Your Horoscope For August 2021

It'll be easy to step outside of your comfort zone this month.
horoscopes Illustration, Kiki Ljung.

August brings forth bursts of creative and exciting growth. There is a general desire to step outside of your comfort zones, especially during the new moon in Leo on August 8, squaring the planet of innovation, Uranus. Mercury changes signs and enters Virgo on August 11, which increases the quality of your plans and strategies. Mid-month, the planet of beauty and pleasures enters its home sign Libra, making relating with others a lot more pleasant. Virgo season officially begins when the Sun enters it on August 22. This is the official start of the end of summer. And finally, another full moon in Aquarius occurs on August 22. This time it joins the planet of blessings Jupiter, which can inspire optimism and hope. Read your horoscopes for guidance this month ahead.


July 23-Aug. 22

Always in August, you enter a fresh start. This time of the year often enlivens your sense of renewal and revitalization around your sense of self. Who you are and who you’re becoming are questions you’re pondering right now. Similar to last month, some realizations about relationships continue to come to light. As the month flows, you’ll be more focused on figuring out your resources and how you’re sustaining your life. Practice asking for help.

Learn more about what it means to be a Leo.

Your Horoscope For August 2021Illustration, Kiki Ljung.


Aug. 23-Sept. 22

The first half of the month will have you figuring out the balance of how much you’re overextending yourself to how much you actually need to be taking care of yourself. It’s a tricky calculation at times, but some decisions may be made for you. So make the time and be more intentional about where you bring your attention to. As August unfolds, you’ll be inspired to restart and strategize a healthier relationship with your whole self—body, mind and spirit.

Learn more about what it means to be a Virgo.

Illustration of a woman with brown hair wearing a pink flower crown and white shirt on a pink background represents Virgo astrological sign for this week's horoscopes, September 6 to 12, 2017Illustration, Kiki Ljung.


Sept. 23-Oct. 22

Your creative cauldrons are buzzing with new visual sensations, sounds and smells. However, you’re also being invited to take more time integrating and incubating. Despite the urgency you feel towards expression, treat the retreat as part of the creation process. Mid-month, you’ll start to feel a lot more optimistic and empathetic for your processes. You might even enjoy some sweet surprises and pleasurable rest. You’ll indeed find inspiration everywhere you turn.

Learn more about what it means to be a Libra.

Your Horoscope For August 2021Illustration, Kiki Ljung.


Oct. 23-Nov. 21

Your life might be fraught with changes right now. Some deliberate, some unexpected. Either way, you’re in a fresh wave of enthusiasm for your future plans. This is absolutely an excellent time to lay down some strategies, but remember to be open to detours and diversions. You’re currently at the juncture of making peace with the past and moving forward from a place of resolve. Even if you may not get everyone’s support for your decisions, do keep yourself open to feedback and continue to trust yourself as well.

Learn more about what it means to be a Scorpio.

A woman with a scorpion tattoo represents the astrological sign of scorpio.Illustration, Kiki Ljung.


Nov. 22-Dec. 21

There is some behind-the-scenes flurry of activities that’s got your attention at the moment. It’s helping you declutter and reframe some of the ways you’re learning and growing. You may be under some kind of pressure to be visible in ways that feel both scary and exciting. Focus on the factors you can control and lean on your social support networks to catch you when things don’t work out as well as you had hoped.

Learn more about what it means to be Sagittarius.

woman holding bow and arrow represents sagittarius astrological signIllustration, Kiki Ljung.


Dec. 22-Jan. 19

The month ahead will likely put you in the mood for evaluating the material domain of your life—money, resources and most importantly, your time. This also encourages you to take stock of the kinds of partnerships you are tending to. You’re in a new groove and phase of growth. Make sure you’re moving with your needs as opposed to your fears. Get ready for well-deserved recognition of your contributions mid-month and onwards.

Learn more about what it means to be a Capricorn.

woman with antlers represents capricorn astrological symbolIllustration, Kiki Ljung.s


Jan. 20-Feb. 18

Your different kinds of partnerships and relationship dynamics are in the spotlight. You’re likely coming to conclusions about how some people in your life are here for a long time, not just a good time. And you know what that involves? The ability and capacity to show up in conflict and accountability processes. Sustaining relationships require a lot of discipline and tenderness, as cliche as it sounds. But if you don’t care or love each other, it’s tough to move forward.

Learn more about what it means to be an Aquarius.

woman holding overflowing water jug over her head represents aquarius astrological signIllustration, Kiki Ljung.


Feb. 19-March 20

New things are popping off for you in terms of work, projects and self-care ideas. As well, some of your old programming around healing is getting a deep structural reboot. As you navigate through changes in your life overall, remember that how people relate to you can be a source of information. They reflect the current moment’s zeitgeist and give you a chance to determine the kinds of dynamics you would prefer to cultivate. Like in plant care, you gotta cut some things off to support the whole plant to flourish.

Learn more about what it means to be an Aquarius.

two fish in a fish bowl represent pisces astological symbolIllustration, Kiki Ljung.


March 21-April 19

August is truly about leaning into eroticism as a guide and teacher. Eroticism is about desire first and foremost. Whether that desire leads to other pathways of resplendent experiences, it’s about moving towards that impulse. What is your relationship to your own understanding of erotic power? How do your desires play into your life decisions? How does the dynamic of desiring and being desired show up in your work ethics? Think about eroticism beyond sexuality and romance and see where it takes you.

Learn more about what it means to be Aries.

woman with brown hair blowing on a horn represents aries astrological signIllustration, Kiki Ljung.


April 20-May 20

You’re in the season of your life where you’re contemplating your visibility in the world. Perhaps you’re wondering what it means to keep some things sacred and private. Maybe you want to recreate how you want to be perceived and control aspects of your public life that align with your goals. You must be able to harmonize potentially contradicting parts of your experience. And lean into a more nurturing relationship with your own creative needs.

Learn more about what it means to be Taurus.

Woman wrestling with a bull represents taurus astrological signIllustration, Kiki Ljung.


May 21-June 21

The month ahead will be wrapping up some significant projects and life events. It’s time to shift gears. Your immediate surroundings and environment may be a source of new inspiration. Think about details instead of the big picture. There are close-to-home themes that will come up for you in August. It may be worth looking back to your early childhood experiences for clues. Tracing backwards may help you tread forward.

Learn more about what it means to be Gemini.

identical women face each other symbolizing gemini astrological signIllustration, Kiki Ljung.


June 22-July 22

New money moves are on the horizon this month. Whether that’s a new job or a new attitude towards your finances, prepare to get to work. This is an excellent time to evaluate how you want to sustain how you support yourself within and beyond the material domain. Invest in the quality of daily life you envision yourself living out. You may find that when you prioritize being generous and sweet to yourself, many other things fall into their rightful place.

Learn more about what it means to be Cancer.

Your Horoscope For August 2021Illustration, Kiki Ljung.


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