Below is the August horoscope and monthly astrology overview for August 2017. Scroll down to find the monthly horoscope for your zodiac sign! Horoscopes are provided for you, Beautiful Soul, by internationally recognized astrologer, Sara Gilbert. Visit her site LifeSpiritConnections.com.au and book your astrology reading with Sara, today!
August Horoscope 2017 – Overview
Hang on to your monthly horoscope hats, Beautiful Souls, because August 2017 is a dizzy doozy!
As the month begins, Venus changes sign to nurturing and supportive Cancer, so you will feel an extra attachment to being present and holding sacred space for those you love.
On August 2/3 (USA/Melbourne) Uranus stations retrograde and you will start to become extremely restless and impatient with anything which stands in the way of your independence. On August 4, Jupiter forms a third exact square to Pluto at the same time Mars squares the asteroid Pallas Athena, so power plays can emerge. But, used wisely, you can be motivated to use your personal power effectively and gain traction on your goals – especially in preparation for the Aquarius Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse on August 8/9.
This is an important time when issues that are still to be resolved or integrated into your consciousness will become clearer and new revelations will be apparent. The attention is on clearing old beliefs and mental patterns that diminish your ability to use your creativity and shine brightly. It could be time to let go of people and activities that are no longer aligned to what is in your heart, to facilitate new beginnings and growth to a new level of consciousness.
Mercury starts his next backward journey through the Zodiac from August 12/13, tracing his steps from 11 degrees and 36 minutes of Virgo to 28 degrees and 27 minutes of Leo. A few days afterwards, the Sun merges energy with the North Node of the Moon. This energetic mixture asks you to actively participate in producing order out of chaos but to do so through compassion, thus paving the way for a Total Eclipse of the Sun with a rare second Leo New Moon at 28 degrees and 53 minutes of the sign on August 21/22.
This is the first Total Solar Eclipse visible across continental USA in 99 years and significant world events traditionally tend to erupt along the path of an eclipse. The energy of Leo is emphasized further by the closeness to the Fixed Star Regulus – called the heart of the Lion and one of the Royal Stars of Persia just inside Virgo.
Do you have the courage to be who you are without being pulled down by so much collective suffering in the world that surrounds you? Can you shine and light the way forward without descending into feeling powerless or descending into the shadow of Leo in tyranny, pride, arrogance, childishness and self-importance.
Solar eclipses in ancient times were often associated with the death of kings and the fall of leaders, a death resulting from too much ego. This eclipse is powerfully charged by Mars and the North Node conjunct the luminaries forming a Grand Trine or Fire Triangle in the sky with Uranus and Eris in Aries and Saturn in Sagittarius. There is potential for recklessness, overconfidence and accidents so take care.
Finally, on August 25, Saturn Stations Direct after his last backward sojourn in the sign of the Archer, before entering Capricorn at the end of the year, encouraging you to advance the gains you have made in examining your beliefs and biases as well as uncovering any weaknesses that still need addressing.
August Horoscope 2017 – All 12 Zodiac Signs
With so many planets and asteroids in the Fire signs, it’s likely to be a fun month for fiery Aries! You’ll probably feel more impatient and restless than usual – especially if anyone tries to rain on your parade at the beginning of the month. But with the Sun in your Leo (house of creativity) all month the ideas are bound to flow fast and furious.
The Full Moon on August 7/8 may shine a light on the kind of friends and groups you are involved with and whether they are helping you to think clearly about your life direction.
There could be movement on the work front, a change is definitely on the cards. Just be careful you don’t overdo it and burn out with Mercury moving back through your house of lifestyle and healthy habits.
Healing Crystals & Stones: Citrine will be a great healing stone for Aries to carry on their person or sleep with in their hand. It assists spontaneity without trampling over the feelings of others and reduces potential for conflict by encouraging the acceptance of “constructive criticism”.
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Taurus, your home and castle is the emphasis for August! Are you moving, renovating, extending or changing your domestic arrangements? If not, get to it! August is a great time for it!
Maybe you are considering working from home? Whatever the case, it will go well and increase your beliefs about your long term security with your partner.
