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By Maria DeSimone

Taurus Horoscope: August 2018

Integrating chaos


Taurus, just when you thought the family drama was over the universe has determined that you need one more round. Oh boy!

Let's start with the fact that on August 7 Uranus, the planet of sudden chaos and change, will turn retrograde in your sign. This will feel extremely unsettling for you. Just when you were starting to get used to this crazy curveball energy that has become your life, you might receive an electric shock to your life that leaves you absolutely stunned.

Now before you freak out, this doesn't necessarily have to be negative. It might have to do with a career or domestic matter -- or both. Career wise, you haven't felt as though you've been in your power lately. Mars went retrograde back on June 26 in your 10th House of Career, prompting you to carefully re-evaluate your goals. Your professional path and how you use your most innovative talents needed some type of course correction. If you have been doing the work, then you should be on your way to a brand-new start next month in this area of your life.

Uranus, however, rules your career sector, and when it goes retrograde in your sign, it's possible that you will feel as though you need to let go of something you've been working on professionally. A final monkey wrench in this plan might help you realize it was the wrong plan to follow. That's OK. It will just clear up time and space for you to blaze trails where you're meant to. It's all good.

Family matters might also buzz for you this month. On August 11 a Solar Eclipse in your domestic sector will be closely connected to Mercury, now retrograde in the same area of your chart. You might feel like you're on the cusp of a new beginning with your family life or living situation. First, however, it is clear that you have to go back and finish dealing with a decision or a person in your family that might be preventing this. A conversation that ties up loose ends is possible, but you still won't feel as if you can make much progress until after Mercury turns direct on August 19.

A Full Moon on August 26 lands in your friendship sector and might lead to an emotionally charged time for one of your friends. You'll do what you can to help out this pal, but it might be quite emotional for him or her regardless. Fortunately, this Full Moon will have the vibes of Jupiter trine Neptune (exact on August 19) to draw from. The faith you have in your closest relationships and the faith your friends have in you will be quite positive now. With all the family drama you might have to deal with, it'll be nice to know that your friends definitely have your back.

If you're in a relationship, there could be a blessing for you and your mate near August 19 when Jupiter in your partnership sector is trine Neptune. The confidence you have in the love you share can and will conquer all!

Last but not least, on August 27 Mars will finally turn direct. He will briefly back pedal through your 9th House of Philosophy starting August 12, and you might re-examine your stance on a moral situation that left you feeling powerless in the past. Once the month ends, however, you'll be ready to stand firm in your beliefs. You are not just someone who stands his or her ground, Taurus; you are the salt of the earth. Remember that.

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