Happy Leo season! August begins with a full moon in open-minded Aquarius on the 1st. This full moon is about breaking free from what you’re “supposed to do” and taking the road less traveled.
Venus went retrograde on July 22nd kicking off our cosmic summer vacation. By the end of the month, seven planets will be retrograde, meaning that this time of year is meant for review. This heart-centered time reaches a breakthrough moment on the 13th when Venus meets the sun. This aspect brings clarity around love, art and beauty, and these revelations help us set intentions around desire at the new moon in Leo on the 16th.
Virgo season begins on the 23rd. Happy birthday to our favorite unfailing mutable earth signs who share a season with luminaries like Jack Black, Zendaya and Queen Bey herself. Mercury stations retrograde in Virgo on the same day (through September 15th) leaving us no excuse not to slow down and review.
Mars leaves practical Virgo for balanced Libra on the 27th—some might find this energy soothing while others find it passive aggressive. The first test comes on the 28th when Uranus stations retrograde in Taurus asking us to reckon with all the change we’ve experienced since January.
The month ends with another full moon on the 30th, this time in compassionate Pisces. Though Pisces full moons are usually a moment to take a break from reality, this one is exactly conjunct boundary enforcing Saturn making us very aware of our limitations.