Your Weekly Horoscopes: August 7 to 13, 2022
This week’s astrology feels a lot like cleaning up after an earthquake. As we sort through the rubble, feelings come to the surface about what has transpired. The energy peaks on the 11th with a full moon in Aquarius which tests our patience in the midst of this transformative process. Last year’s Aquarius full moon (which brought up similar themes) coincided with the release of Billie Eilish’s Happier Than Ever (Eilish was also born with an Aquarius moon)—an album that digs into the joy and melancholy of getting older, and the empowerment found through unexpected transition. Things might not get easier, but by the end of the week, things will be more clear.
(Horoscopes follow for each sign. If you know your rising sign, reading for that sign too will provide further insight.)
The full moon in Aquarius on the 11th for you is all about belonging. Your friend group, community, and even coworker relationships have changed so much over the last few years, and lately it feels like you can’t find a social groove. Recent shake-ups are pushing you to get more involved with mutual aid and other causes you care about. Go where you think you can make a difference this week, even if it’s something your old group wouldn’t understand.
This week’s mantra: “I follow my heart to what’s important.”
The full moon in Aquarius on the 11th brings a big moment for your career or public life. Whether you’re getting a promotion, forging ahead with a new phase in your business, or simply committing to getting out of the house more, this sudden visibility is a breath of fresh air! But it’s also bringing some big feelings to the surface that are making you want to hide instead. Rather than question whether or not you’re ready, or if you deserve this, try to stay present and breathe through the big change.
This week’s mantra: “I’m not worried about the future. I’m ready for here and now.”
The full moon in Aquarius lights up your travel, higher learning and spirituality sector. This stokes your desire to flippantly move to another country, apply to grad school or (most realistically) spend all weekend immersed in your library books. A lot of the work you’re doing right now is internal and about expanding your mind, so stop worrying so much about what you’re missing out on in the group chat or at the coffee shop. You can catch up on the gossip after your next adventure.
This week’s mantra: “My mind can take me on any adventure.”
The full moon in Aquarius on the 11th lights up your shared resources sector bringing an ongoing issue with debts, loans or contract negotiations to the forefront this week. Even if the news is good—the divorce settlement is going in your favor, your freelance rate is going up or the issue with your grandparents’ will is finally resolved—whatever’s happening is emotionally taxing. Take time for self care (especially on the 9th) whether that’s a haircut or a few hours getting lost in a steamy romance novel to relax.
This week’s mantra: “I have the support I need to get through this.”
The full moon in Aquarius on the 11th highlights your closest relationships, and is a breakthrough moment for one of your major commitments. This is a go big or breakup energy so if a partnership isn’t working—especially a business partnership!—this could be the moment when you finally have to break a contract and step away. What’s coming up now is fated and heavy, so be sure to take some time for yourself to tend to your body and nervous system. Venus enters your sign on the 11th too, kicking off a few weeks of extra self-care.
This week’s mantra: “I go where I’m appreciated.”
The full moon in Aquarius on the 11th highlights your responsibilities and obligations, making it very clear what is and isn’t working about your daily grind. With your ruling planet Mercury still in your sign, you’re feeling way more articulate and productive than usual, but still you’re hitting tons of roadblocks when it comes to moving forward on big projects. For now, focus on the work that must be done behind the scenes before you’re too busy to handle the small details in a few weeks.
This week’s mantra: “I know what’s worth my attention.”
The full moon in Aquarius on the 11th is a pivotal moment for your dating life. It’s been hard for you to connect with anyone romantically—whether you’re single or partnered—over the last few years. The options have been fewer, and your usual date nights just aren’t the same. But this full moon brings some joy, even if there are still challenges along the way. Your ruling planet Venus moves into Leo on the same day, encouraging you to take up more space and be bold in your social life.
This week’s mantra: “Joy is mine to claim and cultivate.”
The full moon in Aquarius on the 11th brings a reality check about your home and family situation, Scorpio. For the last few months (or really the last few years), you’ve been feeling a bit isolated or at a remove from the people you love the most. Maybe the prospect of a difficult conversation with a parent has kept you from connecting, or a move for work has kept you away from the city you’d like to call home. This full moon comes as a reminder that connection is always a phone call away. Things start moving once you reach out.
This week’s mantra: “I choose who I let into my world with care.”
The full moon in Aquarius on the 11th brings some unexpected difficulties to your work schedule or daily routine. After last week’s shakeups, you were hoping that this week would be about re-establishing your flow, but you’re sleeping through alarms, skipping morning jogs and spending too much money on coffee after breaking your French press. Slow down and consider what’s truly necessary to make you happy everyday then work on removing what doesn’t spark joy from your environment and routine.
This week’s mantra: “Keep it simple.”
The full moon in Aquarius on the 11th is a reality check about your spending habits. You’ve been able to make a lot of financial progress this year and have been increasing your net worth through frugality. But after running the numbers this week, you realize that an unexpected expense could wipe out all of your savings in an instant! How disappointing. Instead of strategizing a side hustle though, why not ask for a raise? The problem is less about your lifestyle, and more about undervaluing yourself.
This week’s mantra: “I choose relief.”
The full moon on the 11th is in your sign, and this lunation likely has you feeling ultra sensitive. You prefer to stay cool, calm and collected at all times, but after last week’s shake ups at home or with your family, you could use a good cry. Venus enters Leo and your partnership sector on the same day bringing you extra support from your partner, BFF and work wife to get through the big feels. You’re working on boundaries but that doesn’t mean you have to permanently keep your walls up.
This week’s mantra: “It’s OK to cry.”
The full moon in Aquarius on the 11th falls in your unconscious sector. This is an ideal time for you to take a step back and observe. Download a meditation app, read that book on mindfulness, or just put your phone on Do Not Disturb for the entire weekend and touch grass. What you’re working on now isn’t meant to be broadcast to everyone. It’s meant to bring you peace of mind. So keep it simple and enjoy having something that’s yours and yours alone.
This week’s mantra: “I’m all that I need.”
Jaime Wright is an astrologer based in New York. You can subscribe to her newsletter for more musings on the stars.