Weekly Horoscope: August 13 – August 19, 2017

Mercury Retrograde is back, Ugh

Weekly Horoscope: August 13 - August 19, 2017


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Ruh-roh! Mercury is in retrograde from August 12 to September 5, which can cause plenty of confusion and frustration for the signs this week. Don’t forget to take a deep breath!



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You’re being pulled into too many directions this week, Leo. We get it: you’re a people pleaser who will do anything for the ones she loves buuuuttt sometimes you gotta say “no” to even to the VIPs in your life. Boundaries are both necessary and important for your self-care.



Mercury Retrograde is urging you to be extra careful about everything right now, Virgo. From shiny new friends who seem too good to be true to checking over your (home)work, it’s in your best interest to be cautious. But don’t worry — your birthday is around the corner, and you’ll be in a better place to celebrate.



Don’t blow your allowance for the next week, Libra, no matter how badly you want a new phone or tablet. Big purchases, especially gadgets, are a big no right now (thanks Mercury Retrograde). Instead, save your pennies for a rainy day and dive into any creative projects you might have forgotten about.



Has the summer split apart your squad, Scorpio? Now’s the perf time for a reunion. Arrange a major bonding sesh with your besties, like an OG slumber party, and make time for some serious girl talk. Your friends need you more than you think, so reach out!



You’re taking all sorts of risks lately, Sag, but Mercury Retrograde leaves little room for careless mistakes, so proceed with caution. If you really need some adventure in your life, then the stars are totally okay with spicing up the love department. Snap back that new cutie, or make plans to snuggle with bae.



Your love life is heating up this week, Capricorn. This new summer sizzle will last all month long, so make sure you’re spending time with the right bae because the official Love planet Venus is in your commitment zone, meaning things could turn super serious, super fast.



Thanks to Mercury Retrograde, Aquarius, don’t be surprised if you hear from an ex this week. Though you might be flattered by the surprise text, remember: all that glitters isn’t gold. You might have to dig a little deeper to get the real answer. In the meantime, try to focus on you more and doing the things that make you happy.



Remember, Pisces, just because someone else is having a bad day doesn’t mean you have to take THAT on. Now is the perfect time to establish boundaries and to learn when to walk away from #badvibes. Try not to take things personally, either: how someone reacts says more about them than it does about you.



Mercury Retrograde will knock you off your feet this week, Aries. Now that you know this, be super diligent when it comes to maintaining your routine and sticking to your schedule and commitments. If you’re feeling overwhelmed with stuff, don’t be afraid to skip something. It’s totally okay. Really!



You might feel like going off on someone close to you, Taurus, but resist the urge to clap back. Whether you feel entitled to state your case is irrelevant right now. The stars are urging you to be the bigger person and not sink to someone’s low. Sometimes silence speaks louder than words anyway.



You’re feeling the urge for one last summer adventure, Gemini, but your fam could be standing in your way. Don’t forget that your family wants what’s best for you. Maybe they feel neglected or maybe they’re just worried about you. Reassure them, and reconsider your wanderlust. Sticking close to home could be what you need.



You might be winding down your summer, Cancer, but your downtime is anything but boring. You really want to end this season with a bang, which could mean a new hair style, mani-pedis with Mom, and countless shopping trips. Don’t be surprised if your new look turns a few heads, too!