July went out with a bang and August is here. You know what they say: New month, new (and improved) you. Now’s the opportune time to let go of bad habits, commit to an exciting job offer or finally satisfy your thirst for adventure. But, first things first: Pick out your mantra for the week + scroll on for the best parts of your Cafe Astrology horoscope.
Leo: July 23 – August 22
The arrival of August has you soaking up ALL the creative energy around you. Your attitude for this week (and the entire month for that matter) might as well be #cantstopwontstop. As you open yourself up to new opportunities and experiences, be wary of taking on more than you can bite off.
Read This: Get your notepad and writing utensil ready because this OITNB star just did a super inspiring TED Talk on “how to achieve small and big dreams.” Feeling inspired yet? We sure are. (Photo via Andrew H. Walker/Getty)
Virgo: August 23 – September 22
As the responsibilities continue piling up in both your personal and professional life, avoid taking the easy way out. Remember that you were granted these opportunities for a reason and that you will power through (and quite successfully, might we add). Make it to the weekend and treat yo’self to an hour-long massage or dinner reservations at your favorite restaurant.
Read This: An #athomespa is exactly what the doctor ordered. For your next pampering session, DO try out these 14 spa hacks for the best shower ever. You totally deserve it.
Libra: September 23 – October 22
After a l-o-n-g summer of not knowing what your future holds, things are finally starting to fall into place. While you may not have a job offer on the table yet, you’ve planted the seeds for several ongoing projects that could pay off BIG in the coming months. Success awaits you, Libra.
Read This: Eliminate the word “quit” from your vocabulary STAT. Proof that determination and drive aren’t the only road to success, this feature is a must-read: “I went on more than 100 job interviews in eight months — here’s what I learned.”
Scorpio: October 23 – November 21
Devote this week to channeling your inner confidence and recognizing all of your latest accomplishments. (Seriously, you go girl!) Go out and celebrate any personal victories, no matter how small or big they may be, and toast to living in the moment. Cheers.
Read This: According to this study, science says you should fake it ’til you make it and practice reciting self-affirmations. The more you believe in yourself, the more confident you will be in the workplace.
Sagittarius: November 22 – December 21
As far as you’re concerned, the learning never stops. From reading self-help books on the daily to teaching yourself how to code, there’s no limit to your personal growth. Who knows, before long you may be switching roles and sharing your expertise with the world.
Read This: Speaking of learning to code, you can actually become a coding queen with this online class that provides you with an intro to HTML and CSS. Karlie Kloss ain’t got nothing on you.
Capricorn: December 22 – January 19
Be forewarned, some of your closest relationships may be put to the test this week. The silver lining? While some friendships may fizzle out, you’ll always have your #girlgang to back you up when the going gets tough. Plan a GNO (girl’s night out) STAT and channel only positivity from here on out.
DIY This: Ahem, and the best way to bond with all of your gal pals on a Friday night? Make costumes inspired by your favorite celebrity #girlgang. Duh. Here’s how to DIY Taylor Swift’s Badass Bad Blood group costumes for your next group outing or Halloween.
Aquarius: January 20 – February 18
Oh yeah, your networking game is currently on fire. In other words: Start perfecting your elevator pitch and investing in the smart, professional wardrobe that you deserve. A chance encounter with the higher-ups could result in a *major* breakthrough. Play your cards right, and who knows, your new title could be CEO.
Read This: Passion aside, we’d be lying if we said that it wasn’t all about the Benjamins. Check out the entry-level salaries for 28 jobs you want and then join the #ask4more movement.
Pisces: February 19 – March 20
Life is a-okay because you’re workin’ on your fitness and loving it. Despite an all-too-hectic July, August is off to an auspicious start. Now that you’ve found a source of cardio that works for you (SoulCycle FTW!), a healthier lifestyle won’t be trailing too far behind.
Read This: Ready for a lesson in Clean Eating 101? With the help of these lessons + recipes from Chef Candice Kumai, of Top Chef and Iron Chef America, you’ll be living an all-around healthier (and more nutritious) lifestyle in no time. (Photo via Andrew Lipovsky)
Aries: March 21 – April 19
Va-va-voom! Things are going to be heating up in the romance department veryyy soon… maybe as early as tomorrow. Instead of focusing on finding Mr. Right, keep things light and fun with no strings attached. If one date is a flop, don’t sweat it. There are countless other fish in the sea to mix + mingle with.
Read This: Calling all Bachelor/ette fans, check out these seven things Bachelorette contestants are doing RIGHT that you’re probably doing wrong. We especially want to call attention to number four — something that we should all do more of. (Photo via ABC)
Taurus: April 20 – May 20
You know what they say: “Your home is your oasis.” Whether you’re establishing a new home base, moving in with a roommate or staying put, your interior decorating skills are finally going to be put to use. Start pinning interior inspo and setting a budget now to avoid overspending down the road.
Read This: As you find yourself reworking the feng shui of your space, consider swapping out the traditional gallery wall for a single statement piece (or even better, an eclectic wall of plates). Stumped? We’ve uncovered 12 DIY art ideas that aren’t another gallery wall. (Photo via Dream Green DIY)
Gemini: May 21 – June 20
Pick a cause, any cause, and advocate for something that you truly believe in. Repeat after us: Your voice does matter and you can make a difference. Become more involved in your community and gain a lifetime’s worth of friendships.
Read This: Ready, set, go. It’s time to start bookmarking these 22 socially conscious companies you didn’t know about. Giving back sure is contagious, isn’t it?
Cancer: June 21 – July 22
More is more, and you want it all. And you can be a savvy businesswoman, lifestyle blogger and homemaker, if that’s what the heart desires. Just don’t forget to take a breather every now and then. Most importantly, remember that Balance (with a capital “B”) is your best friend.
Read This: Despite your busy-bee status, nothing, not even your skincare routine, should fall to the wayside. When you’re crunched for time, allow this to serve as your complete guide to becoming a pro at multimasking — AKA our latest obsession. (Photo via @hannahope)
What are you planning to do this week? Let us know in the comments below, and don’t forget to check out your full Cafe Astrology horoscope!
(h/t Cafe Astrology)