August may feel like a slow month, but doesn’t mean it isn’t one that could test your closest friendships. The new moon in Leo on August 11th will usher in unexpected connections between you and those in your professional sphere, whereas the Pisces full moon on August 26th will present an important opportunity to let yourself feel and say some difficult things aloud, whether to a friend or a lover. Remember that loyalty takes different shapes—shapes that aren’t always obvious. Sometimes, it’s the silence after conflict.
Yours in the stars and on Earth,
This month will bring you a lot of time to reflect on your friendships. As much as your romantic obsessions have fueled you, it’s your quiet friendships that have sustained you. These seemingly slower August days are a good time to let those friends know that you know this yourself. As usual, you’ll be starting though not finishing many projects. Let yourself dream, but try to focus on a project that might bring long-term financial stability. It’s there. Don’t be discouraged by summer’s lull. Although it may seem like you’re in a holding pattern for many things you’ve been looking for in your career and romantic life, everything is moving toward progress. But it will be slow—and it may even feel slower. Remember to ask for time alone. The person you should be asking for that is yourself.
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Naomi Campbell, born May 22nd, photographed by Steven Klein for W Magazine.
Natalie Portman, born June 9th, photographed by Steven Klein for W Magazine.
Carey Mulligan, born May 28th, photographed by Alasdair McLellan for W Magazine.
Helena Bonham Carter, born May 26th, photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin for W Magazine.
Angelina Jolie, born June 4th, photographed by Steven Klein for W Magazine.
Kanye West, born June 8th, photographed by Mario Sorrenti for W Magazine.
Nicole Kidman, born June 20th, photographed by Tim Walker for W Magazine.
Mary-Kate Olsen, born June 13th, photographed by David Sims for W Magazine.
Adriana Lima, born June 12th, photographed by Charlotte Wales for W Magazine.
Annette Bening, born May 29th, photographed by Craig McDean for W Magazine.
Octavia Spencer, born May 25th, photographed by Mario Sorrenti for W magazine.
Julianna Margulies, born June 8th, photographed by Nathanial Goldberg for W Magazine.
Kate Upton, born June 10th, photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott for W Magazine.
Chris Evans, born June 13th, photographed by Mario Sorrenti for W Magazine.
Kat Dennings, born June 13th, photographed by Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin for W Magazine.
August will have career vibes, big time. You’ll be focused on both the present state of your career and your long-term goals. Your ambitions and plans will play a more prominent role as you work to fortify your personal connections and start building professional support networks. Old friends from your deep past will come into your life in more pronounced ways—and provide important opportunities. In terms of love, you may find yourself single (or at least in a single state of mind) as you enjoy life and its sensual pleasures to the fullest. If you’re in something more committed, you’ll enjoy some no-holds-barred passion around mid-month, as you bring your relationship to a serious next level. Family is always on your mind in some way, and this month, you may find yourself at a family reunion of sorts, no matter how informal it may seem. Be sure to soak up those loving family feelings. Next month, you may need them.
Often these last weeks, you’ve been hiding some personal pain that has to do with how you see yourself in your closest friendships. August will see that pain surface and be dealt with. Do not be afraid of the confrontations this may cause; it will all lead toward clarity. Somewhere toward the end of the month you will see one of your ideas, whether professional or creative (or both), greenlit in a way that will inspire you. For all of the blockages that you’ve felt this summer, there are many doorways beginning to open for you, starting in this hot, slowest month. An old romantic partner will contact you—and perhaps disappoint you again. Your aloof charm may turn them on even more, but remember, they’ve never been able to commit to it, so let them go. There are incredible financial opportunities ahead. Wake up early for them.
When it comes to love and commitment, this month will be about taking the plunge. Whatever state your current relationship is in, you’ll be feeling an instinct to make it more of a forever thing. You may begin plans to move in with someone, or you may have even recently strengthened your bonds with your partner and renewed your vows. If you have recently broken up with a long-term partner, you may feel pangs of regret as the month wears on and you miss them profoundly. It’s time to celebrate the joy of having someone to love and to figure out how to show your particular person how much you care. Use your gift for romantic language and gestures to send them unexpected gifts. Not just flowers, but things that will really matter to them. Write them a love poem, infuse it with your special sense of moody joy that they exist, and give it to them. You won’t be sorry that you took the extra step when you see their reaction.
