Weekly Horoscopes: Aug. 13 – 19

by Kimberly Peta Dewhirst
Aug 13, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. ET
Aug. 2017 Horoscopes | Weekly horoscopes: Aug. 13 – 19
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Relinquish control and any attempts to bring about order. Mercury is now retrograde, but this is no ordinary cycle of confusion. Our chatty planet of commerce, networks and exchanges must contend with powerful Neptune this time around. It could feel like swimming in seas of discontent, grappling for the life rafts — don’t resist!

Our elegant planet Venus gets overwhelmed this week too. Gracefully gliding in the realms of Cancer, she’s sailing ahead into stormy waters. Conflict comes courtesy of Pluto and Jupiter, both of whom have powerful agendas. Jealousy can prove consuming, and there’s an excessive quality to the days ahead too. Take it steady, Stargazers.

1 /12: Aries: March 21 – April 19

Aug. 2017 Horoscopes | Aries: March 21 – April 19
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1/12 :Aries: March 21 – April 19

The sweet spot you’re seeking could be hard to reach this week. Home life, your emotional foundations and sense of security are overshadowed by balance in partnership and worldly obligations. You may be required to set aside your needs to accomplish positive outcomes.

Creativity is supported. Passion projects gain a sense of realism now. Be mindful that Mercury is now retrograde in the most productive area of your horoscope — communicating in everyday tasks and to those around you at work could prove especially tricky, so navigate with care.

2 /12: Taurus: April 20 – May 20

Aug. 2017 Horoscopes | Taurus: April 20 – May 20
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2/12 :Taurus: April 20 – May 20

Sweet connection presents itself among your nearest and dearest; however, it’s not all smooth sailing this week, Taurus! You could experience power struggles in conversation, so accept incoming information tentatively. Your busy schedule also presents sticking points. Try to increase the restful pauses you take throughout the day.

Efforts at home are really paying off, so smile at the bonds that now stand strong and true. Mercury is retro in your fun zone, so be extra careful around social engagements and arrangements that involve the group.

3 /12: Gemini: May 21 – June 21

Aug. 2017 Horoscopes | Gemini: May 21 – June 21
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3/12 :Gemini: May 21 – June 21

With Mercury now retrograde in the domestic area of your horoscope, be vigilant around home matters. You might find you’re revisiting paperwork, conversations or contracts, and messages you’re keen to express could be scrambled.

There are also fierce power dynamics in play this week. Though it’s a compelling time to glide ahead confidently, you could find that you’re overwhelmed by expectations of fun, passion and intensity. Thankfully, you can dish out some real talk — honesty and practicality pay off endlessly in partnership. Have a heart-to-heart.

4 /12: Cancer: June 22 – July 22

Aug. 2017 Horoscopes | Cancer: June 22 – July 22
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4/12 :Cancer: June 22 – July 22

The spotlight doesn’t always feel flattering. In fact, sometimes it’s harsh! This week, you’re center stage, yet you might find the attention overpowering — others could feel threatened by your attributes too. Focus on your talents and what you can do — work efforts are greatly stabilizing.

Mercury now appears retrograde in the most expressive area of your horoscope, disrupting exchanges within your local space and among close community. You could find that you’re revisiting recent conversations or refining what you hope to communicate — expect crossed wires.

5 /12: Leo: July 23 – Aug. 22

Aug. 2017 Horoscopes | Leo: July 23 – Aug. 22
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5/12 :Leo: July 23 – Aug. 22

Personal projects are given the boost they deserve, and you’re really able to direct great energy toward your passions now, Leo! However, the finer details might need refinement in the weeks ahead, as practical matters are given a second glance; Mercury is now retrograde in your money and paperwork zone, promising disruption.

Tensions rise this week, with a potential struggle of wills in private. Overwhelm features strongly — it could be community that presents a roadblock to happiness. Give yourself space and time to work through your potential interests.

6 /12: Virgo: Aug. 23 – Sept. 22

Aug. 2017 Horoscopes | Virgo: Aug. 23 – Sept. 22
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6/12 :Virgo: Aug. 23 – Sept. 22

Your ruling planet, Mercury now appears rogue in your sign, Virgo. The weeks ahead could prove to be incredibly busy — and certainly not free from confusion and mishaps. Take extra care in relationships; don’t succumb to self-doubt or delusion.

