Venus Enters Libra and Uranus Is Retrograding: Here’s Your Horoscope for the Week of August 16

Weekly Horoscope

The planet of love is entering the sign of Libra, which is the sign it rules over, on Monday, August 16—meaning that we will be feeling the romantic and creative energies at maximum! It’ll be time to focus on our relationships and reconnecting with people, but it’ll also be a time of self-indulgence and self-love! So whether it’s opening that dating app, or sending gifts to your friends or significant other, or just treating yourself, be sure to spread the love all around!

Meanwhile, Uranus will be retrograding on Thursday, August 19, and will last until January of next year. And although it’s a retrograde (which pretty much gets a bad reputation among astrology enthusiasts), a Uranus Retrograde isn’t out to induce stress on all of us. In fact, it encourages us to process life changes and elevate our ways of thinking—pretty apt as we are reaching the final quarter of another tough year of lockdowns and quarantines. So adapt to all things new, keep an open mind, and do what you can to make your life much better than it is now.

Aries (March 21 to April 19)

Nothing is stopping you from chasing your dreams right now, so listen to your intuition and seize all the opportunities that abound around you. It’s time to step into your personal power and invest in yourself. Just remember to always keep your work and home life balanced.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20) 

You may not be seeing the opportunities that abound around you because you’re so focused on your inner issues. Don’t get stuck in this negativity and open yourself up to more positive energies! Yes, the road ahead may not be easy and your fears and anxieties may overwhelm you, but just take it one step at a time. You’ll get to where you need to be eventually.

Gemini (May 21 – June 21)

You may feel like you’ve finally gotten back control of your life and you are now prepared to achieve your goals. Stay disciplined, committed, and levelheaded to ensure your success. Listen to your intuition too and don’t be afraid to take risks. Trust that you will be supported in your journey.

Cancer (June 22 – July 22)

You have so many goals in mind and you don’t know where to begin! You might feel excited to pursue them all but realize that it isn’t practical to spread yourself too thin. Prioritize goals that you’re actually passionate about instead of the ones where you think you’ll achieve the most material success—after all, being motivated by money and fame won’t always lead to happiness.

Leo (July 23 – August 22)

Remember that it’s not all about you. In your pursuit to have more or be more, you risk trampling over or pushing away other people who matter to you. Dial back your aggressive and controlling behavior and just be patient! Once you lower your expectations and reevaluate your goals, you’ll be able to move more positively forward in life.

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

Remember that running away won’t solve your problems. Yes, the real world can be overwhelming but you can’t just stay in your head forever. Sooner or later, you’ll have to face reality and resolve whatever issue is left unresolved. Have faith that you can get through these troubled waters.

(In case you missed it: Mercury Enters Virgo: Here’s Your Horoscope For the Week of August 9)

Libra (September 23 – October 22)

Past experiences may make you feel like people are out to get you, thus discouraging you from making long-term commitments. You have to make peace with these fears in order for you to move forward and toward your big dreams! Reassess your life and change what you need in order to be a better person.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

Aware of your insecurities, you have to actively do what you can now to resolve your inner issues and overcome your fears. Now is the time for healing! Show compassion to yourself and give your heart what it needs. Always listen to your intuition and express your emotions in a much healthier way.

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

You may be experiencing conflict among peers right now which is causing you unnecessary stress and anxiety. Be ready to forgive and move on if you want to leave all these problems behind; otherwise, it’ll just keep hurting you. Have strength and courage to heal from your wounds and learn from these painful lessons.

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

Disappointing setbacks you’ve been experiencing lately are holding you back from making decisions and committing to things. It’s okay to take a moment to feel bad about it but you need to accept these failures and keep moving forward. Acknowledge them as lessons learned! Only then will you be able to start your healing process.

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

You might feel like someone is taking advantage of you right now but running away from confrontation isn’t the way to go about it. Listen to your gut instincts on what you have to do. This is also a time of reevaluating your current lifestyle and if you are able to balance your career and personal life well. Place your needs first; you can’t give people what you don’t have.

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

You may feel that outside forces are trying to gain control over your life and all the obstacles are hindering you from achieving your goals. As a result, you’re questioning your self-worth, wondering if all this is even still worth it. But you have to accept that life can be hard and you just have to learn and grow from the failure. Only then will you be able to understand yourself better and become a better person.

(In case you missed it: Mercury Enters Virgo: Here’s Your Horoscope For the Week of August 9)

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