Libra Horoscope August 2023

Sun, Full Moon, Libra horoscope August 2023

Leo Season

August is Leo season. The Sun is here until the 23rd and your ruling planet Venus is retrograde in Leo throughout August. Leo rules a social sector of your horoscope and, if you’re a typical Libra, friends are important to you.

Venus retrograde themes often flag up friends from the past coming back into your life or reconnecting with people who were important to you previously. Sometimes, you experience a wobble around friendship or you feel that you’re an outsider and you don’t fit in.

Try to let things be if this is true for you. Venus retrograde is a time of enquiry and exploration. Let any misunderstandings be for now and wait for Venus to turn direct in September, before trying to sort out a friendship or group issue. Be kind to yourself and use this period to ensure that you have the right people in your life. It might be the right time to reorient your friendship compass.

The Full Moon on the 1st could shed a light on your current friendship or group situation. This is potentially a social Full Moon for you that cuts across the Leo/Aquarius axis of the zodiac. Do more of what you love, enjoy yourself. Yet, at the same time notice any undercurrents and start to pick up on anything that’s hidden or left unsaid.

On the 16th, there’s a New Moon in Leo, a symbol of new beginnings. This is an ideal time to set some new intentions, especially when it comes to friends and group projects, your role within society and your goals out in the world. 

Leo is about networking for you, your wider social circle, politics, the environment and any area of life where you come together with other people. It’s strong, dynamic fire sign energy and for you, it’s all about connections.

Plus, the New Moon has magic within it. On the 13th, there’s a potent Sun/Venus retrograde cazimi conjunction, a time of deep insight or understanding. It’s an ideal day for a heart-to-heart and asking the right questions that can help you understand things better.

During the New Moon, the Sun and Moon sit between Venus retrograde and Lilith, the wild one, also in Leo. You may through caution to the winds during this New Moon phase. Or, perhaps you meet someone who’s a force of nature. What’s calling you, where can passion be found? Be bold and dramatic during this magical mid-month period.

Where you are wise to be cautious is around money. Don’t throw your money away or spend recklessly. This is part of the retrograde phase and Venus is one of the planets linked to money.

Also, you have two key planets in Taurus and your joint finance sector, Uranus and Jupiter. Both planets are active on the 7th and 16th and out of control. This could coincide with extra expenses or flag up what you can and can’t afford. Take less risks financially during these dates. 

You might be in a situation where you have to spend more or give out more money. Yet, don’t allow money to become an emotional factor in close ties. Worst case scenario is that someone could try to blackmail you or scam you. Keep your wits about you and your money safe and don’t give into emotional pressure.

That doesn’t mean you can’t do well this month but money luck needs to be combined with good money management, fact-finding and keeping it real. This is about preparation or planning your financial future. The key dates are the 1st, 10th, 16th & 25th.

Virgo Season

Traditionally, Virgo season begins on the 23rd when the Sun enters Virgo. Yet, this month, action planet Mars is in Virgo up until the 27th and talk planet Mercury is in Virgo throughout August. Virgo is the previous star sign to Libra, your star sign, and this turns your attention inward.

Virgo is the most personal or hidden sector of your horoscope, a time when secrets and confidences are powerful and you discover new insights about yourself. However, Virgo can be linked to worry and anxiety, so take care that you don’t end up becoming overly fearful. Prioritise relaxation and use tricks and tips to calm your mind

Retrograde phases can be uncertain and Mercury joins Venus in retrograde mode on the 23rd. Mercury will be on go slow until September 15th. This can be a time when you’re overthinking or you’re unsure of your next steps. This might be due to work issues, niggles around your health or your role as a carer.

Take the pace slow and do what you can to lower your stress levels. Write things down and stick to the facts. Voice whatever worries you and, if necessary, take time out. This is another great way of using retrograde phases in the year, taking a step back or going on retreat.

Alternatively, you may be studying or you’re busy with research or planning. Virgo is one of the studious signs of the zodiac and you could be hidden away getting ready for a busy project or being out in the public eye from next month onwards

You may be preparing for a new stage in your life and this is causing you some worry or concern, because you’re heading into the unknown. Nature is one way of restoring calm and balance so ensure you take regular exercise or head out into the countryside. Virgo is an earth sign and communing with nature can help point you in the right direction.

Finally, there’s a second Full Moon this month on the 31st. This means it’s a Blue Moon and, like this month’s New Moon, there’s magic inherent with it. This Full Moon highlights the Virgo/Pisces axis of the zodiac.

This may coincide with letting go, shedding fears, giving up what no longer works for you or is no longer needed in your life. This could be a bad habit, a way of thinking or focusing less on the past and more on the future. 

Do whatever feels right for you during the Blue Moon and engage with any kind of ritual that helps you close a door on the past. This can be helpful if you feel you’ve lost your way or you’re not on track. Do what you can to move your life slowly and surely in the right direction.

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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