Weekly Astrology Forecast for All Signs August 13th 2018
- Work it like a boss!
- Be in the moment
- Welcome back romance, optimism and fun
Work it like a boss this week, Aries. Ruler Mars is still in backwards motion and arrives back in your career sector. Finish off any work projects that have been hanging around and make another, and perhaps more determined approach back at a career goal. Second attempts may get you the results you are after. You’re exuding the kind of authority that people can respect. One that says you don’t expect overnight results but are prepared to do what it takes for long term benefits. Re-approaching that client, boss or company could also get you a different answer than you got the first time. Resume those efforts.
This week sees a definite break in the retrograde weather as Mercury shifts direct in your fabulous fifth. Please don’t forget it remains in retrograde shadow but it’s time to embrace the renewed power of romance, pleasure and attraction. When it comes to those younger than you, you could be relating to your children, step children or just the younger generation in a new way. Is this because you’ve reconnected to that eternal flame of youthful optimism within? A new lover could reflect this. What this retrograde cycle has wanted us all to do is to remember that time is relative and being in the moment as we are when we are kids and enjoying ourselves, makes time – and good times, seem to stretch out forever. You have the ability to get the grown-up stuff done – and then come out and play this week.
In a nutshell: All work and no play? Not for you. This week you show you can do both – just like a professional. Love takes on a younger vibe for singles while professional pride and optimism return across the board, Aries!
13 Aug 2018 MARS ENTERING CAPRICORN (10th House)
13 Aug 2018 PLUTO TRINE CERES (10th House to 6th House)
14 Aug 2018 VENUS OPPOSITION HYGEIA (7th House to 1st House)
15 Aug 2018 SUN TRINE VESTA (5th House to 9th House)
17 Aug 2018 SUN TRINE ERIS (5th House to 1st House)
18 Aug 2018, MERCURY SEXTILE VENUS (5th House to 7th House)
18 Aug 2018 Mercury (5th House ) turns Direct
19 Aug 2018 JUPITER TRINE NEPTUNE (8th House to 12th House)
- A free spirit could just inspire you
- Liberate yourself with self-love
- Claim some real ‘living space’
Is freedom something you have or something you desire? Are you showing up in typical Taurus fashion and attending to your responsibilities but secretly yearning for something else? Something bigger, more liberating and expansive? If the answer is ‘Yes’ then this week asks you whether you want this to remain just a dream or if you are prepared to do something about it. It’s one thing to be reliable. But another to be bending yourself out of shape for a life that may no longer fit you. Retrograde Mars hits your 9th this week and has you looking at what fences you in – and where you have allowed this to happen. Own your desire for freedom.
Solutions are available to you now where you can answer that call in your heart for more yet still keep your promises. Property matters can also move ahead now thanks to the retrograde weather that’s had all of us battening down the hatches, finally breaking up. Mercury heads direct in your 4th this week. While the planet of ideas and business may still be in retro shadow, that does not mean you can’t work on that lifestyle balance or make changes when it comes to you vs. your responsibilities. A significant encounter with someone who can only be described as a ‘free spirit’ may inspire you further this week. Reach for freedom and a bigger life experience.
In a nutshell: Is your heart calling out for more living space and less restrictions? Time to answer the call of adventure – especially when it comes to love and freedom, Taurus.
13 Aug 2018 MARS ENTERING CAPRICORN (9th Hse)
13 Aug 2018 PLUTO TRINE CERES (9th Hse to 5th Hse)
14 Aug 2018 VENUS OPPOSITION HYGEIA (6th Hse to 12th Hse)
15 Aug 2018 SUN TRINE VESTA (4th Hse to 8th Hse)
17 Aug 2018 SUN TRINE ERIS (4th Hse to 12th Hse)
18 Aug 2018, MERCURY SEXTILE VENUS (4th Hse to 6th Hse)
18 Aug 2018 Mercury (4th Hse ) turns Direct
19 Aug 2018 JUPITER TRINE NEPTUNE (7th Hse to 11th Hse)
- Start a fresh conversation
- Work that subtle sexiness you’re projecting
- Get ready to shift love into high gear
Ruler Mercury finally heads direct again in its ruling 3rd this week, Gemini. And after weeks of spinning your wheels you now have the opportunity to act on those ideas you’ve been incubating or say what you need to say – without fear of misunderstanding. Confusion gets replaced with clarity and new opportunities present themselves. It’s time to start a new conversation. Choose your subject. This could be around a new job, business idea, website, book or blog. Or the topic could even extend to romance as Mercury makes a conversation-starting angle to Venus in your love sector the same day it moves forward. It’s time to flirt, have fun and above all, to let go of any feelings of shyness when it comes to what you have to offer both on a personal and a creative level.
