August 2021 Horoscopes for Actors

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August is here to bring some much-needed change into our lives. Change isn’t always comfortable, especially because we have a lot of fixed energy that can make us resistant to change but remember: 2021 has been all about change. 

As we move through Leo season, we’ve been thinking a lot about how we present ourselves. This month may throw us some unexpected curveballs, especially around our sense of self, values, and how we show up in the world. We may find ourselves digging deep to determine what we want for ourselves and go after it. And make sure you’re being genuinely valued—by yourself, your partnerships, and your network; you may need to have some conversations to move changes forward. Remember to be gentle with yourself and those you need to communicate with. 

On August 8, we have a new Leo moon, which is a great time to sit and think about the dreams you want to come true. This new moon is all about you: let what you know guide you to think about what you truly want or a leap of faith you need to take. Think about all the reasons you want to invite more into your life and envision it for yourself. 

On August 22, we have our second full moon in Aquarius of the year. (Typically, we only have one full moon each year in each sign; the fact that there are two in 2021 is where we get the phrase “once in a blue moon.”) This full moon is great for our drive for passionate changes and the motivation to bring things to light; it will bring a greater understanding of vision and purpose. 

During Leo season, we were full of desire to go after our goals, and when Virgo season begins on August 22, it will help us get things in order so we can maintain and achieve those dreams. We gained the strength and courage to go after the things that will make us happy, but now it’s time to take a practical approach.


Leo (July 23–Aug. 22)

You have a good understanding of your needs and this month is a great time for you to start making plans for your future, Leo. You’re aware of your internal limitations and in partnerships with others, and now is a good time to be honest and express what you need.

However, it’s important to be open-minded: there may be some unexpected changes headed your way. What you learn will be valuable. Don’t be afraid to be yourself and have compassion toward others while you’re growing. New beginnings and changes are upon you. Set the stage!

Virgo (Aug. 23–Sept. 21)

You have a good understanding of what you need so it’s time to make plans for your future. Though all that planning may require some changes—both within yourself and with your partner—you’re feeling mentally stimulated, on the go, and ready for change. You’re usually practical, but make sure your goals this month are realistic and you set aside enough time for them. Rest isn’t always easy for you, but allow yourself downtime; it’s important that you’re gentle on yourself and others so goals can be reached to your liking.

Libra (Sept. 22–Oct. 22)

You may have been taking time to yourself recently to think about what you really value, Libra. While it’s important to rest and find peace so you can figure out what you authentically want in life, this month isn’t the time to get caught up in daydreams; be realistic about your goals. People adore you and find you charming, so own that vibe and express what you need so you can be happy and enjoy life and everything you want to come from it. 

Scorpio (Oct. 23–Nov. 21)

August is a month that brings your network into focus. You have a lot of useful energy this month, Scorpio, and are able to express yourself confidently. You’re ready to accomplish all kinds of things and have the right energy to deliver your ideas. There’s so much growth around you, and you may even have some unexpected encounters so remember to be vulnerable and show the world your different sides—even the ones you might not know you have! Just be mindful of maintaining your integrity and ego while doing so. 

Sagittarius (Nov. 22–Dec. 21)

You’re feeling extra optimistic and expansive this month, Sagittarius. If your self-confidence has been lacking or you haven’t been feeling up to as much lately, that’s about to change. People respect you and want to hear your ideas. There’s a lot of energy helping you succeed in different areas, so put yourself out there! Pay attention to the details and be open-minded to other points of view. You never know what new ideas could surface with other people on your side.

Capricorn (Dec. 22–Jan. 19)

It’s ok to be aware of your limitations and feel like you’re not in control, Capricorn. You might feel overwhelmed by restrictions and it could feel hard to express yourself when it comes to these types of things this month. So focus on what you need to cut out of your life to make it easier for you. Remember: we all have vices, and we all have things that help move us through the day. Be realistic and gentle with yourself when it comes to the stuff that makes you feel stable—you’ll thank yourself for it later.  

Aquarius (Jan. 20–Feb. 18)

You’re feeling serious and aware of your own limitations, but keep an open mind for new encounters that might come your way. There may be aspects of your life that no longer serve you, and that’s ok. Allow yourself to feel how you feel! Make changes; nothing is permanent. You might even learn that there are new ways to nurture yourself through this month, and that can be groundbreaking in and of itself. Being realistic about your life and your approaches to change will seriously benefit you. 

Pisces (Feb. 19–March 20)

This month is a good time to examine your motives and determine if things in your life are authentic and healthy. When it comes to partnerships, you may find yourself wondering if the grass is greener elsewhere but stay optimistic. That said, now is a good time to try something new and build confidence, but stay realistic so you don’t overdo it or get caught up in a daydream. 

Aries (March 21–April 19)

You’re not just thinking about your current life this month, but also thinking ahead. This is a time when you can really think about plans for your future. Toward the end of the month, you’ll find yourself feeling excited about the changes you’re making in your daily life and no longer feel afraid to amend the things you need to. Letting go of the obligations that have held you back will leave you feeling liberated and with a clear mind, so trust yourself and go for it. 

Taurus (April 20–May 20)

The beginning of the month has you wanting something different for yourself, something that’s fun and exciting! You might even find yourself questioning the people you’re networking with, wondering if those connections align with your hopes and wishes. It’s ok to question things, especially when it’s time to focus on what truly matters and makes you happy. Change isn’t your favorite thing, Taurus, but it can bring balance to your life. But take your time—you don’t have to commit to anything right away. 

Gemini (May 21–June 20)

You have a lot of stimulating mental energy this month, Gemini. With a clear mind and optimism on your side, you’re ready to get your point across and look at the big picture when planning for the future. It’s important that you feel comfortable with the decisions you’re presenting/making, but be aware of confusion or thinking too optimistically. What you do will be transformational! The sky’s the limit; you can achieve anything you want to right now as long as you know where your comfort zone is and plan accordingly. 

Cancer (June 21–July 22)

There’s a huge focus on your finances this month, Cancer, whether your own, shared, or both. Think about what makes you feel stable, think about the things you’ve been wanting to purchase or bills you need to pay off. This is a great time to do some budgeting so you can make everything you’re dreaming of happening. Abundance is on the way, but there are changes that need to happen and it would be wise to get things in order first. 

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Amanda Hansen
Amanda Hansen is an astrologer based in Tampa, Florida. Amanda has learned astrology through various resources, including studying under different astrologers including Aliza Kelly and Annabel Gat. Amanda’s work includes astrology consultations, writing astrology content such as horoscopes, and she is a co-host on the astrology podcast “It’s Just A Transit.”
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