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Daily Horoscopes: August 15-16, 2020


Sat: Simmer down now! Erratic Uranus makes its annual five-month backspin, turning retrograde in stability-seeking Taurus until January 14, 2021.

Sun: Action, adventure and ambition color the day as the Leo Sun trines courageous Mars in Aries—both in the zodiac signs that they rule.

 

 

 

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Aries (March 21 – April 19)

Money and work matters have been shifting ever since disruptive Uranus bolted into Taurus on May 15, 2018. Starting Saturday, the changes may subside a little as the side-spinning planet shifts into reverse, giving you five months to adjust to your current state of financial affairs. A sneak preview: The retrograde lasts until January 14, 2021—and the celestial innovator will stay in Taurus until April 2026—so keep on immersing yourself in this creative new chapter for your finances. Wear your heart on your sleeve this Sunday, Aries, as a flamboyant Sun-Mars trine inspires sartorial self-expression. When you find yourself reaching for the denim and T-shirt, call on the style fairies to intervene. Surely, there must be something that mirrors the rainbow-bright side of your soul in your closet. No? Check out the numerous sales or ask a friend if you can go shopping in their closet for something to borrow. This isn’t a superficial quest. Removing the camouflage is the way to attract your flock. Birds of a feather… See the full week >

Taurus (April 20- May 20)

If you haven’t been able to get your timing right since changemaker Uranus blasted into your sign on May 15, 2018, now you’ll have a minute—i.e., five months—to step back and adapt. Starting Saturday, the unpredictable planet turns retrograde until January 14, 2021, reversing through Taurus and your first house of self and identity. You may feel a bit adrift during this time, so instead of pushing ahead, do some deep reflecting on what you truly want, and research technology and trends. After that, you can begin manifesting in earnest. Remember, you’ll host Uranus until April 2026, so be patient with the R+D process! Plunging into the deeper end of the pool with people (or even getting flirty with them) isn’t something to be done thoughtlessly on Sunday. You could rise to the surface feeling utterly awkward as they develop expectations or you get attached…or vice versa. Nothing wrong with that, of course, but take time to discern who you’re dealing with. One “amazing conversation” is simply not enough to base such a consequential decision on. See the full week >

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

Relax, relate, retreat. Saturday marks the beginning of metaphysical Uranus’ annual five-month retrograde. Until January 14, 2021, the side-spinning planet will be on a silent retreat in your internal, intuitive twelfth house. For your own peace of mind, draw inward and see how much chaos you can cut out of your life (at least for now). The fewer taxing obligations on your plate, the more centered you’ll feel and the more self-nurturing you can do. All that reflection could yield creative breakthroughs, so keep a back channel open for the muse! Lead with your intellectual curiosity on Sunday and oh, the places you’ll go! As energizer Mars gets in a flowing formation with the illuminating Sun, your mind could be blown by a passage of text or a stimulating group dialogue. Don’t wait for the conversations to come to you. Dive into a think tank or organize a brainstorming session with people whose visionary skills always elevate your ideas to the next level. Been waiting for the right moment to form (or storm!) a friend group? This popularity-boosting angle makes a people-magnet out of you. See the full week >

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

Your eyes might be opened to someone’s bad behavior when renegade Uranus turns retrograde in your teamwork zone on Saturday until January 14, 2021. Suddenly you’re seeing things as they are instead how you’d like them to be, and all the justifying and convincing yourself in the world won’t fog up the lens. Now the challenge is figuring out whether to say something and, if so, what. Suggestion: Don’t do anything dramatic. Maybe just wait it out and see which changes come down “from on high.” Sunday’s momentous mashup of the Sun and bold Mars could accelerate career developments before you even hit the gas. While the pace may be faster than your soulful sign prefers, stay on the ride. Once you get your “land legs,” this fantastic voyage might lead you to accomplished people who can support your own career trajectory. If you have something to offer a younger colleague, be generous. The 15 minutes of support you provide (especially on the weekend) could lead to a lifetime of loyal allegiance. See the full week >

Leo (July 23 – August 22)

Professional savvy means knowing when to push forward, when to stay still and when to go back to the drawing board. On Saturday, when disruptive Uranus turns retrograde until January 14, 2021, you may need to do a fair bit of tweaking of your grand visions. But that’s okay: The point is getting this right and setting yourself up for the major changes that will come when the side-spinning planet returns to your career sector for the long haul (through April 2026) and you get to totally reinvent yourself. Go where the action is this Sunday—or BE the action, if you can’t find it elsewhere. As the beaming Sun in your sign gets an adventurous jolt from fire-spinner Mars, you can’t be contained. Intellectual stimulation is your go-to fix, but you need to bring that curiosity into the physical realm. After a heady discussion, move your body. Whether you’re doing asanas, hiking a woodsy trail or artfully instructing your lover in new ways to please you, this will keep any of the day’s excitable energy from being blocked in your body. See the full week >

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

Scaling back is not the same as giving up! On Saturday, when chaotic Uranus goes retrograde in Taurus and your visionary ninth house until January 14, 2021, you might realize that it’s necessary to scale back on a plan that was a little too ambitious for this crazy year. While no one’s saying you have to fly under the radar, your REALLY big expansion plans might not move full steam ahead until early next year. In the meantime, look for ways you can develop this that involve sustainability and social responsibility. Besides, growth isn’t always the ideal benchmark, Virgo. Aim for depth instead as Sunday’s compelling connection between the Sun and Mars sends you down a soulful rabbit hole. If you sense there’s more to a situation than meets the eye, you won’t be able to stop yourself from plummeting into a voyage of discovery. But with impetuous Mars in your shadowy eighth house, your detective work could unearth something scandalous—and the wisest choice may be to avoid getting involved. See the full week >

