August will feel like you’re taking a giant step back (and you will be—kind of), but it will all be in the name of essential self-growth. Venus, who’s normally in good spirits, will be moving backward through your sign until next month, giving you a perfect opportunity to reassess your life. Consider this month a chrysalis period in your self-worth journey: You have a lot to offer the Universe.
Despite feeling a little grey early in the month, you’ll be primed to amp up your earning potential, particularly after the 8th when Mars lends your sign a much-needed confidence boost. A golden new moon in your sign on August 14 further bolsters this energy, ushering in a new phase of your life. You’ll be feeling yourself for what you truly are—bold and brilliant.
Even better, on August 11 lucky Jupiter will hang his hat in your second house of income and talents for a full year. This hasn’t happened in 12 years, so take advantage of the next year as a time to boost your cash flow. Once September hits, you’ll be in an extraordinarily desirable position to make more money.