Welcome to August, Cancer! Last month saw you embracing life as friends and family safely began socializing in a post-vaccine world. You’re an excellent caretaker and host, so you may have hosted small gatherings or cooked a delicious meal for your partner. During the new moon in bold Leo on Sunday, August 8, make sure you’re taking care of yourself, as well. Take a night alone to recharge; catching up with others is emotionally draining. It’s OK if you feel a little wiped out. Eat, sleep, take a long bath, and masturbate.
When messenger Mercury enters its home sign of practical Virgo on Wednesday, August 11, and lights up your 3rd House of Communication, conversation becomes the name of the name. As an empathetic water sign, you are very emotionally intuitive, but even you like to avoid hard topics by crawling into your crab shell from time to time. If you’ve been dodging your mom’s phone calls, or putting off the whole “define the relationship” conversation with a new bae, it’s time to come out of hiding and talk it out. Relax, sexy Cancer! Just take time beforehand to get in touch with what you want and stay true to your boundaries.
Let’s assume these conversations go in your favor, because the stars are shining bright on your love life, sweet Cancer. On Monday, August 16, Venus, the planet of romance, enters its home sign of Libra. This transit blesses you with calm and serenity in your love life. Sometimes, even when things are going well, you look for problems, especially if you’re used to living with chaos. Your challenge is to accept that things are going well and that you don’t need to stress about love. Just relax and enjoy it.
Then independent planet Uranus goes retrograde from Thursday, August 19 to Friday, January 14 in sensual Taurus, providing you with stability in your relationships. Things may seem too good to be true, but try to remember that intensity is not the same thing as long-term compatibility and chemistry. After all of the stress of the pandemic, now, more than ever, you deserve reliable love. You’re an amazing partner, caring Cancer. Keep being you and get used to accepting affection in return. Maybe you’ll even finally let someone else cook for once.
Sunday, August 22, brings a full moon in eccentric Aquarius and lights up the sex sector of your chart. Seriously, Cancer, could your August get any better for love? This same date is also the first day of practical Virgo season. If you’re single, enjoy a night of self-love by masturbating with a new sex toy. Learn new ways to pleasure yourself. Those who are partnered should also practice self-love; use your newly sharpened communication skills to tell your partner exactly how you like to be touched.
August comes to a close when communication planet Mercury enters romantic Libra on Monday, August 30. You had the hard conversations earlier in the month, and now you get to relax and enjoy the exchange of sweet nothings. Remember Cancer, sometimes calm is healthy! Enjoy the love and see you in September.
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