What the Zodiac Has in Store for You This Month: Your August 2016 Horoscope

What the Zodiac Has in Store for You This Month: Your August 2016 Horoscope
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It’s summertime, and a great time to embrace the passions in your life! The New Moon in Leo on the 2nd will bring you awesome energy to get in touch with the things that give you life. Be on the lookout for flirty new connections or chances to get more out of your creative connections.

With Venus and Mercury—the planets of love and communication—moving into heady Virgo in the first week of August, you’re likely to feel a bit more careful and caught up in your ideas about your needs, instead of feeling things out. Luckily Mars moves back into fun and risk-taking Sagittarius at the same time, creating more dynamic heat that’ll help you get things moving.

The Full Moon on the 18th in Aquarius is likely to have you feeling more heady, so feel free to let yourself get lost in understanding your feels—just don’t ignore your relationships to do it. Follow through with your personal and professional goals to make the most of this month’s stellar vibes.

Astrologer and psychic medium Jessica Lanyadoo loves cats, matte lipsticks, and kindness. When she’s not helping people help themselves, you can find her singing way too loudly in convertible cars. Find out more about her work and schedule a private reading at lovelanyadoo.com.

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Leo: July 23–August 22

Happy Birthday, Leo! Kick off a new self-care regime or recommit to an old one at the start of the month and it’ll stick. Sleep, live within your budget, and put your body in nature now and again, Leo. Be a good steward of your wellness as a B-Day prezzie that keeps on giving.

There’s so much emo energy for you this month. The New Moon on the 2nd will bring up major feels about your identity and sense of self, while the Full Moon in your relationship house on the 18th will hold up a mirror to how you show up in your relationships.

Treat others as you yourself want to be treated. You’re either gonna move things along in your love life or stall them with heated outbursts. Self-care and reflection are at the foundation to what you’ll be able to pull off, so do your best.

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Virgo: August 23–September 22

If you second-guess yourself all day long, no amount of love will feel like enough, even if you’re drowning in it. How you feel about yourself is at the root of how loved you feel by others this month.

Drop the urge to find proof of others’ affections, and all the anxiousness that comes along with it, Virgo. If you’re thinking about past experiences and holding them up against what is or isn’t happening now, then you’re not being present in your life or relationships. Don’t compare or narrate your experience; feel it out with as much of an open heart as you can, even if you’re super scared about it.

You may have to deal with some problems that’ve been mounting between you a loved one; but don’t worry, it’s likely to work out just fine. Be honest, kind, and willing to let go of the past if it’s not serving you anymore.

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Libra: September 23–October 22

Look at the role that fear plays in how you relate to your goals, Libra. Instead of motivating yourself out of a sense of what you lack, try affixing your energy toward what you actually want.

You’re in a really strong place to advance your ambitions, but none of it’ll happen if you can’t stop wondering about what could’ve been. Cut your losses and then choose to focus on the bright side this month. Maybe you can’t change the world, but you can always change your attitude about your place in it.

When it comes to love, it’s a different story. If you don’t like the way a person treats you on a basic level, then you’ve got some serious thinking to do, Libra. There’s energy to support a deepening with your loves, but if you deepen something that kinda sucks, you won’t be very happy with how that feels. Go for people and dynamics that work IRL, lover.

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Scorpio: October 23–November 21

Everybody is feeling jumpy these days, and it’d be easy to personalize it, but try not to, Scorpio. If you jump to conclusions or blindly react to people, you may end up creating dramas that don’t need to be there.

Instead of assuming you have all the facts, trust your friends enough to ask them what’s up if you’re feeling uncertain. The best investment you can make with your friends this month is to expect the best, but if that doesn’t work, don’t hesitate to talk it out. If you’re too in your head, you’ll miss out on awesome opportunities to connect; and then if you ignore it altogether, you run the risk of being consumed with useless worries.

Now’s the time for you to get clear about your limits and desires. Invest in cultivating some serious self-knowledge this month so you can take good care of yourself and the people you love, Scorpio.

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Sagittarius: November 22–December 21

I challenge you to a dance-off this Leo season. Throw three songs on the hi-fi, five days a week, and dance your buns off. Do it alone or do it with friends, but do it, ’Tarius. Shake off your stresses and have booty-shaking, life-embracing fun in your efforts to attain some much-needed inner peace and stability.

Mars, the planet of getting things done, is moving into your sign on the 2nd, and that’s great news for you. There’s energy supporting you in getting your needs met and advancing your goals. The only thing you need to watch out for is that you don’t go for so much me that you forget that you need other people in order to maintain any success.

Don’t throw people under the bus in your efforts to get ahead, even if it seems like the only way. You’re totally solid on your own, but you’re downright unstoppable when you’re aligned with allies.

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Capricorn: December 22–January 19

If you can totally let go of expectations and your desire to control the way things go, you’re likely to find that you have everything you need, Capricorn. Your friendships are changing because you’re changing, lover.

