Horoscopes: Week of August 5, 2019

Aries, the fun times continue this week. Romance, time with children, creativity, travel or staycation—any and all of these are up for grabs. Enjoy this fiery energy! You’re daring to explore something new, expanding your world and reminding yourself of your inherent authority as you do so. Learning or teaching on a subject you find engaging could be part of your fun this week. You have a pioneering nature. Be bold.

Taurus, there is great potential for beauty at home this week. If you have the resources available, consider investing in some luxury décor for your surroundings—nobody knows better than you how important it is to feel pleasure at home. Your home should be a comfortable place full of joy, a place where you can play and be yourself. You need a plush couch and exactly the right mattress so you can drift off to sleep in peace. Even a couple of inexpensive, creative DIY changes could brighten your space and your mood. Make it your own.

Gemini, this week presents beautiful possibilities for fun with your friends. Get the neighborhood together for a block party, set aside a day to spend with a sibling, or try a new restaurant with your partner. The energy is much more inspiring now than it has been for the past couple of months. You may also feel drawn to learning, because that’s fun for you—so make time for your books or enroll in a class. The important thing is that you have an outlet for your curiosity.

Cancer, it looks like your work is going to start paying off. If you’ve been putting effort into a job, or you’ve started a new routine for your health, your good habits are bringing rewards now. The stars are aligned for you to make money if that’s what you need—put a little extra effort in to get what you want. Your confidence is rising, too, which helps with any kind of change. Enjoy this harvesting period. Remember that big accomplishments are the accumulation of small habits, day after day.

Leo, this is a fun, creative, potentially romantic week for you. Prioritize pleasure. Luxuriate in the summer sunshine, or find some playful ways to cool off if it’s too hot. Time spent with children or romantic partners is fruitful. You are generative right now—full of ideas, gifts, and possibilities—and you are ready to create something big. The key is that it should feel like play, not hard work. Whatever you choose to do, let it expand your sense of yourself and the world.

Virgo, the stars act as torches in the darkness for you this week. In your private cave of secrets, behind the locked door—that’s where you bravely shine a light. You must look with open eyes and remember what you see, but it can be difficult to face, because the dancing flame of truth makes the shadows dramatically darker. You could receive some help from family members as you process what is true. Don’t put the blindfold back on; stay with this. It is good for your soul. Lucid dreaming, dream analysis, journaling, and art-making are all ways of keeping yourself awake in a deeper sense.

Libra, fun with friends is a strong possibility this week. You have something beautiful to say to your community now. You may find yourself in a position of leadership, teaching, sharing, or performing. Your curiosity has led you here. Talk to people. Make new friends and reconnect with old ones. Share your ideas with coworkers and neighbors. A community doesn’t just happen; it is built and sustained by people like you.

Scorpio, you have a gorgeous gift to share with the world this week. Dare to be brilliant. Fear of success is a real thing; when people notice you shining, there are many who celebrate, and there are always a few who want to extinguish your light. Push through your resistance and aim for success despite the fear. Your confidence is fueling your vocational goals now. You may have good luck with money this week too—more fuel to help you achieve your desires. Indulge in your passion.

Sagittarius, yours is a sign of expansion. Enjoy the expansion of your world this week. You may be learning new things, exploring faraway places, bravely entering spiritual territory, or teaching and performing from the heart. Whenever we reach a point of growth, there is a part of us that wants to contract, to keep us safe from harm. Is your current project literally dangerous to your wellbeing? If not, tell that part of yourself that it’s going to be OK, and go beyond your comfort zone. Your ruling planet Jupiter stations direct in your sign on Sunday, granting you additional protection and good luck.

Capricorn, the beginning of this lunar cycle is laser-focused on investment for you. It’s a time to shine a light on your current investments, of money, but also of time, attention, and love. Where have you been directing your energy? Where might your energy be “leaking”--not directed by you consciously, but driven by unconscious fear? Becoming conscious of your own investments is part of the deeper work of transformation. Notice. What has meaning for you? Direct your time, attention, and other resources there.

Aquarius, it’s a gorgeous week for friendships and partnerships. Spend time with your people. Enjoy the beauty of your solid relationships. There is magic in a relationship that sustains itself over the years, and that longevity is worth celebrating. Your community is buzzing and vibrant right now—be with them. The future is something you create together. Do it with courage.

Pisces, do you have room in your schedule for fun? This week is all about building some play into your daily life. If work is busy right now, it’s because you’re experiencing some success. You’ll certainly shine in your vocation if that’s where you want to put your time, and that can be a source of joy too. Just make sure that self-care is built in as well. The link between your health and your work continues to be a significant theme, following our dark moon in Leo. Work that feels like play will keep you happy.

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This Week’s Major Aspects

Dates and Times for New York, NY (EST)

Sun at 14.31 Leo trine Jupiter Rx at 14.31 Sagittarius: Aug. 7 at 3:31 am 

Venus at 14.30 Leo trine Jupiter Rx at 14.30 Sagittarius: Aug. 8 at 4:27 pm

Jupiter stations direct at 14.30 Sagittarius: Aug. 11 at 9:37 am

Mercury enters Leo: Aug. 11 at 3:45 pm

Uranus stations retrograde at 6.36 Taurus: Aug. 11 at 10:26 pm


Weekly Moon

First Quarter

Waxing Crescent Moon enters Libra: Aug. 4 at 9:29 am

VOC Moon in Libra: Aug. 6 from 3:35 – 11:31 am

Moon enters Scorpio: Aug. 6 at 11:31 am

First Quarter Moon in Scorpio: Aug. 7

VOC Moon in Scorpio: Aug. 8 from 10:57 am – 4:34 pm

Waxing Gibbous Moon enters Sagittarius: Aug. 8 at 4:34 pm

VOC Moon in Sagittarius: Aug. 10 at 3:50 pm – 12:49 am Aug. 11

Moon enters Capricorn: Aug. 11 at 12:49 am

What does VOC Moon mean?