Your Horoscopes for Monday, August 8
The New Moon in your partnership sector today brings out the need to take care of your close relationships, dear Aries. The weeks ahead are ripe for new beginnings and improvements to partnerships, although, with Venus retrograde, it may be about looking back and gaining closure or perspective before starting fresh. Watch for a clash with an authority figure or obligation. Your instincts are strong, but you need to act mindfully. The landscape is changing in your life when it comes to close associations and one-to-one relationships. How you deal with others, negotiate, and compromise is transforming in ways that serve you better. There can be some impulsiveness today, so it would be wise to distinguish between making changes for the sake of change, and making changes that will genuinely propel you forward on an improved path. Express your appreciation for others.
Today is best for reflection and letting your intuition engage, dear Taurus. A New Moon occurring tonight brings take-charge energy to your work and health pursuits. Think about what needs to go–even if it’s an intangible thing like an attitude that doesn’t serve you well–for you to enjoy your life more fully in the areas of service, daily routines, healthy living, work, and contribution considering a new beginning is ahead of you. This cycle is about getting on top of daily schedules and routines and taking better care of your everyday life, and with Venus retrograde, this does mean that you need to look back before moving forward, as there are treasures to discover in the past. Get in touch with what’s in your heart and consider how to bring more joy to your daily routines. Today’s New Moon does give you a nice boost towards self-improvement.
A renewed creative focus or interest in a hobby or creative activity can emerge in the weeks ahead, dear Gemini, with today’s New Moon happening in your sector of joy, romance, and entertainment. New opportunities or channels for expressing and enjoying yourself can open up to you, and children can be a big focus for some. Even so, Venus, the ruler of this New Moon, is currently retrograde, and you may be looking back before moving forward. This exercise is right for you, as long as you don’t get stuck in the past! Today’s New Moon has the effect of wiping the slate clean in an area of your life, likely to do with creativity, hobbies, romance, and play. You’ll want to start fresh, whether this is about a project, approach, attitude, or relationship dynamics, and your first step is to examine what is and isn’t bringing you joy in your life.
There is a New Moon tonight, dear Cancer, and this means the Moon is Balsamic virtually all day. Reflection is in order! The New Moon can have the effect of clearing the slate for new beginnings related to family, emotions, the home, and attachments. You’re super-focused on matters of the heart, security, and comfort, and you’re looking for safety and familiarity, but you’re ready to make a fresh start in some way to improve things. If you need to reconnect with family, the coming days and even weeks are excellent for doing so. Venus, the ruler of this New Moon, is retrograde, making it essential to sort out past matters before moving forward. The New Moon does act to set a theme for the coming weeks, and this can bring take-charge energy related to living arrangements or conditions.
Tonight’s New Moon is likely to awaken a need to reach out, learn, connect, and share, dear Leo, although this is not without its complications. In fact, you may need to look back at old projects or areas in which you’re missing closure before you’re ready to move forward. This can be a wonderful time for breathing new life into an old project or for revisiting old conversations, interests, and skill sets. This is a new cycle of growth, and with a New Moon cleaning the slate for new beginnings and the New Moon’s ruler, Venus, retrograde and looking back, it’s all about perspective. Taking care of loose ends or unfinished business makes sense now and is also the key to new beginnings.
The weeks ahead are good for breathing new life into a business, project, money-making idea, savings account, or budget, dear Virgo. Mostly, it’s about anything that helps you build up or take charge of your resources. Or, you may recommit to an old plan, project, or resolution now since Venus is retrograde and turning your attention to past matters. This lunation cleans the slate and opens doors for you in the areas of personal finances and resources. For best results, look for ways to work better with what you have before seeking to expand. As well, the emphasis now should be on material needs versus material desires. Taking care of unfinished business will be the key to moving forward and cleaning the slate.
The Moon is Balsamic most of the day, dear Libra, with a New Moon occurring tonight, and this means you’d do well to allow your intuition to flow. This New Moon occurs in your sign, wiping the slate clean for a new personal beginning. It’s a wonderful time for making positive changes to your image, manner, approach, and health. The energy of the New Moon is impulsive, however, so you might want to tame your impulses until you’re truly ready for change. As well, Venus is currently retrograde, pointing you to the past. In fact, there is something to learn from the past, particularly now, and perhaps some loose ends to tie up before pushing ahead. Managing tricky family dynamics can be part of all of this. This is a time for reinventing yourself in some meaningful way, or for a personal new beginning.
Most of the day, the Moon is Balsamic, dear Scorpio, and it’s a good idea to go with the flow and allow your intuition to kick in. There’s a New Moon tonight, and it falls in Libra, the sign just behind yours. This lunation gives you a boost of energy for tying up loose ends, closing up projects, dealing with private matters, and taking better care of your emotional health. With Venus also retrograde, looking back on an affectional level before you move forward makes sense, so this New Moon comes at a good time for you. You’re in an excellent position to process recent events and find ways to put dysfunctional matters behind you. This way, you free up emotional space for inviting new energy into your life. Lifestyle changes that support a more authentic, balanced approach to work and rest can be in focus now. The weeks ahead are essential for processing the solar year that you’re leaving behind as you approach a new one.
Today is important for taking things easy or going with the flow, dear Sagittarius, with the Moon Balsamic most of the day. The New Moon tonight can stimulate the desire or need to start fresh, and happiness goals are a major theme. The need to make changes is compelling now, particularly related to your social life, a friendship, a group connection, or a dream, plan, or goal that’s dear to your heart. Aims and aspirations that feed your sense of contributing to the world on a social level or that improve your optimism and mental state are in particular focus now. While a fresh start is on the horizon, with Venus retrograde, this is a time for tying up loose ends before moving ahead.
The Moon is in its Balsamic phase until tonight, and it makes sense to go with the flow and take the time to catch your breath, dear Capricorn. Tonight’s New Moon begins a cycle that may involve getting noticed or receiving recognition or reward. This is a great time for fine-tuning your overarching life plan or business projects with Venus retrograde and turning your attention to the gems of the past. It also points to the need to examine whether your current projects are bringing you joy. There may be some balancing to do when it comes to controlling energy levels. Decisions about significant crossroads and life paths or direction can be in focus in the coming weeks.
The Moon is Balsamic most of the day, dear Aquarius, and it makes sense to wind down. It’s not the time to begin something brand new, but it’s just fine for ending something you want to put behind you quickly and easily. Tonight’s New Moon can prompt a new beginning, especially regarding new experiences, adventures, and learning endeavors. Mind you, there’s a focus on the past in these areas with Venus retrograde, and you may find gems in the past which can prompt you to reawaken an old project, interest, or line of study, and you’re taking a fresh approach to learning and living, even if you’re paying special attention to the past.
Tonight’s New Moon can act as a powerful motivator to make profound, long-lasting changes, dear Pisces. Most of today, the Moon is Balsamic, and it makes the most sense to wind yourself down and reflect on what kind of changes you’d like to make. Venus is retrograde, making it a good idea to examine what’s giving you joy and what areas of your intimate life may be dragging you down. Something may be in need of refreshment. You see things that you usually pass over or ignore. New insights into relationships are powerful in the weeks ahead. It can also be a time for settling debts or dealing with old problems related to finances or shared resources. Events occurring now alert you to the need to manage debt or deal with outstanding issues so that you can feel more empowered and in charge.