Horoscopes: Week of August 19, 2019

Aries, this week your attention shifts from fun and play to acts of service. Hopefully you’ve had some summer fun. What can you do for other people now? Who, or what, are you meant to serve? Devote yourself to helping with something. This could be an opportunity to learn from the leadership of others, and give them a chance to shine.

Taurus, you’ve been very focused on matters of home or career. This week, your focus shifts into fun, play, and creativity. There is fertile ground for you here. Creation, the act of giving, requires devotion. What do you want to make? Put loving attention into every detail. Do this as much for your own enjoyment as for the other people who will take pleasure in it. Slowly, something lasting is taking form.

Gemini, you’ve been exploring and learning, and hopefully it’s been a lot of fun. This week, your home and family call your attention. What details can you attend to at home? Perhaps décor could use an update – just a few small changes can make a big difference. Or perhaps relationships with family members would benefit from loving attention. Be gentle in your quest for improvement.

Cancer, you’ve been in a period of financial focus, but some of the pressure is released this week. Now you’re moving into a season of learning, reading, writing, and communication. What do you desire to learn? Devote yourself to the pursuit. Perhaps there is something you want to say, and you need to find exactly the right words to say it. Now is the time.

Leo, you’ve had quite the season, and now it’s time to harvest what you’ve accomplished. This shift into Virgo highlights your values, as well as your income and spending, your health, and your body. We reap what we sow—and what are you reaping, now? This is not about perfectionism. Consider what is valuable along with what could use improvement. Enjoy what you’ve created.

Virgo, you’re feeling yourself this week. Your season is beginning now—you’re in your element. What new self-improvement kick are you on lately? Is it working for you, or is it time to switch things up? Devotion is the keyword now. What project of yours (not someone else’s) deserves or needs your devotion? Ponder this. Plan it out. Get down into the details. You may receive some inspiration this week that helps you find the drive you need.

Libra, you’ve had quite the social season. This week marks the beginning of a month of more private contemplation. What’s happening beneath the surface is most important now. Devote yourself to dreaming, thinking, resting, solitude, or spiritual pursuits. Some of those ideas that floated in on the air around the full moon in Aquarius need time to grow. Plant them well, and tend to them carefully. It’s not time to share yet.

Scorpio, this week marks a transition from focus on the Work to a season of focus on friendship. People are everywhere now. Make time for them; devote yourself to the project of creating community. Your singular intensity can actually make you wonderful with people, because you’re more attentive and perceptive than most. And when those talents are combined with a sensitivity for other peoples’ feelings, you create strong, grounded connections with others.

Sagittarius, you’re moving from a season of travel, freedom, or learning, to one that is more focused on your legacy. What lasting Work do you want to create? This week, you may feel driven to improve upon that legacy, perfecting a project that you hope will grow and flourish. A significant partner may help you with this. Sometimes having to choose feels limiting, but in reality the limitation comes from refusing to choose, which leaves you with nothing. Making a decision frees you up to focus on what’s important.

Capricorn, we’re moving from a fiery season to an earthy one, which may feel like a relief for you. The inner transformation never ends, but you are moving into a more open territory, which frees you up to explore the outer world as well as the inner. A higher pursuit calls you now. Are you devoting yourself to knowledge this season, or to performance and media, or travel? You know how to prioritize and get things done. Explore the details of something worthwhile.

Aquarius, you have been focused on relationships lately, and what you want from them. Now it’s time to move deeper. How can you get closer to understanding the other? How do you feel about truly connecting with other human beings? About vulnerability? The details speak volumes this week. Take a close-up look at your approach to intimacy. Determine what feels right.

Pisces, this week the energy shifts from your busy schedule to your relationships. Who do you want to devote your time to? Is there anything about certain friendships that isn’t worth the effort you’re putting in? Think about how you can show up in service of the relationship, or in service of the other, without losing yourself in the process. Both of you need to be committed to the details so that you can flourish together.

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This Week’s Major Aspects

Dates and Times for New York, NY (EST)

Venus enters Virgo: Aug. 21 at 6:02 am 

Mercury at 14.39 Leo trine Jupiter at 14.39 Sagittarius: Aug. 21 at 6:04 am

Sun enters Virgo: Aug. 23 at 6:02 am 

Venus conjunct Mars at 4.07 Virgo: Aug. 24 at 1:04 pm


Weekly Moon

Last Quarter

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

VOC Moon in Aries: Aug. 21 from 12:06 – 12:36 am

Moon enters Taurus: Aug. 21 at 12:36 am

VOC Moon in Taurus: Aug. 22 from 5:32 pm – 10:33 am Aug. 23

Moon enters Gemini: Aug. 23 at 10:33 am

Last Quarter Moon in Gemini: Aug. 23

VOC Moon in Gemini: Aug. 25 from 2:58 am – 5:05 pm

Moon enters Cancer: Aug. 25 at 5:05 pm

What does VOC Moon mean?