Leave your “kitty” cups behind and upgrade to jungle cat status, astro babes. August’s cosmic energy is boldly built for the fierce and fully fluffed, a sun-kissed opportunity to show more of your soul’s skin and to let your heartbeat shine on and on in broad daylight.
The charge is led by the zodiac’s carnal kitten cutie, Leo, and it is a season to come closer to your essence, putting your hands on whatever heat pulses through the very veins of your life. Whether it is jumpsuit performances for the masses, or solo affirmations at midnight, no matter our stage-ready status, Leo energy gifts us all the precious package of our personhood.
What do you know about your fundamental nature that cannot be denied? Where can you bare more of your tenderness right now? And at the tropical coconut meat center of it all, the simplest, shiniest question: What do you love?
With wild child Uranus stationing retrograde and an electrically charged Aquarius Full Moon to start the party, August is made for breaking out a bold lip and leaving kisses and paw-prints on all the furniture. You are here. You are alive. So let’s dance …
Read on for your sign’s glow getter for August, and fall back in love with your custom-cut cosmic confidence …
LEO OR LEO RISING
Happy full-throttle birthday month, Glitter Kitten! July was a chance to touch in with your touchiest bits. And now, August’s energies send you out of the bathtub and onto drier land, a big bold mermaid with legs, ready to walk this earth in possession of all the emotions. Notice anything that feels weighted, entrenched or sticky, and prepare yourself for an about-face. Call it clean quits on anything you “can’t even” mess with anymore. Leanness is lusciousness, Leo.
Glow Getter: Saying No. August is your month for clearly turning your body away from what drains and towards what bedazzles, unafraid to go cold turkey on something and serve up a steak dinner instead.
VIRGO OR VIRGO RISING
July was an opportunity to celebrate small sparkles, Virgo, as you tended seedling visions of future sequoias. All that faith building will serve you well in August, which beckons you into emboldened expansion. Start by honing in on where you “hold,” whether it is a gripped muscle, waiting to speak in a conversation or a thought that repeats ad infinitum. This month is here to remind you of your width. Swap micro maneuvers for wildly wielding the weather that breaks open the whole sky.
Glow Getter: Bigness. Whether it is buffet-style eats or asking a beloved for more of what you need, August is a megawatt month for tapping in to your inner big desires.
LIBRA OR LIBRA RISING
The past few months have been hot-blooded opportunities to use your clear sight to wield the scythe, Libra, demarcating your life’s borders with sovereignty. August’s medicine is decidedly more mellow, and invites you to sweet dream in color. Rather than immediately leaping into goal-driven mode, take the month to remember that the longing to bring things into being is also the entryway for just “being.” Swap battle plans for fantasy castles in the whipped cream clouds.
Glow Getter: Poetry. August is made for making metaphors, Libra, from reveling in actual artistic creations to watching the play of light on a kitchen counter.
SCORPIO OR SCORPIO RISING
July was a stripped-down invite to get simpler, Scorpio. And this steady gaze preps you for August, as you dilate to receive a new impulse. Think of the month as a far-off train or plane, carrying a visitor that is coming straight for you. Send up a flare. Leave out the welcome mat. Make yourself available on a cellular level for what wants to flood you. August is in search of you, Scorp. Let yourself be found.
Glow Getter: Making Space. Whether it is literal closet cleaning or emotional clearing, August asks you to learn the power of leaving a “pause” so life can seat itself at your table.
SAGITTARIUS OR SAGITTARIUS RISING
July was a month for training and honing, Sag, as you learned to wield your energy with more conscious clarity. Now, August asks you to get wavy, using your notorious shapeshifting qualities to Houdini yourself in and out of the apparent boxes. Whatever your quarantine situation at the moment, this month invites you to magically mutate around what seems to hold you, remembering that simply shifting a little left or right and side to side in a situation can catalyze evolutionary leaps.
Glow Getter: Chameleoning. August asks you to delight in your capacity to harness the balayage beauty of everlasting change.
