August 2022 Monthly Horoscopes
Step into your power.
August brings opportunities for transformation, empowerment, organization, and planning for the future.
As we make our way through Leo and into Virgo season, our focus will shift from fun and play to work and organization. Above all else, this month will allow us to step into our power.
One of the month's highlights, the Lion's Gate Portal, allows us to manifest our hearts' most genuine desires.
Toward the end of the month, Uranus will go retrograde, making things a little less chaotic.
Let's take a deep dive into the astrology of August.
- Mercury enters Virgo - Aug. 4th
- Full Moon in Aquarius - Aug. 11th
- Venus enters Leo - Aug. 11th
- Mars enters Gemini - Aug. 20th
- Sun enters Virgo - Aug. 22nd
- Uranus goes retrograde - Aug. 24th
- Mercury enters Libra - Aug. 25th
- New Moon in Virgo - Aug. 27th
The month begins with Mercury entering Virgo on August 4th. Going into its home sign, Mercury will be super comfortable, and the energy will be potent. This transit is excellent for getting organized, efficient, and being of service to others. Being critical and discriminating are also characteristics of this transit, which is perfect for work and routine activities.
On August 11th, we'll experience a Full Moon in the sign of Aquarius. During this lunar phase, we'll need to find the balance between standing out and fitting in. We are motivated by a desire to rebel and march to the beat of our own drums. Themes related to structure and discipline will surface.
That same day, Venus will enter into Leo to stay for the remainder of the month. During this transit, we take pride in love and generosity. Grand romantic gestures, along with adoration, admiration, and attention, are what we crave.
Mars will enter Gemini on August 20th, which means that we'll become more flexible and versatile regarding our desires. This energy lends itself to being a bit scattered and unfocused, so keep that in mind when starting new projects.
On August 22nd, Virgo season officially begins when the Sun moves into this organized and detail-oriented sign. For the next month, our focus will be on getting organized, efficient, and being of service to others. With Mercury in this sign for most of the month, our thoughts and communication around work will increase, with an eye toward efficiency and practicality.
Uranus goes retrograde on August 24th, which is a great thing. When Uranus is direct, we experience surprises, sudden changes, and unexpected happenings. When retrograde, Uranus slows down this energy, making things less chaotic. This retrograde season will last until January 2023.
On August 25th, Mercury makes its second move of the month into Libra. This transit is excellent for socializing, networking, and making new friends. Mercury is friendly, diplomatic, and indecisive in this sign. As a result, many will find that the relationships in their lives are highlighted.
Finally, we close the month with a New Moon in Virgo on August 27th. The energy of this New Moon allows us to set intentions related to our work, daily routine, and physical health. We can get specific on what we want and add practical action steps to our daily routines to bring our desires to fruition.
Horoscopes by Sign
As the month begins, you'll likely be focused on having fun, being creative, and enjoying the company of others. Leo season brings opportunities to get organized and efficient, be creative, develop romantic relationships, and start new projects. The Full Moon in Aquarius highlights your friendships, goals, and ambitions. Finding the balance between being a team player and the captain is vital. Come Virgo season, the focus will shift toward work and health matters. Mercury in Libra allows you to focus on communication in your relationships. Uranus retrograde makes money matters less chaotic. Finally, the New Moon in Virgo provides fertile soil to plant seeds of service.
Leo season highlights home and family matters. The first half of the month allows for love, tenderness, and affection at home. Additionally, you'll be able to have some fun and express yourself; don't overthink things. The Full Moon in Aquarius highlights work and public life. It may be time to step into the spotlight. Midmonth, you'll likely have a strong desire to start new money-making projects; don't spread yourself too thin. Virgo season will likely be a time of fun, creativity, and child-like energy; Mercury in Libra will keep at least one foot in the office, though. Uranus retrograde will be a time of self-reflection for you. With less chaotic energy, you can see things clearer. Finally, the New Moon in Virgo sets the stage for romance.
Leo season likely finds you busy as a bee, and that's just how you like it. There will be lots going on in your immediate vicinity. Use the energy of Mercury in Virgo to get organized and efficient at home; a major cleanup may be in order. The Full Moon in Aquarius highlights your need for adventure; expand your mind and take a leap of faith. When Mars enters your sign midmonth, expect to feel like the Energizer Bunny. Virgo season puts a focus on home and family. At the same time, Mercury in Libra will help you strengthen your relationship with your children or romantic partners. Uranus retrograde makes your inner world a lot less turbulent. Finally, the New Moon in Virgo allows you to manifest the house or family of your dreams.
Money matters, assets, and values are highlighted during Leo season. With Venus in Leo, being authentically yourself can lead to abundance. Additionally, business transactions may ramp up with Mercury in Virgo. The Full Moon in Aquarius highlights intimacy and shared resources; issues of codependency may arise. Mars in Gemini makes for a vivid and active dream state; your sleep schedule may be disrupted. Come Virgo season, your daily activities will likely ramp up, and you'll be busy as a bee. Mercury in Libra highlights communication at home and with family. Uranus retrograde makes the energy among friends less chaotic and nerve-wracking. Finally, the New Moon in Virgo allows you to learn a new and valuable skill.
