Your August ’18 Horoscope

Get ready for some major shifts and cosmic gifts – supreme space witch Remy Ramirez sheds light on the month ahead. 

By Remy Ramirez

Illustrations by Grace Miceli

Oh hey Lion bbs! You get your birthday month kicked off with the Cosmos’ favorite thing: a major life lesson! (Woof.) On the 6th, the Sun in Leo will square Jupiter in Scorpio—kind of a big deal. This could go one of two ways, Fire Mama, and the power is in your hands: A. It’s a shit show starring your ego, or B. It’s the actual and literal best, featuring a cameo of your ego in the backseat with its seatbelt securely fastened. To make the best of this day, it’s super important to moderate—don’t overdo a gd thing. Hold back, exercise discipline, ask for help—these are all ways to ensure success and prevent embarrassment. On the 11th, a partial solar eclipse will be makin’ moves in your little sector of the zodiac, so get ready, Leo! This is going to hit home because it falls into your house of self—how you identify, see, and present yourself. It’s also a wild one, with aspects to Mercury retrograde, Jupiter, and a bunch of fixed stars. Here’s the gist: victory and breakthroughs are possible for you on this day, but be careful with that mouth, gurl! Thinking before you speak, strategizing, and planning will bring you the best this eclipse has to offer—spontaneity, not so much. This is also a SRSLY good day to speak your intentions into the Universe (manifestation potential like whoa), but make sure you’re v clear and specific—you may very well get what you ask for.

Hey Earth Mama! On the 6th, Venus will move into your house of secrets, shadows, and spirituality, and hang out there the rest of the month. Lots of possibilities with this! Def a killer time to see a top-notch psychic, get reiki, or have your tarot read. You might also find your own psychic abilities are on point, so put some time aside to chat it up with those spirit guides. On the other hand, something may be revealed to you about someone you love, or a secret admirer might come forward. (No promises, but I’ll keep my fingers crossed for that one.) On the 11th a partial solar eclipse in Leo will light up your house of money. This eclipse is fucking wild, Virgo, because it’s linking up with Mercury retrograde, Jupiter, and all these nutso fixed stars. Here’s the short of it: big thang$—like good big thang$—are totes possible, so bank on that (lol to puns). But WTF, this mercury retro sitch tho. You’re gonna need to be super careful with any contracts, loans, money agreements of any kind—whatever details need to be worked out around your cash, watch them like a hawk. And don’t agree to things you can’t follow through on when it comes to money. On the 25th the Sun in Virgo will trine Uranus in Taurus. Hot damn! Great time to make big, wild changes in your life and get out of your comfort zone. Or just like, order something that isn’t the yuzsh at dinner—your call.

Yas Libra!! August kicks off with a little lovin’ to your bank account, aka Venus in your 2nd house of earned income from the 6th through the rest of the month. One possibility here (that I’m legit rooting for) is money coming in through work that you genuinely love doing—whether it’s a passion project, new job, or a short term gig—whatever that looks like for you. It’s also a killer time to invest in beauty, so like—hair, eyebrows, new kewt lewks—all the things. The next day brings a v nice aspect for you: Venus in Libra trine Mars in Aquarius. Dang, this is supes romantic. Flirty, sexy Venus will join forces with lusty, driven Mars to make some fireworks happen in the lurv department. Circle this day for date night, and if you’re solo, get out there and spit game, bb, ‘cause you’ll have lots of it. The 11th is another big day, when a partial solar eclipse in Leo will land in your house of communication. If you’re a writer, public speaker, or involved in publishing in any way, major breakthroughs are possible on this day. But like, Mercury retrograde is also in the mix with this eclipse, so some wack shit is also possible (ugh—this eclipse is nutso tbh). Most important thing for making this eclipse work for you: pay attention to details when it comes to your communication. Your words are v important rn—in work, in relationships, and also in manifesting (get those posi affirmations going sister!). Talk is not cheap this month—it’s your gateway to the next level.