You can back this up with a subtle and powerful sexiness. Mars is the co-ruler of your 8th house and it backs up into here this week. This is your house of passion and desire. Mars retrograde doesn’t necessarily mean these elements are lacking. Or that you lack confidence. Just that you’re only going to get fired up over someone or something that’s worth it. And you’ll recognise who or what that is when you see it. Until then, you’ll keep that magnetism under wraps. That allure isn’t for sharing with just anyone. Retro Mars in here adds discrimination and the ability to wait for the right time – and make the right move this week.
In a nutshell: No more spinning your wheels when it comes to ideas, Gemini. Ruler Mercury heads direct and it’s not the only thing in motion. Love could also take a forward leap this week!
13 Aug 2018 MARS ENTERING CAPRICORN (8th House)
13 Aug 2018 PLUTO TRINE CERES (8th House to 4th House)
14 Aug 2018 VENUS OPPOSITION HYGEIA (5th House to 11th House)
15 Aug 2018 SUN TRINE VESTA (3rd House to 7th House)
17 Aug 2018 SUN TRINE ERIS (3rd House to 11th House)
18 Aug 2018, MERCURY SEXTILE VENUS (3rd House to 5th House)
18 Aug 2018 Mercury (3rd House ) turns Direct
- Make a change around love
- Get the result you are after
- Invest in yourself
The heavy retrograde weather right now is focused on your 7th of marriage, partnerships and all long term close relationships. This also includes the people we really can’t stand as well as those we love. Retrograde Mars backs into your 7th this week so you have three extremely powerful planets – Mars, Saturn and Pluto all retrograde in here. Change, transformations and endings could feature and even if things are going well between you, this may be one of those times where you feel you are having to work harder than usual for love. However, you may now be aware of new ways to deal with issues in long term relationships that you were unaware of before. Many people associate Mars retrograde with us losing the ability to assert ourselves if we need to. However, this is not necessarily the case. Mars retrograde allows us the luxury of strategic action rather than impulsive. And also brings us the ability to weigh up the results of our actions in the past and to contemplate the possible consequences of those we take now. We think before we act and when we do, we become not only more effective but more likely to get the result we were after. That hard work suddenly becomes worth it when it comes to who or what we love.
Money matters get the green light again as you step back into the cash flow of business-minded Mercury direct this week in your finance zone. Step back into the current when it comes to plans to boost that bottom line, promote that business or idea or apply for that better paying position. This house rules your self-worth and like your 7th is ruled by Venus. Hopefully Mercury retro in here had you not just looking at money matters but reinvesting if necessary in knowing your own worth. Because once you do, this has a knock-on effect into other areas. You attract what you’re worth including the relationships that reflect your belief. And that includes not attracting the ones that don’t. Love is worth the effort – so are you this week.
In a nutshell: Love could undergo a big transformation as you see clearly what connections are worth the effort – and which aren’t. It all flows from your new sense of self-worth, Cancer. You’re your own best investment now.
