Monthly Astrological Forecast : August 2023
The Aquarian Full Moon on the 1st beckons you to go more with the flow of life. Take a breather from the stress surrounding you. Contact friends and make time to spend with them. They’ve missed your exuberant spirit and will be glad to hear from you.
The New Moon in Leo on the 16th can turn much of August into an extraordinarily love-filled month. Rams involved in the arts professionally can be showcasing their talents to tremendous applause too. Let your light shine. This is not the time to hide it under a bushel.
Mischievous Mercury turns retrograde on the 23rd, and in doing so causes some major mishaps and problems at the workplace. New procedures or systems started at work now are doomed to chaos and eventual failure. Best to put their launch off until next month when Mercury turns direct. If you’ve been planning on hiring someone to perform services, put them on hold too. Otherwise, the work will be poorly done.
With your ruling planet Mars entering Libra on the 27th, much of your energy and time will be focused on partnerships--both business and marriage. His fiery rays can incite a lot of arguments and disputes in your close relationships if allowed to burn amuck. However, if you temper his flames with control, you can reenergize your ties and accomplish fantastic things together.
On the 28th, Uranus turns retrograde in the sector ruling your personal finances. He won’t be turning direct until we’re well into January so expect the totally unexpected in all monetary matters. Investments which you had little hope for may reap extraordinary profits. Conversely, those which you anticipated high returns may fizz into oblivion. Uranus promises a wild ride on the road to riches.
The Full Moon in sensitive Pisces on the 29th may render you overly emotional and prone to reviewing painful past memories. Best to use the lunar energies in a more positive way by doing unselfish acts for those in need.
The Full Moon in Aquarius on the 1st focuses almost all of your attention on career. Self-employed Bulls should go on a massive PR blitz. The public will be intrigued and fascinated by you and any service or product you sell or represent. A gigantic spotlight at work will shine brightly on all the hard work which you do.
Have you been caught up in such a frantic pace that you feel like you’re running on empty? If so, the New Moon in Leo on the 16th offers you the chance to replenish and realign your inner energies. Obtain a renewed sense of being by nurturing yourself a little. Since it’s your Home Sector being highlighted, maybe a Feng Shui consultation is in order to reestablish balance and harmony.
With Mercury going into a retro tailspin on the 23rd, you may start to second guess your usually superb artistic and creative talents. Instead of falling into this trap, try to rework and jazz up past creations. Bulls with children may feel like the lines of communication with them got totally disconnected. An old love from the long ago past may resurface back into your life. Situations have changed dramatically for you both. But it’s still best to take it slow and easy before passing a final judgement. Brand new love affairs now however, have a poor chance at success.
With Mars blazing a trail into Libra on the 27th, you might find it best to go it alone on job projects. Co-workers might actually slow you down or really get on your nerves. If you can’t escape from performing on a team, try to keep your temper in check. You can be quite thin-skinned now when it comes to incompetency or slowness from others.
On the 28th. Uranus turns retrograde and won’t resume his direct motion until mid-January. Stifle any overwhelming urges to have any major changes done to your appearance. Otherwise, you may be horrified at the results. Uranus may also drive you to act too independently for your own good. Others may see your new-found unconventionality as very eccentric and not attractive.
The Full Moon in Pisces on the 29th has you contemplating intensely your future and plans made on how to achieve goals. While it may be good to review them, don’t throw them all out due to some delays or detours. You may desire now to become involved in humanitarian causes.
The Full Moon in Aquarius on the 1st should eliminate any writing blocks you may have been experiencing. Gemini students can easily breeze through assignments, considered too mentally complex before. Wordsmiths turn the right phrases and create masterpieces in the process.
You’ll be over brimming with dazzling ideas and possess the ability to communicate them with clarity to others. All this will be thanks to the New Moon in Leo on the 16th. Use your unique salesmanship skills to advance in the direction of your dreams.
