Your Weekly Horoscope for August 14-20: Stop Worrying and Let the Universe Guide You!
As energies swirl leading up to next Monday’s eclipse, convivial Venus in Cancer brings out intense emotions. There’s also a strong focus on creativity, leisure, romance, and potential entreprenurial opportunities. This blend of energies is intense but dynamic, and can lead us in many different directions. The best course of action: Take deep breaths, stay calm, and bring as much empathy as possible into communication. With Mercury in retrograde, wires can get crossed, and being extra patient is key to surviving and thriving over this week. Share your thoughts and energies through one-on-one conversations. Be honest—but also be empathetic, and think before you speak. Finally, revel in the moment, and if you’ve had an intense summer, allow yourself the opportunity to lean back and let the universe take care of you.
Aries Weekly Horoscope
Relax, Rams! As the week begins, your head is swirling regarding a particular project or plan, and you may think you need to tell white lies or obscure the truth to get your desired outcome. But with aspects involving fesity Mars, your guide planet, swirling this week, your own charisma and honesty is more than enough to manifest exactly what you want, no manipulation required! Staying on message and as honest as possible will keep your life simple this week. State your intentions openly, and if you encounter a roadblock, simply move on to the next step. By the end of the week, things should be moving smoothly.
Taurus Weekly Horoscope
It’s all happening on the home front this week, with potent energies encouraging you to come to grips with those tasks that you may have been putting off for some time. New reservoirs of energy could see you tackling DIY jobs, clearing out clutter, and generally making your home a haven you adore. It’s also a great distraction from some drama involving a particular relationship. Remember: You can’t control other people. Taking some time away and allowing them to make their own decisions—and deal with the consequences—may be the best course of action, Bulls.
Gemini Weekly Horoscope
You’re itching for a challenge this week, but you may be biting off more than you can chew, and for what? Before you say “yes” to anything, think about how it will benefit you. Sometimes a no may be far more valuable. You don’t need to prove anything to anyone! A focus on your sector of communication suggests talking through your plans with someone: you may get some perspective, ideas, or even just needed affirmation. Finally, with Mercury in retrograde, something may sound too good to be true. Check your sources and ask around before you go along with it.
Cancer Weekly Horoscope
Constantly adding up paychecks and earnings in your head? You’re not alone—spending money and earning is very much on your mind as the luminous Sun enters your cash flow zone. Love the look of your bank account balance? Pat yourself on the back! However, if your financial situation isn’t quite what you’d like, the presence of feisty Mars in your cash flow zone may encourage you to take stock and do whatever is necessary to improve your situation. One thing you might want to avoid is impulsive spending. But careful research could net you a bargain—just avoid an electronics purchase until Mercury is out of retrograde in early September.
Leo June Weekly Horoscope
Always confident, this week you’re feeling pretty unstoppable, Lions! It’s a great time to go after exactly what you want, but it’s also equally as good a time to choose exactly how you want to spend your time. Only make plans with people who inspire and challenge you, and consider reevaluating relationships that feel draining or otherwise don’t serve you. Finally, you may find yourself drawn to a new activity, interest, or topic you’ve never thought of before—follow your interest where it leads, because it may have a profound impact on your future.
Virgo Weekly Horoscope
You always have an intense inner life, and that’s even more the case this week. With stirring Mars in a secluded sector of your chart, you’re hyper focused on your own thoughts and feelings, and how your external environment interacts with them. This can be an opportunity to let go of issues that no longer serve you and to release emotions generated by past experiences. However, to speed things along, you may find that chatty Mercury in your sign inspires you to actually talk through some of your thoughts, instead of taking action and blindsiding others. You may find that compromise will bring you even more contentment than you would otherwise have had trying to wrap everything up on your own.
Libra Weekly Horoscope
You’ve been working really hard, Libras, and now’s the time to relax. Of course, this week won’t seem relaxing—with so many people in your social circle vying to hang out with you, it just may be one of the busiest ones on the books. But the good news is that this week should be primarily about pleasure and surrounding yourself with people whose company you love. Your chart suggests this is also the prime week for love; romance with your current partner may reach a new level, or you may suddenly see a friend as someone more. Bottom line: Go bold, go big, and follow your heart—you will love where it leads you!
Scorpio Weekly Horoscope
You’re in the spotlight this week, Scorpio. And the best way to amplify the attention? Share it. Bringing others into your orbit, either by partnering with someone on a project at work or cohosting a party, will only add to your legend status. The stars also say it’s time to begin thinking about how you can serve others in your life. You like being a lone wolf, but adding some volunteer opportunities, helping someone who seems down, or otherwise getting involved in your community will not only make you feel more content and connected, but the connections you make may have profound and positive ripples throughout the rest of your life.
Sagittarius Weekly Horoscope
Admit it, Archers: You’ve been obsessed with what’s going on in someone else’s mind this week, right? The more you can let go and realize that the only person whose actions you can control are your own, the better off you’ll be. The stars indicate you have major wanderlust this week. While you may not be able to go on a trip with your first choice, heading out solo or going with another travel buddy is much more gratifying than staying home. You’ve been mulling over a career move, but the stars say to hold off, at least for this week. Biding your time and focusing more on short-term goals (like that vacation) will serve you well, as September will be much better and easier to go after what you want, work wise.
Capricorn Weekly Horoscope
Capricorns have been weighing some pretty heavy life decisions this summer, and the stars say all of them may come to a head this week. But before you make a choice, ask yourself: What do I really want? Make a happiness board, do a gut check, talk with other people, but make sure you’re able to answer that question with absolute certainty before you make a decision that’s hard to undo. Unsure? That’s okay. Take stock of the moments in your life—you may find that where you are is exactly where you need to be.
Aquarius Weekly Horoscope
Feeling annoyed at, well, pretty much everyone? It’s not your fault. With feisty Mars in your sector of relationships, pesky issues are coming up and won’t be ignored. Start with honesty and hope for a compromise. But it may also be time to face the truth that a relationship is changing, and, if you’re not comfortable with the new dynamics, it may be time to re-evaluate things. This week is a great one to do some maintenance in all of your personal relationships; taking the time to call instead of text, or check in on someone you haven’t seen recently could make a big difference.
Pisces Weekly Horoscope
You have a secret admirer, Pisces! Is it someone you want in your life? If so, go full speed ahead. If not, let them down gently, and think of the attention as an affirmation from the universe. You’ve spent the summer engaged in some pretty punishing self talk, and this week is the best one to come up with a new mental script. Writing down a list of how and why you’re amazing can help. And do something nice for yourself—at least one kind act a day will help you get out of the rut you’ve found yourself in, and will make you feel a lot happier, too.
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