Jessica Adams has prepared your monthly astrological forecast for August. Discover what the stars have in store for you this month including your Premium Extended Forecast
Welcome to August!
We are now in Leo Weather, and you can find out about that here.
Thanks to everyone who came along to the Leo Weather event at Meetups, to host Alicia Richardson and special guest Deborah Houlding.
From now until September 29th, 2022, you are at one crossroads after another involving courtship or the heirs to your throne. Pretenders to the throne too. This cycle is all about your marriage in the context of children, relationship with a child or teenager, former partner and child custody. It is also about anyone who is madly in love, getting married, divorcing, dealing with bereavement, or managing a pregnancy.
You’ll make Leo weather decisions in August or September because of an ending (a departure or other dramatic change) or a beginning (a new relationship, or a new level of commitment.) The endings may arrive as a marriage or relationship fails, as one partner wants to adopt (say) or as the partnership changes shape, for other reasons. The endings may also come when you realise that you have been thrown out of the baby game. Aries, if you are single and child-free, there are other outcomes.
Other variations on this theme include a dramatic shift in the dynamic of your relationship or marriage which makes you feel as if you do/don’t want children (forever). Specifically, dating choices which you realise shape your range of options, based on how you feel about being a stepparent, or parent.
In the case of a love-life ending or final chapter, you only have one choice, if you are going to really move on. You must now forget about the person you were trying to be, and the relationship game you were trying to play, and get on with the business of finding out who you really are.
You’ll win now, too. You’ll reach a point in your partnerships, or even in your path as a parent, where you are succeeding, thanks to hard work put in. may score the kind of points in your partnership which put you in a good position as a parent.
This cycle will dramatically change the amount of control and influence you have (or need to acquire), in terms of the family, property, mortgage interests and your assets as a property investor. It is also about your hometown and homeland, Taurus.
The changes by September will come as a result of dramatic turning points involving other people’s stake, share, or other position. Expect some final chapters, which alter everything forever. And some amazing breakthroughs too – the kind which give you a new path in your definition of home or family.
What doesn’t work out now, in terms of the family, will have a feeling of intense finality about it. Don’t be fooled. Although one situation in your life is over, you are on a new road as one gate shuts. Now, you need to look at yourself, and your life, all over again. You went through a two-year period when the wool was pulled, or you had a blind spot. That has ongoing effects in terms of your relatives or your property. Maybe your town or country. Now, this Leo weather in August and September will enlighten you.
A great deal of who you actually are – and what you’re all about – for the time that you have been involved in certain property or family arrangements – was put to one side. Now, look inside yourself and get to know all of you – not just the bits you were trying to work with, for the time that various deals or understandings were in place.
That whole self is what you must now take forward, into a new path with the family, household, flat, house, town or country. Release the past. Process the feelings. Then set the co-ordinates in a direction which serves you. Is your radar good enough to detect all the choices and possible outcomes before they happen? It’s a good time to be a realist.
Happily, though, most people going through this cycle are smart enough to use their new position to achieve something good – as in, good for the long-term. That means taking the larger picture of others’ lives into account, within your home or in the family circle – but also promising yourself that you’ll start living a life which honours all the aspects of yourself – not just those which so successfully got you through the last few years, Taurus.
Leo weather brings ‘day one’ cycles in Leo, the zodiac sign which rules your internet, short journeys, commuting – and siblings. This always results in a new beginning, and a new kind of life – usually one which gives you far more leeway. The cycle runs until September. In this cycle, you will experience Leo weather through local travel, community internet or local publishing, and the world of siblings too.
That’s quite a mixed bag. But it covers every situation, place and person which expands your horizons – in the direction of a few miles. During these next few weeks, fate will make sure that you travel, locally, or just travel in the mind. Either way, the biggest endings (and enforced new beginnings) will come when you are on the move, around your town, city or region – or drawing people and plans into your life which promise to fill out your understanding and knowledge of the neighbourhood, or the neighbours (so, for example, neighbouring states or counties).
Each critical moment you experience will force you to question the old game of life you were playing, and search harder for who you really are, from your core to your shell. This is particularly true your brother or sister, Gemini. It’s personal! What is far more important is that you set a new agenda with him or her – and play a new game, preferably using your whole, authentic self, rather than the version of it that you were relying on before.