Libra (September 23 – October 22)

Rolling in the deep? Life could get surreal on Saturday as renegade Uranus turns retrograde in Taurus and your eighth house of intimacy, sexuality and intense emotions. Uranus first bolted into this realm on May 15, 2018, giving you a taste of what’s to come between now and April 2026. But this five-month retrograde period may inspire some deep reflection, especially around relationships. Everything from how (and why) you bond with people to the way you invest your money is up for review. Don’t rush through it: You’re laying the tracks for a whole new approach to your most important connections. If you sense a stronger-than-average connection this Sunday, don’t feel guilty about breaking away from the pack for some one-on-one dialogue. Thanks to a racy alignment of the Sun and Mars, you could exchange more than the names of your favorite bands or the tattoo artists you follow on Instagram. But since this cosmic combo can make one act rashly, be SURE the other party is feeling a similar spark before you get physical. See the full week >

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

Relationships probably won’t stay the same over the coming months as disruptor Uranus turns retrograde until January 14, 2021, spending the next five months in Taurus and your partnership realm. No more burying your head in the sand: If you’ve been secretly wishing for “something” to shake up a key union, you might be waiting for a long time. Instead, do or say something that actually moves the needle. While it may not be easy to get to the root of things, bringing them out into the open can lead to a necessary (and desired) correction. Roll up your sleeves and get down to business. Sunday’s frenetic Sun-Mars trine could bring an upward swell for your career. The trouble is, you could be too stressed out by all the input and outflow to notice what’s actually important. In the interest of discernment (and productivity!), keep your focus as sharp as a Jedi’s lightsaber. Screen any calls that flash the yellow light of drama, and cancel meetups that aren’t absolutely imperative. Prioritizing is the path to profitability, even on a weekend, Scorpio. See the full week >

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

On Saturday, wrench-throwing Uranus takes aim at your sixth house of work, systems and wellness as it begins a five-month retrograde that will shake up your everyday life and routines. While this reversal could initially cause you to stress, it’s actually a blessed chance to stop powering forward in cruise control and revamp some things that need attention, like your work-life balance, say? By the time the side-spinning planet resumes direct motion on January 14, 2021, you could be whirring away productively with a new system… without skipping lunch or yoga! Hello to a workflow that actually works! What feels “extra” on the average day could be right on the money under Sunday’s flamboyant formation of the Sun and fire-starter Mars. When in doubt, add a splash of neon or a flowery metaphor. When faced with an adventurous option, don’t demur if your instinct says, “let’s do this!” Your fierce initiative could get the fun started, whether you’re booking a retreat with your best friends or giving a percolating attraction a trial run. See the full week >

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

Starting Saturday, your love life might start flashing “404 Redirect” as disruptive Uranus kicks off its annual five-month retrograde, this time in your fifth house of amour and glamour. A relationship could go a bit sideways, or you may just feel off your game during this pivot. What’s a self-respecting Capricorn to do? Draw inward and be more conscientious about what you’re putting out there in love. While you’re practicing the Law of Attraction, throw yourself into a creative project—a perfect distraction until January 14, 2021, when Uranus resumes forward motion. Your Spidey senses will be tingling on Sunday as the Sun and Mars join forces and amplify your intuition. Follow any “hits” that you get, even if they don’t make much sense at first. These may appear as cryptic urges to turn down a certain road, walk into a shop or ask a “random” question that opens up a vortex of possibilities. Trust your gut! See the full week >

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

If your home is anything less than a serene, supportive sanctuary, now’s the time to start making some wholesale changes. On Saturday, your revolutionary ruler, Uranus, turns retrograde until January 14, 2021, backtracking through Taurus and your domestic zone. By January 14, 2021, your living situation could be radically different. Take your time, do things the way YOU want them, and then set some really big goals for the coming several years, especially when it comes to where you’re putting down roots—and with whom! Variety is the spice of life for an intrepid Aquarius, and on Sunday, that restless energy could extend to your social and romantic interactions. With the Sun winking at passionate Mars, you’ll be drawn to anything and everyone new. You may lose track of time going back and forth in a group chat or deep-scrolling through the comments on a recent post. But don’t leave your IRL homies in the lurch—or your boo. Listening to their same-old tales might be as entertaining as watching paint dry, but where would you be without their support? See the full week >

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

Say what, Pisces? From memes to cryptic text messages, you won’t want to leave anything open to interpretation over the coming five months as chaotic Uranus turns retrograde in Taurus and your third house of communication. Verbalizing is only the tip of your iceberg, and over the coming several months, you might go even more subterranean. But while you do, take time to craft your message, whether words, music or art. By the time the side-spinning planet resumes forward motion on January 14, 2021, you may emerge with a whole new way of expressing yourself! Some days it indeed takes a village, Pisces; then there are times when you just need to roll up your sleeves and get the damn job done yourself. Thanks to an industrious power surge from the Sun and motivator Mars, you may be most productive as a solo act on Sunday. Before you forge ahead, make sure you aren’t confusing busywork with meaningful tasks. To avoid a meltdown, create a to-do list and prioritize carefully. If you keep your head down, you could end the day with a feather in your cap and a well-deserved cocktail-hour toast. See the full week >

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