First, let’s take a look at where your major celestial players will be positioned in the skies this month. This will give a general idea of the energy you’ll be feeling over the next few weeks before we get down to the specifics and the nitty gritty of how you can make these transiting planetary energies WORK for you and help you in your quest to find that lasting love, or that unforgettable fling.
Whatever you are looking for, we’ll help you find it.
First, we’ll take a look at Your ruling planet, Mercury, and where this powerful energy will be felt the most:
Mercury will be positioned in Virgo for the entirety of the month, placing your emphasis on communication in your home. When Mercury makes its way through Virgo you aren’t able to think as quickly as usual and your confidence levels may feel a bit lower than they normally do. Now, being a quick witted Gemini, this actually just slows your thought process to the pace of your peers, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
Emotions kind of run your thoughts when Mercury is in this area of your chart and you may speak more from what you are feeling than from a place of what your logical mind is thinking. Spending time at home helps you to clear your head.
It wouldn’t be a love report without talking about Venus and where this lovely energy will be most prominent in your chart:
Venus starts out the first few days of the month finishing a transit through Leo, but on the 5th follows Mercury right into your family zone. You’re attracted to someone who can keep you mentally stimulated, while not being too hard on the eyes, either.
You could enter the month with more than one person of interest in mind, but as the month moves on your focus and affections will settle on something comfortable. You’ll be wanting someone with whom you can snuggle up with and just enjoy life, and you wouldn’t mind doing so in the comfort of your own home.
Watch out for a potential romance to bloom from an introduction made by a family member or you may even fall for the cable guy. New people hanging around your domicile will think you’re just great, and who could blame them?
You can expect for love to feel safer and to attract partners who have their act together and give off the vibe of being more grounded than who you may have been attracting in the recent past.
Now that we know where you stand when it comes to communication and affection, let’s talk about where you will find passion—In other words, let’s have a look at Mars:
Mars, the planet we most closely associate with passion, starts out the first few days of the month of August in the deeply passionate, and more often than not, kinky Scorpio. This transit sets the tone for the rest of the month and allows you to explore the more exciting side of romance.
This Mars placement gives a great boost to your sex life, trust me on that! In your case, this could actually indicate an office romance, so use caution if a co-worker is giving you the eyes. Passion is one thing, but generally speaking, it’s never a good idea to dip your pen into the company ink, if you know what I mean.
After the 3rd, Mars will move into fiery Sagittarius, adding an element of adventure and a feeling of wanderlust. This is the area in your stars that rules over one-on-one relationships, which can be both good and bad. At its best, Mars brings passion and drive to your relationships. However, at its worst, Mars can bring conflict and competition to your relationships.—Somehow, though, I think you’ll find a way to handle this issue of duality just fine.
What this boils down to, and we will definitely go deeper into this aspect of your love life for the month of August, is the stage being set for some sizzling summer fun, both in the streets and between the sheets.
Now, I know what you’re thinking…”But that’s only three planets!” Well, you are correct there, but these are the quickest moving and most influential planets we deal with on a day to day basis, and when it comes down to love, these are the guys who will bring on the fluctuations of good days and not so good days for your sign as we go through the month. We’ll look into what the other planets are doing, as well, so don’t worry.
Why Communication Is Vital In The Month Of August
It’s no surprise to you that communication is one of the most important elements of a successful relationship. In fact, you will very rarely even consider getting close with someone who can’t challenge your mind and keep up with conversation. I mean, there are those occasions where the physical attributes of a potential partner outweigh the mental side of things, but when it comes to real attraction, its the mind you are attracted to first and foremost.
With Venus starting the month off in Leo, you’ve got plenty to say and you are quick to weed through the potential mates who just can’t keep up. Sometimes this may seem like an awful lot of work, but then you find it—your diamond in the rough, someone who is crazy hot and has a razor sharp mind. This is possible in the first few days of the month, so if you find this kind of connection, you’ll do well to hold to that person for a while.
Now, like I previously mentioned, it’s possible that you have two partners on your line entering into the month of August, but the reality of it is, you’ve got to choose one. Trust your heart here and you won’t make the wrong choice, and if you do, there are still plenty of other fish in the sea!
