Add These Dates to Your G-Cal:

  • August 1: Full Moon in Aquarius
  • August 13: Sun in Leo conjunct Venus in Leo
  • August 16: New Moon in Leo
  • August 22: Venus Retrograde in Leo square Jupiter in Taurus
  • August 23: Sun enters Virgo
  • August 23: Mercury Retrograde in Virgo
  • August 27: Mars enters Libra
  • August 30: Full Moon in Pisces

You’re in a social mood as we finish up Leo season, Libra! You’re making progress on your goals and having fun with others while you do so. This is a dynamic and collaborative time for you. Once Virgo season kicks off, you’re ready to slow down, turn inward, and reconnect with your own needs.

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August begins with a Full Moon in Aquarius on August 1 that brings a culmination to any creative projects, romantic connections, or your relationship with children (or fur babies). Maybe a child is hitting a milestone or something important is unfolding in a loved one's life. If you are dating, this can signal a turning point: Are you ready to get serious or do you want to check out some other fish in the sea? On the same day, Mars in Virgo connects with Jupiter in Taurus, amplifying your need for rest. A swell of emotions may arise, but you have the ability to process and heal today.

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Some support arrives on August 6 when the Sun in Leo collides with Jupiter in Taurus. Others are eager to back your ideas and projects. This can also be an active and lively time for your friendships or connections with others. Venus in Leo brushes up against Uranus in Taurus on August 9, which can cause some disruptions in your social circle. You may learn something unexpected about a colleague, make a new friend out of the blue, or decide to break free from an unhealthy dynamic. This is also windfall energy, and you can experience big shifts in your finances. Fortunate news arrives on August 13 when the Sun in Leo meets with Venus in Leo at the same point in the sky. You may reach an important realization regarding some of your hopes for the future. The Sun traces over Venus’ steps on August 15 and meets with Uranus in Taurus. This brings up themes and topics from August 9: You may be making an important decision about who you associate with and how you invest your energy and resources.

The New Moon in Leo on August 16 could signal the start of a promising friendship or perhaps a new goal. Exciting news or collaborative projects can arrive. The two luckiest planets in the sky meet on August 22 when Venus in Leo collides with Jupiter in Taurus. You may be deepening a connection or reconnecting with an old flame from the past. Perhaps you’re investing in one of your dreams or you learn that some sort of financial support is on the way. This is active energy, so have some fun but try not to overdo it! On the same day, Mars in Virgo stares down Neptune in Pisces and you may be feeling exhausted and defeated. Listen to what your body, mind, and spirit are asking of you and regulate your nervous system accordingly.

The Sun enters Virgo on August 23, asking you to turn inward and focus on your own healing. It's Virgo season 2023! Now is an aligned time to reconnect with your intuition or any spiritual practices that feel meaningful for you. Over the next month, your dreams may become more vivid and you can’t seem to get enough rest. Watch out for pushing yourself too hard. On the same day, Mercury Retrograde begins in Virgo, asking you to rework your daily schedule and to find a healthier balance in your routine. This is also a significant opportunity to let go of the past.

Mars, the planet of anger and action, enters Libra on August 27, bringing more attention your way. You may be working on your personal goals with tunnel vision or focusing on tending to your physical needs. This can also bring some tension to your personal relationships, especially if others are used to you prioritizing their needs over your own. Now is your time to advocate for yourself! The Full Moon in Pisces on August 30 ends the month on an exhausting note. You may reach a culmination point in a situation that requires much of your responsibility, focus, and dedication. Catch up on rest when you can.

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Stephanie is an astrologer, psychic medium, and witch. She's studied the mystical arts for over a decade including the stars, mediumship, palm reading, tarot, curanderismo, and more. She is the author of Seasons of the Zodiac: Love, Magick, and Manifestation Throughout the Astrological Year and host of the podcast Daily Horoscope for Your Zodiac Sign. Her work has also appeared in Refinery29, Well + Good, Bustle, among other publications, and she has appeared on the Today Show as an astrology expert and modern mystic.