The New Moon August 2022 wants us to embrace new opportunities, especially these signs

'This is the perfect time to try out new schedules, opportunities or routines that sustain a positive, healthy lifestyle'

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Summer is winding down, and the August new moon is asking us to embrace fresh opportunities for the fall. 

With the autumnal equinox on the horizon and a lingering energy from the get-down-to-business August 2022 full moon, you'll want to consider making some adjustments. 

"As the new moon in Virgo is a mutable earth lunation, there is potential to create flexible stability," says astrologer Liz Simmons (opens in new tab). "This is the perfect time to try out new schedules, opportunities or routines that sustain a positive, healthy lifestyle."

If you were looking to experiment with a Vegan diet or participate in a new class after work, the universe is nudging you to take advantage of whatever you're dreaming of. 

Meet the expert: Liz Simmons

Liz is a self-taught astrologer and tarot reader who blends Hellenistic and modern techniques that utilizes the tropical zodiac, Placidus House system and Whole House system. She has shared her expertise with outlets like Refinery29, Shape and PopSugar, among others. Follow her on Instagram (opens in new tab) for astro insights and weekly tarot watches. 

New moon August 2022

  • When: August 27, 2022

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The next new moon is here, and chances are you're already feeling its effects. Are you ready to get organized? Anxious to map out a new work plan, or even try a new career entirely? That's not so unexpected during this time. 

Being that this moon phase will take place during Virgo season, an earthy lunation ruled by Mercury, you're going to want to pay extra close attention to writing, communication and critical thinking. That being said, Simmons suggests a few ways to embrace these areas.

"Make the most of this new moon by channeling a positive yet realistic outlook on this cycle. When you speak or write about what you want to bring to fruition, be decisive about what you need," she says. "Since Virgo can be nit-picky and judgmental, it would be best to steer clear from a critical monologue."

Another pro tip? Keep the peace throughout it all, even if you feel like you're ready to blow. 

"Since this new moon squares Mars in Gemini, I would suggest trying to keep your cool," she adds. "The moon and Mars are both ruled by Mercury, indicating mental and communicative stimulation. But the square suggests the potential for strife."

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Who will be most affected by the new moon?

Although we should all expect to feel the new moon's presence, it is likely to affect each zodiac sign in a different way, but it'll be particularly meaningful for Taurus, Leo and Virgo. These signs can really resonate with the "start over" "take charge" and "get healthy" mentality. 

"This new moon will illuminate the part of your birth chart that focuses on order, Taurus," says Nebula's astrologer Patrick Price (opens in new tab). "This means that it is the effective time to declutter, clean up, get on top of your diary, organize and be ready to attack."

He continues, "This new Moon is going to usher in energy and space for [Leos] to re-assess what your priorities truly are. Where do you feel unsatisfied? What areas do you want to excel in?"

And as for Virgo, it's time for the sign to get a little selfish—and that's not necessarily a bad thing! Use this time as a way to asses what's working and what needs a little sprucing up.

"You are a natural-born giver, Virgo, but the new moon offers you a question: 'What if you put yourself first,'" Price says. "Imagine how your inner well of positivity and health would increase if you treated yourself with the same kindness you treat everyone else."

And an exciting tidbit for Pisces, aka the luckiest zodiac sign of 2022: this new moon means that you're closer than ever before to achieving your dreams. 

"Some of you will have been feeling a little hopeless when it comes to your dreams lately, or at the very least frustrated," Price says of the water sign. "The new moon is reminding you that abundance is possible for us all, and you are no exception. Believe with a child-like curiosity in your heart. Those things your heart really desires are closer than ever, stay focused and throw yourself into it."

Meet the expert: Patrick Price

Patrick is Nebula: Horoscope and Astrology App’s (opens in new tab) expert specializing in tarot, angel readings and Western astrology. Patrick is a queer man who comes from a gypsy family. Tarot is deeply rooted in his family’s culture. He’s been doing tarot for the past eight years and astrological readings for the last three years. 

As for the rest of the signs, here's what Price predicts: 

  • Aries can expect a few realizations
  • Geminis need to relax
  • Cancers should reconnect with nature
  • Libras will need to take a cue from Elsa and just let it go
  • Scorpios will reassess their family and home lives
  • Sagittarius will focus heavily on details
  • Capricorns should enjoy a moment of fun

New moon tips

Though yes, no one will experience one of the final August astrology events in the same way, there is one thing uniting them together, according to Simmons.

"Working on your health through fitness and food is an excellent way to nurture yourself during this lunation. For some, the new moon in Virgo may allude to taking on a new job or trying new things at work to increase your productivity. But the main component everyone should focus on is the acts of service. Virgo energy likes to be of service or of help to others," she says.

Ready that mason jar of moon water, great (and free!) astrology gifts, and get ready for the next lunation this weekend.  

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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. 


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