Investigate your feels and don’t worry so much about what anyone else is going through. You have a habit of negotiating your emotions between your head and your heart. By sizing up what others are feeling, you can try to decide what to feel in order to keep yourself safe—but it’s unlikely to make you happy.

Being truer to yourself is a great thing, but it also creates reverberations. Take responsibility for what you’re bringing to the table, both with your tangible actions and whatever’s up with your vibes.

This month, it’s on you to commit to actually experiencing the abundance that’s all around you. Work doesn’t have to be such a struggle if you can practice enjoying the little successes on your journey, Cap.

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Aquarius: January 20–February 18

If you don’t know where you’re going, things are likely to be super confusing and unsettled for you this month. Your ambitions are hiding in the shadows of a million distractions, and it’s time to make the choice to focus if you wanna clear them up.

Set up an hour or two once a week to unplug from all the dumb stuff that’s been sidetracking you away from your A-game. You’re all over the place when you need to stand still for a minute, Aquarius. Your personal life is likely to be in a state of flux too, and the thing your loves need from you is more you.

Don’t be in such a rush to fix things that you create more drama for your mama to clean up. Nurture your relationships by sticking around when things get real, even if it’s awkward, especially around the Full Moon in your sign on the 18th.

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Pisces: February 19–March 20

Manage the needs of your ego better. Your worries are getting in your way this month, and it’s making it hella hard to get out of your own way for long enough to allow you to get things done.

You’re not the best and you’re not the worst, because you’re not the center of things. Instead of getting mad at yourself when you feel off, try a little gentleness, Bunnycat. Remember that being anxious doesn’t give you carte blanche to be a douche. Ghosting people or lying to of conflict is a BS move that only hurts people’s feels.

Being kind involves messy honesty sometimes; you’ve got plenty of love around you, so don’t let your intimacy issues get in the way of you fully feeling that love. Work on your relationship with yourself so that you can receive the goodness your life has to offer. You may not be seeing results yet, but that doesn’t mean your efforts are gonna go unrewarded. Be patient, Pisces.

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Aries: March 21–April 19

There’s a serious risk of your feeling exhausted and losing track of yourself this month, Aries. Instead of taking on more responsibility out of impulse, use your discretion. Listen to the needs of your body, even if your head is whisper-yelling at you to forge ahead.

Too much focus on the outcome of your goals will actually slow down your progress and make you feel cray, so honor your gut instincts, lover. Obsessive thinking will mess you up because it’s coming from a place of fear, and it’s sensitized to what you don’t want, instead of your best interests.

Luckily the New Moon on the 2nd can mark a heartfelt opening for you. August will bring with it a lot of fiery energy to cook up your love life, but it may have to battle it out with the parts of you that just wanna be alone. Do what feels right, lover.

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­Taurus: April 20–May 20

Don’t confuse your burning desire to find home with someone to actually finding it, my love. There are big shifts happening in your innermost personal life, and that’s gonna impact your relationships.

Pay extra attention to the days around the 2nd and 18th for your feels to be especially sensitive. If you’re in a relationship, look out for deep themes in your dynamic, and be ready to be real about whatever comes up, Taurus. Sweeping things under the rug will get you nowhere.

If you’re on the prowl, be honest with yourself about how casual you can actually be right now. There’s nothing wrong with having big feels, lover. Just be real with yourself about where you’re at and what you can take on from that place. If you don’t have someone to love this August, take it as an opportunity to learn to love on your sweet, sweet self.

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Gemini: May 21–June 21

Figure out how much you can do and still be right with yourself this month, Twin Star. You may need to spend more quality chill time with your BFFs and skip the BBQ, or spend extra time alone. You can expect a great burst of forward motion this August, but it’s on you to use it wisely.

Listen to the needs of your heart and respond kindly. Having a good relationship with yourself is just like any other relationship: it requires give and take. You need to make changes in your professional life, and that’ll require you to manage your fears.

Instead of gathering evidence of how few opportunities there are for you or how everyone is against you, you’ve got to confront things head-on. Don’t convince yourself that your worries are the same as an empirical reality that you can’t get out of. Focus on what you can do and what is possible for yourself, and then get out there and get ’er done.

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Cancer: June 22–July 22

People like to say that friendship shouldn’t get too serious, but if you’re being real with people, things are going to get intense from time to time. Instead of trying to manage your friendships and keep them in an easy box, show up for them in the most authentic way you can.

You may have to go through some passages of discomfort with your closest people to get to something more real and loving this month, but it’s totally worth it. Wanting to be loved is easy enough—everyone wants to feel cherished and accepted for what they are. It’s a whole other thing to do the work of being really intimate, though. Emo vulnerability is essential for letting someone really love you for you, Moonchild.

Cope with your fears of being exposed and get past them and to the place where you’re willing to be seen. Reciprocal love between friends and lovers requires so much realness; do your part this month.

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