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August 9 in the stars: Venus is retrograde in Leo square Uranus in Taurus. What’s it mean for you? Find out below in our daily horoscopes for Wednesday August 9.
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Your daily horoscopes for Wednesday August 9, 2023
Aries (March 21-April 19) daily horoscope for Wednesday August 9
That big ask may be uncomfortable, but if you don’t come out and let your desires be known, you’re less likely to have them met! Under an activating collision involving peacekeeper Venus (retrograde) and radical Uranus, the stars serve you up a double shot of chutzpah—more than enough to take that stand for yourself. But here’s the rub: Since Venus is retrograde, being a bulldozer is not the best tactic now, Ram. Take time to warm up your audience before you go in for the kill.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) daily horoscope for Wednesday August 9
Watch out for the button-pushers today, Taurus—and they might be hiding in plain sight! Under a volatile face-off between your ruler, diplomatic Venus, who’s retrograde in your sensitive fourth house and shock jock Uranus in your sign, a perfectly reasonable conversation could flare up into a verbal battle, and in that “game,” there are no winners. Try to see it coming before you’re sucked right in. Prepare an exit line so that should things start to intensify, you can pivot and minimize collateral damage.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) daily horoscope for Wednesday August 9
No need to walk on eggshells today, Gemini. It might prove a waste of your time and energy anyway. With diplomatic Venus spinning retrograde in your communication sector, you may feel like you have to self-edit. But because Venus is locked in a tense square with unpredictable Uranus in your unconscious zone, you might wind up blurting out exactly what you’re thinking anyway. This one candid utterance could be the game-changer, but here’s a pro tip: Get ahead of any “oops!” moments by proactively sharing whatever it is you KNOW you need to say.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) daily horoscope for Wednesday August 9
If an uneasy situation with a friend or work group starts to spiral out of control today, stay centered in your own beliefs. Diplomatic Venus is spinning retrograde in your house of values, so you know exactly what those are. The only problem? Venus is getting triggered by impulsive Uranus in your group zone. It’s amazing how peer pressure can still rear its gnarly head, but if you can feel it creeping up, you won’t have to stoop to anyone’s petty level. Know your bottom line, and if someone tries to force you to cross it, let them know in no uncertain terms that you’re standing your ground.
Leo (July 23-August 22) daily horoscope for Wednesday August 9
You could hit a new level of success at work today by infusing a professional assignment or interaction with your values and personal style. Brains and creativity are required, too, but there’s no reason to dull down your presentation to fit in with the suits. You’ve got inimitable panache, so use it to your advantage under this sizzling interaction between fashionista Venus in your sign and game-changer Uranus in your career corner. Add a few aesthetic touches to your office to stay inspired! Note: Just a few will do, Leo, since Venus is retrograde, calling for moderate updates only.
Virgo (August 23-September 22) daily horoscope for Wednesday August 9
If possible, reshuffle your to-do list so you can throw yourself into more imaginative or self-directed tasks today, Virgo. Aesthetic Venus is backstroking retrograde through your internal twelfth house, deepening your connection to the muse. But wait before you share your genius because Venus will also form a sharp angle with erratic Uranus in your visionary vector. Under this chaotic energy, you may not be able to explain your ideas in a way that translates. Take the pressure off yourself!
Libra (September 23-October 22) daily horoscope for Wednesday August 9
Even you, the zodiac’s superconnector, can’t be all things to all people all the time! So today, as your ruler, fair-minded Venus—who’s retrograde in your community sector—clashes with independent Uranus in your intimate eighth house, put more emphasis on quality than quality. Even if this means you need to tactfully uninvite a few people to something happening later today, the momentary embarrassment you feel will be preferable to refereeing a social feeding frenzy.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21) daily horoscope for Wednesday August 9
Watch out for a frenemy in collaborator’s clothing today, Scorpio. With team-spirited Venus in your professional sector, you’re all about sharing the workload AND the kudos, which is very high-minded of you. But not everyone is operating under the same principles, even if they talk a good game. So under these tricky skies, keep your guard up and don’t let your hair down. If it turns out you misjudged someone, you can apologize later and make it up to them…IF!
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) daily horoscope for Wednesday August 9
You might have to twist yourself into a pretzel to NOT sweat the petty stuff today, Archer, but it’s worth the effort. With charming Venus retrograde in your candid ninth house, anything that slips out of your mouth will at the least be amusing. But because she’s clashing with loose-cannon Uranus in your critical sixth house, there may be some passive-aggressive barbs in your words. Think before you blurt: Once you say something, you won’t get a chance to retract it!
Capricorn (December 22-January 18) daily horoscope for Wednesday August 9
Romance, whether new or long-running, could take a turn for the sultry—or snarky—today as loving Venus (retrograde) in your erotic and intimate eighth house gets triggered by disruptor Uranus in your other love sector. You, your beloved or some random admirer could come off stronger than feels appropriate or display an unfamiliar streak of resentment or possessiveness. Don’t just reflexively fan the flames. Use this as an opportunity to get clearer on what’s most important here and now.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18) daily horoscope for Wednesday August 9
Emotions could feel all over the map today, and trying to get a handle on them may prove futile. Blame it on a charged face-off between adoring Venus (retrograde) in your partnership sector and your ruler, volatile Uranus, in your foundational fourth house. Maybe a recent conversation or situation with a family member stuck in your craw. Trace those breadcrumbs, Water Bearer, because you don’t want to dump YOUR junk on your undeserving boo.
Pisces (February 19-March 20) daily horoscope for Wednesday August 9
Too many bells and whistles—or overly complex marching orders—could undermine your best plans and intentions, so to avoid a team meltdown, strip everything down to the simplest form. Thanks to a befuddling square between retrograde Venus in your work and service sector and wrench-throwing Uranus in your communication sphere, what’s in your head might not come out the way you intend. You can always run it by a disinterested party to make sure your language is clear and unambiguous.