MONTH OF August
Duality is your specialty, and that will come in handy now. August may feel like a constant dance between dueling desires—with an emphasis on communication and community. Will you choose conversations that dive deep into the emotional depths…or lighthearted chats with your crew? Are you driven to boldly venture out into the wider world…or magnetically drawn to intimate encounters behind closed doors?
Most likely, August’s answer will be “all of the above”—and in equal amounts.
All this tension is being driven by a titanic clash between aggro Mars in Aries your freewheeling, social eleventh house and a powerhouse trio of supersizer Jupiter, taskmaster Saturn and relentless Pluto in your eighth house of control, merging and powerful connections. One part of you wants to live out loud while another side is craving privacy.
How to maintain equilibrium? Take time out from your Zoom calls or masked mingling to give your inner circle some love. Be prepared to switch off your constantly pinging devices so you can focus. Silencing those notifications could be a saving grace!
Fortunately, the Sun is in Leo and your expressive, social third house until August 22. As the third zodiac sign, Gemini is the #boss of all this chatty zodiac zone, so you’ll feel extra energized by the playful, dramatic Leo sunbeams. Keep a journal or voice recorder handy: Your witty words are flowing! Writing, teaching and learning are all emphasized.
Teaming up with kindred spirits is also ideal, especially at the August 18 Leo new moon. If you feel a synergistic spark, explore! But keep it light and experimental for now. You never know if you truly click on all the important levels until you test your chemistry. After August 22, Virgo season brings a more settled and domestic energy. Flap those butterfly wings while you can because you’ll want to fold them inward for some cozy time with your loved ones later this month.
Week 1: August 1-9
Look (both ways) before you leap
Is there a big idea you’ve been working on since the beginning of the year? If so, it could reach a peak moment on Monday, August 3, as the year’s only Aquarius full moon beams into your ninth house of growth, travel and entrepreneurship. Even if it was starting to seem impossible, that dream could now turn into a reality.
While vacation plans may be curtailed or even canceled, look for alternative ways to explore new horizons, as novelty will make your spirit soar. The ninth house rules metaphysical study and higher learning. Take a leap out of your comfort zone and sign up for a workshop that emphasizes personal growth.
But watch out for a harsh square to this full moon from disruptive Uranus, which is lurking in your twelfth house of hidden agendas and the subconscious. Unclear thinking or muddled information could tempt you to gamble without properly protecting yourself or knowing the whole story. Don’t ignore your gut, but don’t take your anxious thoughts literally, either. If you get a bad feeling, investigate—and keep an open mind. Answers could turn up that you weren’t expecting to find.
Another reason to not be rash? On Tuesday, August 4, Mars in brazen Aries and your eleventh house of teamwork and technology squares off against overconfident Jupiter in your eighth house of intimacy and joint ventures.
You might not see eye-to-eye with a key associate or collaborator today—and no words will be minced as you air your frustrations. Ouch! It’s important to get things out into the open, but please be tactful. Remember, Gemini: Every team has its ups and downs. Your job is to figure out whether this person is just having “one of those days” or they’re not a good match.
If it’s the latter, don’t be afraid to cut ties and move on. And if you’re considering a new hire or a job offer, don’t jump into a heavy collaboration without conducting your due diligence.
Week 2: August 10-16
A boiling point—and a spiritual time-out
Fighting words? On Thursday, August 13, combative Mars in your (normally) friendly eleventh house gets hooked into its second frazzled square this month—this time with cutthroat Pluto in your vindictive, probing eighth house. A clash between these two tear-down titans could leave battle scars, so be careful!
Your suspicious side could flare up now. If you decide to start snooping, you may find more than you bargained for—or at least, what looks like a trail of damning evidence. And if you play judge and jury, expect to be called to the stand yourself. Easy, Gemini. It’s possible this is one big misunderstanding.
While it’s important to address unspoken dynamics within a troubled bond, destroying each other’s dignity or burning a bridge is a wholly different matter. If you confront someone or hold an intervention, you may set off some wickedly fierce resistance. Wait a week or two before addressing that elephant in the room.
This Mars-Pluto square can also churn up dormant anger or old trauma, especially with explosive Uranus in your twelfth house of repressed memories. You might be best off speaking to a wise and trustworthy person who can help you vent your pent-up feelings in a safe space instead of unleashing a regrettable tirade on someone.
By the weekend, you’ll get the chance to time-out. On Saturday, August 15, erratic Uranus (mercifully) slows down into low-power retrograde mode until January 14, 2021. This could be a fruitful time for healing, but you’ll need to relinquish your Gemini habit of analyzing, thinking and talking and tap into more right-brained modalities, such as feeling, meditating and being receptive to messages from the divine.
The next five months will be a good time to overcome addictions, break through emotional blocks and learn how to handle impulsive behaviors that keep you stuck in the same endless loops with people.
Are trust issues disrupting harmony? As Uranus reverse through your twelfth house of healing and hidden agendas, you might discover someone’s true colors—a friend, business associate or love interest. You may also need to acknowledge a codependent relationship or an addictive behavior of your own. Mirror, mirror?
