August 2022 is not without its own set of challenges, especially in the struggle between expressing oneself and acting as a voice for the collective (artists and people who have a deep connection with art will bear the brunt of this tension). However, this month is much gentler and softer than July. Whatever obstacle takes place, Neptune is showing its best energy – which is one of compassion – during the month. This means you can overcome anything if you remember to act and speak from the heart, practise empathy, and listen closely.
The Full Moon in Aquarius on August 12 acts as a climax of sorts for the tension between self-expression and the collective. On the other hand, the New Moon in Virgo on August 27 is a great opportunity to renew your energies when it comes to looking after yourself. Do you honour and nurture your needs and wants? If you aren’t doing such a good job on this front as you’d like, you can turn over a new leaf after this date. This is an opportunity to start all over and give yourself the care you deserve.
What to Expect This Month
The month starts off with mixed energies for all 12 zodiac signs. Of course, the effects will be felt differently by each sign. On August 1, there is a harmonious aspect between the Sun in Leo and Jupiter in Aries. This suggests an expansion of self-expression and makes it a great day to make art or be creative. This energy is quite coherent with the energy of the Leo season. However, this aspect happens simultaneously with a conjunction between Mars and Uranus in Taurus. On a collective level, we can expect unexpected developments in our financial institutions and the food industry.
The energies continue to be mixed. We have another harmonious aspect happening almost in tandem with a tense one – between August 6 and 8, Mars in Taurus forms a square with Saturn in Aquarius. How we assign value to material things, labour, and people will come into conflict with what we owe to society at large. This doesn’t necessarily have to spell out disaster. The collective can embrace this as an opportunity for growth and start to do better when it comes to how it assigns value. At almost the same time, Venus in Cancer forms a trine with Neptune. We are all encouraged to be more compassionate when we assign value, especially to others, and start to place less value on the material. This is all closely followed by an opposition between Venus in Cancer and Pluto in Capricorn. The themes that have to do with imbalances of power that we observed last July find a bit of an echo here. Our push to be more compassionate in the way we assign value is still met with resistance by institutions of power.
The Full Moon in Aquarius on August 12 invites us to shed our collective skin to become less about our own selves and place our focus on the collective. It comes right along with a tense aspect that takes place between August 10 and the 15, in which the Sun in Leo, all about self-expression, will form an opposition to Saturn in Aquarius which is all about what we owe to society at large. Artists, either by trade or affinity to the arts, will feel these energies the most. Closely on the heels of this aspect, on August 16, Mercury in Virgo forms a trine with Uranus. Surprising but mostly positive news regarding finances and the food industry (and perhaps new policies regarding the environment) are coming.
On August 18, Venus in Cancer forms a trine with Jupiter. The value of compassion is once more expanded and highlighted. On August 21, Mercury in Virgo forms an opposition with Neptune. There are still some struggles and secrets being kept from us as a collective and, in some cases, in our individual lives. Detail-oriented, compassionate communication is the key to overcome all the hiccups. Between August 22 and August 23, Mercury forms a harmonious aspect with Pluto, meaning we’ll be able to articulate our collective feelings about power imbalances.
We finish off the month on a tenser and more chaotic note. On August 25 and 26, the Sun in Virgo forms a square with Mars in Gemini. Between August 26 and 27, Venus in Leo forms a tense aspect with Uranus, indicating surprising news about how some artists and public speakers are paid for their work. The need to serve comes into conflict with action that’s purely informed by logic. Between August 28 and 29, Venus in Leo opposes Saturn in Aquarius. Again, the theme of the struggle between self-expression and advocating for the collective is repeated. The New Moon in Virgo on August 27 offers everyone an opportunity to hit the reset button regarding how you look after yourselves. Whether you need a better sleep schedule, a more nutritious diet or more exercise, take advantage of the energies of renewal available. Health is wealth, after all.
What This Means for Your Zodiac Sign
Affirmation: “I am determined to lead a healthier lifestyle.”
Overall, health looks good for Aries. Of course, should you have reason to worry, visit a doctor. Aries natives will start the month full of energy and vitality when the Sun in Leo forms a trine with Jupiter, which is currently transiting their sign. The Full Moon of August 12th will be all about friendship. As Full Moons are about shedding the layers that no longer serve us, some Aries natives can expect to lose some friends. However, most of them will be invited to go within and ask themselves whether they are being good friends, what each of their close friends brings to their life, and how they can strengthen the friendships that are important to them.
On August 18th, Venus in Leo will form a trine with Jupiter in Aries. As Leo represents the back for Aries natives, this is a great day to get a message. This astrological transit will ensure all the stress you’re carrying on your back disappears. Of course, this only applies to minor back pain. See a doctor or a chiropractor if necessary. Finally, the New Moon in Virgo on August 28th is the best time in 2022 to manifest either establishing a new, healthy habit or routine, or for you to get rid of a harmful one.
