First, let’s take a look at where your major celestial players will be positioned in the skies this month. This will give a general idea of the energy you’ll be feeling over the next few weeks before we get down to the specifics and the nitty gritty of how you can make these transiting planetary energies WORK for you and help you in your quest to find that lasting love, or that unforgettable fling. Whatever you are looking for, we’ll help you find it.
First, we’ll take a peek at your ruler, the Moon, and how you’ll feel the Lunar energy most this month:
The Moon will be creating a lot of positive energy that you can feed off of and use to your benefit in the month of August. This all starts off on the 2nd with a productive New Moon in Leo, followed by an intense Full Moon in Aquarius on the 18th.
Some serious matters may be brought to your attention through these Lunar events, but with the entrance of problems or issues will come the opportunity for solutions to be brought to the table. Being our fastest moving celestial body, the Moon has a lot to offer this month and will be making some exciting and eye opening revelations, along with the chance to connect with someone special on an emotional level.
It wouldn’t be a love report without talking about Venus and where this lovely energy will be most prominent in your chart:
Venus, the planet of love and affection, starts out in Leo and stays there until the 5th of the month. Early in the month, you’ll be able to find your footing when it comes to standing up for yourself and demanding to be treated like the queen you are. You won’t so easily let others walk over your emotions and this attitude can have some very positive results.
After the 5th you’ll feel Venus’ energy shift into the more practical Virgo, which also brings a lot of positive energy into your life. You’ll feel more comfortable expressing yourself under this transit, making life feel less stressful overall. As Venus makes this transit into Virgo, expect for love to feel safer and to attract partners who have their act together and give off the vibe of being more grounded than who you may have been attracting in the recent past.
Next we’ll look at where Mercury, the planet of communication and understanding is positioned in your stars for the month of August:
Mercury rulers over communication and how we relate to others and will be spending the entire you the month of August in Virgo, making how you get your point across feel a bit more structured than usual. It’s easier under this transiting energy to explain rational thoughts and you’ll be feeling a but more like yourself. Mental stimulation will be a huge turn on for you in August, so seek out those who can keep up with the conversation and who have something thoughtful and interesting to add.
This is a great place for Mercury to be, as the energy here will really boost your confidence when it comes to putting you thoughts out there. You tend to be the wallflower or the one who stands quietly aside watching everyone else mingle, but not this month. This month you’ll find it a lot easier to put your thoughts together and share them with someone special. Conversations will go well, so don’t hold back!
Now that we know where you stand when it comes to communication and affection, let’s talk about where you will find passion—In other words, let’s have a look at Mars:
Mars, the planet we most closely associate with passion, starts out the first few days of the month of August in the deeply passionate, and more often than not, kinky Scorpio. This transit sets the tone for the rest of the month and allows you to explore the more exciting side of romance. This Mars placement gives a great boost to your sex life, trust me on that!
After the 3rd, Mars will move into Sagittarius, making your desires all the more adventurous. This transit will also heighten your productivity and can make you feel like something of a super hero when it comes to getting things done. You’ll be able to get the chores done, make sure everyone you care for is taken care of and still have time left over for passion and romance. It’s really a win-win.
What this boils down to, and we will definitely go deeper into this aspect of your love life for the month of August, is the stage being set for some sizzling summer fun, both in the streets and between the sheets.
Now, I know what you’re thinking…”But that’s only three planets!” Well, you are correct there, but these are the quickest moving and most influential planets we deal with on a day to day basis, and when it comes down to love, these are the guys who will bring on the fluctuations of good days and not so good days for your sign as we go through the month. We’ll look into what the other planets are doing, as well, so don’t worry.
How This Particular New Moon In August Will Improve Your Love Life
The Leo New Moon, happening on the 2nd, comes with a load of positive energy that will be infused, not just into you love life, but into all areas of your life. Being a Cancer, you tend to be more sensitive to the lunar energies than most, which makes it all the more easy for you to reap the rewards of a good lunar transit. This particular New Moon illuminates your financial zone, allowing you to chase after that dream of building more stability in your life.
For some this wouldn’t sound all that exciting, but stability and security is something that you crave. Handling the things in life than need to be handled frees up so much of your time that can be devoted to fun things, like romance.
