Read your sign’s 2023 horoscope to see what’s in store for you this year, or check out the Scorpio personality profile. To read monthly predictions for another zodiac sign, see our full August 2023 horoscope.
Happy August, Scorpio. Last month, a full moon saw you reach an agreement on the homefront, whether it was regarding a roommate or a work-from-home situation. It’s good that you got it out of the way. While it’s nothing to raise your stinger over, Mercury retrograde does begin this month. Speaking of full moons, August kicks off with one on Tuesday, August 1, in Aquarius and your 4th House of Home and Family. By now, you’ve probably heard that full moons are primal times known for causing unexpected hook-ups and unnecessary fights. As a result, astrologers often advise folks to take it easy during them. However, that doesn’t mean you have to be alone. This lunation sees you craving company. So opt for a game night or look into at-home karaoke machines to enjoy a night that’s fun but free of drama.
Someone among your trusted company sees themselves becoming an even more important part of your life once Juno, “the asteroid of commitment,” enters Leo and your 10th House of Social Status on Tuesday, August 15. A new friend may quickly make their way onto your bestie list, or you welcome an overdue leveling up in your dating life. Connect with this special person one-on-one during the new moon in Leo on Wednesday, August 16.
While Juno’s transit indicates plenty of Scorpios see growth in their love life, when Virgo season begins on Wednesday, August 23, friendship takes front and center for everyone. On this same date, Mercury goes retrograde, which can make texts bounce and cause miscommunications. So it’s your duty, Scorpio, to be the one to reach out. They’ve had your back plenty of times, so now, make an effort to ask how your friends are doing.
There’s another astrological reason (as well as another retrograde) for prioritizing partnerships, whether they’re friends, lovers, or even professionals. On Monday, August 28, Uranus goes retrograde in Taurus and your 7th House of Partnership. Uranus is the wild-child rebel planet of the zodiac. It hates the status quo and loves calling people out. If any relationship in your life has felt slightly sketchy, and you’re still trying to figure out why, you’ll find out over the next five months. By the time Uranus goes direct in late January of 2024, a current major player in your life will likely be on the sidelines. That is unless they invoke full Scorpio wrath by breaking your trust somehow, in which case they’ll get the stinger (and blocked).
While, as the spooky sign (remember, Halloween is a Scorpio), you’re probably fine with a semi-morbid ending to a horoscope like that, fear not, optimistic Scorpios. Wednesday, August 30, brings a full moon in Pisces and your 5th House of Pleasure. That means that you should meet up with your partner, charge up your sex toys, put your phone on silent, sink into a long bath, and literally do whatever it is that makes you feel your best. Enjoy, and see you in September.