Here’s what’s happening in astrology this week
The astrology shaping your weekly horoscopes for August 7-13.
Tuesday’s quarter moon in Taurus brings a balanced perspective
Focus time! Tuesday’s quarter moon in Taurus brings us back to our priorities and principles, reminding us that certain things are not worth the energy output. Bottom-line the basics, clean up unnecessary clutter and cut any superfluous expenses. If a no-frills approach starts to feel too austere, re-introduce luxuries one at a time, or on a more affordable scale. Taurus is a pleasure-loving sign—but a practical one! This resource- conscious moon can inspire us to organize a clothing swap, shop in our own closets or upcycle goods that simply need a modern tweak.
Embrace “space” during Wednesday’s Venus-Uranus square
Feeling smothered is not sexy, and when you can’t get one minute to yourself, the single life starts to feel very compelling. Freedom-loving Uranus squares off against lovestruck Venus retrograde on Wednesday, blurring the boundaries between personal space and close-knit relationships. Even if you’re obsessed with your partner, overzealous love and affection can be stifling. Before doing anything drastic, book a night off to spend solo. You may return refreshed and ready to snuggle up again. Single? Take a break from the apps if you’re feeling discouraged. An opportunity for a no-strings summer fling could present itself today.
Love awakened! Venus is reborn as a “morning star” on Sunday
It’s a major week for love, as the Sun and Venus retrograde inch closer and closer together in the zodiac. This Sunday, August 13, they land at the same degree of Leo, making an inferior conjunction, an event that only happens every 584 days, midway through each Venus retrograde.
Much like a new moon, this cosmic coupling can be thought of as a Venus rebirth (or a “new Venus”), a moment where everything goes dark in the sky, and we have a completely blank canvas upon which to rewrite our love stories. You may even want to ritualize this. How about setting up an altar, complete with photos of your dream romantic scenario or favorite moments with your S.O.? Surround it with crystals, pull a card from your favorite divination deck, and let it bathe in the sunbeams of the brightest window in your home. Or, if you’ve been hanging on to a toxic situation, scrawl that righteously rage-filled letter to the infuriating heartbreaker, then burn it ceremoniously instead of dropping it into the mailbox.
From Sunday until August 18, Venus goes invisible in the skies after completing her phase as an “evening star” (visible in the sky near sundown). On the 18th, the planet of love and beauty appears again as a “morning star,” revealing her bright magic just before sunrise.
Using this metaphorically, what would you like to put to bed when it comes to love? And, uh, who might you finally want to lure INTO your bed? Think it over—and write it down this Sunday—so your vision of love can rise strong and clear next week. No need to rush into action, however, since Venus remains retrograde until September 3. Until then, keep your mind wide open to possibilities as you parse through what (and possibly who) should stay and what or who should go.
Your weekly horoscopes for August 7-13
What’s does this week’s horoscope forecast for your zodiac sign? The AstroTwins’ weekly horoscopes for August 7-13, 2023, reveal what the planets have in store. How to use astrology to navigate!
You can read your weekly horoscopes for August 7-13 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 (March 21-April 19) weekly horoscope for August 7-13
As the trailblazer of the zodiac, you’re already prone to leaping before you look. Restraint and diplomacy could be especially hard to come by on Wednesday, August 9, as the egoistic Leo Sun in your passionate fifth house elbows disruptive Uranus in stubborn Taurus. A perceived side-eye or slight may cause you to butt heads with someone as strong-willed as you are. While you’re all too ready to take offense, you’d be wise to… Keep reading your Weekly Aries Horoscope
Taurus (April 20-May 20) weekly horoscope forAugust 7-13
As a Taurus, you’re always ready to dig in your heels and stand your ground. Someone may not realize what they’re up against on Wednesday, August 9, when they try to cross a line over an issue that’s near and dear to your heart. With the regal Leo Sun huddled in your domestic quarters for a month, you’ve been savoring the sanctity of your Bullpen and the strength of your bonds with family and close friends. Then as el Sol squares off with unpredictable Uranus in your sign on Wednesday, the curveballs start to… Keep reading your Weekly Taurus Horoscope
Gemini (May 21-June 20) weekly horoscope forAugust 7-13
Have you been working hard to suppress your feelings, and like a beachball that can’t be held under water indefinitely, they’re about to come flying out? Your cerebral sign isn’t one to wallow in the emotion ocean. In fact, you often forget about triggering events soon after they happen! But under a provocative square between the egoistic Leo Sun in your communication court and disruptive Uranus in your subliminal twelfth house on Wednesday, August 9, your usual easy breeziness might turn into a raging tempest. (Yikes!) Those feels need to come flooding out, Twin. The longer you hold them in… Keep reading your Gemini Weekly Horoscope
Cancer (June 21-July 22) weekly horoscope forAugust 7-13
