Free People Horoscopes, August 5-11

Horoscopes by Tracy Allen.


zodiac sign illustrationLEO

July 23–August 22

The new moon in your sign this week can give you a new lease on life, and its correlation with avant-garde Uranus in your perspective house indicates that changing your outlook is the key to renewal. You may need to let go of old ideas about where you were headed and open yourself up to the flood of emotions that come with big changes. Your faith in the future is building, but probably in a very private way—compared to your usual demonstrativeness—since optimistic Jupiter is hidden away in your subconscious sector. Jupiter is opposing Pluto now, contrasting your inner beliefs against the turmoil of daily life. Changes in your job or health or general busy-ness are all possible stressors that threaten to upset your spiritual equilibrium. With intelligent Mercury entering Leo, your thinking on such matters will fortunately sharpen. Neptune’s tempting Mercury to daydream, but Saturn prods it to focus and plan. If the tension of your optimism being tested by the oft-overwhelming demands of daily life gets to you, calmly reasoning with yourself may help.


zodiac sign illustrationVIRGO

August 23–September 22

If you’ve thought about starting a new spiritual practice, this would be a good week to kick it off, with the new moon rising in your metaphysical zone and blending with progressive Uranus in your psyche sector. Letting go of an old belief (like “I can’t meditate”) and making room for a fresh thought will spur you on. Jupiter is also moving you forward, by expanding your vision of the future, but it’s opposing powerful Pluto in your self-expression house now, possibly causing your enthusiasm for your ideas to become too much for friends or associates. Getting fired up over new goals is great, as is recognizing who can support you in your pursuit of them. But assuming everyone should be on the same page isn’t. The contrast between exuberant Jupiter’s brand of change and Pluto’s slower, less fun, metamorphosis may cause you to push your own agenda. With thoughtful Mercury following the new moon into your metaphysical zone, surrender to introspection instead of recruiting people.


zodiac sign illustrationLIBRA

September 23–October 22

You could make a new friend soon, begin an unconventional relationship or take on a different role in a group, thanks to a new moon in your network zone clicking with Uranus, planet of happenstance, in your partnership angle this week. Chatty Mercury is moving into your group sector a couple of days later, so you’ll be in the mood to see people, although vagueness over details, low physical energy, money issues or a lack of confidence could affect the social atmosphere. The main event of the week is aspirational Jupiter’s opposition to transformational Pluto. Jupiter is filling you with ambition, inspiring you to go for the gold, while Pluto is very slowly dismantling and rebuilding your foundation—a process that’s so long-range you may not notice it much of the time. This deep inner shift will be more noticeable now, as it stands in contrast to your Jupiterian high hopes, calling you to contemplate where you’ve been and where you’re headed.


zodiac sign illustrationSCORPIO

October 23–November 21

Your growing independence and understanding of the need to do things differently in order to get a different result dovetail with the new moon in your ambition angle this week, nudging you into the next chapter of your career. A new skill, habit or methodology could make all the difference in climbing another rung on the ladder of success. Jupiter in your beliefs sector has you fired up for a future bigger and better than your present situation, but Pluto in your cognition zone means you may make yourself crazy trying to control that envisioned future. The extreme anticipation of Jupiter—in combination with the anxieties that Pluto tends to stir up—is apt to have you feeling like you need to be the best in the world at something. Fear of failure likely isn’t the root problem so much as fear of mediocrity. When mental Mercury arrives at the top of your chart, only to be called into question soon after by Saturn in Scorpio, hold your tongue and mull over goals very systematically.


zodiac sign illustrationSAGITTARIUS

November 22–December 21

Plenty of planetary activity in Sag’s favorite part of the chart could make this week stand out for you. The house that’s highlighted rules travel, freedom, philosophy, education, vision and faith. First the new moon lands there and harmonizes with individualistic Uranus in your creativity-and-joy sector, suggesting that giving life to something that’s uniquely you will help to open up a new path. Alternatively, a different perspective or fresh courage could facilitate inventive artistic expression and liberating playfulness. Mental Mercury follows the new moon into your journeys zone, bringing with it the possibility of trips and learning. When Saturn in your subliminal sector challenges Mercury, your optimism may be deflated by self-doubt. But trumping that, or perhaps exaggerating its effect, your ruler Jupiter opposes domineering Pluto this week. Jupiter is pulling you to believe in partnership and sharing, while Pluto is increasing your drive to control your own resources. The progress you stand to make by fully investing in other people is contrasted with anxiety over losing part of yourself. Heed both sides, and edge toward a middle ground.


zodiac sign illustrationCAPRICORN

December 22–January 19

A few separate planetary occurrences accentuate your connections with others this week, the first being a new moon in your partnership house. The moon is in accord with reformist Uranus in your roots angle, hinting at the importance of breaking with past patterns and moving toward a new level of trust and sharing. Your personal bonds may begin to deepen as you free yourself from the emotional residue of childhood. Jupiter in your relationship zone moves into the first of three oppositions with Pluto in Capricorn, setting your openness to other people against the compulsion to control your own destiny. Jupiter is encouraging you to have faith in others and believe that they can teach you and change you. But Pluto is telling you that you need to change yourself, and in the process acquire more power. The tension between these two opposing forces could stimulate anxiety now. When brainy Mercury moves into your partnership house and spars with Saturn in your network sector later in the week, give serious thought to seeking a healthier balance between you and others.


