August 2022 Forecast and Third Quarter North Node Horoscopes


We begin the month with Mars, Uranus and the North Node still conjunct in Taurus. This volatile transit will continue to affect the collective in long lasting, course corrective ways. Even if seeming chaos reigns now, in retrospect, this time period will prove pivotal to collective and individual destinies. After all the energies of July, August might initially feel slow. Take advantage of this month’s opportunities to practice discernment, and get clear on preferences and aversions. Things pick up pace once Mars enters Gemini on August 20. This is another decisive shift that will color the next seven months.

August 1 Mars conjunct Uranus and the North Node in Taurus. This is also the traditional date for Lammas/Lughnasadh, the first of three harvest festivals. A potent portal day: expect the unexpected. This is a time when small shifts can create huge ripple effects. A good day to set bold intentions. Pay attention to sudden insights, wild synchronicities and intuitive downloads. Keep paper or phone handy to record inspired, yet fleeting ideas.

August 4 Mercury enters Virgo. The Messenger enters one of his home signs. Unlike fast-paced Gemini, Mercury in Virgo prefers to gather all the facts and carefully sort through the details. Communication feels grounded and thorough. We can’t gloss over discrepancies with Gemini double-talk. Our worldview needs to make practical sense, and we’ll want to know how it fits together with other information. This process takes time, but in the end, we’ll have a clear template from which to work.

August 7 Venus is Cancer trine Neptune in Pisces, and Mars in Taurus square Saturn in Aquarius. The Venus-Neptune trine in Water signs brings dreamy, romantic energy and creative inspiration. A good day to redecorate your home, go glam, write poetry, and nurture loved ones. Mars square Saturn demands action and determination, but the days around August 7 may not be the time to git ‘er done. Frustration and irritation alert you to a need for change. You can better use this time for active visualization, trouble-shooting, and brainstorming solutions, rather than trying to launch your plan right now. If you must take action, aim for slow, steady steps.

August 9 Venus in Cancer opposite Pluto in Capricorn. A day of emotional intensity, passion, and relationship power plays. Beware of manipulation. It can go both ways. The dance of intimacy pulls apart then clings together. This is a better day for contemplation than arguments, which could get out of control. Observe your insights, but take action after you’ve processed your emotions.

August 11 Full Moon in Aquarius, 9:36 p.m. Eastern US time, and Venus enters Leo. The Sabian Symbol for this Full Moon is “A Large White Dove Bearing a Message.” A Divine Message gets “certified” and this event foretells peace. With the Full Moon occurring close to Saturn, this Aquarian peace also comes from a place of sober reflection. The Moon/Sun axis squares the nodal axis, suggesting a pivotal time between past and present: a hinge point. Venus’s move into Leo helps us tap into our hearts and act with generosity and kindness.

August 14 Sun in Leo opposite Saturn in Aquarius, and Mars in Taurus trine Pluto in Capricorn. This is a potent day with Sun in his home sign and Saturn in one of the signs he co-rules (with later discovered Uranus). Tensions arise between heart and head, and individual vs. group identity. Meanwhile the God of Action and War harmoniously aligned with Pluto supports action and minimizes the chance of conflict. Sober assessment + confidence = greater ability to navigate challenges. Seize the day!

August 16 Mercury in Virgo trine Uranus in Taurus. Unusual, liberating messages push through, and we find ways to sort the information into a thoroughly new understanding. With greater detail, we more clearly see a bigger picture. This transit favors discernment.

August 20 Mars enters Gemini. For seven months, the Warrior and God of Action moves back and forth through Gemini. A relatively rare Mars retrograde event occurs entirely within the sign of Gemini, crisscrossing the US natal Uranus (revolution/chaos/reversal), Descendant (relationships/known enemies) and Mars (war/action/individual). As with July 2022, the time period between late August and late March 2023 portends significant changes for the United States. Anyone with planets or angles in Gemini, Sagittarius, Pisces or Virgo will feel this Mars energy more than others, but everyone will notice its effects. Mars in Gemini is VERY active. Things that have felt stuck for ages suddenly move. Fast.

August 22 Sun enters Virgo, 11:16 p.m. Eastern US time. (For much of the world, this occurs on the 23rd.) Mercury in Virgo trine Pluto in Capricorn. Of all the signs, Virgo most encourages us to practice discernment and devotion. If you’ve struggled to implement good habits and routines, Virgo helps you do that. If you want to improve your health or work in a health oriented career, Virgo energy assists. Pay attention to details throughout this next month, but especially today. The Messenger harmoniously aligns with deep, dark Pluto. Today’s information will provide important clues to larger mysteries.

August 24 Uranus stations retrograde in Taurus. Between now and January 22, 2023, our quest for rebellion and revolution takes a more internal focus. As Within, So Without. Amidst continued demands for liberation and change, this time period lets us begin processing the Mars-Uranus-North Node conjunction in late July and early August. What sudden shifts or realizations did we experience? What might these mean for ourselves and in the wider world?

