Monthly astrological forecasts and horoscopes!
The cosmos hit us hard in July. A series of eclipses and Mercury retrograde had everyone reeling. We can slowly get our bearings back in August.
Because the retrograde ended on July 31st, we may still feel a bit discombobulated as the month kicks off. Go slow and gentle for the first week. Do not push matters – or yourself. Let things unfold like a warm summer breeze.
Things begin to stir on the 11th when Mercury enters Leo. After a few weeks going back and forth through sensitive Cancer, Mercury is ready to roar! The weeks that follow will be ideal for creativity, self-expression, and making some noise. If you’ve got something to say, be bold! This is not the time to play shy.
On the 11th, Jupiter is stationary and turning direct. Jupiter retrograde created the perfect atmosphere to hit the books or the road. It was the right time to think about how you might expand your horizons. What did you learn from these few months? Take the knowledge you’ve gleaned and fine-tune your big vision.
Uranus will be retrograde on the 11th, which can lead to restlessness. You may want to start something new or shake up your routine – but feel somewhat restricted. Changes made during this period, which lasts until January, might not go the way you thought – or may not happen at all. If you’re thinking of making drastic shifts in any area of your life, be patient – and have a Plan B on hand. It’s also possible that there may be things happening that seem outside of your control. Situations may change on a dime, leaving you scratching your head and wondering what’s up. Because Uranus is in Taurus, this could be in the realm of money. It might be wise to be extremely careful with investments. The stock market may be a bit wonky -and the economy may be unpredictable. Err on the side of caution, and you can avoid a surprise. The other way Uranus retrograde can manifest is old friends and associates popping up out of the blue. This could be good or bad, depending on the nature of those relationships.
The Full Moon in Aquarius on the 15th signals a time when a friendship may come to a close. Someone may move away – or you may choose to sever ties once and for all. This day will help to see who your real friends are too. If someone is a frenemy, they will show their stripes. The real buddies will be there if you need them also.
Everything comes down to earth in the second half of August when Mars, Venus, Mercury, and the Sun enter Virgo. All that fire and water had emotions whipped up like shaving lather, but now the energy is rooted, systematic, and grounded.
Mars takes the first step into Virgo on the 18th. This transit favors details, especially at work. Perfectionism rules the weeks that Mars moves through this sign, so it’s excellent for getting things done – right. Mars in Virgo can also make people prickly and nitpicky. If that sounds like you, don’t be surprised if your coworkers tell you to shove it and do the job yourself.
Tap into your Earth Mother when Venus enters Virgo on the 21st. Romance is best served with a side of service during this transit. Which means: do the little things for the one you love. Fluff their pillows, fold the laundry, schedule in date nights, give a neck massage. Those gestures count as much as the grand ones! Sometimes more. What to watch out for: the critic who thinks nothing is good enough. Hey, if someone’s rubbing your neck, shut up and enjoy it instead of micromanaging how that needs to happen!
Create divine order in your life when Sun is in Virgo starting on the 23rd. Handle all the little things. Organize your life. Finish work projects. Look for practical solutions to every issue, and you’ll feel super-accomplished and on top of your game next month.
Good ole Mercury zips into Virgo on the 29th and is happy to hang here for a few weeks. Mercury rules Virgo, so it loves to move through this sign. This transit is excellent for any work that requires in-depth analysis. You can get to the bottom of things by poring over the details. If there are mistakes in your work, you’ll find ‘em now. Which means it’s an excellent transit for editing or research! One caveat: this transit can make everyone hyper-critical. If you’re overly focused on other people’s flaws, you may miss the good that’s right in front of your nose.
The month comes to a close with a New Moon in Virgo on the 30th. This New Moon is ideal for creating a new health regimen. If you’ve been overindulging in the summertime picnics and festivities, reboot your healthy habits. Work projects started around this day also have a chance to get moving on the right foot.
