The Sun will be in your sign for the first few weeks of August, which will have you strutting down the street like Beyoncé.
You’ve finally managed to outwit the munchkin’s sleep cycle and can now count showering before breakfast as one of this year’s major accomplishments. You’ve got that extra bit of shine now, and everyone around you will feel it …
Venus is in your sign the first week of August, which is awesome news, Virgo, because she’ll be lending her love of fairness and balance to your marriage or partnership.
Don’t be shocked when you walk in on the hubs emptying the dishwasher unprompted. This is not your opportunity to be snide. Thank him! Positive reinforcement will ensure that there’s more where that came from …
When Venus enters Libra on the 6th, you will reach peak gorgeousness.
Your commitment to beauty is expressed not only in your ability to achieve the perfect smoky eye in the reflection of a spoon while the fam scarfs down cereal, but also your knack for making friends with complete strangers. You literally make the world a more beautiful place …
Pluto, your ruling planet, is still retrograde, urging you to finally make peace with the fact that you can’t do it all — not all at once, anyway. With all the juggling you’ll be doing in August, you should have Michelle Obama biceps by month’s end!
The New Moon in Leo on the 11th finds you in your element: fired up and ready for an adventure.
You may decide to do something as radical as switching careers or, more likely, letting the kids drag their comforters outside for an impromptu campout on the lawn. Don’t forget the s’mores!
Fiery Mars retrograde returns to your sign on the 12th, dear Capricorn, but that’s no reason to freak out.
Focus on what’s awesome about your life right now. How about the fact that you’re three poops into Operation Potty Chair and the kid is really starting to get it?
You like to blow people’s minds with your knack for bucking trends or just by sharing your unique perspective. It’s your cosmic duty to shake things up. However, this retrograde marks your turn to be on the receiving end of someone else’s ideas …
Venus enters Libra on August 6th, which is awesome news for you, as the goddess of love and beauty is exalted in your sign. This translates into the kind of beauty that transcends the mere superficial. Think Stevie Nicks twirling through “Rhiannon” in a diaphanous black cape, and you’ll catch the drift …
The New Moon in Leo on the 11th hits you with a warm boost of energy right in the solar plexus, which means you’ll be all fired up, feeling brave and bursting with confidence in August.
Just make sure that extra oomph steers clear of your wallet. Otherwise you may find yourself whipping out your Target card for three more books your kids will never read and that super cute but totally unnecessary kitchen gadget …
Your ruling planet Venus enters Libra on the 6th, which touches on your need to surround yourself with all the creature comforts of a well-lived life. You want your rosé in a long-stemmed glass and your bras without wire. Is that too much to ask?
Venus enters Libra, a fellow air sign, on the 6th, which really lightens things up for you, especially when it comes to social situations. This will set the tone for August’s theme of refined communication …
When Uranus goes retrograde in Taurus on the 7th, it’s best to expect the unexpected — especially on the home front. This could be challenging for you, as chaos is so not your thing and you like your home to feel like a safe space. But August invites you to let a little more madness into your world.