August 25 Mercury enters Libra. Diplomacy returns. Mercury in Libra brings grace and more willingness to negotiate. This energy favors balancing the scales of Justice, rather than egocentric demands of “my way or the highway.” After much discord, harmony presents other options for consideration. We can more easily “talk things out” after deeper analysis from Mercury’s time in Virgo. A retrograde period brings Mercury back to Virgo on September 23, so this month marks only the first of two Mercury in Libra transits in 2022.

August 27 New Moon in Virgo, 4:17 a.m. Eastern US time. The Sabian Symbol for this New Moon is: “A MAN BECOMING AWARE OF NATURE SPIRITS AND NORMALLY UNSEEN SPIRITUAL AGENCIES.” The Sun/Moon point almost exactly squares Mars in Gemini, bringing friction between our own will and that of our allies. When we tune into Nature and Spirit, we discover new levels to our existence.

August 28 Venus in Leo opposite Saturn in Aquarius. Heads up: this could be a highly contentious day for relationships. If you’ve got a bone to pick with someone, try not to do it right now. The energies favor arguments over peaceful resolution. You’ll sound harsher than you intend, and people won’t be able to “feel the love” even if what you share comes from a loving place. This is a quick transit during chaotic times. Save relationship decisions for an easier day.

How August’s sky weather affects you will vary, depending on your entire natal chart, but your North Node Horoscope transcends monthly sky events. That’s because your North Node reveals what your soul came here to do. By midlife, the soul starts longing and pressing us to live our true purpose. At first, it whispers through intuition. Then it knocks a little louder through “coincidences” and external events. When not heard and honored, the soul’s longing can show up as health crises, marriage or work issues, or wondering “is this all there is?” If you feel a need to reinvent yourself, following North Node guidance helps you do that authentically — for you.

Unlike generic Sun Sign horoscopes, which ignore so many other aspects, following North Node guidance will always lead you in the right direction. Doors open, healing happens, relationships improve, and life gets more magical. This quarterly column will help you tap into your personal North Node Mojo. When you start living your North Node purpose, we all win, because you not only begin to light up your own life. You light up the world.     

You can find your North Node sign here which is often different than your Sun sign. If you’re right on the cusp, consider both possibilities or book a reading for more clarity.


ARIES NORTH NODE: Jupiter remains in Aries all quarter, adding expansive fire to your North Node sign. This bold optimism eases tension as you move through Cancer and Libra seasons. Don’t lose sight of your own course by getting too bogged down nurturing and pleasing others. Mars — the ruler of Aries — enters Gemini on August 20, where he’ll spend a rare seven months, sextiling Aries until March 25, 2023. This transit offers supportive energy. You can take action by seeing through former limitations. As you settle into clarity about codependent relationships, the Wheel of Fortune turns in your favor. New experiences await.

TAURUS NORTH NODE: One of the biggest transits this decade occurs in your sign at the end of July into early August. Staid Taurus has had Uranus stirring things up since May 15, 2018, but July 2022 kicks things up several notches. Mars joins the North Node and Uranus in Taurus in a triple conjunction big enough to knock your socks off. Taurus normally wants to minimize chaos, but you can lean into the energies in order to make quantum leaps. If you’ve felt unsatisfied in an area of life, July and August are a good time for proactive change. You can ride the wave of supportive energies moving through your sign. Take action: you’ll have more influence if you embrace available upgrades.

GEMINI NORTH NODE: When the world goes nuts, shift focus. You’ll benefit from energies this quarter and beyond. Mars — the planet of action and initiative — enters Gemini on August 20 and continues popping off Gemini fireworks until March 25, 2023. Miracles happen when you allow yourself to try new things. Where do passion and interest lead? What tickles your fancy? What turns you into a giddy little kid? Gemini doesn’t take the world too seriously. Sure, Third Quarter 2022 brings intense transits, but your North Node sign makes you extra adaptable to change. Look for silver linings: you’ll find them all over the place. You got this!

CANCER NORTH NODE: In July, Mercury and Venus join the Sun in your North Node sign. You’ll find it easier to articulate feelings and nurture the ones you love. A hint of magic pervades this quarter. You have what you need to thrive, but it takes time and space to receive the blessings. Riptides will pull you under if you try to control the external world. Tend to your own domain. The Moon rules Cancer North Node natives, so pay attention to its cycles. It’s easier to start things during a Waxing Moon, easier to release them in a Waning Moon. Full Moons act like hinge points. New Moons hit the reset button. When burnout strikes, this natural cycle will recharge you.

