Monthly Horoscopes – August 2022. Brought to you by our friend Kelli Fox at Astrology.TV
August begins on a note of tension, even upheaval. Mars and Uranus form an angry conjunction on August 1st, which tends to feed impulsive, dramatic action. Cooler heads are unlikely to prevail much before August 4th, when Mercury moves into logical, analytical Virgo. At this point, angst will have subsided enough for sensible analysis to take place, but it could be too late to salvage some of the damage.
The mood changes for the better with the humanitarian Aquarius Full Moon on August 11th. This lunar influence encourages us to think of the greater good rather than pursuing selfish agendas.
On the same day, Venus moves into warm-hearted Leo, so interpersonal relationships are likely to get a boost at the micro-level, creating a couple of weeks where everything feels much rosier and more positive.
On August 20th, Mars adds to the light-hearted vibe when it arrives in sociable, chatty Gemini. This playful energy is curious about everything and everyone, doing much to shore up mutual respect and tolerance.
The last ten days of August take on a thoughtful, industrious note when the Sun moves into Virgo on August 22nd. Two days later, Uranus turns retrograde, quelling restlessness but turning rebellion into an inner self-rebellion instead. Combined with the sometimes overly critical solar energy of Virgo, this could be a difficult few days for society’s mental health.
However, Mercury’s arrival in charming Libra helps to soothe worries, and the practical, get-on-with-it Virgo New Moon on August 27th rounds out the month on an encouraging note.
Reign in your impulsive streak when your ruler Mars conjuncts Uranus on August 1st, or you may inadvertently create financial issues for yourself.
However, early August is a good time for teamwork and improved relationships with colleagues, especially once Mercury changes signs on August 4th.
Get as much work done as you can as early as you can because when the Full Moon shines from your social zone on August 11th, the emphasis is firmly on fun. Venus changes zodiac signs on this date, too, moving into the pleasure zone of your chart, so work will be the last thing on your mind!
Your social life gets another boost on August 20th when your ruling planet Mars changes signs and boosts your desire to talk, network, and share ideas. This can be good news for you at work, too, especially when the Sun moves into your everyday routines zone on August 22nd.
Any financial issues you experienced in early August could come back to bite around the 24th when Uranus turns retrograde and requires us to learn lessons from previous risky behavior.
Fortunately, Mercury moves into your opposite sign the following day, easing communication within your closest relationship and smoothing out any discord.
Once the New Moon emerges in the responsibilities area of your natal birth chart on August 27th, however, you’ll need to focus once again on work. This is an excellent time to make progress in your career, but it does demand concentration, so limit social distractions as August winds down.
Early August may feel unsettling for you as someone who thrives on routine and security. Right from the start, on August 1st, a volatile conjunction between Mars and Uranus in Taurus tests your inner strength and your ability to cope with rapid, unwelcome change.
Your best bet for handling this is to become more flexible in dealing with the unexpected. Let go of expected outcomes and focus on going with the flow. This will become easier once Mercury changes zodiac signs on August 4th.
The Full Moon on August 11th shines from the status zone of your natal birth chart, hinting at emotional events which could rock your career, your ambitions, or your perceived place in society. Look to your family for staunch emotional support, aided by Venus moving into your family zone on this date.
From August 20th, you’ll start to feel more in control, especially when Mars leaves Taurus – calming your nerves somewhat – and heads instead into the money zone of your chart, driving you to shore up your financial position.
A creative, playful vibe lightens the atmosphere from August 22nd onwards, when the Sun changes zodiac signs. You may still second-guess some of your choices, especially when Uranus turns retrograde in Taurus on August 24th, but overall this latter part of the month is more settled and certainly feels like more fun.
Look to the New Moon on August 27th for a fresh start in your love life – it’s an excellent sign for dating if you’re single, or this energy can help you re-find the passion and magic in an existing relationship.
As August begins, guarding your privacy is very important; the tense and somewhat shocking conjunction between Mars and Uranus on August 1st creates unpredictable outcomes around your house of hidden issues.
