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The vibe shift you’ve been waiting for finally arrives this week. As we kiss goodbye a turbulent Leo season, the sun moves into Virgo on Tuesday (23 August AEST and GMT) reminding us that everything is manageable. The secret is staying calm, and breaking things down into manageable pieces. Follow the sun’s lead and use the weekend’s new moon (27 August) to tackle something that’s felt previously insurmountable. Ask yourself, ‘Is it a problem, or is it just a hurdle you haven’t figured out a way around yet?’ It may not sound all that sexy or exciting, but after the month we’ve had, a little bit of getting on with the job will feel pleasantly rewarding. Side note: Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius should get a well-earned break from feeling under crazy amounts of pressure… and be able to exhale!

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ARIES AND ARIES RISING

If the wild astro weather has derailed your usual self-care schedule, now is the time to get back on track. Reactivate your ClassPass, dust off your running shoes or bust out your boxing gear. The new moon on Saturday is the ideal window to reignite regular workouts and really stick to something ongoing.

TAURUS AND TAURUS RISING

Big Life Questions have been taking up a lot of headspace for you, but this week the energy offers you time to reset and nourish your nervous system. Reconnecting with something simple that brings you joy is all you need to do. Make pasta from scratch, walk in nature or tinker with a guitar – whatever makes you feel nourished and happy.

GEMINI AND GEMINI RISING

Your energy levels should feel fired up this week after a couple of months of blah-ness. Enjoy the rush but resist the urge to take on too much, too quickly. Use the new moon on Saturday to do some deep healing. Set an intention to make peace with your parents, or heal a hang-up from your childhood.

CANCER AND CANCER RISING

Expect a palpable sense of relief this week as tensions ease with a friend or work wife. After a month spent thinking (maybe worrying) about cash, now’s the time to settle into a new, less angsty rhythm. A lie-down with a good book or your favourite show could be just what you need to feel less frayed.

LEO AND LEO RISING

The vibe is a whole lot less heightened this week as your home season wraps up, and the focus shifts on the here and now, and away from long-term goals. For once the minutiae of Virgo season could be a welcome thing. Park those big questions that have been keeping you up at night and instead, focus on the immediate issues calling for your attention.

VIRGO AND VIRGO RISING

It’s all systems go this week as the sun puts you front and centre of the action. There’s a lot to do, and if anyone can (and will) take it on, it’s you. But just because you can doesn’t mean you should. Be choosy with what you say “yes” to, and try not to get upset if saying “no” ruffles feathers. It’s ok to put yourself first for once.

LIBRA AND LIBRA RISING

There’s a bustling productivity this week that could feel energising, but with the sun in the moodiest part of your chart, try not to overload yourself. While Mars will have you feeling more energetic than you have felt in months, a little bit of rest could do your nervous system a world of good.

SCORPIO AND SCORPIO RISING

Thank the stars (literally) the pressure is off Scorpio folks this week as the end of Leo season (Tuesday AEST and GMT) draws a line in the sand following a dramatic couple of months. Sure the new moon looks a little activating, but so long as you’re not going into business with a friend (or lending them money) it should be comparably smooth sailing.

SAGITTARIUS AND SAGITTARIUS RISING

There are fresh start vibes this week with Virgo season pulling focus on your career and urging you to think, ‘Where to next?’. But with Mars stirring the pot in your closest relationships, the tension between your ambition and your partner (or closest confidante) could feel a little fractious. Resist the urge to initiate something new unless you’ve got the bandwidth to go full tilt.

CAPRICORN AND CAPRICORN RISING

Dreaming about a holiday? With the sun supercharging your intrepid streak, you could feel uncharacteristically flighty to press go on a big trip. It’s not, not a good idea, just make sure you think through how your plans will impact your day-to-day responsibilities… like, who’s going to feed the cat?

AQUARIUS AND AQUARIUS RISING

Aquarians rejoice the pressure you’ve been feeling since the start of July – especially around your work/life balance – should feel significantly calmer this week. It’s a welcome respite after a hairy couple of months. Use the new moon on Saturday to go within and do a little self-care to replenish your energy reserves. Crying, sleeping or going to pieces behind closed doors is completely appropriate.

PISCES AND PISCES RISING

Virgo season – especially this Saturday’s new moon – marks a new beginning for Pisces peeps, especially in your romantic relationship. With Mars bringing the momentum, use the BVE (Big Virgo Energy) to kickstart an exciting new chapter – like moving in, moving up or moving on. A new chapter is just getting started – enjoy the ride.

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