You’ll see the most movement in your finances in the first half of August. On August 1 and 2, expect a surprise as Mars and Uranus in your second house of wealth and assets act as one. Is it a positive or a negative surprise? Honestly, you never know with Uranus! Trust that your karma is good, and the Universe will choose to reward you. On August 6, 7, and 8, Mars in your house of finances will form a tense aspect with Saturn in Aquarius. You’re invited to be generous and somewhat philanthropic with your finances. If you have only been spending on yourself thus far, you’re in for a bit of a rude awakening, but it’s nothing to be too concerned about.
Your finances continue to look good when we hit the middle of August. Between August 13 and 15, Mars will be forming a harmonious aspect (a trine) with Pluto in Capricorn. On this date, you may expect recognition from your boss, accompanied by its corresponding bonus or salary raise. On August 16, Mercury in Virgo will form a trine with Uranus in your second house. You may get a promising but unexpected opportunity that comes as a consequence of your good relationships with peers and colleagues.
When it comes to love, there is only movement for Aries natives that are single or dating casually. Those is serious relationships can expect a rather uneventful month. Between August 10 and 12, the Sun in Leo in your fifth house of romance and casual relationships will form an opposition with Saturn in your 11 house of friendship and community. As this is a tense aspect, arguments may arise between people you consider friends and your paramour, or you may have rocky start with your new lover’s friends. Oppositions are also an opportunity for growth. You may both learn about each other and the value the other places on friendship. If you don’t like the people your other half surrounds themselves with, perhaps it’s time to call it quits. There are fewer red flags more eloquent than the people someone chooses as their friends. The same tense aspect will happen between August 14 and 15. Perhaps more clarity on the matter will emerge during these days, if what happened earlier was left up in the air.
There’s more harmonious energy on August 18, when Venus in your house of romance will form a trine with Jupiter in your own sign. If you’re single, mark this date as a lucky one to put yourself out there or go on a first date. Towards the end of the month, expect surprises in your love life – negative and positive ones. Between August 26 and 28, Venus in your house of romance and casual flings will form a square with Uranus. Uranus is here to shake things off, and the aspect it forms with Venus is a tense one. You may be in for an ugly awakening regarding the person you’re seeing casually, or positive but sudden developments may occur in this relationship. If you’re single, you may receive news you don’t like about a crush or an ex. Or you may meet someone exciting unexpectedly.
The same theme of butting heads with your lover’s friends (or vice versa) is repeated by the end of the month, when Venus in Leo forms an opposition to Saturn in Aquarius between August 28 and 29. Take it as an opportunity to observe this relationship. Perhaps there’s something to gain from this new perspective.
Affirmation: “I am prepared to meet someone exciting this month.”
Since Mars entered your sign last month, you have been vital and full of energy. Make good use of this surge in energy, for Mars will leave your sign on August 20. The bull will start the month on a hectic note when Mars, the planet of action and rage, forms a conjunction with Uranus, the planet of the sudden and the unexpected. We know how much you dislike change and unpredictable stuff, dear Taurus, that’s why we are telling you in advance to prepare yourself. Whether the surprise is good or bad, we honestly can’t say. But you’re best warned than kept in the dark, right?
Between August 6 and 8, Mars, still in your sign, will form a square with Saturn. Has your career been taking a toll on your health? You may have to call in sick around this day. We know it goes against your impeccable work ethic, but, if you do decide to log in or walk into the office despite your best instincts, you will be moody and prone to heated arguments with your boss, subordinates, and colleagues.
Between the 13 and the 15 of August, your mind will be sharp and ready for new books and other ideas and philosophies that mean expanding your current worldview. This yearning for learning has more to do with your personal life than your career, so grab that nonfiction book you’ve been dying to read or finally pick up crochet. If you work as a teacher, expect good career news on this date. You may be offered an exciting new position or a bonus.
The end of the month may mean unexpected news regarding your living situation. I know you’d hate to have to move, foot an unexpected bill related to your housing, or have to take a day off work for a much-needed renovation or repair that pops out of nowhere, but all of these seem likely scenarios. This is so because Venus in Leo in your fourth house of your home and housing will form a tense aspect with Uranus in your own house.
Regarding your career and finances, August is a bit of a mixed bag. On the one hand, the Full Moon on August 12 will force you to break with certain patterns in your professional life that were holding you back. After that, you’ll become an unstoppable force. The fact that Mars enters your second house of personal finances only puts you in a better position to go after whatever you want in your career and finances.
On the other hand, you may be the slave to your own words by the end of the month. Watch out for what you say between August 25 and 29. It can and will be used against you. Luckily, Taurus natives tend to think a lot before speaking and place a lot of care in what they say and how they say it. Neighbours and siblings may also bring some trouble around these dates. When it comes to matters of the heart, Taureans in long-term unions can expect a rather uneventful month. The action in August is all for single Taurus natives and those that are casually dating.
