Sometimes, we just need a little guidance from the stars to help us through this crazy thing called parenthood. That’s why we started Babble Horoscopes, your monthly go-to for how astrology is affecting your #momlife. For all of the August 2018 horoscopes, click here.
Venus enters Libra, a fellow air sign, on the 6th, which really lightens things up for you when it comes to social situations. This will set the tone for August’s theme of refined communication.
You love to be the life of the party and have the verbal dexterity to talk circles around anyone, but you are being urged now to listen. Your kids don’t really want to hear your in-depth analysis of Chrissy Teigen’s latest Instagram moves. They’ve got moves of their own and a major case of Look at Me! Watch This! Don’t leave them hanging, Mom.
Mercury goes direct on the 18th, freeing you up to be even more chatty than usual, but what’s different now is your ability to express your ideas with a newfound sincerity that really clicks with other people.
When you speak from the heart, they follow your lead, and that’s where real understanding happens. Keep this in mind when dealing with little ones in particular this month. They’re sensitive to every inflection of tone and live for your approval.
The Sun enters Virgo on the 23rd, bringing any wild ideas about running away to join the circus back down to earth. You actually share a Mercury rulership with Virgo, which is where this ancient messenger God is in his most soulful expression. So, no more low-level gossip. It’s all about elevating the conversation this month and encouraging others to be their best selves.
Your family benefits from this most notably, as a supportive mama is a major boon to any kid’s self-esteem. A well-placed “You can do it!” makes life a happier ride for all of you.
Your mantra for the month of August: I speak from the heart, and I’ll listen to understand.More On