August Astrology Forecast 2021
by Kat Wojdyla
9th August – New Moon in Leo
12th August – Venus enters Libra
17th August – Venus enters Libra
20th August – Uranus goes Retrograde
22nd August – Full Moon in Aquarius
23rd August – Sun enters Virgo
31st August – Mercury enters Libra
August 2021 Forecast
We start August with a mix of planets in two signs- Leo (Sun and Mercury) and Virgo (Venus and Mars). Leo is a fixed fire sign ruled by the Sun. It is all about courage, pride, creativity and generosity. Meanwhile Virgo is a mutable earth sign ruled by Mercury that is concerned with order, routines, health and practical matters. Already we can see possible tension when we combine these two signs. We might feel like we want to go out, have fun and enjoy our summer. Yet, at the back of our minds we might be thinking about all the little things we will have to complete once we are back from holidays. This conflicting energy will be the strongest between 12th and 16th August, with Mercury, Venus and Mars in Virgo.
The New Moon in Leo on the 9th is a wonderful time for expressing your creativity. Leo favours courage and bold actions. If you were hesitant and unsure whether to start a new hobby or show your creations to a wider audience- now is the time. Radiate your inner light without worrying you might shine too bright. Leo rules the heart space, so open yourself to new possibilities and creative endeavours. Inspiration is out there, you just need to let it in.
This New Moon is in a wide opposition with Saturn in Aquarius and square Uranus in Taurus.
If you choose to embody the creative Leo energy, you might feel as if something on the outside is blocking you. It could be the current circumstances, a person, or a group of people. This is the energy of Saturn, a feeling of brick a wall, separating you from your goal. Watch out, as the accumulated fiery energy can become explosive. Try to find an unconventional way of overcoming the obstacles, but don’t be too impulsive.
On the 20th Uranus in Taurus goes retrograde and will keep moving back until mid-January 2022. Now, we will have all of the outer planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto) in retrograde motion for the next two months. When planets go retrograde, their energies are directed inwards. The outer planets are concerned with the collective, therefore as a society we might slow down and go back to issues which need to be reworked. Uranus is associated with revolution, freedom and invention, while the sign of Taurus deals with our possessions, money and values. Did something change in these areas of your life in the past few months? If so, was it a positive or a negative change?
The Full Moon in Aquarius on the 22nd is an interesting one, as we already had a Full Moon in the same sign four weeks ago. Think about any topics and issues which surfaced around the 24th of August. They are likely to return for one final time. The Leo/Aquarius opposition deals with the idea of personal and collective power. How we shine as an individual and how we shine in a group. Mercury in Virgo in opposition to Neptune in Pisces can bring focus to the polarity of facts versus beliefs as well as reality versus imagination. During this Full Moon, Jupiter is back in Aquarius and conjunct the Moon, so it can help us to detach from our feelings and make logical decisions.
Virgo season starts on the 23rd, bringing us back to earth and everyday reality. The rest of the month is a good time to approach your plans in a practical manner and focus on the details. Sun, Mercury and Mars in Virgo will help you to tidy up your life and tie up any loose ends, especially those that have to do with your daily routine and health. Look through your bag in search of old receipts, check your kitchen cupboards for expired products and sort out your bedroom drawers. Virgo transforms chaos into order. Cleanse your life, feel lighter and make space for new things to come. When Virgo season ends in September, we will enter a new astrological quarter- be prepared for the change of seasons and the change in energy.
About Kat Wojdyla
Kat Wojdyla is an astrologer, particularly interested in psychological and karmic astrology. Her aim is to translate the astrological language into a personal story which can serve as a reference for personal development. After all, we are all part of the cosmos, participating in the infinite dance of planets and stars. You can either stay confused by the celestial spins or join the party and have fun.
Kat has studied astrology with Anna Estaroth from the Scottish Astrological Association, attended numerous workshops with Bernadette Brady and Darrelyn Gunzburg of AstroLogos and is constantly building on her knowledge of astrology through theoretical and practical approach to the subject.