We start off on a positive note by the middle on the month. On August 16, Mercury, currently transiting your fifth house of romance, fun, and casual relationships, will form a harmonious aspect with Uranus in your own sign. You may surprisingly run into an old acquaintance and romance may flourish. You may also meet someone exciting in unexpected circumstances. There is also harmonious energy between August 22 and 23, when you may finally meet someone who shares your core values.
Taurus natives that are casually dating may expect heated arguments between August 25 and 29. It’s most likely nothing to worry about, though, especially if you make the effort not to lose your temper. Do what you do best: be patient with the exciting person you’ve been seeing. Single Taurus who are tired of being single should seize the New Moon in Virgo on August 27. This is the best day for them to manifest someone exciting coming into their lives. Those that are wishing to conceive should also mark that date on their calendars.
Affirmation: “I am willing and able to let go of my limiting beliefs.”
The first half of the month will be calm. Take it as an opportunity to rest. You will start to see some movement with the Full Moon of August 12, which is here to challenge some deeply ingrained worldview you hold. Let go of whatever aspect of it that’s limiting your prospects. A few of you can expect to reach the ending of a certain stage in your education, or finally quit your higher learning in favour of something better.
The end of the month has the potential to break havoc on your housing situation. Between August 25 and 29, the Sun in Virgo in your fifth house of children, self-expression, fun, and casual relationships, will form a square with Mars in Gemini in your second house of personal finances and assets. Perhaps your children will raise unexpected (and costly) bills. Perhaps your own inner child will push you to make a reckless financial decision you later regret. Whatever happens, keep your calm and try to see the lesson behind them. Squares are tense aspects, but they also promote growing and learning.
Your finances are most likely to improve before August 11, when Venus will be transiting Cancer in your second house of wealth. Mark August 7 and 8 as magical dates to ask for a promotion, have a job interview or introduce yourself to potential clients. If you’re in the process of setting up a business, these are great days for launching it. August 8 and 9, however, will force you to control your shadow self regarding money.
It will be a relatively quiet month regarding romance. A few of you will part ways with a casual lover, as there is a lot of tension between Saturn in Aquarius in your fifth house of casual romance and Leo in your eleventh house of friendships. A few of you may have fallen for a friend. There is hope for you, but don’t expect a smooth road towards romance.
Affirmation: “I do not control and do not relinquish my control, either. I take full responsibility for my actions and, thus, I start going with the flow.”
Your general vitality and well-being will be a bit better before August 11. Until then, you will have the beneficiary influence of Venus transiting your first house of the body and the self. However, no need to grieve its transit, as it’s bringing all of its magnetism to your second house of personal finances after August 11.
On August 8 and 9, you’re invited to observe the effects of power structures and authority figures over your well-being. It’s important that you recognise that your boss, for example, is only an authority in your career, and has no say on your spiritual beliefs or your personal lives. This also applies to you if you’re an authority figure yourself. Don’t smother your subordinates. In short: don’t give your power away, or it could impact your well-being negatively. These are great days to work on your Solar Plexus chakra. This is so because this chakra is the centre of your confidence, personal power, and inner warrior.
The Full Moon in Aquarius on August 12 will have a profound transformative effect for you. It has the potential to be long-lasting. You’re being asked to transmute and transform. Pay attention to what thoughts and feelings arrive closer to August 12. Keep a dream journal, too. You crabs are extremely intuitive and will surely get a good handle on what it is that you’re meant to transform.
The New Moon in Virgo of August 27 is a great time to pick up a new skill (or return to a very old one you haven’t used in a while). It invites you to become a student once again. If you’re a literal student, you can manifest success in your next exam season on this date. Remember, however, that manifestation only goes so far. Give those exams your best shot by studying, too.
The energies around your finances this month are mostly positive, but there is a thorn and a twist. The thorn comes in the form of whatever part of your inner self you must transform after the Full Moon of August 12. This is so because of the tense aspects between the Sun and Venus in your second house of personal finances and Saturn in your eighth house of transformation. If you’re able to address this much needed transformation, your path to wealth will be more straightforward. If you refuse to see it, it’ll block you from progressing financially. The good news is that you have some control over this thorn.
The twist comes by the end of the month, when Venus in Leo forms a tense aspect with Uranus, the planet of the unexpected, the sudden, and surprises. This could manifest as an unexpected bill or expense, or an unforeseen event that takes a toll on your wallet. Otherwise, the energies around your finances are harmonious. You kick off the month on an extremely harmonious note with the Sun in your second house forming a trine with Jupiter in your house of career and reputation. Aim for a beneficial change in jobs, a promotion or a recognition that comes with its corresponding financial compensation. On August 11, Venus enters your second house of personal finances making you magnetic to all sorts of opportunities. On August 18, Venus will form a trine with Jupiter in your house of career. You are being noticed by the right people, and this will translate into cash flowing in.
Coupled up crabs will have challenging points of discussion with their long-term partners. Even if the energy is tense at first, keep an open mind and talk everything through and you will emerge stronger as a union. Single crabs and Cancer natives that are dating casually are recommended to do some shadow work regarding power and authority figures in their lives. Otherwise, the path to a healthy and stable romantic relationship will remain blocked.
