As we kicked off August, Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto are in retrograde. In the middle of the month, Uranus will also join these planets, giving us four retrograde planets.
With all of these retrograde cosmic bodies, we may find ourselves taking a trip down memory lane or feeling the need to revisit the past somehow before we can move forward.
If we are feeling stuck or confused as to how to proceed, revisiting the past under all this retrograde energy may actually give us the clues and guidance we seek.
In addition to the retrograde energy flowing through the cosmic skies, there are also many alignments supporting love and relationships throughout the month.
If you are having relationship issues or want to meet someone new, the whole month provides wonderful, supportive energy. Think about what intention you want to set for your relationships, then watch how the opportunities unfold throughout the month. As we move through the Leo season in particular, we may feel especially confident and daring in our actions, so put that energy to good use!
August also brings the Lionsgate portal, which also coincides this year with the Leo new moon. It is a day when we can connect and have higher frequencies with greater ease. It is also a power day for manifestation work.
Towards the end of the month, a beautiful full moon in Aquarius will sublimate the sky. The energy of this Full Moon is abundant and expansive, allowing us to shine and activate our inner flame.
Overall, August is a month of support that offers opportunities for love, manifestation work, and high frequency energies.
Let’s take a closer look at astrology for August 2021.
August 2 Venus trine Uranus
Venus trine Uranus is a harmonious alignment, indicating that we can find love in the most unexpected places! This energy is also beneficial for our relationships in general, and a time to enjoy the company of those we love.
August 6- Square Sun Uranus
A potentially volatile day where we can feel unbalanced or disturbed by certain information reaching us. Whatever happens is likely to be short lived, so wait until the dust settles and you should start to feel a lot clearer and empowered.
August 8 – Leo New Moon + Lionsgate Portal 88
It is one of the most magical days of the month and it brings us high frequency energy.
Use the energy of this day to be gentle with yourself, to take care of yourself, and to set intentions for the months to come. In fact, it’s a power day for setting intentions, so be sure to take the time to set goals for yourself or write down a few affirmations for yourself.
Lionsgate 88 is a portal that is activated by the rising of the star, Sirius, the Leo Sun, and the numerology of 88. 88 is said to represent DNA activations, so on this day we can activate our DNA with light codes sent by the star, Sirius, which is considered our Spiritual Sun.
August 15- Venus in Libra
Venus, the goddess of love enters one of her dominant signs. It is a power day for the energy of Venus, and we can find ourselves in harmony or balance with relationship issues. We can also use this energy to bring more love, beauty and money into our lives! Venus rules over money, especially profits and commissions.
August 19 – Retrograde Uranus
Uranus enters retrograde in the sign of Taurus, where it will remain until January 18, 2022. Uranus is the planet of awakening. As it travels in retrograde, we may receive more in-depth information or revelations about events that have unfolded since the start of 2021. Uranus can also bring about a sudden change or surprise, so we may notice some of that is manifesting in our lives around this time as well. Globally, Uranus Retrograde in Taurus highlights issues with agriculture / food supply, humanitarian efforts, freedom, and tech-related industries.
August 22 – Full Moon in Aquarius
This Full Moon is one of the sweetest we’ve seen in a while! It carries expansive energy that can help improve our mood and allow us to feel connected to something bigger than ourselves. Jupiter is very active at the time of this Full Moon. Jupiter can bring abundance, prosperity, and even bouts of luck! Trust that whatever comes along will be treated in a gentle way with this energy. This Full Moon is also related to the Aquarius Full Moon which we had on July 23rd and 24th. We may notice repeated themes or perhaps a softening of whatever was brewing for us at that time.
August 22/23 – Sun in Virgo
Shortly after the Full Moon, the Sun leaves the bold zodiac of Leo and enters the zodiac of Virgo. Virgo refers to a strong, independent person who supplies themselves with supplies. All of this confident, creative, and daring energy that we have worked with during Leo season allows us to connect with our own personal power and what we are truly capable of accomplishing.
August 29 – Moon Wobble
When the Sun aligns in a square configuration with the Lunar Nodes, we have what is called a « Wobble » Moon. Oscillations of the moon can cause extreme weather conditions or weather events. As the name suggests, they can also spark a wobbly energy causing us to question or reconsider our direction to go. Whenever the Moon is involved, it is advisable to listen to our intuition and use our feelings as a compass.