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Why August Will Feel Frustrating - And What You Can Do About It
Detailed horoscopes and analysis for every zodiac sign! Plan your month with astrology and make the most of August.
The good news is that things will clear up this month. The bad news is that it will take until the end of August for things to start moving ahead in any meaningful way.
According to Astrologer Anne, August is all about slowing down, and forward progress will be hard to come by.
"The action planet, Mars, has been retrograde since late June, which is slowing everything down," said Astrologer Anne. "In late July, Mercury also went retrograde, which affects communication and technology. That means both planets look like they're moving backwards in the sky, as seen from Earth. That's a clue that we need to do the same right now."
How To Thrive During The Slowdown
Often, retrograde periods can bring challenges, especially if you try to push ahead. That's because these times are meant for easing back, reviewing our lives, and seeing where we need to make adjustments before pressing forward again.
"With Mars retrograde, it can feel as if we're in low gear because we simply don't have the energy to charge ahead or start something new," said Astrologer Anne. "With Mercury retrograde, communication can get muddled, or cars or technology can break down, forcing us to slow down as we make repairs and work to achieve clarity. This is a great time for anything that starts with 're' -- review, redo, rework, repair, recycle, and so on. If we let ourselves step back from constant striving, we can learn important information that makes us much stronger and ready for action once the retrogrades end."
When Does It End?
Mars ends its retrograde on August 27, and Mercury's retrograde ends August 18.
"Give yourself a few days after the retrogrades end to start anything new," Astrologer Anne said. "The start and end dates of these periods can be a bit stormy or changeable, so you'll have more clarity and a better sense of what you need to do if you give it time."
Meanwhile: Have More Fun
Rather than pushing or getting frustrated this month, let yourself lighten up.
"The Sun will be in passionate, playful Leo most of August, so this is a wonderful time to enjoy ourselves, take it easy, and have more fun," said Astrologer Anne. "Leo is connected to children and the inner child, so work less, play more, and spend time on whatever makes your heart happy."
Turning Point: August 11 Eclipse
The last of three dramatic eclipses during this season will occur on August 11. Two arrived last month, bringing major changes for many people.
"This eclipse arrives at the new Moon in Leo, giving us a sense of what new and exciting thing we want to begin," said Astrologer Anne. "For some, it may be starting a family, for others, a creative project, and for others it could be time for romance. Opening our hearts to what's next for us will ensure we can receive what's ours in this next stage."
Find Out More With Anne's Monthly Horoscopes
To help everyone navigate these shifts, Anne has written in-depth monthly horoscopes for August for all 12 zodiac signs.
"I give details about the biggest news happening throughout the month as well as guidance on how it affects you and the best ways to make it work in your life," said Astrologer Anne. "I also include information about specific dates so you can plan ahead."
See How August's Energies Will Affect You - And How To Make Them Work For You
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About Astrologer Anne
Astrologer Anne is Anne Nordhaus-Bike, a longtime professional astrologer and award-winning astrology journalist.
She's also in demand as a speaker and is a frequent and popular guest on radio, where she takes calls from listeners and shares what's in the stars for every astrology sign. Her free monthly horoscopes cover every zodiac sign for devoted readers on her website. The National Women's Hall of Fame honored her accomplishments, adding her to its Wall Of Fame. She is a member of the American Federation of Astrologers.
For more information, go to https://astrologeranne.com/
William S Bike