We all could use a touch of levity these days and luckily, in the grand scheme of 2020, August is relatively easy. The month begins with a full moon in altruistic air sign Aquarius on Monday the 3rd. This full moon puts our own drama behind us for the good of the collective. Let the baggage go.
On Tuesday the 4th, Mercury enters Leo and on Friday the 7th, Venus enters Cancer. Both planets had been in the same sign since late May and early April respectively, so this is a much overdue change of cosmic scenery. Instead of getting left on read, we can now shout our—still Cancerian and tender—feelings from the rooftops. The new moon in Leo on Tuesday the 18th has us feeling fabulous and expressive. Let’s take advantage because we don’t get another day like this for the rest of the year.
The last third of the month is much more down to earth. Speedy Mercury glides into Virgo on Wednesday the 19th and Virgo season officially begins on Saturday the 22nd. Though Virgo is often written off as an uptight perfectionist, there’s something undeniably powerful about specificity—look at Virgo queens like Zendaya, Florence Welch and of course, Beyoncé.
Though most of the month’s tensions are easy to ignore, August closes out with a literal fireworks display of difficult aspects, starting on Monday the 24th and continuing until Sunday the 30th. Remember: If we want to make room for the good stuff, we have to let go of what’s causing too much pain.
(Horoscopes follow for each sign. If you know your rising sign, reading for that will provide further insight.)