ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19)
Take a victory lap! You deserve it after exerting so much mental, emotional, and spiritual energy over the past several weeks. Now, it’s time to recharge and enjoy life. You may still feel pressure, but it’s likely internal, not external. Call it momentum for making change. You will succeed in accomplishing your goals. For now, though, relax and trust that you’ve laid the proper groundwork for an opportunity to knock.
The Aquarius full moon on August 15 activates your inner socialite, making this a favorable time to become more involved in your community. You can make a difference by merely following your curiosity. What do you enjoy doing? What are the causes dear to your heart? Follow those threads of inquiry.
You have a way with words and a gift for self-expression this month. Focus your creative energy on a specific project to maximize the potential of this month’s transits. Then, stay disciplined.
The Virgo new moon on August 30 invites you to set a health-related intention, like starting a diet or cleanse. Observe what signals your body is sending, and do not ignore any issues that arise.
What supports enjoyment and relaxation more than romance? You have a draw toward it at the beginning of the month. If you are single, update your online dating profile and ask friends to set you up. Do not be shy. If you’re already involved, leave last month’s challenges behind and start August with a new mindset. Allow your partner to surprise you and agree together to shake up your routine.
TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20)
What practices help ground you in the present moment? What do you do to center yourself? We are coming to the end of a whirlwind season, and it’s time to recalibrate. This month offers you the chance to do just that. Take a deep breath, feel your feet solidly on the ground, and stand still for a moment. For some, connections with loved ones will help offer grounding. For others, fixing up your home will do. You might work in your garden or make art. Your creative urges are high; take advantage of the inspiration.
The full moon on August 15 draws your attention to your career. Break through mental blocks to reach new levels of success. You will better identify what those could be after August 17. Once cleared, you can realize your potential, especially at the end of the month.
On August 31, the Virgo new moon introduces a new cycle of peak productivity. You may feel prolific in many ways.
After August 23, you could feel more amorous and interested in romance, regardless of your relationship status. Let down your guard, and enjoy any new connections you form. Try a new approach to dating if you’re single. If you are involved in a relationship, you could discover new ways to communicate with your partner. The same message applies to past partners with whom you still have strong bonds. Express your desires, fears, dreams, and concerns openly and directly. You could have a significant breakthrough; the truth will set you free.
GEMINI (MAY 20-JUNE 20)
Now with Mercury (your ruling planet) direct, you are back online. You may feel enough momentum to make up for the lost time. So, you could be quite busy with Mercury matters, including writing, communication, marketing, teaching, travel, and organization. Plus, with several planets in fiery Leo, you’ll feel rushes of kinetic energy moving you forward, especially on August 15. That said, make “focus” your keyword.
After August 17, you may become involved in a home renovation project or make updates to improve your space. Is there a drawer that’s so full it won’t close? Or a closet cluttered with stuff? After the sun moves into Virgo on August 23, you could decide to purge and organize. Focus on one thing at a time, or you could quickly become overwhelmed by your inner perfectionist.
The new moon on August 30 could offer an opportunity to repair a damaged relationship or reconnect with a loved one. You have had time to reflect on your past and maybe forgive yourself and others in the process. Now, you get to choose how you engage in relationships from this newly enlightened perspective. You may even find ways to bridge the distance between you and certain family members with different beliefs.
Venus and Mars meet up on August 24, and this could influence your love life. Perhaps you and your partner could discuss new living arrangements or make a joint decision regarding the home. If you are single, think of ways to create more space in your life for a loving relationship.
CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22)
I hope you set some birthday intentions last month because you will start to see early signs of their manifestations this August. Even unconscious intentions will begin to take root. Reflect on what themes have been up for you; those seedling circumstances will likely be the main storylines in your life for the next six months.
Up to August 17, you work through any issues of self-worth regarding your career and finances. This soul-searching could help stir your ambition, driving you to reach new levels of success. The full moon on August 15 highlights finances, and you could realize a return on investments. If you have extra expenses, adjust your budget, and don’t feed fear. Security is a Cancer priority, and by August 21, you will realize stability starts from within. At the end of the month, your mind functions at peak performance.
After August 23, you could deepen bonds with siblings or address unresolved matters with them. The new moon on August 30 draws you out of the house to meet neighbors and become more involved in your local community.
If you have had recent breakthroughs in your relationships, you can rest easy this month. You’ve done some of the soul-work to shift unhealthy or codependent paradigms. What’s next? You have entered a new chapter and can now find more enjoyment in connecting with others. In romantic relationships, this new way of being can help you break down the walls of self-protection so you can receive the influx of love available for you.
