August is a honey of month, and the focus will be on love and money for you, Taurus. You can make a lot of progress in developing a stronger financial base and a healthier love life, provided you pay attention to the signals that the planets are sending you.
Take love, for example. As the month begins, the most generous planet in the solar system, Jupiter, is in your house of romance. So is outgoing Mercury. Between these two you should be letting down walls and opening up emotionally. And then magnetic Venus joins them on the 5th, making you the sexiest thing on two legs!
Could it get any better? Yes, believe it or not. Lusty Mars enters your eighth house of intimacy and libido on the 2nd, so not only should you be receiving plenty of attention, you’re going to be quite flirty yourself. Committed bulls are now entering into a more sensuous cycle, and with the Sun in your domestic fourth house early in the month, it’s a good time to canoodle at home.
So what do you have to watch out for? First, Mars really knows how to stir up the pot, and now that it’s in the place of your deepest emotions, some of the not-so-pleasant ones can bubble to the surface. Jealousy, resentment, fear, suspicion, obsession: if any of these have been a problem for you in the past they could resurface now. Know that logical Saturn just happens to be in the same part of the sky as Mars, helping you to remain calm and rational. The ringed planet has been retrograde but resumes direct motion on the 13th.
If a relationship has been stalled, it could now develop forward momentum. It’s possible that you decide to walk away from a romance that has reached its sell-by date, especially if it seems to be more about just having sex and partying than heading into Marriage Land. And this is one month when listening to the advice of your friends isn’t helpful. Deceptive Neptune is acting up in the friendship sector, indicating that pals could be jealous or not truthful. You also have to guard against becoming envious of them, especially if it appears that they’re blissfully happy…and you’re not. Keep your own counsel, especially on the 7th, 14th and 26th. Online dating is also dicey this month, so try to meet someone the old-fashioned way—face to face.
Otherwise, it’s a super month for amour. Good days are: the 1st, for having a heart to heart conversation with someone close; the 5th, when Venus enters your romance area; the 10th, when you and a lover could agree on some big plans (and then announce them on the 13th); the 17th, when singles could meet quite the romancer (just watch out for players); the 22nd (nice conversations); and possibly the very best day of the year of love, the 27th, when Venus and Jupiter meet.
Days to be careful: the 6th and 7th (don’t rush into sex), the 24th (should I stay or should I go?) and then the 30th when Mercury retrogrades in your romance zone.
On the financial front, real estate matters are in fine form in the first week of August. The 1st is terrific (and the 6 days that follow) for applying for a mortgage or lease. With the Leo new moon on the 2nd falling in your house of residential stuff, you could kick off a major redecorating or construction project that will make your home a castle. Likewise, you could decide to move to a place that will make you happier. Issues with family members can be more easily resolved, especially with parents or older relatives.
Mars’s entry into Sagittarius the same day heralds the beginning of an ambitious phase in which you’ll be hell-bent on strengthening your portfolio, whether that means going after the ex for past due child support or investing in mutual funds. Once Saturn goes direct on the 13th, financial problems from the past (debts, inheritance dramas, court awards) can slowly start to develop momentum so that you can resolve them.
The full moon on the 18th falls in your career house, and it’s a winner. Projects that you’ve been working on, which includes looking for a new gig, could be wrapped up. Then a prosperous new cycle opens up in which you can make more headway with your ambitions. Days to watch: the 2nd though the 16th, when someone could propose a business merger or alliance; the 5th and the weeks that follow, for demonstrating creativity and thinking out of the box; the 10th (go viral or international); the 24th (take things slow—don’t sign on the dotted line if you’re not sure about a venture); and the weeks following the 29th, when efficiency and productivity rule the day.
There won’t be too much time to travel in August, but with the warm, sexy vibes the cosmos is dishing out, you can have a heck of a lot of fun close to home!