Your ruling planet Mercury goes retrograde on the 23rd and turns your life into a state of confusion and mix-ups. Forgotten family and childhood issues buried long ago in the past can resurface now. Use the retro energy to clean up their cobwebs. Home repairs which you foolishly have ignored can turn into major projects. Getting across your inner feelings with family members will be almost impossible.
Mars entering Libra on the 27th propels Geminis to excel in sports and be a winner in athletic competitions. His fiery rays will help you break records. Use his energy to finish creative projects which have been languishing on the drawing board gathering dust. Your sex appeal will also skyrocket.
On the 28th, Uranus turns retrograde and won’t resume his direct motion until mid-January. Uranus is the Bad Boy of the zodiac because he can get us to do impulsive things which can be against our best interests. So, it’s extremely important for you not to reveal secrets told to you in confidence by others. The temptation will be high to do so. However, you will lose another’s trust if you do and they may turn into a sworn enemy as a result.
If you’ve been striving very hard on projects at work, success and a possible promotion may come your way. The Full Moon in Pisces on the 29th lights up your career and accomplishments for upper management to see. Self-employed Twins should be promoting their talents and seeking as much publicity as they can acquire. Others will desire to use your services or purchase your goods.
The Full Moon in Aquarius on the 1st gives you the courage to clean out the closets of both your inner and outer life. Objects, which are no longer of any use can be disposed of freely. People who are detrimental to be in your sphere are let go of too.
Due to the New Moon in Leo on the 16th, you could find a sudden windfall dropping into your lap. Take care though in making big ticket purchases during the month. Otherwise, it will all be gone in the blink of an eye.
Take your car to the mechanic and have it checked out for any potential problems before Mercury turns retrograde on the 23rd. Travel plans will all be up in the air and go through many revisions. Getting your thoughts and ideas across to others will become a challenge. Promises either made by you or given to you from others, may not be able to be kept.
Mars blazes a trail into Libra on the 27th. He’ll heat up tempers on the home front in the process. Best not to get involved in any emotional confrontations. It may be difficult for you at this time to see another’s point of view. You’ll be too fixated on your personal truths and not of others.
On the 28th, Uranus turns retrograde and won’t resume his direct motion until mid-January. Uranus is the Bad Boy of the zodiac because he can get us to do impulsive things which can be against our best interests. He may shake up your relationships with close buddies. You may start to see some of them through new eyes and the view may not be all that attractive. Ones, who you thought were totally dependable, may leave you to fend for yourself during difficult straights. Causes which you felt fervently about can reveal themselves to be fraudulent.
The Full Moon in Pisces on the 29th can bring a pending legal issue up to be resolved. It can be settled successfully, if you proceed in a logical way and not an emotional one. The lunar rays will lure you out of your famous shell and fill you with a strong desire for adventure. A trip to an exotic shore can be the answer to your innermost fantasies.
The Full Moon in Aquarius on the 1st turns your attention away from your concerns to your partner’s. If you’ve been too focused on yourself and not enough on them, there may be trouble in paradise. Spend time with them and concentrate all your energies on making them happy.
With the New Moon in Leo on the 16th, you will be the center of attention. Be bold and creative with your self-image. All eyes will be upon you and you can bask in their adulation.
Mercury turns retrograde on the 23rd and brings some chaos to your finances in the process. Prepare to hear refrains like “The check is in the mail.” Try to have clients and vendors either pay up front, or in cash, for goods and services. Go over the amounts on all receipts received for purchases and checks you write. Inspect all items before you buy them for potential defects.
When Mars transits into Libra on the 27th, don’t be tempted to voice your opinions to your siblings or neighbors. Words said can be interpreted as a call to arms and a nasty argument may ensue. Try to use the Martian fire in positive ways such as getting caught up with unanswered correspondence.
