Weekly Horoscopes for each Sign are listed below after the overview:
Full Moon in Aquarius August 18, 2016
Symbolism of Aquarius pouring wisdom
into the collective consciousness.
Saturn just stationed direct in Sagittarius on August 13th, 2016, which you can read here.
As the week begins we have Venus and Neptune at odds on Sunday, August 14, 2016. Neptune in Pisces has a lot to do with karma and evolution of the soul.
Those of you with a natal planet in Pisces or were born in the first few days of the month, are likely to find you have plenty of reminders of the existential, cosmic, divine principles of life floating through your mind.
For some this can mean a lot of internalized philosophizing and in some cases a more withdrawn, even reclusive period of reflection. For others, this may inspire you to be of compassionate and loving service to other people and animals.
This is not the best time to do anything drastic or with long term consequences like getting cosmetic surgery or a permanent tattoo. It may not turn out the way you would wish it would, and Venus in Virgo is picky about the details when it comes to beauty, so you are likely to notice flaws and mistakes more easily now. It’s also not a good time to be dishing out lots of money, especially on things that you aren’t 100% certain of either.
It’s not the best time to be making serious business decisions that lock you into a financial deal. You’ll need much more clarity on the process and better financial understanding before you do anything of the sort. If someone gives you fluffed up numbers you may need to check the facts for yourself first.
Those with a lack of financial security or a lack of clarity in romantic relationships can find themselves getting drawn up in fantasies now as a way to escape worries.
Those of you who get lost and escape reality through the use of drugs, are now more likely to recognize how such habits affect your physical body, health and diminishes natural beauty. A hard lifestyle usually takes its toll.
A great practice to help you find your balance of spirit and physical reality is of course yoga and meditation. These go-to personal practices provide a lot of benefits from spiritual realization to improved focus, concentration and self awareness. If you are interested in working on your karma, you may want to learn more about Karma Yoga.
Karma Yoga is known as “the discipline of selfless action as a way to perfection” based on the Hindu sacred text the Baghavad Gita. Since Uranus is retrograde now and we are all getting more in touch with our personal identities, exploration of selfless service without attachment to outcomes could have a significant impact on your outlook on who you are leading to different lifestyle choices.
I believe that one of the most sacred journey’s of our lifetime is to learn and the experience the difference between selfishness and selflessness. We all teeter between the two from time to time, depending on the situation, but as we evolve, and become more self aware, we get to choose how to be united rather than divided.
Neptune is considered the higher octave of Venus. They are both expressions of love and beauty, just on different spectrums. Venus is more earthly beauty and sensuality, while Neptune is in the realm of oneness, higher consciousness and divinity.
What’s important to explore now is how you are being of service to yourself, to others, to life and the world.
Venus meets with the North Node on August 15th, 2016. Practical ways of showing love and appreciation, and being of service to others from the heart can have a significant impact on how you approach and experience daily life going forward. It's a great day for smart talks about money matters as well.
The Sun and Uranus connect pleasantly on Tuesday, August 16th. This is self expression and identity time turned up. Again, with Uranus retro, this is more about you personally than anyone out there.
The light bulb epiphanies that show up for you are about self empowerment. This can lead to conceit for those trapped in their ego, but for those wishing to be more conscious and enlightened, this is a time of awakening to your creative talents and abilities that make you unique. Realizing what you were born to be can change you in a flash.
Venus has a pleasant connection with Pluto on August 17th. The lack of clarity earlier in the week could be a great catalyst to getting yourself in order. This would be a good time to connect with a higher up, and get advice and insight from someone with knowledge and experience. Older, wiser business oriented advisors are good to connect with. Charm, intelligence, beauty and attention to detail can also go a long way to making an impression.
It’s officially a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius on August 18, 2016 at 5:27 a.m. EDT. It was a New Moon in Leo at the start of the month. The Moon has been growing and we’ve all been developing our gifts of creativity and finding new ways to experience personal expression. Creative energy and inspiration over the past couple of weeks has been bringing us innovative ideas.
The Full Moon now highlights how we can be a powerful force in the collective as we move toward the future. A renewed sense of hope can show up that turns on like a flash of a light bulb or a dimmer switch that lights the way. A greater sense of personal identity and your connection to others is likely to arise after deep, personal contemplation on what you wish to become. Those you socialize and associate with can be instrumental.
