Aquarius ♒ August 2020 Horoscope: Love, Money & Career


Saturn retrograded back out of Aquarius last month, just three weeks before the Sun returned to your relationship sector and this was a win/win for both you and your relationships. While Saturn had only been in Aquarius for three and a half months, his departure wrapped up seven months of planetary activity that had begun with Venus’ return in December. You had the whole first half of the year to update your needs and priorities so that when the Sun turned the solar spotlight onto your relationships, which he does at the same time each year Saturn was gone but the benefits were banked.

With Saturn gone there was no chance of the two clashing but because you know what your needs are from the get go, you began with a head start when it comes to knowing what you want from your relationships and what they need from you. The Moon’s return to Aquarius from 3rd August to 5th August and the Full Moon this will create on 4th August will see it clash with the Sun, stress testing a balance between your personal and relationship needs. However, not only is this more a reminder with Mercury, the planet of communication returning to your relationship sector on 5th August he will return to ensure the communication lines are open.

Meanwhile, held back by a retrograde phase that has kept Venus in a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart for the last four months, Venus will finally leave on 8th August. Returning three days after Mercury leaves your work sector to focus on your relationships, she will step into his still warm seat. Not leaving until early next month, Venus will spend the rest of the month fuelling your job confidence, attracting opportunities and steering things in a lucrative direction. With most of the hard work done and with support from Neptune and Ceres in your income sector, Venus should be successful.

LoveAquarius August 2020 Love Horoscope

The Sun will always spend the first three weeks of August in your relationship sector, making it a given that the focus will be on your relationships at this time of year. What is not the norm is to still have Venus, the planet of love in your romantic sector, something that last happened in 2012 and for the same reason eight years later. That reason is a six week retrograde phase that began in May, keeping Venus here for four months rather than the 24 days she would normally spend here each year. Venus will finally leave on 8th August but not before giving matters of the heart her best effort in eight years.

However, while Venus will end all planetary activity in your romantic sector when she leaves, as the Moon will find out when it moves through from 13th August to 15th August, this is not the end of the story. By the time the North Node returned to your romantic sector on 5th May Venus had already been here for a month and despite creating an eclipsing Full Moon here a month later, has been under the planet of love’s shadow since its return. Due to create a total solar eclipse here in December and keep matters of the heart on track until January 2022, rather than end the romantic focus this will reveal that it is here to stay.

Meanwhile, while all planetary activity on the relationship front will end when the Sun leaves on 23rd August with Mercury, the planet of communication here from 5th August to 20th August, with Venus returning early next month this is more a stepping stone. Mercury’s short 15 day visit is all about getting the communication lines open, while the Sun will always spend the first three weeks of August shining the solar spotlight on matters of the heart. What makes this year different is that Mars is in the early months of his longest visit to your communication sector in 32 years.

MoneyAquarius August 2020 Money Horoscope

This is the month when the dynamics of the financial year shift, albeit for a temporary period. As has been the case since Neptune’s return to your income sector in 2012, there is continuous planetary activity here both before and after the faster moving planets move through each year. On the other side of the financial fence, where the focus is more on what you do with and how you manage the money you have the opposite is the case, with the only time of year the money gods are focused here is when the faster moving planets move through.

Both sides of the financial fence have worked out a good arrangement, with Neptune spending from June to November of each year in retrograde motion, moving into review mode before the Sun returns to your financial sector. By the time Neptune turns direct again, the last planet will have left your financial sector, with the focus shifting back to the income side of the financial fence. This is where we are this month, with Neptune settling into his retrograde phase in your income sector and Mercury returning to your financial sector on 20th August and the Sun on 23rd August to look at money matters for the first time this year.

However, Neptune isn’t completely out of the game for with Venus, the planet of money finally returning to your work sector on 8th August, she will be keen to work with him to exploit untapped income potential. The Moon will move through your income sector from 5th August to 8th August, ensuring that when Venus returns to fuel your job confidence, attract opportunities and steer things in a lucrative direction just hours after it leaves, your nose for money is sharp from the get go. This won’t get in the way of the Sun’s focus on money matters and the annual financial housekeeping that takes place at this time every year. Meanwhile, in your financial sector from 19th August to 21st August, the Moon will be there to fuel your financial instincts and imagination during Mercury’s early days.

CareerAquarius August 2020 Career Horoscope

For the first time in eight years, when Mercury leaves your work sector on 5th August, which even this is later than would normally be the case, Venus has yet to even return. And the reason why this time is the same reason why she had yet to return by this point in the year back in 2012, in that she is held back by a retrograde phase. This means that while the planetary activity on the job front for the year should be running its course, Venus’ return on 8th August means that the best is still to come. The fact that Mercury is even here for the early part of the month is the result of a retrograde phase as well.

Mercury returned to your work sector at the end of May for what should have been a 14 to 15 day visit aimed at using his intellectually savvy edge and articulation to work smarter, get your head in the game, ideas on the table and the communication lines open. Instead, a retrograde turn means that Mercury is still here over two months later and will be until just three days before Venus returns to take over from where he leaves off. With the Sun and Mercury having already put in the hard and the mundane work, as the planet of money Venus returns to fuel your job confidence, attract opportunities and steer things in a lucrative direction.

Venus is here until 6th September and while that will eventually leave not just your work sector but your two professional houses empty, just as Mercury kept the seat warm for her she will return the favour. Venus will leave just three weeks before Mercury will return to your career sector next month, kicking off all planetary activity on the career front for the year. Three months separate the Sun’s departure from your work sector and return to your career sector each year and that is often how long the gap between the focus on each is. This year, because of Venus’ late arrival and departure from your work sector and Mercury’s return to your career sector next month, that gap shrinks to just three weeks.

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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.