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'Are Horoscopes Real?': All Your Astrology Questions, Answered

‘Are Horoscopes Real?’: All Your Astrology Questions, Answered

By Horoscope.com

On January 21, 2021

In Astrology, Horoscope, Spirit

'Are Horoscopes Real?': All Your Astrology Questions, Answered

Some of us giggle over our daily horoscopes on the way to work, while others continuously read them just to see if they “come true.” And then there are those who get a full natal chart reading and faithfully check their horoscopes on the daily. Based on this, they might also check compatibility reports for potential friends and lovers, and even plan major life events according to how the planets are aligned.

Whatever type of horoscope-checker you are, you’ve probably wondered how exactly a horoscope is even made and whether there’s any truth to it. Well sit tight, because we’re about to answer all your questions.

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Is There Any Truth in Horoscopes?

The word “horoscope” comes from the Greek word “horoskopos,” which literally means “a look at the hours.” Early astrologers in ancient Babylonia based their predictions on the movement of the planets, which at that time were thought to represent the activity of their five gods—Marduk representing Jupiter, Ishtar representing Venus, Ninurta representing Saturn, Nabu representing Mercury, and Nergel representing Mars—in combination with the Moon-god Sin and the Sun-god Shamash, whose movements were believed to affect what was happening on Earth.

Can Horoscopes Predict the Future?

As knowledge of astronomy and the world has evolved, the art of astrology has evolved as well; these days, the charting of planets is very thorough if done by any professional astrologer. Because of that, using astrology to interpret potential life events is very real indeed.

How Do Horoscopes Work?

Surely you know your sun sign (hint: it’s the typical answer to that “What’s your sign?” question.) But to learn about your other signs (and yes, you have more), astrologers will need to know more than just your birthday.

To write the most in-depth horoscope possible, astrologers require the date, time, and location of your birth. When we have this information, we are able to place your sun sign on the first house of an astrological chart, then follow the signs in order for each house thereafter, thereby determining what types of issues may affect you at any given time. By looking at the position of the planets, we can study your chart’s aspects and determine whether or not you will have a challenging day, month, year, or if the aspects are lining up in your favor.

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What Are Planetary Aspects?

The detailed theory of planetary aspects is quite complex, but in a nutshell, when there is a connection formed between planets that are associated by some degree in the zodiac, they are referred to as “aspects.”

When the planets occupy the same degree of different signs in a chart, they have a connection that is referred to as either harmonious or challenging, depending on the signs involved or the number of degrees separating the planets.

The major aspects commonly referred to are the “conjunction,” which is zero degrees and is considered the strongest blend of two energies; the “opposition,” which is 180 degrees and considered a very challenging aspect; the “square,” which is 90 degrees and largely represents conflicting energies; and the “trine,” which is 120 degrees and considered to be an easy and beneficial connection.

Do Planetary Aspects Affect Signs the Same Way?

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When it comes to astrology, nothing affects any two individual people in the exact same way. The planetary aspects have different effects in general, and as we apply these to peoples’ sun signs, the aspects affect each sign differently.

For example, in the Sun square Mars aspect, Mars is the planet of drive and determination, and the square aspect denotes difficulty in this area, so in general, people with this aspect in their chart may have problems with others getting in their way, so the lesson in their life may be to face challenges head-on and be willing to jump hurdles to get what they want.

So, does this aspect affect a naturally headstrong Aries differently than a more introverted, sensitive Cancer? Absolutely! We can see a lot less frustration ahead for the Ram than for the Crab, as overcoming obstacles comes much more naturally to an Aries than it does a Cancer.

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Okay, But Sometimes My Horoscopes Don’t Come True—What Gives?

Horoscopes are great tools to use as general guidelines for living, not predictions to be followed to a T. In order to write the most detailed and in-depth horoscope possible, an astrologer needs to have a person’s birth date, time, and location. Because it isn’t possible to have all of that information for every person, most horoscopes are written with a more general audience in mind. Most daily horoscopes are written by using sun signs based on the position and effect of the Moon.

The Moon changes signs every two to three days, which in turn affects our moods and emotions, so daily horoscopes are written based on where the Moon is, and how that will generally affect each sun sign on that day. Monthly horoscopes can add sun signs crossed-referenced with planets that change every month or the course of several months, namely Mercury, Venus, Mars, and the Sun. Yearly horoscopes include slower moving planets such as Saturn and Jupiter, and longer-term horoscopes are based on the movements of Pluto, Neptune, and Uranus, which can take many years to move through one sign.

How Can I Use My Horoscopes in My Life?

When you have a decision to make, do you only listen to one person, or consult one source? Probably not.

By reading your horoscope, whether it’s daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly, you can get a glimpse into what your world will be like from a planetary perspective, and you can use this information as a tool to help guide and motivate you.

Horoscopes can help you open up your mind to new possibilities, as well as options that you may not have considered, and as long as you approach reading your horoscope with an open mind, you can let the planets be your guide to all that is possible.

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Embrace Your Power—5 Types of Witches and Witchcraft

Embrace Your Power—5 Types of Witches and Witchcraft

By Ellen Ricks

On January 6, 2021

In Astrology, Magic, Spirit

Embrace Your Power—5 Types of Witches and Witchcraft

Witchcraft seems like a particularly buzzy topic these days, with books, blogs, and more delivering ancient magic to a modern audience. But while stylized Tarot cards and light-catching crystals have their place, the shift from intrigued observer to practicing pagan can be a daunting one. So why not start the process by determining which brand of witchery resonates with you?

Read on to learn about five specialized takes on witchcraft, where the variants came from, and which type of witchcraft resonates most with you.

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Astrology

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What is an astrologer? An astrologer, or cosmic witch, is a witch who uses planetary and celestial energy in their practice. They study and feel a personal and spiritual connection with not only the main planets in our solar system, but with asteroids, meteors, supernovas, stars, constellations, galaxies, and black holes. Cosmic witches pay particular attention to astrology, horoscopes, and zodiac signs—but that only gives us a picture of how the cosmic forces influence the individual. Cosmic witches are focused on how celestial energy influences the inner self, but also the world.

History: Cosmic witches have been around since the study of planets. According to the American Federation of Astrologers, the Babylonians are credited with the birth of astrology. They used their astrological charts to predict the “recurrence of seasons and certain celestial events.” Around 2000 B.C., Babylonian astrologers believed that the sun, moon, and the five known planets (Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto had yet to be discovered) all had distinct character traits (Mercury representing communication, Venus representing affection, and so on). Cosmic witches use these planetary traits to call upon their energy. For example, many witches choose to perform spells on a full moon because the full illumination can create an extra magical boost and enchantment—and the rock itself is said to align with emotions and the soul.

Modern cosmic witches: A present-day cosmic witch may not be using astrology to predict the weather, but rather to predict future events or influences. For example, it’s beneficial for a cosmic witch to know when Mercury is in retrograde, and in which sign, because it will allow them to determine where communication breakdowns will occur, and in what guise. If a cosmic which was planning to perform a love spell, their best chance of having it being successful during a new moon which corresponds with new beginnings and relationships.

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Divination

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What is a divination witch? A divination witch uses their magic to try to predict the future, often employing a variety of tools—or one that resonates. There are so many mediums with which to connect into the magic of the world: think Tarot cards, oracle cards, a pendulum, the I Ching, palmistry, and tasseography, and more.

History: Divination and divination witches have existed in just about every time period in history. In ancient Greece, divination witches were known as Oracles, and it was believed that deities spoke through them. A famous oracle was high priestess Pythia—known as the Oracle of Delphi—who was thought to be the mouthpiece of the god, Apollo. Every culture has its own form of divination. In ancient China, the diviner would carve out their question onto an ox bone until it cracked, and then the cracks were analyzed.

Modern divination witches: Today, divination witches don’t claim to be the mouthpiece of the gods; instead they use divination to predict likely answers to simple queries like, “Am I on the right career path?” or “Does this relationship stand a chance?” And in true modern fashion, divination methods like Tarot can even be found on our phones.

Herbalism

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What is a green witch? A green witch works with magical properties found in the natural world. Their craft is based on respecting nature and all living things. Green witches focus on the magical correspondence of herbs, plants, and flowers. This incorporates herbalism, which is the study of botany and use of plants intended for medicinal purposes.

History: Herbalism is found in many cultures, but Chinese herbal medicine is one of the ancient variations still practiced today. Chinese herbology is based on the concepts of yin, yang, and Qi energy, where the herbs can either cool (yin) or stimulate (yang) certain parts of the body, the concept used for ritual and spiritual practices as well as medicinal. In parts of Africa, an herb known as purslane was used for purification during and after ritual ceremonies, while in some Scandinavian countries, clover was once used to ward off evils spirits and help develop psychic ability. In folk magic tradition, chamomile is said known to bring luck.

