This Month in Astrology – August 2021
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On August 8th, the New Moon occurs in the sign of Leo, prompting a new beginning. This is a time to uncover and share those things that make us special — our unique, creative powers. We might let our “inner child” come out and play, and possibly commit to plans related to games, sports, recreation, speculation, hobbies, children, romance, and dating.
Jupiter forms a semi-square to Chiron on the 18th, the second of three (previously in April and upcoming in November). This minor aspect is subtle. It can be a time when we are hungry for meaning and understanding, but it can be difficult to align ourselves with a personal philosophy or belief system that truly reflects our core. We might be led astray by beliefs and ideas now, or we might experience some form of crisis of faith. It is important to look within and come to a greater understanding of what we truly need or believe, rather than blindly following something that doesn’t truly serve our purpose. New business endeavors may require a closer look before pushing forward.
Uranus turns retrograde on the 19th, and will remain retrograde until early next year. Uranus is almost midway through the sign of Taurus. This can be a time for a more conservative approach to pursuing our goals. While Uranus is retrograde (until January 18, 2022), our desire to make changes in our lives turns inward as we get in touch with what it is that may be holding us back from living more spontaneously and authentically. This is a less rebellious time, generally speaking. At least when it comes to appearances, we tend to follow the rules. As the shift occurs in the surrounding week, however, Uranian energy is heavy and more challenging, and we can experience some tension until we acclimatize to the directional change.
On August 22nd, a Full Moon occurs in the sign of Aquarius, and this is the second Full Moon in the sign. It occurs at the tail-end of Aquarius, suggesting final decisions on a matter or culminations. This Full Moon again reminds us of our needs for friendship, community, as well as impartiality and objectivity. We cannot lose sight of our larger goals and our need to give back to the community or group that supports us. It can be an impulsive time, and we should watch for rash decisions.
The Mars-Jupiter opposition that occurred near the end of July was positioned in the same degree as this Full Moon, and events or realizations happening then may tie into those occurring now.
|Aug 2||7:43 PM||Juno Direct||Jun 8 Sag 20'D|
|Aug 8||9:50 AM||New Moon in Leo||16 Leo 14'|
|Aug 11||5:57 PM||Mercury enters Virgo||Mer 0 Vir 00'|
|Aug 15||11:19 AM||First Quarter Moon||23 Sco 01'|
|Aug 16||12:26 AM||Venus enters Libra||Ven 0 Lib 00'|
|Aug 18||2:06 AM||Jupiter semi-square Chiron||Jup 27 Aqu 28'Rx
Chi 12 Ari 28'Rx
|Aug 19||9:40 PM||Uranus Retrograde||Ura 14 Tau 48'Rx|
|Aug 22||8:02 AM||Full Moon in Aquarius||29 Aqu 37'|
|Aug 22||5:35 PM||Sun enters Virgo||Sun 0 Vir 00'|
|Aug 30||1:10 AM||Mercury enters Libra||Mer 0 Lib 00'|
|Aug 30||3:13 AM||Last Quarter Moon||7 Gem 09'|
(See the full table for 2021.)
This Month’s Overview Horoscopes
The following horoscopes outline how the above astrological influences might affect each individual sign.
Overview horoscopes fill in here as I write them, ideally during the week before the month begins. It is not unusual to see some signs temporarily missing as I usually write the twelve of them over the course of a few days, and I always start with the featured sign of the month (birthday month).
August 2021 Monthly Horoscope Overview for Aries:
You're paying extra attention to pleasure-seeking activities, romance, creative projects, or hobbies in the first few weeks of August, dear Aries. Whatever brings you joy can be in strong focus with Mercury and the Sun in your solar fifth house until the 11th and 22nd, respectively. It's a creative, interactive period for you when you more often connect with your inner child. You're motivated to pursue enjoyable and pleasurable activities and perhaps create something unique and expressive.
At the beginning of the month, there can be a clearing of the air, moment of epiphany, news, or overdue conversation related to any of these themes. It can be a time for gaining some clarity about creative projects, a relationship, course, or hobby. The New Moon on the 8th brings fresh energy for new starts along these lines, although it helps to take a few days after this lunation to intuit your next move. Feeling good from the inside out attracts favorable circumstances.
Your powers of attraction are mighty in August. Expressing your playfulness, creativity, or joy seems to boost your influence and confidence. You gravitate to the things you genuinely love doing, and they're where your more significant chances of success lie.
Later in August, the Sun and Mercury move into your work and health sector, but taking care of business is a prominent theme all month due to the transits of Venus and Mars. Until the 16th, Venus here encourages you to seek more harmony in your daily life or work, and the charm you display professionally is likely to be well-received. You could form beneficial connections, whether through the pursuit of your work and health goals or because of your more vital interest in these things. It's a fortunate time for personal enjoyment of projects, organizing, list-making, watching your nutrition, and the like.
Mars in your solar sixth house all month is magnificent for motivating you to take better care of your health, work, or routines. Watch for tensions regarding these matters, which are more likely to occur from impatience or rushing things, but let this transit drive you to get your life on track. You can be excited about becoming more efficient, skilled, or organized. You want to move forward or clear the decks for new beginnings related to work and income. Your enterprising nature is alive and well now. You may very well lay the groundwork for putting a health or money problem behind you.
Venus transits your partnership sector from the 16th forward, and you'll find it almost effortless to harmonize with others, especially a partner or companion. You're in good shape for enhancing and boosting a close relationship.
On the 19th, Uranus begins its yearly five-month retrograde cycle. Even with some worry related to finances or some moving around of funds, ultimately, you're moving towards a whole new way of living. As you rewrite what you value most, the respect you attract into your life evolves. You are discovering unique natural talents and learning to embrace and develop them and let go of old dependencies or crutches. The coming months will be useful for working on inner attitudes that need to change so that you can move forward more authentically. It's also a time for dreaming up inventive ways of making money or reviewing and refining current projects.
