Weekly Horoscope: August 15 - August 21

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Prepare to get a little... awkward in this weekly horoscope. The cosmic energy is urging us to talk openly about embarrassments, secrets, and the skeletons in our closets. The hard truth is that we need to discuss things that make us uncomfortable in order to implement change in our lives. Only then can we see the errors of our ways, embrace transformation, and move forward in the right direction. Think of this week as the emotional catharsis necessary to help us feel reborn.

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Leo

July 23 - August 22

Yes, we know: you love yourself a whole lot. But that doesn’t mean you can let your bad behavior towards your friends and family slide. The time has come for some hardcore self-reflection, Leo. Look at your recent actions and face the facts. Don’t just look at the wrongdoings, take note of the awesome things you’ve done recently, too. How do your actions affect others? Were they self-serving in nature? The moment you own your actions and apologize — not only to others, but also to yourself — you’ll be able to move forward.

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Virgo

August 23 - September 22

Unlike your friends, you’re stoked that school is starting. Having a set schedule and a full day of thought-provoking classes is a dream for your analytical mind. The only thing that you’re worried about is how you’ll reconnect with your friend group after spending so much time away from them. It’s actually making you a little anxious. But don’t fret. Your squad will lift you up and offer comfort, even if you’re stressing out about the changing dynamic of your friendships. They’ll ease your mind by being extra attentive during the first week of school. They got your back!

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Libra

September 23 - October 22

Your intuition is on fire this week! Therefore, it’s important for you to dig deeper into your subconscious to understand how you feel about the current events in your life. Ask yourself questions to get concise answers. You’ll be able to gain clarity on a situation that has been perplexing you and creating lots of confusion or ambivalence. This questioning exercise will allow you to learn how important it is to trust your gut. The more you lean into this part of yourself, the more confidence you’ll have. Not only that, but you’ll be able to receive the psychic downloads you need to rule the world.

Scorpio

October 23 - November 21

You’re only just beginning to take notice of all the things that need to change in your relationship, but the truth is: you’ve been at your breaking point for a long time. If you feel as though the bond is worth the effort, then roll up your sleeves and prepare to do the work. But remember how much work you’ve done already over the past few weeks. You’re exhausted from giving your all, and you may just want to quit. You don’t have to make a decision right now. Make sure to listen to your heart before making a decision.

Sagittarius

November 22 - December 21

Unfortunately, you put your foot in your mouth way more often than others. The reason? You don’t have a filter. Try to control your reactions and comments on social media this week, as a joke that you post may be not understood for its humor and might instead be taken as a jab at your friends. When in doubt, comments or emojis that can be misinterpreted. You can just like a post and DM your thoughts directly, or say nothing to avoid conflict with people who don’t know your sarcastic nature.

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Capricorn

December 22 - January 19

When the going gets tough, the tough gets going. You can totally solve the issues creating obstacles in your life, if you let go of the need to control the outcome. The moment you voluntarily commit to working through existing, difficult emotions is when you’ll begin to see results. When working through problems with someone else, remember that manipulation won’t help a situation — it will only make it worse. Compromise, negotiation, active listening, and understanding are key elements to mending fences with those you care about.

Aquarius

January 20 - February 18

At the end of the day, you get what you give. How much energy you’re willing to invest into changing your own circumstances will prove to be rewarding. There’s a light at the end of the tunnel that you’ll be able to see by week’s end. This will give you a glimmer of hope that you’re working in the right direction. It’s up to you to evolve. Don’t skip any steps, continue doing the work!

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Pisces

February 19 - March 20

You’ve had a lot of free time on your hands, which means that you’ve been thinking about your life extra hard. The more you analyze every aspect of your being, the more issues you’ll find. Instead of overthinking about the past, focus on the present and deal with issues as they come up. You’ll always think of things that you wish you could do-over, but the reality is… you can’t. Don’t worry about exes, old friends, and people who you’ve lost contact with. If you want to reach out to them, then do it. