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August 2022 Horoscopes: Uranus Shakes Things Up, Then Goes Retrograde

by Kaitlyn De Leonardis
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The MVP (Most Valuable Planet) of the month is none other than erratic Uranus. This progressive planet is about to shake up our lives in some unpredictable ways. Your August 2022 Horoscopes indicate that it all starts with a much-needed change in direction. During the first couple of days of the month, “the great awakener” forms a triple conjunction with ambitious Mars and the North Node of destiny in steady Taurus. This alignment will clear the hidden path or new direction on the road to success. Good thing we’ll have the motivation from Mars, in a favorable aspect to Venus to move forward with. Let the heart guide the way, as we are still in the throes of Leo season!

The full moon in Aquarius on August 11 brings some invigorating energy to the middle of the month. The electric influence of Uranus is strong at the time of this full moon. Coupled with Venus’s move into Leo on the same day, the remainder of the month is colored with enthusiasm and power in our individual uniqueness. Owning our identity is the key as Venus will make some favorable fire trines to retrograde Jupiter and Chiron in Aries. Mars moves into Gemini on August 20 and this is his new home for the rest of the year. This passionate planet’s prolonged stay is due to an upcoming retrograde. This won’t happen until late October, so there is plenty of time to blissfully explore our thoughts, ideas and the far reaches of our minds. It’s full speed ahead for the time being.

The Sun moves into Virgo on August 22 and illuminates all the areas where some improvement can occur. The practical earth influence doesn’t stop as Uranus stations retrograde in Taurus just two days later on August 24. This creates a cosmic pause, which allows us access to our own consciousness and core values. Mercury moves into charming Libra a day later, coupled with Mars in Gemini, and our social lives will be extremely active. Finally, the new moon in Virgo on August 27 is your chance to wipe the slate clean in a particular area of your life.

August 2022 Horoscopes Important Dates:

Mercury Transits Virgo, August 4: With Mercury moving through its home sign of Virgo, we’ll all benefit from the logic and focus that’s readily available. We may notice that our minds take some analytical turns for the better half of this month.

Full Moon in Aquarius & Venus Transits Leo, August 11: This will be an auspicious day for sure. First, the Moon and Sun will be a strong aspect to Uranus (the ruler of Aquarius and the MVP of this month) so happenstances or surprises may be a shock to the system. Venus’s entrance into Leo brings joyous and playful energy, which lasts for the rest of the month. This day is an ideal time to share our hearts with those around us— it will come with an unsuspecting reward.

Mars Transits Gemini, August 20: As feisty Mars moves through this energized air sign we’ll desire action and answers. While this may turn up the dial on impatience or frustration, it’s also a great opportunity for mental stimulation and motivation. Imagination and curiosity are our friends. Mars will remain here until 2023, so this vibe will stay for a while. The planet goes retrograde in mid-fall.

The Sun Transits Virgo, August 22: As the Sun moves through grounded Virgo we can bring our attention toward healing and striving for a healthier lifestyle. This can mean many things for many people, but at the end of the day it’s pure quality control.

Uranus Stations Retrograde in Taurus, August 24: Uranus is known for its unpredictable and at times chaotic nature, and the atmosphere settles with retrograde. In cosmic tranquility, we’ll learn how to connect to our inner knowing, which leads us down our intended paths. This conscious exploration will last until Uranus stations direct on January 22, 2023.

Mercury Transit Libra, August 25: With Mercury in this relationship-oriented air sign, we’ll have a greater need for connection. Conversations and outings with friends will be plentiful. Everyone will feel the need to gather with others.

New Moon in Virgo, August 27: This new moon brings a fresh start to our daily affairs. Whether it’s a new job, hobby or workout routine, it’s a welcomed and much-needed switch up. Just beware of some slight agitation as this lunation will square Mars.

 Leo  (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

Happy Birthday! As August begins, passionate Mars meets up with eccentric Uranus and you’ll be in for a birthday surprise of epic proportions. This is something you truly desire, and may come in the form of reaching a long-standing aspiration. If this “gift” comes with some financial benefit, you’ll certainly be able to make good use of it as Mercury moves into Virgo on August 4. For the next couple of weeks, your judgment is spot on. Whether it’s a crypto investment or a big purchase, you’ll know when to pass and when to strike.

You might experience some conflict with an authority figure or colleague around August 8. Mars makes the atmosphere temperamental and your roar can be fierce. It’s best to back down in the name of your stellar reputation. The full moon in Aquarius on August 11 calls for a celebration as the cosmos creates a vivacious atmosphere. Gather all your closest friends and don your best outfit because you’ll need to be seen as Venus enters your sign on the same day. For the next couple of weeks, you’ll be feeling that infamous self-love, and this makes you that much more attractive.

