Add These Dates to Your GCal:
- August 1: Mars in Taurus conjunct Uranus in Taurus
- August 3: Mercury enters Virgo
- August 7: Mars in Taurus square Saturn in Aquarius
- August 8: Venus in Cancer opposite Pluto in Capricorn
- August 11: Full Moon in Aquarius *and* Venus enters Leo
- August 14: Sun in Leo opposite Saturn in Aquarius
- August 20: Mars enters Gemini
- August 22: Sun enters Virgo
- August 25: Mercury enters Libra
- August 27: New Moon in Virgo
Leo season 2022 is here, and the drama is next-level! August starts off with an unavoidable astrological bang on August 1 when Mars, the planet of war and anger, meets Uranus, the planet of surprise and upheaval, in the sign of Taurus. This combustible energy will have people reacting quickly and apologizing later. You may feel suddenly called to move in a new direction, break free from your routine, or set a harsh boundary. Or you might receive unexpected news today. One thing’s for sure: The vibe is unpredictable.
A few days later on August 3, Mercury, the planet of the mind, enters calm, cool, and collected Virgo. Mercury is the ruling planet of Virgo, so communication should be productive and smooth-moving. Virgo does have the tendency to overthink though, so if you catch yourself spiraling, try some grounding exercises or guided meditations.
The skies send another wave of tension our way on August 7 when Mars in Taurus squares off with Saturn in Aquarius. This is stop-and-go energy, and now you may feel restricted. You had a plan and felt like the next step was coming, but for some reason, you’re at a standstill. Don’t try to force anything—just wait it out. There is some cosmic relief as Venus, our planet of beauty and harmony, mingles with transcendent Neptune on the same day. Whatever rejection or harsh news you face, healing will come by expressing yourself creatively or allowing yourself to be vulnerable with others. Another dose of drama arrives on August 8 as Venus sits across the sky from power planet Pluto. Honest, raw conversations will be necessary as power struggles and hidden agendas are exposed. This is an opportunity to transform the dynamics in your closest ties.
On August 11, the Full Moon in Aquarius might feel like a punch to the gut. Full Moons signal periods of release as they illuminate the sky and reveal information, and this Full Moon is chatting with three of the most challenging planets in the sky: Mars, Saturn, and Uranus. You may feel isolated or your sense of emotional security may be shaken. Repressed anger could also come out to play. It’s important to remember that expressing your feelings can be productive as long as it’s done in a healthy manner. On the same day, Venus, the love planet, enters Leo, and you’re craving more attention and affection.
The energy of the Full Moon will continue to build until August 14, when the Sun in Leo sits across from Saturn in Aquarius. This energy may manifest as a “no” or rejection, or it can signal a period of time where you’re working hard toward a goal. A few days later on August 18, a serious cosmic sigh of relief arrives when Venus in Leo kisses Jupiter in Aries. Venus and Jupiter are the two luckiest planets in the sky, so be on the lookout for good news and good times.
On August 20, Mars enters Gemini, where it will stay until March 25, 2023. If that sounds like forever, it’s because Mars will go retrograde in Gemini on none other than Halloween! What could be spookier? When Mars moves through Gemini, your words become your weapons of choice and you may feel pulled in so many directions. Prepare for a few battles of opinions!
On August 22, the mood shifts as Virgo season begins, bringing major going-back-to-school energy. You’re getting organized, buying new notebooks, and tying up loose ends before fall officially begins. A few days later on August 24, Uranus, the planet of rebellion and shock, stations retrograde in the sky. Don’t panic—this isn’t as chaotic as Mercury Retrograde. Instead, this is a time to reflect on where you’ve experienced change over the past year and where you feel stuck in a rut. As Uranus moves through the sign of Taurus, you may also feel called to reevaluate your value system.
Your communication style gets a lot more diplomatic on August 25, when Mercury enters people-pleasing Libra. No matter your own sign, you’re feeling extra Libra-y—you want to keep the peace and avoid rocking the boat at all costs. Pay close attention to conversations and themes that arise—Mercury will go retrograde in Libra in September, and you’re getting some cosmic clues about your retrograde story now!
August 26 rounds out the month with a dash of Oscar-worthy theatrics! The Sun in Virgo will square off against Mars in Gemini, and Venus in Leo will clash with Uranus in Taurus. Translation: You want to assert your will, and you might make some spontaneous decisions re: love! If your relationship is rocky, this may be a day when confrontations are unavoidable. Don’t be surprised if you hear more people honking horns in traffic or making scenes in public.
The New Moon in Virgo on August 27 delivers a fresh start around your health and daily routine. Ready to kick a bad habit? This is the time to make it happen. On August 28, the month wraps up with Venus in Leo sitting across from Saturn in Aquarius. Saturn is the planet of challenge, hard work, dedication, responsibility, and rejection, and you could feel emotionally disconnected from your loved ones today. You’ll be rewarded by setting your boundaries and honoring your needs under these gray skies.
Read your Sun, Moon, and Rising sign horoscopes for August 2022:
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