Astrology and Horoscopes

August 2017 Monthly Horoscope

Welcome to the August Monthly Horoscope 2017 For All Zodiac Signs!

Theme of the Month:


Sun in Leo is about shining one’s unique expression of Light brightly from the inside out for the world to see.

Your Light wants to shine – LET IT SHINE! Let it light up your life and the lives of others!

We are entering the time of year that has the Sun is moving into Leo zodiac sign. As the Sun rules Leo astrologically, this month will be like having the Sun times two. And much like its ruler in the midst of summer, Leo energy likes to be “center stage” with the spotlight shining fully and brightly on its expression.

Leo is the actor and actress energy of the Zodiac, as most of them somehow manage to be or become the center of attention in their lives. Many Leos or people with strong Leo influence in their charts receive attention naturally or automatically with their mere presence. Yet most Leos don’t (fully) realize they have this power and presence about them, and spend much of their lives seeking acknowledgement.

There are always two expressions of any Zodiac sign’s energy. When self-awareness, self-respect, and self-love is present, the expression of a sign’s energy is often healthy and life-affriming. When those elements are absent, the unhealthy and toxic expression tends to rear its head.

That said, there are traits that all Leos have in common – generosity, loyalty, pride, radiance, creativity, pleasure. How those traits come to fruition in an individual’s expression is the variable.

When unhealthy, Leo generosity comes with strings of expectation attached. Loyalty comes with the anticipation of servitude to the Leo’s every request, pride becomes arrogance and makes every matter a matter of saving face, creativity is used to manipulate others. Pleasure and/or promotion is shared with or given to others at a price. Leo Sun natives and strongly Leo-influenced people may have a strong sense of entitlement, as if others should look up to them or serve and attend to their needs first and foremost.

These dark expressions of Leo energy often result when the Leo native seeks to absorb Light from others, sucking the Light and Life out of and away from others. They do this when they are failing to recognize the brilliance they already have within themselves and seek it from others. Until they realize that they already have what they are looking for inside of them, no one will ever be able to give them enough.

When healthy, Leo generosity is free and open without expectation of return. Loyalty is given because they genuinely like and care for people. Pride becomes pride in and promotion of others. Creativity is an opportunity to shine their own unique expression of Light, and pleasure and promotion comes through attracting attention to themselves so they may share their spotlight or focus their radiance onto people and causes they have an affinity for. Leo natives and strongly Leo-influenced people may have a warm, optimistic and effervescent quality about them, and they rarely expect other to dote on them.

The Light expressions of Leo energy often come forth once Leos recognize and shine their Light and share their unique expression fully with others and the world.

I ask you the following questions:

  • Do you recognize any of these expressions in other people in your life?
  • Do you recognize any of these expressions in yourself?
  • How does the Light of others make you feel? Happy? Angry? Warm? Frustrated? Alive? Exhausted?
  • And how do you feel about the activities you participate in on a daily basis? Energized? Indifferent? Excited? Fearful?
  • And who do you find yourself attracting or drawing to you in your life? Do you like the people who are coming into your life? Do you enjoy their company?

The reason I ask is because the one amazing thing about Leo energy is that we ALL possess it. Even if some of us have more or less than others, we all have Light within us that deeply desires to be expressed, that wants to shine and be shared with others. More than any other sign, Leo energy not only has the capacity to shine from us but to also be reflected back onto us.

My intention with these questions is that you recognize what you are drawn to and/or what you are attracting is saying about how you are shining your unique expression of Light.

As we are all being called to shine our Light at this time, we are also being called upon to recognize how we are choosing to shine it. We get to see how others choose to shine their Light, yet in doing so, we also get to ask ourselves if we do or don’t seek something in their expression for ourselves.

Either way, the answer is the same – “Why hitch your wagon to someone else’s star when you have your own star inside of you waiting to shine?”

With the Sun in Leo, NOW is your time to shine! Get out there and be the most brilliant expression of yourself you can be! Only you have the power to make your negatives the positives of your life. The choice is up to you.