On the 28th, Uranus turns retrograde and won’t resume his direct motion until mid-January. Uranus is the Bad Boy of the zodiac because he can get us to do impulsive things which can be against our best interests. The retrograde may fill you with renewed discontent regarding your status in life. The itch to start your own business will be impossible to ignore. Try not to let your disgruntlement get out of control and ruin your job in the process. Management at work may again go through one or more unexpected changes of the guard.
The rays of the Full Moon in Pisces on the 29th challenges you to bring about a transformation with your life. Let go of all unnecessary objects, and even people, who have been imposing restrictions upon your growth. It might elicit pain doing this. However, freeing yourself of the shackles of these limitations is necessary for all future progress.
The Full Moon in Aquarius on the 1st may find you uncharacteristically having to scramble in order to meet unfinished deadlines at work. The pressure may seem unbearable but the rewards will be huge if you get it all done and on time.
Normally, you resort to your extraordinary analytical abilities in making important decisions. However, starting with the New Moon in Leo on the 16th, heeding your intuition will serve you better. Potent dreams can steer you in the right direction. Listening to subliminal recordings to either reprogram yourself for greater success, or to eliminate negative habits, should be explored too.
Your ruling planet Mercury goes retrograde on the 23rd, messing up the best laid plans. Don’t give into the trap he may set of having you second guess yourself and question your self-confidence. Since Mercury is turning retrograde in your sign Virgo, this retro will have a bigger impact for you than the usual ones. There may be some difficulty in expressing yourself clearly to others. On the plus side, Mercury retro in Virgo is an aspect of second chances for those in your sign.
Mars blazes a path into Libra on the 27th. In the process, he’ll make you passionate about accumulating wealth. He will bring in opportunities to acquire more. However, it may be like trying to hold water in the palm of your hand. Temptation will be over powering to spend it as soon as you make it.
On the 28th, Uranus turns retrograde and won’t resume his direct motion until mid-January. Uranus is the Bad Boy of the zodiac because he can get us to do impulsive things which can be against our best interests. Virgo students may become unsure if they’re taking the right major or should even be in school. It might become increasingly difficult to stay focused on formal studies. Expect the unexpected with travel. Trips may have to be cancelled, rescheduled, or even booked at the last minute.
The Full Moon in watery Pisces on the 29th shines a bright light on all relationship issues. Try not to be uncharacteristically overly sensitive and blow little things out of context. By staying calm, you both can sort things out and revive your bond.
The Full Moon in Aquarius on the 1st illuminates matters of the heart. Intense feelings can be stirred up by the lunar lights. You may have a strong desire to pour out your heart to your lover. If you’re not in a relationship, you may feel a keen sense of incompleteness and a longing for love.
The New Moon in Leo on the 16th offers many opportunities for you to expand both your personal and professional social circles. New friends acquired under these rays will prove to be loyal. Plus, they’ll inspire you to stretch your underlying creative talents.
Mercury turns retrograde on the 23rd and issues, people, and memories from the past all seethe up for you to deal with. Use the time constructively to clean up forgotten events which have been holding you back subconsciously. Your dreams may take on an added dimension to help guide you to future attainments.
Mars entering your sign on the 27th makes your Scales a bit unbalanced. Famous for always being diplomatic, his fiery rays may make you come across to others as uncharacteristically aggressive and dominate. Guard against being overly impatient and pushy. Use his energies in a more positive way by taking the lead with grace and dignity.
On the 28th, Uranus turns retrograde and won’t resume his direct motion until mid-January. Uranus is the Bad Boy of the zodiac because he can get us to do impulsive things which can be against our best interests. He can turn your finances into a wild roller coaster ride. Old debts can be paid off. However, new ones can unexpectedly spring up in their place. Matters which you assumed were ironed out with your partner concerning finances rear their ugly head again.
The Full Moon on in Pisces on the 29th may have co-workers overly sensitive with anything you say or do on the job. Best not to be critical with their performance or they’ll report you to HR. The job itself may start to get to you and reveal it’s time to look for a place more appreciative of your talents.