The Full Moon on the 22nd opens your heart to the need for true friendship. Unrecognized feelings can emerge now. This lunation can remind you of your need for others, whether it's about support or simply a sense of belonging. Reaching out at this time can be therapeutic, and networking efforts can be rewarding.
While there usually is only one Full Moon in a sign per year, this is the second one. Your social life is changing, and emotions surrounding love and friendship are strong. Last month, you experienced a similar theme, but your feelings were fresh, new, and raw. Now, you have fuller, more rounded-out epiphanies. It can be a time for a last or final word on a matter. This lunation brings further social excitement along with strong realizations about love and friendship.
The 22nd also brings the Sun into your solar sixth house and more punch to a work and health theme that's active all month. You'll be focusing on developing skills and improving your daily routines, and you're now taking more pride in these things. Your thoughts tend to revolve around practical matters, work, and self-care or self-improvement methods.
August 2021 Monthly Horoscope Overview for Taurus:
You might dedicate a lot of your energy to improving your home and family life this month, dear Taurus. You seek more familiarity, comfort, quiet, and private time in the first three weeks of August. At the same time, a theme of entertainment, fun, leisure, and expression is strong and building in August.
Especially after the New Moon on the 8th, it can be a time to begin long-term career projects that sustain you and yours for many years to come. Bringing peace, harmony, and beauty to your home environment can figure strongly. You're interested in your security now and down the road.
Mars works in harmony with your sign all month, bringing energy and animation to your romantic world, recreational activities, and creative impulses. You are especially forward-looking, enterprising, and enthusiastic. This transit has a way of exciting your creative and romantic inspirations, and when the Sun enters your solar fifth house on the 22nd, this theme bumps up a notch. You can be especially attracted to people who seem sure of their lives at this time. Friendly competition drives you to do bigger and better things.
You could find that you're making quick and sharp decisions, particularly concerning love relationships, entertainment, pleasure, dating, creativity, and children. You're opening up to new interests, channels for expression, and different feelings or joys. Creative enthusiasm is with you, and you can be particularly focused on what you can update and upgrade. It can be a time for feeling especially vital and confident. You need your space, and you are protective of your independence, but you are friendly, motivated, and connected. Others admire you for your unique style and perspective.
Venus is in the same area of your solar chart until the 16th, boosting your graciousness, power of attraction, urge to interact, and considerable charm. You tend to follow your heart’s desire. You might discover what you love in your hobbies and pastimes or connect with someone through these things. It’s one of the better periods of the year for personal magnetism, romance, and creative expression.
From the 16th, you often focus on bringing harmony to your daily life, including your working environment. There may be social opportunities arising through your work, daily routines, or pursuit of good health. Strong energy for consulting, negotiating, and partnering is with you, particularly in connection with your work or health goals. Newfound or increased joy in your work can improve your mood and bolster your health. You may have fantastic ideas for improving your daily environment. For some, good connections with the right health care expert are more likely.
Uranus begins its yearly five-month retrograde cycle on the 19th. While Uranus was direct and in your sign in recent months, confidence in your pursuit of new experiences and expression of your independence has been evident. However, with Uranus now retrograde until January, more is going on inside you than on the surface. It's best to use this time to get in touch with what is driving you, particularly if you’ve felt restless or on edge. Examine which fears or attitudes have limited your independence and personal truth. Plans may be put on hold, or they slow down, whether this is due to circumstances or because you are no longer as anxious to make changes or take personal risks during this cycle.
The Full Moon on the 22nd can bring a turning point to a career or life path matter. A career or reputation matter can emerge now, and it may have already been in the works. In fact, a Full Moon only just occurred in this same sector in July, but feelings then were new and perhaps a little raw. Now, your epiphanies are mature, significant, and more rounded, and you’ll get a stronger sense of what your next steps might be.
From the 22nd, confidence builds, and you are more willing to share yourself and your ideas with the Sun moving in harmony with your sign. It’s a strong time for making significant emotional and creative changes that contribute to a sense of personal empowerment.
August 2021 Monthly Horoscope Overview for Gemini:
August can be busy as your curiosity is big, dear Gemini. There can be increased errands, paperwork, learning, social contact, or short trips, keeping you on your toes. A burst of energy and confidence on a mental or communicative level occurs after the New Moon on the 8th. You could find the motivation to get going on a learning or communications project, to make new connections, or to get a handle on your daily affairs.
In the first few weeks, it's a better time for diversifying than concentrated focus. The pace of your daily life has picked up--it's a month of much curiosity and special interests, as well as learning and busywork. As it advances, though, a theme of family and home life comes into stronger focus.
It can be an excellent time for engaging in helpful conversations and solving problems. There can be a significant discovery, clearing the air, epiphany, or communication. It's a mentally busy time, even with several hints that life is becoming a little quieter and more comfortable.
August is good for creative attention to your domestic world and boosting relationships with loved ones. You're likely to discover new ways to enjoy home life or time spent nesting. If reorganizing or redecorating can help you get comfortable, it's an excellent time to make changes.
In fact, there's a lot of energy centering around the home or with family all month. Aim to channel it constructively instead of allowing it to turn into restlessness or conflict. Family matters continue to grab your strong attention as the month advances. By the 22nd, you're investing your ego into domestic and personal issues and quite ready to take action, perhaps spending more time at home or with loved ones than usual.
While you have incredible energy and motivation to work on and around the home, it can be relatively easy to trigger frustrations and buried anger about the past. You may wish to clear the air, or surprises are in store with your feelings and affections. You might actively seek to put a problem behind you. It can be a good time for breaking through an emotional barrier or for resolving a home-related problem.
A Venus transit continues to awaken a self-protective or cautious part of you until the 16th, particularly when it comes to your affections, spending habits, and pleasures. Familiarity and security are themes, and these extend throughout August, not only due to the Mars transit discussed above, but also with Mercury and the Sun getting on board from the 11th and 22nd, respectively. It's a strong period for plumping your nest or your base of operations – you're especially interested in making your place of retreat as comfortable and harmonious as possible. For best results, aim to boost your sense of security and your self-confidence.
