Welcome to August, darling Taurus. At the end of last month, you received a surge of energy and self-confidence. This boldness helped you advocate for yourself, particularly in the workplace. Sunday, August 8 brings a new moon in charismatic Leo. Whether it’s a raise or a new side gig, this lunation marks a fresh start for your professional life. Acclaim and accolades are coming, so don’t you doubt yourself for a second. You deserve all of the abundance that comes your way.
When the messenger planet Mercury enters hardworking Virgo on Wednesday, August 11, the stars shine on your 5th House of Pleasure. This transit helps you identify what you want out of love and sex and then ask for it. You’re ruling planet is Venus, the goddess of love, beauty, and money. You’re irresistibly attractive, but sometimes you lose sight of that. Remember your worth, state clearly what you need — whether that’s time to be single or a hot spanking session — and then reap the benefits of advocating for your needs.
Speaking of Venus, your ruling planet enters lovely Libra on Monday, August 16, turning your attention to the health of your partnerships. This transit will bring to light any unhealthy behavioral patterns in your love life. Following themes from above, you may need to have some adult conversations about what’s working for you and what isn’t. The good news is that Venus is very happy in Libra, the sign of partnership, so any changes to your love life around this time are likely going to be good ones.
The independent planet Uranus goes retrograde from Thursday, August 19 to Friday, January 14 in your sign, luxurious Taurus. During these months, think of Uranus as an oddball relative who always gives the best advice. Uranus retrograde points out lackluster areas of your life (like those unhealthy relationship habits) and then gives you an opportunity to grow. In particular, continue to advocate for yourself, and don’t let any bullies get in your way. By the time Uranus goes direct, both your love and work life will be in a better place than they were a year ago.
One of the most important astrological days in August is Sunday, August 22. It’s the first day of Virgo season, which will bring out the inner healer in us all. Now is a great time to line up all those doctor’s appointments that you’ve been putting off. And, of course, don’t neglect your emotional health. Prioritize check-ins with your therapist if you have one and carve out time for self-care. While Virgo might be the hermit of the zodiac, you won’t be staying in every night, kind Taurus. Sunday, August 22 also brings a full moon in eccentric Aquarius, inspiring you to go out with friends in fun outfits and bold makeup looks.
August comes to a close when messenger Mercury enters Libra, the sign of relationships on Monday, August 30. While most of August asked you to communicate in your partnerships, now you can relax and enjoy the fruits of your emotional labor. You’re feeling satisfied, whether you’re single or partnered, and now your job is simply to enjoy it. Have fun and see you in September!
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