This astrology calendar outlines all of the major astrological aspects for 2023, helping you plan for the year!
You’ll find the major planetary transits, retrograde periods, all phases in the lunar cycle including New moons, Full Moons, and Quarter moons, zodiac sign changes, as well as what it all means for you this month.
Note: this calendar uses the Eastern time zone.
August 2023 Astrological Transits
Moon Enters Pisces
Imagination can be strong, and you may want to take time away from the mundane and boring to use your imagination. This can be great for anything creative.
Waning Gibbous Moon in Aquarius
Moon in Pisces Opposite Mars in Virgo
Energy may be all over the place, and you may have too much when you only need a little or too little when you need a lot. Try to avoid lashing out.
Waning Gibbous Moon in Pisces
Moon Enters Aries
The energy you need can return, and you can keep yourself busy. This can be a good time for anything physically engaging.
Waning Gibbous Moon in Pisces/Aries
Moon Enters Taurus
Stability and security can be of focus, and you can work to improve this in your life. You can take your time and avoid rushing.
Waning Gibbous Moon in Aries/Taurus
Last Quarter Moon in Taurus
Cleaning up and clearing out can be done slowly over the next week, and you can take your time with making the decision about what to keep and what you ditch. You can stick by your decision no matter what once you make it.
Moon Enters Gemini
There may be many ideas that come to you, and you can get excited about them, but you may need to keep track of them. Otherwise, they come and go quickly.
Venus in Leo Square Uranus in Taurus
People in your life may be challenging you, and you may feel like cutting ties with them immediately, but try to avoid rash decisions. Think things through.
Mercury in Virgo Trine Jupiter in Taurus
Focusing on the bright side can help you, and you may find you benefit from your mental talents and skills. Work on the details of the big picture.
Waning Crescent Moon in Gemini
Moon in Gemini Sextile Sun in Leo
Take some time to put yourself at ease emotionally, and this can help you get better focused and move forward with more confidence.
Moon Enters Cancer
Tend to matters at home, in the places most familiar to you, or with the people you think of as family. Making sure all of this is solid and secure can help you feel better.
Waning Crescent Moon in Gemini/Cancer
Moon in Cancer Trine Saturn in Pisces
Focus on projects and plans that require more discipline. You can do what is needed and make progress quickly.
Waning Crescent Moon in Cancer
Sun in Leo Conjunct Venus in Leo
Charm can be high, and you can strive to get along with others, compromise, and keep the peace. You may find new ways of connecting with others and enjoying yourself.
Moon Enters Leo
Work on your connection to your heart in a healthy, positive way. This can help you in many areas of your life and in your relationships.
Waning Crescent Moon in Leo
Sun in Leo Square Uranus in Taurus
It may be tempting to lash out if you feel you’re being held back, but this can lead to more problems. Try to calmly and rationally approach the problem.
New Moon in Leo
The Leo New Moon can be a great time for focusing on new creative projects and ventures, getting attention, pursuing new love and romance, being generous, and taking up new hobbies. With Venus also retrograde in Leo, approaches may need to be unconventional and different.
Read this: The Ultimate Guide to New Moons
Moon Enters Virgo
Tackle the small projects and little tasks and chores that have piled up lately. Work to get some of those little things out of the way.
Mars in Virgo Trine Uranus in Taurus
Taking an unconventional and unusual path can be helpful now, and you can work independently. You can embrace change and do things differently.
Moon in Virgo Opposite Saturn in Pisces
Energy may be stifling, and you may feel like you’re being crushed by responsibilities or work. Try to get some breathing room in a healthy way.
Waxing Crescent Moon in Virgo
Moon in Virgo Conjunct Mars in Virgo
Take the initiative with what you want for yourself. You can have the energy and enthusiasm to get moving.
Moon in Libra Sextile Venus in Leo
Focusing on the people in your life can be your goal right now, and you can work to improve connections in new ways.
Mercury In Virgo Trine Pluto In Capricorn
It can be easier to get to the bottom of things, and you can come up with plans to solve problems.
Mars in Virgo Opposite Neptune in Pisces
It can be difficult to focus, and you may struggle with controlling your energy. You may feel easily drained and need time alone to recharge.
Sun Enters Virgo
Tasks, chores, organization, structure, and order can get more attention during Virgo season, and you can focus on what needs to be done. You can break anything big down into something small, which can help, but you do need to also take care of yourself.
Mercury Retrograde Begins in Virgo
Mercury retrograde in Virgo can drastically increase stress, and you likely need to work on taking better care of yourself and managing stress better. Don’t take on too much, and don’t demand perfection from yourself.
First Quarter Moon in Sagittarius
Going big can help you make adjustments over the next week, and you can expand your flexibility to get more done.
Moon in Sagittarius
Being more positive can open up more opportunities for you, which can help with the wonky energy right now. Try to be optimistic.
Mars in Virgo Trine Pluto in Capricorn
Take time to get more power and control over something in your life. This can help you feel more secure and give you more energy.
Moon in Sagittarius Trine Venus in Leo
It may be easier to deal with others, and you can find new ways of getting on the same page and keeping the peace.
Waxing Gibbous Moon in Sagittarius
Moon Enters Capricorn
Responsibilities can get more attention from you now, and you can strive to handle them well. If you feel overwhelmed, try to get a little space.
Waxing Gibbous Moon in Capricorn
Mars Enters Libra
With Mars moving into Libra, this brings more energy and drive to deal with the people in your life and with your relationships. You can feel more energized with a partner, may bring new people into your life, and strive to be more balanced and considerate.
Sun in Virgo Opposite Saturn in Pisces
Restriction and limitation may be the concern with something in your life, and you likely need to work within the restrictions and limitations to find a solution.
Moon Enters Aquarius
Your social circle may expand, or you can give more attention to your friends or the groups you belong to. You can feel more secure with a group or with your friends.
Uranus Retrograde Begins in Taurus
Uranus moves backward in Taurus for the rest of 2023, and Uranus retrograde is traditionally a time when changes slow down, and you can get frustrated by this. Focus on adjusting to what’s already happened and putting together plans for down the line.
Waxing Gibbous Moon in Aquarius
Moon in Aquarius Square Jupiter in Taurus
Try to get some time off to relax and indulge. You may have less focus and don’t care much for anything strenuous.
Full Moon in Pisces
The Pisces Full Moon is usually a time of major endings, and you can get rid of what you don’t need and clear the sludge energetically. You may be more connected to your intuition and subconscious, can feel more inspired, and may need more time alone to recharge.
Moon Enters Pisces
This can be quiet energy, and you may want to get more time to yourself so you can reflect and be introspective. Don’t take on too much.
Moon in Pisces Opposite Mercury in Virgo
It may be difficult to focus your mind, and you may have too much swirling through your head. Try to focus on something that can burn up some of that mental energy.