Just because you have extremely positive feelings about someone doesn't mean everyone else does, so make no assumptions today. If no one is as excited about them as you are, don't worry about it. You need to tone down your feelings anyway and let other people see for themselves what's so great about this person. Only then can they understand why you feel the way you do, and only then can they come over to your way of thinking.
Some exciting plans could be on your mind today, and they could be distracting you from some excitement right in front of you. People are eager for your input on a project at work, but if you're busy thinking about the something else, you'll miss out on this opportunity. It's important to live in the present. Not only will it help you get further ahead, but it will also help you enjoy those plans all the more when they do happen.
If you've been struggling to make a decision or confused about which strategy to adopt, today is the perfect day to look at the situation again. Your vision is clear as a bell, and suddenly the right choice could be embarrassingly obvious. This clarity could also reveal a few problems you have to deal with, but so what? Before tomorrow, you'll know which way to go, and that's all that matters. It's better to know what you're up against.
Have you ever thought about how you come across to others? Image isn't something that should drive your personality, but it's something you need to consider, especially in your work life. Being aware of how you sound, how you look, and how you work with other people is especially valuable. Use your instincts to read the people you'll be dealing with and adjust yourself accordingly. You're not compromising who you areâyou're just customizing your approach.
Someone you care about could throw a wrench into your plans, and you'll have to do your best to avoid getting angry about not getting what you want. Work with them to solve their problem, and not only will you be seen as a helpful and kind person, but you will also help remove that wrench and get things back on track. See? Sometimes being selfless and helping someone else enables you to help yourself! That's what you call a real win/win situation.
All you need to fulfill your next life goalâthe missing link, if you willâis a person, and that person could be coming into your life soon. If you're at work, look for someone who isn't new on the scene but has recently taken on a different role. They could have some helpful information you need to hear. In other situations, keep an eye out for that person who always seems to have the answers. They have the answers for you, too. Get to know this person and see where it goes.
All relationships are unpredictable from time to time, but today one of your more confusing friendships could get a lot more predictable. Watch out for a clue that will make it simpler for you to guess what this person really wants out of your relationship. They'll make an offhand comment that, if you hear it in the right way, will explain how they think. You can become a much more valuable friend to them.
You and a friend have opposing ideas about what to do, and the tension might be getting so hot that you're thinking of cutting them off altogether. What's the best way to solve this problem? Compromise! It is no surprise that in order for you both to get what you want, you'll both have to give up a little of what you want. Approach them with a suggestion that makes you both happy, and stop this silly tug-of-war. Power plays have no place in this relationship.
You have a powerful person on your side, so be strategic about how you take advantage of their recent generous offer. Rather than take them up on it right away, you should save it for later, when it will be much more valuable to you. And don't worryâyou'll recognize that day when it comes! In the meantime, rely on yourself to get what you want. You can do it! Just because someone offers to do you a favor doesn't mean you have to let them do you that favor.
Sensitivity could get in your way today. Dancing around the truth just so you won't hurt some insecure person's feelings is exhausting, and you might not have the patience for it right now. If you end up barreling ahead and stepping on the toes of one or two people, don't worry. They'll be quick to forgive you. It's wisest to give everyone some extra space today, just in case. Play nice, but avoid dealing with people who can't take the cold, hard truth.
If you keep your head down today, how are you going to see the opportunities that are parading right by you? Whether you're looking for a new romance, new investment opportunity, or new job, it's out there right now. You have to get out of your own head long enough to see it! If you meet someone new today, it could be the person who changes your life. Of course, they might just be a nice person, but either way, you should engage with them in a genuine way.
Your personal problems aren't bugging you right now because you're probably much more distracted by your friends or co-workers. Make sure you're contributing your fair share of ideas and energy toward a collaborative effort. Now is not the time to sit in the background and watch everyone else take care of things. You need to try to get things moving. Get your allies together. They need your involvement.
