Weekly Horoscopes (08/12-08/18)

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This week, Uranus retrograde begins, followed by a generous conjunction between the Sun and Venus, a Full Moon in Aquarius, a bit of chaos from a Mercury-Uranus square, and then Mars’ move into Virgo.

We are currently hitting a peak of tension between freedom, spontaneity, and erraticism and the need for stability, mutual support, and softness.

Read the horoscopes for your rising, Sun, and Moon signs for advice on how to navigate the unpredictable waters of this time with foresight and confidence.

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New! I am changing the way horoscopes are done. Below you will see a comment box under each sign’s horoscope for the week. This box is for your own personal answers/immediate responses to the questions posed in the horoscope for that week; it could be how the content relates to you and where you currently are in your life, what you want to focus on this week, and/or how you’ll implement the information you just read.

This change is a response to the way I think horoscopes have become part of consumerist culture- read once and discarded, adding to all of the other noise on the internet that overloads our brains and never gets put to good use. This new form of interactive horoscopes is meant to create a space for you to stop, reflect, and set intentions for your week alongside a community. My content from here on out will be a product of what I learn from you through your answers each week. Join in below!


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Leo

(July 23-Aug. 22)

This week’s Full Moon is in your seventh house of partnership. What role is partnership currently playing in your life? In which relationships do you feel the most reciprocity, safety, and support? And, which relationships feel sporadic and ungrounded? It’s up to you to decide how both kinds of connections are serving you. If you’re at a point in your life where unpredictable people feel comforting and attractive, own it. If you need more stability and camaraderie than you’re getting, be honest about that need. This is your life, Leo. There’s no reason to compromise for the sake of other people’s comfort.

Virgo

(Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

This Full Moon wants to uproot whatever is stagnant in your life. What parts of your life don’t seem to be progressing? The key to shifting the energy of these things is to change the structure and routines you have around them. Try a shift in how you talk about these things, how often you tend to them, and what tools you use to sort them out. Consistency is important, but what consistency means and how it looks should evolve as you do. Identify where you are at in your evolution in relationship to these areas of your life, and make changes accordingly.

Libra

(Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

This Full Moon offers you the opportunity to shed some new light on your own sexual desires. What fantasies have you never shared aloud or pursued out of fear? Which of your desires have you not even admitted or owned for yourself? How can you create space for these things to surface and bloom? They don’t need to be sexual, they can be creative or platonic, but the unlocking of your sexuality may be the key to owning and integrating the rest of your creative and relational self. Give yourself a chance to give in.

Scorpio

(Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

This Full Moon is your chance to rewrite some stories you’ve been carrying about the past. What narratives around past relationships, career, or creative endeavors, etc paint you in a light of victimhood or trap you in a stale or unwanted identity? This could also be about re-writing your role in your family. Decipher what old tales you’ve been telling for far too long and decide what new stories you will replace them with. Maybe it’s about focusing on the lessons from those times, gaining empathy for yourself and those who have hurt you in the past, and/or choosing to see that time of your life in a new light. Whatever serves you and your evolution.

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Sagittarius

(Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

You’ve spent a lot of time learning by trial and error, lately. Throwing yourself head-first into things and figuring out how to make them work. Now, on this Full Moon, it’s time to compile the lessons you’ve learned and see how you might be able to share them, or at least check in on if you’ve integrated the lessons. They say the definition of madness is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Where are you doing this in your life? How will you change your behaviour to invite in new growth? And, how can you use what you’re discovered to help people around you from making the same mistakes?

Capricorn

(Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

A Full Moon in your second house brings opportunities in the realm of finance and finding stable ground among the chaos of the world. But, do you have your own definition of what you want stability to look like in your life, or are you living by someone else’s definition? Maybe it’s being able to treat your friends to a meal without glancing at the total on the check, or maybe it’s being able to buy a house, a car, or consistant healing services for yourself, sans anxiety. Take the time to get specific about your vision and really relax into it, knowing that there is a version of you already living that life, and all you must do is tweak your behaviour, thoughts and actions until you align with them.

Aquarius

(Jan. 20-Feb.18)

Your Full Moon is meant to be a time of reflection and remembrance of how far you’ve come. Remember when you dreamed of being where you are now? List all of the things that would make 3-years-ago-you proud. Then, make a list of the things you want to be proud of doing in the future. Sink into what it will feel like to have crossed these things off your list. Let this feeling be your guiding light to carry you through whatever troubling times you’re experiencing. Everything is impermanent, even the feeling you get when you think you’ve reached a peak, but it’s your choice to either let the feelings of fear or triumph illuminate your path.

Pisces

(Feb.19-March 20)

Right now, it may feel like there are a lot of things that are “unresolved.” Those situations are your current lessons. Learning how to let the messy, frayed edges of life and relationships be what they are is why you’re here, on this Earth. You can’t always “fix” everything and everyone, Pisces, and you’re not meant to. You’re allowed to be a mess. You’re allowed to not have all the answers. Practice living in this space of uncertainty so that you can figure out your best tools for dealing with the way the uneasiness affects your body, mind, and spirit, and so that someone else can step up to attend to mend things, for once.

Aries

(March 21-April 19)

The people around you may be counting on you in ways you’ve never had to be accountable to before (and, if no one is asking anything of you currently, how can you offer your support in ways that challenge you?). This opportunity for growth may seem solely relegated to your relationships and may even seem isolated, but it’s not. There’s something bigger brewing. The skills you’re learning now you will soon need for something larger, more demanding, and with much more personal reward, in the near future. This is your time to show up fully, be willing to fuck up, and stretch yourself without burning out or reaching exhaustion. You can do it, Aries.

Taurus

(April 20-May 20)

A Full Moon in your tenth house of tangible growth and expansion means that there might be extra pressure on you to perform and step up to the plate in ways you haven’t had to before. Don’t shrink from this responsibility. This is just a transition period. These are the growing pains. The big stuff is still on its way. To make your undivided focus on these new ventures sustainable, make sure you’re tending to the basics of food, water, and sleep. Depriving your body of what it needs right now is another form of self-sabotaging your success. Leave those destructive patterns in the past and zero in on your intentions just as much as your actions.

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Gemini

(May 21-June 21)

The Full Moon is pushing you to aspire to more. Where in your visions and dreams for the future are you selling yourself short? Accomplishment is about setting high bars and changing your beliefs to match them, not limiting what you aspire towards to appease your stale understanding. How can you expand your belief of what’s possible, this week? Maybe you travel, tap, read, research, and find role models to broaden your lens. It’s best to start at the root of where your limiting beliefs come from before you try to replace them, but try and get to both steps, this week. Future you is waiting for you to get with the program and realize your genius and exponential potential.

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Cancer

(June 22-July 22)

Your conscious and subconscious mind are mingling in ways that may be confusing, right now. Find your anchors and use them. What mantras, prayers, movements, meditations, songs, etc, etc help to ground you when you feel like your mind is scrambled? Now is a good time to be journaling and creating material things that help you feel rooted in the now. Additionally, now is the time to cut ties with, or halt your relationship to, anything that feels out of your reach and triggers anxiety because of it’s formlessness (ex. credit/debt, pondering what other people are feeling that they haven’t explicitly told you, decisions that don’t need to be made right now, worst-case-scenarios, etc). Epiphanies and breakthroughs are just on the other side of this discomfort.

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Jaliessa Sipress

I am an Astrologer, artist and writer focused on creating space for women of color to find calrity and direction in the stars.