At MyDomaine, we want to prepare you for all of life’s challenges, and what better way to do that than by getting some foresight from the stars? Each month, we’ll be bringing you your horoscope along with a power product to help you get through the month, handpicked by our resident horoscope expert, Amelia Quint. If you’re changing careers, moving into a new home, or getting married, consider yourself in good hands. Ahead, Quint shares what to expect this month—and what you’ll need to get through it.
This month, we’re transitioning from Leo to Virgo. Think of it this way: If Leo is the artist, then Virgo is the editor. The feisty inspiration of this fire sign finds direction and structure with the help of its earthly cousin. As the back-to-school season begins, think of this time of year as an opportunity to hone your skills. Just as Leo’s raw creativity finds form in the critical, detail-oriented eye of Virgo, you’ll be able to refine your approach to career, relationships, and your spirituality.
To say the astrological weather this month is eventful would be a massive understatement. The month kicks off August 3 with Uranus retrograde in Aries, setting the stage for lots of surprising activity to come over the next four weeks. It’s followed by the last in a series of squares between Jupiter and Pluto that have shifted important power structures in your life. You feel more capable and more like yourself after it happens. The Aquarius new moon a few days later fuels your independence, though Mercury retrograde in Virgo could make implementing it tricky.
The big event everyone is waiting for comes with the massive Leo solar eclipse on August 21. It’s a watershed moment that calls for you to step out on stage and be seen doing what you love, whatever that may be. When the sun enters Virgo the day after, you spend the next month honing your work. If you’ve felt like you’ve been taking one step forward and two steps back, Saturn will be direct on August 26, so you can resume forward motion. Venus into Leo the following day boosts your confidence and charisma, and Jupiter in alignment with Saturn gives you a stroke of good luck.
When Mercury retrograde slips back into Leo on August 31, focus your attention on the details that make your performance shine.
Consider getting a diary because this month is one you’ll want to remember for the rest of your life. The celestial spotlight is on you, and what you do now changes the shape of your next few years. First, on August 4, the last in a series of Jupiter-Pluto squares show you how to say what you want to say. A few days later, an Aquarius lunar eclipse sends a big revelation about your closest relationship. Mercury retrograde in your money sector distracts you for a moment from the imminent change ahead, but stay focused.
On August 16, the sun (your ruling planet) lines up with the north node, or destiny point, to position you closer to your dreams than you’ve been in a long time. Once the massive Leo solar eclipse arrives on August 21, you know exactly what your next move is and how to make it. After you do, your life will never be the same, but it’s for the best. A few days later, Venus into your sign helps you charm your way into the next phase of your plan, and Mars aligns with the destiny point the following day to accelerate your progress to breakneck speeds.
Jupiter makes a gentle aspect to Saturn on August 27 that results in real, measurable creative success. Mercury retrograde in your sign on August 31 helps you process what all this change will mean for you going forward. Analyze, collate, and pay attention to what arises in your mind.
Your Power Product: A diary. Whether it’s an agenda or an old-fashioned journal, don’t forget to document this month. A year from now, you’ll be amazed how far you’ve come.
On August 4, the last in a series of squares between good-luck Jupiter and power-player Pluto shows you how to get paid for the work you love without devaluing yourself. A few days later, the Aquarius lunar eclipse turns your attention to your health, so take care of your body, and if necessary, start burnout recovery protocol. Mercury retrograde begins in your sign on August 12, causing a few minor annoyances but mostly giving you the space you need to rest. You’ll need it, especially when the massive Leo solar eclipse lights up the last house of your horoscope, demanding closure on issues you’ve been working through for years.
Spirituality and dream recall helps with the process. The sun aligns with Mercury in your sign on August 26, giving you an opening to express any pent-up feelings from the eclipse (and eloquently so, as you always do). Jupiter aligns softly with Saturn the following day, helping to shore up your financial foundations. When Mercury retrograde slides back into Leo on August 31, you’re able to clear out old ways of thinking if you work at it. Consider seeing a therapist or at least talking to a close friend.
Your Power Product: Spoons. Not only are they a popular term for monitoring your daily energy levels, but they can also make mealtime just a little bit prettier.
Keep a close eye on August 4. When Jupiter in your sign squares off with Pluto for the last time in recent memory, an era of difficulty surrounding your home and private affairs finally reaches a satisfying conclusion. A few days later, on August 7, an Aquarius lunar eclipse delivers unexpected inspiration that reminds you just how much fun life can be. Mercury retrograde on August 12 acts as a cosmic trash collector, rounding up stray thoughts from your psyche and pitching them for good. You’ll need to be clear-headed when the massive Leo solar eclipse on August 21 offers a once-in-a-lifetime group project or step toward the next phase of your overarching vision.