Modern green witches: Today, green witches still take herbal magic very seriously, using essential oils and creating small physic gardens in their own apartment. (You can find plenty of green witches on Instagram for inspo!) Be aware that this is a learned art: it’s extremely important to know the health effects of the herbs you plan to use or ingest as well as the magical benefits.

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Kitchen Witch

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What is a kitchen witch? A kitchen witch practices magic within their own home. Their magic is not based on any divine power or spiritual guidance, but that magic that can be found in the everyday routine. Their craft comes out while cooking, baking, and nesting while tapping into the power of their own intention.

History: Witchcraft and cooking have always gone hand-in-hand. During the late 15th and mid-18th century many of the 200,000 witches (mostly women) were tortured, hanged, or burned at the stake were accused of poisoning food. Even now, our classic image of a witch persists as a woman stirring her cauldron. There has always been a magical and ritualistic nature surrounding food. Like green witchcraft, kitchen witches use herbalism in their food-based magic—but kitchen witchery isn’t just about food. It can also be making a homemade offering to a deity, cleansing and protection your home, and so on.

Water Witch

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What is a water witch? A sea witch, also known as a water witch, works with the element water in order to tap into their magic. They feel a deep, powerful connection to the water—whether it is the ocean, sea, or lake. This powerful pull leads them to be more aware of their own mystical energies.

History: Sea witches have been found in many cultures throughout history. From the sea nymph Calypso of The Odyssey; Sycorax of Shakespeare’s play The Tempest; even Ursula in Disney’s The Little Mermaid. However, sea witches have a deeper history in mythology. In Norse mythology, sea witches were magical, malevolent feminine spirits who often took the form of mermaids. These witches believed that their power and bond over the sea and tides was born of their worship for the moon. The triple goddess symbol holds particularly deep meaning for sea witches, as it represents the three phases of the monthly lunar cycle: waxing, full, and waning.

Along with praying to the moon, sea witches have had a long history with practicing dowsing, a method of divination for finding water, metals, even gravesites underground by using a Y-shaped stick made of hazel. Dowsing has been around since the Middle Ages, used frequently in Europe until its association with witchcraft caused the practice to be shunned; its legitimacy as a science is still up for debate. 

Modern sea witches: Contemporary sea witches may not be luring sailors to their deaths, but they are still incorporating water, weather, and the moon into their practices, finding their own magical connection with the sea.

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6 Things to Do During Your Saturn Return

6 Things to Do During Your Saturn Return

By Virginia Mason

On December 25, 2020

In Astrology, Saturn return, Spirit

6 Things to Do During Your Saturn Return

Once every 29.4 years, you experience a Saturn return. When Saturn makes a complete trip around the zodiac and finally enters the same sign it was in when you were born, that’s when your Saturn return begins. This happens around ages 27, 57, and 87 and lasts for two and a half to three years. And during this time, you’ll feel a whole lot like a gigantic storm is ripping through your entire life. (Exciting, right?)

The planet Saturn—the planet that rules Capricorn—governs over law, order, time, and structure. It encompasses all the stable things in our lives. So in terms of what it can affect, Saturn can cause incredible upheaval in many areas of your life from work to relationships to family.

So as you enter a Saturn return, the experience is both deeply painful and beautifully empowering. The lessons you learn during a return are designed to protect you by keeping you on your karmic path.

That said, there’s also no escaping Saturn’s lessons! If you spend your return hiding under your covers and crossing your fingers, Saturn will just come back and kick your ass even harder on the next go ‘round.

So to make the most of every return, follow these steps, and Saturn will reward you for your hard work.

1) Take stock of your life

Slow down and reflect. Ask yourself the hard questions because they’re coming either way. Are you where you want to be? Are you with the person you want to be with? Are you spending your days how you want to spend your days? It’s okay to not have the answers. Saturn will help you find them, but by asking the questions, you’ll be working with Saturn and nudging its lessons along.

2) Ask for help

Saturn can leave you feeling like you have nothing left to give. It can also isolate you from your relationships and support system. If this happens, know that it’s working to connect you with the support you truly need and the relationships that will benefit you in the long run. When you feel lost, depressed, and helpless, go find the people who can help you. Go to healers. Go to counseling. Go get a massage. Whatever happens, don’t be afraid to ask for help.

3) Don’t skip your checkup

Saturn hits you on every level—both psychological and physical. You are not invincible. Take care of your body with a nourishing diet. Keep your body moving with whatever activity excites you. Monitor your health carefully, and check in with your health care providers at the recommended intervals. If a health scare happens – breathe. It is all part of the growth Saturn is pushing. Reach out to your support system, and remember, stress can make the heart stronger if you let it.

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4) Celebrate yourself

It’s easy to beat yourself up when it feels like life isn’t going your way. And that’s exactly how Saturn can make you feel, but if you pay attention, you’ll begin to see the ways that all of the chaos is actually helping you. So don’t lose sight of the wonderful things about you and the wonderful things happening in your life. Keep a gratitude journal and write down something you’re grateful for every day. And pat yourself on the back for all that you’re doing, how strong you’re being, and for every little accomplishment.

5) Stay open to complete and total change

At the end of your Saturn return, you’ll likely find yourself looking back at the old you—the you from three years ago —and thinking, “Wow! I don’t even recognize that person!” Your return puts personal evolution on hyperspeed. At the start, you may feel like you’re walking a plank toward eternal doom, but by the end, you’ll realize there was a much happier existence waiting for you at the bottom. So stay open and let yourself fall into the unknown and into a stronger, more powerful version of yourself.

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6) Use intention jewelry to manifest what you want

During your return, you can keep yourself on track by practicing this Saturn return ritual once every three months. By remembering the advice above and regularly practicing this ritual, you can easily find your way through Saturn’s storm, so you’re able to welcome all its disguised blessings.

Ingredients

  • A piece of jewelry or a small crystal
  • An orange-colored candle
  • A notebook
  • A pen or pencil

 

Instructions

Turn off all your electronics and find a quiet, clean space where you can be alone. Place your intention piece (jewelry or crystal) next to your orange candle.

Settle into position and close your eyes. Then place your left hand on your heart and your right hand on your stomach. Take three, deep, slow breaths. Keep your eyes closed as you say the following aloud: Please grant me the clarity to live my highest purpose.

Slowly open your eyes and light your candle. Then pick up your notebook and write (for at least 10 minutes) about your life, your deepest desires, and what you need to do to satisfy them. When you’re finished, write at least one thing you are grateful for from the last three months.

Close your notebook and place it to the side. Pick up your jewelry or crystal and hold it in your hands. Face the candle, close your eyes, and say the following out loud: I am unique. I am powerful. I have the strength to live my highest purpose.

Blow out the candle, and open your eyes. Thank the universe. Carry your jewelry or crystal with you until the next ritual.

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Your Horoscope for Monday October 16: To Manifest What You Want, You First Have to Dream

Your Horoscope for Monday October 16: To Manifest What You Want, You First Have to Dream

By Horoscope.com

On October 16, 2017

In Date, Horoscope, Spirit

Your Horoscope for Monday October 16: To Manifest What You Want, You First Have to Dream

Whatever you did this weekend (and we know it was wild, Scorpios!) today is the day to get everything back on track and where it should be. With the moon in detail-oriented Virgo, all signs are feeling a surge of productivity to get sh*t done,  making today pretty painless, as far as a Monday goes. No wild moves—today is slow, steady, productive, and one of those days you can get ahead, which is so key, especially as the passionate, intense vibes of Scorpio, which moves into the sun next week, are already being felt by certain Zodiac signs this week. For now, shore things up, and know that things will get wild, crazy, and fun in the future.

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Aries Daily Horoscope
While everyone around you is talking about their productivity hacks, you may feel like you’re missing out, or like you need to add more order to your life. Nope! You do you, Archers! Today, you’re going to cover a lot of ground simply by your charm, but trying to stick to a schedule or be someone you’re not will only backfire. Instead of focusing on your weaknesses, focus on amplifying your strengths. 

Taurus Daily Horoscope     
Someone from the past is dragging you down today, Bulls. It may not be anything that person is actually doing—no accusations, please!—but the old energy of a past partnership, job, or relationship is getting in the way of the moves you want to make today. Your course of action? Let it go. On a piece of paper, write down the person’s name in pencil, write yours in ink, and then put the paper in a safe place—it’s not harmful, you’re just reminding the universe that you need to focus your energy on you. 

