As astrologers, we often get asked questions like “Am I a good match with a Scorpio?” or “How do a Virgo and an Aquarius go together?” Truth is, while Sun sign astrology can definitely explain dynamics, the whole chart — where ALL the planets are — tells the full story. One of the biggest compatibility determiners is not the Sun sign, but the Moon. Knowing your and your partner’s Moon signs can help you work through emotional and intimate dynamics that arise in every relationship.
Celebs on vacation like the rest of us? Ha! We knew the August quiet couldn’t last for long — and what a week it’s been. Births, deaths, pregnancies and weddings all made headlines. No surprise, as last Saturday featured a full moon together with glamorous (and sometimes troubled) Neptune in Aquarius. With the Sun, Venus and Mercury all in attention-seeking Leo, some of the headlines have been pretty shocking. Here, the weekly scoop, according to the stars.
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Back up your computers, confirm your plans, take a deep breath before you say THAT. Mercury, planet of communication, transportation and technology, goes retrograde (backward) from August 2 through 26. It’s a three-week cycle that falls three or four times a year and can wreak a bit of havoc on the world.
Get ready for some gushing! Sentimental Venus, planet of love, has just entered romantic Leo for a month. Passionate feelings will come out into the open, and there won’t be much holding back. Hello, summer flings! The excitement will be palpable, and for the most part, harmless. However, there could be a roaring temper tantrum or two that peacemaker Venus will need to settle. Since both Venus and Leo love a good party, there could definitely be moments of excess with food, drink and merriment.
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The shocking death of troubled singer Amy Winehouse, a Virgo, topped headlines this weekend. The day she was found dead in her London apartment, the Sun entered Leo, Winehouse’s 12th house of addictions and endings. Although drugs weren’t cited as the cause of her death, the singer’s substance abuse issues were no secret.
The temperatures have been record-breaking outside, but the real heat wave begins this weekend—astrologically, that is. On Saturday, the Sun departs watery, sentimental Cancer and enters majestic fire sign Leo, the sign that it rules. The shift is literally like night and day. Lunar Cancer is the shy, side-scuttling crab governed by the moon, while Leo is the bold, fearless Lion sharing warmth and solar power with the world.
The Big Shocker: Jennifer Lopez (Leo) & Marc Anthony (Virgo) Split
We’re dedicating today’s column to the big celebrity headline of the week: the surprising breakup of Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony, who were Latin pop royalty.
Those lazy days of summer (escaping to the beach, visiting family, daydreaming) are about to get a little more active when the Sun leaves watery Cancer for Fire sign Leo this weekend. Enjoy a little more of the domestic and serene this week. Rearrange the furniture. Visit relatives. Plan a girls’ brunch, dinner or outing. Eat ice cream with abandon and laze around until noon. Wear that faded tank and those cargo shorts for five days in a row (before you ceremonially burn them in the name of Leo glamour!).