Your August 2020 horoscopes are published with companion Cosmic Playlists that I curate for Spotify. They feature many new up-and-coming artists, that I hope you will love, follow, and stan.
To work with August’s astrology, please join me for A Workshop for the New Moon in Cancer, Full Moon in Aquarius, and the Astrology of July 20 – August 17. If you know both your rising sign and sun sign, please read and listen to both horoscopes and playlists! Take what works for you, leave the rest.
Aries & Aries Rising
You are encouraged to frolic.
August invites you to create for your own delight. Draw outside the lines, break out of the playgrounds you’ve been told to stay within, and risk being radically honest about what you want to say, make, or bring forth. It might not be time to rock the boat without deep consideration for the outcomes, but it is time to listen deeply to the bright and bold ideas that want to flow through you. This month comes with a fairly hefty list of responsibilities to bear in mind, and while you are encouraged to frolic, you are also encouraged to make sure you covet your time. Only the most important projects should end up on your to-do list. The end of August and September aren’t for the faint of heart.
Taurus & Taurus Rising
Recommit to making more space for your unfolding.
Early August brings you important career insights. Pay attention to the projects that get a little extra attention and that make you do some deep thinking about your professional directions. Recent events have most likely led to some fairly radical personal transformations for you, and though you are far from being able to understand what these changes mean in their totality, this month parses out some very important plot points. Study the script. Know your lines. Try not to repeat the past if you don’t want the same outcome. It’s never too late to rebuild, revise, or recommit to making more space for yourself onstage and off.
Gemini & Gemini Rising
August has you energized.
August has you energized and ready to take on the tasks of your daily life with a little more enthusiasm than you’ve had as of late. Even as a little chaos overtakes your calendar, you’re able to make the most of the turbulence. Disruptions lead to positive change when you’re able to work them to your advantage. Stay on the lookout for the perfect moment to push your more radical agendas forward. If you can be adamantly devoted to your dreams, this month will give you a couple of tips and tricks about how to keep unapologetically aligning with them. This month also brings little bundles of financial blessings. In preparation, remove the gum wrappers from your wallet, tidy up your work stations, and prepare a little room for the incoming prosperity to make itself comfortable.
Cancer & Cancer Rising
Leave room for little luxuries.
Pay attention to the professional projects that start to look like more work than they are worth. Your career is undergoing an important phase of its development, and as it does, it teaches you that not everything is worth the effort if the timing isn’t right. Some things will get put on pause while others are pushed forward. Trust this process. There are bigger things at work than what you can witness right now, so covet your time and energy. With Venus in Cancer, August wants your inner love-muffin to have a little more power over your choices. Leave room for little luxuries. Leave room for big love. Leave room for the power of pleasure.
Leo & Leo Rising
This birthday month was made for breakthroughs.
This birthday was made for breakthroughs. Though they won’t be easy-going insights to attain, they can pivot you towards a more honest version of yourself. If your lessons get loud in the process, trust that they need to be. It’s one of life’s necessary tactics. When situations are not blatant enough, we tend to not take them seriously. Don’t make that mistake this month. If you get the urge to try something differently, reinvent your wardrobe, or restructure the ways in which you partner with others, get curious. With your long-term plans under major review, the most radical thing you can do is surrender. There are no quick fixes or shortcuts right now, but the answers will always present themselves when you are.
Virgo & Virgo Rising
Living a meaningful life is radical.
This month reminds you that living your life in a way that feels meaningful is automatically radical. When we live from the inside out, we are more likely to be oriented towards what feels generative, alive, and abundant. This is the message that August brings you. The chants that startle you into awareness are loud and clear, rallying your sense of inquiry. There is so much for you to learn, so many rules for you to break, so much good trouble to get into. Just remember to go slow enough to choose the adventures that will bring you the greatest satisfaction for this moment of your life.
Libra & Libra Rising
You are the kind of warrior that will always wage beauty.
You are the kind of warrior that will always wage beauty. It’s the kind of quality that others love about you and often depend on you for. However, you are being asked to do a major overhaul when it comes to how you contribute to communal care. Your needs are changing, and therefore your way of giving requires something new. Don’t be worried if your role in the group is undergoing construction. You may give up a title in order to be able to give back to yourself with a little more care and consideration, but remember that when done right, your self-care is community care.
Scorpio & Scorpio Rising
August asks you to break the record.
August asks you to break the record in your professional life. Whether you are trying something completely new or waiting for the perfect moment to risk your reputation in honor of a little more honesty, this month puts a little extra gas on your fire. Career wise, you are here to make a scene, so choose your lighting wisely. It’s all well and good to want to deconstruct all that isn’t working in your industry, but make sure you have some options for solutions. Critique is a necessity, but when it’s paired with generative options and alternatives, imaginations get sparked and solutions catch fire. Be someone who demonstrates the importance of both.
Sagittarius & Sagittarius Rising
You are in constant contact with creative solutions.
This is a month where one innovative idea sparks the next. You are in constant contact with creative solutions, and you need to put them down on paper if you can’t put them straight to work. Being the bearer of disruptive news isn’t new to you, and August ups your delivery route. Not everyone is good at receiving such insights, however. So many of us are governed by fear of the unknown. Keeping yourself centered in the reason why you do the work that you do will help you move past the limitations others tend to place around you. Not everyone will hear you right now, but the ones that do will help to relay your messages far and wide.
Capricorn & Capricorn Rising
Imagine the solution before you dismiss its possibility.
Critical thinking is essential when we are trying to dissect the biggest issues that we face, both personally and collectively, but without allowing your imagination room to roam, this kind of asset can come to feel more like a detriment. August wants you to imagine the solution before you dismiss its possibility. This month makes clear the talents that you have, how to share them, and how to lend them to the kinds of collaborations that can help you soar. When engaging in these exchanges, pay attention to your gut instinct as much as you do your talent for discernment. Both have important information for you to listen to and apply as needed.
Aquarius & Aquarius Rising
Your relationships are ready for an update.
Your relationships are ready for an update. How you do business, love, and letting go is on deck for inspection. Luckily, this month also brings an injection of energy and enthusiasm that helps you collaborate with others on some strategic solutions. You have less and less interest in faking a good time and more and more desire to fully experience it. The more room you give yourself to mess up, clean up, and learn, the more intimacy you develop with yourself and others. This month wants to remind you of all the ways in which change may sometimes be scary, but is also necessary and generative. Find the partners that agree.
Pisces & Pisces Rising
Be more concerned with presence than perfectionism.
Your schedules run a little unpredictable in August. To prepare, try to be more concerned with being present than you are with being perfect. Try being unbothered by last minute changes to the program. Try to remember that it’s more powerful to be in the flow than to know every single detail that may or may not be applicable come the actual event. You have the ability to make a couple of really important professional victories early to mid-month, so be bold about your desire to win but be clear on it being a win for all or none at all. When you show up with generosity as your main aim, more often than not, those that you are wanting to win over will be willing to move mountains with you.