August inspires creativity and action. The cosmos are not as hard on us as they were in July, but, that does not mean we’re in the clear completely… We will have FIVE planets in retrograde this month, a Partial Solar Eclipse and Super New Moon, and a few Sign changes which are going to put us to deep, internal work on mastering the Self and the way we project our vision out onto the World.
On August 6th, Venus, the planet of Love and Values enters Libra where it is home and at its full strength. When we are graced with this energy, it instills a gift of artistic vision and seeing the beauty in the smallest of the things. This is a perfect time to add some style to your wardrobe, getting a makeover or dabbling in different trends as this placement rules our vanity and desire for the luxurious. During this sign change, it would also be a valuable time to take part in a creative project with your significant other or those whom you share similar tastes and ideas with. For the next month, this poetic influence will not only empower the Leo Sun, but will also bring some softness and flair, as we make way into Sun in Virgo.
Before you get too excited, Uranus turns retrograde on August 7th and will be for the next 5 months. While this planet rules change and breaking past barriers, when it is retrograding it brings these qualities more inwardly, bringing the magic of Alchemy into our self-evolution. When Uranus is in Taurus, it is rather strong with its influences over our willpower and determination, pushing us to produce results by promoting more patience into our being. Rather than looking to our environments for change, we are going within and understanding that, we, are the ones who need change. This compliments Venus well, as Taurus also rules the planet of love, doubling up a major dose of self-transformation. During these 5 months you will be spending time in the cocoon, mastering and perfecting the growth of your wings.
August 11th ends Eclipse Season with a bang with a Leo Super New Moon & Partial Solar Eclipse. Paired with a Leo Sun, this is bound to be a dramatic one, ensuring that we end this season with style. This is the Lion’s Roar, demanding recognition for the things we hold immense pride in. This can easily be a melodramatic time as well if emotions are not kept under control, as the energy is very excitable and excessive. This instills a need to be more expressive and playful, as well as needing attention and applause for our achievements and unique talents. This is an appropriate time to consider coming out in the World with something you are passionate about and that sets you apart. It’s time to take the lead and to bravely step out of our shell as the cosmos had also influenced a great deal of creatively expressive energy in other aspects to compliment this one. Being that this is also a Partial Solar Eclipse, this energy is magnified. Any barriers or self-limiting perspectives we hold onto which keep us on the sidelines will be put into consideration as Uranus RX bestows the internal transformation on how we can improve our being and achieve what we desire.
Just a day later, on August 12th, Mars which is still in it’s retrograde motion will be making a pit stop in Capricorn where it will remain for the rest of August. This brings more structure and deep-consideration to our actions and what inspires our passion. This authortive and no-nonsense influence will also compliment Uranus’s retrograde as the recent Leo Super New Moon & Partial Solar Eclipse did, only with more vigor. Mars in Capricorn is a force to be reckoned because it is so controlled and commanding, allowing the ability to bypass borders and break past obstacles with ease.
Mercury turns direct on August 19th, so you all can stop blaming the planet of communication and transportation for all that is wrong in your World. If you had channeled the energies from the recent eclipses and other planetary transits and shifts, then you should be ready to climb out of your hole and rejoin the World, ready to take leadership in the direction of your creative vision.
While the Sun moves into earthly Virgo on August 23rd, all this inventive and expressive energy doesn’t come to a halt, it just gets more organized and put into beneficial use. Productivity is key for the rest of August. When the Sun is in Virgo, it inspires us to take better care of our health and taking a more practical focus to life. We aim to serve others and to fight for a worthy cause that caters to the less-fortunate. You may want to change up your diet to eating healthier foods, or even consider doing a detox or cleanse as Virgo rules the stomach and intestines. Working out or getting into yoga would also serve you well into your transformational journey of Self. We will also be experiencing a one-time Trine with Uranus Taurus and Saturn Capricorn on August 25th, which will be great for those working on projects to bring in some extra income.