Mark your calendar because August 18 is a lucky day. An opportunity that may involve travel, will arrive thanks to a beneficial aspect between Venus and Jupiter. Mars moves into Gemini on August 20 and gives you the courage to both express yourself and take in new wisdom. Expect to have many intriguing conversations with people from all walks of life.

Your season draws to a close as the Sun moves into Virgo on August 22 and your recent confidence boost will assist you in practical ways. Uranus stations retrograde on August 24 and your public life settles down. For the rest of the year, you can focus on reaching your next goal with little disturbance. Mercury makes the final move of the month into Libra on August 25 giving your words an elegant flow. Now would be the time to speak up and advocate for yourself or others. The new moon in Virgo points to a new beginning in your house of value. How can you live authentically day in and day out?

Virgo  (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

It may not be your season yet, but August begins with a roaring start. The stars indicate there is lots of mixing and mingling to do. Mars aligns with Venus and a fated meeting just might be in store. This person will not be your typical type, as erratic Uranus gets involved, but this intriguing stranger will have some astounding wisdom to share with you. Your ruler Mercury comes home on August 4 which gives you the precise focus you’ve been yearning for. Watch out for some drama around August 8, if someone asks for your opinion, just decline. It’s more trouble than it’s worth with Venus juxtaposed Pluto.

The full moon in Aquarius on August 11 asks you to check in on your overall well-being. Your mind is operating in overdrive and needs a break. This is the perfect time to give yourself the royal treatment as Venus moves into Leo on the same day. While you’re working hard over the next couple of weeks, pencil in some R&R. Plan something exciting for the weekend of August 13. As Mars trines Pluto, you need a shake-up from the norm.

Mars transits Gemini on August 20 and your ambitions will soar to new heights. Your motivation is off the charts as your season arrives on August 22. With the Sun in your sign, you’re feeling bright and bold and ready to be seen. A few days later, Uranus presents a different tone as “the great awakener” stations retrograde. For the rest of the year you’ll be exploring your personal beliefs and philosophies while adopting some new ones. On August 25, Mercury moves into Libra and it will be time to balance that budget. The month starts to wind down with the new moon in your sign on August 27, but this day could begin with feelings of discouragement. You’ll find your center and start anew. Remember that you’re here to do great things!

Mercury Transit Libra august 2022

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Scorpio (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

August starts with a fateful meeting as Mars, Uranus and the North Node all gang up in stable Taurus. At this time you could meet the person of your dreams, or a current and committed partnership could reach a new level. As sweet Venus sextiles this trio, it’s all coming up roses. Mercury enters Virgo on August 4 and puts your mind in the limelight. You’ll find that people are captivated by your ideas or what you have to say, which lasts for the better half of this month.

Plan to do something new and exciting on August 7, Venus trine Neptune creates the right atmosphere to make a daring move. Trust your gut and it will lead you to the right destination. The full moon in Aquarius on August 11 may stir up some strong emotions. Find a safe space and you’ll have no problem expressing yourself clearly, and with a creative twist as Venus moves into Leo on the same day. For the next couple of weeks you’ll have that je ne sais quoi. On August 13 passionate Mars makes a power angle to Pluto, and a relationship might intensify—in a good way!

Mars moves into Gemini on August 20 and you’ll have a knack for uncovering the truth. It’s a blessing and a curse, but someone’s gotta do it. Two days later on August 22, the Sun moves into Virgo and you might yearn to connect with your greater network. This is your season to hit up your social scene. As Uranus stations retrograde on August 24, relating to others becomes much easier. It’s time to let down those walls in the name of progress. On the following day Mercury moves into Libra, signaling a need to balance solitude with keeping company. Toward the end of the month, you might be introduced to a new group of people you really vibe with. As the new moon in Virgo peaks on August 27, the right people show up out of nowhere.

Libra (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

A large sum of money may appear out of thin air as August gets started and Uranus merges with Mars and the North Node.  As Venus sextiles Mars this payout comes in perfect timing, and it might just be the financial backing you need to turn a dream into reality. But hold your horses because Mercury moves into Virgo on August 4, and it’s best to take some time to review your next move. You may show up to work on August 8 and find you have a new role, or have to fill someone else’s. While this could be overwhelming, look at it as a chance to grow as Venus aligns with Neptune.