Sup, Scorp Sister! On the 6th, the Sun in Leo will square Jupiter in Scorpio—kind of a big deal for you. This could go one of two ways, and the power is in your hands (er, pincers): A. It’s a shit show starring your ego, or B. It’s the actual and literal best, featuring a cameo of your ego in the backseat with its seatbelt securely fastened. To make the best of this day, it’s super important to be moderate—don’t overdo a gd thing. Hold back, exercise discipline, ask for help—these are all ways to ensure success and prevent embarrassment. On the 11th, a partial solar eclipse will hit up your house of home and foundations. Anything relating to your house could see some kind of success or victory—holla! But also, since this eclipse is in cahoots with Mercury retrograde, you could see some mix ups in communication around your home, too. It’s a wild card, this one, so stay on top of any lease agreements, contracts, verbally agreed to chore charts—all the things. This house also relates to your childhood (that’s the foundations part), so if you’ve been doing some kind of work around that topic (cough, therapy, cough cough, because parents, cough), you could see some breakthroughs there, too (or like, a big fight—this eclipse is unpredictable af). On the 26th, a full moon in Pisces will hit up your house of long-term plans and faraway travel. This moon is SO good, with its killer sextiles to Uranus and Saturn. Look for great opps to change some aspect of your 5-yr plan, or else a surprise trip to the Riviera, or like, Rio. Good stuff.

Whoop! Say hello to August, Archer Sisters. You get the month started off with Venus moving into your house of communication on the 6th, where it’ll hang out till the end of the month. If you do any work in publishing, communications, writing, etc.—get prepped for some v tite developments in those arenas. You might also have some important heart-to-hearts with loved ones, so ex-nay on the real talk that is actually just rude talk (tact isn’t always your strong suit, bb, but I believe in you). On the 11th, a supes intense partial solar eclipse will make moves in your house of creativity. This eclipse is all over the place, not gonna lie. On the one hand, it’s carrying themes of victory and breakthrough; on the other hand, it’s crossing wires with Mercury retrograde—woof! You could see success with any creative projects you’ve got in the works, or even your emotional relationship to those projects (moons are emo af). But with Mercury in there, you might also see miscommunications, arguments, or confusion around said project. Or maybe both; this eclipse is a wild card. One word of warning: this house also oversees children, and we def don’t want any surprise miscommunications around pregnancy—amirite? Wrap that baby up tight, all you sexually active straight gals. On the 26th, a full moon in Pisces will light up your house of career and fame. FUCK YES SAG. This moon is so good, with its kewt sextiles to Uranus and Saturn. It’s a killer time to make strategic changes in your career that get you noticed, so circle that day, henny, and go big.

Oh hi, Cap! August starts you off with the real real, also known as Mars retrograde in your sign from the 12th-27th. Cool cool cool—so we’re talking about fun themes like sexual frustration, reviewing your own anger management issues, or any past traumas for you around violence, rage, or sexuality. NOT A PARTY, Cap. It is cosmic medicine though, a celestial stop sign that’s forcing you to take a step back, think before you act, and clean out any old debris that’s been keeping you from creating everything you want and deserve in this lifetime. My advice: be so so so good to yourself during these days (and always, but like, especially those two weeks). Team up with your super sweet Cancer friends so you can talk it out with a bud, take long baths, eat all the chocolate, etc. On the 11th, we’ll all get a major player: a partial solar eclipse that’ll light up your house of work. It’s being fueled by opposing forces, so there’s no real way of knowing how it will take shape. On the one hand, it’s got a big W written all over it, so victory and success at work could totes be yours. On the other hand, it’s joining forces with Mercury retrograde, so miscommunications, arguments, or confusion could work their way into your office. Or it could be a combo—anything’s possible, so stay on your toes. The 26th brings a v good full moon in your house of friendships and networking. It’s sextile Uranus and Saturn, bringing happy, harmonious shifts to your crew sitch, or to any orgs you’re a part of. Friends will pull through in a real way, and networking will pay off. Because buds not duds, Cap—that’s what’s up.

