Daily Horoscope For August 4, 2021

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When is the new moon in August 2021?

The August 2021 new moon happens on August 8 at 9:50 a.m. EST (6:50 a.m. PST), as it ingresses into the warm-hearted sign of Leo. BustleHow The August 2021 New Moon Will Affect Your Zodiac Sign

The Sun will be in Leo, and we are dynamic and egotistical at times due to the Sun - Mercury conjunction this week.

The Moon leaves analytical and sociable Gemini to enter the quiet, reflective energy of the Cancer zodiac sign.

You are a Leo ruled by the Sun.

You are determined and forthcoming. You do not hide behind pretenses and people either love or hate you, there is little in between.

Famous Leos who share your birthday include American actress Meghan Markle the Duchess of Sussex and 44th President of the United States of America Barack Obama. 

Zodiac signs you are most compatible with include Aries, Leo, Sagittarius, and Aquarius.

It's time to kick back and relax, Aries. The Moon enters the zodiac sign of Cancer activating your solar house of home and the family, and you have been keeping up the pace all week. But, there's room for rest and relaxation in your schedule now.

And, if there isn't, you need to make it. The Moon in Cancer is comfortable here, and her energy expressed in this sign enhances your mood.

Yes you may not be the most agreeable person all of the time (even on days like today), but some me-time will help you recalibrate and feel better through the end of this week.

It's time to get intimate with words, Taurus. The Moon enters the zodiac sign of Cancer activating your solar house of communication.

Take open hearted conversations seriously, as you may need to hear words of kindness, encouragement, and well-wishes.

You may be hit with some tough news this week, and although nothing can be done to change it, knowing that you have so many good people in your life really does help.

You don't need all that stuff, Gemini, even if it feels so much like fun to buy it. The Moon enters the zodiac sign of Cancer activating your solar house of money.

You are going to be vulnerable and feel prompted to shop for emotional reasons. Yes, retail therapy does help to make some of the pain go away--- but only until the credit card bill comes in. Try to stay in your budget even if you buy responsibly.

Who you are deep down inside is a sensitive matter, and when you're caught up with feelings it's difficult for you to feel safe.

The Moon enters the zodiac sign of Cancer activating your solar house of identity, and big changes are going on in your life right now.

It's challenging to wrap your mind around all the noise, and you can do it if you allow yourself the time to truly be vulnerable.

You may spot things that you had missed before. They were there all along and despite the fact that a situation was in plain view, you failed to see it.

The Moon enters the zodiac sign of Cancer activating your solar house of hidden things, and the day feels disruptive. You have to be careful not to slip into denial today. Let the truth stand for itself.

You are so sweet to the people that know you, and the ones who you prefer to keep in your social circle are lucky to have you.

And, this is the way you'd like to keep life right now. Simple and uncomplicated, especially when it comes to friends and their drama.

The Moon enters the zodiac sign of Cancer activating your solar house of friendships, and you are measuring your interactions with people using a watchful eye.

You don't have much time to spare this week, so rather than let people absorb it with chatter, you may be off limits to many today.

You have so many things you want to accomplish, but it's becoming apparent to you that you cannot do them all.

The Moon enters the zodiac sign of Cancer activating your solar house of career, and you need to be both laser beam focused and intuitively guided.

You won't get where you want to be without some sort of roadmap, though. So, today, it's important to do what you know will be a credit to your reputation, especially at your job.

You have learned a few valuable lessons lately, and you aren't taking them lightly. You know that you need to do something with what you've recently experienced, and the question right now is 'what?'.

The Moon enters the zodiac sign of Cancer activating your solar house of education, and you are moving into the role of some sort of teacher.

You could use your social media as a type of platform to share your insights, or you can be open and transparent with the people closest to you 1:1 over coffee just chatting as friends.

You don't mind having people know what you are up to. You feel good about being a person who is pretty much the same in public and in private.

But, the Moon enters the zodiac sign of Cancer activating your solar house of secrets, and this can put a plot twist in your day. One that is unexpected.

While you tend to air on the side of brutal honesty, you often think everyone is being like you; but, what you're going to learn is that is not always the case. Some people hide things and are able to do so because your presence is so strong. But, their secrets start to come to the surface, and it's going to floor you.

You want to make a promise, but you also don't want to break your word. So, rather than say anything at all, you often decide to let your actions speak for you.

