The month begins with an urge for time alone as a healing retreat from the busyness of everyday life. Look for ways to recharge before you begin your birthday celebrations. As the sign most dedicated to serving others, ask yourself, would it be rewarding to focus on looking after yourself for a change? Consider having a regular digital detox where you shelve your devices for a day, make time to get a massage or take a weekend getaway – whatever inspires you to rest and relax so you can enjoy some well-deserved peace and quiet. Be open to listening to your gut feelings in quieter moments or take note of bright ideas that might come up over a coffee as these can act as a kind of personal guidance system to steer you towards a renewed sense of vitality and passion for life. Try to keep a clear head about any challenges that may surface around your health, job or pets on August 15 and 16. Around the 23rd, as your birthday month begins, you could be inspired to see yourself afresh and focus on polishing your self-image or physical appearance. You may opt for a different hairstyle, invest in some new clothes or decide to take a surprising change of direction.
Best days: August 21, 23
This is your month to enjoy being popular! Others will be attracted to you and you may make a new friend, get behind a charity or sign up with a fun social group that lights up your life in the best possible way. Channel your increased passion and energy mid-month into pleasures such as sports, romance, offspring or creative projects, especially in your local area.
Best days: August 5-6, 31
Prepare to be in dazzling form at the beginning of August when you may attract welcome attention for your talents and skills from higher-ups or those in authority. Be aware emotions may run high at mid-month in home and family matters, however. Try to remain cool-headed and detach as much as possible from other people’s dramatic behaviour. If you engage, there could be fireworks!
Best days: August 7, 12
Your interest in higher learning, travel or philosophy may get sparked in the first week of August. Mid-month you’re likely to be feeling more optimistic than you have done all year. This is a good time to re-visit your vision for the future with a renewed sense of enthusiasm and strength that will help you navigate any obstacles that might arise.
Best days: August 9, 11
Taboos, transformation and taxes – some heavy topics may get ignited in the first week of August. It sounds more serious than it is so don’t let your ego get carried away if you’re dealing with financial institutions or romantic partners. You have the potential to make powerful changes as events reveal hidden gems in you that others often admire but you take for granted. Enjoy it!
Best days: August 12-13
It’s a very social month for you as both business and romantic relationships get extra attention with increased activity and communications with others in the first week of August. Expect to enjoy a passionate boost to friendships and group activities around mid-month. Be clear with yourself and others regarding healthy boundaries so you don’t risk feeling overwhelmed.
Best days: August 1-2
Follow through on any impulses to improve your health, diet or work conditions as these are favoured as the month begins. Others may give you good advice or act as mentors to help you do this. If there’s a chance you might be seeing someone or a situation through rose-coloured glasses, check in to make sure what is authentic. Being genuine with yourself and others is likely to be happily rewarded with your inner circle.
Best days: August 8-9
As August gets under way, it is play time! So, get out your paint brushes, dust off your dancing shoes or buy a new game to entertain the kids – whatever inspires you to be playful or creative. Passions are running high at mid-month within your friendships or wider social circle so channel that extra energy in a positive way by focusing on the needs of others who might need a helping hand. It will be appreciated.
Best days: August 1-2
Home and family take top billing as the month begins and you experience a surge of activity in your family and domestic life. At mid-month events regarding your career, achievements and ambitions may have feelings running high. This mood will pass so keep things on an even keel if you can. The month ends on a playful high, though, as your mood is uplifted by hobbies, sports or arty pursuits you’ll enjoy.
Best days: August 2-3
You may be out and about for most of the month as communications, local visits and short trips become a priority. Your focus will be on activities closer to home at first but later you may be attracted to explore options that are further afield, perhaps with a foreign flavour or in a new course of study. After all that activity, the last days of the month will see you set your sights firmly on home.
Best days: August 23, 31
Finances or ideas about personal values get a positive boost as the month begins and you may receive help or good advice from others. If you’ve been experiencing problems with communications, vehicles or travel these conditions should clear at mid-month. At the same time, you’ll be feeling more optimistic about matters involving your health, your pet’s wellbeing or your job.
Best days: August 29-30
Want to make over your image or launch a project dear to your heart? Take action in the first two weeks of August and you’ll reap the benefits. Others will take more notice of what you say, too, as the month goes on and you may begin to feel even more excited about your personal project. If you feel your ego momentarily slipping into overdrive then take a step back to ensure others can also enjoy their time in the sun.
Best days: August 1-2