Love Horoscope for the Week of August 20

Before we get on with the usual business of discussing love and romance, let’s talk about what makes this week great overall for general purposes.

Although they aren’t exact until Saturday, two aspects dominate the week in general. First of all, Sun trine Saturn is a magnificent aspect for getting things together with your life and getting the results you finally want in a constructive and long-term manner. Secondly, Sun trine Uranus can give you the burst of creative energy that you need to make it all come together for you. Saturn in Capricorn trine Uranus in Taurus has been in effect for a few months now, but now that it is amplified by the Sun joining it in a Grand Trine, now might be the time to put your big plans into action, especially given that we are still coasting on the energy of last week’s Jupiter trine Neptune.

Now, on to our regularly scheduled business of love, romance, and sex… where things aren’t exactly as clear (but are they ever?). For love and romance, we look to Venus. You know Venus in Libra is a nice strong placement, it can get messed up with the wrong aspect. This week, Venus quincunx Neptune makes it more unclear than usual where and how to invest your love, and who you should be spending your time with. Don’t expect any brilliant results out of a new diet or budget either because of that aspect.

If your interests are more purely sexual, we have to look at Mars, and Mars is feeling a little wonky this week too. Not only is it retrograde, but it’s also pretty much entirely unaspected this week. Mars in Capricorn is a particularly strong placement. But imagine a particularly strong and rambunctious toddler who has been left completely unsupervised. That could be a lot of fun to watch, but God knows you don’t want it to be your kid who’s tearing things up. Beware of ill-advised conflicts and poorly-considered sexual situations.

The best news of the week is that it ends with a Full Moon in Pisces. Why is that good news? Normally I’d be telling you all about how Full Moons tend to make people a little crazy, and how in my experience a Full Moon in Pisces is one of the emotionally unhinged Moons of the year. So how is this good news? Because For the first time in two months, we are actually dealing with a Full or New Moon that isn’t also an Eclipse. And given how things have been running for so many of us lately, I think that’s something to be thankful for.

About Matthew Currie

Matthew Currie is an astrologer with over 20 years of experience, and is the author of "Conquer The Universe With Astrology." Along with Hilary Young, he is the host of "Love And Sex In The Stars" (a show about the intersection of astrology and human hearts) on In his spare time, Matthew shouts at the neighbors a lot.

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