Before you project, inspect…your own role in the breakdown. Uranus retrograde can help you sort it out, perhaps through therapy or with a talented healer. This may not be a journey to embark on alone. Set aside any needless shame and ask for support.
Week 3: August 17-23
Coming back to center
Saturday, August 22, brings a flood of refreshing new energy as the Sun enters Virgo and your fourth house of home, family, and foundations. Take a break from the social whirlwind and reconnect with Chateau Gemini. Clean, declutter and enjoy some family bonding. Savor quiet time and self-nurturing activities.
But before you disappear into your cozy cocoon, have one last hurrah at the August 18 Leo new moon, which beams into your social third house. See friends, have a safe, open-air picnic with your pandemic posse and enjoy some laughs and lightheartedness, within healthy guidelines.
The Leo new moon may fill your head with so many fresh ideas that your only challenge will be figuring out which to tackle first! During the next two weeks, prioritize projects that benefit a worthwhile cause or help you get more culturally immersed.
Bounce ideas around with a kindred spirit. Maybe you’ll co-launch a podcast or teach a masterclass webinar together. If you’re considering a move, explore a couple districts to see which neighborhood might fit the bill. Do you need to see more people walking the streets and be able to stroll for curbside pickup? Or are you feeling overwhelmed by urban life and craving more nature? Shift things around accordingly.
Week 4: August 24-31
Slow down and connect
As the workweek starts on Monday, August 24, speedy Mars squares off against methodical Saturn—making you feel like you have one foot on the gas, the other on the brake. All week, you may find yourself rushing in, then holding back. This is especially true with your most important relationships.
Mars in your group sector has you eager to make a collaboration official or to launch something to the public. But cautious Saturn in your private eighth house warns you not to be such an open book. Putting half-baked thoughts on display to the world could cause backlash you didn’t expect…now more than ever. Take the time to research, fact-check and perhaps scale back.
Tap the brakes on a friendship that’s turning romantic or moving a bit too fast. If you rushed into the boudoir, you might need a time-out to make sure this was the right move. Try not to send mixed messages. You could also be on the receiving end of this hot-and-cold behavior. On the other hand, if you’ve been overly guarded with your heart, is it time to make a gesture toward greater connection and transparency? Without risk, there can be no reward.
LOVE & ROMANCE:
Bid adieu to vixen Venus as she finally wraps her extended visit to her sign and moves onto sensitive Cancer (August 7 to September 6). At last! Your love life gets an infusion of fresh energy—and you’re oh so ready for it.
Hosting Venus in your sign since April 3 sounds like it should have been a wonderful thing. And in many ways, it was! But a six-week retrograde (May 12 to June 25) may have found you retracing your seductive steps and hopelessly spinning your wheels—especially with the pandemic to navigate.
With any luck, you’ve managed to do some major soul-searching and reinventing over these four long months, perhaps nursing a few old wounds from past loves. As Venus makes a final lap through Gemini until August 7, do what it takes to put the lingering embers of any painful past behind you.
During this new phase, Venus will settle down in Cancer and your stability-seeking second house, bringing security and sensuality to your love life. You can get into a more predictable groove, figure out where you stand with your love interest—and where things are headed—as you hash out the practical details. What is your actual relationship status right now—not the Hollywoodized version of it?
Don’t get TOO stuck in your couple bubble (or in the pursuit of a traditional relationship) because there’s flirty and frisky fun to be had. Passionate Mars is in Aries and your liberated and experimental eleventh house until January 6. Friends can become (part-time) lovers. Online connections could sizzle. Of course, it’s tricky to meet people this way during a pandemic, so don’t rush into anything without playing it extra safe.
August 25: Venus-Jupiter opposition
Under this once-a-year smackdown, you could experience a surge of jealousy or possessiveness that threatens to destabilize a relationship. If you’ve slipped into a boring rut, there are better ways to spice up the union than by doing things that could break your bond of trust. How about planning a sexy adventure or test-driving some new moves in the boudoir?
MONEY & CAREER:
With Mars heating up your eleventh house of groups and collaborations until January 6, teamwork will be exciting and fast-paced for the rest of the year. The overall energy of August pulls you between intense emotional depths and lighthearted communing with your crew. You need to huddle for teamwork—then disappear behind closed doors for a stretch of unbroken concentration. Balancing that could be a challenge, especially with the Sun in Leo and your chatty, social third house until August 22.
Watch out for clashes with colleagues, especially around Thursday, August 13, when combative Mars butts heads with calculating Pluto. A rivalry could turn petty, with people flinging accusations or playing power games. Don’t believe everything negative you hear or think you’ve discovered. While your undercover intelligence may be true, you need to do more research—and be open to unexpected answers.
A home-based business could heat up when the Sun moves into Virgo and your domestic zone from August 22 to September 22. Make sure you’ve carved out a quiet and productive area if you’re working remotely.
August 1: Mercury-Pluto opposition
Be slow to jump onto any deals that involve money— especially when it’s yours. With manipulative Pluto throwing shade at cerebral Mercury across your financial axis, be extra-cautious about joint ventures and shared investments. And definitely think twice before lending or borrowing, especially if it comes with high interest or other strings attached.
Love Days: 22, 26
Money Days: 5, 15
Luck Days: 13, 3
Off Days: 11, 24, 28
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