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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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