2017, this is not an active point of the year on either front. With the Sun not returning to your romantic sector until later next month and to your relationship sector until late November, you have every reason to assume it will stay that way all month.

However, you can guess where this is going, for while you will have to wait until November for new relationship developments, the love gods have a special surprise this month. That surprise comes in the form of Venus, planet of love who returns to your romantic sector on the 7th August, to kick off what have the potential to be the most romantically charged 24 days of any year. That is still the case, but the fact that Venus has returned so far ahead of the Sun is the reason why she won’t be rushing through. There are rules governing how far ahead of the Sun Venus or Mercury can get before being pulled back and by returning to your romantic sector so early, Venus reaches that limit.

Venus is already being pulled back and instead of moving through in 24 days, she won’t leave until the 9th September, just over a month later. Venus is slowing down ahead of a retrograde turn, one that will see her retrograde back in for a double dip visit that will see her spend the whole of November and the early days of December back here. With other planets arriving in that time, Venus doesn’t return to kick off the most romantically charged weeks of 2018, but the most romantically charged months.

Money 2017Gemini August 2018 Money Horoscope

The Sun’s departure from your income sector late last month may have brought all the planetary activity to a close and this may have seen any financial tension drop, but the income potential has not fallen on its sword. When the Sun, Mercury and Venus returned to your income sector this year, it was to find both Saturn and Pluto in opposition, on the other side of the sky in your financial sector. This created tension between the two, which is why financial tension dropped back as the Sun moved on.

Because this brought all planetary activity on the income front to a close and financial forces remain just as strong and in fact will strengthen, when Mars retrogrades back into your financial sector on the 13th August, this was not a loss for one side and a win for the other side. This puts all the money gods on the financial side of the fence, with the focus on your financial situation and money matters as a whole and it will stay that way, but income momentum is still in safe hands.

For at the same time that the planets moving through your income sector found Saturn in opposition for the first time in three decades, they also returned to find lucky Jupiter in your work sector and Neptune in your career sector. While Neptune has been there for 12 years and Jupiter returns to your work sector every 12 years, this is the first time that they have been here at the same time, in our lifetime. As he spends his first full month in direct motion on the job front Jupiter is gaining momentum and as he does, he is bringing all that income potential with him. Last month’s solar eclipse in your income sector has already brought the element of fate into play.

Career 2017Gemini August 2018 Career Horoscope

For both Jupiter in your work sector and Neptune in your career sector this is an important month, so it is only fitting that they should come together here, for the last time in our lifetime. This is Jupiter’s first full month in direct motion in your work sector and due to leave on the 9th November, the planet of luck and expansion is determined to make his final months count. Everything since Jupiter’s return last October has been in preparation for these financial months, with Venus returning early next month to lend her support to bring things home.

While Jupiter is spending his last full month on his own in your work sector, Neptune too is spending his last full month on his own, in retrograde motion in your career sector. Ahead of Chiron, planet of healing’s return next month, Neptune is determined to make his last full month on his own, making it all about revisiting old professional dreams count. With Jupiter and Neptune both at a crucial stage in their own journeys, it only makes sense that they should pool their resources, aligning from the 13th August to the 23rd August.

Those 10 days might just be some of the most auspicious days of not just the month on the job and career fronts, but the year. Fortunately, you have the Moon moving through your work sector from the 16th August to the 19th August, right in the heart of this golden zone, giving you an intuitive read on work and job matters. The Moon will start the month in your career sector and return for a double dip visit from the 26th August to the 29th August, fuelling your professional instincts and imagination from the get go and then again towards the end of the month.

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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.