August 2021 monthly horoscope

Aries (Mar. 21 – Apr.19)

“We have met the enemy and they are us.” This is likely to be your experience especially the last half of the month, Aries . You are rather thin-skinned, more reactive for unknown reasons, irritable and defensive.

Recognize you will take things personally now. Give others the benefit of the doubt. Six words may be all you need–don’t attack, don’t defend, don’t withdraw. And don’t mix drinking and driving, as there is a heightened possibility of unnecessary accidents.

Taurus (Apr. 20 – May 20)

Prepare the ground in August 2021, Taurus. This especially long transit gives you the opportunity to effectively work toward establishing stronger roots that will productively bears fruit in the future, Use the best of your Taurus nature–work slowly, methodically and thoroughly. This is an excellent time to strengthen your body by applying your Taurus determination.

In a potent metaphor for Taurus, tend your garden! Clear your ground of rocks and self-imposed obstacles. Engage in training that advances your knowledge or position. Lift weights. Become strong like the bull you are.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

You may feel that you are spinning this month. This may play havoc with your plans. This three-week time period demands that you be flexible and use your inventive mind to create “work-arounds.”

Stop and consciously take deep breaths if the delays and screw-ups start to get on your nerves; shallow breathing keeps you anxious. Stay away from caffeine if you wish to be calmer.

Be sure to back up important documents and e-mails, since Mercury as Trickster loves to set you back by erasing crucial files. Practice patience. Keep your sense of humor.

Cancer (Jun. 21 – Jul. 22)

The parched earth is an appropriate image for Cancer. There are no more than two planets in water signs all month. You may feel like you are dying of emotional thirst with little connection to those who matter most. It may be hard for you to find an audience open to listening to your feelings. Others seem distant, distracted or insensitive.

Consciously elicit the element of water. Swim. Bath. Drink plenty of water. Relieve your psyche by distancing yourself from those with hardened, cold, pessimistic attitudes. Take care of your own emotional needs by nurturing your inner child.

Leo (Jul. 23 – Aug. 22)

Leo’s have begun their heavy lifting. This means the success of your efforts may be delayed. It is a time of perseverance but ultimately leads to great potential for reward. Indeed your long effort pays off.

Sweep clear the rubble of failed dreams and difficult relationships. Banish self-limiting, negative thought. Use this time to strength your body–the more confidence you have in the strength of your body, the more confidence you have in the strength of your spirit.

Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)

You are inclined to sloppy or careless thinking. Or you may think something through only to draw an erroneous conclusion. Wait until after August 16 to boldly declare your opinions. New information may come forward to have you contradicting yourself by mid month. Think before you speak.

Be mindful of what you say in a public forum; it is easy to be misunderstood now. Use discrimination. If you think you shouldn’t say it, don’t. Avoid gossip as it may come back to haunt you.

Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)

What a rare opportunity to consciously open your life to greater love, harmony and relationship. Wish in August 2021 for what your heart most desires. The intensity of your effort times the duration of your effort equals the force of your effort. Pull your future toward you with this magical aspect.

Seed your imagination with specific visions for the future. Use creative visualization techniques by which you may see yourself in your dream scenario in the fullest detail. Take advantage of this rare and truly magical influence.

Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)

No favor goes unpunished. You may be emotionally blindsided by someone you’ve just done a favor for. Your offer to help may be misinterpreted or backfire. This is especially primed to happen with those you feel competitive with. They may feel you are trying to take control and hog all the glory. Are you?

Check your motives before offering assistance as ulterior motives will be confronted or stopped short. Come from an unselfish place. Be prepared to let go of resentments you might suffer as a consequence to your genuine desire to help.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)

The planetary movement, elevates your mind and lifts you up from the depths to the heights. This is the “wish-fulfilling transit” and a time to seed future visions and to harmonize relationships with those close to you as well as see the unity of the collective. Glimpses of your future are possible. Astrology, tarot or palmistry readings may be uncannily accurate.

Get your chart done now by a competent professional astrologer. The chances are good that a consultation will be extremely helpful and affirming. If you are part of a spiritual lineage or want to be, this is the time to ask teachers, mentors and guides for spiritual initiations or to be taught mystical techniques. Use this golden opportunity.

Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)

The August 2021 horoscope, gives you the ability to do difficult or exacting work. Your ability to control your energy helps you successfully concentrate your effort.

No glamour now but the satisfaction of doing excellent work may be all you need. Promotion is possible if you have worked diligently for it.

Do physical or intellectual work that demands careful attention or perseverance. Craft in wood, metal or stone. Sell yourself by promoting your experience, expertise and responsible attitude.

Start a weight loss, muscle building or strengthening regime, as it is easier for you to stay disciplined now.

Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)

Aquarius approaches one of the two most significant full moons of the year. August’s full moon is on the 22th and is on the Leo/Aquarius axis.

This means your creative effort peaks in some way mid-month–especially with any project that involves others. This is a natural time for a creative culmination that can showcase your unique personal and artistic contribution. Your leadership and effort serve the group.

Find a way to spotlight your good works. Make presentations that highlight the role you have played. Brainstorm with others as your ideas may be seen as brilliant.

Pisces (Feb. 19 – Mar. 20)

Beware the gift of the Trojan horse, Pisces. You may be drawn into questionable situations by those who do not have your best interests at heart.

Use your common sense and avoid situations that do not feel right. Being disappointed in someone is a distinct possibility

Heighten your bullshit detector. Be skeptical of new people as they may not be as they first appear. Retreat from those known for deception. Especially watch your drinking and driving.