You’ll start August with a huge desire to kick back and chill. Think: Perfecting your at-home cocktail skills, doing a socially-distant BBQ with friends, and maybe even getting a hammock. 'Tis coming into warmer weather, after all.
At the same time, your mind is moving a million miles a minute, thanks to Leo season and Mercury moving through three planets this month. BTW: It’s 100-percent okay if you change your mind a lot during this time.
Venus moves into Cancer on the 7th, bringing with it a love of home, food, and family. You’ll be ready to gather your inner circle and just revel in the feeling of being comfortable and nurtured. And, when the Sun goes into Virgo on the 22nd, you’ll be ready to learn new things, even if it’s just checking out the latest true crime thriller on Netflix.
Here's what else is in store for your zodiac sign this month, according to Donna Page, a professional astrologer with a graduate degree in counselling psychology.
ARIES (MARCH 21–APRIL 19)
You’re all about connecting with your inner circle this month, Aries, thanks to the full moon on the 3rd vibrating in your house of friendship. You’ll start calling and texting friends more, and just crave connecting with other people. Uranus moves into your money house on the 15th, making you focus on your budget. How much money do you actually need to achieve your goals?
Mars, the planet of action, is in your sign this month, urging you to create the perfect life for yourself. The new moon on the 18th inspires you to find creative ways to have fun while doing boring things. Impromptu laundry dance party, anyone?
TAURUS (APRIL 20–MAY 20)
You’ve got work on the brain this month, Taurus. The full moon on the 3rd is in your house of career, making you wonder what you want to be known for on the job front. Are you really giving it your all when it comes to your career, or are outside distractions getting in the way?
You’ll also get an urge to connect with people who are on the same work wavelength as you, whether it’s Slacking with coworkers about how you can totally crush an upcoming project or looking for a new gig at a company you’re more passionate about. The new moon on the 18th signifies new beginnings for you. Maybe you’ll finally use that free workout app you downloaded months ago…
GEMINI (MAY 21–JUNE 20)
Life has been the same old for a while now, Gemini, but the full moon on the 3rd is here to open you up to new things. You’ll suddenly be all about mixing stuff up in your life, even if it’s as basic as ordering in from a new restaurant. At the same time, you’ll have a serious craving for freedom—just be smart about it. Doing something as simple as going for a bike ride outside your usual route can feel all kinds of energising.
Venus moves into a part of your chart about finances on the 7th, so you'll want to spend money on things that make you feel safe. Don’t be surprised if you suddenly buy 10 bags of your favourite instant cold brew—you don’t want to run out, amiright? When the Sun goes into Virgo on the 22nd, you’ll start to think about what’s possible with your career. What can you do to feel more secure at work in the future? Take a beat to consider the possibilities.
CANCER (JUNE 21–JULY 22)
Venus moves into your sign on the 7th, stirring up a sweet energy for you. You’ll look and feel amazing, and you’ll get a super boost of confidence, whether you’re strutting down the street or tackling a massive work project. On the 15th, Uranus goes retrograde in a sector of your chart about friendship, signalling that something big is about to happen with one of your besties. Be ready for a job promotion, engagement, or pregnancy announcement soon…
The new moon on the 18th is in a sector of your chart about finances, making you crave spending cash on something that brings you joy (and yep, that new pair of strappy sandals totally qualify). By the end of the month, you’ll be all about getting your life in order, even if it’s as simple as making a laundry schedule and sticking to it.
LEO (JULY 23–AUGUST 22)
You’re always up for a good time, Leo, but you’ll be all about it at the beginning of August, thanks to the full moon on the 3rd. You’ll find yourself dancing around your place, just 'cus, and will organize all kinds of get-togethers with your buddies (socially distant, of course).
But when Uranus goes retrograde on the 15th in your house of career, you’ll focus more on work and how you want to be known in your field. Do you feel like you’re as senior as you should be at this point, or is it time to make a move elsewhere? The new moon on the 18th reminds you of what’s important in life, while the Sun moving into Virgo on the 22nd pushes you to work even harder to make more money.
VIRGO (AUGUST 23–SEPTEMBER 22)
There are certain things in life that just need to get done, like cleaning up your place and doing laundry. And, while the full moon on the 3rd won’t necessarily make those things any more fun, it’ll definitely help you figure out how to do them better. You’ll become more efficient in all areas of your life, which will free up some time to do good stuff for your mind, body, and spirit.
