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 how to identify 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 August 7-13.
This week is riddled with big, dramatic astrological events, a fitting kickoff for an exciting month. Monday starts it all off with a bang in the form of a full moon, but not just any ol' full moon. This is a lunar eclipse, which means it's more powerful than usual, and it's in Aquarius, which is associated with humanitarian efforts, teamwork, platonic relationships, and innovation.
On Saturday, Venus (the planet of love) and Neptune (the planet of mysticism and dreams) form a positive angle to each other, making it the perfect time for a romantic date with your bae. Unfortunately, Mercury (the planet of communication and transportation) is set to go retrograde later that day, so traffic could be a nightmare, or you may have a simple but aggravating AF misunderstanding with the sitter. Basically, patience is
very much a virtue this week.
Read more below to find out what this week's forecast means for your sign.
Aries (March 21–April 19) Courtesy of Caroline Wurtzel/Romper
On Saturday, you might feel uncharacteristically idealistic when it comes to challenges at home. That's because romantic Venus in your fourth house of family life forms a positive angle to dreamy Neptune, making you feel like no matter what pain in the a*s situation is unfolding (teething, potty training nightmares, etc.), you've got this. And you
totally do. Taurus (April 20-May 20) Courtesy of Caroline Wurtzel/Romper
You may hit a major milestone on a work project or professional goal around Monday, when the full moon eclipse is in your tenth house of career. At the same time, it could feel like all hell is breaking loose. Take deep breaths, mama. Get through this annoying rough patch, and you'll likely be even more capable of setting boundaries between your job and your home life.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) Courtesy of Caroline Wurtzel/Romper
Sorry, mama, but you may start feeling like you're speaking an entirely different language than your kid and your partner on Saturday, when the communication planet Mercury goes retrograde. This is happening in your fourth house of family life 'til August 31, so trying to have basic convos about bedtime, paying rent, or child care drop-off, etc. might be aggravating as hell. Strive for clarity and patience—and maybe finally download that meditation app you've been talking about trying!
Cancer (June 21-July 22) Courtesy of Caroline Wurtzel/Romper
If you've been thinking of grabbing the baby carrier and heading to the beach or lake or even just going on a nature walk near your house, consider making that happen around Saturday. Romantic Venus and dreamy Neptune form a positive angle affecting your sign and ninth house of adventure, giving relationships an extra-sweet vibe. You might actually feel so chill that you forget the usual headaches of the daily grind.
Leo (July 23-August 22) Courtesy of Caroline Wurtzel/Romper
Prepare for big conversations and decisions around your love life or a financial situation with your bae around Monday. The full moon eclipse will be in your seventh house of partnership, so you'll need to really work together to reach a common long-term goal (whether that's trying for baby #2 or finally starting your L.O.'s college fund). You may be overwhelmed by the magnitude of it all, but once you start making a game plan, you'll probably both feel relieved.
Virgo (August 23-September 22) Courtesy of Caroline Wurtzel/Romper
If traffic is bad on your way to pick up your L.O., your WiFi is suddenly on the fritz, or you feel like your partner totally misunderstood that last text you sent, you are totally
not alone, mama. Communicator Mercury will be retrograde in your sign from Saturday until August 31, so delays, miscommunications, and tech meltdowns are basically inevitable. The sooner you're cool with just laughing this crap off as much as possible, the saner you'll be — promise. Libra (September 23-October 22) Courtesy of Caroline Wurtzel/Romper
You might be caught off-guard in the best possible way by a spontaneous, exciting sexting sesh with your bae or a last-minute get-together with friends and family around Monday. The full moon eclipse will be in your fifth house of romance, upping the intensity of your relationships across the board. Of course, there's always a chance for drama, but your tendency to keep things light and pleasant could help you avoid anything too aggravating!
Scorpio (October 23-November 21) Courtesy of Caroline Wurtzel/Romper
If you've been prepping for a move or labor or some other major game-changer, things could reach a fever pitch around Monday, when the full moon eclipse is in your fourth house of family life. You tend to be pretty damn comfortable with the milestones in life, and this is one of 'em. Just try to go with the flow and try to avoid being uber-controlling (yeah,
not the easiest thing for you, we know!). Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) Courtesy of Caroline Wurtzel/Romper
You might have to go back to the drawing board on a work project or brush up on your professional skills to position yourself for a raise after Saturday and up to August 31, when communicator Mercury is retrograde in your tenth house of career. Chances are you'll be a bit freaked about the wrench this will throw in your usual routine at home and with your kiddos, but taking it all just one day at a time will help you navigate your schedule like a rockstar.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19) Courtesy of Caroline Wurtzel/Romper
An exciting opportunity to earn some extra cash could pop up around Monday. That's because the full moon eclipse will be in your second house of income. Make sure it feels right before diving headfirst into something that's gonna stretch you thin. 'Cause, seriously, though you are Superwoman both at home and at work, you can't be going 24/7, or you'll risk burnout!
Aquarius (January 20-February 18) Courtesy of Caroline Wurtzel/Romper
If you're feeling like you're questioning your current path with parenting, work, your relationship, whatever—it's normal, and it's gonna be OK! This is likely to happen around Monday when the full moon eclipse is in your sign, and you're likely just gonna have a lot of feelings about your personal goals and desires. Maybe it's a good time to ask your partner to help with the baby, so you can give yourself a mini time-out. You'll know what you need to do.
Pisces (February 19-March 20) Courtesy of Caroline Wurtzel/Romper
Your partner will think that you meant to feed the baby squash again, but you actually wanted them to try pears this week. Or you'll try to schedule a date night, and then you'll end up drowning in work shenanigans and have to put it on the back burner, again. This will be thanks to communicator Mercury's retrograde in your seventh house of partnership from Saturday 'til August 31, and all you can really do is take deep breaths—and try, try again. None of this nonsense will be worth a total meltdown. Seriously!