If you thought July was a busy month, prepare for four fabulous weeks of mindful mental healing, reorganization, and budget planning. Because no matter your sign, meticulous Mercury entering its home sign of virtuous Virgo on Aug. 4 means it’s time to get your thoughts, routines, and finances in order. And to help you overcome overthinking (which is notorious for Mercury in Virgo), the sun will remain in liberated Leo until Aug. 22, reminding you that your creativity is your own and there are no rules for authentic self-expression.
If you’re feeling confused, overworked, or craving extra support the first two weeks of the month, take advantage of the Aug. 11 Aquarius full moon. Use this revolutionizing lunation to shed your fears about community and collaboration and connect with your people. In fact, Venus, the planet of love and money, will enter lustful Leo on Aug. 11 (the same day as the full moon), urging you to reignite the passion in your work and relationships. What does your heart need? What does your heart want? It’s time to unapologetically live in your truth.
As if the universe knew you needed a pick-me-up, expect a major energy shift midmonth on Aug. 20 when motivator Mars leaves trustworthy Taurus and enters gutsy Gemini. With Mars in Gemini until March 25, 2023, prepare to make your ideas a reality (or at least get them out of your head). Just keep in mind that the sun slides into critical Virgo on Aug. 22, forcing you to think about the practicality of your ideas, not just the glitz and glamor.
To end the month with a big bang, unpredictable Uranus, the planet of innovation and sudden change, will station retrograde on Aug. 24, nudging you to come to terms with the areas of your life that need to be shaken up or which have become radically unstable. Although change can be scary, the Virgo new moon on Aug. 27 is a gentle reminder that there’s no need to worry or rush the process. Use this new moon to welcome a life makeover and mental reset.
See exactly what the next 30 days have in store for you with your August monthly horoscope, according to your zodiac sign and rising sign. For a deeper dive into your year ahead, also read your 2022 horoscope.
It’s time to come out of your hiding hole and reinvent yourself, Aries. Your August 2022 horoscope is encouraging you to do what you do best and shine your bright light. With the scorching sun in lavish Leo illuminating your fifth house of creativity, passion, risk-taking, and individuality until Aug. 22, it’s time to unleash your inner creator and make magic — starting with being more confident and believing in yourself.
To keep your creative juices flowing, Venus will join the sun in Leo on Aug. 11, inspiring you to make changes to your style, branding, and aesthetics. Just keep in mind that Mercury in Virgo will visit your sixth house of critical thinking and practicality until Aug. 25. So although you may be feeling bolder than usual, make decisions that reinforce balance and order in your work, finances, and health. Pay close attention to the thoughts and ideas that come up for you. You’ll want to work through them when the sun enters Virgo and travels through your sixth house starting on Aug. 22.
If you’re searching for the best time to share your work or reconnect with distant friends, plan for the Aug. 11 Aquarius full moon. Just keep in mind that with Mercury in people-pleasing Libra entering its pre-retrograde zone in your seventh house of partnerships and cooperation on Aug. 25, you may need to find a compromise with a partner. Not to mention, with Uranus stationing retrograde in your second house of income and self-worth on Aug. 24, it could be time to renegotiate a contract or terms of an agreement. Then, around the Aug. 27 Virgo new moon, keep your eyes open for new income opportunities. You may receive a job offer or gig opportunity from a distant connection, relative, or client.
When was the last time you did something fun and freeing that wasn’t work-related, Taurus? Your August 2022 horoscope wants you to stop pushing yourself so hard and prioritize leisure and relaxation. Although you work hard to maintain your life of comfort, ease, and luxury, the sun in luscious Leo resting in your fourth house of home, family, and emotional security until Aug. 22 urges you to create space to nurture your inner creativity and ancestral connections. If it’s been a while since you’ve contacted your loved ones or visited your childhood home or town, this is your annual reminder to check in.
Although you may be enjoying some well-deserved R&R, keep your eyes on the prize on Aug. 11, when the awakening Aquarius full moon lights up your tenth house of public reputation, status, and professional goals. Use this full moon to clarify your commitments and acknowledge the progress you’ve made toward building community and connection. Try not to get too caught up in any familial and professional dramas or disturbances, especially with Venus in Leo entering your formative fourth house on the same day as the full moon (Aug. 11).
To help you smooth out any tension that may be lingering post-full moon, Mercury’s move into fellow earth sign Virgo on Aug. 4 brings the laid-back attitude you need to find peace and go with the flow. On Aug. 22, as the energy shifts and the sun enters Virgo, illuminating your fifth house of creativity, romance, and self-expression, expect a fresh wave of energy and enthusiasm. This burst of boldness will help you increase your income over the next seven months while Mars in Gemini travels through your second house of personal possessions and finances from Aug. 20 until March 25, 2023. Not sure where to start? Use the Virgo new moon on Aug. 27 to take action on your new goals. Just be mindful that unpredictable Uranus will station retrograde in your first house of physical appearance and identity on Aug. 24, so who you are, what you do, and where you’re going may be under construction — embrace it.
