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Moon Sign Based Predictions for August 2016

By Kshitij Sharma, July 18, 2016

The monthly horoscope for August 2016 is presented for you based on the moon sign, i.e. janma rashi in your horoscope, based on the Vedic niryana system. Please do not substitute your Sun sign or a western astrology moon sign here. If you do not know your janma rashi, please refer to the kundali application on this page. 8th house presence for Chandra is called Chandrashtama and is a period of grave caution. These dates are indicated. The dates for caution on financial matter are also indicated. People with a particular janma rashi should avoid dealing in financial matters on these dates, e.g. investment of property, stock market, giving and taking loans should be avoided.

The planetary positions for the month of August 2016 are as follows.


  • Sun is in Cancer till 16th of August. It then moves to swakshetra Leo.
  • Saturn will have 10th house aspect on Sun.
  • Sun will come in the Rahu/Ketu axis. There is a lunar eclipse on August 18th, 2016, which is not visible in India.


  • Mars is in Scorpio through the month of August.
  • Saturn and Mars are again conjunct. Closest conjunction begins in mid August.


  • Mercury moves through Leo and Virgo. It moves to exaltation/moolatrikona/swakshetra of Virgo on August 20th, where it will be conjunct with Jupiter.
  • While in Leo, Saturn has very close 10th house aspect on Mercury.
  • Rahu also aspects Mercury closely while in Leo.


  • On August 11th, Jupiter moves to Virgo. This is covered in a dedicated article.
  • Mercury and Jupiter are conjunct in Virgo.


  • Venus is in Leo for major part of the month, where Saturn and Rahu aspect it closely.
  • It moves to debilitation sign of Virgo in the last week of August.
  • Venus will be conjunct with Jupiter and Mercury while in Virgo. With both the exaltation and debilitation sign lords for Venus in the same house, the debilitation of Venus will be pretty much cancelled.


  • Saturn continues to be in Scorpio.
  • Retrogression of Saturn ends on August 13th.

Horoscope for August 2016 for Moon sign Aries – Mesha Janma Rashi

Sun transits through inauspicious 4th and then 5th house during the month. Saturn is going through the eighth house transit – Ashtama Shani that has been causing a problem of support from others. Mars is transiting through the manglik 8th house transit. A fortunate Jupiter transit is ending and Jupiter will move to inauspicious 6th house transit. Rahu is now going through a 5th house transit now. Ketu is going through a favourable 11th house transit. Jupiter’s vedha will finally be over, but at the moment, Sun takes that spot. Venus will also go through favourable 5th and then unfavourable 6th house transit. Mercury is transiting through adverse 6rd and favourable 4th house.

Home, Family and Domestic Environment: Manglik transits indicate problems with spouse and in-laws both. Cooperation with family members is required. Kids can be a source of emotional distress in 2nd half of the month. Crisis situation can arise or a crisis can come to an end. In any case, very eventful month is indicated. Jupiter’s transit will start contributing to personal growth. You will have comfort of home in spite of happenings around you.

Travel: 1st half can bring discomfort during long distance travel, continuing from previous month. There are no major indications of travel otherwise.

Health: Take care of wife’s health during the month. Also, any problems with abdomen, urinary system and surrounding areas should not be ignored. Get yourself checked up via a good lab. Otherwise, illness of yourself and family members can be a big source of stress.

Finance, Business & Job: Real estate transactions can be a source of problem. In the 2nd half, competitors can cause problems and overall misunderstanding with authorities can occur. This is not a good time for taking loan. Speculation would not work out in your favour. Problems with social networks can also occur. Frugality with respect to financial matters will be required.

