Your Horoscope This Week

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More, more, more! Our lusty appetites are supersized this week as decadent Venus takes a royal tour through Leo's gilded castle. Whether it's a Marc Jacob's smartwatch or a deliciously kissable pair of lips that you're coveting, resistance is basically futile. That said, a little willpower saves the day on Tuesday, when measured Saturn steps in and reminds Venus of the power of delayed gratification. A thirsty attitude can push away opportunity or turn off a prospective love match. "Good things come to those who wait" should be everyone's screensaver in the first half of the week. Holding back, even just a little, will just make the rewards that much sweeter.
This weekend, it's shock jock Uranus who love-bombs Venus and things could get wild. This experimental mashup won't do much to help us set limits. Nope, it's more likely to make us lose our inhibitions and explore things we'd normally feel too self-conscious (or judgmental) to try. But don't throw all common sense out the window, especially when it comes to dabbling in anything dangerous or a little taboo. This quick-fire transit won't last long, so if you've known for a while that you wanted to, say, have a threesome or perform an original song at an open-mic, well...carpe diem!
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August 23 to September 22

Trying to achieve "perfection" will zap the joy from your week, so don't even go there, Virgo. Instead, embrace the so-called flaws that are actually hallmarks of originality and artistry. If people have been working your nerves, don't read them the riot act. Instead, make a point of being kinder to yourself. When you stop the self-criticism, you'll find that you have way more compassion for others. Remember that old maxim: When you compare, you despair. But loving and accepting yourself "as is" is a highly attractive quality. Surround yourself with a girl squad that lives by a body-loving ethos. Their confidence will buoy your own.

Get ready for an intimate weekend! Love planet Venus and in-the-moment Uranus get in formation in the closest, cuddliest zones of your chart. You could spend a good deal of Saturday and Sunday having marathon sex followed by deep snuggle sessions or sharing soulful stories with a BFF. Keep a firm privacy policy in place. What happens behind closed doors should stay there — despite the well-earned bragging rights. Is it time to let someone go? If you know in your heart that this is the kindest thing to do (for both of you), Uranus can jailbreak you from the entanglement. It'll be tough, but also liberating.
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September 23 to October 22

Open up the opinion polls! You have a wise tribunal of friends and family, Libra. Instead of deliberating internally (to the point of obsession) — or worse, making a knee-jerk decision — let your people weigh in. With your ruling planet, social Venus, cruising through your 11th house of community, you could deepen a few key bonds by opening up and getting vulnerable about your struggles. But don't only tap your same-old support network. On Tuesday, sage Saturn teams up with Venus, pointing you towards elders, mentors, and experts. Branching out can bring fresh perspectives, which are especially valuable when they come from people with some real-world experience under their belts.

On Sunday, Venus makes a second positive connection, this time to impromptu Uranus in your relationship house. Someone from the friend zone could reveal a crush, completely blowing your mind — or you could realize that your feelings have surpassed the platonic range. (Yes, you were clueless up to this point.) Or, since Uranus governs tech, a Tinder date could turn out to be more than just a passing right swipe. Coupled Libras should veer away from "the usual places." That flight of beers at the local pub will be there next week. Instead, why not drive to a nearby metropolis to see a band you both love?
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October 23 to November 21

Turn on the charm, Scorpio! Your career will benefit directly. With effervescent Venus cruising through your professional 10th house all week, make it your mission to mingle with the movers-and-shakers. An influential insider could take note of your talents near Tuesday, when ambitious Saturn lends a supportive beam. If you're still new to your field, humble yourself and be willing to pay your dues. An experienced colleague could take you under their wing, teaching you the ropes of the industry. Earning loyalty points with someone like this can be the fastest shortcut to the top.

Socialize strategically this weekend, too. With innovative Uranus nuzzling up to Venus, you could meet some thought leaders in your community — people who inspire you to be more engaged in activism. Or, maybe you'll bond with artistic types who live life by their own design. If you've been "going along to get along," liberate yourself from such social pressures this weekend and live your truth. You don't have to align with any single group — you're far too multidimensional for that. For a fun experiment, see what happens when you bring together friends from the different factions of your life for a laid-back group hang. You'll be amazed to see who clicks. Don't be surprised if sparks fly with a guest's plus-one.
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November 22 to December 21

Bigger, stronger, faster! This week could bring some epic developments for Archers. You're ready to expand and step into a new league, thanks to creative Venus touring your horizon-broadening ninth house. That might even include traveling, studying, or connecting with people in distant parts of the world. But on Tuesday, pragmatic Saturn insists that you build on a firm foundation. Although your impulsive sign likes to dive into the action, get a legit plan in place before you step off the cliff. Making sure you have all the right people and resources (like money, for one) lined up will ensure that your endeavors are more than just a one-off. Even if it takes a little bit longer to launch, at least you'll stay in orbit!

