When I started preparing the August 2021 horoscope, there was the definite feeling that we had been here before. There’s a routine I have when I start making a forecast and as I looked at the ephemeris for 2021 and starting preparing my planetary checklist, I saw the reason why I felt the way I did. This month, not only do we have all the outer planets in retrograde motion (again) but there is also a Full Moon in Aquarius at the end of the month.
Aquarius? A quick check of last month’s horoscope revealed that yes, there was a Full Moon in Aquarius in July too. Sometimes it happens – if the first Full Moon has been on the first degree of a sign, then the second Full moon will occur on the last degree of the same sign. So, there is the feeling that we have been here before and, if there are things that weren’t dealt with last month, the Universe will be sending them back to us for a second attempt.
So, if you thought you had got away with a few things last month? Not so fast. And if you thought you had missed out on something? Maybe you’ll get that second chance. As usual, you may wish to read the August 2021 horoscope according to your Sun sign or rising sign – or both.
August 2021 Horoscope: Aries
Remember that tension you’ve been feeling all year? The stress that’s been playing out between your usual rock solid self-esteem and how you see your future panning out? if you thought you had it figured out, then you may discover it’s coming back to haunt you this month. Your personal values and social values have been at cross purposes and this month’s New Moon gives you the opportunity to start trying to resolve the tension.
It can’t come quickly enough, as the retrograde activity reminds you that you haven’t quite tied up the loose ends from last month. When Uranus goes retrograde, you may be surprised about how much your personal value system has changed over the past few months. You may also be surprised by some unforeseen expenditure – so don’t be tempted to splash out on luxuries early in the month as you may regret it later.
The second Full Moon in Aquarius sheds light on something that you thought had been sorted out – and it’s likely to concern your social life or social involvements. Put simply, if you have been thinking of making changes to ‘your team’, then at the end of the month you have the opportunity to do so. A helpful contact to retrograde Jupiter may mean you now realise a few things have got out of hand and you need to look closely at where you can make improvements. Alas, there is no room for sentiment – but don’t forget that there is always room for kindness and it goes a long way.
August 2021 Horoscope: Taurus
So Taurus, the August 2021 horoscope suggests that, as the month progresses, you may start to feel a little insecure about where you’re going in life. There’s nothing like insecurity to un-nerve a Taurus and this month you may need to be honest with yourself about how you may have been undermining your own potential. You’re usually good at heading in the right direction, but this month you’ll have to take extra care to keep on the right track.
Fortunately, the personal planets are lined up in sensible Virgo and this will help you get your head around a few weeks of personal re-organisation. You don’t tend to do soul-searching, but spending time looking at how you can resolve a few issues in a practical manner will be helpful to your cause – and your peace of mind too. If this involves your love life, finances and taking action to improve them, then you’re getting the celestial message loud and clear.
That second Full Moon in Aquarius is shining on the career sector of your chart and if you weren’t able to address any work issues last month, then you certainly have the opportunity to do so by the end of this month. This Full Moon has a helpful contact to Jupiter, King of the Gods and the Lord of Luck. This means that you need to be receptive to any opportunities that come your way, and embrace them. Don’t be that stubborn Taurus whose reluctance to change gets in the way of progress.
August 2021 Horoscope: Gemini
What does the August 2021 horoscope bring for you Gemini? Getting your head sorted could be the name of the game this month, as you may be busier than even you like to be. The celestial background noise caused by Uranus and Saturn has been stressing you out, disturbing your sleep and narrowing your perspective on life. The New Moon early in the month may remind you that it’s time to get your head around the things that may be causing you to feel that way – and not before time too.
One thing that may help you, could be to try and get centred or more anchored in life. Getting your mind settled, getting into a comfortable space and taking affirmative action to be kind to yourself and those closest to you would be a positive thing to do. I know it’s a cliche to say you need to wake-up and smell the roses (or the coffee) but this month that could be exactly what you need. Think about what you truly value – and go from there.
When that second Aquarian Full Moon shines at the end of the month, you may realise that you have developed a much improved perspective on life. The Full Moon makes close contact with Jupiter and that’s well placed in the most adventurous sector of your chart. Broaden your horizons – if the opportunity presents itself to travel then do so. The least you can do is start looking at life from a more positive and optimistic direction – and let’s hope you have a reason to do exactly that..
August 2021 Horoscope: Cancer
For you Cancer, the August 2021 horoscope reminds you of that big issue that you’ve been dealing with all year – namely that life is at a turning point and you’re finding it hard to decide in which direction to go. The problem is not that life has nothing to offer you – it’s the opposite. If you’ve been feeling the need to do something different, and plot a much more independent and fulfilling life, this month you may figure out how you go about doing so.
