BY JOANNA C. VALENTE
This month is going to be exciting, loves. After the super black moon on July 31, which ended mercury retrograde and brought in new beginnings, you are ready to rock and roll. On the 8th, however, Venus goes into Jupiter, meaning that it might be difficult to connect seamlessly with others. So be patient, take the time to work things out. Not everything is easy in love and friendship.
Uranus goes retrograde on August 11, meaning that you’ll be very self-reflective and start to make changes within yourself first - instead of focusing on others. There’s a full moon on the 15th in Aquarius, which brings creativity and newness to your life and projects. Allow this to be a bright movement for you to go forward; let it set the tone for the rest of 2019.
Lastly, a new moon in Virgo comes right in time on August 30, which gives us clarity and excitement. How can you leverage this mood for the rest of the year? Think on that.
Here we go:
You are balancing love and work this month. Don’t let one overrule the other, but enjoy the ride. Take both seriously. Make plans, but most importantly, put yourself first.
Money is a bit tight for you this month, but don’t worry. It might just cause you to reconsider how you spend money to begin with and how to tighten your belt.
How can you be more empathetic to others and yourself? This is your goal this month.
This month will transform your career and relationships with your colleagues and even your family. You are thinking ahead to the bigger picture. What do you want out of life?
You are eager to learn and experience new things this month. Do that. Don’t hold back - and allow yourself to be vulnerable even when it feels scary. You don’t always have to be in control.
Put your nose to the grindstone. Make a list of what you want to accomplish in your career for clarity.
Your relationships and spiritual journey are at the forefront of your mind this month, so be careful with your words. You don’t want to be careless.
Your health and health routines are your priority this month. It’s hard to stick to habits that don’t seem like much fun, but trust me when I say it’s worth it. You are worth it.
Mindfulness is your new mantra, or should be. Make choices that enrich you, not just because you have to or want to.
You feel a little stuck. Why is that? Reflect on what could use some changing or spicing up in your life.
You’ve got the the charm this month and everyone adores you. Make time for the special someone. It’ll be a month full of bonding moments.
Feeling intense lately? Destress by relaxing, creating healthy habits, and asking the right questions. How can you feel more fulfilled?
Joanna C. Valente is a human who lives in Brooklyn, New York. They are the author of Sirs & Madams, The Gods Are Dead, Marys of the Sea, Sexting Ghosts, Xenos, No(body) (forthcoming, Madhouse Press, 2019), and is the editor of A Shadow Map: Writing by Survivors of Sexual Assault. They received their MFA in writing at Sarah Lawrence College. Joanna is the founder of Yes Poetry and the senior managing editor for Luna Luna Magazine. Some of their writing has appeared in The Rumpus, Them, Brooklyn Magazine, BUST, and elsewhere. Joanna also leads workshops at Brooklyn Poets. joannavalente.com / Twitter: @joannasaid / IG: joannacvalente / FB: joannacvalente