Welcome to August, Gemini. Last month left you strutting your stuff, whether by taking sexy selfies or wearing a cute face mask when you leave the house. However, during the start of August, you're feeling a little bit down. Adaptation is your theme for August. The hard truth is that joy may be hard to access right now. You may be addressing your privilege head-on, or exhausted from a lifetime of dealing with the effects of systemic racism. But you are magic, and we all deserve to feel lightness, even in times of great change.
Illumination arises during the full moon in Aquarius on Monday, August 3. While you are a mutable sign (which means you are likely fairly flexible), Aquarius is a fixed sign, so anxiety is in the air. You must accept that the pandemic is still here and that your life looks different these days. This lunation helps you understand that this is a chance to evolve. New ideas arise, including creative ways to support Black Lives Matter from home or a fresh new way to pamper and heal yourself.
Unique and erratic planet Uranus goes retrograde from Saturday, August 15, to Friday, January 1 of next year. Don't be scared by the word “retrograde.” This is an opportunity to accept abundance from the universe, but only if you're willing to embrace change. Yes, it sucks that there's a pandemic. You can't change the situation, but you can change how you react to it. Uranus retrograde asks you to be strong and tough. You can still flirt, you can still protest, you can still see your friends. You must simply be willing to make the proper adjustments (such as wearing PPE, social distancing, and adjusting plans to occur outside, as the CDC recommends).
Your love life lights up during the new moon in bold Leo on Tuesday, August 18. Like many of us, your personal life took a hit due to COVID-19. Lovers became physically unavailable, and after a while, you likely grew weary of Zoom dates. This new, brave energy gives you a second chance at fresh starts and romantic opportunities. Ask your crush out, wear a mask, and meet in the park. Remember, Gemini, it's time to get creative.