Weekly Horoscope August 26th – September 1st: Clear Away Anything That Doesn’t “Spark Joy”

How do you “do” relationships? This week, cosmic co-pilots Venus and Mars travel in close contact through Virgo, the sign of practical magic. If you had to choose one of the five love languages outlined in Gary Chapman’s book, better make it “Acts of Service.” This is one of those weeks when it feels amazing to give (and give and give). But don’t sleep on the power of receiving! Accepting someone’s generosity is the ultimate form of romantic acknowledgment.
It says, “Yes, baby, I like what you have to offer!” When people feel needed, they know that they matter. We’re not talking about the kind of “gifts” that come with hidden clauses or strings attached. In our truest, purest form, humans simply want to share. And there ARE people on the planet walking around without an agenda. (If you haven’t spent much time with humans like these lately, give your friend lists a SERIOUS once-over.) Find small ways to be there for the ones you adore, but also invite them to be there for you in return!
Reciprocity is the key to romance. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have boundaries. On Sunday, Venus falls into Saturn in Capricorn’s steady embrace. During this trine, you’ll get a clear reminder of why saying “no” to the wrong things is so important—because it allows you to say “yes” to the right opportunities, the ones that are true win-wins.
Be on the lookout for supportive communities this week—and don’t just hover on the periphery! Humanitarian Uranus in Taurus connects the dots to three other planets, sounding the call for collaboration: On Monday, August 26, Uranus trines convivial Venus; Wednesday brings a passionate Mars-Uranus trine; and, on Thursday, the life-giving Sun gets in the same formation with the side-spinning planet.
Innovative ideas emerge for not only conserving, but also sharing, our bounties. What can you do to make your space greener and more sustainable? What would the world be like if, instead of “taking care of me,” you made sure that everyone had a piece of goodness? Imagine it. There’s more than enough to go around…well, there would be, if only we’d share our toys. Let collaborative, progressive Uranus inspire you to tap social media and utilize the “sharing” economy model (as Zipcar, Lyft, Rent The Runway, and so on) to make life richer for everyone.
For example, you could organize van pools with coworkers, tool libraries with neighbors…and purse libraries with fashionable friends. And if that involves less ocean-destroying, landfill-clogging, single-use plastics, all the better!
If that wasn’t enough earth-sign energy for you, hang on to your undyed wool fedora. On Thursday, August 29, messenger Mercury parks in its home sign of Virgo until September 14, directing the world to streamline and simplify. Then, on Friday the 30th, the annual new moon in Virgo amplifies Mercury’s efforts.
Giving EVERY messy corner of your world the Marie Kondo treatment might not be possible this weekend…but then again, it might. Don’t repress the urge to fling open cupboards, closets and storage spaces and clear away anything that doesn’t “spark joy.” If you can’t bear to drop it off at the thrift shop, gift it to a friend (as long as you KNOW your pal will appreciate it).
Wellness is this earthy sign’s domain, so if you haven’t gotten enough outdoor playtime in this summer, start making plans to meet friends for hikes, berry (and soon, apple) picking, bike rides and anything else that gets your heartrate up in the fresh air. (Social Mercury will approve!)

~*~ARIES~*~

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Monday and Wednesday’s transits inspire you to simplify and clean up your health and financial arenas. Mercury enters your wellness sector, motivating you to learn more about self-improvement. A new moon in Virgo on Friday is listening to your intentions when it comes to health and transformation.

~*~TAURUS~*~

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You’ll be called to express yourself more on Monday and Wednesday, so if you feel something, say something. Mercury lights up your creativity sector on Thursday. A new moon in Virgo on Friday wants you to claim more confidence, romance, and creativity in your life.

~*~GEMINI~*~

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You’re feeling more tender this Monday and Wednesday, and reaching for family and safety. Mercury enters your home turf on Thursday, improving your emotional intelligence. A new moon in Virgo on Friday wants you to imagine the move or place that feels more like home.

~*~CANCER~*~

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Two talkative transits on Monday and Wednesday inspire you to be proactive about reconnecting with friends. Mercury enters your communication zone on Thursday, making your words flow. And the new moon in Virgo on Friday helps you listen, think, and speak more intelligently.

~*~LEO~*~

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On Monday and Wednesday you’ll be thinking about ways establish more stability at the job, as well as the conversations you need to have to get there. Mercury enters your income sector on Thursday, improving your financial literacy. A new moon in Virgo on Friday wants to hear your intentions when it comes to money, safety, and luxury, so believe in your worth.

~*~VIRGO~*~

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Travel transits and passion hit this Monday and Wednesday, so if it’s time to fly, bon voyage! Mercury supports the cause, inspiring you to learn and explore. Your annual new moon is on Friday, so set your most positive intentions and get to manifesting.

~*~LIBRA~*~

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You’ll clear the air on Monday and Wednesday thanks to an honest conversation that’ll ultimately help you. Mercury enters your spirituality and closure sector, so trust your instincts. A new moon in Virgo on Friday is listening to your intentions when it comes to closure, so let go of what no longer serves you.

~*~SCORPIO~*~

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Friendly and romantic transits strike this Monday and Wednesday, inspiring you to explore new types of relationships. Mercury enters your social sphere, making you the belle of the ball. Then, a new moon in Virgo on Friday wants your intentions on how to support others and feel more supported by friends.

~*~SAGITTARIUS~*~

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A perfect balance between big picture and the details helps your work life on Monday and Wednesday. Mercury enters your visionary-thinking sector when it comes to your job, giving you bright ideas. And the new moon in Virgo on Friday wants you to set positive intentions for your career.

~*~CAPRICORN~*~

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On Monday and Wednesday, you’ll want to rethink how you look at romance and joy. Mercury enters your travel and academics zone on Thursday, encouraging expansive thinking. A new moon in Virgo on Friday wants to send you to the country or campus of your dreams.

~*~AQUARIUS~*~

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Show others your sensitive and emotional sides on Monday and Wednesday, and then, on Thursday, Mercury enters your sexuality zone, so your summer can keep sizzling. A new moon in Virgo on Friday in your intimacy and truth-telling sector makes you long for authentic connections.

~*~PISCES~*~

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You’ll love and want to put your feelings into words this week, especially on Monday and Wednesday. Mercury enters your romance sector, and intellectual types will be the most compatible with you. A new moon in Virgo is listening to your intentions on love—what do you want to receive and give?

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