The month starts out bumpy for partnered up crabs but ends on a much better note. Between August 8 and 9, Venus in your sign will be opposite Pluto in your seventh house of committed partnership. The way you place value on yourself and/or your partner will go into direct conflict with them. You may have to reconstruct yourself as a union and turn over a new leaf. The energy looks like one of crisis at the beginning, but, due to harmonious energy later on in the month, the crisis can be subverted and even seized as an opportunity to grow and learn together. Both members of the couple are invited to revise the existing dynamics and power imbalances.
In the case of single crabs, they are invited to do some introspection regarding their more controlling or submissive tendencies. They are both sides of the same coin. Wanting to keep a tight rule over everything that happens and following a more dominant party almost blindly are huge obstacles for love and connection to flow freely.
Single Cancer natives can expect an improvement in their love lives after August 11. On this date, Venus enters their sign, making them more magnetic to desirable suitors. Between the 13 and 15 of August, a more harmonious energy originating from Mars in your eleventh house of friendship and community forming a trine with Pluto in your seventh house of committed partnership. Perhaps Cancer natives will discover romantic feelings so far unconscious for a friend, and they are mutual. Partnered crabs will receive wonderful energy of affirmation from friends of either member. It’s a climate of shared joy and celebration.
Between August 22 and 23, Mercury in Virgo, in your third house of communication, will form another harmonious aspect with Pluto. This is a great day to have important conversations with your partner or going on a first day, as the energies around this date are both harmonious and healing. A romantic escapade with an old or new lover is in the cards for some of you.
Affirmation: “When in doubt, I calmly practise active listening.”
The month starts on a beautiful note for the lions with the Sun in Leo forming a trine with Jupiter in Aries, in their ninth house of life philosophy and higher education. Some of you are having your academic achievements recognised or developing a lifelong interest that will be deeply enriching for your life. A few of you are planning an exciting trip abroad or going to faraway lands to expand your mind.
On August 18, there is a similar energy, this time when Venus in your sign forms a trine with Jupiter. Your sense of your own personal value is expanding. Perhaps you just acquired a new skill that makes you more attractive to the market. Perhaps, you’re seeing the results of long-term therapy or other processes of transformation and growth that makes you conclude that you are wiser and more mature now. Perhaps you experience a glow up in your appearance (though you are a Leo, this does happen multiple times a year). In any case, life seems to be smiling on you.
Your sense of value starts to be challenged by the end of the month. This is so because Venus in your sign forms a square with unpredictable Uranus in your tenth house of career. This challenge seems to come out of nowhere and catches you a bit unprepared. However, welcome it as an opportunity to update your skills or resumé. A more positive interpretation of this transit is that you receive a bit of a nudge to learn a few technological skills related to your profession.
Your finances look mostly good this month, with a couple of dates where you can expect some tension. On August 16, Mercury in your second house of personal finances, forms a harmonious aspect with Uranus. You can expect some extra cash from an unexpected source on this day or around this day. On August 21, your shared finances with your partner or roommates or an asset you share with someone else may place an unexpected bill on your lap. Perhaps use the extra cash you receive around August 16 to foot this bill without hurting your usual budget.
Between August 25 and the 26, Mercury, still in your second house of wealth, forms a harmonious aspect with Pluto in your sixth house of routine and workplace relationships. If you’re looking to change jobs, perhaps a former colleague of yours gives you the glowing recommendation you need to start over on a new team – with a better pay. Perhaps you’re rewarded with wealth for your good, healthy habits. A healthy body and mind certainly allows you to pick up more side gigs and sources of income.
The New Moon in Virgo of August 27th is your time to manifest a new beginning regarding your bank account. As a Leo, you probably have expensive taste. Put it out there in the Universe that you’re willing and able to hustle to be able to pay your own way towards the life you deserve. However, this New Moon comes paired with a tense aspect between Mercury in Virgo and Mars in your tenth house of career. The way you think about money comes into conflict with the way you behave towards your career. Perhaps it’s time to pivot and revaluate the reputation you’re building for yourself. Now is a great time to look for some professional coaching or take a trusted mentor to lunch.
In matters of the heart, partnered Leos will have the most action. Single Leos or Leos that are only looking to have some fun, things will start to pick up around the end of the year when Sagittarius, which rules over your fifth house of fun and romance, starts to get lit up. However, single and fun-loving Leos, you can look forward to after August 11th, when Venus will enter your sign and make you magnetic to all sorts of fascinating suitors.
Partnered Leos, between August 6 and 8, some heated arguments may take place. This is so because Mars in Taurus in your tenth house will form a square with Saturn in your seventh house of committed partnership. The matter of discussion seems to be your career and/or your behaviour in public (including social media). Do bear into account that committed partnership does include business partners, if you have any. In fact, if this is you, this is the most likely source of heated discussion because of how your tenth house of career comes into play in this specific aspect.
