August Horoscope 2017 – LIBRA (or Libra 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 for LIBRA in August

August begins for Libra with a focus on career related matters including your experience of recognition and leadership.  Over the course of the month, as energy shifts into the 11th house, you may become more focused around your social connections, social causes or your role in the organizations you are a part of.

Uranus enters retrograde on August 3rd until early January 2018 which means that throughout the rest of the year there is a focus on transformation of your relationships as a result of personal evolution.   This is a time to truly reflect on the dynamic of give and take and your expectations in relationships.  During the second half of the year, you may be challenged to become more independent and self-reliant and to play a larger role in setting the common goals for your and your partner.  Remember it’s okay to be an ‘individual’ and still be in a relationship; a partner who cares about you will want you to do what makes you happy and will give you the space to do it.

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 Libra, this transit is very powerful as it is happening right on the cusp between 12th/1st and 3rd/4th houses!  What this means is that it’s really bringing into focus how you project yourself, your personal desires, and even your work life.  The strong personal planet energies in your 10th house and Jupiter passing over your natal sun this year help you to gain clarity on what you really want and your professional goals, and the square involving Pluto can help you to let go perceptions that are no longer relevant or feelings of responsibility in relationships that may be holding you back.  You have such a tremendous ability to be flexible and responsive in relationships, Libra, but this is a time to ‘set the tone’ and allow others to follow your lead.

The Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse occurs on August 7th.  For Libra the Eclipse occurs in your 4th and 5th houses and reinforce the key message of becoming more open and letting go of feeling the that you need to hide or blend in.  Wow!  It’s time to be proud of who you are and be brave to stand out!  You have something wonderful to offer and you should covet that gift.

This August we are challenged flow more in a ‘backwards and inwards’ direction as we will be experiencing the energy of Mercury retrograde, which officially begins August 12th and continues until September 5th, however we are already feeling the ‘pre-retrograde’ energies right at the start of the month.  This retrograde occurs in your 11th house and so give you an opportunity to reflect on what you really want to contribute within the communities you belong to.  Ask yourself what you truly believe in and how your life is aligned with your ideals.  With Mars and the Sun also in your 11th house, it’s also a great time to reflect on your ‘big dreams’ and to set your long-term goals.

There is an awkward ‘quincunx’, which is a more challenging aspect, between Mars and Chiron from August 25th-31st.  For Libra, the message here is to realize that anything you desire is achievable when you take the time to lay out a plan.  It will take some added discipline, but break things down in to small steps and decide that you’re going to do a few things everyday.  Find a friend to share your plan with so they can help you to be accountable.


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