What Every Zodiac Sign Needs To Hear Before August 8

Aries

Remember what it felt like to be carefree and full of life? Remember those days when you felt weightless? Life may feel heavy sometimes but that doesn’t mean you’ve lost that light. Sometimes you have to search for it a little bit, but it will always be inside you, waiting to reawaken.

Taurus

Never be afraid to love too much, to feel too much. You may be afraid others will see it as a weakness, but there is strength in putting it all out on the table and wearing your heart on your sleeve. If someone doesn’t like it, that’s not your problem—those who love you will let you be vulnerable and authentic.

Gemini

Relive some of your old routines from your childhood, the ones you remember fondly. Make sandwiches and have a picnic. Watch all your old favorite movies and read the book you still can’t stop thinking about. Reach out to friends and reminisce. Your inner child needs days like this every now and then, and when you give in to them, you’ll realize that sometimes you need days like this too.

Cancer

Make an effort to reach out to the people who make your heart feel full. Sometimes we get so caught up in the rush of life that we forget to call, or to tell people that we miss them, or to remind them that we love them. We also tend to forget that reconnecting with these people will oftentimes rejuvenate us and remind us that even when we feel like it, we aren’t alone.

Leo

Create something just for yourself—not because you want someone to think that it’s good, and not because you want validation, and not because you’re hoping to find an audience. There’s nothing wrong with creating for the public, but sometimes we forget how important it is to do things just for ourselves—to express ourselves, to process our emotions, and even to find ourselves.

Virgo

Sometimes it feels easier to guard yourself from people completely than to open the door to possible hurt. You’re not afraid to make a home out of the safe places in your heart and barricade yourself there. But life is lonely if you’re always pushing everyone out or, worse, locking yourself in. Not everyone is going to hurt you, but by cutting yourself off from others, you may hurt yourself.

Libra

Sometimes, the most important thing you can do is take the first step. The end goal will always feel far away at first, which can feel daunting, but don’t worry about getting there yet. Just worry about where you are and what you can do in this moment to start moving in the direction you want to go in. You can figure out the rest as you go, so long as you just begin.

Scorpio

There will always be things you can’t control, even when they affect you. It’s unfair and infuriating, but you’re going to burn yourself out if you focus too much on the things that are out of your hands. Instead, in every situation where you feel helpless, look for small things you can do—even if it means walking away, or setting a boundary, or making a radical life change. You can’t do everything, but there’s almost always something you can do.

Sagittarius

Sometimes healing begins without you even realizing it. You may someday look back at this moment now and realize where you were on your healing journey isn’t where you think you are. It’s harder to gauge progress in the moment, but know that even when it doesn’t feel like it, you’re getting there.

Capricorn

In case you’ve forgotten, you are good enough. People may not always let you think you are, and sometimes there’s that voice in the back of your head that tries to convince you that you aren’t where you’re supposed to be in life. But guess what? It doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks—they don’t set the standard. It doesn’t matter if you aren’t as far as you think you should be because there’s nothing that says you should be in any specific place. You are where you are, and that is enough. You are enough.

Aquarius

You can’t go back in time, so there’s no point in beating yourself up over the things you think you should have done. It all seems a lot clearer in hindsight, doesn’t it? But while you can’t change the past, you can turn those regrets into lessons, the kinds that will help guide you in the future. Don’t worry about where you’ve been, just focus on where you’re going.

Pisces

You have a tendency to show people the parts of you that you think they’ll understand most. Some would say this chameleon-like quality helps you blend in with your environment, and it’s true; but you also have a tendency to take on the ideals that others project onto you while hiding away the parts you think they won’t like. Just know that you’re allowed to be wholly and entirely yourself—maybe not everyone will accept it, but there will certainly be people who do, and those will be the ones who matter.