Have you been holding yourself back lately? This weekend's frisky alignment of Venus and "anything goes" Uranus could liberate you from those self-imposed restrictions. When you set aside caring about other people's judgments, you may discover a beautiful connection or opportunity staring you in the face. How far will you push it though, Archer? It's a little too easy to cave to peer pressure, so check in with yourself. Experimenting can be exciting, but if it feels scary, listen to your intuition! Before you agree (or bail), get all your concerns resolved so you can move ahead with a clear conscience.
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December 22 to January 19

No idea is too wild to at least consider this weekend, thanks to Tuesday's symphonic sync-up between your ruler, project-manager Saturn, and cosmic creatrix Venus. Let your literal side snooze temporarily and ask yourself, "What else?" Just because you dream it doesn't mean you have to do it — but you might actually want to try something a little left-of-center, even if it challenges your risk tolerance slightly. Saturn won't let you ignore practical considerations, however, so before the workweek wraps, run some numbers to get a clearer idea of what funds, time, and woman-power will be required to legit pull off the plan. Hey, Capricorn: This could be more achievable than you expect!

This weekend, your emotions continue to have the loudest voice as Venus in your intimate eighth house gets a love letter from spontaneous Uranus. A case of the warm-fuzzies — or full-on butterflies — could leave you feeling a little untethered. Just go with it, Capricorn, even if your ego starts racing to regain "control." Relationships stand a far better chance of advancing when you flow with your feelings instead of strategizing every move. Out of your comfort zone? For sure, but that's where the magic lies!
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January 20 to February 18

Sure, it might be more convenient to send group texts, Aquarius. But the personal touch takes you much farther now. As Venus cruises through your one-on-one relationship house all week, make a point of connecting to people on an individual level. On Tuesday, Saturn in your teamwork sector cuddles up to Venus and you could grow a lot closer to someone you've only known peripherally through work or another affiliation. Take the lead and invite them for coffee or drinks. This could be the start of a beautiful friendship — and so much more. A live Tinder date (or even a video chat) could extend into the wee hours of a school night. Don't bolt if you're feeling a connection. The sleep-deprivation is worth the spark.

This weekend, your ruling planet, crazy-sexy Uranus, makes sweet music with Venus. Push the envelope in the game of love — or give a new type a go. The element of surprise works in your favor as long as you don't throw your date too far off-center. (An under-the-table hand job at a family dinner, say, might be taking it too far.) You'll have the gift of gab with a bonus dollop of charm. Use your sense of humor to break the ice — even your edgier jokes won't bomb. And, if you're not in the mood for love, the person who makes you laugh until your stomach cries "uncle!" will be the perfect weekend companion.
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February 19 to March 20

A reality check doesn't have to be a buzzkill for your dreams, Pisces. In fact, this week, some 101 project management can reveal just how doable one of your wild visions actually is. Don't resist the number-crunching, the scheduling, the calling around for quotes. Think of it as practical magic, especially on Tuesday when "just the facts" Saturn lends some supportive structure to creatrix Venus. You might even realize that you could afford to go bigger or more high-end. Opt for quality over quantity — you'll make a stronger impact that way.

Devote the weekend to restoring your vitality as beautifying Venus and energizing Uranus connect and call for wellness. Indulge in a spa treatment or start a new skin care regimen for fall (applying these dermatologist-approved lessons). Sexual healing counts as much as a good cardio workout under this frisky mashup, so there's nothing wrong with getting your heart rate up without leaving the bedroom this Sunday. Getting out in nature will be restorative, too. Go for a long bike ride or hike and bring your camera! Whether it's crimson leaves or a wild street scene, one of your shots could go viral.
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March 21 to April 19

Tap the brakes, Aries, before a relationship goes off the rails. It's not like things have to come to a dead stop. But, with cautious Saturn flashing a yellow light at Venus this Tuesday, reducing your speed will give you a chance to get your bearings. Maybe you fell head over heels in love, declared a mere acquaintance your new BFF, or got swept up in a promising business deal too quickly. Time always reveals people's, uh, shortcomings — and honestly, Aries, everyone has them! If they fall into the "normal human error" category, use this as an opportunity to negotiate a compromise. But if you see deal breakers ahead, pull out now before you get further enmeshed.

