From Tuesday to Sunday, Mercury and Jupiter combine in Virgo. With Venus in this location too, although the Sun remains in the exuberant Leo, all this points towards us taking more care with dietary, fitness and health issues. Thursday's Partial Lunar Eclipse also angles to Uranus, and this can spark any issues around how much freedom of expression we feel we have in close ties or friendships. For your FREE Weekly Horoscope 15th August 2016 please see below...
Weekly Horoscopes 15th August 2016
Aries 21 March - 20 April
Anything of an expansive nature can start to power forwards in a much more productive way. Part of this comes from the fact that Saturn has ended its retrograde. Your ruling planet Mars also forges an alliance with Saturn in the second half of this week, which suggests that if you're truly and completely focused, all sorts of key possibilities can fall your way.
Taurus 21 April - 21 May
The conjunction between Mercury and Jupiter, which dominates this week, can be excellent for you, helping you to be more self expressive and creative. Mind, the Lunar Eclipse suggests someone close to you may spring something of a surprise, and you'll probably need to stay flexible, especially around joint finances or business matters, to deal with this and progress.
Gemini 22 May - 21 June
If you find yourself thinking carefully about starting a home-based business, expanding one you already have or making other entrepreneurial changes to the base of your existence, it would not be a surprise. However, to really make a success of this you are going to need to bring on board the co-operation and goodwill of someone very close to you, Gemini.
Cancer 22 June - 23 July
As long as you discipline yourself to as narrow a range of activities as possible, this can be a week when your communications can be particularly effective. However, if your attention is distracted and you get caught up in a wider range of things, progress may stall. Do be open to a suggestion later in the week, around marshalling your resources more imaginatively.
Leo 24 July - 23 August
Although there is a concentration of energy in the sign of Virgo, which could see you converting your creativity to something more tangible, this week also sees a Lunar Eclipse in your opposite sign. This asks you to be mindful of those you are involved with, but also with the unpredictable Uranus featuring too, be ready for any left field suggestions you might receive.
Virgo 24 August - 23 September
Saturn's retrograde over the last 5 1/2 months may have seen you think very carefully about where you live, who with and how. If any alterations seem to have moved at a snail's pace, the chances are they can take a mighty step forwards this week. You can feel much more purposeful, and be determined to tease any background difficulties out into the open.
Libra 24 September - 23 October
A combination of the Lunar Eclipse, a collection of energy in the most sensitive part of your situation, Saturn's forward movement and Mars's influence, may see you much more strident about some points of view that you may have been holding tightly to your chest. Your horoscope also suggests you may be keenly influenced by someone's more spiritual or philosophical take, Libra.
Scorpio 24 October - 22 November
If your financial position has proved to be somewhat tricky over the last year or so, as long as you can continue to be disciplined around discretionary purchases and expenditure, you can start to feel a lot more optimistic about what the future holds. But this may also include some kind of alteration, perhaps unfolding quite quickly, around your professional situation or work.
Sagittarius 23 November - 21 December
If it has felt like you have been treading water for some while, the great news is that now you can seem to gain some traction. This can assist both your personal and more worldly hopes, and you could even enjoy a slice of fortune before the week comes to a close. This may even relate to a last-minute opportunity to go on a journey or course that can prove instructive.
Capricorn 22 December - 20 January
With Mars combining with your guide planet of Saturn in the second half of this week, and a cluster of influences in the most outgoing of areas, you might find yourself particularly sensitive should anyone question your motives or challenge your point of view. It's possible that one old issue that has lain dormant could also burst to the surface and will need dealing with.
Aquarius 21 January - 19 February
This week gives you an opportunity to sort the wheat from the chaff as far as close relationships and friendships are concerned. If some pruning goes on, especially on the back of the Lunar Eclipse in your sign, try to be philosophical about this. The people who really matter in your situation and are part of your solution and future, will simply become even more important.
Pisces 20 February - 20 March
Mars arrives next to Saturn and can provide some helpful motivation and drive, and also give you a little bit more clout and self-confidence in negotiations. Yet the predominance of energy in the sign of Virgo, suggests that co-operation, collaboration and goodwill are going to be just as important as your own personal priorities. Try to balance the two areas as best you can.