Your Horoscope For This Week — Aug 11 2013

horoscopes-0003-leoDesigned by Gabriela Alford.
Aries (March 21-April 19)
Intensity alert! Early this week, you could turn the heat up a little too high on a relationship. Although it’s important to show that you’re serious, a little levity can keep the dynamic in balance. Midweek decide how much you actually want to invest in a project. Although this may have brought you fame and acclaim in the past, are you feeling isolated and alone? If you carry on, you might adopt a collaborative approach or turn the solo venture into a team effort. Romantic Venus enters your commitment zone on Friday, helping you ease into an exclusive partnership, either for business or pleasure. Love is in the air, Ram!
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Are you in or are you out? On Monday, you’re forced to make a decision at a clipped pace — never comfortable for the process-driven Bull. Alas, if you snooze, you lose. If you’re remotely enthusiastic about this prospect you owe it to yourself to pursue. Warning: Midweek a close friend or relative could give you grief about your choice. Don’t waste time justifying; they’ll understand in due time. On Friday, slip on your Lululemon gear. Beautifying Venus lands in your wellness sector for three weeks. Your new back-to-school jeans might be one size smaller if you get in gear now.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Renegade Gemini, you love to break the mold, but early this week you’ll need to stick to due process. Wax on, wax off, read the directions before you just dive in and you could seal a profitable deal. Midweek, your ears will burn with the latest (and juiciest) gossip that always “somehow” seems to come across your radar. Check the facts before you react! Independent research is warranted to ferret out the truth. Your summer of love begins on Friday (better late than never!) as Venus sashays into your passionate fifth house until September 9. Dress up, flirt with wild abandon; celebrate romance in every iteration. You’re simply irresistible now!
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Strategic self-promotion is the name of the game this week. No more downplaying your abilities or letting others take credit for your hard work. Exterminate the modest mouse within and put your signature stamp on all that you do. On Wednesday, taking on leadership and responsibility can pave the way for a paycheck increase. The weekend could find you in hardcore home improvement mode, feathering your nest and adding a twist of feng shui. Already dolled up your nest to shelter mag standards? Host an intimate dinner party for your nearest and dearest.
Leo (July 23-August 22)
Don’t blow off family responsibilities this week, Leo, even if they seem like an utter drag. By the same token, don’t go to the opposite extreme, enabling a loved one’s laziness by rushing in for the save (again). It’s all about balance and you may have to negotiate new terms with the people under your roof — or the ones who share your DNA. A win-win is possible, but finding a solution that works for everyone will take time and patience. Your coquettish charms are in rare form after Friday, as Venus falls into a flirty three-week groove. Whether single or spoken for, you’ll live for those clever exchanges and sexy banter — a happy reminder that no, Leo, you haven’t lost your touch!
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
A friendship may reach a watershed moment early this week. While the two of you share history, it’s becoming clear that your futures have reached a fork in the road. Rather than being upset about this, and the impending sense of loss it brings, give your pal a pass to go explore autonomously. This can ultimately revive the dynamic energy you share, but in the meanwhile, you’ll both be free to pursue other social connections. Treat yourself to something luxe this weekend. With decadent Venus in your second house until 9-9, the principle of “when you look good, you feel good” is in full effect. Bonus: your buoyed confidence makes you increasingly magnetic in the realm of love.
Libra (September 23-October 22)
Put your money where your mouth is, Libra. This lets people know that you’re serious, and frankly, they’ve been questioning your intentions lately. Your investment, whether a few bucks or a whole paycheck secures your standing in a group and also gives you more of a right to voice your opinion in those creative brainstorming sessions. On Friday your ruling planet Venus comes home to Libra for three weeks amplifying your powers of attraction. Although admirers will be plentiful, be selective. This sultry dance is Libra’s choice, so why not sample the full menu to see which flavors you like best? If you’re already attached, absence will make the heart grow fonder...and put your partner in hot pursuit of you once again.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
Early in the week, you’re a wee bit somber about a situation that isn’t shaping up as you’d hoped. But dwelling in the gloom and doom of it all will “block your blessings,” as they say. A man — one who you consider an authority figure — can help you locate the light at the end of this tunnel. Ask him to share a few words of wisdom. He’ll be honored and you’ll be transformed. A sweet escape to Fantasyland is on the agenda for the weekend, as beatific Venus nestles into your dreamy twelfth house until 9-9. Drop your guard and be swept away. If this isn’t happily ever after, it will certainly be an enjoyable fairy tale moment to reminisce on.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
Forgive and forget? Not so fast there, Archer. This week, you’ll realize you were a little too quick to make amends. While you don’t need to hold a grudge against people, you shouldn’t kid yourself about their limitations. Although it’s a harsh reality check, this week is about letting facts guide your decisions, not optimism, hope, or false expectations. Fortunately, you won’t need to stay in the scarcity mindset when it comes to your social options. Magnetic Venus boosts your popularity from Friday through September 9 drawing some fascinating people into your orbit. Network, explore a new scene, say yes to invitations from new friends. Your openness alone can lead to life-changing experiences.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
Should you stay or should you go? While no one wants to see a dedicated soul like you heading for the exit, you may feel weighted down with responsibility and ready to bolt. There are other options here, Capricorn. For example, instead of falling into the de facto leader role, you could enlist others into a team-oriented approach. The toughest part is letting go of the control. Once you do, you’ll see capable people come to the fore — many of whom you’ve been underestimating all this time. Surprise! This weekend could bring a dalliance with someone significantly older or more established that you. Be careful about mixing business with pleasure over the coming three weeks unless doing so won’t interfere with your standing at the office.
Aquarius (January 20-February 19)
Keep your nose to the grindstone, Aquarius. You’ve got the momentum to make one of your missions a success this week, provided you screen out distractions and really focus. Don’t let yourself be swayed by other people’s “feedback.” Stay true to your original vision. You can always tweak it later, but the Version 1.0 should be wholly original unto you. After Friday, keep your ears perked for spicy accents. Romantic Venus dubs you The Ambassador of Amour for three weeks while touring your global ninth house. Sparks could fly with a cutie of a different culture. If you’re already attached, this Venus phase is astrological high season for a getaway a deux!
Pisces (February 20-March 20)
You’d rather live for the moment than lock yourself into any long-term plans but early this week, situations demand that you focus on the future. Having some kind of a vision for where you’d like to be six months from now can act as a guiding principle. A picture says a thousand words for dreamy Pisces. Before you start flipping through your calendar, make a vision board. Your subconscious holds the cues and clues you haven’t found words for yet. On Friday, your seductive charms are piqued by Venus, which will hold court in your erotic eighth house until September 9. Cast your spell on someone with staying power, even if you feel the lure of the bad boys.
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