Your Cancer Monthly Horoscope for August

Aliza Kelly

From Cosmopolitan

Add these dates to your GCal:

  • August 3: Full Moon in Aquarius

  • August 18: New Moon in Leo

  • August 22: Virgo Season begins

Knock, knock, Cancer babe. Who’s there? Oh, just the very thing you’ve been avoiding for literally weeks! You can run…but you can’t hide (yes, Cancer, that hard crab shell isn’t fooling anyone—we know you’re in there!). On August 3, the Full Moon in Aquarius exposes everything you’ve been keeping in the shadows. Under the electric moonbeams, you’ll begin to realize that secrets aren’t helping you in any capacity—in fact, spending so much time guarding your shadow-self is actually preventing you from reaching your fullest potential. You want to achieve greatness, right? Well, it’s time to lean into your truths (yes, including the embarrassing or shameful stuff) and show up as your most authentic self. You don’t need to pretend you’re someone that you’re not…you’re perfect just the way you are!

Be sure to embrace honesty at the beginning of the month because otherwise, during the New Moon in Leo on August 18, you might have a hard time finding your way. There’s no light during this lunation—the night sky is completely dark. Likewise, this is an excellent time to manifest: Plant new seeds, set intentions, and explore new dimensions of your manifestation practice. New Moons are terrific opportunities to take personal inventory and set new goals. After all, it was only just your birthday season—you’re still just beginning this trip around the Sun. So why not welcome this energy with some exciting goals and watch as—slowly but surely—your dreams become reality. How exciting!

Finally, the month concludes with a radical shift in energy: On August 22, the Sun darts into Virgo’s sky, marking the beginning of a new astrological season. For you, this looks a lot like hot goss. That’s right, Cancer, you’re about to get all the steaming hot tea and honestly you can’t wait because you live for this kinda low-key drama. But be sure to perform your due-diligence: Even though August is one of the chiller months of 2020, it’s still literally 2020…a year that will go down in history as absolutely bonkers. Even the most straightforward piece of intel might be loaded with tons of delusion and deception, so be sure to track your sources. For the next few weeks, your inherent skepticism will definitely come in handy!

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