Your Weekly Stuff That Matters Horoscope

AUGUST 15th


The cosmic calendar begins to hot up this week as we witness planets mingling with the signs and acknowledge new interactions amongst the stars. We're shifting our focus to all things gemstones and just how their spiritual protection can keep negative energy away.


Following last week's Sturgeon Moon, the last supermoon of this Gregorian calendar, serious energies about what you want in life make themselves known this week. The moon connected with both Uranus and Saturn, wherein we also observed the Sun in Leo opposite Saturn in Aquarius yesterday. This celestial activity is full of boundless ideas, setting this week up for self-improvement and reflection.


Come Thursday (18th), Venus in Leo meets Jupiter in Aries. Following Sunday's interactivity, limitless thoughts and propositions witness their peak as these two lucky planets allow for deep manifestations. Now is the time to explore what you may have previously feared.


Before the Sun enters Virgo next week, we must recognise Mars in Gemini on Saturday (20th). Your words become your weapon of choice as Leo season comes to an end, so the significance of positive self-affirmations rains true this week. This is your cue to focus on self-love.


Aries (March 21 – April 19)


Your confidence and ambition allow for a strong alignment with many gemstones Aries. As both the first sign of the twelve zodiacs and the first of the fire signs, your ability to assert emotions bodes well with varying stones. Due to your action-prone traits and strong influence from the planet Mars, fiery-red gemstones suit you best.


Carnelian – this semi-precious gemstone carries vibrant energy. Keeping a carnelian within your proximity will help dispel jealousies and discontent. If you find yourself struggling with your image, a carnelian will guide you in restoring motivation and re-establishing your better-known courage. Envy is not a common trait of your Aries so use carnelian to dismiss any unwanted emotions and fill this space with passion in the form of self-reflection.


JOURNAL PROMPT: When do you feel happiest in your skin?




Taurus (April 20 – May 20)


Taurus thrive on many gemstones. Whilst ruled by Venus (the planet of love and pleasure), a contradiction occurs as you are represented by the bull (calm one minute, raging the next). However, this calls for familiarity with many crystals which results in your benefit. Being the first Earth sign, you are incredibly practical and grounded. But a little guidance from the gemstones will always be in your favour.


Jade – seen as the most auspicious stone, luscious green jade provides support in times of need. Jade helps to balance and stabilise any unsteady thoughts or emotions that are typical of Taurus. Your contrasting symbolisation and ruling planet often lead to you being misunderstood. Carrying jade can aid you in grounding yourself, but also knowing when to look to others for support.


JOURNAL PROMPT: How do you ask for help or support when you need it?




Gemini (May 21 – June 20)


As the first air sign of the zodiac, your life can often feel like a whirlwind. It's no surprise that everyone adores you Gemini – your spontaneity and playfulness are admirable traits. However, being characterised by the twins means that your behaviour can often seem erratic. But don't take this to heart. This unpredictably relishes in support from many gemstones.


Citrine – this warm-yellow variety of quartz is the perfect gemstone for increasing optimism and sunny cheerfulness. It holds the power to cleanse your aura and start afresh with any self-reflection. Carrying citrine will help manage your feelings, boost self-confidence, and guide you in gaining the emotional clarity that you may be looking for. It is the ideal stone for improving your manifestation skills Gemini.


JOURNAL PROMPT: How can you practice self-love and self-kindness?




Cancer (June 21 – July 22)


You love exploring emotional and material realms Cancer. Stones that aid in the journey of inner growth and strength suits you best. Being ruled by the moon that represents self-care, it is important to keep your footing through the stones that guide you along emotional journeys.


Moonstone – this gemstone, opalescent in nature, resonates perfectly with you Cancer. As a water sign, and like the translucent pigment of a moonstone, you show your emotions on the surface. However, you often put relationships with others before your relationship with yourself. Moonstone encourages you to embrace that relationship and tap into receptivity.


JOURNAL PROMPT: What are five things that your past self would love about your current self?





Leo (July 23 – August 21)


As we near the end of the Leo season, it is important to look after yourself this week. Your reign may be nearing its close, but a bit of grounding will do you wonders. The impending switch to Virgo season may seem daunting so ensure this week offers some self-reflection and next steps. Many birthstones can bring about a sense of focus and safety for Leo's but it is important to elect one that will aid in manifesting positives.


Peridot – this rich olive-coloured gemstone is the perfect companion for the end of the Leo season. Considered a joyful and friendly stone, peridot can facilitate the easing of any anger and jealousy as it encourages you to open up your heart – including within yourself and in your relationships with others. Peridot guards against low self-esteem so carrying one with you could be quite opportune!


JOURNAL PROMPT: Describe yourself using the first 10 words that come to mind, list 10 you'd like to describe yourself, and then think of ways to transform those descriptions into reality.





Virgo (August 22 – September 22)


As a Virgo, you are quite the perfectionist. Logic and practicality are some of your stronger traits, but constantly chasing after perfection can be destructive. Stones which help calm anxieties and strengthen the mental body are forever in your favour – the desire to feel and act faultlessly can take a tougher toll than you'd think.


Amethyst – the gorgeous violet variety of quartz. This gemstone is symbolic of serenity and understanding. Carrying it will help you to remain mindful. Amethyst aid in cleansing and help you to accept what cannot be changed. By accepting the powers that be, you can improve the relationship you have with yourself. Amethyst will also protect you from the projections of others which comes particularly handy through periods of low self-esteem.


JOURNAL PROMPT: How do you practice self-acceptance?