Read your sign’s 2023 horoscope to see what’s in store for you this year, or check out the Libra personality profile. To read monthly predictions for another zodiac sign, see our full August 2023 horoscope.

Welcome to August, Libra. Last month, your ruling planet, Venus, went retrograde. Because Venus rules beauty (obviously, look at you), during her backward dance, which lasts through Sunday, September 3, astrologers advise against making drastic changes to your appearance but encourage lots of self-care. Carry this wisdom into August, especially during the full moon in Aquarius and your 5th House of Pleasure on Tuesday, August 1. Due to the influence of the rebellious Aquarius, this is a lovely night to enjoy solo. Check out some sex toys to make sure that you’re honoring your house of pleasure. 

Mid-August, your focus shifts from yourself and to your friendships. Juno, a planetary body known as the “asteroid of commitment,” enters Leo and your 11th House of Friendship on Tuesday, August 15. This is fabulous news. It means that for the rest of 2023, for the next five months, your friendships will become even more rewarding. Start celebrating on the new moon in social Leo on Wednesday, August 16. If you’re a Libra who has a romantic partner, now is a great time to remind you that it’s imperative not to neglect your platonic relationships. Not only are your friendships valuable on your own, but even if you’re not poly, it’s unrealistic to expect one person to fulfill all of your needs. 

Virgo season, a time associated with the excitement associated with the first day back at school, but the nostalgia of the dog days of summer, begins on Wednesday, August 23. During Virgo season, you will likely oscillate from feeling highly productive to very lazy. Embrace them both. It’s important to continue to self-soothe and be gentle with yourself. On the same day that the sun enters Virgo, Mercury goes retrograde, bringing frustrations such as travel delays and miscommunications.   

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But, honestly, you don’t have much to worry about during this Mercury retrograde. Mars, an aggressive planet often associated with fighting, enters your sign, Libra, on Sunday, August 27. Because you are the sign of justice and balance, when Mars is in Libra, you’re able to soothe over most arguments. However, a downside to this is that people may seek your help in conflict resolution more than usual. 

But Mercury isn’t the only planet starting a backward dance this month. On Monday, August 28, the unpredictable planet Uranus goes retrograde in Taurus, and your 8th House of Sex, Death, and Transformation through January 2024. The Eighth House is associated with Scorpio, the sexy goth sign that does a makeover scene better than anyone. Uranus retrograde is about shake-ups and wake-up calls. You may finally realize that someone (or something, like a job) in your life is not worth it. It’s tempting to say this will regard your love life, but that’s not necessarily the case. Realistically, this Uranus retrograde means you will enjoy a glow-up. Go ahead and start the process by treating yourself to a night of pampering, whether you enjoy massage, movies, or lots of sleep, when Wednesday, August 30, brings a full moon in lazy Pisces. 

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