The Moon enters the zodiac sign of Cancer activating your solar house of commitments, and this is the area of your life to focus on. Your partnerships are looking with a watchful eye on how committed you are to your work. And, you will soon see that if you're not, everyone will know.

You have to tend to your health, and if you don't, you'll soon feel guilty for not doing so.

The Moon enters the zodiac sign of Cancer activating your solar house of well-being, and your conscience is going to nag you if you're slacking on what can improve your overall health.

It's time to take this personally and to do the right thing when it comes to your choices. From food to exercise, Aquarius, do the right thing for you.

You don't always tell people what you are feeling, but beneath your quiet exterior is an emotionally passionate person who loves deeper than you often care to admit.

The Moon enters the zodiac sign of Cancer activating your solar house of pleasures, and this prompts a longing for fun, play, and good times. If you've been all work lately, try to end the work day early and go enjoy yourself..

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Uranian Angle on Openness, by Holiday Mathis

Creators Syndicate 03 August, 2021 - 04:50pm

Openness grows minds. Ideas flourish and multiply in the spirit of possibility. Exponential intellectual advantage goes to the curious. A Venus trine to Uranus speaks to the fickle aspects of open-mindedness too, reminding us that one day's good ideas are the next day's old news. A Mercury square hits home the point: Strike while the iron is hot.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Luck may come to the young beginner, but good fortune is like a sparkler in the hand; a quick-burning excitement, insignificant next to the resounding boom of triumph. Triumph belongs strictly to those who endure.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Action prevails. Action is a difference in the world. Action is education. Action forges the character. The words won't flow easily today and that is for the best. Anything that would be said will be done instead.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The thing that seemed so modern in one era becomes laughably retro. That used to happen over the course of years and now it's a seasonal growth. Your efforts to keep up with it will provide fun and advantages.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). When in public, others come first and you come second. This is the glue that holds polite society together. You are not afraid to assert yourself when it's necessary, but most of the time it's not — and that's so nice.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). It's the conundrum of the modern world — spending big on what's entirely unnecessary. So much of what you're willing to pay for today is actually free. Challenge yourself to keep your money and cut something out.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Relationships are as strong as what they have in common. Bonds form over a shared goal, ritual or cause. If nothing comes up organically, these things can be artificially instated to good effect, as long as everyone is invested.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Whether you're the recipient or the giver, a random act of kindness will elicit a natural high. Likely, you'll be both. You enjoy figuring out how to help and delight others. It always comes back to you in some form.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). The path to the land of deeply interesting things runs right through the forest of shiny objects. The trick is to keep moving past, eyes ahead. Don't stop, and definitely don't veer. Ever-forward.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). It has sometimes felt as though the Fates were against you, though perhaps they were just projecting a few more moves into the future than you were able to see. In any regard, you're perfectly aligned.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). To dream of the day in which you do what makes your heart sing is dangerous business. "Doing you" isn't the kind of dream you should wait to accomplish. Engage in your joyful activities daily.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You'll knuckle down to a project you thought would already be in your rearview. Better late than never. Giving up isn't an option to you. For this reason, life's timing, however far-off of your own it may seem, won't disappoint.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). The beauty that appears so far away is actually in the small network of electric impulses sparking inside you as you push your senses into the world. It takes less than a millisecond to travel to your place of wonder and delight.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Aug. 3). This solar return highlights relationships. You'll be well-loved! Your tenderness draws many close to your heart; some will have the privilege of entry. You'll gain advantage in a competitive arena. You'll be surprised, inspired and benefited with teammates who work as hard as you for the group prize. Gemini and Virgo adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 13, 2, 19, 44 and 42.

DEVELOP YOUR INTUITION, AQUARIUS: The second to the last sign of the zodiac is a social creature and duty-bound to connect with humanity in the style of the water-bearer symbol with whom this sign is associated. It's a life-fortifying, if not a lifesaving, role. And because Aquarius senses his or her importance to society, this sign is often not shy about sharing intuition in the form of social discourse. Aquarius quite naturally picks up on people's moods and reflects them back as a way of inviting communion. But it goes deeper than that. Aquarius is known to make comments out of the blue that strike a chord of resonance in others. Aquarius will randomly choose conversational topics that are coincidentally what is on the mind, heart and schedule of another person, and/or bring up matters of uncanny coincidence. Aquarius will serendipitously run into just the person who most can benefit from the effervescent energy of this sign.

