Weekly Horoscope for Aug. 12 – 18

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Sunday, Monday: the Moon is in Virgo
The asteroid Ceres is in Virgo along with the Moon. Virgo is said to be the home base sign of this asteroid, which means that it is quite comfortable here. Ceres rules (is associated with) support & nurturing – others as well as your self – keywords that are also included in the attributes of the Moon.

Tuesday, Wednesday: the Moon is in Libra
The planet Venus rules sweetness (of both food and demeanor) and all things pleasant. The Moon seems to enjoy this connection with Venus since it (the Moon) also is related to yummy food and it would definitely prefer a nice atmosphere over discord.

Thursday, Friday, Saturday: the Moon is in Scorpio
Jupiter, a planet that is also traveling through Scorpio at this time, can bring up a situation that involves something being exaggerated or embellished more than a wee bit too much. Scorpio is a sign that can bring up extremes, such as all one way or the other. Just tread carefully.

In reading this weekly horoscope, check your astrology chart to find which house (section of your chart) has the current Moon sign on the cusp (the beginning edge) & apply forecast information to that area of your life as well. For example, the Moon is in Leo and one of the suggestions is to entertain – however Leo is located in the 12th house of your chart, which is an inward energy place…then have a small, quiet gathering. By contrast, if Leo is located in the 1st house of your chart, an outward energy place…have a party! Don’t have an astrology chart? Click here .

It is interesting to note when the current Moon is in the same sign as your birth Moon and to see how the flavor of that day carries through the following 30 days.

Current Planet Positions:
Sun –
Leo until Aug. 23
Mercury –
Leo until Sept. 6
(*retrograde July 26 – Aug. 19)
Venus – Libra until Dec. 3
(Scorpio: Sept. 9 – Oct. 31)
**Mars – Capricorn until Sept. 11
Jupiter –
Scorpio until Nov. 9
**Saturn – Capricorn until Dec. 17, 2020
Uranus –
Aries until Mar. 6, 2019
(Taurus: May 16, 2018 – Nov. 7, 2018)
Neptune –
Pisces until Mar. 30, 2025
**Pluto – Capricorn until Nov. 20, 2024

**Note: Mars, Saturn, & Pluto are all in Capricorn until Sept. 11; Saturn & Pluto are in Capricorn until mid-Dec. 2020. Regard and carry out your responsibilities seriously. You may have to reconstruct part or all of your foundations.

Current Asteroid Positions:
Ceres –
Virgo until Sept. 7
Pallas –
Leo until Sept. 5
Juno –
Taurus until Feb. 12, 2019
Vesta –
Sagittarius until Sept. 19
Chiron –
Aries until May 2027

Current Asteroid Transits:
Ceres Clear out your bedroom & kitchen.
Pallas –
Fortify and utilize creativity to support your skills.
Juno – Be practical about anything regarding a love situation.
Vesta – Elevated thinking may connect you with something far away.
Chiron – Release pent-up anger; chart a new course for yourself.

Note: Weekly horoscope time frames for Moon signs, void-of-course periods, and current planet & asteroid positions are noted for Eastern time zone (USA). Please adjust according to your own location. Times are not given if the void-of-course Moon occurs for a very short period or if it occurs during the night (based on same Eastern time zone).

▪ v/c = Void-of-Course – When the Moon is void-of-course, spend time working on projects already in progress, creative endeavors, or self-improvement. Void-of-course simply means that no planets are aspecting the Moon as it gets ready to change signs; there won’t be a configuration of astro energy available to utilize. It’s best not to start new projects, sign important agreements, or go shopping when the Moon is void-of-course because the result will probably be unsatisfactory in some way.

∗Mercury Retrograde – the speed of the planet slows down considerably. Communications, paperwork, electronics, traffic and mail can become very mixed-up, delayed, or go on the ‘fritz’ during this time. A situation will be in the process of changing, so wait until Mercury is direct to finalize anything. In general, maintain a slower, more cautious pace in daily affairs. Always allow at least two days before (to slow down) and after (to resume regular activities) a Mercury retrograde period. (Read More about Mercury Retrograde)