Your Horoscope for the Week of August 5

Colin Bedell
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From Cosmopolitan

Success and surprise, anyone? Wednesday’s trine between the Sun and Jupiter gives us out-of-the-blue opportunity. Venus trines Jupiter on Thursday, brightening up our romances. Then, on Sunday, a triple threat: Jupiter moves direct, Mercury enters Leo, and Uranus turns retrograde.

~*~ARIES~*~

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Take advantage of a new idea, place, or educational opportunity after Wednesday. Then, on Thursday, your confidence gives your romantic relationships a boost. This Sunday, Mercury helps you stay confident, Jupiter works its magic when it moves direct in your travel and academic sector, and Uranus retrograde clears away any negative—and inaccurate!—thoughts you tell yourself.

~*~TAURUS~*~

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Wednesday inspires radical truth-telling, especially if it’s overdue and uncomfortable. When it comes to romance, let yourself be emotional and vulnerable on Thursday. Mercury helps this tenderness movement on Sunday, as does Jupiter when it turns direct in your intimacy and honesty sector. Then, Uranus turns retrograde in your sign, so you can embrace uncertainty and risk.

~*~GEMINI~*~

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On Wednesday, straight talk with a romantic partner improves your relationship, and Venus has you showing your charismatic side to lovers on Thursday. On Sunday, Jupiter moves direct in your romance sector, making you lucky in love again. Mercury encourages you to be open about your desires, while Uranus retrograde helps you let go of old habits on Sunday—but only if you're willing.

~*~CANCER~*~

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Your self-sufficiency and independence are rewarded on Wednesday; then, a financial boost arrives on Thursday, so receive it gratefully. Mercury helps your income sector thrive on Sunday, and Jupiter moves direct in your wellness sphere, helping you become the strongest version of yourself. Finally, you'll reunite with old friends when Uranus turns retrograde that same day.

~*~LEO~*~

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Show off your confidence and leadership skills on Wednesday. Venus makes you even more irresistible on Thursday, so be open about your desires so you can make them happen. Mercury enters your sign on Sunday, helping you find the right words to say, and Jupiter moves direct in your creativity zone, making you a confident problem solver. Uranus retrograde in your career encourages you to catch up on overdue work tasks.

~*~VIRGO~*~

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Take some alone time on Wednesday for emotional processing. On Thursday, Venus heals you from a past relationship by helping you reinterpret it with more compassion. Mercury moves into your psychic zone on Sunday, improving your intuition, while Jupiter moves direct in your home and family zone, smoothing out experiences there. Uranus retrograde on Sunday helps you see the value of being optimistic.

~*~LIBRA~*~

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Wednesday is not the time to avoid confrontation or people-please—speak your truth, and do so compassionately. Venus helps you connect to friends more deeply on Thursday, and one of them may even become a love interest. Mercury uplifts your social life on Sunday, Jupiter moves direct in your straight talk sector, and Uranus clears up intimacy issues on the same day when it turns retrograde.

~*~SCORPIO~*~

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Wednesday surprises you with income opportunities, so stay optimistic. Venus uplifts your connections at work on Thursday, increasing the chance of career success. Mercury joins this space on Sunday, helping you show your intelligence, while Jupiter moves direct in your income zone, so you can feel secure and hopeful about financial freedom. Uranus turns retrograde in your romance sector on the same day—revisit old relationships for healing and second chances.

~*~SAGITTARIUS~*~

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Wednesday gives you permission to be your boldest, most optimistic self. Venus takes you on a trip or mental adventure on Thursday, so say yes to the journey. Mercury sparks your passion for wanderlust and academics on Sunday, Jupiter moves direct in your sign, helping you get lucky in all the ways, and Uranus shakes up your routine and wellness when it turns retrograde on the same day.

~*~CAPRICORN~*~

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On Wednesday, Jupiter inspires you to initiate closure on anything keeping you from feeling joy. Venus makes Wednesday sexy, so align with the most intimate partners. Mercury enters your intimacy sector on Sunday, Jupiter moves direct in your spirituality zone, helping you boost your mindfulness practice, and Uranus shakes up your confidence and creativity sphere on when it turns retrograde.

~*~AQUARIUS~*~

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Wednesday inspires you to have fun with your friends, and Thursday is super romantic, so plan a date night. Mercury enters your love zone, helping you be open with potential partners about your desires; Jupiter moves direct in your friendships, pushing you toward community; and Uranus helps you see home and family differently when it turns retrograde on the same day.

~*~PISCES~*~

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Wednesday gives you a career boost, so be hopeful and optimistic. Venus helps you stay healthier on Thursday. Mercury joins this project, improving your wellness efforts on Sunday, while Jupiter moves direct in your career sector, helping you feel inspired and motivated again. Uranus turns retrograde in your communication zone, so you'll improve your speaking and listening skills.

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