13 Aug 2018 MARS ENTERING CAPRICORN (7th Hse)
13 Aug 2018 PLUTO TRINE CERES (7th Hse to 3rd Hse)
14 Aug 2018 VENUS OPPOSITION HYGEIA (4th Hse to 10th Hse)
15 Aug 2018 SUN TRINE VESTA (2nd Hse to 6th Hse)
17 Aug 2018 SUN TRINE ERIS (2nd Hse to 10th Hse)
18 Aug 2018, MERCURY SEXTILE VENUS (2nd Hse to 4th Hse)
18 Aug 2018 Mercury (2nd Hse ) turns Direct
19 Aug 2018 JUPITER TRINE NEPTUNE (5th Hse to 9th Hse)
- Channel your resources into YOU
- Set your intentions for the coming year
- Welcome good news or a fresh start
Mars backs up into your work sector this week asking you to have a look at what changes need to be made. This can extend to your daily routine, that sense of wellbeing, your energy level and also whether or not your work/life balance has been out of kilter recently. Burning the candle at both ends? Living off take-out, ready meals and coffee? When Mars is direct we may get away with this. For a time. But Mars back in here says that the bill may fall due now when we find we are no longer able to accomplish all we usually do without down-shifting for a while and then making some permanent adjustments. This is your task this week above all else.
Looked at from another angle: you can’t express yourself and enjoy the good things of life if your Leo lustre is being dulled by you feeling decidedly less like a lion and more like something the cat dragged in. You are still in birthday mode and over work or lack of energy are total party-poopers. This week marks the time to push forward with your intentions for the coming year as Mercury finally heads direct in your 1st. Fire up that glow and seize the day. A wonderful angle between Mercury and Venus this week could bring in more than just birthday wishes but good news or a fresh opportunity. It’s time to recharge your soul in order to begin something brand new. This week should see that new direction appear so ensure you prioritise your inner resources to make the most of it, Leo.
In a nutshell: Time to check those priorities, Leo. And they should revolve around your sense of wellbeing. If you’re not feeling 100% – how can you enjoy the good things life wants to hand you?
13 Aug 2018 MARS ENTERING CAPRICORN (6th House)
13 Aug 2018 PLUTO TRINE CERES (6th House to 2nd House)
14 Aug 2018 VENUS OPPOSITION HYGEIA (3rd House to 9th House)
15 Aug 2018 SUN TRINE VESTA (1st House to 5th House)
17 Aug 2018 SUN TRINE ERIS (1st House to 9th House)
18 Aug 2018, MERCURY SEXTILE VENUS (1st House to 3rd House)
18 Aug 2018 Mercury (1st House ) turns Direct
19 Aug 2018 JUPITER TRINE NEPTUNE (4th House to 8th House)
- Reframe the past to create a new future
- Be inspired
- Collect your information then wait to act
You’ve an entire multiverse from which to access insight from this week, Virgo. Intuition and inspired thoughts prove not to be just flights of fantasy but actual intel you can utilise in highly practical and beneficial ways. Part of all of this information gathering process may involve reframing your past in the light of the present. Helped by the major retrograde cycle which we have all been living through these past couple of months. For you, the revelations may be profound on a soul level due to ruler Mercury retrograde in your psychic and intuitive 12th house. Hence you high speed link to universal wisdom and truth. Being able to tune in to the collective unconscious is another is another facet of this retro cycle. Inspired ideas which dovetail or are in sync with what is happening within the collective is a sign you are ‘tuned in’
Mercury shifts direct in your 12th now but remains in retrograde shadow. Between now and its arrival in your 1st on Sept 6, expect more insights to emerge. You may want to use your Virgo talent for fact-checking and waiting until you have all of them, to collate and integrate what you are being told, and then take action after this date. If you’re not sure about something now – be it a new connection, project, person, job or work situation, my advice is to remain open minded but steer clear of a full commitment or investment until you have the big picture – which you still don’t. Expect more enlightenment to illuminate your choices. And when it comes to choice you have more of those than you are presently aware of too. Watch and wait this week, Virgo.
In a nutshell: Be inspired this week. The secrets of the multiverse, insight and intuition are yours to download. And use in ways that can pave a new path for you, Virgo.
