Yes this month is dominated by planetary retrogrades, but there are still great opportunities to progress. An enthusiastic start to the month can help, as can the Partial Solar Eclipse in Leo on the 11th August. True, Mars' dust up with Uranus can lead to strains whereever there are repressive or restrictive situations, but Mercury goes direct on the 18th and Mars on the 27th. For your FREE Monthly Horoscopes August 2018 please see below...
Monthly Horoscopes for August 2018
Aries 21 March - 20 April
With Mercury twisting backwards until the 19th, communication is going to be absolutely vital this month. But with a progressive link between Saturn and Uranus all month, open-mindedness towards financial, business and career affairs can work to your advantage. Relationships are helped by Venus from the 7th, and with your ruler direct from the 27th, frustrations can ease.
Taurus 21 April - 21 May
Although embracing change isn't always easy, you could find you can do so this month in a way which is manageable. It's almost like a series of small progressive steps will build up into something so much bigger and better. If you have been feeling penned in by the demands of others, it is going to be important to stay in touch with what's truly right for you as an individual.
Gemini 22 May - 21 June
Your ruler is tracking backwards for the first three weeks, suggesting that you could rethink key ideas. With the partial Solar Eclipse of the 11th linking with Pluto, the impact of this on someone you are closely involved with, or around your finances, cannot be ignored. Still, Venus is an extremely helpful location from the 7th, encouraging you to take time out to enjoy yourself where possible.
Cancer 22 June - 23 July
Your resources come very much under the spotlight on the back of the Partial Solar Eclipse of the 11th. With Saturn co-operating well with Uranus all this month, an alliance with someone who is open minded yet shares yours sensibilities, can go from strength to strength. Someone with an unusual take on life but with some traditional values, can certainly appeal to you Cancer.
Leo 24 July - 23 August
This month's Partial Solar Eclipse in your sign on the 11th, is an opportunity to supercharge your plans, hopes and expectations over the next six months. But the details are going to be very important to your progress. With Mercury retracing his steps for the first three weeks, some of these hopes may, if not in a state of flux, can certainly be rather flexible.
Virgo 24 August - 23 September
You may find yourself having to grapple with some issues that are at the least. sensitive or in some cases. somewhat secret. But by the time of the Full Moon in Pisces on the 26th, you can have a much clearer picture of what you need to achieve. Pleasingly, your financial situation can certainly be revived this month on the back of Venus's arrival in its home zone of Libra from the 7th.
Libra 24 September - 23 October
Venus your ruler moves into your sign at the start of week two, and any doubts you may have had about a relationship can start to fade away, or if you're single, this can bring some new sparkling admirers into your orbit. However, the first three weeks of August sees Mercury tracking backwards, so when it comes to friendships or group activities, do anticipate some changes of plan.
Scorpio 24 October - 22 November
Your relationship sector both around professional situations and personal ones, is going to require a degree of care this month. There could be part of you that wants to be very much more to the point, particularly from midmonth, and someone at work could find you rather outspoken at the heart of August. But a more social trend shapes up well for you in your Solar Horoscope on the back of the Full Moon of the 26th.
Sagittarius 23 November - 21 December
There can be the opportunity to make new friends this month, and particularly through travel, higher education or even work. The key is not to have any preconceived ideas, because there is a chance that you could encounter someone initially who doesn't quite seem to get what you're saying, and then find out that they have a lot more to them, which can be valuable to you.
Capricorn 22 December - 20 January
This month's Partial Solar Eclipse forges an angle to Pluto, in your sign. This and the rewinding of Uranus from the 7th, can create a little bit more of a restless vibe. Wherever you are investing heavily, be it in terms of your energy, commitments, time, enthusiasm or even assets, it does need to be with a person or people that you feel truly valued and validated by.
Aquarius 21 January - 19 February
Your two ruling planets forge a fantastic alliance all of this month. Although you may be percolating some ideas that are different and not necessarily fully worked out, don't dismiss the importance of the process that you're going through. Once Mercury goes direct on the 19th, all sorts of new possibilities will fall into place for you. Put creativity at the heart of all you do.
Pisces 20 February - 20 March
The Full Moon on the 26th in your zodiac sign, forges a fine link to both Saturn and Uranus. This suggests that there could be some changes or alterations, or even improvements around your relationship sector, but these can be evolutionary rather than revolutionary, and are designed to let you move at a pace that you can adapt as you go. Look to embrace the process Pisces.