Welcome to August, flirty Gemini. Last month, a full moon in Capricorn brought fireworks to your bedroom, whether you connected with pleasure with a partner or a sex toy. You have a reputation for loving summer flings and breaking hearts, but when your ruling planet, messenger Mercury, enters grounded Virgo on Wednesday, August 3, you see yourself craving romance and intimacy in addition to sex. In particular, you’re thinking about your home life and how partners relate. Are you interested in a cohabitating relationship? Maybe you’re just craving companionship that makes you feel at home. If you’re single, you may find yourself craving deep intellectual connection. If you’re partnered, you focus on enjoying LRE, or long-term relationship energy, the comforting love of someone you share a life with.
If last month’s full moon injected primal sexual energy into yourself, August’s full moon in Aquarius on Thursday, August 11, sees you feeling philosophical and craving alone time. As the twins of the zodiac, you do well when partnered and enjoy spending time with others. There’s a reason why you have a reputation for being the social butterfly of the zodiac. However, you also have a thoughtful, reflective side that demands alone time. While full moons can turn people on, they can also turn up the drama. So, use this month’s Aquarius full moon to catch up on sleep and rest.
You’ll need it because when the romantic planet Venus enters bossy Leo on this same date, Thursday, August 11, over the next few weeks, you find yourself working on the logistics of the romantic changes discussed earlier. This means redecorating your home with your domestic partner, throwing out an ex’s things to clear the space for new love, or enjoying deep conversations on first dates.
Circle Saturday, August 20, in your calendar because the warrior planet Mars enters your sign. Mars is a fighter, and this transit injects confidence into your life. As a result, it’s a great time to apply for jobs, ask crushes out, or state your needs and boundaries within relationships. The downside is that Mars likes to fight, so keep an eye on your emotions. You could be prone to picking fights or snapping at loved ones during this time, so whether it’s therapy or a hobby, find healthy outlets for any anger or frustration you experience.
Virgo season kicks off on Monday, August 22, helping everyone get organized for the changing season. Remember: Virgo is also the hermit and healer of the zodiac. Reviewing the themes above, ask yourself if you’re scheduling enough alone time. You tend to overlook yourself and say yes to just about every party invitation. It’s essential to check in to see if you really want to go or if you’re people-pleasing. When the rebel planet Uranus goes retrograde starting on Wednesday, August 24, for the next five months, your assignment is to learn to recognize when you are people-pleasing and refocus on self-care. There’s only so much of you to go around.
Thankfully, when your ruling planet, messenger Mercury, enters justice-oriented Libra on Thursday, August 25, you’re able to focus on balance within your relationships and ensure that you’re balancing alone time with party time. When the month begins to wrap up with a new moon in Virgo on Saturday, August 27, use this lunation to lean into your hermit side and enjoy a night in. New moons mark fresh starts, and this one falls in your Fourth House of Home and Family. So take a warm bath, snuggle in bed, and appreciate what you have, darling Gemini. If there are things on the homefront you want to change, understand that the stars are on your side, and will help you implement them during Uranus retrograde. See you next month!