What’s your monthly horoscope for August of 2021?

Astrologer Linda Joyce explains what the next few weeks have in store for you.

Change is in the air and there’s a feeling of summer excitement.

Everyone wants to travel or go somewhere. If you can’t, travel through your imagination, it is a legitimate substitute. Your challenge is to stop thinking as if you’re stuck. We begin the month with a trine from Pluto to the Moon. Passion is deep and if you’re open to the feeling, it could take over and remind you that life can be exciting. Many of you have returned to work and having a routine provides structure. However, the desire is for freedom.

With Venus trine Uranus, chances are you’re open to risk, new adventures and change. Getting the rust out of your joints is invigorating. With Jupiter opposite Mars in Virgo, you have the energy to meet any challenge. The key is to not overdo and still have a great time. Boundaries are those things we either pay attention to or we push them aside as if they don’t exist. However, keeping a semblance of balance is the wisest path, if you do, you stay out of trouble.

The past is calling, but it’s not the same. Life has changed drastically. Although you can salvage some things, others you cannot. If you prefer to work from home, then speak to your boss. It’s nice to have a personal life, something so many of us have lost in quest of a good job. A compromise, or middle path holds the most options.

With Venus and Mars in Virgo, life demands you push the boundaries of your existence. Virgo energy finds balance by holding on to both extremes. We won’t see the ultimate results of this Pandemic right away, but it has changed our way of life forever.

Monthly Horoscope for Aries (March 21st – April 20th)

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Aries is the sign of action, you are the visionaries of the world. You see how to improve what isn’t working and you want to implement change as quickly as possible. Yes, being impatient is always a challenge. With Mars and Venus in the same sign this month, your patience is tested.

To add to the pressure, Mars begins the month square the Moon; your emotional state is unsettled. There are things you want to do that are not moving forward fast enough and there’s old anger that has not been worked out. Peace is not your greatest asset, anxiety is what you’re used to. You’re comfortable with opposing emotions and this month they take you on a roller-coaster ride. Jupiter is back in Aquarius and old friends may reconnect. It’s important to keep your connections, friendships make life worthwhile.

Neptune in Pisces has given more attention to your fantasies than usual. The closer it gets to your sign, the higher your expectations begin to increase. You’re an idealist, to begin with, and what you are striving for is perfection – a hopeless goal. The challenge is to accept what happens and work toward something greater. Learn to mix your satisfaction with what you’d like to improve. The more you can, the happier you’ll be.

Uranus in your second house of finance and values has asked you to examine how you spend your money. If you know your value and your talents, then you’ll attract jobs that pay you fairly. But if you don’t, believe in yourself, and things will begin to change.

If you’re in a relationship, your partner is strong and open to something new. Take a risk or a trip together. Do something you haven’t done before. If you’re single, take a chance, ask someone out you’ve wanted to. All they can say is no.

Monthly Horoscope for Taurus (April 21th – May 20th)

Taurus rules your private inner world, it makes you aware of what’s important to you. If love is what you desire, then your inner world will be full of longing and fantasies. Taurus souls have a way of removing themselves from reality and creating a world that supports their dreams.  On a positive note, it can make it easy for you to manifest what you want because you believe and are committed to your desires. If your ideas are too far-fetched and there’s no effort put into creating them, then it will lead to a disconnect from reality.

Saturn is reality and for now, it’s in Aquarius, ruler of your 10th house of career. It’s difficult to get things working. You may feel as if there’s nothing you can do. Work with what you can. Things aren’t meant to advance until you fix the problem or accept what can’t be changed. The universe doesn’t need your approval. The Full Moon on the 22nd in Aquarius adds drama to your career. Something you’re working on comes to a head.

Mercury and Venus in Virgo keep you busy. In fact, you may be putting too much energy in one direction rather than dispersing it properly. What you’re obsessed with, is what you’ll focus on.

Jupiter opposite Mars increases staying power and energy, so that won’t be missing no matter how hard you work. In fact, there’s a desire to work or push the boundaries you’re comfortable with. You want to feel in control.

If you’re in a relationship, you’re looking for a deeper emotional connection. You can’t demand it, it must be felt. If you’re single, it’s a good time to meet someone who turns you on, particularly at the beginning of the month.

Monthly Horoscope for Gemini (May 21st – June 20th)

Gemini is challenging, primarily because you see and want to do too much and usually all at the same time. Prioritizing is not your talent, everything is important. It’s easy to distract a Gemini, because they notice everything. Mercury, their ruler, is always on the move as it tries to keep up with the Sun, the leader of the pack. This Month Mercury is in Leo and your third house. Communication becomes important along with paperwork.

