Key themes: clarity, honoring your authentic self, sharing your truth, plot twists

Taurus, you’ve just experienced a huge activation. The lunar nodes just shifted zodiac polarities, after 18 months of the North Node in your sign. You may feel this as a subtle sense of empowerment, clarity and feelings of a fresh chapter. We’re collectively entering a new direction of expansion, with the Nodes now on the Aries-Libra axis. In other words, from now through to January of 2025, you’re embarking on a journey which deepens your sense of self, authenticity, and fearlessness. Aries is all about those leaps of faith and taking action – both of which will be encouraged and rewarded by the cosmos now more than ever.

But first thing’s first! On August 1st, we have an Aquarius Full Moon, which may feel particularly auspicious for you Taurus. Mercury (in Virgo) will be harmoniously connecting Jupiter (planet of expansion) who’s currently transiting your sign. This might feel like mental clarity, new ideas or opportunities. Keep an open mind Taurus.

On August 9th, some potentially challenging vibes arise with Venus (your planetary ruler) who’s currently retrograde, forming a tension with Uranus, which currently transits your sign. This could manifest as a plot twist, or surprise which jolts you out of your comfort zone Taurus. Venus retrograde through Leo reflects a journey of staying true to your authentic self, especially when it comes to relationships. Taurus, you’re being invited to voice your needs and boundaries – regardless of how “selfish,” or childish they could seem.
Themes of selfhood continue throughout the month (it is Leo season until the 23rd after all) – and will be heightened around the Leo New Moon on August 16th. If there was ever a time to reconnect with your inner child, this would be it Taurus. Lean into a sense of play, and anything that lights you up. Maybe that means getting a massage, or spoiling yourself with a meal out. This is the universe reminding you to treat and honor yourself as the divine being that you are.

You’ll feel a notable shift on August 23rd as we enter Virgo season, on the same day that Mercury stations retrograde through Virgo (through to September 14th). Illuminating your sector of self-expression, this retrograde is going to continue challenging you (in all the best ways) when it comes to authenticity. You’re being invited to notice the places where you stay ‘small’ or quiet, simply to blend in or for fear of judgment. Taurus, the world is ready to see you and your gifts in their glorious totality.

More plot twist energy arises on August 28th, where Uranus stations retrograde in your sign Taurus. Get ready for the unexpected, as the planet of the future activates your sector of identity. Uranus rules the nervous system, so if you start to feel a little charged, scattered or restless, not to worry. You can always bring in grounding practices to slow things down. Think: yoga, denser meals, more naps or meditation.