Virgo August 2018 Horoscope: Love, Money & Career


While the Sun, as he does at the same time every year, won’t return to Virgo until the 23rd August, you start the month with Venus and Ceres already here. Venus has already been here for three weeks by the time you move into the new month, giving your heart a voice weeks before your birthday month and new solar year even begins. With Ceres, queen of nurturing making her first visit to Virgo in four years, while Venus updates your desires and expectations for a new solar year that hasn’t even begun, Ceres is updating your needs and priorities.

Venus will leave on the 7th August but Ceres will stay on, making sure that when your birthday month and new solar year begins on the 23rd August, you know what you want and need from the get go. In the meantime, this allows Venus to move into your income sector, returning just six days before Mars retrogrades back out of your work sector on the 13th August. After a total lunar eclipse on the job front last month and Mars here at this time of year for the first time in 47 years, as Venus returns to kick off the most lucrative months of 2018, she won’t believe her luck.

This is the start of relationship between income and job forces that will continue for months. For while Mars will retrograde back into a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart on the 13th August, he’ll turn direct on the 28th August and return to your work sector next month. During his short time back in a playful part of your chart, Mars will be swept up in a stunning mix of playful and adventurous forces. While this is a stunning month for job and income matters, there is also the right balance between work and play.

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Virgo August 2018 Love Horoscope

Starting the month with Venus in Virgo is giving your heart a voice from the get go, as well as giving both romantic and relationship matters a boost. Venus returns to Virgo once a year, with the planet of love and guardian of your relationships charged with not only updating your romantic and relationship desires and expectations, but to work with the conditions available to create as much magic as possible. Venus normally moves through with the Sun, but with Venus leaving on the 7th August and the Sun not returning until the 23rd August, you’ll start your birthday month and new solar year with your romantic and relationship expectations already banked.

It was important for Venus to get in early, spending four uninterrupted weeks working with the love and relationship gods, without the distraction of the more mundane and objective aspects of getting a new solar year off the ground. And just as well, for this year the planet of love and guardian of your relationships has a massive amount of resources to work with. For the first time in three decades Venus returned last month to find Saturn in your romantic sector, giving you the power to move mountains.

While you have had Neptune in your relationship sector since 2012, for the first time in the 12 years and for the first time in our lifetime at the same time, you have lucky Jupiter in your communication sector. This is the kind of trifecta of resources across the communication, romantic and relationship fronts that have never assembled at the same time, so it is no wonder that Venus returned early and instead of spending 24 days updating your romantic and relationship desires and expectations, she’ll have spent 28 days by the time she leaves on the 7th August.

Money 2017Virgo August 2018 Money Horoscope

There is a seasonal shift in the focus of your financial year taking place this month, earlier than is normally the case and at the same time, in a way that will see a dramatic shifting of the focus from financial to income matters. Your financial sector is the one area of your chart that is always active, with the dwarf planet Eris here since 1926. Yet as a dwarf planet and always in retrograde motion at this time of year, this is when money matters move into review mode. However, since Uranus’ return in 2010, even in retrograde motion money matters never quite went off the boil.

Uranus left in May and while he will return for a few months later in the year, for now money matters really are taking a back seat. While the Sun won’t return to your income sector until later next month, Venus’ return on the 7th August will see the planet of money take advantage of the gap in the market created by money matters taking a back seat. There is not going to be any competition between the two, with money matters not demanding your attention in the way that they did while Uranus was there.

Arriving this early in the year, Venus is able to get a jump on the Sun and not leaving until the 9th September, she will spend over a month boosting your confidence and attracting opportunities, unlike the 24 days she will normally spend. Even then, Venus will retrograde back in for a double dip visit later in the year, in order to bring home what she starts this month. What is exciting is that Venus returns to find Mars in your work sector and while he will retrograde back out on the 13th August, she is able to piggy back off the momentum already gained on the job front.

Career 2017Virgo August 2018 Career Horoscope

Just starting the month with Mars in your work sector is extraordinary and even more so as the warrior planet of the cosmos is in retrograde motion, for the first time here in 47 years. Mars will retrograde back out on the 13th August, but while he will return for another two months next month, his focus now is exploiting what he can from a total lunar eclipse here late last month. The Moon only left your work sector on the 30th July, wrapping up the first total lunar eclipse here since 1989 just two days earlier.

Just starting the month with an intuitive read on work and job matters would have been an advantage or even just with momentum created from the lunar eclipse just days earlier. But you have Mars, warrior planet of the cosmos not only fuelling your work passions, fighting and competitive spirit, but with the doors wide open to the past, second chances and untapped job potential. Knowing that he will return next month to start over from the very beginning again, allows Mars to start things he can come back to finish later.

It is Venus’ return to your income sector on the 7th August that is truly auspicious. As well as moving into a positive aspect to Mars in her early days, giving him and you the boost in confidence to make these final days in retrograde motion count, she’s here to exploit the income potential. In the same way that Mars will leave your work sector and return next month, while Venus will leave your income sector next month she’ll do a U turn and come back for a double dip visit as well. Whatever Venus and Mars start in the first two weeks of August, they’ll come together to bring home in the first two weeks of November.

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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.