You could be reaching the end of the road on a group project around August 3 when the full moon falls in your eleventh house of networking. Although you often like to lead the charge, you could find that collaboration has actually proven hugely beneficial to your emotional well-being. This could lead to looking for more opportunities that help you feel like part of something bigger than yourself.
And from August 4 to 19, communicator Mercury in your fifth house of romance can inspire you to be more self-expressive, especially around matters of the heart. Youâll want to share your most heartfelt emotions with someone special and take advantage of being in the moment. Think taking a spontaneous road trip, visiting a favorite park, or heading out on a drive without a game plan.
Although youâre a creature of habit, you might be craving change, especially around August 3, when the full moon falls in your tenth house of career and forms a tense square to game-changer Uranus in your sign. Striking out on your own, perhaps on a major project or proposal, could not only feel liberating but catch the attention of higher-ups.
And from August 7 to September 6, romantic Venus moves through your third house of communication, urging you to speak up more about your deepest feelings and most cerebral thoughts. In fact, intellectual discussions and debates might actually serve as foreplay, as you and someone special or your partner lob witty remarks back and forth. Enjoying activities that get your wheels turning mentally (like watching a documentary or reading the same book) sends sparks flying.
You might feel as though life has gotten too mundane and predictable and be craving new horizons around August 3 when the full moon falls in your ninth house of higher education. Carve out time to dream, meditate, philosophize, and plan future travel. You might also enjoy diving into a book youâve been meaning to read.
Then, you could be focused on amplifying your financial security while social Venus moves through your second house of income from August 7 to September 6. Working with colleagues and friends on moneymaking endeavors comes naturally, and by being so approachable and passionate about these projects, you could see a bump in cash flow. The more you can work with others nowâif even in a physically distanced wayâthe greater the rewards.
Researching new ways to amplify cash flow could come more naturally while communicator Mercury moves through your second house of income from August 4 to 19. Talking to old and current colleagues, friends, and other trusted confidants could inspire you to go down a rabbit hole of information, bookmarking, and taking notes as you go. What you learn could lead the way to financial rewards.
Youâll be on a mission to infuse your life with more pleasure, fun, and romance while relationship-oriented Venus moves through your sign from August 7 to September 6. At the same time, you could feel extra charming and alluring, as though youâre shining from the inside out. Take advantage by spending more time connecting with loved ones (even if thatâs just over a FaceTime catch-up) and, if youâre attached, your significant other. Youâll feel joyful and supported.
Putting whatâs in your head and heart into words can feel even easier than usual from August 4 to 19 while communicator Mercury moves through your sign. You can make the most of this moment by pitching that passion project youâve had up your sleeve or initiating what you feared might be a challenging, emotional conversation with a loved one. Youâll feel as though you said your piece and gave it your all, helping you feel centered with the outcome, whatever it is.
And from August 7 to September 6, romantic Venus moves through your twelfth house of spirituality, and you might be drawn to exploring and unpacking deep-rooted emotions and psychology. Whether youâre journaling, attending a sound bath, or working with a therapist one-on-one, what you uncover could offer helpful insight into who you are, what you need, and where you want to go in your relationships.
You might feel like you need to overhaul your agenda in order to amplify your work-life balance around August 3 when the full moon is in your sixth house of wellness and daily routine. Managing your stress tends to be an ongoing project for you, but this can be an extra-powerful moment in which youâre driven to clean house on energy-sucking time commitments or habits that are keeping you from moving forward.
You might also decide to hone your skillset or take a trip in the future, in order to clear your mind and set yourself up for success. And then from August 7 to September 6, social Venus moves through your eleventh house of networking, making it an opportune time to collaborate with friends, colleagues, or neighbors on an exciting undertaking.
If you feel like youâve had to put your artistic impulses and appetite for fun on hold while you tend to the more monotonous aspects of life, you might be ready to shake things up around August 3 when the full moon is in your fifth house of romance and self-expression. Letting go of your rigorous, structured schedule and allowing room for spontaneity now can offer emotional fulfillment and bolster relationships all around.
