Astrology Of August 2023 – Rebirth Of The Heart 💖

August 2023 is a very important month. Not because we have some big collective transit like Pluto or Jupiter changing signs.

The big-shift transits are indeed important from a collective perspective. But what really matters at the end of the day is what you or me – the individual – find relevant. That’s Venus.  

On August 8th, Venus meets with Lilith, inviting us to embrace our shadow. On August 13th, Venus meets with the Sun to start a new 584-day cycle. And a few days later, we have a Venus-infused New Moon in Leo.

All these Venus transits conspire to help us get in touch with our heart – with what really matters to us. 

But let’s take a look at the most important transits of the month:

August 1st, 2023 – Full Moon In Aquarius

On August 1st, 2023 we have a Full Moon at 9° Aquarius. The Full Moon squares Jupiter in Taurus. This Full Moon will raise important questions about our place in the world.

Can we just show up as who we are? Or compromise our creative freedom to fit in or make other people happy? There’s no either-or. Our life is a perpetual dance between “me” vs. “we”. 

August 8th, 2023 – Venus Conjunct Lilith And Square Uranus

On August 8th, 2023 Venus conjuncts Black Moon Lilith at 23° Leo and then squares Uranus at 22° Taurus. This transit is the intensity peak of the Venus retrograde 40-day cycle. 

Lilith is called Black Moon Lilith because she is literally black – she is not a planet or an asteroid, but a mathematical point calculated when the Moon is at apogee – or the farthest distance from Earth. 

Because Lilith doesn’t actually exist in physical form – she rules our deepest repressed desires that are difficult to be expressed in the material, 3D reality. Lilith speaks to the darkest parts of ourselves that we’re often afraid to acknowledge. 

Venus retrograde and Lilith also square Uranus. When we suppress our emotions (Venus), they will eventually erupt in unprecedented ways. When Venus and Lilith square Uranus, what we “should” do is no longer relevant. The desire to break free from social conventions is stronger than ever.

No matter how disruptive this transit may be, Venus conjunct Lilith square Uranus will reveal something very important about who you are, and what you want. 

August 13th, 2023 – Venus Conjunct Sun In Leo

On August 13th, 2023 Venus retrograde is conjunct Sun at 20° Leo. This is when a new 584-day Venus cycle starts. The Venus retrograde-Sun conjunction is similar to a rebirth of the heart. The past is put to rest and a new “You” emerges. 

Astronomically, at the conjunction Venus swaps places with the Sun, so instead of rising in the evening sky, Venus will now start rising in the morning sky, before the Sun. 

The exact Venus-Sun conjunction on August 13th, 2023 is your unique opportunity to connect with your heart and find out what really matters to you. We are not the same people we’ve been 2 years, 8 years, or 20 years ago. We change and evolve. Venus conjunct Sun is like a New Moon – we could well call this transit a “New Venus”. 

This is your chance to start afresh. So make sure you take some time off today to connect with yourself and listen to what your heart whispers to you. 

August 16th, 2023 – New Moon In Leo

On August 16th, 2023 we have a powerful New Moon at 23° Leo. The New Moon is conjunct Venus and Lilith. Basically, all the feminine astrological archetypes (Moon, Venus, Lilith) come together to speak from the same voice. 

This stellium-New Moon will come with an incredible amount of intensity, power and clarity “This is me, and this is what I want”. The New Moon is square Uranus in Taurus. We are now ready to break free from society’s norms and ‘codes of conduct’ and write our own narrative. 

New Moons are times of seeding intentions. Whatever you seed now it will bloom with raw power and intensity. As the saying goes, “Be careful what you wish for”! 

August 23rd, 2023 – Mercury Goes Retrograde 

On August 23rd, 2023 Mercury goes retrograde at 21° Virgo. Venus is also retrograde so for the next 10 days, 2 out of the 3 personal planets are moving backwards. The universe is demanding: slow down; pay attention; reflect. 

Our inner worlds turn a bit upside down when personal planets – Mercury, Venus, or Mars – are retrograde. We are not used to slowing down. We don’t like to look at unfinished business. But slowing down is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to ‘check in’ with ourselves. 

Life is not only about ticking boxes and doing what’s expected. If what we do is not aligned with who we are, we will never feel fulfilled, no matter how successful we are by worldly standards. 

So take this opportunity to spend some quiet time with yourself and ask yourself some important questions. Mercury is in domicile and exaltation in Virgo; Mercury in Virgo is really good at discerning what’s important. 

Venus retrograde in Leo is the romantic. Mercury retrograde in Virgo is the reality test. Your heart’s desires don’t have to remain just a summer daydream. In which ways does your inner narrative need to change to make them happen? 

August 23rd, 2023 – Sun Enters Virgo 

On August 23rd, 2023 Sun enters Virgo. Happy birthday to all Virgos out there! 

This is that time of the year when people come back from holidays – back to school, or back to work. 365 days of holidays would be boring  – and Virgo knows that. 

But Virgo is not working for the sake of working. Virgo is service – or what we do with our Leo talents and gifts. When the Sun is in Virgo, reflect on practical ways you can turn your gifts and talents into something useful. 

August 27th, 2023 – Mars Enters Libra

On August 27th, 2023 Mars enters Libra.

Even if Mars is in detriment in Libra, let’s not forget that Libra is a cardinal sign. Cardinal = action. 

Mars in Libra is a great time to take action AS LONG as you fight in Libran ways (with Venusian grace) and for Libran reasons (justice, peace and equality). 

August 29th, 2023 – Uranus Goes Retrograde 

On August 29th, 2023 Uranus stations retrograde at 23° Taurus. When a planet changes direction its influence is magnified. Uranus stationing retrograde is a Uranus on steroids! 

Uranus is the higher octave of Mercury – it is a web of our collective thoughts and impressions. Uranus is the clarity that emerges when everyone’s subjective impressions come together as a unified whole. 

It’s futile to predict what will happen when we have a Uranus transit. Why? Because we can only ‘predict’ – at best – individual actions that have a limited scope. The world is a complex matrix; the world is in continuous motion. No one can predict the future – not even the universe itself. 

Best course of action when Uranus stations retrograde? Pay attention. Be aware. See what messages come to you. These messages come straight from the intelligent brain of the universe. 

August 31st, 2023 – Full Moon In Pisces 

On August 31st, 2023 we have a Full Moon at 7° Pisces. The Full Moon is conjunct Saturn at 3° Pisces. 

Full Moons conjunct Saturn can feel heavy, but they can also be extremely rewarding. This Full Moon in the last sign of the zodiac will raise important questions about our legacy in this world. Superficial answers, instant gratification, or material success are no longer relevant. We long for something deeper, something meaningful. 

Saturn makes things real. Saturn conjunct the Full Moon will help us turn those Piscean dreams and ideals into realities.  

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3 thoughts on “Astrology Of August 2023 – Rebirth Of The Heart 💖

  1. Excellent, informative and well written description of the August energies. I appreciate this so much and wish you all the best in every direction🌟🌞🌟

  2. I love the simple explanations, and the way each transit is separated and explained. Can’t wait for more!

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