13 Aug 2018 MARS ENTERING CAPRICORN (5th Hse)
13 Aug 2018 PLUTO TRINE CERES (5th Hse to 1st Hse)
14 Aug 2018 VENUS OPPOSITION HYGEIA (2nd Hse to 8th Hse)
15 Aug 2018 SUN TRINE VESTA (12th Hse to 4th Hse)
17 Aug 2018 SUN TRINE ERIS (12th Hse to 8th Hse)
18 Aug 2018, MERCURY SEXTILE VENUS (12th Hse to 2nd Hse)
18 Aug 2018 Mercury (12th Hse ) turns Direct
19 Aug 2018 JUPITER TRINE NEPTUNE (3rd Hse to 7th Hse)
- New beginnings spring from the past
- Reclaim lost dreams
- Everything old is new – and even more special, the second time around
Venus in your 1st brings an early-birthday cycle of attraction. Venus in any sign’s 1st house always brings us the potential to draw something new to us. This can be a new money making opportunity, a new creative cycle or a new relationship. Venus in our 1st is also our cue to plant some seeds for the future. To begin something that will bear fruit later on. This year’s transit of Venus through your 1st house takes place against a backdrop of major retrograde weather however. And what is more, in October Venus will make an all-too rare retrograde from her ruling 2nd back into your 1st.
Does this mean new beginnings or those future plans are off the menu? This week sees Mercury head direct once more in your 11th of connections, goals and wishes. Mars still retro arrives back in your 4th of home and security. So, with Mercury remaining in retrograde shadow for now, and with five planets still retrograde in the sky, this is ‘everything old is new again’. Revive those dreams you discarded or gave up on. Welcome back something or someone. Recommit to a goal or add fresh perspective or purpose to something which already exists. Future love, success or just a fresh start springs from your past. Don’t discard it.
In a nutshell: Your past is more relevant than ever – even as you get the opportunity to create something new. Recommit or reconnect to a dream, Libra.
13 Aug 2018 MARS ENTERING CAPRICORN (4th House)
13 Aug 2018 PLUTO TRINE CERES (4th House to 12th House)
14 Aug 2018 VENUS OPPOSITION HYGEIA (1st House to 7th House)
15 Aug 2018 SUN TRINE VESTA (11th House to 3rd House)
17 Aug 2018 SUN TRINE ERIS (11th House to 7th House)
18 Aug 2018, MERCURY SEXTILE VENUS (11th House to 1st House)
18 Aug 2018 Mercury (11th House ) turns Direct
19 Aug 2018 JUPITER TRINE NEPTUNE (2nd House to 6th House)
- What needs to be said?
- You can’t control the responses of others – only yours
- A direct question usually gets the answer you need
Co-ruler Mars remains retrograde this week and backs up into your 3rd of commerce, ideas and communication. What’s the subject that’s off the table right now, Scorpio? That one you’re not prepared to talk about or keep on putting off? By now, you should know that Mars energy when repressed has the habit of bursting out in disproportionate and unexpected ways. Sure, this might not happen while it is still retrograde, but if you are keeping a lid on something, chances are once Mars moves forward again, you won’t be able to keep it closed for very long.
To avoid untoward outbursts at a later date, your best option is to say whatever needs to be said without further delays. No matter how awkward the subject or even if merely thinking about saying it pushes your buttons on a very deep level – better out than in. If it involves confronting someone and you fear their answer or reaction, better to know. Remember – a direct question usually gets a direct answer. And their reactions are something you cannot control. But you can control yours. Mercury which rules your 3rd, finally heads direct this week in your house of career and reputation. This is also the house in our chart ruling authority (the society
kind and the personal kind) and how seriously people take us. This is your cue to table whatever is on your mind. There’s power in words this week, Scorpio.
In a nutshell: Something needs to be dragged out into the open. If there’s something you need to talk about but are hesitating over, this week hands you the courage to say what you need to say.