Venus slips into Leo on August 26, ensuring good relations with any business partners. Jupiter and Saturn align gently on August 27, helping you to express yourself with truth and clarity no matter what your medium. Mercury retrograde into Leo can cause a few minor hiccups in your big project but nothing major. Just think of it as an astrological proving ground for your latest and greatest idea.
Your Power Product: A trash bin. If there’s one sign that knows how to make garbage aesthetically pleasing, it’s you. Waste doesn’t have to be ugly.
When lucky Jupiter makes the last of three squares to Pluto (your ruling planet) on August 4, you finally understand how to express your true self, no matter what may have happened in the past to prevent it. Under the Aquarius lunar eclipse on August 7, an emotional revelation about your family or home comes as a surprise. On August 12, Mercury retrograde in your groups and goals sector helps you revise your social circles and long-term vision. Once the massive Leo solar eclipse arrives on August 10, you’ll have no time to suffer fools.
It lands in your career sector, catapulting you into a new project or role that may be your most exciting and demanding professional challenge yet. When your old-school ruler, Mars, aligns with the north node or “destiny point” the following week, your progress accelerates to warp speed. Jupiter and Saturn align that same day, reminding you to take care of yourself no matter how much cash you’re being offered to do otherwise. Burnout is real, but if you take the stars’ advice now, you narrowly avoid it.
Mercury retrograde into Leo on August 31 shows you there’s a minor learning curve to your new venture, but it’s a learning opportunity, not a shortcoming.
Your Power Product: A desk organizer. With all the writing you’re sure to be doing this month, you’ll definitely need it.
On August 4, Jupiter (your ruling planet) makes the last in a series of three squares to Pluto, the planet of power. Finally, you realize how to balance your income with your long-term vision; in fact, the stars may offer up an opportunity for you to do exactly that. Under the Aquarius lunar eclipse on August 7, you score a major achievement in writing, speaking, or otherwise expressing your point of view. Mercury retrograde in your career zone from August 12 acts as a professional progress report.
Are your current activities getting you closer to where you want to be in five years? If not, you know it now and take steps to fix it. When the massive Leo solar eclipse arrives on August 21, you’re called upon to take a huge leap of faith, one that will alter the course of your life for the better. Somehow, writing, publishing, media, and your own personal philosophy catapult you into (or should we say onto) the next stage of your life. Once Saturn ends his months long retrograde in your sign on August 25, you feel so much lighter.
Your ruler, Jupiter, in gentle alignment to Saturn on August 27 sends a friend, teacher, or mentor to your rescue. Accept their generosity, especially when Mercury retrograde slips into your personal growth sector on August 31.
Your Power Product: An address book. When the eclipse ramps up your publicity, keep your VIP contacts organized in style.
For you, August begins with long-awaited professional closure. It’s an outcome you’ll be satisfied with, thanks to the last in a series of alignments between lucky Jupiter in your career sector and potent Pluto in your sign. On August 7, an Aquarius lunar eclipse illuminates a new stream of revenue that wasn’t visible before. Mercury retrograde from August 12 helps you revise a grand idea by nailing down the nitty-gritty details, but the main event arrives with the massive Leo solar eclipse on August 21.
It lands in your spooky eighth house, giving you a do-over on the things that people don’t speak of in polite conversation, like sex, debts, and death. Bonus: This could equal a big payout you’ve been waiting for. Whatever happens, it’s a rebirth. If the transformation has been a slog, you pick up the pace once Saturn, your ruling planet, is direct again on August 25. Jupiter makes a nice-and-easy alignment with Saturn on August 27, arranging your work schedule to incorporate some much-needed rest.
Once Mercury retrograde enters Leo on August 31, you may have to stand up for the revelation you had during the eclipse, but it’s a fight you’ll win.
Your Power Product: A clock. This month is a major reminder of how much time can change things, so honor that by decorating your space with a gorgeous timepiece.
When your ruling planet, Uranus, begins his retrograde phase on August 3, your writing, speaking, and artistic abilities take an unexpected but inspired turn. Even better, when the last of three squares between Jupiter and Pluto occur on August 4, you’re clearer about your personal philosophy and spiritual beliefs than ever. Celebrate your newfound self-awareness under the lunar eclipse in your sign on August 7. If you’re feeling feisty, you could get some outward marker of your inner progress, like a tattoo or a new hair color.
Mercury retrograde in your intimacy sector could resurrect the ghosts of lovers past, but no matter—the massive Leo solar eclipse in your partnership zone could deliver the love interest you’ve been waiting for. Your old-school ruler Saturn will be direct in your groups’ zone from August 25, so get out and socialize. Later, when lucky Jupiter aligns with Saturn on August 27, going on an adventure or taking a risk with your crew pays off. Mercury retrograde in Leo from August 31 could make you question your new boo or add a spiritual dimension to your connection.
Love at first sight or love in a past life? You’ll find out.
Your Power Product: A new showerhead. You’ll feel so much fresher with the right water stream, and you’ll look fresh after the lunar eclipse in your sign, too.
