Happy August, darling Aries. Last month, bold and attention-loving Leo season began, and as a fellow fire sign, you enjoyed the summer socialization and reconnecting with friends. You’re the first sign of the zodiac, and as a result, you’re a natural in the spotlight. However, with all due respect, Aries, this can also make you act like an only child. Sure, you’re out seeing your friends, but are you listening to them and asking how they’re doing? When Mercury, the planet of communication, enters its home sign of Virgo on Wednesday, August 3, you get a nudge from the stars to check in with your favorite people. If you have a friend who recently lost work or went through a breakup, schedule time in your calendar to be there for them.
A full moon in Aquarius on Thursday, August 11, illuminates your 11th House of Friends, continuing themes from above. Aquarius is the humanitarian of the zodiac because it’s a sign that understands the importance of community. So not only is this a great night to spend with friends but if you’ve wanted to get into activism, whether it’s organizing a fundraiser for a politician or an organization, use this powerful full moon for a coven meeting.
Even though you’re very independent, Aries, you thrive best when you’re either happily single or in a healthy partnership. You’re not a sign that’s good at half-assing romantic relationships. When you do, you just end up chronically cranky and have difficulties showing up for others, such as your friends or community. Also on Thursday, August 11, Venus, the planet of love, beauty, and abundance, enters Leo and sprinkles cosmic glitter all over your love life. Even if you’re hanging with friends, expect a loving text and affection from your crush or partner. And, if you’re single, don’t be surprised if you find yourself looking at one of your friends with newfound attraction.
When your ruling planet, warrior Mars, enters chatty Gemini on Saturday, August 20, you find yourself working out the details of romantic affairs. Earlier this month, cosmic blessings came your way, but, as you’ve likely learned by now, healthy love affairs take more than that. They need healthy and consistent communication in which all parties can identify and state their boundaries. Thanks to the influence of talkative Gemini, this transit helps you work out the kinks (so you can start getting kinky) with your romantic interest.
Virgo season begins on Monday, August 22. Over the next few weeks, the lazy dog days of summer will start to feel like fall, and you may find yourself more motivated in your professional and creative projects. While Virgo understands the importance of rest, it’s also a highly motivated and grounded earth sign who knows how to be productive. Uranus, the rebel planet of the zodiac, begins its five-month long retrograde starting on Wednesday, August 24. There’s no need to stress; this isn’t like Mercury retrograde; Uranus is retrograde roughly half the year, so you’ve survived this transit plenty of times. However, for you, darling Aries, this backward dance creates change on the financial and professional front. We’re living in hard times, but there’s no reason to assume this means bad news. Instead, expect yourself to discover new creative outlets and perhaps even new avenues of revenue, starting as the sun enters Virgo and continuing through Uranus retrograde.
The nice thing about astrology is that even during recessions, and pandemics, you can assume that the planets only want good things for you. Saturday, August 27, brings a new moon in Virgo. New moons are times for fresh starts, and this lunation focuses your attention on your health and, in particular, self-care. This is a great night to work on self-love. Set small goals, such as limiting social media stalking. Especially during tough financial times, comparing yourself to others (or, at least, their misleading online presence) can only lead to trouble. You’re beautiful; you’re powerful; you’re an Aries and the first sign of the zodiac, and don’t forget it. See you next month!