And from August 7 to September 6, your ruling planet, social Venus, moves through your tenth house of career, and you may feel like a complete rock star on the job when youâre around colleagues and higher-ups. This is a lucky time to initiate a brainstorm, research ways you can advance your career, and then chat about your opportunities with colleagues.
Family drama might be inevitable around August 3 when the full moon is in your fourth house of home life. If youâve been feeling like your emotions arenât being heard, or loved ones are demanding more time and attention, the situation could come to a head. Because the moon squares off against game-changer Uranus in your seventh house of partnership, you might find you canât help but clash with your significant other or a dear friend out of the blue. Reworking how much time youâre putting toward your relationships and holding space for others could expedite healing.
And from August 4 to 19, communicator Mercury moves through your tenth house of career, and you might be compelled to dive into researching new ways to promote yourself and advance your professional aims.
From August 4 to 19 while communicator Mercury moves through your ninth house of higher learning and adventure, youâll want to dive into new books or even an online course that feeds your wanderlust and need to broaden your horizons and always be learning. Having deep, philosophical conversations with friends and colleagues can also have you feeling more intellectually fulfilled right now.
And from August 7 to September 6, romantic Venus moves through your eighth house of emotional bonds and sexual intimacy, fueling your urge to connect on a deep physical and feeling level with someone special. Pinpointing your desires, then putting them into words can help you turn your fantasies into reality. Youâll feel closer than ever before. Bonus: This is also a positive time for hashing out details related to joint finances.
You might find yourself reflecting on how you want to expend your energy and what commitments are worth your time around August 3 when the full moon is in your second house of income. Streamlining your to-dos and moneymaking efforts might feel daunting but it can also be empowering. Make sure to do what makes sense pragmatically and check in with your gut, but youâll also take your heartâs desires into consideration, as well, given the moonâs tense square to game-changer Uranus in your fifth house of self-expression. Youâll soon know how to proceed.
And from August 7 to September 6, romantic Venus moves through your seventh house of partnership, and youâll want to prioritize heartfelt one-on-one time with someone special or your significant other.
If youâve been aggravated that it feels like youâre recently putting your needs on the back burner in order to tend to other peopleâspecifically loved onesâârequests and desires, you might be ready to make some changes in order to put yourself first around August 3 when the full moon falls in your sign. This can be a deeply emotional time, so youâll do well to carve out the space you need to reflect on next steps and bump up your self-care.
And from August 7 to September 6, relationship-oriented Venus moves through your sixth house of wellness and daily routine, and youâll be able to connect with coworkers and workout buddies in an even more harmonious way now. Putting your nose to the grindstone on your day-to-day to-dos can feel stimulating intellectually and socially.
You might feel the need to take a time-out from the daily grind around August 3 when the full moon falls in your twelfth house of spirituality. Whether you spend time meditating, journaling, doing deep breathing exercises, walking in nature, or practicing yoga, focusing on feeling more centered can be hugely beneficial for your mind and body.
And from August 4 to 19, communicator Mercury moves through your sixth house of wellness and daily routine, spurring you to investigate new ways to bolster your well-being and add more balance to your day-to-day. Getting into the weeds of your schedule, making lists, and setting goals can all be wonderful ways to make the most of this productive energy. You might also enjoy researching and trying a new workout or mind-body fitness plan.
Can you feel the pull to be a little bit different during the Aquarius full moon on August 3? This eccentric energy urges you to pursue the unknown and not be afraid to be perceived as outside the norm. Yes, this attitude can cause others to stare and point, but when have you cared about what anyone else thinks?!
Messenger Mercury enters outgoing Leo on the fourth, and youâre comfortable surrounded by this intense, fiery energy. You talk a little louder and youâre slightly more animated than usual, but thatâs only because youâre so intent on getting your point across. Your aggression takes a back seat to friendliness.
Your ruler Mars is at home in your sign as it squares expansive Jupiter in earthy Capricorn, also on August 4, bringing luck and courage that youâll need to fight some unexpected battles. Everyone might think things come easily to you, but underneath it all youâre a warrior going hard for what you want.
