Into the Stars — Your Weekly Horoscope (August 1–7, 2016)

Monday is the first of August and we’re settling into Leo season this week. Tuesday is considered the midsummer, and the Wheel of the Year turns once again bringing us to Lammas, the first harvest of the season.  

We can reflect on what we’ve come through this year so far and feel grateful for the abundance we have been gifted. This week Mars and Venus change signs — Mars moves to Sagittarius on Tuesday morning and Venus enters Virgo on Friday morning. Mars, the planet of aggression and action, has been intense in Scorpio and created an energy of volatility that was felt globally and personally. While in Sagittarius the energy will be different; there will be an increase in courage and passion, with plenty of impulsivity and enthusiasm. Venus is the planet of love and pleasure.

With Venus moving from Leo to Virgo, the affectionate confidence can turn into caution. There can be a more subdued and reserved approach to love affairs and financial investments or spending.

It’s a good time to reflect on boundaries and deal breakers when it comes to romance and to increase self-love so that you don’t accept anything less than you desire and deserve.

The moon travels through Cancer, Leo, Virgo and Leo this week, with a new moon in Leo on Tuesday afternoon. Set intentions for the new lunar cycle to grow for the next six months.

Enjoy your week.

For more personalized insight and attention, email KK to sign up for a Kosmic Koaching session (wildmoonwisdom@gmail.com). Charts and tarot readings are also available.


Discover Your Weekly Horoscope


Aries & Aries Rising: There’s a new moon in Leo on Tuesday in your house of creativity and sex. You can set intentions for this new lunar cycle around what you want in love and romance and artistic expression. How do you want to share and express your creative talents, your sexuality, and passion, your love and affection? Consider this before invoking your new moon wishes.

On Tuesday morning Mars, the planet of action moves into freedom-loving Sagittarius, your house of mental exploration. You’ll be supported in any higher education you pursue now or long-distance travel. This is a good time to enroll in a new course of deep studies or philosophy. You should also take off on an adventure if that option becomes available.

Venus changes signs this week too, moving to Virgo on Friday. This emphasizes your sixth house of health and organization. While the love planet is here you could feel more reserved in your romantic expressions. Your attention could be focused most on clarifying your thoughts and organizing your life. Getting your health on track, both mentally and physically, may be necessary before you’re ready for love.

*Your asana recommendation: Upavistha Konasana

Taurus & Taurus Rising: There’s a new moon in Leo on Tuesday in your house of home. Set intentions for this new lunar cycle around domestic issues, home and family. What wisdom do you want to bring forward from your ancestors and what is better left behind? Consider how you can create stability and security and what home means to you. These new moon intentions will grow over the next six months.

On Tuesday morning the planet of action, Mars, moves into freedom-loving Sagittarius, your house of intimacy and privacy. Your sex drive and intensity will increase now, making sex and connecting with another your primary focus. You could also join forces in a business sense with someone, merging resources, otherwise, it will likely be a passionate period for you physically.

Later in the week Venus moves to Virgo. The planet of love and pleasure in your house of creativity could mean that it’s time to express yourself artistically and passionately, offering your creative expression to the public or a wider audience. Your heart could open during this transit, and new love affairs could emerge as well as a bigger spark in an existing romance. This is your house of love and with Venus here, so many possibilities could manifest.

*Your gemstone recommendation: Bloodstone

Gemini & Gemini Rising: There’s a new moon in Leo on Tuesday in your house of communication. Set intentions for this new lunar cycle around self-expression, ideas, and connecting with your family. These intentions will grow for the next six months.

On Tuesday morning the planet of action, Mars, moves into freedom-loving Sagittarius, your house of relationships. While Mars is in this part of your chart you can expect to feel more ambition and drive to heal and work on issues in your relationships, with maybe a passionate union in the works. Your love life, as well as your ability to create harmony in your business and social relationships, will have a surge of energy during this transit.

Later in the week Venus moves to Virgo, your house of home. While the planet of love and money is settled into your domestic house you are likely to want to stay close to home, be with family and those closest to you. Female mentors or mother figures play a part of this energy. Your interest will be in beautifying your home, maybe redecorating or remodeling to make it the place you want it to be. The money you spend now will be on home improvement, making your nest cozy and comfortable.

*Your asana recommendation: Urdhva Dhanurasana

Cancer & Cancer Rising: There’s a new moon in Leo on Tuesday in your house of money. Set intentions for this new lunar cycle around abundance, financial stability, your income, self-worth… these intentions will grow for the next six months.

On Tuesday morning the planet of action moves into freedom-loving Sagittarius, your house of health and analysis. While Mars is here you can expect to have much more energy and staying power behind your health and fitness goals. Use this time to get organized in your life, declutter your environment and clarify your thoughts and plans. Make your well-being a priority.

