Cancer (22 June – 22 July)
As August begins, you’re ready to put the world to rights and make sense of recent events. On the 1st (July 31st in America), communication planet, Mercury, turns direct in your star sign, Cancer. This is at the same degree as the powerful Lunar Eclipse cutting across the Cancer/Capricorn axis of the zodiac on July 16th.
Therefore, these two events may be linked. You might hear news or information that proves important. Or, you feel as if you’re coming out of a period of confusion or unclarity. Once Mercury is back up to speed, you can start to make decisions with confidence and speak up.
Mercury remains in your star sign until the 11th and it’s excellent for sorting out any misunderstandings, locating missing objects or catching up with someone who went awol.
Mercury in Cancer is a reminder to put yourself first, big yourself up and let people know who you are and what you do. Sort out any muddles or mess from July’s choppy astrology. There’ll be less emotional chaos and more understanding and insight moving forwards.
In fact, partnerships could take a back seat this month, at least until later in August. You might choose to spend more time on your own, be independent or focus on your own needs.
Money is one area under the cosmic spotlight. Here too, it’s about being financially independent and taking care of yourself. There’s a lot happening in Leo, the sector of your horoscope that rules your personal money. It all starts on the 1st (July 31st in America) with a stunning New Moon in Leo. New Moons are a symbol of new beginnings and a great time to set your intentions for the month ahead.
There is a tradition of writing an abundance cheque to yourself on the New Moon. State how much you want or need to earn by the time of the Full Moon on the 15th and offer it up to the universe. Also, make a wish when you first catch sight of the crescent Moon on the 2nd or 3rd of the month. There’s magic available to you in cosmic law if you’re willing to engage with it.
Events could peak around the Full Moon on the 15th, which promises a great deal. This would be a good date for a celebration, to treat yourself or the ones you love. Also, you may find that money comes your way via a gift or third party. This is because the planet of love and relating, Venus, is closely connected to the New Moon on the 1st and the Full Moon on the 15th.
You may be proud of someone close to you in August, someone who’s doing well and is appreciative of what’s happening. There’s a flow of planetary energy which suggests that what you give you receive in return.
If you’re a typical Sun Cancer, you’re caring and kind and do a lot for other people. Your loving nature may be rewarded this month in more ways than one. It might be financial or emotional, i.e. help or care that’s needed.
Work & Being In Flow
Work and health are also under the cosmic spotlight as big planet Jupiter turns direct on the 11th. Jupiter is currently in fire sign, Sagittarius, brimming with enthusiasm and energy. Plus, Jupiter teams up with the Sun in Leo on the 7th, Venus in Leo on the 8th and Mercury in Leo on the 21st.
This feels buoyant and positive for finding work or enjoying what you do. Work may be particularly social during this period. Or perhaps, you’re able to break free of your routine and take some time out. Here too, you might experience being in flow, whether someone steps in to help or you find yourself in the right place at the right time.
The more you live in the present moment this month, the more in step or in tune you are. Plans for the future may be unsettled, friends may come and go. Yet, focus on all the good things in life and appreciate simple pleasures.
Socially, things are on a roll from the 18th onwards. This is when the inner planets start to move into Virgo, the star sign which rules communication, community and making new friends.
Action planet Mars moves into Virgo on the 18th followed by Venus on the 21st and the Sun on the 23rd. At the end of the month, communication planet, Mercury catches up and enters Virgo on the 29th followed by a second New Moon on the 30th.
This feels lively, whether you’re meeting friends close to home, catching up with neighbours or siblings or you join a new group, club or society. Uranus, the planet of surprises, is also in action on the 26th, 28th and 30th.
Say Yes to any invitations that come your way on or around these dates. This whole period feels positive for social get-togethers, learning and experiencing more. You might become a student at the end of August and start a new course. Or, step into a teaching role and pass on what you know.
Do things differently and don’t stick to the tried and tested. Uranus rules innovation, so this is about new ideas, technology and new ways of thinking. Brainstorm ideas, write things down and express yourself in the written word. It’s potentially a creative period of the year for you.
Love is on the horizon on or near the 24th when the lovers of the heavens, Venus and Mars, unite in Virgo. If you’re looking for love, this would be an excellent date to go out with someone for the first time. You may not need to look far to meet someone new. In fact, with this astrology, you could bump into a new lover around the corner. Ask for introductions via your friends too.
If you’re in a relationship or married, widen your social circle together and ring the changes. This will help to your keep your partnership fresh and exciting. Keep the lines of communication open.