Venus then spends the rest of the month in your romance and creativity sector. This transit is vital for your powers of attraction--you're desired now! People want to soak up your energy.
Uranus has been transiting the sign behind yours, helping free you from elements of your life that have prevented growth. You're learning that the more you let go of the weight of secrets and inauthentic behavior, the freer you are to be yourself. While Uranus is retrograde from the 19th forward, you tend to process recent events and changes and deal with your feelings about putting things behind you. This retrograde lasts until January. It's a powerful time for unusual dreams and strong hunches or coincidences.
The Full Moon on the 22nd occurs in your adventure and learning sector, an area of your solar chart that's already hosting Jupiter. This awakens a need to follow your interests, pursue a new way of thinking or special interest, expand your knowledge, share your ideas with others, and break the routine in refreshing ways. Similar energy was with you in July, but now you feel more in the know as you gain a fuller picture.
Even though your domestic world and personal life are themes all month, the Sun's move into your home and family sector on the 22nd boosts it further. Your need for a home base, time to replenish and center yourself, and some familiarity or routine moves to the front burner. The last nine days of the month can be significant for personal breakthroughs but also very helpful for getting downtime.
August 2021 Monthly Horoscope Overview for Cancer:
You have a good head for business or your practical affairs this month, dear Cancer. You're giving special thought to making your life more comfortable and secure. There can be a particular focus on your finances, personal possessions, ability to earn, what you have to offer the working world, and your talents and resources in August. By a few days after the New Moon on the 8th, you're ready to put a plan in place and start fresh. New beginnings on a financial or business front are likely.
You're likely to see a financial or respect issue with more clarity and objectivity. Something dawns on you, or important news comes in that helps you make decisions about money, income, and relationships. The New Moon on the 8th can prompt a new approach to money. It's a time to consider changes to how you manage money or the attitude that drives the ways you attract money and possessions into your life.
August can also be a strong time for learning, communicating, and developing skills. You're putting your feelers out, and your curiosity takes you places! Relationships start or improve with creative communication.
Until the 16th, Venus continues to move through your communications sector. This transit refines, improves, and enhances your abilities to socialize, learn, communicate, and make connections. There could be purchases or gifts that help you connect and learn. You present your ideas and comments with charm and ease during this cycle. Making social connections and sharing your ideas come smoothly and naturally. You are more charming and creative with your words, and love can be more mental and verbal during this cycle. Romance is about a meeting of the minds. There can be unexpected assistance or kindness from a neighbor or acquaintance.
Mars spends the entire month in this sector, and Mercury and the Sun join in as the month progresses. You are incredibly motivated to connect, communicate, learn, and share, although you should watch for haste. While you can make a lot of headway fast, there can be some errors or things you overlook. Choose your words wisely since you're inclined to speak as quickly as you think, which can sometimes lead to problems. It's wise to watch for impatience with your words and movements.
Life speeds up, others seem to demand more of your attention than usual, and the pace of your life can seem to run ahead of you at times. It's a fine time for a new mental pursuit or project, if only you have a chance to focus on it! You're excited to learn, communicate, or pursue your personal interests. It can certainly be hectic at times, but you're up for the challenge. Exciting ideas can come to you, and the hatching process can be refreshing. Efforts to learn or develop skills are favored.
From the 16th, spending quality time at home is most attractive! The focus can be on bringing more harmony, balance, and beauty to your personal life, home, and family. The second half of August is good for connecting with your own heart and enjoying what you discover--you're embracing your needs for comfort, safety, and familiarity! Home improvement, real estate, and other property or home-related matters are in favor. You might enjoy and benefit from investing in your comfort and home life.
Uranus turns retrograde on the 19th, and for the next five months, things tend to calm down on the social front. It's a valuable period for processing recent changes and events with friends, and it benefits you immensely, helping prevent impulsive, regrettable decisions. When you act from your heart rather than merely reacting to others and circumstances, you do yourself a service.
The Full Moon on the 22nd can open your eyes to a financial matter that you might have put off or overlooked. There can be a turning point now, or your feelings for someone blossom. You should, however, keep your eye out for sudden increases or overexpansion that cause you some personal stress. There's no point in shooting for an unrealizable goal if it prevents you from enjoying what you already have. This lunation can help you finalize something or get the last word on a matter.
You're branching out more often as the month advances. In your daily life, you are likely to experience more communication, movement, and activity, in general. It's a fine time to reach out to people you don't always connect with, take up new studies or interests, and share your ideas with others.
August can bring you a boost of personal popularity, dear Leo, even if it starts with a minor delay. The month is also strong for financial initiatives and ideas. It's best to make resolutions around the New Moon in your sign on the 8th and then wait a few days for new beginnings. You’ll be getting a lot of attention, sometimes unexpected, in the first three weeks of the month, after which you tend to settle quite nicely into usual routines.
Your personality is shining, and you project quite a bit of strength this month. You’re also more talkative and energetic beginning the month. You can be busy and in demand, and people hear you and notice you more than usual. It's a time of potentially significant realizations, epiphanies, and clarifications. Mental renewal and increased decisiveness figure strongly as you see details you overlooked in the past.
Mercury in your sign until the 11th is particularly favorable for feeling the ball’s in your court, and the Sun in your sign until the 22nd is similar. You can quite safely turn on a bit of drama now and get away with it! You feel in charge.
The New Moon in your sign on the 8th is a feisty one. Before then, it's best to learn what needs to be left behind so that you can start fresh. It’s a time for setting your intentions for the year ahead related to your personality, independence, personal image, and effectiveness. Consider making personal changes that empower you. For the most part, the more positive energy you radiate, the more opportunities open up. Aim to put forth the best version of “you.”
