I remember as a kid getting terribly sullen around this time of year because school was about to start back up. A part of me still gets down when I see those first leaves start to turn crispy in August. It’s just a reminder of colder months around the corner and having to get down to business.
The Full Moon on the 7th will really drive home the need for personal success, for some it may be attained at any cost. Not too long after that on the 12th we have that tricky Mercury Retrograde which will last till September 5th. You have probably been feeling a bit out of sorts anyhow, since these things tend to affect us 10 days before and after. Triple check any work you put out, make sure everyone is on the same page, and expect hiccups regardless of your preparedness. On the 21st we have quite a treat in store… a solar eclipse and a new moon!!! So now we will find ourselves rethinking some tough decisions, some of us will receive an epiphany, of sorts. Some of us may play the “bad guy” for the betterment of all. There may be some secrets that come out and light is shined on the darkness. With Uranus going retro too and staying strong well into January, there is bound to be upheavals on a grand scale. Try to look at it as an opportunity to redirect ourselves. And interestingly enough the Sun card in reverse is coming up for lots of signs, and it seems very fitting for this August.
As always, consider your Moon and Rising sign in addition to your Sun. What comes through for each sign is general. If you wish to have a more personalized reading, please hit my name in the sidebar which should take you to my Etsy shop or message me on my FB page Tarot By Tonyana.
Let’s see what August holds for us…
LEO (July 23 – August 22)
Week 1: Many of you may be experiencing a financial upswing. There is a certainty about your decisions and others will be more willing to get behind whatever you are thinking. This is likely to be your most successful week of the month.
Week 2: You may be tempted to toot your own horn, but it won’t be well received if you do. The time for you to make your mark and change the world will come soon enough. For now, just lie low and focus on quiet introspective pursuits.
Week 3: Romance and the kind of love that stands the test of time will be in the forefront of your mind. Honestly though, you would be wise to focus on finance rather than romance. A reality check is on its way. Don’t let another skimp on their end of the bargain.
Week 4: If you heeded the advice of last week and encouraged another to stand on their own two feet and didn’t enable a situation to get out of hand, you will be rewarded. Someone sees that tough love is exactly what they needed to get there life whipped into shape. For this reason, they feel they can grow with you.
VIRGO ( August 23- September 22)
Week 1: For those who engage in manifestation and gratitude practices, your efforts really pay off this week. Be confident to take the plunges you were on the fence about. No tentative toe dipping for you, just get in there already!
Week 2: Take advantage of how everyone seems to be bending over backwards to please you. That kind of thing doesn’t happen too often, so allow yourself to be pampered. The royal treatment won’t last forever.
Week 3: Give in to the people who have always treated you pretty good. There is an exception to every rule, after all. They will remember how you stuck your neck out for them and will vow to do you a solid later down the road.
Week 4: Don’t be too proud to use coupons and get the best deal out there. Those that love you know that it isn’t cheap… it’s smart. Speaking of love, it’s coming in strong this week!
LIBRA (September 23- October 22)
Week 1: You are having bursts of creativity that make it hard for you to sit still. It may take a while to get your ideas out, but you must be patient. This is an opportune time for Libra writers. You also seem to have the most fitting advice to give for everyone’s individual situation.
Week 2: Don’t let worries steal your joy away. If you let your hair down, you will see that your message is embraced by most. Partnerships of all kinds bode well now.
Week 3: Someone is admiring your tenderness and beauty. They will likely tell you so too! This week is full of sweet synchronicities and everything falling into place.
Week 4: Coming to a final decision about something may be more difficult when you get caught up in every little detail. If you focus on the big picture you will have reason to celebrate your choice later. Things are about to get pretty incredible.
SCORPIO (October 23- November 21)
Week 1: Some Scorpios may be experiencing more heartburn or digestive upsets than usual. Also, be very mindful of having proper form while exercising, especially strength training. Be selective of the words you use with others and don’t speak out of anger.
Week 2: Things get much better this week! Changes you were waiting on are finally happening and your relationships with others run smoothly because of it. Also, you seem to appreciate the simple life more rather than have everything be so climactic and dramatic.This has so much to do with the good that is coming to you. Easy peasy, baby!
