Aries (Spring Equinox-approx. April 21st): August may start off with your emotional wounds being triggered, but if you use your adaptability and communication skills, you may find you’re in a perfect position for long term growth and healing. You may also find the professional life is either full of challenges or opportunities for transformation. However, as the month moves on, you may discover that your emotional connection to those wounds lessens, but it is replaced with tension with regards to your friends and one on one relationships. You may also find that the workplace has the keen ability to get under your skin more than normal because of the changes it brings to your door.
Taurus (Approx. April 21st to approx. May 21st): Communication challenges may be the beginning theme of August, so it would be wise to proceed with caution in your speech. However, there may be some money coming your way more than normal through the day to day work routine. You may also find it is time to do some inner soul searching to find out what needs to change in order to evolve. As the month moves on, you may discover while the communication challenges remain, things clear up otherwise. However, a theme for the whole month is to play things financially conservatively, and to take the opportunities that come to you through your professional life.
Gemini (Approx. May 21st to Summer Solstice): Your creativity, optimism, and adaptability may be on point as August starts off, but the day to day work place may present some challenges, especially when it comes to money coming to you through there. You may also find that this is a great time to focus on emotional wounds and the healing process while keeping a level head. As the month moves on though, you may discover that money and all things beneficial come to you through your personal relationships. You may also feel that something is coming towards the latter half of the month, but that won’t arrive until September.
Cancer (Summer Solstice to approx. July 21st): While there may still be tension in the career overall, and there are some minor adjustments to make when it comes to balancing fun with work, you may find all of this is offset by some positive workplace situations coming your way that have to do with money. However, your emotions may be extra fiery, and your personal wounds may be triggered because of this, so it would be wise to take things calm and focus on healing. As the month moves on, you may find that the workplace takes center stage, but also that there are now challenges when it comes to your personal relationships, so it would be wise to treat them with care of compassion.
Leo (Approx. July 21st to approx. August 21st): Happy birthday Leos! This is your month to shine! At the beginning of the month it is a great time to focus on your own internal healing, specifically those things that have been pointed out during the Mars retrograde. There is a lot of potential for healing present, and if you maximize your work, you may discover you can achieve a lot of success. As August progresses, you may find money starts flowing to you through your personal connections, and that you may even step into a new level of creativity. Love could also accompany this. For the whole of the month you may find it wise to be financially conservative, and to keep your temper in check while things work themselves out.
Virgo (Approx. August 21st to Autumnal Equinox): While your birthday month is September, you may find August starts off with some good things coming your way through your hard work. Communication may require some minor adjustments, but this can pay off rather large. You may also find things are rolling along well with regards to shared resources and business. As the month progresses, you may note that things get more grounded in general, but also that now your personal relationships may require minor adjustments just like your communication. You may also find that because of all of the retrograde planets, you run the risk of being too self-critical in the name of healing, so while it is wise to focus on healing, it would be just as wise to practice self-love and compassion.
Libra (Autumnal Equinox to approx. October 21st): Communication, adaptability, and fun may all be major themes of the month, so it would be wise to focus on them. However, the first half of the month may bring some of your internal wounds to the surface to be addressed. You may also find that the workplace and professional life takes some juggling, but if done right, things will turn out well. As August progresses, you may note that good things come your way through your personal relationships, and there may be a potential for some money to come to you that way as well. You may also find that the professional life continues to call your attention in the name of evolution, but with the right changes, this could create a solid foundation to build from going forward.
Scorpio (Approx. October 21st to approx. November 21st): Challenges with creativity and communication may be how August begins, but with things going exceptionally well in the workplace and with your business, you may find this requires more of your attention, even to the degree the other issues become trivial. As the month moves on, you may find your professional life takes more of your time and energy, but the changes you implement may put you in a position for long term growth. You may also find the Mars retrograde brings up uncomfortable things within yourself to deal with in order to grow.
Sagittarius (Approx. November 21st to Winter Solstice): Other than the fact that money through the workplace may be tight right now, you may find that things are rolling along very well overall, especially if you keep a level head. There is a lot going on for fire signs in general through the month, but with your optimism you may find a lot of things can happen to heal you. As August moves forward though, you may note that things largely remain unchanged, exception for the fact that the workplace is now becoming more challenging. The good news is that this happens every year, and the challenges won’t really kick in until September.
Capricorn (Winter Solstice to approx. January 21st): Unexpected money and good health news may be two major themes to begin August with, but the price that comes with this is having to face your own emotional wounds, so while it is good to move forward, it may be more of an internal challenge than usual. You may also find that some unexpected opportunities for expansion come your way through your business endeavors. As August progresses, the challenges may move to encompass your personal relationships as well, and to protect yourself you may want to watch your money around them. However, the tradeoff is that once the internal work from August is done, you may find that you are in a great position to maximize September.
Aquarius (Approx. January 21st to approx. February 21st): Communication and creativity may be tense for the first few weeks, but there may be some good things coming to you through your friendships, which may result in money as well, so it would be wise to carefully use your energy. Because of this, you may also find it wise to play things financially conservative for the whole month. As August progresses, it is worth noting that a lot of then communication tension may dissipate, and that things ease up overall. You may also find that a lot of things move forward once Mars goes direct in the middle of the month.
Pisces (Approx. February 21st to Spring Equinox): Money may be tight through the workplace for the first half of August, so it would be wise to watch your spending. Your emotions may take some TLC, but with minor adjustments you may find it easy to achieve success with regards to healing. As August moves forward, you may find the money situation eases up, but also that your creativity is increased, and you can now capitalize on the current opportunity Jupiter moving through Scorpio brings. In a lot of ways it may feel like you are resuming where things got left off before it went retrograde earlier this year
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