Mercury square Uranus increases your ability to process information, but try and slow down – you’ll make fewer mistakes and feel less overwhelmed. Learn how to say no. With Jupiter retrograde, it leaves your 10th house of career and reenters Aquarius, ruler of your house of high ideals and education. Don’t be surprised if you get distracted and let a project go.

Saturn square Uranus brings unexpected change, and control is not possible, so go with the flow. Everything has shifted, and the only option is to adjust. With Uranus square the Sun, you’re kept jumping from one thing to another and not finishing any of them. Stop, take a deep breath, and slow down. Mars in Virgo at the base of your chart makes you restless and anxious. Yes, sitting still is difficult if not impossible.

With Jupiter out of your 10th house, some of your stamina has shifted to your ideals — those truths that inspire you to reach higher than seems possible. Uranus square Saturn creates unexpected change. You need to be flexible and go with the flow. Being in control is out of the question. Adapt and keep going.

If you’re in a relationship, you both feel ambitious and energized. When you work together, your relationship feels good. If you’re single, you have the confidence and energy to put yourself at risk, which means asking someone out that you’ve been afraid to. Go for it.

Monthly Horoscope for Cancer (June 21st – July 22nd)

Cancers rule the home, the place most feel safe because it shields you from the outside world. Cancer is responsible for emotions, and one thing for certain, they are never the same. In fact, their ability to be in constant change, reflecting what you feel inside and out, is the key to your strength and fortitude. Freeze your emotions and you’ll feel stuck and unable to get the job done. The Moon begins the month in conjunction to Uranus.

Something has upset you, perhaps an encounter with a friend. Remind yourself, you don’t need to agree on every subject to be friends. A different point of view keeps you challenged and that’s important. Jupiter opposite Mars activates your career with a strong dose of energy and ideas.

At the beginning of the month, Pluto trines the Moon and it empowers your feelings of around purpose and passion. Take those feelings and make them work for you. Life is regulated by emotion, it is an essential part of who you are.

The Full Moon in the 8th house on the 22nd, in Aquarius, reveals what’s holding you back. Don’t dismiss the information that you receive, it’s there to empower and help you change. I’m aware that your sign is never stagnant, you’re always changing which creates a deisre for certainty and safety. However, when things flow, you feel safe.

Mars and Venus in Virgo increase the possibility of extremes this month. Try to step on the brakes, especially if you find yourself moving too quickly. Speed is dangerous.

If you’re in a relationship, things are still problematic because your partner feels the stress of powerful changes. Patience is required. If you’re single, you may find yourself attracted to someone you disagree with, someone who pushes your button.

Monthly Horoscope for Leo (July 23rd – August 22nd)

Leos are born important, they just feel it in their bones. However, when you are too invested in others seeing your specialness, then the problems begin. With the Sun and Mercury opposite Saturn, you feel resistance from others regarding your choices and what you want to do.

Add the square from the Sun to Uranus and it’s important to accept some of the change that surrounds you. Change is never the first choice for someone who wants to be in control. You’re stubborn when you believe you’re right, however, it may pay to slow down and listen. You’re closer to a compromise than you think.

Venus rules your 10th house of career, and the trine it makes to Uranus and the Moon early in the month can work in your favor. New ideas bring reward. Look beyond the moment, and get out of your comfort zone. Get used to living on the edge — for now. Unfortunately, it won’t change for some time. it’s there to take you to the next level. Go with the flow and have faith in yourself.

The Full Moon on the 22nd at the end of Aquarius, is conjunct Jupiter, ruler of your 5th house of authority. Your ego feels wounded. It’s not getting the attention and validation it lives for. If this is not about you, it could be about your children. A Full Moon merely reveals the problem, it’s up to you to fix it.

If you’re in a relationship, Saturn has been making you aware of what’s not working between you. Take it as a positive, now you have a chance to fix things. If you’re single, it’s easy to meet people you like. Go to that party, put yourself out there and the magic will happen.

Monthly Horoscope for Virgo (August 23rd – September 22nd)

Virgos are workers, when they’re focused and committed they get the job done. With Mars and Venus in your sign opposite Jupiter, you are on a mission to get certain things done. Uranus still squares Saturn, so there is resistance to change. Don’t push it on anyone if you can slow it down, it’s really about getting used to something new. A new comfort zone must be created through repetition.

With Mercury and the Sun in your 12th house of spirituality and the unconscious, opposite Saturn, there’s a tug of war between your inner world of faith and your outer world of necessity – what has to get done. This is not unusual. The challenge is to find a balance between what you feel and what you see. If you don’t listen to your inner world, no one else will. Give it some importance. That means pay attention to feelings, dreams, ideas, creativity and what you instinctually know is true. If you don’t, you’ll find that life begins to feel empty.

