Weekly horoscopes: Aug. 20 – 26

by Kimberly Peta Dewhirst
Aug 20, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. ET
August 2017 Horoscopes| Weekly horoscopes: Aug. 20 – 26
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Monday’s solar eclipse (2.30 p.m. EST) is highly symbolic, and a wonderful opportunity for growth and change. It’s likely there’s something you feel passionately about, and this week, you can begin afresh with quiet enthusiasm.

Life really can turn a corner, but it’s up to you to invigorate the shift.

Luckily, energizing Mars aligns with both abundant Jupiter and stabilizing Saturn now — when we resolutely pursue our goals, it’s likely we’ll reach them.

Virgo season kicks off on Wednesday as the sun shines brightly in the sign of harvest, joining Mercury, retrograde in the sign. We’ve still got to be mindful of the small print, the tiny details are set on watercolors now.

1 /12: Aries: March 21 – April 19

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

It’s an exciting time, yet reduce passions to a simmer, Aries. The new moon is an ideal time to be still, creatively guiding your intentions. Visualize your talents really blooming, and you’ll see them manifest in months ahead. Key figures in your world balance you now and offer their support as you reignite your dreams.

With intentions ready, you’ll be eager to get to work; however, pause, Lamb. Complications can arise when you race ahead; it’s necessary to take your tasks one by one.

2 /12: Taurus: April 20 – May 20

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

Home and hearth are your focus during the solar eclipse, Taurus, with new beginnings offered around your sense of security and the warm embrace of your clan. Taking positive steps around your foundations inspires you to turn a corner after the weekend — one that allows you to move ahead in intimate relationships.

Wednesday welcomes a romantic cycle, though the details are awash with mystery. Mercury is retrograde in the most passionate area of your horoscope; be specific, stipulating the details surrounding fun and frolicking.

3 /12: Gemini: May 21 – June 21

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

On Wednesday, the sun moves into your home zone, putting full focus on your emotional and domestic worlds. However, your ruler, Mercury, is revisiting recent household matters with a fine-tooth comb; pay attention to the details, Gemini.

It could be nearly impossible to still your busy mind, yet aim for quiet during Monday’s new moon. The solar eclipse lands in the most connected area of your horoscope, with fresh starts available for self-expression, learning and relating to peers. You can totally turn a corner within your local environment.

4 /12: Cancer: June 22 – July 22

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

The solar eclipse focuses on your role — the work you do that delivers vital income or the job you feel most proud of. This week signals major turning points for money or the tasks you perform day to day. Be ready to own your position, Cancer.

Your efforts enjoy a steady and comforting sense of stability, yet there’s excitement too. Remember, your connection to those around you is still foggy. With Mercury retrograde in the most expressive area of your horoscope, it’s possible your message is misconstrued.

5 /12: Leo: July 23 – Aug. 22

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

New beginnings, fresh starts and turning points are in the stars, Leo. With the solar eclipse landing in your zodiac sign, it’s personal. An incredibly significant time to take positive action, harness the current cosmic weather by demonstrating your talents, embracing and leveraging local connections too.

Your role is emphasized greatly from Wednesday as you step into a cycle that focuses on material gains. However, confusion is still possible around finances and job matters, so practicing patience is a must.

6 /12: Virgo: Aug. 23 – Sept. 22

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

You might find that you need more rest and a secluded spot to witness the solar eclipse, Virgo. The stars are gathered in the most private area of your horoscope, urging you to take time out — release and unburden yourself.

Lend your energy to matters of home, and by the weekend, your domestic and emotional stability can turnaround.

The sun enters your sign on Wednesday, highlighting your special qualities; however, with Mercury now retrograde, the emphasis on personal matters is still ambiguous. Exchanges need time to settle yet.

7 /12: Libra: Sept. 23 – Oct. 22

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

Sense the cheerleaders on team Libra and the masses of energy behind you now.

You’re in a wonderful cycle to acknowledge the power of community, those who fuel your growth and personal expansion.

Connections are all-important this week, and while you’re so inclined, reach out and be in touch. You’ll feel more stable in your progress after next weekend.

On Wednesday, the sun dips into hiding, glowing from the dreamiest area of your horoscope. The weeks ahead provide the perfect outlook for a great escape.

8 /12: Scorpio: Oct. 23 – Nov. 21

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

With Monday’s solar eclipse, there’s opportunity for you to reinvent how you’re seen professionally or by the world at large, Scorpio. Efforts made around career or toward your goals and ambitions help you turn a significant corner. And it’s likely you can push ahead easily with your plans.

With Mercury retrograde in the sociable sector of your horoscope, you could experience errors concerning your network and community. Draw attention toward friends near the weekend, and don’t be surprised if certain exchanges are duly revisited.

9 /12: Sagittarius: Nov. 22 – Dec. 21

August 2017 Horoscopes | Sagittarius: Nov. 22 – Dec. 21

9/12 :Sagittarius: Nov. 22 – Dec. 21

New adventures beckon — the solar eclipse draws your focus toward a journey or project that expands your horizons greatly, Sagittarius! What’s more, you can include your community or a special group of like-minded friends. Before next weekend is out, you’ll be ready to move ahead with a reinvigorated sense of personal responsibility.

You’ll soon be focused on your broader path, ambitions and goals and where those achievements lead you. Setting off down the road to success, be mindful of the details — especially those surrounding your profile.

10 /12: Capricorn: Dec. 22 – Jan. 19

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

It’s an awesome time for steely resolve and focusing your efforts, Capricorn. The solar eclipse occurs in the most private area of your horoscope, helping you to initiate incredible shifts. Focus on the most intimate matters and how best to channel your passion.

The sun enters the most adventurous, expansive area of your horoscope midweek, and you could feel ready for lift-off! However, take your next journey step-by-step. Mercury is retrograde, and you could revise plans several times over before your rocket ship launches.

11 /12: Aquarius: Jan. 20 – Feb. 18

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

Happy duos are the name of the game during eclipse season. Monday’s new moon delivers opportunities for fresh starts in your unions, Aquarius. Breathing life into partnerships fuels your sense of adventure. Dynamic exchanges easily enhance your place within the community, which sees further progress after the weekend.

Relationships are set to deepen on Wednesday, and in the weeks ahead it’s possible you’ll bond closely with a collaborator. Yet with Mercury retrograde in the most intimate area of your horoscope, careless whispers are all too easy on the lips.

12 /12: Pisces: Feb. 19 – March 20

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

Maximize work opportunities coming your way, Pisces. It’s a truly affirming week to develop your plans, setting off on a career path or position of great responsibility.

The stars are on your side with support from partners — your desired resources are totally within reach. Breathe new life into your routine and everyday schedule too.

On Wednesday, the sun moves into your partnerships zone; however, conversations are still settling. Mercury retrograde could be throwing up all kinds of confusion, so be extra flexible in exchanges.