August was originally the sixth month on the Roman Calendar. It was named simply Sextilis (six). Later, the name of the month was changed to honor Augustus Caesar. Leo rules the first part of the month, when the sun is shining at its brightest. Leo is a flashy sign, enjoying the good life and being lucky. Following that we have Virgos, who are very introspective, inquisitive, and humorous. In the Far East, August is ruled by the goat, which is like Virgo in charm but like Leo in its love of beauty.