Your Leo Monthly Horoscope for August

Aliza Kelly

From Cosmopolitan

Add these dates to your GCal:

  • August 3: Full Moon in Aquarius

  • August 18: New Moon in Leo

  • August 22: Virgo Season begins

It’s your birthday season and—yes—this summer isn’t exactly what you wanted…but you’re making it work! You’re creative! Resourceful! And (most importantly) you’re the f*cking birthday lion! But let’s not forget your personal mythology: Although everyone sees you as sunny and theatrical (which is obvs true), but that doesn’t mean your journey hasn’t been challenging. Every day, you choose to live life with bold confidence and incredible enthusiasm—and your drive to ~shine~ is driven by your tenacity. You come face-to-face with this truth on August 3, when a Full Moon in Aquarius puts your sensitivities front and center. With the mysterious Moon in your opposite sign, shining a bright light on your identity, you’re aware of not just who you are, but how far you’ve come. Do I hear…a ballad coming on? Yes, this is definitely going to be an emotional karaoke party!

But by mid-month, you’ll be less concerned about the past and more interested in the future. There will be no more tears by August 18, when a powerful New Moon in your sign (the only one in 2020!) activates your chart in a major way. With both the Sun (the center of the solar system, who just happens to be your planetary ruler because l’duh) and the Moon camped out in Leo, you’re officially the center of attention. The night sky will be completely dark, but you’ll be radiating at full wattage! This lunation will be sure to catalyze exciting opportunities, so why not embrace your true Leo spirit—selfies, livestreams, and lots of sunflower bouquets. You know you love it!

Then something horrible happens. As if 2020 couldn’t get any worse, on August 22, it’s suddenly no longer your birthday season—the audacity! You were just getting started! But don’t worry, lion love, there’s still plenty of time to party. Only now, you might be interested in inviting some different guests…like Benjamin Franklin. Yes, Leo, it’s time to get your money right. The Sun’s movement into Virgo shifts energy into the financial sector of your chart, inviting you to explore new, profitable opportunities. As you prepare for autumn (I know, how did that happen, right?), you’re inspired to reevaluate your monetary flows to make sure you’re ready for your exciting next adventure. The truth is, Leo love, that life is very expensive. What’s more, it takes money to make money—so whether you’re paying off credit card bills, moving into your dream home, or simply buying yourself a casual diamond ring as a symbol of self-love (100% yes), you’re going to need to plan ahead. It’s NBD, Leo—with your playful spirit, you can even turn paperwork into a full-blown party. Have fun with it!

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