Weekly Horoscopes for August 21-27, 2023

Here’s what’s happening in astrology this week

The astrology shaping your weekly horoscopes for August 21-27.

Order in the court! Virgo season begins on Wednesday

The Sun settles into Virgo this Wednesday, August 23, turning life into a four-week efficiency mission. After the glitz and glam of Leo season, Virgo’s “keep it simple” ethos is a breath of fresh air. Squeeze some al fresco exercise into these last weeks of summer: bike rides to the beach, yoga in the park, lap swims in the saltwater pool. Then bring some order to your court. From your storage systems to your project-management software, give everything a proper review.

This service-oriented sign gets us back in tune with our ethical natures. Skip the fast-fashion specials (yeah, even if they’re dirt cheap) and support brands with conscious practices and production models. Go green! With earthy Virgo ruling the skies, it’s time to enjoy the summer harvest of fresh produce—all the better if it’s rich in life-enhancing enzymes and locally grown by independent farmers.

But wait…Mercury turns retrograde in Virgo on Wednesday too

Also on Wednesday, Mercury hits its third retrograde of 2023, backing up through its home sign of Virgo. While the finicky planet is retrograde until September 15, review everything on the finest setting possible. Enlist a third and fourth pair of eyes to edit documents before you hit Send.

Need to do more research? You’re in luck! This is one of the best times of the year to tumble down the search engine rabbit hole. Be an unapologetic purist when you go on your “sourcing missions.” Can you find a greener solution that not only saves you cash but is also environmentally responsible? Watch the judginess! Constructive feedback could come out sideways, so buffer it in a “praise sandwich,” starting and ending with the positives.

Mars heads into Libra from Sunday to October 12, restoring equilibrium

Cuffing season is on the horizon, and as lusty Mars blazes into Libra, the zodiac’s partnership sign, the urge to merge will be crazy strong. But don’t let the impatient red planet get you locked into a serious situation before you’re truly ready. It’s almost too easy to romanticize when Mars blasts into this “love and marriage” zone every other year. If it’s longevity you’re after, aim for a balanced view. Can you accept people “for better” AND “for worse”?

Mars in Libra adds a dash of spice for couples, but it can also stir up passive-aggressive bickering, especially if one of you is carrying an unequal share of the load. Mars is in “detriment” in Libra, meaning it’s an uncomfortable place. And it makes sense: Mars is the god of war while Libra is all about peace, love and harmony. It will take extra effort to keep your emotional equilibrium now.


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Your weekly horoscopes for August 21-27

What’s does this week’s horoscope forecast for your zodiac sign? The AstroTwins’ weekly horoscopes for August 21-27, 2023, reveal what the planets have in store. How to use astrology to navigate!

You can read your weekly horoscopes for August 21-27 for your Sun sign or your rising sign (ascendant). Visit our Cosmic Calculator section if you want to calculate your Rising sign or discover more about your personal astrology.

Aries Daily horoscope

Aries (March 21-April 19) weekly horoscope for August 21-27

Your first-out-of-the-gate approach to life may slow down starting this Wednesday, August 23, as the Sun exits Leo and your fun-loving fifth house and sets up shop in Virgo and your sixth house of organization, work and service, and healthy living for a month. And remember, Ram: That last piece includes all-important self-care, so take time… Keep reading your Weekly Aries Horoscope

Taurus daily horoscope

Taurus (April 20-May 20) weekly horoscope forAugust 21-27

Passion: reignited! Regardless of your relationship status, you’ll be an insanely magnetic Bull starting Wednesday, August 23, as the radiant Sun beams into Virgo and your romantic fifth house until September 22. Single and sick of second-rate first dates—or a dearth of candidates? Do two things that may seem contradictory: Widen your search radius (for a greater “pool” of potentials) AND be more discriminating. You don’t have to look for… Keep reading your Weekly Taurus Horoscope

Gemini Daily Horoscope

Gemini (May 21-June 20) weekly horoscope forAugust 21-27

Once Virgo season kicks off this Wednesday, August 23, your focus may get redirected from friends and socializing to hearth, home, family and your innermost circle. With the illuminating Sun shining on your fourth house of kith and kin until September 22, you may want to up the “domestic coziness” quotient in your life. Chez Twin might seem too small or restricting, or you may suddenly… Keep reading your Gemini Weekly Horoscope

Cancer Daily Horoscope

Cancer (June 21-July 22) weekly horoscope forAugust 21-27

If you spent the past month hyper-focused on your bottom line, you may be ready to come out of your Crabshell and connect with like-minded folks close to home starting this Wednesday, August 23. That day kicks off Virgo season as the radiant Sun powers up your social third house until September 22. Your phone could blow up with invites and requests from people you haven’t heard from in forever. This social power surge can renew your very sense of purpose. Even if you’re drawn to… Keep reading your Cancer Weekly Horoscope

