Happy August, darling Cancer. At the end of last month, a dark new moon saw you tapping into your creative side, whether it’s a hobby or project at work. When the communication planet Mercury enters its home sign of Virgo, lighting up your Second House of Possessions on Wednesday, August 3, you see your project growing and expanding, thanks to your abilities to communicate about your vision. Unfortunately, in this economy, the stars can never promise financial gains, but this is an advantageous time to ask for a raise that reflects your work and, most importantly, believe in yourself and your creations. You’re an intuitive, emotional water sign, and while you can be prone to summertime sadness, this also means that you’re one of the most imaginative signs of the zodiac and tend to excel in the arts.
Try to take it easy when the sky lights up with a full moon in Aquarius on Thursday, August 11. The moon is your ruler, so lunations affect you more than other signs, and full moons tend to be emotional times. Remember, Cancer, taking time for yourself isn’t lazy; self-care is crucial. On this same date, the romantic planet Venus enters bold Leo. This transit brings blessings to your love life. Regardless of your relationship status, the stars remind you that abundance isn’t just about money. When it comes to matters of love, you’re feeling more alive than ever, whether that means freedom after getting out of an unhealthy relationship or the joy of a blossoming romance.
When Virgo season begins on Monday, August 22, consider it the start of cuffing season. Virgo is a grounded earth sign and is called both the hermit and the healer of the zodiac. The next few weeks provide a time of reflection and rest after the bold days of Leo season. You will see a change in your social life, darling Cancer, especially when the eccentric planet Uranus goes retrograde in sensual Taurus on Wednesday, August 24, where it will stay for the next five months. Because this retrograde occurs in your Eleventh House of Friendship, you can look forward to autumn spent with friends and, of course, any lovers as well.
The main change is that you’ll likely stay in more and feel called to tap into your nurturing side. This sees you hosting dinner parties, an activity Cancers excel at putting together. Consider starting a dinner club and ensuring you get together with your friends at least once a month. You can call it a coven meeting to feel fun and witchy, but it will also help you avoid the pains of isolation, which were especially difficult for Cancers during the pandemic.
The perfect night to kick off your coven meetings (or dinner parties) is Saturday, August 27, which brings a dark new moon in organized Virgo. New moons are times for fresh starts and new beginnings, making this an ideal lunation to begin such a ritual. Further, connect with friends by asking everyone to go around in a circle and state both their fears and hopes for the next lunar cycle. Because friendship is such an important theme for you this month, Virgo, expect any significant others to bond with your friend group, and if you’re single, don’t be surprised if you catch yourself checking out a friend. Is there new love in the air? Time will tell.