Personal development and plans related to improving health and wellness are in good shape this month, and this New Moon is a real kickstarter -- if you’ve put something off, you’re quick to recognize the need to get going! Tensions and rebellious feelings can stir you into new beginnings. You may want to break free from others’ expectations of you, which is valid, but do watch for too-quick or reactive decisions.
The practical side of life holds great interest for you in August. Your natural talents are in demand this month, and you have a strong sense for using them resourcefully and to your advantage. From the 12th, you’re in a better position to figure out the right financial and business moves to make. While this is primarily a mental thing, from the 22nd forward, you’re more fully invested.
Until the 15th, Venus helps you with your finances, personal belongings, valuables, and business. It’s a decent transit for relationships, too. Although your connections are pretty much status quo during this period, you are more inclined to value yourself and what you have to offer -- an attitude that reverberates back nicely to your relationships.
In general, you seek ways to make your life more comfortable. In fact, personal finances figure prominently all month. You may get the chance to improve your financial position. There is good energy for taking better care of your valuables, for money or gifts coming in, and for enjoyable and perhaps indulgent moments for comfort and pleasure. Your appetite for leisure is strong, and at the same time, you’re focused on long-term security, ideally helping you keep spending within reason. Nevertheless, you may have to fight off the urge to splurge with impatient Mars moving through your sector of money and resources all of August.
With Mars in your resources sector all month, you’re ready to work especially hard for security, and you are also quick to defend yourself. This transit boosts your desire to live in more comfort, too. You more readily identify sources of waste or fear, and you take steps to put them behind you. A great idea now might open the doorway to an increase in income down the road. There can be a focus on more self-reliance when it comes to money. Finances can also be a hot topic with others, and there can be some volatility involved, but ultimately, stronger motivation to take charge.
From the 16th, Venus in your communications sector points to a real need to share your ideas and decisions with someone you care about. This transit also brings out your charm in communications and suggests that getting what you want can be easier with kind words and bonding with others on a mental level.
There can be exciting ideas about business, money, and practical matters in August, particularly around the 19th. Still, there can be some impatience, and skipping necessary steps can lead to problems. Uranus turns retrograde on the 19th--a five-month cycle that has a way of inspiring you to examine needs related to your long-term goals, career, or reputation. You’ve been reshaping your reputation and carving out a unique identity, mainly through your status or profession. Now it’s time to analyze, plan, and reassess.
You can sometimes do battle with your intense desire for partnering, clashing with your striving for independence. A partnership can demand your attention around the 22nd when a Full Moon occurs in your partnership sector. This is the second Full Moon in this sector this year, and feelings blossom. You’re clearer about what’s in your heart about a relationship or partnerships in general. Aim to pay special attention to what others are teaching you about yourself now. Around this time, imbalances in your life become glaring. Recognition of relationship needs and feelings can come in a rush.
You can enjoy unique insights and intuition into business and work methods. Given a bit of space to think and follow your hunches, you can be remarkably resourceful and enterprising.
From the 22nd forward is an excellent time to settle in and turn your attention to projects with long-term potential and require patience. Still, the need for mental engagement is building, and new interests can be exciting.
August 2021 Monthly Horoscope Overview for Virgo:
You’re paying extra attention to your private, inner world, which can benefit you greatly in August, dear Virgo. With the Sun and Mercury in the sign behind yours (until the 22nd and 11th, respectively), you’re bound to focus on your more profound needs, the past, finishing important projects, clearing out the deadwood in your life, and doing some soul searching. There can be a strong urge or need to talk and think about the past. Slowing down makes sense at this time, and relaxing, meditative activities can be most helpful.
Even so, Mars spends the month in your sign, Venus is in Virgo until the 16th, and the Sun and Mercury move into your sign on the 22nd and 11th. These transits suggest a strong focus on your personal goals and much personal magnetism and impact. While a lot is going on under the hood, you’re receiving attention and interest. Your confidence and comfort in your own skin do wonders for you now. You’re radiating good energy and tend to attract positive attention and feedback as a result. Be kind to yourself – this is the time to reward yourself for what makes you proud.
You can have an epiphany about a private or past matter as you begin the month. You might see something you missed before, or a conversation can bring up new information that allows you to come to a more definite conclusion. There can be a releasing or purging moment involved with bringing something to light, although this is still private, behind the scenes, or within you. Ideas coming to you at the start of August can be highly significant. Revealing conversations or emerging details can prompt a turning point of sorts. Once past the slate-clearing energy of the New Moon on the 8th, you’re in the position to take action on specific problems you’ve been mulling over and processing. It's a great month for preparations or putting issues behind you.
You find your voice after the 11th when you’re more willing to talk about yourself and your plans. There is a healthy level of activity in your life, and you seem to be engaged and keeping busy. Mercury enters your sign at this point, and this transit happens ahead of the Sun, helping you get mentally prepared to take action when the Sun moves into Virgo on the 22nd.
Your temper can be quick and some restlessness is possible if you don’t find healthy outlets for excess energy. Be active but avoid haste for best results. Mars spurs you on and motivates you to pursue your desires all month. You are making things happen, and while you can be a little headstrong and impatient at times, this is generally a good time to know what you want and get things done.
Always when Mars transits your sign, there is some danger of pushing yourself too far, whether on physical, mental, or emotional levels. However, Mars can help improve your confidence as long as you practice self-control at the same time.
Some self-centeredness is good for you at this time. Personal needs can seem pressing and desires strong. Conflicts with others may occur with this transit and are more likely when Mars is challenged, such as on the 13-14 and 18th, but these may very well motivate you to become more self-reliant.
Although Venus is a togetherness love planet, its presence in your sign until the 16th is less we-oriented than it is me-oriented, and you can be doing some well-deserved self-pampering now. Others are more aware or appreciative of you. Endeavors that benefit from people skills and charm are favored most during this period as Venus brings you out of your protective shell with more willingness (and the required inner clarity) to express your feelings.