Gemini Daily Horoscope      
You want something new, right, Gemini? You’re feeling restless and uncertain about the things going on in your life. A big change is in the horizon, but for today, the stirrings you feel are simply a sign that when change comes, although it will be sad, you’ll be ready. For now, shore up your connections to friends and family. Your network is everything.

Cancer Daily Horoscope
With responsible Saturn in your sector of routine and the sun in your home sector, today’s a day to tune into what your home needs. For you, your home is your heart, and if you’ve been neglecting it for awhile because of your schedule, you’re going to feel it. Cleaning up and restoring order may seem like a small task, but it’ll do wonders for your mood. 

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Leo Daily Horoscope
You’re both in love with and conflicted by your routine today, Lions. On one hand, you’re on top right now, with respect and accolades coming your way. On the other hand, you’re feeling constrained by rules and expectations. The result: A lot of frustration. For today, while you may be tempted to make major changes, consider the good in routine. There’s a lot of comfort to it, and the more you lean in, the more satisfied you’ll feel.  

Virgo Daily Horoscope
With the moon in your sign, you’re feeling a lot more emotional turmoil than other signs, Virgo. While it’s a good thing to pay attention to your emotional needs, don’t allow them in the driver’s seat today, as that could be a distraction. Practical and cool—the Virgo way—is the best way to sail through the day and emerge on top.

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Libra Daily Horoscope
Libra is all about playing well with others, but today, you just may not be feeling it. Whether it’s a friend or colleague, you’re butting heads and feeling frustrated. Take a step back. Pushing buttons won’t solve the issue, and some space for both of you will give you the best perspective to tackle the issue later. 

Scorpio Daily Horoscope
You’re all about forging ahead and making plans today, Scorpio, but some niggling issues in the back of your brain are holding you back. They won’t go away without action, so taking the time to address them this week will pay off so you have a free and clear birthday month to look forward to! 

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Sagittarius Daily Horoscope
A Sun-Saturn connection gives you the energy and concentration you need to get things done today, Sags—or would if your phone didn’t keep blowing up with texts. Some personal drama, likely only tangential to you, is unfolding, and you’re getting sucked into it. To avoid it being even more of a time suck, repeat after us: I’m busy right now. Will handle this tomorrow. Seriously, the more you stay focused on your own things, the better you’ll be. 

Capricorn Daily Horoscope
Today is a golden day for work, and Caps are working it. Your reputation has preceded you, and people are coming from all over asking for advice, and may even be feeling you out for a job lead. Bask in the adoration, but know you don’t have to many any concrete next steps just yet.

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Aquarius Daily Horoscope 
You had a creative, strong weekend and the trend continues today. You may find yourself thinking about a passion project you would love to take on, or start seriously thinking about starting a business. Enjoy allowing your mind to run with this idea—this week is a great one to actually get your dreams off the ground!

Pisces Daily Horoscope
Today is a great day to have that scary conversation with a boss or coworker. Your chart is in a spot where the universe is admiring you, and bringing up a difficult question or topic will only make you seem more responsible and on top of things. Your instincts are totally on track today, Pisces: Follow them to see where they lead. 

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Your Horoscope for Saturday, October 7: Chill Out and Listen to the Universe

Your Horoscope for Saturday, October 7: Chill Out and Listen to the Universe

By Horoscope.com

On October 7, 2017

In Element, Happiness, Spirit

Your Horoscope for Saturday, October 7: Chill Out and Listen to the Universe

After a full moon in Aries caused extra tension at the tail end of the week, you may think today is a day to kick back, relax, and get over the chaos that was last week. And it is! Kind of. But there’s still some untamed tension around you, and avoiding it, reacting to it via passive aggressive comments or social media posts, or cranking up conflict just won’t work. Let’s all be adults here. It’s time to take responsibility for your actions, ask others to do the same, and make sure you protect yourself and your heart. This can be a connecting day, or a day that drives you farther apart from the people in your life. You control your destiny!

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Aries Daily Horoscope
Phew. The Aries full moon blew through your sign, but brought up some big questions that you’re grappling with. Rams like actions, but the stars say to sit with indecision today. Make fun plans a priority; everything will shake out as it should. (Hint: sex can be a very good distraction today! Play around with your sign’s aphrodisiacs for maximum oomph)

Taurus Daily Horoscope   
As the Taurus moon trines Pluto, you’re feeling more confident and sure of yourself than you have in awhile. Use that Bull energy to make the day yours. Make a date, flirt like crazy, or invite a bunch of people over for a spur of the moment party. The way you relax can manifest change in your work life, too. 

Gemini Daily Horoscope      
When Mercury conjuncts the sun, you’re feel confused and conflicted, and unsure of the reason why. On paper, everything about your life seems great. So what’s going on? Some solo time can help you feel more in tune with yourself—hanging out in a crowd may make you feel even more confused than ever. 

Cancer Daily Horoscope
What is going on? All you want is some stability, and it seems like every move you make, things fall apart. As scary as it is, let go of control a little bit today. Remember: You can’t control other people’s decisions. The more you stop worrying about what other people do, the more you can enjoy what you’re doing. With that in mind: It’s okay to ditch plans you’re only feeling eh about. Ask yourself, Crabs: What do you want? 

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Leo Daily Horoscope
As the sun and Mercury meet in Libra, you’re taking a big look at the people in your life. Today is a good day to do something altruistic—there’s someone in your circle who’s been helping you out a lot this summer. It’s not like you’re selfish, but you’ve had a lot on your plate, and they might feel like they’ve been taken for granted. You know what to do.

Virgo Daily Horoscope

Mars and Venus are in your sign, and you’re in love with love. Single? Remember that flirting isn’t only romantic. Put on your best, sparkliest self, dress up, and charm the world—you’ll get that energy back like woah. Attached? Elevate your actions so it’s like you’re back in the “let’s impress each other” stage. Wine and dine your partner. And cuddle into bed tonight (partner optional) because life feels good. 

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Libra Daily Horoscope
You are in your element today, Libra. The sun and Mercury conjunct in Libra, which means that the spotlight is on you in the best possible way. Have you had a birthday bash yet? If not, this is the weekend to do it. Make socializing a priority today—you’ll be glad you did. 

Scorpio Daily Horoscope
As your ruler, Mars, conjuncts Venus, you’re feeling extra amorous. How are you going to channel that romantic energy? Don’t wait for your partner (or date) to come to you. Make plans, take the reigns (which you already love to do) and plan your own ultra-romantic evening. 

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Sagittarius Daily Horoscope
As planetary energy swirls and homes in on your sign, you’re feeling a little bit vulnerable. You may be wondering who really has your back and may worry people are plotting against you. Pull yourself out of your funk by talking through your insecurities. Real talk is what you need today; everything will feel more chill tomorrow. 

Capricorn Daily Horoscope
Saturn is making you play the “what if” game—what if I had never met X or moved to Y—and it’s not fun. In order to let go of the past, you’ve got to look to the future. Remember: You’re in control. No one else is forcing you to do things. if you feel you’re succumbing to forces beyond your control, it’s time to check in, tune into your gut, and remind yourself just how powerful you really are. 

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Aquarius Daily Horoscope 
You love lazy Saturdays and have your routine all set up, but it might be a good day to change things up. Say yes to spontaneous plans. (Like crystal light therapy, perhaps?) While you’re great at knowing your boundaries and knowing what you want to do, you’re sometimes inflexible when it comes to other people’s desires. Trying to include them in your agenda will elevate your weekend and help make you closer than ever. 

Pisces Daily Horoscope
You’re still feeling a bit shaky (it’s been a tough month, no?) and today is no exception. Your goal for today is to do you. A yoga session can help you chill. So can a coffee date with a friend. Some people are trying to pull you into conflict today; rise above it and focus on your own stuff—you don’t need that distraction. 

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Your Virgo Season Horoscope for August 29-September 3

Your Virgo Season Horoscope for August 29-September 3

By Horoscope.com

On August 28, 2017

In Element, Prediction, Spirit

Your Virgo Season Horoscope for August 29-September 3

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Last week felt crazy for all signs. As the chaotic energies of the eclipse swirled across the Zodiac, you may have felt out of sorts, confused, and out of step with your day to day life and goals. Thankfully, this all changes this week, as dyanamic Mercury moves into charismatic Leo. Creativity and romance will be amplified, and all signs may find themselves drawing inspiration from their past, either by taking up a new hobby, reconnecting with an old friend, or otherwise tuning into who they used to be. You may find that the best way to go forward in becoming an improved version of who you already are is to draw inspiration from the past. A tie between Jupiter and practical Saturn paves the way for you to accomplish goals, move forward, and generally improve, evolve, and expand into all aspects of your life. 