13 Aug 2018 MARS ENTERING CAPRICORN (3rd Hse)
13 Aug 2018 PLUTO TRINE CERES (3rd Hse to 11th Hse)
14 Aug 2018 VENUS OPPOSITION HYGEIA (12th Hse to 6th Hse)
15 Aug 2018 SUN TRINE VESTA (10th Hse to 2nd Hse)
17 Aug 2018 SUN TRINE ERIS (10th Hse to 6th Hse)
18 Aug 2018, MERCURY SEXTILE VENUS (10th Hse to 12th Hse)
18 Aug 2018 Mercury (10th Hse ) turns Direct
19 Aug 2018 JUPITER TRINE NEPTUNE (1st Hse to 5th Hse)
13 Aug 2018 MARS ENTERING CAPRICORN (2nd House)
13 Aug 2018 PLUTO TRINE CERES (2nd House to 10th House)
14 Aug 2018 VENUS OPPOSITION HYGEIA (11th House to 5th House)
15 Aug 2018 SUN TRINE VESTA (9th House to 1st House)
17 Aug 2018 SUN TRINE ERIS (9th House to 5th House)
18 Aug 2018, MERCURY SEXTILE VENUS (9th House to 11th House)
18 Aug 2018 Mercury (9th House ) turns Direct
19 Aug 2018 JUPITER TRINE NEPTUNE (12th House to 4th House)
- Relaunch yourself
- What’s that big idea?
- One tiny adjustment is all it takes
Green lights begin to blink on around you again, Sag. Not only is ruler Jupiter now direct again in your 12th, but Mercury switches to direct motion again this week in your 9th. Travel, learning, exploration and expansion are back on the agenda. As is pushing forward with that big idea you may have been refining during the Mercury retro period. Just remember that Mercury remains in retrograde shadow for a little while longer and also we still have five planets retrograde in the sky. Time to move forward but also to be prepared to encounter speed bumps.
This may especially apply to your finances. Mars planet of self-assured action and confidence is one of the planets which remain retrograde. You may be faced with an-oh-so-familiar scenario when it comes to your money, earnings, savings or even your value system. Mars backs up into here this week making your feel like you are going over old ground or that when it comes to efforts to get a handle on finances, anything you do is ineffectual. Fear not! Because you are on a spin cycle look back to those eerily familiar times. One small change from how you used to approach things pops you free from the cycle – for good.
In a nutshell: After weeks of spinning your wheels, it’s time to move forward with plans. But if money is what is still holding you back, small adjustments may provide a release.
- Work that superpower!
- Focus on your growth area
- Follow your instincts – and your energy
You may find yourself trapped in a conundrum or on the horns of a dilemma this week, Capricorn. For whatever reason the way forward may not be clear or you just may be unsure of what action to take for the best. The reason for any indecision is retrograde Mars backing up into your 1st. With ruler Saturn and Pluto also retrograde in here, you may just find you are unsure of your decision making process, feel put-upon by others or pushed around, or simply avoid any kind of decision because you are afraid it will be the wrong one. Be patient with yourself. This is a temporary situation.
The retrograde weather is breaking up even as you read this. Mercury heads direct again in your 8th this week and a change is coming. If you are unsure of what to do, for now do nothing. This especially applies to anything to do with partners or any close relationship. Focus instead on networking, business and your social life. Someone you encounter could just inadvertently offer the solution you’re looking for. Remember, if one area of our life is stuck, focus on the one that isn’t. Time is on your side now. Use it and sooner or later it will offer the solution you seek.
In a nutshell: As the sign of discipline and patience you know time is your superpower. If you find yourself uncertain about what action to take – wait. Time is on your side this week, Capricorn.