Chandrashtama days: 11-Aug, 12-Aug, 13-Aug

Days of caution on financial matters: 20-Aug, 21-Aug, 22-Aug, 25-Aug, 26-Aug

Horoscope for August 2016 for Moon sign Taurus – Vrishabha Janma Rashi

This will be again a good month for Taurus rashi borns. Sun goes through favourable 3rd and then unfavourable 4thhouse transits. Jupiter moves to 5th house transit, but immediately has vedha of Sun. Saturn’s adhayia shani seventh house transit indicates problem in married life and relationships. Mars is going through manglik 7th house transit. Lagna lord Venus is going through 4th and then 5th house transit. Support of both Jupiter and Mercury means that Venus can be considered getting neechabhanga. Mercury moves to 4th and then 5th house in transit. Rahu and Ketu are now moving through the 4th & 10th house in the janma rashi chart.

Home, Family and Domestic Environment: The 1st part of the month will be good for you, but the 2nd part will be a tad adverse. This can be a good time for parties, amusement and entertaining others. Friends in high places will help you. At the same time, home environment, including extended family, siblings will have/cause problems to you. Mars will vitiate atmosphere with partner as well.

Travel: Avoid travel this month, if you can. Otherwise be careful with theft, disputes and accident during travel.

Health: 1st half of the month will be good for health. However, during the 2nd half, fever, body pain could bother you. You will be susceptible to infection and injury in eye, face region.

Finance, Business & Job: You will be creative with lots of ideas in the first part of the month. 2nd half of the month is mainly indicative of fatigue and tiredness. Continuing from previous month, you will be able to rub shoulders with high officials in government and at the place of work. Starting 2nd part of the month, be careful with competitors and adversaries at the place of work who can become jealous because of your success. Real estate transactions can be source of stress. Jupiter’s favourable transit will start showing the effect in terms of promotion, higher, status. Students will benefit from transits this month.

Chandrashtama days: 14-Aug, 15-Aug

Days of caution on financial matters: 1-Aug, 23-Aug, 24-Aug, 27-Aug, 28-Aug

Horoscope for August 2016 for Moon sign Gemini – Mithuna Janma Rashi

August will be again  be reasonably good month for the Gemini borns in a row, where you will not face unnecessary obstacles from previous few months. Sun will be going through 2nd house and then a favourable 3rd house transit. Jupiter’s 3rd house transit is adverse, but it then moves through 4th house. Mars is going through favourable 6th house transit. Saturn’s transit continues to be favourable. Mercury is going through 3rd and then 4th transit, but there is a vedha of Sun. 3rd and 4th house transits of Venus are both good. Rahu’s transit is favourable.

Home, Family and Domestic Environment: Overall good environment in the family and it will especially be good in 2nd half of the month. Those looking to get married or looking for an alliance will be successful. Overall hectic activity in domestic front is indicated. The only issues could be with siblings, but through your effort, you should be able to handle these problems and solve them within the month itself.

Travel: Short travels are indicated throughout the month. All travels are going to be good for you.

Health: Accidents, fever and infection due to injuries will be there. Be careful. Stress should go away as month progresses.

Finance, Business & Job: Business plans and new projects should work out. Government and higher officials will be helpful. Debt and bad loans can continue to bother you for some time. Cunning people can cause worries and especially if you maintain the company of corrupt people, be very careful. Such cases will eventually get solved in your favour, but why unnecessarily take risk? Students will have good time. They should try to make most of it.

Real estate transactions will be rewarding. Speculation and liquid money transactions will not be that helpful.

Chandrashtama days: 16-Aug, 17-Aug

Days of caution on financial matters:  2-Aug, 3-Aug, 25-Aug, 26-Aug, 29-Aug, 30-Aug

Horoscope for August 2016 for Moon sign Cancer – Karka Jamna Rashi

August 2016 will be an average month for Cancer borns, but 2nd half will not be as favourable as 1st half. Sun is going through unfavourable 1st and then 2nd house transit. Mars moves through 5th house. Venus would  be in the 2nd and 3rd house favourable transit. Mercury is going through your 2nd and 3rd houses in transit. Mercury will have Mars’ vedha during 1st half. Saturn is also moving through 5th house. Rahu/Ketu axis is going through 2nd and 8th houses.

