August Horoscope 2017 – SCORPIO (or Scorpio 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 SCORPIO

For Scorpio, August starts out with the energy of travel, adventure and broadening your horizons through new experiences.  Over the course of the month, career related matters come more into focus and may bring some clarity.

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 day-to-day routines and health habits.  This energy brings the opportunity to clear away obstacles in the way to achieving your goals.  Do you find that you are procrastinating, or that you tend to feel distracted right at the moment when you are sitting down to work on an important project?  This month is a good time to reflect on what’s holding you back – perhaps you adjust what you are working towards.

Chiron in your 5th house now can amplify the  experience of not feeling ‘worthy’ to pursue your greatest passions but you have the ability to bring great joy and healing to others when you follow what’s in your heart.  Because of your natural intuition, your ability to understand the emotional challenges others may have, what holds them back – you have the potential build trust and encourage others while letting them know you understand their insecurities and self doubt.  You also have the ability to see the unrealized potential in others, and to be tremendously fulfilled with you put your efforts into empowering others.

The Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse occurs on August 7th.   This Eclipse occurs in your 4th house, Scorpio, and can bring important revelations about your greatest sources of fulfillment.  The Eclipse can also bring developments related to your home and family life.

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 on August 12th and continues until September 5th, however we are already feeling the ‘pre-retrograde’ energies right at the start of the month.  With this retrograde occurring in your 10th house, your career goals are an important area of focus.  Take time to follow through on any outstanding projects at work before you start something new.

There is also an awkward ‘quincunx’, which is a more challenging aspect, between Mars and Chiron from August 25th-31st and with Mars also in your 10th house you will be challenged to let go of a need for approval from others in order to pursue what’s most important to you.  Ironically, this leads you to achieve the respect and recognition you are seeking.


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