LEO (JULY 23-AUGUST 22)
Welcome to Leo season, when the earth turns to face your direction, and all eyes are on you. As we start the month, Venus and Mars, the planets of magnetic attraction, are in your sign. What will you do with this extra attention? Think about what you could pitch, show, advertise, or promote! Allow yourself to shine in new ways. This time is prime for creating something remarkable or taking a leap of faith.
At the beginning of the month, you may have a stroke of luck. You likely had breakthroughs throughout June and July that helped you overcome some of your greatest fears. Now, you are open to experiencing more abundance.
After August 11, Mercury shines in your sign, helping you express ideas and communicate more effectively. You could feel more understood by your loved ones, especially your partner. Don’t be shy right now; talk to strangers. You could spark a friendship or meet an ally who will positively influence your life, especially on August 13.
The full moon on August 15 supports this potential, and it could mean exciting shifts in your love life, especially if you’re single. Those of you in relationships may find this month to be more relaxing than the past two have been. You may have more clarity about relationships and a better idea of how to move forward. Take time to enjoy yourself this month! After all, it is your birthday. Give yourself a break and celebrate your miraculous life.
VIRGO (AUGUST 23-SEPTEMBER 22)
Leave the past behind, and be in this present moment. Take a deep breath as you read this horoscope, and consider it a mindfulness exercise. I’ve set this intention: As you read these words, may you be filled with peace and have a still mind. This month will be like that deep breath if you set a similar intention for yourself.
Though you may have more drive this month, try to keep a steady pace with your work and social affairs. Make time for self-care, even if you feel an occasional twinge of guilt when declining invitations. You need to recharge before your birthday when a new solar cycle begins. If you can, take a vacation around the time of the full moon on August 15.
You have heightened intuition throughout the month, and you may be more in tune with others. Trust your impressions and look for clues in your dreams and waking life.
On August 23, the sun enters your sign, placing you in the spotlight. Venus and Mars will meet up on your sign August 24, making this a day for romance. If you are single, open your mind and step out of your comfort zone. You could unexpectedly meet someone new. If you’re involved, you might find this to be a peaceful time. You’ve worked through so much together, and though things may not be perfect, relax and enjoy one another this month. Give your love-life worries a vacation, especially with the new moon in your sign August 30.
LIBRA (SEPTEMBER 22-OCTOBER 22)
You are full of charm and social grace, two Libra assets (whether you own them or not). This month, use these assets to your advantage. Socialize, become more involved in your community, and network by building more of an online presence. You can form new lasting friendships or connect with acquaintances you’ve known. While much of your socializing may feel warm and fuzzy, enjoyable even, these relationships could have a positive influence on future career pursuits. You could be surprised by how the puzzle pieces of your life come together throughout the next year. On August 15, you could find yourself rising to a leadership position or organizing for a cause. Being a people-oriented person is part of your purpose in this life.
After August 23, you may wish to steer away from the crowd and make some time for self-care. If you can get away, plan a trip around the time of the new moon on August 30.
We have several outer planets retrograde, and you might feel delayed progress in reaching your goals. Have patience with any limitations you perceive. Take this month to develop a clearer vision for your future.
If you are single, enjoy being free to socialize. If you are partnered, accept invitations and make plans regardless of whether or not your significant other can join. Otherwise, if you fall into a codependent mindset trap, you might miss out on meaningful interactions. Use your Libra charm to smooth over any disagreements with your loved one.
SCORPIO (OCTOBER 23-NOVEMBER 21)
With the right mindset, you can make great strides toward achieving your professional goals this month. Stay focused and keep moving ahead. You have the opportunity to receive recognition. If you have considered pitching an idea or promoting yourself, now is the time to take action. Others will notice. So, take care to show your best self, especially at the beginning of the month.
The full moon on August 15 highlights your home life. You could move forward with a real estate decision or decide to make changes to your space. Time spent with loved ones will be restorative and healing if you set the intention to relax and enjoy it. To do so, let go of your mental to-do list and be present. The end of the month could be quite busy with social and community-related activities. Reserve time and energy for self-care, focusing on what matters most for your overall well being.
Around August 7, you could receive an opportunity to accept a leadership role. Raise your hand to volunteer, and let others know the full range of your capabilities.
The new moon on August 30 draws you inward to re-envision your purpose and life path. What would you like to create? What are your big dreams? Spend time in meditation to quiet the voice of your ego, and you might receive some insights.
If you are single, social activities around August 24 could lead to unexpected romance. Allow yourself to relax and trust the unfolding storyline, no matter what your relationship status may be.
