H O R O S C O P E S

August 2018 Horoscopes

It’s time to turn the page, Stargazers.

Do you hear that? August is here and your ancestors are rooting for you. Cancer season’s maternal waves washed away our fears, and nurtured our hearts. Now, we’re in the midst of Leo season, and the warm sun is shining brightly, while bringing light to our individual truth. In astrology, Leo represents the birth of authenticity, as it is a represents our ego and conscious self. It’s where our hearts recognize our consciousness, and where we combine our personality and soul energy, in order to radiate love. Leo season marks the birth of our inner child, and unique individualization. This zodiac sign is ruled by the sun, and the sun is our primary source of energy — hence Leo is often identified as the “giver of life.” Speaking of, why hold back from sharing your gifts with the rest of the world, when everything is LOVE? Truth is, the lunar eclipse this past month, served as a reminder that there’s a rebel inside each and everyone of us. It’s that voice deep within you, that makes you completely unique from the rest of the world, despite anyone’s opinion of you. How are you using that voice? What can you share with the rest of the world? This is your freedom, and your greatest gift. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts, and using your voice is part of your destiny.

Last but certainly not least, we are in retrograde season, considering there will be SEVEN celestial bodies in retro this month: Mercury, Mars, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, and Chiron. All I can say is, expect the unexpected. Retrograde periods are a time to reflect, reassess, and reevaluate. For instance, with Mercury the messenger on his backwards journey through Leo, revisiting a creative project, or simply touching base with a childhood friend is very likely. Mercury rules our communication and thought process, so with the messenger planet slowing down, we tend to notice the things that would normally slip our mind. Nevertheless, here’s a closer look at what’s going on in the cosmos this month:

August 2018
8/6: Venus enters Libra
8/7: Uranus Retrograde
8/11: New Moon Partial Solar Eclipse in Leo
8/12: Mars Retrograde enters Capricorn
8/19: Mercury turns direct
8/23: Sun enters Virgo
8/26: Full Moon in Pisces
8/27: Mars turns direct

 

♈ ARIES & ARIES RISING ♈

Despite the fact that your ruling planet Mars is currently retrograde, you still live your best life during Leo season. With the sun shining through your sassy fifth house, your aura will radiate with color and passion this month. This is the area of your chart related to romance, children, and creativity, so don’t be surprised if you start a smoking hot fling with a new crush. Speaking of which, the solar eclipse on August 11, brings new beginnings to this part of your chart, putting the spotlight on you, and we know how much you love that. Granted, this is the last eclipse of the summer, but chances are, you’re still feeling the effects of the previous eclipses. Let’s be real, this isn’t your first rodeo, Aries. These lunations changed your perspective, in terms of friendships, romance, and creative expression. Although, one thing’s for sure: You’re not the same person, and there’s a brand new version of you in the horizon. Mercury is also retrograde in this part of your chart until the 19th. This won’t be easy, but try to put your ego aside during this time. Confidence is sexy, but there’s also a fine line between being assertive and (ass)ertive, you know what I mean? Speaking of confident, your ruling planet Mars makes its final pitstop in Capricorn and professional tenth house on August 12. Perhaps you have some unfinished business going on in the workplace. Lucky for you, the sun enters meticulous Virgo on the 23rd, bringing energy and clarity to your health, responsibilities, and day-to-day routine. Plus, there could be some positive shifts in this area of your life, as the sun, Uranus, and Saturn come together, and form a harmonious grand trine on August 25. This energy is could seem a bit unexpected, but a breakthrough nonetheless. The full moon in Pisces, the following day, lights up your twelfth house of closure, healing, and secrets. This full moon is a culmination of the Pisces new moon that took place on March 17. Your mind will be swirling with intuitive downloads, Aries babe. So, light your favorite incense, start a bubble bath, and bask in your solitude. This is the end of a chapter.

