Horoscopes: Week of August 12, 2019

Aries, one of your central tensions is your desire for unlimited enjoyment matched with your desire to win at everything. It’s hard to be footloose and fancy free and aim for such high accomplishments at the same time. You’ve been having a lot of fun lately. This week, with the full moon in Aquarius, your attention turns to your goals. Where do you want to go with this? If you’ve been creative, who do you want to share it with? An audience or community begins to form, ready for your leadership if you are. Share the win.

Taurus, this week’s full moon puts the spotlight on you. What are you known for, publicly? Your home and family have benefited from your attention lately, and now it’s time to think about yourself. Where are you going with this? What, in the depths of your being, do you really want to say? You may be inspired to speak this week. There may be some tension between your past and your future—think carefully. Your passions inform your actions, but they don’t have to control your actions.

Gemini, whatever you’ve been learning or communicating to others is leading you in an interesting direction. This week’s full moon invites you to explore. Go weirder. Use your intellect to tackle questions of philosophy, to tell incredible stories, or to investigate a brand new place. If you’re doing this socially, choose a group of people who are interested in healing and comfortable with the edges. Unusual ideas surface now.

Cancer, you love to collect things, and it seems that you have increased your passion for doing so lately. This week’s full moon invites you to develop a rational approach to finances. You’re still in a harvesting period—make sure you’re getting what you want, and that you’re keeping at least some of it. If you share finances with a significant partner, their opinions are likely to come into play this week. Consider what will benefit you most in the long-term.

Leo, this week’s full moon puts a friendship or partnership front and center. You have high expectations for love right now, and you’re not afraid to express those desires. The people who benefit from your affection and joy are so lucky! Just make sure that other humans can live up to your standards. Some potentially sound ideas: gain some distance from a situation, get another person’s opinion first, or spend some time really listening to a partner’s perspective. Your thoughts are wild and original, but they’re all over the place right now, too—you may want to ask for some help getting them in order before you share.

Virgo, healing is a priority for you right now. Think carefully about what you need for your health. You probably want some more rest, at the very least, and some time to attend to the dreams in your head. Your inner knowing is especially active this week; strange signals come through in your sleep. Pay attention. Write things down and sort through them in a waking state, balancing rational thought with your intuitive understanding. This is an awakening process for you. You’re making your own vision of the future, day by day.

Libra, this week’s full moon in your fellow air sign of Aquarius brings some cool, fresh ideas to fan the flames of your passion. Have fun with this. Explore unusual avenues; follow weird thoughts to see where you end up. Conversations inspire new visions. Take the ideas home and work with them creatively before sharing with other people, who may not understand what they cannot see. What you make will probably be well-received by your community eventually, as long as you think it through first.

Scorpio, relationships with family members and/or a significant other are a bit unpredictable right now. You’re on fire in your career, shining a beacon out into the world, and that’s wonderful. This week asks you to balance your passion for a vocation with some more attention at home. Think carefully about what your home and family need. Have considerate conversations about it. This way, you’ll be able to keep achieving with the support of the people who know you’re thinking of them.

Sagittarius, get outside and move to think this week. You need a chance to free up your mind, and Wednesday’s full moon in Aquarius is it. Without some freedom to explore and express yourself, you’re likely to feel a bit irritable. Better to make room for your thoughts and communicate your ideas. You could have some interesting conversations with people who excite you. Be patient with a loved one now. There is still more to learn here.

Capricorn, joint finances may warrant some rational discussion this week. There are always so many emotions brewing under the surface when it comes to money; yes, even for you. Pay attention to what you feel, and note where your passion or irritation are coming from before bringing it up. You may decide together to make a purchase that brings you comfort and joy. If you’re the only one in complete control of your finances, you may be mulling over this by yourself—sleep on it and make a thoughtful decision based on your values.

Aquarius, this week brings a full moon in your sign. Time to focus on your happiness! What would contribute to your well-being? Share this with a partner or close friend. Your relationships have been an important focus lately, and hopefully a source of great joy. There is so much to celebrate here. Your own needs and desires are just as important as theirs though, and you may struggle to communicate what you want sometimes. Try to tell others what you need this week. Let them give something to you.

Pisces, you’re full of vitality and it’s showing in your schedule—you’re incredibly busy right now. Even if you’ve been keeping up with it well, and even if it’s been fun, you could use some rest. Take some time out for your health. This week’s full moon in Aquarius illuminates your dreams, bringing weird ideas out of your subconscious and beckoning you to follow. Inspiration strikes, if you give your muse the time and space. Try to balance your desire to chill with the fullness of life.

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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 

Sun conjunct Venus at 21.11 Leo: Aug. 14 at 2:07 am

Full Moon at 22.24 Aquarius: Aug. 15 at 8:29 am

Mercury at 5.20 Leo trine Chiron Rx at 5.20 Aries: Aug. 15 at 5:14 pm

Mercury at 6.36 Leo square Uranus Rx at 6.36 Taurus: Aug. 16 at 1:07 pm

Mars enters Virgo: Aug. 18 at 1:18 am

Weekly Moon


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

VOC Moon in Capricorn: Aug. 12 at 6:11 pm – 11:35 am Aug. 13

Moon enters Aquarius: Aug. 13 at 11:35 am

Full Moon at 22.24 Aquarius: Aug. 15 at 8:29 am

VOC Moon in Aquarius: Aug. 15 from 9:01 pm – 11:49 pm

Moon enters Pisces: Aug. 15 at 11:49 pm

VOC Moon in Pisces: Aug. 17 at 6:34 pm – 12:32 pm Aug. 18

Waning Gibbous Moon enters Aries: Aug. 18 at 12:32 pm

What does VOC Moon mean?