LEO NORTH NODE: We’re entering your season! Mercury and your sign ruler — the Sun — enter Leo on July 19 and 22, followed by a powerful New Moon in Leo on the 28th. Venus graces your sign from August 11-September 5. Your nodal axis gets squared by all the activity in Taurus. Friction and irritation alert you to coming opportunities. What makes your heart sing? You don’t need to shout that answer to the world just yet, but Third Quarter 2022 adds fuel to your fire. You’ll awaken from whatever nightmares plague you, provided you watch out for #1. Yes, Leo, that means you. When you prosper, everyone benefits. Your greatest contribution happens when you follow your heart.

VIRGO NORTH NODE: Mercury, your sign’s ruler, enters Virgo on August 4, helping you sort through all the details. Virgo North Node natives are service oriented, and this quarter brings new understanding of your role here. It’s time to release old dogmas and illusions. The powerful action in Taurus brings supportive, liberating energy so you can live your best life. Starting on August 22 (or 23), the Sun spends a month highlighting your North Node sign. August 27 brings your yearly New Moon reset, and Venus joins the party on September 5. Third Quarter 2022 asks you to put faith into daily devotion. Not pie in the sky platitudes. Real world choices inspired by dreams and mystical awareness.

LIBRA NORTH NODE: Love is in the air for those who seek it. Every misunderstanding or disappointment offers a chance for higher level harmony and balance. Strange and fleeting opportunities arise. There is enough to go around, but you’ll need to pivot in order to receive the blessings. This is not a time to charge ahead. It’s a time to watch and wait, then open to the experience. Jupiter and Chiron in Aries continue to trigger big lessons from your past. These don’t always feel good, but making peace allows you to move forward. You’ll benefit from Mars in Gemini and Mercury retrograde in Libra, but don’t rush. The Sun shifts seasons to your sign on September 22.

SCORPIO NORTH NODE: July’s big energies in your South Node sign of Taurus could disrupt your old status quo. Know this: whatever shifts needs to move. Taurus is the slowest moving sign, which means Scorpio North Node natives cling to familiar patterns even when they no longer serve. Just as some trees only grow after a fire, Scorpio blessings often arrive after some kind of death or destruction. These could be metaphorical, so don’t panic! You can make quantum leaps this quarter by releasing old, false limitations and at least loosening your grip on anyone or anything standing in the way of your regeneration and rebirth. Divine providence knows more than you do. Put the Serenity Prayer on repeat.

SAGITTARIUS NORTH NODE: Third Quarter 2022 supercharges your nodal axis. You’ll receive supportive energy from any planets in Aries, Leo, Libra and Aquarius. Anything moving through Gemini pings your South Node, so be careful not to spread yourself too thin. Parties, gossip and social media could overwhelm you. If so, allow yourself to take a break! Seek deeper friendships and inner guidance, rather than superficial “like’s” and popularity. You’ll find community by forging your own way. Your boldness activates those around you. Mars moving through Gemini could trigger arguments about old issues and relationships. Stay strong. It’s OK to know what you know and follow that lead.

CAPRICORN NORTH NODE: This is a monumental quarter inside yourself, even if outer events don’t seem to touch you. As planets move through Cancer, they conjunct your South Node, bringing new insights and closure on old patterns and relationships. You’ll need to stay grounded, both physically and emotionally, because some of these shifts could feel tectonic. July 13’s Full Moon in Capricorn will affect you more than most. Continue to create new structures to support you through coming changes. If you feel bereft or scared, flip your perspective. How are events positioning you into greater authority and leadership? What newer commitments feel ripe?

AQUARIUS NORTH NODE: The New Moon in Leo on July 28th occurs in your South Node sign, while the triple conjunction in Taurus squares the Leo-Aquarius axis. Taskmaster Saturn continues his stay in Aquarius, while the Sun, Mercury and Venus all spend time in Leo this quarter. In other words, you could feel some friction between old and new. You might struggle to find your place inside a group. It’s productive struggle, though — like a butterfly wrestling its way out of a cocoon. Hang in there: August 11 brings a Full Moon in Aquarius, and this bodes well. Mars moves into Gemini on August 20, initiating seven months of active, positive support for your highest path. The coming energies in Libra add wind beneath your wings.

PISCES NORTH NODE: Things have calmed down in Pisces, but they heat up in Cancer, Gemini, Leo and Virgo — your South Node sign. Ruler Neptune remains in your North Node sign, but most of the activation occurs through supportive trines, tense squares, surreal quincunx’s and strong opposition. You’re on a journey with varied terrain and weather. Hills and valleys, sunshine, hail and rainbows. In the bigger scheme of things, you’re moving, and that’s all you really need to know. Watch for signs and synchronicities along the way, especially animals. If you have an unusual sighting or dream, look up the shamanic or spiritual meaning of that ally. Your path is mystical and inspired, but few would call it “rational.” Make peace with your process.

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