Aries Weekly Horoscope 
Relax, Rams! The stars say nothing substantial will get done in the next week, so now’s the time to relax, enjoy friends, and find the good life. Energetic Rams are always going a million miles a minute, and you may find that putting a focus on leisure may help you solve a problem or issue in another section of your life. Feeling too restless? Working with a life coach, or setting aside time to talk to a mentor, could help you move in the right direction and stop spinning your wheels. And while you’ll get serious and settle come September, know that this week, the bits, pieces, and conversations you’re collecting will serve you well going forward.

Taurus Weekly Horoscope    
You’ve hunkered down this summer, Bulls, and friends and family have missed you! Luckily, Mercury, the planet of talk and thought, is moving into your home zone. Expect your priorities to shift as more personal plans come up. And don’t be afraid to focus a bit more on your personal life—talking through issues and problems can help you move ahead faster than you would if you were working alone. You may find that mixing different friend groups, or introducing your friends and family to each other, will have positive, rippling effects into the next week. Consider it! 

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Gemini Weekly Horoscope    
Gemini, you’re all systems go this week, but the planets urge you to slow down. While talkative Mercury, your personal planet, moves back into Leo and your sector of communication, you’re socializing and networking like never before. Awesome! But some plans discussed over drinks or dinner may not pan out successfully, or may work better with a different direction. Consider possibilities, but stay away from commitment until you’ve explored all sides. Don’t make any promises, especially not over email, and practice the phrase, “That’s interesting. I’ll consider it.”  

Cancer Weekly Horoscope
As Virgo season begins, cautious Crabs would do well to double-check their bank accounts and sources of income. While this is already something you do on the regular, right now, you’re feeling the urge to splurge and splash out in the last weeks of summer. Go for it, but make sure you can afford the indulgence. And it also pays to keep your ear to the ground. While you’re having fun and off the clock, a random opportunity may come up that’s perfect for you, now and for the future. You don’t need to commit right now, but do express interest and start the conversation. 

Leo June Weekly Horoscope
As Mercury, the planet of mind and communication, moves backward into Leo, Lions are thinking hard about the past. This isn’t a bad thing! Connecting to an important figure from the past, exploring an old hobby, or just thinking about a time when life seemed to be moving in the right direction can help you get on track in the present. But avoid rumination! If you find yourself feeling sad or nostalgic, get out of the rut by enjoying your life right now. Booking a trip, or even just trying something new out of your routine, can help make you feel confident, in control, and sure of next steps.

Virgo Weekly Horoscope 
Mercury is making you feel all the feels, and you may find yourself grappling with anger—even over an issue that happened in the past. While you may feel like you should swallow the feelings, talking about how you feel actually may be the ticket you need to move forward. If you can’t talk to the person who may have ignited the anger, or the anger is more freeform, then channel those feelings into working out, a new project, activism work, or anything positive where you can turn anger into action. And your home is a haven, so make it more so—a DIY project, adding some plants, or even just hosting some trusted friends can help you feel a little more balanced.

Libra Weekly Horoscope 
Hello? It’s your past calling. You may find yourself navigating a ton of invites from past work, social, or even romantic connections. Explore them—the stars say that even if a person is from your past, they may be key in introducing you to someone from your future. Meanwhile, it’s full-speed ahead on a personal or professional goal: A realistic goal, broken down into actionable steps that still leave time for fun, is key to success. You’ve got this! 

Scorpio Weekly Horoscope 
Feeling bang your head against the desk frustrated? Blame quicksilver Mercury, presently retrograde in your sector of goals. Don’t stress, refocus. If you can, put aside a project for a bit; as soon as Mercury goes direct, things will move forward much more quickly than things would right now. Not possible? Have as much as possible in writing, assume any closed door meeting will be overheard, and read everything at least three times before you agree. Meanwhile, your intuition is guiding you, especially on the personal front. You may find yourself acting out of character—and you may like who that person is. Go with the flow right now! 

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Sagittarius Weekly Horoscope 
Adventurous Archers may be planning trips or heading on vacation, but with Mercury still in retrograde, it’s wise to triple-check plans and have back-up ideas if possible. While the upcoming days may present annoying delays, mix-ups, and lost gear—even if you’re staying local—you may find that there’s a silver lining to these snafus, and may end up in conversation with someone who could prove to be an important person in your future. 

Capricorn Weekly Horoscope 
Always one to follow logic and practicality, this week, your emotions are in the driver’s seat. And this isn’t a bad thing, Caps! The key, as always, is to listen to your intuition. Now is a great week to take stock of who’s in your life, and more importantly, how they make you feel. You should reconsider anyone who makes you feel stressed, anxious, or uncomfortable—you’re in control here. There may also be some family drama bubbling under the surface. No matter who they are, trust your gut, but absolutely make sure to use your head and get all the facts before you proceed into confrontation or pulling others into the issue. 

Aquarius Weekly Horoscope 
Feeling like you’re walking on eggshells? You’re not alone, Aquarians. The present astrological backdrop has heightened misunderstandings and miscommunications for all signs, but especially you. Write things down before you talk, especially on sensitive issues, so your points are clear to you. Second, table the heavy conversations for next week, and right now, focus on fun and enjoying every last second of summer. And get out there! The stars say that someone outside your current social circle will prove to be important in the upcoming weeks. 

Pisces Weekly Horoscope 
Argh. Feel frustrated? Trust that it’s not you—it’s the planets. Mercury retrograde is in full force for fish, and you may find yourself having to re-do a project due to a tech crash. The good news: The new and improved project will likely be more impressive than what you’ve done before, and capture attention of people who matter. Still, it’s annoying. To balance out the frustration, focus on your leisure sector. You will see improvements and results in that area, especially if you set concrete goals. Bonus: The planets suggest you may meet someone there, especially if you’re single, so get ready to get your flirt on—it’s much more fun than worrying about a Powerpoint presentation.

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Your August 25-27 Love Horoscope: You’re out of Your Comfort Zone—Yesss!

Your August 25-27 Love Horoscope: You’re out of Your Comfort Zone—Yesss!

By Virginia Mason

On August 25, 2017

In Date, Love, Spirit

Your August 25-27 Love Horoscope: You’re out of Your Comfort Zone—Yesss!

The eclipses are done, and the sun has entered Virgo, grounding us in the details and helping us make sense of what the heck just happened. For this last weekend of the month, Venus is moving from Cancer into Leo. With Venus in play mode, love is feeling less serious and more fun. And with the moon in Scorpio, expect intense passion and ample opportunity to express it. With great passion comes great sex but also increased potential for impulsive behavior and conflict. Enjoy this post-eclipse passion reward, but don’t let it get the best of you. Give yourself a beat to think before you act, then have fun!

Find out how the planets’ positions at your precise birth day, time, and place influence your personality and life circumstances.

Aries Weekend Love Horoscope
Uranus in Aries trines Mars, squares Venus, and opposes the moon. You’re feeling confident and grounded this week. Your mind is clear, and you’re able to express yourself accurately. But the more attention you focus on tension in your love life and on that restlessness you’re feeling, the less fun you’ll be having. You may find it hard to keep these thoughts from overwhelming you, and you’re likely going to want to give in to your impulsive, aggressive tendencies. Just wait. You’re feeling the nagging desire for love and comfort, but right now, you’re better off embracing your passion and sexuality. Your patience will be tested, but by Sunday, you’ll be feeling calmer.

Love Lesson: Balance what isn’t working right now with an appreciation for what is.

Passion Prediction: 

Taurus Weekend Love Horoscope
As Venus spends its last day hanging out in Cancer, expect to be feeling a little underwhelmed by love. You’ve been wanting the secure partnership thing this past month, and while you haven’t stopped wanting that, it hasn’t been living up to your expectations. Maybe the problem isn’t with love, but with all the expectations you have for it. As Venus moves into Leo on Saturday, you’ll be asked to lighten up, and you will…in time. You’re bound to resist and feel a bit uncomfortable about the change at first, but once you give in to Leo’s fiery ways, then you’re likely to enjoy the uptick in energy and confidence it brings you. No more dragging your feet. If you want things to be a certain way, it’s time to make them happen

Love Lesson: Unmet expectations are the source of most discomfort in love…and life. Let your intentions evolve.

Passion Prediction: 

Gemini Weekend Love Horoscope
You love a good talk, have a million and one projects going on, and lots of thoughts in your head. Sometimes this leaves you scattered and keeps you from building long-term relationships, but for you, meeting people is easy. And it’ll be even easier this weekend when the sun conjuncts Mercury and trines Uranus. So, go out and have some fun. Any people pleasing tendencies will subside as your attention shifts to your own enjoyment. This is an excellent time to express your boundaries and be clear on what you want. Anyone who can’t respect that isn’t for you. Embrace the strength you feel right now, and don’t be afraid to be assertive. As with everything, as long as you’re doing it from a place of love, all will be okay.