Then again, maybe you are in a relationship already or maybe you don't have multiple love interests, I did say it was just a possibility. Really, Gemini, with you it’s always a toss up! It’s ok though, you keep us on our toes.
Moving on to why communication is so vital this month, it is important to point out that Virgo is also ruled by Mercury. While you and Virgo don’t often see eye to eye, you actually have more in common than you think. The energy moving through your starts this month reminds you that sometimes it takes extra effort to find the similarities between you and a certain someone who you wouldn’t typically have on your radar.
You’ll find yourself drawn to more down to earth types this month. Stability isn’t something that you are known for possessing a great deal of, but in the month of August you just might find yourself craving the kind of connection that offers you the option to settle down. Ok, ok, not settle down as in marriage, unless that’s where you are at right now. What I mean by settle down is creating stability with someone or for someone.
The only way to work through these emotions and cravings or desires is through communicating openly and honestly. Mercury makes a direct connection with Jupiter on the 21st, and with this comes a huge surge of optimism and the opportunity to get to know others you feel you can grow with on an intellectual level.
The final days of August bring Venus, Mercury and Jupiter all together, and all still in Virgo. This combination of positive, loving energy has all the makings of building a loving romance from a basis of communication. It isn’t every day these three planets all get together, so make good use of their great energy!
Lunar Duality And The Excitement That August Has To Bring
The New Moon in Leo, happening on the 2nd, promises to bring a hint of excitement and adventure to your life in more ways than one, Gemini. This New Moon only amplifies the notion that communication is the key to success in August. This New Moon occurs right at the exact time Venus, also in Leo, and Uranus will be positively aspecting one another. What this means is a fresh start that will allow for you to follow your dreams.
Venus and Uranus making this positive exchange of energy at the time of the New Moon is no coincidence. Nor is the fact that every aspect indicating romance or love for you this month has the underlying requirement of, you guessed it, communicating and really getting to know those in your company.
This New Moon energy also reinforces the idea that you’ll be meeting or getting much closer to someone who you wouldn’t typically think was your “type.” Stay open to new things and never, ever judge a book by its cover, especially not this month!
Another awesome event that coincides with this New Moon is the aspect it will be making with Saturn that will soften the sometimes difficult Saturnian energy. This is really great considering this sets the tone for the weeks to come. The aspect with Saturn here is even more emphasized because, well, when we have the New Moon making this aspect that means the Sun is as well, and in Leo this is a pretty powerful kind of energy.
This aspect reminds you to go after whatever it is that you want most and to accept nothing short of what you know you deserve in life. With this New Moon in Leo, romance is highly favored and the feeling of warmth and being wanted is definitely there.
Along with the New Moon making an aspect that lightens up Saturn a bit, there is also an aspect with Lilith, the black moon, that poses a bit of a challenge. This forces you to choose between what is comfortable and that which is more dark and daring. You may be forced to make a choice—choose happiness here and you won’t be disappointed!
The Aquarius Full Moon, happening on the 18th, also shows all the indications of just how important, vital even, it is going to be to stay open to new things if you want to find and keep love in August. In a fellow Air sign, the Aquarius Full Moon holds an air of unpredictability and moving forward toward a change that needs to be made. Full Moons bring change to the areas of our lives where change is most needed.
For you, this particular Full Moon could bring an element of change to your concept of who you are. This is a good thing. It marks a time of personal and spiritual growth and evolution and may open your eyes to things you’ve never cared to notice until now. This can also bring about a strengthening of a bond between you and someone whom you’re just now seeing in a new light—Hence the whole not judging a book by its cover thing.
This particular Full Moon, although powerful in and of itself, also has Venus making a major aspect with another of the more powerful celestial energies—Pluto.
You’ve had Pluto knocking around in the area of your chart that rules over your darker side and your most intimate relationships for quite some time. This transit can make you feel rather broken down in some instances, and no-doubt you’ve gone through this in one way or another. What happens on the 18th though, this will be one of the peaks of Pluto tearing down the negative associations you’ve had over the years. Venus will make an amazing connection with Pluto in this transformative area of your stars right at the same time the Lunar energy is at its peak.
When Venus and Pluto make this great connection, the potential for there to be some crazy love happening in your life is huge….HUGE. Pluto not only does its work by tearing away the negatives in your life and stripping you down to your rawest form, the planetary energy also can bring some intensely intimate experiences into your life.
