ICYMI: We’re right in the smack of Leo season—the sun is shining, JLo is posting nudes, and your most extra Leo bestie is probably planning an epic summer birthday party. So what are the planets up to? I’m so glad you asked!
This is a strong energy month when it comes to the ~stars~ and you’re going to want to keep reading, so you can harness the end of fire season, and summer, with a bang before the Back to School energy hits us all with the beginning of Virgo season on the 22nd, says Donna Page, a professional astrologer with a graduate degree in counseling psychology.
As usual, there are a couple of key dates to keep in mind as we enter this new month. We’re starting August with a strong tone setter when a very rare connection between Mars (the planet of action), Uranus (the planet known as the ‘awakener’—more on her in a minute!), and the North Node, which is symbolic of the path forward, occurs.
What does that mean for you? Expect to get *crystal clear* intuitive information about what you are meant to do in this next phase of your life. If you’ve been, say, deciding whether it is time to get serious about that book you’ve been trying to write, or if it is time to leave your 9-5, keep your eyes peeled for some special signs from the Universe. 👀
There is a full moon on August 11 in the fun-loving, individualistic sign of Aquarius that will bring all the fun “let’s go out and dance the night away” energy you associate with Leo Season to new heights.
And that very same day, Venus, the planet of love, moves into fiery, attention-loving, loyal LEO! In case you haven’t already gathered this is an astrological BFD that will no doubt shift the dynamics among those closest to you, and of course, in your love life.
But before you settle into your Hot Girl Summer vibe, note that Uranus, an innovative planet associated with bringing sudden changes, goes retrograde on August 24 in the earth sign Taurus. You may find yourself questioning where you live, or on a global level, how to lead a more sustainable life.
When the New Moon moves into Virgo on the 27th, a disciplined, very in-control energy will come back into your life, as you wind down summer and get ready for all that fall has in store for us. So what doe all this mean for your sign? Keep reading for Page’s expert analysis.
Jupiter, the planet of growth, is still in the sign of Aries which means a lot of expansion. The first three weeks of August will have you seeking out joy, and pleasure, really learning what brings you the most happiness, and expanding what your joy practice looks like.
It can range from going for Hot Girl Walks, to booking regular facial appointments, to just queuing up a slew of summer beach reads on your Kindle. Feel free to get creative.
Aries will end the month catching up on anything that fell to the wayside while you were—to quote Vicki Gulvanson from the RHOC— whooping it up all month. That means cleaning up your laundry, your space, and your finances.
It is your time to shine, Taurus! With the connection of Mars, Uranus, and the North Node all in your sign this month you are feeling the pull to go out and stake your claim on this world. Now is not the time to hold back.
Be like Beyoncè and release your stress this month, and step into the spotlight. Make changes now, before the changes happen to you against your will. It’ll be easier this way, and I promise August won’t break your soul.
The Full Moon in Aquarius will be a particularly potent time for you, as it will illuminate your career, which has likely already been top of mind. Although some things may be out of your control, keep calm, and go with the flow. This isn’t the time to dig those Taurus-bull horns at your boss.
Adventure is waiting for you on the other side of the Full Moon in Aquarius so get ready for yet another action-packed month, Gemini. The moon will highlight your house of travel, making all of those Scott’s Cheap Flights notifications more tempting than ever.
This is your sign to go for it—those roundtrip tickets to Bora Bora aren’t going to stay $300 forever, after all! It is time to live it up and have fun.
On August 20, Mars, the planet of action, moves into Gemini where it will stay for quite a while (including a dreaded retrograde in October). But don’t freak out, you can harness this energy for good.
Think of this as an astrological jet pack for your goals. You’re going to be making things happen, meeting new people, and propelling forward for the foreseeable future.
Ask and you shall receive, Cancer. With Venus still in your sign for the first 10 days of August you have major abundance coming your way. Just be sure you are staying open to it. And you’re not just feeling good. You’re looking great too.
Maybe you got a fresh new haircut, or have just developed more confidence over the last few moon cycles. But whatever it is, embrace it. Listen to Moira Rose’s advice and “take 1,000 naked pictures of yourself NOW.”
Or if that’s not your vibe, maybe just get a fun mani (try these coffin nail designs). Whatever your idea of loving on yourself is—go for it. This also applies to your work life. Your powerful energy in palpable, so if there was ever a time to ask for a raise…this is it.
It is a good month to be a Leo. (I mean when isn’t it though?) The sun is in your sign until the 22nd, and Venus goes into Leo on the 11th. Throw in the new moon in Leo on the 27th, and you have the makings of a fun, light, and adventuresome birthday season.
The full moon in Aquarius on the 11th will be intense for you, though, as it vibrates with Mars, the planet of action, and Uranus, which is known as the awakener.
A lot of life’s big questions may pop up for you around this time. You may find yourself wondering if you’re really in the right field and whether the relationship in your life aligns with the future you desire. By the end of the month, you will have more clarity about your relationships, your work, and your life in general.
