August brings two lunar eclipses crossing through Leo and Aquarius on the 7th and the 21st. Some signs will feel this more than others, and one sign also has to deal with Mercury in retrograde. Check below to find out what this means for your sign this month.
Leo (July 23rd to August 22nd)
Leo, this month it’s your world and we’re just living in it! Your birthday season is in full swing and with the addition of a Leo lunar eclipse on August 21st, there is nothing you can’t do. Take the first half of this month to solidify your relationships, and don’t be afraid to ask advice from friends who may not usually be on your level of positivity. This month you could use some grounding, in between the celebrations, and everyone around you could use some of your sparkle. The Aquarius eclipse on August 7th may push you to shake things up at work. Don’t be afraid to follow your gut feelings.
Virgo (August 23rd to September 22nd)
Take a deep breath, Virgo, because you’ve got this. Things have been intense, but it’s time to escape – either take that holiday or hideaway in your own backyard this month. You’ve earnt it! Keeping your cool earlier in the month will pay off later, and rest assured that it’s not like you to snap. Mercury is in retrograde from August 12th to August 31st in your house, and it’s trying your usual patience. If you need an outlet, this is the perfect time to take up a new hobby to give you some space from potential drama.
Libra (September 23rd to October 22nd)
Liberated Jupiter has settled into your main house this summer Libra, so time you’ve taken to yourself is really starting to take effect. Flex your independent streak in the second half of the month, and don’t let anyone guilt-trip you into sacrificing your hard-earnt time. The lunar eclipse on August 7th, in your passionate fifth house of Aquarius, may prompt a big event in your love life. Don’t worry about the future too much: it could be easier to go with the flow if you ignore your stubborn streak this time!
Scorpio (October 23rd to November 21st)
Scorpio, it’s time to take down some of those boundaries you’ve been focusing on. The eclipse on August 7th is likely to lead to someone unexpected crossing over into another part of your life. Embrace it; occasional shifts in your carefully laid plans are fated to succeed this month. Your role as a leader at work is about to step up a notch, but watch you don’t step on anyone’s toes… yet. Don’t be too impatient, it’s fine to make sure you’re comfortable before you take on new responsibilities. If you feel overwhelmed later in the month, talk it out with a trusted friend. You don’t have to handle everything by yourself.
Sagittarius (November 22nd to December 21st)
Sagittarius babe, you need to drink some water and cool it down in August. The two eclipses bookending the month are intense for your love life – if your status changes, remember that you still have yourself and, frankly, you’ve been killing it. You’ve worked hard, so make sure you take a break before Fall. You might have a bit of unexpected FOMO mid-month. Remember, just because everything else is doing it, it doesn’t actually make it cool. You’re still the trend-setter this month, and if that starts to slip over to your work-life it could bring some interesting opportunities your way.
Capricorn (December 22nd to January 19th)
Oh Capricorn, you know when a toxic thing has to go. This month is the ideal time to make that hard decision – you will feel so much freer when you’ve let go. Let yourself have fun in August: your fire sign friend is perfectly placed to distract you from those woes. As the eclipse powers through your eighth house (and your wild side), it’s definitely getting hot in here around August 21st. When you get a chance, take a look at your finances. It’s time to re-evaluate some of your priorities. Don’t lose the balance between seriousness and fun, and ignore the opportunities staring you right in the face
Aquarius (January 20th to February 18th)
The Leo in your life should thank you, because you are taking one for the team this month! Your house is the flipside to the Leo solar eclipses on August 7th and August 21st, and big changes are on the horizon. Don’t bother seeking approval or permission this month, it’s the best time to flex your confidence. You’ve been waiting for change for a while now, but now is the moment to actively find it. You’re fearless at heart, Aquarius, but if you need reminding make sure you get in touch with an old friend. If you have a communication issue in a relationship, it will come to a head on August 21st, but don’t discount the bonding experience that can rise from this. After all, love (especially self-love), conquers all.
Pisces (February 19th to March 20th)
Unexpected laughs are coming your way Pisces, and it’s time to leave your comfort zone. You’ve put a lot of love out there this summer, and you’re about to reap the rewards. You may need to lean on someone around the August 7th eclipse, but you’re not short of shoulders to cry on. Brush off those tears quickly though, because excitement is headed your way. A minor hiccup will lead to a major development, so embrace it and take your nearest and dearest along for the ride. Financially, you will need to save up later in the month. But don’t lose sight of what matters – if you have to sacrifice a few brunches, the end result will be worth it.
Aries (March 21st to April 19th)
Sometimes you just have to let go of the spotlight Aries, and this month you can handle it better than you thought you could. Don’t underestimate your generosity, your best qualities are often hidden underneath a layer of bravado. The eclipses on August 7th and August 21st have got you feeling even more fiery than usual – put that passion to good use and focus on positive change. Don’t interfere in other relationships too much, it’s always good to take a step back. Not too big of a step though; Jupiter in your zone has got you overlooking your dependable friends, so show them some love!
Taurus (April 20th to May 20th)
You really did fight for your right to party this August, Taurus! You’ve finally got some much-needed breathing space to relax this month, so make the most of it. Change is coming with Fall, so save your money even when the eclipses prompt you to spend. It’s always good to have a safety net. Give your love life some privacy, and keep it to yourself. If there are bumps in the road with a water sign, be supportive. You’re being leant on a lot, so make sure you take your moment to shine when it comes along.
Gemini (May 21st to June 20th)
It’s about to get real honest in your life this month. Embrace it, you never know what might come of a frank conversation. Your loved ones may need you to tone it down whilst they hit some rough patches. Get in touch with your softer side and arrange some quality time with friends and family. You’re getting ready to announce big news in the second half of August – avoid the day of the eclipse, everyone is a bit on edge but it’s not your fault. Stay in the safe zone for a day and then all your risks will actually pay off.
Cancer (June 21st to July 22nd)
‘Yes’ is your word of the month Cancer. Say ‘yes’ when asked and you’ll hit gold. Female friends are the ones for you in August, so make sure you take a trip or plan a day of fun. You’re about to get a money-boosting eclipse on August 7th, but don’t go too wild – the other side of that coin will flip and things will be tight around the eclipse on August 21st . Whether coupled-up or single, your love life is going to hit a slump mid-month. But don’t worry, you can easily recover by taking an adventure with a friend to remind you what you really love in life.