Cancer Mom Horoscope: August 6 – August 12
Treat yourself with the same unquestioning love you shower your babes with, Cancer momma. Romantic Venus grooves into your sign for the next month, making self-love your top priority, and that means more than scheduling in a bubble bath a couple of times a week. While pampering is always a great thing, Venus is nudging you to dig a little deeper to uncover unconditional acceptance… for yourself. Take a good long and compassionate look in the mirror. Remove fat talk from your lexicon. Appreciate the gifts your body has given you. There is not one age-defying beauty product or cosmetic surgery procedure that will make you feel better about yourself. When you can embrace your one-of-a-kind beauty, you will truly shine in all your unique glory. Single? Self-acceptance is the basis for attracting the kind of long-term relationship you crave. (For some inspiration, pick up a copy of “This Is Who I Am” by Rosanne Olson for an array of gorgeous nudes of diverse women and their statements of self-love. If your kids are old enough, it could also double as a great teaching tool!) For coupled Crabs, it’s time to get off the live-to-please merry-go-round. Stop swallowing your desires to make your boo happy. Bending over backwards for the sake of keeping the peace just leaves you feeling stifled and resentful. Speaking up will be easier with Venus in your midst. The same logic applies to others in your world. Need a hand? Don’t beat around the bush. Whether it’s asking a relative to watch the kids while you run errands or even requesting more help around the house, save yourself the grief of people not picking up on your hints, and be direct. On Wednesday, messenger Mercury rouses from a three-week retrograde in your finance sector, jumpstarting your economic situation. Since July 14, crossed wires with colleagues, bumps in your budget, and obstacles in moneymaking ventures have been the norm. The rough waters subside, and you (and your bank account) will be back to smooth sailing by the weekend.