Welcome to August, Scorpio! You’re very sensitive despite your scorpion stinger, and the weight of the pandemic gets to you. Last month, when Leo season began, you joined your community and used your voice to speak out against systemic racism. During the full moon in humanitarian Aquarius on Monday, August 3, turn some of that attention and care to yourself. You’re feeling wiped out, and it’s time to recharge with the power of the full moon on your side. Take a luxurious bath and eat plenty of snacks.
Inventive planet Uranus goes retrograde on Saturday, August 15 through Friday, January 1 of next year. During this time, you will likely experience changes in your professional and creative spheres. When it comes to your career, optimism can feel hard to come by as we navigate the next phases of dealing with COVID-19. This retrograde asks you to not only accept the changes but to adapt. Pour your time and energy into a project you may not have had time for under normal circumstances. You’re a fixed sign, Scorpio, which means change can be hard for you. If you’re willing to be flexible, you will find success, even if it looks different from what you’re used to.
Apply the same flexibility to your romantic life. You’re infamous for your sex drive, but it’s OK if your libido is functioning at a different pace than you’re used to. Both you and your partner(s) are dealing with so much. Now is not the time to beat yourself up, but rather, to go with the flow. If you use Uranus retrograde to lovingly adapt with the times in your romantic relationships, the people you get through them with can turn into life-long romances.
It’s easy to feel guilty for not getting enough done, but once again, being nimble is crucial. Set goals and make to-do lists during the new moon in Leo on Tuesday, August 18. You’re feeling motivated, both in your approach to your passion projects and your activism. Detail-oriented Virgo season begins on Saturday, August 22. Rather than getting angry at yourself for not operating the way you did before COVID-19 changed everything, get organized. Make your to-do lists shorter, so you can actually finish them, and skip the guilt trip. Stay safe, Scorpio, and see you in September.
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We know many of you may be feeling worried, frightened, or isolated right now. Although the stars don’t have answers to the multitude of questions running through all of our minds, astrology may at least provide some comfort during times of uncertainty. We urge you to donate to one or all of these organizations if you’re able to; if you can’t, we created a guide to ways you can support the BLM movement other than financially.
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