Look at where Leo falls in your astrological chart for guidance in how to utilize this energy in your personal life journey. For more information and insights, see the  August 2017 Horoscope for your zodiac sign.

August 2017 Forecasts For Each Zodiac Sign

August 2017  Aries Monthly Horoscope

ariesThe Aries August 2017 monthly horoscope forecasts that for the early part of this August, your sign ruler Mars is in close conjunction with the Sun in Leo, which makes this period a powerful, charismatic and outgoing time for you. Your warmth and magnetism peak, and as Jupiter and Mars are in perfect harmony the whole month, you can expect success in many areas of your life. This is going to be great for kids, romance and creative partnerships.This is a really significant month because of the eclipse cycle, so that your actions tend to get played out on a larger stage than usual.

Aries, the week of the 21st brings long hoped-for results, creative breakthroughs and the realization of a long-term ambitions. There is a lot of power play, which you are well equipped to handle and you when you play, you play to win. You could be up against some implacable authorities, but when it comes to self-fulfillment, your time has come.If this does turn out to be a significant and successful month for you, you should not be oblivious to the challenges partners or a family member may be going through.

The week of the 14th is a challenging time for them, and there may be some economic anxiety which makes them react in extreme ways. As your sensitivity to others may not be so pronounced this month, you have to take extra care to understand the feelings of those you love.

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August 2017  Taurus Monthly Horoscope

taurusThe 2017 Taurus August monthly horoscope shows that as the month of August starts, your sign ruler Venus moves into the soft and sensitive sign of Cancer, where it will be until the weekend of the 26th. This evokes your protective nature and a need to have more enriching relationships with people like neighbors, siblings, traveling companions, teachers and fellow-students. You are in tune with a sense of the poetry of life with a deep feeling of compassion and awareness of the magic of the human mind and creativity.Nevertheless, the week starting

Taurus, August 14th is a time of intense trials, which are connected with communication and convictions. Colleagues or mentors tend to be very dominating on an intellectual or ideological level, and you may feel pushed into a corner to such an extent, that you have to cut off a connection or abandon a cherished belief. It is a time of mental transformation when old hopes are replace with new. Both in your family life, and to a lesser extent in your career, there are major events taking place. Partners put their imprint on the home, and have something big they want to celebrate, although this could leave you in the shade. You?ll have your time in the sun at the end of the month.

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August 2017  Gemini Monthly Horoscope

geminiThe Gemini August 2017 Astrology shows that your sign ruler Mercury is in Virgo, which is a very favorable position and generally excellent for family matters, and anything to do with the home. There are complications however, because Mercury enters its retrograde cycle on August 13th, going back to turn direct again in early September in Leo. This suggests that what you start in August, whether it is home improvement or some plans for the family, tend to go on a good deal longer than you expect, and the important thing is not to get seduced by unrealistic dreams.

Gemini, in early August there is a tremendous focus on travel on the one hand, and education on the other. If you have not had a holiday, this is a wonderful time to hop on a jet, even if it?s just for a short break. The more exciting and exotic, the better. But this is also an important time for educational projects, especially ones that open up new creative horizons.

Mid-August may be a good time to reconsider some plans in the face of new economic realities, which could be connected with children or partners. This is not a time to throw good money after bad, but it is a good time to eliminate debts or any kind, financial or emotional. Crucial decisions have to be taken which can lead to a postponement or a change of plan.

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August 2017  Cancer Monthly Horoscope

cancerCancer, recently the eclipse cycle moved from Virgo to Leo, which puts a long-term focus on money-matters and security. The lunar eclipse on August 7th channels powerful expansion trends based on a certain amount of risk-taking which can bring some fame and fortune, especially connected with international interests. This could be a time when you work closely with a charismatic individual, and the prospects for considerable winnings are clear.

A fortnight later, the solar eclipse channels the dynamic energy of Uranus, which can show surprise developments in your career, with a corresponding boost to income sources. He who dares, wins, so this is not the time for timidity? you should sell yourself and your creativity for the highest possible price. The area of focus is on innovation, social media, tech, and international organizations which are modernizing and contemplating a transition.