From the 16th forward, you’re in an excellent cycle for enjoying activities that soothe, comfort, and boost your confidence. Attracting the right resources can be smooth and natural now.
Mercury and Mars join forces in your sign on the 18th, giving you a powerful voice and the courage to say your piece. This transit fills you with energy and vision. Quick conclusions may lead to regrettable commentary or decisions, however, so tap into this energy and use it wisely.
Uranus begins its yearly five-month retrograde cycle on the 19th. Uranus has been encouraging an “upgrade” of sorts with ninth-house matters, such as belief systems, education, publishing, and communications. If you’ve been making changes too quickly, this retrograde phase helps you balance things out. It’s a time for processing recent changes, beliefs, and experiences.
From the 22nd, the Sun illuminates your sign, bringing you into the personal spotlight. People are noticing you and wanting to be around you.
Look for ways to improve physical and mental health through activities and mind-body healing techniques when the Full Moon on the 22nd alerts you to the need to attend to your overall well-being. This lunation is likely to prompt a realization related to habits and health or work. A similar prompt occurred last month. There can be a bit of a scramble to get going, but once you’re in motion, you’ll be making some big improvements to your daily routines.
In the last week of August, you’re awakening further, ready to share yourself with the world. This is a time for feeling more powerful, in charge, and effective.
August 2021 Monthly Horoscope Overview for Libra:
As August begins, you’re in good shape for cultivating contacts, getting involved, networking, sharing ideas and time or energy, dear Libra. You can make valuable new connections, or you might strengthen your ties with current friends or associates. You're making friendships work. Progress occurs through groups, like-minded people, friends, networking, associates, and new or experimental ideas and approaches.
You begin the month giving a lot of thought to friendships, group associations, and long-term goals, or you enjoy new insights into these areas of your life. You can feel excited and hopeful about the future. Your personal happiness goals or cherished causes are in focus. You might gain more clarity about--or through--a friend.
Despite all of this, a good part of you is holding yourself back due to Mars and your ruler, Venus, in your privacy sector. Mars is in this private, hidden sector of your solar chart all month while Venus stays until mid-month. While August should be good for networking, interviews, and enjoying group connections, there is also a strong need for rest, reflection, and time for yourself. Finding the right balance between the two would be ideal.
You might take particular pleasure in their private life. Dreams can be intriguing, and time in relative solitude can be enriching. Decision-making about money and love is not straightforward, though, until Venus enters your sign on the 16th. Until then, it’s wise to take your time to come to reliable conclusions. You may not be ready to share your feelings with the world.
The New Moon in your friendship sector on the 8th is energizing and can light a fire under you to begin a new project or make connections. It's a little impulsive, and the days immediately following it hold energies that temporarily cloud judgment, but in due time, you'll find that motivation and clarity increase. A new friendship or a new lease on an existing one may be in the cards. This lunation also speaks to your dreams, aspirations, and enterprising nature, presenting an excellent time for new technological endeavors and a strong period for bonding with people with similar interests or perspectives.
Venus enters your sign on the 16th, clarifying your affections and boosting your comfort with yourself! You radiate warmth and gentle confidence during this pleasing transit. It's a time to attract good things and considerate people into your life.
Do watch for a tendency to communicate before thinking or gathering all the facts, particularly around the 18th. Watch also for an overactive curiosity, as you may think you’re ready for something when you’re not. You can feel encouraged and excited to make personal improvements on emotional levels. You have a bit more courage to break through a limitation or taboo. You may break out of a rut or find a release from an old obligation, and it feels good to do so.
Uranus turns retrograde on the 19th for about five months. During this cycle, you might aim to examine how you depend on others and devise strategies to alter dependencies in ways that benefit you and the people you love. If financial or support matters have been up in the air, disorganized, or unreliable, now’s your chance to figure out why.
You can find yourself in high demand in August, but by the 22nd, you are more fully on board for extra time to yourself or for recuperation. The need to rest and relax is persistent all month — it’s just more wholehearted after the 22nd. Be especially vigilant with your health by taking breaks and rest periods.
Physical energy can be on the low side this month, but emotional energy and enthusiasm run high. You’re in a planning and dreaming stage, gathering inspiration wherever you can find it. There is a strong focus on detoxifying and cleansing on emotional, mental, and physical health levels in August.
When Mars enters your sign in mid-September, you’ll be focused on “out with the old and in with the new.” This month, it’s your job to identify what the “old” in this formula truly is so that you’re ready for the “new.” It’s not that you’re struggling until then–it’s more about observing, recharging, and healing or preparing for the upcoming active period. You can feel compelled to finally handle a situation that has been a burden. This month, there can be a renewed interest in spirituality with increased activity in your soul and privacy sector.
There can be a flurry of activity surrounding a child, creative project, or romance around the Full Moon on the 22nd. This lunation can bring affections and creativity to full bloom. The route to fulfillment may not be immediately apparent, but the first step is acknowledging what it is that you’re seeking. Self-awareness is everything right now. Similar energy was with you last month, but now it feels more urgent.
This Full Moon can bring wonderful opportunities for understanding your feelings for someone or a special project. While your emotions are full-blown now, even when you come down from the initial rush of discovery and connection, you’ll feel confident about what to do next.
Your mental energies quicken from the 30th with Mercury moving into your sign, favoring any task that involves getting your point across effectively.
August 2021 Monthly Horoscope Overview for Scorpio:
August is strong for your confidence, goals, and imagination, dear Scorpio. There's a strong emphasis on your career/public zone, as well as your social sector. Especially after the New Moon on the 8th, you are raring to go professionally and perfectly willing to make a change or fresh start if it means greater success down the road.
Particularly at the beginning of the month, you may be receiving special attention in a public or professional sense, or your communications are particularly impactful. Problem-solving skills are high. New insights into your career or life path can emerge, or there can be a significant clarification or a meaningful realization related to your broader goals. Ideas for new directions can be valuable now.