Love Lesson: If you have to sacrifice your boundaries to keep a relationship going, it’s probably not a relationship worth having.

Passion Prediction: 

Cancer Weekend Love Horoscope
Venus is in Cancer for one more day. This will leave you feeling moody and needy on Friday as it squares the moon. By Saturday, as Venus leaves Cancer, you’ll be feeling less pressure around any relationship, and the Scorpio moon will allow you to harness your intuition in a way that you haven’t felt in awhile. This is especially true on Sunday, so whatever happens this weekend, trust yourself. You’ll be feeling more sexual and open to casual encounters. This may take you by surprise, but again, just trust yourself. Your desires may be unexpected, but you’ll know whether they’re something you want to act on or not. You are the boss of you, and you don’t need anyone else’s approval to enjoy what you enjoy.

Love Lesson: There’s no rulebook for love. Trust yourself, and stay true. The rest will follow.

Passion Prediction: 

Leo Weekend Love Horoscope
While the sun has left your sign, Venus is joining Mars in Leo. As they creep closer together, our sex and love lives become increasingly aligned, and with both of these aspects in Leo, all things romance are aligned with your beliefs, values, and goals. Your playful confidence is what people want, and with this weekend’s Scorpio moon amping up the sex factor, you’re likely to feel the passion. If you initiate anything this weekend—whether it’s asking someone on a date or rolling over in the morning to kiss your partner—chances are you’ll be well received. Venus and Mars are staying in Leo through September 4, so enjoy the extra sexy energy your radiating until then!

Love Lesson: It’s not so much that there’s a purpose as there’s a path. Our lovers are a part of this, and there comes a time when we all have to face where we are and decide who we want to be and who we want to be with.

Passion Prediction: 

Virgo Weekend Love Horoscope
Happy birthday, Virgo babies! The sun is with you and all of us. Your Virgo ways are inspiring everyone right now, and because of this, you’ll find it easier to relate to people. Your ruling planet of Mercury is still retrograde, but this weekend it conjuncts the sun. Expect increased clarity—especially on Saturday. As the mental obstacles disappear, you’ll be reminded of your spiritual side. You’ll understand that everything’s okay. That there’s an abundance of joy and beauty in this world, and with this blissful state of mind, you’ll be able to connect to any partner in a whole new way. Turn off the mind. Turn off the talking. Feel your way through this time. See where it leads—and enjoy the journey.

Love Lesson: Talking about things can get in the way of doing things. Let the doing lead you where you’re going.

Passion Prediction: 

Libra Weekend Love Horoscope
The moon passes through Libra on Friday, aspecting both Venus and Mars. You’ll be feeling eh on love but brimming with sexual passion. This sexual empowerment continues throughout the weekend. Have fun with it, but be careful not to lose yourself in it. You’re accustomed to being even keeled and disciplined, but this weekend’s energies will bring out your adventurous side that wants to flirt with risk. What happens this weekend may not fit neatly into whatever plans you laid out for yourself, but we all need time to let loose and let wild. So be safe, but feel free to do the things you wouldn’t normally do. Step outside your comfort zone. It’s bound to teach you something new.

Love Lesson: Planning will only get you so far. Unbridled living—and loving—leads you the rest of the way.

Passion Prediction:   

Scorpio Weekend Love Horoscope
Hello Scorpio moon! You’ve been hanging out on the sidelines a bit lately and absorbing everyone else’s energy, issues, and love challenges; but now, the moon is in you, and all watery goodness is aligned. Your intuitive, passionate self will feel right at home with this moon energy. Unfortunately this energy doesn’t exactly compliment the energy coming in from Venus and Mars. The result is amped-up passion without much direction, causing the fiery sparks to be expressed through impulsive, impatient action. This energy creates extremes in your relationships. Heightened emotions and sexuality can lead to some exciting physical fun … but also a fair amount of conflict. You may find yourself picking fights, especially on Sunday. Enjoy the comfort you feel amongst emotional extremes, but remember not to take everything you feel so seriously. A few deep breaths (or kisses) go a long way.

Love Lesson: Pick your battles.

Passion Prediction: 

Sagittarius Weekend Love Horoscope
Your ruling planet of Jupiter conjuncts the moon on Friday and sextiles Saturn in Sagittarius all weekend. Make use of this by breaking out of the habits, behaviors, and routines you’ve set for yourself. Are you quick to dismiss partnership? Or are you quick to dive into it? Whatever’s common for you, try the opposite. See what it feels like. But avoid impulsive decisions—weigh your options first, as decisions you make this weekend will likely come from a place of emotional whims rather than any commitments you’ve made to the future you. Take care of yourself by slowing down. Ask yourself what you’re likely to want tomorrow and the next day, not just right now, and teach yourself something new by playing with different ways of doing things.

Love Lesson: We repeat our patterns again and again until they teach us what we need to know, so we may choose differently.

Passion Prediction: 

Capricorn Weekend Love Horoscope 
As Saturn and Pluto challenge Venus and Mars, love isn’t quite on your side, but this will change by Saturday, with the Scorpio moon. Scorpio and Capricorn are opposites in many ways, but they both appreciate loyalty. They understand the big picture and share a common ability to endure tough times. This is because they both love deeply. And this weekend, your emotional, vulnerable side—not often on display—is right at the surface, ready to be noticed, admired, and cherished. Often, your loving nature can go unnoticed because you tend to be stoic. But I see you, and this weekend, so will others. Scorpio brings out your softer more expressive side, leaving you with the ability to turn any negative impressions into positive ones.

Love Lesson: Like everyone, you’re many things. While you want people to see that in you, don’t forget to also see it in them.

Passion Prediction: 

Aquarius Weekend Love Horoscope 
Uranus trines Mars, Mercury, and the sun. This is a time for enjoying the physical, mental side of things. Affection and emotional fulfillment elude you right now, but sexually, things are heating up. You’re feeling the desire to flirt and connect, but your sensual side is at odds with the intense, demanding energy of the Scorpio moon. You may feel frustrated with the general emotional passion in the air, but that’s because your passion is more intellectual. You desire a meeting of minds. Someone you can have a long, deep conversation with. That’s what turns you on, and right now, the conversation alone might be enough. But if it leads to something more, then even better. Opt for one-on-one socializing rather than groups, and choose somewhere quiet that allows for conversation and then some.

Love Lesson: Sometimes nothing is sexier than an excellent conversation.

Passion Prediction: 

Pisces  Weekend Love Horoscope 
Neptune in Pisces trines the Scorpio moon. This aspect brings all the water elements together and leaves you feeling super connected to the astral plane. You’ll be floating freely through all your experiences. Your thinking mind will be silenced. It’s a great time for sex that takes you someplace higher. This blissful state allows for incredible spiritual experience, especially on Sunday, but it’s not a great time for making any practical decisions. If your partner wants to talk, kindly ask them to be patient with you and wait until you’re ready to have the conversation. You may be off in your own world this weekend, but if they can come meet you up there, then you’re bound to experience some pretty transformative, open, and honest love.

Love Lesson: People experience life through different lenses. Remember that because you and your partner are seeing something different, you both have something to show each other.

Passion Prediction: 


Virginia is a Brooklyn-based Reiki Master and psychic healer dedicated to expanding people’s understanding of what’s possible. She offers private readings, coaching, healing, and more through her company, FleetingConnections.com.

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Your August 18-21 Solar Eclipse Love Horoscope: No More Settling!

Your August 18-21 Solar Eclipse Love Horoscope: No More Settling!

By Virginia Mason

On August 18, 2017

In Love, Romance, Spirit

Your August 18-21 Solar Eclipse Love Horoscope: No More Settling!

August has been a major shake-out of anything that isn’t supporting where we’re meant to go. No more settling. It’s time to go after everything you want, and the universe is there to give you that push you need. Monday’s total solar eclipse on the Leo new moon is harnessing the power of the sun, moon, karmic nodes, Mars, Jupiter, Uranus, and Pluto to get you on track. And this weekend, the moon is passing over Venus on its way to totally blocking out the sun, so before the eclipse, we’re very directly being asked to look at our love lives. You will no longer be able to stay in something that doesn’t support who you are and what you want. As this cycle closes, you may feel like you were thrown through a loop. Know that this isn’t really the end. It’s just the end for now. This concludes the first year of a two-year Leo/Aquarius eclipse cycle. Expect whatever came up for you during this eclipse season to continue playing out through January, 2019. Life is long. The big picture often escapes us in the moment, so wherever you are, stay open, stay open, stay open.

Find out how the planets’ positions at your precise birth day, time, and place influence your personality and life circumstances.