The sun leaves fiery Leo for less-passionate Virgo on the twenty-second, and while you might miss some of the intensity, youâll gain a valuable earthiness that you can apply to your everyday life. There is a lot to be said for calming down and getting into a set routine, Aries. Take care of some responsibilities now that youâve been avoiding.
The sun is in outgoing Leo as it squares quirky Uranus in your sturdy sign on August 2. The unexpected nature of this transit causes you a lot of stress, because logic wonât apply to a lot of situations you find yourself in now. Try not to make any sudden moves. Accidents can happen when you donât plan ahead.
Thereâs an Aquarius full moon on the third to add to the strangeness, and your need to express yourself will be high. Although you usually like to take a conservative, more traditional approach to life, this eccentric influence encourages you to think outside the box. The next few days should be interesting, to say the least.
Your ruler Venus enters caring, nurturing Cancer on August 7, so your attention shifts to home life and how you can make things more comfortable and homier. You might experience more mood swings now than usual, but itâs only because youâre so concerned about everyone elseâs feelings.
Eccentric Uranus goes retrograde in your sign on the fifteenth, triggering a five-month journey into self-discovery and reflection. Why have you reacted to certain life changes the way you have in this past year, and how can you work on changing your reactions in the future? Life isnât always predictable, but your reaction to it can be.
Thereâs a full moon in humanitarian Aquarius on August 3 that makes you want to do good things in the world. Youâre best when teamed up with others to fight for a good cause, but if thatâs not possible you can do plenty on your own. Try to wrap up loose ends before starting something new.
Your home planet Mercury pairs up with charming Leo on the fourth, so finding the words to make your move shouldnât be a problem. You have a creative, charismatic approach to life (and love) that makes other people jealous. This is a good time to share your secrets of success with the people who want to know.
Innovative Uranus goes retrograde while in steady Taurus on August 15, giving you some time (the next five months, to be exact) to figure some things out. If youâve gotten unexpected news lately or had a surprising life event happen, you might be feeling powerless against these sudden changes. Use this time to figure out how you can feel more in control going forward.
Your ruler Mercury moves from outgoing Leo into responsible Virgo, the other sign it rules, on the nineteenth. Communicating with friends and co-workers becomes practical and focused now, but be sure youâre not coming across as short or uncaring. You take communication issues seriously, but that doesnât mean there isnât any room for humor.
Loving Venus enters your calm sign on August 7, and all is at peace in your love and money sectors. You might have outstanding issues in both of these areas, but there isnât an urgency to deal with them. You believe that good things will come if youâre patient, and this optimistic attitude becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Times might become a little more turbulent when change-loving Uranus goes retrograde in traditional Taurus on the fifteenth, so watch out for some of your beliefs to be challenged. You experience the most growth when youâre open to new ideas and opinions, but when things change suddenly, they take you off guard. Use the next five months to figure out a better way to react to challenging situations.
A new moon in spotlight-loving Leo on August 18 has you figuring out new ways to get attention, but you shouldnât have to look much further than your creative abilities. When other people are showcasing their talents, youâre right at home displaying your painting, singing, or other artistic skills.
The sun moves from outgoing Leo to more introverted Virgo on the twenty-second, welcoming in a month of organization and order. Have you let things get out of control? Is your closet overflowing, or has it been days (or weeks) since you returned texts or e-mails? Make a list of what you need to get done and start tackling the most important chores first.
Communicative Mercury leaves shy Cancer and enters your dramatic sign on August 4, so here come the embellishments and exaggerations! You donât exactly lie, but you love to emphasize the most dramatic parts of every story now. You give some pretty impressive compliments now as well, even if they are slightly exaggerated.
Loving Venus pairs up with caring Cancer on the seventh, giving you time to focus on your private/family life. Nothing is as important as the people closest to you now, and you work overtime to make sure theyâre well taken care of. Your favorite activities are playing games at home with the kids or making a comforting meal for your partner.