The pandemic rolls on. And you have new choices to make. It may be that local is the new foreign for you. Perhaps your commitment to Zoom is changing. You may find that Covid has a direct impact on a sibling. Perhaps he or she wants to quit work and labour from home – it’s on that level. Gemini, what comes out of this by September is very likely permanent.
You now have Leo weather which makes one trine after another to Jupiter in Aries, in your success sector. Trines chime with your life. They are music to your ears, as they sound the right note, professionally. This also applies to your unpaid work or academic career, Cancer.
Your ambitions, your ideas about success, and your mission in life will trigger dramatic changes in your path by Halloween. A complete change of position, status or employment is possible. So is a new place in the world, which gives you extraordinary power.
A big hit is another possibility, Cancer. It’s a terrific time to launch something new into the world; your chances of an outstanding result are at a 12-year high as you have Leo weather in your finance zone, and those trines to Aries patterns in your success zone.
This cycle will give you some intense times when you are forced to accept the particular game of success or achievement we have been playing. The end results for you will important: you will have to dig deeper inside yourself and change course. The next bout of opportunities is January-May 2023, you see.
If you continue to live your life with the old, limited views or narrow ideas now, in regard to your ambitions, career or mission, you will find the price of staying with the same old perception of yourself – the same old game – could mean a missed chance. That’s hardly a lifetime guarantee of success, or soul satisfaction.
So, win if you can, and realise you must now dig deeper and begin a new game, with a new role, which suits who you actually are, beneath the surface. You will need time and space to go inside yourself at this time, in order to start the search. Jupiter and Chiron in Aries in your solar Tenth House are a great double act, and this Leo weather brings out the very best of the transit, Cancer.
During this time, you will find out who you are – at least in terms of how you are seen online – by allowing yourself to leave certain aspects of your image behind, and when you face yourself in the mirror, as you actually are, without that particular old game – you will begin to glimpse your entire, authentic self. Doing so will give you a genuine sense of good timing for a relaunch in August or September. New look and/or new title, Leo. It will be much deeper, much more satisfying, and far more promising than the situation you were in before. Leo, your new life will allow you to set a totally new agenda, and this time your involvement with any kind of internet mirror (like Google or Twitter) will hopefully do a better job of serving who you actually are.
Time to dig up all those bits and pieces of your personality which were not used with your public face before, so that you can finally bring all of you to the internet. There were blind spots in the past. You had the wool pulled. Maybe you had an impersonator. Maybe there is stuff about yourself online you had no idea existed. There may have been something that kept you in the dark, where your name was concerned, Leo. That can happen, too.
Try to release the past and move on. Those Leo eclipses are history. The dynamic in those couple of years, though, meant that you were only showing bits and pieces of yourself. Now these eclipses have long passed, release what you had, and set about the business of self-discovery ahead of a relaunch by September.
You’ll be drawn into a way of life which means keeping secrets, in this cycle until September. What you’re up to may take just a few hours a month – or at its most extreme, several days at a time. But one thing is sure. You’re not telling. These Twelfth House transits are about religion, Tarot, therapy, self-help, hypnosis, dreams, mediumship and so on.
This zone of your horoscope is famously off-limits to everybody, even your favourite psychic, so there is no point in trying to be public about the fact that you are squirrelling yourself away, or less open than usual. The transits in Leo in your solar Twelfth House are terribly personal and can avoid a priest or a psychic – or a therapist.
Classically, this is the cycle in which people find you either a) elusive or b) unknowable. Your secret life will trigger more than one simultaneous beginning and ending. Virgo, you’ve had your reasons for being attached to this situation – but change is calling.
Treat this Leo weather as an excuse to find out who you actually are, when you’re not playing that particular game with God (the deal with God, to quote Kate Bush).
What you do behind the scenes, under wraps, or in secret will help you take your own time and space, in order to allow your soul or psyche, or spirit, to take you higher. Despite the fact that nobody has a clue what you’re up to (or perhaps, because of it) you’ll be quite a different person by the end of September.
As your current position rests on the fact that you’ve been trading on certain aspects of yourself (while burying or forgetting others) you may want to start by bringing all of you into the picture. Virgo, you’ll be alone more in August and September, for whatever reason, so it may be worth a try.
The same old issues about your friends, social life and group involvements will be on your agenda at this time. Don’t let that bother you, though. This cycle will give you a chance to lean hard on previous experience. It’s time to sort all this out, Libra. It’s Leo weather in your solar Eleventh House of allies, comrades, your brotherhood and sisterhood. It’s the social pages and your social diary, but also any private members’ club, good cause and so on.
