August starts off with a literal bang. Action planet Mars meets up with Uranus (sudden change) and the North Node (unfettered growth) on the 1st. This is an extremely rare aspect—one that hasn’t gone exact since the spring of 2007—that brings unforeseen and rapid progress to a part of our life where we’re used to taking things slow and steady.
Amidst the fluctuations, the good news is that: Mercury enters Virgo on the 4th, making writing, speaking and all things technical much easier. Then on the 11th, Venus leaves nostalgic Cancer for glamorous Leo. Romance and connection of all kinds get hotter from here. On the same day as Venus changes signs, there’s also a full moon in Aquarius: a reality check about making sacrifices and working together through these changing times.
Mars moves into chatty Gemini on the 20th where the pen really is mightier than the sword. Mars usually spends six weeks in a sign, but will stay in Gemini until March 2023 due to an upcoming retrograde, so get ready for lots of hot takes and witty banter. This shift happens just as Virgo season begins on the 22nd, a great time to refresh routines and get practical as summer winds down. Happy birthday to our powerhouse Virgo babes from Beyoncé to Prince Harry to Amy Poehler.
Uranus stations retrograde on the 24th putting the brakes on transformation and allowing us to spend time reviewing all that’s been shaken up since the beginning of the year. Then on the 25th, Mercury enters Libra bringing a sense of balance, sophistication and fairness to all our communications.
August ends (finally!) with a new moon in Virgo on the 27th, an excellent opportunity for prepping the end of summer to-do list and getting our heads back in the game after an exhausting yet productive month.
(Horoscopes follow for each sign. If you know your rising sign, reading for that sign may provide further insight.)