August Monthly Horoscopes by Kelli Fox, The Astrologer


Aries

Taurus

Gemini

Cancer

Leo

Virgo

Libra

Scorpio

Sagittarius

Capricorn

Aquarius

Pisces

Aries

Rebellious Uranus goes retrograde in your sign on the 2nd, easing your desire to shake up the system. August invites you to rest, relax and make peace with the status quo. Generous Jupiter makes a square to controlling Pluto on the 4th; beware of sacrificing your personal life to professional demands at this time. If your employer asks you to put in long hours and work weekends, put down your foot. By establishing a healthy boundary, you’ll earn the respect of your boss. In the event you are given an ultimatum, choose freedom over an oppressive work situation.

A Lunar Eclipse on the 7th brings the successful end to a group project. Don’t be surprised if you’re named most valuable player. Your teammates have appreciated your pioneer spirit and positive attitude. On the 12th, mental Mercury goes retrograde in your Work Sector. It may be necessary to continually revise a project this August before it meets with approval. Be patient and pace yourself carefully. There’s no point in pouring all your energy into this endeavor at this fluid stage. Instead, make incremental changes, show them to your superiors and be willing to make revisions. Eventually, you’ll hit upon the perfect formula, probably by early September.

A Solar Eclipse on the 21st marks an exciting beginning in your love life. Falling head over heels for a charming newcomer is a distinct possibility. Alternately, you could get engaged or married at the spur of the moment. If you already have a partner, go on an impromptu vacation together. Serious Saturn moves forward on the 25th, causing a stalled program of study to move forward. On the same day, alluring Venus enters your Romance Sector, turning you into a love magnet. Mercury ramps up your flirting talent on the 31st, ending August on a fun note.
 

Taurus

On the 7th, a Lunar Eclipse may mark the end of a job or public position. It’s time to party; people are eager to celebrate your contributions. Instead of worrying about what the future will bring, take some time off. Going on a relaxing vacation will help you get in touch with your spiritual side. At that point, you’ll be able to make meaningful plans that fill you with excitement. On the 11th, Venus, your ruling planet, forms a trine with dreamy Neptune, further emphasizing the importance of rest and relaxation at the beginning of August.

Mercury goes retrograde in your Romance Sector on the 12th, possibly prompting an old love to reconnect with you. Vain Venus makes tense angles to oppressive Pluto on the 15th and excessive Jupiter on the 16th. Don’t make everything about you during the middle of the month. The more attentive you are to your nearest and dearest, the easier it will be to avoid an angry confrontation.

The Solar Eclipse on 21st marks a new beginning on the home front. Relocating to a glamorous area, welcoming a baby to your household or putting your place on the market are all possibilities. The charming Sun enters your Romance sector on the 22nd, making it a great time to embark on a relationship or spice up a lasting commitment. Serious Saturn moves forward on the 25th, emphasizing the need to be more frugal with joint finances. On the same day, luxurious Venus enters your Family Sector, possibly prompting a relative to give you a gift of money. Mental Mercury moves into your Family Sector on the 31st, relationships will relatives are more harmonious at this time.
 

Gemini

A Lunar Eclipse on the 7th brings the satisfying close to an adventure. You could come home from a trip, earn a diploma or publish an article. After you’ve taken your victory lap, you may fall into the arms of an adoring admirer. On the 12th, Mercury, your ruling planet, goes retrograde. Family matters will be challenging at this time. Relatives won’t be able to make up their minds, keys and eyeglasses may disappear and appliances could break. When disaster strikes, take deep breaths and don’t panic. Remaining flexible will help you rise to the domestic dramas ahead.

Exciting news could arrive on the 21st, courtesy of a stimulating Solar Eclipse. A relative’s good bill of health or a community victory is cause for celebration. On the 22nd, the charismatic Sun moves into your Domestic Sector. Obey an impulse to host a party or organize a family reunion. Serious Saturn goes direct on the 25th, inviting you to enter into a committed business or romantic relationship. On the same day, charming Venus moves into your Communication Sector, making it easy to negotiate deals and win hearts.

Signing up for a class is strongly advised on the 31st, when mental Mercury moves into your Educational Sector. Learning a foreign language or mastering a musical instrument will be enjoyable in the closing days of August.
 

