Your Weekly Horoscope: August 24 – August 30, 2022

Everyone is struggling and doing their best, even if their best sucks.

2018 horoscope virgo

Illustration, Kiki Ljung.


Aug. 23-Sept. 22

On the 26th, there will be a new moon in your sign, making this an important time for setting intentions. You don’t need a whole plan worked out, and you don’t need to get things perfect on the first try. Set yourself up for success by starting where you’re at. Get rid of judgments and assumptions so you can start from a place of grounded self-acceptance. Remember that working with your insides stabilizes your outsides, Virgo.

2018 horoscope libra

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Sept. 23-Oct. 22

A little reflection will go a long way this week. Don’t let your ego get in the way of honesty with yourself and others, Libra. You may be feeling defensive or like you have to justify yourself, and if you’re focusing on the negative, you’re less likely to be authentic. Give yourself the space that you need to get grounded, and determine what you’re thinking and what needs to be said.

2018 horoscope scorpio

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Oct. 23-Nov. 21

Your anxieties are likely to be activated this week, and there’s a reason for it: you are emotionally taxed and exhausted. Instead of trying to evade your feelings or figure them out, prioritize self-care this week. Nurture yourself and be realistic about what you can handle, Scorpio. It might seem like this will slow things down, but trust me, it’s the quickest way forward.

woman holding bow and arrow represents sagittarius astrological sign

Illustration, Kiki Ljung.


Nov. 22-Dec. 21

Things do not need to go according to plan in order to be going in the right direction. This week your optimism and energy may be duking it out with your drive for answers and your desire for things to go according to plan. Be open to magic, Sagittarius. There’s no need to be in control as long as you’re being authentic and heartfelt in your approach to engaging with the unknown.

An illustration of a woman with antlers and stars against a pink background representing the capricorn astrology horoscope sign

Illustration: Kiki Ljung.


Dec. 22-Jan. 19

There’s a powerful difference between having healthy boundaries and being controlling. That said, it may be difficult to tell the difference between the two, especially when you’re not feeling grounded. This week it’s important that you take the time to slow down and make sure that you’re not being defensive or controlling. Life is a collaboration, so seek to work with your circumstances instead of trying to get around them.

woman holding overflowing water jug over her head represents aquarius astrological sign

Illustration, Kiki Ljung.


Jan. 20-Feb. 18

This is a bad time for indulging in your fears. If you have been avoiding decisions or you feel uncomfortable with the ones you have made, it’s time for you to sit with your feelings. When we try to course-correct out of fear, our efforts tend to be tinged with the very emotions we are trying to evade. Being the change you wish to see in your life takes time, intention, and care. Strive to bring all of these things to your approach this week, Aquarius.

2018 horoscope pisces

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Feb. 19-March 20

If you’ve been feeling overwhelmed, it’s time to simplify what you can. Identify your top three priorities, and then identify your top three responsibilities. Do your best to make a dent in the latter, while honoring the former. You may need to reach out and ask others for support, and that’s all right. Don’t let short-term challenges get in the way of your long-term happiness, Pisces.

2018 horoscope aries

Illustration, Kiki Ljung.


March 21-April 19

You may be struggling with some pretty mixed feelings this week. You are expanding and finding new ways of being true to yourself, but things may also be feeling pretty rough. Life is messy! Instead of seeking perfection, strive to have healthy boundaries within yourself around how you hold on to and relate to your emotions. Start wherever you’re at right now, Aries.

2018 horoscope taurus

Illustration, Kiki Ljung.


April 20-May 20

It’s boundaries time, Taurus! If you’ve lost track of your needs and limits, you’re likely to be feeling overwhelmed and fearful this week. Instead of fixating on what could go wrong, identify where you’re at, what you need, and what needs doing. Some things are simply out of your control, and there may not be much you can do other than work to adjust your thoughts and feelings. Acceptance is the foundation to self-protection, my love.

2018 horoscope gemini

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May 21-June 21

Trust your instincts, Twin Star! This week the new moon in Virgo is going to offer you just the right amount of destabilization, which may be exactly what you need to get you out of your own way. Remember to lead with your heart; this may mean that you need to have more empathy for others or for yourself. Everyone is struggling and doing their best, even if their best sucks. Take care of your own side of the street, and allow more space for others to do the same.

2018 horoscope cancer

Illustration, Kiki Ljung.


June 22-July 22

The new moon on the 26th is an excellent time to set things right and find solutions that are innovative and effective. Resist the urge to act out of impulse this week. As strong as your emotions are, when you don’t consider your feelings in the context of your personal history and current circumstances, you run the risk of labeling molehills as mountains. Get grounded so you can make the most of your gut instincts, Moonchild.

2018 horoscope leo

Illustration, Kiki Ljung.


July 23-Aug. 22

If you’re feeling blue, the best thing that you can do is sit with your feelings. If you try to ignore your emotions or push past them, you are likely to end up delaying your problems and making them even worse. The cultivation of inner peace does not mean the absence of upsetting emotions. What it means is that you are not attached to any one of them, and you’re able to ride the ebbs and flows of your heart.

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