Read your sign’s 2023 horoscope to see what’s in store for you this year, or check out the Taurus personality profile. To read monthly predictions for another zodiac sign, see our full August 2023 horoscope.

Happy August, Taurus. During July, your ruling planet, Venus, went retrograde. The pretty planet rules love, beauty, and abundance. As a result, during its backward dance, which lasts through Sunday, September 3, it’s ill-advised to make major changes to your appearance, and forward momentum regarding money or romance may feel stalled. (Remember, astrologers aren’t powerful enough to predict cash in this economy, so take this with a grain of salt). However, Venus retrograde doesn’t mean an end to riches. It’s a time when we lay the foundation for blessings to come. When Tuesday, August 1, brings a full moon in Aquarius and your 10th House of Social Status, don’t be surprised if you get a long-awaited email regarding work or a creative project. This is a time to soak in attention, something you’re rather good at, Taurus. 

And, speaking of attention, if you’re currently dating, get ready for welcome news in love once Juno, the asteroid of commitment, enters charming Leo and your 4th House of Home and Family on Tuesday, August 15. This transit can indeed see leveling up in love, but it’s mostly about you letting your guard down and finally giving your trust to someone (who earned it), Taurus. Spend the dark and sensual new moon in opulent Leo on Wednesday, August 16, with the partner in question, worshipping each other through engaging and intimate conversation, plenty of laughs, and, if you’re up for it, sexual exploration

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The sun enters Virgo, kicking off Virgo season, on Wednesday, August 23. You’ll be happy to learn that the next few weeks are about feeling good, Taurus. Yes, this can mean sex, but you don’t need a partner for that. When was the last time you treated yourself to a new sex toy? And, if you’re not dating, asexual, or bored by most kinks, remember that sexuality is about any avenue of pleasure, including massages, skin care, and long hot baths

Regardless of your orientation or relationship status, self-care is a requirement in August, especially once Mercury retrograde begins on Wednesday, August 23. Don’t stress, it will only make it worse, and there’s no need; you’ve survived plenty of these pesky backward dances before. Just read the fine print before signing contracts, and remember to allow additional travel time and make an extra effort to stay on top of communication. 

When the rebel planet Uranus goes retrograde in your sign, Taurus, on Monday, August 28, the stars challenge you to step outside your comfort zone for the next five months. For instance, if you’d so much rather stay in and watch a movie than go out dancing or to karaoke, why not say yes the next time some fire sign friend invites you out? Uranus retrograde lasts nearly half the year, so it doesn’t require massive changes. It’s just about saying yes to new experiences. And the stars offer an ideal night for socializing when Wednesday, August 30, brings a full moon in Pisces and your 11th House of Friendship. Enjoy, don’t stay out too late that you miss your beauty rest, and see you next month.

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