Key Themes: Mindfulness, belonging, connecting to the earth and present moment

Cancer, the month of August will bring you lots of transformation – and perhaps in a gentler way then 2022 has unfolded so far.

We’re still in Leo season for most of the month, a period that tends to evoke within you a feeling of inspiration, comfort and warmth. It’s the first season out of your solar return, and therefore still carries fresh chapter energy. Cultivate the feeling that the sky’s the limit when it comes to achieving your dreams, because it’s true! Yet, with the many Retrogrades currently unfolding, this Leo season is not quite as explosive as other years.

On August 4, Mercury enters Virgo and will have you refining your life and the many elements that make it up. You might feel a heightened sensitivity to things that feel good; nurturing, replenishing and healthy – as well as things that feel the opposite. Because Virgo is all about refinement Cancer, you can use this sense of discernment as a tool for boundary setting, as well as decluttering your life. Think Marie Kondo!

The Full moon in Aquarius on August 11th will be an intense one for you Cancer. It’s going to activate your sector of transformation, deep healing, shadow work and fear. The cool news is; the sign of Aquarius is all about objective and out-of-the-box thinking. As one of the most emotional signs of the zodiac, you might tend to sink into the heavier side of your emotional realm, sometimes for longer than necessary. While of course, Cancerian emotional sensitivity is in so many ways a gift – this Aquarius moon will lend you a dose of healthy objectivity. This can be the perfect ingredient for seeing the whole picture, as well as opportunities for change and growth.

This Full Moon may bring epiphanies regarding how you can take new approaches to improve your life and sense of emotional safety. This can be a very healing time – so I would recommend doing some journaling or self-reflective work this week.

On August 22, the Sun will be entering Virgo and solidifying the analytical, slow-paced backdrop that makes up the month of August. A Virgo sun tends to see us becoming a little less impulsive – and rather more thoughtful, present and mindful. This Virgo season will be a good time to cultivate the practice of mindfulness as opposed to multitasking. Cancer, it could be valuable to focus your efforts on one thing at a time – for example, taking in the simple beauty of a leaf in sunlight, or the sounds when pouring a cup of tea.

Cultivating this sense of earthy grounded-ness will be a wonderful way to prepare yourself for Uranus retrograde which takes place on the 24th of August, just a few days later. This will be moving through your sector of community and global belonging. As a result, you could be noticing where you belong in the world – and where you’re not quite a match. It could be the perfect time to have a think about what constitutes your soul tribe, as well as how (and where) to go about finding them.

Plus, with Mercury entering Libra the very next day on August 25, you could be feeling more social than you have in quite some time. This could be a good time to reach out to loved ones; to go on a date; or simply connect with someone new.