August 2017 Monthly Horoscopes by Chrisalis

August Horoscopes

Happy Birthday Leo! Here are highlights for the month ahead.

Lunations: Moon Phases for the entire month:

New Moon: This month’s New Moon is a Solar Eclipse, occurring Aug 21 at 28° Leo 52″

Full Moon: This month’s Full Moon is a Lunar Eclipse, occurring Aug 7 at 15° Aquarius 25″

Retrogrades: Uranus turns retrograde on Aug 3rd, Mercury turns retrograde Aug 13th, Saturn turns direct on the 25th. Chiron, Neptune, and Pluto are retrograde for the entire month of August.

Ingresses: The Sun enters Virgo on August 22nd, Venus enters Leo on Aug 25th, Mercury retrogrades back into Leo on the 31st.

Continue reading for complete scopes for each sign:

AriesAries — March 21-April 19: August will certainly not be dull for you, compliments of two eclipses and Mercury retrograde to deal with. Venus is in an area of your chart for most of the month which means staying close to home is where you will find most satisfaction, whilst at the same time Mars will be urging you to go out and have some fun. What you need to do is wait till the end of the month when Venus joins Mars in an area of your chart which will give you more freedom. Although the eclipse of the 21st is also falling in this same area of your chart so you may not wish to push your luck too far when it comes to doing what you want and actually listening to those close to you and what they need.

Moon in Aries August 11, 12, 13


Taurus — April 20-May 20: Just as the moon goes in to your sign this month, Mercury also turns retrograde. This occurs in an area of your chart closely linked to the home and family so you need to be on top of any tensions you have at home and take care of them before the 13th. As Venus is in an area of your chart that will be very good for communication when it comes to loved ones then you may just breeze through August better than most. Mars will square your sign for most of the month and if you sense tensions becoming too much remember that you won’t have to wait long for this month to be over. Moon in your love area 1st, 26th, 27th and 28th.

Moon in Taurus August 13, 14, 15

GeminiGemini — May 21-June 21: There’s a lot going on in your area of communication this month, not least of all a Mercury retrograde. As Mercury is your ruling planet and it will be in the third house of your solar chart this is usually seen as a positive transit. However, with it also being retrograde alongside the 2 eclipses also in this area of your chart, then you need to be prepared for mix ups on a grand scale. This is not the month to expect things to go smoothly. Rather, it is the month that anything can happen and probably will, and not in a way that is going to be good for you. Moon in your love area on 2nd 3rd 29th, 30th and 31st will give you a lot of time to think on what you want when it comes to your relationship.

Moon in Gemini August 16, 17

CancerCancer — June 22-July 23: Venus is in your sign till the 27th allowing you to bask in her positive benefits to your love life. This is a time to also put a little pampering into your life and not hold back when it comes to spoiling yourself. Mars, in your area of security, may be leaving you a little frazzled around the edges. Mercury, in your area of communication will turn retrograde mid month. This is the month to plan things and not act on them. When the eclipse hits on the 21st it will be especially important that you hold back on anything you feel should be urgently taken care of. Just leave it for another time. Moon in your relationship area on 4th, 5th and 6th allows you to look at your love life from a different perspective.

Moon in Cancer August 18, 19, 20

LeoLeo — July 24-August 23: With Mars in your sign all month, there is sure to never be a dull moment. Mars feels quite at home in Leo and if there is anything you needed to get finished then this is the month to push towards the finish line. Interestingly, towards the end of the month Mars also comes into contact with the moon’s node, also in your sign. You may wish to channel your energy into something worthwhile at this time. This is especially true of the eclipse in late Leo on the 21st when you would do well to keep yourself focused on what you want. Moon in your relationship area 7th, 8th and 9th gives you a chance to start the month off smoothly when it comes to your love life.

Moon in Leo August 20, 21

VirgoVirgo —  August 24-September 22: You have a lot going on in August, compliments of Mercury retrograde and 2 eclipses. Mercury, your ruling planet, actually retrogrades in your sign from the 13th so you need to be on your toes this month when it comes to communication. Unfortunately for you Mars is in an area of your chart which will be bringing out confusion around you for the duration of the month. Added to this the eclipse of the 21st also falls in an area of your chart which may mean you are not seeing things too clearly. No major decisions for you in August. Moon in your love area 9th, 10th and 11th can help you clear up any misunderstandings just in time for Mercury to fully turn retrograde.