 

♉ TAURUS & TAURUS RISING ♉

With electric Uranus making its debut in your sign this past May, everything could seem a bit chaotic. So much so, your vibes could range from over-the-top excited to completely mortified. However, rest assured, this is the beginning of a revolution. Speaking of, Uranus will go retrograde on August 7 until the end of this year. Don’t be intimidated by the word retrograde; on the contrary, this is a time for you to slow down and reflect on the challenges you’ve endured, in order to break free from negative patterns. With the sun shining through your domestic fourth house of home, family, and emotional foundation, you’ll want to kick it back and recharge for these next couple of weeks. I know you love your routine, but taking time for yourself is also much needed. Mercury is also retrograde in this part of your chart, so be mindful of the way you’re communicating with family members, and stay away from important contracts. Mercury Retrograde is notorious for causing misunderstandings. The solar eclipse on August 11 shakes this area of your chart, bringing new beginnings to your home sweet home. So, whether you’re restructuring your living situation, or working on your relationship with a family member, this is a symbol of your evolution. On a brighter note, the sun enters tedious Virgo on August 23, bringing energy and clarity to your creativity, love life and passion projects. In other words, this energy could really make up for your cozy hiatus during Leo season. Oh, I almost forgot! The sun, Saturn, and Uranus will form a harmonious grand earth trine on August 25. Personally, I love this energy for you, Taurus. Imagine, Saturn is in your lucky ninth house of expansion, while the sun is in your passionate fifth house of authentic expression, and Uranus is in the midst of revolutionizing your life. This is everything. The full moon in Pisces on August 23 lights up your eleventh house of friendships, tribe, and extended community. This full moon is a culmination of the Pisces new moon that took place on March 17. How far have you come since? No new friends? This could bring you some much-needed closure, too.

 

♊ GEMINI & GEMINI RISING ♊

Your ruling planet is retrograde, so should I leave a message after the beep? Nah, you’ve got this, Gemini. With the sun shining through your chatty third house of siblings, communication, and technology, thoughts will be swirling, and your iPhone will be buzzing with notifications. You’re the king/queen of mental stimulation, and well, this is your territory. Speaking of communication, the solar eclipse on August 11 shakes up this area of your chart, bringing new beginnings and clever connections. This energy is great for networking, speaking, and spreading the word, period. You want your voice to be heard, right? Well, this eclipse might be everything you need to move forward. Remember, Mercury is retrograde, so pay attention to the fine print. Also, make sure you wait til’ the end of the month to make any important announcements. You’ll thank me later. Another one bites the dust! Uranus will also turn retrograde on August 7, in your secretive twelfth house of closure and behind-the-scenes work. This could spark a mysterious revolution within your subconscious. Warrior Mars make its final stop in Capricorn, and your auspicious eighth house on August 12. Are you avoiding something? Perhaps its time to get it over with, don’t you think? The sun lights up your cozy fourth house of family and emotional foundation on August 23, bringing energy and clarity to the home front. This is a great time to snuggle in your happy place, and spend time with loved ones. Interestingly enough, there will be a harmonious grand earth trine between the sun, Uranus and Saturn on August 25. This energy is both healing and cathartic, as there could be something you’ve been repressing for quite some time now. Trust me, you’ll want to break free from burdens, considering the magical full moon in Pisces coming up on August 26. This lunation will light up your ambitious tenth house of career, professional life, and destiny in the world. This full moon is a culmination of the Pisces new moon that took place on March 17. This could be a big one for you, Gemini. Are you ready for that promotion? Who knows, you could suddenly get the position you’ve been working so hard for. Anything’s possible.

 