Hey hey, Water Bearers. You kick the month off with the most Aquarius aspect ever: Mars in Aquarius square Uranus in Taurus on the 1st. It’s all things rebellion and anti-establishment—a big ‘ole middle finger to the status quo. This can be awesome for creative breakthroughs or making big changes to your life, but be careful you don’t, like, get arrested or something. Mars can move things into aggression territory if we’re not careful, so keep it together, Air Sister. The 7th brings a v nice aspect for you: Venus in Libra trine Mars in Aquarius. This is SUPES romantic. Flirty, sexy Venus will join forces with lusty, driven Mars to make some fireworks happen in the lurv department. Circle this day for date night, and if you’re solo, get out there and spit game, bb, ‘cause you’ll have lots of it. On the 11th, the cosmos get their drama on with a partial solar eclipse that’ll be hitting up your house of partnerships. DAYUM. Real talk—there’s no way of knowing what this is gonna look like. This moon is linked up with Mercury retrograde (woof), Jupiter (yas), and a whole bunch of fixed stars. Here’s what we do know: it’s carrying Leo-sized themes of victory and triumph—so like, slay. But it’s also bringing confusion and communication melt downs. So you could have a big celebratory moment with bae, your biz partner, your roommate—any kind of “partner” in your life. But you could also end up at each other’s throats. Or both. Either way, this moon is super dynamic, so harness the powers, skip the drama, and make some magic happen.

A new month, a new you, Fish Mamas. On the 11th, a partial solar eclipse swoops into your house of transformations. In case it wasn’t clear: THIS IS A BIG DEAL. The eclipse is pretty major already—it’s got Jupiter and Leo on its side, so that’s gonna create some big wins. But then it’s joining forces with Mercury retrograde, so that could cause hiccups in the process. This house deals with sex, addictions/ obsessions, and rebirth. Transformation comes from working through difficult lessons, not hiding from them (something you little fishes can be pretty good at), so if you’ve been willing to do the work around a transformative issue in your life (especially an issue from the past, since we’re in Merc. retrograde), chances are you’ll see victory around this day. But if you’ve been hiding, it’ll go the opposite direction, bb. On the 19th, you get a real beaut: Jupiter in Scorpio trine Neptune in Pisces. Great day for success with your creative pursuits, romance, and spirituality. Mark that one on the cal, henny, it’s good times. You round out August with a full moon in Pisces on the 26th. YAS GURL. This moon has some killer connections to Saturn and Uranus, which will create steady, positive, healthy change in your life and identity. Issues around how you present yourself, how you think about yourself, and what is most important to you will all be on the table. It’s a go big moment, Pisces, so carpe that gd diem.

Stay with me here, Aries, ‘cause your August is the cosmic embodiment of can’t stop won’t stop. It’s starts with a supes powerful aspect on the 7th: Chiron in Aries opposite Venus in Libra. Chiron is the wounded healer in astrology, and this opposition with Venus, planet of love and relationships, is getting v real about you acknowledging your heartbreak (past or present) with someone you love/d, and taking a proactive role in healing it. Real talk: this might hurt like a bitch. But whatever comes up for you around this day, remember that it’s happening because the wound is preventing you from doing and having REALLY cool shit. If you can be clear and committed about working through it, your life will get better. Period. On the 11th, we get a partial solar eclipse in your house of long-term plans and foreign travel. This eclipse is super unpredictable. It’s teaming up with Jupiter, which is, like, a success extravaganza, but then it’s also teaming up with Mercury retrograde, which is just a damn headache. So yeah, not sure how this’ll pan out, but be on the alert for major changes, breakthroughs, or news coming through about something long-term. And if you have foreign travel planned, it could be the best time ever but also could be a mash up of delays, lost luggage, and stolen passports. The month rounds out with a fucking KILLER full moon in Pisces. It’s booing up with Uranus and Saturn, and landing in your house of money! YASSS. You should see some really good, steady shifts in your income, or maybe just receive a fatty check around that day. Not a bad way to end a helluva month, Aries.