For Aquarius to maximize this gift, this sign must first acknowledge it and embrace the role of inter-dimensionality that Aquarius plays. Read about the collective unconscious; study dreams and archetypes. Learn about channeling. Pursuing these areas of interest will quickly augment Aquarius' intuitive talents.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Martha Stewart was born when the moon was in Sagittarius, the sign of sophistication and worldly influence. Mercury, the planet of communication and day-to-day events, was in Cancer, the sign of domesticity. Stewart's natal stars are beautifully reflected in her life mission to bring beauty, new ideas, a fresh eye and abundant creativity into the homes of people everywhere.

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Robinhood shares soar more than 20 percent despite a lack of news

mindbodygreen.com 03 August, 2021 - 12:21pm

By Lydia Moynihan and Theo Wayt

Robinhood is starting to behave like a meme stock.

Shares of the free stock-trading app popped more than 20 percent Tuesday morning despite a lack of news, befuddling traders and drawing comparisons to the wild movements of shares like GameStop and AMC.

The Silicon Valley-based company’s stock on Tuesday surged as high as $45, or 21 percent from the previous day’s close. The shares recently changed hands at $43.18, up 16 percent, giving the company a market capitalization of more than $36 billion.

That marks a bold comeback for the popular trading app, whose shares fell by more than 10 percent moments after its highly anticipated Nasdaq stock debut last week.

“I don’t think anyone knows why the market does what it does, but the markets think Robinhood is fairly valued for now,” Howard Lindzon, venture capitalist and early Robinhood investor told The Post. “We’ll know more about stock performance in a month but people love the product and the data suggests people want to be left alone and invest.”

Some market watchers speculated that the stock price could foreshadow a coming short squeeze. Heavily shorted stocks can be pushed higher as traders buy up shares in anticipation of a massive short squeeze. But experts on short selling brushed away the theory.

“There’s not nearly enough short interest to affect a stock price that significantly,” Ihor Dusaniwsky of S3 Partners told The Post. “This is a long buying not a short covering rally.”

Others think the increased buying could be a copycat trade. Controversial stock picker Cathie Wood, who runs Ark Invest, has snatched up millions of HOOD shares the past few days — and acolytes could be following in her footsteps.

“It could be a reaction to the headlines that Cathie Wood bought it the first two days it traded,” Tim Anderson, managing director at TJM Investments speculated.

Users of Reddit’s WallStreetBets forum — where chatter about shorting Robinhood stock reached a fever pitch last week — also seemd baffled by the stock’s surge on Tuesday.

“Holy f–king hood,” wrote one user.  “Lmao at those who laughed at HOOD going down on IPO,” wrote another.

Trading in Robinhood kicked off at $38 a share around 12:30 p.m. on Thursday after the firm’s Wall Street bankers had priced the stock at the low end of its $38-to-$42 IPO range in an effort to secure a successful first day of trading.

The shares fell to as low as $33.35 before recovering slightly to end their first session down 8.4 percent at $34.82 a share.

Robinhood shares soar more than 20 percent despite a lack of news

Daily Express 03 August, 2021 - 12:21pm

By Lydia Moynihan and Theo Wayt

Robinhood is starting to behave like a meme stock.

Shares of the free stock-trading app popped more than 20 percent Tuesday morning despite a lack of news, befuddling traders and drawing comparisons to the wild movements of shares like GameStop and AMC.

The Silicon Valley-based company’s stock on Tuesday surged as high as $45, or 21 percent from the previous day’s close. The shares recently changed hands at $43.18, up 16 percent, giving the company a market capitalization of more than $36 billion.

That marks a bold comeback for the popular trading app, whose shares fell by more than 10 percent moments after its highly anticipated Nasdaq stock debut last week.

“I don’t think anyone knows why the market does what it does, but the markets think Robinhood is fairly valued for now,” Howard Lindzon, venture capitalist and early Robinhood investor told The Post. “We’ll know more about stock performance in a month but people love the product and the data suggests people want to be left alone and invest.”

Some market watchers speculated that the stock price could foreshadow a coming short squeeze. Heavily shorted stocks can be pushed higher as traders buy up shares in anticipation of a massive short squeeze. But experts on short selling brushed away the theory.

“There’s not nearly enough short interest to affect a stock price that significantly,” Ihor Dusaniwsky of S3 Partners told The Post. “This is a long buying not a short covering rally.”

Others think the increased buying could be a copycat trade. Controversial stock picker Cathie Wood, who runs Ark Invest, has snatched up millions of HOOD shares the past few days — and acolytes could be following in her footsteps.