The Full Moon in Aquarius on the 1st may force you to settle some misunderstandings which might have developed unknowingly with relatives. Due to a heavy workload demanding your attention, they may have felt overlooked. Try to soothe their ruffled feathers by planning some family time with impromptu get-togethers.
Long-term career goals take center stage in your life due to the New Moon in Leo on the 16th. Filled with a passionate desire to achieve the deserved recognition which has been blocked, you’ll be propelled to go after it.
On the 23rd, Mercury reverses his spin and starts to retrograde. As tempting as it might be, don’t get involved with spreading petty gossip. Your witty remarks will come back to bite you. Instead use the retrograde in a positive way and look up old friends on Facebook and reestablish ties with them. Friends, who you normally count on, may not be able to come to your aid. They haven’t deserted you. It’s just that they have too many problems of their own now to handle.
Mars transits into Libra on the 27th. If not on guard, his intense fiery vibes can seethe into your subconscious. Then boil over in the form of repressed anger and irritation towards others. You’re best working on projects alone at this time. Others may either weigh you down or try to steal your thunder.
On the 28th, Uranus turns retrograde and won’t resume his direct motion until mid-January. Uranus is the Bad Boy of the zodiac because he can get us to do impulsive things which can be against our best interests. He’ll bring choppy waters to your relationship. Either one of you may start to need more space and freedom. If it’s your lover and you want to keep them, let them have it. To do otherwise will destroy what you have. If it’s you, ask yourself if fooling around is worth losing what you have.
The Full Moon in Pisces on the 29th spices up your love life. Single Scorpions will find they are pursued by many ardent admirers. You’ll be less inclined to want to work but want to party and socialize instead. Those with children will find they can be very dramatic in trying to get their way.
The Full Moon in Aquarius on the 1st may make you too emotional in speech and writing to get your points across in an effective manner. Wait with responding to texts, emails, and phone calls until you have a better control over your feelings. Otherwise, you may damage an important relationship.
The New Moon in Leo on the 16th covers Archers with wanderlust. Suddenly, the call to travel is too much to ignore and you’re galloping off to a glamorous locale.
When Mercury turns retrograde on the 23rd, you may become confused with your career goals. Put off all thoughts of making drastic changes with your job. If you wait until next month, when he goes direct, you’ll be thinking clearer and more realistically. Archers seeking publicity may get it, but it may not be what you wanted.
Mars adds quite a bit of fire to your political beliefs when he enters Libra on the 27th. Instead of preaching on a soapbox to uninterested associates, go out and join likeminded followers of an organization. Those already involved in clubs may find themselves taking a leading role within it.
On the 28th, Uranus turns retrograde and won’t resume his direct motion until mid-January. Uranus is the Bad Boy of the zodiac because he can get us to do impulsive things which can be against our best interests. He may tempt you into following some unwise fad diet or health regime. Archers may find employees staging a revolt or acting in very unprofessional uncooperative ways. Keep an eye on all those you hire for any type of service. When Uranus turns direct, you may find things were done very poorly.
The Full Moon in sensitive Pisces on the 29th may present some challenges at the home front. You may have to step up and shoulder some additional responsibilities for a family member.
The Full Moon in Aquarius on the 1st presents opportunities to settle financial disputes in an affable manner. A past gamble with an investment may pay big dividends now. Do not make large purchases or investments. They will be based too much on your emotions and not your common sense.
Intense heights of intimacy can be reached this month between you and your beloved in both physical and emotional planes due to the New Moon in Leo on the 16th. Also, these rays are potent for devising an unbeatable financial strategy with business partners.
Mercury goes retrograde on the 23rd and plays total havoc with any and all travel plans. It would better to delay trips until next month when he turns direct. If that’s not an option, then double check all your reservations, tickets, and insure your luggage. Writing projects will demand to be edited and then edited again.
By transiting into Libra on the 27th, Mars sets your career aspirations on fire. Those seeking a new job should be contacting a headhunter. If you are deserving of a promotion, go in and ask to it. Have you wanted to start your own business? Get the ball rolling. Leave no stone unturned that can help you achieve success and an elevation in status.