Cancer

Impulsive Uranus goes retrograde on the 2nd, stabilizing your career prospects. It will be a relief to establish a normal routine when an erratic supervisor goes on vacation or gets transferred to a different department. A square between generous Jupiter and oppressive Pluto on the 4th warns against giving away your heart to someone who isn’t worth it. When it comes to partnerships, you should receive as much as you give.

A Lunar Eclipse on the 7th could bring the end to a joint financial agreement. Although you’ll miss the income from a legal settlement or insurance payout, you’ll be free to pursue bigger and better opportunities. Being able to relocate to a beautiful area could bring tremendous happiness. On the 12th, mental Mercury goes retrograde. This is not a good time to make promises, sign contracts or enter into binding agreements. Wait until September to finalize personal and professional deals.

A moneymaking opportunity will arrive on the 21st, courtesy of a powerful Solar Eclipse. Accept the chance to take the helm of a start-up company or work for an unorthodox employer. This position will give you a great chance to develop creative products and services. On the 22nd, the Sun moves into your Communication Sector, making it easier to command an audience. Serious Saturn goes direct on the 25th, helping you to impose order on a chaotic work department. Luxurious Venus moves into your Income Sector on the same day, making it a great time to pursue prosperous clients or patrons. Mercury joins Venus in this part of your horoscope on the 31st, further improving your moneymaking prospects.
 

Leo

Rebellious Uranus goes retrograde in your Adventure Sector, easing your restless energy. Instead of going on an endless round of trips, you may prefer to stay home and enjoy the company of friends and family this August. A Lunar Eclipse on the 7th marks the healthy end to a relationship. It will be a relief to move on to greener pastures after saying goodbye to a failed business or romantic relationship. On the 12th, attentive Mercury goes retrograde in your Financial Sector. If you’re looking for work, it may be wise to take a job with a previous employer.

On the 13th, the Sun, your ruling planet, forms a trine to accomplished Saturn. It’s possible you’ll embark on a romance with someone who has an impressive career. If you’re already in a serious relationship, your partner may get a job that is based overseas. The prospect of relocating to a glamorous country may fill you with excitement. The Solar Eclipse on the 21st is marvelous for adopting a new image. If you’ve been thinking about changing your hairstyle, revamping your wardrobe or undergoing a cosmetic procedure, this would be an ideal time to do so.

The Sun moves into your Financial Sector on the 22nd, making it easier to attract the moneymaking opportunities you crave. On the 25th, serious Saturn moves forward prompting you to return to a stalled creative project. Alluring Venus moves into your sign on the same day, further enhancing your natural star power. You’ll attract admirers, moneymaking offers and creative opportunities like a magnet. Persuasive Mercury enters your sign on the 31st, helping you to make friends and influence people at the end of August.
 

Virgo

A square between generous Jupiter and controlling Pluto on the 4th could make it difficult to access funds. It may be necessary to find another source of income in early August, which could be a time of scarcity. A Lunar Eclipse on the 7th might mark the end of a health concern. Celebrate this victory by doing something special for yourself. Take the day off work, commune with nature, enjoy an elaborate meal or spend quality time with your pets. Treating yourself like royalty will pave the way for a happier, healthier future.

On the 12th, Mercury, your ruling planet, goes retrograde in your sign. Instead of trying to win people over to your side, turn your attention inward. Reassessing your priorities will help you forge a more rewarding path at this pivotal time. The Solar Eclipse on the 21st further stresses the importance of attending to your spiritual needs. Retreating from public view will have a therapeutic effect. The charismatic Sun moves into your sign on the 22nd, boosting your popularity. Be selective about the company you keep during the second half of August. Dealing with people who uplift, inspire and amuse you will cause your star to rise even higher.

Committed Saturn goes direct in your Family Sector on the 25th, making it easier to get support from relatives. On the same day, leisurely Venus moves into your Seclusion Sector, possibly tempting you to take a solitary vacation. Intelligent Mercury enters your Intuitive Sector on the 31st, helping you to listen to your instincts.
 