Happy birthday, Leo! The first half of the month is all about YOU! Enjoy yourself, socialize, change your looks, and plan for the future. Mercury in Virgo allows you to organize your finances; put a solid plan in place. The Full Moon in Aquarius highlights your relationships and obligations. Your identity as a single person or part of a partnership may come into play. Mars in Gemini gives you the drive and motivation to achieve loft goals and ambitions; just don't spread yourself too thin. Virgo season is the time for you to get serious and practical about money and values. Mercury in Libra is great for transacting business and learning new skills. Uranus retrograde takes the edge off work; enjoy this reprieve. Finally, the New Moon in Virgo provides fertile soil to plant money trees.
Happy birthday, Virgo! Leo season is all about resting, relaxing, reflecting, and recharging your batteries. Enjoy some quiet time alone. Mercury in Virgo allows for self-reflection and a chance to perfect personal plans and goals. The Full Moon in Aquarius highlights work and health matters. It may be time to look toward the future. Mars in Gemini gives your career, reputation, and public life a boost of adrenaline. Do your best to remain focused and unscattered in your approach to greatness. Come the 22nd, your season officially begins, and the spotlight will be on YOU! Mercury in Libra allows you to make money moves; partnership may be a viable option. Uranus retrograde brings spiritual clarity. Finally, the New Moon in your sign sets the stage for personal goals and dreams.
Leo season finds you social, following your heart, and being courageous enough to go after your dreams. This season may be centered around maintaining certain friendships and romantic relationships. Mercury in Virgo allows for inner reflection; try not to be too self-critical. The Full Moon in Aquarius highlights your desires, need for fun, and creativity. Don't be afraid to stand out. Mars in Gemini puts a battery in your back regarding the need for adventure. Virgo season will be about rest and relaxation. Take time over the next couple of weeks to reflect and recharge your batteries. Mercury in your sign allows you to be even more charismatic. Uranus retrograde slows down your emotional roller coaster. Finally, the New Moon in Virgo will be the perfect opportunity to rest and let the Universe work on your behalf.
Career, reputation, and your public life are the focus during Leo season. Nurturing the right professional relationships may help you step into the spotlight. Mercury in Virgo highlights communication among friends and networking groups. The Full Moon in Aquarius emphasizes home and family; it may be time to take a leading role and lead everyone into the future. Mars in Gemini may have you starting up new investment projects and looking for funding; try to remain focused and unscattered. Virgo season highlights your friendships, associations, and ambitions. Mercury in Libra allows for holistic self-reflection. Uranus retrograde takes the turbulence out of your relationships. Finally, the New Moon in Virgo is perfect for wishing upon a star.
Leo season is all about adventure, which is natural to you. By following your heart, you can open your mind and experience all the world has to offer. Long-distance relationships may be highlighted while Venus is hanging out in Leo. Mercury in Virgo allows for organization and efficiency at work and in your business. The Full Moon in Aquarius may be a busy time; you may be working on things to set you up for a successful future. Mars in Gemini turbo charges your relationships and contractual obligations; try not to do the most. Virgo season highlights career, reputation, and your public life. Being of service will be a thing. Mercury in Libra is great for networking and communing with like-minded people. Uranus retrograde makes your daily routine a bit less stressful. Finally, the New Moon in Virgo allows for new career moves.
Leo season emphasizes intimacy, shared resources, and transformation. Get out of your head and into your heart; be courageous enough to be vulnerable, especially in your most intimate relationships. Mercury in Virgo allows you to expand your mind and implement new and exciting things in your daily routine. The Full Moon in Aquarius highlights money matters; you may need to loosen up a bit. Mars in Gemini will add lots to your daily to-do list; try not to spread yourself too thin. Virgo season puts an emphasis on spirituality. Mercury in Libra will allow you to develop your negotiation skills at work. Uranus retrograde takes the nervousness and unpredictability out of your love life. Finally, the New Moon in Virgo sets the stage for spiritual enlightenment or long-distance travel.
Relationships and contractual obligations are the focus during Leo season. Remaining independent while still following your heart may be a theme for you. Nurture those relationships and remember to have fun. Mercury in Virgo allows for practical, intimate conversations that can get you on the right track with a partner. The Full Moon in your sign allows for self-reflection and a chance to understand your role in certain relationships. Mars in Gemini gives you a serious desire for fun and self-expression. Take up a hobby or a few. Virgo season allows you to infuse intimacy into your daily life. Mercury in Libra allows you to work with others to expand your mind and see the bigger picture. Uranus retrograde allows things at home and with family to settle down. Finally, the New Moon in Virgo allows for new long-term investments.
Leo season may be a little dry, as work and health matters are the primary focus. Allow yourself to stand out and for your service to shine and be recognized. Relationships with coworkers, customers, and clients are more manageable when you don't take things so seriously. Mercury in Virgo is great for meeting your contractual obligations; details matter. The Full Moon in Aquarius is a time for rest and relaxation; allow your spirit team to work on your behalf. Mars in Gemini motivates you to start projects at home; just don't overwhelm yourself. Virgo season emphasizes relationships and commitments; giving and receiving may be a theme that plays out for you. Mercury in Libra allows for intimacy, vulnerability, and equality in your closest relationships. Uranus retrograde allows your mind to settle down. Finally, the New Moon in Virgo provides fertile soil for new committed relationships.