While this summer certainly doesn’t look like the summers of our past, we can still have a little fun, especially now that we’re in Leo season! This season is asking you to find inspiration and joy in the day-to-day. Think of how you can add some excitement to your routine right now — it could be as simple as checking out a new art or music class online, or adding a little color to your wardrobe for the month.
With Mercury making its way to Leo in early August where it will stay until August 19th, the planet of communication may inspire you to be a little more gregarious and step out into the spotlight with your ideas. If you can, spend some time focusing on your social circle this month — Leo is all about friendships. Get in touch with those who mean the most to you.
When the sun enters Virgo on August 22nd, the energy will help you shift into “responsibility mode” and get things done that you’ve had on your to-do list for quite a while. Whether your place needs organizing or your work has been bogging you down, Virgo energy will have you clearing your to-do list — and your drawers — in no time.
Happy Leo season! You may feel like you’re on top of the world right now. This month is a powerful one for you to take the steps you’ve been hesitating on — take action and say “yes” to the opportunities that come your way. If nothing is coming your way, don’t be afraid to boldly step out and do something different. The New Moon on August 18th is a powerful one for you, so don’t forget to make your intentions list — focus on your self-expression and self-esteem and set goals that will help you feel like you’re powerful and soaring, because you are! Don’t forget to take some “birthday inventory,” look back to all you’ve accomplished over the past year, and welcome the new year coming your way.
It’s okay to slow down this month, Virgo. This month is going to be all about going with the flow, letting your thoughts escape into dreamland, and spending some time looking inward. You can — and will — still be productive, of course, but now is the time for you to dig deeper inside and think about where you want to be a year from now. Take the steps to get yourself there. This month, the universe will support you in finding your (new) purpose for the year ahead. Breakaway from your usual daily routine and give yourself permission to relax more this month. Be spontaneous and extend yourself lots of grace.
You may feel like you’re bogged down in heavy emotions and drama this month, and the truth is, Libra, it isn’t even yours to carry! It’s not your responsibility to take on the weight of the world (or your friends’ worlds). This month, it’s important for you to focus on self-care. This means setting boundaries with your friends, including online and social media. You don’t have to delete your social media apps, but it’s really important that you protect your energy and boundaries this month. Don’t feel bad about taking time out for yourself and your mental health. Curate the social media feed you want to see and who you want to influence your world. Get rid of everyone who doesn’t “spark joy” — you’ll thank yourself for it later!
Feeling a little overwhelmed, Scorpio? Maybe you’re drowning in something that you took on and you’re desperately seeking balance now. Remember you’re only one person, and you can only do so much. Take your time before committing to everything that sounds appealing and decide where you want to focus your energy and attention. Don’t be afraid to walk away from something (or someone!) you previously said “yes” to. Now is the time to allow yourself to begin anew. Let go of what (or who!) is holding you back and make room for something that lights up your life. Release what no longer serves you to allow what aligns most with you into your world.
Though patience may not feel like your strong suit, it’s the word of the month for you, Sagittarius. Your family and friends will be looking to you for extra support and advice. You’re the voice of reason, and everyone knows you’ve got some good wisdom to share. That said, the advice you’re giving out may not actually be heard, and that’s where your patience comes in: repeat yourself if you need to, but don’t feel like you have to keep repeating yourself ‘til you’re blue in the face. Find creative ways to get your message across and then let it go. You can’t change other people’s minds or behaviors, even when they’re asking for advice! Ask more questions in your conversations with people; allow yourself to share your more vulnerable thoughts and understand how your viewpoints shape your world.
Listen to me, Capricorn: Take a break. Take a damn break. You deserve it and you owe it to yourself! Any decisions you’re being asked to make right now? Just don’t. Let yourself sit with the information you have and do the research you need to do before making up your mind about something or jumping into a new opportunity. You’ll need the space right now because the Fall is going to be demanding on you. There are new inspirations and ideas bubbling underneath the surface, but you’ve got to give yourself some time to consider your options before delving in. Journal every day this month if you have the time — just when you wake up or before you fall asleep. Put your phone down more often, and again, I repeat: Take a damn break!
It’s almost your half-birthday, so now’s the time to review the goals you set for yourself around your birthday and see where you are with those. This year hasn’t gone to plan (like, at ALL), so some of your intentions have likely taken the back burner or have been dropped altogether. That’s okay! You’re surviving, and that’s most important right now. You’re adaptable and resilient, Aquarius. Take advantage of the inspiration that is hitting you — it may be from an old idea that’s been on the backburner. Take it and run with it now!
Your sea of emotions may be sweeping you away this month, Pisces. You’re not sure where (or if) you fit in in this world, and you want to be of service. You want to use your energy and time and talents for something that is meaningful. Whatever it is, now is the time to take action. Allow yourself to be as authentic and real as possible, and don’t worry so much about how others perceive you. Trust that when you’re giving your all and following your heart, you’re exactly where you belong, giving the world your gifts. Don’t forget to do something nice for yourself every day! You matter too, sweetness.
As August kicks off, you’ll be digging in to do some work around your commitments that you’ve made in months past. You’re at a point where you need to stop being everything to everyone and focus instead on what brings you the most satisfaction. Just because you can do everything for people doesn’t mean you should. Be careful about biting off more than you can chew and instead put your energy only where you want it to be. You deserve to focus on what makes you happiest. Write down your top five priorities/goals for the rest of the year, and then ask yourself what you can do each day to reach these goals. Keep your focus on yourself and what is best for YOU this month. That doesn’t make you selfish; it makes you smart.
Home is your sanctuary, and that feels truer than ever for you this month, Taurus. You’re craving more time to just be cozy at home in your favorite PJ pants or shorts (or pantless!) and focusing on the people who feel most like “home” to you. If you’ve been thinking of starting a family or adopting a pet, this is a good time to get serious about those conversations. The pull to expand your immediate family is strong right now, and you can listen to the call. You may also be feeling inspired to do some home improvements or buy yourself new things to make your home feel even cozier. Go for it! Reach out to your family and friends to get their help, too. This month is all about being cozy with the ones you love.
You’re on fire, Gemini! In a good way. The problems that you felt earlier this summer will ease up a little this month. You may find your friends are coming to you for advice more often than usual. You’re great at dishing out advice, but not always the best at taking it! That said, you can’t force anyone to take your advice. All you can do is say what’s on your mind from your perspective and hope it lands on willing ears. Be gentle with friends who are coming to you for comfort; tough love won’t get anyone anywhere right now. You’ll be feeling extra confident this month, but don’t bite off more than you can chew when it comes to projects at work and at home. Instead, pick one thing you’ve been wanting to do and give that your all. You’ll surprise yourself with how much you can get done!
Steering clear of all unnecessary drama is important for you this month, Cancer. Instead, focus on being with the people who bring you comfort and help you feel easy and loved around them. You don’t need to be around people who make things more complicated than they need to be. Instead, focus on the people who are easy to spend time with. Keep your plans simple and close to home. Your goal this month should be to rest and relax as much as possible. When September rolls around, you’ll need the energy for the opportunities that will show up. For now, prioritize your inner peace and give your mind a rest. Delete distracting apps from your phone and spend your evenings chilling with the ones you love most (or yourself!) and your plants.