Later in the week Venus moves to Virgo, your communication house. While the planet of love and money is in this part of your chart, you could reach out to your family members to connect and work on your relationships. You could also feel drawn to express yourself, your love, to others verbally or through the written word. Writing a love letter to your significant other would be a romantic way to channel the Venus energies now.

*Your gemstone recommendation: Agate

Leo & Leo Rising: There’s a new moon in Leo on Tuesday in your first house, and with both the sun and new moon in your sign, you get your own personal new year celebration. This is your time to contemplate and consider what your deepest desires are for your life and set intentions for what you want to invoke and create; what you plant now will grow over the next six months. Having both the sun and new moon in your sign only happens once a year and is a great opportunity to make a shift and have a new beginning. Think about what makes you feel happiest on the deepest levels, what speaks to your heart and what you want to cultivate in yourself.

On Tuesday morning the planet of action moves into freedom-loving Sagittarius, your house of creativity and sex. While Mars is here your sex drive will be in overdrive and your seductive powers of romance strong. It wouldn’t be surprising if you started a love affair during this time or have a passionate encounter. You’ll also have a lot of drive and ambition behind your creative pursuits and artistic expression. Focus on what brings you pleasure and stay in that space for now.

Later in the week Venus moves to Virgo, your house of money and possessions. With the planet of love and money in the money part of your chart, for now, you could feel empowered to create some energy around abundance and self-worth. You could experience some energy behind your investments now or receive monetary gifts or contributions. You’ll want to surround yourself with beautiful luxury items and indulge in spending under these influences so just keep an eye on those tendencies.

*Your gemstone recommendation: Fluorite

Virgo & Virgo Rising: There’s a new moon in Leo on Tuesday in your house of endings and closure. While new moons typically usher in new beginnings and the start of a cycle, for you the beginning will be overshadowed by an ending or culmination of some kind before the new cycle can get started. This is the part of your chart that works with karma, secrets, self-diminishing behaviors, letting go, getting rest. You’re already in that mode because the sun is also in this part of your chart all month, preparing you for the celebrations that will happen when it’s your solar return month, which is next. Get rest, get clear, let go, and make space for this new moon.

On Tuesday morning the planet of action moves into freedom-loving Sagittarius, your house of home and domestic issues. Mars brings dynamism and power to whatever you do, so in this part of your chart, that could mean energy behind a relocation or re-decoration, setting a strong foundation, or just family issues in general. This is a good time to get it all done when it comes to home life, family, where you live, what you need to feel at home, and important women in your life could play a big role.

Later in the week Venus moves to Virgo, your first house. With the planet of love and beauty here you could feel extra guarded in love or cautious about commitment or about sharing with another. It is also possible that you’ll make a list of all the negatives or cons about a person of interest because that will serve to create a detachment and you don’t have to feel anything. But Virgo, don’t give into the critical tone you can channel. Instead just let your intelligence and refined nature lead you. Your business investments could pay off tremendously during this aspect.

*Your asana recommendation: Janu Sirsasana

Libra & Libra Rising: There’s a new moon in Leo on Tuesday in your house of friends, so set intentions for this new lunar cycle about friendship goals, teamwork, intellectual pleasures, and your dreams. This is the same area emphasized with the Leo sun cycle now, so you’re already feeling more social than usual. It is a good time to journal about what you want in life and make a plan to follow.

On Tuesday morning the planet of action moves into freedom-loving Sagittarius, your house of communication. While Mars is here, direct your ambition and drive to your self-expression and family ties. You may make plans to visit extended family or plan and implement a project for family members. Your communication, ideas and expression will have strength and potency now.

Later in the week Venus moves to Virgo, your house of closure and endings. With the planet of love in this part of your chart, you could see some self-defeating or negating habits and behaviors in your relationships and in your personal life that are holding you back. Reflect on the self-imposed limitations you’ve placed on yourself and how that has affected your love life and happiness. Get deep rest if needed, and you have an opportunity to receive some healing and closure now before Venus moves into your first house and brings opportunities for love.

*Your gemstone recommendation: Lapis

Scorpio & Scorpio Rising: There’s a new moon in Leo on Tuesday in your house of success. With Mars here, your energy will be focused on achievement and recognition in your career or in the community. The sun is in Leo and this part of your chart so your focus has already shifted to material success. Set intentions for this new lunar cycle about how you’re going to manifest and create abundance and move forward on your career path.

On Tuesday morning the planet of action moves into freedom-loving Sagittarius, your house of money. While Mars is here your ambition and aspiration will be strong. You can channel this energy into your career, in creating a new source of income for yourself, into projects and creative work that will be lucrative, and into creating financial security. You may feel tempted to make a luxurious purchase or gamble during this aspect.

Later in the week Venus moves to Virgo, your house of friends and teamwork. While the planet of love is in this part of your chart, you’ll be drawn to intellectual pleasures and connecting with the people in your groups or organizations you’re part of. You’ll work harmoniously with people and come together to create a shared vision. You could find romance in one of these groups you’re involved with.

