August may bring about a domino effect – crumbling our foundations and tearing apart the things which we thought were in alignment, but we have outgrown. This is a month of massive change that all coincides with our value system, but only according to our higher path. What is being torn from you, let it go. This is a month of surrendering the need to be in control and aligning with the flow, so to lay down a firmer foundation which allows for our dreams to manifest.
August starts off with a magical tone with a futuristic Full Moon in Aquarius on the 3rd. This offers a greater vision on our goals and allows us to align our intentions with what we are moving towards. This Full Moon is potent with childhood wounds, allowing us to heal for the sake of bringing a better perspective into the future and helping us focus on our individuality. With so many outer planets retrograding this month, and Uranus, Aquarius’s home planet joining the ranks during the middle of the month, the Full Moon in Aquarius helps set the tone in shaking our foundation, helping us realize what works, and what doesn’t, so to help us align to our value system with that greater vision.
The Full Moon in Aquarius is also our one shot this year to bring completions to projects linked friends and societal issues. This is a time of closing a chapter and making way for that greater vision to be birthed from the ashes of what we are ending.
The very next day, on August 4th, Mercury moves into dramatic Leo where it will remain for the next three weeks. This is a time of creative expression and speaking from the heart. Our communication and work-related expression will be more courageous, in speaking our minds without a care of what others think, and also adding a bit more flair to it, so to make it that much more unique and impressionable.
On August 7th, Venus moves into nurturing Cancer where we may experience many emotional ups and downs due to the sensitive and impressionable energy it provides for the next four weeks. This is a time of tending to our greatest needs in terms of needing comfort, stability, and safety within our relationships, primarily the relationship we share with ourselves. Venus in Cancer likes to make waves when things aren’t as cozy as we need them to be, which could call for emotional meltdowns and that harbored resentment to finally capsize and blow up. It is important to express our needs during this time and to not keep things bottled up anymore, otherwise we risk succumbing to emotional extremes.
August 15th is a very big day, as Uranus makes a U-turn and begins its retrograde cycle for the next five months – the remainder of the year. This is a time to sort out any changes or chaotic surprises that have come about during its direct phase. Thankfully, Uranus is an outer planet and so its retrograde phase isn’t as strong as other planets such as Venus, Mars, or Mercury, however, it does denote big changes that could come out of nowhere, and so it is important to stand ready and flow with the direction the cosmos guide us.
A few days later, on August 18th, we have a very powerful New Moon in Leo. This is a time of new and dramatic adventures – to refocus that future vision so it aligns perfectly with our heart, body, mind, and soul. This New Moon is also catering to our personal kingdom, in allowing us to indulge in that royal treatment we truly deserve so to make that 5-year plan one worth working towards.
The next day Mercury exits heart-centered Leo and comes home to logical Virgo. Rather than expressing ourselves in a means to impress others and to stand out in the crowd, we are more focused on details, in working on the nitty-gritty and formulating a plan of action that works best for everyone involved with our higher goals. The next three weeks will definitely take a different tone from lavish, to practical.
A few days later we have another shift from Leo to Virgo, as the Sun joins ranks with Mercury. Rather than working towards that grand entrance that Leo is so famous for, we are more subtle and humble in our approach. The next four weeks herald a time of taking care of ourselves and projects that require more detail and effort. Hard work is the name and game of Virgo, so its time to roll back your sleeves and get the job done, and to get it done right.
What does August have in store for your Zodiac Sun Sign?
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GENERAL / SELF
2 of Voices
It seems that August might be a bit of a tough month for you, especially in terms of trust – not just with trusting others around you, but also with trusting certain situations that unfold. You might at some point feel as if you are blindly walking on a tight rope and fear that one misstep could send you over the edge. You may also experience a small calm before a storm – where you can relax and not worry so much about certain issues, however, within no time they will arise without notice and call you to fix them for once and for all. It may not be easy, and you might also feel that the world rests on your shoulders as you do this. However, with the other factoring cards it does show that you have support around you, and all you would need to do is reach out – as others may not know what you are going through until you let them in.
The important thing to remember is that when it is go time, you need to get moving. However, you want to ensure you aren’t acting overly aggressive. You have to dot those i’s and cross those t’s, and when acting too swiftly or aggressively, there is concern that you could end up missing details that need your attention, or you could end up blowing things up out of proportion and making them much worse for yourself.
I do feel that the main issues you may be dealing with this month are within your career or your financial situation. However, it does not seem that it is all doom and gloom as these issues have successful solutions.
GENERAL / SELF
5 of Voices
Oh, Taurus, it seems that this month might be a bit difficult for you. While you might feel that things are flowing where they should be, something comes along and puts a boulder on your path and causes you to rethink the direction you were headed because it seems that this boulder is immovable. You have to learn to pause, to refocus, and to re-plan your route. Part of this stems from Uranus, which has been in your sign for a few years now, going retrograde on the 15th. Yes, that’s right, the planet of chaos and rebellion is urging you to draw outside the lines and to get a little more creative where your relationships and career is concerned. You thought things were stable, but it seems that the exact opposite was true, because if your foundation was solid, then certain events that may occur this month wouldn’t have unrooted everything you have been working so hard on.