Aries Weekend Love Horoscope
The saga of you versus love continues. Friday—as Uranus challenges the moon and Venus—you’re feeling the tension between personal freedom and romance. And that’s okay. Maybe you need to be free right now. Maybe you need to sit with your relationship and just let the tension be until you’re clear on what you want. Maybe you don’t have all the answers, and good because if you did, life would be boring as hell. During this time when love and partnership is bringing up a lot and not fully satisfying you, turn to yourself. Lean on yourself. Love yourself. Do what you need to do and don’t feel bad about it. You’ll be feeling the strength in that on Sunday and through the eclipse.

Love Lesson: No one else’s love will ever be everything you need all the time. Fill yourself with love from within.

Passion Prediction: 
Taurus Weekend Love Horoscope
This period leading up to the eclipse hasn’t been as rocky for you as most, but you’ve still been feeling the pinch of Uranus in retrograde. What you’re learning is that no love is perfect. Sure, love can infringe upon your sense of personal freedom because in every partnership, you have someone else to consider, but this weekend, you’ll want nothing more than to consider that person. Spend time with them Friday, or if you’re single, go out into the world and meet someone new. Love is especially pleasurable and healing right now. And you don’t have to work on anything in you or in your partner in order to heal. Being together is enough.

Love Lesson: When you open up and let love just do its thing without trying to control it, it heals you. Through that healing, you’ll find freedom.

Passion Prediction: 
Gemini Weekend Love Horoscope
If you want to feel heard, say what you have to say on Friday as Mercury sextiles the moon and Venus. If you haven’t said it by Saturday, then save your words. Avoid any important conversations on Saturday AM.That’s a time for relaxation before the eclipse. Anything you say then won’t have the impact you desire. And as the weekend progresses, beware of your tendency to put words in people’s mouths. Trust that what people tell you is what they mean. Don’t rearrange it in your mind to mean what you want it to mean or what you’re afraid it means. Just accept people’s words and accept them. If you can’t, then let them go.

Love Lesson: Your mind can play tricks on you, especially if you let it analyze every little thing, again and again. Take people for who they are.

Passion Prediction: 
Cancer Weekend Love Horoscope
The moon conjuncts Venus in Cancer on Friday. I can’t imagine an aspect that makes Cancer happier than this. Seriously! This aspect—which blends nurturing, love, and contentment—is basically the epitome of who you are. You may be feeling all the feelings this weekend and even moodier than usual, but that’s just your nature being emphasized. With that, there’s also an immense feeling of bliss surrounding you. Stay in your crab shell Friday night and enjoy this complete immersion into your true self. Spend the rest of the weekend basking in the post Cancer moon and share it with any committed partner or someone who could become that. No time for casual love right now, it’s all about deep connection on every single level—including the physical, which is pretty damn great this weekend. 

Love Lesson: No one will ever know you as well as you do. To truly see yourself, remove the gaze of someone else’s eyes.

Passion Prediction: 
Leo Weekend Love Horoscope
Get ready for your life, emotions, and, yeah, relationship, to be struck hard. It could feel like striking gold, or it could be a heavy hit. Leo is where all the eclipse action is happening. This weekend, the anticipatory energy of the looming eclipse has you feeling antsy. Prepare your partner or lover for the fact that you may be a little weird right now, and prepare yourself for the fact that you may not even want that relationship by this time next week. But if you’re single, go out on Saturday or Sunday. You may just meet the person you’ve been waiting for.

Love Lesson: It’s not so much that there’s a purpose as there’s a path. Our lovers are a part of this, and there comes a time when we all have to face where we are and decide who we want to be and who we want to be with.

Passion Prediction: 
Virgo Weekend Love Horoscope
Monday’s eclipse is smack dab on the Leo/Virgo cusp. This means that you’re going to be feeling it all weekend. Between that and Mercury still in retrograde, prepare to feel generally unsteady in all things—including love. Friday offers some relief from this as Mercury sextiles the moon. Make the most of this by opening yourself up to your feelings. Allow yourself to experience the world outside of the thoughts in your head and the sensations in your body. Let yourself really feel your emotions. Friday is also the best time of the weekend to enjoy the company of a partner or lover. Your neuroses will dominate the rest of the weekend, and whoever you’re with won’t necessarily be able to handle it well right now. After all, they’re also feeling the pre-eclipse effects.

Love Lesson: Sometimes it really is best to be alone while you process challenging energies.

Passion Prediction: 
Libra Weekend Love Horoscope
What role does love play in bringing you joy and fulfillment? How does it support your growth? Ask yourself these questions Friday. Even better, journal your answers. I know sometimes it feels like you’re doing everything right yet somehow love alludes you, but after you wrestle with these questions Friday, the Leo moon and eclipse come to remind you that while everyone else has been finding love, you’ve been getting shit done. Feel proud of all you’ve accomplished. You’re a rockstar when it comes to maintaining balance. Whatever balance you want is what you will have. If you don’t have what you think you should have, consider that maybe it’s because you don’t really want it. 

Love Lesson: Timing is real. Things come together when they’re going to come together. Your job is to decide what you want, set the intention, and make it happen.

Passion Prediction:   
Scorpio Weekend Love Horoscope
You’re an expert at growing through relationships, but right now, love feels like it’s holding you back. This feeling’s been percolating since last week, and it’s emphasized Friday when the moon conjuncts Venus. Breathe through it, The moon moves on to Leo by Saturday afternoon, allowing growth to continue through your favorite blend of soul-deep connection and passionate sex. With this, you are given an opportunity to heal your insecurities and remember to have fun. Your spidey senses will be tingling as the eclipse approaches. Both of your ruling planets aspect the eclipse cluster—one comfortably and one uncomfortably. By connecting with your sexy, fiery, playful self, you’ll be able to ride the eclipse energy with greater ease.

Love Lesson: There are many ways to grow and expand. Don’t get too hung up on how it’s happened in the past. Stay open to how it’s happening now.

Passion Prediction: 
Sagittarius Weekend Love Horoscope
After two-and-a-half years, Saturn only has a few months left in Sagittarius. This eclipse is ensuring that Saturn’s time has been well spent and you’ve learned all it has to teach you. This weekend, you’ll see that you aren’t where you were three years ago. Change sets in gradually. Sometimes we fail to recognize it along the way. But look back now, and you’ll appreciate just how far you’ve come. You’ll feel empowered and ready to go after everything you want, including love. If you’ve been settling for a romantic arrangement that doesn’t meet your long-term goals, you’ll likely realize you’re ready to move on. No hurt feelings. You’ve enjoyed your time, but you’re ready now. Nothing and no one is going to hold you back.

Love Lesson: You know everything you need to know right now.

Passion Prediction: 
Capricorn Weekend Love Horoscope 
This playful, fiery, expansive eclipse energy is foreign to you, and you’re not in the mood to try something new. It’s not that you don’t love your partner, but you’re feeling you’re struggling to get on the same page when it comes to expressing love. If you’re single, you’re probably perfectly content with that this weekend. You have all the time you want and need for yourself. Awesome. Despite this tension surrounding romance, you’ll be feeling lucky and more sexual than usual on Saturday and Sunday as Saturn trines the eclipse planets. Let your love and partnership questions chill and enjoy the passion you can share with someone right now.

Love Lesson: Sometimes love and sex come together. Sometimes they don’t, and in a long term, committed partnership, you’re likely to experience both at different times. Let there be room for all of this.

Passion Prediction: 
Aquarius Weekend Love Horoscope 
The moon, Venus, and your ruling planet are all talking to each other. They’re working to find common ground so everyone wins, but they’re at a stalemate. In a relationship? You’re left wondering if there isn’t room for your independent ways. Single? You’re hesitating to take the next step, because you’re worried you’re going to lose yourself. But you see, it isn’t about winning. That’s the key part you’re missing. It’s about being and growing, and by Sunday, you’ll have figured this out. You’ll be feeling lighter and freer. Maybe this is because you’ve chosen to let your relationship go, or maybe you’ve decided that when it comes to love, you’re ready to stay the course despite your perpetual, nagging wanderlust. Or maybe you’re just glowing from that excellent make-up sex.

Love Lesson: Even if you know intellectually what it is that you need to do, you can’t rush your heart. It’ll meet up with your head if and when it’s ready.

Passion Prediction: 
Pisces  Weekend Love Horoscope 
Your Piscean energy is not jibing with the planets lining up for the Leo eclipse. Your sex drive plummets, and you’re feeling less social. The part of you that has always felt like you’re different than everyone else is emphasized now. You worry that maybe there isn’t a place for you. You worry that maybe your perspective isn’t even valid. But it is. Of course it is. No one can take that from you. If you want people to see you clearly, try some grounding exercises to keep yourself here on Earth. Meditate, practice yoga, hold some smoky quartz in your hands. Do whatever you can to take care of yourself through this eclipse, and remember, it’s just passing through.