Saturn is going through a 5th house transit. Rahu/Ketu transit to 2/8 axis will be tougher as both go through adverse transits. Jupiter is going through beneficial 2nd house transit, with vedha of Sun in 1st half, but no vedha in 2nd half of the month.

Home, Family and Domestic Environment: New friends should be treated with caution. The transits do indicate good and romantic time with the partner or spouse, where you can engage in various outdoor activities. You can be moody and restless and this can lead to disputes and arguments outside of family members, who don’t really understand you.

Travel: Avoid travel in 1st half if possible. The travel in 2nd half will be beneficial.

Health: Physiological health will be good, but lot of mental stress will be there. Illness to children is indicated. You can lose temper on others very quickly.

Finance, Business & Job: Though the stock markets world over are going to their highs again, be careful in speculation. Investing without knowledge is akin to gambling and that does not suit you at the moment. Do not leave the drawers and almirahs open as there are chances of theft ! A lot of research can be done during this transit as the mind is quite active, but confused at the same time. Decision making can be tough.

At the place of work and in business, this is a good time to launch a marketing campaign, not just about the product/services that you are making, but about yourself too. It is a good time to prep your bosses about your promotion.

It is a good time to negotiate for property, but again, keep in mind that you can be deceived.

Chandrashtama days: 18-Aug, 19-Aug

Days of caution on financial matters: 1-Aug, 4-Aug, 5-Aug, 27-Aug, 28-Aug, 31-Aug

Horoscope for August 2016 for Moon sign Leo – Simha Janma Rashi

August will be average month for Leo rashi borns which will become better in 2nd half. Jupiter’s 1st house transit will get over and a more favourable 2nd house transit will takes its place. Sun is going through 12th house and 1st house transit. Mars is undergoing adverse 4th house manglik transit. Venus is moving through 1st and 2nd house house transit. Mercury moves through 1st and then auspicious 2nd house. Saturn’s ardha-ashtama is an unfavourable transit, which is further tougher on you at emotional level. Rahu/Ketu are in 1/7 axis, which indicates stressful situations.

Home, Family and Domestic Environment: Misunderstanding with family is indicated. There could be ego clashes too. Relation with mother can be a problem. Overall, chances are that you will neglect all your close family members and go try to work it out with friends instead. Jupiter’s Virgo transit will be a welcome change for you.

Travel: Foreign travel and short visits are indicated. Avoid unnecessary travels.

Health: Blood pressure and related problems are indicated. Lack of sleep can cause stress and fatigue. Be careful about heart problems and get yourself checked.

Finance, Business & Job: Try to take a stance and stick to it. Do not change your point of view. New projects are not likely to work out. Litigation is also indicated and especially in the real estate area. This is a good time to negotiate and get the best deals, but hold off on actual execution of the deal. There will be better times. Expenses will be very high and will need to be controlled. Students will have a good time and will have a positive approach towards problem solving during this period.

Chandrashtama days: 20-Aug, 21-Aug, 22-Aug

Days of caution on financial matters: 2-Aug, 3-Aug, 6-Aug, 7-Aug, 8-Aug, 29-Aug, 30-Aug

Horoscope for August 2016 for Moon sign Virgo – Kanya Janma Rashi

August is average month for Virgo rashi borns as there are many obstacles in form of Vedha during the transits. Virgo rashi borns are supported by good transit of Saturn through 3th house and later on of Mars in 3rd as well, however both are under the vedha of Mercury/Jupiter and later Sun. Jupiter itself is in an adverse 12th house transit for a year, but is moving to 1st house, which is both blessing and curse. Sun’s transit houses will be auspicious 11th houses followed by inauspicious 12th. Rashi lord Mercury will be in 12th and 1st house. Venus is going through favourable 12th house transit, but with vedha of Mars and later moves to Lagna, where it will be debilitated, but will have support of Mercury and Jupiter via neechabhanga. Rahu/Ketu axis is going through 12/6 transit and Ketu’s 6th house transit is auspicious.