zodiac sign illustrationAQUARIUS

January 20–February 18

Unbound Uranus in your communication sector forms a harmonic angle with the new moon in your partnership house this week, suggesting a shift in a current connection as a result of free speech or a fresh—and possibly unusual—alliance coming down the pike. A willingness to point yourself in a different direction, coupled with the ability to release an obsolete form of security, will spur progress in the way you relate to others. And speaking of progress, growth-oriented Jupiter in your self-improvement zone is facing off with death-and-rebirth Pluto in your subconscious sector now, pitting your enthusiasm to take more on against the need to process something big and release it. Try to believe in your capability to do good work while also acknowledging the intense emotions churning within. Mercury’s move into your relationship angle may trigger verbal sharing, but when it’s challenged by authoritative Saturn in your ambition house, you could feel a lack of support or agreement. If so, do your own careful thinking about what it is you want to achieve.


zodiac sign illustrationPISCES

February 19–March 20

A new moon in your work-and-routine sector gels with emancipating Uranus in your worth zone this week, laying the groundwork for positive change. Altering your habits goes hand in hand with altering your self-image. Boosted by self-injected confidence, you’re able to launch an effort to improve the way you tackle your day. And you may also start learning new skills that will improve your bank balance. Moving past your habitual mindset and leaning into unfamiliar beliefs will put the process in motion. Jupiter in your fulfillment sector is feeding a desire to grow in leaps and bounds, but its opposition with Pluto in your big-picture house could bring up intense feelings. You’re harboring fears about what you’ll do next, how you’ll make it happen and whether it’s going to be an earth-shattering contribution that makes people take notice. All of that is contrasted now with your unbridled eagerness to express yourself creatively and become the person you want to be. Quell your anxiety by thinking in a methodical, mature manner about action steps.


zodiac sign illustrationARIES

March 21–April 19

The new moon in your house of self-expression clicks with original Uranus in your sign, boosting your creativity and your impetus to find your own unique avenues to happiness in the coming year. You’ve been learning more about the grey area between “mine” and “ours” with the passage of the moon’s karmic nodes through your worth and merging zones. Perhaps you’ve released traces of youthful selfishness and embraced sharing, let down your guard and grown to trust someone fully. Those lessons fuel your current resiliency, and verbal Mercury’s arrival on the scene can help you give voice to your feelings, though confusion or criticism may silence you. Jupiter is increasing your understanding of your emotions, and when the planet of expansion faces off with evolutionary Pluto in your ambition angle this week, the connection between assimilating your past and your inner life and developing a new path should become increasingly evident.


zodiac sign illustrationTAURUS

April 20–May 20

A new chapter in your home life can begin this week, with the new moon landing in your foundation angle, especially if you’re willing to embrace change. The moon’s karmic south node has been in residence in your sign for almost a year, pressing you to surrender something of yourself and accept your deep need for other people. And Uranus has been traveling through your subconscious sector for the past few years, planting the seeds of revolution in your head. The nodes and Uranus are connected to the new moon, so these internal processes play into a potential domestic development. You may move, redecorate, shift the way you relate to family or roommates or just commit to a fresh start emotionally. Jupiter is pushing the boundaries of your habitual mindset, and its encounter with potent Pluto in your beliefs sector illustrates how a hunger to learn can ultimately transform your worldview.


zodiac sign illustrationGEMINI

May 21–June 20

This week, your curiosity is ignited by the new moon in your cognition zone, clicking with eye-opening Uranus in your hopes sector. Geared up to gather new intel that could take you in an exciting direction, you’re either trying to rally the troops or draft off the enthusiasm of friends and other allies. Two separate planetary configurations suggest that you’d be smart to take the more methodical way of operating that you’ve been cultivating and apply it to any new ideas you hatch now. Your confidence is growing, thanks to Jupiter’s presence in your worth house, and when Jupiter tangles with Pluto in your sharing sector this week, you might get a little self-important, perhaps to compensate for feeling like someone burst your bubble. Control, trust, manipulation, possessiveness—these are the hot-button issues that will rattle your sense of wellbeing if you let them. Try to find a balance between overinflating your ego and being under someone else’s thumb.


zodiac sign illustrationCANCER

June 21–July 22

The journey of self-discovery that Jupiter in Cancer has put you on meets a roadblock of sorts this week, in the form of domineering Pluto in your relationship angle. Your personal growth is pitted against the demands of partnership, a jealous friend, a competitive adversary or your own external locus of control. Even if Jupiter has you feeling unstoppable lately, Pluto’s presence across the horizon may serve as an unwelcome reminder that you can be stopped. Oppositions are all about balance, finding a healthy place on the axis of grandiosity versus powerlessness. The new moon in your resources house syncs with groundbreaking Uranus in your ambition angle, encouraging you to think about what you’ve got going for you and what you’ll need to acquire in order to reach new heights. The moon’s nodes hint that your talents are in the plus column, while your notion of your role in the world could stand revising.


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  2. Always, always spot on. Tracy is the best! Anyway, this week (and for the past 3 weeks), work has been totally kicking my ass. So this bit in this week’s horoscope: “Quell your anxiety by thinking in a methodical, mature manner about action steps.” is a good tip that I should definitely take.

  3. Spot on and coincides wonderfully with the tarotscopes I worked up this afternoon! Love when astrology and tarot blend harmoniously! Thanks Tracy!

  4. Spot on and coincides wonderfully with the tarotscopes I worked up this afternoon! Love when astrology and tarot blend harmoniously! Thanks Tracy!

  5. Happy birthday, Luna!
    Olivia, I’m not sure which part you mean, but I’d let the week pass and see if it makes more sense then. Also, some of these things are gradual and subtle and may not strike a chord with you every time.
    Thanks, Niki! Emailing you with a rain date.
    Laura, me too…you’re welcome:)
    Juliette Laura and Meg, I hope it’s a great week for you!

  6. this is the first thing i do on mondays. with a ton of changes going on (im a taurus) its a little scary! and its crazy that all my horoscopes as of lately have been dealing with change. thank u tracy!

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