SAGITTARIUS (NOVEMBER 22-DECEMBER 21)
As a Sagittarius, you want to do it all. You were born with a curious mind and an open heart. Jupiter, your ruling planet, is the biggest planet in our solar system. It wants limitless possibilities, but here on earth, we have limitations, like time and energy. So, you often face the task of discerning how to use these resources best, while still keeping the faith. This month, that tension comes to a head. You could receive several opportunities manifesting all at one time. Choose wisely to make the most of these influences, especially with the full moon on August 15.
After August 17, you have a surge of momentum to make career changes. You could be inspired to promote yourself or expand your network. This is a welcome time to pitch an idea, finish a project, or send out your resume. The new moon on August 30 helps bring opportunities into focus.
Jupiter is still retrograde, and you may feel as if some of your goals are at a standstill. Jupiter wants you to give yourself a pep talk and maintain a positive outlook. You can do it! This message applies to your love life, too, especially if you’ve been single for some time. You have had time in recent months to dig deep and gain greater self-awareness. This month, focus on self-acceptance and forgiveness, and you will experience more of what you desire in your intimate relationships. August 13 is a romantic day. Plan a date night or sneak out of town with your special someone.
CAPRICORN (DECEMBER 22-JANUARY 19)
Saturn, your planetary ruler, is the workhorse of the solar system. Last month, it stole the show several times. If you felt as if life was more work than play, trust your efforts will pay off. By January, you will understand more about the significance of this time. For now, be frugal, intentional, and dedicated. This month, attend to any legal, financial, or health-related matters. Do you need to check insurance rates? Amend your will? File your taxes (if you got an extension)? Don’t procrastinate the inevitable; you will likely get busier.
The full moon on August 15 spotlights income-earning opportunities. Hire extra help if you need more time to expand your business or launch a new endeavor. Also, find ways to cut back on unnecessary expenses. If you and your partner have been at odds about these matters, consider ways to more effectively communicate.
After August 17, you could decide to go back to school or learn a new skill. Your mind is open to new ideas. Have faith in yourself, and explore all options. By August 23, you will have a clearer idea of how to proceed.
In your romantic relationships, your focus centers on how you share your life with your special someone. If you’re single, you may feel some resistance about merging with another. If you’re in a partnership, you could have frank discussions about how to support one another in reaching long-term financial goals. Let down your guard and become a true team.
AQUARIUS (JANUARY 20 - FEBRUARY 18)
As an Aquarius, you have an independent streak. At the same time, when you commit, you stay for the long haul and don’t give up easily. For this reason, committing is a big deal. How do you appease your inner free-spirit while still staying true to your commitments? This will be the question of the month for you. The answer lies in how you balance self-care with other-care.
At the beginning of the month, relationships are your primary focus. You may form new professional alliances or partnerships. Also, you may have realizations about your current relationships. If conflicts arise, talk things through without assigning blame or being too quick to say, “I’m sorry.” You have reached a growth edge in your life, and your relationships reflect this.
If you are single, take a risk to allow others to see you. That means maybe starting a dating profile. It could also mean having the courage to express your feelings to a potential love interest. If you are involved, you could decide to deepen your commitment and make it official with a ceremony.
The new moon on August 30 invites you to organize your life. Attend to legal documents, file your taxes (if you asked for an extension), and make sure your will is up to date. Use your intuition if you’ve been feeling inspired to sell property or cash out an investment. You have some real opportunities coming up, and you could be busy! So, use this time now to prepare.
PISCES (FEBRUARY 19-MARCH 20)
The astrology of last month was intense. Being intuitive and thus, sensitive to energy, you have likely felt this more than others. Maybe you found yourself in unusual circumstances, like a run-in with your ex. Or perhaps loved ones called upon you for support. Now, we start a new season, one with less focus on emotional interactions and more emphasis on taking care of business. In some ways, this will be a reprieve, and you could have more time to organize your life.
Start with your daily routine and make some adjustments to have more time for self-care. Prioritize healthy eating and exercise at the beginning of the month. By the full moon on August 15, you will feel more prepared for the back-to-school season of transition. Think of yourself as a squirrel gathering what you need before heading into the winter. Also, bask in any abundance you’ve recently earned.
After August 23, your focus shifts to your love life. You may have doubts about others’ motives or face issues of trust around the time of the new moon on August 30. Discern whether your concerns stem from your intuition or deep-seated fears. The two can seem similar, but fear tends to want specific storylines, whereas intuition knows. It doesn’t care about the nitty-gritty details. Face fears head-on, and you will open your heart to experiencing more love. The more you more deeply trust yourself, the more you allow a positive evolution in your love life, especially around August 24.
© 2019 Rachel Lang. Used with permission.