Monthly Astrology Travel Reports

August 2018 Astrology Travel Report

Jun 11, 2018 | Monthly astrology travel reports


August 2018 Astrology Travel Report

by Annie Botticelli

See how the astrology of August 2018 can influence your travel plans this month in my August 2018 Astrology Travel Report …


Travel Report Disclaimer:


When I give dates that have sweet or challenging aspects, those dates or aspects can manifest on days before or after those days so keep the potentials in your awareness beyond the exact date mentioned.

I talk about how the general astrological energies could lend themselves well to certain types of trips but that doesn’t mean others wouldn’t be just as good.  Trust your flow.


Just because there’s a challenging aspect during a planned or proposed trip doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take it, and just because there are sweet aspects doesn’t mean challenges or problems won’t come up.

These reports can’t and don’t to take into consideration an individuals personal chart which could go against or support the general transits listed.

If you see difficult aspects in the report expected during a time you are stuck in a trip and can’t get out of it, or it doesn’t seem into the flow to shift it, try to not worry and instead trust the circumstances that you are being placed in and just use extra awareness, discernment, presence, and intuition.


Above all your intuition has to reign supreme and is prudent to use over anything that anyone or anything else says.


General August 2018 Astrology Travel Overview:


Mood for the month:  Partnership/Relationship Focus; Intellectual Pursuits; Friend, Group, & Event Focused; Focus on Kids/Family/Creative Endeavors; Getting Practical Mundane Things Taken Care Of


The strong LEO influence continues this month. This brings a strong focus on creativity, fun, hobbies, recreation, romance, and things related to children.


Aquarius energy brings the draw to connect with friends and groups.  


Mars in Aquarius plus Venus in Libra brings intellectual pursuits, partnership and other relationship focus.  Mars retrograding back into Capricorn brings work and business things into focus.


Dates to Note:


Days around August 1 ~ Be extra careful now ~  Mars which rules movement is in a tough angle with Uranus the bringer of surprises.  Take extra care with your physical body now. 


Days around August 8-9 ~ Challenges & drama are more likely now ~  Egos are more likely to flare now.  Stressors involving money and love are more likely now.


Days around August 10 & 11 ~ Eclipse Intensity plus tendency to overdo or overcommit ~  Energies run strong today for better and worse.  Transit now could make spirits be high and also simultaneously make it easy to overestimate or over promise and not be able to carry through or could bring tendency to overdo (this same aspect repeats around August 27-28 bringing back the same potentials).  Strive for balance to help offset these potentials.  


Days around August 18 & 19  ~ Increased odds of confusion, miscommunications, and changes in plans but also POTENTIALS FOR MASSIVE BLESSINGS ~ Mercury goes direct now bringing awkward potentials especially in travel and communication.  A simultaneous outer planet trine brings awesome potentials. 


Days around August 25  ~ MAGICAL POTENTIALS ~ Another amazing trine (the most favorable aspect in astrology) sweetens up this time.  Very wonderful energetic potentials right now.



Days around August 26  ~ Full Moon Drama or Fruition and some challenges ~ A challenging aspect with Venus which rules love, beauty, and money and Pluto which rules power and transformation.  At the same time the Full Moon increases the chance for drama but also for magical fruition and romance and/or creative or spiritual breakthroughs.  The trine that is also present at this time gives potential to buoy or bring better outcomes from any potential challenges.



Personal Planet Retrograde Status:


Mars is fully retrograde now (as of June 26 running through August 28) and for many this will mean a strong desire to kick back and relax.  I love this time for vacations and retreats.  In general I like Mars retrograde for travel because it increases the odds of relaxation and leaving behind of work and worries and increases the desire for recreation.  Mars does rule metal (and all methods of travel except walking and running are made of metal) so keep an eye out for the ways that this could manifest during your travel plans.  I describe Mars retrograde as giving us ‘permission to chill’.


To understand the Mars retrograde energies better, check out my detailed video on the topic and see my blog Your Guide to Mars Retrograde.


Mercury goes retrograde July 25 (running through August 19) bringing many travel opportunities and also increasing the odds of changes in plans, last-minute trip opportunities, and miscommunications.  Travel can be great at this time but definitely more attention to important travel details is needed.  Airplane gates will tend to change more and sometimes at the last minute.  Leave extra early for flights and check and double-check document and other airline requirements including updated security details.   For car travel, double-check functionality of vehicle, have back-up safety equipment, updated registration/insurance info etc., and make sure to keep gas tank full – filling up more regularly and not letting tank go below 1/4 gas remaining.


To understand the Mercury retrograde energies better, check out my video on the topic.

Even though we have quite a few potential rough patches this month, magical Trines flavor most of the month.  Although they officially occur around the 18/19 and 25 there blessings and support can be felt most of the month, especially the latter half.  Major dreams could be coming true now.


To see the dates of each of the personal planet retrogrades (Mercury, Venus, & Mars) for 2018 go here.


Happy Traveling!

~ Annie



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