The emotional turmoil of last month put you through the ringer, Cancer, but things will start to pay off in August. You might not be out of that rut yet, but you can see the light at the end of the tunnel and you’re sure to reach it when the time is right. Because you let go of the things you couldn’t change, the planets shower you with love and support all August. Yes, you’ve learned to see the beauty in endings and are standing arms open to a magical new beginning.
On August 3rd, a Full Moon in Aquarius clears out the fog in your eighth house of sex, debt, and taxes. You’re no longer clouded by your feelings; in fact, you’re seeing things more objectively than you have all year. Like a radar, your gut tells you exactly what you need to do to.
Treat the first week of August like a mysterious treasure hunt, and your intuition is likely to guide you to a powerful gift or inheritance.
It’s important not to take more than you need right now though, Cancer, as something given freely could transform into a debt come September. This doesn’t have to be material debt either – you could end up owing someone emotionally.
When Mercury enters your second house of self-esteem and possessions on the 4th, make sure you don’t get financially burned. Conversations tend to be dramatic and theatrical as the planet of communications barrels through Leo, but this transit also attunes your mind to new money-making ideas. In any case, this is a great time to take an analytical and rational approach to your income and personal cash flow. Ask yourself how you can increase your earning power or self-confidence.
August 7th spreads the love with Venus entering your own sign. In your first house, this loving and graceful energy polishes your Cancer shell with affection. Nostalgia is on the menu, but you don’t mind the bittersweet tinge of the past so much. You might even find yourself drifting toward old-timey romance films or honoring a tradition from your childhood.
When Vesta enters Leo on the 11th, it’s time to own your deep sensuality and intrinsic value. You’d do well to shelter your inner flame in your sanctuary by adding a personal touch to your living space.
It is essential that you connect with nature mid-month, even if it’s as simple as watering a few plants or taking a brief walk. The more bountiful displays of life you can surround yourself with, the better. Some suggestions for mid-August: gather with friends beneath the quarter moon, sing your favorite song, share a meal with a loved one, and stay up laughing late into the night. Aromatherapy such as incense, candles, or essential oils can bring you back to your center too.
Try not to worry, but do prepare for a conflict between work and a partner around the 12th. Although the fears that ensnare you might not be your own, you intuitively pick up on the obstacles your loved ones face. Saturn’s quintile to Chiron this day could overwhelm you if you play into any self-defeating messages from within.
You might feel satisfied with your loyal group of friends, but by mid-month you’re called to do some serious networking. On the 15th, Uranus stations retrograde in your eleventh house and brings all sorts of surprises to your social circles. Don’t crawl into your shell or you could miss out!
This means it’s time to go to that event you were thinking of bailing on. Someone out there is destined to meet you and knock down your boundaries by sharing their unconventional perspective.
These insights you receive from a stranger or group might even play into the ripeness of the New Moon on August 18th. Because this Leo moon kicks off a confident and fiery new cycle in your second house of possessions, it’s time to put your money where your mouth is and live up to who you know you’re destined to be. There’s no time like the present, especially since the primal warrior Mars is injecting this moon with a double dose of bravery.
Maybe this is a signal for you to rework the details about how you communicate and declutter some things involving neighbors or colleagues. In any case, you work diligently and choose your words meticulously after the 22nd when the Sun enters Virgo.
By the end of the month, you’ve got a feeling that you’re best able to serve others (and yourself) by playing into the hopeful romantic you are at heart. The first quarter moon in Sagittarius on the 25th has you shooting for the stars with a desire to serenade everyone you encounter on your path. It’s no doubt you’ll be humming your way into September as you offer yourself to the divine flux and flow of the Universe.
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