Week 3: Since you are growing fond of your life no longer being a made for TV movie, you may be finding some people falling off your radar. Let them. You are healing and you don’t need people around who love to pick at scabs. Anyways, that’s gross!
Week 4: Some Scorpios may find themselves taking a class or reading a book to improve their relationships, while others will just be happy to daydream and visualize harmonious connections. You may find yourself singing or humming a tune. Look up the lyrics and really study it. The key may unlock something you have been struggling with.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22- December 21)
Week 1: Resist the temptation to tell somebody off. Sure it would feel great, but this person has the ability to make life very difficult for you. Definitely think before you speak. Get outside and breathe some fresh air to clear your hothead.
Week 2: It would be best to chill out by your lonesome and just experience a sense of calmness. This will definitely help in your quest to be able to tolerate certain others. When you feel that you can communicate logically, you may want to have a conversation. Also, maybe watch some Rick Steve’s or Globe Trotter to get you excited about travel again. Watch with a friend and vow to experience the real deal together.
Week 3: A “lucky guess” will put you a very good place. A romantic partner will be pretty impressed with your accuracy. Try to enlist them to work out with you. This is the week that they are convinced that you hung the moon, so use your persuasion muscles for all they are worth. You will enjoy their company for now, but let them know that sometimes you are just a lone wolf. If they get in the habit of expecting so much togetherness, you may grow tired of them fast.
Week 4: It may be constructive to just have a good cry or a primal rage guttural scream. You are just keeping so much in and it is really making you a bit tightly wound. Go for a walk or jog, maybe take some of that energy and use it at the gym. Find a way to let things go.
CAPRICORN ( December 22- January 19)
Week 1: Have an escape plan, just in case. Let everyone know where you are and for them to call or text while you are out doing your thang. It could help you avoid an awkward situation.
Week 2: Okay, so if you didn’t heed the advice about sticking to the original plan, you are likely doing the walk of shame now. You had your head on straight and then you let someone coerce you to stray from your goal. This is a good example of how you are often your own worst enemy.
Week 3: Some of you may be restricted somehow in your work out routines. Maybe just be happy with a makeshift home gym for now. The important thing is that you are actually doing something, and that will count.
Week 4: You don’t seem to realize that someone is totally pining over your every move. Why not give someone you wouldn’t normally consider a chance? You get excited about another idea. That inventive streak you have is pretty amazing!
AQUARIUS (January 20- February 18)
Week 1: Some Aquarians will unlock some financial independence this week. This will bring much relief and will make you feel that all your efforts actually amounted to something in the long run. At the very least, some sort of professional leap will be experienced.
Week 2: Be okay with saying no once in a while. What is the point of having a taste of freedom only to affix yourself onto something else? It’s time to dig deep and ask yourself why you attract struggle. How does it benefit you?
Week 3: Some Aquarians will voice the seemingly unpopular view that maybe humans aren’t meant to be with just one mate their entire lives. You just seem to find yourself in confining relationships and because of fear, you become an emotional tyrant yourself. Also, it is becoming very obvious to you that whomever is in your life has to accept the work you have chosen, and that’s that.
Week 4: There is a warning that if you don’t take the high road, you will most certainly pay for it sooner than you think. There are red flags all over the place. All you have to do is the right thing.
PISCES ( February 19- March 20)
Week 1: Play very nice with others and try to work around their schedules a bit more. There may have to be some scrimping and saving done to pay for much needed repairs that have been put off for way too long. Befriend a few more handy contacts into your network. It will work wonders for you down the road.
Week 2: Now is the time to market your products and services and get ready for it to be well received! A romantic partner may be willing to front you some money for an investment because they believe in you that much. This will do so much for your morale to know that someone has your back. It will give you the confidence to soar.
Week 3: Okay, be especially certain about the stability of your romantic relationships because it seems many Pisceans are especially fertile this week. If that isn’t something you are jazzed about, wear protection or maybe do a crossword puzzle instead. Nothing gets rid of sexual tension more than a crossword puzzle. Sexually active or not, you will find yourself spending time with someone you find downright bewitching.
