Your Weekly Horoscope: August 29 to September 4

This week, we welcome September and some of the clearest astrological skies we’ll experience in 2021. It’s prime time to take the lessons from a chaotic summer and get ourselves back on track. On the 30th, Mercury enters Libra, where the communication planet values romance and balance. Poetry rules everything under this influence. Is it a surprise that the stars of the greatest love story ever told—Titanic, obviously—Kate Winslet and Leonard DiCaprio, both have this placement in their natal chart?

(Horoscopes follow for each sign. If you know your rising sign, reading for that sign too will provide further insight.)

12 aries

Mercury’s shift into Libra on the 30th has you feeling super romantic. But while some are showing their love through poetry and songs, you’re showing it through acts of service. Your girlfriend is usually the one who cleans up everything around the house, but this week you’re putting extra effort into making things comfortable for her. Due to its retrograde, Mercury remains in Libra for most of the fall, so get used to taking on these additional chores.

This week’s mantra: Tidy up for love.

1 taurus

Mercury shifts into Libra and your daily grind sector on the 30th, which could bring on some headaches at work. Mercury is the planet of details and deadlines and when it’s in Libra, you can’t ignore any of the fine print. Projects must be completed to their highest possible quality. Usually, you would throw some of the more tedious tasks toward an intern or new hire, but this time, you’re taking it all on yourself. Buckle up! Things are getting meticulous.

This week’s mantra: Not everything that matters is glamorous.

2 gemini

With your ruling planet Mercury entering Libra and your romance sector on the 30th, things are starting to heat up in your dating life. Whether you’re on the prowl for love or in a steady long-term relationship, you’re writing love poems like you’re crushing again. Just be careful not to get too caught up in extracurricular activities, as the Mars-Neptune opposition on the 2nd brings an unexpected challenge at home or work.

This week’s mantra: Everything is poetry.

3 cancer

Mercury enters Libra and your family sector on the 30th, inspiring you to finally look at your 23andMe results, do a deep dive on or call your Grandma to get the tea on your family history. Deep secrets and hidden scandals may surface from this research, especially as Mercury connects with steady Saturn on the 4th. You love the gossip, but make sure this information stays with those who you trust.

This week’s mantra: Keep digging.

4 leo

Mercury enters Libra and your communication sector on the 30th, making this week a particularly auspicious time to start a journaling practice or make a ritual out of your daily walks. You’ve spent much of this year feeling frustrated by how much you have to give to your relationships, and writing or walking it out helps you untangle a lot of these interpersonal knots. This is also a great time to get back in touch with an old friend and use reminiscing as comfort food.

This week’s mantra: Repeat until it’s a habit.

5 virgo

With your ruling planet Mercury moving into Libra on the 30th, you’re inspired to clean out your kitchen or your closets and purge the belongings that aren’t meant to last. Stylish air sign Libra is about high taste and even higher quality. Ditching those cheap jeans and those tacky mugs from the sale rack frees up space for you to level up both your wardrobe and your decor.

This week’s mantra: What’s meant to last?

6 libra

Mercury joins Venus in your sign on the 30th, bringing you loads of confidence in your self-expression. It’s time to break out the watercolors. You’re inspired to splurge on some new equipment for your favorite creative outlet, whether that’s cooking, painting or photography. Just wait until after the 2nd to make any large purchases, as Mars’s opposition to Neptune on that date means you might be too hasty with your spending and miss out on the best deals.

This week’s mantra: Nothing beats creativity.

7 scorpio

Romance is in the air as Mercury enters Libra, but that doesn’t mean you should let your guard down while looking for love. Action planet Mars opposes Neptune on the 2nd and though this aspect brings a super sexy date, you might leave the encounter realizing that this suitor wasn’t exactly who he said he was. Relationship dynamics are going to be murky for you until Venus enters your sign later this month. For now, enjoy the mystique but don’t take anything too seriously.

This week’s mantra: Slower is better.

8 sagittarius

Mercury enters Libra and your friendship sector on the 30th, inspiring you to get out and circulate with coworkers or volunteer in your community. As the communication planet makes a supportive connection to responsible Saturn on the 4th, you may find yourself taking on a leadership role in a local cleanup or spearheading a mutual aid effort. Just be sure you aren’t biting off more than you can chew, as Mars’s opposition to confusing Neptune on the 2nd makes this a prime time for burnout.

This week’s mantra: Give what you’ve got.


Mercury’s move into Libra on the 30th means lots of extra responsibility for you at work. You’re holding down the fort while your boss is on vacation and working overtime to help out a coworker with a big account. Luckily for you, Mercury is making a supportive trine to steady Saturn on the 4th, which means that your extra efforts won’t go unnoticed and may result in some extra compensation—or, at the very least, an oat milk latte as a treat from a grateful colleague.

This week’s mantra: It’s hard work to be noticed.

10 aquarius

Mercury’s shift into Libra on the 30th finds you suddenly swept up in planning a romantic vacation for you and your crush (who you met three weeks ago on the apps). Will you follow through with this plan? No. You’re not as spontaneous as everyone seems to think you are. But, this encounter with wanderlust reminds you that your dreams are worth time and attention. Even if they’re still just fantasies.

This week’s mantra: Dream big.

11 pisces

Mercury’s shift into Libra on the 30th brings a wakeup call for you and your partner regarding shared finances. You can no longer ignore some of your debts and deficits. If you’re in a new relationship, this could be when the two of you finally have a serious conversation about all those fiscal skeletons in the closet that are keeping your bond from progressing. If you’re building a business, this is also an ideal time to get serious about seeking loans and grants to support you in the future.

This week’s mantra: Nothing to hide.

Jaime Wright is an astrologer based in New York. You can subscribe to her newsletter for more musings on the stars.



Jaime Wright is an astrologer and writer based in NYC. She has been writing PureWow’s weekly and monthly horoscope columns since 2019, and also authors the cult favorite...