Another awesome event that coincides with this New Moon is the aspect it will be making with Saturn. The softness of your ruler will add a definite touch of your warmth to the sometimes difficult Saturnian energy. This is really great considering this sets the tone for the weeks to come. The aspect with Saturn here is even more emphasized because, well, when we have the New Moon making this aspect that means the Sun is as well, and in Leo this is a pretty powerful kind of energy.
This aspect reminds you to go after whatever it is that you want most and to accept nothing short of what you know you deserve in life. In Leo, romance is highly favored and the feeling of warmth and being wanted is definitely there.
Along with the New Moon making an aspect that lightens up Saturn a bit, there is also an aspect with Lilith, the black moon, that poses a bit of a challenge. This forces you to choose between what is comfortable and that which is more dark and daring. You may be forced to make a choice—choose happiness here and you won’t be disappointed!
While the New Moon is working its magic, Venus will also be finishing out its last couple of days securing your sense of positive self worth. Confidence is one of the most attractive traits a person can possess, and you’ve got this right now in spades. The vibe will be exciting and unique, thanks to the positive flow of energy between Venus and Uranus coinciding with the New Moon. New, better times are ahead!
Adventure when it comes to love is almost a guarantee with this transit. Just think of it—Saturn is feeling a bit softer and more giving, Venus is in your corner and the aspects being made are just perfect to usher in something or someone new. Be daring, step outside of your comfort zone and stay open to the amazing possibilities headed your way.
How Mars Is Spicing Things Up And Making Love Fun in The Month of August
With Mars in Scorpio until the 3rd there will be plenty of energy there for the physical side of things, should that be where your head is at. Really, the beginning of August gives you the best of both worlds and will allow you to kinda choose which path you’d like to start the month out heading down.
In Scorpio, Mars indulges your desires for love and happiness and makes you feel a bit more frisky than usual. In Scorpio, Mars dominates the area of your chart that rules over love, happiness and creativity. You may find that this creates a bit of a distraction from responsibility, but knowing you, the distraction duty is much needed. Sure, this fiery planet of passion will only distract you for the first few days of the month, but in those first few days you can expect for there to be some great times you’ll not soon forget.
After the 3rd, Mars moves into Sagittarius, and into the area of your chart that pushes you to get things in order. This creates a great balance of the fun you had last week and the things you know you’ll accomplish next week.
Mars shows where your motivation is, and for the month of August your motivation lies in getting things done. You’ll be attracted to the driven type and you'll want a partner that you can depend on, as well as someone who knows what they’re talking about and who isn’t afraid to speak up.—In other words, this month you are looking for the complete package.
As the month progresses, Mars will be making its way toward Saturn, making a direct connection on the 23rd. Luckily, the New Moon softened Saturn up earlier in the month and this energy will still be hanging around. Emotionally, you may start to feel a bit confused about which way is up around this time.
A Freaky Full Moon Mixed With An Intense Venus Pluto Thing
Moving right along, you can expect to have quite an interesting experience when we get to the Aquarius Full Moon on the 18th. This unpredictable Full Moon will bring to the fore some things that have been hanging around in your life, perhaps for too long. This particular lunation is going to be an interesting one for sure, and kind of a double edged sword for you.
The Full Moon in Aquarius, itself, is a pretty big deal when it comes to relationships and relationship issues. Aside from providing the energy needed to help squash any old problems that have been lurking about in your most intimate relationships, the focus shifting here will put you in a position to integrate innovative new things into this area of your life.
Joint finances could become a problem and the stage is set for others to try and weasel their way into your life and cute some mischief. If something doesn’t seem right, now is the time to investigate why.
Being a Cancer, you have an innate sense of perception and should most definitely trust your instincts. Actually, you stand a good chance of getting to the bottom of whatever comes up with a little detective work and ingenuity. Don’t be afraid to think outside the box to find ways to tackle the bigger issues in your life.
All of that being said, the other “edge” to this double edged sword Full Moon is the monumental potential for your dark side to come out. The devil on your shoulder wants to have a little fun, and part of you is strongly considering letting it happen. If you let yourself feel, I mean truly feel things under this Full Moon, the passion level could go through the roof.
Thinking outside the box also applies here. Explore your more adventurous side and let the sexual wild child inside of you come out to play. Don’t second guess things now, just go with what feels right.
