If you were born in August, your zodiac sign is Leo. People with this sign are natural show people who love to command the spotlight and be the center of attention.
They're ruled by the Sun, which governs their sense of self and image. They're also governed by Mercury, which influences their communication style and how they relate to others.
After the deep intimacy and vulnerability of Cancer season, it’s time to break out the sparkle. Leo season will help you reconnect with the innate self-assurance and joy that comes from being in your natural element.
With your Sun moving through your fifth house of romance, play, and creativity this month, you’ll enjoy a surge of energy to explore new passions or reconnect with a favorite pasttime. Whether you’re taking up a new art form or hitting the gym, this is a great moment to put your creative juices into something that lights you up.
Your close partnerships and one-on-one relationships will also be a prime focus this month, so you’ll want to make sure that you’re relying on each other as much as possible. You’ll need to be flexible and willing to adapt to whatever challenges your love life may throw at you, especially around August 11 when Venus will oppose Pluto, intensifying any power struggles you might encounter between partners.
This period will also be a good time to prioritize your spiritual pursuits and long-range plans. If you’ve been feeling like you haven’t taken your wisdom quest as seriously as you should have, now is a great time to get back in the habit of putting the time and effort into developing your inner sense of direction and becoming a more focused, centered spiritual being. This could include things like creating a vision board, writing down your goals, and engaging in a regular meditation practice or yoga routine.
Full Moon in Aquarius
The Full Moon in Aquarius, or the Sturgeon Moon, is the last supermoon of the year. It's an ideal time to reflect on your life goals and start working toward them in a more serious way, especially as Saturn squares off with this mighty air sign.
It's also a good time to release any emotional baggage or limiting beliefs that are holding you back. This can be done through silent meditation, exchanging of thoughts or spiritual practice.
You're a born leader, and this Aquarius full moon may bring opportunities to shine more brightly than usual. As long as you don't let your ego get in the way, you'll be able to channel your creativity and share your brilliance with others.
As a mutable sign, you're prone to adapting to new circumstances. That's a trait that will come in handy under this full moon, as your daily routine could be shaken up by unexpected obligations.
In addition, a strong sextile (harmonious alignment) between Neptune and Pluto may inspire mystical downloads or transformative breakthroughs. It's a great time to take a step back from the hustle and bustle of your day-to-day and focus on the people in your life.
Relationships can feel especially intense during this lunar cycle. If you're feeling overwhelmed by your partner, this is an excellent time to step back and really assess your relationship. It might be time to decide whether it's time to call it quits or make an effort to reconnect.
After party-filled Leo season, it’s time to get your life in order with the Virgo Season. During this time, you’ll want to clean up your house, tidy up your wardrobe, and make practical decisions that will help you achieve your goals.
Virgos are very good at analysis, so it’s important to use this Virgo energy to make your future plans as organized and robust as possible. This is especially true when it comes to education, career, and finances.
While Virgos are always focused on the details, they also know how to make it all work in the end. This can be helpful when it comes to negotiating with bosses, clients, and colleagues.
As a sign that rules the digestive system, Virgos are often sensitive to their diet and digestion. This is a great time to focus on mindful eating, using probiotic-rich foods, and yoga poses that nurture the gut.
You can also take advantage of Virgo season to learn a new skill or polish up an old one. It is also a very productive time to volunteer and do some good deeds.
During this Virgo season, you can also begin working on a new project that will bring you much joy in the long run. This is especially true if you’ve been feeling stuck in your current job.
The Uranus Retrograde occurs once a year, influencing people who have their sun or other astrological placements in fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius). This is the time of year when Uranus appears, from Earth’s perspective, as though it’s moving backward.
This planetary energy encourages you to step out of your comfort zone and take risks. It also forces you to break out of your routines, patterns, and narratives that no longer serve you well.
For the month of August, Uranus will station retrograde in Taurus and enter your professional tenth house, which governs your work and career. It will remain there until January 22, 2023. During this period, you’ll be inspired to revamp your approach to work and reframe your game plan in the interest of progress.
Your relationship to money and values will also be a focal point. This could mean that you’ll be able to make some pretty wild breakthroughs around how you relate to money and finances.
You’ll also be able to make some significant improvements to your personal life and relationships. This will be a great time to explore new forms of expression and connect with other people who share your vision.
You’ll be able to feel more secure in your financial situation as Uranus stations retrograde in your eighth house of wills and investments on August 24. Surprise bills or unexpected expenses should slow down, giving you a chance to focus on savings for the year ahead.
Venus in Leo
This August, Venus moves from your money zone in Cancer to Leo, so you’re in a luxe love energy for the next few weeks. It’s perfect for going to the spa, splurging on all new makeup, and soaking in all the luxurious vibes this fire sign has to offer.
If you’re single, Venus in Leo is all about romance, so expect lots of booty calls and cute text messages! This is also a good time to start crushing hard on that someone special.
You might not know this, but Venus in Leo is very generous and always wants to pay it forward. This means they’re willing to tip well at restaurants, give expensive gifts, and bankroll a romantic date or group outing if it feels right.
However, if you get too carried away with this generosity, you might end up causing a major drama. This is especially true if you’re in a relationship with a Venus in Leo who has a bit of a temper.
They want to feel like the center of attention, and they’re prone to acting out if they don’t. If you’re with a Venus in Leo who’s acting this way, take them to the side and let them know they’re appreciated. They’ll be a lot less likely to lash out at you or your relationship if they know you’re there for them.
Venus in Virgo
Venus, the Goddess of Love, enters Virgo on July 21, and will stay in this earthy sign until August 16. This is an excellent time to make positive changes to your relationships. Patience is a virtue during this time, and you will be successful in creating productive interactions with those who matter to you.
During this horo Season, Venus encourages you to dig deeply into the source of your joy. Get curious about your unconscious drives that fuel your flirtatious impulses, innovative thinking, and creative conversations. Keep a journal close by to record what blossoms in your heart, and take note of the practices that bring you joy.
Your passion for romance and art is strong, as is your desire to serve others. Now is a great time to find a way to channel your gifts in ways that nourish the whole community, whether that's with a local arts group or as an activist with an organization that's working towards a greater good.
You have a razor-sharp perception that helps you see things for what they really are, which makes this a great time to streamline your career. Your dedication to service is also a gift, and now you're ready to show your boss that you are willing to do whatever it takes to help him or her thrive.