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Jennifer Lawrence, born August 15. Photograph by Tim Walker for W Magazine, October 2012.
Halle Berry, born August 14. Photograph Mario Sorrenti for W Magazine, October 2016.
Madonna, born August 16. Photograph by Steven Klein for W Magazine, March 2009.
Jennifer Lopez, born July 24. Photograph by Mert and Marcus for W magazine, March 2017.
Andrew Garfield, born August 20. Photograph by Juergen Teller for W Magazine, February 2018.
Chris Hemsworth, born August 11. Photograph by Francesco Carrozzini for W Magazine, July 2012.
Devon Aoki, born August 10. Photograph by Juergen Teller for W Magazine, March 2009.
Mick Jagger, born July 26. Photograph by Laurie Sagalyn for W Magazine, February 1983.
Greta Gerwig, born August 4. Photograph by Craig McDean for W Magazine February 2017.
Michael Shannon, born August 7. Photograph by Craig McDean for W Magazine, February 2017.
Charlize Theron, born August 7. Photograph by Mert and Marcus for W Magazine, May 2015.
Kristin Wiig, born August 22. Photograph by Inez and Vinoodh for W magazine, October 2014.
Ben Affleck, born August 15. Photograph by Juergen Teller for W Magazine, February 2013.
Steven Martin, born August 14. Photograph by Elinor Carucci for W magazine, October 2005.
Viola Davis, born August 11. Photograph by Mario Sorrenti for W Magazine, October 2012.
Amy Adams, born August 20. Photograph by Juergen Teller for W Magazine, February 2014.
Gina Rodriguez, born July 30. Photograph by Sean Harley and Seng Chee Choong for W Magazine, September 2016.
Mary-Louise Parker, born August 2. Photograph by Coral Von Zumwalt for W magazine, September 2006.
Edward Norton, born August 18. Photograph by Tim Walker for W magazine, February 2015.
Mila Kunis, born August 14. Photograph by Craig McDean for W Magazine, March 2011.
An old friend whom you trust and have felt slighted by will contact you and try to reconnect. They will be an important doorway for you, so meet them wherever they ask. Although it’s your season, you haven’t exactly felt like being social. This will change mid-month, which will bring days where you’ll yearn to throw a party and invite everyone you know. Even if you don’t follow through with this, let yourself feel it. You’re an incredibly loyal partner, and though you demonstrate this every day, plan something special for the one you’re with around the time of the new moon. So much has been said about how self-obsessed you are, but you’re actually most obsessed with the two or three forever people around you. They”re the real core of who you are. You see yourself in them more than any mirror. Take pride in your generosity, Leo. You’re going to be in a giving mood.
You’ve spent the past few months figuring out how you feel about your romantic relationships and where you want to take them. You’ve recently had some clarity, made some hard decisions, and may have even just broken up with someone. And while you’ll likely want the next steps on your journey to be easy, they may not be. You may need to fight for the kind of person you deserve, and even cry a little to sort through your true feelings. By the end of the month, though, a sexy stranger (who isn’t truly a stranger) will come into your life again. They’ll bring some work opportunities for you, which will make you even more turned on by them than you would have been already. Try to play it cool, but remember that life is about loving people completely. You don’t have to be the one who fixes everything to be happy. This month, let other people take care of you.
All of the Celebrities Who Have Gotten Married In 2018 (So Far)
Henry Holland, the slogan tee extraordinaire and designer behind House of Holland, capped off his 2018 by marrying David Hodgson, the creative director of Lulu Guinness, at Old Marylebone Town Hall in London, where Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Melanie Griffith, and Liam Gallagher have all previously exchanged vows.
A few years after they costarred on ABC’s Revenge, Emily VanCamp and Josh Bowman headed to the Bahamas to make like their on-screen characters and tie the knot.
The 28-year-old actor Grant Gustin—aka the Flash—married the 30-year-old physical therapist Andrea “LA” Thoma midway through December in Los Angeles. While they kept their symbolic Kadazan ceremony the held last year to honor of Thoma’s ancestors low-key, this time, they invited an actor-filled crowd to the proceedings, including Melissa Benoist and Daveed Diggs.