To take this tense energy and turn it into shared growth with your partner, focus on keeping your temper under control and listening to what the other party has to say. You’re a Fire sign, Leo, so anger and other strong emotions is most likely something you struggle with. However, you’re also a fixed sign, so that means that, out of all Fire signs, you’re the most likely to be even-tempered. Rely on this strength to avoid an argument that changes the face of your bond with your partner or associate and instead look at it as an opportunity for necessary dialogue.
Between August 10 and 15, there is an opposition between the Sun in your sign and Saturn in your seventh house of committed partnership. Again, your own personal interests seem to come into direct conflict with that of your partner, or your shared interests as a union. Again, keep calm and listen and this will turn into an opportunity for positive change for the pair of you.
In the middle of this transit, the Full Moon in Aquarius on August 12 invites you to let go of your own behavioural patterns that keep you from doing your part in your committed partnerships. This applies to romantic partnerships, business partnerships, or any one-to-one relationship outside of blood family that is important to you and adds to your life.
On August 18th, Venus in your sign forms a harmonious aspect with Jupiter in your fifth house of fun, leisure, romance, casual lovers, and children. Those of you in committed partnerships should book a romantic date around this day. You’ll be able to reconnect from a place of joy as a couple after butting heads so much. The few of you that are trying to conceive should circle this date on their calendars.
Single Leos and the ones that are dating casually can also look forward to this day, as the trine will also benefit you. Go on a first date or put yourself out there around August 18 – something good will come from that, even if it’s just a fun evening. By the end of the month, between August 28 and 29, Venus in Leo will oppose Saturn in your committed house of partnership. This energy is similar to the one you already went through in the middle of the month during the opposition between the Sun and Saturn, but there is a slight difference. Before, the focus was on your conscious identity (who you believe you are as a person) and how that came into conflict with your partner or partnership. Now, the focus is on how you assign value to things, people, and situations, and how that challenges your partner’s sense of what’s important and necessary.
Affirmation: “I don’t always have to be the one to adjust to a space. Sometimes, a space has to adjust to me.”
The beginning of the month is relatively quiet in general for Virgos. The first eventful day in August is the 12, the day of the Full Moon in Aquarius. This will affect your sixth house of routine and healthy habits. The Full Moon asks you to let go and change. However, you’re quite comfortable evaluating this area of your life, thinking about how things can be changed and improved, and implementing said changes. In that sense, the energy of this Full Moon plays to your strengths. Just sit down and do what you do best – decide which habits to let go and which ones to add to your daily routine.
On August 16, something regarding communication will surprise you. It could be a conversation or piece of news. This is so because Mercury in your sign will form a trine with Uranus. As the aspect is harmonious, the surprise will either be pleasant or neutral. However, we know some of you may have trouble with any sort of surprises. Do your best to respond instead of reacting to whatever comes up.
On August 27, the New Moon falls on your own sign. This is a great day to get a drastic makeover if you’ve been dying for one. It will turn out well. You can also use this New Moon to manifest good health and healing. Of course, as a Virgo, you already know that any intention related to your health you communicate to the Universe must be paired with tangible action such as making and keeping doctor appointments, as well as keeping up with treatment plans, otherwise, they are useless.
Expect some tension around your finances this month, but nothing you can’t handle. The overall panorama in this area will improve after August 20, when Mars enters your tenth house of career. You want the energy of Mars there, as it has to do with being proactive and actually following up with your plans. On August 25 and 26, the Sun in Virgo will form a square with Mars in your tenth house of career and reputation. Your sense of identity will come into direct conflict with your chosen profession. Some of you will experience this process as an internal one, while others may experience external events that will have the effect of you realizing you need to re-evaluate some things regarding your career and how it aligns with you as a person. You can find some comfort in that this won’t be sudden or surprising. As the most observant sign of the zodiac, you probably already have an accurate hunch of how this aspect will play out in your life.
Between August 28 and 29, Venus in Leo in your twelfth house of the subconscious, will form an opposition with Saturn in your sixth house of the workplace and workplace relationships with your peers and subordinates. Something regarding your own self-worth remains hidden from your conscious mind, and it’s affecting your work hours, habits around work, and/or workplace relationships in the workplace. Do pay attention to your dreams and how you feel towards the end of the month. Virgo natives often undersell or underestimate their own abilities. This is a great time to reflect on how worthy what you bring into the table is, and how your workplace must make place for your sanity and well-being – and not the other way around.
Affirmation: “Work and play are both important to me.”
Regarding your general well-being, the work you need to do seems to be mostly mental health-related. If your mental health is good, introspection will still benefit your overall sense of energy and vitality. This is so because on August 21, Mercury – the planet of communication and logical thought – transiting your twelfth house of the subconscious mind, will form an opposition with Neptune in your sixth house of habits and routine. On this date, you’re invited to reflect on how your communication or thought patterns have an impact on how you look after yourself.