August 15 marks the date that experimental Uranus goes retrograde in traditional Taurus, and for the next five months you will have plenty of time to figure out what has held you back this year and how to keep that from happening in the future. Do you place too many restrictions on yourself, or do others do it for you?
Thereâs a new moon in your dramatic sign on the eighteenth that should give you an optimistic outlook about whatâs to come in the near future. If youâve put in the work, you should see some rewards and recognition coming you way. Thereâs nothing you like better than receiving a pat on the back (or a standing ovation) for your efforts.
Thereâs less social energy around you as romantic Venus moves from communicative Gemini to introverted Cancer on August 7. Your focus is more one-on-one now, and you seek to strengthen your family unit or bond with a close friend or lover. You know which relationships are most important, and youâre ready to do what it takes to keep them thriving.
Rebellious Uranus takes a time-out during its retrograde period in steady Taurus starting on the fifteenth, giving you a good chance to look at your own actions in the past several months and figure out how theyâre tied to your success or failure. Is it time to step up and take more responsibility, or are you doing okay in this area?
Your home planet Mercury leaves life-of-the-party Leo and enters your practical sign on August 19, making your communications less lively and more focused. The people youâre in touch with most often might see you as being a lot more subdued, but you prefer to think of yourself as more focused.
The sun also leaves outgoing Leo for your sign on the twenty-second, and you canât wait to get back to business. You probably had a lot of fun these past weeks, but you canât (and donât want to) avoid your responsibilities forever. Is it weird that you canât wait to get back to your regular cleaning, straightening, and organizing schedule?!
With the full moon bright in Aquarius on August 3, youâll be feeling rebellious and maybe a little bit strange. You might find yourself on a team with other power players, but youâll still want to express your individuality. Thereâs a way to combine forces to make the world a better place, but it might just take a while to figure out the complicated dynamics.
Money-centric Venus enters domestic Cancer on the seventh, so a lot of your money might go into making home improvements. Youâll want the very best furnishings money can buy, like an expensive leather couch or the highest thread-count sheets. Nothing is too good for your family, especially when it comes to making them feel comfy, cozy, and well cared for.
Thereâs a new moon in enthusiastic Leo on August 18 that is the perfect time to get started on a creative project. When you express your artistic skills now, youâre all but guaranteeing that your talents will be in the spotlightâand stay there for some time. People are impressed by your willingness to put yourself out there!
Youâll feel your responsibilities calling when the sun leaves entertaining Leo and enters capable Virgo on the twenty-second, but you knew the fun couldnât last forever. This is a great time to get organized around the house or office or offer your services to someone who needs help. You love to feel needed now.
Communication becomes more open and outgoing as Mercury leaves shy Cancer for gregarious Leo on August 4. Youâre more likely to express yourself loudly and proudly now, and you donât care as much what other people think. This is the perfect time to make that grand gesture youâve been too shy to make until now.
Money-centered Venus enters domestic Cancer on the seventh, so youâll want to spend the majority of your disposable income on items for your home. These could range from big-ticket items like furniture to smaller ones like candles and soft blankets. You want to make your house feel like a home, and you donât mind spending a little money to make it inviting and comfortable.
Mars and Pluto, your two co-rulers, form a square on August 13, causing tensions to run high. Power struggles that start now wonât end without someone giving in, and itâs probably not going to be you. Youâre one of the most stubborn signs, Scorpio, and at times like this it seems like youâre actually proud of that title.
Thereâs a Venus-Pluto opposition on the thirtieth that ends the month on an intense note, especially if youâre dealing with an unexpected crisis. You feel flustered when you donât have time to think, which results in frustration and could lead you to make poor decisions. Donât feel pressured into making any quick choices about love or money.
The pairing of Venus with Cancer on August 7 is a satisfying one, although it might be a bit on the tame side for you. When Venus was in Gemini you felt excitement and anticipation, and now you might be missing all of that. The good news is that Venus in Cancer is a very understanding, compassionate, and nurturing energy, and when you pay attention to these, you wonât miss those thrilling moments quite as much.