Pluto is the ruler of Scorpio and governs our primal and intuitive feelings. Don’t hold back under this transit. Let yourself feel and you will feel things you won’t soon forget, as well as some incredible physical stuff, too.
Herein lies the duality. Two Moons, two venus aspects, all different, yet all dependent upon your willingness to communicate and connect on a cerebral level if you are to find love and romance under their influence. Again though, I’m sure you can handle it.
How Mars Is Spicing Things Up Beyond Your Wildest Dreams
With Mars in Scorpio until the 3rd there will be plenty of energy there for the physical side of things, should that be where your head is at. Really, the beginning of August gives you the best of both worlds and will allow you to kinda choose which path you’d like to start the month out heading down. It’s truly a luxury to be able to pick and choose which direction your love life will go, so be certain that you take FULL advantage of it!
As I mentioned earlier, Mars moves into the area in your stars that rule over your relationships this month, and with this transit comes a fiery, powerful surge of energy into your one-on-one relationships. There is always the potential for Mars to bring trouble, I mean, being the god of war and all, it’s kind of what we expect. This transit through Sagittarius is a bit different, though.
Mars has already spent some time making waves in this area of your stars, and thus in this area of your life, when we were undergoing the retrograde Mars period a couple of months ago. That transit was not really a good time for anyone. This time, though, you’re prepared and you know how to handle the intense mars energy without letting it cause trouble. Instead, use the passion and the intensity for Mars-type actions.
Be passionate, sensual, and don’t be afraid to go all in. Put all of your energy into making your relationship amazing. Identify with where your main drive in life is right now and you’ll likely find yourself ready to commit, settle down and put your energy into love.
Sure, you may not agree on every little thing, nobody does, and if they do, it isn’t a real relationship. All of the energies present in the month of August really push you to build the best relationship possible and to get out there and find your own personal happiness. If you have that diamond in the rough, keep them, claim them, and don’t let them go!
What To Do When Reality And Fantasy Come Head To Head
The month of August is proving to be pretty amazing when it comes to romance so far, and this can help you when it comes to making some lasting changes or additions to your love life. The main kink in the works this month comes toward the end, right around the 30th, when Saturn and Neptune square off, yet again.
Hey, it couldn’t all be amazing, right?
You are likely familiar with this energy by now, as this has been happening of and on for what feels like an eternity. Neptune aims to muddy the waters of reality and cause confusion in all areas of your life. Mars adds fuel to this fire and can cause you to see situations through a lens that is a bit off from reality.
Stay alert and do your best to communicate your thoughts and intentions clearly as you finish out the last few days of August. You can get through this relatively unscathed, but you’ve got to keep your eyes open and not let others pull the wool over them. This may be difficult in some instances, but you can do it.
One more thing that bears mentioning for the month of August is the fact that Mercury will be moving into another Mercury retrograde period in the final days of August. This can cause some confusion, miscommunication, and general frustration for you that will last well into September. We’ll talk more about this in next months forecast, just know it is coming and that the last couple of days in August have all the makings of bringing some frustrations with them.
Best Days of the Month of August for Gemini
Here’s a run down of the best days of the month of August for your sign when it comes to love, lust, romance and fun.
August 2nd: The New Moon in Leo ushers in the opportunity to start something new build up those channels of communication that will be oh-so important this month.
Also, Venus and Uranus connect in a positive way that brings about intense surprises. Expect the unexpected this day and stay open to what’s ahead.
August 4th: The Moon makes a connection with Mercury, heightening the opportunity to connect with others on an emotional level.
August 7th: The Moon in Libra illuminates the area in your stars that rules over happiness, love and creativity.
August 18th: The Aquarius Full Moon brings opportunity for some intense passion on a whole new level.
August 27th: Venus and Mercury both make a connection with Jupiter, laying the groundwork for love to grow. The only thing to watch out for on the day is indulging in too much of a good thing!
Now that you are armed with all the information you need to have the best August ever, go and do what you will, Gemini. We trust that you’ll use this information wisely. August can be a wonderful month and you could form a lasting relationship, strengthen one you’ve already got, or you could just have a simple fling and a lot of fun.
Whatever you choose, know that the stars are with you and you can definitely make this a month to remember!
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