Uranus retrograde, the ruler of Aquarius, signifies our rebellious quality, the one that seeks out new ways of being true to themselves, and marches to her own drum. Each of us in our own way add to the collective. As we interact and exchange ideas, we grow together. Like a ripple in a pond, or the butterfly effect, who we are impacts those around us and spreads out in the world. Your unique qualities, add to the tapestry of life.
As your personal identity and social life comes into focus at this Full Moon eclipse, many of us are ready to shed the old skin and step into the new version of ourselves. This is a great time to ask yourself who do you hope to be relative to who you are now. Life is all about evolution and becoming more conscious of who we are, personally and collectively, and this Full Moon adds to your awakening and progress.
This Full Moon eclipse is a signpost, a point where we step more into our own truth and become more conscious of who we are and how we impact the world around us.
Wishing you a wonderful week!
I’ll talk much more about what’s happening this week with the Daily Astro Advice Horoscopes. Wishing you all the best this week!
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Quick Overview of where the planets are this week:
The Sun is in Leo
The Moon travels from Capricorn to Aries this week
Mercury is in Virgo
Venus is in Virgo
Mars is in Sagittarius
Jupiter is in Virgo
Saturn is direct in Sagittarius
Uranus is retrograde in Aries
Neptune is retrograde in Pisces
Pluto is retrograde in Capricorn
*All times in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
Weekly Horoscopes for All Signs:
Astro Advice for August 14 to 20, 2016
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Aries: As the first sign of the zodiac you have the power of initiation like no other. You can get things started and work towards your vision. The problem is, you may not have staying power, and need reminders of the rewards to keep you motivated. Sometimes you need external pressure to give you that boost to inspire you and keep you going. This week there’s a lot of focus on you finding ways to enjoy your life so you are inspired by who you are and what you are capable of. You’ll likely have flashes of insight about the more awesome qualities of your personality. Emphasize your strengths and you’ll feel uplifted by how much more you can do and be. You could have a realization about the types of people and groups you’d like to associate with. Finding your personal freedom and being an instrumental part of the collective direction of life are key factors in your week ahead. You are the director of your life and you have impact on others.
Taurus: This is your time to be on a creative streak, to explore, to analyze and learn. Whatever wishes you’ve had for developing your creativity, this is a great time to be putting in the time and energy. It’s a good idea to clean up your living space a bit so you have more freedom to focus without distractions from the vision. Giving yourself a healthy schedule will make it easier to reach goals. You could have a revelation this week about the direction you want your career and ambitions to go in. Perhaps it’s time to let go of one era of your life and wake up to a grander potential. Your senses are likely to be more acute now, giving you the ability to experience colors, flavors, textures, fragrances, and sounds with greater degree. Use your senses to create and manifest glorious results from gorgeous art to delicious dishes. This week can feel destined to get you on track to the life you really want. Enjoy exploring new ideas.
Gemini: This is prime time for you to get your home life in order. Mercury is currently in shadow and will be retrograde in just a couple of weeks. All this is happening in Virgo, which puts extra emphasis on how your thoughts are manifesting the foundation of your reality. You should be keeping a journal of your day to day activities and progress on whatever goals you may have. Home renovations, and changes in decor are signified for you now, but you should be careful about prices and details of spending. Read the fine print. There could also be a change of residence or having someone move in or out in the coming weeks. Whatever is happening for you personally on the home front, it’s most likely going to change your routine and your lifestyle. This week brings a Full Moon that asks that you think bigger about what you want for your life. You may have the desire to go away, to travel and to experience more freedom. Keep a log of your thoughts, particularly about your hopes and wishes.
Cancer: You could come to realize a secret about the nature of reality this week, and it’s likely to feel like a revelation where you have more faith in your life. It could feel like you are encountering the depths of humanity and you decide to take the higher road towards your own wishes. There is a power of synchronicity with you, and the law of attraction can seem more present than usual. Your financial situation is also highlighted this week, where you could have an awakening about debt and your relationship to banks, the economy and financial institutions. This could be the end of a chapter and the beginning of a new, more hopeful future. You could also feel like you’re ready to change careers, and take charge of what’s really meant for you. Your romantic life benefits from respectful conversations and discussions on mutual goals.
Leo: If you wanted to do something awesome with your life, what would it be? Where would you go? Who would you be with? Who do you think you’d become because of the experience? This week the big questions about the direction of your life can give you new flashes of insight into the possibilities of the life you want. Other people can be the catalysts. You’ll likely have lightbulb moments that wake you up and give you big hopes and wishes for what’s possible. Your relationships can go through a big wake up this week too. You are likely to see a significant other, and yourself, in an whole new light. Work and money matters are blessed. Working on a foundational plan for your future is recommended. Changes in your health and lifestyle can play a strong role in the next steps towards your financial future.