On the 15th, Uranus moves into a sector of your chart about knowledge and education, putting plans in motion to help you learn more. Maybe you’ll tune into a new podcast or sign up for a Coursera. Whatever the deal, if it means expanding your mind, you’re so there. When the Sun moves into Virgo on the 22nd, you’ll be all about getting out and enjoying what nature has to offer.
LIBRA (SEPTEMBER 23–OCTOBER 22)
It’s kind of impossible to get this far in life without having a reputation for something, but when Venus moves into Cancer on the 7th, you’ll have a solid think on your rep at work. Are you known as the person who gets sh*t done, or do you fall more into the "phone it in" camp? If it’s the latter, you know what to do.
Later, when Uranus goes retrograde on the 15th, it’ll bring with it some new and juicy gossip. The new moon on the 18th is in your house of friendship, pushing you to be an even more awesome friend than usual (so...maybe keep that goss to yourself). But, by the end of the month, you’ll need a timeout from all that socializing. Take a night to read a good book in bed, get some sleep, and just do you—you’re #worthit.
SCORPIO (OCTOBER 23–NOVEMBER 21)
Get ready for a solid trip down memory lane, Scorpio, because you’ll kick off the month going over some sweet times in your life. The full moon on the 3rd is in a sector of your chart about home and family, making you crave chats about sweet memories you’ve had with your fam and old friends.
Next, the new moon on the 18th will push you to have a good think about your work-life balance. Is it ideal? Are you anywhere close to it? At the same time, you’ll mull over the actual work you’re doing. Is your heart still in it, or is it time to look for something new?
SAGITTARIUS (NOVEMBER 22–DECEMBER 21)
You’ve got some wild and crazy ideas this month, Sag, and there’s absolutely zero reason why you shouldn’t look into them. Want to start an Etsy shop to sell your newly-discovered quarantine crochet talents? Sure! Mulling over a move to New Zealand? Why the heck not?!
When Uranus goes retrograde on the 15th, you’ll decide it’s time for a serious shake-up in your life. Even getting takeout from a new place or taking a different route to your BFF’s will help freshen things up. Then, when the Sun moves into Virgo on the 22nd, you’ll take a hard look at your work. Is it pushing your career forward, or are you just spinning your wheels? If you’re feeling stuck, it’s definitely time for a change.
CAPRICORN (DECEMBER 22–JANUARY 19)
There’s plenty of money floating around in the world and, ya know, it would be kinda-totally cool to have more of it. The full moon on the 3rd is in your money house, making you have a hard think on how you can create more cash flow in your life. Just don’t get too obsessive with ideas on how to win the lottery—sticking with practical, actionable stuff is really the way to go.
Toward the middle of the month, you’ll find yourself daydreaming a little more than usual. Let your mind wander—it’s a seriously needed mental break. When the Sun moves into Virgo on the 22nd, you’ll get a serious rush of energy. What’s coming up next in your life, and how can you totally crush it? You’ve got this.
AQUARIUS (JANUARY 20–FEBRUARY 18)
Sometimes in life, you just need to do you. And the full moon on the 3rd is here to remind you of just that. Take some time to revel in whatever it is that makes you happy—it’ll feel sooo good. When Uranus goes retrograde on the 15th, you’ll start to think about what you can do to live life more on your terms. It could be as simple as changing up some décor at your place or as big as moving to a new city.
Heads up: When the Sun shifts into Virgo on the 22nd, you’ll be more tempted than usual to throw your practical side out the door and just follow your gut. Ya never know where it may lead...
PISCES (FEBRUARY 19–MARCH 20)
Life has been a little…intense lately. And the full moon on the 3rd is here to remind you to take a timeout and just care for your own needs. So, pour yourself a delicious glass of wine, and kick back for the evening. Oh, and sleep in the next day, too. If it feels good, it’ll be just what you need RN.
The new moon on the 18th is in your house of health and wellbeing, forcing you to take a closer look at how to make your daily must-do's more fun and enjoyable. Maybe it’s time to try out a new workout app or to finally, actually sign up for that meal delivery service you’ve been mulling over. Hey, if it makes your life a little easier…
This article originally appeared on Women's Health US.