Week 4: Some of you may be wise to seek a second opinion about a health concern. Also, look into less conventional ways of healing. Make it clear to a loved one that there are just some things that are none of their business and if you want them to know, you would tell them.
ARIES ( March 21- April 19)
Week 1: Don’t let anyone run all over you. There is a definite need for some chill time and you would be wise to spend it in nature. Something has been making you especially anxious and it is high time that you just confront what you’re so worked up about.
Week 2: Some of you may experience such sullenness that it will be hard to face the day and because of that you may find yourself calling in or arriving late. I really get the sense that you aren’t facing something. Until you do, you can’t expect things to go smoothly or ever really appreciate all that is around you.
Week 3: A loved one is being very supportive. The nicer they are, the guiltier you may feel. Something isn’t quite right with this. If you need to get something off your chest now is the time… actually it’s long overdue.
Week 4: You find yourself coveting what another has. Someone important has a birthday coming up that you had better remember, since they have been more than gracious with you. It is true that this person feels like they have to look over everyone. All the more reason for you to show them that you notice their big heart and appreciate them. Honestly, the thought alone will count tremendously.
TAURUS ( April 20- May 20)
Week 1: This week promises to be so much fun and you will certainly be the star of the show! Now is not the time to be a wallflower. Take advantage of this special time. Everything you touch is gold.
Week 2: An improvement in finances will put you in a delightful mood. Just because you catch a little windfall, it doesn’t mean that you need to go on a spending spree though. Have a little discipline and you can add to a more secured mind set. Your account balance seems to affect your mood more than you care to let on. Also, don’t let someone else tell you what to do with your money.
Week 3: When you make your voice heard, you will be on stable footing. Celebrate your newfound fierceness! Everyone will really appreciate you finally speaking up and speaking out. After all, it isn’t fair to others to expect them to read your mind.
Week 4: Have fun with romantic prospects. Be as silly as you want and they will love you harder for it. Don’t take yourself or situations too seriously this week.
GEMINI (May 21- June 20)
Week 1: An opportunity at work presents itself and gives you a chance to react to something in a more constructive way than typical. Often times you get all bent out of shape and find it difficult to tolerate others “stupidity.” Take a step back and realize that there are different kinds of intelligence and just because someone doesn’t do something YOUR way, it doesn’t necessarily mean they are some type of buffoon. You often set the mood for your work day, so choose to be happy, grumpy cat.
Week 2: You appreciate the connection you have with another. Just because you are on the same page and finish each other’s sentences, doesn’t mean you should assume that the person can read your mind. Use your words. Put your heads together to plan a fun outing with friends and family.
Week 3: Geminis are typically very musically inclined people. Even if you don’t play, sing, or dance, you may at least enjoy a live band and have a good ear for it. Romance will be heightened if you do.
Week 4: You may find yourself giving in to a romantic partner more than you care to admit. That is rather sweet, but take care and remember a healthy relationship, any type, romantic or otherwise, is give and take. Oh, it looks like you may have another issue at work where you feel especially annoyed. I urge you to take another perspective on this for your own sanity’s sake. In the cosmic scheme of things, there’s a lesson here.
CANCER (June 21 – July 22)
Week 1: Don’t let worry interfere with what will surely be an otherwise beautiful week. You will have so much good going for you that you may become paralyzed from making choices. Everything you touch should turn to gold, unless you do nothing and then it will all go to… well, you know.
Week 2: You may not have the energy to do everything you are expected to. This may be a great time to utilize all those nutritional facts you know about. Like what foods give you energy and essential oils that will invigorate the senses. Take care of yourself, YOU come first.
Week 3: Make sure to prepare yourself for worst case scenarios. True, things aren’t likely to get out of hand, but having a back up plan will make you feel more confident. Get in a good sweaty workout, but take extra care with your form. Stretch before and after.
Week 4: It is very important that you don’t assume that someone lacks the mental capacity to know what you are thinking of them. This person is smarter than they let on and if you care to get to know them, you may find that they are truly brilliant. Their ideas will blow you away and get you thinking in another direction you hadn’t considered before.