Your Horoscope For This Week — Aug 09 2015

Illustrated by Lynnie Zulu.
Summertime, and the living is…clean and green? Yes indeed, stargazers, so grab your yoga mats, cold-pressed juicers, and reusable shopping bags. On Tuesday, expansive Jupiter makes his annual move, hunkering down in earthy Virgo until September 9, 2016. For the past 13 months, Jupiter has been in flamboyant, over-the-top Leo, lending a dramatic and romantic spin to our lives. But, we could all use a break from the intensity and excess (sorry Leo!). As Jupiter gets grounded in Virgo’s domain, the message is clear: less is more. Simplify. Sustain. Reuse. Upcycle. Conserving our precious resources and living more efficient, eco-chic lives is what this starry cycle is all about. Get out in nature, plant a tree (and hug another one), and enjoy life’s simpler, analog pleasures, like an IRL conversation, a library book made from real paper, and the view from a gorgeous trailhead.

Of course, there’s still the need for some human-crafted razzle-dazzle. On Saturday, the new moon in Leo glitterbombs the world, inciting creative self-expression, wild styling, and bold romantic moves. This new moon sets the stage for a playful weekend — good news for travelers, festival-hoppers, and partygoers in general. Don’t rush off from great conversations because la luna could bring some fateful encounters too!