Your August 2017 Horoscope Is Here And It’s A Tsunami Of Feels


This month is gonna be intense, and now more than ever, it’s time to pay close attention to the stars.

In August, we’ve got massive world changes, a tsunami of feels, and interpersonal issues like you wouldn’t believe, plus Mercury freaking retrograde from the August 12 through September 5. Luckily, we’re all in it together. Show up with your full heart for all of it. Astrologer and all around angel, Jessica Lanyadoo breaks it down.

March 21 to April 19

There are two big-deal eclipses this month. The first is a lunar eclipse on the 7th, and the next is a solar eclipse on the 21st, and they’re kicking up a storm of emotion to help you heal. Where you align your energies defines you, so be smart about the road your obsessions, crushes, and relationships take you down, Aries. Be especially careful not to get goaded into conflicts when emotions run high this month; say what actually needs to be said, and leave the rest alone.

April 20 to May 20

We’re in eclipse season, so get ready to get hit where it counts, Taurus. You’re at a pivotal place, and what you allow yourself to pour your feels into now will prove to be hugely important in the future. Honor what you value, not what’s easiest. Don’t reinforce the negative or petty stuff when you can focus on where you want to be and with who. Support yourself through whatever gets triggered as you show all the way up for your best interests, sweet Taurus.

May 21 to June 21

It’s time to jump right in! There are two big eclipses this August; the first is a lunar eclipse on the 7th, and the second is a solar eclipse on the 21st. Then your ruling planet goes retrograde on the 12th. All this intense energy is gonna kick up relationship issues for you all month. It’s far better to risk being extra than to make assumptions, or worse, hide from people altogether. Be brave and face facts this month, Twin Star.

June 22 to July 22

The Moon is your ruling planet, and she’s all Girls Gone Wild this month. We have two major eclipses, the first on the 7th and the next on the 21st, and they want you to confront something major. Make sure that the things you value most are reflected in your choices, commitments, and reactions, Moonchild. If you find that they aren’t, this is the perfect time for a deep and heartfelt reset so that your outsides better match your insides, my love.

July 23 to Aug. 22

The big, intense, solar eclipse that’s happening in your sign on the 21st ain’t no joke, Leo. But before that happens, we have a full moon lunar eclipse in your relationship house on the 7th, so get ready for the feels. It’s time to tap into that courage you’re so famous for. Show up with intention and authenticity. Loving and being loved feels so much better when it’s not based on a curated version of yourself. Show up for the best, the worst, and everything in between.

Aug. 23 to Sept. 22

Things are gonna get messy this month. First we have an emo lunar eclipse on the 7th, then a powerful full solar eclipse on the 21st, and in the middle of all that, your ruling planet Mercury goes retrograde on the 12th. It’s time to turn inward so that you can review and reassess things. Don’t put pressure on yourself to go out there and get things done—adjust your lifestyle to support your inner life. This can be a time of great healing if you can be here for it, my love.

Sept. 23 to Oct. 22

Emotions are running high all month as we have a lunar eclipse in Aquarius on the 7th and a solar eclipse in Leo on the 21st. It’s time to show up, Libra. You’re on call to be healed by creativity and love. This sounds awesome, but it requires both personal risk and also for you to show up all the way. It’s more than OK to have changes of heart in pursuit of a more whole and happy life. In fact, it’s totally necessary some of the time.

Oct. 23 to Nov. 21

When it comes to emotional intensity, everyone’s an amateur next to you, Scorpio. Both the lunar eclipse on the 7th and the solar eclipse on the 21st are likely to hit you in some raw spots and rattle you. It’s time to change or be changed, lover. And life is always easier when you use your agency to direct yourself where you want to go. To avoid acting out unintentionally, make room for the powerful feels within you, and move TF on this month.

Nov. 22 to Dec. 21

August brings with it all kinds of emo intensity to contend with, in the form of a lunar eclipse on the 7th and a full solar eclipse on the 21st. Be careful not to blurt out everything you feel, Puppy, because everyone’s defenses are on high, and you may unintentionally create a world of drama. Don’t try to heal others of what you think ails them; focus on your side of the road this month.

Dec. 22 to Jan. 19

No child of Saturn (that’s you) worth her salt wants to sit in a soupy soup of feels. But fear not! This month your baller status will not be threatened by dipping your toe into your inner waters. The lunar eclipse on the 7th and the solar eclipse on the 21st are meant to be harbingers of deep and expansive changes. You don’t need to fix your feels, but you do need to understand them. Let go to get free, Capricorn.

Jan. 20 to Feb. 18

The Moon is only full in your sign once a year; this year it’s on the 7th, and it’s a lunar eclipse. So you can expect to feel hella extra as you come to a meaningful close of something real. Whether your life is shifting or it’s more internal, you’re not meant to emerge from August the same. On the 21st a solar eclipse in your relationship house is going to shake up your connections. Show up for the kinds of intimacy you want, even if it’s scary.

Feb. 19 to March 20

Don’t get so caught up in how you wish things were that you miss out on how they actually are, Pisces. Everyone is basically an ocean of feels this month because of the two eclipses—first the lunar eclipse on the 7th and then the powerful full solar eclipse on the 21st. When you’re upset, it’s easy to justify bad behavior, but it’s not wise. You always have a choice. Be the person you most want to be, especially when it’s hard, my love.

Jessica Lanyadoo is an internationally-respected astrologer and psychic medium based in San Francisco. 

Words: Jessica Lanyadoo
Art: Grace Duong