Libra, all the issues you face in connection with this will seem familiar now. You’ve been around – and around – with these questions before as you had a rather stuck Leo North Node cycle a few years ago. Not surprisingly, you’ll feel a wonderful detachment about what’s going on.
You will have a lot of wisdom and experience to draw on now, no matter if you are sorting out new friends, old friends, new groups or old groups.
Even though you’ll feel as if you’re watching life press the rewind button, you’ll feel wonderfully detached about all those endless issues.
That detachment can help you make some wise decisions. Libra, you now have privileged wisdom to draw on. The insights you have about your people power within the group will allow you to make some unusually smart decisions. You should feel utterly calm and confident about your next move by the time you get to the end of September, when Ceres in Leo is on her way out.
August is about your lifestyle, health and workload. If you have a part-time or full-time job, this cycle will help you manage your working life, by delivering the same people and situations for new assessment in a different way. Leo weather and Aries transits, alike, suggest your paid work, unpaid work or academic career is now at the heart of major new decisions.
Time to get back on track, isn’t it? However, the pandemic is affecting you, or your workload, August suggests that a New Moon is time for a new beginning.
The Sixth House cycle of Chiron and Jupiter applies to all kinds of careers, though. And the sense of familiarity and ‘been there, done that, written the screenplay’ you have about a job issue now, may well be down to past experience as the Leo weather goes right over some rather mysterious or murky matters from a few years ago, Scorpio.
Now you can steadily get to the point where you can be a detached observer about work. This is why people who begin a new job, and launch into a new career, on this cycle, can be so astonished to find themselves being so calm about it. And it’s the same with resigning.
You could ignore the chances to improve your lifestyle and workload, together. This is wasting a brilliant opportunity to go forward, though!
If you have full-time home duties, or are retired, or unemployed, then all of the above applies to your general lifestyle. The Sixth House is about your daily routine, and the rituals which you organise, to run your normal life. Rare, historic, opportunities roll.
Health and wellbeing are Sixth House matters, as I’ve said, so doctors, diets, alternative health, dentists and so on, may be at the core of August and September decisions, now.
Despite all that is happening in terms of your mind, body and spirit, there is still plenty of space for you to extend yourself in terms of perfecting your craft, business, skill or trade – just a little more. This is a useful cycle for exploring new medical or wellbeing options, as you are at a point in your life when you can afford to branch out more. Jupiter does that.
You’ll go round and round with the same foreign issues now. In fact, you may feel as if you’re hitting the repeat button, with foreigners, as there is a strong sense of ‘seen it all before’ with that nationality, culture or country. The Leo weather is going over old ground you knew, some years ago.
This can help you to remain wonderfully calm and philosophical about what is going on. The names, faces or map points on the globe may change, but everything else is extremely familiar. Or…you may even have exactly the same set-up, with the same person, to contemplate. It happens! The point is, a few years ago, you were left in the dark. You had no idea what was going on, and even now, some matters are so mysterious. August and September 2022 won’t clarify anything 100% but it will show you bits of the jigsaw, Sagittarius, which is rather useful.
You can choose to stretch yourself further with your own worldwide web situation now – as the pandemic puts other faces, in other places, firmly online. The choice is yours. Sagittarius, are you prepared to use everything you have seen and learned, and make a really adventurous move? Even inside a Zoom box?
The central question now is, ‘Should I get back out there and travel in the mind again?’ and only you can provide the answer. If you believe that it’s time to go to the next level, either with informal study or formal academia, all that intuition from other Leo cycles and all those hard-won life lessons will help you. Astrologers prefer people to try harder when the transits run through the Ninth House of your solar chart. Why? So many of those Leo transits will trine your natal Sagittarius sun. You become who you are.
These new people you find in August may not necessarily have any connection to your own culture, education or background. Travelling to other countries, via Zoom (the safe way) or making connections with people from different nationalities or belief systems to your own, locally – might be the key to a new awakening for you.
During this cycle, Neptune will pass through the Third House of your chart which rules curiosity, knowledge and learning on a local basis – neighbouring towns, or neighbouring states or counties. Neptune answers this call on a deeper level. It’s an escape.
This search for meaning and truth, on a local or regional level, may start with something as simple as the first chapter of an old book about your city, or it may begin with your PhD in Ancient Civilisations if you happen to live in Rome. Throughout the period that the Neptune transit rolls, your curiosity about the local universe will be well and truly triggered.
