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Your Weekly Horoscope Is Extra Juicy This Week

Whether you’re totally obsessed with astrology or are just curious about the power of the planets and your zodiac sign, it doesn’t hurt to check in on current astrological ongoings for a bit of ~insight~ into your life. Here’s what the week ahead has in store for your sign — you just might find some valuable intel on everything from elevating your daily grind or hitting your boldest goals (@Leo, it’s time to claim that spotlight you love so!), to making the most of your relationship. Read on for what to expect this week and if you know your rising sign/ascendant, you’re going to want to take that in, too. 


Your tolerance for hard work is bound to dip, and your appetite for spontaneous, flirtatious fun will be stoked while the sun moves through your romance zone from Monday until August 23.  If you have course deadlines or work projects to complete right now, putting a creative spin on your approach will make it easier to cope. You’ll also do well to prioritize time with your partner or besties, but try not to plan too much. Going with the flow is the key to a purely magical time. And on Tuesday, the moon in your sign squares off against Pluto in your work zone, potentially setting up an emotional disagreement with a professor, boss, or coworker. What you learn from the way you navigate this moment can be emotionally transformative. 


Get ready for a burst of major thirst for lazy Sundays, cuddle time, and all the #selfcare practices you love while Venus moves through your home zone from Saturday to August 21. OK, so you’re usually a homebody, but during this transit, you’ll be even bolder about doing the bulk of your socializing from the couch. Own it, girl. On Sunday, the moon in your money zone squares off against Neptune in your networking zone, and you might find yourself butting heads with friends or colleagues around a lucrative project. But the issue might actually be based on not being able to work off of concrete, trustworthy information. Wait until you have clarity to go back to the drawing board.


Your iCal is bound to blow up with even more invites and to-dos than usual while the sun moves through your communication zone from Monday to August 23. Give yourself the freedom to explore all different types of connections (friendships, app matches, work relationships) and social activities now. The variety and busyness of the moment can actually feel super-fulfilling. On Sunday, you could feel cloudy about your next big professional move (apply for that fall internship? Say yes to that freelance gig?), thanks to the moon in your sign squaring off against Neptune in your career zone. Meditation or journaling might be helpful, as working with and relying on your intuition is your best bet at the moment. 


On Thursday, Mars in your money zone harmonizes with Jupiter in your daily routine zone, fueling your ambition and competitive streak. You’ll want to make a bold move, like presenting a major proposal to your professor or higher-up at work. If you can dream it, you can definitely get it done. And from Saturday until August 21, while Venus makes its trip through your money zone, feel free to bring your most imaginative, artistic side to your professional and academic pursuits. Even if something feels unrealistic, wacky, out there or overly ambitious, allowing yourself to explore it and having confidence in your ability to make it happen could lead to a rewarding upshot.  


Own that exciting burst of confidence and self-love that’s destined to light you up while the sun moves through your sign from Monday to August 23. Expressing yourself in a bold way (through anything from your wardrobe picks to how you relate to your BFFs and loved ones) can feel especially empowering. This dynamic time also serves to help you get even more clear on how you want to present yourself and pursue your dreams. Then, from Saturday until August 21, Venus will move through your sign, illuminating your warm, loving spirit from the inside out. Obvi, this is irresistible and magnetic to everyone around you. Just be conscious of where and how you’re exerting your glowy energy (e.g. ideally toward healthy, reciprocal relationships).


You’ll do well to open up to a loved one about an emotional issue that’s been weighing on your mind on Tuesday when the moon in your intimacy zone harmonizes with Jupiter in your home zone. Then, you might feel especially protective—even secretive—about your desires while Venus moves through your spirituality zone from Saturday to August 21. This doesn’t mean you should keep them to yourself though. It’s more like you’ll be drawn to sneaky sexting sessions with bae or trying your hand at writing a bit of erotica in your journal. Basically, you’ll benefit from exploring your needs in a way that feels private and self-reflective. 


Your social butterfly instincts will be put to good use while the sun moves through your friendship zone from Monday to August 23. Thanks to a super-busy season filled with invites to parties and group activities galore, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to network with fellow classmates and colleagues and make a ton of platonic connections. The more you can work with others right now, the more successful you’ll be. On Sunday, the moon in your adventure zone squares off against Neptune in your health zone, and you might feel like you want to get after a major fitness goal but fear you don’t have all the pertinent info. Wait until you have answers to your Qs, and then, you can really go for it. 


Whether you’ve been wanting to apply for an exciting internship op or shoot for a promotion at your current gig, you’ve got the green light to go for it in an aggressive way on Thursday when Mars in your career zone harmonizes with Jupiter in your money zone. Your passion and focus are palpable to those calling the shots now, which only serves to give you a leg up. You’ve got this. On Sunday, the moon in your intimacy zone squares off against Neptune in your romance zone, fogging up your deepest desires. If you’re having trouble getting a read on what’s real and what’s not, hold off on any heavy-duty emotional convos til you feel more clear.


While the sun moves through your higher learning zone from Monday to August 23, you’ll crave academic and personal growth even more than usual. Embrace simple, everyday ops like checking out a museum exhibit, experimenting in the kitchen, or having a philosophical debate with your roomie. And you’ll have a special opportunity to make serious progress on a big dream on Thursday when Mars in your adventure zone harmonizes with Jupiter in your sign. Whether you’ve been wanting to plan a big trip, sign up for an advanced course, pursue an ambitious fitness goal, or share your feelings with your crush, you’ll have the drive and enthusiasm to make a bold, game-changing move. Get it! 


Feeling torn between time with friends and fam and your deadlines can create stress on Tuesday when the moon in your home zone squares off against Saturn in your sign. Your initial instinct may be to get pretty gloomy about being overworked. But finding a healthy new way to cope (like scheduling a spa treatment with your sis or BFF) can feel transformative now. From Saturday to August 21, Venus moves through your intimacy zone, you’ll want to connect with your partner or a potential match on an emotional and physical level. Casual hookups and/or phoning-it-in sex feels especially unfulfilling, so be real with yourself—and others—about your expectations. They’re legit. 


You’ll want to work one-on-one with a classmate, friend, or your partner on a major undertaking while the sun moves through your partnership zone from Monday to August 23. Collaboration is key to success for you both. Bonus: The experience can boost your connection too. On Tuesday, the moon in your communication zone harmonizes with Jupiter in your friendship zone, and you’ll do well to spend time with likeminded people. For instance, it might be the ideal time to volunteer or take a yoga or meditation class; it’ll promote a sense of community that has you feeling more centered and supported. 


Nailing down a solid healthy eating and fitness plan you love can happen organically while the sun moves through your health zone from Monday to August 23. Just be sure to strongly consider how the routines you’re considering might fit into your daily grind—or not. An ambitious but realistic approach has you feeling your best. On Sunday, the moon in your home zone squares off against Neptune in your sign, making it tough to zero in on the facts around an emotional conflict with a loved one. Taking a little time and space for yourself can promote a fresh perspective and path to healing. 

Maressa Brown is a journalist, content strategist, and astrologer based in Los Angeles, California. She has more than a decade of experience covering lifestyle, parenting, pop culture, and astrology for a variety of digital and print publications including Parents magazine, InStyle, Shape, The Washington Post, Cosmopolitan, and Women's Health, among many others. 
As a rising senior at Florida State University, Jenna loves to play Ultimate Frisbee, write, run, read, edit and everything in between. She is a current Lifestyle intern at Her Campus in Boston and is currently discovering the city girl she never knew she was. She is so open to new people and experiences and is excited to see what the world has to offer. Also, dogs.