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August 5 in the stars: The moon is in Aries, trine the Sun in Leo. What’s it mean for you? Find out below in our daily horoscopes for Saturday August 5.
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Your daily horoscopes for Saturday August 5, 2023
Aries (March 21-April 19) daily horoscope for Saturday August 5
No playing small or biting your lip to keep the peace this weekend, okay, Aries? On Saturday, the moon in your sign and self-sovereign first house harmonizes with the expressive Sun in your passionate fifth house. You know you have strong opinions (#understatement), and keeping them to yourself won’t do anyone any good. Let people know what you’re really feeling; make some suggestions or signal-boost others whose message and ideas you support.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) daily horoscope for Saturday August 5
Home may seem sweeter than ever this weekend, thanks to the Leo Sun hunkered down in your domestic fourth house. And on Saturday, el Sol fist-bumps the moon in your twelfth house of release, imagination and healing. Take a breather from the to-do list and demanding people in your life and follow your bliss—perhaps literally. If you have home projects you’re dying to dive into, get organized about the necessary steps, make a list of the materials required and systematically have at it. And should someone call with a tempting but easily passed-on invite, don’t be afraid to say thanks but no thanks!
Gemini (May 21-June 20) daily horoscope for Saturday August 5
Saturday is a great day to revisit a backburnered collaboration or reconnect to a friend circle. With the Sun and moon harmonizing in proactive fire signs and your most social sectors, the only limits you’ll hit will be self-imposed (or imagined). Screw up your courage and reach out to someone you’ve been thinking about and see what synergies get sparked.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) daily horoscope for Saturday August 5
You’re on a personal mission this Saturday, and you’re determined to get it done come Hades or high water! Your ruler, the moon, is in motivated Aries and your public-facing tenth house, so you might feel like your pride or reputation is at stake. And because la luna is vibing with the creative Leo Sun in your financial sector, there might be some money riding on the outcome.
Leo (July 23-August 22) daily horoscope for Saturday August 5
You’re in your element this weekend, Lion, and not just because it’s Leo season! (Although that clearly adds to your starpower.) The Sun is heating up your sign and self-empowered first house, AND it’s positively paired with the Aries moon in your ninth house of adventure, philosophy and candor. While honesty is the best policy—and your only policy when it comes to partnerships—this Saturday you need to stay mindful so you don’t injure anyone with those mighty truth hammers. Everyone has their own reality, and if you want to get people on board with your ideas, you’ll need to meet them where they are—yes, even if you find it mildly ridiculous.
Virgo (August 23-September 22) daily horoscope for Saturday August 5
On Saturday, seduction and sensuality are the low-hanging fruit as the magnetic Leo Sun aligns with the bold Aries moon in your erotic eighth house this weekend. Regardless of your relationship status, “getting some” will be the easy part! The challenge—if you’re up for one—is stripping away any false fronts and presenting your most undiluted authentic self. After all, the whole point is finding someone who’s going to love and adore you for who you are not who you APPEAR to be. And be sure to poke beneath THEIR surface to make sure you like what you find.
Libra (September 23-October 22) daily horoscope for Saturday August 5
You won’t be able to hide or repress your feelings for someone this Saturday, Libra, so don’t waste your energy trying to! If you’re in a relationship, pull out the stops showering your sweetie with affection and even borderline risque PDAs. If your person of interest isn’t your S.O.—or you’re single—think about how you want to come off before you do anything too bold. The Leo Sun is aligned with the moon in Aries in your partnership and friendship houses, so your crush might be someone in your (previously) platonic camp. This fiery Sun-moon trine will melt your inhibitions, so think it through before you pounce—you might not be able to walk that back!
Scorpio (October 23-November 21) daily horoscope for Saturday August 5
It’s not that you WANT to devote your Saturday to work or organizing your home office… it’s just that if you don’t take care of some pressing business, your workweek is going to feel like a pressure cooker. With the proud Leo Sun orbiting your professional tenth house and fist-bumping the impulsive Aries moon in your systematic sixth house, you could accomplish in just an hour or two what would take the better part of a business day. If you’ve made any social commitments, let them motivate you to hyper-focus (a Scorpio specialty) and to actually quit when you say you’re going to. On the upside, you can whip any chaos into a tidy, organized fashion AND start your evening with a win to celebrate.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) daily horoscope for Saturday August 5
Your creative juices runneth over this weekend, Sag, so capture as many of those brainstorms as possible. True, not all of them will pan out to be gems, but if even 10 percent are worth exploring, that could be a gold mine! On Saturday, the clever Leo Sun in your visionary ninth house (aka the Sagittarius house) air-kisses the trailblazing Aries moon in your fifth house of passion, innovation and fame. You won’t be able to see the forest for the trees, so don’t try to evaluate these notions NOW. There’ll be plenty of time for that later, when you run them through the reality filter and see which, if any, are doable (and potentially profitable). This Sun-moon sync-up might also ignite a romantic attraction, particularly to someone who breaks type. A truly open mind is your best asset now.
Capricorn (December 22-January 18) daily horoscope for Saturday August 5
What matters most to you this weekend, Cap? That’s where you should direct your energy and attention. With the magnetic Leo Sun in your alchemical eighth house aligned with the irresistible Aries moon, your persuasive power is so strong, it’s almost unfair to everyone else! On Saturday, you might unexpectedly walk into a situation where you have the ear of the kind of influencer you’ve been hoping to meet. Don’t worry about that elevator speech you didn’t commit to memory. This is your moment to speak from your heart and let your passion compensate for any missing data points. Find the common ground between you two, play it up and make your case. Don’t sidestep the emotional component; that’s what’ll seal the deal!
Aquarius (January 20-February 18) daily horoscope for Saturday August 5
Relationship issues are front and center this Saturday as the loyal Leo Sun mashes up with the adventurous Aries moon in your community corner. Couples could finally go out for some group time and patronize local shops and eateries. Familiar faces can become insta-friends under this amicable alignment. Conversations might spontaneously spark, and who knows? Maybe that cutie who frequents your same coffeeshop pickup window has been checking YOU out too! But don’t overbook yourself.
Pisces (February 19-March 20) daily horoscope for Saturday August 5
You may have to strong-arm yourself to wrap up a nearly finished project—not your favorite way to spend a Saturday—but if you can crush this now, you’ll be able to play with a clear conscience for the rest of the weekend. Follow the lead of the determined Leo Sun in your service sector, which is fist-bumping the moon in your productive second house. You’ll be focused and motivated, so you can put this thing to bed in record time. Before you head out, reward yourself with that luxe item you’ve had in your cart since—how long HAS it been, Pisces? Just don’t go crazy and throw in a few more unnecessary items because you scored free shipping.