What would happen if you let your heart glow with fire? Can you carry the sacred fire in the heart – that is beyond you – beyond your beloved? The fire at the heart of every star and in the heart of every being – are you nourishing it with good fuel, tending it and giving it space to shine? Mercury retrograde in Leo until Sept 5, the Solar Eclipse in Leo and Venus changes signs to Cancer on the New moon too. Cancer is gentle and nurturing yes, but there is the fierceness of the Mother there too – our hearts draw from deep waters, we are connected and if we work with it we can learn to trust the heightened sensitivity – to understand the power of full-hearted living. Enjoy your horoscopes for the lunar month ahead for lovers, for lovers of life and for all beings who experience love. Book your report or consultation with me to work through what’s coming and what’s coming up for you.
Love horoscope for New Moon month beginning August 21
Read by moon sign for the development of the soul/emotional effect, Sun sign for life direction/structure, Ascendant sign for your persona. These are SIDEREAL/VEDIC horoscopes.*
Aries / Mesha
Birthstar: Ashwin – Bharani – Krittika
The New Moon eclipse flares in your 5th house of romance, play and the children of your love (your actual kiddos or your dearest projects). Mercury in Leo retrograde is turning over new ideas and creating new clever connections between your bright ideas and helps you see opportunity in plain sight – go for it! You are able to communicate with (your) children and really understand them too – there are many creative and potential ideas coming to you – get them onto paper and light your world on fire with your inspiration. Venus blesses your 4th house of home, heritage and family. Venus in the 4th house brings a pleasant, peaceful and joyous atmosphere to the private life, bringing comfort and kindness in kinship and a peace with your ‘early story’. Your sense of belonging – and joy – is strong this month. Book a full love or transit reading with Asha here
Taurus / Vrishabha
Birthstar: Krittika – Rohini – Mrigashirsha
Venus is your ruler and all of her moves have a strong influence upon you. (Especially you, Rohini birthstar). She is dancing into your 3rd house of communication and messages. Make your way in the world with your charming words smoothing the way, improve your standing in your career and charm your lover with genuine compliments and sweet messages. The New Moon Solar Eclipse fluoresces in Leo – your fourth house of home, roots and ancestry – expect big insights into those ‘family’ stories especially connection to Mother. Mercury is spinning here, in retrograde helping you to see things from the other side. Understanding connections to the Mother image and making peace with that – even finding sources of sweetness you didn’t expect you can now send down roots, steady as Taurus should be. Book a full love or transit reading with Asha here
Gemini / Mithuna
Birthstar: Mrigashirsha – Ardra – Punavarsu
Your ruler Mercury is in retrograde in your 3rd house gets you to think big about what is possible for you – you realise you’ve been locked into little flutters of interest rather than forming solid plans or ideas. Venus moves graciously into the 2nd house of income, resources and what you’ve got – and doesn’t she help you to make the most of it! She brings steady nurturance and comfort to love and encourages you to get your finances in better shape with your mate. Time to consider what comfort means to you – hint: it’s more than just constant, changing, excitement (Gemini’s favourite thing!). It’s a good month for prosperity if you don’t let it all flow through your quick fingers. The Solar Eclipse shadows and then reveals a method of thinking, obsessing or communicating that has been holding you back and that you are ready to release in your sparkly Gemini way – once you decide – in an instant it vanishes. Book a full love or transit reading with Asha here
Cancer / Karka
Birthstar: Punavarsu – Pushyami – Ashlesha
Venus enters your sign my love! Sweetness, heart connection and your own loving heart fill and overflow. You see strength in this softness and begin to make the deep water you carry work for you – you listen to the tide, move upon it and respect the mysteries you carry. A blessed month for all kinds of relationships, you celebrate your beauty and carry more charm than usual. Mercury retro in the 2nd house has you rethinking the best ways to boost your income and maximise your resources but also understanding what your family has brought you to establish you in life. The Solar eclipse flashes in the 2nd house too – you feel a pressure to start really taking your finances and your own value seriously. This month you begin to realise how much value you have to others and most of all YOU feel it too. Rahu the North Lunar node enters your sign for the next 18 months and you will be transforming, coming to terms with your power and bringing jewels up from your oceanic depths. Book a full love or transit reading with Asha here
Leo / Simha
Birthstar: Magha – Purva Phalguni – Uttara Phalguni