You can fight against certain changes as much as you want, but that will only turn out to be a waste of energy. You need to instead roll with these changes. What may work best for you is to take a little time out so to focus on that new plan of action, and to come back swinging twice as hard because you took the time to rejuvenate your body and your mind.
It may be difficult to walk away from certain endeavors or goals that you have been working so hard on, but trying to keep them afloat will prove to be more difficult than you could possibly imagine.
GENERAL / SELF
8 of Materials
Out with the old, and in with the New. You are finally out of the spotlight in terms of your home planet being in retrograde, however, it does seem that many changes which came arise during that time are pushing you to start making the ground work on. You are now put into a learning phase, where you are going to be taking in new talents, opportunities, and also new ideals or ideas on how you can better your future. While you are always down for making big goals, you sometimes have a hard time sticking with them because you either want quick results or something else comes in and takes your focus away. Now is not the time to be distracted, as all your intention and attention needs to be focused on some big changes that will not only alter your entire life, but also the quality of your future.
It’s not hard for you to jump on board when it comes to new opportunities and adventures. However, sticking with it is another thing entirely. The planetary placements for August are big when it comes to focusing on stability and making changes that coincide with future and long-term stability. You are basically jumping from one foundation, onto another – which may come through as taking a chance at first but requires long-term commitment and your upmost focus and determination to see it through to the end.
August is all about setting those long-term goals. So, get to work Gemini, and plan out your future.
GENERAL / SELF
2 of Materials
You will be working on a balancing act this month, Cancer, when it comes to the work you do for others, and the work you do for yourself. You might have gone without your basic needs being met for quite some time, or even going without the appreciation you so rightfully deserve. You want things to change, for things to improve for the sake of balance. You can’t just quietly wish for this to happen while harboring resentment, as this is not going to do anything but steal from your inner peace and quality of life overall. You have to speak up, state your needs, but do so in a way where you are heard – as we all know, everyone seems to ignore the nagging, but when approached with the tenderness and loving nature that you so famously possess, your pleas will be heard and your needs will be met.
You might also experience a bit of a burn out this month as well, as you have been working so incredibly hard to keep things afloat, especially with this global pandemic which might have been wreaking havoc on your career or financial situation. This means that you have been pushing the pedal to the metal in order to keep things structured and peaceful within your home, career, and even your family if you happen to be a provider for others.
You need to speak up about what you need, and in doing so, you will see that your needs are going to be met.
GENERAL / SELF
Muse of Emotions
Happy Solar Return, Leo!
This is a month of following your heart, Leo, which isn’t so difficult for you as you rule the heart and do everything from there. This is a time of doing a major emotional inventory, of not only the people in your life, but also your goals, your career path, and everything else, so to determine if it brings true value to you, or if it takes value from you. You might find that you are a bit reclusive this month, hiding out in your lion’s den as you determine what has been working for you and what hasn’t. When you come back, though, you will have the answers you were seeking and will be able to implement some positive changes. This isn’t just for the benefit of yourself, but for those you love and adore as well.
The heart wants what is wants, Leo, and there is no denying that. And so when you have been tempering your heart needs for far too long for the sake of keeping the peace within relationships or situations that have not been entirely beneficial for you, you may find that it is actually quite easy to implement those changes. You are loyal to a fault and will often remain within situations that neglect your needs for the sake of the greater good, however, the question of what is exactly that greater good comes into play this month. This is where you indulge in contemplating and doing that emotional inventory for the sake of true value, and what that value means to you.
You will also find that you are supported this month, by all the right situations and people when implementing certain changes, and with that, things flow effortlessly in your favor.
GENERAL / SELF
6 of Inspiration
Happy Solar Return, Virgo!
Borders are vanishing and doors are opening – you are ahead of the game, Virgo, however, there is still much work to do, and so don’t get ahead of yourself just yet. Of course, you aren’t one to shy away from hard work, but it does seem that you might get a little lazy in terms of counting your chickens before they hatch. You still have a long way to go, but you can pat yourself on the back for the miles you have already traveled.
This is a month of refocusing your goals, as it is for many signs of the zodiac, but in your case you can see that you are already on the right path, you just need to tweak some things in order to guarantee more success to come your way.
This month you are gifted a greater vision and with that you have the ability to express it to those who support your vision. This makes it much easier to work towards your treasured goals and to count on support backing you up along the way. Many of this may directly impact your home and financial future, but in a very good way – for you are working towards financial freedom and also more structure or stability within your home.
GENERAL / SELF
9 of Inspiration
You might feel a bit overwhelmed this month, Libra, as you plan to embark on new opportunities but are pulled back because of things of the past that come knocking on your door, beckoning you to revisit the old and to finish up on things you left undone. While the light is still green for you to go, you can’t carry everything that rests on your shoulders towards a new opening, and will need to focus on shedding the old in order to take on the new with a clean slate. This may manifest as an old flame revisiting you, or perhaps an old situation that you had left unfinished because you procrastinated. Whatever it may be, you need to finish things up.
