Blame It On The Stars (August 2019)


What are the stars foreseeing for August?

August stars are predicting changes.  Embrace them.  Follow your intuition and express your feelings.   Remember, whatever happens, blame it on the stars!


Your sometimes tactless manner subsides slightly now that communicative Mercury has just turned direct in soft-spoken Cancer. Your pace is far less rushed than usual as you focus on making loved ones feel comfortable, valued, and loved with your kind words.

Destiny is on your side as lucky Jupiter goes direct on August 11, so don’t dismiss the opportunities it presents. If you’ve been regretting something lately, this is your chance to take action and make things right.

Your home planet Mars enters structured Virgo on the eighteenth, so you’re ready, willing, and able to power through whatever’s on your plate. Keep your head down and your eyes on the results as you’re stuck working those long overtime hours.

Loving Venus also enters Virgo’s practical sign, on August 21, at which point love becomes more about practical gestures than it does about passion. As a fire sign, you can never put the fire out completely, but this earthy influence does a lot to calm things down romantically.

A progressive Mars-Uranus trine on the twenty-eighth encourages you to take risks, and you should be able to rely on your instincts when it comes to figuring out the boundaries. There are still rules you must follow like everyone else, but you have a way of cutting through red tape better than your competitors.


If you’ve been tripping over your words lately, Mercury now direct in soft-spoken Cancer is the break you’ve been waiting for. You don’t always know the perfect thing to say, but at least you don’t have the forces of the universe working against you anymore.

Your home planet Venus trines lucky Jupiter on August 8, bringing a general feeling of optimism. This can be a great time to take the next step in your love life or make an aggressive investment. Pay attention to popular trends. They can benefit you in some way now.

Powerful Mars enters routine-loving Virgo on the eighteenth, increasing your urge to follow a very structured plan. Thinking outside the box isn’t as encouraged now as following the rules that are already in place. They’ve existed this long for a reason!

Venus enters vigilant Virgo on August 21, which could make you feel guilty for not working harder, or for wasting money. This is a time to save instead of spend, Taurus, which is usually a concept you can get behind!

An exciting sun-Uranus trine on the twenty-ninth can lead to important self-discovery if you’re willing to see things from a different perspective. You can gain a better understanding of people and concepts if you go into new situations with an open mind.


Your home planet Mercury is now direct in sensitive Cancer, which should help you get your feelings back on track. If you’ve recently said the wrong thing to a friend or lover, a heartfelt apology does wonders now.

Mercury pairs up with the feisty Lion on the eleventh, giving you the confidence to say what’s on your mind in a direct and loud manner. You’re pretty sure of yourself, which can take you far in business and romance.

You can look forward to successfully changing things up during the Mercury-Uranus square on August 16, because while the sudden increase in the day’s energy can trip up some people, you thrive on a faster pace. Bad news might arrive at some point, though, so try your best to stay focused.

A more positive Mercury-Jupiter trine on the twenty-first turns things around, and you should be able to rely on good luck to make a positive change in your life. Being in the right place at the right time or knowing someone at the top will finally pay off.

Communicative Mercury enters precise Virgo on August 29, so be sure to prepare for any speeches or important talks ahead of time. Otherwise, your audience is sure to notice and point out any inaccurate facts or mispronunciations.


Conversational Mercury is now traveling forward in your creative sign. Your words not only have more feeling and compassion now, but you’re much less likely to encounter miscommunications that lead to arguments and hurt feelings.

There’s a lot to be hopeful about during the positive Venus-Jupiter trine on the eighth, especially if you’ve been waiting for news concerning a pending situation. It should be a nice surprise to hear that everything is on track or, better yet, completed ahead of schedule.

Your ruler moon is full in eccentric Aquarius on the fifteenth, encouraging you to come out of your shell and do something out of the ordinary. You have a lot of artistic and/or creative talents that make you unique, Cancer. Use one of them to get the attention you deserve.

Money-targeting Venus enters rigid Virgo on August 21, adding a lot of structure to your financial affairs. If you’re ready to make investments, you’re better off focusing on long-term, low-risk options. This isn’t a good time to lend anyone money either. If a friend or relative asks for a financial favor, you might have to turn them down.

