Don't Throw in the Beach Towel Just Yet—August Horoscopes Are Here
This month, we’re transitioning from playful Leo to hardworking Virgo. It’s a huge shift, but one that you’re probably more than ready for. With heavy eclipses last month, the energy feels dense, like it does on a hot, humid day. Luckily, the next 30 days help you cut through all that intensity and get things done. Virgo is an expert planner, so use that as inspiration to get your schedule, office, and daily routine running like a dream before you dive into your next project. Set great habits now, and you’ll love what the rest of 2018 has in store.
If the pace this month feels painfully slow, you can blame it on the stars. August starts with Mercury and Mars both retrograde, which means delays in getting things done. Even if it’s irritating, this is actually a blessing in disguise. The plodding, deliberate pace allowing you to beta-test your ideas behind the scenes before revealing them to the world. Mars retrograde will backtrack into ambitious Capricorn on the 12th, which is a good thing. Mars loves to be in Capricorn, so you’ll start to feel a slight energy boost after that. By the time Mars is direct again on the 27th, you’ll be ready to leap into action. Even better, Mercury will be direct on the 19th, smoothing over any tech snafus before you launch.
The Leo partial solar eclipse on the 11th is a bright spot in the month, bringing an exciting opportunity to fruition from whatever you started last year around the same time. It’s likely to be more glamorous and visible than you’re used to, but it’s worth stretching your comfort zone for something this good. Lucky Jupiter aligned to dreamy Neptune on the 19th keeps the wish fulfillment vibe going, and the mystical Pisces full moon on the 26th helps you put everything into perspective. This is a big emotional release, so don’t be afraid to cry if you need to! It feels good to rest, relax, and appreciate how far you’ve come.
For the last two years, eclipses in your sign have helped you make some pretty drastic changes to your identity. It wasn’t always easy, but under the Leo partial solar eclipse on the 11th, all that progress puts you in the perfect position to accept an opportunity that could alter the way you see yourself for the better. Yes, you deserve this. Mars retrograde into your daily grind zone on the 12th means it’ll require some substantial changes to your schedule, but Mercury direct on the 19th gives you the energy boost you’ll need to make it happen. That same day, when lucky Jupiter aligns with mystical Neptune in the most sensitive houses of your horoscope, you come to terms with something major that you’ve been emotionally processing behind the scenes. It feels good to let go, especially under the Pisces full moon on the 26th. With a little help from Mars direct the next day, you move on and don’t look back.
Your power product: Clothespins. Yes, you can use them for laundry, but they make an even better wall adornment! Hang up a line and create an inspiration board.
You’ve been on quite the vision quest over the last two years, rethinking your work-life balance. It might have taken some tricky adjustments, but under the Leo partial solar eclipse on the 11th, you’re finally able to set the boundaries you’ve been craving. When Mars retrograde backtracks into your expressive fifth house the following day, you feel creatively stuck, but after it’s direct on the 27th, your ideas take flight. Press on, and don’t get mired in the details. Meanwhile, Mercury direct in your spirituality zone on the 19th gives you the insight you need to get out of your own head. When lucky Jupiter and magical Neptune sync up in your collaborative houses that same day, your dream team has your back. Trust that, with their help, you’ll have everything ready to launch by the time the sun enters your sign on the 23rd. A Pisces full moon on the 26th reminds you that you couldn’t have done it without the right people by your side.
Your power product: A pencil pouch. You’ve got lots on your mind this month, so keep your work essentials zipped up in a small, sophisticated bag.
Ths month gets off to a gorgeous start with Venus into your sign on the 6th. Venus is your ruling planet, so you feel especially energised by her presence. Use this period to refresh your style and generally make yourself feel beautiful! The Leo partial solar eclipse on the 11th gives you the opportunity to start on a visionary project that’s been slowly percolating over the last year or so, but Mars retrograde into your emotions zone the following day means you aren’t sure how you feel about it yet. Keep going, and Mercury direct on the 19th will give you the pep talk you need to have complete confidence in your abilities. Spiritual planets Jupiter and Neptune align in your money and work houses that same day to make a professional dream come true. By the time the Pisces full moon lights up the sky on the 26th, your daily routine is going to look way more glamorous than it did when August started. Get ready for your close-up!