The Cancer August horoscope forecasts that these exhilarating developments will require a lot of organization and planning, and the end of August is the perfect time to take a look at the work done so far ? because there needs to be adjustments and changes. The emphasis is on speed, and for speed, you?ll need excellent planning.

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August 2017  Leo Monthly Horoscope

leoLeo, you have entered a significant period of your life, because the eclipse cycle has moved into Leo, where it will be for over a year, which means there is a strong focus on your lifestyle and relationships. The lunar eclipse on August 7th highlights relationships, and this is a time of many encounters with people from near and far who bring a taste of the exotic into your life.

The Leo August horoscope 2017 forecasts that currently you are feeling forceful and charismatic, and you may have the sense that you are on a winning streak. This is not the time to hide your light under a bushel ? now you need to win hearts and minds, get your message across, and make very clear how much you have to offer to the people who choose your company.

The solar eclipse on August 22nd highlights exciting new developments in your personal life which are a result of international connections, travel, and electrifying ideas which change your way of looking at life. There is a sense that you are in the right place at the right time, and many areas of your life are going to be affected by positive trends. It is an especially significant time for partnerships and children, and something you have been working towards for a long time can be made permanent. This is a good time to make a commitment for the long term.

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August 2017  Virgo Monthly Horoscope

virgoThe Virgo monthly horoscope forecasts that your sign ruler Mercury is currently in Virgo, where it will be for almost three months because of retrograde movement. This is basically a favorable period for you, when there is clarity of mind and intention, and when you can expect positive developments in many areas of your life.

August is an intense and complicated month, with a lot going on behind the scenes and outside of your influence. You have a strong ally in the form of a friend or mentor, and you may well have a robust economy. However, around mid-August the final phase of some economic restructuring needs to take place, and losses can be incurred. This could be connected with partners, who are trying to extricate themselves from looming problems. When this is done, the long-term prospects for economic growth look very good indeed.

Virgo, the last week of the month, when the Sun joins Mercury in your sign, is a time when there is a flurry of organization. Plans need to take into account that you are in a period of flux, when it is very difficult to rely on other people. You will need to confer with others, whose abilities you respect, and adjust plans accordingly. The following month is going to be a time of extremely hard work in a team.

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August 2017  Libra Monthly Horoscope

libraLibra, as the month of August begins, your sign ruler Venus moves into Cancer, and this highlights your professional life and the bonds of loyalty you feel to authorities and associates. August is a month when these bonds are tested to the limits, and the week of the 14th in particular is a time when you may be concerned about injustice, ethical questions, and the immoderate use of power. If you are under a lot of pressure at this time, it could help to amputate connections to people who drain your energy.

The 2017 Libra August horoscope  points out that on the social scene and in connection with kids, love and romance, August will prove to be an amazing month, particularly in connection with partners or a special friend who is attracting a lot of attention, and who may well be on a winning streak. Developments amongst friends and the groups of which you are apart can be quite amazing now. Take advantage of every opportunity that comes your way to encourage people who are dear to you, and help them to get their message across and achieve the success they deserve.

Although there is a lot of focus on your professional life this month, it is a great time for travels and romance, so make sure that you don?t take work too seriously ? it?s also a good time for celebrations and fun. Anything connected with educational projects and creative group work is favored.

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August 2017  Scorpio Monthly Horoscope

scorpioScorpio, with the Sun and Mars currently in your solar tenth house, which governs your professional aspirations, there is a major focus on working with charismatic leaders to create a powerful presence. This is not a time to hide your talents; now you need to take forceful measures to promote what you believe in. There is every indication that success will come your way, and that you will go from strength to strength this month. You work well with well-established and powerful people and organizations, and can slowly but surely build up resources and long-term prosperity.

The Scorpio monthly astrology forecasts that partnerships are a little bit more tricky, however, particularly mid-August. This could be because someone dear to you is insecure and under intense pressure, which can mean that the lines of communication and emotional exchange are amputated. You may be so caught up in your own ambitions that you fail to notice how other people get insecure.