The Mercury retrograde and the Solar Eclipse flash right over you dearest Lions! Especially those born in the first 13 degrees of the sign (Magha birthstar). You experience a shadow of self doubt as Rahu (north node) crosses your ruling planet the Sun on the day of eclipse. Mercury’s retrograde has put your self-concept into review, too. You are beginning again, royal one! The famed Leo confidence requires true self awareness to be really as bright as the sun. Allow the doubt to reveal what is hidden, face it and transform. Rahu leaves your sign from hereon in – so the next 18 months will be less hectic than the last when the karmic axis has been acting on you (and Aquarius) with serpentine focus. Venus graces your 12th house, helping you to release and transform memories, fears and secrets about love and how much you need it, into sweetness. Instead of haunting you, you will see these experiences change from sorrow to reveal sweet gifts – albeit unexpected – underneath. A 2 1/2 year cycle in love and relationships is winding up, self concept is transforming, you emerge ready to reign. Book a full love or transit reading with Asha here
Virgo / Kanya
Birthstar: Uttara Phalguni – Hasta- Chitra
Venus brings you new and renewed social connections and fruits from your efforts, easing social anxieties and increasing confidence with positive reinforcement for efforts made in your career. This is a time of pleasant parties, social grace, beautiful adornment bringing an increasing happiness in yourself and your friendship. Mercury your ruler is retrograde in Leo shining a light into those parts of your psyche you don’t normally spend much time in – the murky unconscious. The Solar Eclipse in Leo brings to light the unconscious habits, or fears, which inhibit your self confidence – the reveal is simple, joyous and brings some relief even if it’s not what you expected. You don’t have to live with ‘the secret’ or ‘the doubt’ plaguing you. You don’t have to understand it and organise it to be able to release it. It can just go. Be light with yourself, allow yourself to blossom in your gentle Virgoan way. Next month this understanding will help you create new, confident self concept and let go of memories that limit your happiness.Book a full love or transit reading with Asha here
Libra / Thula
Birthstar: Chitra – Swati – Vishakha
Venus rules your sign sweetest Libra graces your 10th house of career and reputation this month – make the most of it! You are well received and appreciated for your skills, grace and beauty. Put yourself forward and add some shine to your reputation, mediate competing interests to keep work life creative (but also sufficiently materially rewarding). It will be a creative time career wise and you will get along with/benefit from your father/father’s family at this time. The Solar eclipse with Mercury retrograde in your 11th house brings friends together and gets you thinking smart about what you can expect to gain from your work. What you want in your career is changing, surrender it to the transformation of the eclipse. Mercury rules your 12th and 9th houses and the retrograde helps piece together understanding about deep inner work and your long term vision. Book a full love or transit reading with Asha here
Scorpio / Vrischikha
Birthstar: Vishakha – Anuradha – Jyestha
Venus forms harmony with your sign potent Scorpions, she appears in the 9th house making you eager to expand your horizons, discover new ideas, places and connections that help you make sense of your place in the world. The 9th house is the house of good fortune, so this transit brings general good health and joy. The Solar eclipse in Leo appears in your 10th house bringing resolution to 18 months of tumult in your career/ambitions and issues with your father. Mercury is also retrograde in the career sector – when he goes direct from September 5 you will find the words you need to finish your work and your optimism returning; and any words you need to share with the father/father’s family. Rahu moving into your 9th house with Venus helps you make the radical shifts in your approach to love – bringing courage, curiosity and sweetness and a spiritual attitude supports you for the next 18 months. Book a full love or transit reading with Asha here
Sagittarius / Dhanus
Birthstar: Mula – Purva Asadha – Uttara Asadha
Mercury retro in Leo brings heat and light to the 9th house of travel, highest ideals and philosophy – you are looking over what it means to be ‘far from home’ and understanding the value of your spiritual beliefs to guide you. The Solar eclipse first shadows and then illuminates what you really hope for from life, what seemed like loss now appears as it really is – your dreams coming true. Venus blesses you on a deep level with your intimate relationship for the month ahead, you begin to really understand the value of what you share, you begin to both earn more money, clear debts and make good financial plans for the future. New passions arise – it is as if you have become lovers all over again. The single Archers find their passions stirred (more than usual ahaha!) and intriguing in love, flirting and loving the crush, the pining, the chasing. Book a full love or transit reading with Asha here
Capricorn / Makara
Birthstar: Uttara Asadha – Shravan – Dhanishta
