As quickly as it seemed to have arrived, Summer seems to be closing out before we can take another blink. Thankfully, it hasn’t quite yet passed us by — but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be taking advantage of what’s left of August!
Of course, it’s really no secret that 2020 has all-around proved to be somewhat of a chaotic year with several planets going retrograde all at once, and it’s possible that your previous Summer plans have been foiled altogether. Summer predictions are key in pinches like these!
That said, whether your August plans have needed some fine-tuning or all-around reworking, are smooth-sailing as planned, or are blank pages in your calendar ready to be filled, you can at the very least rely on the stars to remain a reliable, constant guide for the rest of the Summer season.
Let’s explore some fun, astrologically-relevant activities for August 2020 that you can still mark in your calendar. You can think of your own as you consider the following transits, or simply add our suggestions to your to-do list!
1. Introspective Indoor Activities are A-Go: Full Moon in Aquarius August 3
For a one-day event, the Full Moon in Aquarius is going to pack quite the emotional punch for days to come. You can expect a serious push towards a release of what no longer serves you, and a strong desire for freedom, self-expression, and individuality.
You may even come into a few new epiphanies about yourself and others, and how you see yourself fitting into wider communities and collectives around you.
Self-reflection and an ongoing inner dialogue may not seem like the most exciting Summer activity to initiate this August, but it doesn’t actually have to be so serious! Take advantage of these introspective vibes with some creative projects like painting, journaling, poetry, and crafts. When the wild tide of the Full Moon is done riding out its crazy wave, you’ll have some beautiful art and inner work to appreciate at the end of the chaos.
Easiest For: Mutable signs Sagittarius, Virgo, Gemini, and Pisces will have an easier time adjusting to new energy as they constantly roll with the punches regardless of a wild Full Moon. While this doesn’t necessarily make the process of letting go easier than it would be for any other sign, this quality does allow them to be more receptive to something new, which is ultimately what the Full Moon in Aquarius is here to bless us with!
Hardest On: Fixed signs Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius, but especially Leo and Aquarius, will have a harder time taking on an introspective period just for the purpose of change and transformation. Fixed signs are passionate about the people, projects, and places they have put their energy into, and are often less inclined to let go of them out of nowhere.
The upside? The reward for doing the extra work will be even sweeter for all Fixed signs that are willing to put in some extra elbow grease and become one with the rolling tide. Embrace the wave of change as it washes over you, and you may find yourself walking away feeling more refreshed than ever before.
2. Bond With Your Closest Loved Ones: Venus Enters Cancer August 7
Venus will enter sensitive, family-oriented Cancer towards the beginning of August and see it through to the very end of the month, which makes August a wonderful time for family-bonding or reconnecting with dear loved ones that have been waiting to catch up with you.
Whether it’s reconnecting over a cup of coffee, playing a few board games, or simply settling in for a lighthearted and heartfelt discussion over the phone, Venus in Cancer re-centers us with heart-focused activities that allow us to remember what home really feels like!
Easiest For: Water signs Cancer, Pisces, and Scorpio will feel at home in their element with this transit. These signs feel more at peace with this kind of intimate connection, and have likely been looking forward to connecting with the ones closest to their heart.
Hardest On: Fire signs Leo, Aries, and Sagittarius may have a harder time with this transit. As the boisterous, more often extroverted bunch, they may still be desiring a thrill-seeking summer or larger group settings.
3. Uranus Goes Retrograde in Taurus August 15: Time to Meditate and Refresh!
While Uranus isn’t the only planet to be in retrograde in August, it joins the bunch of existing retrogrades mid-August, further solidifying the universal shift towards self-improvement and development.
Uranus is a planet of authenticity and only desires for you to be showing and sharing your true colors — something that has been pushed and teased out already thanks to the other difficult transits of 2020 thus far.
This means that this transit is truthfully going to be more of an opportunity to review and reflect more than anything, as a lot of the work has likely already been done. Meditation, simple breathwork, and some light journaling are some fun, simple activities to help you ease into this transit.
Easiest For: Naturally introverted and introspective Water signs Cancer, Pisces, and Scorpio are likely to feel slightly more at peace with this transit. Even though the Taurus influence can center the focus on earthly, practical matters for most, this reflective bunch can still find a lot of value in this period of alone time.