During the last week of August, there is a greater focus on social outreach and organization, and it is very likely that a friend, with whom you have several escapades in the past, will want to reconnect with you. You can get very involved with this person and do some very constructive work together in the month to come.

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August 2017  Sagittarius Monthly Horoscope

sagittariusSagittarius, the August astrology shows that the month starts with a rare tense aspect between your sign ruler Jupiter and Pluto, which is something that happens as a series of three connections every 13 years. This is the last in a series, which has powerfully affected 2017 and which puts you in a very tight position psychologically, with a lot of pressure which at its worst can make you doubt what the future will bring. There is strong focus on this influence during the week starting August 14th, and this is connected with a taboo issue, or a power battle which may involve money or security.

If you are in any doubt, this is the time to cut losses, or amputate unhealthy connections. In fact action taken at this time, even in the most difficult of circumstances, can prove to be mutually beneficial to an extraordinary extent.

It is during the last part of August that Jupiter makes the final harmonious connection with Saturn in Sagittarius, and this suggests that a goal you have been aiming for all this year is now within reach. Everything is in your favor. This is a particularly good time for travel and studies, and for presenting projects which can have a very persuasive effect on other people. It?s the end game now, and you are going to win.

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August 2017  Capricorn Monthly Horoscope

capricornCapricorn, August is going to be a month when many of the plans you have been working towards during the year finally come to fruition. Things need to fall into place now, so that you can move on at the end of the year and come out of a period of exile or isolation. People in authority have come to appreciate your insight and experience, will lean on you more and more, and formalize professional arrangements which are mutually beneficial for both you and them.

This is also an excellent month for intimacy, sexuality and rewarding emotional interactions with charismatic partners. Patience is rewarded and people discover where you have been hiding all this time.

On the economic front, gambles pay off, investment can come your way, and there are abundant resources to share based on creative partnerships. There may however be intense interactions in mid-August because someone you are close to, like a child or lover, is under extreme pressure. This is a time when some connections based on over-dependence or economic inequality can be broken.

The August predictions also show that the last week of August is a turning point for you, and with the wind at your back, you can be sure you will soon arrive at the destination you have been longing for, which brings a tremendous boost of confidence.

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August 2017  Aquarius Monthly Horoscope

aquariusThe Aquarius Horoscope shows that with the Sun and Mars in your solar seventh house of relationships during much of this month, there are going to be a whole host of exciting developments involving other people, and many long-term hopes and dreams are going to be fulfilled.

The lunar eclipse on August 7th falls in your sign, and this heralds an outgoing period highlighting travels and an expansion of your social and intellectual horizons. The solar eclipse two weeks later heralds major developments for a partner.

Aquarius, to understand what is happening this month, you need to look at what you have been trying to achieve over the whole year so far, with all its advances and setbacks. It?s a really promising period for you, especially socially and in connection with studies, and a perfect time for joining forces with established players and building a bridge from the past to the future.

It is here in August that things finally fall into place and successes are consolidated. One area where some care has to be taken during the week of the 14th is in connection with colleagues and the working environment. It is a time when there can be serious disagreements in principle, where people fiercely protect their intellectual property and may even resort to underhand methods. This need not affect you at all, as you are protected by powerful players who want to form a long-term mutually beneficial relationship with you.

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August 2017  Pisces Monthly Horoscope

piscesThe Pisces Horoscope shows that currently there is a major emphasis on your day-to-day life, and it seems like you have an abundance of energy at your disposal. Powerfully motivated colleagues team up with you, and over the month of August the building blocks to success are put into place one by one. Plans that you have been working on for months come to fruition now, and those in positions of influence will contract with you to make mutually beneficial agreements.

At the same time, it is here in August that Jupiter and Pluto form the third in a rare series of tense contacts highlighting a crisis that has been affecting your emotional or financial comfort and security for many months. During the week of the 14th this influence is felt on a personal level in connection with a close relationship to a lover or child. If money or debt is on your mind, this is the time to cut losses, and eliminate debt or connections which have been undermining you. Once you are free from emotional blackmail or economic tight spots, nothing will stand in the way of success.

