August Horoscopes: What the Stars Have in Store for You This Month
LeoThe Good: After being focused on nothing but work, your passionate side springs back to life. This is an excellent month for new romance, with the eclipse on the 21st being an excellent day to reach out to a new flame.
The Challenging: Tempers could flare around the office on the 4th, causing bad blood between you and already competitive colleagues.
The Takeaway: Shut down Excel and turn on Tinder, so you can move from spreadsheets to bed sheets.
VirgoThe Good: It's time to nurture your inner health so you can get a grip on the rage and resentment you have been feeling. Retreat from the pressure of the outside world by relaxing at home or taking a peaceful vacation.
The Challenging: Clashes over money could create havoc in your love life, as you could feel your generosity is being taking advantage of by game-playing lovers.
The Takeaway: Try to lay low, especially at the Lunar Eclipse on the 7th, or your physical health and vitality could take a tumble.
LibraThe Good: You are on fire socially this month, so make sure to get out and move and shake, as you can greatly expand your friendship circle, as well as attract extroverted, inspiring new contacts.
The Challenging: It's the battle of the not-so-OK corral. Clashes with family members or roommates have been popping up for the past year, and you may finally arrive to the final showdown in early August.
The Takeaway: Avoid conflict at home by getting out and partying. Living well is the best revenge.
ScorpioThe Good: You can zoom up the ladder of success at breakneck speed this month, allowing you to slide down into a nice, comfy pile of cash. The 22nd is an excellent day to discuss wages.
The Challenging: An inner sense of overwhelming stress could lead you to lash out in anger in early August. Try to hold your tongue to avoid alienating allies.
The Takeaway: An inner sense of overwhelming stress could lead you to lash out in anger in early August. Try to hold your tongue to avoid alienating allies.
SagittariusThe Good: August is a time for vacations and adventure, and if you have chosen to take holidays this month, your spirits are sure to be lifted. For those who need to stay closer to home, restore your sense of inspiration through learning or reading.
The Challenging: The good life can have a bad affect on your bank balance. It may be hard to turn down an invitation to a swanky soiree, but you need to keep an eye on your budget.
The Takeaway: Find motivation and a sense of meaning through travel and intellectual nourishment, not partying with a cocktail of empty calories.
CapricornThe Good: You will have a knack for money this month, so use this time to do long-term financial planning or ask for a grant, scholarship or investment.
The Challenging: You are your own worst enemy in your career. While many opportunities for success lay before you, your own ego and cutthroat sense of competition could undermine your advancement and reputation.
The Takeaway: A low-key, behind-closed-doors approach can build a stronger professional profile than bluster and bossiness.
AquariusThe Good: You are at a two-year peak in terms of love. If you are not in a committed relationship, if you get over your fears at the Lunar Eclipse on the 7th, you could attract a passionate, joyous lover by the end of the month.
The Challenging: Your ideological ideas and inner insecurities are fueling each other, causing you to get mired in a self-righteous belief system that is ultimately not healthy for your long-term psychological well-being.
The Takeaway: Stop over-thinking, and, instead, be led by your heart.
PiscesThe Good: Postpone your vacation, because working hard through the month of August could lead to significant acclaim and career success. If traveling, you may need to deal with some unexpected office-related tasks that pop up, but it will earn the great appreciation of your superiors.
The Challenging: Your competitive spirit in friendship could lead to busted emotions and alienations of trust.
The Takeaway: Your friends are not your enemies, so why do you treat them that way? Check your suspicions and learn transparency.
TaurusThe Good: A former lover may pop back on your radar during the second half of the month. The 14th and 26th are excellent days to get reunited.
The Challenging: Stress abounds due to an overwhelming, task-heavy workload and a home life filled with competition and arguments. The 4th, 7th and 12th are particularly disharmonious days when you should try to lay low.
The Takeaway: A rekindled flame can brighten your cloudy days.
AriesThe Good: Passion is ablaze all month, and new romance could be yours if you gather up the courage to go for it. It may be difficult to deal with the onslaught of overwhelming emotions, but it will also be wildly intoxicating.
The Challenging: Passion is ablaze all month, and new romance could be yours if you gather up the courage to go for it. It may be difficult to deal with the onslaught of overwhelming emotions, but it will also be wildly intoxicating.
The Takeaway: Maybe it's time to change partners and dance with someone who will sweep you off your feet instead of suffocating you.
GeminiThe Good: As scary as it may be, you can finally garner up the courage to breakup with a controlling, duty-only romantic partner at the Solar Eclipse on the 21st.
The Challenging: Continued fights over money with your lover could reach a fever pitch during the first week of the month.
The Takeaway: If you are in a relationship filled with sexual manipulation, despotism and emotional coldness, could the alternative really worse? A new, more positive romance could be yours if you act before October.
CancerThe Good: You're money, baby! The ability to raise your income level is strong this month, so instead of taking a holiday, ramp up your résumé and negotiate contracts, especially on the 22nd.
The Challenging: You're money, baby! The ability to raise your income level is strong this month, so instead of taking a holiday, ramp up your résumé and negotiate contracts, especially on the 22nd.
The Takeaway: Take on extra time at work, it will bring you money and help you escape oppressive interpersonal relationships.