Your August HERBIscope is here! Take note of these star-guided suggestions for a more peaceful and successful month ahead.
Retrograde season continues. This August is full of sleeping planets, making retrogrades the highlight of this month’s horoscope. Now is a good time to focus on things behind the scenes in order to set yourself up for a successful Virgo season and fall! Try our new Pink Cloud Creamy Jelly Cleanser to kick off your routine.
- Jupiter is still in retrograde and will continue to nap for a few weeks, making the transition from summer to fall a bit easier.
- Neptune retrograde in Pisces is urging the collective to spiritually upgrade.
- Pluto, the planet of generational karma, has been retrograde since April and will continue to sleep until October. This period of time will allow us some peace amidst current events.
- Chiron, planet of core wounds, went retrograde in Aries in July, helping to push pause on the childish impulses of grown adults.
- Uranus will go retrograde on August 15th, adding to the unpredictability of the times, particularly in the area of technology. Refresh your passwords, spruce up insurance policies, update your personal information in all relevant areas, delete saucy photos, back up your digital work.
August lunar events include a Full Moon in Aquarius on the 3rd and a new moon in Leo on the 18th, lending savvy and charm to revolutionary tactics. Watch for powerful social media campaigns, more walls of moms and celebrity activism.
Happy birthday! A “make it or break it” day greets Leos on August 3rd at the full moon in Aquarius. It could be a difference or divine convergence of values that either tightens or loosens a romantic, platonic, or professional bond. When Venus arrives in Cancer on the 7th, you may find yourself swept up in your emotions. Share your gifts with the world at the new moon in Leo. You’ll plant powerful seeds for growth, both personally and revolutionarily, that will come to fruition in about six months.
Leo self-care suggestion for August: Gather your “quaran-team” or solo goodies and spend some extra time outdoors.
Start your new health regimen and make career plans at the full moon in Aquarius on August 3rd. A friend could become more of a romantic interest, or your partner may inspire you to take up a virtual group or hobby together when Venus enters Cancer in your social eleventh house on August 7th. The Leo new moon on August 18th will allow you to let sleeping dogs lie. Sign up for a continuing education course this fall, which will benefit you greatly at the turn of the new year.
Virgo self-care suggestion for August: Invest in some new fitness gear to inspire you to amplify your glow. Remember: the hardest part is taking the first step.
Slow your focus on your #relationshipgoals in August and have more fun instead. This kind of self-centering helps to build your boundaries. Your perfect mate is beautiful, but you mostly appreciate stability and maturity. August 15th through the end of the year is ideal for reviewing your investment goals with a forward-thinking professional. Under our changing economic conditions, it might be wise to further diversify. This month is an ideal time to work your network, pair up with influential figures, and get involved in a team effort.
Libra self-care suggestion for August: Build a backyard movie theater (or indoor movie sanctuary) to bring out your playful side and eye for creative decor.
You may be managing a floodgate of emotions at the Aquarius new moon. This glimpse behind the scenes of your usual cool, calm, and collected air will unveil a grand idea during Mercury’s dance through Leo from the 4th to the 19th, when you’ll be making the choice to stay the course or shift your career path. Venus in Cancer from the 7th of August to the 6th of September will light up your sensual side and bring deep connection with yourself and/or your beloved. A colleague will return a favor on the 29th.
Scorpio self-care suggestion for August: Take a weekend break to a secluded spot, either alone or with a sweetheart. The more intimate the better.
Level up this month, either with a personal investment, relationship, or both. The Aquarius full moon on the 3rd of August triggers your team spirit. You might choose to take on a short-term collaboration that could lead to stronger partnerships down the line. It is likely you’ll make these connections on an online social platform, but not without some searching on your part. Use this month’s fresh energy to revise your organization skills. Whether your closet or contacts, sweep away that which is no longer needed to make way for the new.
Sagittarius self-care suggestion for August: Make yourself a refreshing summer mocktail, pop in the earbuds and give your space a good clean.