Still, you're more active socially, or you're more heartily pursuing your happiness goals. You might lead a group or rally for an important cause. As you get excited about new prospects, friendships, or ventures, it's easy for you to get quite fired up about issues close to your heart this month. Your feelings about friends can also be more intense, and you can be anxious to turn over a new leaf, excited about new ideas, and ready to put plans into motion. You're willing to put more energy into personal enjoyment and your social life.
With the Sun at the top of your solar chart to the 22nd, you have greater visibility. As such, this is a time to show off what you can do. It's also a vital time for reminding yourself of long-term plans and the rules of the road. It can be a checkpoint period--consider what you've accomplished and your next steps.
The New Moon on the 8th can usher in a new beginning of sorts on the career front. If you need to rebrand yourself in some way, this can be a time for doing so. Your ideas, particularly business ones, are exceptionally innovative and progressive at this time. It's essential, however, to avoid jumping into something too soon. You develop a more robust taste for expressing yourself freely and spontaneously from the 11th. Until then, you could feel somewhat guarded with your communications.
Despite a relatively strong focus on material or ambitious concerns for at least the first couple of weeks of the month, your social life gets a lot of attention. Social and humanitarian concerns remain prominent themes throughout August. There is natural energy for socializing and connecting. You might share some of your talents or expertise with associates with excellent results. It's a good time for collaborations. The urge to be around people or to soak up ideas and inspiration from others is compelling now.
Alternatively, you have plenty of ideas for pursuing goals that are close to your heart. You're motivated and inspired by new visions of your future, and you can be gathering exciting ideas through your connections to others. Look for friendship and expansion opportunities.
Venus moves into your privacy sector from the 16th forward, pointing to a period of review and reflection with your affections, pleasures, or love relationships. Benefits come from paying more attention to the hidden elements and patterns of your interactions. Love is complicated and private, or it's simply in the background. All of this jibes well with Uranus turning retrograde in your partnership sector on the 19th. This yearly, five-month retrograde cycle prompts some meaningful introspection and examination of your relationship needs.
The Full Moon on the 22nd points to an awakening of emotional awareness. Your need for family or familiar surroundings is active now, and you're in a better position to get to the right balance between your personal and professional lives. You can feel that loved ones have your back, and confidence increases as a result. Similar energies were with you last month. Now, further developments on the domestic front deserve your time and energy. They can serve to help balance your life with so much focus on your responsibilities to the outside world these days.
Some tension between relationships and family life is possible, and you should avoid the tendency to try to please too many people at your own expense, but you have all the tools to get things back on track. The key seems to be to pour more energy into the things working well for you so that you don't fall behind.
August is very often a month for planting "seeds" in the form of ideas, dreams, and hopes. Think in terms of team playing — the most benefits come your way when you recognize your need for friends, a social life, or rewarding activities separate from your closest relationships and duties.
August 2021 Monthly Horoscope Overview for Sagittarius:
Vision, enthusiasm for discovery, and new experiences are active themes in August, dear Sagittarius. Still, responsibilities, career, and reputation matters are also on the front burner this month. You can arrive at very creative ideas for goals or for reaching your objectives. You might enjoy taking on a new interest or exploring different perspectives or beliefs.
Feed your mind, enjoy new experiences, and brush up on skills for best results. Your flavor for adventure runs high, but career matters and responsibilities or ambitions also grab your attention. As a result, August can feel quite fulfilling and balanced.
Gaining perspective on a belief or special-interest topics and drawing meaningful conclusions at the beginning of August can be satisfying. You might make a significant discovery or connection. Conversations, news, and thoughts occur that help you clear up misconceptions and make more definite plans.
The New Moon on the 8th reinforces and energizes your need to branch out, make a mark on the world, and communicate. In the week following, it can be a time for publishing your work, completing a project or study, or making an announcement. The thing to watch at this time, however, is prematurity. Avoid pushing something too quickly. You're in an excellent position for studies, learning in general, and exploring new interests and options, but you're best off arriving at this state naturally. You express your feelings with ease now.
This can be an excellent month for getting the kind of feedback you need to make meaningful changes, particularly about your career. It's possible that you wrestle with fears of advancement, but the process can be very revealing.
The first few weeks of August are primarily outgoing and forward-focused. You want to move out of your comfort zone when it comes to learning, thinking, and doing. While there is a strong theme of spirit, learning, and exploration, you have Venus at the top of your solar chart until the 16th, Mars there all month, Mercury from the 11-30, and the Sun in this career- and image-oriented sector from the 22nd. As such, career, public life, responsibilities, obligations, long-term goals, and direction are all solid themes.
With Venus here until mid-month, you are pulling in desirable attention, and you may receive some nice offers or recognition. It's a time for catching some breaks. If your reputation could use a boost, this is a good time for connecting.
People may recognize you as a leader or a pioneer this month. More importantly, you are confident in this role or excited and enthusiastic about your goals, ready to take on a challenge. You have your eye on improvement, upgrades, and progress. If you can work at your own pace, it may be easier to follow your intuition and great hunches.
From the 16th, you have Venus moving in harmony with your sign and gracing the social sector of your solar chart. This transit encourages harmony, balance, and general benefits to your social life. It helps balance things out!
Uranus begins its yearly five-month retrograde cycle on the 19th, helping you slow down and examine or even reconsider recent changes, particularly related to your daily routines, work, and health. These areas of life may have been up and down, and looking inward for answers makes sense now. You're seeking more authenticity in the work you do or the services you provide.
The Full Moon on the 22nd opens your eyes to the need to express yourself more fully, and this can color many of your actions in the last part of August. It can also bring your attention to a communications project or errands that need immediate handling. It's a generally busy time, but do find some space for relaxation.
There could be a turning point in a relationship with a sibling or classmate, your studies, or a special-interest project. While there has been special attention to the body side of the mind/body balance, this month encourages you to factor in the health of your mind and spirit.
