August 2020 Horoscopes

Our shared planetary picture

Mars is forging forward in a forthright manner in its own sign Aries all month but one after another it clashes with the three heavy-weight planets in Capricorn (Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn). The urge to move forward clashes with the authorities…

Venus does not have an easy time either. It moves into Cancer on 7th and later in the month (24th onwards) faces opposition from Jupiter and Pluto. This brings up how far we are prepared to go to please authority figures and the power balance in these relationships. So we may not have a peaceful boat this month…

Uranus goes retrograde in Taurus from 15th, calling for a review of recent standards, finances and values. Also perhaps in our understanding of our bodies. A new look at creativity could come up too.

New Moon in Leo on 19th (at 03.43 BST) is looking for new creative outlets too. Do you have any in mind to try?


So what will this mean for us all?

Read the horoscope for your Sun sign and your Ascendant sign if you know it.

And if you have been perturbed by articles about Ophiuchus and think you might now be a different sign, fear not! The mainstream media roll this kind of thing out every summer but they usually wait until August, official silly season…


Aries:    Your ruling planet Mars is zooming along in your sign all month but it runs up against the big boys (Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn) one by one, possibly in the form of authority figures… It could also be a clash between your personal desires and your responsibilities. Venus gets involved from the mother and home front towards the end of the month which makes you even more determined to push ahead. This should be an interesting month!

Career or matters connected to father-figures continue to be weighty. Home though can be a source of pleasure once Venus glides in from 7th. You may want to beautify your home or enjoy sharing its pleasures with others through entertaining.

Finances remain unpredictable, even more so from 15th when Uranus goes retrograde. Any changes you have made over the past two years may need looking at again. Your values may need reassessing too.

You will be thinking about romance, children and creativity from 5th to 20th when Mercury skips into your 5th House, joining the Sun which is warming things up. And New Moon on 19th marks a fresh cycle in these same areas of life. What would you like this fresh start to be?


Taurus:    Your urge to be actively compassionate to others (and perhaps yourself), spiritual and creative runs up against the deep processes happening in your travel, study and world view zone for most of the month.

This is uncomfortable as both processes need to happen. This could be a clash between your spiritual instincts and religious dogma, a longing to escape but restrictions on travel, a tricky legal situation, a troublesome online dilemma, intense interactions with people who hold different beliefs to you or bumping into conflicts between generally-held views and the collective unconscious in some way.

Your ruling planet Venus is smoothing communications from 7th but it too runs into Jupiter and Pluto (two of the four planets involved above) from 24th. You want to be co-operative but there are principles that need to be challenged and things that need saying. We trust you as a calm, reasonable, trusted Taurean to not be the messenger who gets shot. But speaking truth to power can be tricky.

Uranus goes retrograde n your sign on 15th which takes you back to review how true you have been to yourself during the opportunities for change in the past two years. You are still in the early years of a seven-year period of revolutionary personal change but have you been dodging radical options that have been open to you?

New Moon on 19th marks a new cycle in your 4th House of mother, home, roots and foundations. Self-nurture is included in this and personal development. So what are you going to feed yourself on every level?


Gemini:    Your intention to get active with friends or join group movements keeps getting scuppered this month by demands (from others) to share your resources or yourself intimately. Your individual income or sense of security gets caught up in this too from 24th onwards when Venus opposes Jupiter and Pluto. How far should you go in pleasing others? And what power dynamics are at play? Taxes, loans, debts and to inheritances can come into this too.

Venus spends the first seven days of the month in your sign, extending your recent stretch of dazzling charm (others beware!). Venus then glides into your 2nd House of money, income, possessions, security and values which all look rosier until other start making demands from 24th.

On 15th Uranus goes retrograde behind the scenes which may require you to back-pedal and review whether your more recent approach to dealing with yourself needs any adjustments. If you have over-compromised to please others, you will start to become aware of the toll this is taking on your inner-integrity. You must be true to yourself! (You have until mid-January next year to mull this over).

Your ruling planet Mercury is dashing swiftly through the signs this month and coincides with New Moon on 19th in your communications zone. Yes, your new ideas can be embarked upon. Set them in motion!