The month begins with Pluto trine the Moon, so passion is strong. Pay attention to those feelings, they’re there for a reason. In your sign, the two worlds, fantasy and reality, must come together. Jupiter has reentered Aquarius and it will be there until December of this year. It brings strength, endurance, and energy to your efforts and helps you achieve your goals, if you are clear and focused.

The Full Moon on the 22nd at the end of Aquarius, lands on Jupiter, so pay attention to what comes up on that day. It’s important to get the message of what’s not working and what is.

If you’re in a relationship, things are good. You feel connected and understood. If you’re single, it’s a time to come out of your safety zone and open yourself up to more challenging relationships. Remember, you need to be challenged to be happy.

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Monthly Horoscope for Libra (September 23rd – October 22nd)

Libras represent the balance of truth, yours vs. the world you live in. Are you in agreement or opposition? Learning how to live with differences is an important part of being this air sign. Saturn is strong this month, it opposes the Sun and Mercury and square’s Uranus. Limitations are challenged. Change is a challenge and in the struggle for truth, you’ll find a position that works. Stay the seeker and you’ll learn as you go.

Jupiter has reentered Aquarius for now and it opposes Mars, waking up your 5th house. It’s time to own your authority from within and stop seeking it outside. When you do, the world sees you in a new light; you’re coming from your center. Venus enters Libra on the 17th and your social life improves. You feel good about yourself and the world. Saturn in opposition to the Sun squares Uranus and keeps you challenged and having to reevaluate your boundaries and decisions. The world is moving quickly and changing, it’s important to stay flexible and adapt. When you do, things work out well.

The Full Moon on the 22nd at 29 degrees of Aquarius brings out the most unique side of yourself. If you’ve been repressing a part of yourself, it will find its voice during this time. On the 20th Uranus stations retrograde and it’s time to review how you want others to see you and what makes you special. It’s not how much money you have, it’s who you are inside.

If you’re in a relationship, your partner has energy and is accomplishing a great deal. This supports and motivates you to do the same. If you’re single, it’s a good time to go for what you want. Don’t let fear keep you from opening yourself up to love.

Monthly Horoscope for Scorpio (October 23rd – November 21st)

With a Scorpio, you never question where you stand, they let you know early on in your relationship. These souls know what and who is important and they don’t waste their time with the rest. The clearer you are on what you want, the easier it is to get it.

With Pluto trine the Moon early in the month and sextile Neptune, your emotional and creative sides are strong. This gives you the courage to do the things you must. Saturn square Uranus opposite the Sun makes communication challenging. Not everyone agrees with you right away. They see things differently. Take the time and explain your position, if you do, you may get your way.

The Full Moon on the 22nd at the end of Aquarius brings family issues to a head. There’s a change going on in the home, or with those you live with. It’s positive, even if you’re not happy with it. Let go of the control. Everyone needs to make their own decisions and mistakes. The New Moon in Leo on the 8th is in your 10th house of career. Pay attention to your inner yearnings and follow them. You may have new ideas that will lead you down a new path. Venus in trine to Uranus brings excitement and a new friendship is possible.

Who you know is as important as what you know. Jupiter has reentered Aquarius and you begin to make money in a new way. It may take some time, but it’s worth it.

If you’re in a relationship, things are good. Life is not boring and it makes you happy. If you’re single, you will have a chance to meet someone special. Make sure you’re available, it just might pay off.

Monthly Horoscope for Sagittarius (November 22nd – December 21st)

Sagittarius is the sign of travel, truth, and higher education. You’re the sign that loves to learn and grow. Your challenge is to extricate the truth from the fantasy. And if it’s the truth you want, it’s the truth you will get. With Jupiter, your ruler reentering Aquarius until the end of the year, you have a chance to correct your path. Take your time and reexamine the facts. If you feel good about the route you are on, then commit. On the other hand, now is the time to alter your course if you are not.

Uranus in your 6th house brings change to work, that is how, and who you work with. It’s been happening for a while, but this month the new rules are ready to be put into place. Mars in your 10th house, directs your focus toward your career and goals. Mars is very committed in Virgo, it works hard and gets the job done.

The Full Moon on the 22nd at the end of Aquarius brings you to the limit of your knowledge. Don’t let that stop you. Find someone with the answers you are seeking. You don’t’ have to do it all yourself. Saturn is opposite the Sun and it challenges your dreams. Are you asking for too much or not enough? Aim high, but don’t be stubborn, listen to what others offer you, and reposition yourself.

Saturn is retrograde and its opposition to the Sun square Uranus makes boundaries difficult to set. They’re in a constant state of change. Be flexible, if you can, and go with the flow. Sooner than later, you’ll know where to draw the lines of what you want to accomplish.

