The month of August is full of challenges, reflection and opportunities for growth. The first half of the month is full of nervous energy, and potential for stirring up trouble. The latter half of August is more practical, social and improvement-oriented. Here’s what these transits mean for you this August based on your rising sign.

Important dates:

August 8 — New moon in Leo (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius)

August 11 — Mercury enters Virgo (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces)

August 16 — Venus enters Libra (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn)

August 19 — Uranus retrograde in Taurus (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius)

August 22  — Full moon in Aquarius (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius)

August 22 — Sun enters Virgo (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces)

August 30 — Mercury enters Libra (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn)



For Aries risings, the first half of the month may be a bit challenging regarding love and friendships. Saturn is in the house of community and camaraderie, while the Sun is in the house of romance and fun, implying that your friends may need you more than you want to focus on your love life. The Uranus retrograde will be happening in the house of finances and values, prompting you to step back and review what your spending habits are like, and be better prepared for unexpected costs.

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August looks like a month of self-care for Taurus risings. The Sun is transiting the house dealing with the home, family, and private affairs. Leo season pushes you to think about your own well-being, especially because you may be experiencing challenging times in your career path at this time. The Uranus retrograde is happening in your first house, so reflect on the ways you’ve changed and the reasons these changes took place, then move forward.

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At this time, Gemini risings may be questioning their faith, post high-school plans, and travel. At the same time, you might be rediscovering the significance of these things to you. During this time, communication and short-distance trips will become easier for you, but make sure you have a clear and level head when you speak. The Uranus retrograde in the house of your subconscious, dreams and emotional well-being may push you to pay attention to your bad habits, and make a conscious effort to change or stop doing things that harm you.

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If you are a Cancer rising, you probably could use more TLC right now than you normally would need. Saturn has been going through the house of secrets, deepest truths, and intimacy. It is a very intimate thing to open up to others, so be proud of yourself for keeping an open heart. Right now, a little retail therapy is encouraged, but try not to go overboard. Reach out to your friends and support network if you need them, and be willing to get closer with people you’re not as familiar with, as long as you know they’re trustworthy. Invest in your growth and remember that each day is a new day, so you have an opportunity to make something of it.

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This month may have you feeling yourself more than usual if you’re a Leo rising, but you may be tasked with evaluating whether the people you have around you are people you really want in your life. The middle part of August will push you to start thinking more practically in matters of finances and personal values, as Mercury and the Sun move into pragmatic Virgo. The Uranus retrograde will push you to reflect on your life direction and career matters, and once again, be honest with yourself about what you really hope to get out of life.

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If you’re a Virgo rising, the Sun will be in the house of dreams, your subconscious and emotional well-being for the first half of the month. This opposition with Saturn in the house of health, everyday matters and organization may make it difficult to get out of bed and feel any energy at all. Uranus has been going through the house of religion, philosophy, higher education and long-distance travel. The upcoming retrograde may push you to reflect on your beliefs and how you perceive the world, as well as how you can continue to expand your mind post-graduation.

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Libra risings may feel as if they’re being seriously stifled in the fun and romance department. Fear not, for Venus moves into your first house, drawing more attention and potential love interests your way, if that’s what you’re looking for. You may be focused on your friends at the moment, and therefore be slightly emotionally unavailable. The upcoming Uranus retrograde may push you to make sure you balance relying on others with a sense of independence. Just make sure you try to enjoy yourself in the meantime.

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If you’re a Scorpio rising, your public image and career highlights will be on display for others to see, and you may have an easier time networking this month than normal. However, reality lies underneath that shiny, polished exterior, pushing you to face reality in your home and private life. This may be a period of emotional reflection and growth for you. This month also asks you to focus on relationship patterns, and what works versus what doesn’t work for you.

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Right now, the Sun is in the house of philosophy, travel and knowledge. Now would be a great time to learn a new skill or hobby, or opt to learn something for knowledge’s sake. At this time, you may be having frequent miscommunications, and experiencing some upheaval in your day-to-day life as a result of Uranus transiting through your sixth house. The retrograde will bring the patterns and reasons to light, but trust that the changes are happening for your own good.

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If you’re a Capricorn rising, the current Sun in Leo transit may be forcing you to gain a level of self-awareness about your flaws and bad habits. This time may also be financially hard on you, and you may be getting opportunities to have fun, but having to decline to manage your money. There is no shame in taking care of yourself first. This is one of the times where you should pick and choose your battles. Try something new at least once, but make sure you are saying ‘yes’ to the opportunities that truly excite you. This includes romance, as well.

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Aquarius risings may be experiencing an overwhelming amount of responsibility. It may be frustrating, and cause you to experience tension in your close relationships. The pressure may be uprooting you emotionally, and it may feel like you haven’t felt stable in a while. Your home life may feel like it’s complete chaos. Remember, you can create your own home and sanctuary away from home, as long as it’s comfortable. Try to work on communicating your feelings. As difficult as that can be, nothing will get solved if you don’t talk things over with your loved ones.

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If you’re a Pisces rising, the past month has had you focus on your well-being more than usual. Physical actions can contribute to your emotional health, so try to incorporate that in your routine, especially if you’re struggling with your mental well-being. In Leo, this may look like taking time to splurge on the luxuries you feel you don’t deserve. It may not solve everything, but at least you took time to do something nice for yourself. The Uranus retrograde may challenge you to look at your thinking and how you perceive the world. If your thoughts create your reality, then you have the power to shape your perception and therefore, shape your reality.

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Make sure to check out EnVi’s full Cosmic Playlist here and read about Taeyong’s Natal Chart here!

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