DIY Astro Guide: What Your Horoscope Means This Week, 8/17/2015
While summer may be coming to a close, the scorching temps sure seem to be saying otherwise, and we’re not complaining one bit. If it means endless lounging and people watching, then bring on the ocean sea breeze and summertime romance. Just beware of Venus in retrograde, which continues through September 6. Grab your favorite sunnies + make this week your most creative one yet by scrolling on for the best parts of your AstroStyle horoscope.
As Venus continues to be in retrograde through September 6, use this time to get back into touch with friends and acquaintances that you might have lost touch with. Scroll through your Instagram feed and take a look at Timehop to see what you were up to a year ago. While not all relationships are worth rehashing, meeting up with old gal pals and longtime crushes could prove to be fruitful.
Read This: Because we know that meeting up with someone that you haven’t seen in ages can be awk-ward (to say the least), we’ve put together the seven steps you need to prep for your next big night out. Don’t worry, you’ve got this.
Virgo: August 23 – September 22
It’s never too late to go back and finish up a project or clear the air with family and friends. In order to live in the present and have a clear conscience, there’s no room for petty disagreements. Set aside some time this weekend for planning your future (law school FTW!) or possibly scheduling a low-key get-together with a former frenemy.
Libra: September 23 – October 22
You, Libra, are a shining star. As you rack up the “likes” on all of your preferred social media feeds, take a second to re-evaluate how you’re being perceived by the outside world. Is the personal brand that you’re projecting the real you? Besides staged Instagram snapshots, are all of your profile pics high-res and gorgeous? Streamline your profiles and watch your #social popularity soar.
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Scorpio: October 23 – November 21
Just in case you’ve forgotten, dreams don’t work unless you do. In other words, get hustling. If you want a top exec position, then you need to take matters into your hands. Don’t wait for assignments at work to come your way — start pitching all of your ideas and stepping up to the plate when opportunities arise.
Read This: Unfortunately, in order to succeed, you can’t do all of the talking and negotiating. Sometimes you just have to listen. Check out these 10 ways to sharpen your listening skills at work and you’ll be way ahead of your co-workers.
Sagittarius: November 22 – December 21
Savor these remaining summatime days, ’cause they won’t be here for much longer. You, of all, people deserve a break to avoid a potential breakdown in the coming weeks. Pick a destination and put in your vacation days now or forever hold your peace. It’s amazing what a little TLC (and oceanfront lounging) can do for the soul.
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Capricorn: December 22 – January 19
Watch out, things are about to become very spicy and dicey if you don’t play your cards right. ICYMI: For better or worse, Venus is currently in retrograde. If you’re up for the excitement, then your romantic life is on the verge of becoming very interesting. While reuniting with blasts (or shall we say exes) from your past can be fun, a spontaneous weekend rendezvous doesn’t come without its consequences. Easy does it, Capri.
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Aquarius: January 20 – February 18
Being the businessman or #girlboss that you are, it’s only natural that you’re always on the lookout for striking the next best deal. While we would normally urge you to go, go, go — in light of Venus in retrograde — we’re telling you to tread carefully. Prior to signing any papers or adding a third member to the team, allow some time to pass before making things officially official.
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Pisces: February 19 – March 20
There’s no time like the present to jump on the good ol’ wellness bandwagon. From workin’ on your fitness to living an all-around healthier lifestyle, learning to take care of yourself is seriously underrated. Enlist the help of a few gal pals to keep you pushing when the going gets tough, and you’ll be meeting all of your goals before you know it.
Read This: One super easy way to become a more healthier, rejuvenated you? Eat. More. Fruit. We’ve gathered 32 totally unexpected ways to get your daily serving of fruit… real fruit popsicles may or may not be involved. Yum! (Photo via Rachel Labarre)
Aries: March 21 – April 19
In the midst of Venus in retrograde, you now have a valid excuse to pull out all your favorite trends from your grade school days (skorts, denim jackets and flares FTW!). Spend this weekend thrifting or volunteer to clean out your granny’s attic for a few gems from the past. Major bonus: You can go ahead and can consider yourself ahead of the sartorial curve as many of these old-school trends will be making a comeback this fall. #Winning
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Taurus: April 20 – May 20
Take a breather, you party animal, you. While we know that you’re a social one, it’s okay to miss out on a party (or two) in order to make room for family time. While friends come and go, remember that your fam = forever. Use your hostess with the mostess skills to plan an intimate backyard gathering (complete with fairy lights, of course) and take the time to cherish the company of those around you.
Read This: Where there’s family time, there’s surely a little alcohol involved. Just kidding (sort of). For the ultimate outdoor party, here are 18 three-ingredient cocktails to mix up now. (Photo via Kelly Logan)
Gemini: May 21 – June 20
Let it all out, Gemini. Practice being more in the moment by phoning your long-distant bestie or sending a note the old-fashioned way. If you’re lucky enough to be in the company of your favorite girl gang, plan a road trip STAT. Better yet: Don’t pick a destination, just stock up on junk food and drive!
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Cancer: June 21 – July 22
While we’re not telling you to go crazy and indulge in those $500 flats that you’ve been eyeing, we do think that a nice little splurge is in order. With B2S (back-to-school) sales in full swing, we see no harm in treating yo’self for a summer’s worth of hard work. You’ve earned it, Miss.
Read This: The good news: If you’re not quite ready to bite the bullet and pay full price on the riding boots of your dreams, there are plenty of budget-friendly lines to shop this season. Speaking of which, this new Target collab is the perfect way to update your fall wardrobe. (Photo via Target)
What are you planning to do this week? Let us know in the comments below, and don’t forget to check out your full AstroStyle horoscope!