However, with the stage being very favorable in general, not all zodiacal signs will have heavenly leaders or additional heavenly patrons, whose influence would be very helpful under certain circumstances. The signs of Water element (Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces) as well as the signs of Fire element (Aries, Leo and Sagittarius) will remain with their standard assistants. It does not mean that this period will be more difficult for them than for other signs, or that their prospects will be less optimistic. It means that at certain moments Fire or Water element representatives will have to exercise self-control, or make a bet on willpower, as their professionalism on its own may not be enough. Signs of the Earth element (Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn) can count on help from the Moon, whose influence in the usual alignment can be ambiguous. Nevertheless, the younger sister of the Sun will help the signs of the Earth to achieve their desired goals towards the end of the summer. The signs of Air element (Gemini, Libra and Aquarius) will be supported by Pluto, whose support is quite surprising but still extremely positive. Do not assume that nothing at all will be required from you, but most will feel real support right from the very first day of the month. On the other hand, the stars warn you to be beware of your own desires. Although this phrase might sound a little cliche, now it is really worth listening to this advice.
In terms of negative trends (including potential ones) August 2018 will be basically a static period. The problems that took place in the previous month and did not get resolved will remain relevant for the majority of us. This is the perfect time to say something like "there is no one to blame except for myself". At the same time, the position of Eris and Mars will not always be neutral. In certain periods, this tandem can cause a lot of problems, and you need to listen carefully to your inner voice in order to avoid any complications. In addition, signs of fate will constantly pursue us. It is not necessary for you to be psychic or esoteric to notice something mysterious in the world around us, something not fully comporting with common sense or scientific reasoning. It is just enough to open yourself to all the things happening around you. In addition, it is unlikely that now anyone will try to derail your plans. We will have to blame either ourselves (our shortsightedness and professional negligence) or some "force of nature" in most negative situations. In case of the second scenario happening, everyone around will understand the outcome is something that you have no control over. It is noteworthy that, in general, this is a good time for career growth and development of personal relationships.
The square aspect between Mars and Uranus will be the only aspect to complicate things slightly at the beginning of the month. The period will be stable and subject to static elements which will balance each other out, fortunately! During this period of rest and holidays that most of us will be enjoying, it will be good to know that supportive and clement skies are looking down on us benevolently.
However, it has to be noted that this square aspect will awaken problem areas that will have been recurring since May. Changes to society, new propositions, or new discoveries? These could shake up the way we operate and our lifestyles. Whatever the case, these necessary developments will be tempered, as soon as Mars moves retrograde back into the sign of Capricorn. There, he will join the combined forces of Saturn and Pluto, who will have been working away to create change for several months. So, even if we take a rest, the planets will be busy and take significant action, germinating hope and great renewal. How will that translate in individual charts? Planetary movements induce events, which will stand out or otherwise, depending on the place they occupy in the sectors of life. From the second half of the month, it will be the Earth signs that will have pride of place. Charts will show an intensification in these signs, in particular Capricorn and Taurus, which will be concerned with different proposals: consolidating relationships, their development, building a future together or new challenges (at work or at home), which will be offered as a gift from the stars. We will need to make the most of this, as anything could be possible. Even if it will sometimes involve carrying out reviews, they will be all the more favourable, as they will be very welcome.