Leo Daily Horoscope

Leo (July 23-August 22) weekly horoscope for August 21-27

You can’t prevent your annual birthday season from coming to a close on Wednesday, August 23, but when the Sun moves on to Virgo that same day, there will be plenty of reasons to celebrate! For one thing, it can be exhausting to host and attend parties for four consecutive weeks—yes, even for Leos—and you may be more than ready to fold in your wings and catch your breath. For another thing, Virgo represents your second house of money and security, and with el Sol shining its bright beams there, you may discover exciting new… Keep reading your Leo Weekly Horoscope

Virgo Daily Horoscope

Virgo (August 23-September 22) weekly horoscope forAugust 21-27

Turn up, Virgo: It’s birthday season! For four weeks starting this Wednesday, August 23, the world’s your oyster as the luminous Sun sweeps through Virgo and your self-empowered first house. This auspicious annual cycle is a chance to hit the refresh button on your personal operating system. What changes have you been hoping to bring to your style or appearance? These next four weeks are the perfect time to debut… Keep reading your Virgo Weekly Horoscope

Libra Daily Horoscope

Libra (September 23-October 22) weekly horoscope forAugust 21-27

Settle onto your meditation cushion; queue up some guided journeys. This Wednesday, August 23, kicks off your annual monthlong introspective cycle, with the Sun hunkered down in Virgo and your twelfth house of reflection, letting go and healing. This is the final chapter of your solar year, the perfect time for some deep psychic clearing. Before the Sun beams into Libra on September 22 and launches off your astrological New Year, you’ll want to have done the inner work so you can start 2024 with a clean slate. This solar slowdown helps you prioritize being quiet and still, and keep your phone tucked away. It’s too easy for you to get… Keep reading your Libra Weekly Horoscope

Scorpio Daily Horoscope

Scorpio (October 23-November 21) weekly horoscope forAugust 21-27

After four weeks of hosting the Sun in Leo and your prominent tenth house of career and status, you might be ready for a nap! If that’s the case, then you’ll roll out the red carpet for el Sol this Wednesday, August 23, as it commences its annual trek through Virgo and your eleventh house of technology and teamwork until September 22. While the view from the top has been pretty awesome, it might have gotten a bit lonely up there—or perhaps you were saddled with too much responsibility and not given enough personal power to make things happen. Either way, these next four weeks are all about… Keep reading your Scorpio Weekly Horoscope

Sagittarius Daily Horoscope

Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) weekly horoscope forAugust 21-27

Career mojo: trending upward! Exciting developments on the job front could arrive as early as this Wednesday, August 23, when the Sun leaves your expansive ninth house (the one associated with your globetrotting sign) and sets up shop in hard-working Virgo and your ambitious tenth house for the next month. Put your passport and traveling shoes back where you stash them in between jaunts, and prepare to hunker down, affix to your nose to the grindstone and all those other job-related cliches. Between now and September 22, you can devote yourself to making progress on… Keep reading your Sagittarius Weekly Horoscope

Capricorn Daily Horoscope

Capricorn (December 22-January 18) weekly horoscope forAugust 21-27

Going somewhere, Cap? Even if you don’t have plans on the books right now, you may find yourself packing a bag and hitting the open road (or friendly skies) sometime in the next month. That’s because on Wednesday, August 23, the plucky Sun blazes into Virgo and your ninth house of travel, adventure and expansion until September 22. After hosting el Sol in your hyper-focused eighth house for the past four weeks, you may be itching to get out of your head and into the wider world. Anything that’s new and exciting will fire you up between now and September 22. When wanderlust does strike, have a… Keep reading your Capricorn Weekly Horoscope

Aquarius Daily Horoscope

Aquarius (January 20-February 18) weekly horoscope forAugust 21-27

No more skimming the surface, Aquarius! At least not starting this Wednesday, August 23, as the life-giving Sun motors into Virgo and your deep, mysterious, seductive eighth house. If you’re unsure of a certain relationship, consider this four-week notice to get clear about what you need to get OFF the fence. At the least, issue a moratorium on complaining to friends about the situation until you finally make yourself DO something about it! The eighth house, ruled by intensifying Scorpio, is your “make it or break it” zone, and with this annual solar surge happening here, it’s time to… Keep reading your Aquarius Weekly Horoscope

Pisces Daily Horoscope

Pisces (February 19-March 20) weekly horoscope forAugust 21-27

Virgo season brings not just the first hint of seasonal change, but for you, Pisces, the promise of a romantic renaissance! For a month starting this Wednesday, August 23, the sparkling Sun will dance through your seventh house of partnerships and sprinkle pixie dust in your interactions. This a very “we”-focused cycle, and el Sol’s illuminating beams can bring clarity about the nature of key relationships—and possibly shine a light toward “the one,” if you’re single. If you ARE hoping to change that status, don’t expect… Keep reading your Pisces Weekly Horoscope

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