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August & Zodiac Signs

In the Gregorian calendar, the eighth month of the year is August. The name August is derived from the founder of the Roman Empire, Augustus Caesar.

Two star signs and a cusp are observed in the month of August, they are:-

  1. Leo ♌ (July 23 – August 22) – The Lion
  2. Virgo ♍ (August 23 – September 22) – The Maiden
  3. Leo-Virgo Cusp ♌ x ♍ (August 19 – August 25) – The Cusp of Exposure

August Zodiac Signs

What sets these signs and cusp apart? Do they share anything in common at all because they rule parts of the same month? Let’s find out.

1. Leo ♌ Zodiac Sign (July 23 – August 22) – The Lion

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People born between July 23 to August 22 are said to be born under the Leo zodiac sign. It is the fifth sign in the astrology chart, sandwiched between Cancer and Virgo. Because it rules more than half of August, Leo is said to be the Major August Sign. 

Leo’s ruling planet in Astrology is the Sun. The Sun’s heat and warmth give rise to Leo’s charismatic and charming personality. The sign of the Lion is a mutable fire sign. The fire element keeps Leo individuals young at heart and drives them to achieve great things in life.

Leo is well known for doing things their way. They tend to have very powerful, determined, and authoritative personalities. Some of the prominent Leos are Kylie Jenner, Megan Markle, Jennifer Lawrence, Jason Momoa, and Shawn Mendes.

Leo Characteristics

Be it a Leo man or woman, these individuals tend to possess strong and masculine characteristics. Leos are known for their affinity for the spotlight. Since they are active, outgoing, artistic, and extroverted, they love to be the life of the party. They have a deep sense of loyalty and pride.

Due to the influence of Sun, Leo shows their passionate side when it comes to stage performances, rock concerts, and sports events. They also demonstrate expertise in assuming leadership roles, authoritative positions, etc. In a word, Leos can be summed up as “Performers”. They rock the party or any talent show with their charisma. They can also be great influencers.

Leo’s Strengths

The greatest strength of Leo is that they can handle the most challenging situations and emerge victorious. These individuals are known for making life-changing decisions that can lead to monumental success. Leos are very determined and they know what they want. They are also very loyal partners and passionate lovers.

Leo’s Weaknesses

Since they have fire as their zodiac element, Leos can be too wild and adventurous. This trait can sometimes be problematic.  Since they are very determined and authoritative, most people might find Leos to be a little intimidating. Leos have great confidence and great pride in themselves, and they hate to be corrected when they are wrong.

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2. Virgo ♍ Zodiac Sign (August 23 – September 22) – The Maiden

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People who have their birthdays between August 23 to August 31 come under the reign of the Virgo zodiac sign. Preceded by Leo, the Virgo is positioned in the sixth place of the Zodiac wheel. Since its rule is considerably shorter than the other August sign, Leo, Virgo is considered the Minor August star sign.

Mercury dominates the zodiac sign as the ruling planet. Since Virgo is an earth sign, the individuals are very patient, humble, and kind.

Virgo is represented by a Maiden holding grain in her hand. This depiction originated from the Babylonian culture from the Goddess Shala, representing growth, prosperity, harvest, and fertility. The most famous Virgo natives are Michael Jackson, Cameron Diaz, Melissa McCarthy, Lea Michele, and Dave Chappelle.

Virgo’s Characteristics

Being a feminine sign, the Virgos tend to possess very calm, soothing, and down-to-earth characteristics. They are sagacious and intelligent people. The Virgo natives tend to learn very quickly and love to experiment in the field of their passion. Since Mercury rules this zodiac sign, Virgo individuals excels at communication and analysis. They can usually find successes in analysis or research-oriented careers.

The Virgo zodiac sign is considered to be very stable and steady in a relationship. This is partly thanks to the Earth element in their birth chart. Usually they aren’t the type to add drama and emotional turbulence to their relationships. The sign of the Maiden is known to exhibit a calm and composed demeanor. They always keep their composure and this helps them make informed and rational decisions. Virgo folks prefer to live in a stable environment. A volatile environment is detrimental to their mental health and productivity.

Virgo’s Strengths

Emotional intelligence and stability are some of the Virgo’s positive traits. They are brilliant and skilled people. Having extensive knowledge in multiple fields is what these people love the most. They also tend to possess analytical intellect. Thanks to Mercury’s planetary influence, Virgo natives are also great in communication and problem solving.

Virgo’s Weaknesses

Virgos are considered to be emotional and sentimental, which can affect their day-to-day routines. Some Virgo individuals tend to overthink, and this can lead to increased anxiety and insomnia. Self-care is essential for people born under the Virgo sign. Although they know their self-worth, sometimes they’re affected by criticism more than they rationally should.

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3. Leo-Virgo Cusp ♌ x ♍ (August 19 – August 25) – The Cusp of Exposure

Individuals born between August 19 – August 25 are said to be born on the Cusp of Leo and Virgo. The Leo-Virgo Cusp or The Cusp of Exposure is the gray area found at the boundary shared by Leo and Virgo signs. These individuals have a combination of Leo and Virgo traits. Considered to be one of the complicated combinations, the Leo-Virgo cuspers are a little challenging to handle. The amalgamation of Sun and planet Mercury makes them very different from the others.

They have a very strong opinion and logical thinking but are more prone to change their decision when convinced in the right way. The Virgo in these individuals also makes them humble and grounded. The prominent Leo-Virgo Cusp-born people are Blake Lively, Chris Pine, Sofia Richie, and Keke Palmer.

Leo-Virgo Cusp’s Characteristics

The influence of the earth and fire elements gives these individuals unique personalities. Archetypically, they are very determined, energetic, and have grand ambitions. They are resolute in achieving success irrespective of the field they choose. They possess a very steady and logical business trait. The cuspers also pay a lot of attention to detail and perfection.

The Leo influence in the cusper birth chart pulls them towards the spotlight, although the Virgo in them keeps them humble and down to earth. They are very friendly, charismatic, versatile, and possess the trait of inborn leadership. These people tend to have an artistic side to them. Some of them even have the hobby of gardening.

Leo-Virgo Cusp’s Strengths

Being empathetic, understanding, and philanthropist are some of the strengths of Cusp-born individuals. They are great communicators. The majority of Leo-Virgo individuals are also excellent listeners. They tend to help others in distress. The Leo-Virgo Cusp are natural leaders and tend to possess top managerial posts in their careers. Some may also work for the government.

Leo-Virgo Cusp’s Weaknesses

In some cases, the combination of both Leo and Virgo traits can be a little too much. There might be a lot of flip-flopping during decision-making. The outgoing Leo and introverted Virgo make the Cusp-born more of an ambivert person. Sometimes they might appear to be headstrong and difficult to handle. Occasionally, these individuals also overthink and refrain back to solitude.

Zodiac Signs of August

Two zodiac signs are found in the month of August. Leo is the limelight-hogging sign that is backed by solid leadership skills. Virgo is analytical and forever calculating but they’re empathetic and dependable. And then there’s the Leo-Virgo cusp which is a hybrid astrological phenomenon that combines varying degree of strengths and weaknesses from both Leo and Virgo.

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