Welcome to August, beautiful people. The month opens with a full moon in Aquarius, the rebel of the zodiac, on Monday, August 3. Aquarius is the humanitarian sign and a full moon is a perfect time for manifestation. This productive, bold energy will encourage all of us to do our part in making the world a better place. What that means will look different for everyone, but may include protesting police brutality, sewing cloth masks and donating other PPE, or putting together online fundraisers.
To put it lightly, the world is looking a bit different these days. From examining how systemic racism affects our day to day lives to feeling the economic effects of COVID-19, we’re all feeling some intense shifts. Innovator Uranus, the ruling planet of humanitarian Aquarius, goes retrograde on Saturday, August 15 through Friday, January 1. This isn’t a scary retrograde, but one with the potential for massive positive change. There’s just one catch — everyone (yes, even you) must be willing to adapt. This means accepting changes with work, in your relationships, and your role in society.
There’s a new moon, which represents fresh starts, in bold Leo on Tuesday, August 18. This is a great time to set intentions for the upcoming months, both in your personal and professional life. Remember that you’re not defined by your job; the goals you have when it comes to your activist work and your creative hobbies are important, as well. Get ready for a productive fall, because practical Virgo season kicks off on Saturday, August 22, helping us all get organized. Stay safe and see you in September!
August Predictions by Zodiac Sign
A full moon in eccentric Aquarius gives your love life a boost. Dating now involves a COVID-19 safety talk in addition to the regular sexual health conversation. There will likely be more changes to adapt to in the next few months, so be nimble. If you’re able to embrace what comes rather than fight it, these few months will bring exciting new people and opportunities into your life. Read your full August horoscope here.
Uranus is an oddball of a planet, and its retrogrades can make you a better person, and this one, which is in your sign, will affect you even more than usual. There is no going back to how your life used to look before the pandemic, and while some of these changes have been shocking — even terrifying — change can sometimes also be a good thing. Uranus retrograde asks you to evaluate how you determine your self-worth. What makes you the happiest, and what work do you find value in? Read your full August horoscope here.
Adaptation is your theme for August. The hard truth is that joy may be hard to access right now. You may be addressing your privilege head-on, or exhausted from a lifetime of dealing with the effects of systemic racism. But you are magic, and we all deserve to feel lightness, even in times of great change. Read your full August horoscope here.
The summer of 2020 is a time when many, including you, are reconsidering what’s important to us. Our professional and personal lives are forever changed. Times are tough. There’s a pandemic going on. But many folks are also banding together to call out police brutality and systemic racism. While Uranus is retrograde, lean into the changes in the world to find your role and to vocalize your needs. Read your full August horoscope here.
You’re also not afraid to speak up when you see your friends or colleagues experiencing racism. That said, you’ve spent most of your summer trying to make the world a better place, and now you’re exhausted. Leos roar with the strength of a lion, but they also need time to rest, or at least to take a catnap. A new moon in your sign reminds you that you need to give in order to get. Read your full August horoscope here.
Get ready to strut your stuff, Virgo. Your season begins this month. You’re a perfectionist and sometimes spend too much time worrying about the details, but you’ve let that go a little lately, choosing to adapt instead. That’s been difficult, and you deserve to take time out for self-care and much-needed pampering — just don’t take too much time out. Read your full August horoscope here.
You’re craving loyalty and commitment in your relationships this month. Eccentric planet Uranus goes retrograde in luxurious Taurus until Friday, January 1 of next year. This retrograde can improve your life, but only if you’re willing to leave your comfort zones. Read your full August horoscope here.
This retrograde asks you to not only accept the changes but to adapt. Pour your time and energy into a project you may not have had time for under normal circumstances. You’re a fixed sign, Scorpio, but August requires flexibility and change. Read your full August horoscope here.
Even after the full moon, August will continue to ask you to practice patience. Yes, you usually do whatever it takes to get the job done, but on a bad day your tendency to be blunt can come off as a bit harsh. Read your full August horoscope here.
July left you frustrated as you adapted to changes to your job during a pandemic. The economic impacts COVID-19 has had on all of us have been hard for you to experience and witness, as Capricorns take work very seriously. You can’t stand anything that gets in the way of progress, so you may be feeling frustrated and angry. However, during the full moon in humanitarian Aquarius, you’ll experience an awakening. Read your full August horoscope here.
As the rebel of the zodiac, you’re currently in high demand. Make sure you take care of yourself while you’re busy saving the world. During the new moon in brave Leo, friends and family will likely step up to the plate and impress you with their enthusiasm. Take advantage of this time and get people to commit to plans. Read your full August horoscope here.
Even when you know you’re working hard, whether it’s caring for a family member, attending Black Lives Matter protests, or making masks, you often worry it’s not enough. However, during the full moon in humanitarian Aquarius, you’ll start to see the fruits of your labor. What’s more, your love life heats up this month — but only if you can adapt to the times. Read your full August horoscope here.
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