August is a much more positive month than July … thank goodness! And it starts in a fabulously optimistic fashion on August 1, when the New Moon lights up Leo and Mercury finally moves forwards in Cancer. Then prosperity planet Jupiter turns direct on August 11. Luckiest days of the month are August 7-8 (Jupiter trines the Sun and Venus) and the 14th (the Sun makes beautiful music with Venus). Saturday night the 24th looks super sexy and romantic, when love and lust planets Venus and Mars hook up. So make sure you plan something special!
Read free Monthly Horoscopes for August below. And you can also re-read the free Monthly Horoscopes for July beneath the current ones.
Get your skates on Aries! After a difficult July, August is a wonderful month to build bridges with a child, teenager or lover; initiate a new friendship; fall in love; give birth to a creative concept; start a challenging sport or take up a hobby you’ve always been interested in. Mid-month looks particularly exciting, when the Full Moon provides an opportunity for you to lead and influence others with your innovative and inspiring ideas. People are looking for you to come up with the goods so get cracking and don’t disappoint. Read your free Daily Horoscope HERE.
With the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus and Mars all highlighting your home zone, it’s time to play Domestic Goddess (or God) to the hilt as you cook, clean, de-clutter, entertain, garden, decorate or renovate. Family issues take centre stage, but you may also have to navigate your way through a professional minefield (especially around the time of the Full Moon on August 15). Avoid being a stubborn and intractable Bull. Instead, strive to handle any problems that crop up in proactive, creative and innovative ways. Read your free Daily Horoscope HERE.
Thank goodness your patron planet Mercury finally goes direct on August 1 … which also coincides with the New Moon. So it’s a particularly positive month to communicate passionately and creatively. Whether you teach, give a speech, post a podcast, write a report or get vocal on social media, it’s time to let other people know what’s really on your mind. You’ll also receive plenty of messages, emails, texts and tweets (and maybe even some old-fashioned snail mail) but avoid the tendency to get side-tracked. Read your free Daily Horoscope HERE.
The focus is on lust and loot as the New Moon (on August 1) activates your money zone, and the Full Moon (on August 15) stimulates your sexuality zone. So it’s the perfect month to start a fresh financial chapter, fire up a stale relationship or launch a hot new romance. Financial matters and joint ventures are favoured … just make sure you check all details carefully and vet prospective partners thoroughly. Confidence is also high, as the planets boost self-esteem and other people give you plenty of positive feedback. Read your free Daily Horoscope HERE.
The Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus and Mars are all powering through your sign. So you’ll be at your charming, charismatic, colourful best … and your demanding and diva-like worst! The Leo New Moon (on August1) is the best time of the year to refresh your appearance, update your wardrobe, review your personal beliefs or launch a creative project. Around August 15 the Full Moon brings a relationship issue to a head, which clears the air so you can view the situation from a much more progressive perspective. Read your free Daily Horoscope HERE.
After a frustrating and nail-biting July, Mercury finally turns direct on August 1 and the New Moon highlights your contemplation and spirituality zone. So it’s the ideal time to enjoy solo activities like meditation, yoga, reading, journal writing and listening to music. (As singer-songwriter and birthday great Kate Bush wisely observes “There’s an awful lot you can learn about yourself when you’re alone.”) Then the mid-month Full Moon motivates you to kick bad habits and be more proactive about your health and wellbeing.
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Quit making lame excuses Libra! It’s time to pursue your ambitious goals for the future with plenty of passion and purpose. The New Moon (on August 1) helps you initiate ideas and make wonderful new wishes. Then the Full Moon (on August 15) pushes you to be more spontaneous and adventurous about making your dreams come true. Inspiration for the month is from fashion designer (and birthday great) Betsey Johnson. “Real success is being totally indulgent about your own trip … and going full speed ahead.”
The New Moon (on August 1) is a fortuitous time to reboot your professional attitude, initiate work ideas, make major career decisions or look for a new job, as you show others what you are really capable of. Whereas the Full Moon (on August 15) is a time when unresolved issues with a family member could rise to the surface and demand to be addressed. Possessiveness or power games could also be cause for concern. So do your best to step back and view the current situation from a more balanced and forgiving perspective.
You’ll enjoy communicating with family, friends, colleagues and acquaintances from close to home and far away. The New Moon encourages you to expand your international connections, extend your educational horizons and stretch your mind in adventurous new directions. After a sluggish July, your ruler Jupiter turns direct on August 11, when your Sag joie-de-vrie starts to return. Then the mid-month Full Moon fires up your passion for local community projects. So your motto for the moment is “Think global; act local.” Read your free Daily Horoscope HERE.
The big questions to ask this month are “Who can I put my faith in?” and “Who can I really trust?” A close relationship is put under the microscope as you explore issues involving property, possessions, joint finances or shared resources. Then the mid-month Full Moon brings up issues involving core values and self-esteem. You’ll find the less you base your self-worth on money, status, image, physical appearance and unrealistic media expectations of what beauty and success are, the healthier and happier you’ll be. Read your free Daily Horoscope HERE.
Venus and the New Moon (on August 1) revitalize your relationship zone. So prepare to road-test a new lover, revive a flagging affair, reboot a rickety marriage or finally summon the courage to leave an unsatisfactory relationship and explore your independence. Singles – the planets send a swag of potential suitors to your door. So make the most of it, play the field, and then choose wisely. The Full Moon lights up your sign mid-month, when the planets push you to be the avant-garde Aquarian you were born to be. Read your free Daily Horoscope HERE.
