Weekly horoscopes: Aug. 25 - Aug. 31
Mars and Saturn are astrology’s two malefics. “Malefic” means “harm,” and when these two planets conjoin in a zodiac sign like Scorpio (Aug. 25), then you can expect things to go from bad to worse. It’s a rough passage, and thankfully, it will only last until Sept. 3. This is why it’s so important to listen to the better angels of your nature during this time. It won’t be easy to turn the other cheek, to choose compassion over revenge and to reach out to people who don’t deserve it, but if Scorpio teaches anything, it’s that there’s nothing to gain by engaging in shouting matches. Each side will only get shriller and louder and angrier. To err is human, and to forgive is human, too.