Weekly Astro Forecast — August 21, 2016 – August 27, 2016

Astro Forecast

Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of August 21, 2016 – August 27, 2016:

This week is loaded with planetary activity, with the Sun changing signs and four major aspects completing before the week is through. We start with the Moon in Aries and the Sun at 29 Leo — an anaretic degree which is also conjunct the fixed star Regulus — on Sunday

Weekly Astro Forecast — August 14, 2016 – August 20, 2016

Astro Forecast

Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of August 14, 2016 – August 20, 2016:

Love and relationship issues are at the forefront this week, with several Venus aspects taking center stage. We start with a Venus / Neptune opposition on Sunday. This can be a difficult aspect, with the planet representing love and beauty at odds with the planet that represents idealism and hope. And because Venus is in Virgo (the sign of its Fall) and Neptune is in Pisces (the sign it rules), Neptune is likely to prevail.

Weekly Astro Forecast — August 7, 2016 – August 13, 2016

Astro Forecast

Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of August 7, 2016 – August 13, 2016:

This week starts on Sunday with quite a bit of planetary tension, featuring hard aspects between Mercury and Neptune, Mars and Venus, and the Sun and Pluto. Starting with Mercury and Neptune, an opposition between these two planets can make you susceptible to misunderstandings and self-deception.

Venus in Virgo — Aug 5, 2016 — Aug 29, 2016

Venus in Virgo: Mila Kunis

Venus enters Virgo on August 5, 2016 at 16:26 UT (11:26 am EDT). Venus is said to be debilitated in Virgo, as it is the sign opposite Venus’ natural Exaltation, Pisces.

There are some disadvantages to having a planet in “fall” or “detriment,” due more to societal norms and expectations than anything else. As such, Venus is not particularly comfortable in Virgo, where the naturally romantic, self-indulgent, partnership-oriented archetype struggles to express itself through the analytical, perfectionistic, service-oriented Virgo filter.

Even so, there are a lot of wonderfully unique attributes associated with this placement, as evidenced by some of the examples listed herein.

Venus is the “love” planet, representing how you give and receive love and affection, as well as what you find aesthetically appealing. What’s attractive to you? And how do you express love and affection?

Weekly Astro Forecast — July 31, 2016 – August 6, 2016

Astro Forecast

Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Astro Forecast for the week of July 31, 2016 – August 6, 2016:

We start this week on Sunday, with Mars at the last degree of Scorpio as it prepares to move back into Sagittarius, where it went retrograde this past April. The 29th degree is referred to as an “anaretic degree,” which is said to be fated. As Mars co-rules Scorpio (along with Pluto) it’s said to be dignified there, and is made all the more powerful by its placement in Scorpio’s final degree.

August 2016 Monthly Horoscopes

August Horoscopes

Happy Birthday Leo! Here are highlights for the month ahead.

Lunations: Moon Phases for the entire month:

New Moon: The New Moon occurs on August 2nd at 10° Leo 57″.

Full Moon: This month’s Full Moon (a Lunar Eclipse) occurs on August 18th at 25° Aquarius 51″.

Retrogrades: Saturn turns direct on August 13th; Mercury turns retrograde on August 29th. Chiron, Neptune and Pluto are retrograde for the entire month of August. 

Ingresses: Mars enters Sagittarius on August 2nd; Venus enters Virgo on August 5th; the Sun enters Virgo on August 22nd; Venus enters Libra on August 30th.

Continue reading for complete scopes for each sign:

August 2016 Tarot Scopes by Melodie


ARIES: Rebirth

This month you should be presented with opportunities to look back over the strides you’ve made and the challenges you’ve faced in recent months as you begin a brand new cycle.

The young child in this card stands at the doorway between past and present. He still has an opportunity to look back behind him and clear up any unfinished business. But he has that same opportunity to venture forward and face a brand new world.

This is the Druid Craft Tarot’s version of the Judgment card. It’s the endless human journey that we sometimes refer to as “karma.” We reap and sew with each thought, action, and decision.

This card calls for self-evaluation and awareness, a need to develop enough spiritual altitude to look objectively at your mistakes and short-comings as well as your triumphs and victories.

It is a powerful reminder that in order to put the past behind us we must not only let go of prior judgments but heal the wounds that have been holding us back. It’s a card of both atonement and forgiveness. Of unconditional love, understanding and acceptance — for both ourselves and for those who’ve hurt us or let us down.

This card represents a summation of all that has come before, and an awareness that each step taken — from here on out — leaves an indelible imprint on our future. It represents a calling — a spiritual call to action, where the past meets the present and beckons you toward the future.