Spread the word about your good news, Gemini: the world is waiting to hear from you. And fortunately for you, your August 2022 horoscope offers enlightening opportunities to improve your communication skills and showcase your unique talents. Whether you’re in the process of writing a book, building a website, or exploring a new passion project or hobby, the sun in Leo transiting your third house of communication and self-learning until Aug. 22 urges you to put your creative goals into action.
If you’re looking for inspiration or clarity, take some time to get away from the world and incorporate more stillness and meditation into your routines, especially around Aug. 4, when Mercury enters Virgo and moves into your fourth house of emotional security and privacy. Although Mercury in Virgo pushes you to slow down and be more intentional with your thoughts, keep in mind that the full moon in Aquarius will rise to the top of your ninth house of adventure and personal growth on Aug. 11, inspiring you to reach beyond your current beliefs of what’s possible and take your dreams and aspirations to the next level. For some Gems, this means releasing stubborn relatives and painful childhood memories that no longer align with your current energy. Luckily, Venus enters loving Leo the same day as the full moon, helping you get in touch with your heart center and focus on all the good this new season of life will bring.
By Aug. 25, when Mercury leaves your formative fourth house of Virgo and prances into your creative, romantic, and fearless fifth house, you’ll be less worried about what others think of you and more concerned with how your gifts and talents will impact the lives of others. Use this graceful and elegant energy to entertain close friends, business associates, and romantic partners. You’ll need your community’s support when Uranus stations retrograde in your twelfth house of endings and solitude on Aug. 24 and brings unexpected loss, expenses, or uncomfortable decisions.
Did you enjoy your birthday season, Cancer? The celebrations were fun while they lasted, but your August 2022 horoscope says it’s time to say goodbye to unnecessary distractions and refocus. No, that doesn’t mean your schedule must be all work and no play; however, with the sun in Leo lighting up your second house of income and possessions until Aug. 22, it’s in your best interest to start brainstorming fulfilling ways to increase your paycheck or monetize a passion project.
On Aug. 4, the information and resources you need to upgrade your lifestyle or say yes to a new venture come to you as Mercury enters Virgo, refreshing your third house of communication and self-learning until Aug. 25. Use this revitalizing energy to host a strategy session or put a plan in place. Just be mindful that the Aug. 11 Aquarius full moon may bring up intense fears around wealth and self-development as it challenges your eighth house of shared resources and shadow work. However, luckily for you, Venus in Leo will move into your second house on the same day as the full moon, reminding you that your worth is not determined by your bank account but by who you believe you are.
If you’re craving a change of pace and energy, you’ll get your wish once the sun shifts from Leo to Virgo on Aug. 22. Uranus, the planet of change and innovation, will also station retrograde on Aug. 24, urging you to reconnect with a mentor or close friend who can provide you with the guidance you need to move forward. Although change can be uncomfortable, expect confirmation that you’re on the right path around the Aug. 27 Virgo new moon. Use this moment to speak life into your dreams and aspirations. What are you affirming?
Happy Birthday, Leo — it’s finally your season! And with the sun shining bright in your first house of self and physical appearance until Aug. 22, your August 2022 horoscope says it’s only right you indulge and celebrate yourself! Whether it’s a night on the town with close friends or an exotic vacation across the ocean, take full advantage of the sun being in your sign.
Besides your birthday season, Mercury’s methodical move into Virgo on Aug. 4 encourages you to establish new boundaries, reorganize your budget, and update your schedule. At times, you may feel frustrated by the level of responsibility you hold for yourself and your future, but trust in your process. To brighten your spirits, Venus will join the sun in your first house of self and identity on Aug. 11, bringing a fresh makeover and wardrobe reset for those Lions eager to update their profile pictures and public persona.
If you’re looking for the best time to launch your new aesthetic, look no further than the Aug. 11 Aquarius full moon. Just keep in mind that motivator Mars in Taurus is still in your tenth house of career and responsibility until Aug. 20, which means that work obligations and commitments may keep you busier than you’d like. To help you overcome people-pleasing tendencies, Mercury will enter lawful Libra and illuminate your third house of communication from Aug. 25 until Sept. 23. Use this transit to get comfortable with direct speech. In fact, the Aug. 27 Virgo new moon is the perfect opportunity to practice saying “no” more often.
