Welcome to August, Gemini! Last month brought welcome financial news and fun times with friends. The world is opening up, Gemini, and your phone is blowing up with messages from crushes, lovers, and new acquaintances. Everyone wants a piece of you and you adore the attention. Use the Leo new moon on Sunday, August 8, which marks new beginnings, to level up a friendship or romance by hanging out with someone new. You’re a very social sign and spending time with new people is great for your mental health.
However, just because you’re spending time with new people doesn’t mean that you’re not interested in something steady. When your ruling planet, messenger Mercury, enters analytic Virgo on Wednesday, August 11, your focus turns to family. Family is more than blood relatives; it’s anyone who makes you feel at home. After so much social distancing and a tendency to attract drama (you know it’s true, Gemini!) you’re craving stability. You can still have fun, of course, and you don’t have to settle down romantically yet if you’re not ready. If it feels right, use this time to tell your ride or die friends how much you appreciate them.
On Monday, August 16, romantic planet Venus enters its home sign of Libra, the sign of partnerships. This transit lights up your 5th House of Pleasure, so basically, the stars are sprinkling magic fairy dust all over your love life. You’re already charismatic and tend to be a heartbreaker, so beware of breaking any hearts during this time. If you’re dating someone casually, make sure that all parties understand it’s just for fun. Practice honest and direct communication, so that you limit hurt feelings and maximize orgasms. And if you do feel yourself falling in love, let it happen. You need boundaries, not walls, Gemini.
With the return of socialization, you may find yourself having a more distinct adjustment period than you might expect. How often can you go out? How much time should you dedicate to self-care? When independent planet Uranus goes retrograde in sensual Taurus from Thursday, August 19 to Friday, January 14, you’ll get a chance to take inventory of your needs. While plenty of people are partying extra hard to make up for lost time, don’t be surprised if you want to stay in and take it easy more nights than you did pre-pandemic. Your job is to evaluate your needs and honor them, not make judgments if you need more sleep these days.
When healing Virgo season begins on Sunday, August 22, your theme of self-care continues. On this same day, Sunday, August 22, there is a bright full moon in individualistic Aquarius. You have permission to treat yourself. If you can, book a massage, go shopping, or make some popcorn and watch your favorite movie. You’re great at planning dates, and right now, it might feel good to take yourself out on one.
August comes to a close with your ruling planet, Mercury, entering romantic Libra on Monday, August 30. This month asked you to do a lot of communication, but now it’s your turn to sit back and enjoy loving attention and compliments from your crushes or lovers. Soak it in like a house cat, because you deserve it, Gemini. See you next month!
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