Virgo: This week can bring a resurgence of initiative and purpose to work towards your hopes and wishes. Mercury is now in shadow in your sign and will go retro in Virgo in a couple of weeks. This is a great time to start journaling if you aren’t already to keep track of your progress of self development. Self improvement and a healthy sense of personal identity and lifestyle choices are in focus for you. You are likely to have a revelation about how you’re living your life day in and day out which can lead to some big changes. A growth in hopefulness is required of you to inspire you to live your best life. Understanding that you are a co-creator with the universe and that you have the power to change can bring you a lot more self respect and appreciation for what you’re meant to do with your life. Consider your destiny and self love will be at the center of it.
Libra: You really can create your life and your future in the vision that you want. It requires that you dream a little, meditate a bit and contemplate the grand scheme of existence. When you are in tune with your spirit and the force of love in the world, you can make great leaps towards a future you want to experience. It’s not just about you either, it’s about all the people that are a part of this journey with you. We are all interconnected and together we can create a better future, one heart at a time. Connecting with people that hold values like your own helps your own growth as you work together towards common aims. Expect realizations and flashes of insight this week that inspire you to raise your own vibration and the energy of those around you. You can create a better future and the world needs your participation to make it happen.
Scorpio: You are one of the more magical, dramatic and emotional signs of the zodiac. You have a natural born power that pours out of your presence, and you have the power to make great changes in the world around you. This week can mark a significant time of change that impacts your overall future and outlook. It is your personal, home life and your career life that are highlighted for big revelations now. The new awareness that dawns on you can initiate the desire for a new lifestyle at home and work. If you want to manifest more money, tapping into your confidence and enthusiasm is your best approach to build a stronger foundation. Social situations can manifest potent changes in your love life this week. Meeting new people or joining new groups of interest can get your mind going in a different direction, and can feel destined.
Sagittarius: Hopefully you’re feeling more empowered and confident now that Mars is in your sign. Having a boost of positive self esteem and a touch of self assurance is always a good thing. If you’re the more laid back type, you could feel a little more activated and energized than usual. This is an excellent week for you to talk about your hopes, wishes, creative impulses and to express yourself. Ride the wave of energy that is on your side this week. A conversation could surprise you and go in a whole other direction waking you up to what you want for your future. You could also have great ideas on ways to create more wealth and manifest new projects and goals that give your career aims a boost. All around, this is a week to be active and engaged to give you a sense of empowerment. Synchronicity is likely to show you uncanny insights that can change you forevermore.
Capricorn: For the most part, it’s up to you how your life unfolds. The personal changes you have this week are going to wake you up to how to live your life in tune with your destiny. A more philosophical, meaningful lifestyle is ready for you. Love can be the most transformative aspect of your life this week. When you look for examples of love in the world, it changes who you know yourself to be, and it can change how you live your life on a daily basis. Traveling to a distant location can totally change your worldview. If you’ve got the money, or if you come into a windfall, going on a trip would do you wonders. You are likely to have a realization about your financial situation this week. A hopeful attitude merged with practical action towards your dream life can set the stage for an all new future.
Aquarius: Happy Full Moon in Aquarius! It’s time for you to have a personal awakening. Not only is this a Full Moon, but it’s also an eclipse. Parts of your past could simply vanish as you look at yourself in a different light. You can shed your old skin and see yourself as a different person. Your karma has brought you to where you are. With Uranus retrograde you can have surprising insights that wake you up to realizing how you’ve become who you are today. How you relate to others will tell you a lot about who you are. Personal talks with a significant other can lead to dramatic revelations about relationships. It’s a good time to take a look at how you deal with finances as well. If you’re obsessed with money or addicted to opulence, you could have a wake up call about debt and lifestyle choices that can help you make healthier, more realistic choices.
Pisces: To be of service to others, to be compassionate and understanding of the whole spectrum of life gives you a special, soulful quality. Other people need you to bring that sense of spiritual understanding to their life. Through service to others, you grow. You fulfill an important part of your destiny when you are connecting with others. This week it is the way you life, the work you do, the efforts you make, the realization of unity and oneness that has such an impact. You are likely to have epiphanies and realizations this week about how you are a co-creator with the universe. Your light is needed. You have the ability to awaken others. In mundane reality, we all need money to survive of course. You are likely to have epiphanies this week in how using your gifts to serve others leads to rewarding goals and career opportunities.
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