Your Monthly Astrology Transits: August 2020
Welcome to your Monthly Astrology Transits Overview for August 2020!
August 2020 astrology is packed with a fun line-up, adding a lot of positive energy into the mix this month (as well as one more retrograde). These upcoming transits are bringing lots of passion and fun to life until the end of the month when things get a little tenser.
This transit guide is designed to give you a road map for how you might be feeling, as well as what to be prepared for in the people around you.
The good news is that we have a lot of helpful summer transits this month that will lift your spirits, and help you see new possibilities as we all go through this challenging time together. Humans have a history of meeting challenges with creative solutions and this month, we will likely see people using their ingenuity to make practical solutions for the unprecedented times we are in.
We encourage you to get in the habit of waking up, and checking on the current transits, so you’re prepared for the energy coming your way!
To stay on top of these cosmic events, we have a free August 2020 astrology calendar for your phone or computer. Be sure to read our weekly August astrology forecasts for more details on these planetary influences as well!
Monthly Astrology Transits for August 2020
August 3, 2020
- Full Moon in Aquarius
The Full Moon in Aquarius will inspire us to find new ways to feel a sense of freedom. This might mean painting in the backyard, making new bold fashion choices, or going a little further away from home in a way that feels safe to you.
We will likely feel deep sympathy for our fellow humans, which may inspire you to create an online fundraiser to help a cause, or even sign up to learn new helpful skills online that will allow you to take action in a more tangible way.
Full Moons are known to grant wishes, so watch as things show up magically in the four-day window of the Full Moon. You may also finally release old ideas that don’t fit your life anymore.
August 4, 2020
- Mercury enters Leo
- Mars in Aries (square) Jupiter in Capricorn
When Mercury enters Leo, we start to communicate more boldly. We use positive language to fuel our projects, and get what we want. We also might notice people being more dramatic, as Leo has a bit of flair. This transit will last until August 19, 2020.
Mars in Aries square Jupiter in Capricorn combines the luck of Jupiter with the passion of Mars to boost our career. You may feel like making a big move or finally see what you want to go after with more clarity and optimism.
August 7, 2020
- Venus enters Cancer
We will look keenly at people who create a nice home and start visualizing ourselves making a life with them, even if we don’t mean to, because Cancer is home-oriented. Take time to cuddle and let love take up more time in your life. Work will always be there, and love can help inspire you.
August 13, 2020
- Mars in Aries (square) Pluto in Capricorn
When Mars in Aries squares Pluto in Capricorn we will see people going after what they want with an added sense of competition. This is a good time to choose your battles wisely because people are not likely to back down. You may just want to watch from the sidelines so you don’t make a scene.
August 15, 2020
- Uranus goes retrograde in Taurus
Uranus goes retrograde in Taurus until January 14, 2021. This will likely help us deal with the upsets and changes that have come into our lives this year, as Uranus is comfortable with change, and helps us integrate them.
We may finally be able to see the cup as half full instead of feeling frustrated about changes that are out of our control. For the next five months, you have the natural ability to adapt with more ease. The Taurus influence helps us find the simple pleasures that make life sweet and not obsess over the future.
Don’t panic! Check out our Complete Guide to 2020 Retrogrades right here.
August 16, 2020
- Sun in Leo (trine) Mars in Aries
August 18, 2020
- New Moon in Leo
The New Moon in Leo continues the theme of positive energy this month as we adapt to changing circumstances.
Leo is bold, inventive, and willing to try new things, so capture the ideas that the cosmos are beaming at you today. These insights might just help your community, and bring more positive energy to your life.
This kicks off the next manifesting cycle where we will likely see results on the upcoming Full Moon. You may finally allow yourself to have some fun today too, as the Moon influences our emotion, and Leo is the life of the party.
August 19, 2020
- Mercury enters Virgo
When Mercury enters Virgo we start thinking about practicality and talking about how to fix the problems in our lives. We want to make things run more smoothly, so we start to hone in on the steps we need to take to fix the leaks in the roof of our lives.
Conversations will likely focus on bills, jobs, and basic needs. This is a good time for editing and learning. This transit lasts until September 5, 2020.
August 22, 2020
- Sun enters Virgo
When the Sun enters Virgo we are ready to infuse our life with the organization, and we crave the security of a plan. This is a good time to make a thorough to-do-list of the things you’ve been putting off, and finally, cross them off the list!
You might be unnecessarily critical of yourself as your inner Virgo perfectionist might be more pronounced right now. Take time to check in with how you’re treating yourself mentally, and give yourself a break at least once a day.
You can channel this energy into working out, projects, and home makeovers. This transit lasts until September 22, 2020.
August 24, 2020
- Mars in Aries (square) Saturn in Capricorn
With Mars in Aries square Saturn in Capricorn, we may come up against obstacles to our dreams. But that doesn’t mean they are insurmountable. Use your creativity and positivity to find ways to compromise, see things from a new perspective, or learn from the challenges that arise.
This will test your resolve and patience which ultimately can make you stronger.
August 25, 2020
Mercury in Virgo trine Uranus in Taurus brings news about exciting changes. When those doors open for you, you’ll know which one is the right one to go through, and you may get more than you asked for.
Watch as things you’ve consistently been daydreaming about show up in work or in conversations.
With Venus in Capricorn opposing Jupiter in Capricorn, it allows us to push past negative routines and thoughts to see what we can make of ourselves. You are able to see your potential and all that you’re capable of when you apply your positive energy.
August 29, 2020
- Mercury in Virgo (trine) Jupiter in Capricorn
With Mercury in Virgo trine Jupiter in Capricorn, we are thinking about what could go right, and we can put the pieces together like a seamstress. We can expect positive developments in work and in our home life under this influence.
August 30, 2020
- Venus in Cancer (opposition) Pluto in Capricorn
With Venus in Cancer opposing Pluto in Capricorn, it may seem like stuff has hit the fan all at once. Know that it is just a temporary upset, and the energy will pass. With the positive vibes we’ve been riding, don’t let one setback bring you down, but also allow yourself to feel your emotions, and know they are not permanent.
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