August brings a burst of creativity, confidence, and personal growth. Leo vibes at the start of the month bring a desire to step out of your comfort zone and into something new and exciting. The new moon on August 8th is a great time to plan out how to bring the ideas and dreams you’ve been holding onto into fruition. Mercury moves into Virgo on August 11th, which can strengthen your strategies and plans.
Venus enters its home sign of Libra mid-month, which makes connecting and communicating with others seamless and easy. Virgo begins on August 22nd along with a full moon in Aquarius. This is a great time to inspire yourself and others, and stay hopeful about what is to come. Read on to learn more about what to expect this month. Look at both your sun and rising signs to see what resonates most with you.
You’ll be feeling empowered this month, Aries, and it’ll fuel your desire to experience more of what life has to offer. Listen to the impulse to say “yes” to everything (within reason!), and tap into your erotic power. How do your dreams and desires affect your life decisions? How does your desire to be the best inspire your work ethic? Think about your goals, dreams, and drive to do it all and see where life takes you this month. The world is your oyster, and is yours to discover.
Focus on nurturing yourself and your relationship with meeting your own needs this month, Taurus. If you’re feeling like you need to retreat into yourself to figure out what parts of yourself you want to share with the world, and how, then listen to that urge to keep some parts private. Now’s the time to determine how you want to show up in the world, what parts you can control, and how you want to be seen by others. It’s okay to take time to yourself to figure it all out.
Closure is a big part of your month this August, Gemini. Wrap up any outstanding projects and get ready to shift gears. Focus more on the little details instead of looking at the big picture, for now. Spend a little time nurturing your inner child, especially if memories and events of the past begin to dredge up unresolved feelings. Looking back and learning from those experiences can help you pave the way forward.
New opportunities that help bring in money and strengthen your relationship with your finances is a dominating theme this month, Cancer. Take some time to evaluate how you want to spend your money, bring in cash, and how you can sustain yourself and your life now and into the future. Spend a little time each day envisioning the life you want for yourself. Be sure to prioritize your own needs and wants — it’s okay to be generous with yourself and say ‘no’ to putting everyone else first every once in a while. Take care of yourself and the rest will fall into place.
It’s your birthday season, and it’s the perfect time for a fresh start, Leo. Consider all the things you want to accomplish in the year ahead, and how you can revitalize your energy and feed your soul while reaching your goals. Self-evaluation can come in handy now, as you consider who you are — your strengths, areas you want to work on, and how you want to show up in the world. As the month goes on, spend some time considering your resources and how you use them. Ask for help when you need it, and don’t let your pride hold you back from leaning on your community.
How much are you overextending yourself, Virgo? Be honest with yourself about how much you have to give and all you can do, and set healthy boundaries with yourself and others. Take the time to be intentional about where and how you are spending your time and energy. You may feel inspired to start over and develop a new plan about how you can care for yourself mentally, spiritually, and physically. Take a breather, let go of our worries and give yourself a night (or days!) off from the stress and responsibilities life throws your way.
Creativity is flowing for you this month, Libra, and the world feels breezier and brighter than usual. Don’t forget to take time to integrate your new life lessons and spend time nurturing your inner world, too. While you may feel an undying urge to get out and do/be/see more, remember that retreating and relaxing is a vital part of the growth process. By mid-month you may find you’re feeling inspired more than usual. Use this to seize any opportunities that come your way and let your creative ideas come to life.
Change is coming your way, Scorpio, and you may be worried about what this means for your present and future self. Meet these changes with enthusiasm and hope. This is your time to develop some strategies while also understanding that some things are out of your control, and you’ve just gotta run with it. It’s time to make peace with the past and present so you can move forward in a healthy way. Even if you don’t have the support you want and need, keep yourself open to ideas and help from others. Remember to always listen to your intuition — it never steers you wrong.
Your learning and growth are at an all-time high this month, Sagittarius. There may be a flurry of activity and events happening that make you feel under pressure, so don’t forget to declutter your mind (and living space), and remember that all you’re going through is teaching you so much about life and yourself. Focus on what you can control rather than worrying about what you can’t. Lean on your friends and colleagues, and let them help you out when things don’t go the way you had planned.
It’s the perfect time to evaluate your resources (time, finances, energy) this month, Capricorn. Take stock of what and who you are spending your resources on, and let go of what (and who) is holding you back. This month ushers in a period of growth for you, so it’s important to focus forward instead of looking back. Make sure you’re meeting your needs and goals rather than letting your fears prevent you from the life you want. Get ready for well-deserved praise and attention by mid-month. Your contributions are important, and they haven’t gone unnoticed.
Relationships and connections with others are in the spotlight for you this month, Aquarius. Some people come into your life only for a season, but your energies should be focused on long-term relationships and friendships. This requires a little more tenderness than you may want to dole out, but others need your insights and kindness. It’s okay to prioritize yourself, of course, but tending to those who you feel most connected to will serve you well in the months to come.
It’s a season of new projects and self-care ideas this month, Pisces. The inner work you’ve been doing will serve you well, as you let go of your old programming and habits and welcome your life reboot. As you navigate through these inner changes, your external world will reflect your upgrades. Remember that what you nurture grows and thrives, and that includes yourself. Daydream all you want, but be sure to use some of that energy for taking action and executing those ideas floating around in your mind.