Have you been spending too much time sitting in front of the TV eating junk food? Take a good long look at your daily diet and fitness levels, as the New Moon (on August 1) inspires you to prepare healthier meals and exercise like a pro with your favourite human or four-legged friend. Then the Full Moon pushes you to bring a work program or a volunteer project to a successful conclusion. Intuition and imagination are also heightened, as you receive important spiritual guidance and creative inspiration from within. Read your free Daily Horoscope HERE.
You can re-read free Monthly Horoscopes for July below …
Monthly Horoscopes for July
ARIES [March 21-April 20]
Your energy levels receive a welcome boost, as your ruler Mars transits through fellow fire sign Leo. So it’s a good month to be motivated, challenged, inspired, creative and super social. But many Rams will also feel extra feisty and in the mood to fight back, as retrograde Mercury connects with Mars on July 8-9. However hasty words and impulsive actions will just land you in a heap of hot water, so resist the temptation to be argumentative and antagonize others.
TAURUS [April 21-May 21]
Venus and the Solar Eclipse (on July 2) urge you to find enjoyable new ways to connect with those around you, especially in your local community. You also need to get talking with loved ones and sort out any problems ASAP, before Mercury reverses through your domestic and communication zones from July 7-31. Extra dollops of diplomacy and kindness are required. So your mantra is from birthday great, the Dalai Lama “Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.”
GEMINI [May 22-June 21]
Your ruler Mercury goes retro from July 7-31. Mercury is the planet of clear thinking, communication, travel, commerce, computers, media and the internet. So (when it’s reversing) it’s not a suitable time to sign contracts; start a job or business; buy a phone, computer or car; launch a website; install new software or embark on a big holiday or business trip. If you can’t avoid doing these things then expect delays, disruptions, mix-ups or misunderstandings.
CANCER [June 22-July 23]
The Solar Eclipse in Cancer (on July 2) is a fabulous time to rejuvenate your physical appearance, update your wardrobe or kick-start a personal project. The Lunar Eclipse lights up your relationship zone (on July 16) when a problem with a loved one could come to a head. Then Mercury reverses through your sign (from July 19-31) when your momentum seems to stall or even go backwards. So patience and perseverance are the keys to cruising through July.
LEO [July 24-Aug 23]
Mighty Mars powers through your sign in July, so you have a need for speed and spontaneous adventures. However retrograde Mercury will throw a spanner in the works and slow everything down (especially from July 7-18). If you let impatience get the better of you, then it’s going to be a long, frustrating and drama-filled July. So your mantra for the month is from writer Barbara Johnson “Patience is the ability to idle your motor when you feel like stripping your gears.”
VIRGO [Aug 24-Sep 23]
Expect communication chaos, as Mercury is in retrograde mode from July 7-31. So make sure you back-up your computer files; allow plenty of time to get to appointments and catch flights; re-check everything; and be incredibly adaptable. And there’s no room for negative self-talk. Mercury might be retro for most of the month but you can still have fun and get a lot done, as long as you are patient. It’s actually the perfect time to research, rehearse, reboot, reschedule and revisit.
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LIBRA [Sep 24-Oct 23]
The month starts with Venus and the Solar Eclipse stimulating your professional zone, so you need to create new work opportunities that you really enjoy. If you’re looking for employment, the early bird catches the worm. Your diplomatic skills will be called on around July 8-9, when friends or colleagues get into a feisty argument. Just make sure you don’t get caught in the crossfire! Home is where the heart is in mid-July, when you spend time catching up with family.
SCORPIO [Oct 24-Nov 22]
Scorpios love to approach life with a strategic plan and a relentlessly forward trajectory. But with Mercury in retrograde mode (from July 7-31) the gas will be taken out of your tank and your preferred pace will be temporarily curtailed (especially at work). A holiday or business trip could also be delayed or even cancelled. So what can you do? Smart Scorpions will think more creatively, plan more patiently, and double-check all appointment times and travel plans.
SAGITTARIUS [Nov 23-Dec 21]
Have you been talking about paying off debt or saving for something special – like a car, holiday or home deposit? This month the Eclipses stimulate your finance zones, so you need to put your money where your mouth is and take firm action. Courtesy of Mercury Retrograde an educational matter, foreign friendship, business trip or vacation could veer off in a confusing direction. So keep your adaptability muscles well-flexed and take things one logical step at a time.
CAPRICORN [Dec 22-Jan 20]
The Solar Eclipse (on July 2) provides an opportunity to resuscitate a tired old romance … or navigate an exciting new one. Then the Lunar Eclipse lights up your sign on July 16, which will boost your conscientious Capricorn nature. When it comes to a joint money matter or a shared business venture, are you being overconfident? In order to avoid messy problems, make sure your financial plans are based on a realistic appraisal of the people and circumstances involved.
AQUARIUS [Jan 21-Feb 19]
With Mercury reversing through your relationship zone from July 7-18, you’ll need to be extra careful in the way you communicate with family and close friends. Otherwise your words will be misinterpreted and your motives misunderstood. And don’t expect to feel wildly social in mid-July, when the Lunar Eclipse activates your privacy and solitude zone. So put aside some special ‘me time’ when you can concentrate on the three R’s – rest, relaxation and renewal.
PISCES [Feb 20-March 20]
Are you feeling bored and uninspired? The Solar Eclipse (on July 2) urges you to take up a challenging hobby or add an untapped creative talent to your Piscean repertoire. And the Lunar Eclipse (on July 16) encourages you to write a long wish list of your hopes and dreams for the future. You can’t hit a bulls-eye if you don’t have one! You’ll experience long-term success and satisfaction through exploring and participating in the world around you – both in person and online.
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