♋ CANCER & CANCER RISING ♋

You’ve got this, Cancer. Granted, you’re still getting over the solar eclipse in your sign last month, but nevertheless, you’re as ready as you’ll ever be. The lunar eclipse felt a little heavier, considering it touched your shady eighth house of sex and intimacy; however, it’s good to know the universe has your back throughout this entire process, right? Now, on August 11, there will be a partial solar eclipse, which is also the last eclipse of the summer. THANK GOD. This lunation will shake up your sophisticated second house of income, values, and self worth, bringing new beginnings to your bank account. Cha-ching. Plus, the second house also rules your self esteem, which I think could be even better. Know this, there’s a fresh start in the horizon for you, Cancer babe. Besides, you’ve been through enough in the past two years. It’s time you choose yourself, over everything (and everyone) else. However, with Mercury Retrograde in this part of your chart, things can get a bit tricky. In other words, make sure you read the fine print when writing a check, and triple-check anything related to your finances. Mercury’s retro shade has no mercy. Electric Uranus will join in on the fun, turning retrograde on August 7, in your eleventh house of friendships and extended community. However, throughout this backwards journey, it will also make a final visit to your ambitious tenth house of career and destiny in the world. Are you still not 100% satisfied with your career move and/or work life? Take this time to reflect on your goals. The sun enters serious Virgo on August 23, lighting up your chatty third house of siblings and social media. This will energize and revitalize your social network, not to mention Instagram following. Wink, wink! Speaking of energize, there will be a grand earth trine between the sun, Saturn, and Uranus on August 25. Remember what I said about work? Well, this could be the career breakthrough you’ve so desperately been waiting for. You deserve it. The full moon in Pisces, the following day, lights up your lucky ninth house of travel, faith, and expansion. This full moon is a culmination of the Pisces new moon that took place on March 17. How far have you come since? It’s time you take that leap of faith.

 

♌ LEO & LEO RISING ♌

Well, well, well…talk about makeover! Who are you and what have you done with Leo? Seriously, these eclipses have been hitting you pretty hard, but you can’t give up just yet. The lunar eclipse last month shook up your seventh house of partnerships, relationships, and other people in general. It’s been a battle of me vs. we for you, and you’re finally owning your truth and stepping into your power. However, with Mercury Retrograde in your sign, it’s easy to feel completely misunderstood in the process. Remember, Mercury Rx is notorious for sparking never-ending bickering sessions, especially when in a prideful sign, aka Leo. Put your ego aside, you won’t regret it. Electric Uranus turns retrograde on August 7, in your ambitious tenth house of career, professional life and destiny in the world. Are you looking for a new job opportunity? You never know what you’re going to get with Uranus, so expect the unexpected. The solar eclipse on August 11 comes with a new beginning and a fresh perspective. You’re not the same person you used to be, and it’s time to show the world your true colors. What are you afraid of? Let your soul do the talking. On August 23, the sun enters your practical second house of income, self worth, and self esteem on August 23. Cha-ching! This will energize and revitalize your bank account, Leo babe. However, the money isn’t the only thing that’s going to be LIT. This area of your chart is very Venusian, so rest assured, you’ll be feeling yourself. Speaking of MONEY, there will be a grand earth trine on August 27. This harmonious aspect will form among the sun, Saturn, and Uranus, bringing positive energy flow to your most practical houses. This is great for planning, grounding, and restructuring. The full moon in Pisces on August 26 lights up your sexy eighth house of intimacy, soul connection, and other people’s money. This full moon is a culmination of the Pisces new moon that took place on March 17. How far have you come since? Full moons tend to bring things to the light, so put your guard down, and let your emotions flow through.

 

♍ VIRGO & VIRGO RISING ♍

I know, I know. Your ruling planet is retrograde, but this isn’t your first rodeo, Virgo. You’ve got this! Although, I bet you’re actually trying to get some shut eye, considering the sun is sliding through your secretive twelfth house of dreams, closure, and subconscious realms during this time. It doesn’t end there. The solar eclipse on August 11 shakes up this area of your chart, putting your third eye on blast. You might start getting a number of intuitive downloads, and when you least expect it. Not to worry, the energy starts to pick up on August 23 when the sun enters your sign. In the meantime, pick up a good book, soak in a hot bath, and listen to your favorite tunes. Your birthday is around the corner, and every year is sort of like a cosmic graduation. So, rest up before your solar return, Virgo babe. You’re about to start a brand new era. Speaking of, electric Uranus turns retrograde on August 7, revolutionizing your knowledge-driven ninth house of travel, education, and expansion. This could spark a sudden adventure or spiritual journey to expand your horizons. Speaking of, Happy Birthday! After the sun enters your sign, it joins Saturn and Uranus in a Grand Earth Trine on August 25, creating harmonious energy flow in your most expressive houses. This is great energy for a fresh new mindset, passion project, and spiritual awakening. Who knows, single Virgos could cross paths with a soul mate. Are you working towards a brand new you? This could be the cosmic makeover you’ve so desperately been waiting for. It’s always time for you to live your best life, Virgo babe. The full moon in Pisces the following day lights up your seventh house of partnerships, and other people in general. This full moon is a culmination of the Pisces new moon that took place on March 17. What’s changed since? Perhaps you find closure with a close partner during this time. Remember, full moons tend to bring things to surface, so pay close attention to the signs.