Life can be a lot of fun when the sun enters Virgo on the twenty-third, especially if you spend a lot of time around children. You appreciate childlike qualities now, especially in people who don’t mind coloring outside the lines and dancing like no one is watching.


When fortunate Jupiter turns direct on August 11, good luck helps take you where you want to go. You’re capable of plenty on your own, but why not take advantage of fate when it’s on your side?

Talkative Mercury enters your own creative sign on that day, and since it’s out of its retrograde stage, you should be able to have normal conversations and count on texts and e-mails getting to where they’re supposed to go. It’s nice to be able to rely on technology again!

The sun leaves your fiery sign for safer earth-sign Virgo on the twenty-third, so things will be less spontaneous and much better thought out. There can still be very special moments, but they won’t be a surprise, and that’s okay. There can be comfort and satisfaction in routine.

Your intuition increases during the sun-Uranus trine on August 29, so don’t ignore or dismiss those little inklings you’re having. When you get a certain feeling one way or the other, that’s the universe trying to tell you something. All the experiences you’ve had up until now have led to your current level of expertise. Trust that accumulated knowledge, Leo.


Your ruler Mercury is finally direct in sensitive Cancer as the month begins, bringing communication issues back to a state of normalcy. If you’ve had misunderstandings with someone in the past several weeks, this is a good time to sincerely apologize or graciously receive an apology from someone else.

Powerful Mars enters your organized sign on August 18, so getting things done is your number one priority. Your take-charge attitude can be intimidating, but you’re just trying to make sure the job gets done and gets done right. Organization is your best friend now.

Romantic Venus also enters your disciplined sign, on the twenty-first, so matters of the heart are very matter of fact and practical. Show a loved one how much they mean to you by washing their car, offering to run errands, or taking in the trash. The more practical the gesture, the more meaningful it is to you.

The sun enters your sign, too, on August 23, ushering in sensible Virgo season. You’re in your element now, and you enjoy putting things in their place, being on time, and making sure your house and office are super clean. Tending to details is what you do best, and you love freeing yourself from (emotional and physical) clutter.


With Mercury now direct in soft-spoken Cancer at the start of the month, you explore deeper connections with the people you care about. Talking about important issues with your BFF helps strengthen your already amazing bond.

If you’ve been regretting an opportunity that you let slip by in the last several months, you might get another crack at it when Jupiter goes direct on August 11. If issues come back around now, see if you’ve evolved enough to take advantage of them this time.

Quirky Uranus turns retrograde that same day, so watch out for self-destructive habits to rise to the surface. You’re the only one who can make major changes in your life, Libra, and the time to take the first step is now.

The sun enters Virgo’s practical sign on the twenty-third, giving you a chance to show everyone how responsible you can be. This is a good time to finish projects, plow through red tape, and pay attention to health problems (especially stomach issues).

An enlightening sun-Uranus trine arrives on August 29, which could lead to an encouraging time of self-discovery. Learn to listen to yourself when it really matters. Become the guidance you’ve been looking for. After all, who knows you better than you do?!


Mercury is direct in fellow water sign Cancer when the month begins, opening the lines of communication again for the first time in weeks. You’re more willing to share personal things now, but only with the people you feel closest to. Trust, as always, is a key issue.

Eccentric Uranus goes retrograde on August 11, which challenges you to question what you believe. If you’re like most fixed-sign Scorpios, you have firm opinions on most topics, but looking at things from a new perspective could change your mind.

Your home planet Mars visits detail-oriented Virgo for a few weeks starting on August 18, so this is a great time to do some cleaning and purging. Get rid of anything you don’t use anymore, Scorpio. Letting go of things that have sentimental value isn’t always easy, but the memories will still be there even though the stuff attached to them is gone.

The sun enters Virgo’s practical sign on the twenty-third, so you have the next month or so to thoroughly clean the house or office or organize files. Take advantage of the Virgin’s structured energy to make your living space neat and tidy. You don’t love the work while you’re doing it, but you do love the results.


Breathe a sigh of relief as the complications brought on by Mercury retrograde are lifted now that this chatty planet is direct in sensitive Cancer. This is a good time to have a heart-to-heart chat with someone you’ve felt disconnected from lately.

