Your Weekly Horoscopes: August 6 to 12, 2023

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What came up for you during last week’s full moon in Aquarius? After a lunation that helped many of us state our priorities and clarify our direction, we need some positive vibes to get past the full moon hangover and onto our next projects. Thankfully Mercury is in Virgo so at the very least, our to-do lists will be on point.

The sun (our life force) squares off with buoyant Jupiter on the 6th inspiring us to get going. This is the aspect of the big personality found in birth charts of celebs like Whoopi Goldberg, Dolly Parton and the Olsen Twins. Though it’s invigorating, it also means you might encounter some extra inflated egos—Napoleon had this placement in his birth chart—so be careful not to give your attention to anyone who’s only goal is to outshine.

Then on the 9th, Venus retrograde squares off with Uranus for the second time this summer (the last time was on July 2nd). This aspect is all about shifting desires in love, beauty and sexuality: an ongoing project! Relationships started under these skies are definitely unusual, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t meant to last. On the same day, communication planet Mercury connects with Jupiter providing even more energy and optimism.

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

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(March 21 - April 19)

You have your work cut out for you this week, and it feels like you might need a heroic dose of effort to just begin. But what if instead of “starting fresh,” you focused instead on simplifying what’s already in front of you? The building blocks of your future are at your fingertips. You just have to get rid of some clutter first. Clear the path so you can hit the ground running.

This week’s mantra: “Tidy.”

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(April 20 - May 20)

You’re on deadline this week. Though your impulse is to rush through everything to get it done, what if you took your time instead? Your ruling planet Venus is still retrograde and squaring off with innovative Uranus on the 9th meaning that the only thing you can count on is change. Embrace revision.

This week’s mantra: “Pivot.”

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(May 21 - June 20)

Whether your bestie’s going through a breakup, your sister’s moving out of town or your neighbor’s doing major home renovations, a lot of your focus this week is not on your own issues. This comes as a relief (why try to solve things when you can simply look away?) but you know it’s also a distraction. How can you reclaim your time?

This week’s mantra: “Release.”

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(June 21 - July 22)

Great news for your career (and your bank account!) arrives on the 6th! You’re finally getting that opportunity that’s felt just out of your reach for months or even years now. But now that you have it, your work is cut out for you! Use the expansive energy on the 9th to delegate tasks and make a plan.

This week’s mantra: “Organize.”

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(July 23 - Aug 22)

You’re finally getting your groove back, but that doesn’t mean you have to dance until you drop. This week is packed and busy in a satisfying way as work opportunities come through, money problems get solved and all of your besties show up for your full week of birthday activities. But this week also reminds you of who and what burns you out. Keep what’s inspiring close and leave the rest.

This week’s mantra: “Edit.”

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(August 23 - September 23)

You’re feeling empowered to teach this week, whether that’s what you do professionally or not. Mercury’s still at home in your sign and you have a lot to say! Both about the world and about yourself. Join those with similar interests to expand your horizons even further. You also might meet someone special in French class or at the bookstore.

This week’s mantra: “Present.”

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(September 23 - October 21)

This week brings the opportunity to get paid. Whether it’s finding new jobs and gigs through friends, building an audience for your own business or signing a deal, you’re getting what’s owed to you. Your ruling planet Venus is still retrograde and squaring off with inventive Uranus encouraging you to think outside the box.

This week’s mantra: “Brainstorm.”

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(October 22 - November 21)

You’re feeling lively and excitable, so when a new commitment presents itself, of course you want to dive in headfirst. But take a moment to consider whether you want this or you just want something. Brainstorm with friends and consider your options. What you end up taking on might be very different than the initial offer.

This week’s mantra: “Innovate.”

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(November 22 - December 21)

Between deadlines at work, constant errands to run and your kids begging to foster a puppy, this is an extremely busy week for you. Lean into your natural leadership skills so you can prioritize what’s important rather than getting caught in the depths of a never-ending to do list. You might prefer to play as part of a team and fade into the background, but now’s the time to step up to the front of the pack.

This week’s mantra: “Shine.”

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(December 22 - January 19)

Do you feel like a lack of resources is getting in the way of you enjoying your life? Maybe it’s not financial burdens you’re experiencing but emotional ones. It’s hard to just relax and have a light evening when everything feels so heavy. Tap into the resources you have this week and follow both your joy and intuition. Go where you’ll expand.

This week’s mantra: “Knowledge.”

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(January 20 - February 18)

Last week’s full moon put the focus on you, but now your focus is making sure all the most important people in your life feel supported. Whether you’re hosting an out-of-town lover, having all the besties over for dinner or visiting family out of town, everyone finds relief when they feel at home. Get comfortable!

This week’s mantra: “Ground.”

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(February 19 - March 20)

When was the last time you felt this busy, Pisces? Your schedule this week is jam-packed with social events, work meetings and so many errands. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, especially on the 6th, remember that you don’t have to get everything done by yourself. Ask your partner or your bestie to tag along and make everything fun.

This week’s mantra: “Two.”

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...