 

♎ LIBRA & LIBRA RISING ♎

You’ve always been a social butterfly, but these past couple of weeks have really brought you back into your groove, Libra doll. With the sun sliding through your schmoozing eleventh house of groups and extended community, you’re out and about doing what you do best, socializing. Luscious Leo rules your eleventh house, so you’re basically the light of everyone’s life, I hope you know that. Speaking of light, the solar eclipse on August 11 shakes up this area of your chart, bringing new beginnings to your friend tribe. Have you outgrown your ride-or-die crew? I know you loathe confrontation, but for all you know, you’re surrounding yourself with people who don’t necessarily have your best interest at heart. Don’t worry, there are new people coming into your life, and I promise you, they’ve specifically been sent by the universe. Let go and let God, Libra. Although, make sure you take it easy on the gossip. Mercury Retrograde is also hard at work in this area of your chart, and in Leo, this retro-shade could totally spark unnecessary drama. Electric Uranus turns retrograde on August 7, in your sexy eighth house of sex, intimacy, and other people’s money. It’s like my favorite Depeche Mode song says, “feelings are intense, words are trivial.” This transit might stir up the feels, but rest assured, you’ll make it through. Luckily, things cool down on August 23 when the sun enters Virgo, and your secretive twelfth house of closure. This energy is ideal for meditation, dreaming, and alone time, so bask in your solitude. There will be a Grand Earth Trine between the sun, Saturn, and Uranus on August 25. This will create harmonious energy flow in your watery houses of healing, sex, and emotional foundation. Lots of karmic work here, Libra. Finish strong. The full moon in Pisces on August 27 lights up your healthy sixth house of routine, and your day-to-day life. This full moon is a culmination of the Pisces new moon that took place on March 17. Perhaps you started a new lifestyle, and you’re starting to see the fruits of your labor. Full moons can be incredibly validating, so make sure you connect the dots.

 

♏ SCORPIO & SCORPIO RISING ♏

Who runs the world? You, Scorpio. With the sun in Leo and your ambitious tenth house of career these past few weeks, you’re all about that work, work, work, work. Oh, and with Mercury Retrograde in this part of your chart, your oh-so-serious agenda could suddenly spiral out of control. Take it easy, and put your ego aside, Scorpio. Remember, everything happens for a reason. Speaking of, the solar eclipse on August 11 shakes up this area of your chart, bringing new beginnings to your career and professional zone. Are you waiting for that job offer? Who knows, maybe you’ll land the gig of your dreams. Don’t overthink it, Scorpio. This is your destiny. Rebellious Uranus turns retrograde on August 7, in your seventh house of relationships, partnerships, and other people in general. Ever since Uranus entered Taurus on May 15, your relationships have undergone a major flux. This retrograde period could help you find closure within those partnerships, so put your ego aside, and welcome the change. Mars, your traditional ruler, has been retrograde since the beginning of the summer, stirring up chaos in your domestic fourth house of home, and emotional foundation. Breathe, you’re still in the midst of an incredible transformation. The sun enters meticulous Virgo and your eleventh house of friendships, and extended community. Are you ready for that exciting collaboration? A harmonious Grand Earth Trine on August 25, among the sun, Saturn, and Uranus, could be an enormous breakthrough. After all, this is your lucky year, Scorpio. Don’t believe me? Ask Jupiter. The full moon in Pisces on August 27 lights up your passionate fifth house, bringing closure to your area of children, romance, and creative projects. This full moon is a culmination of the Pisces new moon that took place on March 17. Are you ready to launch that secret passion project? This is your time to shine, Scorpio babe.