Home, Family and Domestic Environment: 1st half indicates auspicious events at home. In the 2nd half, there will be problems with friends and social relations. You can become very dominating in social environments and can put put people off. Still, this will not be seen just as a sign of aggression, but overall improvement in your personality. This is also a good time for conception. Avoid giving into too much overconfidence.

Travel: 2nd half of the month will indicate short travels. You can learn something new.

Health: Health will be good. Don’t be too hard on yourself while exercising. Stress can indicate lack of sleep.

Finance, Business & Job: You will soon run out of luck at the place of work in business. If you are businessman, avoid getting involved with corrupt people. This can result in fines and penalties from the government, starting in 2nd half of the month. Avoid unnecessary conflict, but maintain your marketing style.

Earning through sale of immovable property is indicated. You can benefit from learning something new. This is also a good period for students, who will be able to work with focus and concentration.

Chandrashtama days: 23-Aug, 24-Aug

Days of caution on financial matters: 4-Aug, 9-Aug, 10-Aug, 5-Aug, 31-Aug

Horoscope for August 2016 for Moon sign Libra – Tula Janma Rashi

Sun is going through two auspicious transits through 10th house and later 11th houses. Saturn is in Scorpio and this means that the last leg of Sadhe sati is going on for Libra rashi borns. Jupiter is going through an auspicious 11th house transit, but will move over to 12th house. Much pondering, thinking and reflection will be required in this one year. Rashi lord Venus’ is going through 11th and then 12th house transits. Mercury is going through 11th and 12th house transits as well. Mars is going through 2nd house manglik transit. Rahu is going through a favourable 11th house transit, while Ketu through an adverse 5th house transit. All in all, a reasonable month, but the 1st part of the month will be better than 2nd.

Home, Family and Domestic Environment: Friends, coworkers and relatives will help. Overall social network will be helpful. Auspicious events are indicated. Be kind to family and keep a very tight control on your tongue. Do not speak rudely if you want to keep your friends, otherwise Mars’ transit effect will undo Sun’s auspicious transit results. Good romantic time with partner is indicated. Do not keep secrets from him/ner, otherwise you are going to get caught.

Travel: There are no major indications of travel in the month.

Health: Generally speaking, the month will bring good health. You will be moody, sensitive and prone to pick up bad habits. Fire related injuries are indicated. Face, mouth can be affected.

Finance, Business & Job: Property ownership issues can crop up with relatives. Expenditure will be high and monetary losses due to various reasons are indicated. Overall honour at the place of work is indicated and source of income will grow. This is a good time to start a new project and support of authorities is indicated. Still, be aware of people working behind the scenes who can ruin your happiness and create unnecessary obstacles. While you will be able to overcome them, why not be proactive in tackling them?

Chandrashtama days: 25-Aug, 26-Aug

Days of caution on financial matters: 6-Aug, 7-Aug, 8-Aug, 11-Aug, 12-Aug, 13-Aug

Horoscope for August 2016 for Moon sign Scorpio – Vrishchika Jamna Rashi

Saturn’s transit through your janma rashi is the second of the three part Sadhe sati for you. Jupiter’s transit will turn to be the most favourable one, through 11th house. Rashi lord Mars is going through 1st house transit. Mercury is going through favourable 10th and 11th house. Venus is going through unfavourable 10th house transit and later 11th house transit. Sun will move through adverse 9th house and then 10th house transit. This month will start on an adverse note, but will quickly move to be a great month. Much of relief for Scorpio borns.

Home, Family and Domestic Environment:  Somehow navigate through the 1st part of the month. Keep your rash and fiery nature in check. Take good care of your father’s health. In the 2nd half, gains through family is indicated. You will get help from other people when asked for. New friends can be made and those looking for alliances will be able to find one. Romantic relations and association with opposite sex is also indicated.

