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Rockstar astrologer Jennifer Racioppi is here with her day-by-day insights on the cosmic conditions affecting everyone, no matter what your sun sign is. The celestial weather report this week is all about the love—until Saturday’s eclipse, that is. (Yes, *another* one.) Here’s how to make the most of the next seven days.

Monday, August 6

Monday Funday?! With the moon in flirtatious Gemini, and the sun traveling in vibrant Leo, kick the week off with an intention to have some fun. Venus exits Virgo tonight, entering in Libra.

Consider having a spontaneous date night tonight, or dinner out with friends.

Venus in Libra brings with it a focus on harmony, balance, and justice. It also brings attention to relationships and family. So consider having a spontaneous date night tonight, or dinner out with friends. Remember to smile throughout the day and allow your sense of humor to guide you forward.

Tuesday, August 7

Venus, the planet of love, is now traveling in Libra, the sign of relationships, and it makes a perfect trine to retrograde Mars in Aquarius. This luscious connection supports networking and dating. Holler! The moon traveling in Gemini brings even more social vibes to the day. Prioritize group fitness with like-minded people. Say yes to invitations. Uranus, the planet of revolution and change, stations retrograde today too. While this station might feel a bit disruptive, you might get the answer you need also. Stay open and receptive.

Wednesday, August 8

The sun and retrograde Mercury conjoin today, meaning the impacts of Mercury in retrograde might be a bit more intense today. If so, roll with it. As the saying goes, this too shall pass.

The sun and retrograde Mercury conjoin today, meaning the impacts of Mercury in retrograde might be a bit more intense today.

Tune in and ask yourself this: “What’s my intuition guiding me to understand?” Pay keen attention to your enteric nervous system (AKA your gut’s “second brain”) today and remember the body doesn’t lie. How do you feel? Allow your body’s wisdom to guide you. In other words, trust your gut!

Thursday, August 9

Venus in Libra makes a challenging angle to Saturn in Capricorn, so today might ask you to honor your boundaries and the boundaries of others. If it’s a “no,” let it go. Don’t try to force it. At the same time, you may need to stand up for yourself. Now’s the perfect time to work on the life you wish to move towards, especially if your vision is value-driven. In the words of author Simon Sinek, start with “why.” Why do your values matter? What are you all about? What does your life stand for? To that end, low-impact workouts that enhance posture and strength go a long way now.

Friday, August 10

With the moon now waning dark, especially as we approach the third eclipse of the season, do not give in to any drama. Slow down, take it easy, and do not overreact! Jupiter makes a sharp angle to retrograde Mercury, meaning that things can feel bigger than they need to. Gentle yoga, mindful walking, and breathwork facilitate change and transformation. On a positive note, it’s a mid-August Friday. Create space for joy and play. Possibly even take a summer Friday and get out of town early. With a solar eclipse in Leo happening Saturday, the conditions are ideal for calling in a new beginning. Get some rest, wake up sharp, and know that you are stepping into a new beginning. Look back over the last two months. What have you learned? What chapter has closed? Where do you wish to head next?

Saturday, August 11

With the new moon solar eclipse happening at 18 degrees of Leo at 5:57 a.m. EDT, new opportunities are ushered in today. The last few months have had some intense and challenging astrological configurations, this new moon calls you to initiate new beginnings. New moons are times of quiet and rest, and eclipses (especially with so many planets retrograde at the time of the eclipse) require space to go extra slow.

The last few months have had some intense and challenging astrological configurations, and this new moon calls you to initiate new beginnings.

There’s no need to force anything. Go at your own pace. With good luck Jupiter in an applying trine to Neptune in Pisces, and Saturn in Capricorn making an auspicious connection to Uranus in Taurus, this solar eclipse brings opportunity. A new moon solar eclipse in Leo asks all us to step into leadership (even more so if you are a Leo). Consider this: If everything went as well as it possibly could, what would you create? How would you live? What do you desire? Write down your wishes and dreams. Allow your heartfelt, soul-driven goals to percolate!

 

Sunday, August 12

Retrograde Mars slips back into Capricorn, bringing a dose of practicality to the day. With the moon beginning to wax ever so slightly, notice if your energy shifts. Mars in Capricorn is exalted after all, so even though it’s still retrograde, it may feel like the pace picks up ever so slightly. Use this to your advantage. Do something challenging that will leave you feeling stronger, more centered and capable. Consider a Pilates Reformer, barre, or spin class. Sweat and stay mindful and aligned with your intentions! The potential of yesterday’s eclipse continues to feel present today, so use it to your advantage. What are the desires you most wish to see manifest in your life?

Jennifer Racioppi is the creator of Lunar Logic—a philosophy that integrates the deep wisdom of both science and spirituality, and blends her expertise in astrology, positive psychology, and women’s health—to coach high-achieving female entrepreneurs to reach their next level of success. 

Want to catch up on her latest advice? Here’s what she had to say about last week.

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