Scorpio August 2018 Horoscope: Love, Money & Career


You’re at a point in your solar year where, with your birthday month and new solar year just a few months away, you’re heading into the home straight. The Sun will always spend the first three weeks of August in your career sector and with a solar eclipse here on 11th August, this should be a good month professionally. With auspicious income developments ahead, this is also a chance to get your professional ducks in a row. However, after some work/life balance reminders late last month and Mercury in retrograde motion in your career sector until the 19th August, there is a need to pace yourself.

The biggest influence on you personally this month is from Jupiter, with the planet of luck and expansion spending his first full month in direct motion in Scorpio. While Jupiter won’t leave until the 9th November and Venus will return early next month to spend the next two months making his final months count, you will find that you’re finally breaking free from the past’s suction. With Jupiter not leaving until early November, the job of laying down the foundations and planting the seeds for this new 12 year cycle of expansion is now back on track.

In the meantime, while there is still a sense of nostalgia and it is set to become even stronger, this is contained to one area of your life. With Neptune already in retrograde motion in a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart Venus, planet of love’s return to a nostalgic part of your chart on the 7th August will add to a sense of romantic nostalgia already in the air. In the meantime, when Mars retrogrades back out of your home and family sector on the 13th August, this will be good news for your relationships. As well as work/life balance tension dropping back, Mars dips back into your communication sector in order to give your relationships, the past and unsaid words a voice.

Love 2017Scorpio August 2018 Love Horoscope

Moving into August with planetary activity in your romantic sector hasn’t always been the norm, but has been since a series of major planets began arriving in 2003. At the moment, the current occupant is Neptune, planet of dreams, who is on his own for the first time since arriving in 2012. In retrograde motion and without the need to address old baggage, as was the case in previous years, this is a chance to take a nostalgic trip down love’s memory lane with your rose coloured glasses on. What is definitely not the norm is to have planetary activity in your relationship sector.

While Jupiter and Saturn have both moved through this century, the last major planet here, keeping things active not only all year but for years, was between 1935 and 1942. This was when Uranus last moved through and it is the planet of surprise, synchronicity and the unexpected that is back, creating a need for authenticity, but also serendipitous conditions. Uranus has been here since May, but this month something special is developing across the income, work and career fronts. Neptune is already in retrograde motion in your romantic sector and will be until November, but on the 8th August Uranus will also turn retrograde.

Neptune and Uranus are major planets and with both in retrograde motion, this puts a lot of focus on the past, but it is the timing that is auspicious. For on the 7th August Venus, planet of love and guardian of your relationships will return to a nostalgic part of your chart, in order to take your heart on a nostalgic trip down memory lane. Uranus’ retrograde turn the day after, puts Venus in the perfect position to exploit the doors open to the past and second chances, something she’ll do until leaving and returning to Scorpio, early next month.

Money 2017Scorpio August 2018 Money Horoscope

While there is no planetary activity in either of your two money houses, there should be a growing sense of anticipation on the income front. This is something that is likely to come in bursts, triggered by the Moon’s return to your income sector each month. This will always sharpen your nose for money, give you a lucrative sense of direction and deliver valuable clues, hunches and insights. It was the Moon’s visit last month, the first since Jupiter’s direct turn that delivered something extra.

This was your first sense that something special lay ahead, with Jupiter back in direct motion and back on track to return to your income sector in early November. This will kick off your most potentially lucrative income year in over a decade. While still over three months away at the time, just a sense that lucky Jupiter was on his way was enough to fuel a new sense of confidence and anticipation. That may have waned, but when the Moon returns from the 19th August to the 21st August you can expect another boost, this time with Jupiter now four weeks closer.

The Moon will move through during the Sun’s final hours in your career sector, which ties the two visits together. For it was during the Moon’s final hours in your income sector last month that the Sun returned. As well as lucky Jupiter now just over two months away from your income sector, a lot of water has passed under the bridge professionally since the Moon’s visit last month, including a solar eclipse on the career front on the 11th August. As you line up for major income developments from early November, it is now all about having your professional ducks in a row.

Career 2017Scorpio August 2018 Career Horoscope

This is the time of year when the solar spotlight is always on your career and professional situation, matters and options, due to the fact that the Sun will always spend the first three weeks of August in your career sector. When the Sun returned on the 23rd July things may not have looked that good and until the very end of July, this may have put a dent on your professional confidence as you prepared to move into the new month. For the Sun not only returned to your career sector to find Mars in your home and family sector, for the first time in 47 years, but they moved into opposition just as a total lunar eclipse also put your home and professional lives into conflict.

The Moon only left on the 30th July, so any professional pressure or work/life balance tension is only just easing back as you move into the new month. However, the fact that you’re likely to have fought back and that due to the professional conditions you can see the value in having the right work/life balance, any tension should already be dropping back. The reason why there is likely to be little fight back is that with Chiron and Eris in retrograde motion in your work sector and Mercury in retrograde motion in your career sector until the 19th August, even the professional gods want you to pull back.

By the time the Moon returns to your career sector on the 10th August, ahead of a solar eclipse on the 11th August, you should be ready to seize the new opportunities this will bring and the tail wind this will create. However, with Mercury not turning direct until the 19th August, the doors will still be open to the past, second chances and untapped job and professional potential. While the Sun will leave on the 23rd August, Mercury will stay on until the 6th September, in order to tie up loose ends.

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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.