August Horoscope 2017 – TAURUS (or Taurus 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 TAURUS in August 

Personal planet energies are focused on your 4th and 5th houses this month, meaning there is a general focus on family, matters of the heart, home, children and creative outlets.  This month is a good time to regain confidence and clarity; the year may have felt difficult so far but there are silver linings that can become more apparent now.  There has been a great deal of change but what has been lost was also meant to be released.

Uranus enters retrograde on August 3rd until early January 2018 which means that throughout the rest of the year there is a focus on personal transformation from the ‘inside out’.  You are experiencing a shift in your ideology and beliefs that can feel like a ‘shaking of the foundation’.  This is a good time to question what and reassess what is important to you and be open to an evolution of your personal values.  The wisdom and experience you have gained in the recent past can lead to a better understanding about what you really want.

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. Pluto in your 9th house further reinforces the experience of transformation of your beliefs about the world and your personal philosophies.  This transit brings ‘pressure’ to completely embrace change in order to be able to achieve the things you want so it might be time to let go of old beliefs, prejudices, or assumptions that are holding you back.  You are being challenged to let go of an attachment to certainty and become more open to stepping into ‘the unknown’.

The Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse occurs on August 7th and occurs in the 10th house for Taurus, meaning that your work may be reaching a natural point of culmination.  It may also be time to look at what comes next for you in your career.  This can also be a good time to consider how to bring your personal passions more into alignment with how you express yourself in your job.

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 is a time, Taurus, to return to simple joys, past hobbies, creative outlets that you might have forgotten about or haven’t had time for lately.  You might discover an opportunity or a revelation that was not as clear to you before now and that can bring you tremendous fulfillment.

There is an awkward ‘quincunx’, which is a more challenging aspect, between Mars and Chiron from August 25th-31st.  The key message for Taurus with this transit is to let go of attachment to the past or of guilt associated with past events.  Let go of any negative self talk and know that you can achieve what you desire now when you make the decision that it is time for a new beginning.

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