If you are wondering what the Zodiac sign for August is, well we have the answer. Astrology can be a difficult and complex world at first, but once you’ve mastered its language you will understand everything. It will also be quite fun to have this knowledge about the zodiac, linked with stargazing knowledge, from theoretical to practical. There isn’t only one sign for August, but two. One of them covers the most part of the month, but they are equally as powerful, as there is no hierarchy in the zodiac signs.
What Is The Zodiac Sign For August?
The zodiac sign of August is Leo (July 23-August 22), for the first part of the month, and Virgo (August 23-September 22) for the second part of the month.
The Leo zodiac sign can be linked to many different stories. The Lion of Nemea is the most famous one. Fighting the lion was part of one of the 12 labors of Hercules. It was terrorizing the city of Nemea. Hercules saved the city by killing this monstrous lion by using a special strategy. The lion was living in a cave, and had impenetrable skin. Hercules was able to defeat it by using the Lions own claw. He then wore his skin as a trophee. This mythological figure of a lion can also be seen also in the tarot card. It is called strength, which isn’t surprising, but the lion is the submissive figure on this card, where a man is holding its jaw fiercely and dominating him.
Leo Astrological attributes:
The Leo zodiac symbol is evoked by the king of the animal kingdom : the lion. Leo is ruled by the Sun. This planet never retrogrades, it is always looking onto the future. The element of fire rules this sign. Leos have a very primal and high creative energy. They are ambitious, brave, determined, idealistic and romantic. It is the 5th astrological symbol.
They are full of passion, and enjoy giving a lot of attention, but also being the center of attention. Their biggest enemy is their own destructive ego. They have a tendency to be natural leaders, and to be full of positive energy. They are full of bright ideas and have the drive to actually do them, but if they can’t be recognised then they feel destroyed. They have a high self confidence, but it can eventually turn into a dominating personality. They may become very depressed if they feel that they aren’t seen or appreciated enough.
This constellation is one of the oldests constellations in the sky to be recognised and described in ancient texts. There is strong archaeological evidence that suggests that Mesopotamians had a constellation similar to Leo as early as 4000 BC. The lion is one of the few zodiac symbols that actually resembles its zodiac animal figure.
If you are willing to find this constellation in the sky, it won’t be too complicated as it is mainly composed of very bright stars. The head part of the leo looks like a backward question mark. Start with the star Regulus, which is the star that looks like the ending point of the question mark. From there, you can work your way upwards, into the head of the lion.
Virgo can be linked to the well known myth of Atraea. She represents purity and innocence. She is the daughter of Zeus and Themis, the goddess of memory. Virgo was the goddess of innocence. When she fled from earth, her departure marked the end of the paradise that reigned on earth. She is represented by a woman that takes care of Nature, the earth, through a nurturing power.
Virgo Astrological attributes:
Virgos are helpers. They are deeply rooted in the material world, as they are earth signs, just like tauruses. They aren’t rooted in the sensual world as taurus though, but in the relation of intellect and matter. They are detail oriented, and true perfectionists. Virgos are ruled by the planet Mercury. This planet also rules on Geminis, but doesn’t have the same effect. Geminis will express themselves externally, while Virgos will keep all this information internally. They are lovers of analytical thinking but are also empaths. They try to handle problems though thinking, not so much through feelings themselves.
Virgos are judgemental, but they have good intentions. They are rarely motivated by self interest. They like to be useful, and put their productivity in services to others. The downside of this analytical thinking is the crippling self doubt that can derive from it. Virgos aren’t too demanding of others but of themselves, which can turn them into very nervous and anxious persons unfortunately.
Virgo is the second largest constellation in the sky. It has more than 20 stars and 20 Messier’s objects. The only larger constellation in the night sky is Hydra. Its brightest star is Spica. Most of the other stars in this constellation are dim, so you should base yourself on Spica first. If you are a stargazer, you know how it is useful to start looking for stars by first identifying where is Big Dipper.
When you find it, you have to follow the curve of the handle down. Continue to the southeast until you trach Arcturus. Once you’ve arrived at that point, continue and follow the same curvature to locate Spica.
August Star Signs:
From fire to earth, the expansive energy of the leo becomes crystalised into the analytical thinking of the Virgo. As if this same focus of energy cooled off and became clearer, less absorbed by itself. Virgo are on the opposite spectrum of confidence of Leos. Leos aren’t as helpful as Virgos, but they both share the same willingness to do, to act and achieve things. They just use opposite tools to do so.