August Monthly Horoscope - Cancer


Dear Cancer, you might encounter some sudden obstacles or frustrations on the 1st when it comes to shared resources, intimacy, the occult or transformation. Deep emotional material might be surprising your conscious mind, all for a higher integration towards your future aims. “Sharing is caring” might feel foreign now as you want to powerfully hold on to the personal implications of a relationship more than you want the relationship to fulfill a bigger purpose. Try to avoid rash actions or emotional demands that stem from deep insecurities and bring those insecurities to light instead. As Venus enters your 4th house on the 6th, you’re inspired to beautify your home and to maintain harmonious family relationships. However, Venus squares Saturn (the 9th) and Pluto (the 26th) this monththis month, issues of power and control might arise in your family or come to the forefront of your inner space during this time. A balanced, compromising approach is the best option, but without ignoring the truth for the sake of keeping peace. On the 7th, Uranus retrogrades in your 11th house, marking the start of a 6-month period where you might have sudden shifts in your attitudes toward your friends, your social involvements and your dreams for the future. The Leo Solar Eclipse on the 11th shakes up the areas of finance, material possessions and values for you. Changes are due as any temptation to exaggerate with pleasure, money or food reveals either strong attachments or lack of impulse control. Your challenge for the next months is to slowly shed some of these attachments, as well as to realistically assess your own abilities and to find healthy ways of investing them into something that is both rewarding and fun. Mars retrograding in Capricorn on the 12th might bring up relationship or partnership issues that you’ve encountered this May, encouraging you one more time to reflect on what commitment and taking responsibility towards the other really mean to you.

On the 18th, the Venus-Mercury sextile marks a good moment for socializing at your home- if you’ve been wanting to throw a house party with old friends, this is the time! Mercury going direct on the 19th eases your house of finances and values, removing blockages and maybe allowing some progress with the changes that were seeded on the Eclipse. On the 23rd, the Sun enters your 3rd house, marking a time where communication and learning take center stage in your life. Especially with the Grand Earth Trine on the 25th, this is a great time for you to socialize in a pragmatic, down-to-earth way, as well as to consolidate your current knowledge on what interests you.

The Pisces Full Moon brings to a conclusion what you’ve started this March regarding higher education, traveling and expanding your horizons. The way to following your life philosophy and becoming your best self right now is through clear thinking, partnering up with others and attention to detail. Emotions and logic can definitely work together! How has this manifested for you since March? On the 27th, Mars goes direct- gone are the days of low energy, frustrations and blockages in your relationships, especially your intimate life and shared resources! Enjoy this relieving August end as your batteries get recharged to their full potential.

Magical Dates:

Love: 7, 27

Career: 7

Money: things moving forward after the 19th, especially on the 25th

Watch, Wait, Access, Act:

New Moon, Eclipse:  8/11

Full Moon: 8/26

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