The Center for the New Age is pleased to present your Free Weekly Horoscope for August 18 – August 24, 2019
Mars enters Virgo (August 18 – October 4) causing the heat of our activities to be focused on accounting, analyzing and nitpicking perfection. Throughout this time, many people will place an emphasis on being resourceful and clever. It is also a time when many folks are prone to argue so pick your arguments carefully.
Venus enters Virgo (August 21- September 14) where love and attraction are highlighted with such Virgo-like traits as shyness, prudence, purity and virginal beauty. While Venus is in Virgo, the expression of love and beauty will be analyzed and reflected upon, and love related activities are more often reserved or calculated than they are acted upon.
Mercury in Leo trine Jupiter in Sagittarius (August 21- August 26) is a most favorable aspect that brings good news of expansion and prosperity to those who are open to broadening their awareness. Mercury brings news while Jupiter brings wealth and prosperous change. Mercury trine Jupiter is often considered to be an advantageous time to advertise and put information out there, and to ask for a job or a loan. Look openly for opportunity when sharing information, and promote yourself and your capabilities.
Venus and Mars conjunct in Virgo (August 24 – September 12) puts us in touch with the power of love in action and active attraction. Here, we are easily seduced by love. This may serve as a good time to express love ardently and sincerely and to receive love just as well. This is also a good time for an individual to get in touch with both the masculine and feminine aspects of the self, and to create peace between those active and passive parts of the personality.
Last Quarter Moon in Taurus on August 23 focuses the general course of our moods on creating some sense of order in our financial situations. It also encourages the need for creature comforts and esthetically pleasing or luxurious surroundings. There is often a focus on cleaning up and/or selling various useful artifacts that have collected in our lives and the Last Quarter Taurus Moon is a splendid time to partake in yard sales, auctions and flea markets.
Free Weekly Horoscope for your Sign
Aries: The creative, expressive spire continues until August 23 when the Sun moves into your zone of work and health. This will be the time to get organized and to plug the holes in your ship. Any weaknesses in your health, for example, can most likely be resolved by focusing more on healthy habits and routines, and your work can benefit from perfecting your techniques or seeing how you can provide a better service to people.
Taurus: Life can really begin to progress as your ruler (Venus) moves into a harmonious alignment with radical Uranus. Don’t be afraid to act on your inspirations, because chances are they have worth. This is a good week to make changes – especially creative change – that benefit you or others. The key is to follow what brings you a sense of freedom or excitement. If you get a notion to do something, it is advisable to go and do it.
Gemini: If life has been busy lately, you can look forward to the end of the week when the Sun’s move into Virgo signals the opportunity to return to home base. This is a perfect time to nourish yourself and your loved ones. Focus on your home life, and strengthen its foundations. As a result, everyone will become better nourished by the loving chi running through your home. Take pleasure in your home life now, from creating pleasant little touches that lift the spirits to radical clear outs that bring a new lease on life. Whichever way you choose to honor your home, the end of the week is the beginning of a more cozy phase, one in which your soul can catch its breath and rest a while.
Cancer: Nobody leads a charmed life for very long, even if it looks that way on the surface. Everyone has, to some degree, a problem, a difficulty, a hurdle to climb, or a cross to bear. What separates the successful people from those who succumb to depression or a resigned acceptance is an attitude of resilience, positivity, creativity and determination. How can you make the best of what you have? Is there a way to improve things? How can you turn things to your advantage? Your attitude counts for more than you think, and this week, it will count for an awful lot so put your best foot forward to see whether you can make lemonade out of your lemons.
Leo: The purpose of the Sun’s annual return to your sign is to recharge your batteries. If you haven’t yet done this or if there’s still room for further recharging, use this week to plug in to the source by doing what you love. For some people, this might be time spent engaging in a favorite hobby. For others, it might be a holiday or some relaxing time away from the everyday demands of life. Some people might need more rest or sleep or to partake in a rejuvenating therapy, such as a massage. Decide what little or big thing you need for your well-being, and then gift it to yourself.
Virgo: This is a week when constructive progress can be made, especially once the Sun and Mars move into your sign on August 18 and 23, ushering in a new beginning and an increase in motivation, confidence and joie de vivre. You’ll also have more energy, resolve and determination to shape circumstances the way you want them, which might lead to some sort of breakthrough. If you can, it is advisable to release the past. Bring closure to something that has gone on far too long and liberate yourself from whatever has been holding you back. A bright new future awaits.
Libra: Make the most of the social whirl happening now because by the time the Sun drifts into your house of soul and spirit on August 23, you might feel like dropping out and taking a break. You might feel inclined to batten down the hatches while the world gets on with its business as you enjoy a bit of quiet time alone. This is your chance to reconnect with your inner self and to become more in tune with the voice within, which is always available to direct you to the answers to your problems.
Scorpio: Whether your drama is large or small or short term or long term, this week is likely to bring it into focus. All you need to do is take the required action. Whether you want to make a difference to society or help those less fortunate than you, the strong social focus is likely to instill a need to get out there and do something. There are likely to be few impediments to your success apart from a temporary blip around August 23, which is more likely to be connected with an emotional overreaction than any real reason why you can’t get on and do whatever calls you. Don’t let hidden fears, doubts, insecurities or jealousies derail you from your larger purpose. Some things are important, and some things aren’t. Decide which is which and then set to work.
Sagittarius: The adventurous theme gradually gives way to a more determined work-orientated situation as a cluster of planets align in your zone of success. By the end of the week, you should feel more on track with where your life is going. This is the point at which you can begin to take big strides forward, follow through with an ambition or desire, or make changes in your vocation. There is still the need to apply reason, so don’t get ahead of yourself. Make sure that you are at least headed in the right direction, particularly one that calls to your heart.
Capricorn: While the heavier aspects of life have been taking up much of your attention recently, finances, emotions and the fun side of life has probably taken a back seat. There may have been much to deal with on a financial or inner level, as certain emotions or issues might have come up. Fortunately, you can begin tying up the loose ends on these matters, and by the end of the week, a more optimistic mood will replace the heavy stuff. As you reach this point, it may be helpful to consider how you can expand and become more than you were before.
Aquarius: Relationships are the theme again this week, making this a favorable time to improve your partnerships and enjoy spending time with others. Communication is the key, and much can be improved by being willing to communicate openly and honestly. With your ruling planet (Saturn) very favorably placed, you are in a good position to make progress – not just in your relationships but also in your life in general. Your challenge now is to determine how you can transform a difficult situation into something that works better.
Pisces: As an altruistic, compassionate Pisces, you can’t really be happy if you’re not giving to others in a kind, compassionate or inspiring way. And the current planetary activity is reminding you of that. How much are you currently giving to others? How much are you being of service? How much are you able to help or inspire others? Try to find a healthy balance between running yourself into the ground and being engaged in joyful service. When you find that midpoint, that sweet spot, everything will start falling into place.