Your power product: A credenza. You could be meeting with some serious VIPs in your next conference, so make sure the room is appointed with furniture that’s as polished as you are.
You’re an intensely private person, but under the Leo partial solar eclipse on the 11th, it’s time for you to step into the spotlight and accept some hard-earned recognition for the work you’ve put in over the past year! You’ve slowly transformed your public image, and it’s a seriously good look. Mars retrograde backtracks into your cerebral third house the following day, causing you to doubt your accomplishments, but Mercury direct on the 19th delivers great news that reminds you that the accolades are well deserved. Idealistic Jupiter in your sign syncs with dreamy Neptune in your creativity zone that same day, sparking your imagination as to what might come next for you. It’s all clear under the Pisces full moon on the 26th. By the time Mars is direct again on the 27th, you’re confident and secure in what you can do.
Your power product: A portfolio. You’re taking care of business this month, so be sure your documents are well preserved and presented in something beautiful.
There’s nothing your sign loves more than a good adventure, and under the wild Leo partial solar eclipse on the 11th, you’re about to get just that. Over the last year or so, you’ve been arranging your life to be more daring and expansive, and this is when that work finally starts to pay off. Mars retrograde into your value zone the next day could make you wonder if it’s all worth it, but—spoiler alert—it is! By the time Mars is direct again on the 27th, you’ll have more than enough resources at your disposal. The whole experience is one big reminder not to let self-doubt make your decisions for you. Mercury direct on the 19th boosts your confidence, and Jupiter in sync with Neptune that same day gives you an emotional reset that feels like a huge weight lifted off your shoulders. The Pisces full moon illuminates just how much psychic heavy lifting you’ve done in the past six months. Be proud of your progress.
Your power product: Leather. A touch of this classic texture makes things feel a little wilder, whether you’re at home or in the office. Our picks? A sling file holder or sturdy chair.
You’re already the master of slow-and-steady progress, but eclipses in your subconscious sector over the past year have tested even your steely resolve. Luckily, the Leo partial solar eclipse on the 11th shows you that, yes, your hard work behind the scenes really has paid off. Mars retrograde into your sign the following day could have you feeling irritable and unsure how to express that, but you feel much better if you exercise or find another productive outlet for that frustration. Mercury direct in Leo the following week helps clear the air, and by the time Mars is direct again on the 27th, you’re ready to fight the good fight again. Meanwhile, party planets Jupiter and Neptune align in your friendship houses on the 19th to bring you an end of summer celebration you’re going to love. Let your companions know how much you care under the empathetic Pisces full moon on the 26th.
Your power product: A standing desk. What’s good for your body is good for your mind, especially this month. Research shows this can help you concentrate.
With rebellious Uranus into your emotions zone this May, the last few months have been a flurry of feelings, each one striking suddenly like lightning bolts. If it’s been a little overwhelming, Uranus retrograde on the 7th slows down the pace and gives you the space you need to actually process. It’s an amazing time to see a therapist, or just talk to a friend. The Leo partial solar eclipse on the 9th opens your heart to new relationships, but Mars retrograde into your closure sector on the 12th means you probably have a few loose ends to tie up before you can make a truly fresh start. Lucky for you, Mercury direct on the 19th helps you communicate straight from the heart. Meanwhile, an alignment between Jupiter and Neptune in your professional houses that same day feels like career magic, but be careful what you wish for—because you’re probably going to get it! It all comes together under the Pisces full moon on the 26th, and with Mars direct the very next day, things fall into place fast.
Your power product: An eraser. You’ll be doing plenty of psychic clean-up this month, so why not make it fun with an adorable shape or your favorite colour?