Love Lesson: Even when you’re in an unconditionally loving partnership, there may be times when you feel lonely. That’s okay. That’s human.

Passion Prediction: 


Virginia is a Brooklyn-based Reiki Master and psychic healer dedicated to expanding people’s understanding of what’s possible. She offers private readings, coaching, healing, and more through her company, FleetingConnections.com.

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Love, By Virginia: Your Weekend Love Horoscope for August 11-13

Love, By Virginia: Your Weekend Love Horoscope for August 11-13

By Virginia Mason

On August 11, 2017

In Aspect, Sign, Spirit

Love, By Virginia: Your Weekend Love Horoscope for August 11-13

August isn’t slowing down, and this month’s eclipses aren’t the only big changes happening in the sky. This weekend, Mercury goes retrograde, and it’s staying there until September 5th. Mercury in retrograde gets a bad rap, but it happens four times a year for a reason—we need it. It’s easy to grow rigid in how we think about the world, our lives, and our relationships. These quarterly shake-ups help us check in and reevaluate. What thoughts are keeping you from having the fulfilling relationship you want? This weekend will help you begin to answer this.

Find out how the planets’ positions at your precise birth day, time, and place influence your personality and life circumstances.

Aries Weekend Love Horoscope
This Friday and Saturday, the Aries moon might have you feeling good … but not when it comes to love. The moon squares Venus, making you want love, but somehow it isn’t able to give you what you need and want. Why? You’re being asked to confront differences in how you and your partner—or potential partners—communicate. You may jump to believing that you simply are not and cannot be loved or that the way you love isn’t appreciated. Resist this impulse. Instead, look at the ways people do express their love and appreciation for you. Maybe it’s not in the way you fantasize about, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t there. This energy moves through by Sunday, but you’ll likely still be wanting alone time as the weekend wraps up.

Love Lesson: People may express love differently than you, but that doesn’t mean they love you any less.

Passion Prediction:   
Taurus Weekend Love Horoscope
At the start of this weekend, simply let love lie wherever it is. Your ruling planet of Venus squares the moon, making you feel uneasy and hermit-like. Stay in. Garden. Cook yourself a tasty meal. Then breathe a well-rested sigh of relief on Sunday as the moon moves into Taurus. Sunday is for you, Bulls! You’ll be feeling free and strong within yourself. You won’t depend on anyone else’s opinion of you to feel good and aren’t about to compromise on what you want. Your confidence will show. Enjoy a day date or simply relish more time with yourself, and keep riding this feel-good wave through Monday.

Love Lesson: You need time alone to enjoy yourself and remember all there is to love about you. Then take that reminder out into the world!

Passion Prediction: 
Gemini Weekend Love Horoscope
Because Mercury rules Gemini, you’ll be feeling its retrograde movement more than most. You’ll find yourself exploring and reconsidering all your many ideas over and over again. This can lead to major indecision and internal paralysis. Your spinning mind may make you feel stuck, but luckily—because Mercury sextiles Venus—any lovers are going to enjoy your curiosity. The trick is that you have to let them know what’s going on inside your head. Share with them not just what you’re thinking but how it makes you feel. You’re processing the way you communicate and the conclusions you’ve recently drawn. By sharing your open-mindedness with your partner, you’ll find yet another thing that you two can connect over. 

Love Lesson: It’s okay to not have it all figured out. No one does. Let your confusion create connection.

Passion Prediction: 
Cancer Weekend Love Horoscope
Venus has released its connection to Chiron—the wounded healer. For the time being, the intense period of healing through love and growing pains has passed and left you with an open heart. So this weekend, focus on enjoying the dreamy, hyperconnected feeling and free-flowing communication you have with anyone you’re with. You’re taking love less seriously because you understand that whatever happens is—like all other things—simply flowing and moving through time. You aren’t feeling the need to control your circumstances in order to feel comfortable. Instead, you find comfort in unconditionally loving. People feel free to be themselves around you, allowing for deep, true connection. The love and acceptance you feel this weekend is what we’re all striving for.

Love Lesson: The highest form of love is all-embracing, accepting, and wildly unconditional.

Passion Prediction: 
Leo Weekend Love Horoscope
Prepare to feel light and happy and exactly where you’re meant to be. The moon trines the sun, Mars, and North Node all in Leo. Who you are, how you behave, and where you’re headed will feel seamlessly aligned with your inner self. You’ll radiate that classic Leo confidence while feeling genuinely fulfilled. If you’re single, now is a great time to meet someone, as you’re sure to attract only those who can truly handle all you have to offer. If you’re partnered, your joy is sure to rub off on and be appreciated by whomever you’re with. Enjoy this time, just make sure not to let your pride take over, or your confidence will turn into arrogance, and instead of attracting love, you’ll repel it!

Love Lesson: Confidence and fulfillment are two of the biggest turn ons.

Passion Prediction: 
Virgo Weekend Love Horoscope
You racked your brain. You worked it out. But now all that thinking you did isn’t making much sense. Your ruling planet of Mercury turns retrograde on Saturday in Virgo while trining Pluto. Between the eclipses and this, you’re feeling intense waves of transformation, but they aren’t hitting your relationship. They’re hitting you. The transformation comes in the form of anxiety, paranoia, and confusion. It’s easy to want to isolate yourself from others and sit these feelings out alone, but what you’ll learn this weekend is that love can and will stick by you even through tough times. It’s okay to lean on your partner right now, and if you’re single, it’s okay to experience comfort through romance and affection. Love can and will support you through this. Let it.

Love Lesson: Even your messiest self is worthy of love.

Passion Prediction: 
Libra Weekend Love Horoscope
You’re currently undergoing a four-week cycle of expanding joy and fulfillment in your love life. Last weekend was all about integrating the moon and your emotional self. This weekend, as Jupiter squares Venus, you’re learning to expand your understanding of love. You may be experiencing sexual fireworks, but you’re also learning that that is not enough. Emotionally, you’re dissatisfied. Love feels restrictive, and you’re not getting what you want. How can you have one but not the other? Will you ever be able to truly find both? Relax with all the questioning and doubting. Let the cycle unfold. There’s more to learn next weekend…and the next…and in September! Stay tuned. 

Love Lesson: Sexual love is a kind of love, but sex alone doesn’t satisfy your deepest desires for love and affection.

Passion Prediction:   
Scorpio Weekend Love Horoscope
You don’t just want someone’s body. You want their soul, too. Transformative sex—it’s the Scorpio way, and this weekend, your ruling planets of Mars and Pluto are all about it. Mars trines an Aries moon Friday and Saturday night, allowing for some particularly emotionally fulfilling sex. In fact, you may just want to find a partner Friday night, close the bedroom door, and stay there until Sunday morning. And while you’re enjoying yourself, know that Pluto is working its transformation magic on Venus and Jupiter, bringing about a big change in the enjoyment of your love life. Perhaps with this person you’re holed up with? Is that person just yourself? That’s cool too. Have fun! 

Love Lesson: Sometimes sex is just sex. Other times it opens you to a truly emotionally satisfying connection and helps transform how you experience love.

Passion Prediction: 
Sagittarius Weekend Love Horoscope
Expect more fiery sex and fun this weekend! Freedom feels good to you. Freedom is your happy place. You’re not worried about where your romantic connection is going. You know it’s all part of enjoying life and that enjoying yourself now doesn’t mean you won’t want to settle down later—though maybe you never will, and that’s okay too! This Saturday and Sunday, the moon meets up with Uranus and joins a grand trine between all three fire signs. I’m not sure who you’re spending your time with, but I bet everyone is pretty envious about all the fun you’re having. Enjoy this respite from Saturn’s transit through Sagittarius. It’s made the past two years pretty hard for you, and you deserve this break. 

Love Lesson: Enjoy your lovers! Regardless of your long-term goals, every partner is part of your love journey.

Passion Prediction: 
Capricorn Weekend Love Horoscope 
Pluto is still hanging out in Capricorn and will be for years to come. It won’t always be the focal point of your experience, but right now, it’s dominating things and opposing Venus. Expect tension with any partner. The way you express your love may be misunderstood, but know that Mercury—even with its retrograde motion—is actually your way around this friction. Open up to any partner and share why you do the things you do and what it means coming from you. Explain your actions—not because you need to defend yourself but because wires are getting crossed and old wounds are being triggered. Maybe they’ve seen something similar from someone in the past. Maybe they’re scared. Help them understand that you’re actually just a big loyal lover at heart.

Love Lesson: Folks can’t read your mind. Use your words to help people understand and foster love.