Early August also requires you to do some processing of the past, especially when your ruler Mercury changes signs on August 4th. Working through both good and bad memories will shed light on why you are where you are.
However, your thoughts turn forward during the Full Moon on August 11th. This is expansive energy, which urges you to celebrate how far you’ve come and look ahead toward new adventures. Venus changes signs and emphasizes friendly, sociable contact on the same day, so it’s a good time to be out and about.
The significant change of energy this month comes on August 20th, when Mars moves into Gemini. Expect an upsurge of positivity and an empowering, healthful vibe that allows you to be your true, authentic self.
Family relationships are well-starred once the Sun changes zodiac signs on August 22nd. You’ll also better understand karma when Uranus turns retrograde on August 24th, which will help you process your emotions.
Expressing your feelings through art, creativity, dance, music, or crafts is a great idea in late August; Mercury moves into your creativity zone on August 25th to facilitate just this.
Finally, the month rounds out with a lovely New Moon in your family zone on August 27th. Expect good news in or around the family, with a powerful ray of hope in the background.
Early August could bring some shock or disappointment with the behavior of someone you thought you could trust. This is especially likely around August 1st with the very tense conjunction between Mars and Uranus.
Try not to rush to judgment if a friend lets you down. Mercury moves into your communication zone on August 4th, at which point you’ll find it easier both to hear their story and to share your own feelings about what has happened.
However, the angst-ridden Full Moon on August 11th suggests that lingering feelings of resentment or betrayal still need work. On the same day, Venus leaves Cancer and moves into your values zone, so you may feel the need to protect what you stand for.
Ride out this wave of tricky emotions by turning to your spiritual side. With Mars moving into the spiritual zone of your natal birth chart on August 20th, you are driven to explore your spiritual gifts and develop your knowledge and abilities in this area. Doing so will lift your emotions and help to heal any lingering wounds.
The month takes another positive turn on August 22nd when the Sun changes zodiac signs, and on August 24th when Uranus retrograde helps you to understand and accept your own role in how any friendship dynamics have changed recently.
Mercury changes signs again on August 25th, moving into your family zone and helping to shore up the emotional security you need. Meanwhile, the very positive New Moon on August 27th is all about sharing ideas – focus on new projects which excite and inspire you.
Hold firm with your ambitions as August begins. Your career progress may seem rocky initially, especially on August 1st when Mars conjuncts Uranus in an ill-tempered, volatile show of force.
When Mercury leaves Leo on August 4th, however, this intelligent planet moves into the money zone of your natal birth chart, hinting that you may discover new sources of income or an alternative career plan of some kind.
Beware of any tension that this career-related instability creates in your love life. The Full Moon on August 11th shines from your opposite sign, reflecting angst and anger in love. Fortunately, on the very same day, Venus moves into Leo, so use plenty of affection and soul-deep understanding when dealing with your partner.
An excellent way to handle any upheaval this month is to take a more long-range view to avoid becoming bogged down in emotions. Mars’ change of signs on August 20th will be especially helpful with this.
The Sun moves into the money zone of your chart on August 22nd, as it always does at this time of year – but this cheerful, optimistic boost is especially welcome this time around.
With Uranus turning retrograde in your career zone on August 24th, you may need to rethink what you want from your working life. Redefining success would be a productive thing to do now.
Despite its upheavals, August ends on a very uplifting note. The New Moon on August 27th speaks to new financial opportunities, new business, or new income streams. Maximize this energy by being inventive with what you can offer the world.
Head into August with a ready-prepared Plan B, especially regarding travel or education plans. As Mars conjuncts Uranus on August 1st, disruption is highly likely.
Fortunately, your ruling planet Mercury arrives in Virgo on August 4th, enabling you to think on your feet and adjust to changing circumstances early in the month.
The Full Moon on August 11th reminds you that there are things in life you cannot control. Make peace with that, or you will struggle with life’s random unfairness. Venus’ shift into the spiritual zone of your chart, also on August 11th, will help with this.
Rest and recharge in mid-August because once Mars moves to the top of your chart on August 20th, you’ll want to power ahead with career ambitions, a job search, or a special project.
