Astrologer Oscar Cainer lays out your weekly love horoscope for the week of Saturday August 21st, to Friday August 27th.
Full Moons encourage us to fulfil potential and understand the true nature of the situations we find ourselves in. Blue Moons, especially when they conjunct Jupiter (as is the case this weekend) exponentially magnify these effects.
The trouble with potential is that it includes the possibility of things going wrong! So how can we galvanise the cosmic energy in ways that lead to achievements, rather than disappointments?
As the Sun enters Virgo this week, a methodical approach holds the key to success.
There comes a time when everyone’s patience runs out; when we reach the end of our tether, and maybe even feel as if we want to lash out emotionally at the people who we feel aren’t fully playing their part. You’re probably not quite at that point yet; but that’s what might happen if you don’t take action. The solution may involve some harsh truths that need to be said… and you risk hearing some back! But a clear-the-air moment is due. This Blue Moon week brings the opportunity you need to take to mark out a new way forwards.
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You’re here to find out if you’re going to get what you want. But that’s never an easy question to answer. Immediate needs and wants can be different; and they can differ again from our long-term essentials and desires. Only one question matters right now: do you really know what you want? If the answer is ‘to be happy’, the cosmos has got that in hand. But it’s a long-term promise. If you’re seeking short-term joy, that’s available too. But you have to put yourself in situations where interesting (safe) encounters can occur.
Although you have an array of friends and colleagues, you always seem to go back to one particular source for guidance. Fine, usually; that’s what friends are for. But sometimes it’s important, not least for your own self-esteem, to take a risk and strike out on your own. If that sounds as if I’m encouraging impetuous behaviour, I’m not! What we do know, is that you’ve nurtured a key idea for long enough; no more advice or guidance is needed. And, if you’re ever going to take the plunge, there’s no better time than a Blue Moon week.
What attracts us to each other? What’s the spark that lies at the heart of our relationships? Well, of course, it depends on the nature of the connection. There are obvious attractions; good looks or fine physique can set pulses racing. And sometimes, the attraction grows from the admiration of mental brilliance, or someone’s expertise in a particular field. And sometimes, it comes from qualities such as kindness, generosity and a great sense of humour. Whatever floats your boat has a good chance of sailing into your life this week.
Although a period of intensity appears to be coming to an end, it’s not quite over. Much of the recent turmoil and excitement you’ve been experiencing can be attributed to your ruler, the Sun, having been in Leo. As it moves into neighbouring Virgo you’ll sense a change in the emotional climate. But there have been other cosmic reasons making you feel lively – and those effects will endure and mellow. If you’re still craving activity and thrills, your gift from the skies this week is the ability to see exactly where to find them. Enjoy!
As the Sun moves into your sign this week, it’s reasonable to expect things to heat up on the emotional front. You might think that what you really need is a holiday, a bit of a break, a few days on a sun-lounger somewhere… just a bit of peace. But the most memorable vacations involve more than lazing about; a successful break is one that stimulates your mind in exciting ways. Hustle and bustle’s a normal part of a healthy, well-lived life and, if you embrace what’s coming your way, it will lead to new experiences, people and pathways.
‘You just call out my name, and you know wherever I am, I’ll come running’. Carole King’s timeless lyrics epitomise what true friendships and loving relationships mean: loyalty, reliability, trust and support. It’s only when the direction of these qualities becomes one-way that those connections can be in jeopardy. This kind of change can be gradual… it can happen almost without anyone noticing. Eventually one person starts to feel second-best. If you pick the right moment to speak this week, you can rebalance an important relationship.
When relationships start to catch fire (in a good way) things can be very sweet indeed; especially when both parties want the same… love, affection, companionship and other excitements. But things get slightly awkward when one person wants to progress quickly, while the other’s happy to let things unfold at a more gentle pace. It’s not a question of anyone overstepping the mark this week; it’s much more about you choosing to allow things to move forwards at the pace you choose. If everything really is right, Cupid will wait.
It’s a big mistake to regard every relationship as some kind of power struggle. Of course, there’s always a degree of comparison and competition – but for the vast majority, the normal toing-and-froing is healthy. It’s only when things swing too far in one direction that it starts to look like a battle, with winners and losers. Your test, this week, is to patiently weather some rough seas when things don’t appear to be going your way. This will be short-lived, and soon replaced by an emotional bonus that will bring calm, enjoyable waters to sail in.
The concept of heaven is almost impossible to imagine; we casually describe great-tasting food as ‘heavenly’, and pop songs refer to objects of desire as being ‘like heaven to touch’. At the other extreme, some religious folk paint an image of tranquil harmony that can be hard to relate to life on Earth. Whatever your image might be, this week, you can take a few steps towards the heaven of your imagination. The key is that you have a choice. You can make a decision to move positively away from stress towards comfort and fulfilment.
Full Moons are always significant. They mark beginnings, endings and times of change. And when two Full Moons occur in the same sign in the same year, they’re especially meaningful; and if that sign just happens to be yours, then you can expect major positive changes. Welcome to the Aquarius Blue Moon Week! Expect recent plans and hopes to come to fruition, bringing a relationship bonus you can only have dreamed about. Plus… a long-term hope gets a boost that will have happy consequences in the months to come.
In the same way that the year has seasons, so too do our emotions. It’s a constant round of ebb and flow, sometimes fast and sometimes slow. And sometimes, when an obstacle appears to thwart our progress, that’s just the cosmos’ way of getting our attention – or, more precisely, of giving us a chance to take stock, look around, and consider if our direction of travel is really where we want to go. Welcome any challenges that come your way this week. They’re here for a more positive purpose than may at first appear.
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