13 Aug 2018 MARS ENTERING CAPRICORN (1st Hse)
13 Aug 2018 PLUTO TRINE CERES (1st Hse to 9th Hse)
14 Aug 2018 VENUS OPPOSITION HYGEIA (10th Hse to 4th Hse)
15 Aug 2018 SUN TRINE VESTA (8th Hse to 12th Hse)
17 Aug 2018 SUN TRINE ERIS (8th Hse to 4th Hse)
18 Aug 2018, MERCURY SEXTILE VENUS (8th Hse to 10th Hse)
18 Aug 2018 Mercury (8th Hse ) turns Direct
19 Aug 2018 JUPITER TRINE NEPTUNE (11th Hse to 3rd Hse)
- Open your heart
- Know when love is worth the risk
- Get ready to attract
Barriers to partnership progress or love are lifted this week as Mercury moves forward in your sector of partners, long term love and all close personal relationships. This of course includes the business kind as well as the romantic. Where are you at now in terms of togetherness, Aquarius? This retrograde cycle has been about opening up to bring people closer. Sharing your true thoughts and feelings and above all, allowing yourself to be vulnerable. This takes courage but the alternative really isn’t pretty. The Sun also in your 7th is all about attraction now. And if we want to draw others closer, we must be open. Which means taking a risk. Don’t allow past hurts to leave you shut off from this.
This week sees retro Mars back up into your 12th so going back over the past is bound to feature. You’re going to emerge from this with a stronger sense of self-worth and will also be able to see clearly where the lack of this led you to be taken advantage of by others. There’s also that idealism we love in you. The ability to see only the best in people –and then the disappointment that follows when they show you they can’t live up to that. You’re about to head forward with a better sense of whether someone is worthy of your love and can live up to all the potential you sense. When you see it, you’ll be confident in letting them in.
In a nutshell: Barriers to love evolution drop away this week, Aquarius. When it comes to attracting love or bringing others closer the secret’s out: open your heart and dare to be vulnerable!
13 Aug 2018 MARS ENTERING CAPRICORN (12th House)
13 Aug 2018 PLUTO TRINE CERES (12th House to 8th House)
14 Aug 2018 VENUS OPPOSITION HYGEIA (9th House to 3rd House)
15 Aug 2018 SUN TRINE VESTA (7th House to 11th House)
17 Aug 2018 SUN TRINE ERIS (7th House to 3rd House)
18 Aug 2018, MERCURY SEXTILE VENUS (7th House to 9th House)
18 Aug 2018 Mercury (7th House ) turns Direct
19 Aug 2018 JUPITER TRINE NEPTUNE (10th House to 2nd House)
- Release yourself into something bigger
- Say ‘Yes’ to that soul release
- Don’t give up on your dreams
Are you ready for a soul release, Pisces? This week could offer you just that as Jupiter in its ruling 9th opens a mystic door with ruler Neptune. Step through it into a new cycle of discovery now. What this may be will be highly personal and involve revisiting a highly cherished wish, goal or even linked to a group of people from your past in some way. Was this something you used to love to experience or do? The message here is: don’t give up on your dreams.
This week also sees Mercury end its retrograde cycle in its ruling 6th in your chart. Hopefully you have used this period to revise your work and daily routine and refine and redefine your health and wellbeing. If this process has resulted in the revelation that it’s time to look for another job, now is the time to begin to send out that newly minted CV. Remember, Mercury remains in retrograde shadow for just a while longer but you now are in a position where you have an eagle eye for detail and can impress people in positions of authority by your ability to get your ideas across and cut to the chase. Move forward with all plans – whether this is a personal dream or a career goal now.
In a nutshell: A door to opportunity opens this week, Pisces. The universe is extending an invitation to experience something bigger. It’s up to you whether you accept it or not. Step through and say ‘Yes!’.
13 Aug 2018 MARS ENTERING CAPRICORN (11th Hse)
13 Aug 2018 PLUTO TRINE CERES (11th Hse to 7th Hse)
14 Aug 2018 VENUS OPPOSITION HYGEIA (8th Hse to 2nd Hse)
15 Aug 2018 SUN TRINE VESTA (6th Hse to 10th Hse)
17 Aug 2018 SUN TRINE ERIS (6th Hse to 2nd Hse)
18 Aug 2018, MERCURY SEXTILE VENUS (6th Hse to 8th Hse)
18 Aug 2018 Mercury (6th Hse ) turns Direct
19 Aug 2018 JUPITER TRINE NEPTUNE (9th Hse to 1st Hse)
Written by our astrologer and psychic Helen
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