These August 2021 self-care horoscopes for each of the 12 zodiac signs are based on the upcoming astrological transits, (the movement of the planets around the sky), and some of the general themes that are going to be activated for you in the coming month. As a witch, I’ll be sharing some insight and inspiration on how you can most effectively nurture yourself and practice self-care this month based on the cosmos.
I highly recommend that you generate your birth chart at www.astro.com or www.astro-charts.com and read the horoscope for your rising sign but if you only know your sun sign, you can read for that too or instead. Please note that in order to generate a chart with an accurate rising sign, you will need your exact birth time, as even a few minutes can actually make a difference.
August 2021 Astrological Transits
- Leo Season (July 21 – August 21): From late July to late August, the sun will be in Leo, the sign of the lion and of playful, fun creativity. Collectively, this activates a desire to express ourselves and to share the gifts and creative energy of our inner child!
- Mercury & Mars in Virgo (Exactly Conjunct August 18): Throughout much of August, both Mercury, the planet of communication, and Mars, the planet of action, will be in Virgo. (The sun and Venus will also be here for a time!) Virgo is the sign of the priestess, of rituals, and of discernment, activating our need for clarity around the daily actions we take and how we communicate our needs.
- Blue Moon in Aquarius (August 22): Towards the end of the month, we’ll be experiencing the second full moon in Aquarius this summer. This is a rare blue moon, when the full moon is in the same sign two months in a row! The blue moon will also be conjunct Jupiter, the planet of expansion and abundance, so this means that we’ll be reflecting on, celebrating, and amplifying our gratitude for the abundance and manifestations we’ve received over the past two months
August 2021 Horoscopes For Self Care (Sun & Rising!)
Aries Sun & Rising
This month, you’re feeling called to focus on your creativity. In fact, you’re feeling positively fired up about expressing yourself with pride and owning exactly who you are! You’re going to feel lit up and inspired by anything that makes you feel like a little kid again so break out those coloring books, go for a swing on a local swing set, or have a dance party in your living room.
The blue moon towards the end of the month will ask you to balance out this creative individuality by sharing your talents and gifts for the good of others. This could look like selling a painting and donating the proceeds to charity, volunteering your time and talents, or anything else you feel called to. In fact, the more you share your creativity in order to uplift others, the more abundance you’re likely to receive this month.
Meanwhile, Mercury and Mars are activating your desire for clarity around your daily rituals. You’re really wanting to clear out the clutter in your day-to-day work and life schedule so that you can focus on what truly matters most to you.
Taurus Sun & Rising
This month is all about self-care and nourishing yourself through creativity and play. You’re going to feel deeply nourished by resting, maybe even taking a few days off, and doing something that you loved to do as a kid. Dress up so you feel downright glamorous and request some queen-level pampering, whether that’s a massage or foot rub, not having to do the dishes for a week, or whatever feels like it will nourish your soul!
The blue moon towards the end of the month will ask you to balance out the sovereign self-care with some pragmatic but potentially radical changes at work. Your higher calling is not to work within the boundaries of the system, but rather to bust out of them! This full moon may be calling you to leave a job you hate, to take steps to start your own business, or to find a way to support the non-profits and causes you truly care about through your work. The more you use your work to uplift your community, the more abundance you’re likely to receive this month.
Meanwhile, Mercury and Mars are activating your playful inner child and asking you to share exactly what will truly make you happy right now. It’s time to clear out any clutter in your life that feels like it’s weighing you down and not allowing you the freedom and joy to be exactly who you most desire to be – and who your younger self wanted you to be as well.
Gemini Sun & Rising
This month is all about sharing your creativity through words! You are likely a gifted wordsmith to begin with but you’re feeling especially creative and clever around the way you share and communicate your needs and feelings right now. Allow yourself to share your thoughts with an open heart – you may be surprised by the applause you receive.
The blue moon towards the end of the month will ask you to reflect on how you’re not only learning and absorbing ideas and information but how you are actively sharing your own wisdom with the world as well. The more you speak up and use your voice this month, the more abundance you’re likely to receive.
Meanwhile, Mercury and Mars are activating your need for restful self-care so especially in mid-August take some time to reflect and unplug. You may need to take a strong stance and stand up for your need for rest and retreat right now and that’s okay – don’t be afraid to use your voice to confidently state what you need and don’t back down. Your needs are not up for negotiation.
Cancer Sun & Rising
This month is all about pleasure and self-love for you. There is some truly divine relaxation and abundance coming your way and you’re here for every moment of it! Focus on being really grounded in your own creativity, whatever makes you feel sexy, and the fun, playful opportunities that come along unexpectedly.
The blue moon towards the end of the month will ask you to go deep with yourself and deep into your shadows. You may find yourself very reflective, like you’re in the eye of the storm, just before the moment of massive transformation. Be in flow with these feelings and allow anything in your life that is not serving you to be released. The more you do so, the more abundance you’re likely to receive this month.
Meanwhile, Mercury and Mars are activating your desire to speak up and share your needs. Get clear on exactly what you need your daily life, work, rituals, and routines to look like and then take decisive action to not only make it happen but to share your needs and expectations with those around you.
Leo – August 2021 Horoscope – Sun & Rising
This is your month, Leo! With the sun in your home sign, and the only sign it actually rules, you are feeling downright on FIRE. You’re likely to feel lit up, extra creative, and ready to boldly share your truth with the world. Wear your brightest outfits and boldest lip and take some risks this month to open your heart to possibility.