The 22nd also brings the Sun to the top of your solar chart, pointing to an achievement or a desire to perform. It can be a more ambitious period of the year when you're more goal-oriented. While this has been the case on some level all month, you're even more onboard now.
August 2021 Monthly Horoscope Overview for Capricorn:
You're looking within for answers and seeking deeper involvement in (or commitment to) a project, venture, or relationship this month, dear Capricorn. You're not interested in fluff at the moment as you pursue more meaningful or absorbing experiences with the Sun in your intimacy sector until the 22nd and Mercury there until the 11th. It follows that some endeavors might fall by the wayside.
At the beginning of August, you can be giving a lot of thought to a private or hidden matter, or you're moved to speak about something personal. You're clearing the air. You might reach conclusions about a relationship or yourself, as you see a matter more clearly. It's a stellar time for exploring a topic that typically is difficult to address because it's complicated or sensitive.
The New Moon on the 8th is very useful for organizing your financial affairs, seeking support of the material or emotional variety, or starting a new plan for psychological health and wellness. Generally, it's better to feel the energy of the New Moon and intuit your next move and then wait a few days to put plans into motion. It's especially the case for this New Moon since it's a more impulsive one, and the few days following it hold energies that temporarily blur matters. Feel things out, observe, and start fresh when it feels right.
While there's much going on under the hood in August, your solar ninth house holds a lot of power. Venus continues its transit of this area of your chart until the 16th, encouraging a more active or carefree expression of your feelings. You can have a stronger desire to learn, expand your knowledge and experiences or enjoy different pleasures. Attracting who and what you want comes more naturally during this cycle.
Mercury moves into this sector on the 11th and then the Sun on the 22nd, effectively extending an adventurous theme. In fact, as August progresses, you are increasingly more focused on the future. As well, Mars spends the month in this same sector, moving in harmony with your sign, supporting healthy energy and motivation levels. Whether obstacles fall out of your way or you move them out of the way with ease, it's a time of progress. You enjoy going just a little out of your comfort zone and creating new experiences for yourself. You assert yourself in healthy ways for the most part, and your increasing confidence and verve are unmistakable.
The physical expression of your happy feelings may be particularly appealing now since you may be craving spirited activity. Others find your added warmth especially attractive. You're a little more courageous and bold, and you're moving on, letting go, or pulling yourself out of a rut. You can be feeling some excitement about exploring a new path.
The month's energies also run deep, and quitting a bad habit is possible with your focus on self-improvement and self-mastery skills. While you're seeking out a little more adventure from your life this month, your private world holds a lot of appeal. In fact, there can be times when you're utterly absorbed in quiet activities, research, and projects.
Venus moves into your career and reputation sector on the 16th, making the second half of August quite suitable for public relations and personal magnetism or for a more relaxed, satisfying time relating with higher-ups and business associates. Your reputation can get a boost now. Alternatively, you more fully enjoy pursuing your goals and ambitions.
Uranus has encouraged you to express yourself more authentically and creatively during its long-term transit of your sector of joy. It begins its yearly five-month retrograde cycle on August 19th, and you're inclined to slow down with these changes. Life is less about spontaneously reacting and more about considering which reforms are best for you in the long run. Creative projects and possibly even a relationship can benefit from some review and refinement.
The Full Moon on the 22nd can open your eyes to the need or desire to manage your resources. A little self-honesty goes a long way right now. Managing pressures from a relationship or creative project can go a long way towards greater fulfillment in other life departments. You may need to bring a stronger focus to financial matters or cut out some of the more frivolous of tasks so that you can pour more attention into your more significant priorities.
The last week of August further emphasizes extra-curricular or non-routine activities that nourish your spirit and build your confidence. It's a strong time to learn, improve, and enjoy yourself as you do.
August 2021 Monthly Horoscope Overview for Aquarius:
Relationships and negotiations often take center stage this month, dear Aquarius. You seek more absorbing activities. There can be much discussion and compromise going on in your life. It can be a time to attract or enhance a partnership or make a commitment.
Activity in your partnership sector this month can motivate you to put forward a solid effort to relate and interact in positive, rewarding ways. If you want to start fresh or change your relationship state or status, the period after the New Moon on the 8th is vital for setting your intentions. If you need a fresh start in a partnership, this lunation can provide it. It’s also strong for seeing yourself through someone's eyes, taking steps to improve your connections with others, and finding ways to bring more balance, harmony, and beauty into your life, in general.
You are likely to attract intelligent or interesting people into your experience. More importantly, your interactions with others hold tremendous potential for fresh ideas and thinking. You might discover a missing puzzle piece of information. Let others lead the talks now, and listen carefully. There may be new clarity or a turning point in a relationship for some of you in the first part of August.
While you’re friendly and pleasant this month, Mars is currently intensifying your emotions and turning your attention to the hidden or deep elements of your life. This is a necessary process that shouldn’t be rushed or undervalued, but it does seem to keep you working behind the scenes and not always entirely present in your social life. You’re frequently in the position to observe and strategize with your plans. In focus can be your money situation as it ties up with others – what you share, owe, and what you’re due.
You are more aware of the power dynamics of your relationships as Mars transits your solar eighth house, and you can be a little demanding or provocative as a result, making it an excellent time to take charge. Money matters can be subject to some dispute. Be willing to compromise and make a fresh start with others, but if you genuinely feel short-changed, now is the time to stand up for your needs and desires.
Whether the desire to make changes comes from conflict or stronger motivation to understand yourself, you’re willing to take charge of problem areas from the inside out. With this Mars transit, it's best to avoid stewing in resentment, which can impact you quite negatively. It may only be in mid-September that you feel freer to express yourself straightforwardly, but you’re doing important work in the meantime.
