Your Weekly Horoscope: August 22 to August 28

The full moon in Aquarius on the 22nd kicks off the week with pure optimism. Unlike this summer’s previous full moon in Aquarius back on July 23rd—which was conjunct taskmaster Saturn and brought a harsh reality check—this lunation is conjunct expansive Jupiter. It’s rare to get two full moons in a row in the same sign. What felt difficult a month ago, feels much breezier now. More possibilities than ever are within our reach. Virgo season begins later that same day as the sun moves into the pragmatic and practical earth sign. Happy Birthday to Melissa McCarthy, Chris Pine, Zendaya and of course, Beyoncé—our Virgo Kings and Queens. The vibe shift from Leo to Virgo, combined with lovely Venus making a supportive trine to steady Saturn on the 23rd, creates an atmosphere of putting our nose to the grindstone. Just watch out for confusion on the 24th when Mercury clashes with hazy Neptune. For now, it’s OK to keep ideas in their incubation phase.

(Horoscopes follow for each sign. If you know your rising sign, reading for that sign too will provide further insight.)

12 aries

While last month’s full moon in Aquarius (July 23rd) had you feeling out of the loop or lonely, this week’s full moon on the 22nd reminds you that community is everything. Virgo season is an invitation to focus even more than you already have been on your health and wellness. But getting in shape is a lot more fun when you do it with friends. Don’t sign up for that virtual Qi Jong class alone!

This week’s mantra: Why do it alone?

1 taurus

Last month’s Aquarius full moon (July 23rd) made you feel insecure about your accomplishments and brought up fears around being unseen and unheard. This week’s full moon on the 22nd allows you to celebrate a milestone in your career. It doesn’t matter if all you did was press “Send” on that application for your dream job. Every small step is worth acknowledging. Virgo season for you is about getting in touch with your inner child. Take a look at your life, would your young self be proud?

This week’s mantra: You did it!

2 gemini

This week’s full moon in Aquarius on the 22nd is an overwhelming one for you, Gemini. It feels like everything is happening at once as the funding comes through for your dream vacation or education and you feel forced to make a split-second decision about which direction you’re headed. You have more time than you think to decide so don’t let any false promises (especially on the 24th as Mercury opposes confusing Neptune) mislead you.

This week’s mantra: When it rains, it pours.

3 cancer

Last month’s full moon in Aquarius (July 23rd) left you feeling resentful of your romantic entanglements and restricted by a business partner. But this week’s full moon on the 22nd is a total 180 on that front. Good news arrives which allows you to celebrate the beginnings of a fresh collaboration. You have a lot of work ahead of you (and a lot of debts to pay off) but it feels good to know that you won’t be doing it alone.

This week’s mantra: Some things are worth the debt.

4 leo

Your season ends on the 22nd just as the moon reaches peak fullness in your relationship sector. You hate that the spotlight is being ripped away from you so suddenly, but you’re also thrilled to celebrate those who made you feel special all month. Partnership is a two-way street. Virgo season is for getting your finances in order and then tapping into some discretionary funds for some well-deserved shopping. Just watch out for a deal that seems too good to be true on the 24th. (It probably is.)

This week’s mantra: Love is for everyone.

5 virgo

Happy Birthday, Virgo! Your season begins on the 22nd just after an exultant full moon in Aquarius on the same day. Though this full moon has most of your friends ready to party, you’re more concerned with tending to the order of your life. After dealing with crisis after crisis this year, you’re finally finding a rhythm in your daily grind. Then on the 24th and 26th, your ruling planet Mercury connects with both Neptune and Pluto, bringing a fairytale romance into your life from out of nowhere. Trust the magic.

This week’s mantra: First comes order, then comes bliss.

6 libra

Last month’s full moon in Aquarius (July 23rd) put a spotlight on your inner child only to remind you how separate you feel from her desires. Now, this week’s full moon on the 22nd is a chance to bridge the gap and indulge some of your innocent (and not so innocent) fantasies. With your ruling planet Venus connecting with Saturn on the 23rd, you’re ready to take a casual fling to the next level. You don’t want to lose someone who makes you laugh like this, right?

This week’s mantra: Pleasure is your praxis.

7 scorpio

Whether you’re in the middle of a home renovation, stressing over a move or trying to heal your relationship with your parents, the full moon in Aquarius on the 22nd is a beacon of hope. Last month’s full moon (July 23rd) made an example of everything that could possibly go wrong, but this lunation reminds you of all the things that could go right. Conversations flow smoothly! Your application is approved! You can finally eat meals from your own kitchen. The process isn’t over, but progress is made in strides this week.

This week’s mantra: Move through the difficulty rather than against it.

8 sagittarius

The full moon in Aquarius on the 22nd brings exciting news for you, Sagittarius. Your sister’s back in town! Your favorite coffee shop has finally reopened! Your city’s bike share program has expanded to your neighborhood! Something that matters on the local level gets a major improvement. Virgo season begins the same day and brings your attention to your career and public life. As your profile grows, remember that you can always return to the familiar.

This week’s mantra: Everything is within reach.


This week’s full moon in Aquarius on the 22nd falls in your money sector. While last month’s full moon (July 23rd) left you feeling like resources were scarce, this lunation brings abundance. You may find yourself sitting at home just to admire all of your treasured belongings, especially when sweet Venus connects with Saturn on the 23rd. Virgo season is for expanding your horizons, so leave any unproductive entanglements behind.

This week’s mantra: You can’t take it with you.

10 aquarius

The full moon on the 22nd falls in your sign and is a lovely boost for your self-confidence. Last month’s full moon (July 23rd) had you feeling heavy with personal responsibility but now’s the moment to celebrate the fruits of your labor. Virgo season starts the same day and brings your focus to some of life’s heavier topics: death, taxes and inheritance among them. You have the strength to get through whatever difficulties may arise.

This week’s mantra: “Your self worth is determined by you.” -Beyoncé

11 pisces

Oh Pisces, what if you didn’t spend so much time feeling like you’re “behind” on everything in your life? What if you stopped worrying about what everyone else thinks and just let yourself rest? The full moon in Aquarius on the 22nd offers a sweet moment for you to fade into the background and forget about being everyone else’s hero. Remember: Things won’t always be like this. Wade in the pool while you still can.

This week’s mantra: Swim!

Jaime Wright is an astrologer based in New York. You can subscribe to her newsletter for more musings on the stars.



Jaime Wright is an astrologer and writer based in NYC. She has been writing PureWow’s weekly and monthly horoscope columns since 2019, and also authors the cult favorite...