By the end of August, after intense and fascinating developments at work, the time has come to work closely with others on practical matters. Pisces, you need to confer with a partner and revise a plan.

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August Horoscope 2017 Overview ~ Eclipse BOOM!

The August Astrology for 2017 shows that ​​​​​​​we are still technically in a period free from personal planet retrogrades and there is much chance for forward movement. There are, however, many clashes in the stars in the coming weeks and in stars like these I recommend leaning very heavily on intuition to help you choose WHICH things to move forward. Eclipses are just around the corner and they will likely bring many things that need your attention so taking too much on at this point may lead to overwhelm and shifting trajectories very quickly.

The reason why intuition has to reign supreme, especially at this time, is because humans are in this constant battle of ‘my will’ vs. ‘thy will’ – our plan for ourselves vs. the Divine Plan. Eclipses tend to show clearly the direction of the Divine Plan so we have to stay connected to Spirit to make sure that the things we use our will for, are the things that are in the cards for us. By living this way, we can bypass challenges that are unnecessary.

Eclipses tend to bring major trajectory changes. ‘Non-negotiable’ events occur swiftly bringing dramatic endings and dizzying new beginnings. Portals of experience close as others open often bringing a frenzy of busy-ness that detracts from having the time to process the changes.

The August horoscope 2017 shows that this month’s eclipses continue in the polarity of Leo/Aquarius, which started early in 2017 and run into 2019. To better understand the personal potentials of this eclipse cycle, think back to 2008-2009 when this polarity of eclipses last occurred. The themes and areas of life that took center stage during that period of time will likely have rolled into the forefront again this year. This may or may not have any likeness to the lessons from the market collapse, as I believe most of the astrological impetus for it was Pluto moving into Capricorn at that time. However, many ancillary questions brought up at that time are definitely related to the Leo/Aquarius eclipse cycle, and those will reappear as general themes.

The general potentials from the Leo side of the equation will include major themes involving conception, pregnancy, childbirth, childrearing, relationships with children, creative projects, creativity in general, acting/directing, modeling, atheletics, leadership, taking center stage, being out in front of others, fun, leisure, hobbies, and romance/true love. On the Aquarius side of the experience, potentials themes involving teams, friends, acquaintances, groups/social circles (including online), large organizations, humanitarian efforts, communities/community projects (in person or online), and other things for the ‘greater good’ are likely to come up.

A common theme that bridges both polarities involves personal will/creativity vs. societal norms. For instance, the idea of people not following the ‘status quo’ with investing and other such topics, and instead following their passions and joy will definitely be up again for revaluation, and the theme of restructuring large organizations and community infrastructure (both geographically defined communities and online communities) will be especially relevant.

The law of physics that says matter cannot be created or destroyed, it just changes form, is very obviously at play during eclipse cycles. As previous experiences, people, beliefs, ways of being are eclipsed out, new experiences, relationships (or new versions of previous relationships), viewpoints, and understandings are brought in with equal weight replacing what left.

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** Note: often the effects of planetary transits are felt before or after the actual day the transit occurs.

August 2-3 — Uranus Retrograde in Aries — The bringer of (often chaotic) change and upheaval takes a rest from making ruckuses until November 22, 2017. Change and enlightenment are still on the agenda for Uranus but often more internal than external in the retrograde motion, at least the changes that are related to Uranus’ transit. The Eclipses will still be bringing plenty of their own changes.

August 4 — Jupiter in Libra Square Pluto in Capricorn — This is the third and final pass of this challenging transit. The first occurred 11/24/16, and the second on 3/30/16. The story will likely include major movement out into the public view. This transit often creates great impetus to do something big and also holds the blocks to that accomplishment that have to be worked through. There is an increased chance for obsessiveness with reaching the goal that could cloud discernment. Competition is a common theme here. An affirmation I shared during the last pass in March may be perfect to continue to use as this story concludes, it is inspired by the great Florence Scovel Shinn – There is no competition on the spiritual planes. Staying true to a higher truth and sharing what comes through you, clearing blocks that are coming between you and that expression, is a wonderful, high-vibe way to maximize this transit.