Travel: There are no major indications about travel in the month.

Health: You will be sensitive and susceptible to injury in the head area. Other than that, stress levels will slow start to go down and health will improve.

Finance, Business & Job: Hard work should be continued, as the results will show up starting 2nd part of the month. Wealth and prosperity is indicated. Although sadhe sati cause disagreement and lack of harmony, the overall baseline will improve. This is a good period for teamwork and asking for help from others. Talk to your superiors about promotion opportunity. If you are in business, draw up plans for expansion.

Students will continue to have a good time.

Chandrashtama days: 1-Aug, 27-Aug, 28-Aug

Days of caution on financial matters:  9-Aug, 10-Aug, 14-Aug, 15-Aug

Horoscope for August 2016 for Moon sign Sagittarius – Dhanu Janma Rashi

Saturn’s transit through Scorpio indicates that Sagittarians are going through the first leg of Sadhe sati. The Jupiter 10th house transit will again be adverse. Sun going through 8th & 9th unfavourable transits. Mars will go through 12th house manglik transit.  Mercury will be moving through 9th house unfavourable and then 10th favourable transit. Venus moves through 9th house favourable transit and then 10th house unfavourable transit. Rahu/Ketu transit is now operating  from 9/3 axis. Ketu’s favourable transit will have Saturn’s vedha throughout, which will bring down the quality of the results provided by the transit. Overall tough month for Dhanu rashi borns.

Home, Family and Domestic Environment: Not much change in advise from last month. Sun’s authoritative effect will continue to cause problems between partners. Manglik transit requires you to think about past closely and rectify the mistakes. Explanation and communication is important between partners. Needless arguments and dominating tendencies should be nipped in bud.

Travel: Journeys will really be wandering around aimlessly. Unless you have a solid plan, do not venture out. Otherwise it will be a waste of time.

Health: You are more anxious and this may be wrongly diagnosed as BP or headache. You are advised to eat light food and create environment around you to get good sleep at night.

Finance, Business & Job: Your superiors, customers, partners may lose confidence in your abilities. There will be blame game going around. Wealth & investments in your area are difficult to come by. Rely on others or technology to keep reminders. Your own memory would not support you. If you want to develop your strategies for advancement in career, it is indeed a good time. Start the effort, but do not share with others yet. There will be good time couple of months down the line for the same. Start the homework now.

For mathematics students, this is a good time to study and improve your grasp on the subject.

Chandrashtama days: 2-Aug, 3-Aug, 29-Aug, 30-Aug

Days of caution on financial matters: 11-Aug, 12-Aug, 13-Aug, 16-Aug, 17-Aug

Horoscope for August 2016 for Moon sign Capricorn – Makara Janma Rashi

Saturn’s 11th house transit continues to be good. Jupiter will now be transiting through your 9th house and is an auspicious transit. Lady luck is smiling on you as two of the outer planets are going through auspicious transits. Sun’s transit through 7th and 8th house are both adverse. Mars is transiting an auspicious 11th house. Venus is transiting through favourable 8th and 9th, but there is vedha of Mars. Mercury is transiting through 8th and 9th house. Rahu/Ketu axis operates through 8/2 houses.

Home, Family and Domestic Environment: Better period for the family. Cooperation is indicated. Romance, marriage is in the air. Still, you may try to dominate over your spouse and in-laws and this can lead to problems. Keeping secrets from partner will land you in trouble and will cause setbacks in the relationship. Relationship with father, gurus will improve substantially.

Travel: Good time to travel and meet people in foreign locations. The journeys will have their share of problem in terms of tiring you out.

Health: You have to very carefully watch your diet. Diseases in abdomen area are indicated. This will suck out some of the vitality from you and increase fatigue.