The New Moon could trigger that process. Perhaps need to make a full evaluation of what’s important to you, and how you can make use of talents that you may have forgotten you had. You may also be working out your finances – especially if you feel the need to invest in yourself and take control of your future. The personal planets in Virgo show that this is a good time to think things through, work out what you want and make a plan.
Like all of us, the second Full Moon in Aquarius gives you a moment to re-visit the major changes you’re planning in your life and decide which ones are worth pursuing – and which ones are best left behind. Moving on is never easy, but as a Cardinal sign you’re surprisingly ambitious. The thing that may hold you back is your own sentimental nature. Jupiter close to the Full Moon may make that a big issue for you at the end of the month – but you will also see a clear path to making the changes that you need to make for the best.
August 2021 Horoscope: Leo
I mentioned at the top that we’d been here before, and Leo’s August 2021 horoscope is a good reminder of that. Remember the tension you’ve been having your career and relationships? or your career relationships? Or the relationships you need to commit to and work hard at in order to energise your career? This month is the time to start taking control of the situation and make the new beginning you’ve been needing to do for a while.
And it can’t come too soon, as this is also the month you need to get your head around finances (sensible) and it’s also a month when you’re going to want to spend some money and enjoy yourself too. Fortunately, the personal planets in Virgo may make you keep level headed about how much you spend – but if you’ve budgeted for a good time, then go ahead and enjoy life in typical Leo style!
By the end of the month, the Full Moon in your opposing sign of Aquarius is going to make you look at your relationships once more. If there is anything that was not resolved last month, then now will be the time to so do. Aquarius is truthful and Leo dramatic, so there may be a big issue to sort out with someone close to you – especially with Jupiter close to the Full Moon. Be prepared for scenes, but be magnanimous. You have the opportunity to put your relationships on a whole new level.
August 2021 Horoscope: Virgo
This year has been marked by a tension between your work responsibilities and the urge to throw off the shackles and inject some adventure into your life. The August 2021 horoscope suggests that this tension is something you need to resolve sooner rather than later as it’s really starting to play havoc with your mental wellbeing. However, as a Virgo you’re more tuned in to matter of wellbeing than most. This month you may find it useful to allow yourself some headspace and let go of the troublesome thoughts that have been undermining you for too long.
The personal planets are in your sign this month – and that’s useful because you can make some new beginnings. Try focusing on the things you find enjoyable and mentally stimulating (in a good way). Physical exercise is also good for the soul, so use this month to take care of yourself in every way you can. If things have been seeming stale, you have the opportunity to refresh the parts of your life that need to be refreshed and come out energised and ready to go.
The second Full Moon in Aquarius should see you in a much more optimistic place. If your current job feels like a drag, you may have the opportunity to improve it – or seek work elsewhere. Jupiter is close to the Full Moon and Jupiter is the signifier of opportunity so you may have the opportunity to do more interesting work or generally improve your life-work balance. Jupiter also has a habit of letting us know when we need to be doing bigger and better things – just make sure that you approach things realistically if that’s the route you decide to travel.
August 2021 Horoscope: Libra
You have had a conundrum going on in your life this year Libra. Some of you have had some radical changes in your life, and some of you need a few radical changes in your life. In both instances, you may be assailed by self doubt because you’re not quite as confident as you could be that you’re doing the right thing. This month, you really need to ask yourself the question, ‘where do I want to be in five years time?’ And mean it.
The personal planets lined up in Virgo are going to make that question difficult to answer I’m afraid, as there are things that you are not seeing as clearly as you should be. However, answer that question you must – even if you you have to look deep into yourself to do so. Issues relating to communication, money, love or personal effectiveness are all bubbling under and will have to be addressed at some point. Perhaps you need to come to terms with that now.
By the end of the month, the second Full Moon in Aquarius will bring a note of cheer into your life. If you thought you had forgotten what it was like to enjoy yourself, you may be reminded, as Jupiter ramps up your need to have fun like nothing else. Go ahead and enjoy yourself. It’s probably been a while since you allowed yourself to get creative, express yourself and really feel as though life is worth living. Perhaps this is the radical change you’ve been waiting for – the opportunity to really be yourself.
August 2021 Horoscope: Scorpio
That Saturn-Uranus Square has been putting pressure on your relationships and domestic life all year – and this month you may be feeling the strain. The August 2021 horoscope suggests that there’s only one person who is going to have to take charge of the situation – and that’s you. One of your challenging issues could be that you may have felt that you are the responsible one that other people turn to – and all that has done is give others a free ride.
So how does that square with you taking responsibility if that’s what you’re doing? It works like this. With the personal planets in Virgo, it’s about time you started to take responsibility for your own future and began to work out how you want things to be. Start thinking about your own happiness and what you can do to validate your place in this world. Being part of a team is better than being a lone player. Share your thoughts and desires – but be prepared for some backlash from those who want to be captain of your team.
