An illustration of each Zodiac symbol in red. Grey stars are scattered in between them.

Your August Horoscope

Art by Sian Williams
Edits by Rachel Chopping

Happy Leo Season! See below for what August has in store for your sign.


Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

Despite your independence, August is shaping up to be a month of new connections. If you play your cards right, and stay open to the idea, the beginning of a potentially life-altering relationship could be on the table. Prepare for a flood of emotions, with the full moon in Aquarius occurring on August 3rd. Make time to visit the National Arboretum this month. 

Important date: August 17


Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

August is going to be a month dedicated to self-care and health, Pisces. You will likely feel a sense of relief this month, as lessons you have learned will come to fruition. Allow yourself to lean on your friends for support! Treat yourself – make sure to take a trip to Messina this month. 

Important date: August 22


Aries (March 21 – April 19)

As a fire sign, you are going to flourish during this Leo season! This is the time to enjoy life to the fullest, prioritising your social life and enjoyment. However, be wary of overcommitting yourself socially – remember to maintain a good work-life balance. Put aside time to enjoy some drinks in the sun at Badger & Co.

Important date: August 18


Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

You will be inclined to stay at home this month, Taurus, which isn’t a bad thing! August will be a great month for you to dedicate yourself to work and study. The Full Moon in Aquarius on August 3rd will help give you the extra push to stay on track, and kick-start some long-term goal planning. For some perspective, take the time this month to go to the Mount Ainslie lookout. 

Important date: August 3


Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

Communication is key for you this month, Gemini. You may find yourself having deeper conversations with your friends about a wide variety of new topics and interests. As you find yourself being so open to conversation, be wary of delving into pure gossiping. Buy a lottery ticket this month, Gemini, luck will be on your side! 

Important date: August 18


Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

You may feel powerless or out of touch this month, Cancer, but this is a sign to set some intentions towards a brighter future. You are a great shoulder to lean on, but may be feeling drained from using your loving energy to take care of other people. Make sure to prioritise your own mental health this month by leaning into self-care practices. Perhaps go for a pleasant walk around Lake Burley Griffin this August. 

Important date: August 13


Leo (July 23 – August 22)

If there was a time for you to thrive, it’s now, Leo! The universe is certainly on your side this month. With Venus entering Cancer on August 7th, you will find yourself feeling great love and appreciation for those closest to you, which will be absolutely reciprocated. Your charismatic and magnetic energy will be on show all month long. 

Important date: August 7


Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

While you tend to keep your problems to yourself, the sun entering Leo will help give you the confidence to open up to those closest to you. With Venus entering your social house, from the 7th onwards you may find yourself more inclined to socialise this August. As usual, be wary of burning yourself out as you may struggle to balance your buzzing social life and dedication to study. 

Important date: August 22


Libra (September 23 – October 22)

Your distinctive passion for social justice will be on show this month, Libra. You will feel pulled towards acts of charity and generosity. Perhaps you may decide to give blood or volunteer this month. With Uranus going into retrograde on August 15th, your imagination will be buzzing, and you may feel compelled to find a way to express your creativity. August will be the perfect month to spend a day at the National Gallery. 

Important date: August 15


Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

Your powerful energy will be important this month for your career and goal-setting. The Full Moon in Aquarius on August 3rd will have you feeling ultra-motivated towards stabilising your finances and successes. August is the month for you to take that risk that you may have been thinking about for a while. You may at times feel isolated from your circle this month, so make sure to put in the effort to maintain your relationships, and you will be rewarded. 

Important date: August 18


Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

Focus on patience with yourself this August, Sagittarius. You may find yourself feeling out of touch with achieving your goals for work and study. However, with Virgo season arriving on August 22nd, a sudden burst of motivation will have you believing that anything is possible. Your innate sense of optimism will be important to hold onto this month. You may find yourself spending some late nights in Hancock Library this August. 

Important date: August 4


Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

You will be hit with a sense of nostalgia this month, Capricorn. However, this is the perfect time for you to move on from past mistakes and misfortunes and use them as fuel for future growth. The New Moon in Leo will give you the confidence to act more spontaneously, which can normally be hard for you. Enjoy this spark of adventure and excitement. 

Important date: August 17




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