Libra

Your personal life gains stability on the 2nd, when eccentric Uranus goes retrograde. A business or romantic partner won’t feel as restless as they have in the past. It will finally be possible to create reassuring routines at the beginning of August. A square between excessive Jupiter and oppressive Pluto on the 4th warns against catering to a demanding relative. The sooner you put your foot down with a pushy family member, the happier you will be. A Lunar Eclipse on the 7th could mark the successful conclusion of a creative project. You’ll get favorable publicity from the fruits of your labor.

On the 12th, mental Mercury goes retrograde, prompting you to reconsider your spiritual beliefs. Studying different religions and philosophies can shed light on what you truly believe. Vain Venus, your ruling planet, opposes secretive Pluto on the 15th. Instead of assuming a false image at work, it’s better to be honest about your situation. If you’re experiencing problems on the home front, tell your boss about it. A little compassion will help you overcome a challenge.

The Solar Eclipse on the 21st may put you in contact with highly creative, glamorous people. These friends can help you get an audience for your own artwork. On the 22nd, the determined Sun moves into your Solitude Sector. Adopting a lower profile during the second half of the month will be therapeutic. Serious Saturn goes direct on the 25th, inviting you to further your education and expand your skill set. On the same day, charming Venus begins its journey in your Social Sector, attracting admirers like a flower draws bees. Chatty Mercury enters your Social Sector on the 31st, ending August on a friendly note.
 

Scorpio

On the 4th, excessive Jupiter squares Pluto, your ruling planet. People will be over the top with criticisms and complaints. Try not to take hurtful remarks to heart. Instead, develop a way to protect yourself against negative interactions, whether at home or at work. A Lunar Eclipse on the 7th will help you confront someone who has caused you pain. Don’t be afraid to break off a relationship that makes you upset, guilty or afraid. Ending this tie could feel incredibly liberating. It’s better to be alone than bound to somebody who drags you down.

Communicative Mercury goes retrograde on the 12th, causing you to reconsider the size of your squad. You may want to whittle down your friends on social media. Being more selective about the company you keep is very important this month. A Solar Eclipse on the 21st attracts an exciting professional opportunity. Be ready to accept a prominent role at a glamorous company. It’s also possible you will assume political office at this time. An unorthodox approach to work will serve you very well. Don’t bother following a template that doesn’t work for you.

The charismatic Sun moves into your Social Sector on the 22nd, making you the life of the party. Attend as many soirees, professional conferences and casual get-togethers as possible; you’ll make some valuable connections. Serious Saturn moves forward on the 25th, inviting you to adopt a more thoughtful approach to spending and earning money. Affluent Venus moves into your Professional Sector on this same day, helping you land a lucrative work assignment. Clever Mercury helps you to negotiate some terrific business deals on the 31st, bringing August to a successful close.
 

Sagittarius

Rebellious Uranus goes retrograde on the 2nd, bringing peace and stability to your love life. If you’re single, you may decide to embrace your freedom instead of playing the dating game. Are you in a serious relationship? It will be easier to create a relaxing routine with your partner. On the 4th, Jupiter, your ruling planet, squares powerful Pluto. Financial limitations could create problems with a friend. Someone who borrowed money from you may not be able to repay the debt. If you received a loan, it may be impossible to fulfill this obligation. Be honest about where you stand; pretending everything is fine will only make a bad situation worse.

The Lunar Eclipse on the 7th delivers important information, allowing you to finalize a deal. Whether you get a diagnosis, receive official paperwork or are told to proceed with a job, make sure to celebrate. Mental Mercury goes retrograde on the 12th, forcing you to revise a work project. Don’t grumble; a gracious attitude could be rewarded. The Solar Eclipse on the 21st brings an exciting travel opportunity. Make sure your passport is up-to-date at this pivotal time; you may be jumping on a plane with very little notice.

The charismatic Sun moves into your Professional Sector on the 22nd, allowing you to command respect. This is a great time to make a presentation or launch your own business. Aspirational Saturn goes direct in your sign on the 25th, helping you to make progress in your career. On the same day, cultured Venus moves into your Travel Sector, further emphasizing the need to visit an exotic country. Clever Mercury could help you to negotiate a great discount on a tourism package on the 31st.
 