Take it easy this month, Virgo. Your August 2022 horoscope is all about maintaining your balance, and this means slowing down and catching up on some much-needed self-care and undisturbed rest. With the illuminating sun in Leo hibernating in your twelfth house of endings and self-reflection until Aug. 2, pay close attention to your dreams and the subconscious messages you receive. Because on Aug. 4, your planetary ruler, meticulous Mercury, will enter your sign and spotlight your first house of self and identity until Aug. 25, making the first three weeks of the month ideal for a mental makeover and honest self-reflection.
If you’re looking to switch up the scenery at work, a position may open up around the Aug. 11 Aquarius full moon as it climbs to the top of your sixth house of routines, coworkers, and service. Although you may be anxious to take advantage of new opportunities, take your time making long-term decisions about your future. Venus will leave your social house of Cancer and enter your twelfth house of endings and solitude on the same day as the full moon, and you may not be feeling as social and upbeat as you usually would.
Luckily for you, the sun will officially leave your twelfth house of Leo and kick off your birthday season on Aug. 22, making the next four weeks a time of new beginnings and cheerful celebrations. To help you get out of your own way and release unwanted opinions and self-limiting beliefs about your potential, Uranus will station retrograde in Taurus on Aug. 24, shaking up your ninth house of adventure and exploration. Use the purifying Virgo new moon on Aug. 27 to shed pretenses about who you think you are and plant new seeds that reflect who you’re becoming. It’s OK to evolve!
It’s not easy being the one in charge, but you can do hard things, Libra. Your August 2022 horoscope is pushing you to hone your leadership skills and take responsibility for your sacred community, especially with the loyal Leo sun journeying through your eleventh house of groups and associations until Aug. 22. Not sure which direction to take or path to choose? That’s OK. The clarity you need will come to you. On Aug. 4, Mercury will leave Leo and enter Virgo until Aug. 25, beginning its deep dive through your twelfth house of endings and self-reflection, so take your time deciding which way to go.
In fact, adopting a tranquil meditation or yoga practice, or even scheduling time with your therapist or spiritual practitioner, will help ease unanswered questions and worrisome thoughts keeping you up at night — especially around the Aug. 11 Aquarius full moon, when you’re in the most need of extra love and support. Make an effort to reconnect with an old friend or host a small gathering to honor your nearest and dearest, especially on or around Aug. 11 (the same day as the full moon) when your planetary ruler sweet Venus enters liberated Leo.
By the end of the month, when the sun officially enters your twelfth house of solitude (where it will remain until September 22), you’ll be ready and willing to embrace the stillness and intentionality Virgo season awakens within you. Just keep in mind that change-maker Uranus will shake up your eighth house of karma, debt, and shared resources as it stations retrograde in Taurus on Aug. 24. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by unexpected expenses or power struggles, use the Aug. 27 Virgo new moon to let go of what no longer serves you. Get rid of the dead weight, Libra. A new you is on the way.
It’s time to boss up, Scorpio. No more procrastinating or losing sleep over brilliant ideas. Your August 2022 horoscope says it’s time to stop playing it small and show the world what you’re made of — and that means committing to the work you know your spirit is here to do. Plus, with the sassy sun in Leo highlighting your tenth house of public reputation, career, and responsibility until Aug. 22, this is the season to share your best work. No more settling for the bare minimum.
To help you get your profiles and resumes in tip-top condition, matchmaker Mercury enters your eleventh house of community and technology on Aug. 4, and will remain there until Aug. 25. Align with this exciting energy by asking your community for recommendations or glowing reviews that can help boost your reputation. If you need a reminder of how special and valued you are, the Aug. 11 Aquarius full moon will rattle your fourth house of home, making this the best lunation all year for surrounding yourself with loving friends and family. Take this time to ground yourself and reconnect with your emotional center.
Fortunately for you, all your hard work is not in vain. On Aug. 22, the sun will shift into virtuous Virgo, bringing attention to your eleventh house of community and innovation, highlighting all the effort you’ve been making behind the scenes. However, you may experience a few minor shake-ups in the relationship department starting on Aug. 24, when unpredictable Uranus stations retrograde in your seventh house of partnerships and agreements. But worry not: the Aug. 27 Virgo new moon offers an open invitation to launch a new platform or share your light in more fulfilling and holistic ways. Great things are on the way, so stay optimistic.
Life is what you make it, Sagittarius, so get out of your rut and start creating the life you desire. Your August 2022 horoscope wants you to unleash your creativity and reimagine what’s possible, starting with your unique style, sense of humor, and self-expression. Until Aug. 22, the sun in lighthearted Leo will blast through your ninth house of adventure, exploration, and higher learning, inspiring you to get out of your feelings and explore your artistic side. Use Leo season to expand your knowledge and talents. What ideas have you been sitting on? What bucket list items are you ready to check off?