CAPRICORN OR CAPRICORN RISING
July asked you to celebrate your impact, Capricorn, remembering the delicious reverb of your every move. Now, August asks you to boldly explore a more internal landscape, as you carefully consider what makes you tick. Investigate the carnal circuitry that charges your reactions and stimulates your cravings, Cappy. Which parts of this patterning support your most powerful evolutions? And which autopilot emotions are ready to be disentangled from your arms? Treat August like a lover and make sure it has got the guts to love you back.
Glow Getter: Excavations. August wants you soul deep and curious about what is underneath. Find your shine by shimmying all the way down.
AQUARIUS OR AQUARIUS RISING
July was a homecoming for you, Aquarius, as you were asked to find inner shelter from any storms. August’s energies invite you to hold this internal cave steady as you playfully explore your place in the world. Get curious about where you are intent on being an expert or when you compulsively take charge. This month wants you to swap the sensation of being “on top” for the exhilarating feeling of just being onboard: teachable, moldable and magically alive.
Glow Getter: Learning. “I am human and I am here to learn” is your mantra this month. Showing up in your fresh little chick fluff will have you feeling fierce.
PISCES OR PISCES RISING
Last month was made for ripely harvesting your life’s juicy fruits, Pisces. And while the festivities are not over in August, the energy shifts into more of an after-party mode, offering you a chance to get yourself alone. Fill up on your eccentricities. Get to know the intricacies of your rhythms. Bow down at the bed of yourself and ask this precious person what they want for breakfast. It is a month made for introvertedly inquiring. Let your questions and answers start with the letter “I.”
Glow Getter: Self-Devotion. Paying care-filled attention to your one and only is the key to uncovering sustainable sparkle and shine.
ARIES OR ARIES RISING
July was all about finding your inherent ebb and flow, Aries. And August’s energies ask you to continue this calibration of give and take on an instinctual level, as you connect with the power of “nos” and “yeses.” You already know what is right and what is wrong for you. And you also know, at your core, that the Universe is not punitive. Choosing what is in alignment and turning away from what is not doesn’t have to cause one bit of unnecessary stress. Do what you must, Aries. And do it damn well.
Glow Getter: Taking Responsibility. August is your saddle seat. Sidle up to your life and decide exactly how you want to ride.
TAURUS OR TAURUS RISING
July asked you to open yourself to more spontaneous shimmies, Taurus. And with all that space you have created, August can now touch your adorable heart directly. It is a month for finding your mojo in the folds of memory. But this is no sepia-toned, wistful nostalgia. Instead, consider what has been forgotten that is ready to be recovered. Whether it is a color you used to sport, or a more subtle way you used to be, dig it out and slide back in.
Glow Getter: Remembering. August invites you to pick up the powerful pieces you may have left aside, reanimating the way you were to become more of who you are.
GEMINI OR GEMINI RISING
July was all about losing yourself in the sheer sensation, Gemini. And with all that dancing and romancing, you have now landed in the comfy chair this August, content to lord over the proceedings and survey the land. Consider all angles of your life. Not from a grippy need to control, but from a cool-headed place of pondering the possible outcomes. All roads are the right road. Choose your path like you were selecting between equally elegant 5-star suites.
Glow Getter: Grace. While the sun may burn brightly this month, you power up most vibrantly when you let yourself cool down. Celebrate the courage it takes to spend time in the shade.
CANCER OR CANCER RISING
July marked a potent moment for facing up to something, Cancer. And now, August asks you to step into the clearing post storm, considering the after-effects of this “coming to.” Take a good look around you. What is broken in half but birthing newness through the cracks? What has been swept out of the picture completely? Whatever is close at hand and still pulsing with life is exactly what you need. Take it in your hot little paws and use it.
Glow Getter: Resourcefulness. Whether you are making dinner from scratch or flexing an inner superpower, August wants to remind you that you are rich with raw resources.