Having declined Donald Trump’s offer to use the White House as their wedding venue, following their engagement last year, Morning Joe cohosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski instead held their ceremony in close proximity to the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, and the Constitution at the National Archives. Both were married when they began their tenure at MSNBC in 2007, and both were divorced about five years later, at which point they discreetly began dating. (They purposely chose just two days after Thanksgiving to get married, hoping for some privacy while people were out of town.)
Mandy Moore and her new husband, Taylor Goldsmith, married on November 18th, 2018. Photo courtesy of Instagram @mandymooremm.
Carlos Torretta and Marta Ortega were married on Friday, November 17th, 2018, in Ortega’s hometown of A Coruña, Spain. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.
“Okay, so we went and did it. And damn are we happy,” the 62-year-old comedian and former Full House star posted on Instagram in late October to announce that, following their engagement last November, he and 39-year-old Eat Travel Rock host Kelly Rizzo had gotten married. (Among those who attended the wedding were John Mayer—even though it meant delaying his Instagram live show by three hours.)
Princess Ayako of Takamodo turned away from her royal status to marry Kei Moriya, a commoner who works for a major Japanese shipping company. Per the Imperial House of Japan’s rules, women who marry non royals must forfeit their place in the royal family. Princess Ayako married Moriya at Meiji Shrine in Tokyo on October 29, 2018.
Barely a week had passed after Princess Eugenie’s nuptials when yet another royal wedding came along, thanks to Duchess Sophie of Württemberg and the French aristocrat Count Maximilien of Andigné, who tied the knot at the Castle of Tegernsee in Germany, near the Bavarian Alps.
And, just a week after attending Princess Eugenie’s wedding, the 32-year-old Bloomingdale’s heiress Hayley Bloomingdale hosted her own, marking her union to the lighting designer Dada Stileman. She wore an apparently beach-friendly gown by Carolina Herrera for the ceremony, which took place in Santa Barbara.
The ever-subtle couple Karlie Kloss and Joshua Kushner took their six-year relationship to another level in October with a surprise small ceremony in upstate New York. The newlyweds may not share the political views of Joshua’s brother, presidential adviser Jared Kushner, but whether Kloss likes it or not, their union means that she’s now officially related to the Trumps. (Ivanka, for her part, is thrilled: She proclaimed Kloss to be her “sister” following the news of their engagement over the summer.)
The stylist (and former W fashion director) Joe Zee also headed upstate this October to get hitched, bringing his new husband, the designer Rob Younkers, along with him, of course. Julianne Moore attended the ceremony, which was followed by some rustic festivities that started off with appetizers served atop nails affixed to planks of wood.
Despite the “miserable British weather,” as he later put it on Instagram, Lord Ivar Mountbatten married his partner, James Coyle, at the end of September in a small ceremony, which saw the latter’s ex-wife walk him down the aisle. Seeing as Lord Ivar is the Queen’s third cousin once removed, their union marked the first gay royal wedding, temporarily stealing the show from even Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.
Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte and model Kayla Rae Reid, who met on Instagram, actually wed back in January. Seeing as that ceremony was secret, this September, they decided to do it all over again, this time at a ranch in Palm Springs.
The Blonde Salad’s Chiara Ferragni married Italian rapper Fedez on Saturday, September 1, 2018, in Italy, after a weekend of elaborate events. For the actual ceremony, Ferragni wore Dior Haute Couture, and the house’s creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri was reportedly in attendance. She changed into a more playful gown after the ceremony, and shared a closer look at both ensembles on Instagram.
Vincent Cassel, 52, headed to a city hall in southwestern France to marry the 21-year-old model Tina Kunakey. They’ve already landed a magazine cover together, and Cassel has already addressed their age difference by declaring, “I’m very much in love and sure we are going to make babies.”
The Danish model Caroline Brasch Nielsen and her now husband Frederik Bille Brahe, a chef, took over the canals of Copenhagen for a day in August for a ceremony complete with sunflowers and their pet border collie.
The model Emily DiDonato headed for the mountains of Colorado to marry the financier Kyle Peterson, just four years after they met by sitting next to each other on a plane DiDonato had boarded for an Australian Vogue cover shoot.