Capricorn

Erratic Uranus goes retrograde in your Domestic Sector on the 2nd. This will bring some stability to family life. Getting treatment for a sick relative or finding the right school for a struggling child could bring peace and happiness to your household. On the 4th, overconfident Jupiter squares oppressive Pluto. Don’t press your luck at work at this time. Demanding special privileges and bending the rules could get you in deep trouble. The Lunar Eclipse on the 7th brings the end to a source of income. Leaving one job will pave the way for bigger and better career opportunities. Stay positive and explore your options.

Mental Mercury goes retrograde in your Higher Knowledge Sector on the 12th. Returning to a course of study you enjoyed as a child will be lots of fun. Now that you’re older, you will be able to appreciate this material on a whole new level. The Solar Eclipse on the 21st could result in a financial windfall. Don’t be surprised when you’re awarded in inheritance, legal settlement or insurance refund. If you need money from a bank or lending institution, make your move during the second half of the month, when you could negotiate excellent terms on a loan.

The commanding Sun enters your Adventure Sector on the 22nd. This is a great time to explore unknown territory. Taking up a new creative medium, traveling to a foreign country or learning a language are among the exciting possibilities. Saturn, your ruling planet, moves direct on the 25th, prompting you to spend more time on spiritual pursuits. Partying will seem less important than praying, meditating and communing with nature. Venus moves into your Intimacy Sector on the same day, suggesting that you can enjoy these spiritual pursuits with your best friend or romantic partner.
 

Aquarius

August prompts you to be more reflective when Uranus, your ruling planet, goes retrograde on the 2nd. Recently, off-the-cuff remarks have resulted in breakthroughs. That won’t be the case now, when you’re being urged to think before you speak. A Lunar Eclipse on the 7th helps you leave a role you’ve outgrown. Use your freedom to travel, study and write. If you’ve been longing to earn an advanced degree, this is a good time to do so. On the 12th, clever Mercury goes retrograde. Finding ways to stretch your resources and refurbish worn materials could be very profitable. Holding a yard sale could put extra money in your pocket at mid-month.

The Solar Eclipse on the 21st could mark an exciting turning point in your love life. If you’ve been dating someone special, you may decide to get engaged or married. Are you single? Don’t be surprised when you fall head over heels in love with an offbeat rebel. The two of you may be a study in contrasts, which lends excitement to your relationship. Are you already in a committed partnership? Taking an impromptu trip together could reignite your mutual passion.

On the 22nd, the magnetic Sun moves into your Intimacy Sector. Your personal allure could reach new heights at this time. Enjoy as many private encounters with your partner as possible. Substantial Saturn goes direct on the 25th, helping you to forge bonds with accomplished people. Flirtatious Venus enters your Relationship Sector on the same day, suggesting you could embark on a romance with a highly successful artist. Thoughtful Mercury prompts you to find new ways to serve your partner on the 31st. Offering both practical and emotional support will pay off handsomely with the approach of September.
 

Pisces

Disruptive Uranus goes retrograde in your Financial House on the 2nd, bringing economic stability. It will be easier to find steady work in the beginning of August. The Lunar Eclipse on the 7th brings an end to a period of obscurity. You may finally be recognized for your contributions this month. Assuming a high-profile role could be rewarding, both personally and professionally. On the 11th, romantic Venus trines Neptune, your ruling planet. This is a wonderful time to enjoy a candlelit dinner for two or take a vacation at an intimate seaside resort.

Communicative Mercury goes retrograde in your Relationship Sector on the 12th. It may be necessary to renegotiate the terms of a partnership. Allowing each other to grow and change is critical to the success of your bond. If you’re single, a former partner may try to reconnect with you. The Solar Eclipse on the 21st is ideal for launching a fitness program. Improving your diet and exercise routine will result in radiant good health. If you’ve been looking for work, don’t be surprised if you’re offered a job in a creative field on or around this pivotal day.

The charming Sun enters your Relationship Sector on the 22nd, inviting you to defer to your business associate, romantic partner or best friend. Finding ways to be of service to your other half will draw you closer together. On the 25th, ambitious Saturn moves direct, allowing you to make impressive strides in your career. Artistic Venus enters your Work Sector on the same day, suggesting you will fare very well in a creative field like fashion, photography, film, theater or music. Talkative Mercury also moves into your Work Sector on the 31st, making it a good time to brainstorm with colleagues.

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