“It could be a reaction to the headlines that Cathie Wood bought it the first two days it traded,” Tim Anderson, managing director at TJM Investments speculated.

Users of Reddit’s WallStreetBets forum — where chatter about shorting Robinhood stock reached a fever pitch last week — also seemd baffled by the stock’s surge on Tuesday.

“Holy f–king hood,” wrote one user.  “Lmao at those who laughed at HOOD going down on IPO,” wrote another.

Trading in Robinhood kicked off at $38 a share around 12:30 p.m. on Thursday after the firm’s Wall Street bankers had priced the stock at the low end of its $38-to-$42 IPO range in an effort to secure a successful first day of trading.

The shares fell to as low as $33.35 before recovering slightly to end their first session down 8.4 percent at $34.82 a share.

Daily Horoscope For August 4, 2021

Bustle 03 August, 2021 - 10:55am

The Sun will be in Leo, and we are dynamic and egotistical at times due to the Sun - Mercury conjunction this week.

The Moon leaves analytical and sociable Gemini to enter the quiet, reflective energy of the Cancer zodiac sign.

You are a Leo ruled by the Sun.

You are determined and forthcoming. You do not hide behind pretenses and people either love or hate you, there is little in between.

Famous Leos who share your birthday include American actress Meghan Markle the Duchess of Sussex and 44th President of the United States of America Barack Obama. 

Zodiac signs you are most compatible with include Aries, Leo, Sagittarius, and Aquarius.

It's time to kick back and relax, Aries. The Moon enters the zodiac sign of Cancer activating your solar house of home and the family, and you have been keeping up the pace all week. But, there's room for rest and relaxation in your schedule now.

And, if there isn't, you need to make it. The Moon in Cancer is comfortable here, and her energy expressed in this sign enhances your mood.

Yes you may not be the most agreeable person all of the time (even on days like today), but some me-time will help you recalibrate and feel better through the end of this week.

It's time to get intimate with words, Taurus. The Moon enters the zodiac sign of Cancer activating your solar house of communication.

Take open hearted conversations seriously, as you may need to hear words of kindness, encouragement, and well-wishes.

You may be hit with some tough news this week, and although nothing can be done to change it, knowing that you have so many good people in your life really does help.

You don't need all that stuff, Gemini, even if it feels so much like fun to buy it. The Moon enters the zodiac sign of Cancer activating your solar house of money.

You are going to be vulnerable and feel prompted to shop for emotional reasons. Yes, retail therapy does help to make some of the pain go away--- but only until the credit card bill comes in. Try to stay in your budget even if you buy responsibly.

Who you are deep down inside is a sensitive matter, and when you're caught up with feelings it's difficult for you to feel safe.

The Moon enters the zodiac sign of Cancer activating your solar house of identity, and big changes are going on in your life right now.

It's challenging to wrap your mind around all the noise, and you can do it if you allow yourself the time to truly be vulnerable.

You may spot things that you had missed before. They were there all along and despite the fact that a situation was in plain view, you failed to see it.

The Moon enters the zodiac sign of Cancer activating your solar house of hidden things, and the day feels disruptive. You have to be careful not to slip into denial today. Let the truth stand for itself.

You are so sweet to the people that know you, and the ones who you prefer to keep in your social circle are lucky to have you.

And, this is the way you'd like to keep life right now. Simple and uncomplicated, especially when it comes to friends and their drama.

The Moon enters the zodiac sign of Cancer activating your solar house of friendships, and you are measuring your interactions with people using a watchful eye.

You don't have much time to spare this week, so rather than let people absorb it with chatter, you may be off limits to many today.

You have so many things you want to accomplish, but it's becoming apparent to you that you cannot do them all.

The Moon enters the zodiac sign of Cancer activating your solar house of career, and you need to be both laser beam focused and intuitively guided.

You won't get where you want to be without some sort of roadmap, though. So, today, it's important to do what you know will be a credit to your reputation, especially at your job.

You have learned a few valuable lessons lately, and you aren't taking them lightly. You know that you need to do something with what you've recently experienced, and the question right now is 'what?'.

The Moon enters the zodiac sign of Cancer activating your solar house of education, and you are moving into the role of some sort of teacher.

You could use your social media as a type of platform to share your insights, or you can be open and transparent with the people closest to you 1:1 over coffee just chatting as friends.

