Good news peeps! Mercury is no longer in retrograde as of August 2nd, which means two things: you no longer have to fear any unexpected situations coming your way, and you no longer can use the excuse that “mercury is retrograde”, if you know what we mean. Now, that together with the black super new moon that came upon us last July 31st, it’s safe to say that we’re embarking onto an action-packed month.
Things are looking mighty optimistic, and plenty of stability to look forward to. July was anything but calm, and we look forward to starting off August on the right off just before September rolls around with a busy schedule. Speaking of schedule, there’ll be a full moon on August 15th brought to you by Aquarius, and the sun will slowly move into Virgo as we approach the end of the month. In the meantime, both the sun and the moon are in Leo and creativity and innovations are at an all-time high.
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
It’s your birthday month dear Leo, and while you’re already well on your way since the end of July, there’s so much more to celebrate this August. To start, Venus is in your sign right up until the 21st, making room for plenty of planning, thinking ahead and setting goals. If you’ve ever contemplated the way you appear to those around you, the full moon on the 15th will help you get some insight in that area. You’ll focus on your future thanks to your financial skills and budgeting for the months to come – you prefer to be prepared and that’s the way to go.
August 23rd – September 22nd
As you patiently wait for your birthday month to get started, here’s a few things to look out for in the next weeks. You’ve got Jupiter stationing in your house from the 11th on, the full moon in Aquarius on the 15th, and the new moon in your sign on the 30th. We want you to work on self-care, organizing yourself and giving back – whether it’s a simple career advice or to your local charity, every little helps. Embrace the calm as things will get heated by the 23rd!
September 23rd – October 22nd
Being social and solving problems is what’s expected from you this month, dear Libra. Make the most of the end of summer to attend only the parties you truly need, and clear your schedule for the rest of August. Other than that, the full moon in Aquarius will help you finally get started on that project you’ve been working towards, and it will mark a significant date in your diary. You might think what you’re doing is a bit risky, but what isn’t?
October 23rd – November 21st
Now that Jupiter is finally out of retrograde, you’ll find some release in the finance sector. Consider yourself a busy and wanted person this month – there’s business to take care of and thinking ahead into the future. Speaking of business, you’re finally growing comfortable with your self-esteem which will help you no matter whether you’re currently freelancing or in an office job. It’s time to speak up about your needs, and this will give you the right push. Keep in mind the 18th of the month as you get thinking more clearly about your dreams.
November 22nd – December 21st
Curious to expand your wisdom and learn some new skills? Then August is the perfect month for you, dear Sag! Hop on an adventure or sharpen your meditation – whatever you do, it will help you feel centered. Moving onto the middle of the month, and you’ll be forced to have a good head on your shoulders to get back to work. If you’re looking for luck along the way, you’ve got plenty of that, and the new moon will guide you when setting your goals.
December 22nd – January 19th
Working on yourself and some deep soul-searching – is that something you had in mind for August? If yes, you’re in the right place. Things are looking clearer after Mercury has been retrograde for so long, and the full moon on August 15th will help you think strategically on how to move forward. Make sure to know your worth when planning projects, and when in doubt and frustrated, remember that nothing bad or good lasts forever, so here’s that!
January 20th – February 18th
It’s all about relationships for you this month, dear Aquarius! You’re busy cultivating new relationships, whilst at the same time working on those personal and business ones. Since the full moon is in your sign on the 15th, this will tell a lot about where you stand and what you want. Perhaps it’s a romantic relationship or simply strengthening a working deal? Whatever it is, the choice is yours and yours only. The second part of the month will have you reassessing your finances, what to keep and what to toss.
February 19th – March 20th
Think this summer has been busy? Think twice – because August is set to keep your hands more full than ever. Sure it’s only natural for you to take on more than one responsibility, but when is enough? It’s time to get rewarded for your hard work and take on a more leading role. As with Aquarius, you’ll also be busy when it comes to relationships and the picture will get clearer by the new moon. Until then, let the full moon in Aquarius help you let go of some tasks and consider taking some time off.
March 21st – April 19th
Comfort can be delightful, especially when shared with a partner as you plan ahead for the future. But perhaps it’s time to get out of your comfort zone and get back to your routine. The full moon on August 15th is the perfect moment to get started. You have the fiery energy from the sun giving you energy and charisma to lead the way. If you’re headed to your next vacation, make sure to tick off your to-do list in order to not feel swamped upon your return.
April 20th – May 20th
As we’re well underway for the second half of the year, you might consider thinking about how far you’ve come around, and what you’re still trying to achieve. This month should be the opportunity to find balance in yourself and your life, and to be bold enough to express your wants and needs. Use the full moon on the 15th to get back on track after a fun summer, but don’t let stress come in your way. There are still a few weeks left and your next venture is right around the corner.
May 21st – June 20th
Utilize this month to get focused, back on track and aligned with your goals. The new moons are one way to achieve that, and although you might feel like you’re all over the place, you’ll find a way to get back into your usual routine. August will feel sort of personal, but take it as a blessing. When you’ve established the above, take a step back and consider switching things up – whether it’s taking the leap to travel to an unknown destination or upgrading your home.
June 21st – July 22nd
Did Mercury in retrograde really hit you where it hurts? Consider that phase over as the planets in Leo help you move forward to new beginnings. That might include taking a more positive stance on things you’re usually critical of, or setting the right priorities where they’ve been lacking. One thing to watch out for are your finances and impulse purchases – as tempting as summer sales are, do you really need another swimsuit in August? The new moon on the 30th will give you the answers you need.
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