The sun leaves outgoing fire sign Leo and enters steady earth sign Virgo on the twenty-second, putting you in the mood to get your things in order. You normally donât like to spend a lot of free time on non-adventures, but when you see a dirty dish, you want to wash it! Tending to some of the more mundane chores like laundry and vacuuming makes you feel productive.
Venus in Cancer opposes your home planet Jupiter in Capricorn on August 25, calling into question your ability to be optimistic regarding love and/or money. You deserve to be happy, so why have these negative things been happening to you? You can blame it on fate, but it also might have something to do with your lack of commitment or discipline.
When Mercury, the planet that rules communication, enters confident and outgoing Leo on August 4, your conversations become bold and dynamic. You love to embellish the stories you tell, and you might even throw in an extra fictional detail or two to see peopleâs reactions.
The thirteenth brings a powerful square between Mars and Pluto that is challenging at best. Passive-aggressive behavior is quite common now, and youâve been known to get in more than a few sarcastic barbs here and there. There might not be anything you can do to control other peopleâs behavior, but you can control how you react to it.
Inventive Uranus goes retrograde in the Bullâs stubborn sign on August 15, urging you to look at the past several months and examine which plans you made fell through or which projects you attempted failed. Itâs great that youâve made efforts to succeed, but are the potential disappointments worth investing yourself in 100 percent? By the time this five-month retrograde period is over, you might find itâs time to dial things back just a bit.
The sun leaves exciting Leo for more predictable Virgo on the twenty-second, putting you more at ease as you revisit some of the goals you have. This focused, practical energy encourages you to forge ahead with the ambition youâre known for. Very few things can stop you now.
The full moon in your eccentric sign on August 3 taps into your experimental side. If you still have things youâd like to accomplish from last month, this is the time to think outside the box to tie up those loose ends. Your pioneering spirit helps you come up with ideas that other people would never be able to even dream of.
Loving Venus enters caring Cancer on the seventh, making your love life soft and romantic. Whatever youâve got going on, count on it getting a lot more comfortable and nurturing. You love your freedom, but you actually donât mind being cared for and pampered a bit now.
Your ruler Uranus goes retrograde while in traditional Taurus on August 15, causing your innate sense of rebellion to calm a bit as you explore your alternatives. Is it possible you could have accomplished more by following the rules, or could you still get things done by being more (gasp) ânormalâ? Nothing has to be decided for sure now, Aquarius, but itâs something to think about.
Talkative Mercury enters buttoned-up Virgo on the nineteenth, so the rest of the monthâs communications will be precise, accurate, and detailed. If you say youâre going to text someone, you do it, and you expect the same in return. Your motto now is âif youâre not early, youâre late,â which will please people in positions of authority.
Youâre a little less shy and more likely to speak your mind when Mercury enters outgoing Leo on August 4. While youâre normally perfectly happy working backstage, you actually donât mind being in the spotlight now. Show off some of your creative talents that no one has seen before!
Love goddess Venus leaves restless Gemini for security-seeking Cancer on the seventh, so youâll be looking for long-term relationships (both romantic and platonic) instead of short-lived interaction. Youâre very good at creating a homelike atmosphere now, especially when it comes to your cooking and decorating skills.
You can look forward to an invigorating Leo new moon on August 18 that will have you looking for love and attention anywhere you can get it. Youâre not desperate, but being adored sounds kind of great. Pay close attention to the comments on your social media posts. Itâs possible someone will say something you werenât expecting that makes you feel really good about yourself.
An emergency or crisis is imminent during the Venus-Pluto opposition on August 30, and it might be a challenge to remain calm. Whether you caused it or had no part in it, the effects are still the same. Youâll have to find a way to deal with it instead of sticking your head in the sand. This probably isnât going to go away on its own, Pisces.
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a reflection of themselves -the kindred spirit - And no matter where they are or how far away they are from each other- even if they are in different dimensions, they will always find one another. This is destiny; this is love.”
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