You don't mind having people know what you are up to. You feel good about being a person who is pretty much the same in public and in private.

But, the Moon enters the zodiac sign of Cancer activating your solar house of secrets, and this can put a plot twist in your day. One that is unexpected.

While you tend to air on the side of brutal honesty, you often think everyone is being like you; but, what you're going to learn is that is not always the case. Some people hide things and are able to do so because your presence is so strong. But, their secrets start to come to the surface, and it's going to floor you.

You want to make a promise, but you also don't want to break your word. So, rather than say anything at all, you often decide to let your actions speak for you.

The Moon enters the zodiac sign of Cancer activating your solar house of commitments, and this is the area of your life to focus on. Your partnerships are looking with a watchful eye on how committed you are to your work. And, you will soon see that if you're not, everyone will know.

You have to tend to your health, and if you don't, you'll soon feel guilty for not doing so.

The Moon enters the zodiac sign of Cancer activating your solar house of well-being, and your conscience is going to nag you if you're slacking on what can improve your overall health.

It's time to take this personally and to do the right thing when it comes to your choices. From food to exercise, Aquarius, do the right thing for you.

You don't always tell people what you are feeling, but beneath your quiet exterior is an emotionally passionate person who loves deeper than you often care to admit.

The Moon enters the zodiac sign of Cancer activating your solar house of pleasures, and this prompts a longing for fun, play, and good times. If you've been all work lately, try to end the work day early and go enjoy yourself..

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Star signs and cannabis strains: August 2021 horoscopes

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This month there will be four planets in retrograde, plus asteroid Chiron. So, this will be a retrospective kind of month that won’t be as painful as it sounds, even for those who find sentimentality gross or unbecoming. This was a wildly unpredictable summer and as we learned to define what “normal” looks like now, we made some important discoveries and some missteps along the way. To what and to whom did you give most of your energy this summer?

Buckle up for this ride down memory lane! It will be a gift to the autumn version of yourself!

Happy Birthday, Leo! You’ve made it to the sunniest and warmest part of the year. Congratulations. You’ve been the backbone of your friend group for the last year. August should offer plenty of opportunities to reflect and welcome change.

On August 8, there is a New Moon in your sign! Your passions are important and this is the perfect time to fight for them. On August 16, Venus enters Libra. You’ll be extra flirty and charming during this timeframe. If you’re single, it’s a great time to update those dating profiles. On August 30 Mercury also enters Libra. People in your inner circle will be looking to keep the turbulence to a minimum. It’s the perfect time to plan a summer party.

August strain: FPOG (aka Fruity Pebbles) is a special hybrid strain. Originally bred in a limited quantity, you can now find special varieties in certain places. This bud offers euphoric effects that keep the mood upbeat and lighthearted, which means this is a great strain to share with some friends. Enjoy the dwindling days of summer with the people you love.

Happy August, Virgo! The great news for this month is that, despite there being several planets in retrograde, your ruler — Mercury — is not one of them! On August 3 Mercury is Leo, square Uranus in Taurus. This could mean a pleasant surprise is headed your way.

On August 8 there is a New Moon in Leo. Tap into the abundance of Lion Energy to help you advocate for your passions and your skills, especially at work. On August 16 Venus enters Libra. Peace! Quiet! The perfect time to start a new book. August 22 sees a full moon in Aquarius. Get into a little good trouble during the middle of the month. Start a terrible garage band, put up some protest signs in your windows. Show the world you aren’t afraid to be unapologetically YOU!  

August strain: Conjure up the feeling of a summer lemonade stand with Lemon Haze. This is a sativa-dominant strain that tastes as good as it looks. Users report the effects come on gently and gradually. Enjoy what is left of these dwindling summer days.

Summer is almost gone, Libra! But you can still make the most of August by tapping into the celestial events happening above our heads. August 8 there is a New Moon in Leo. This is a time to show off your artwork or creative projects that you’ve kept to yourself. Don’t be shy! People want to celebrate you.

On August 16, your ruler, Venus, enters your sign! Such alignment! Such peace and solid communication. You will really be fired up during the middle of the month. If things have been chaotic in your inner circle, you can help by lending a steady hand (or ear). Spread that harmony around. On August 22 there is a full moon in Aquarius. Get a little wild. You don’t have to blow up your life (and shouldn’t), but maybe it’s time to make some new discoveries about yourself. Shake off any old expectations. This is a great month to try on a new you.