While you might not know where to start, or might even feel a bit unfocused with so much going on, you can get the job done, and you can get it done right this time if you focus on creating the balance you so desperately seek. This means that you need to check your value system in understanding what works, and what doesn’t. If it’s the old flame that you have often contemplated those “what ifs” about, then you might want to consider where you were before, and where you are now – do you wish to carry that old energy into the future with you? Perhaps the flame has also evolved as much as you can, and so it would work to both your benefit to start things where you left off.
Or, perhaps this situation is something that you left on the back burner and now that the pot has boiled over, you are looking at a huge mess and not sure where to start – this is where you need to consider the lessons learned from the past and how you can implement those lessons into tools.
GENERAL / SELF
Knight of Emotions
This is going to be quite a dreamy month for you, Scorpio, in which you will be thinking of the possibilities of what an opportunity could manifest. However, there are also things this month that require you to be levelheaded and to call on your support, as they might be too difficult to endure on your own. This opportunity is going to come into your life when you need it the most, and so while you might have felt all was a loss, it comes through shining light back into your world.
The important thing is not to let your doubts take over and cause you to be paralyzed when it is called for you to get moving. You might doubt the future of this possibility, or even consider it too good to be true – do not allow that perspective to control your actions and consider the possibilities of miracles taking shape. While this opportunity might not be long-lasting, it will provide you what you need and create a foundation for something better to come in its place. So, in a sense you need to consider this a small steppingstone to get what you truly want in the future.
It may be helpful to create a vision board this month and to focus your energy towards the things you desire, as this will help keep your mind out of the gutter and focused on pushing through the obstacles with ease.
GENERAL / SELF
6 of Emotions
You are getting a second chance at something, Sag, and this is big. You might be a bit worried because you tried so hard to be successful with this in the past, and while you failed, you still realize that you gained a lot of experience. And so, it would work in your benefit if you revisited the past and understand the lessons learned so to apply them to this opportunity. This is something that you have thought about a lot and have tried to master – and so this really does mean a lot to you. It is important to remember that the ball is in your court, and as long as you play your cards right, you can get that slam dunk as you had envisioned in the past and wanted so much.
Even with all the trials and tribulations you endured, the past is still beneficial. It is important to look back at what you failed, what you accomplished, the miles you have crossed, and how you can bring all of that together to formulate a game plan that will bring you the success you have been wishing for.
Something amazing is going to take shape this month, but first you are required to apply lessons learned.
GENERAL / SELF
9 of Emotions
August offers a chance to make a dream come true. While you are a realist and understand that nothing just falls in your lap, and that you have to work for the opportunities you need, it does seem that something in fact is going to fall on your lap in a form of a miracle. This is a month of being optimistic and believing in the beauty of your dreams.
You had asked for something not long ago, and exactly that is going to manifest in your life this month, so be ready with open arms to receive it. However, just because you are in line for a major windfall, does not mean that you can just sit there, as you will have to work after you receive this. This may be a career opportunity, in which you are going to have to work that extra mile to secure your place, or even learn a new trade that at first might be a bit difficult. However, you are grateful and would not mind whistling all the way while you are working.
Something is also being sorted out within your relationship status – expect a fair result and good news.
GENERAL / SELF
August is going to be a life-changing month for you, Aquarius, in which you are going to gain something big – something you have been wanting for a very long time. However, it does require a sacrifice, and this is something that you have known for some time that you have to let go, but you have been clinging to. This can be a lifestyle habit, or it can be a relationship – whatever it is, you know it is no good for you, and yet you find it difficult to part with. Consider the doors that will open after you close this one – consider the miracles that can finally take shape once you clean your foundation of all the weeds that have been taking up space.
You have to focus on new beginnings, and plan for your future, Aquarius. Once you seem beyond this one obstacle, it will be much easier to do what needs to be done. This will only be difficult if you make it out to be – your resistance and reluctance to flow with the change will determine whether or not you succeed. The ball is truly in your court.
This may come around during the Full Moon, which puts you in the spotlight.
GENERAL / SELF
9 of Voices
It seems that August might be a bit difficult for you, Pisces. The past few months have been rather pleasant, and you have grown accustomed to expecting miracles. However, it does seem that a little rain on your parade could send you spiraling down to anxiety-ville. There are changes taking place that might be a bit harsh, and might also denote the need to change certain lifestyle habits or even saying goodbye to old goals or plans. You want nothing more than to restore peace and get back into your comfort zone of disassociating from reality. However, how can you ever expect to make your dreams come true if you just stay deep in your head – in fact, it does seem that those dreams are turning into nightmares this month because of the pressure adding to your anxiety.
The changes taking place this month are for your highest good, and you have to have faith that this is true. Your insecurities are being triggered because there is work to be done with them. You cannot take these old thought-patterns into the future of your dreams – its like wishing for health but then thinking you’re still sick. Once you change your mentality from doom and gloom to focusing on the benefits of the work you are doing, is when things will start to change for the better.