Read your sign’s 2023 horoscope to see what’s in store for you this year, or check out the Leo personality profile. To read monthly predictions for another zodiac sign, see our full August 2023 horoscope.
Welcome to August 2023, Leo. Your season began last month, and now you must pass the torch to Virgo, but there’s plenty of fun to have along the way. First, your love life takes front and center when Tuesday, August 1, brings a full moon in Aquarius and your 7th House of Partnership. If you’ve been putting hard work into a relationship and are ready to grow closer to someone, you can expect it to happen around this full moon. If romance isn’t currently on your radar, this lunation also indicates the deepening of a friendship. But one way or another, intimacy is coming your way. On Tuesday, August 15, Juno, the “asteroid of commitment,” enters your sign, turning a fling into a long-term partner or an acquaintance into a bestie.
You’re a social sign; your relationships are crucial to your mental well-being. You also have a reputation for loving the spotlight, but Leos are often misunderstood. You’re a cat, and as much as cats love the spotlight (the sun is your ruling planetary body, after all), you also need alone time and plenty of naps. So use the new moon in your sign on Wednesday, August 16, to make plans with yourself. Whether you enjoy massage, journaling, or just lots of sleep, make this week all about you. When the sun leaves your sign (you will survive) and enters Virgo on Wednesday, August 23, self-care is your assignment from the stars. Relax during the dog days of summer, and don’t you dare feel lazy. The next few weeks are all about enjoying earthly pleasures, from snacks to sex toys. As if you needed another excuse, Mercury retrograde begins on Wednesday, August 23. This comes with the usual minor irritations: travel delays, miscommunication, and even DMs from exes, but it’s totally manageable as long as you continue to treat yourself and self-soothe.
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