Yes yes, Bull Babes. You start the month off with Mars in Aquarius square Uranus in Taurus on the 1st. It’s all things rebellion and anti-establishment—a big ‘ole middle finger to the status quo. This can be awesome for creative breakthroughs or making big changes to your life, but be careful you don’t, like, get arrested or something. Mars can take things into aggression territory if you’re not careful, so put the horns away that week, bb. On the 7th, Uranus in Taurus will begin its retrograde cycle and hang out there for a minute (through January 6th). Uranus is a planet of major change. When it retrogrades, it’s asking us to go inward and create the inner transformations we need in order to manifest the lives we want in the physical world. You won’t necessarily see any huge shifts on the 7th, but a heads up that big feels are headed your way with this retrograde cycle. Do the inner work, reap the outer benefits, Taurus. It’s that simple. On the 11th, the cosmos go hard with a partial solar eclipse that will light up your house of fame and career. This eclipse is a wild one—it’s got some really good shit going for it (namely Jupiter, creating success and big wins), and then some wack shit (namely stupid Mercury retrograde, causing miscommunications and meltdowns). With such a mixed bag, there really isn’t a way to know for sure what this eclipse has in store for you, but one way to get the best out of it is to repeat those posi affirmations and make clear moves in the direction you want to go career-wise. Put the vibes out there, and the Universe will take note, Earth Mama.

Let’s get this party started, Gem! Specifically: with Venus cruising into your house of long-term plans and foreign interests on the 6th, where it’ll hang out for the rest of the month. Kewt! Keep your eyes open for a perma-boo this month, or for opps to invest in something you super love for the long haul (could be the work you do, a new bestie—any or all of the above). You might also crush on someone from a faraway land, to which I say, Yes oui can, henny. On the 11th, a partial solar eclipse will light up your house of friends and networks. This eclipse is bringing Jupiter success fabulousness AND Mercury retrograde realness. Miscommunications and friend arguments are totes possible, but so are huge wins and victories (so on that note—netwerk it up, Gem!). The month rounds out with a full moon in Pisces on the 26th, which’ll fall into your house of home and foundations. This moon is v good times. It’s teaming up with Uranus and Saturn to create big but stable changes. Anything related to your living situation (new spot, new roomie, new décor) will benefit. This house also gets at childhood issues (that’s the foundations part), so you could see some powerful healing happen with your family or in your emotional relationship to how you were raised. Not too shabby, Gem, not too shabby.

Oh hey ya, Crab Cuties. August kicks off with Venus, planet of love and romance, scooting into your house of career and fame on the 6th, where it’ll hang out for the rest of the month. YAS. Keep an eye out for a little office romance. You might also start working on a project that you super love, win employee of the month, or just start feeling a srs affection for what you do and who you do it with (co-werkers FTW!). On the 11th, a partial solar eclipse will light up your house of secrets, spirituality, and shadows. SO INTENSE, bb! For starters, this eclipse is straight up madness—it’s carrying a lot of potential for victory and breakthrough, but it’s also joining forces with Mercury retrograde, so there’s also potential for some major mishaps. Because of the spiritual nature of an eclipse—and even more so with it falling into your 12th house—I would say DEF get your new moon circle on, if not a tarot reading, reiki session, or sound bath. You wanna tap into those cosmic powers for sure. One thing to be careful of is the secrets part. Truths tend to come out of hiding in this house and during eclipse season, so heads up there. It also might be the reverse—someone hiding something from you, so keep your radar up and take no shit. You close out the month with a full moon in Pisces your house of creativity on the 26th. Pisces loves creativity, so this is a double whammy—work on those creative projects, send in your demo, or just bust out the crayons and cabernet. All things expression will get a boost with this one, so pull a ‘90s Madonna and express yourself, Water Mama.

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