Tauheed Epps, aka 2 Chainz, and Kesha Ward—seen here with their three children, Heaven, Harmony, and Halo—took over the ridiculously over-the-top Versace Mansion for a ceremony that drew the likes of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, the latter of whom caused a scene when he showed up wearing socks and sandals.
Before heading off to honeymoon in Spain, House of Cards star Robin Wright—who divorced Sean Penn in 2010—quietly married her Clement Giraudet, the head of VIP relations at Saint Laurent, in a quiet, largely social media-free wedding in France.
Seven years after meeting him at a club in Paris, the stylist and creative director Lolita Jacobs married Jean-Baptiste Talbourdet-Napoleone in Saint-Tropez, wearing a dress casually designed by her old pal Simon Porte Jacquemus.
Erin Wasson and her pals, who all just so happened to wear pink, took over Austin on the day that the model wed her partner of two years, the restaurateur Bart Tassy, in some very ruffly Vivienne Westwood.
Actress and eternal Chanel muse Vanessa Paradis tucked her ex Johnny Depp a bit further away into her past when she married the director Samuel Benchetrit in a small ceremony outside of Paris at the end of June. Their union turns out to have brought about one for her daughter Lily-Rose Depp and Benchetrit’s son Jules Benchetrit, who’s pretty much the Timothée Chalamet of France, too.
Terrence Thornton, aka Pusha T, married his partner of 11 years, Virginia Williams, in their hometown of Virginia Beach. The ceremony also happened to mark Dior Homme newbie Kim Jones‘s first foray into bridal design.
Before she put her hair in a ponytail and switched into her cozier Tadashi Shoji jumpsuit to celebrate, Cuoco wore a lacy Reem Acra gown and cape to marry Cook.
The days, they do pass. You’re quite sentimental again as summer pulls toward its end. Sure, you’ve been traveling, reading, living the life of your own design, but there’s a melancholy you can’t shake. The truth is, this melancholy is what drives you. It’s what brings you closer to the best people, too. Don’t fight it or distrust it. It’s not there to hurt you. It’s part of who you are. Your mind is never at rest, Libra. You’ll always be looking for better love, even when you are in love. Weeks in your life feel like novels, and years feel like a party you leave before midnight. There is so much to come: short love affairs, work that’s worthwhile, moments of solitude that will bring clarity. All you have to do is show up—and rest, too. Don’t forget to rest.
This month will test your patience. There will be quite a bit of waiting on others to make decisions that will affect you, whether regarding a job you’ve been eyeing or a love interest you’ve been waiting on to make a move. Friends who want to be around you for your seductive energy will likely drain it if you don’t protect yourself from them. There will be at least one specific friend whose goal is to manipulate you this month, and, if if you don’t want to be exhausted, you must avoid them. This person isn’t evil—just in need of something that you have. So instead of cutting them out of your life forever, just keep them away until fall. This August, you’ll have nostalgia for past love, particularly for relationships that were never fully realized. You are going to need to make a big leap to convince the one you really love that you do care deeply. You are fully capable of doing this, but the question is, do you actually care deeply? Newsflash: you do.
For whatever reason, the summer is a time when you aren’t afraid to say no; to make time for yourself, and to spend that time without judgment. This month will bring more of this, but the important lesson is to bring this attitude with you to Fall. Perhaps there aren’t obvious changes occurring on a physical or material level, but this summer has changed you spiritually. Your relationship to yourself is deeper because you’re listening to voices less and less, which is obviously a good thing. It is imperative that you trust your intuition, which your creativity depends on almost entirely. You must feel free to follow impulses that often leave others confused or even slighted. Those people don’t understand you, and while they may not be toxic, seeing less of them is good for you. A huge creative achievement is coming your way soon. Know that you will be recognized.
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Photo of Sienna Miller by Tim Walker for W Magazine.
Photo of Mary J. Blige by Inez Van Lamsweerde Inez and Vinoodh Matadin for W Magazine.
Photo of Kit Harington by Mario Sorrenti for W Magazine.
Photo of Kate Moss by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott for W Magazine.
Photo of Bradley Cooper by Tim Walker for W Magazine.
Photo of Ellen DeGeneres by Michael Thompson for W Magazine, March 2007.
Photo of Jared Leto by Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin for W Magazine.
