Tuesday, August 1: Full moon in Aquarius
Tuesday, August 15: Juno enters Leo
Wednesday, August 16: New moon in Leo
Wednesday, August 23: Virgo season begins
Wednesday, August 23: Mercury goes retrograde in Virgo
Sunday, August 27: Mars enters Libra
Monday, August 28: Uranus goes retrograde in Taurus
Wednesday, August 30: Full moon in Pisces
August 2023 Monthly Horoscopes by Zodiac Sign
Not sure what your sun sign is? Here’s a quick refresher of the dates for each. Click a specific zodiac sign below to open up your August 2023 horoscope and see what’s in store for you this month, or keep scrolling to see an overview of all the signs.
- Aries (March 21 – April 19)
- Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
- Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
- Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
- Leo (July 23 – August 22)
- Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
- Libra (September 23 – October 22)
- Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
- Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
- Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
- Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
- Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
You’re reminded to check in on friends early in August, Aries. You’re good at getting attention, but sometimes you get too used to people approaching you. Do you know anyone in need of a good dinner and conversation? Hit them up during the full moon. While moves from Juno, the asteroid of commitment, point to an evolution in your love life, nurturing friendships remains your assignment for August. Plus, once again, the stars are asking you to drop the guilt and indulge in more rest. Read your full August horoscope here, Aries.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Your ruling planet, pretty Venus, is still retrograde throughout August. However, that doesn’t stop the month from being one of your most sensual seasons of the year. However, for you to enjoy forward momentum in all forms of love, the stars ask one thing of you: it’s finally time to tackle those trust issues. Oh, and Mercury goes retrograde this month. The eccentric planet Uranus also goes retrograde during August, and in your sign, Taurus, challenging you to step outside of your comfort zone. Read your full August horoscope here, Taurus.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
If you start actively scheduling downtime, as advised during the Aquarius full moon, you’ll become better at avoiding burnout. We know, we know, so many people want to hang out with you, Gemini. However, despite your tendency to cast a wide social circle, August is primarily about one relationship. Get ready to put your communication skills to the test when questions regarding intimacy arise. Don’t worry. As ruled by planet Mercury, you’re the orator of the zodiac, so this transit just sees you stating needs (and likely getting them). However, speaking of your ruling planet, be warned that Mercury, along with Uranus, will go retrograde this month. Read your full August horoscope here, Gemini.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
You’re currently undergoing a change, Cancer, and that can be stressful for anyone, even a fluid water sign like you. If anxiety is high around the full moon in Aquarius early in the month, blame your astrologer and stay in. Then, half a lunation later, a new moon brings the potential for bountiful news regarding your career or a creative project. Unfortunately, no trusted astrologer would promise money in this economy, but we can tell you what days are blessed with magic fairy dust. You care deeply about your chosen family, Cancer, so be prepared that when Uranus begins a five-month retrograde later in the month, you may see shake-ups in your social circle. Yes, change can be stressful, but never forget that the stars have your back. Read your full August horoscope here, Cancer.
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
Thanks to a full moon and moves from Juno, aka the “asteroid of commitment,” the first half of August amps up the intimacy in your closest relationships. You’re ready to make friendship bracelets and write love poems to celebrate the start of Virgo season, even if it does mean that yours comes to a close, Leo. Don’t worry; Leos are made for pampering, and your star assignment from Virgo is so luxurious you don’t care what season it is. The next few weeks are all about enjoying earthly pleasures such as cat naps. Read your full August horoscope here, Leo.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
Happy solar return, Virgo. Your season begins this month. Never mind that Mercury, your ruling planet, goes retrograde on the same date the sun enters your sign. Seriously, your birthday assignment is to stress less. While it’s important to communicate about how you want to spend it, so you don’t expect a cake and not get one, you’re allowed to indulge in alone time as much as you like while the sun is in your sign. Remember, as important as it is to get out and see friends, you are the hermit of the zodiac, and it’s your season. Read your full August horoscope here, Virgo.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
August brings Virgo season, Mercury retrograde, Uranus retrograde, and a reminder not to neglect your friendships. As the sign of relationships, Libras are known to excel at dating. If you have a partner, this month reminds you that your platonic relationships form the foundation upon which all healthy romances are built. If you’re a single Libra, that just means that August includes even more adventures. When Virgo season begins, you’ll likely oscillate between feeling highly productive and extremely sleepy. Listen to, and trust your body. Rest without guilt when your intuition says so. If you make sure to do that, you will sail through both retrogrades that begin this month (as well as your ruling planet, Venus’s backward dance, which carries on through early September). Read your full August horoscope here, Libra.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
It can be hard to get close to you, Scorpio, but once someone does, they realize you’re not scary, just soft and mushy, like a soft animal version of a scorpion. Sorry. Thanks to Juno, “the asteroid of commitment,” someone new sees that side of you, whether you grow closer with a friend or a romantic relationship continues to prosper. When the sun enters Virgo, and you’re hit with a productive burst of energy, make sure to use some of it to check in on your friends. They’ve had your back so many times. If your spidey (or Scorpio) senses tell you someone could use a phone call, make sure to be the friend who follows through. Finally, a full moon at the end of the month asks you to charge up your sex toys and turn off your phone. Read your full August horoscope here, Scorpio.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
It’s kind of a cliche to say that Virgo season is associated with productivity and life achievements, but this year, you prove that rumor true, Sagittarius. It’s good that your hot fire sign self likes attention because the stars indicate that you accomplish something worth celebrating this month. However, if a disagreement occurs between you and a friend, put any pride aside, go ahead and be the bigger person and apologize. Both Mercury and Uranus go retrograde this month, but the biggest threat to your personal life is your fear of commitment. Read your full August horoscope here, Sagittarius.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
Unlike others (we’re looking at you, Sag), Capricorn, you aren’t afraid of commitment. You thrive in security. Don’t worry; everyone knows about your devilish side. You certainly know how to have a good time, too. But when romances deepen during August, you’re not afraid to enjoy the heightened intimacy. However, you may need to call someone out for passive-aggressive behavior, one of your biggest pet peeves, this month. Enjoy (and don’t worry about the two retrogrades). Read your full August horoscope here, Capricorn.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
August is one for the books, Aquarius. It opens with a dramatic full moon in your sign, which can leave folks feeling on edge. Spend the lunation taking it easy and pampering yourself. This month is mainly about deepening a relationship, so be extra careful with your words during intimate conversations as Mercury goes retrograde. So does your ruling planet, Uranus, firmly asking you to work on your boundaries during its five-month-long retrograde. Read your full August horoscope here, Aquarius.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
Two planets go retrograde this month, Pisces. Mercury begins another backward waltz, causing awkward typos, travel delays, and more. Then, rebellious Uranus also goes retrograde, asking you to expect the unexpected. However, if you do one thing, and that’s listening to your intuition, you should enjoy a lovely month that also sees a burst of passion in your love life. Plus, August comes to a close with a full moon in your sign that’s all about you. Read your full August horoscope here, Pisces.