If you’re looking for inspiration, Mercury’s move into versatile Virgo on Aug. 4 will encourage you to find clarity in nature. Use the Aug. 11 Aquarius full moon to plan a local hike or road trip with your best friend or partner. Just keep in mind that this is a full moon, so plans may change on a whim. For Archers ready for love or those who want to add the spice back to their relationship, Venus’s delightful dance into Leo on the same day as the Aquarius full moon makes this month favorable for playful dates and elaborate outings.
By the time Virgo season rolls around on Aug. 22 and the sun officially enters your tenth house of career and commitment, you’ll be in a better position to publish your work and promote your newly sharpened skills. Things may be happening sooner than you anticipated, so check your email for offers or invitations around the Aug. 27 Virgo new moon.
Healing doesn’t happen overnight, Capricorn, so don’t try to rush the process. Your August 2022 horoscope offers an open invitation to make peace with your fears and trust in the timing of your life. With that said, the first three weeks of the month bring heavy emotions as the sun in Leo moves through your eighth house of shadow work and rebirth until Aug. 22. Fortunately for you, Mercury, the planet of communication and thought, will move into fellow earth sign Virgo on Aug. 4, helping you to ease your worries and let go of perfectionist thinking.
Things get a little hectic around Aug. 11, when Venus moves into your eighth house of secrets and the Aquarius full moon challenges your second house of income and personal possessions. During this time, it’s in your best interest to keep a low profile and avoid unnecessary expenses. Use this energy to recommit to your financial goals and focus on increasing your assets and passive income. For some Goats, this may mean working on a side business or passion project. For others, this may mean setting up an investment account or starting an emergency fund.
Despite an increased focus on finances and daily needs, you’ll feel more like yourself by the end of the month when the sun moves away from your eighth house of Leo and enters Virgo on Aug. 22. With the sun in your ninth house of higher learning and adventure until September 22, you feel more optimistic about your future. Get ahead of the game, and do your research on your next move. The Aug. 27 Virgo new moon may bring an opportunity you can’t resist. Make sure you’re ready!
Boundaries are healthy, Aquarius. Your August 2022 horoscope encourages you to learn to embrace them. And with the sun in your sister sign of Leo until Aug. 22, the first three weeks of the month for you are all about feeling comfortable asserting your boundaries and sharing your authentic needs with others. If you’re feeling mentally blocked or struggling to communicate, Mercury’s move into Virgo on August 4 will help you dig deeper into your core feelings and uncover what’s keeping you up at night. The key is to trust yourself and your heart. You know what you need.
To remind you how powerful and loved you are, the Aug. 11 Aquarius full moon activates your first house of self and identity, challenging you to prioritize and choose yourself. However, with beauty queen Venus entering lively Leo the same day as the full moon, it may be time for a new hairdo, shopping trip, or makeover. Just watch your budget as there’s a tense interaction between Uranus and Venus on Aug. 11, and this may cause you to overindulge.
By the end of the month, when the sun enters Virgo on Aug. 22, you’ll be ready for the work/life balance check-in that this astro season brings. If you’re looking to make a change to your living space or home, expect the unexpected as Uranus in Taurus stations retrograde in your fourth house of family and foundation on Aug. 24. Even so, change is a good thing, so welcome the opportunity to start anew on the Aug. 27 Virgo new moon.
How’s your work/life balance going, Pisces? Are you getting enough food and sleep, and maintaining your routines? If not, your Aug. 2022 horoscope says it’s time to get your schedule in order because you deserve to relax and enjoy the abundance in your life. After a fun and flirty Cancer season, the sun in Leo’s stay in your sixth house of work and wellness until Aug. 22 means that you’re busier than usual this month.
Although you may be more professionally proactive this month, keep in mind that your relationships are equally as important as your work. With Mercury in Virgo moving into your seventh house of partnerships and cooperation on Aug. 5, use the first three weeks of the month to improve your listening skills and practice asserting your boundaries more consistently with others. Remember, it’s not what you say, it’s how you say it, so keep things peaceful in moments of temporary chaos and watch your tone of voice.
If you’re feeling worn out or in need of extra rest around the Aug. 11 Aquarius full moon, listen to your body and take some time off from the hustle and bustle. Venus in Leo will move into your sixth house of health on the same day as the full moon, deepening the cosmos’s call for you to slow down and unwind. By the end of the month, when Virgo season rolls in, you’ll feel more confident about balancing your needs with others. In fact, you and a partner may be taking things to the next level around the Aug. 27 Virgo new moon. Welcome the extra love and respect you’re receiving, Pisces. You deserve it!
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