The Solar eclipse shadows and flashes into your 8th house of intimacy, shared resources and those conscious but secret psychological struggles we carry with us. The shadowing can bring fear and nerves but – release! Allow illumination and the freedom it brings to liberate a long held fear. The Mercury retrograde combined with the eclipse helps you get un-stuck so that your heart can open to the joyous optimism that life has to offer. You are able to face truths about what you really want for yourself as an individual and in your relationships and to just simply change plans and work towards it. Venus shines in opposition to Capricorn in Cancer – blessing your marriage/committed relationships, bringing the opportunity to move deeper in your relationship. If you are single this helps you to understand what you really want in love and direct yourself to places of care, nourishment and kindness – to soften that tough Capricorn surface and show how much you care.Book a full love or transit reading with Asha here
Aquarius / Kumbha
Birthstar: Dhanishta – Shatabishak – Purva Bhadrapada
Oooh! Breathe a sigh of relief, Lord Ketu the south lunar node is leaving your sign and moving into Capricorn. This last 18 months has forced you to confront fixed ideas about yourself that need to be released, having your needs met were difficult during this period. The Solar eclipse illuminates your 7th house – you stop self-negating and you can begin a new stage with your partner or begin a new significant relationship, where you get to shine too. Mercury retrograde in the 7th house of Leo has also helped you see how your egalitarian ways may not work so well in a partnership – it’s ok to want things for you, and you must ask for them – this brings true equality to friendships and love. Venus brings peace and beauty to your 6th house of health, routine and obstructions. The day job is easier/more pleasant and may bring opportunities for a better role or more income, your health improves and frustrations ease. Things don’t bother you and you are able to get over blocks to connection that have kept you at a distance from who and what you want. Book a full love or transit reading with Asha here
Pisces / Meena
Birthstar: Purva Bhadrapada – Uttara Bhadrapada – Revati
Oh gentle dreamer, Venus forms harmonious aspect to your sign while she floats through Cancer. She graces your 5th house of love and romance, she brings you sweetness, child-like faith and trust in love, healing, hope and renewal, I know you need it. Mercury retro has asked you to look closely at your health routines and how much you are giving to others. The shadow of the eclipse brings these sorrows up to your consciousness but the illumination that follows releases this pain with a laugh, the warm sunlight floods back and you can smell the perfume of spring blossoms – “Oh that is done! It is time for love!” and the love you dream of my sweet, it is real, you just would not go to where it was, you expected others to love as sweetly as you do. They will not always do that – so you must seek wisely, deeply intuitive – serve your instincts as well as your spirit. Book a full love or transit reading with Asha here
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*You will either need to move your Western chart ‘back’ by 23 degrees or generate a vedic chart then read your horoscope for accuracy. You can read about why the sidereal zodiac is more accurate than “Western” tropical zodiac astro here – starting with the fact that tropical zodiac is out of whack by about 2300 years.
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Venus transiting Taurus until July 26 blesses us with a gentler heart, longing for sweetness, flowers, gentle embraces. The calm energy of Taurus is radiant and clear, helping us to be kind, practical and satisfied. Whether you are in love or longing for love Venus in Taurus transit helps us understand the beauty in our material attachments, that there is sacredness in our desires for love, comfort and indulgence if we know how to share and be generous too. Honour your beloved with sensitive actions and allow yourself to be honoured in return – your love might be romantic or platonic, for family, friend or lover but a generous heart is always a sacred fire. If you are not in love or in a relationship you can turn this spirit of generous devotion to your art, your spirituality and the Divine Love present in all of beautiful nature. ~ I am a Taurus with Libra ascendant so I am ALL about the love, flowers, cuddles and good meals this month ❤ Venus bless you with the same! You can book you love and relationships reading or report with Asha here or email her direct here
love horoscope for July
Aries – Venus enters your 2nd house of money, resources and speech. With your ruler Mars in your 3rd house of communication and messages, use your charming words to make your way in the world, improve your standing in your career and with your lover. Charm, be generous with compliments but remember – Taurus Venus energy also brings solidity so make sure the charm and sweet words only gild the truth, not twist it and you will find others melting to support your continuing advance.