The Full Moon will bring you some home truths about your work, there is some adjustment needed to your thinking there and the way you apply your efforts to the community at large. Double check any contracts or travel arrangements you make after August 13 for your children, pleasure or you creative pursuits.
Healing Crystals & Stones: Taurus you can best nurture yourself with Rhodonite, as it will create a balance between self-nurturing and healing emotional scars. It helps bring back into yourself any emotions which are being projected onto a partner.
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Gemini, you will be right on the money with your technology and your communication in August. It’s a great month for research, writing or performing. So how about that book you’ve always been meaning to write? The Aquarius Full Moon will help you see where your thinking patterns could be stretched a bit broader and expansively.
There could be some pretty full-on transformation happening in your intimate relationship. Things could be moving up a notch!
Any friends or groups who try to rein in your independence will get short shift at the beginning of the month, trying your patience more than usual. Your beliefs and prejudices around relationship may undergo some changes after August 25 based on the review they have undergone whilst Saturn was retrograde.
Healing Crystals & Stones: Geminis are well known for preferring to talk about their feelings rather than feel them. Lying down for at least 15 minutes holding a piece of Howlite encourages emotional expression and helps to deals with this issue.
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Cancer, your finances and investments are under the spotlight during August. A pay raise may be in the offing or you may just learn to value yourself a bit more confidently.
The Full Moon in Aquarius will shine light on what your partner is contributing in this scenario and whether they are pulling their weight within the family. You are likely to experience some interference with your independence at work early in the month which will make you restless.
The big lesson for Cancer this month however is to learn how to nurture yourself from the inside so you don’t need to rely on your family for support. Try to factor in a massage or something else that makes you feel pampered on a regular basis.
Healing Crystals & Stones: Moonstone will be the best healing stone for this Zodiac Sign as it is soothing to all kinds of psychosomatic diseases. Especially during August it will be good for Cancers to keep Moonstone with them at all times. It can help them to remain emotionally calm and balanced.
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As August begins with the planet of love entering Cancer, it’s time for Leo to become truly comfortable with the part of their makeup which loves to stay hidden in the shadows and encourage others to take the spotlight! Leo’s time to shine is coming around big time as the month progresses and their ruler the Sun focuses his attention on their image, their appearance and their online profile. Just watch out you don’t roar too loud and get too big for your boots.
Transformations are going to be needed in the way you spend your life, on a daily basis, some more responsible routines need to be developed, around how you allow enough time for thinking, communication or writing.
The Full Moon on August 8/9 will clarify which old thought patterns around relationships need to be let go of and you may find Mercury’s revision process around the way you manage your money very helpful.
Healing Crystals & Stones: Topaz will help Leos overcome any limitations felt in making the necessary changes. It will provide the stimulation to move in a different direction, something fixed signs are not good at. Leos will gain the recognition you crave and have their natural Leo generosity brought to the front in spades through this energy.
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Virgo, you love to feel useful and this month you are going to find plenty of opportunities to support others and help them make important things happen in ways that you adore! Just be careful when your ruler Mercury starts to backtrack through the area of your life around your appearance and image from August 13, that you aren’t too critical about yourself.
You may also find yourself re-examining your beliefs around your family and your domestic living arrangements when Saturn moves forward from August 25. Your children and some major transformations taking place in their lives are also likely to cause you a few anxious moments. But woe betide anyone who tries to interfere in the changes you have decided to make around your assets and long term investments at the beginning of the month.
Healing Crystals & Stones: This month Amber can be used by Virgo, to soothe anxiety and digestive issues, by placing it on the abdomen or slipping it through your fingers during stressful moments.
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Libra, your vocation and purpose in life are the areas which make you feel most comfortable during this astrological cycle. You just love how these parts of your life are making you feel!
Anything that stands in the way of your independence in regard to relationships is likely to make you somewhat impatient and restless however! You have made up your mind about how this should go and interference is not welcome.
Your tribe and the goals and dreams you are reaching for into the future is where you will truly shine this month, after receiving clarity around your creative direction and any issues that are being experienced with your children from the Aquarian Full Moon on August 7/8. Watch your diet and exercise regime between August 4-6, it could do with some tweaking if you don’t want to go up a clothes size.