Finance, Business & Job: Legal issues are indicated between business partners. Authorities at place of work and government will not be very helpful, but their attitude would change as the month progresses. Be a gracious and encouraging leader. Courage will lead results. Do not get into you-vs.-me syndrome. There is a chance that you will be falsely accused just to temporarily bring down your reputation.

This is a good time for students and indicates increase in knowledge.

Real estate transactions will be beneficial and rewarding.

Chandrashtama days: 4-Aug, 5-Aug, 31-Aug

Days of caution on financial matters: 14-Aug, 15-Aug, 18-Aug, 19-Aug

Horoscope for August 2016 for Moon sign Aquarius – Kumbha Janma Rashi

Sun is going through 6th and 7th house transits. Jupiter will now go through inauspicious 8th house transit.  Rahu/Ketu transit is going through the 1/7 axis. Saturn’s transit is adverse too in the 10th house. Mercury and Venus will goes through 7th and 8th house transit. Mars goes through 10th house transit during the month. The month will be average overall.

Home, Family and Domestic Environment: In the first half, overall home environment is going good for you and you will have lot of support there. In the 2nd half, there are chances of unnecessary arguments. You will be dominating and hot headed. There are chances of you keeping secrets from your partner also. Such tendencies have to be curbed. Love is in the air. Pleasure through opposite sex is indicated. Jupiter’s 8th house transit indicates ill health to father and spouse.

Travel: Long distance travel will be troublesome during the 2nd half of the month.

Health: Health will be good in 1st half. 2nd half indicates heart problems and also diseases of intestine. There will be stress due to family issues and issues at place of work. This may result in medical conditions.

Finance, Business & Job: For new projects, try to finish them off within the first half of the month. At business and place of work, support will be lacking as far as your partners are concerned. Courage and aggression will save the day.  Communication with outside world will be good. Banks/financial institutions can be helpful in giving loans. Land, property dealings will be good and especially if done in joint name. You can take up interior decoration of your house. Expenses will be high.

Chandrashtama days: 6-Aug, 7-Aug, 8-Aug

Days of caution on financial matters: 16-Aug, 17-Aug, 20-Aug, 21-Aug, 22-Aug

Horoscope for August 2016 for Moon sign Pisces – Meena Janma Rashi

The month will an average month for Meena rashi borns. Saturn is going through 9th house transit. Jupiter’s 7th house transit will turn for better. Sun’s favourable 5th and 6th house transits. Mars will be going through an unfavourable 9th house transit in swakshetra Scorpio. Venus is going through unfavourable 6th and 7th house transits. Mercury moves through favourable 6th house transit, followed by unfavourable 7th house. Rahu’s 6th house transit is good for money, but Ketu’s 12th house transit is not. However, Rahu’s transit has Saturn’s and Mars’ vedha for long term and hence auspicious effects are not directly visible.

Home, Family and Domestic Environment:  Kids will be source of distress in the 1st half of the month. 2nd part of the month will be calmer and will provide satisfaction. Disagreement with teachers, mentor and father-figures is indicated. You will be restless and prone to wandering around. Domestic worries can be avoided by communicating with friends and explaining your point of view. Romance will be in the air, but there can be too much of it as well. Time can be spent in partying rather than moving forward in relationships.

Travel: Long distance travel will be good and auspicious for you.

Health: Kids may fall ill in the 1st part of the month. Intake of food must be curtailed. Eat less than what you need. 2nd half of the month will indicate recovery from diseases.

Finance, Business & Job: Launch of important projects may be postponed to 2nd half of the month. Overall, during the month, expect good amount of opposition to your projects. Negative comments should be avoided and you should avoid voicing your opinions loudly as it will backfire. Like with family, good gentle communication is required in business and with peers. The transit of Jupiter will be good for business partnerships and overall help from government officials. Lawsuits can be settled during the month, especially in 2nd part. Pending loans will also be granted.

Chandrashtama days: 9-Aug, 10-Aug

Days of caution on financial matters: 18-Aug, 19-Aug, 23-Aug, 24-Aug

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