The full moon in Aquarius on August 11 calls for some much-needed amusement. As Venus moves into Leo, call your favorite people for a spontaneous outing, or surprise a lover with a special date. With your ruler dancing through this fierce fire sign for the next couple of weeks, you’ll feel extra romantic and joyful. This influence will aid in your creative process as well! When the Sun sits opposite Saturn on August 14, you may feel like you’ve hit a wall. Take a quick breather and get back in the game.

Mars bursts into Gemini on August 20 and ignites your curious nature. Suddenly you’ll want to know everything about whatever piques your interest at the moment. Ride this wave— by the time the Sun enters Virgo on August 22; you’ll be perfectly content in a quiet place where you can soak up all the knowledge your heart desires. A few days later on August 24, Uranus stations retrograde. For the remainder of the year you’ll be learning to let your guard down as you’ll reach new levels of intimacy in your relationships. Mercury enters your sign on the following day, highlighting your social nature. You’ll have plenty of ideas to express and the charisma to really make an impact. The month closes out with the new moon in Virgo on August 27, and the rest should be your top priority for the next couple of days. Restore your mind, body and soul.

Uranus

Sagittarius  (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

As August gets underway, a fated alignment between Mars and Uranus brings a radical change to your daily life. You might be starting a new job or be completely recovered from a health-related ailment. While there is much to celebrate, you’ll be chasing bigger dreams as Mercury enters Virgo on August 4. Watch your temper around August 8— you might get testy if others try to tell you how to live. Just a few days later, the full moon in Aquarius on August 11 brings some liberating vibes. Venus moves into boisterous Leo on the same day, and this is an ideal moment to express yourself in any way you feel called to. Your heart and mind will operate on the same level for the next couple of weeks.

The week of August 15 will start off with distractions around every corner, as the Sun is in opposition with Saturn. August 18 has a different tone— press pause on the responsibilities as Venus lights up Jupiter, because a joyful moment will bring about an important realization. Mars moves into Gemini on August 20, and turns up the heat in your romantic life. Coupled archers will be feeling the flames of passion, and the solo wanderers will welcome an active dating schedule.

The Sun moves into Virgo on August 22 and all you’ll crave is some recognition, but it all starts with the self. The erratic energy in your routine will start to settle down as Uranus stations retrograde on August 24. For the remainder of the year you’ll have some more downtime to focus on what really matters. Mercury moves into Libra on the next day and exacerbates your desire to connect with others. The new moon in Virgo on August 27 indicates that it’s time to head in a new direction. It’s imperative that you listen to your inner knowing; the opinions of others will only lead you astray. The month ends on a high note as your ruler Jupiter is in good standing with Mars. Relish in the joy in this moment and spend some time with a loved one.

Capricorn (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

August starts off on a rather shocking note, as unsuspecting Uranus conjuncts the North Node of destiny. This is likely a good surprise that will spark lots of pleasure and joy. There may even be a romantic twist, with the cosmic lovers (Venus and Mars) involved. On August 4, Mercury moves into fellow earth sign Virgo, and your viewpoints will take on an optimistic nature. The week of August 8, a close friend or lover might inspire you to make a radical transformation as Venus opposes Pluto in your sign. Around this time, conversations will have a deeper meaning, so make sure you participate with an open mind and heart.

On August 11, Venus moves into Leo, bringing on the desire for collaboration, at work, home and in your personal life. You’re not one to shy away from doing the work, but not everything needs to fall on your shoulders. This date also marks the full moon in Aquarius, and you’ll find real value in reaching for a helping hand. The weekend of August 13 is bound to be a whirlwind. Follow your passions as Mars ignites all-encompassing Pluto. Frolic, create and allow yourself to experience the present moment.

Fiery Mars moves into freewheeling Gemini on August 20 and you’ll notice an uptick in your overall productivity. You can cover a lot of ground for the next couple of months— which makes for a very happy Capricorn. Virgo season arrives on August 22, and this is a great time to dive deep into a topic of interest or pick up an intriguing book. Uranus stations retrograde on August 24, and you’ll start to explore some new hobbies. You’ll be rethinking your own definition of “fun” for the rest of the year. On the following day Mercury moves into Libra and prompts you to put your ideas out there, give a presentation, send that pitch or host an event. The month ends with the new moon in Virgo on August 27. This will open your mind like never before, and you’ll realize that there are infinite paths to success.

