Welcome to August, hot Taurus. The end of last month saw you chilling at home, perhaps even re-organizing, but mostly enjoying the long, hot summer days inside with the AC on. August kicks off with Mercury, the communication planet of infamous retrogrades, entering its home sign of Virgo on Wednesday, August 3. Like you, Taurus, Mercury is happy at home. So, if you’re bickering with a roommate, squabbling with a romantic partner, or in any other disagreements, expect them to smooth over during the first week of the month.
Now that that’s out of the way, circle Thursday, August 11 in your calendar because there’s a bright full moon in revolutionary Aquarius. Full moons are always a time of culmination. Sometimes, this can be stressful. It’s not uncommon for breakups to happen on full moons, especially if the tension’s been building. However, sweet Taurus, this lunation lights up your 10th House of Social Status. It’s a good thing that you spent time resting up at home because expect party invitations, professional recognition, or, frankly, at least some good news in this otherwise politically challenging time.
On this same date, Thursday, August 11, your ruling planet, romantic and beautiful Venus, enters confident Leo. While last month saw you using time at home to reconnect with yourself, this transit sees you connecting with loved ones and perhaps even expanding your definition of “home.” This could imply moving in with a partner, finding wonderful new queer friends in a sex-positive community, or adopting a pet. Whatever this transit means for you, understand that the stars just want you to have the happiest home life possible.
Astrology is a great way to feel good during tough times, but unfortunately, in this economy, not even the stars can promise money. With that in mind, when the fighter planet Mars enters Gemini on Saturday, August 20, you are blessed with a boost of professional optimism. Perhaps a client finally pays an outstanding invoice, or you decide you’re sick and tired of your job and ready to go a new way. When detail-oriented Virgo season begins on Monday, August 22, you find yourself motivated to get organized and even make a budget (you can do it, the warrior planet Mars believes in you).
Uranus, the rebel of the zodiac, goes retrograde in your sign, Taurus, on Wednesday, August 24. The retrograde lasts roughly five months and happens yearly, so fear not, you’ve lived about half your life in Uranus retrograde. However, it still has meaning, especially for you, as it falls in your sign. Call it a sign of the times, but your assignment for this Uranus retrograde is to become more active politically. 2022’s Uranus retrograde sees a reshuffling in power structures. To do your part to make sure those are positive changes, get involved in a cause you care about, whether it’s anti-racism, fighting for reproductive rights, or both (they are inherently linked, after all).
Don’t worry, darling Taurus. The stars didn’t forget how much you enjoy life, from eating delicious foods to having intense orgasms. You can become more politically active and still have hot sex. In fact, the empowerment that comes along with being proactive may offer a confidence boost that could improve your romantic relationships. So when the sky goes dark on Saturday, August 27, with a new moon in Virgo, use it as a date night to reconnect with your partner. And, if you’re single, you get to stay in and play with sex toys and not worry about sharing dessert. See you next month.