How The Eclipse Affects Your Horoscope, Because You May Feel It For Weeks
It's true: Your zodiac sign can offer insight into plenty of random moments in your everyday life, from how you can best tackle your toddler's worst tantrums to identifying your career goals. Romper partnered with astrologer Maressa Brown to share how you can make what's going on up in the sky work for you and score even more bliss and balance in your day-to-day. Here's your weekly horoscope for the week of August 21-27.
The week kicks off with the super-hyped Total Solar Eclipse. If you have kids who are big enough, you've probably been trying to figure out the best way for them to (safely!) view the major celestial event. But there's a hell of lot to say about how the eclipse affects us all astrologically, as well. The eclipse is also a new moon in Leo, a sign associated with confidence, royalty, charisma, and leadership. The power of any eclipse is so great that even though its energy may feel like its reached a fever pitch today, you may feel its effect for six months before and after. The new moon is also forming a dynamic angle to change-maker Uranus, so expect almost effortless, but really freakin' out-of-the-blue change to pop up.
Plus, on Tuesday, the sun shifts into detail-oriented Virgo for a month, making it easier to zero in on lists and schedules, all the moving parts of your daily routine, for back-to-school season. And on Friday, Saturn (aka the "taskmaster" planet that teaches us hard lessons) ends its retrograde, making it easier to push forward with big projects or commitments. That same day, the planet of love Venus moves from sentimental Cancer into dramatically romantic Leo, so you or bae may start feeling a bit more demonstrative in love—and in bed!
Read more below to find out what this week's forecast means for your sign.
Aries (March 21–April 19)
You might find yourself wanting to dive right into a creative project or figure out how you can pull some strings with the sitter to sneak in a spontaneous date night with your bae around Monday. That's because the new moon eclipse falls in your fifth house of fun and romance and is also forming a positive angle to sudden change-maker Uranus in your sign. The main takeaway for you RN: As long as you follow your heart, you'll have no regrets.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
If you've been thinking about trying for baby number two, buying a house, even just inviting your in-laws for a visit, you'll likely start to see the best direction to move in around Monday, thanks to the new moon eclipse falling in your fourth house of family life. At the same time, these changes could feel a bit too rapid-fire for you, so if you need to take a time-out to just chill and meditate or talk it through with your partner over wine after the baby's down for the night, by all means, mama — you do you.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
The summer has probably felt like a freakin' whirlwind to you, but thanks to the sun's move into your fourth house of home life, beginning Tuesday for a month, it should be easier to get organized and more detail-oriented for the fall. Think sitting down with your spouse or partner to go over the family budget (ideally after your key planet Mercury ends its retrograde on September 5) or having tough, emotional convos with family members. Just don't let yourself fall down an overthinking rabbit hole. Let's be real: Who needs to even more stress?!
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
You probably can't stop thinking about making major changes related to your career path. This energy reaches a fever pitch around Monday when the new moon eclipse falls in your second house of income. It also forms a positive angle to Uranus (which tends to deliver lightning fast shifts), you could be more inclined to have a completely impromptu talk with a boss about more flex time, your mat leave, or that raise. (Also, worst case scenario, you rage quit!) It's legit to be freaked out by your desires to make and do more professionally, but you also need to just trust your gut and go for it.
Leo (July 23-August 22)
If you feel like you're having an identity crisis around Monday when the new moon eclipse is in your sign, it's totally normal. Seriously. Whether you're wondering if you should transition to being stay-at-home mom or asking big picture questions about your relationship, the eclipse is pushing you to evaluate how you see yourself fitting into your current life and the life you want. No pressure to get all your ducks in a row immediately, but definitely thinking on it all could make you feel like even more of a queen.
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
You can look forward to getting a sweet burst of self-confidence starting on Tuesday for about a month, thanks to the sun's move into your sign. If you want to start working on transitioning your toddler to a different sleeping arrangement, send your boss a detailed pitch, try a fitness challenge at the gym, or get involved with a local political group, you'll have more motivation and, yes, even energy to do it. Just try to tap into your signature pragmatism before saying "yes" to everything, or else you might risk real burnout.
Libra (September 23-October 22)
TG! It'll feel so much easier to find time to catch up with your BFFs, coworkers, or even just the other moms in the neighborhood starting on Friday. It's all thanks to your key planet, romantic Venus, hanging in your eleventh house of networking and friends from then until September 19. Even if you're tempted to bow out and stay in to snuggle with your L.O. and catch up on Game of Thrones, you'll do well to also take that yoga class or go have dinner with an old friend. The social time will feel even more rewarding than usual!
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
You may be prepping to pull the trigger on a major move to boost your work-life balance around Monday. The new moon eclipse is in your tenth house of career, forming a positive angle to sudden change-maker Uranus. As long as you have your eye on your ultimate goal and a calculated plan to get there (let's be honest, of course you do), no one's gonna want to mess with you or stand in your way, mama. You've got this.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
If you've felt like you've been struggling to get much traction on massive personal goals (like addressing an ongoing wellness concern), you'll start to feel like a weight has been lifted on Friday. That's because taskmaster Saturn ends its retrograde in your sign, making it easier to take on big picture-related challenges. And any setbacks or simply annoying AF headaches you've experienced since April have only made you a stronger, more badass mom. You can — and should — own that.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
Steel yourself for a shift in the way you and your partner have been relating to one another in and out of bed around Monday. The new moon eclipse is in your eighth house of sexual intimacy, prodding you to open up about what you need more or less of from your partner. Maybe now that your baby's sleeping through the night, you can get some non-vanilla action goin', eh? Or some impromptu sessions in the shower? Whatever you want is on the table, as long as you're direct about your desires.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18)
You're not usually one for grand gestures in love, but you might be a bit more inclined to prioritize one-on-one time with your bae while romantic Venus is in your seventh house of partnership from Friday 'til September 19. Even if it just means cooking together or finding more time in the evenings to spend together, everyday, flirty, fun moments should come more naturally—and feel super-fulfilling. Aww!
Pisces (February 19-March 20)
If you've been thinking about pursuing a side hustle or wanting to overhaul your schedule so you get more time with your family, you'll do well to make a move around Monday. The new moon eclipse is in your sixth house of daily routines, forming a positive angle to change-maker Uranus, so you have the wind at your back to make your vision a reality—and in a way that feels more sudden than not. Yeah, you may feel a bit of anxiety around any big changes, but you'll be even better for it in the long-run.