Sea goats will feel an urge to merge under August’s intensity-building celestial weather. A deal you’ve been looking to close since February may manifest at the full moon in Aquarius on the 3rd of August. Look for a career coach or mentor when Uranus goes retrograde on the 15th. Put together a safety plan on the 18th. Overall, August is a month of intensity and progress in your personal life. Make sure to pick out an outfit for August 27th, which looks to be a fabulous day for love.
Capricorn self-care suggestion for August: Go for a leisurely walk in a neighborhood you want to buy property in.
Make sure to work out before attempting to have a heart-to-heart with you-know-who this month, as Mercury in Leo glides through your house of close relationships. In fact, make getting your sweat on a top priority, which will make you feel especially beautiful. Get in touch with your sensual, spicy side, especially after the third week in August. You may choose to take a relationship to a more serious level. Host a digital cocktail party to celebrate your renewed connection.
Aquarius self-care suggestion for August: Pot some fresh plants in your digital meeting area, or start a late-summer herb garden.
The full moon on the 3rd of August is poised for a ritual that taps into your spiritual side. Whether reading Tarot cards or dreaming in your sleep, some things will start to become crystal clear. As the saying goes, cleanliness is next to Godliness. In other words, details majorly count right now. Organize your professional life from your inbox to your five year plan. Take your mind off of things by getting involved in an off-screen hobby such as rollerblading or DIY home projects or renovations.
Pisces self-care suggestion for August: Covet your weekend time. Self-care Saturdays are perfect for an oil-controlling facial. Try our Blue Tansy Resurfacing Clarity Mask.
Reach out to colleagues from your past to advance your career at the Aquarius full moon on August 3rd. Mercury will be in Leo, boding well for your ability to express yourself either to a love interest, or in the form of a passion project. Unpredictable finances, favorable or unfavorable, will be unavoidable from the 15th of August until January of next year. Your confidence about love will beam on the 27th. August 29th presents a window of opportunity to make a wide impact so long as you’ve done your due diligence.
Aries self-care suggestion for August: Build an altar dedicated to your financial goals. Designate a special box for keeping written manifestations inside.
Accept the accolades coming your way on August 3rd at the Aries new moon. Mercury in Leo from the 4th to the 19th will relax your anxiety, particularly if you’ve been investing in curating your home and bedroom decor lately. You’ll feel all the feels at the Leo new moon on the 18th, where you may uncover some deep desires relating to maturity. Begin that long-term project that may take months to complete on the 15th. Big ideas will flow around the 25th.
Taurus self-care suggestion for August: Draw a cool bath in your home, or fill up a kiddie pool and get comfortable.
Twins may not be in the mood for relationship building on the 4th of August. Your feelings don’t mean you should break it off, but you may find the words to address some unsustainable patterns in a particular partnership. Your deep work will begin during the second half of the month, and will strengthen your bonds and self-confidence as a result. You may feel inspired to share your process along the way in order to help others find more authenticity in their own lives. Don’t let yourself get overwhelmed by the volume of ideas your brain can produce during the last week of August.
Gemini self-care suggestion for August: Make meditation a top priority this month, so you can communicate with as much grace as possible.
Focus on baby steps in romantic situations early in the month. No need to pack the U-Haul or break out the prenatal vitamins just yet. Venus will be in Cancer from August 7th to September 6th, meaning now is the time to upgrade your look and flaunt your glow. Mercury in Leo offers a period of time to make practical adjustments to your finances. Avoid taking action risks on the 10th and 13th. Do take final steps at the new moon in Leo on the 18th, which will give your already-optimistic prospects an encouraging push.
Cancer self-care suggestion for August: If you’ve been slacking on your skincare routine lately, upgrade your beauty cabinet with a new goodie or two. Your sensitive sign likes products for sensitive skin. Try our hydrating, plumping and gentle Pink Cloud Cleanser.