The New Moon in Virgo of August 27 will also affect your twelfth house of the subconscious mind. Don’t miss any therapy appointments by the end of August and keep a journal of your dreams around this date. The insight you gain from this New Moon will be invaluable. New Moons are also a great time to manifest and/or hit the reset button in whatever area of life they affect. You may manifest some important healing information you’re currently storing in your subconscious to come to the forefront. Of course, as I always do, I don’t recommend you go through processes like these, which could impact your mental health, alone. Make sure you have a licensed therapist you can talk to during this time.
The month starts off with harmonious energy regarding your career. You can expect things to be uneventful in this area of your life after the middle of the month. Between August 7 and 8, Venus in Cancer in your tenth house of career will form a trine with Neptune in your sixth house of workplace relationships and habits. The value you bring to the table in your chosen line of work will most likely be rewarded around this date with a benefit you’ve been coveting – some much-needed extra vacation days, for example.
Between the 8 and 9, Venus in Cancer in your tenth house of career will oppose Pluto in your fourth house of home. Whatever role you play in your household will come into conflict with your career (either your current profession or your career goals). Take a deep breath and try to assertively make what you want the priority, and not what someone else wants. I know that, as a Libra, your first instinct is to prioritize others to avoid conflict. However, it’s important you put your career first, at least in this particular instance. If anything, being a Libra gives you the resources to know if and when to compromise, and how to communicate with the other members of your household in an assertive but diplomatic way.
If you work from home, this could become a problem, too. Pluto as a planet rules over obsessive behaviour, too. Perhaps you have become overly consumed by your job, and not leaving the house is making it difficult to see the line between your personal and professional life clearly. When it comes to matters of the heart, all Libra natives will have an eventful month. This includes coupled-up Libras, single Libras, and those of you who are casually dating.
Libras in serious relationships will start off the month with harmonious energy binding together their social life and friendships with their chosen partner. Gather with friends and have fun. Let them know your partner better. This harmonious energy finds its reprise on August 18. Libras that are single or casually dating have a bumpy road ahead of them. Between August 6 and 8, Mars in your eighth house of sex, transformation, and fusion will form a tense aspect with Saturn in your fifth house of romance and casual relationships. Your thoughts regarding commitment, however slowly or quickly you think should happen, may come into conflict with the thoughts and needs of your current casual fling.
Between August 10 and 15, the Sun, currently transiting your eleventh house of friendship and shared beliefs, will form an opposition with Saturn in your fifth house of romance and fun. Perhaps you’ll have to part ways with a casual lover due to differences in core beliefs, or you may walk away from a first date disappointed because of this very reason. Perhaps your casual lover will quarrel with a dear friend of yours. This theme is repeated by the end of the month on August 28 and 29.
The Full Moon of August 12 will invite you to re-evaluate some of your own patterns regarding the way you date. If you overshare or don’t give your prospective suitors enough information, make a note of that. If you want to move too quickly or too slowly, be aware of that, too. You’ll be able to walk away from this Full Moon with a lot of valuable information regarding this area of your life if you do your due diligence and find a way to think through topics like these.
Those of you who have romantic feelings for a friend will experience some tension. It doesn’t seem, however, that things will unfold towards a clear resolution. By the end of August, things between the two of you still seem to be up in the air. Sexual tension may result in arguments and disagreements between yourself and your friend.
Affirmation: “I can keep my temper in check.”
If it’s been on your mind to implement a new healthy habit into your routine or get rid of an unhealthy one, the energies in the first half of the month are on your side. August starts off on a beautiful note with the Sun in Leo forming a trine with Jupiter in your sixth house of routine and habits. Jupiter has a beneficial influence of expansion, so whatever resolution you make regarding healthy living on the first day of the month will be magnified. There’s a similar energy available on August 18, when Venus in Leo forms a trine with Jupiter.
The Full Moon in Aquarius of August 12 happens on your fourth house of home. You’re invited to rethink what patterns of thought or behaviour are keeping you or your children from feeling truly at home in your current living situation. Whether you go through this as a process of internal evaluation or something in your home drives you to put your ideas in motion, trust that this process of re-evaluation will drive you to the right shore.
On August 27, the New Moon in Virgo impacts your 11th house of friendship and community. This is the time to manifest a new quality friend or a rekindling of an old platonic connection. If you feel like you don’t necessarily need a good friend, take some time to practice gratitude for the ones you do have. Your career is full of ebbs and flows this month. The Sun in Leo in your tenth house of career starts off with a harmonious aspect we have already mentioned on August 1. This aspect will also reward your overall career journey, especially if you have harmonious relationships with your colleagues and subordinates.
There’s more of a tense aspect regarding your career between August 14 and 15, when the Sun in Leo forms an opposition to Saturn in your third house of communication. This may translate as miscommunication with your boss, audience, or in the workplace in general. We know that, as a Scorpio, you’ll be careful and strategic with this information in mind, but miscommunication may still happen. Be prepared to practice listening, empathy and patience to repair whatever work relationships that suffer as a result.