Also, with Mars in your solar eighth, there is a retiring quality to your personality. And, your ruler, Uranus, turning retrograde on the 19th reinforces the need for some introspection. Venus is in the same sector until the 16th, Mercury from the 11-30, and the Sun joins in on the 22nd. It's a time for stepping back from your goals just a little so that you can gain a new perspective and reorient yourself.
Until the 16th, your feelings are going through some regeneration. It can be a time to get the most out of others' talents and resources. Transits can intensify feelings of love and attachment. You may be taking things to heart more than you show.
From the 16th, Venus transits in harmony to your sign, moving your adventure sector and boosting your appeal and courage to enjoy new experiences. This transit stokes your love of learning and encourages exploring some of your more exotic tastes and interests.
Uranus begins its yearly five-month retrograde cycle on the 19th. During its longer-term transit of your solar fourth house, some up-in-the-air elements relate to your home or personal life. Now, during this retrograde cycle, you might catch your breath and examine what you need and want along these fronts. With a slower pace, you have a better chance of understanding what’s going on around you. Your attitude towards security, dependence, attachment to the past, and family or domestic life will continue to evolve over the upcoming years. Until January, while Uranus is retrograde, it's easier to recognize your need for change, upgrades, and progress in your domestic world.
Emotions run unusually high with the Full Moon in your sign on the 22nd. This lunation serves to heighten emotions and may prompt an important epiphany in your life. Note that a Full Moon occurred in your sign last month, and this second one feels a little more urgent or decisive. It can be a wonderful time to come in touch with buried feelings. August can bring breakthroughs on an emotional level. Being honest with yourself helps open you up to opportunities to make improvements.
While a Full Moon happened in your sign in July as well, now you see things more clearly. Emotions mature and ripen, and making it easier to determine your next step. This lunation brings feelings to the surface and can lead to surprising epiphanies. There is some finality to what’s happening as if you’re now privy to the whole story.
At the same time, the Sun moves into your solar eighth house, and you can learn much from observation and reflection as August progresses.
August 2021 Monthly Horoscope Overview for Pisces:
Your focus on your daily routines, fitness, health, nutrition, work, and habits continues in August, dear Pisces. August is very often a month of reorganization for you, and this year is no exception. However, it's a more pleasant phase than usual. While it's not the best cycle for recognition or worldly success, this is a strong period for self-development and laying the groundwork for future success.
Especially in early August, good energy is with you for sorting out and gaining clarity about work and health matters in a logical manner. There can be an epiphany or realization about a health or work issue. Daily routines can keep you unusually busy.
The New Moon on the 8th presents good energy for beginning anew with a health or work program. Work, diet, and other daily routines are in focus, and you're taking charge of them. There is a strong sense that you are on top of the little things in your life, boosting your mood in a big way.
Until the 16th, a Venus transit may bring happy or helpful people into your social circle, presenting opportunities for enhancing or attracting partnerships. If peace-making can benefit you, it's a great time to do so. You might also benefit from someone's input and help. It may be that you're craving company more than anything now, as you appreciate the feeling that you have someone to lean on if you need the support! As well, sharing pleasures and activities can be particularly appealing now.
Relationships can be over-stimulating at times, however, as Mars spends the month in your partnership sector. This transit does bring a lively, stimulating quality to close relationships, but also some competitiveness in spots. Ideally, you find ways to work energetically with someone towards a goal, which can be very successful.
Someone could motivate you to be more courageous, to do things you've wanted to do but haven't yet taken on, and to believe in yourself. However, you could feel that others are directing your life, which can be frustrating. Conflicts stirred with an important player in your life can lead to valuable discoveries and increased motivation to make needed changes. A close relationship can move forward, in other words, with resentments bared.
From the 16th, you're seeking more depth from your relationships or projects. You might awaken to buried desires now. While acquaintances could find you withdrawn or aloof, charisma in love matters runs high. You're in particularly good shape with shared resources, such as money, property, loans, and support. It's a favorable time to ask for help if you need it.
Uranus turns retrograde on the 19th, and this yearly, five-month cycle is currently in your communications sector. Uranus has a way of pulling repressed feelings to the surface, and yet you may not feel that you can express them smoothly or fully. In the months ahead, however, you'll find different–and possibly more satisfying–channels for representing and expressing yourself. You might re-examine some of your projects or interests, which have recently been somewhat sporadic or coming on suddenly.
From the 22nd, your focus on partnerships and social matters bumps up a notch. You might look to a special friend or partner for inspiration. It's an excellent time for relationships that involve advice-giving, agent work, and counseling. You seem to need others' support and companionship to bring out the best in you at this time.
Do take advantage of your increased motivation and energy for work and health routines, but remember that overdoing it can set you back. Events around the Full Moon on the 22nd might conspire to enforce some rest. This lunation reminds you to pay special attention to your needs for breathing space and spiritual nourishment.
Events and circumstances around this Full Moon can prompt a desire or need for change in your spending habits and budget. If you've been underutilizing a particular resource or asset, and this can include a talent, then you'll see this now.
You might get past a problem that's been keeping you from growing and thriving this month. Studies or projects can show signs of progress or motivate you to do something new and bold.
It can be a fine month for expressing yourself through your relationships. You're also more sensitive to imbalances in your life now, and you may go to greater lengths than usual to create more harmony.
August 2021 Aspects TimeLine:
This Month’s Ephemeris:
This Month’s Ephemeris with extra points and abbreviations rather than glyphs:
Ephemerides with additional points are for Eastern Time. The North Node and Lilith are the True positions. Retrogrades are underlined. Extra points are Chiron, Ceres, Pallas, Juno, Vesta, and Lilith. These come from the excellent software, Sirius 3.0.
Using the table below: The Moon is Void of Course from the time of its last aspect listed below until the Moon enters a new sign. Generally speaking, these periods are not ideal for launching new endeavors, although they’re not impossible periods, either.
The times given below are Eastern. These should be adjusted for different time zones. For example, for Pacific Time, subtract 3 hours from the given times.
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