As August comes to an end, we are blessed with a powerfully-psychic Pisces Full Moon on the 26th. Dreams are more intense, meditations take you deeper into your subconscious, and magic is most definitely afoot. This is a time where creative ideas and hidden emotions come out into the physical world, making this Full Moon a powerful one for manifesting desires and taking your spiritual studies to a new level. While those with strong intuition or empathic abilities will be experiencing a major upgrade with their intuitive gifts, it would be wise to spend time alone as too much interaction with different energies can prove to be taxing or overstimulating. Instead, create a vision board, spend some quiet time in meditation, or work on creative projects.
Mars finally turns direct on August 27th, closing August off on a good note. This compliments the recent Full Moon, urging us to take action on the visions, insights, and creative ideas channeled from it. Rather than thinking so much, we can start doing.
What Does August Have in Store for Your Zodiac Sun Sign?
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GENERAL / SELF
Knight of Disks
It seems that August is going to be a somewhat conflicting month for you, Aries, that is all depending on how you look at things. If you stay in your lane and keep up with the flow you started with concerning a project or goal, then you should be find – in fact, more than fine! However, it does seem that life is going to test you this month, and as we read into the other aspects and cards, we will determine which areas of your life this stems from.
You might feel that things are running rather slow, especially during the first and middle parts of this month, but as Mars, your ruling planet, turns direct, you should experience a ‘second wind’ of sorts where you feel that the gates have opened, allowing you to finally find a release for all that pent-up energy you’ve had to contain.
It would be in your best interest to weed out any distraction that steers you away from your focus and goal, otherwise you can risk setting up future obstacles, or even missing out on crucial details which would have benefited you in the long-run. This month is all about setting up a course for the future, primarily where financial stability is concerned.
GENERAL / SELF
XVIII the Moon
Uranus retrograde, starting August 7th, is going to hit you like a ton of bricks. Not to mention, the Leo Super New Moon & Partial Solar Eclipse on August 11th is just going to add some spice to it… August is certainly not going to be an easy month for you, but that doesn’t mean that it must be all bad. As we get into the other aspects and cards for this month’s Tarotscope, we will determine where all this energy comes into play. For the most part, you are going to feel somewhat outside of your comfort zone, but also very in touch with yourself to the point of experiencing a spiritual awakening – sort of like a rude awakening only it’s going to have a bit of a magic touch to it.
You may find that some people in your circle cannot be trusted, and your attitude about them changes. Where you had fought to maintain some relationships, you will learn to let them go this month, and this will open doors to acknowledging those who have your loyalty, allowing you strengthen positive relationships. The key is to listen to your intuitive hunches, but also not to lash out over feelings and instead just read into them quietly, allowing the Universe to help bring about the changes within your environment that you begin to recognize from within yourself.
Grounding is also important this month – as not only will you be more in touch with your emotions and intuitive, but you may also feel a little groggy or unfocused because of this. Plan some quiet time to yourself.
GENERAL / SELF
XII the Hanged Man
It seems like your neighboring sign (Taurus) you will also be in store for somewhat of a spiritual awakening this month, but not so severe, thankfully. You’ve already been through it, as these past few months have not been the easiest on you. August is going to be quite refreshing for you, and while it does promote change, as long as you flow with it, you should be perfectly fine. You truly are a boundless sign that likes to test the odds, but this time it all stems from within, and as you adapt to the personal insights and inner-changes, your environment will begin to match, bringing balance for a change.
This break-through may not occur until around the time of the Pisces Full Moon, which brings a splurge of energy regarding your intuition – ideas and insights are easily obtainable. Dreams are also more prominent and somewhat prophetic for you – so be sure to keep a journal near your bed to write down what comes through.
The key to remember this month, Gemini, is to not fight or resist the flow. Don’t bang on a closed door, and don’t hold onto what is slipping away. You are called to make certain sacrifices, and some of these revolve around the change within your perspective. As they say, when you change the way you look at things, the things you look at begin to change.
GENERAL / SELF
3 of Disks
Even though Cancer season has ended, you are still feeling pretty marvelous this month. August brings abundance which derives from a special opportunity that will be presented to you in many different areas of your life – of course the other cards within this Tarotscope will determine from which ones, and their magnitude, they still all seem very positive.
