Rockie Weekly Horoscope August 19 – 25



Aries: Mar. 20 – Apr. 19While the folks you’re currently close with are feeling generous, ask for a favor, one that’ll reflect the finer sentiments you have in common. But do it before the 25th, before your Mars ruler and Mercury revisit the same argument they embroiled you in the weekend of the 13th. If you don’t recall what pissed you off, so much the better; just remember that as our week ends, you’re apt to be contentious. This weekend, the Aquarius full moon highlights your connection to like-minded acquaintances and associations to which you might belong if a Ram wasn’t such a lone wolf.


Taurus: Apr. 20 – May 20Take full measure of the pleasures and diversions being offered. While your agreeable Venus ruler is transiting sociable Libra, and not so incidentally approaching its joyous meeting on September 1 with magnanimous Jupiter, be sure to weigh your choices carefully. The Aquarius full moon emphasizes a career choice that might add to the stress of a heavy family burden. However, as Venus and duty-bound Saturn align over the weekend, you’ll get an opportunity to act responsibly. Maybe support from the sibling who’s been withholding it?


Gemini: May 21 – Jun. 20Shopping for electronics? The tech-friendly, future-oriented Aquarius moon could reveal more product info than you knew existed. Wait and learn what’s available. Then as value-conscious Venus and sensible Saturn sextile this weekend, buy the best in show. Since fault-finding Virgo is rarely a time of comfort and joy for a jumpy Gemini, make sure there’s a cushion to land on when the next nerve-wracking occasion arises. Hedge your bets midweek and watch your temper; the tense square between feisty Mars and your Mercury ruler can lead to verbal abuse.


Cancer: Jun. 21 – Jul. 22The garbage that usually flows from an emotional full moon experience may seem like yet another hangover you have to endure. However, unless you indulge in an orgy of spending, the Aquarius full moon is rarely like that. This weekend you might finally appreciate the rationality and intelligence of the Aquarian temperament and the break you’ll be getting from the angst associated with the monthly sun-moon climax. The sun’s entrance into discerning Virgo on Monday is a signal for Crabs to start feathering their nests again.


Leo: Jul. 23 – Aug. 22Leo ends, not with a bang or a whimper, but with a mighty burst of steam as the fiery Lion faces the cold Water Bearer’s full moon. Although other signs tend to feel odd or out of sorts during this annual confrontation, you not only shine, you get a chance to burn more brightly. Natives born in July are about to realize that having stern Saturn at the beginning of your sign isn’t a total drag—affectionate, appreciative Venus favors the taskmaster this weekend and softens the burden he’s laying on your shoulders. Serious fun plus high quality merchandise.


Virgo: Aug. 23 – Sep. 22What happens in your subconscious, stays in your subconscious. With that guarantee, feel free to enjoy whatever comes floating almost up to the surface during the annual Leo sun-Aquarius moon ritual. The issue will soon return to the lower depths, leaving you just as clueless, but slightly more aware that something is happening. You just don’t know exactly what it is, nor will you until karmic, dues-paying Saturn penetrates deeper into your Leo house of self-defeating behavior. Start making a list of potential therapists.


Libra: Sep. 23 – Oct. 22The full moon in Aquarius, an air sign like your own, in your house of creativity, romance and other risky ventures, is about as good as the prognosis for a truly enjoyable weekend gets. Don’t let anything, especially the advances of an old lecher, get in the way of what you want for yourself. For a change, relationship-centric Libra needs no one’s approval save your own. It’s one of the valuable perks available while your appreciative, attractive Venus ruler transits your own sign, but only until September 11.


Scorpio: Oct. 23 – Nov. 21The most ambiguous of good intentions could come into prominence while the full moon in Aquarius is maximizing Neptune’s tendency to idealize and idolize your family life. Meanwhile the Leo sun in your career midheaven has another agenda. If job success and domestic bliss become pitted against each other this weekend, leaving you caught in the middle, make sure there’s a way out, an escape clause you can invoke. Then perhaps you can avoid the argument between clever Mercury and your acidic Mars co-ruler midweek.


Sagittarius: Nov. 22 – Dec. 21The local culture may prove to be a lot more interesting than you realized simply because the friendly Aquarius full moon is shedding light on what’s going on in your neck of the woods. Whether you’re learning to love the little things that make daily life pleasant or opting for a big luxurious blast, this weekend is unusually stress-free. Enjoy every aspect and every minute of it. You know that once September begins and the detail-driven Virgo mind set takes over, you’re going to be very busy, probably frenetically so.


Capricorn: Dec. 22 – Jan. 20No big projects, no long-term success; this week it’s the small stuff—a hug here, a pat on the back there—that’ll provide satisfaction and a sense of well-being. Thank Venus for touching base with your Saturn ruler and easing the discomfort you may have felt since Saturn shifted modes of expression from nurturing Cancer to flamboyant Leo. Their alliance could also improve your chances of attaining the career objective you’ve set for yourself or accepting the carrot your guardian angel/fairy godmother is dangling from on high.


Aquarius: Jan. 21 – Feb. 18This would be the weekend to confront any issue that has come up between you and your spouse. Or your business partner. Even your lawyer. Only two times a year, when the moon is full in either Aquarius or Leo, can both parties be so up front with each other. And while you may feel you’re on a see-saw, basically you’re aiming for a balance of power. A game of tug-of-war could take place midweek when a contentious family member joins the discussion and, because this relative personifies Martian aggression, adds fuel to the fire.


Pisces: Feb. 19 – Mar. 19Like your Virgo complement, you could be spending the weekend drifting through your subconscious. Although for a Fish this is nothing new, while the moon is full in your twelfth house of hidden motives and former life-times, you’re liable to uncover something you weren’t aware of. And since the Leo sun is shining ever so brightly in your sixth house of work, service and small animals (no shit!), be sure to keep the commitments you made when you weren’t so engrossed in contemplating your navel. Read for the Virgin above.