The second Full Moon in Aquarius will bring you back to dealing with issues closer to home – and there may be some big issues. Expect to be involved with family more than you have been of late. You may have to deal with some family members and their issues from a distance. This may – or may not – be ideal. Sometimes it’s good to be apart because it enables you to develop a clearer perspective on the issues involved. Whatever you do, try and keep that in mind as it may be easy to go over the top. A little wisdom may be called for.
August 2021 Horoscope: Sagittarius
We have all been under some stress this year and your particular issue has been focused on routine and your attitudes towards them. I know you’re not good with routines and your problem may be that life has become too routine for your taste. The August 2021 horoscope suggests that, this month, the need to spread your wings will become overwhelming – even by your standards. If life has felt too small of late – now if the time to go for growth.
The personal planets in Virgo are found in the career sector of your chart, so it may make sense to look at expanding your prospects as well as expanding the list of countries you would like to visit. Now is the time to be pro-active, reach out to your contacts, look at improving your position and make more of an impression on the world. Going places doesn’t always involve an airline ticket – but if you want a position that combines the two? Go right ahead.
The second Full Moon in Aquarius suggests that you will, mentally, have moved on from where you are now – and you will be thinking about the world in a much more positive way. You’re an outgoing soul and you’re likely to find that reaching out is starting to pay dividends. In fact you may have so many opportunities coming into your life that you don’t know which one to choose. My advice? Don’t get too carried away or over-optimistic. You will know what’s right for you without having to overthink or overdo.
August 2021 Horoscope: Capricorn
Capricorn is a steady soul, but this year you’ve bee wrestling with your naturally conservative approach to your personal resources and a desire to throw away the rule book and do something that you really enjoy. Capricorn and fun are rarely seen in the same sentence – but it’s easy to forget that goats need to let their hair down too. No-one is suggesting this is your time to go wild but the New Moon suggests it is time to invest a little more time getting the balance right.
The August 2021 horoscope has the personal planets in Virgo, another sensible Earth sign. However, they are also in the most adventurous sector of your chart. I suspect you feel you need a break so there may be a lot of discussions around travel – and maybe the opportunity to get away for some of you too. Regardless of whether you get that plane ticket or not, you will feel the need to broaden your horizons – so spend some time planning how you can do so, it will be time well spent.
At the end of the month, the second Full Moon in Aquarius is shining on your resources once more. You may be feeling particularly resourceful at this point – and you may also be feeling generous towards the world too. Whether you give of your time, your money, or simply your good nature, it will have the effect of making your personal stock rise. There are times in your life when it feels like you have all you need – but don’t use it as an excuse to get complacent about life.
August 2021 Horoscope: Aquarius
It looks like the Universe hasn’t finished with you yet Aquarius. The August 2021 horoscope sees Jupiter and Saturn retrograde in your sign – and a second Aquarius Full Moon too. You’ve been spending some time trying to work out what you want and where you want to be – particularly where your home and family are concerned. You are restless – yet committed, but this month a particular relationship could see you make that decision once and for all.
The personal planets in Virgo are suggesting that life has reached a turning point. Making a plan to move your life forward is going to mean letting go of the past. It may be tough, but with Virgo’s influence you know that it’s the sensible thing to do. This month would be well spent collecting your thoughts and ideas, making sure your finances are in order and taking action to get to where you want to be. It may be a major change for you – and you’re not that good with change – but it will be worth it.
If all goes to plan, you will know by the end of the month whether you’re doing the right thing. The second Full Moon in your sign may give you a few second thoughts, but use that time to review your ideas and maybe improve on your original plans. Jupiter’s influence may be giving you the positivity you need to be more expansive in your outlook. Right now, all things will seem possible – the trick is to choose well.
August 2021 Horoscope: Pisces
Emotionally you may have been finding this a tough year Pisces. The thing is, that’s something you may not yer be aware of. The August 2021 horoscope suggests that you may have been holding back on dealing with a few issues in your life, and the result – several months or years in – is that your head is feeling just a little crazed. The New Moon is a good a time to deal with this as any and working hard at getting your head cleared of the subconscious junk that’s been hanging around would be a great thing to do this month.
The personal planets piled up in Virgo are also giving you something to think about. This is the relationship sector of your chart and you may spend this month getting your relationships (of all kinds) on a more even keel. Talking things through, having fun, having arguments – it’s all happening for you this month. Things may have the potential to appear volatile on the surface but it’s all about finding a balanced and workable approach to being together – whatever form that togetherness takes.
Getting your head and your relationships together is a good sign that you’ll find yourself in a better place by the end of the month – and the second Full Moon in Aquarius suggests that’s where you will be. Jupiter is close to the Moon (and retrograde) but if that clearing out operation is going well, by. the end of the month you’ll be sleeping a lot easier than you did before. You’ll certainly be feeling more optimistic inside and looking forward to the future more than usual – even if you haven’t yet worked out why.
© Sara Shipman