The weeks before your birthday are a great (and important!) time to slow down and really relax. Not only will you—no doubt—have a bunch of birthday celebrations and the like to attend in the coming weeks, but as this turn around the sun comes to a close make sure you tie up loose ends.
Look back on the past year of life. Did you accomplish what you wanted to? If not, what stood in your way? Release any unnecessary criticism, and look back on the last 12 months with curiosity. You may find you made more progress than you thought. Find a nice spot for all this reflecting (perhaps around a bonfire, or near a lake somewhere? Just because you’re ~getting deep~ doesn’t mean it can be aesthetically pleasing after all!)
Once the sun moves into Virgo on the 22nd you’ll be back to your usual grind, but with a renewed perspective that could lead to massive shifts in the year ahead. Just make sure you keep your work-life balance, Virgo. Not everything has to be about work.
This all happens *just* in time for Mercury, the planet of communication and your ruling planet, to move into Virgo. So communicate what you want, Virgo, because everything you want is closer than you could imagine.
This month is all about love and relationships for you, Libra! August starts off strong with the connection of Mars, the planet of action, Uranus, the planet known as the awakener, and the North Node, which is associated with your life’s purpose in Taurus.
This planetary kickback will have you taking a good hard look at relationships of all kinds—romantic, platonic, and even your career connections. It’s time to evaluate and think about who is filling your cup, and who is draining you. If these relationships aren’t mutually beneficial, it’s time to fly.
You’ll open up a ton of new space for people who will help you grow, and not hold you back. Virgo szn will have you deep in your feelings, as you approach your birth month. Plan a self-care weekend where you can reflect on all the wins (and the losses) of this most recent trip around the sun.
The big Mars/Uranus/North Node connection is going to impact your sign in a major way on August 1, Scorpio, so expect the unexpected.
As far as your romantic life goes, that could mean meeting a suitor that you truly didn’t see coming. But this energy will also extend to your friendships. With the full moon in Aquarius on the 11th shining a light on your house of home and family, you’ll be wanting to relax with your besties. So grab your comfy pajamas, and plan a movie night. You need time with people who really get you this month Scorpio.
This full moon will also highlight your living space. Are there certain twinkly lights, or color-changing bulbs, you’ve been wanting to install in your bedroom? Now is the time. Your room is your sanctuary, so make sure it is a beautiful oasis you can retreat to, and not just a place where you throw your dirty laundry.
As a fellow fire sign, you’re going to be feeling really positive for the first three weeks of the month, a.k.a. Leo Szn. This is a time to go out and explore the world. Go on that road trip, visit that new park you read about, and check out that new sushi restaurant you’ve been craving.
It is not the time to sit around, Sag, and honestly, you’re not going to be able to even if you wanted to. All of this fiery energy is sure to spread over into your career. Depending on how you’re feeling about your current job, big changes may be on the horizon. It is time to speak up and use your voice—which is, luckily, one of your Sagittarian strong suits.
When the full moon is in Aquarius on the 11th, your desire to travel will be ignited. This is a great time to plan ahead—whether it’s booking that trip to Bali, or saving money so you can book the tickets soon.
The connection of Mars, Uranus, and the North Node will have you feeling far more spontaneous than usual, Capricorn. This is a great thing. Sometimes you can get so stuck in your routine—or in your case, your color-coded planner—that you miss opportunities for expansion.
Stay open to any last-minute invites that you find intriguing, or new people who shift into your orbit. This has the potential to be a very transformative period for you, Capricorn if you loosen your grip a bit.
When the full moon in Aquarius arrives on the 11th, you may find yourself taking a closer look at your finances. Budget for a little fun this month, Capricorn. The joy, and pleasure you will get from a few nights out on the town, or some new painting supplies, will far outweigh the cost in dollars.
You may find yourself feeling some tension at the beginning of the month, and with all that is going on with the stars ….it makes sense. Your anxiety may center on your physical location, but don’t get too wrapped up in your what-ifs.
It’s your full moon month so you can expect much of your doubt to dissipate around the 11th. Rejoice! Enjoy your life and get down with your weird self. Embracing your eccentricities, and being your true self attracts all of the opportunities you could want. So take advantage of it.
The Leo energy this month is highlighting your house of work. You may find yourself focused on the daily grind, and examining the areas where you are really putting in the effort.
While it would be nice if your boss acknowledged your hustle, don’t get too caught up in seeking validation. You can give yourself the acknowledgment you need.
The new moon in Aquarius will have you feeling like retreating, Pisces, so don’t be afraid to have a day of Netflix and chilling. Open up that bottle of wine, or your favorite candy, and just take a load off for a bit.
When the sun moves into Virgo, it officially marks six months from your birthday, so it is a good time to take note of your goals, and all that you may—or may not—be on track to accomplish this year.
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