Important August astrology events that will close out the summer

From the full moon to Virgo season, August astrology events are aplenty

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The end of summer is near, but August astrology events prove that the cosmos show no signs of slowing down. 

As our August horoscope indicates, Leo season will be fiery (per usual), seven planetary bodies are stationed retrograde and all of the various moon phases will evoke a different energy within us. 

Mark your calendars (great gifts astrology fans love, as you know) and get ready for all that's ahead.

August astrology events to mark down

1. The full moon

  • When: August 13, 2022

August's Sturgeon Moon will close out 2022's supermoons, and it'll call on us to reexamine how we pay attention to ourselves and others. It can also act as an opportunity to complete those tasks we've been pushing off. (No judgement—we've all been there!)

"The August full moon happens during Leo season and manifests in the sign of Aquarius," author and astrologer Narayana Montúfar (opens in new tab) previously told My Imperfect Life. "This is the zodiac axis that deals with balancing the efforts we invest in ourselves and what we do for the collective, so we can expect to feel a pull between these two areas of our lives."

Headshot of astrologer Narayana Montufar
Meet the expert: Narayana Montúfar

Narayana Montúfar is an astrologer and an expert in the astrological studies of the Moon and the author of Moon Signs: Unlock Your Inner Luminary Power. (opens in new tab)She was one of Medium.com’s Authority Magazine 2020’s Strong Female Leaders (opens in new tab) and one of Vogue’s 13 Astrologers to Follow in 2021. (opens in new tab)

The full moon of December is setting on a beautiful blue - purple hour in tender light of winter sunrise.

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2. Uranus retrograde

  • When: August 25, 2022 to January 23, 2023

When we hear the term "retrograde," we oftentimes feel on edge (though astrologers insist we shouldn't). However, when Uranus spins backwards, it's actually a pretty calming experience. 

When the planet is direct, we oftentimes feel as though unexpected and impulsive events have made a great impact on us. When it goes retrograde, it can be an opportunity to examine how we handled those sudden experiences and asses how we'd like to proceed. 

"[We can] make more informed and conscious decisions as to whether these paths forward for us now that we are stepping outside that tornado of change," says astrologer Noush (opens in new tab)

Since Uranus retrograde will be happening within the sign of Virgo, we can expect to feel hyper-focused on areas in our lives including finances, values and skillsets. Noush also suggests that having a look at our astrological birth charts and the 14-18th degrees of fixed signs to see where we might feel a shift in our lives.

Meet the expert: Noush

An astrologer, creative and crystal enthusiast, Noush believes in the combination of energy healing and practical spirituality to bring meaning into our lives. You can learn more about your cosmic blueprint during an astrology reading with her (opens in new tab) or shop through an incredible collection of healing crystals @jooncrystals (opens in new tab)

3. Virgo season

  • When: August 22 to September 22

Curtains down! The show is over for Leos, and we can expect a little bit of TLC after the dramatics. Though Virgo season can have an anxious energy to it, this year is all about taking a breather.

"This season offers the opportunity to slow down and put ourselves back together— clearing the cutter after the storm that hit during Leo season," Noush says. 

You might feel inclined to establish new habits and tap into the values you hold dear.

Virgo 2021 horoscope

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4. The new moon

  • When: August 27

Closing out the month is the new moon, a lunation that might make us feel a tad restless. It's important to work with others during this time to pursue new avenues that you might not have necessarily explored before. 

"I can see people being really inspired to suddenly take charge of their lives, organize things and really get a good handle of anything that might've been chaotic at this point in life," Noush says.

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Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, covering all-things news, lifestyle and entertainment. 


The heart of her time at Future has been devoted to My Imperfect Life, where she's been attuned to the cosmos and honed in on astrology coverage within the Life vertical. She's partial to writing pieces about the next big TV obsession—anyone else impatiently waiting for "Conversations with Friends"—and keeping you up to date on new trends like the latest must-have from Zara. 


Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, amNewYork and Newsday, among other outlets. 


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