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Annnndddd here’s your personal monthly horoscopes:
Aries: A busy 5th house at the beginning of August puts the headlights squarely on love, dear Aries. Make bold moves. State your intentions. Let that special someone know exactly how much they mean to you. You’re rarely shy but if you’re a bit hesitant, know that this could be a lingering effect from July’s astro-storm. Your confidence may have taken a hit, but August will help you to find your usual Aries bravado. This is especially true when Mercury flits into your romance sector on the 11th. It’s the perfect transit for flirting. You can speak the language of love and win hearts! The 11th also finds Jupiter direct, making the rest of 2019 lovely for travels. Just keep in mind that Uranus will also be retrograde in your money zone on the same day – you’ll want to oversee your budget as the year rolls on. While there is nothing wrong with a bit of splurging, this is not the time to invest in anything dubious. Gather your friends and dance the night away on the 15th when the Full Moon lights up your 11th house of social activities. Find a reason to celebrate – there should be many at this time. All of your attention will shift to work matters during the week of the 18th when Mars blitzes into your 6th house followed by Venus and the Sun. Suddenly, you’re thrust into a leadership role. You’re a natural for this so it shouldn’t be too hard. Mercury will join forces on the 29th, giving you the ability to solve problems and handle any details that may arise. A golden opportunity arrives the next day when the New Moon lands in your 6th house. This could be the career boost you’ve been waiting for – or a completely new job. Everything is coming up Aries! Woohoo!
Taurus: Home and family need your attention this month, dear Taurus. The Sun, Venus, and Mars are circling in your 4th house, perfect for resolving issues with your loved ones – and getting your home in order. Tackle those summer projects now, and your nest will be ship-shape for the rest of the year. You certainly have the firepower to get things done. Better yet – you may be able to get the whole family on board to help you out. Also: if you’re thinking about jetting off on a family vacation, why not this month before the school year kicks in? Discuss that possibility or just talk things out when Mercury slides into your 4th house on the 11th. You’ll have a few solid weeks to hammer out details. The 11th also finds Jupiter direct, which might loosen up the purse strings a bit. If your budget has been tighter than a Gibson girl’s corset, you’ll be feeling some relief. Uranus will be retrograde that same day, setting up the perfect energy for a rebrand. If you’ve been thinking of revamping your image, you’ll have a few months to figure out the face you want to present to the world. Maybe it’s time for a serious wardrobe update or a new ‘do if you’ve been rocking the same shag since the ’60s. A Full Moon on the 15th puts a career spotlight squarely on you. If you’ve been hankering for recognition, you may get it around this day. This day could also find you finishing up a project at work, which will free you up for new endeavors. The week of the 18th sets off a ton of earthy energy, putting you totally in your element! It begins with Mars entering Virgo, followed by Venus, the Sun, and Mercury. These planets will all settle into your 5th house, excellent for late-summer weddings or any activities around children. Whether you’re saying “I do,” attending a wedding, starting a family, or enjoying time with the kiddos, the rest of your summer is looking swell. A New Moon on the 30th brings a romantic wish come true. If you’re single, this could be a day that puts a new love in your sights. Partnered? Circle this day in your calendar for a date night and let the sparks fly again!
Gemini: A bevy of planets moving through your 3rd house at the start of August gives you the mental fortitude to succeed in anything you put your mind to. Take your killer ideas and run with them. If you’re in school, hit the books hard. Focus on what you want and watch the magic unfold. Not much will stand in your way. When your ruler Mercury joins the other planets on the 11th, you’re truly in your intellectual element. The weeks that follow could be superb for writing, communicating, and any sort of negotiations. That day also finds Jupiter direct – you’ve learned a lot about relationships in the past few months. Now you can use that information to make healthier choices in love. Uranus will be retrograde on the 11th – if you’ve been craving more private time, you might want to schedule in more time off – or head out for a retreat before 2019 comes to a close. The 15th would be an especially dope day for a trip. The Full Moon will be in your travel sector that day, so do hit the road if you can. If you cannot, maybe a staycation is in order. Tensions rise at home starting on the 18th. That week will put Mars, Venus, and the Sun into the domestic part of your chart, which could bring about family drama – or household repairs. You could end up spending a lot of time, energy, and money on your household, so be sure you have the bandwidth and resources squirreled away. Talk it out with a loved one when Mercury enters your 4th house on the 29th. If you’ve had a beef with anyone, you can squash that nonsense with a good heart-to-heart. A New Moon on the 30th is splendid for purchasing a new home or feathering your nest. It’s also a sweet day for a gathering with your family. An end-of-summer barbecue might be a nice way to say sayonara to the heat and hello to the autumn months.
