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August Sexoscopes

| 08/03/2021

the image shows a leo sign in blue against a blue and pink background Illustration by Sophi Gullbrants

Welcome to August, lovers! Leo season occurs at the apex of summer, bringing plenty of heat and drama to your relationships. Watch out for temper tantrums and performing for attention. When we do this, there is usually an unmet need hiding behind our theatrics. Notice when you find yourself putting on a show, are you able to read between your own lines to see the truth of what you are really looking for? Leo energy is affectionate and loves to show their feelings through big sweeping gestures, however, challenges from somber Saturn and unpredictable Uranus may be putting a stop to hot vaxx summer. This doesn’t have to be terrible, Leo loves to find the silver lining hiding within every cloud. 

Venus spends the first half of August in perfectionist Virgo cleaning up any messes leftover from early summer flings, before moving into balanced Libra. As the sun moves into Virgo on the 23nd, the energy shift favors managing your emotional responses and taking responsibility for your actions. This is not the time for escapism, when you work toward creating boundaries for yourself and respecting other’s, there will be a tremendous payoff in terms of what you can actually accomplish in your relationships. Responsible is the new sexy.

 

Leo & Leo Rising (July 23-August 22)

 

Happy solar return Leo! All eyes are on you this month, and the spotlight is asking you to show up as your most mature self, rather than your most dramatic. Try not to be disappointed when you are met with ego-checks rather than adoration, this is showing you where you can lead by example rather than seeking attention and validation. Look deeper to find ways of sharing your infectious light, there is so much more to you than the surface image. Intimacy increases when you share your heart openly with your partners. Stay flexible to plans changing by keeping your focus on pleasure, knowing surprises that will take your breath away exist around every corner.

Virgo & Virgo Rising (August 23-22)

 

Productivity is your priority this month, Virgo. With Venus in your sign for the first half of the month no one can make a to-do list hotter than you. Use this time to get a jump start on all of the projects you’ve been wishing you had more time for, enlist the help of your lovers and show them how fun and satisfying mundane tasks can actually be. Delayed gratification is a huge theme this year, and you’re no stranger to the delicious taste of the rewards that come from hard work. Teach your partners discipline by turning tasks into a sexy game, describe in detail exactly what awaits them once you’ve both completed your duties. 

 

Libra & Libra Rising (September 23-October 22)

 

Get creative with your outreach, Libra. Whether you’re looking to attract business or romantic partners, you have an opportunity to reach much larger circles this month. Let yourself sample what is being offered before making any big commitments, this may just be the preview of what is to come in the fall when the sun makes its way through your sign. Envision your dream partnerships, what do they look like for you? Dream big, it is Leo season after all. Identifying the vibe you’re lusting after is an important part of the process, you don’t have to be hasty, and you never have to settle. 

Scorpio & Scorpio Rising (October 23-November 21)

 

Your mind is on your finances, Scorpio, and that’s not a bad thing. Moving through the second half of 2021 has you thinking about all the money moves you’ve made over the last eight months in order to work through your strategy for the remainder of a year filled with endings and delayed beginnings. You don’t have to have it all figured out right now. Commit to showing up for yourself when it’s time to focus, and be flexible when situations are out of your control. Easier said than done, focusing on pleasure in the meantime relieves stress and eases tension. Make plenty of time for sexy solo activities or intimate bonding with your partners. 

 

Sagittarius & Sagittarius Rising (November 22-December 21)

 

Expansion is inevitable, Sagittarius, even if you aren’t going anywhere this month. The urge to grow and embrace new horizons isn’t limited to travel, let your curiosity lead to the new experiences you seek. This is a great time to get creative in the bedroom, experiment with alternative sensations and break your erotic routines. This can teach you a lot about your own pleasure, what turns you on, and how you can be more present with yourself or when you’re with a partner. Your body is a map filled with erotic treasure meant to be explored, take your time and enjoy the adventure.

Capricorn & Capricorn Rising (December 22-January 20)

 

Explore your kinky side, Capricorn. Nothing is too taboo or off limits this month if you’re willing to really let yourself go there. This can feel liberating, like the release you’ve been waiting for. Through experimentation comes great opportunities to dive deeper into your relationship with intimacy and how you express yourself with others. You can take your commitments seriously and still find moments of fun. It is possible to be responsible and be joyful, speak up with your partners and allow them into your private world. Vulnerability isn’t a weakness, it’s a portal, and it is always available to you. 

Aquarius & Aquarius Rising (January 21-February 18)

 

What and who are you committed to, Aquarius? How you show up in your relationships is also related to how you are showing up for yourself. This month your partnerships will be mirroring this duality to reflect back to you where you need to double down on self-care and where you can open up more. You will be meeting plenty of new people this month, ask yourself honestly what you have space for and be up front with potential partners in order to avoid drama and misunderstandings. This normally playful month is tinged with seriousness, try to balance the heaviness with moments of pure pleasure.

 

 

Pisces & Pisces Rising (February 19-March 20)

 

The easiest way to manage stress is to focus on what you can control, Pisces. This month make your daily pleasure rituals a priority as a way to be gentle with yourself when you feel underwater emotionally. If having a daily routine isn’t your thing, give yourself extra time in your day for when you need to recharge in between tasks. Your own touch is healing and restorative, utilize these pockets of personal time for sexy solo activities that allow you return to work feeling refreshed. The more you prioritise pleasing yourself the more space you’ll have to show up for the relationships that need you the most. 

Aries & Aries Rising (March 21-April 19)

 

Have some fun in the sun, Aries. This month your pleasure receptors are on high alert, and everything feels so good. August is great for romance and organization. How do these two things work together and turn you on so much? They both seem to act as a boost for one another, activating your energy to really get things done, and for you, action is sexy when it leads to a feeling of accomplishment. Alternating between feeling like a powerhouse and giving yourself time to rest is important. Try not to burn your candle at both ends, unless you want to experiment and play with hot wax, in that case go right ahead!

 

Taurus & Taurus Rising (April 20-May 20)

 

Home is where the snacks are, Taurus. Great sex and great food are really all you need this month, make sure you have everything on hand to curate the very best of both experiences. Stock up on your favorite treats and erotic essentials, put on a playlist that gets you in the mood and let the vibe seduce you. Trade massages, then feed your partner seasonally ripe berries after a seriously slow sex session. Whether you’re snuggled up with your love or enjoying yourself solo, you’ll be happiest when you’re sticking close to home luxuriating in your own pleasure palace. 

 

Gemini & Gemini Rising (May 21-June 20)

 

You are pulled in multiple directions this month, Gemini. While this isn’t unusual for you, it might feel a little extreme at times. Part of you is contemplating your next moves, and seriously formulating plans, as you can sense an expansion is forthcoming. While the other part of you just wants to let loose and follow where the wild winds are taking you. As a master of duality, you already know you can compartmentalize yourself and do both. Make some lists, and talk through your thoughts with those you trust as you formulate a plan. Meanwhile, leave plenty of space for flirtation, trading erotic text messages, and dancing all night. 

 

 

Cancer & Cancer Rising (June 21-July 22)

 

You may be feeling more possessive than usual, Cancer. What do you need in order to feel safe? What does that look like? Know that you can create it for yourself, and have fun learning about yourself in the process. Did you know that decluttering can improve your sex life? Take inventory of what you have and determine if it sparks joy, or merely brings up a memory. Do you need to hang on to those things anymore? Creating more space for new experiences, including the erotic ones, changes your energy. Start in the bedroom and closet, notice any feelings of freedom, sense of release, openness to new possibilities and creative ideas.

 

 

 

 

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