As we enter the second week of August, the solar system shifts into high gear. Yesterday (August 7) saw Venus interflow with Neptune in Pisces as well as Mars squaring off with Saturn in Aquarius, blessing us with plenty of cosmic energy. A celestial shift is set to make waves tomorrow at Venus relocates opposite power planet Pluto.
Sprightly activity is symbolic of Leo season, but these powerful oppositions will require honest conversations for a wealth of the star signs this week. Power struggles can be forecasted, and responsibilities should be evaluated as the new week begins, giving you the chance to transform intimate dynamics.
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Your desire to be number one often leads to independence. Your free-thinking vibes mean that you are not so easily influenced by others, and you won't follow the crowd just because it's popular. Your sign thrives on freedom and you're not afraid of championing for yourself.
However, the full moon enters Aquarius on Thursday which may lead to feelings of self-rejection. Try to ignore negative thoughts and remember that bouts of low self-esteem are not the end of the world. Don't allow negativity to affect your energy.
JOURNAL PROMPT: Reflect on your methods for recharging. What is effective?
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Much to your despair, this week may be bleaker than others. Venus' opposition to Pluto in Capricorn is set to bring an unwanted fleet of emotions. Whilst no one rejoices at the thought of a bad week, it is important to remember that every day may not be good, but there's something good in every day.
Don't allow negative thoughts to occupy your headspace. Obsessive thoughts are both as unfortunate as they are necessary but addressing them will help this week Taurus. If you are suffering from self-reflection, consider what is the leading cause and what could be eliminated to target it. Hard times don't last forever!
JOURNAL PROMPT: How can you utilise this week to address intimate thoughts? Keep track of what works and what doesn't.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
You have more power than you think Gemini. You tend not to covet what other people possess, so shifting focus on yourself will be guided by great powers. Your progressive view of the world sees no capacity. Let your spontaneity run rampant this week as Venus mingles with Neptune in Pisces.
The sun in Leo prompts a boost of communication for you Gemini. Communication with yourself is inherently important as you utilise your influential state of mind. Remember that inner thoughts reflect how you see yourself.
JOURNAL PROMPT: Write down five positive affirmations about yourself. How can you use these to your advantage when practising self-reflection?
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Your sense of security and comfort may take a hit this week Cancer. As Venus opposes Pluto in Capricorn, it may be hard for you to resist intense emotions. Your tendency to explore emotional realms will proffer direction on this journey.
Obsessive thinking is no stranger to Cancer. Addressing those thoughts may become unavoidable this week, so ensure you take some time to observe any emotions. Don't allow fears and anxieties to take over – take away their power yourself!
JOURNAL PROMPT: Engage with any unwelcome feelings this week. Why are they unwanted and what can you do to address them?
Leo (July 23 – August 21)
It's a powerful week for you Leo. Following yesterday's Venus-Neptune interaction, a sensitive atmosphere is due to make an appearance. Which side those emotions fall upon is down to you. Feelings of jealousy or desire could be on the cards so consider how to control those.
Feeling delicate may come as a shock to you Leo. Being well-versed in passion and dramatics means that volatile periods put you to the test. But it's okay to feel this way. Whether it's about the way you look, the way you feel about something, or motions of self-doubt, tests happen for a reason.
JOURNAL PROMPT: Speak your truth this week Leo! As we near the halfway point of Leo season, get in touch with inner thoughts and feelings.
Virgo (August 22 – September 22)
The sun is in Leo, the zodiac sign that rules the heart, offering you the chance to refamiliarise yourself with some amour-propre. Life is due a vibrant change within the next few weeks. Although close to Virgo season, now is the perfect time to take stock of any emotions you are feeling.
Your tendency to overthink could do with some addressing this week. Your fate is written in the stars, so worrying about things that are out of your control only permits negative notions. Prioritise your health this week Virgo and mark concerns ahead of the turning of your astrological phase.
JOURNAL PROMPT: What makes you feel calm? Create a mind map around calmness and what it means for you.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
Break patterns that no longer serve you Libra! You are best known for your exceptional ability to balance – whether that be emotion, tasks, or friends – so you are no stranger to necessary recalibration. This week is set to bring realisations of unhealthy patterns that require observation.