August 7 — Full Moon Lunar Eclipse at 15° of Aquarius — The story of energetic reshuffling that started in the beginning of 2017 continues with this new chapter bringing endings, culminations, fruitions, notable changes to the area of life ruling friends, social circles, internet-based projects, humanitarian efforts, groups, teams, and organizations. For many this could also manifest as shift in willingness to abide by social norms and expectations, and instead opening up more focus on individual interests and creative efforts. This event also opposes Mars, increasing the likelihood of a conflicted ending or shift in direction. A simultaneous sextile with Saturn brings rewards for hard work and movement towards building present and future security. An additional trine with Jupiter expands the growth potentials and beckons faith in the change.

August 10 — Mercury in Virgo Sextile Venus in Cancer — Carrying through with necessary duties foster strong emotional connections with this combination.

August 11-12 — Venus in Cancer Trine Neptune in Pisces — This is a great time for quiet personal pursuits. Important messages from Spirit may be easier to hear right now.

August 12-13 — Mercury Retrograde at 11° of Virgo — The odds that weak links in communication and mobility (including devices for communication and modes of transportation) are revealed now increase tremendously. Projects, people, and ideas from the past roll in now to be reconsidered. It isn’t the best time to decide what to do with these possibilities with long-term decisions but following the flow objectively can be beneficial at this time. If decisions have to be made, short-term arrangements that are a prelude to the longer commitment are helpful bridges to give time for still hidden information to come to light.

August 13 — Sun in Leo Trine Saturn in Sagittarius — Desires receive enthusiastic support at this time. Creativity flows in ways that serve practical needs.

August 15 — Venus in Cancer Opposing Pluto in Capricorn — Relationships and finances are tested with Pluto, “the atomic bomb”, in a challenging angle. The material realms conflict with the emotional as the likelihood of someone not using their power wisely increases with this transit.

August 20 — Sun in Leo Trine Uranus in Aries — Sudden insights and exhilarating experiences often come with this transit.

August 21 — New Moon Solar Eclipse at almost 29° of Leo — This second New Moon in Leo in a row is also a Solar Eclipse. Major openings occur in the areas of children, creativity, athleticism, acting/directing/modeling, pleasure, hobbies, fun, romance, and true love. A simultaneous trine with Uranus and trine with Saturn bring both happy surprises and potential for great stability and long-term gains. This is a truly magical New Moon with massive potential for positive transformation.

August 22 — Mars in Leo Trine Saturn in Sagittarius — Action and outcomes blend beautifully with this aspect. Bold action brings long-term gains towards major goals.

August 23-24 — Venus in Cancer Trine Chiron in Pisces — Emotional inner work gets a boost at this time. Chiron in a positive angle like this supports vulnerability as a strength.

August 24 — Venus in Cancer Square Uranus in Aries — The bringer of change in feisty expression in Aries makes an uncomfortable angle to love, money, and aesthetics. Venus in Cancer suggests likely emotional repercussions from the jostling.

August 25 — Saturn Direct at 21° of Sagittarius — Our break from Saturn’s stern eye and lengthy to-do lists is over as it turns direct now. Saturn has been working for years to help willing individuals bring their big dreams to fruition, telling the story about how discipline and consistency can streamline efforts and serve as the keys to major manifestations. Saturn’s movement through Sagittarius has also been a serious faith-tester. It has weighed heavily on optimism and belief systems, ensuring that beliefs held have long-term potential to create a fulfilling life. Commitment through the rest of the year to hard work and diligence will bring great returns soon.

August 26 — Sun in Virgo Conjunct Mercury in Virgo — The sun infuses mercury with extra oopmh. Attention to details is critical at this time, and the capacity to give this type of focus is expanded. Unwelcome criticism can also come with this transit. Keep your head up. This too shall pass.

Overall, the August monthly horoscope for 2017 shows that sweet vibrations roll in during the times around: August 10,11, 12, 13, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 26. Discomfort or heavy energy is more likely in the days around: August 4, 5, 12, 13, 15, 24, 25, 26.

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