August Horoscope 2017 – AQUARIUS (or Aquarius RISING)

General Astrological Transits in August (ALL Zodiac Signs)

August is a more reflective month than July and while there is the potential for significant revelations, it demands at the same time a more passive energy from us.  This month brings revelations and realizations but it doesn’t necessarily demand that we go out and seek radical change – this is very much a time for ‘returning to the essentials’ and to what has always been important to us in our heart of hearts.

Let go of too many concrete plans this month and try to be open to ‘going with the flow’ because there is so much potential now for wonderful surprises.  And since it’s the summer, this is a great invitation to let go of expectations and just enjoy the moment.  How wonderful!  August is a month to engage our more playful, fun-loving sides, to experience joy, to spend time with friends and family, to express love openly and warmly and to take pleasure in the simple things in life.

Astrological Themes in August for AQUARIUS

There is a general focus on the 7th house this month for Aquarius – meaning that relationships are a big area of focus.   A big theme for Aquarius this month is attracting the right people and relationships in your life by fully embracing your personal goals and values.  This is such a wonderful month for gaining confidence and realizing your ‘place’ in the world, in your professional life and in the communities where you belong.  You have such a wonderful capacity for inspiring others and bringing people together and this can come into alignment now with the things that truly resonate with you in your heart.

Uranus enters retrograde on August 3rd until early January 2018 which means that throughout the rest of the year there is a focus on the transformation (or evolution) of your personal values, belief systems, the sources of security you rely on and the systems of logic which become the basis for your decisions.  Wow!  That’s a lot!  This can be a very stimulating experience and it’s definitely a good time to tune in and be open to new ideas, new impulses and where they lead you.  Uranus here represents the experience of ‘testing’ in order to redefine what is most important for you and perhaps even learn something new about yourself.

One of the overarching transits carrying over from July is a square between Jupiter in Libra and Pluto in Capricorn, which comes to a head on August the 4th but continues to influence us energetically until the end of the month.  For you, Aquarius, this can represent needing to acknowledge that you are ‘moving in different circles’ now, and that you might be identifying with different groups and communities as a result of the ‘enlightenment’ you have experienced over the last year.  Your system of values has shifted as you have become more aware.

The Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse occurs on August 7th.  This Eclipse is especially powerful for Aquarius, as it occurs in your own Sun sign, and especially for those born in the middle of the sign (around the first week of February), it’s occurring right over your natal sun!  This can bring a massive shift or ‘revelation’ in terms of what you want in life, what’s important to you, your goals and your personal values!  This can be a great time for achieving a greater sense of confidence by identifying what truly makes you happy and fulfilled!  Wow!

This is such a wonderful time for remembering what defines you and makes you unique; what you have to be proud of and to admire in yourself.   This experience can help you to bring the right people into your life, to find ‘your tribe’ and bring meaningful relationships into your life.

This August we are challenged flow more in a ‘backwards and inwards’ direction as we will be experiencing the energy of Mercury retrograde.  The Mercury retrograde cycle officially begins on August 12th and continues until September 5th, however we are already feeling the ‘pre-retrograde’ energies right at the start of the month.  This energy being focused in your 7th house reinforces the theme of relationships again for you, Aquarius, so it’s a good time to take stock of your commitments and follow through on the things you’ve promised to do for others.

This is also a very good time to reflect on, and resolve, any issues that are present in your relationships.  Clear up any ‘misconceptions’ and make your intentions known now; have a discussion to confirm your shared goals or ask questions to clarify the intentions of your partner (this can also apply to work-related teams or partnerships!).

If you’re not in a relationship, you have the ability to manifest what you want by getting very clear on the qualities of your ideal partner.  Review relationships that have ended in the past and what did not work out of those dynamics.  Make a resolution not to enter back into those same behavior patterns!

There is an awkward ‘quincunx’, which is a more challenging aspect, between Mars and Chiron from August 25th-31st.  If you’re feeling anxious about a situation in your social life or at work during this week, remind yourself that you have a natural ability to bring stability to a situation and to make those around you feel at ease with your ability to recognize the needs of a diverse group.  You have tremendous leadership capabilities when you rely on your intuitive senses.

img_1618-7Key Messages for August (all signs):

  • Accept who you are and your unique gifts! It’s time to let go of the burden to be ‘perfect’ by anyone else’s standards.  If you allow your true joys to take center stage, everything else will fall into place.
  • This is a month to look inward, to explore your personal truths, values, desires and purpose.  Trust that you will blessed with moments of clarity and realization on these matters.
  • It’s time to welcome the possibility of change in order to bring new opportunities into your life.
  • Be open to ‘unexpected miracles’ by letting go of attachment to any specific outcomes.
  • It is time to bring your life into greater alignment with your personal values.
  • Choose to be with those who make you feel safe to express yourself without inhibitions.


– Stargazing Yogi