Welcome to August, Sagittarius. The start of Leo season at the end of July inspired you to take action against systemic racism by doing things like sending emails to your representatives, attending protests, and talking to family members about police abolition. You also may have started your own healing journey by reaching out to your community, telling white allies and friends what you need, and letting others do the work for once.
While you recognize the need for change, you may be fed up with feeling like it’s always your job to teach people not to be ignorant. You may feel especially frustrated with your friends during the full moon in aloof Aquarius on Monday, August 3. Aquarius is the humanitarian of the zodiac and believes in social justice, but this sign can also be a little flaky. You’re tired of sitting around and philosophizing, and you just wish your friends would stop chit-chatting and get to work, both on themselves and in society.
Even after the full moon, August will continue to ask you to practice patience. Yes, you usually do whatever it takes to get the job done, but on a bad day your tendency to be blunt can come off as a bit harsh. If you’re feeling particularly on edge, soak off your frustrations with a long bath, read, or go for a walk. Remember, self-care can be a radical act.
On Saturday, August 15, Uranus, the innovator of the zodiac, goes retrograde until Friday, January 1 of next year. During this months-long retrograde, there is massive potential for positive change, both in your life and on a global scale. To get there, you must be willing to adapt, and that means interrogating your own thoughts, beliefs, or personal associations. You don’t have to give up on everyone who doesn’t live up to your standards just yet. Some of your friends may just be open to constructive criticism if you’re willing to have the talk. However, it’s also totally OK if you don’t have the bandwidth or capacity to educate your friends — take this on a case-by-case basis.