So you’re probably wondering what’s up with Venus and Pluto and why it’s so intense. Well, Venus, by this time well into Virgo, will be making a positive aspect with Pluto in Capricorn. This transference of energy can definitely pack a punch when it comes to getting close to that someone special.
With Venus giving a boost to your personal confidence and Pluto keeping it very real in your one-on-one relationships, the energy circling around the Full Moon can either make or break your closest relationships.
Pluto carries an energy that is raw, primal and incredibly honest. You’ve had Pluto knocking around in your relationship zone for a long time, probably as long as you can remember, so relationships for you are deeply felt and can sometimes be a bit brutal. Venus comes to soften this energy, allowing you to form a connection that can last—That is, if a lasting connection is what you want.
Your life can be as exciting as you want it to be, so don’t expect anything less than what you want and desire.
Why This Is The Best Time For A Romantic Getaway
Right around the time of the Full Moon and Venus aspecting Pluto, you’ve also got Mercury making a direct connection with Jupiter. This energy brings on feelings of optimism and happiness, as well as the ability to talk to anyone about anything.
This is a transit where you will really be able to shine and feel totally comfortable in your own skin. Others see your strengths now and you just sort of shine when it comes to finding the right words to say at the exact right moment. Travel is possible, and could be very therapeutic for you now.
You don’t typically like to stray too far from home, and that’s totally ok, but if the opportunity presents itself you should really consider taking a chance and exploring the world around you. A couples retreat would actually fit perfectly here, all you have to do is get on board and either accept the invitation you’re extended or take the initiative and be the one doing the inviting.
It’s pretty much a slam dunk that your someone special will be more than just a little excited to get away with you for the weekend—But truly, why limit these things to the weekend, perhaps you should really think outside the box and go away for a romantic Tuesday! Life is exciting now, and the world is totally your oyster.
What To Do When Reality And Fantasy Come Head To Head
As August comes to a close, you’ll start to feel a definite shift in all the positive energy that’s been swirling through you life. There’s nothing to panic about, so don’t worry, you will just want to use some extra caution when Saturn and Neptune square off, yet again, on the 30th. This energy is nothing new, you’ve just had a nice break from its intensity since the early days of July.
Right now, Neptune aims to muddy the waters of reality and cause confusion in all areas of your life. Mars adds fuel to this fire and can cause you to see situations through a lens that is a bit off from reality. Stay alert and do your best to communicate your thoughts and intentions clearly as you finish out the last few days of August. You can get through this relatively unscathed, but you’ve got to keep your eyes open and not let others pull the wool over them. This may be difficult in some instances, but you can do it.
The last few days of August is not the time to start any new relationships that you want to be long-lasting, or, for that matter, successful. This doesn’t mean to seclude yourself, just stay alert and keep your head out of the clouds. Reality isn’t always all that awesome, granted, but you still have a lot going for you.
One more thing that bears mentioning for the month of August is the fact that Mercury will be moving into another Mercury retrograde period in the final days of August. This can cause some confusion, miscommunication, and general frustration for you that will last well into September. We’ll talk more about this in next months forecast, just know it is coming and that the last couple of days in August have all the makings of bringing some frustrations with them.
Best Days of the Month of August for Cancer
Here’s a run down of the best days of the month of August for your sign when it comes to love, lust, romance and fun.
August 2nd: The New Moon in Leo ushers in the opportunity to start something new and create a better sense of stability for you and yours.
Also, Venus and Uranus connect in a positive way that brings about intense surprises. Expect the unexpected this day and don’t be afraid to let others see your true, quirky side.
August 4th: The Moon makes a connection with Mercury, making it easier to express yourself more articulately than usual. Emotional connections are possible under this influence.
August 10th: The Moon transiting through Scorpio positively aspects Neptune in Pisces, and creates a dreamy, romantic, almost magical romantic vibe.
August 18th: The Aquarius Full Moon brings opportunity for some intense passion on a whole new level.
August 27th: Venus and Mercury both make a connection with Jupiter, laying the groundwork for love to grow. The only thing to watch out for on the day is indulging in too much of a good thing!
Now that you are armed with all the information you need to have the best August ever, go and do what you will, Cancer. We trust that you’ll use this information wisely. August can be a wonderful month and you could form a lasting relationship, strengthen one you’ve already got, or you could just have a simple fling and a lot of fun.
Whatever you choose, know that the stars are with you and you can definitely make this a month to remember!
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