On the 28th, Uranus turns retrograde and won’t resume his direct motion until mid-January. Uranus is the Bad Boy of the zodiac because he can get us to do impulsive things which can be against our best interests. Goats with kids may find that they have a revolution on their hands. It will become increasing difficult to get them to follow any rules. Creative pursuits deemed too “out there” by you before can now be developed fully. Stop trying to fit a mold with your aspirations and allow yourself greater freedom of expression.
The Full Moon in Pisces on the 29th may find you lacking a clear sense of objectivity. Best to delay making important decisions. You may be too caught up in your emotions to wade through all the facts correctly.
The Full Moon in your sign on the 1st makes it almost impossible for you to hide your emotions. A big lunar spotlight will be turned on you and the subsequent attention can be daunting. Praise will be forthcoming though for Water Bearers who have worked hard, and they should bask in the applause.
The New Moon in Leo on the 16th offers you the opportunity to share the spotlight with your lover or business partner. Remember the taste of applause is as intoxicating for them too. You’re going to be seeking stability in all close relationships and rejecting insincere advances.
Impish Mercury decides to go retrograde on the 23rd and throws a monkey wrench into obtaining additional funds. Steer clear of shopping for new loans for yourself or for a business. Better terms can be obtained next month when he goes direct. Investing in a new business will not meet with future success. Best to sit tight on all partnership decisions concerning joint monies or positions.
Mars stirs up passionate fires within to expand your horizons both physically and mentally when he enters Libra on the 27th. Aquarian students will be energized to surpass other pupils in their classes. If you’ve been hesitant to fulfill a dream to travel to an exotic local due to the strenuousness the trip requires, Mars will give you the oomph to do it.
On the 28th, Uranus turns retrograde and won’t resume his direct motion until mid-January. Uranus is the Bad Boy of the zodiac because he can get us to do impulsive things which can be against our best interests. He’s also your ruling planet. So, you’re even more effected by his backward spin. It may make it increasing difficult for you to feel comfortable in your own home. Wild thoughts of moving or making drastic changes to your place, might dance through your head. Unexpected company can visit or want to move in.
If you’ve been sloppy with handling your finances, the Full Moon in Pisces on the 29th may force you to get your affairs in order. Avoid falling needlessly into debt by incurring large and unnecessary expenses.
The Full Moon in Aquarius on the 1st endows you with superb psychic and intuitive insights. Listen to your nighttime dreams. It will seem like they are giving you potent advice from other realms. People and situations from your past, in this lifetime or maybe others, may resurface.
If you’ve slipped into bad habits with eating unhealthy food, avoiding exercise, or not getting the proper amount of sleep, the New Moon in Leo on the 16th can get you swimming in a better direction. By starting a fresh holistic regime now, you’ll have the tenacity to stick with it.
Use the energy of Mercury turning retrograde on the 23rd to appraise your current love relationship. If they don’t measure up to your needs, a split may be the best course to take. However, wait until next month when Mercury goes direct. Then cast your net in more loving waters. Unattached Fish may have a lover from the past resurface in their life.
Mars can bring matters having to do with joint finances to the boiling point on the 27th when he enters Libra. Best not to stage a showdown, but to calmly re-access better ways of handling funds together. Try to stifle your urge to go whole hog with your credit card over unnecessary expenses.
On the 28th, Uranus turns retrograde and won’t resume his direct motion until mid-January. Uranus is the Bad Boy of the zodiac because he can get us to do impulsive things which can be against our best interests. He may turn even a short trip into an eventful experience. Your ideas may seem too much out of touch with reality for others to comprehend. Actually, you thinking will be light years ahead of them, but they aren’t evolved enough to appreciate it.
The Full Moon is in your sign on the 29th. She’ll strip away the camouflage, you’ve placed to hide your deepest feelings.