If you’re in a relationship, you want something more than your partner has been willing to give. Don’t demand — ask, when you show your partner you care about what he or she things, you get a better response. If you’re single, keep your eyes open in your neighborhood. You may be surprised at what you see.

Monthly Horoscope for Capricorn (December 22nd – January 19th)

Capricorns like to be in control, but you’re not obvious about your intention. You do handle your business without fanfare. Your symbol is the mountain goat that climbs upward one sure foot at a time. This month, your ruler, Saturn, is in opposition to the Sun and square Uranus. You’re being asked to reexamine your position, to shift how you see things, not give up, but see a new path. Don’t be rigid on how you arrive at success, there’s more than one way to achieve it.

With Jupiter retrograding back into Aquarius, your house of finance is reactivated. Some things you thought might happen didn’t; the opportunity may still be there. The ball is in your court. You are both shy and bold, but on the inside, you know who you are and where you’re going. Venus enters Libra on the 17th and your social life improves, especially around work. Embrace the opportunity. You will do more business socially than in the office.

The Full Moon on the 22nd at the end of Aquarius brings a financial issue to the fore. Pay attention to the message and all will be well. Uranus stations retrograde on the 20th and squares Mercury. You may have issues around work, a change in plans, a disruption. Just go with the flow.

Uranus also squares Saturn and so in general, you may struggle to keep your plans in order. Disruption is inevitable so prepare yourself to adjust.

If you’re in a relationship, you are uneasy because of the chaos, unless you’re a Capricorn that enjoys it. Either way, things are fine, you just have to let the dust settle. If you’re single, it’s a good time to step out of your safety zone and take a risk. You might even surprise yourself.

Monthly Horoscope for Aquarius (January 20th – February 18th)

Aquarius is the sign of independence. When this energy is strong, one likes to do things on their own. It comes from owning who you are. With Pluto in the 12th so close to your sign, you feel the rumbles of change and power on the way.

Uranus, your ruler, goes retrograde on the 20th, at 14 degrees of Taurus. It squares Saturn, the Sun, and Mercury. You may feel challenged on many fronts, but the resistance is there for a reason. You need to look deeper into whatever you are committing to. Remember, whatever happens, does so for a reason, so take it seriously and look for the lesson. Saturn in your sign provides structure and grounding that helps your free your spirit and focus on a goal.

Saturn opposite the Sun, Square Uranus creates challenges within yourself and a relationship. Get distance from your old beliefs and try to see things from a new perspective. Life is a continuous adjustment to a greater truth. We can never know enough, so allow yourself to grow. Jupiter has reentered Aquarius, so you have this planet’s amazing strength and support until the end of the year.

Jupiter brings the faith to expand and it does so by centering you. When you center yourself, anything is possible. Mars enters Virgo on the 20th and finances get your attention. Mars is impulsive, so make sure you think things through before you make any investments or changes.

If you’re in a relationship, the changes in your life put extra strain on the relationship. But if you allow things to happen and move on, all will be fine. If you’re single, you may find that someone catches your eye. Take a risk and let them know you find them attractive.

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Monthly Horoscope for Pisces (February 19th – March 20th)

Pisces is about hope and faith. Give up on hope and you lose your faith. It’s important to hang onto your dreams. Dreams are the threads of hope that keep us in the game of life. If you’re not good at playing it, then step back and learn. It’s fairly simple. There are two rules to life, one is spiritual and the other is worldly. If you can commit to the spiritual and be aware of the worldly, you’re on your way.

With Saturn and Jupiter in Aquarius and your 12th house, you feel the power of letting go – without giving up. You can’t control how something happens, but you can direct the focus by what you believe is possible. Jupiter opposite Mars helps you get things done. Your energy is strong and looking for something to do. Things will move with or without your assistance. Saturn in opposition to the Sun creates objection to how you’re handling things, but that’s not surprising. Just keep moving forward and everything will fall into place.

With Uranus square Saturn the unexpected is still strong in your life. You are very good at landing on your feet or adjusting to what you can’t control. The Full Moon in Aquarius on the 22nd brings whatever is stopping you to a head. Pay attention to what the Universe reveals to you around this time, it has meaning.

Don’t get lost in fantasy with Neptune in your sign, that serves no one, especially not you. It removes you from reality and possibilities. It’s a form of protection. Dreams create fantasy, they keep you from the harshness of truth.

If you’re in a relationship, your partner’s ego is strong this month. He or she will state what they want. Pay attention. If you’re single, you are attracted to someone who doesn’t know you’re alive. If you want it to work, introduce yourself.