Weekly Horoscope August 12th: Intense Energies And Full Moon Madness


We are never ready when really big changes are about to take place, and this week proves it.

What you want/love in the areas of money, relationships or self-esteem will be dramatic, bold and on display for all to see. This is a golden, creative opportunity that will be part of the August 15th Full Moon in Aquarius – watch for a sudden burst of love, pride or inspiration that reveals something excellent. In some cases, this Full Moon’s ending can disrupt what you love or want, but ultimate liberation will be the result.

Whether or not you think you can handle everything this week will throw at you, you’re right.

Your mind will either be your best friend or your worst nightmare, depending on how you choose to look at what’s happening around you.

With Jupiter going direct, Uranus going retrograde, and the Full Moon in Aquarius hitting us this week, you can expect a few things to be shaken up. Here’s what your zodiac sign can look forward to:

Aries

Tuesday’s Venus transit boosts your confidence and charisma, making you the center of attention. A full moon on Thursday in your friendship zone is sure to give your connections a makeover, and Mars enters your wellness sector on Saturday, giving you ideas, ambition, and energy for the ultimate glow up.

It’s okay, even valuable, to let yourself get competitive sometimes—to let the feeling of competition illuminate the full size of your powers and show you what your real desires look like. This week, though, remember that you don’t have to compete over everything all the time. You’re worthy and good, whether or not you’re the best in the world at everything you do. Hold onto the option of not competing at all, of simply walking away, of refusing to do anything just to show other people you can.

Taurus

A Venus transit on Tuesday beautifies your relationship with family and home. Your career is up for positive change on Thursday’s full moon, so share your dreams with people who can help. Mars lights up your creativity and confidence zone on Sunday, helping you conquer any fears you have.

You might be feeling drained by the endless challenges and provocations the world keeps throwing at you. You may struggle with feeling like you need to keep reacting to all of them, one after another, with no real end in sight. This week, it might be helpful to remember that there are other ways to act. This week, carve out just a little space, just a little time, not to react at all, but to choose for yourself how to spend your time.  

Gemini

Your thoughts and words are receiving Venus’ beauty on Tuesday, so be kind with how you use them toward others. You’re ready for a new adventure, and Thursday’s full moon reveals the right country or campus for you. Mars enters your home and family zone on Saturday, helping you tend to your emotional foundation.

It’s possible to be generous with your time without living your whole life for somebody else. It’s possible to be generous with your attention without neglecting your own ideas. And it’s possible to be generous in your love without compromising all your own weirdness and desire. It can feel, sometimes, like generosity only ever leads to loss in the end—loss of time, loss of clarity, loss of self. But this week, it’s possible to be generous without giving the core of yourself away. This week, everything you give away can come back to you again.

Cancer

Venus blesses your bank account on Tuesday and is sure to magnetize more money. Thursday’s full moon lights up your sexuality sector, so spend time with trustworthy partners and have fun. Mars enters your communication zone on Saturday, helping you find the right words to set boundaries.

This might be one of those times when nothing ever feels like enough—nothing you do, nothing you say, nothing you give. This isn’t exactly pleasant, but it’s the condition of being human. None of us are big enough to mend the whole world on our own; none of us are strong enough to stop every bad thing from happening. You can’t be more than human, but you can join together with other people. You can’t be more than yourself, but you can be part of something that is.

Leo

You’re irresistible on Tuesday when Venus shines for you and your romances. The full moon on Thursday invites a new relationship or deepens the current one you’re in. Mars enters your income zone on Saturday, and your actions will help secure financial freedom.

It’s possible sometimes to forget just how much risk is involved in really living, because you’re comforted and distracted by the size of your voice or your dreams or the love of your friends. This week, you may be more aware of that risk — but don’t let it intimidate you out of taking action. You can choose the life you really want, even if it means less comfort. You can tell someone about your feelings, even if you don’t know where it will lead. Risking your comfort, your certainty, your power, can remind you that your heart is beating, that there’s a huge life worth living.

Virgo

Tuesday inspires you to relinquish control and release your expectations around relationships. Thursday’s full moon helps you commit to a self-care strategy so you can be the healthiest you can be. And Mars enters Virgo on Saturday, inspiring amazing new beginnings, passion, and power for your. Seize your dreams!