Cancer: Last month was rough on you at times, dear Cancer. But no doubt you’ve gone through some sort of transformation. As August rolls in, things begin to lighten up – and you can take what you’ve learned from July and use it to your advantage. A busy second house at the start of the month shows your cash-attraction vibe is stronger than usual. You have a few weeks to make more moolah, which certainly will lift your spirits. As for a raise or raise your rates around the 11th when Mercury slips into your money zone. Or take a side hustle and start marketing it better. This could up your revenue and give you the security that you crave. The 11th also finds Jupiter direct in your 6th house, opening up career doors for the rest of 2019. You’ll have more luck than usual when it comes to
Leo: The spotlight is on you, dear Leo. It’s your birthday month, and the Sun, Venus, and Mars are swirling around in your sign, giving you the chance to shine like a supernova. This is your time to bask in that glory – or to take on a leadership role in your community. If you see something that needs to be done, take command. It becomes easy to get folks on your side when Mercury slips into your sign on the 11th. This adds firepower to your words. You’ll be able to persuade just about anybody to follow your lead. Romance gets moving when Jupiter turns direct on the 11th. You’ve had time to think about what you want in relationships for the last few months. Now you can proceed with confidence and trust your decisions about love. Uranus will be retrograde in your 10th house on the 11th – you’ll want to guard your reputation for the rest of the year. If you’re stepping up your game, there may be a few people who don’t like it. They are looking for you to slip up – so do watch what you say and do in public. The Full Moon on the 15th could bring a change with a significant relationship. This could be an ending or a shift in how you’re interacting. How this change pans out will remain to be seen. It could be positive or negative, depending on your situation. The week of the 18th puts a majority of planets into your 2nd house of money starting with Mars. Venus and the Sun will follow closely behind. This stellium brings the potential for a large scale improvement. This could come through a new job, promotion, or other means. If your cash flow starts to increase, look for ways to manage that smartly. You may be tempted to blow your wad when it might be wiser to think about investing in your future. Have a conversation with your financial advisor after Mercury moves into your 2nd house on the 29th. Make plans for managing your monies – or paying down debts. Also: if you’re really struggling, don’t be afraid to ask for help in the weeks ahead. There may be a source of support around you. Plus there is no shame in requesting aid if things are tight. The New Moon on the 30th could signal a fresh financial start. Changes made around this day could impact your bottom line in a massively favorable way.
Virgo: You may be feeling somewhat exhausted as August rolls in, dear Virgo. No surprise since you’ve got a bunch of planets snuggled in your 12th house – and you’re also hot of the heels of Mercury retrograde. Start slowly. Don’t push yourself. There will be plenty of time for that. Mercury drifts into your 12th house on the 11th, making solitude necessary. You can think better when you have fewer distractions. Soak up as much quiet time as you need. You don’t have to explain this to anyone either. Jupiter will be
Libra: You’re a social butterfly by nature, dear Libra. This month you get to flit about, going from one cool event to another. It may be those summer concerts or weddings galore. You’ve got a busy 11th house, so expect the invites to pour in. If you’ve been cooped up, this is good news indeed. Mercury saunters into the 11th house on the 11th, ideal for throwing your own shindig or two. Why not host a party or invite a few pals for a weekend away? The 11th also finds Jupiter direct in your 3rd house, making it easier than ever for you to schedule