August strain: Don’t let the name fool you, Durban Poison is a big softy strain. It’s a great bud if you have a busy day ahead and just need to take a bit of the edge off. The flower is round and puffy and the trichomes on this bud are unreal. Users report Durban Poison is stimulating and energizing.  

Happy August, Scorpio! It’s true, summer is nearly behind us. But, August offers some exciting periods of reflection and harmony to round out this weird and wacky season. On August 8 there is a New Moon in Leo. Go after that big passion project with everything you’ve got.

Your ruler, Mars, is in direct motion this month, which is great news. On August 11, Mercury enters Virgo. Direct, open communication will be plentiful during this time. On August 22, we enter Virgo season and there is a full moon in Aquarius. This is a great time to assess what has been working in your new routine, and what you can leave behind. Don’t be afraid to get a little wild. Blow off expectations and be the authentic you that you crave to be!

August strain: Summer is the perfect time for a little Cherry Pie. The effects of this hybrid strain come on almost instantly. If you’re in a hurry, this bud is perfect for the toke-and-run. Users report that it’s sweet and calming, just like the name implies.

Happy August, Sag! It’s the perfect time to celebrate the change of seasons. August 8 has a full moon in Leo. Passion projects will be especially tantalizing. Lean into whatever you’re working on with lion energy. You deserve to have your talents recognized.

This month, your ruler, Jupiter, is in retrograde. Don’t stress about it too much. You might not get the lucky break you were waiting for this month. Be patient, good things are coming in the fall. On August 16, Venus enters Libra. This means peace and quiet amongst your inner circle. Maybe it’s time to crack open a new book, run a bath, and slip that phone into “Do not disturb” mode. The world can handle itself while you’re away for a bit. The month caps off with Mercury entering Libra on August 30. This is a great time to handle any miscommunications you’ve had at work. The end of the month will be downright diplomatic.

August strain: Don’t forget to look for something sweet at the bottom of the bowl. Cereal Milk is a hybrid strain that originates from the famous Cookies Strain. The flavor of this bud is sweet and in-your-face. This flower is dense and has tons of trichomes to go around. Users report calming effects and strong highs.   

Happy summer’s end, Cap! August is chock-full of retrogrades and harmonious celestial pairings. A real mixed bag! August 8 sees a New Moon in Leo. This is a great time to display your art or passion project. Celebrate yourself a little extra at the beginning of August.

Your ruler, Saturn, is in retrograde this month. Be careful with your finances and who you lend money to. If you do decide to help a friend out, do it without strings attached. On August 19 Uranus begins its backward motion in Taurus. This will actually provide some consistency you’ve been craving!

Make plans, settle old debts, and enjoy the diplomacy and retrospective vibes this celestial combo brings. On August 30, we round out the month with Mercury entering Libra. It’s a great time to put all of your feelings (kindly) on the table. You don’t have to forgive, but it will feel good to move forward.

August strain: Don’t let the name fool you, Trainwreck is truly a sweet hybrid strain. The effects of this strain are not to be underestimated. This isn’t the bud to smoke right before you go into a big work presentation. But, if you’re relaxing at home, this is a great companion. Medical users report this strain is great for symptoms related to everything from anxiety to ADHD.

Happy August, Aquarius! Summer is almost over and the crisp, sweet nights of fall are almost upon us. Take a moment, or the month, to reflect on all the good things you’ve done in hard circumstances. On August 8, there is a New Moon in Leo. Celebrate your accomplishments by putting them on display. Let your friends and family see what you’ve been working on. Give yourself a signal boost. Own how powerful you really are!

Your ruler, Saturn, is in retrograde this month. Be careful with your finances and who you lend money to. If you do decide to help a friend out, do it without strings attached. On August 22 there is a full moon in your sign. Get a little bit wild. Start a petition or a garage band. Make this month a choose-your-own-adventure story.

August strain: Time to bust out the big guns this month. AK-47 is a hybrid strain with a sweet and sour profile. The effects are cerebral and strong. Users report this bud is great for relaxing after a rough day at the office, or when you just need that push to get a creative project done.  

Pisces, you made it through the summer. Congratulations are in order because that was not easy business. On August 8, there is a New Moon in Leo. This is the perfect time to put your accomplishments on blast. Let the world know you have talent and you aren’t afraid to talk about it.

Your ruler, Jupiter, is in retrograde all month. So, it’s probably best to set your expectations accordingly. Jupiter, the ruler of luck, will be too busy to hand out any breaks this month. You’re going to have to work for all the progress you make, which — let’s face it — is better in the end.