Aquarius (Jan 20 – Feb 19)

The winds of change blow in as Mars, Uranus and North Node join forces. You’ll experience a profound emotional release. What remains after that is the driving force, that zest for life you may have misplaced a while ago. As Venus sends some sweet vibes to this trio, you are so ready to take on more creativity and enjoyment in your day-to-day. Mercury moves into Virgo on August 4 and in the coming weeks, your closest pals will provide you with some insightful musings. Keep your ears open. Don’t take perceived aggression seriously around August 6, Mars is blowing up everyone’s temper, but you can use the influence of Saturn to make it through unscathed.

The full moon in your sign on August 11 wants you to come out and play. Alone time just isn’t an option, and you could run into friends left and right. As Venus enters Leo on the same day, it will be heart-warming to reconnect with certain people. The next couple of weeks is an ideal time to send the tribe your love. Around August 14, you’ll find yourself in an intense disagreement with a colleague as the Sun opposes Saturn. The only way out is through and you’ll have to work together to find a resolution. Mars enters Gemini on August 20 and puts you in a lively mood. As the planet of passion moves through this whimsical sign is always a good time. Adventure is calling your name.

The Sun transits Virgo on August 22 and this is a wonderful time to get to know others on a much deeper level. Your ruler Uranus stations retrograde a couple days later on August 24, and your internal environment will take on a tranquil climate for the rest of the year, which will lead to some altering self-realizations. As your emotions settle, you can focus on all the discoveries your mind will yearn to make as Mercury moves into Libra on the following day. The month draws to a close with the new moon in Virgo on August 27, and selfless acts will have big rewards around this time.

uranus in retrograde 2022

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Pisces (Feb 20 – Mar 20)

Some call it fate, some call it happenstance, but as the North Node receives a passing visit from Mars and Uranus, a chance meeting will shake up your world in a big way. As this trio receives some good vibes from Venus you can expect a creative spark from this encounter. Ride these waves and when Mercury moves into Virgo on August 4 your focus shifts to strengthening your deepest connections. August 7 is a day to take note of; as Venus connects to your ruler Neptune, life is presenting you with some joyous moments. Open your heart to them.

Take some time to retreat from the world under the full moon in Aquarius on August 11. Venus moves into Leo on the same day and adds her flair to your daily routine. How can you incorporate more self-care? You’ll be doing so for the next several weeks. Mars hightails it into Gemini on August 20 adding some fervent fire to your feelings. While this transit might ignite your secret temper, it will also provide a great deal of self-motivation and determination. You can use the influence of Mars in constructive ways.

The Sun enters Virgo on August 22, and prompts you to seek out heart-warming connections. This season is all about making memories with the people you love. Just a couple days later Uranus stations retrograde and you’ll enjoy more peace and quiet in your immediate environment. The rest of the year is a good time to focus on making your house a home, as you’ll be met with little disruptions. Mercury moves into Libra on the following day, August 25, and prompts you to work on any personal issues. The month begins to settle down with the new moon in Virgo on August 27; spend this day with someone extra special.

Aries  (Mar 21 – Apr 20)

As the new month begins, you’ll be fired up over a recent accomplishment that comes with a colossal pay-off. All thanks to a mash-up between Mars, Uranus and the North Node. Mercury enters Virgo on August 4, giving you the mental agility to burn through chores and tasks. Just don’t put too much on your plate as Venus is juxtaposed to Pluto on August 8, a fall from grace is likely. The full moon in Aquarius on August 11 is the right time to reach out and ask for support. Besides, if you delegate some of your duties, you’ll have more time to play as vivacious Venus moves Leo. Over the next couple of weeks give yourself to space to create and revel in the joys that life has to offer.

August 18 is an ideal day to take a heart-centered risk as Venus trines Jupiter. Be it romantic or monetary, ask and you shall receive. Just a couple of days later on August 20, your ruling planet Mars burst into free-thinking Gemini. You’ll be more talkative than usual, and this transit kicks up your ambition. Now is the time to put yourself out there and meet some influential people. The Sun moves into Virgo on August 22 and raises your wellness warrior spirit. You’ll find some new ways to live a healthier life as this season progresses.

If your financial footing has felt a bit shaky this year, that might change when Uranus stations retrograde on August 24. Surprise bills or expenses should slow down, allowing you to focus on investments or savings for the rest of the year. On the following day, Mercury moves into Libra and suddenly everyone is trying to get your attention. Mars and the Sun are creating some tension right now, so it’s best to not overextend yourself. The new moon in Virgo on August 27 is the perfect night to set some lifestyle goals, you may be called to take a more holistic approach to your daily routine.

