Gemini Horoscope August 2023

Full Moon, samurai, Gemini horoscope August 2023

Leo Season

Traditionally, August is Leo season when the Sun shines bright in its sign of rulership up until the 23rd. This is your communication sector and it’s a month when you’re likely to be talking and writing a lot.

Leo is where Venus is retrograde throughout August. Therefore, focus on past conversations and catching up with people you know from a previous chapter in your life. This would be a great Venus Retrograde phase to dive deep into learning, studying and exploring what you love. You might go back to an old school or hear about a reunion taking place.

Leo rules your life close to home, your neighbourhood and local community. Siblings and neighbours fall under the Leo umbrella. Therefore, get involved with what’s going on close to where you live. It’s a good time to make new friends and get to know the people you see every day.

If you’re a typical Gemini, you thrive on chat, gossip and interactions. Step out of your comfort zone, be kind to people, smile at the people you meet and delve a little deeper. You have the gift of the gab and the ability to find out more when you’re curious about people and life. 

The Full Moon on the 1st cuts across the Leo/Aquarius axis of the zodiac. This is about travel and study for you, the bigger picture of life. Plus, this Full Moon pulls in lucky Jupiter in Taurus.

If you want to get away, attend a workshop or go to a festival, this Full Moon looks promising to make things happen. Call in a favour and use your gift of the gab to good effect.

Plus, there’s a magical New Moon in Leo on the 16th. New Moons are a symbol of new beginnings so notice who walks into your life on or around the 16th. And, there’s a captivating Sun/Venus retrograde cazimi conjunction on the 13th, an ideal time for a heart-to-heart or a conversation that brings insight and understanding.

Yet, your plans are likely to be changing constantly now and it may be harder than usual to stick to a path or decision. You could be drawn back towards the past. Perhaps, you recognise that when your attitude or perspective shifts, that’s what’s needed to break free from whatever’s holding you back.

It may be an internal shift that’s taking place during the month ahead. Know that your intuition may not always be spot on. If you’re ready to ditch plans related to study or travel, first try to change your mindset and see if that helps you moving forward.

Sometimes, your mind tricks you during the retrograde phases and that could be true for you during this deeply retrograde season. Use it to examine the workings of your mind more closely. Find some new tips and tricks so your brain is working at optimum capacity.

Virgo Season

Virgo season begins officially on the 23rd when the Sun enters Virgo. Yet, with your ruling planet Mercury in Virgo from the start of the month, your attention is already there. Virgo is the star sign at the base of your horoscope. It rules your home and family, your past and where you come from. Plus, action planet Mars is in Virgo up until the 27th. There’s a lot going on here.

Mercury likes to be in Virgo, as this is the star sign of organisation and systems. You may be spending some of the month at home on a staycation. Or, perhaps you’re keen to redesign where you live and put things in order. When planets are in Virgo, it’s a positive time to dive back into the past and meet up with family. This is part of the retrograde theme.

Mercury switches direction on the 23rd and will remain retrograde, i.e. on go slow until September 15th. This is an important phase for you being a Sun Gemini, ruled by Mercury. Therefore, make sure that you get things ready before Mercury switches direction. Have those all-important conversations, put plans in place, read the small print of contracts and dot the I’s and cross the t’s.

If you’re trying to move home or you’re dealing with contractors this month, there could be delays or misunderstandings. Pay attention to the details and don’t let things slip.

The Full Moon on the 31st could be pivotal for home and work as it cuts across the Virgo/Pisces axis of the horoscope. This is a powerful Full Moon as it’s a Blue Moon, i.e. the second Full Moon in a calendar month.

This Full Moon in Pisces isn’t pulling you towards the future. You may recognise where you need to slow down or hold back. This might be linked to your career or vocation. If something isn’t working out, be patient and try again at a later date.

You could be feeling unsure or disillusioned with your current path, especially on or around the 23rd and 27th. Alternatively, home might not be a place that feels safe or secure. If so, it’s important to look at what you can do to find your feet and create stability in your life.

Take one step at a time and don’t be disheartened if retrograde season means it’s one step forwards and two steps back. It’s the learning involved in the process that can be most valuable moving forward.

Mercury Retrograde Do’s & Don’ts

Remember the Mercury retrograde mantra – put off the big decisions & major investments when the communication planet is on go slow from August 23rd to September 15th. Here are some top tips:

  • be flexible, have plans B, C & D up your sleeve
  • take a step back, do less not more
  • double-check everything, read the small print
  • chase up old contacts, revisit the past
  • use all the re-words – revise, rework, review, reconsider
  • rest & retreat when you can
  • do your research ready to act when Mercury turns direct

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1 thought on “Gemini Horoscope August 2023”

  1. Steve Phillimore

    Thank you for all your hard work Sally , can you see anyone having a wonderful USOpen tennis tournament ? X

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