Taurus – Venus enters your sign which she rules, gracing Taurus until July 26. Make the most of this few weeks to celebrate your beauty, sweeten your relationships, indulge and enjoy. Remember to keep within your budget, Saturn is still retrograde making matters a little pinched. Celebrate the joys of material life and let the light of Venus radiate out to others so they can feel blessed too.
Gemini Venus graces your 12th house, helping you to release and transform memories, fears and secrets into sweetness. Instead of haunting you, you will see these experiences change from sorrow to reveal sweet gifts – albeit unexpected – underneath. A 2 1/2 year cycle in love and relationships is winding up. From July 26 you enter a new Venus cycle – new connections or renewed connections you will be moving on from a love issue that has completed it’s cycle of experience.
Cancer Venus will imbue your 11th house of social connections and gains from efforts until July 26, easing social anxieties and increasing confidence with positive reinforcement for efforts made in your career. This is a time of pleasant parties, social grace, beautiful adornment and if you have several planets in Cancer shows an increasing happiness in yourself and your relationships.
Leo Venus will grace your 10th house of career and reputation this month – make the most of it! What you can’t win by courage you achieve by elegance and charm. Put yourself forward and add some shine to your reputation. Venus also rules material success and you may find yourself with extra opportunities to make money or improve your salary. It will be a creative time career wise and you will get along with/benefit from your father/father’s family at this time.
Virgo Venus will be in your 9th house making you eager to expand your horizons, discover new ideas, places and connections that help you make sense of your place in the world. The 9th house is the house of good fortune, so this placement can bring lovely strokes of luck. If you are so blessed take the opportunity and run with it and turn your Virgo cleverness to turning good luck into a steady plan for improving your life as whole.
Libra Venus rules both Taurus and Libra. She now moves into your 8th house of intimacy, desire and shared resources blessing the partnerships which enrich you. Libra is normally concerned with the beauty of art, ideas and grace – with your ruler in sensuous Taurus you return to your body and long for material expressions of beauty not just the beauty of the image and the idea. You can release and make peace with any hidden sorrows now, with the support of a loving partner or friend.
Scorpio This is a blessed month for you in love dear Scorpion, your beloved or love interest leans on you and you get to share all your charm, gentleness and grace – and show them that you’re not just fierce and ambitious, you have a sweet and nurturing side if they’ll just let you show it. You find yourself happy to share, include and support those you love and those who love you tell you about it! Enjoy being adored.
Sagittarius Venus glides beautifully into your 6th house helping make your projects, day-job and little frustrations in life ease into creative successes. The 6th house is also the house of health and ill-health and Venus here can strengthen your body by encouraging you to nourish, rest and take care of your body. Lofty Sagittarius can forget that part of being on a spiritual Quest is caring for the body that makes being possible! Give love to the details and routines and you will flourish for the rest of the year.
Capricorn Venus graces your 5th house of flirtation, romance and creativity. Unusually perhaps for you, you find yourself in love, love-sick, flirting and – even giggling – not a sound we often here from serious, Saturn-ruled Capricorn! Play, flirt and socialise – Venus in Taurus is inviting you to enjoy the fruits of your hard work.
Aquarius Aquarians, Venus blesses your 4th house of home, heritage and family. You enjoy a sweeter connection with your mother/mother’s family, you beautify your house or find a new home that is more beautiful – and maybe a little more expensive – than the last. Venus in the 4th house brings a pleasant, peaceful and joyous atmosphere to the private life, bringing comfort and kindness in kinship. Your sense of belonging is strong this month.
Pisces Venus moves into your 3rd house of mind, siblings and short journeys – you feel more cheerful, communicative and happy with simple conversations, connections and events. Little gatherings of friends, parties, idle chatter satisfy your need to express yourself. You are more likely to find or renew love through little social occasions than one-on-one intensity. If you’re already in a relationship, go out together, socialise and fall in love all over again with your sweetheart.