Lucky Jupiter goes direct on August 11, giving you time to thank your lucky stars. What are the things you’ve been taking for granted lately? This is a great time to start a gratitude journal or write thank-you notes to the people who’ve made a difference in your life.

It isn’t the most comfortable pairing when loving Venus enters rigid Virgo on the twenty-first, mostly because romance can get lost in this transit’s sensible energy. It’s not that the magic is gone; it’s just covered up with schedules and details. Find time to connect with people on a human level amid the practicality.

The sun also enters Virgo, on August 23, so be sure to take advantage of the hardworking energy it puts out over the next month. Cleaning, purging, and tidying up are this transit’s forte, and you can probably use it, right? You aren’t known for keeping the tidiest of living spaces, so surprise the people you live with by doing a complete top-to-bottom purge and cleanse!


The challenge of the Venus-Uranus square on August 2 is how to balance your increased need for excitement and newness with the things you must deal with on an everyday basis. Every moment can’t be filled with “wow,” but there’s nothing wrong with celebrating the extraordinary among the ordinary.

Communicative Mercury leaves sensitive Cancer for outgoing Leo on the eleventh, which gives you a chance to announce your intentions loudly and clearly. If you’ve been feeling taken advantage of lately, this is the perfect moment to reclaim your time and let people know you aren’t going to take it anymore.

Aggressive Mars enters productive Virgo on August 18, and it’s time to get rid of the excess. Clean. Straighten. Toss out the things you don’t need. Be sure to recycle, repurpose, or give away anything that someone else might still be able to use. Your trash is someone else’s treasure!

The sun enters practical Virgo on the twenty-third, highlighting medical conditions and health-related situations. If you’re dealing with any health issues now, be your own advocate. Virgo rules a healthy lifestyle, and it’s important that you stand up for yourself in all health-related matters now.

The intuitive sun-Uranus trine on August 29 helps guide you toward things in your life you never knew were missing. Trying something new during this transit can be a revelation. Why have you never tasted creole food or gone line dancing before?! Exciting discoveries await!


Your home planet Uranus goes retrograde on August 11, so some of your eccentric behavior might subside while you try to figure out why some of these obstacles have been put in your way lately. You can take some responsibility for the way things are now, but try to avoid placing most of the blame on yourself.

A full moon in your sign on the fifteenth really brings out your humanitarian side, so finding a charity to get involved with is on the top of your to-do list. If you’ve already found a good cause, plan on spending a significant amount of time and/or money on it now.

The Virgo sun arrives on August 23, just in time to help you do some major cleaning up and overhauling. If you’ve been putting something off, this is the time to dig in and get the job done. No excuses, Aquarius. Just do it!

A bold Mars-Uranus trine on the twenty-eighth gives you permission to take some risks, especially when it comes to new ideas and projects you’ve been wanting to get off the ground. People are more receptive to your unique thoughts and avant-garde concepts when you explain them in easy-to-understand terms.

The exciting sun-Uranus trine on August 29 opens your mind to some brilliant self-realizations, and it’s okay if you’re the only one who believes in what you’re capable of now. It’s time to let the world know what you can achieve, and going outside your comfort zone has some excellent rewards.


Communicative Mercury is now direct in kindred water sign Cancer, which makes it easier for you to express what’s in your heart. If you’ve been waiting to tell someone how you feel, it’s easier to open up now than it has been in previous weeks.

There’s a lot to think about at the start of a lucky Jupiter direct period starting August 11, especially if you have regrets over how you handled things in the past several months. When life gives you a second chance to make things right, it’s those opportunities that shouldn’t be ignored.

The Aquarius full moon adds some whimsy to your life on the fifteenth, especially if you can find a way to just let go and experience what life brings your way. You aren’t so worried about what other people think now, which can free you up to do things the way you really want to do them.

Loving Venus enters practical Virgo on August 21, so you’ll probably show your love in more practical, meaningful ways than usual. Cleaning up the dishes or putting gas in the car is equal to cuddling on the couch or tucking a love note inside a lunch box now. You still have that nurturing nature, but your gestures have a more practical purpose.