Healing Crystals & Stones: Libra’s flair for diplomacy and creating harmony is well known. Sugilite will support Libra in overcoming conflict without either party having to compromise in any matters you have to negotiate within during July .
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This month’s emphasis on Leo and Aquarius will put pressure on the balance between your working life and your family Scorpio. You will receive big opportunities to get out there and shine with new projects or promotions on the horizon. And, the best part is it will be doing what you love! But it’s difficult to keep everybody happy and live up to your responsibilities at home.
The Full Moon on August 7/8 will help clarify which old thinking patterns around this area need to be left behind now that circumstances have changed.
It’s also time you reviewed your beliefs and biases around how you value yourself and what you should really be getting paid for all the hard work you do. Maybe there is a need to transform the technology and other methods you use to get your message across. Just be careful you don’t experience any backward steps when Mercury retrogrades from August 13.
Healing Crystals & Stones: Smoky Quartz works beautifully to assist emotionally intense Scorpio deal with trust issues and anxiety around not knowing. It promotes detoxification and elimination on all levels, teaching you how to leave behind everything that no longer serves you and face difficult times with equanimity and strength.
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Personal transformation is the name of the game for Sagittarius in August. The stars are calling on you to review the beliefs and judgments you have made over the last couple of years. People from your past may re-enter your life during the month so you can reconsider some of the emotional responses you have been trying to avoid.
Anyone who gets in the way of you having fun and adventure early in the month will know all about it as your patience will be running thin. You’ve been feeling restless and need adventure! Double check all your work contracts and arrangements after August 13 or, better still, get them all finalized before Mercury gets up to any of his trickery.
Healing Crystals & Stones: Apophyllite, the Sagittarian Moon stone, will guide you to find balance between the spiritual and material worlds, recognizing your true self and becoming more comfortable within your body.
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Capricorns may experience some pleasant surprises in their relationships as partners seem keen to please and make you feel nurtured and well looked after.
The Full Moon in Aquarius makes it easier for you to see how you have been undervaluing yourself and the contribution you make to the household. However, it is other people’s money where you really have a chance to shine through investments and superannuation funding.
This Zodiac Sign has the opportunity to express your power and transform in a way that brings you more influence through your career. Be careful with travel or travel plans after August 13 as Mercury is moving back through the sign he both rules and is most comfortable in.
Healing Crystals & Stones: Capricorn often finds it hard to open up to their emotional needs, tending to repress them and focus on the material ones which are much easier to deal with. Magnesite their Moon stone, will help Capricorn love themselves, which is an essential preliminary to accepting love from others and obtaining the deep emotional connection Capricorn craves at a soul level.
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Aquarius, the Full Moon in your sign helps you have a long hard look at how you try to avoid your emotions. What are the thinking patterns that are no longer working for you and how can you change them? You will find it easier to look at yourself and your relationships objectively this month as any kind of partnership is under the Leo spotlight.
Saturn turning Direct enables you to review your beliefs about the communities you participate in and the world at large. What can you do to make a difference and what biases or opinions do you need to reconsider?
Aquarius may experience some glitches with your technology this month making you restless and impatient about how you can get your individual point of view heard more clearly.
Healing Crystals & Stones: Aquarius prefers to disassociate from their feelings wherever possible. Clear Quartz your Moon stone, will enable this Zodiac Sign to harmonize your vibrations and overcome your deep-seated fears of change, supporting your evolution on all levels.
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Mentoring, healing and spiritual counselling is where Pisces will shine in August. You have a big opportunity to lift your game in these areas as long as you don’t let the suffering in the world around you, bring you down to its level.
The Aquarius Full Moon will enable you to take a dispassionate look at how you undertake your spiritual practice and whether this is another area where you can mentor others to lead a calmer life. You are likely to begin the month feeling extra loving and supportive to one of your children, the child of your heart.
After August 25 you may find yourself having a second look at some of the beliefs you hold about what your purpose is in life and how you can go about living it.
Healing Crystals & Stones: In August, Bloodstone is a great find for Pisces as it has the double benefit of keeping you grounded while honing your wonderful sense of intuition. It keeps out undesirable influences, stimulates your compassion.
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