On August 19 Uranus goes retrograde in Taurus. Take a beat to look back and maybe do some journaling. Hold space for the hard things you’ve overcome in the last year. This will make you more than prepared to face the new season ahead!  

August strain: Enjoy these last days of summer! If you can, get outside. Bring along some Tangie for a citrusy, tangerine aroma and some relaxing, stress-busting effects. Users report this is bud is great for you if you are looking for fast-acting effects and super happy vibes.

Happy August, Aries! Your ruler, Mars, is in direct motion the entire month. On August 3 we have Mercury in Leo, square Uranus in Taurus. You might find yourself receiving a pleasant surprise at the beginning of the month. On August 8 the New Moon is also in Leo. You might feel a positive push to advocate for your desires and dreams. Lean into this.

On August 11 Mercury enters Virgo. This is a fun and well-matched pairing. Those around you will be communicating at peak effectiveness. Don’t let the beauty and joy of open dialogue pass you by. Tell someone special how you feel about them. On August 22 we enter Virgo season. You can also call this “Work smarter, not harder” season. Don’t rush into anything. Find an inventive way to solve your problems. It will save you time in the end.

August strain: Take it back to basics this month. Spark up a bowl of OG Kush. This hybrid is the ancestor of so many West Coast strains. This is a high-THC bud that smells like citrus and pine. Users report OG Kush is great for socializing and kicking back on the couch.

Autumn is almost here, Taurus! In the meantime, August has some exciting energy to bring to the table. Your ruler, Venus, is in direct motion the entire month. On August 8 there is a New Moon in Leo. Advocate for your desires like a true Leo would. Celebrate your successes this season and don’t dwell on where you fell short.

On August 16 Venus enters Libra. This is a delightful, harmonious pairing. Communication should be concise and kind. On August 22 we enter Virgo season. This is a great time to tap into some body work, if you’re able. Meditation, deep breathing, journaling will all be at peak effectiveness for you. There is also a Full Moon ins Aquarius on August 22. Push back if you’re starting to slip into bad habits. Don’t text that ex. Don’t talk down to yourself. You deserve the world, Taurus. Now, go enjoy what’s left of the sunshine.

August strain: Don’t let the week drag you down. Sundae Driver is a great hybrid strain known for its sweet profile and strong effects. Users report that this is a very chill bud. Perfect for capping off the work week before you dive into the next one.

Happy end-of-summer, Gemini! It’s true, soon the days will be getting shorter and the nights longer. But we still have a lot to look forward to in August. Your ruler, Mercury, is in direct motion the whole month, which is great news.

Mercury enters Virgo on August 11. This is a very direct, very organized pairing. If your workspace is cluttered, prioritize getting that fixed up so you can focus on your tasks with more clarity and energy. On August 16 Venus enters Libra. This is a super harmonious celestial event. Tap into all that love and peace amongst your inner circle. Plan a small farewell to summer, or just stop to smell the flowers and appreciate how important the cycle of seasons is to our planet.

August strain: There is simply nothing better than laying the grass and looking up at the stars. Generate that feeling from the comfort of your living room couch with Stardawg. This is a strong hybrid strain named for its sparkling, star-like crystal trichomes. Users report its euphoric, pleasant, and cerebral effects.

Happy August, Cancer! Your ruler, the moon, starts new again on August 8 in Leo. Lots of fun, fiery energy at the beginning of the month to propel you through the coming weeks. On August 11, Mercury enters Virgo. This brings the kind of clarity and open dialogue in your relationships that you crave!

On August 16 Venus enters Libra. Oh, what peace! What satisfaction! It’s like eating a big meal and laying down on the couch for a nap. This is a great time to explore career options and artistic endeavors. On August 19 Uranus begins its backward motion in Taurus. This will open a long period of reflection for you. But don’t dwell too hard on the mistakes you’ve made. You’ve come so far this year, Cancer. Give yourself a break!

August strain: Disappear from your phone and into a cloud of Super Silver Haze. This sativa-dominant strain is a long-time award winner and for good reason. The effects this bud provides just keep going and going. Users report this is great for unwinding after a stressful workweek.

Maeva Considine is an award-winning journalist and author of “Cat Zodiac: An Astrological Guide to the Feline Mystique.” She's a Taurus who loves traveling, canceling plans, and dessert. She lives in Syracuse, New York.

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