 

♐ SAGITTARIUS & SAGITTARIUS RISING ♐

You’re definitely feeling Leo season, Sag. With the sun gliding through your knowledge-driven ninth house of travel, and foreign lands, you couldn’t feel more at home. Your wanderlust is through the roof, and your browsing for online certifications just because. However, with Mercury Retrograde in this area of your chart through the 19th, things could get a bit tricky. In other words, don’t book any last minute trips, and make sure you triple check your itinerary. I don’t mean to sound petty, but Mercury’s retro-shade is notorious for starting drama. On a brighter note, this retro period could also spark a spiritual awakening. Pay attention to the signs, the universe is communicating with you. Speaking of which, the solar eclipse on August 11 shakes up this area of your chart, bringing new beginnings to your soul perspective. Are you ready to surrender to the universe? It’s time to let go, and let God, Sagittarius. At the end of the day, its best to leave it up to fate. Electric Uranus turns retrograde on August 7, revolutionizing your grounded sixth house of responsibility and day-to-day routine. Are you having trouble committing to a healthy lifestyle? You and I both know it’s for the best. This retro period could also help you organize yourself, and your daily tasks. It is what it is, you need structure, especially if you want success. (Gosh that was so Capricorn of me.) Speaking of order, the sun enters Virgo on August 23, bringing energy and clarity to your ambitious tenth house of career, and destiny in the world. Are you ready to get to work? You’re technically a Virgo in your career zone, and well, Virgo wants nothing more than a job well done. There will be a Grand Earth Trine between the sun, Saturn, and Uranus on August 25. This will spark harmonious energy flow in your most practical areas of income, responsibility, and professional destiny. This could be a lucky break for you, Sagittarius babe. Just wait for it. The full moon in Pisces on August 26 lights up your domestic fourth house of family, and soul foundation. This full moon is a culmination of the Pisces new moon that took place on March 17. This lunation could bring you much-needed closure, in terms of your family and emotional core. In fact, your intuition will be on point, so pay attention.

 

♑ CAPRICORN & CAPRICORN RISING ♑

Leo season = SEX. With the sun in your sultry eighth house of intimacy, transformation, and other people’s money, you’re basically hiding in a corner, yet morphing like the black swan. By all means, do you. Sure, this area of your chart might be a bit extreme and complex AF, but your evolution is inevitable, Capricorn. However, with Mercury Retrograde here until the 19, there could be some buried wounds coming up to the surface. Acknowledge them and let them go. Either way, the solar eclipse on August 11 shakes up this area of your chart, bringing new beginnings, and a fresh confidence boost. This is a sexy sector in astrology, but it’s also related to debt and other people’s money. Perhaps you pay off a pending loan, or receive a surprise check in the mail. Like I said, Leo rules this part of your chart, so open your heart and receive. Electric Uranus turns retrograde on August 7 in your sassy fifth house of romance, fun, and authenticity. Are you slaying those Instagram posts? Uranus also rules technology, so your creative muse will be swirling with neon dreams. Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there. Uranus is a rebel, and it’s your turn to be disruptive on stage. Aggressive Mars makes a final pitstop in your sign on August 12, adding more adrenaline to your assertive mindset. Boss babe or hell on wheels? Be mindful of this energy, as it tends to be a bit overwhelming. By all means, take it for what it is, but be patient with the people around you. The sun enters Virgo on August 23, and lights up your gypsy-life ninth house of travel, expansion, and education. This is gorgeous energy, and so adventurous. Free your mind, and surrender to the possibilities. Speaking of which, there will be a Grand Earth Trine between the sun, Saturn, and Uranus on August 25, bringing a harmonious energy flow to your most expressive areas. This is your moment to shine, Capricorn. Time to finalize your brand identity, and launch that website. The world is waiting. The full moon in Pisces on August 26, lights up your chatty third house of communication and siblings. This full moon is a culmination of the Pisces new moon that took place on March 17. Do you remember where you were then? This lunation will bring you answers, so pay close attention.