You start to become magnetic in your field after Venus enters your tenth house on August 11. If you are looking for a better job, trying to pivot, or ask for a better job title at your current company, shoot your shot after this date. You’ll be an enticing and competitive candidate. There’s also a harmonious aspect between Venus in Leo and Jupiter in Aries on August 18, again rewarding your good relationships with either peers or subordinates.
Between August 26 and 29, there will be a tense aspect between Venus in your tenth house of career, and Uranus, the planet of the sudden and the unexpected. You never know what to expect when Uranus is in the mix, so the news could either be pleasant or unpleasant. As the aspect is tense, whatever comes up feels uncomfortable to you. This planetary aspect is pushing some buttons in you for you to grow.
There is news for both coupled up Scorpios and those that are single or in casual relationships. Coupled up Scorpios can expect a challenging first half of the month, with arguments and destabilising elements, but then, things will ease after August 13. Single Scorpios or those who are just dating casually will have the exact opposite timeline – beautiful energy to meet new people or date casually before August 20 or so, and arguments by the end of the month.
Affirmation: “I don’t take things personally.”
When it comes to your routine and well-being, you have Mars, the planet of being proactive, in your sixth house of habits and the aspects of your well-being that are under your control until August 20. You have until then to get yourself in order if you need to take care of something like eating, exercise, or sleeping habits. Between August 1 and 2, Mars will form a conjunction with Uranus. A surprising event will push you straight into action regarding your habits. Evaluate whether anger or stress are negatively impacting your health.
On August 12, the Full Moon in Aquarius falls on your second house of personal finances. If you reflect on your spending, saving, and investing habits, and find some areas for growth, you’ll be rewarded later for your efforts. Your finances seem stable throughout a month, except for the tense aspect between Venus and Saturn between August 28 and 29. You may see a bit of a dip then. The New Moon of August 27 offers you the perfect opportunity to manifest the career opportunity or redirection you need.
Regarding matters of the heart, single and casually dating archers will have an uneventful month. Sagittarius natives in serious relationships will see some tension between August 26 and 29. Try not to be too cranky with your partner. If they are the moody ones, gently set some boundaries but do not take it personally.
Affirmation: “Purging and hitting the reset button in some areas of my life erode my comfort zone, but helps me actualise my potential.”
Conflicts with important people and/or casual lovers in your life seem to be taking a bit of a toll on your well-being. Consider whether you may be burnt out from a relationship in your life (it could be romantic or not), and if you are, consider why. Perhaps some healthy distance is what you need. You definitely need to reconnect with yourself and your own individual needs.
The theme of personal philosophies and beliefs also comes into the forefront regarding your well-being. Perhaps you are not getting the treatment you need due to lack of information. Maybe you are sceptical of a type of holistic therapy (or even licensed psychotherapy) which would really add to your well-being. The New Moon in Virgo of August 27 gives you the opportunity to hit the reset button and start to reconsider certain beliefs that may be holding you back.
Your finances are undergoing a purge. It may feel a bit uncomfortable while the process unfolds during the month, but you’ll be better off once it’s over. Between August 6 and 5, Mars in Taurus in your fifth house of childhood, self-expression and fun will form a square with Saturn in your second house of personal finances. You may be overspending on frivolous matters like a hobby or things a child of yours wants, but not needs, and neglecting necessary bills because of that. The tense energy of this aspect will show you that.
Between August 10 and 17, when the Sun Leo in your eighth house of fusion and shared finances and assets will oppose Saturn, again in your second house of finances. This time, the expenses you share with someone else, be it a partner, associate, or roommate, are taking a toll on your own personal wealth. The purge that takes place in August reaches a climax during this tense aspect with the Full Moon of August 12, inviting you to rethink financial choices and patterns. Finally, on August 28 and 29, Venus in your eighth house, regarding how you assign value to the people you share finances with, and Saturn again in your second house, will form another opposition. This aspect is an opportunity to have some closure on the matter of the reorganisation of your finances.
In matters of love, both coupled up and single Capricorns can expect some movement. Coupled Capricorns can expect a mostly positive month with one exception. That exception is the opposition between Venus in Cancer and Pluto in Capricorn. What your partner values comes into direct conflict with certain power struggles and issues regarding authority you have. You may have a heated argument around this date, but it’s nothing you can’t face together as a couple if you remain calm and united, even if you still advocate for yourselves and set compromises. There is a harmonious aspect taking place simultaneously between August 7 and 8, when Venus in Cancer forms a trine with Neptune in your third house. Perhaps a sibling of yours acts as a mediator between yourself and your partner during your conflict, or your partner resorts to effective but compassionate communication to resort the problem.
