Horoscope for August 2023
Summer is at its hottest in August, and the fixed, fiery sign of Leo has plenty of help when it comes to bringing on the heat! Venus retrograde will continue to encourage visits from relationships past, and on the 23rd, yet another round of Mercury retrograde will begin. By the time the sun travels into the discerning sign of Virgo, also on the 23rd, you’ll begin to bring your thoughts and feelings into better alignment.
What’s in all this news for you? Read below to see more about how the planets might affect your sign this hot, steamy month.
Remember: if you know what your ascending sign is, read for that one. If you don’t, read for your birthday sign…or find out what your rising sign is from a professional astrologer. Una happens to have one on hand! Judi in and available for your personal readings on the 12th of August.
ARIES (March 21-April 20)
Who did you used to love, and how is that relationship affecting you today? This question will be one of many you address during this month. Meanwhile, a change in your daily work routine might make it feel as though you’re re-inventing the wheel. Do something good for your health, too. The right herbal tea and a sumptuous massage will make things all better..
TAURUS (April 21-May 20)
You want summer t go on forever this year, and who can blame you? With Jupiter bringing optimism, joy, and abundance to your sign, you have everything to celebrate. A brilliant idea could come to you from Mercury on the 9th. Use the retrograde period to gestate it, at least until the middle of next month.
GEMINI (May 21-July 20)
You don’t think about the past that often, but you might be pining for something (or someone) from your past. Remember how easy it can be to reconnect with people with whom you may have lost touch. Just give it lots of thought before tampering with a door that might be better for you if it remains closed.
CANCER (June 21-July 22)
You might want to take some time off, but your schedule is likely to be filled with appointments and projects that keep you ultra-busy, and financially flush, as well. An investment you made might pay off when the full moon shines brightly on the 1st. Meanwhile, check your tech and automotive maintenance schedules to avoid Mercury’s retrograde mischief.
LEO (July 23-Aug 22)
Your birthday month is always a blast, and this year you’ll be feting your accomplishments as well as your, well…regal greatness! You’ll get lots of people pouring it on thick, when Venus reminds them how fabulous you are. Brace yourself for a big surprise on the 9th. Get ready for your closeup and stay puckered for the full moon on the 1st.
VIRGO (Aug 23-Sep 22)
Take a break from helping others out and work on some of your own habits now, as Mercury goes retrograde in your sign. Maybe your challenge is to avoid worrying so much, or to let go of the need to make sure everything is in order before you decide to leave the house to take a swim. Find lots of time for contemplation, and discover just how beautiful you are on the inside.
LIBRA (Sep 23-Oct 22)
Something that’s been brewing the back of your mind could suddenly come to the fore by the end of the month. You’re not always the first one to tell people what you really need, but that could change, and soon. Use the Mercury retrograde period to revisit your thoughts about an upcoming trip, and with whom you will take it. You don’t have to do anything you don’t want, and you’re fabulously famous for changing your mind!
SCORPIO (Oct 23-Nov 21)
Start off the month with a bold move involving friendships. It could be time to reach out to meet more people. On the other hand, there may be an urge to not be so merged with someone you already know. The new moon on the 16th will give you the organizing energy you need to clean house, both literally and figuratively.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22-Dec 21)
August could be more business oriented than you want it to be. An old employer could come calling, in an attempt to bring you back into a situation you once left behind. There’s no need to rush toward making decisions just now. Finish a project you already started, and reassess your situation in mid-September.
CAPRICORN (Dec 21-Jan 20)
If you haven’t had your summer vacation yet, there’s no time like the present. In fact, some time away with someone sexy could be just the thing you need to refresh your perspective and get ready for taking a bigger step in your relationship. Tuck in that time away before Mercury retrograde hits on the 23rd.
AQUARIUS (Jan 21-Feb 20)
Mars will be working you over when it comes to an issue involving intimacy. How close is too close for comfort? Only you can decide. Just be clear with the other person involved, and set boundaries without building a wall. A process that’s in the planning stages could begin to take shape after the 24th, once Pluto gets in on the act.
PISCES (Feb 21-March 20)
You may want to look at your relationships this month, and determine whether they’re working for you. Where are you not showing up or pulling your weight? Where is a partner overstepping and encroaching on your space? You love to be with people, both in love and friendship, but you also need time to connect with your highest levels of consciousness. That’s a place where you need your private time. Don’t be shy about taking it.