Cancer:    Your ambitions will be sharpened by Mars rocketing through your 10th House of father, career and social status all month but unfortunately it keeps running up against partnerships too… Is your partner fully behind you? It could be helpful to check. And if they are not, why is that so? It may feel very frustrating to have to deal with this right now as you are so keen to push ahead in the world but the enormous processes taking place in relationships and partnerships cannot be ignored.

You will be thinking a lot about finances this month too and up to 22nd the Sun could help you to come up with creative money-making ideas. And New Moon on 19th could be a great time to make an audit and start a new budget.

Uranus goes retrograde on 15th in your friends, groups and community zone. This calls for a review of how well your friends and associates meet your need for refreshment, renewal and excitement. And with all of this partnership intensity this year (and last), have you been neglecting the important nourishment of friends. And do your friends reflect the new you?

Venus glides into your sign too on 7th, making you darling of the zodiac. Strangely partners may not be fully pleased about this, during the last week of the month. Use that charm to reassure them. We all need to feel special from time to time.


Leo:    Mars is revving away in your 9th House of travel, study, law and ethics all month, ready to forge ahead but it runs into three heavy-weight planets in your work, health and daily routine zone which is frustrating. Achieving a sense of well-being will be one of the challenges, perhaps made more difficult with an agitated world-wide.

Venus gliding through your unconscious zone from 7th would usually help but it too opposes Jupiter and Pluto from 24th. Pleasing others in your daily life and power patterns in relationships could be an issue. How your health and mental health impact each other is another area to explore. As is translating creative inspiration into reality.

Uranus in your father, career and social status zone goes retrograde on 15th. This calls for a review of any sudden changes you made around two years ago. This could be connected to father-figures, ambitions or your public standing. Have you been too extreme or have you compromised your true ambitions?

On a positive note, the Sun ball remains in your court this month until 22nd, radiating warmth, optimism and freer self-expression. Mercury lends you mental energy too from 5th – 20th. And New Moon in your sign on 19th marks the beginning of your personal New Year. Make resolutions that will help to meet your emotional needs in the month and year ahead!


Virgo:    Energy levels may have been low recently but that is about to change. The month before our birthday we are often at low ebb as the Sun has been away from us for the longest time. The good news is the Sun is bringing fresh energy and a sense of renewal to you from 22nd! (You will have lots of mental energy too after your ruling planet Mercury’s arrival in your sign on 20th).

Your birthday whether this month or next is your personal new year and a more meaningful time to make resolutions for the year ahead than January 1st. Many Happy Solar Returns! It is also the perfect time to explore your planets for the year ahead with a good astrologer.

Travel, study plans or your world view could take a turn from 15th when Uranus goes retrograde. Ethical matters may need to be reviewed too. Have you been compromising too much? Or have you been too exacting with yourself (and possibly others)?

Mars is trying to make headway in your joint funds, intimacy and sharing zone but it keeps running up against the three big planets (Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn) in your romance, children and creativity zone. And although Venus is sweetening friendships and your experiences with groups from 7th, it too runs up against these three from 24th. Look for creative solutions.


Libra:    Relationships and partnerships are full of energy this month as Mars forges forwards in your opposite sign Aries. Unfortunately Mars keeps clashing with deep processes taking place in your roots, mother and home zone though which may throw up dilemmas around whether your main commitment is to your partner or yourself?

The demands of mother and home may need your attention, so may your deep need for growth and expansion and if this does not seem possible within your relationship, could your needs be better met outside of such a relationship? Could it be time to move on? These are uncomfortable issues for Librans but perhaps they need a review.

Uranus goes retrograde on 15th in your joint funds, intimacy and sharing zone. Things may need looking at here too. Review joint accounts and any loans, debts, taxes and inheritances. And although it may seem a strange question, have you made a will? Or do you need to adjust an existing one?

Your career path is looking rosier this month as your ruling planet Venus helps to clear the path to your worldly ambitions. This is good for getting support from influential people too. Ask them before 24th when home looms large once again!


Scorpio:    Mars is pushing forward all month, trying to make headway in your work, health and service to others zone. Meeting your daily needs feels urgent but deep processes taking place in your mind and way of thinking are causing obstacles to what Mars is trying to achieve.

Your challenge this month is to find ways of working with your mindset and your communication style and choice of words that will enable progress to be made at work, with colleagues and daily companions (including pets). Or finding a way of thinking and looking at things that will allow you to achieve a sense of well-being within yourself.