Just for now, just for a little bit, let your dreams get wild and messy. Just as an exercise, just as practice, try wanting things that are contradictory, unrealistic, impossible.
Just as practice, let yourself imagine that you’re here on earth to do more than clean up messes, more than accept compromises, more than labor for the smallest crumbs of beauty. It’s painful, sometimes, to want the impossible, to open your heart to desires that will only disappoint you—but sometimes magic happens, after all.

Libra

Venus inspires you to blur the lines between friend and lover on Tuesday, while a full moon on Thursday helps you share the story of your heart, magnetizes romance, and boosts your bravery. Mars enters your closure sector on Saturday, motivating you to wrap up loose ends.

You might find that you keep trying to adjust your vision in order to make the world match the ideal you hold in your head. This week, try to relax your eyes, or relax your mind, and let yourself see things as they actually exist. Sometimes, there’s just no sense, no order, no balance to be found. This doesn’t mean your ability to interpret the world has failed. You can see the world as it is—no illusions, no wishful thinking—and love it anyway.

Scorpio

Venus gives you career recognition, accolades, and success on Tuesday. The full moon tends to your home, family, and emotional foundation on Thursday, so honor all the feelings that come up for you. On Saturday, Mars enters your friendship zone, helping you find friends who fight for you too.

This week, you might feel enormous pressure from the people around you to believe everybody else’s grand stories about themselves. Sometimes, of course, their beautiful stories are true, but you shouldn’t believe them simply because they’re beautiful. Don’t let anyone make you believe that your commitment to the truth is too harsh. You aren’t required to be inspired by every dream everyone else has had; you don’t have to indulge anybody’s singular vision of the future they want.

Sagittarius

Tuesday gives you a romantic surprise if you’re open to people outside of your comfort zone. Saturday’s full moon helps you think, speak, and listen more carefully. Mars enters your career sector on Saturday, so fight for your worth and professional dreams.

This week, you can find a way to create the mood, the space, the light you’ve been seeking. This week, don’t wait for anybody else to notice your weirdness, your brilliance, your spark. You can wear the clothes you never really have occasion to wear, or cook the foods you never really have a reason to make. This isn’t a week to try and slip quiet and unnoticed through the world. You’re a human person living through a strange, dark time, and there’s nothing wrong with needing color and light, even now.

Capricorn

Venus helps you be more honest in your relationships on Tuesday, while a full moon in your income sector on Thursday has you on your way to greater financial success. Mars enters your education zone on Saturday, giving you insatiable curiosity and wanderlust—go explore!

This is a week for learning, again, how to say yes and how to say no. No matter how many times you’ve learned and how much you’ve practiced, it can still feel so difficult to refuse the glittering ease of the wrong life, to reject the wrong kind of generosity. And sometimes, the more difficult task is to wholeheartedly say yes, to reach out for the right life, the thing you actually want. This week, don’t let the world’s current drag you along; choose your yeses and no’s with purpose.

Aquarius

Whether you’re single or have a partner, Venus is inviting a new relationship experience on Tuesday. Your annual full moon is on Thursday, resetting your ideas, values, and direction—let go of what doesn’t serve you. And Mars enters your sexuality zone on Saturday, making the rest of the summer sizzle!

This is a week for loving the most difficult part of yourself. It’s a tricky thing to try to do — it’s not the same thing as giving absolute free reign to jealousy or greed or unkindness. Rather, it’s about being gentle with the bits of you that are most susceptible to pain, the parts of your heart that are soft or defensive or so full of frustrated desire they feel close to bursting. You’ll be so surprised, this week, at the power that can come loving the places in yourself that need it most.

Pisces

Tuesday’s Venus transit inspires you to commit to self-care, health, wellness, and self-love strategies. A full moon in your completion zone on Thursday ends a story that doesn’t serve you. Mars enters your romance sector on Saturday, motivating you to find connection and love.

This is a week not to channel your emotions however you want, without worrying about what others may think or expect of you. If your anger is going to make you brave, let it make you brave on your own terms. If sadness is going to make you empathetic, decide for yourself how you’ll express all this love. Your feelings are wild and powerful, and nobody else gets to manipulate them. They’re for you to process, for you to feel, for you to draw power from. It’s not their fuel, not their raw material, but yours.