Photo of Diane von Fürstenberg by Patrick Demarchelier for W Magazine.
Photo of Cynthia Erivo by The Eastern Conference for W Magazine, September 2018.
American actor, Denzel Washington, born December 28th. Photo of Denzel Washington by Dan Winters for W Magazine.
Photo of Diane Keaton courtesy of Getty Images.
Photo of Harmony Korine by Andreas Laszlo Konrath for W Magazine.
Photo of Jim Carrey by Caitlin Cronenberg for W Magazine, September 2017.
Photo of January Jones by Craig McDean for W Magazine.
Photo of Eddie Redmayne by Peter Lindbergh for W Magazine.
Photo of Ralph Fiennes by Ari Marcopoulos for W Magazine.
Photo of David Bowie by Mick Rock.
Photo of J.K. Simmons by Tim Walker for W Magazine.
August will be a time of renewal for you. Some past mistakes will be recycled as you begin to realize a change in your essential self. Of course, you always have goals, for both your work life and your love life, and August will be no different. This month, you’ll learn to deeply forgive people in your professional sphere and to move closer to realizing goals you’ve held for a long time. One person who you’ll forgive could be a love interest, but you may realize this when it’s almost too late. Try to remember that any new person has the ability to make you feel great joy. Challenge your encounters with new people to involve deeper empathy. At the same time, there’s great energy for you to begin new projects. You’ll make plans to start things that were only far-off dreams a few months ago. Get a best friend involved, and you’ll have fun making something important together. Take a walk in a forest, and you’ll quickly learn all the new songs.
You will be a love magnet this month. For your friends, but especially to strangers, who will find themselves drawn to you and your aloof sexiness. Try to go out as much as possible in August. Meet new people. One of these people will stick around in the fall and they may become a lover or an important friend with time. Maybe both. You will want clarity on what exactly they want and why but don’t bother with that—follow all your physical and emotional urges. As much as this will feel oppositional to your usual cerebral nature, it will pay off. And money? It’s coming, but toward the end of the year if you’re thinking of something big. Don’t worry too much about your career right now. It is steadily moving toward progress. Love will push it along even further. That’s where your energy will be most powerful in these slow, summer weeks.
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Rihanna, born February 20. Photographed by Craig McDean for W magazine.
Drew Barrymore, born February 22. Photographed by Mert and Marcus for W magazine.
Alisha Boe, born March 6. Photographed by Tiffany Dawn Nicholson for W magazine, May 2018.
Oscar Isaac, born March 9. Photographed by Francesco Carrozzini for W magazine.
Cindy Crawford, born February 20. Photographed by Juergen Teller for W magazine.
Eva Mendes, born March 5. Photographed by Mert and Marcus for W magazine.
Millie Bobby Brown, born February 19. Photographed by Alasdair McLellan for W magazine.
Olivia Wilde, born March 10. Photographed by Juergen Teller for W magazine.
Rachel Weisz, born March 7. Photographed by Juergen Teller for W magazine.
Dakota Fanning, born February 23. Photographed by Inez and Vinoodh for W magazine.
Jessica Biel, born March 3. Photographed by Mikael Jansson for W magazine.
Ellen page, born February 21. Photographed by Caitlin Cronenberg for W magazine, 2017.
Daniel Craig, born March 2. Photographed by Jeremy Murch for W magazine.
Emily Blunt, born February 23. Photographed by Nigel Shafran for W magazine.
Lily Collins, born March 18. Photographed by Marton Perlaki for W magazine.
Miles Teller, born February 20. Photographed by Richard Burbridge for W magazine.
For the past few years, you’ve acted without pride in in your professional life. You’ve taken opportunities when and where they happen, chasing them only when necessary. Overall, it’s seemed as if you didn’t have to fight too hard. This timidity can be part of both your survival instincts and your genius. After all, it’s wise to maneuver tricky situations deftly and not too forcefully, until you get a full picture of the situation at hand. Still, now might be a good time to actually make a move. You have dreams just like everyone—big ones—and they deserve to be realized. Take a few steps forward, and you’ll see that the lucky winds of change will move you several more steps in the right direction just by the charm of sheer momentum. And, by the way, if you have a pet, be sure to give it extra love this month. Your heart is an animal one—loyal, complicated, and necessary.