Scorpio: All eyes are you this month, dear Scorpio. A stellium in your 10th house at the start of August opens doors for a meteoric rise to the top. Be as ambitious as you want now. Climb the company ladder. Seek that limelight. Say yes to opportunities to advance your career. RISE AND SHINE. Mercury enters the game on the 11th when it leaps into your 10th house. The weeks that follow are most excellent for getting your message out there. There is no better time to pitch the media or speak in public. If you’re doing either of those activities, your success is assured. Jupiter turns direct on the 11th in your money zone. If you’ve been feeling strapped for cash in the last few months (or spending more than you’d like), that’s about to change. As the rest of 2019 unfolds, your financial outlook is going to be much brighter. You’ll have a golden touch with money or at the very least be able to get the assistance you need. Freedom and commitment will be a topic for the rest of the year when Uranus is retrograde starting on the 11th. Do you want to be in a relationship, or are you craving alone time? Is there a way to be with someone while still maintaining your independence? These are questions to contemplate going forward. Partners who allow for breathing room will be appealing. Those who want to assume control may need to go. The Full Moon on the 15th is fab for decluttering your home. If you’ve accumulated too much crap, out it goes! Be ruthless with this. If something is taking up room and surrounded by dust bunnies, toss it. The week of the 18th is the start of a social period for you. It begins with Mars zooming into your 11th house followed by Venus and the Sun a few days later. This is a marvelous time for parties and gatherings. If you’ve been too consumed with work, blow off steam with your pals. Gather your posse and hit the clubs. Dance the nights aways as summer winds down. Mercury will be in your 11th house on the 29th, and the New Moon will join up on the 30th – making the last few days of the month superfly for hosting a bash or two. Let your home be party central for that weekend and August will go out with a bang!
Sagittarius: If the travel bug bites this month, go! A busy 9th house makes August ideal for indulging your wanderlust, dear Sagittarius. You’re in your happy place when you’re off an adventure so do schedule
Capricorn: Put your mind squarely on your money this month, dear Capricorn. The Sun, Venus, and Mars swimming around your 8th house create the perfect scenario for creating fiscal harmony. Go over the budget. Pay outstanding bills, Apply for a loan. The more mindful you are, the more likely you’ll get on top of your cash. Mercury will enter the 8th house on the 11th, which is fab for talking with a financial advisor. Schedule in an appointment and see if there is a better place for you to invest your dollar bills. This might also be an excellent time to discuss that loan with that deadbeat that’s been blowing you off or to ask for help if you’ve been strapped. Talk it out, and you may find a solution. Jupiter will be direct in your 12th house on the 11th, putting a glow of protection over you. Your guardian angels are looking out for you as the rest of the year unfolds. Know that you have divine guidance – and don’t be afraid to ask them for assistance too! Are you thinking of a romantic change? Uranus retrograde in your 5th house could stir up feelings of restlessness. It may be hard to feel excited about a current relationship if things have settled into a routine. Or if you’re single, you might not be too thrilled with some of the fish you’re catching in your net. Perhaps you may want to take a pause and deeply consider actions you might be able to choose to shake this up a bit. Or maybe you just need your freedom for a bit. A Full Moon on the 15th brings important money news. Something changes, much to your relief. When the 18th kicks in, the week that follows will put a cluster of planets into your 9th house of travel starting with Mars. Venus, the Sun, and Mercury follow suit, making the end of August and early September sweet as can be for some late-summer adventures. The New Moon on the 30th is exceptionally favorable for a trip. Why not take the whole weekend off and do something relaxing? It will do you good.
Aquarius: August has the potential to transform your relationships – and you this month, dear Aquarius. It begins with a crowded 7th house, which puts the focus on partnerships, both old and new. This might be a marvelous month to foster stronger connections or to meet new people. Relationships take on a dynamic vibe, which lends well to both personal and business. Whether you’re looking to make love or money, the stars are on your side! Mercury steps into this house on the 11th, which is
Pisces: Work matters will keep you occupied for most of August, dear Pisces. The Sun, Venus, and Mars are holding court in your 6th house, which puts the focus on the job. For the most part, this should be a productive time, and the environment harmonious. If any troubles arise, you’ll have the gumption and grace to wrangle the issues. You’re a pro! Water cooler conversations turn interesting when Mercury enters the 6th house on the 11th. This weeks that follow could have a lot of news about work – or meetings where you can shine. Either way, things seem to be happening! Jupiter will be
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