Trying to establish positive daily practices will help your head to be onboard. Dealings with neighbours and siblings need to be weighed up against your need for a daily routine that enhances your well-being too. Look for solutions.

Uranus goes retrograde in your relationships and partnerships zone from 15th. This is a time to review recent relationships and their validity in terms of who you are now.

New Moon on 19th falls in your father, career and social status zone. This marks a new cycle. What do you want it to be?


Sagittarius:    Your ruling planet Jupiter is getting challenged this month in your finance zone. Pluto nearby has been goading it to go to extremes (which has been around since last autumn) and this month Mars is being insistent and dogged in wanting to pursue pleasure (and perhaps take action regarding a love affair or children or a creative project).

Venus joins in from 24th when joint funds, loans, debts or inheritances are making demands on your personal resources. Or perhaps the hypnotic charms of a certain someone, shakes your sense of security. And what to do about that?

Uranus goes retrograde on 15th taking you back to review recent changes on the work or health front. Regarding daily routine, If you have gone to extremes in any way, you may have to re-pedal. Or likewise if you have compromised too much, it may be time to take a purer path, in line with your true self.

New Moon on 19th follows the Sun and Mercury which have been provoking thoughts about travel, studies, the world and truth. Principles and ethics are part of this new cycle. Pursue what is true!


Capricorn:    Action on the mother and home front ploughs ahead but this unsettles you on a deep level for most of the month. You are being asked to grow and as we all know, growth can be painful.

Relationships and partnerships run smoothly from 7th – 23rd with Venus gliding smoothly through your opposite sign but from 24th this too unsettles you in some way. This is an opportunity to look at power patterns in your relationships and how much you or your partner (past and present) require you to please them or vice versa.

Romance, children or creativity need some extra thought too from 15th when Uranus goes retrograde. This requires a review of how true you have been to yourself in the past two years.

New Moon on 19th falls in your 8th House of joint funds, intimacy and sharing. This marks a fresh cycle in one or more of these areas. An audit of joint accounts, loans, debts, taxes and inheritances could be timely. As could looking at how open you are to intimacy.


Aquarius:    You have lots of mental energy this month but your thoughts and mind run up against huge processes taking place in your unconscious or in the collective unconscious that you are tuning into. This does not make for a peaceful state of mind so it can be helpful to get lots of exercise to get any nervous tension out of your system. Siblings or neighbours may be an annoyance too.

Venus helps health matters along from 7th (as long as you do not over-indulge) and you should enjoy carrying out your daily rituals of self-care and enjoy good relations with colleagues and daily companions. From the 24th though Venus too runs up against the planets in your 12th House that are frustrating Mars. It can be helpful to observe how your health and mental health impact each other too.

Your ruling planet Uranus goes retrograde on 15th in your mother, home, roots and foundations zone. Changes have been trying to take place here for the past two years but have you allowed them full expression or have you gone for a compromise? You have until mid-January next year to think about this. Self-nurture and personal development come into this too. What do you need to do for yourself?

There may be conflict between your individual needs and partnership needs in the lead up to Full Moon in your sign on 3rd (at 17.00 BST). In fact you will be giving relationships and partnerships lots of thought during the first three weeks of the month as Mercury passes through your opposite sign, highlighted by the Sun. New Moon on 19th also marks a fresh start in relationships and partnerships. What would you like that to be?


Pisces:    Your urge to press ahead with your finances to achieve some sort of security for yourself, keep running into major planets in your 11th House of friends, groups, community, organisations and humanitarian ideals. And as if this was not frustrating enough, even Venus (which has been creating harmony in your romance, children and creativity zone)) runs up against one or more of these issues too from 24th.

Uranus goes retrograde on 15th in your communications zone, calling you to review or change your mind about any new ways of thinking or recent ideas… Meanwhile Mercury, planet of communication is busy rushing through different terrains, landing in your partnerships zone from 20th. The Sun moves in too from 22nd. It is time to look and think again about relationships and partnerships.

The Sun and Mercury pave the way for New Moon on 19th in your 6th House of work, health and service to others. This is the perfect time to start a new regime and to add (or subtract) items in your daily routine with view to enhancing your well-being. Start as you mean to go on!


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