MONTH OF August
Buckle down and get busy, Scorpio! With the Sun in your career zone for the first few weeks of August, now’s a time that just feels right to make a master plan and tackle your to-do’s. You’ll be seen (and admired) as determined, capable and reliable. Ready to pump up your fitness goals? Your stamina and willpower will be high. Have a long-standing goal that’s seemed daunting in the past? Now’s the time to set the wheels in motion—you’ll be amazed at how far you’ve progressed six months from now. Think tried-and-true, Scorpio. You’ll do best by taking incremental steps toward an enduring vision rather than reinventing the wheel and starting from scratch. Another reason to pace yourself? By mid-August, all five of the slow-moving outer planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune AND Pluto) will be in powered-down retrograde, a better time to weigh your options than leap in. During the last week of August, step away from the grind, get out there and mix and mingle! Better yet, invite some of your favorite folks over to Chateau Scorpio for a late-summer hang. You’ll be in a homey, nurturing mood—and a long-simmering domestic issue might just come to the perfect resolution.
With the Sun in regal Leo and your tenth house of career efforts and achievements until Sunday, August 22, your goals will be on fire—with your piercing Scorpio gaze fixed on some lofty outcomes. This is an ambitious window that you don’t want to squander. Even if you’re on vacation, you can expect to field a few calls or bring work along in your beach tote (sorry to say). Be sure to prioritize only what’s most important and avoid taking on too much. Focus is your forte, Scorpio, so don’t scatter your energy by multitasking. Can you space out a lengthy to-do list for the rest of the year instead of cramming it into an impossible time frame? More importantly, can you nurture the ONE initiative that matters most—and bless it with your undivided attention? Trim the sails, streamline your systems and follow a schedule when possible so you can have time to get out for fresh air and (safe) summer activity.
During the first week of August, the Leo Sun gets into a couple of clashes that could shake up your goals a bit. On Monday, August 2, the annual Saturn-Sun opposition encourages you to break free from the limiting confines that keep you stuck in a draining duel between your personal and your professional needs. Weighty issues around home, family or emotions could crop up, and it will be up to you to set firm boundaries, especially if chaos disrupts your ambitious plans or threatens your public image (a big Scorpio no-no).
On Friday, August 6, the Sun clashes with unpredictable Uranus in Taurus and your partnership zone. One specific person could throw a curveball (or even a Molotov cocktail) into your weekend plans. Of course, it doesn’t have to go that way, Scorpio. If you can be flexible and open to their suggestions too, an unexpected detour could bring the adventure of summer!
Your ambitious goals gain even more welcomed traction on Thursday, August 8, with the arrival of the Leo new moon, kicking off an upward six-month cycle. Plant the seeds for success. As the year’s only new moon in your professional tenth house, this is a great time to reflect on your current job status. Is this the path you want to stay on, Scorpio? You may be ready for new challenges, and this lunar lift could point the way over the coming half-year. Reach out to mentors and pros in your industry. Set concrete intentions and take the first step!
From August 19 to January 18, 2022, unpredictable Uranus will take a five-month retrograde through Taurus and your partnership zone. Disruptor Uranus is in Taurus for a long seven-year visit that began on March 6, 2019, and will end in April 2026. Over the past couple years, many of your closest relationships have been rapidly changing as you’ve both assumed new roles or power renegotiated your dynamics.
Liberator Uranus is all about being authentic, so if you haven’t brought your full self-expression to bear on a certain relationship, things might have gotten a bit chaotic as the side-spinning planet loosened your tongue. You may have found yourself fighting more often or feeling irritated with the people around you, especially anyone who seemed to be holding you back or cramping your freedom.
With Uranus retrograde, you can step back from any combustible emotions and examine this relationship more objectively. Someone from your past could also resurface—perhaps out of the blue and in a way that shakes up all your expectations and agreements. It could be an old flame, a former business associate or a march-to-their-own-beat friend whose presence wakes you up to what YOU truly want.
Hosting individualistic Uranus in your zone of compromise isn’t always easy—or comfortable. During the retrograde, bravely examine what comes up for you instead of resisting it. It’s important that you identify YOUR truth, but also that you figure out how to get your needs met without feeling dominated by others or bulldozing them. This will be a process that gets worked out over time, not overnight. But the sooner you open up honest dialogue the better!