Just days later, the Sun moves into Virgo, which amounts to your own personal mini New Year. This is always an optimistic, uplifting period for you – use it to reset your goals and renew your enthusiasm for your current path.
Uranus turns retrograde on August 24th, which could bring some quite soul-searching questions to the forefront of your mind. The following day, Mercury leaves Virgo and switches the focus to your values, asking you to become clearer about what you will and will not accept in life.
However, this is your season, and the brilliant Virgo New Moon on August 27th is your gateway to a fresh reality. You’ve done some deep thinking this month, and you’ve learned to go with the flow more – now it’s time to refocus on your personal goals once more.
The volatile Mars-Uranus conjunction on August 1st is a fraught moment, bringing a power struggle into sharp focus. You may want to take some temporary time out from a relationship or friendship which feels overwhelming. Mercury’s arrival in your privacy zone on August 4th will help you get your thoughts together.
The Full Moon on August 11th could be a turning point in a love match. On the one hand, this energy can bring joy, pleasure, and happiness – but on the other hand, it also highlights risk-taking behavior, flirting, and infidelity.
Venus, your ruling planet, changes zodiac signs on the same day and moves into the area of your natal birth chart connected with long-term objectives. So stay calm and think about the future, whatever your romantic situation.
The month takes a much more positive turn from August 20th, when Mars changes signs and urges you to expand your horizons. Travel is well-starred from this point forward, so make a point of seeking out some new places and new faces.
When Uranus turns retrograde on August 24th, the issues driving those power struggles around you will start to become more apparent, leading to relief and understanding.
Mercury moves into Libra on August 25th, showcasing the very best of your diplomacy and your soft skills – this is a lovely, sociable vibe that sweeps away the angst you felt earlier in the month.
Meanwhile, the New Moon also on August 27th promises a fresh understanding of your life’s purpose. You’re clearer now on where you’re heading and why.
August is dominated by relationship and family issues right from the start. The volatile Mars-Uranus conjunction on August 1st, for example, occurs in your love zone and is likely to feel all-consuming.
Mercury changes signs and opens up social communication channels on August 4th, at which point you’ll find that friends offer invaluable support if your love life feels unstable.
However, the Full Moon on August 11th shines from your family zone, highlighting unfinished business, feuds, or resentments between you and your siblings, parents, or wider family. On the same day, Venus arrives at the very top of your chart, so the arguments may be centered around your perceived status – or lack of it – within the family arena.
When Mars, your ancient ruler, moves into your passion zone on August 20th, a relationship may get a new lease of life. Be careful with this energy, however, because heated passion can burn too hot to handle. An intoxicating relationship may feel like the be-all and end-all for now, but it’s not necessarily the best thing for your mental health.
The Sun moves into your social zone on August 22nd, again showing the warmth and support that friends can offer. You’ll be feeling introspective when Uranus turns retrograde on August 24th and when Mercury moves into your privacy zone the next day, but friends will gradually coax you into a better frame of mind.
The month rounds out with an optimistic, bright, and fun-filled New Moon on August 27th, which could see you meeting a new friend, mentor, or guide.
August looks set to be a good month for getting things done, especially at work. The month starts with a tense Mars-Uranus conjunction in the responsibilities zone of your natal birth chart, but this can be a positive catalyst that helps you create a better work-life balance.
When Mercury changes zodiac signs and heads to the top of your chart on August 4th, your communication skills will likely give you a substantial boost at work. This is an excellent period for job interviews, promotions, and sales.
A busy and energetic Full Moon on August 11th is great for tying up loose ends and for clearing your clutter so that you can start new things soon. Venus moves into your adventure zone on the same day, so plan something exciting and adrenaline-filled for a vacation or getaway.
On August 20th, Mars moves into your opposite sign. This brings an upsurge of passion in your love life – but be careful because this cosmic influence also increases anger and irritability.
Ambitions are front and center when the Sun changes signs on August 22nd, and with Uranus turning retrograde in your everyday work zone two days later, you’ll want to make sure that there are no nasty surprises in your working life.