Moon in Virgo August 22, 23

LibraLibra — September 23-October 22: Mercury is retrograde in an area of your chart from the 13th that may have you a bit confused. This, alongside the eclipses, means that you should put off any major decisions in August and keep your thoughts to yourself until this month has passed. The eclipse on the 21st occurs in an area of your chart linked to friends and friendships so it will be especially important that you don’t upset anyone around this time as it may blow up into something bigger than you anticipated and leave you with a mess to sort out. Moon in your relationship area on 11th, 12th and 13th can serve as a reminder to keep your thoughts close to your chest as this is not a good time to open up any deep conversations with your partner.

Moon in Libra August 24, 25, 26

ScorpioScorpio — October 23-November 22: Venus is in a great position this month to do wonders for your love life. Not only is it trining your sun sign but it is also in an area of your chart which can free you up to look at your emotions and relationship in a new light. Mercury retrograde and the second eclipse around the 21st may have you thinking twice about friendships. August is not an easy month for any sign due to several harsh planetary aspects. The best you can do is get on with it and don’t do too much to make it even worse. Moon in your relationship area on 14th and 15th can bring you a well earned rest from whatever else is going on around you.

Moon in Scorpio August 1, 26, 27, 28


Sagittarius — November 23-December 20: Mars is in a great position this month to energize you and give you some ideas of what you might wish to do for your next adventure. Although, August is not the month you might want to be planning the adventure to happen, you can always dream. Venus is in an area of your chart that may have you thinking deeply on your relationship and come the end of the month changes may be on the table in that regard, whether you want them or not. Keep your head down at work as Mercury’s retrograde can cause you a headache or two if you don’t stay on top of your workload. Moon in your love area 16th and 17th gives you a chance to stop and evaluate what you want in life.

Moon in Sagittarius August 2, 3, 29, 30, 31

CapricornCapricorn — December 21-January 20: Venus is in your love and relationship area until the 27th places your focus squarely on your love life for most of August. Luckily for you Mercury’s retrograde from the 13th is in positive aspect to your sign and should actually help you in reaching your goals. Mars is in an area of your chart which may see you uncovering something you have been wanting to get to the bottom of for a while. However, with an eclipse also happening in this area of your chart on the 21st you need to separate fact from fiction. Moon in your relationship area on 18th, 19th and 20th occurs just before the eclipse. It is a good time to prepare yourself for anything that may go wrong on the 21st and take steps to avoid making a bad situation worse.

Moon in Capricorn August 4, 5, 6

AquariusAquarius — January 21-February 19: The eclipse on the 21st occurs in your relationship area. It may be a good idea for the duration of this month to keep a low profile when it comes to any changes you are contemplating to your love life. Not least of all because eclipses can drag your kicking and screaming towards change whether you want it or not. The trick to an eclipse is to not make a bad situation even worse and sometimes this means biding your time until changes can be made on your terms. Mercury is retrograde in an area of your chart from the 13th which may find you holding onto a secret or finally learning the answer to something you have been asking for quite a while. However, what you really need to be thinking about in August is Mars! The planet of war is moving through your love area… handle with care.

Moon in Aquarius August 7, 8

PiscesPisces — February 20-March 20: For most of August Venus is in a great position to be doing your love life no end of favors. This is just as well because Mercury turns retrograde in your love and relationship area around the 13th. Because this happens right in the midst of 2 eclipses, the first on the 7th and the second on the 21st then you need to pay close attention to what is around for you in August. Do not rock the boat when it comes to pushing for any talks you deem urgent in your love life because this may come back to bite you badly. Moon in you relationship area 22nd, 23rd and 24th serves to remind you further to not cause yourself more problems than you can deal with.

Moon in Pisces August 9, 10, 11


Be sure to check out this month’s tarotscopes too!

August 2017 Monthly Horoscopes

Past Horoscopes

Weekly Forecast




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