This month sees a powerful Blue Moon in the sign of Pisces, but also a series of other very exciting planetary alignments involving the benevolent planets of Jupiter and Venus. And August begins with a Full Moon in the friendly Aquarius. Yet as Jupiter and Uranus square the Sun in Leo, finding balancing may prove illusive. Still, Venus forges an awesome link to the North Node and the Sun, the latter a Cazimi on the 13th. With Mercury starting its third Retrograde phase of the year too, please see below for your in-depth Monthly Horoscope Forecast for each sign for August...
Monthly Horoscopes for August 2023
Aries 21 March - 20 April
August gets off to a galloping start, with a Full Moon and a fabulous Mars/Jupiter link on the 1st. Use this chance to try out cutting edge ideas and enjoy the potential leap in income it brings. The Leo New Moon midmonth inspires you to action, and romance and creativity could show real promise. Ready to take a relationship or project to the next level? Now is the time! From the 23rd, you'll be aware of your wellbeing and how you can improve on it. Feeling burned out? It's time to simplify your affairs. Indeed, the second Full Moon in Pisces on the 30th urges rest, Aries.
Taurus 21 April - 21 May
The Full Moon in Aquarius on the 1st, helps you stand out from the crowd. And if you're a social media afficionado, you could get a lot more followers. Along with this, an outstanding Mars/Jupiter link gives you the will to advance in a very bold way, so the first week might be filled with opportunity. Work and play go hand in hand with the possibility of romance. And the Sun's move into Virgo adds to this time of leisurely productivity. Plus, as electric Uranus rewinds in your sign, you'll be keen to make positive changes by revising your inner game.
Gemini 22 May - 21 June
You'll be dazzled by an opportunity that may entice you out of your comfort zone. The Full Moon in week one makes it more visible. Just be sure it's right for you before you dive in. Exploring your family history and heritage could also have a profound impact on you, and boost your self-belief. Ready to launch a project? Make your move on the 16th. Plus, there's a strong focus on your home zone all month. And as Mercury rewinds on the 23rd, it's time to declutter. The second Full Moon of August on the 30th may coincide with a warm family get-together.
Cancer 22 June - 23 July
Friends and associates could make quite a difference to your life by offering opportunities, sharing information and supporting you when you need it most. Plus, it's wise to expect the unexpected, as a friend may have a happy surprise for you. There are two Full Moons at the start and end of August in Aquarius and Pisces respectively. Money, finance, travel and future plans may be emotional topics, but ones that can further your growth. The Sun's move into Virgo on the 23rd, brings a busy spell, that's great for writing, studying and sorting out any admin.
Leo 24 July - 23 August
The Full Moon on the 1st may bring issues to a head concerning a key bond. But with dynamic Mars making a powerful aspect to Jupiter and later to energising Uranus, it's green lights for your career goals and ambitions. The New Moon in your sign on the 16th, could coincide with an unexpected offer. Be sure it's right for you before you sign anything, Leo. Finances are also high on the agenda all month, so use this time to get your affairs in order. As Mars glides into Libra from the 27th, you could be very persuasive and quite competitive when dealing with others.
Virgo 24 August - 23 September
With Mars and Mercury in your sign, you're already on the ball and projecting your personality out into the world. But with Jupiter and Uranus acting as bold accomplices, the first week of August and the days around the 16th, could see you taking things to the next level. Mind, Mercury your guide planet rewinds on the 23rd, the same day as the Sun enters your sign, so there will be delays, but you'll also be keen to take the lead and showcase your skills. As Mars heads into Libra, it's time to balance the books and to look to increasing your income with a side-hustle.
Libra 24 September - 23 October
There's a lot going on behind the scenes as August gets underway, with a focus on your spiritual zone encouraging you to tie up loose ends and find closure on lingering issues. Trust your intuition if it tells you to go somewhere or do something, as it could lead to an offer or wonderful opportunity. Plus, your affections for someone might stall around the 13th, as the Sun's link with Venus retro, may put a few doubts in your mind. Yet as Mars enters your sign from the 27th, you'll have the courage of your convictions and will be willing to speak your mind, Libra.
Scorpio 24 October - 22 November
A dynamic Mars/Jupiter tie on the 1st suggests your social life can connect you to wonderful people who could bring offers and opportunities your way. One of them might be a dream come true. Links with edgy Uranus and potent Pluto, hint that there'll be some enlightening conversations with the chance of a positive outcome. Mercury goes into reverse on the 23rd, so expect a reunion or two, whether planned or out of the blue. Plus, the Full Moon on the 30th lights up your romance zone, and promises to be a very special time, whether solo or entangled.
Sagittarius 23 November - 21 December
It looks like August is off to a fabulous start, as assertive Mars aligns with expansive Jupiter. If you've been looking for opportunities to move ahead with your career or business, or are seeking a better job, it's all systems go. With two other key aspects to boost your efforts, there's a good chance you'll end this month in a better place than when it began. The focus on a high-flying zone increases too, so this is very much the time to showcase your talents. And despite Mercury rewinding from the 23rd, you can still do well if you pay attention to the details and small print.
Capricorn 22 December - 20 January
New adventures and experiences await you, if you're ready to take the road less travelled. A potent Mars/Jupiter tie on the 1st, encourages you to move out of your comfort zone and embrace fresh opportunities. And the more challenging, the better. Plus, the New Moon on the 16th is perfect for fresh developments. It helps to let go of the past before you move forward, Capricorn. Plus, as Mars moves into Libra on the 27th, the coming six weeks or so can find you in a competitive mood and keen to promote your best talents. Things are certainly looking up.
Aquarius 21 January - 19 February
The Full Moon in your sign on the 1st can intensify feelings in a key bond, but also brings an opportunity to clear the air. Just avoid doing or saying anything you might regret. Plus, something you've invested in could show a good return, whether it's property, a key project or a relationship. You'll be pleased you put the effort in, as the rewards keep coming this month. Go easy from the 23rd though, as Mercury will rewind and might cause complications with finance. Keep receipts, paperwork and proof of any transactions. From the 27th, travel is on the cards.
Pisces 20 February - 20 March
The start of the month is an excellent time for connecting and collaborating, as a dynamic Mars/Jupiter link means you'll get any plans and projects off to the best possible start. The same goes for key meetings and even presentations. The outcome may be better than expected. Want to improve on your health? The New Moon in Leo on the 16th, encourages you to drop bad habits and adopt more life-enhancing ones. It could be a game changer. There's a strong emphasis on partnerships, and the Full Moon in your sign on the 30th shows plenty of romantic promise.