Leave the high-stakes drama behind as the sun and Venus shift into methodical Virgo this week. Tidy up, refine and polish recent creations or romance. Cut loose thoughts, habits, or people that don’t amplify the best version of you. Most importantly, attend to your mind/body connection; settle racing thoughts by creating a simple ritual you can adhere to, to begin your day in a mindful way. Read on to discover what’s in store for your sign during the week of August 19 through to August 25, 2019, and double down by getting to know your rising sign.
Aries | Aries rising
Your fiery enthusiasm often sees you out in front Aries, yet sometimes you charge through your day without abandon and miss special moments. Sidestep life’s speeding tickets this week and try to be one with each moment. Develop a ritual to ground your actions in a way that encourages presence. Try savoring every sensual experience from opening your eyes in the morning, to your shower, to your daily coffee/chai/green juice. Smell its aroma, taste its flavor, feel it as you sip and notice your body buzz as it wakes up into the day. Continuing the theme from the last few weeks, it’s also a good time to share your creative ideas in a big way. Tuesday is the day to aim high and take your best shot. Launch or connect with a media platform or person that inspires and resonates with you.
Taurus | Taurus rising
You’re a lover of pleasure and, this week, the sun and your ruling planet Venus moves into your sphere of romance so—if you’re single—get to mingling and tidy up your dating profile. If partnered, focus clearly communicate your language of love so your needs can be met. It’s all about the details under Virgo’s fastidious light, so pay extra attention to what you’re doing to bring joy by pursuing your personal interests. DIY slow foods like sprouting, fermenting or even trying your hand at making bread—healthy and nutritious could serve as a meditative past time that also tastes great. This last quarter moon phase is prime time to let go of activities that aren’t serving you and refine what is.
Gemini | Gemini rising
This week continues on the theme; ‘Home is where the heart is’ for you as the sun and Venus take up residence in your zone of hearth and family. As active Mars is also in the sign of Virgo, you can make the most of this earthy and practical energy with a major stock take and edit of accumulated gadgets. Get out your tool kit or call a handy person to repair anything you’ve been avoiding around the homestead. Or tap into your practical side and work some magic with a makeover. It doesn’t need to be your perfect vision of a luxe pad, sometimes it’s those extra touches and small details that make a difference. Virgo is associated with simple health and exercise so get moving this week, consider trying your hand at cooking your own meals, or just add a few superfoods to your breakfast each day to start the morning right.