As the last sign of the zodiac, your comfort zone is behind the scenes, putting in work so everyone else can flourish. But, thanks to the Leo partial solar eclipse on the 11th, it’s time for you to get out on stage. This could be you taking on a much more visible role at the office or starting a fitness and nutrition plan that makes you feel even more confident in your appearance. Mars retrograde into your collaboration zone on the 12th means someone in your orbit is going to be jealous of your growth, but ignore them. Mercury direct on the 19th delivers great news, and a sync between spiritual planets Jupiter in your ideals sector and Neptune in your sign that same day means you win when you avoid the fray. Even better, the Pisces full moon gives you a major personal victory. By the time Mars is direct again on the 27th, even your haters will get on board.
Your power product: Stickers. Under the Leo eclipse, use them to adorn your laptop, office, windows, or wherever else you feel needs a little something extra.
If you’ve been feeling a little overworked, the Leo partial solar eclipse on the 11th delivers a much-needed vacation, or something that feels like one. Whether it’s the excitement of a new crush or the rush of a fresh creative idea, you feel inspired again! It’ll be a welcome distraction when Mars retrograde backtracks into your professional sector on the 12th, causing projects to stall. Fortunately, Mercury direct on the 19th gives you the mood lift you need to stick out the rest of the month, and lucky Jupiter aligns with magical Neptune in your spirituality houses that same day to give you an important message from the universe. You’ll get even more clarity under the Pisces full moon on the 26th, but it works even better if you schedule in time to talk to your best friend, mentor, or therapist about it. By the time Mars is direct again on the 27th, you’ll be more than ready to put those insights into action.
Your power product: Sticky notes. After Mars retrograde shifts signs on the 12th, jot down any ideas when your mind starts to wander. They could be useful later.
Having surprise planet Uranus in your sign since May has been both thrilling and exhausting, no doubt. Fortunately, Uranus retrograde on the 7th slows down the rapid-fire evolution long enough for you to adjust to the new norm. Even better, you’ll have lovely Venus on your side from the 6th to help you reset your daily routine to fit your updated, more beautiful life. If you’ve been putting off emoting about all of this, the Leo partial solar eclipse on the 11th hits you with feelings you can’t ignore. The next day, Mars retrograde into your ideals sector could make you feel a little pessimistic about the transformation, but know that’s just insecurity getting you down. By the time Mars is direct again on the 27th, you’ll feel ready to conquer the world. In the meantime, a lucky angle between Jupiter and Neptune on the 19th and a Pisces full moon on the 26th sends you a new companion or social circle who helps you see things from a more spiritual perspective.
Your power product: An agenda. What better way to beautify your daily routine than with a gorgeous datebook?
You’re going to love the Leo partial solar eclipse on the 11th. It lands in the area of your chart associated with communication, which is kind of your thing. Even if you don’t love self-promoting, you’ll find yourself stretching your comfort zone and telling your story to a brand-new audience. Mars retrograde in your subconscious sector from the 12th shows you probably feel nervous about opening up, but that’s totally natural. Fortunately, Mercury direct on the 19th gives you the confidence you need to keep putting yourself out there. Jupiter and Neptune, both planets associated with magic, link up in your career houses that same day to help you make a professional dream a reality. It all comes together under the Pisces full moon, and it feels so good you might be a little overwhelmed by the emotions! By the time Mars is direct again on the 27th, you’ll feel braver than you have in a long time.
Your power product: Glass. Decorate your office with a sleek table, or adorn your door with a chic message board where people can write you something thoughtful.
One thing most people don’t know about Cancers is just how ambitious you are. Under the Leo partial solar eclipse on the 11th, you get a promotion, or other financial milestone helps you establish the home base you’ve always wanted. Mars retrograde into your collaboration sector on the 12th means you might not get along with your co-workers at first, but give it time. Mercury direct on the 19th will clarify a lot of things and lift the mood considerably. Even better, a lucky aspect between spiritual planets Jupiter and Neptune inspires you to go after a lofty goal or reach project, and gives you the resources to get there. This all comes to fruition under the Pisces full moon, when a formerly out-of-reach opportunity that involves travel or other cultures could suddenly be within your grasp. By the time Mars is direct again, you’ll have the entire team on board.
Your power product: A desk calendar. You’ll be fielding plenty of invitations and projects this month, so do it in style.
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