*Your gemstone recommendation: Malachite

Sagittarius & Sagittarius Rising: There’s a new moon in Leo on Tuesday in your house of sexual and creative expression. Set intentions for this new cycle; what do you invoke for your love life, for romance or a sexual relationship, and how do you want to express yourself creatively? A new love could start now, or maybe you plant the seeds of an artistic work that you begin soon. This is a great time for a new beginning. The sun is also in Leo and emphasizing this part of your chart so there’s a tremendous amount of energy organizing around love and art for you.

On Tuesday morning the planet of action moves into your sign, Sagittarius. With Mars in your first house, you will feel empowered to make plans and take action for your life. Your drive, determination, and ambition will increase now so you can get a lot done. Consider what you want to accomplish and then move forward.

Later in the week Venus moves to Virgo, your house of career. With the planet of love and money here you could receive praise or recognition for your hard work or you could get a promotion or raise. You’ll be focused on material success and achievement or you could find a romantic spark with someone you work with.

*Your essential oil recommendation: Rose

Capricorn & Capricorn Rising: There’s a new moon in Leo on Tuesday in your house of death and rebirth. Set intentions for this new lunar cycle that focus on intimacy and spiritual transformation. The sun also occupies this part of your chart so your energy has already been directed here; you may be exploring the boundaries of intimacy and privacy in your life or you could be joining financial resources with another person. This is one of the more mystical houses, so keep all your senses open to the information streaming into your consciousness during this time, Capricorn.

On Tuesday morning the planet of action moves into freedom-loving Sagittarius, your house of endings. With Mars here, there will be energy behind any of your decisions to release or let go of old self-limiting behaviors and thoughts and long-held disappointments, and for the transformation of your mindset to leave behind self-undoing actions.

Later in the week Venus moves to Virgo, your house of mental pursuits. While the planet of love and money is in this part of your chart you may feel the call to travel and have a romantic adventure, or to dive into deep, philosophical studies. Any literary efforts are supported now. The themes amplified under this influence will be self-discovery and freedom, expansion and exploration.

*Your gemstone recommendation: Agate

Aquarius & Aquarius Rising: There’s a new moon in Leo on Tuesday in your relationship house. Set intentions for this new lunar cycle that relate to what you want in love and in all of your partnerships. The sun is also in Leo, your polar opposite sign, so you’ve already experienced your energy shift to themes of partnership and harmony in relating to others in your life.

On Tuesday morning the planet of action moves into freedom-loving Sagittarius, your house of friends. While Mars is here you will feel a burst of energy and enthusiasm in your friendships and with regard to your hopes and wishes. This is the time to socialize and reach out to allies and to the other members of the groups and organizations you belong to. Your long-term goals will feel re-inspired and you’ll feel more confident in moving forward with them.

Later in the week Venus moves to Virgo, your house of intimacy. With the planet of love and money in this intense part of your chart, you could find yourself dealing with issues of privacy and intimacy or a sexual relationship could increase in intensity. You may decide to join financial resources and merge with another or you could receive a gift of money or inheritance. This is the part of your chart that rules death and rebirth, so you could feel tuned into that energy, and spiritual transformation, while Venus is here.

*Your asana inspiration: Upavistha Konasana

Pisces & Pisces Rising: There’s a new moon in Leo on Tuesday in your house of wellness. Set intentions for this new lunar cycle around your health, fitness goals, and getting organized in life in general. The sun is also in Leo and emphasizing this part of your chart so you’ve likely already started a new health or fitness routine or eating plan, or you’re focused on the relationships you have with the people you work with. Make sure to consider how stress and mental burdens, as well as the people you surround yourself with, can strain your immune system and threaten your well being.

On Tuesday morning the planet of action moves into freedom-loving Sagittarius, your house of success. While Mars is here, use this extra power and confidence to move forward in your career and increase your material success. Mars brings energy and potency to your ambition and you may receive some recognition or praise for the hard work you’ve done. Male mentors and father figures are part of this part of your chart too, so tune into those relationships now for valuable insight.

Later in the week Venus moves to Virgo, your relationship house. With the planet of love and beauty in this area, you’ll feel compelled to create harmony in your relationships, including business partnerships. You could deepen a commitment with a current partner or make the shift from casual to serious in a romantic relationship.

*Your essential oil recommendation: Grounding


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KK, an astrologer and teacher, has devoted two decades of study to esoteric and embodied spiritual practices and the mysteries of consciousness, bringing to her work a Master's degree in Feminist Theology. For eighteen years she has merged astrology with yoga in her teaching. Wildmoonwisdom is where astrology, esoteric and occult studies, Tantrik philosophy and women’s spirituality, myth and...READ MORE