Your Horoscope For This Week — Aug 18 2013

horoscopes-0003-leoDesigned by Gabriela Alford.
Aries (March 21-April 19)
Mission: efficiency! You’re ready to whip your life back into order this week, as the sun and information-gatherer Mercury both head into Virgo. Simplify, streamline, and create systems so that you’re working smarter, not harder. Give your body some love, too. Swap a few of those frozen margaritas for green smoothies and get your fall fitness plans in motion.
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Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Can you taste the sweet success? Tuesday’s full moon (a blue moon) in your career zone brings your hard work of the past seven months to an exciting manifestation. Impress the impresarios, Bull, as an industry bigwig could hand you the golden ticket this week. On Thursday, the sun beams into your fifth house of fame and romance. You’ll turn heads in every way, so get ready for your close-up!
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Passport, please! A long-distance opportunity could land in your lap near Tuesday’s full moon. You could also feel the sparks of attraction with someone from a different culture or provenance. Keep your ears perked for alluring accents. Home is where your heart is, too, especially when the sun decamps to Virgo (your domestic zone) for a month this Thursday. Feather your nest so you have a soft place to land between your jet-setting jaunts.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
No more playing for peanuts! A big money opportunity comes your way on Tuesday, courtesy of the full moon. This could be a gig that allows you to earn commission or royalties; or you may simply decide that it’s time to learn how to invest your hard-earned cash. From start-ups to real estate, explore the options. On Thursday, the sun blazes into Virgo and your ultra-social third house. Peeking out of your shell is no problem for the coming four weeks, and you could even make quite a name for yourself on the local scene.
Leo (July 23-August 22)
Lawyer up, Leo. You could be inking a formal contract this week, thanks to Tuesday’s full moon (a blue moon) in your partnership house. Romantic relationships grow more serious, too, and talks could turn to exclusivity. Clear the decks of commitment-phobes, though; waiting for that player to finally take you seriously is a full-on waste of time. Later in the week, the sun and Mercury exit Leo, moving into Virgo and your second house of money. Work demands your attention, but you could charm your way into an exciting new gig.
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
How’s the zipper ascending on those back-to-school jeans? Tuesday’s full moon in your healthy-living sector could prompt some emergency workouts and a clean-eating plan. Just don’t go crazy with the no-pain-no-gain schtick. Exercise can be pleasurable; nutritious meals don’t have to be bland. It’s birthday time for you on Thursday, as the sun blazes into Virgo for a month. Celebrate by investing in your own self-development. Think: sessions with a coach, a seminal travel experience, or even a professional wardrobe overhaul.
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Libra (September 23-October 22)
Cupid’s arrows point straight toward you this Tuesday thanks to the full moon in Aquarius lighting up your glamorous, amorous fifth house. Slip on the LBD and hit the hot spots whether to flirt shamelessly or show off the arm candy you adore. After Thursday, your energy may wane, as the sun decamps to your rejuvenating twelfth house for a month. Don’t fight the sleepy vibes. Rest, recharge, and focus on clearing away the old to make room for the new.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
Family feuds, begone! You can finally put the kibosh on a stressful situation with a loved one this week. If you can’t see eye-to-eye, just agree to respectfully disagree. In some cases, you might have to close the door on a relationship, but don’t be too quick to go the “Off with their heads!” route, Scorpio; not until you’ve tried to call a truce. Your popularity is on the rise by the weekend. Explore a new scene; you could find your tribe.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
Back and forth you go! Bi-city living or the need to commute more frequently could crop up as a possibility this week. Fortunately, you’re the zodiac’s traveler, and this on-the-go lifestyle will be right up your alley. Your career heats up after Thursday, leaving you obsessed with success for the coming month. Plant yourself among the elite. The movers and shakers can open doors for you now.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
Project management 101. Your stellar planning abilities are in demand this week, Capricorn, so help the team whip their vision into a pragmatic structure. Crunch the numbers, too: This one should be pulled off with a sensible (and possibly shoestring) budget. Don’t sweat the lack of funds; this is a great opportunity for creativity and repurposing your existing resources.
Aquarius (January 20-February 19)
Shine on! Tuesday’s full moon in Aquarius — a blue moon, and the second in a row to light up your sign — gives you superstar status this week. All the world’s your stage, and an eager audience awaits. Don’t be shy: Shameless self-promotion and outright showing off is fully sanctioned by the stars. You’re highly entertaining, after all. On Thursday, a relationship could hit a make-it-or-break-it phase. Don’t skim over deeper issues that need to be discussed.
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Pisces (February 20-March 20)
Catch and release, Pisces. You may have hooked a good fish on your line, but hanging on too tightly will suffocate your connection. This is a week where you get to test the whole “absence makes the heart grow fonder” principle. Although your heart may race with fear in moments, you’ll gain a deeper sense of security and trust once you see this person come swimming back to you.
Identical twin sisters Tali and Ophira Edut — known as The AstroTwins — are professional astrologers with over 15 years experience in astrology, publishing, and coaching. Their columns and predictions reach millions every month.
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