Lightness returns on Sunday, August 22, when the Sun moves into Virgo and your eleventh house of group activity, friendships and networking for a month. Now that you’ve got your work well launched, untether yourself from those hefty responsibilities and go mingle. You’ll accomplish more away from your desk and out in the world, talking to people and sharing your idealistic visions. A plum project could attract some well-connected collaborators, and your social life will pick up again. Up until now, August was “work first, play later.” Now work and play commingle! Get involved in a world-changing passion project with inspiring kindred spirits instead of just answering the call of duty. You never know what professional doors this new network can open.
The second of two Aquarius full moons on Sunday, August 22, puts home and family in the spotlight. Is there a possible move on the horizon? Something on the home front that’s been brewing since the Aquarius new moon of February 11 and last month’s July 23 Aquarius full moon comes together now. If you’ve been looking to move, buy or sell a home or settle an issue with a close relative, these finalizing beams could seal the deal. Your relationship with a female relative, possibly your mother or a child, is also in the spotlight now.
But don’t turn into a shut-in just yet, Scorpio! Get out and network today as amped-up Mars in your eleventh house of teamwork and technology pings inventive Uranus in your partnership zone. As these two spontaneous planets unite in a golden trine, an old colleague or collaborator could surface with an exciting offer.
Your cosmic co-ruler, passionate Mars, is strutting through Virgo all month (until September 14), heating up your eleventh house of networking, innovation and technology. This is a great time for single Scorpios to stretch out socially because you could meet a worthy match among your own friend circle. While some will be open to crossing that border between “platonic” and “supersonic,” others won’t be willing to risk mucking up an important tie. But friends of friends: That’s a whole other story! Ask people to introduce you to appropriate folks—or just mingle more, especially at work events. This realm rules technology, so online dating might turn up some winners. But you know what they say: You can’t win if you don’t play!
Vixen Venus is trotting alongside Mars in Virgo until August 16, imbuing every casual interaction with the potential to turn into oh so much more! When you least expect it, sparks could fly with someone you never thought of “that” way. Take nothing and no one for granted during this sexy spell. Couples will enjoy hanging with mutual friends and maybe spreading their good karma by fixing up some unattached friends who really are “perfect” for each other!
Fantasies: fueled! (And maybe obsessions too.) On August 16, Venus slips into Libra and your dreamy twelfth house until September 10. It may be hard to pull you down off romantic cloud nine and back onto terra firma. In short order, you may slip your “love goggles” on so tightly you can’t seem to remove them. While that mystery and intensity always excite you as a Scorpio, are you pushing things a bit too far past the point of no return?
You’ll have to watch yourself closely so you don’t get caught in a riptide of unhealthy emotions, including jealousy, codependence or projecting your own insecurities onto a mate. Being supportive of your significant other is admirable, but doing their heavy lifting or putting up with unsavory behavior is a no-go.
For some Scorpios, there could be a separation or heart-healing during this period since Venus in the twelfth house can accelerate endings and transitions. Mourn your loss, shed all necessary tears—but know that by mid-September, charm magnet Venus will make a once-a-year trip through your sign, reminding you what an incredible catch you are!
While others drift into late-summer vacation plans, you’re in full-power mode until August 22 as the Sun in Leo heats up your tenth house of ambition and success. This annual four-week visit may not be well-timed from a social POV, but for making power moves, it’s optimal! Take advantage of the lighter Zoom schedule to make headway on an ambitious project that can boost your status or land you a leadership role. The August 8 Leo new moon is an especially bright time to plant seeds for a big mission, one that will unfold between now and mid-February 2022. Although you may have your sights set on the crown, bring your royal court along and you’ll reach that pinnacle much faster. Go-getter Mars is in Virgo and your teamwork house until September 14, heating up collaborations. The red planet could also stir tension among the troops, so watch that impatient edge of yours and take the time to really hear other people’s perspectives before being totally certain your way is the correct (and only!) way.
Love Days: 22, 28
Money Days: 8, 16
Luck Days: 5, 14
Off Days: 25, 30, 12
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