Mt Tam Stars Photo by Will Mackie

by Leona Moon

Aries (March 21 – April 19) True love is in the sky, Aries! The new moon in fellow fire sign Leo on August 14 will have you getting down on one knee and making it known who your dearly beloved is. It’s the day to sign up for Match.com, linger a little longer at a local dive bar or text the hottie who works in the office building next to you.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20) Tired of paying double the rent that all of your friends are paying, Taurus? The stars have some helpful hints this month that comes with the new moon on August 14. Break your lease and find a new spot! It’s likely that your new surroundings will lead to some excellent housewarming parties and might even introduce you to some better-looking and more emotionally available neighbors.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20) Call 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, Gemini! It’s time to clear out the clutter: Emotional and physical. After all, your spare bedroom is full of “As Seen On TV” trinkets. Grab a few garbage bags on August 14, call up your best friends and make a dent selling some of your useless belongings on eBay. You never know who will want that Robin Thicke dartboard.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22) Craving cash, Cancer? The new moon on August 14 is here to help. It’s time to sell your baseball card or Beanie Baby collection. You’re sitting on a gold mine, but you can’t seem to pay your rent. Do the responsible thing and let go of your childhood obsession that also happens to double as an extremely rare collectible item. You’ll thank the stars—or at least your landlord will.

Leo (July 23 – August 22) Your wish is the new moon’s command, Leo! The new moon on August 14 is in your sign! What does that mean, fiery one? Set a list of intentions, check it twice and manifest it! Anything you scribble down on a napkin, notebook or in your iPhone will be your main focus for the next six months. Careful what you wish for—that girl or boy next door might turn out to be more of a nightmare than significant other material.

Virgo (August 23 – Sept. 22) Rest up, Virgo! If you didn’t get the memo: Jupiter, the planet of luck, is making a 13-month tour in your sign as of August 12. So, in order to get up to speed, you’re going to need to rest. Take it slow while you can—you’ve got a lot of potential around the corner. New loves, new jobs, new apartments—heck, even new pets.

Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22) You’re so popular, Libra! You’re not an octopus—there’s only one of you to go around. The new moon on August 14 will be pulling you in a million directions—your book club, chess club, housing association committee and BFF will all want a piece of you. Your best bet is faking an illness. We hear strep throat will be going around sometime next week—give that one a try to make it more believable.

Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21) Check your email, Scorpio! Your inbox is full of messages from your boss. Your next meeting, on or around August 14, will prompt the discussion for a raise. Put your game face on and practice some charming one-liners for your boss. Money is in your future!

Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21) Get out of town, Sagittarius! A last-minute trip never looked so good. Hop in your car and drive as far away from the 101 as possible. New scenery will open up a new perspective on a home-related issue that’s been causing you some grief.

Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19) Your settlement is on its way, Capricorn! If you’ve been waiting for a court case to finish up, or for your financial aid to go through—the new moon on August 14 will bring you to the bank. Do your best not to splurge on a new pair of sunglasses or patio furniture—it’s time to channel your frugal side!

Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18) Can’t stop staring at your reflection, Aquarius? Is that really you? That’s what your friends are wondering. You’re about to embark on a journey of self-discovery. The new moon on August 14 will have you questioning your path’s progress and manifesting destinations you’d like to reach. Buy some incense and sage on August 13 to prepare.

Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20) Feeling ill, Pisces? If an undisclosed health concern has you down and you’re starting to feel like Joni Mitchell, make an appointment with a new doctor on August 14. The new moon will offer resolutions and treatments that didn’t seem possible prior to the lunar revelations.

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