If you need to refresh your romantic feed — with someone new or your "old reliable" — the weekend delivers. Venus flows into a harmonious formation with experimental Uranus lightening things up big time. You could fall head over platform Fentys for someone who is very different from your usual type. Sexually, you'll be quite frisky and also a lot more adventurous. Perhaps this erotica will inspire you to play out a fantasy. Prefer to write your own script with your amour du jour (or, with quick-fire Uranus in the mix, a steamy one-night stand)? Original programming is the Aries way. Unleash!
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April 20 to May 20

Keep it "invite only" in the first half of the week, Taurus. On Tuesday, a warm-fuzzy connection between your ruler, charming Venus, and stabilizing Saturn helps to cement bonds with your nearest and dearest. Nudge along a budding female friendship by going to dinner together after work. Firm up plans for a family visit this fall. (You might be the one to play host this time.) Has the connection been strained with a loved one? This calming cosmic combo brings perspective. Maybe you did overreact or push things a little too far. Extend the olive branch and ask for forgiveness. Pro tip: Simply say, "I'm sorry," not "I'm sorry, but..."

The Venus-Saturn duo could give you the confidence to take a more serious step with a romantic interest or business partner — and with spontaneous Uranus adding another boost this weekend, you could make the leap faster than expected. Before you know it, you could be hunting for a shared apartment or setting up a kitchen table "office space" for your side hustle. Single? An attraction could come out of left field this weekend with someone who is soulful and sensitive. Swagger is overrated! Let yourself melt into the touchy-feely vibes.
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May 21 to June 20

Even you, Gemini, the Zodiac's Most Non-Committal, will eventually need to define your relationships. And with long-term planner Saturn nudging personable Venus this Tuesday, it might be you who initiates talks about "the future." Whether for finance or romance or some other purpose, don't leave anything in the nebulous zone. Get it all on the table, from splitting utility bills with a roomie to deciding how many nights a week to spend with your sweetie. Ambiguity is what breeds contempt, not familiarity, Gemini. It's okay if your needs are non-traditional in some realms and straight-up old fashioned in others. That's the duality that comes with being born under the sign of the twins. The key to peace lies in communicating everything honestly.

The glitterati are searching for you this weekend, Gemini, so make sure you're Instagram-ready and in your spontaneous element. You might start out at a basic party, meet people there, then spend the night hopping from one VIP room to the next. Or, get the fun started yourself, gathering together a small and fabulous group of friends. Don't be surprised if you collect a few extras along the way. A flash-fire romance could heat up with a pal's plus-one or even a last-minute Tinder date. With ephemeral Uranus in the mix, however, don't get hung up on turning it into a happily-ever-after. Sure, it could be more, but sometimes a kiss really is "just a kiss" — and that's fine, too!
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June 21 to July 22

You work hard for your money, Cancer, but is your money working hard for you? Early this week, security-minded Saturn wags a finger at decadent Venus and warns against another retail therapy binge. We're not saying your inner fashionista (or food blogger) has to deprive herself. A comfort-loving Cancer cannot survive on fast fashion or fast food alone. But, making more thoughtful choices — ones that are driven more by need than emotional soothing — will also help you build up that nest egg. P.S.: This is where real security lies for your sign. But let's be honest, since your moods fluctuate like your celestial ruler, the moon, your best bet might be to set up an automatic transfer from each paycheck into a savings account. If you don't see it, you won't spend it.

A casual weekend hangout could turn into something unexpectedly profitable as Venus gets a boost from spontaneous Uranus in your career zone. Don't be shy about talking shop during halftime or asking people what they do for a living (gracefully). Discussing your shared professional passions could even spark a romantic click for single Crabs. In a relationship? Don't shy away from discussing the future near Tuesday, but this weekend, just focus on enjoying the present without bringing up any heavy topics. Creating memorable moments is how you'll strengthen your bond. How about a long bike ride or weekend-long stay at an Airbnb?
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July 23 to August 22

Your love light is beaming this week as amorous Venus spends the week in Leo — and gets a bonus charge from two other planets. The first comes on Tuesday when grounded Saturn glides into a flowing formation with Lady V. Don't let anyone convince you that excitement and stability can't co-exist. You could meet someone who brings the best of both worlds — or crack the code on "keeping things fresh" with your long-term partner. (Some stand-up sex, maybe?) Creatively, you can hit a game-changing level of inspiration and productivity. Time to turn those visions into something tangible, and quite possibly, profitable.

This weekend, it's razzle-dazzle Uranus in your worldly, adventurous ninth house who sends an electric current to Venus. Just when you thought you'd catch up on housework, a spontaneous travel plan erupts that is far too juicy to pass up, Leo. Or, maybe friends drop in from another city and you take it upon yourself to play all-star concierge. If you can't get away, act like a tourist in your own town. A cross-cultural connection could be sparked — and the "differences" make everything insanely dynamic. Attached? You might need a little more breathing room near Sunday, which can be achieved by turning a one-on-one date into a group hang with mutual friends.