Passion Prediction: 
Aquarius Weekend Love Horoscope 
This Saturday, express your wild independence sexually. What does that mean for you? You’re a unique innovator, and your way is your own. How do you feel sexy? Is it dancing? Cooking? A bubble bath? This weekend, get in touch with your sensuality. Your airy nature often keeps you in your mind, but this weekend, as Uranus conjuncts the moon and the moon trines Mars, you’re being asked to get out of your head and into your body. Play with what makes your body feel good. This is about pleasure. Have fun discovering new ways to experience it. 

Love Lesson: Sex is more than just a physical act. It’s sensuality. It’s an energy, and how you express it is your own.

Passion Prediction: 
Pisces  Weekend Love Horoscope 
Neptune trines Venus, allowing you to simply let love flow, but Mercury makes you question if the love you’re feeling is real. Maybe you’re giving too much? Maybe it’s all an illusion and you’ve been tricked? Have you just been kidding yourself?! Relax. It’s fine. The love is real. And you’re freaking out a bit about it. And that’s fine! You love so unconditionally and easily that you’re prone to putting yourself in situations where you are giving too much and aren’t taking care of yourself, so it’s actually good to ask yourself these questions. Let the questions flow like everything else. Trust the answers will come. In the meantime, try not to absorb Virgo’s anxious paranoia, okay? 

Love Lesson: Don’t let the fear that maybe you’re repeating old patterns consume all the love you have to give.

Passion Prediction: 


Virginia is a Brooklyn-based Reiki Master and psychic healer dedicated to expanding people’s understanding of what’s possible. She offers private readings, coaching, healing, and more through her company. To find out more, visit her at FleetingConnections.com.

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Your August Love Horoscope: Are You Ready to Get Real?

Your August Love Horoscope: Are You Ready to Get Real?

By Horoscope.com

On August 2, 2017

In Future, Love, Spirit

Your August Love Horoscope: Are You Ready to Get Real?

This month, a lunar and solar eclipse shake up everything you thought you knew about love. This can be a good thing. Stale relationships will get an infusion of energy, and you will get clarity on what you want (and what you don’t) from a partner. All zodiac signs will find themselves listening to their hearts and finding a more honest and true version of themselves to bring to their relationship—no matter what stage it’s at. Remember: The road to love is sometimes rocky, but so, so worth it.

Aries August Love Horoscope
On August 4, a Jupiter/Pluto square throws your finances into the spotlight. Single? While “investing” in dating is smart, think time and energy, not an outfit and a pricy bar tab. Attached? Time to chat about shared finances, because issues won’t go away if you ignore them. On August 13, a Sun/Saturn trine makes romance fun—plan a date, enjoy, and don’t get too caught up in heavy conversation. On August 22, a Mars/Saturn trine amplifies any relationship goals—now’s the time to set an intention to make things happen.

Taurus August Love Horoscope
The lunar eclipse on August 7 suggests social activism will take center stage in your romantic life. Committing to a cause together can enhance your relationship, as can getting out of your comfort zone and volunteering for a political candidate or chatting up someone who shares your idealogy. Conflicts arise around the Venus/Pluto opposition on August 15—don’t get caught up in the drama; lying low could be your best course of action. When the sun shifts into earthy Virgo on August 22, it’s time to roll up your sleeves and do some work on your relationship (or work on finding a relationship). Things will go your way, but you have to show the Universe that you’re willing to pull your weight.

Gemini August Love Horoscope
A Venus/Neptune trine on August 12 cranks up your confidence in your romance sector. It’s the perfect time to take a risk. Whether it’s heading out of town for a date, trying something new in bed, or even being the one to make a first move, the stars say that your partner will respond favorably. If you’ve been frustrated by the state of your relationship (or lack thereof), be patient. The end of Saturn in retrograde on August 25 means things will finally move forward. But you have to do some self-reflection: A Sun/Mercury conjunction on August 26 asks you to look at the past and seek closure, especially in the form of self-forgiveness.

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Cancer August Love Horoscope
When Mercury goes retrograde on August 12, you may get bogged down by details, and misunderstandings may occur. Just think big picture, and forge ahead. On August 17, you send out a seductive vibe, thanks to a Venus/Jupiter square. You’re in a prime position to manifest a fantasy mid-month, so make sure you know what you want—otherwise, things will get complicated. When Venus leaves your sign on August 25, drama increases (if that’s even possible!). Do what you can to stay above it all—your partner or crush will be duly impressed.

Leo August Love Horoscope
A Venus/Neptune trine on August 12 adds romance into your relationship sector—candles, late-night confessions, and whispered seductions are all going to happen, so enjoy. Later in the month, a Mars/Saturn trine on August 22 gives you renewed confidence and focus in your relationship. If you’ve been busy focusing on everything else but love this summer, now’s the time to, well, get busy. On August 31, retrograde Mercury reverses into your sign for a second time. What this means? It’s re-do time. Whether it’s rekindling a romance from the past, bringing up a stubborn issue to try to get your partner to see your POV, or taking a chance to propel your relationship forward, now’s your time. Don’t waste it, Lions!

Virgo August Love Horoscope
The August 7 lunar eclipse casts a caring shadow over your romantic sector. Instead of focusing solely on your bond, the Universe asks you to expand outward—the more you care for the world, the more an intimate bond will grow. A Venus/Jupiter square on August 17 may cause some tension; just stay honest and true to yourself. The more you try to mold yourself into what the other person wants, the unhappier you’ll be. When the Sun enters your sign on August 22, you want physical, sweaty, delicious love. Go out there and get it. Single? Stay connected to your desires by spending quality time alone with yourself, fantasizing about exactly what you want.

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Libra August Love Horoscope
When Mercury turns retrograde on August 12, tensions rise. Stay cool, breathe, and don’t try to “fix” anything. Things will settle and become clear in the ensuing days. On August 20, a sizzling Sun/Uranus trine asks you to venture outside your comfort zone. Before you act, make sure your partner and you are both on the same page. A talk about exactly what you want in bed will take things over the top for you, lucky one! On August 25, Venus floats into confident Leo. Ask for what you want and you will get it.

Scorpio August Love Horoscope
A Venus/Neptune trine on August 12 injects some interesting possibilities into your romantic life. Before you commit, think through the pros and cons; looking before you leap will pay off in the long run. A Sun/Saturn fire trine on August 13 cranks up your passion even more (if that’s even possible!) Indulging in PDA, getting loud and sweaty between the sheets, or even outside, is exactly what you need. On August 26, a Sun/Mercury conjunction advises you to pay attention to the moment. A phone-free evening with your partner is what you both crave toward the end of the month.

Sagittarius August Love Horoscope
When Uranus turns retrograde on August 3, you have a fresh and different perspective on your relationship, or relationship prospects. Follow your intuition—your gut knows what to do, and it may have a different idea than your brain. Mid month, a Venus/Pluto opposition makes conversations confusing. Resist the urge to manipulate, lie, or play mind games, which will lead you down a rocky path. Stay honest and direct, even if it’s not easy. As retrograde Mercury reverses into headstrong Leo on August 31, your temper rises. Before you start a fight, ask yourself: Is it worth it?

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Capricorn August Love Horoscope
At the beginning of the month, a Jupiter/Pluto square creates conflict in your relationship, mostly related to money. Spreadsheets, conversation, and maybe even outside counsel from an expert, like an accountant, can help. Single? Feeling in control of your finances can help you feel in control of your love life. Toward the end of the month, a Sun/Uranus fire trine urges you to get out of  your comfort zone. Try something new with your partner, or, if you’re single, try a new way to meet someone. As the Sun enters Virgo on August 22, you’re feeling hypercritical—don’t voice your complaints before you’ve slept on them.

Aquarius August Love Horoscope 
On August 7, the full moon in Aquarius is rocking your world—and not necessarily in a good way. Avoid any major decisions or actions; it’s a good time to lay low and spend time with friends as a buffer. On August 13, a Sun/Saturn trine urges you to be spontaneous with your partner or date—plan an overnight, go to a new spot, or just share a fantasy. On August 21, the solar eclipse leads to some intense feelings. Resist the urge to act on them for now. Next steps will be much clearer by the beginning of September.

Pisces August Love Horoscope
The Venus/Neptune trine on August 12 infuses your romantic sector with positive energy. All the planets ask is that you be honest and vulnerable. You can keep your emotions close to the chest, but the more you share with your significant other, the better it will get. A Mars/Saturn trine toward the end of the month helps you get over a stumbling block in your relationship (or your pursuit of a relationship). As the month closes, the Sun/Mercury conjunction 26 asks you to look at the past to help find current answers to a current relationship dilemma.

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