We’re almost coming to the end of summer – with just one more month to go before the craziness of Fashion month aka September comes knocking at your door, we’ve got you prepped for the next couple of weeks. This summer sure has been filled with retrograde, and with the recent blood moon, it’s time to get things in order. Leo, this is your month to shine – we plan on channeling your optimism right up until Virgo comes around on August 22nd. A few things to share before we dive right in – there’s a solar eclipse coming up on August 11th which is essentially the same as new moons but extra potent. We look forward to new beginnings, getting you in shape for the new season and overall making you live your best life for the few remaining weeks!
But before we divulge any more predictions, keep scrolling to find out what August has in store for you, the surprises you might encounter, and more!
July 23rd – August 22nd
To start, happy birthday dear Leos! This is your month to shine, from the solar eclipse coming up on August 11th to the sun blessing your money house when Virgo jets in on the 22nd, this is not such a bad end to the summer. Expect to feel emotional and with things moving at a fast pace, make sure to get a thorough thinking process done before reaching to decisions. Venus will give you a hand with the above when she strides in on August 6th, and Mercury going direct on the 18th will give you a hand in the motivation and self-improvement department. There’s nothing like the start of a new season to start some new beginnings, right?
August 23rd – September 22nd
It’s almost your time dear Virgos, but for now we’re celebrating Leos. However, theres’s something you’ll both be working on this month and that’s all things communication. Make sure to let yourself be heard when you need a hand (or two!), because as much as we know you like to get hands on and in control, we also want you to pump your brakes before your birthday month rolls around. Look out for Mercury going direct on the 19th to get all your ducks in a row.
September 23rd – October 22nd
Just when we were about to warn you about a new movement we’re (almost) getting antsy about, aka the summer blues, it’s all forgotten! Forget feeling down as it’s soon the end of summer, let yourself shine like a diamond because you’ve officially been called Miss Popularity this month. Between last minute weekend getaways to summer Fridays at the office, your schedule couldn’t seem more packed. You’re already outgoing, but this month will take it to another level so make sure you fuel up at the same time. Work hard and playing hard is our motto, but don’t let your health and sleep get sacrificed along the way!
October 23rd – November 21st
Events like new moons, blood moons and solar eclipse are meant to catch you sideways, and often for a good reason. Scorpios, this month is all about relationships and being intuitive – there might be some openings when Uranus retrogrades on the 7th, and the full moon on the 26th will bring some unexpected surprises. Not saying they’re either good or bad, simply look out for them! Speaking of surprises, you’ll be getting a career boost with the solar eclipse coming in on the 11th, and we couldn’t think of a better time before September rolls around.
November 22nd – December 21st
It’s not just a new season when it comes to fashion dear Sags, it’s also a new season for cosmic lovers and let’s just say that your career prospectives are looking up. That’s right, just as with your pal Scorpio, the solar eclipse is here to give you a boost in your career, but also to make you see things more clearly and perhaps give you that push you needed. If you’re travelling, plan ahead as Mercury going retrograde on August 18th might send some tumultuous waves along your way.
December 22nd – January 19th
Boy have we got some big news for you Caps – it seems as though Mars (the planet, not the candy bar) is back in Capricorn so if you’ve been feeling unsteady, there’s an explanation. Career-wise, expect to see the fruits of your labor coming to fruition and you’ll finally be able to celebrate all you’ve been working towards. Mercury going direct on the 18th will only give you another push in the finance direction and get you prepared for a brand new quarter. But before you jump right into September, make sure to clear out any miscommunication, no one likes to start a new month with bad vibes.
January 20th – February 18th
If you don’t believe in destiny yet, this month and the solar eclipse on August 11th should steer you into that direction. It seems as though everything you’ve been working on for the past few years will finally show results and you’ll have the chance of direction your next (own) pathway. Be cautious of Uranus going retrograde on the 7th which is always a good time to re-evaluate what’s working and what to change. Lastly, the full moon on the 26th and Mars going direct the day after will add some contributions to your finances.
February 19th – March 20th
Pisces, we don’t mean to hold you off but this month is going to be a busy one for you. Work-wise, you’ve got your hands full between ending projects, starting new ones, alongside a bunch of non-work things along the line that need to get done before September hits the curb. The good thing is that your financial sector will be rewarded, and you’ll finally be able to book all those trips you’ve got planned for the rest of the year. Look out for the full moon on August 26th, which might also be the perfect excuse to spend a whole day simply doing you – whether that’s a peaceful walk in the park or an indulging lunch for one!
March 21st – April 19th
August is projected to keep your hands busy dear Aries; between Venus coming in full power in your partnerships and communications sectors, you’ll finally get your answers to some much awaiting questions. Whether you’re in a committed relationship or living your best single life, it’s decision time. Besides that, the solar eclipse on August 11th will give you a spoonful of energy you’ll much need by the time Mercury goes direct on the 18th which will give you the final send off for some self-care before the end of the month.
April 20th – May 20th
While summer may almost be coming to an end, it’s just about to start for you dear Taurus. You’ve barely had a minute to yourself for the past months and the next few weeks will give you that rest you’ve been longing for. Attention: the spotlight will still be on you when the solar eclipse on August 11th will make you want to let loose if only for a few hours. Unsure on what to do? Host a get together with your closest pals or take an impromptu trip to the beach.
May 21st – June 20th
This month is all communication for ya, from sharing summer gossips with your work pals to giving out relationship advice to your closest. Speaking of, Venus will make sure to keep you on your toes and increase that tension and passion you’ve been experiencing during every random encounter, when it moves into Libra on August 6th. If however you haven’t been feeling so talkative, it could be that you’re simply lacking of inspiration to keep you going, but that’s okay – when the solar eclipse shines on the 11th and Mercury goes direct on the 18th, it’ll give you as much energy and power as one or two green juices!
June 21st – July 22nd
Feeling lost or at crossroads? Do you dream of missing planes or catching them just on time… or is that just us? These are all signs pointing into the confused direction, and that’s because your planet of communication has been in retrograde since the end of July and Mercury will come to the rescue on August 19th for a smooth end to the summer. Not only will it bring you some much-needed relief, you’ll be feeling some harmony at home thanks to Venus and if the full moon makes you want to screen at your partner, think twice or at least don’t go to bed angry!
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