Taurus August 2018 Horoscope: Love, Money & Career


While the professional pressure or work/life balance tension that may have come to a head with a vengeance in the final eight days of July have started to ease back, this is something you may still be reeling from. It was the Sun’s return to your home and family sector on the 23rd July that triggered this, something that happens at this time every year, without creating this kind of cacophony of push back. For the first time in 47 years the Sun returned to find Mars in opposition in your career sector. Within hours of the Sun and Mars moving into opposition the Moon not only returned to your career sector, but created the first total lunar eclipse here since 1989.

This was good news professionally, giving career matters a major push that Mars will continue to exploit until retrograding back out on the 13th August. With Venus returning to your work sector on the 7th August to begin some extraordinary months on the job front, with developments continuing to unfold through to early December, this professional momentum is in safe hands. Yet with the Sun in your home and family sector until the 23rd August and Mercury all month, a need for balance between your home and professional lives remains.

The Moon only left your career sector on the 30th July, so professional pressure or work/life balance tensions are only just dialling back. However, this is where you have luck and the gods on your side. For while this is a stunning month for job and career matters and work/life balance continues to be policed, there are some playful and adventurous forces in play all month. As well as balancing things out, you will find it relatively easy to maintain a balance between work and play, which will make work/life balance a lot easier to achieve.

Love 2017Taurus August 2018 Love Horoscope

Because the Sun will always return to your romantic sector in the later part of August, it is a given that there will be at least some romantic focus this month. Yet by the time the Sun returns on the 23rd August, as he does each year, a lot of water will have already passed under the bridge. The month not only begins with Venus, planet of love in your romantic sector but having already spent the last three weeks of July here. While Venus will leave on the 7th August, she will have created enough romantic momentum to keep the flame burning until the Sun returns.

However, you won’t need to do this on your own with Ceres, queen of nurturing and sister planet to Venus here all month. Ceres returned a few weeks before Venus and had already spent weeks updating your romantic needs and priorities before the planet of love returned. With Mercury, planet of money not returning until early next month and the Sun spending the first three weeks of September in your romantic sector, the focus is still on letting your heart take the lead. Things will become more objective next month.

In the meantime, Jupiter is spending his first full month in direct motion in your relationship sector and after a slow start after his retrograde turn ended last month, is now gaining some traction. Due to leave in early November and with a lot of support kicking in during his final weeks, Jupiter’s main focus now is on moving your relationships forward. The Sun only left your communication sector late last month, ending a three week push to ensure the communication lines are open. The Moon will return for a refresher course from the 8th August to the 10th August.

Money 2017Taurus August 2018 Money Horoscope

With the Sun’s departure from your income sector in late June having brought all planetary activity there for the year to a close and no new developments on the financial front until later in the year, this is a fairly low key month for money matters. This is normally the case at this time of year, or at least it had been before a three year financial boot camp began in late 2014. This is your first year since then that things settle back to a new norm, though not for long, with lucky Jupiter returning to your financial sector in November.

For now though, there is a chance for both income and money matters to settle, with the Moon’s visits now a lot more important. The Moon will move through your financial sector from the 19th August to the 21st August, fuelling your financial instincts and imagination and delivering some valuable clues, hunches and insights. Each visit brings you closer to lucky Jupiter’s return in early November, so are crucial for starting to line up in front of new doors before they open.

Even more significant, because of the timing is the Moon’s visit to your income sector from the 6th August to the 8th August. This will ensure your nose for money is sharp when Venus, planet of money returns to your work sector on the 7th August. Venus will spend just over a month fuelling your job confidence, attracting opportunities and steering things in a lucrative direction. To have a sharp nose for money and a lucrative sense of direction from the get go is beyond auspicious. While wearing her work hat, as the planet of money Venus is a money god at heart, giving you a two for one advantage.

Career 2017Taurus August 2018 Career Horoscope

To have planetary activity in your career sector as you move into August is rare and while it is not uncommon to have Venus or Mercury return to your work sector, it is not usually until later in the month. The fact that you have both makes this an extraordinary month on both the job and career fronts, with extraordinary implications for the remaining months of the year as well. You begin the month with not only Mars in your career sector, but in retrograde motion here for the first time in 47 years.

After a total lunar eclipse here on the 28th July, the warrior planet of the cosmos is still fighting to exploit whatever this has triggered. Because Mars won’t retrograde back out of your career sector until the 13th August, he will be here when Venus returns on the 7th August for her own extraordinary visit to your work sector. It is not that Venus is returning so far ahead of the Sun, who won’t return until the 23rd October that makes this extraordinary, but the fact that this is just a practice run.

Venus won’t leave your work sector until 9th September, spending over a month instead of the normal 24 days she will spend here. Even then, Venus will return for a double dip visit on the 1st November, not leaving until early December. With Mars returning to your career sector next month and not leaving until early November, they’ll meet up in the early days of this month and again in November. This is just the start of a significant coming together of job and career forces that will continue to unfold through to the early days of December.

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