August Chakrubscopes: Roar If You Need To

Between two powerful eclipses plus Mercury and several outer planets in retrograde, Cancer season put us through the wringer in the most literal sense of the word. As we arrive in August on the heels of a revitalizing new moon in Leo, we might feel twisted, wrenched, and wrung dry.

Don’t feel pressured to immediately use Leo’s swagger and seduction to your advantage. Let yourself bask in the sun as it settles into the sign of its rulership. Feel its solar energy seep into your skin and remind yourself that rest and recuperation are unavoidable pit stops on the road to growth.

As we settle into the month of August, we’re invited to let our freak flags fly. Play, imagination, and curiosity demand our attention as the inner planets finish their foray in celebratory Leo and Jupiter concludes its retrograde.

On August 15, a full moon in Aquarius will light up our night skies, illuminating where we’re playing small or editing ourselves to fit others’ expectations. Intentions that encourage authenticity of expression will serve us well.

The second half of the month takes on a more practical tone as the planets begin moving into the disciplined earth sign of Virgo, beginning with Mars on August 18 and followed by Venus on August 21. With these shifts, we’ll find ourselves drawn to the details and entranced by our own ability to accomplish.

The sun enters Virgo on August 23, helping us refine our habits to support internal and external health. Mercury enters the sign of its rulership on August 29, effectively blessing communications and travel plans. The month ends with a new moon in Virgo on August 30, inviting intentions that center balance and wellness.



This month, you’re being asked to call upon gratitude to soothe you in moments of frustration or overwhelm. Notice how this simple practice has the ability to brighten the cobwebbed corners of your subconscious, making them less intimidating to sweep away.

Intention to infuse into your Chakrub or crystals: I give myself permission to celebrate my greatness through gratitude.



When we summon the courage to face our shadows, we’re met with the realization that they are not as big or scary as we imagined them to be. If anything, it’s these shy and hurt parts of ourselves that need extra love and acceptance.

Intention to infuse into your Chakrub or crystals: I accept my shadows and look to them for insights on how to move forward in wholeness.



You might ruffle some feathers when you enforce new boundaries, but relationships that respect your limits will ultimately thrive. Trust that healthy boundaries will not trap you, but empower you by creating support and structure where there once was none.

Intention to infuse into your Chakrub or crystals: Creating and honoring healthy boundaries helps me feel supported in breaking new ground.



You’re being asked to tune into your platonic connections and the support that exists within these friendships. Don’t let your mind trick you into thinking that no one understands you or that you’re doomed to be alone. Invest in friendships where you feel seen and heard.

Intention to infuse into your Chakrub or crystals: Being a true friend to myself helps me create standards of conduct for my other relationships.


Good Fortune

Jupiter is ending its retrograde in your sign and you might be feeling more inspired to chase after your dreams. Instead of looking for a trap door, believe that you deserve the good things that are coming to you and affirm your right to receive.

Intention to infuse into your Chakrub or crystals: I spend time exploring how pleasure can act as a magnet that draws my desires closer.



You do not need to look outside of yourself for healing, it comes from within. You are your own healer and this month you’re being invited to act upon this wisdom by being curious about the different ways you can restore yourself to fullness.

Intention to infuse into your Chakrub or crystals: I am willing to investigate my ability to self-soothe using only the tools of my mind, body, and soul.


Safe Travel

Feel confident following the compass of your heart. It’s only when you let the endless opinions of others (and your own anxious self-doubt) interfere that your mission gets blurry. Know that you will arrive exactly where you are meant to be as long as you don’t let outside forces influence your direction.

Intention to infuse into your Chakrub or crystals: I trust my body to safely guide me to the spaces where I am most needed.



You might prefer the ephemeral waters of the subconscious, but you’re being asked to find strength in what grounds you. It can be fun to swim through dream worlds and other dimensions, but we were placed on this earth with the intention of existing in it. Lean on practices that remind you of what roots you.

Intention to infuse into your Chakrub or crystals: I trust that I showed up in this body on this earth to make a physical difference.



What does it mean to live well and be taken care of? What systems would need to be in place for you to feel free to relax into the abundance you’ve created? Your ability to manifest is not in question, but are you allowing yourself time to truly enjoy your blessings?

Intention to infuse into your Chakrub or crystals: A regular self-pleasure practice reminds me to taste the fruits of my labor.


Divine Masculine

Consistency is integral to success, but this month you’re being asked to shake up your usual modus operandi in favor of exuberance and boldness. Don’t sit back and wait for the object of your affection to notice you, make your intentions clear.

Intention to infuse into your Chakrub or crystals: I am willing to depart from a proven path to experiment with new methods.


Spiritual Cleansing

It’s time to take inventory of where you feel stuck or blocked and cleanse these areas of your life. This cleansing requires a willingness to remove the people, habits, or things in your environment that are compromising your clarity and intuitive gifts.

Intention to infuse into your Chakrub or crystals: I detach from anything and anyone that threatens my peace of mind.



Now is the time to trust that the storms will clear and the sun will shine again. Luck is what you make it and the power of belief is strong. Have the courage to believe that good things are coming your way, even if your present reality says otherwise.

Intention to infuse into your Chakrub or crystals: When I believe myself worthy of receiving good luck, all forces in the universe collaborate to reinforce this optimism.

Feature Image by Sarah Cardamone

Author: Danielle Dorsey
About: Danielle Dorsey is a regular Chakrubs contributor who writes our monthly tarotscopes, new moon rituals, Chakrubs Current and edits most of Chakrubs editorial content. She is a freelance writer whose words have appeared in GirlBoss, LAist, Travel Noire, Lonely Planet, and more. Danielle has five years experience as a tarot reader and is a certified reiki master in Usui and Tibetan techniques. Danielle’s work centers around ancestral healing and helping those with marginalized identities achieve peace and wholeness. To check out Danielle’s writings visit and for more information about her tarot and reiki offerings visit