Astro Guide

Monthly Horoscope: Libra, August 2019

Welcome to Leo season, dear Libra!

by Annabel Gat
Aug 1 2019, 12:26pm

Illustration by Amanda Lanzone

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Leo season is an especially social time of year for you, Libra! You love to be entertained by curious characters, and you're meeting some unexpected, eccentric, and delightful people as your ruling planet Venus (currently in glamorous Leo) squares off with wildcard Uranus in Taurus on August 2. This is also a brilliant time to create change in the world: Uranus is all about progress, and as it lashes with your ruling planet Venus, unexpected yet fantastic changes can be made. August brings many moments for you to sparkle, which begs the question: Is someone dimming your glow? Get out of relationships that don't allow you to explore, change, grow, or connect with others—you're going to want to do plenty of those things this month, and you don't need anyone holding you down!

Good luck flows as the sun and Venus connect with Jupiter in Sagittarius on August 7 and 8. This is an especially cute moment for you, Libra—you're feeling in-tune with the universe! Wonderful social connections are made and fantastic news arrives. If there is someone in particular you want to meet or a group you want to join, now is a great time for you to do so. This is a fun time for your love life, and while the physical aspects of relationships can certainly be important, it's the intellectual side that you're especially inspired by at this moment. A long conversation that inspires or even heals you may occur.

  • Ring in Leo season with this guide to all things regal, glamorous and golden.
  • Get out of relationships that seem to be holding you down, without the drama.
  • Prepare for this is a fun time for your love life by reading up about every aspect of compatibility, not just the physical aspects of relationships.

August 11 is busy: Jupiter ends its retrograde, Mercury enters Leo, and Uranus begins its retrograde. Unlike Mercury, Jupiter and Uranus are slow-moving planets, so their retrogrades don't totally upend our schedules—however, you'll feel a shift in communication as Jupiter changes direction, and you'll notice a change in your personal life as Uranus begins it's retrograde. Surprises concerning money may pop up, and unexpected emotions will bubble to the surface.

Mercury's entry into Leo inspires you to think about the future and finds you eager to connect with people who share your politics, hobbies, hopes, and ideals. It will also bring news concerning your social circle, and as the sun and Venus meet in Leo on August 14, blessings arrive in your friendships. All this takes place just before a dramatic full moon in fellow air sign Aquarius on August 15, which brings a climax to a situation that's been brewing in your love life or in a creative project. Leo season is fantastic for networking—but that doesn't mean you get the time or opportunity to dive deep with everyone you meet, and this full moon will find you having deeper conversations. Watch out for surprising news as Mercury in Leo clashes with wildcard Uranus on August 16—something you didn't consider to be a big deal may actually be a big deal! Inventive ideas are also being shared at this time, so a eureka moment may arrive.

  • Try these tips on all the small, but impactful, financial changes you can make this month to prepare for unexpected surprises.
  • When you want to connect with like-minded people but don’t know where to start, read this book may offer some networking tips.
  • Keep track of all your “eureka moments” this month with these note-taking apps or in this notebook with magnetic pages so you can have the best of the traditional and digital world.

Virgo season doesn't officially begin until August 23, but you'll feel its earthy, grounding vibe early as action planet Mars enters Virgo on August 17, followed by your ruling planet Venus on August 21. Mars and Venus's entry into Virgo activate a quiet sector of your chart, finding you laying lower than usual—and perhaps even keeping your moves secret from the public! But you won't be doing everything behind closed doors: August 21 also finds Mercury harmonizing with Jupiter, bringing a flurry of information your way—this is a fantastic time to schmooze, network, and share ideas.

Venus meets Mars on August 24, beginning a new cycle to your romantic and social lives—and as these planets meet in grounded earth sign Virgo, you're especially valuing relationships with people who know how to keep a secret and with whom you can comfortably share a quiet moment with. Being charming comes easily to you, dear Libra, but you don't want to have to be "on" 24/7. In fact, you may even want to spend time alone (yes, even Libras want time alone, despite what you may have heard!). You're craving freedom, so it's a fantastic time to gift yourself a sex toy (especially as Venus connects with electric Uranus on August 26) or something pleasurable that you've had your eye on.

  • Prepared meals are a great way to spend quality time with the people you value most.
  • If what you want is some alone time, try carving out some physical space to sit with your thoughts.
  • Looking to treat yourself to a toy? Try one that’s pleasing both to use and to look at.

Mars connects with Uranus on August 28, finding you eager to do your own thing (again, cut ties with people who are holding you back from expressing yourself and living life!), and bringing surprises your way. This is a fantastic time to develop your intuitive abilities, especially as the planet of the mind, Mercury, enters Virgo on August 29. Secrets are being shared!

  • The sun connects with Uranus on August 29, creating a powerful energy for independence, including freedom from your past or emotionally charged issues that have been weighing you down. The sun in Virgo illuminates issues that have been swirling in your subconscious, so pay attention to what arrives in your dreams and what comes up in therapy—Uranus's brilliant energy will help you reinvent yourself from the inside out. The new moon in Virgo lands on August 30—get plenty of rest! New moons mark new beginnings and this one brings you a psychic renewal, but you'll need plenty of down time to reap the benefits. Good luck this month, Libra, and see you in September!
  • Try some meditation to start tapping into your intuitive abilities and get a handle on issues that may be weighing you down.
  • Prepare for the psychic renewal of the new moon with these bath teas created for each moon phase.