Weekly Astrology Forecast: August 16 - 22, 2021

Posted on August 15, 2021
Updated on August 16, 2021

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Have you been yearning for some balance in love, a reduction of surprises, and motivating energy? Then this week brings more balance, stability, and ambition than you might have hoped for!

We have quite a few pleasant major transits this week, starting on August 16th, when social Venus moves into balanced Libra. Venus is the planet that rules over harmonious Libra, and it’s especially cozy in this sign. During this transit, negotiations, conversations, and all meetings of the mind tend to run more smoothly and contain more understanding.

On August 19th, Uranus – that planet of spontaneity and change – goes retrograde, giving us a rest from its desires to shake things up all the time. When Uranus is in retrograde, days might feel more relaxed and less unknown, as Uranus takes a break from trying to free us from a rut.

When Uranus slows down, things feel steadier, and life seems easier to manage.

And on August 22nd, we have two major transits bringing new energy. The Sun is moving into grounded Virgo, and we also experience a Full Moon in the sign of Aquarius. Virgo season marks a month of grounded focus, ambition, and a desire to work hard towards our goals.

On the other hand, the Full Moon in Aquarius sheds light on issues that may have remained hidden lately. If you’ve had feelings that have been swept under the rug, you can expect them to resurface during this transit.

And all of these transits come together to help you make it through another week with poise, grace, and the assistance of the planets, who are on your side.

August 16 – August 22 is a Week to Soak in the Healing Vibrations

Venus in Libra signals a time of harmony and understanding, making it much easier to get along with others. Uranus in retrograde helps you appreciate typical, mundane circumstances.

And the Full Moon paired with Virgo season helps you remove yourself from the emotion of a situation and see things from a clearer point of view.

This week, try to focus on the tasks that make you feel most fulfilled. Performing activities that bring you joy and pride will make this feel like the best week ever!

If you’re not sure where to start, a personalized astrological reading can help you fall in love with yourself and your ideas all over again.

The planets moving around the sun in the solar system.

Planetary Locations During August 16 – August 15, 2021

  • Sun: Leo (July 22, 2021 – August 22, 2021), Virgo (August 22, 2021 – September 22, 2021)
  • Mercury: Virgo (August 11, 2021 – August 30, 2021)
  • Venus: Virgo (July 21, 2021 – August 16, 2021), Libra (August 16, 2021 – September 10, 2021)
  • Mars: Virgo (July 29, 2021 – September 14, 2021)
  • Jupiter: Aquarius (July 28, 2021 – September 14, 2021)
  • Saturn: Aquarius (December 17, 2020 – March 7, 2023)
  • Uranus: Taurus (Until April 25, 2026)
  • Neptune: Pisces (Until March 30, 2025)
  • Pluto: Capricorn (Until January 20, 2024)

Daily Astrology Snapshots for August 16– August 22, 2021

Monday, August 16

Sun

Leo – The Leo Sun continues to bring warm, bright energy that helps you feel more social and confident. Let this energy take over and guide you!

Moon

Sagittarius – The Moon in Sagittarius brings feelings of optimism and positivity. Follow these pleasant vibrations!

Astrological Aspect

Venus enters Libra – Venus is cozy in the sign of Libra, helping you feel more social and connected than ever. Don’t hide your feelings now!

You can also read: What It Means When the Moon is in Your Rising Sign

Tuesday, August 17

Sun

Leo

Moon

Sagittarius

Astrological Aspect

No major transits today.

Wednesday, August 18

Sun

Leo

Moon

Capricorn – The Capricorn Moon makes it easier to focus on hard work and what needs to be done. Don’t ignore your to-do list!

Astrological Aspect

Mercury in Virgo conjunct Mars in Virgo – Increased focus makes it easier to get things done today. Pay attention to your intuition.

Check this out next: 10 Feisty Affirmations You Need for Leo Season

Thursday, August 19

Sun

Leo

Moon

Capricorn

Astrological Aspect

Uranus moves retrograde – Uranus is the planet that wants to make new experiences happen. Yet, in retrograde, Uranus gives you the chance to appreciate your life for what it is now.

Friday, August 20

Sun

Leo

Moon

Aquarius – When the Moon is in Aquarius, your individual nature is amplified. Be yourself and celebrate who you are.

Astrological Aspect

Mercury in Virgo trine Uranus in Taurus – Mental and physical stimulation are possible today. Try to focus on activities that bring you to life today.

Saturday, August 21

Sun

Leo

Moon

Aquarius

Astrological Aspect

Full Moon in Aquarius – This Full Moon illuminates any emotions or feelings that were once hidden. Let these feelings guide you.

What’s up in the stars today? Check your free Daily Horoscope - here on Astrology Answers! Did this overview resonate with you? Get another astrologer’s take on this week’s astrology forecast.

Related article: Why Don’t I Relate to My Sun Sign?

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