Your August Horoscopes
Here's your monthly horoscope by @jakesastrology.
Congratulations on surviving the biggest shit show of 2019! July was an absolute tragedy of a month and it’s safe to say that e v e r y o n e is breathing a MASSIVE sigh of relief now that it’s finally fucking over! August promises to be the nicest month of the Summer, because Mercury retrograde is over, there are no more eclipses, Jupiter, planet of luck, ends its months-long retrograde on the 11th, and the Sun and Venus team up on the 14th and make it the best day for the next year for all things related to love, pleasure, and beauty.
The Sun, Venus, and Mars are all in Leo, so it’s peak Leo season right now. You’re feeling more theatrical and dramatic than usual—but in a (mostly) fun way—and your love life feels more romantic and your sex life feels hotter. Mercury is still hanging out in moody Cancer, but on August 11 it skirts into Leo, and the next few days feel like a week-long party. Leo is the sign of fun and games, so don’t expect to get much work done but remember, you have an entire summer’s worth of non-retrograde fun to catch up on.
Mars, planet of libido and motivation, enters Virgo on August 18, which is when the fun starts to wind down. You go from the hot-and-bothered, high energy vibes of Leo to a more hard-working, meticulous attitude. Fun isn’t your top priority anymore, you’re ready to handle your shit and get down to business! That could mean work, school, or just tidying up your whole life—Virgo is aaaaallllll about working hard and staying busy. Venus enters Virgo shortly afterwards, on August 21, and your relationships become less over-the-top and showy in favor of a more practical, serious attitude about your love life/friendships.
The party is officially over once Virgo season begins on August 23 (right in time for school to start back up, for all of the 21+ students reading this) and you’re taking an “all work, no play,” attitude, which is only reinforced by Mercury’s entry into Virgo (its fav sign) on August 29. It’s a great time to clean up around the house, get organized, read, clock in some overtime hours, and handle any work that requires lots of focus and attention to detail. Is it as bumpin’ as Leo season? Well, no, but you always have to spend some time cleaning up after a rager, and that’s what Virgo season is all about.
Don’t work yourself to death, though! This Virgo energy makes it feel like you always have to be doing SOMETHING and you won’t like to waste time or take breaks. Virgos are the zodiacs big planners—they love writing lists, organizing things, all that “fun” stuff—so pencil in some time in your schedule to relax and get high with nice people, because with how much you’re working this month, you’re going to need it!