On August 4, the last in a series of tough alignments between Jupiter and Pluto help you establish a more reciprocal (and as such, more comfortable) framework for your closest relationships. Going forward, you sacrifice less of yourself and get more in return. The Aquarius lunar eclipse on August 7 could reveal a major secret that helps you tie up emotional loose ends. When Mercury retrograde begins on August 12, you continue your relationship overhaul, smoothing out the fine details of how you want to communicate with others.
Once the massive Leo solar eclipse arrives on August 21, you make a major breakthrough in your daily routine. Set your health goals now because whether you decide to hit the gym once a week or change your nutrition plan, what you do will have lasting results. When Jupiter aligns with Saturn on August 27, a stroke of luck helps your career investments pay off. Mercury’s retrograde into Leo from August 31 could test your capacity to stick to your new routine, but keep it up. When fall arrives, you’ll be so glad you did.
Your Power Product: A multivitamin. This month, you’re getting back to the basics of personal care, so make sure you have a solid foundation of the right vitamins and minerals to back you up.
If you’ve been itching for a change, it arrives on August 3 with rebellious Uranus retrograde in your sign. Make your improvements incremental instead of sweeping. The following day, the last in a series of three squares between Jupiter and Pluto resolves a slow-burning power play between your collaborators and your professional development. On August 7, an Aquarius lunar eclipse brings a group project or phase of your long-term vision to fruition. Try to enjoy the rewards, even as Mercury retrograde begins in your everyday habits sector on August 12.
Later, on August 21, a massive Leo solar eclipse revs up your desire for the sweet things in life, especially romance and art. The following week, a gentle aspect between Jupiter and Saturn helps you reconcile the strain of keeping up with a long-distance loved one or someone with whom you share opposing views. Mercury retrograde slips into your pleasure zone at month’s end, piquing your artistic and sexual curiosity. Tread lightly, but don’t be afraid to explore.
Your Power Product: A jewelry box. Use it to store the accessories that make you feel most beautiful and to add a sexy touch to your bedroom.
While you typically hold your ground when it comes to your viewpoint, a series of squares between Jupiter and Pluto have shown you the benefit of accommodating others’ ideas. The last square in this series occurs on August 4, marking an achievement in the way you execute your unique philosophy in your daily life. Afterward, you feel just a little bit freer, especially when the Aquarius new moon ignites your career sector on August 7. When Mercury retrograde begins on August 12, you may become so obsessed with that newfound professional development that you find it hard to have fun.
The huge Leo solar eclipse on August 21 ensures that you tend to your inner well-being, resolving years of ancient conflicts and insecurities you’d rather hide than address. By the time Venus (your ruling planet) slips into Leo on August 26, you feel bold again. On August 27, Jupiter aligns gently with Saturn to help you establish better boundaries between your everyday and private lives. Mercury retrograde into the deepest part of your horoscope on August 31 keeps the self-reflection going.
Your Power Product: A blender. Smoothies are a deliciously easy way to get the nutrients you need during this demanding month, so put it to good use.
On August 4, the last in a series of squares between Jupiter and Pluto concludes a major sexual evolution for you, one that leaves you feeling more seductive than you have in years. The Aquarius lunar eclipse on August 7 dares you to try something completely new, especially if it involves travel, publishing, or study. You may not get to jump in right away, as Mercury retrograde begins in your privacy sector on August 12. The massive Leo solar eclipse on August 21 calls your attention to your writing projects, speaking engagements, siblings (or people who feel like family), or your neighborhood.
The sun aligns with Mercury on August 26, giving your efforts at home a boost. The next day, Jupiter aligns with Saturn to balance out your more intimate relationship or attraction. When Mercury retrograde shifts into your communication zone on August 31, you know what to say.
Your Power Product: Red roses. Feng shui experts say that they can help attract romance when placed in the right area of your bedroom.
Since last fall, a series of squares between Jupiter and Pluto have tested the strength of your relationships against your most secret desires. The last square in that series occurs on August 4 and offers some degree of closure around what’s next for you and your love. Whatever happens, you can be sure that the Aquarius lunar eclipse just a few days later will offer more than its share of titillating diversion. Enjoy it, but don’t let it turn dark. Mercury retrograde on August 12 is tricky, tripping up your words both written and spoken for the next three weeks.
You’ll learn to be more intentional with what you say, but it won’t be easy. Luckily, the massive Leo new moon on August 21 turns your attention to your wallet, offering a completely clean financial slate. Deals made now will flourish, so keep an eye out and ear to the ground. Once Jupiter sidles up to Saturn on August 27, you recognize new ways your home and spirituality can support your everyday progress, even if you weren’t able to see them before. Mercury retrograde into your money sector on August 31 may slow earnings from the eclipse, but it won’t erase it.
Stay the course.
Your Power Product: Colored pencils. Use them to find a new route to creativity when Mercury retrogrades through your communication zone.
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