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August 13 in the stars: Sun conjunct Venus retrograde. What’s it mean for you? Find out below in our daily horoscopes for Sunday August 13.
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Your daily horoscopes for Sunday August 13, 2023
Aries (March 21-April 19) daily horoscope for Sunday August 13
On Sunday, the confident Sun aligns with charm magnet Venus, which is retrograde in your fifth house of creativity and fame. If you’ve been on the verge of making something happen, Sunday could bring the tipping point. Assuming a position of greater responsibility? Make sure you know exactly what’s expected of you. There’s no shame in asking for clarification, but it won’t reflect well on you if you try to fake it till you make it.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) daily horoscope for Sunday August 13
On Sunday, as retrograde Venus mashes up with the radiant Sun in your fourth house of close friends and family, make sure you’re giving as good as you’re getting. You’re all about loyalty, Taurus, but remember, it’s a two-way street. You demand devotion from your inner circle, but have you been MIA for someone in need? Don’t wait for them to come to you: They might be in too much pain or shame to ask for help. Here’s where your generosity is most valuable.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) daily horoscope for Sunday August 13
As the Sun merges with retrograde Venus in your communication corner on Sunday, you MIGHT have the ability to bring up tough topics without losing your audience. If you’re not sure where you stand, however, it’s probably best to keep mum. You can use this gracious transit to be a sounding board for someone else in need of support, offering feedback only when it’s requested.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) daily horoscope for Sunday August 13
With aesthetically minded Venus aligned with the ego-driven Sun in your second house of money and luxury on Sunday, you may have to work harder to understand the difference between a want and a need. To you, those limited-edition low-tops might feel as necessary as air, but think again (and again after THAT since Venus is retrograde). Get a handle on your current financial state: Can you afford to buy something that’s not in the budget without messing up your cash flow? If funds are tight, set up a savings plan for these unexpected but “required” wardrobe additions.
Leo (July 23-August 22) daily horoscope for Sunday August 13
Your radiance is undeniable on Sunday as the Sun makes its annual connection to Venus in your sign. With your natural charisma dialed up to 11, you’ll have little trouble swaying people to your side. But with Venus retrograde, make sure you have all your ducks in a row before you post a campaign, share the details of a passion project or propose a new idea. While you’re just spitballing, others may be building up (ahem) expectations. Before you step away, make sure you’re all aligned about what everyone is in for—and what is simply too much to ask of you.
Virgo (August 23-September 22) daily horoscope for Sunday August 13
Slow down today and pay attention to the beauty that surrounds you—everywhere—Virgo! With the Sun and aesthetic Venus aligned in Leo and your imaginative twelfth house, you might actually FEEL the magnificence of everything you see. Get the most pressing tasks out of the way early in the day so you can enjoy a nice long stroll before sundown—and challenge yourself to discover things you never noticed before. Or, since Venus is retrograde, take a nostalgic stroll down one of your favorite memory lanes.
Libra (September 23-October 22) daily horoscope for Sunday August 13
Your leadership talents will be in high demand on Sunday, Libra. With the charismatic Sun aligned with fair-minded Venus (retrograde) in your group-activities sector, people could be looking to you to step in and fill a power void. A ship can’t steer itself: If you know this project or program better than anyone, it’s not an “ego trip” to take the helm. Just be sure you play to everyone’s strengths—and don’t make a unilateral decision without running it up the flagpole first.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21) daily horoscope for Sunday August 13
While you’re feeling like a boss, be careful not to get carried away with your authority on Sunday, Scorpio. A little power is a heady trip, and it’s easy for even the most “enlightened despot” to abuse their privileges. As the ego-driven Sun aligns with Venus retrograde in your leadership zone, you might be missing something important that’s lodged in your own blind spot. You may think you’re being fair to everyone, but check your tone. If you’re not proud of the way you’re coming across, hit reset and start over.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) daily horoscope for Sunday August 13
Your visionary thinking is getting noticed, Sagittarius, so don’t play small! You don’t have to lead with your ego—especially not with the Sun bumping into fair-minded Venus, which is retrograde. Instead, show that you know how to balance the needs of a group with some forward thinking that might make people a little uncomfortable until they’re up to speed. Do more research to make sure you’re an “expert” on what you’re proposing. You don’t have to have all the answers, but if you anticipate all the FAQs, you can probably get everyone on board.
Capricorn (December 22-January 18) daily horoscope for Sunday August 13
Sunday’s question: How deep is your love—or your lust? You could find out (or come close) as the Sun hooks up with ardent Venus, which is retrograde in your eighth house of seduction and erotica. You won’t be satisfied with anything less than a soul-merging connection, so set your intention and stay focused on it. If you’re in a partnership, make sure you don’t have any distractions in the evening. Single? Write down the qualities you’re seeking, from “kind and loyal” to “sexy and adventurous.” This is where the manifesting begins!
Aquarius (January 20-February 18) daily horoscope for Sunday August 13
You’ll feel a sense of connection with basically everyone under Sunday’s affectionate starmap. But be clear on the differences between like, love and lust. Not only is Venus retrograde, but it is aligned with the heat-giving Sun in your relationship zone, which can cloud your judgment. Before you proclaim undying devotion, make sure you deeply care about this person. There’s nothing wrong with going with the flow and seeing where the current takes you—which applies to couples as well as singles.
Pisces (February 19-March 20) daily horoscope for Sunday August 13
On Sunday, as the ingenious Sun merges with aesthetic Venus retrograde in your sixth house of work and service, you’ll be able to take an objective look at how much space you have for yourself. If any area is coming up short, see what you can do to turn that around. Can you talk to a boss, take a skills-improving course… or maybe work with a consultant or coach? Don’t wait for someone to fix it for you; DIY.