Welcome to Leo season! Leos may be lions, but they’re also playful children. These brave babies of the zodiac love to perform, dole out compliments, and above all, be loved. If Cancer season had you wallowing, Leo season wants you to remember your worth—and have some fun while you’re at it! Is there still a pandemic going on? Absolutely. But the sun in Leo is here to remind us that we can make room for joy.
This is also a great time to reconnect with your creativity. What did you love to do for fun when you were a child? What did you make for the sheer bliss of making it? If you can tap into the playful side of creativity this month, the results may surprise you!
Please note: These August 2020 horoscopes, like emoji, are meant to add fun and color to your month. Take what feels good to you, leave what doesn’t.
Happy birthday to you, king baby cub! This month you are full of childlike wonder and cautious but courageous optimism. You have been doing a lot of reviewing and reflecting lately, and you’re ready to take some steps forward. You often look to others for approval or support, and yes, it’s good to know your friends have your back. But right now, the person whose support you need most is YOU! Trust yourself, and take those little leaps of faith. You’ll be glad you did.
It’s almost your season, Virgo, but not quite! You may be feeling cautious, like you want to review all your options before you make any decisions. That may be wise, but don’t overthink it. In fact, it may be best this month for you to put aside some time to not think at all. When your ruler Mercury forms a trine to Uranus on Aug. 25, you’ll get a big bolt of inspiration and maybe a surprise or two. In the meantime, see if you can enjoy the in-between. Learn to love the questions in your life the way you’d love the unknowns in a good movie. So much of the fun lies in not knowing what’s next.
Last month, you may have encountered many roadblocks as your ruler Venus was still moving through its retrograde shadow. Good news! You’re finally in the clear. The shadow period ended on July 29, so now, you’ll be free to reap the fruits of that labor. You may notice that this month, you’re able to handle curveballs with more grace. Like a dancer who’s practiced her steps many times before, your feet may be blistered, but you’re making that fancy footwork look easy. Just remember to take time to rest and restore. You’ve got forward momentum, but there’s no rush. Slow and steady wins the race. Make like a good little turtle, and you’ll reach your destination in one piece.
This month, you may be undergoing a transformation. Maybe your goals have changed from what you once thought they were, or maybe your goals themselves had demanded that you transform. In many ways, you thrive on the intensity that transformation requires. But this month, it’s important that you’re gentle with yourself. Don’t force outcomes, and don’t judge yourself for not being “there” yet. You’ll be ready for your big opportunities when they arrive. For now, just keep doing the growing and adjusting you’ve been doing. As fellow Scorpio Kris Jenner would say, You’re doing amazing, sweetie.
You may have started a new project recently that will require more effort than you expected. That’s OK—you’ve got optimism and energy in spades. And right now, your ruler Jupiter in Capricorn is encouraging you to take the long view. You tend to want to live for the moment and crave daily excitement. But this month, you’re learning about the joy of pursuing long term satisfaction rather than short term gratification. You can climb that mountain! And yes, you’ll be putting in plenty of elbow grease, but you’ll also reap the rewards. If you feel overwhelmed, enlist good friends for support. They’ll be happy to have your back.
This month, you’ll make major progress in both your work life and your emotional world. You tend to focus on making money and achieving big goals, and that work is really paying off right now. But don’t forget to take note of your emotional growth, too! You’ve had big, serious, slow-moving Saturn in your sign since 2017, and he’s been testing you. But as he finishes his transit and prepares to move into Aquarius, you’ll start to see the fruits of your labor. And if your crop isn’t as bountiful as you’d hoped, don’t worry. There’s more good fortune for you down the road. Whether you’re headed for real abundance in love or money, it won’t look like a windfall. Instead, you’ll discover you’ve learned to work a field that yields a healthy crop again and again.
Friends and loved ones may see you as a steely intellectual, but underneath your cool kid exterior, you contain an ocean of emotion. And boy, are you feeling your feelings this month! With the full moon in your sign on Aug. 3, all the things you usually keep under wraps may bubble to the surface. In fact, it may feel more like a tsunami. Especially if you feel there has been injustice or mistreatment of you or those you care for, you’ll be ready to demand what you feel is right after this full moon. Just remember that getting real justice takes time. If you don’t see the results you want right away don’t be deterred; it’s a marathon, not a sprint. Hydrate, pace yourself, and you’ll definitely get to the finish line.
You’ve been daring to dream bigger these days, Pisces, but you may still be feeling a bit stuck. If what you want feels out of reach, ask yourself how the stories you tell yourself might be limiting your view. Are you getting bogged down in beliefs that are based on past disappointments? If you need to grieve something that’s still hurting you, it’s OK to cry a bit. But you should consider how the energy might be put to more constructive use. You have a powerful imagination, so if you’ve been getting all tied up in knots, take some time this month to untangle them. What do you gain from imagining your best-laid plans gone wrong? Does it make you feel safe? It’s OK to “go there” if you need to, but then, why not save some of that energy to dream up an outcome that’s equally extreme but wonderful? Yes, everything might go wrong. But it also might go right!
You’ve been struggling to maintain your optimism lately, Aries. Setbacks and disappointments may have even made you doubt your talent. The truth is, you are a total fireball of energy and those who’ve had you as a partner, a teammate, a friend, or a family member recognize your unique spirit. It’s OK to stumble or fumble. You don’t have to always be achieving something brilliant. The people who love you appreciate you for you. This month, get back in touch with your self-worth. Make a list of the things you love most about yourself. And remind yourself that no matter what the world throws your way, you can ride those waves.
Since May of last year, when Uranus moved into your sign, your very foundations have shifted. This can be unwelcome for an earth sign like you who craves stability and security more than most. But the changes that have rocked you are also here to free you. You’re growing right now in ways that will expand your world for decades to come. If you want to feel settled, well, you’re out of luck. But if you’re open to expanding your mind, opportunities abound this month. Your ruler, Venus, is stationed in Gemini, a sign that loves to explore each and every possibility. See if you can tap into that playful energy and what you once thought was chaotic may begin to look like a pleasing puzzle that you, tenacious Taurus, are absolutely capable of piecing together.
You may be feeling a bit scattered. Opportunities keep falling in your lap, but you may not be sure which ones to take. This month, it’s really important for you to operate from a place of abundance and not a place of scarcity. If you make your choices because you think you’ll never have “enough,” you’ll choose poorly. But if you operate on the principle that there is always more good out there that wants to find you, you’ll choose the people, places, and opportunities that are actually a healthy fit for you and what you value you most. If you’re feeling confused, it may be wise to write down your core values. Then, write your options down. Ask yourself if they line up with your values and goals. If not, keep searching. You’ll find what you’re looking for.
You are in a very practical and productive period right now. You may be feeling more capable than usual, and when you feel that way, you love to nurture and support those around you. This is simply part of who you are, and it’s not likely to change soon. But this month, it’s really important that you put yourself first. Take care of your own projects, your own checkbook, and your own feelings before you rush to rescue others this month. If you don’t, you may deplete your energy and feel too burnt out to take care of you—and that would be such a waste of this very opportune moment. It’s OK to be a bit selfish. If you’re feeling guilty saying no to friends or loved ones who “need” you right now, trust that you can always show up for them down the road. It’s OK to take time for you.