Work you’re accomplishing behind the scenes fuels your confidence and sense of stability; however, this week, it could make it difficult bonding with friends, colleagues and those in wider circles. There’s tension in the air; be aware of jealousy and power dynamics — social occasions are especially charged.

7 /12: Libra: Sept. 23 – Oct. 22

Aug. 2017 Horoscopes | Libra: Sept. 23 – Oct. 22
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7/12 :Libra: Sept. 23 – Oct. 22

Your public position is emphasized this week, yet home life and your sense of security loom large. Personal growth clashes with the emphasis on your visible accomplishments too. Balance all areas with a delicate touch, Libra.

You’re incredibly supported by your community and can now better direct your focus toward social activities that truly align with your solo plans and true purpose. It’s a fine time for your intuitive faculties to kick in; consider what needs to be released and give your imagination space to recalibrate.

8 /12: Scorpio: Oct. 23 – Nov. 21

Aug. 2017 Horoscopes | Scorpio: Oct. 23 – Nov. 21
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8/12 :Scorpio: Oct. 23 – Nov. 21

With focus, power and drive around your worldly position, there’s great stability in your stars this week, Scorpio. It’s an awesome time to affirm your role, to shine and to have confidence in your earning capacity.

However, a beautiful journey proves hard to enjoy; personal plans demand space, and your sense of freedom could feel undermined or threatened. Fun social engagements are presently in flux, with Mercury back spinning through your community zone. Stay super-flexible around the details, especially in exchanges with peers, associates and co-workers.

9 /12: Sagittarius: Nov. 22 – Dec. 21

Aug. 2017 Horoscopes | Sagittarius: Nov. 22 – Dec. 21
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9/12 :Sagittarius: Nov. 22 – Dec. 21

Your drive and focus toward a personal adventure propel you forward in incredible ways this week. Lend your efforts freely and with wild abandon, drawing friends and causes you feel passionately about closer.

It’s a challenging week for all zodiac signs, and for you, Sagittarius, tension arises in the most private area of your horoscope. This inevitably lends itself to intensity and power struggles, a strain that distracts you from more enjoyable social pursuits. Acknowledge the balance that’s needed, and honor it fairly, Archer.

10 /12: Capricorn: Dec. 22 – Jan. 19

Aug. 2017 Horoscopes | Capricorn: Dec. 22 – Jan. 19
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10/12 :Capricorn: Dec. 22 – Jan. 19

Relationships are a huge focus this week, and while on one hand, you’re incredibly supported, on the other, there’s conflict in the stars. Interestingly, the exchanges that go deep satisfy you most now, while light, superficial interactions prove frustrating. What’s more, you could be distracted from your worldly path, so balance the social pursuits presented.

With Mercury retrograde in the philosophical area of your horoscope, you could be inclined to rethink your beliefs. Travel, education and projects you’re looking to launch benefit from reorganization too.

11 /12: Aquarius: Jan. 20 – Feb. 18

Aug. 2017 Horoscopes | Aquarius: Jan. 20–Feb. 18
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11/12 :Aquarius: Jan. 20 – Feb. 18

Though you’re ready to enjoy smooth sailing in your role, there’s tension in the stars, Aquarius. It’s a confronting week, and you could lack the energy to get the job done. All this pressure also distracts you from your dreams; however, stimulating partners can help inspire you.

You’ll now sense the stability in your community and the strength in personal relations. With Mercury retrograde in the most intense area of your horoscope, do be mindful of commitments and obligations — financial, contractual and matters of the heart.

12 /12: Pisces: Feb. 19 – March 20

Aug. 2017 Horoscopes | Pisces: Feb. 19 – March 20
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12/12 :Pisces: Feb. 19 – March 20

The efforts you’re making are presently supercharged, Pisces — and they’re boosting your position, as you’re seen as an authority in the world. The small steps on your path are truly paying off, so embrace your work and the little tasks.

Having fun proves difficult this week, as your sense of enjoyment is intensely challenged. One-to-one exchanges can prove exasperating too. Mercury is swimming against the tide in your partnerships zone, so try to be clear with what you say — lost in translation is an understatement!