For Capricorns that are single or dating casually, make sure to make your moves before August 20. Until then, you’ll have Mars, the planet of proactivity, in your fifth house of romance and fun. You may start off the month with some unexpected news when Mars comes together with Uranus between August 1 and the 2. Some people will receive good news (albeit unexpected), and others will not. It truly depends on the individual Capricorn and their birth chart. On August 8, Mars forms a tense aspect with Saturn in your second house. This house not only has to do with your personal finances, but also with the way you assign value to people and the way you value yourself. Some of the Capricorns dating casually may decide to part ways with the person they’ve been seeing because they feel their value as a potential partner isn’t being appreciated.
Between August 13 and 15, Mars in Taurus will form a trine with Pluto in your first house of identity. Be cautious around this date. Power imbalances during first dates and casual relationships may bring up anger or the literal worst in you. Try to process what you feel alone or with a trusted friend before expressing what you feel to the person you’re seeing in a way you later regret. On August 16, Mercury in Virgo in your ninth house forms a trine with Uranus in your fifth house of fun and romance. This is a lucky date for single Capricorns. They may meet a suitor who shares core values with them. If you get set up on a date, don’t turn that opportunity down. Finally, the end of the month also spells a bit of disaster when Venus in your eighth house of sex forms a tense aspect with Uranus in your fifth house of romance. Some of you who’ve been seeing someone may discover a lack of chemistry.
Affirmation: “I decide to do whatever it takes so my home adds to my sense of well-being.”
Between August 6 and 7, Mars in your fourth house of home, your roots, and your parents will form a square with Saturn in your first house of identity. This can manifest in various ways. You may need to work on your soul relationship with your parents. Whether you have a good or non-existent relationship with them, or whether they are living or not, whether you accept their vital energy as the people that gave you life is important.
You may also see a negative impact on your energy and vitality due to more mundane problems in your household. Stress due to repairs or unexpected bills in your home can affect you physically. Some of you may feel unsafe or unwelcome in your house, due to very real or imagined (but not any less impactful) threats in your home. Repressing emotions may also be the source of your current discomfort. Make sure to have the phone number of a certified therapist at hand.
The Full Moon of August 12 falls on your own sign. It invites you to rethink who you think you are and let go of any limiting beliefs. For example, you may think yourself as being well past over the age in which you can learn new concepts. Think again. Or you may think you’re incapable of finding love due to a supposed flaw in character. Think again. Whatever you think about yourself that’s keeping you from what you want – let it go. I know, easier said than done, but you’ll be better off if you’re honest with yourself and do the work to no longer be in a position that may be comfortable, but not challenging or inspiring.
The New Moon in Virgo of August 27 is an opportunity for you to manifest transformation and acts as a perfect corollary for the Full Moon of August 12. It gives you the energy to find the ally or allies you need in the process of transforming yourself. There will be one significant high and one significant low regarding your finances this month. The peak of the month will happen between August 7 and 8. Expect some good news regarding money (and perhaps some public recognition for your work) around this date. The low will take place on August 21, when Mercury in Virgo in your eighth house of transformation and shared finances forms an opposition with Neptune in your second house of personal finances. Someone who has a stake in the finances you share may have been keeping something from you. Even if it’s a minor detail that was kept from you, you may react poorly to the news. If your business partner and/or the people you live with are perfectly transparent with you regarding your shared finances, self-delusion may be at play and will rear its ugly head around this month.
Coupled-up water bearers have a mostly positive month ahead, with a few bumps on the road that they can embrace with their partners as opportunities for growth. Things will start to pick up specially after August 11, when Venus will enter their seventh house of committed partnership. Water bearers dating casually will start to see movement after August 20, when Mars enters your fifth house of fun, romance, and casual relationships. The water bearers wanting to meet a man or someone with a masculine energy, regardless of gender, may get lucky after August 20.
Affirmation: “My subconscious speaks, and I am prepared to listen.”
Between August 7 and 8, expressing yourself, especially through the arts, may be particularly healing. The Full Moon in Aquarius of August 12 will stir things up in your subconscious mind. Don’t miss therapy appointments around this date. You’re in the verge of a deeply healing epiphany. You may start off the month by dusting off that dream journal of yours as well and placing a jade tumble under your pillow. Your subconscious mind has something to say – show up and listen.
Your finances are looking good and expanding in August. You’re quite the money magnet, dear fish. On August 1, the Sun in Leo in your fourth house forms a trine with Jupiter in your second house of personal finances. Everything is connected. The way you deal with your emotions is paying dividends. On August 18, a similar energy will also ensure a boost in your finances. Who said being emotional didn’t pay the bills? It’s a particularly good month for those of you who are artists by trade.
Coupled-up Pisceans have a mostly good month ahead, with a couple of bumps down the road that they can embrace to grow stronger with their partners. Said bumps will take place on August 21, August 25, and between August 26 and 29. During this period of tense energy, however, the New Moon in Virgo takes place on August 27. This is an opportunity for Pisceans to manifest new love, regardless of their relationship status. Single Pisceans should shoot their shot and put themselves out there especially before August 11, where Venus, the planet of love and receptivity, will remain on their fifth house of fun and romance. Between August 7 and 8, the energies are particularly promising.
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