Your Weekly Horoscopes: August 25 to 31, 2019
This week, Mars, Venus and the sun—all in Virgo—connect harmoniously with experimental Uranus, and we are inspired to get creative with our problem solving. Mercury joins the force in Virgo on the 29th, and we are able to complete our tasks with precision. On the 30th, there is an auspicious and solution-oriented new moon in Virgo. If we’re up to the task, this lunation inspires us to move mountains. The question is: Is this mountain worth moving? If so, let’s hire the excavation team.
(Horoscopes follow for each sign. If you know your rising sign, reading for that will provide further insight.)
Happy birthday, Virgo! Whether you are fantasizing about quitting your job and heading to massage school or reminiscing about last summer’s dreamy drive up the California coast, it’s time to incorporate your visions into your every day. This week, you are laser-focused on cultivating your mindfulness and improving your quality of life. On the 30th, with the new moon in your sign, make your ambitions known. It’s your birthday so don’t spend time on anything that doesn’t feel as expansive and gentle as an ocean breeze.
We live in a world where it is almost impossible to be alone. Silence never comes. There’s always a ping from the group text, news updates on Twitter and hours of Instagram stories to consume. For the new moon on the 30th, find your personal Walden Pond. Take a scenic drive, or simply leave your phone in your glove compartment while you go shopping. Being unavailable will feel like a new kind of adventure, but when you turn down the volume, there is so much space to fill.
You have been so focused on partnership this year: your first year of marriage, an exciting business endeavor, endless discussions with your boo about where you want to travel next. How has this changed the way you spend time with your friends? How has this shifted your community? Not everyone gets it. On the 30th, don’t resist the urge to open up to someone willing to listen. It is a sweet relief to discover their advice is exactly what you need to hear.
After a summer spent doing favors and being everyone else’s warm hug at the end of a long day, it is finally your own time to shine. Give yourself some credit: this is a huge deal. Whatever big leap you are taking around the new moon on the 30th, be sure to make an announcement. Expect the support you gave everyone else to return to you, and don’t accept any less. If nothing else, buy yourself a bouquet, or take yourself out for a round of drinks. You certainly deserve a reward.
Though it has been difficult at times, you are finally feeling proud of the image you have cultivated over the last year. Whether you are getting used to motherhood, recovering from the final semester of law school or embracing a more mature personal style, old friends may no longer recognize you. Use the new moon on the 30th to intentionally pause and take in the view, before you face the next big challenge—which may or may not be Whole30.
Your challenge this week is to get serious about your finances, especially money that is shared. Whether you are dodging debt collectors or shoveling away savings, changes in your private life are making it necessary to examine your budget with real scrutiny. You may have lowered your mortgage or negotiated cheaper rent, but are you using the excess wisely? On the 30th, make a date to consider what financial risks are worth taking (is giving your brother’s historically shady friend $10K for a new business venture the smartest idea ever?) and plan future investments. Be brave as you face the spreadsheet.
Changes in your immediate environment affect the way you experience commitment this week. Your job is moving its office to a less ideal location downtown, and your boyfriend seems less dreamy after he snubs your sister. You flourish in romantic landscapes, but use the new moon on the 30th to get practical about your relationships. Perfection, of course, is unattainable, but sometimes the most magical connections can only last a season. After your evaluation, go after what you wish to keep with even more gusto.
It’s time to get your sweat on, sweet ram! Now through October 3rd is your power time for fitness, but it’s time to get out of the same old routine. Instead of pushing yourself to burn extra calories, take your workout to a new environment. Get into the hot room for yoga, or into nature for a run. Your motivation can only grow, and the new moon on the 30th inspires you to add strength training to your regimen. Be the muscle you wish to see in the world.
Though you are known for being “stubborn,” even you must admit that to be human is to constantly shapeshift and continually change. Take a cue from your kids (or your young-at-heart boyfriend) this week and find pleasure in something totally random. Kids learn the saxophone for a week, play field hockey for a season, or go goth for one school year: Why can’t you? For the new moon on the 30th let a curiosity become a hobby. It’s OK if it doesn’t last forever.
Whether it’s drama in your immediate family or shifts in your living space, everything is happening at home and stress levels are high. It’s frustrating to have your comfort zone in disarray, but you started the project so you must bring it to completion. If that means giving up and calling in professional painters, then so be it. The new moon on the 30th pushes you to tackle something that’s been causing restless nights—an overflowing closet, a political debate gone wrong with your sister. Release your expectations for how things will work out and get some rest so you can go into the final battle with a clear head.
You always plan ladies’ night—who else takes note of everyone’s favorite snacks and knows which restaurant has the fizziest Diet Coke machine? But this week, follow a hunch and try out a new spot in town. There are tastier treats and fizzier sodas just outside your comfort zone. Riding this energy, embrace the new moon on the 30th by, instead of researching like you usually do, getting a recommendation from a friend for a quick nature escape, a hike, a picnic. Some outside feedback will expand your world.
You are never shy about sharing your thoughts with the world, but this week, you realize the value of your ideas. Don’t rush: It isn’t necessary to incorporate as an LLC, put a patent on a niche breakfast pastry or take the digital stage as an Instagram influencer, but it is time to draft a business plan. For the new moon on the 30th, experiment with offering your services to friends for some kind of exchange that values your worth. What starts as a side hustle could become your career.