Comparing and contrasting what other people believe about (even) commuting is part of the journey. So is questioning your own attitudes, prejudices and expectations. In the end, a lot of what you process and absorb at this time will come down to gut reactions, instinct and blind trust. What you seek and find now will have nothing to do with statistics or proof, but a great deal to do with what speaks to your soul and your intuition. Neptune is very much about a Yacht Rock soundtrack: Christopher Cross or Rod Stewart. We are in a pandemic and so what remains but to explore The New Local? How you actually get from A to B is part of that, Capricorn.
This cycle is also about escaping from reality any way you can, just by getting around town differently. The reality for you financially is so heavy at the moment, one can understand why you want the hot air balloon ride, the fishing boat or the walking tour. What you develop by September in terms of commuting or local travel will stay for a long time.
Any changes which take place in your duets or duels now won’t seem like changes at all – the shape of the events unfolding will be familiar to you from the last few months or years – when there were cover-ups or blind spots. Maybe you had no idea your ex-wife had somebody new. It can be on that level.
Classically, you will now meet one major situation which is entirely new to you, but you nevertheless know exactly what to do. Aquarius, you may even feel as if you know what’s coming next. Marriage can be like that. Divorce can be like that. This is the cycle of duets and duels of all kinds, though.
August may influence your life as a professional wife, for example, or your ‘confirmed single’ existence. And then there are work partnerships or professional double-acts. Any sort of duet.
Aquarius, the whole point of this cycle, is to encourage you to use your intuition, your experience and your knowledge, to help you move forward. So, as this Leo New Moon rolls past you, unless you actively pursue new angles – it won’t really feel like you’re getting very far.
Pay special attention to the new dates, or potential dates, you make in these next seven or eight weeks. Aquarius, there will classically be an instant click when you meet, as if someone has just switched a light on. The connection may be wonderful (instant best friends!) or more, but innate wisdom and intuitive knowledge, learned in other (tougher) cycles will help you.
If you feel as if you’re hitting the ‘same old, same old’ with your spouse or lover at this time, it’s probably because you are rewinding a mystery, blind spot or missing piece of information, in that order. What matters now, though, is that you achieve some calmer outcomes. Never mind what happened a few years ago, that you never saw, or didn’t know.
All that business about giving unconditional time, energy or love to another person is all very well, but with Ceres in Leo, there has to be a new deal within the duet by September. And there will be.
And what about the duels?
You can bring an impressive amount of calm and experience to all kinds of scenarios involving your involvements at this time. You may not know exactly where it comes from but rest assured – the universe has taken you to this place so often, now, that you can’t help but feel like an old hand at the game.
The Twelfth House describes what is secret, delicate and almost impossible to reveal. It’s a matter for you and your mirror. Or you and your God, Pisces.
As matters of the soul go to the top of your list, though, you’ll notice that you have inherent wisdom about what’s going on. That you feel intuitively ‘right’ about what you’re seeing and experiencing.
A new path is opening up. It’s a private matter.
The Twelfth House, where we now find Saturn, opposed by a period of Leo weather – also describes the time you spend alone, and particular places where you develop a relationship with yourself, in peace and quiet. If you leave normal life to retreat to a special location now, it may be because of new goals regarding meditation, dream interpretation, psychic work, astrology, therapy and other navel-gazing pursuits in this cycle. Perhaps, (big word) the Universe itself. But this cycle is also about self-help.
Right now, you also have Neptune in Pisces. Thus, this August cycle will draw your attention to your image, appearance and reputation. It’s about the person you see in photographs, or in the mirror. It’s also about your outer packaging, in the eyes of the world; the way you are rated, reviewed and received by people you don’t know. So, this may be your reputation. Or it may be cosmetic surgery/ageing issues. Perhaps, a ‘locked’ situation affecting your reputation or public profile now.
This Neptune cycle is about your haircut, your cosmetics, your ties, your weight, your glasses, your teeth, your shoes. It’s about your resume, your business card, your media profile, and your name in the community. It’s also about escaping the reality! An Instagram bubble with a filter is a good example of Neptune in Pisces in your solar First House.
This peculiar period in your life offers a unique chance to work hard on your inner self, though. As I said, you have Leo weather bumping up against Saturn in your Twelfth House, which is all about your soul, spirit or psyche.