August also caters to your artistic talents, allowing you an opportunity to shine and to receive the benefits of your unique gifts and skills. When presented with a chance to show off, don’t hesitate and take the stage. This is a great month for you to really step up on projects you’ve already had going, and for new ones which compliment your current direction.
You built a strong foundation, and August yields the rewards of your hard-work. Things are certainly looking up for you and you feel limitless within your potential.
GENERAL / SELF
0 the Fool
Happy Birthday, Leo! 🎂🎁🎈🎉
It seems that the cosmos has a lot in store for you! There are some opportunities for change, to step-up, and to receive what is due. You are venturing towards a sort of new beginning, or a new way of going about things to promote positive changes you’ve been wanting for some time now. It is important that you listen to your heart (which isn’t so hard for a Leo, as you govern the heart!), but don’t forget to take your brain with you!
You don’t want to act too hastily, as there are potential hazards that you need to be weary of, or you might even be presented with many different avenues and need to take your time investing each one before making your decision. This can be obtained by acknowledging your past experiences and the wisdom you had gained from them. This may come up around the Super New Moon and Partial Solar Eclipse in Leo on August 11th, but don’t feel rushed into anything, as there are some key planets (Mercury and Mars) going direct later this month which will promote superior energy for decision-making.
Don’t hold back from adventure, and answer when opportunity knocks, just keep in mind the practicalities and details involved.
GENERAL / SELF
Queen of Disks
Support is key this month, as in the support you receive is just as vital as the support you give. You might be called to help someone in need, but, you are somewhat reluctant give it unless this person can prove to be doing all they can on their own – you are not in the mood to enable anyone to be helpless, but rather help those whom help themselves. And likewise, Virgo, if you happen to be the one on the receiving end, make sure you are being just as proactive as you wish your help to be as well. Besides, rewards only come to those who bust their ass – and any typical Virgo would know this to be true.
You may be experiencing a sort of increase in either financial gain, or opportunities to bring about something potentially worthwhile. However, you don’t want to jump into anything without first considering all of the details behind it – this may occur before Mercury turns direct, but action shouldn’t be taken until Mars has also gone direct near the end of August. This gives you time to think things over, to do your own research, as well as to consider where your support is, or if you are wiling to go the extra mile for someone connected to this opportunity.
August is a good month for you to count your blessings, and to acknowledge all of the good that is already in your life. You feel stable, and excited as you can sense the good times that await and with the comfortability to freely enjoy yourself without worry.
GENERAL / SELF
10 of Disks
August is going to be full of both reward and obligation. You are taking on a more authoritative role this month in having to be responsible for others, but do not worry, you are more supported than you’d think and while you will have to take care of a lot, you don’t have to do it all alone.
You might feel stuck in some traditional sense – where you are obligated to basically uphold some moral standard that you might not completely agree with. This may have been set in place or pushed onto you by family, or those who hold more merit than you do when it comes to the say-so. While you aren’t happy with following these orders, you would benefit more if you bite your tongue and just get it done. You will actually find that your efforts are appreciated, and you will receive more reward for doing so, than by resisting and creating unnecessary drama.
When you least expect it, you will also be receiving some sort of monetary gift, or reward, and it’s something that will greatly help you in the long-run. You might be secretly counting on this, but realistically think it’s out of your reach, until someone comes to your aid and supplies what you need. Be thankful! And know that you are more supportive than you truly know.
GENERAL / SELF
Moderation is key for August. While you are a sign that is rather skilled with self-control – you still have a tendency to be a bit obsessive. I don’t feel this has anything to do with something physical, but rather internal such as emotional or even mental. It may be stress that is causing you anxiety, or a dilemma you can’t seem to figure out which gets the best of you. Your best bet to stay above water, is to maintain an inner-balance so you can hold steady on uneven ground.
Above all, do not give up, and remain loyal to your cause. You may want to throw the towel in regarding a situation (the other cards will determine where this is), but you are advised to keep pushing through as you do have a high chance at being successful – that is, if you maintain that balance as mentioned above.
