Good news! August is going to be way more chill than July. The month begins with a stroke of brilliance as Mercury enters the heart of the sun on the 1st. Mercury rules all things communication-related, from our work emails to our group chats to our cathartic heart-to-hearts. This is an “a-ha!” moment, a chance to listen carefully, refresh our mission statement and cut out any excess noise. Then, at the new moon in Leo on the 8th, we can set our bold intentions for the future with integrity.
The following week is when things get super dignified as Mercury moves into Virgo on the 11th and Venus moves into Libra on the 16th. This is a return home for both planets, who have been dealing with harsh aspects and difficult placement for months. With the sun still at home in statement-maker Leo and Mars in project manager Virgo, this middle section of the month is the time to strategize, train and start executing a plan.
The second full moon in Aquarius of the summer arrives on the 22nd. While the first Aquarius full moon on July 23rd offered an invitation for experimentation (and perhaps a reality check on how much work we still need to do), this lunation is cause for celebration. Virgo season begins the same day—happy birthday to our practical yet kinky babes like Cameron Diaz and Keanu Reeves—ushering in the end of summer and increasing the pressure to get it all together. Luckily, with Mercury entering Libra on the 30th, we have social graces to support us as we head into the Fall.
(Horoscopes follow for each sign. If you know your rising sign, reading for that sign may provide further insight.)