August Horoscope 2017 – SAGITTARIUS (or Sagittarius 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 SAGITTARIUS in August

Personal planet energy for Sagittarius is in the 8th house at the start of the month, representing long-term relationships, intimacy and intuitive knowledge. Over the course of the month the energy moves into your 9th house where it can stimulate your ambitions, your thirst for adventure, travel and new experiences, your natural abilities as a teacher, writer and public speaker.

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’.  For Sagittarius, this energy represents the opportunity to get more clear on your internal desires and motivations.  You are being called now to act on your heart’s desires and know that you have the support needed to remove internal obstacles.

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 transiting your 2nd house has been triggering a long-term transformation of your personal values and foundations of security and you may feel like this is holding you back from achieving your goals in your career.   This is call now for complete commitment to new beliefs and values that can open the door for tremendous new opportunities and the ability to establish yourself within a new community that brings a new sense of meaning and purpose into your life.

The Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse occurs on August 7th.  For November-born Sagittarians, the Eclipse can bring new opportunities for learning, teaching, travel or networking as well as relationships with peers at work, siblings or roommates. It can bring a reminder to let go of trying to please everyone else and to trust your own judgement.  You have a tremendous gift for intuition so let go of questioning what you already know.  For those born in December, the Eclipse brings greater potential for inheritances, success at work that involves financial reward, or significant purchases.  It can also involve a shift in perspective around your savings or investment goals and retirement especially around increasing your sense of deserving.

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.  With this retrograde occurring in your 9th house, you are being challenged to ask yourself what have you learned from all of your experiences over the past year?  What wisdom have you gained?  This is also a great time for going back to old sources of inspiration or revisiting unfinished creative projects.

There is an awkward ‘quincunx’, which is a more challenging aspect, between Mars and Chiron from August 25th-31st and for Sagittarius this transit reinforces the theme of developing a greater sense of deserving what you want, of trusting your judgement and letting go of the voice of criticism even when it comes from close family and friends.  Remember that you are meant to be a free spirit, Sagittarius; that your passion for life  give you such a magnetic personality and inspire those around you!

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