Hardest On: Taurus and Aquarius are going to be most directly impacted by this transit as it falls under their respective influences — Uranus being Aquarius’ planetary ruler, and the transit moving through Taurus itself.
The desire for inward reflection may be stronger, and these activities may be more required more so than desired…however, that doesn’t mean that meditation or journaling has any less potency or value!
Related article: August 2020 Tarotscopes For the Zodiac Signs
4. Treat Yourself During the New Moon in Leo on August 18
Is it really Leo season at all if you don’t spoil yourself every now and then?
The true Leo spirit is granting yourself the spotlight because you know you’ve worked for it! And if you thought you deserved some pampering before with just the Sun in Leo, you’ll know that it’s time to do those nails, grant yourself a makeover or spa day, and loosen the purse strings when the New Moon rolls around in Leo mid-August.
If it’s not a shopping spree or a new look, simply showing off your sense of style and individuality is the key. Don’t be camera shy — you can even consider a home photoshoot to make yourself feel like you are the star of the show.
Easiest For: Spunky Fire signs Leo, Aries, and Sagittarius will feel at home with this fiery, passionate transit. These signs know how to have a good time, so this New Moon will be a welcome experience for all of the feisty fire placements that have been waiting to loosen up.
Hardest On: Grounded and practical Earth signs Virgo, Taurus, and Capricorn may face some difficulty with this New Moon, as fire meeting these signs can just result in scorched earth. Keeping in mind that all work and no play can hurt in the long-run is key for these signs as the New Moon in Leo approaches.
5. Mercury in Virgo Starting August 19: Communicative Juices are Flowing!
Mercury is finally at home in Virgo well into August, and this means only great things for those who are looking for meaningful, fun, free-flowing communication.
No longer are we plagued with the perils of Mercury retrograde, and we (at least for now) can enjoy what Mercury is like at its best!
Strike up a conversation with a stranger, join some new social groups (perhaps even online!), and tell your best jokes — the world is listening, and they can actually understand you crystal-clear when Mercury is in this favorable position.
Easiest For: Many people can benefit from this transit, but Virgo and Geminis are likely to feel most at home here. Both ruled by Mercury, these signs will enjoy their home planet in a place that just seems to make logical sense!
Hardest On: Sagittarius and Pisces are at detriment when they meet communicative Mercury, and are often communicators that seem to be speaking a different language even when interacting with someone of their same native tongue.
For those of this sign, your creative expression may not be as welcomed in this transit, but don’t stress — you’re not a stranger to reading in between the lines, and all is temporary!
6. Plan Ahead as the Sun Enters Virgo on August 22
Who said planning can’t be fun? When we dip into practical, earthy Virgo season, it’s time to begin getting your affairs in order, and it isn’t necessarily meant to be a chore!
This can mean planning the fun stuff too, especially since Virgo is such a health-oriented sign. While you may have felt like lazing around during the rest of the summer season, Virgo and Summer meeting can mean actually enjoying a scheduled morning hike, a timed jog around the block, or following a new recipe by the book to absolute perfection.
Embracing the structure and rules can result in that healthy summer glow you’ve been looking for all along, and finally feeling at peace with your once-pesky morning alarm.
Easiest For: Earth signs Virgo, Taurus, and Capricorn are already well-acquainted with the importance of hard work, structure, and planning, and will likely have a lot more fun with these kinds of specific activities than most signs. Where work meets play, the earthy signs of the zodiac rejoice and celebrate the happy medium.
Hardest On: Fire signs Leo, Aries, and Sagittarius are more likely to forge their own idea of fun rather than follow someone else’s rules. Still, they can still find some fun in the very idea of structure and organization as a challenge to overcome in of itself!
Keep in Mind…
No matter how much the first half of 2020 may have seemed to catch you off guard or throw your initial Summer plans to the wind, you’re now all caught up on what you can expect this August, and the fun activities can now ensue!
Nonetheless, much in life can go unplanned or remain unpredictable, and sometimes your Summer activity calendar is more like a work-in-progress blueprint for the month more so than a dedicated plan. Use these astrological transits as a roadmap for navigation, and still remain open to the many possibilities and opportunities for fun that August can bring to you!