The blue moon towards the end of the month will ask you to reflect on your relationships and the ways in which you share your life with others, whether that be your partner(s), best friends, or even your wider community. The more that you open up to receiving support from your community, the more abundance you’re likely to receive this month.
Meanwhile, Mercury and Mars are activating your finances and real-world experiences. You may be drawn into some conversations around money and be presented with opportunities to clear away debt or to take aligned financial action.
Virgo Sun & Rising
This month is all about release for you. You’re releasing shadows that might have come up in the past year around how you show up in the world, how you feel seen (or not), and how you wish to be perceived by those around you. You may also feel very tapped in and connected to your intuition, although all the hits you’re receiving might not make sense just yet – give it time.
The blue moon towards the end of the month will ask you to reflect on your rituals and to revamp the way that you’re creating magick and spiritual connection in your real, daily life. Some gratitude rituals will be very appropriate here!
Meanwhile, Mercury and Mars are activating your identity and sense of self, asking you to begin reflecting on and considering future actions around the way you communicate who you are. You’re being called to take some decisive action around creating the life you truly desire and that feels most aligned and inspiring for you.
Libra Sun & Rising
This month is all about connecting authentically with your community. You’re feeling called to be in conversation with like-minded folx and to embrace fairness and justice in any way that you can. This is a great time to step out of communities that aren’t serving you, (delete those old text chains), and step into communities that light up your soul, (find some new Facebook groups or reconnect with an old bestie you haven’t seen in a while).
The blue moon towards the end of the month is going to be asking you to remember your individuality as well. We don’t want to get lost or consumed in our communities; rather, they should uplift your creativity and individuality just as you uplift them as well.
Meanwhile, Mercury and Mars are activating your release point, asking you to tune into your intuition and ask your soul what words, actions, and ideas need to be let go from your life. You might be feeling tired or overwhelmed this month so try to be in flow with your intuition and the tides of your emotions and energy level.
Scorpio Sun & Rising
This month is all about career and higher calling. You’re feeling inspired to focus on the work that you do and the contributions you make to society, especially those that utilize your creative gifts and talents. You might even be feeling called to start your own business and it’s a very auspicious time to do so!
The blue moon towards the end of the month is going to be highlighting the need for work-life balance and restful self-care though. Though one of your greatest contributions to society is the way you boldly share your creativity, you also need alone time for integration and for nurturing your quirky individuality that makes you so unique.
Meanwhile, Mercury and Mars are activating your need to have an impact and to participate in social justice. This is a great time to take aligned action and use your voice to amplify the causes you believe in and to shine a light on the inequities you see around you in the world.
Sagittarius Sun & Rising
This month is all about how you learn and share wisdom. One of your many gifts is the ability to share your own creativity and ideas in a way that is deeply inspiring and meaningful to others. This month is a great time to finally share your artwork or writing or to finally create that online course you’ve been wanting to. Release any feelings of not-enough-ness and fly.
The blue moon towards the end of the month will be asking you to listen as much as you speak and to learn and absorb information from all the many diverse sources around you. Reflect on the many different perspectives we can hold within us and give gratitude for your many teachers. The more gratitude you give, the more abundance you’re likely to receive this month.
Meanwhile, Mercury and Mars are activating your career and contribution to society. You are likely to feel called to use your voice and take actions in service of others, especially your colleagues, clients, or larger work community.
Capricorn Sun & Rising
This month is a time of shadows and depth for you. The sun is shining a light on the darkest corners of your soul, the corners you might not have peeked into in a while, so this month may feel extra sensitive or tender but you’ll emerge like the phoenix from the flames… reborn and more self-aware than ever.
The blue moon towards the end of the month will be asking you to get grounded in pleasure and sensuality and to make space for ease. Although you’re deep diving into the shadow work, there is still room for enjoyment and embodied pleasure through delicious food, great sex, or clothes that feel wonderful on your skin. The more you make space for pleasure and ease, the more abundance you’re likely to receive this month.
Meanwhile, Mercury and Mars are activating your desire for education and to share your own wisdom with the world. You might be feeling inspired to take a new class or to further your education. Just be sure to remember that you hold infinite wisdom within you as well and that there are so many opportunities to share it with the world.
Aquarius Sun & Rising
This month is all about exploring your individuality within the collective. You’re being called to reflect on your relationships and communities and the way that you show up in the context of the “other”. You are quirky and unique and it’s time to share your wackiest, weirdest self with those closest to you – you may be surprised by how delighted they are.
The blue moon towards the end of the month will be asking you to reflect on who you truly are in your heart and soul. What does it mean to be you? What does it mean to be a human being on this planet? The more you align energetically with your truth, the more abundance you’re likely to receive this month.
Meanwhile, Mercury and Mars are activating your shadow self, asking you to get deep and discover the parts of yourself that might be hidden from the rest of the world. Shadow work rituals will be deeply nourishing and fulfilling this month, especially journaling!
Pisces Sun & Rising
This month is all about rituals and routines for you! This is a great time to mix up your day-to-day existence with some fun, creative new activities that make you feel alive and like a little kid again. Take some time to reflect on and reevaluate how you spend your days and what habits you have.
The blue moon towards the end of the month will be asking you to get deeply in flow with your intuition, a state that comes very naturally to you. Work with divination tools like tarot, experiment with spirit guide journeying, or just take a calming and soothing bubble bath! The more you connect with and open up to your intuition, the more abundance you’re likely to receive this month.
Meanwhile, Mercury and Mars are activating your relationships and sparking meaningful conversations about the way you connect with your loved ones on a daily basis. There is some potential here for fiery words to be exchanged though so approach conversations with love, compassion, and sensitivity.