There’s a big difference between giving people the benefit of the doubt and blindly assuming that there couldn’t possibly be a wolf lurking among the sweet-faced sheep in your flock. During a button-pushing square between the Sun in your security-conscious second house and disruptor Uranus in your communal eleventh on Wednesday, August 9, you may have a hard time excusing someone’s bad behavior as “atypical” yet again. After the smoke from these fireworks clears… Keep reading your Cancer Weekly Horoscope
Leo (July 23-August 22) weekly horoscope for August 7-13
You might need to make a tough call this week: whether to stick to fun summer plans like a beach day or cancel playtime for an unexpected work crisis that comes up on Wednesday, August 9. With your self-confident ruler, the radiant Sun, powering up your sign, your desire to do what YOU want to do could be dialed up to peak levels. But early in the week, it gets into a dustup with provocateur Uranus in your professional zone. You probably couldn’t have predicted this situation… Keep reading your Leo Weekly Horoscope
Virgo (August 23-September 22) weekly horoscope forAugust 7-13
Don’t worry if you’re not exactly ready to hit the ground running as the workweek gets underway. The revitalizing Sun is powered down in Leo and your twelfth house of rest, empathy and release for a month, which on its own can stir up strong emotions. Then, on Wednesday, August 9, it butts heads with disruptor Uranus in your freeing, candid ninth house. You’re used to keeping a lid on those feelings, especially at the office and when you’re socializing with a big group. But with Uranus in this position, you’re coloring outside the lines… Keep reading your Virgo Weekly Horoscope
Libra (September 23-October 22) weekly horoscope forAugust 7-13
What happened to “calm, cool and collected”? As a heady air sign, you prefer to keep your emotions in check and only wear your heart on your sleeve when someone worthwhile comes along. But on Wednesday, August 9, you’ll be rolling in the deep! Although the Sun is hanging in cheerful Leo and your community center for a month, it forms its biannual square with disruptive Uranus in stubborn Taurus and your intense, jealous eighth house midweek. Unnervingly strong feelings could arise like a tsunami and… Keep reading your Libra Weekly Horoscope
Scorpio (October 23-November 21) weekly horoscope forAugust 7-13
If your idea of work/life balance is your partner’s idea of straight-up workaholism, you’re due for a heart-to-heart. Fortunately, the starmap of Wednesday, August 9, could compel you to sit down and open up. The sweet smell of success is irresistible to you while the energizing Sun spends a month in Leo and your ambitious tenth house. Your all-or-nothing sign relishes the chance to throw yourself, body, mind and soul, into a passion project. And when your colleagues are backing you up, it’s like a dream come true. BUT unless you’re staunchly single and not even looking to date, there’s that little matter of… Keep reading your Scorpio Weekly Horoscope
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) weekly horoscope forAugust 7-13
While the Sun blasts through confident Leo and your expansion zone (AKA “the Sagittarius house”) for a month, you’re broadening your horizons and seeing how much uncharted territory you can explore solo. But on Wednesday, August 9, the Sun lands in its biannual square with provocateur Uranus in grounded Taurus and your methodical sixth house. Narrowing your focus doesn’t appeal to you when you’re loving the view through your super-wide-angle lens! Luckily, it’s not strictly an either/or choice. You can find a way to toggle back and forth. First, soak up… Keep reading your Sagittarius Weekly Horoscope
Capricorn (December 22-January 18) weekly horoscope forAugust 7-13
Normally reserved Sea Goats might be ready, willing and able to go out on a sexy limb this week! As the revitalizing Sun saunters through your eighth house of intimacy and intensity for a month, you can feel your heart beating faster…among other physical sensations. Single Caps are eyeing attractive candidates hungrily, while couples are seeking private time for escapades. Be careful on Wednesday, August 9, when el Sol crosses swords with volatile Uranus in your flirty, passionate fifth house. You might have to decide whether a… Keep reading your Capricorn Weekly Horoscope
Aquarius (January 20-February 18) weekly horoscope forAugust 7-13
Buckle up, Aquarius! An important relationship could suddenly experience turbulence this week. The vibrant Sun is illuminating your opposite sign of Leo and your seventh house of committed partnerships. But on Wednesday, August 9, loose-cannon Uranus—your ruling planet—in your fundamental fourth house gets it twisted and argues with the magnanimous Sun. This might play out with two VIPs in your life making competing demands. Or maybe a family member or your mate will express ill will toward someone else you’re close to. As a big-picture-seeking sign, you tend to… Keep reading your Aquarius Weekly Horoscope
Pisces (February 19-March 20) weekly horoscope forAugust 7-13
Your kindheartedness usually colors your communication, Pisces, but the volatile skies on Wednesday, August 9, could bring you to the brink of a meltdown. A stressful square between the dramatic Leo Sun in your sixth house of productivity and organization and disruptor Uranus in your communication court could overload your circuits and cause you to crash and burn. Before it gets that far, recognize the warning signs and slow your roll. Stop multitasking and putting out fires that don’t belong to you. You have plenty of energy and are on a quest to get the situation in hand. But are you… Keep reading your Pisces Weekly Horoscope