Taurus (Apr 21 – May 20)

You’ll feel extra bold and daring as August kicks off. Uranus meets Mars and the North Node in your sign, and a leap of faith might just land you exactly where you want to be. Mercury moves into fellow earth sign Virgo on August 4 and for the next couple of weeks you’ll use your imagination in some very particle ways. August 8 starts on a frustrating note, as it seems that life is coming at you from all angles. This feeling is justifiable, but around the full moon in Aquarius on August 11, you’ll feel the call to step up and take charge. As your ruler Venus moves into Leo on the same day, your desires and belief in yourself will be your driving force for the rest of the month.

Be bold and try something new around August 13, Mars trines Pluto all weekend and it’s bound to be an enlightening experience. In the coming week you’ll be hyper-focused on a personal goal but do take some time to chill out as Venus aligns with Jupiter on August 18. Two days later Mars moves into Gemini further exasperating your ambitions. Your motivation to obtain financial security will kick into overdrive. The Sun transitions into Virgo on August 22 bringing some delightful vibes into your day-to-day. Creative and leisure activities may take precedence over work and responsibilities.

Uranus stations retrograde on August 24, and this is a blessing because you’ll be able to move at a comfortable pace, as you make some exciting and monumental self-discoveries for the rest of 2022. Mercury grooves into Libra on the following day expanding your capacity to take on more tasks at work. But not so fast, the new moon in Virgo on August 27 is an ideal time for some rest and relaxation, so do something you thoroughly enjoy. Balance is key as the month draws to a close.

Uranus

Gemini (May 21 – Jun 20)

Some things cannot be understood, as mystical Uranus conjuncts Mars and the North Node you must surrender and go where the Universe is calling you. This may not be the summer that you’ve hoped for, but Venus and Mars bring you a gift of immeasurable value. Mercury grooves into Virgo on August 4 and you may feel like spending more time at home, which is rare for you Gem. Nonetheless, it’s certainly an ideal time for a staycation.

The full moon in Aquarius on August 11, may just bring on an epiphany or profound understanding. It’s the ah-ha moment that you live for, and as Venus moves into Leo on the same day your ideas flourish. You’ll be moving with some creative and expressive energy for the rest of the month. Watch out around August 14, the Sun opposing Saturn might trip you up. It will be especially hard to convince people of your objective or perspective. Agree to disagree and move on. Speaking of moving on, Mars enters your sign on August 20 and will be here for quite a while, so get comfortable. You’ll enjoy this supreme energy boost for the time being.

The Sun enters Virgo on August 22 and illuminates your feelings. Be present as certain emotions arise and experience what they are telling you. The rest of this year will be an enlightening experience as Uranus stations retrograde on August 24. You’re built for interaction, but solitude is where the most personal growth will take place. Mercury moves into Libra on the following day and your thought process takes an imaginative turn. The new moon in Virgo on August 27 might throw you for a loophole. You’ll have to let go of something that is important to you. Instead of feeling beside yourself, look at it as a new adventure or an opportunity to find something better.

Cancer (Jun 21 – Jul 22)

August starts with a wish-fulfilling alignment as Mars, Uranus and the North Node all huddle up in stead-fast Taurus. While it might have been a long, hard road to this moment, take solace in the fact that you’ve “made it ” on your own merit. Venus sends some loving vibes to this alignment which is a total confidence boost. Mercury moves into Virgo on August 4, and turns up your expressive nature. Your inner critic may get louder too, so be mindful of this for the next couple of weeks.

Venus aligns with Neptune on August 7, making it a rather lucky day. Opportunities or random insights will come out of nowhere, and these could lead to some sort of personal transformation by the full moon in Aquarius on August 11. You’ll be ready to let something or someone go, and when you do so, you make space for bigger and better things. Venus moves into Leo on the same day and you’ll easily open up to receive. Avoid confrontation with an authority figure around August 15. While you’ll want to challenge that status quo, there are more constructive ways to go about this. Mars trine Pluto supports working behind the scenes.

Mars enters Gemini on August 20, and you may need longer periods of rest for the remainder of the year, but this will do wonders for your productivity! As the Sun enters Virgo just two days later, this is the perfect time to immerse yourself in some research or challenge your mind in some way. Uranus stations retrograde on August 24, and your social life along with all the outside clatter settles down for the time being. Mercury moves into Libra on the following day, and you may only have the energy to communicate with those closest to you. Sometimes you need to shut the world out and that’s fine, but you may reemerge under the new moon in Virgo on August 27. Towards the end of the month, you’ll join a new group or organization that provides the sense of community you didn’t know you needed.

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