 

♒ AQUARIUS & AQUARIUS RISING ♒

See? You’re alive. Trust me, I know it hasn’t been a fun couple of months per se, but can we please look on the bright side here? You’re evolving, shedding old wounds, and slowly becoming the best version of yourself. Granted, the lunar eclipse in your sign last month pushed your buttons, but your life is changing, and everything is cyclical, Aquarius babe. Speaking of eclipses, the last eclipse of the summer will be on August 11. This lunation will shake up your seventh house of partnerships, bringing new beginnings to your area of relationships, and other people in general. You could suddenly meet a soul mate, or perhaps and ideal partner to do business with. However, not so fast, Aqua-alien. Mercury Retrograde is hard at work in this area of your chart, and possibly bringing old pals, and a previous love interest back into your life. Retrogrades are a time to reflect, reassess, and revisit situations. In other words, don’t make any important decisions, in terms of your relationship with others during this time. Wait until Mercury turns direct on the 19th to move forward with anything permanent. Meanwhile, electric Uranus, aka your ruling planet, turns retrograde in Taurus on August 7. This retro-shade will touch your domestic fourth house of home, family and soul foundation. Well, talk about a transformation, Aquarius. Even your own ruling planet is hard at work revolutionizing you at your core. On a brighter note, aggressive Mars leaves your sign on August 12, and enters your sleepy twelfth house of dreams, healing, and closure. This is a very psychic house, and with Mars Retrograde, you could suddenly have a spiritual awakening in terms of an old wound, possibly related to karma. I know, heavy AF, but you’ve got this. Push through it, and pay close attention. Meanwhile, the sun enters Virgo on August 23, and lights up your sexy eighth house of intimacy, and other people’s money. This is a very delicate time for you, so open your mind to forgiveness and healing. There will be a Grand Earth Trine between the sun, Saturn, and Uranus on August 25, bringing gorgeous energy flow to your most karmic areas. This is supportive energy, so don’t freak out. There will be a full moon in Pisces on August 26, bringing closure and completion to your second house of finances and self worth. This full moon is a culmination of the Pisces new moon that took place on March 17. You’ll connect the dots right away.

 

♓ PISCES & PISCES RISING ♓

I’m so proud of you, Pisces. With the sun in Leo energizing your healthy sixth house of responsibility and day-to-day routine, these past couple of weeks have really helped you get things organized. Trust me, I know how much you hate reality checks, but I promise this is all for the best. Plus, with Mercury Retrograde in this part of your chart, you’ll want to revisit and reflect on your old habits. You’re ready for a new lifestyle, and speaking of, the solar eclipse on August 11 will shake up this area of your chart, bringing you just that. In fact, these past couple of months have been surprisingly different for you, haven’t they? Well, that’s because the past eclipses touched the areas of your chart related to health, healing, responsibility, and soul karma. You’re flourishing like a gorgeous butterfly. You know who you are and what you’re capable of, Pisces. It’s just a matter of you executing. For the record, please don’t ever stop dreaming. Instead, remember that these dreams can also become a reality. Electric Uranus turns retrograde on August 7, in your chatty third house of siblings and communication. This area of your chart also rules your thought process, and well, Uranus is a rebel. What I’m trying to say is, you’re nowhere near the person you used to be. Let’s face it, none of us are. You’re in the midst of a mental revolution and cosmic revamp. Don’t worry, this is nothing for you to worry about. On the contrary, you’re finally standing up for yourself, and what you believe in. The sun enters Virgo on August 23, revitalizing your seventh house of partnerships. I know you love your solitude, but this is charming energy for you…and that special someone. In fact, single Pisces could suddenly meet a new love interest, or business partner. The following day, there will be a full moon in your sign. The spotlight is on you Pisces, and this full moon is a culmination of the Pisces new moon that took place on March 17. How far have you come since then? You’re allowed to bask in your success, Pisces. Pat yourself on the back, and be gentle with yourself. You’re finally putting yourself first. Bravo.