Mercury’s sign change on August 25th boosts your teamwork abilities, which is excellent news if you sometimes prefer being a lone wolf and struggle with coworker cooperation.
This leads nicely into the New Moon in your career zone on the same day, which promises a fresh start at work and plenty of brilliant opportunities ahead.
You are usually an emotionally stable individual, but emotions run high on August 1st when Mars and Uranus go head-to-head. Don’t be surprised if you feel reckless, impulsive, or driven to do something… slightly mad.
Mercury’s change of zodiac signs on August 4th encourages you to widen your horizons, so this would be an excellent time to start a new training course; gathering new skills will broaden your opportunities.
The Full Moon on August 11th occurs in the money zone of your natal birth chart and could suggest a mini financial crisis. Keep firm control of your budget around this time because extravagant Venus is also on the move on the same day and could prompt you to indulge in some expensive comfort spending.
Mars powers into your everyday work zone on August 20th, driving you to get things done better, faster, and with more success. This high-energy vibe is excellent for pushing through a complex, long-drawn-out project or for finally completing something that has taken forever.
With the Sun moving into your adventure zone on August 22nd, you’ll feel optimistic and excited about the future. However, your reckless moves early in the month may come back to haunt you when Uranus turns retrograde on August 24th. If you need to make amends for a mistake, do it quickly.
August ends with a delightful New Moon, which opens your eyes to many possibilities. This influence is excellent for travel, sports, education, and justice, so many areas of your life are starting to look up.
Being trapped by other people’s expectations of you has bothered you for a while. On August 1st, when Mars conjuncts your ruling planet Uranus, you may decide to take drastic action, especially if it’s a family member who disapproves of your lifestyle.
Mercury’s change of signs on August 4th will help you get your point across in a feud or disagreement, but more importantly, this cosmic vibe also shows you that you are stronger and more resourceful than you think.
The Aquarius Full Moon on August 11th really underlines your determination to be yourself, despite – or perhaps, because of – disapproval from others. This is an exceptionally empowering influence and gives you the confidence to stand up and shine.
Venus moves into your opposite sign on the same day, boosting your romantic relationship and ensuring plenty of affection and loving support from your partner.
If you’re single, you’ll love Mars’ arrival in your dating zone on August 20th. If you’re already happily partnered, this influence can push you to express your creative side more, so it’s a great time to take up a new hobby.
When Uranus turns retrograde in your family zone on August 24th, you’ll be better able to process any lingering family issues. Mercury’s change of signs the following day underlines new freedoms you can grab simply by choosing not to be categorized or boxed in by others.
Finally, August rounds out with an intense New Moon on the 27th – this is a perfect time to choose therapy if you are struggling with your mental health.
The volatile Mars-Uranus conjunction on August 1st warns that the harder you try to be all things to all people, the more you’re likely to fail. Focus instead on just one thing and do that one thing exceptionally well.
Mercury changes signs and moves into your love zone on August 4th, helping you express your love more openly. However, the Full Moon on August 11th speaks to an intense need for privacy and solitude. It would be a perfect time to go on a retreat or grab a few days by yourself – but be careful that your sweetheart doesn’t misinterpret this.
Also on the 11th, Venus changes signs and encourages you to be kinder to yourself, health-wise. Avoid extreme workouts or overly strict diets and instead, take a more holistic approach to your wellness.
When Mars moves into the family zone of your natal birth chart on August 20th, you can power ahead with any domestic or real estate issues. This influence can increase irritability within the family, though, so give everyone plenty of chances to let off steam.
The latter part of August is, as always, dominated by the Sun’s arrival in your love zone on the 22nd. Review your relationship carefully, focusing on how you can make it even stronger.
Mercury’s sign change on August 25th is your key to greater intellectual intimacy – perfect for sharing dreams, fantasies, and intoxicating secrets. And of course, the New Moon in your love zone on the same day is a beautiful time for renewing vows, strengthening commitment – or finding a new partner if you’re single and looking.
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Aida Maratova is one of the authors writing for Higher Perspectives