Horoscopes: August 20-26, 2021

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Aries: Uranus begins its five month retrograde, creating both challenge and opportunity. We learn to face worries in a constructive and creative way. The full moon in Aquarius on the 22nd makes you realize your desire for deep connections. You may not have been realizing how important friendship is, as you spend so much energy trying to show a brave face and be 100% independent regardless of the situation.

Taurus: This week with Mercury and Mars on your side, you are feeling decisive and optimistic. Dating and relationships see a boost due to your unique and intriguing attitude. The full moon in Aquarius on the 22nd demystifies verbal communication, and you feel that you can speak your mind quite clearly. New understandings can be reached at this time.

Gemini: This week your energy is focused on spending time at home and making it feel like your secret lair. You need some space to think deeply in peace and quiet as the world feels too noisy. With Venus in your romance sector you may find that people are trying to learn more about you, it can feel flattering as well as invasive. The full moon in Aquarius on the 22nd inspires you to learn about something very new to you.

Cancer: Mercury in your communication sector means you seek to express yourself astutely and thoroughly. You can be pushing through some shyness for the sake of connecting at this time, and you feel that this is worth the discomfort. The full moon in Aquarius on the 22nd can help you to solve a home or financial worry that you have been trying to resolve over the past few weeks. Personal stress first reaches a peak and then dissipates. 

Leo: This week Uranus going retrograde in the last few days of your solar season creates challenges that inspire adaptability and growth. The full moon in Aquarius on the 22nd brings to light the unique ways in which your partnerships inspire you. Special attributes and feelings are recognized all at once. You wish to show your appreciation.

Virgo: This week your restlessness has a breakthrough as you get to the bottom of what’s been bugging you. The full moon in Aquarius this week gives you major mental and emotional breakthroughs and leaves you feeling more expressive, just in time for your solar season to begin next week!

Libra: Uranus in retrograde for the next five months begins a slow and deliberate overhaul on home life and finance, you get to the bottom of what’s been causing any disarray or unpredictability. The full moon in Aquarius on the 22nd plus Venus in your first house puts you in high demand on the social and romantic front. 

Scorpio: This week Uranus begins it’s five month retrograde period, during which there will be a period of reexamination of relationships and personal introspection. The full moon in Aquarius on the 22nd may help you to leave your comfort zone regarding some emotions that you have been keeping at a “safe” distance. You may enjoy the freedom that being more honest with yourself brings.

Sagittarius: Uranus retrograde starts this week and is with us for the next five months, it helps us slow down and reconsider our work and finances. Decisions feel more adaptable and pragmatic under this influence, as you become more flexible and confident with your design making. The full moon in Aquarius on the 22nd drums up activity in your communications sector and attracts people to your aura. They want to know what’s been on your mind.

Capricorn: Uranus retrograde slows down the fast track you’ve been on in regards to work, schooling, and money matters. You may find a window of opportunity to take a break or begin a new creative project. The full moon in Aquarius on the 22nd is a reminder to keep it real with yourself and to pour your energy into the things that actually matter to you. You find no joy or relief in merely keeping up appearances. 

Aquarius: This week, your ruler Uranus begins it’s five month retrograde journey and sparks a need for some derous introspection and deliberation in regards to work, finances, and home life. The full moon in your sign on the 22nd is a major checkpoint in regards to your emotional self awareness and transparency. You may see more clearly where you have been selling yourself short in the past. August is a month of small and plentiful breakthroughs. 

Pisces: The sun finishing up it’s final week in your partnership sector is a final push forward in trust and communication. You are building a better view of teamwork and finding enjoyment in working with others, you are proud of what you can contribute. The full moon in Aquarius on the 22nd gets you in touch with some feelings you previously did not have the vocabulary to express, and what you find within yourself may surprise you. Full moons have a way of getting us to reexamine and reveal.

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