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Your Weekly Horoscopes: August 30 to September 5, 2020

Welcome to September! While this week’s cosmic weather has us feeling obsessive, impulsive and inarticulate, as Virgo season continues, it’s probably best to stay inside, lay low and catch up on projects. This is especially difficult on Sunday the 30th when mixed messages have us feeling extra suspicious and ready to send 30 texts in a row to our crush. Things improve at the full moon in dreamy water sign Pisces on Wednesday the 2nd when it’s clear we’re not far from actualizing what once seemed like a distant dream.

On Saturday the 5th, communication planet Mercury moves into Libra which brings balance and sophistication to our communication—no wonder it can be found in the birth chart of a boundary-pushing politician like AOC who gets to the point with style. If we can’t act on it, we might as well talk it out.

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

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5 Virgo  

Though a communication issue with your partner may leave you feeling confused and insecure on the 30th, there’s missing information. So, try to let it be and have some fun. At the full moon on the 2nd, which highlights your commitment sector, you have a much better idea of where you stand in the relationship. Whether you’re making it official or breaking up, trust what you feel in the second half of the week. Your ruling planet Mercury moves into Libra on the 5th, which puts money on your mind. How can what you spend better reflect your values?

This week’s mantra: You are what surrounds you.

6 Libra  

Nothing is going right for you at the top of the week, sweet Libra. On the 30th, you start spiraling when you remember that you’re not working from home, you’re living at work. Maybe it’s time to get your laptop away from the couch and build yourself a proper desk. The full moon on the 2nd is the perfect time to commit to a routine. Though you don’t like being tied down to a regular schedule or a typical day, setting a few non-negotiables (like a morning meditation or no devices at lunch) could really improve your productivity.

This week’s mantra: One step at a time.

7 Scorpio  

Disappointment comes on the 30th when you meet up (or let’s be real—do a Zoom) with a friend who’s taken advantage of you in the past. You go into it hoping to see her in a new light, but it turns out that she’s up to the same old tricks. Then on the 2nd, the full moon in Pisces lights up your romance sector and brings a culmination to a flirtation or creative project that began back in February. Stop playing therapist to your coworkers for the day and follow the bliss where it leads.

This week’s mantra: Who deserves your energy?

8 Sagittarius  

Though you’re really killing it at work this month, a confusing situation at home or with your family on the 30th distracts you enough to miss a deadline. Whether your mom is sending cryptic texts or your landlord keeps dodging your calls, there’s definitely some missing information. Luckily, the full moon in Pisces on the 2nd shines a light on the situation so you can move forward. As far as that deadline you missed earlier in the week, there’s an opportunity to make up for it with a genuine apology on the 4th.

This week’s mantra: Don’t stress until you have all the information.


Though your hubby or your BFF tries their best to plan a special night for you on the 30th, something’s on your mind that keeps you from enjoying the festivities. It’s not about them but about your insecurities. Thankfully, the full moon in Pisces on the 2nd is the perfect excuse for a quick getaway! Get in the car and head to your favorite hiking spot or an idyllic restaurant a few towns away. Soak up the vibe of what’s comfortable and familiar while you have the chance.

This week’s mantra: It’s OK to go with what’s familiar.

10 Aquarius  

Though you try to spend the 30th making to-do lists and booking Zoom Pilates so you feel grounded going into the week, something completely unexpected throws off your whole schedule. Unfortunately, you can’t ignore the big picture while taking on life’s daily battles. The full moon in Pisces on the 2nd comes with huge news about your finances. If you’ve been diligently saving (as you set out to do) since back in February, you realize this week that you can finally make that big purchase.

This week’s mantra: Go for what’s yours.

11 Pisces  

As the week begins, you’re feeling completely burned out and over it. And though you have looming deadlines and family obligations, even your partner’s best pep talk on the 30th can’t get you out of bed. Stop trying to fight it and just rest. The full moon in your sign on the 2nd is another clue that this week is all about self-care. Celebrate yourself with a bentonite clay mask and a glass of your favorite fizzy wine. Your support system is here to pick up the slack while you take a break.

This week’s mantra: Rest is an act of resistance.

12 Aries  

Though events on the 30th may leave you feeling stressed or even paranoid about a situation at work, try to take a break. The full moon on the 2nd falls in your unconscious sector and is the perfect time to take a personal day or at least step away from Instagram and emails for a few hours. Try to focus on what you can control rather than getting caught up in everyone else’s expectations. When Mercury moves into Libra on the 5th, you’re equipped to get what you want from an important conversation. Use your voice.

This week’s mantra: When in doubt, step away.

1 Taurus  

On the 30th, you get caught up in a string of little projects for work or at home that you can’t quite seem to get right. Don’t let the spreadsheets or the Ikea furniture make you feel incompetent. Focus on something creative or artistic instead. The full moon on the 2nd falls in your friendship sector so reach out to all your favorite people that you’ve missed during lockdown. It’s also an ideal time to volunteer or get involved with local politics. If all else fails, a sweet email from your crush on the 4th makes you smile.

This week’s mantra: Creativity is the key.

2 Gemini  

Your mind is spinning on the 30th with all kinds of worries about your career. Did you say something that upset your boss? Or are you just projecting your own ambivalent feelings about your job? The full moon on the 2nd marks a turning point in your professional life, so whether you’re getting a promotion or stepping away from your position to go freelance, it’s a moment of recognition. Then on the 5th, your ruling planet Mercury enters beauty-driven Libra which puts your mind on art and romance. Stay grounded through doing what you love.

This week’s mantra: Do it for yourself.

3 Cancer  

Even though things couldn’t be better in your relationship, on the 30th, you’re compelled to contact an old flame. Before you hit send on that text (or let’s be real: that Instagram DM), consider whether you really want to check in or if you just want the attention. Some things are better left in the past. The full moon in Pisces on the 2nd highlights your higher learning and spirituality sector. Are you considering going back to school? Now’s the time to fill out the application or sign up for the herbalism course.

This week’s mantra: Take the high road.

4 Leo  

Though you want to focus on the big picture, this week has you caught up in all kinds of daily dramas—especially on the 30th. Take care of yourself before you take on anyone else’s baggage. At the full moon on the 2nd, you’re rewarded with a financial windfall: Your tax return gets processed quicker than you thought or a lucrative client signs on the dotted line. You’ve been in need of this extra cash for months so put it straight into your savings account and budget carefully.

This week’s mantra: Show me the money.

Jaime Wright is an astrologer based in New York. You can follow her on Instagram @jaimeallycewright or subscribe to her newsletter.

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