The Super New Moon Partial Solar Eclipse on the 11th might hit you pretty hard this month, so remember to remain grounded, and not to allow the stress to knock you around. Resolution is the promise that August offers, so whatever you are dealing with is not going to be there forever. Remember, Scorpio, you are the storm. So, when challenges oppose you, look at it with those intense eyes, and let it know who it’s dealing with. As the month progresses, you will begin to feel more energized and free.
GENERAL / SELF
Justice shall be served, Sagittarius, and whether or not you think this outcome will be fair, it will be in the eyes of the universe. This might prove to be a rather karmic month for you, bringing about a shift that will set you either back, or forward, depending on your past actions. If you had stuck to the high road, then you should be in the clear.
The main thing that you can count on, is a resolution. Which, as mentioned as above, can be a positive one if you had taken that higher path.
You may also be signing some sort of contract or committing to an agreement where you could potentially face more losses than gain – you need to be weary of this and not be overly trusting when receiving vital information from others, as you might be misinformed in the end, and also taking chances is not favored either. While you do have oodles of optimism, you need to tone it down a bit and take more of a practical approach to things.
It is also important that you do not avoid, nor deny, as conflicts of issues that require your attention – tackle them head on and ensure your actions are backed with honor.
GENERAL / SELF
XXI the World
Holy shift, Capricorn… it seems that August has a lot in store for you, in many different areas of your life, and these changes – be it external or internal – are going to leave a huge impact. August is going to be a powerful month for you, offering you the chance to set a major milestone in your life, and new directions that are completely life-changing. Can you keep up? Because it almost seems that everything you have been working hard for, is suddenly going to appear and without warning either – its like you’re getting what you want, just not when you had planned for it to come.
Celebration is in order as well, and it all revolves around your achievements. While you are a hard-worker and aim to succeed at whatever you put your mind to, you are also somewhat modest when recognition is due, however other people may choose to celebrate and applaud you, so while it might seem like no big deal to you, it is to them.
August is the last step of the ladder you’ve been climbing, offering not only the rewards of making it to the top, but also the excitement for what is to come next. You may want to consider drawing up a new 5-year plan to complete.
GENERAL / SELF
X the Wheel of Fortune
You will have to fight against the odds this month, Aquarius. While fate exists, we still have the freewill to also choose the fate we follow – so you are not stuck in any circumstances, and always have the opportunity to make something better, or worse, than it is. This means that even though other aspects of your life having you feel that you are onto the bottom of the wheel, you can easily climb back to the top.
You may feel that things are going against you for the first part of the month, and it might even escalate around the Super New Moon Partial Solar Eclipse on August 11th, but soon after it will be much like a twist of fate for the better, if you chose to direct the energy appropriately. Do not focus on the negatives or sit idly by and allow things to just happen to you. August is pushing you to take life by the reins. Mars does switch out of your sign on August 12th, so this may also have something to do with these new insights and clarity brought to you, as well as with it moving direct on the 27th, you will have the added ambition and energy to get things flowing. August will hit you pretty hard, but as it comes to an end, things will be far better off than they were.
August is a month of sorting things out and then redirecting your energy onto new, and further benefiting any long-term plans you have been wanting to set into place.
GENERAL / SELF
10 of Swords
These past few months have not been the easiest on you, Pisces, and you’ve been making a lot of uncomfortable, but very needed, changes because of them. It doesn’t seem that August is going to be any different, however, you do have something innovative in your life emerging, which is all due form canceling out the old, so you can make room for the new.
You more than likely to experience a ‘blessing in disguise’, where you will experience the collapse of something, but, like mentioned above, there is something available to replace it with which is better than you had though. I feel you are going to be experience the conclusion of sorts that involves actions and efforts you put into place from the past.
These new insights and excitement for the future may come around time of the Pisces Full Moon on the 26th. Your dreams will be more intense, and you will feel more in tune, allowing your intuition to grant you the guidance onto your next step.
August is all about ending old cycles and stepping forth into new ones.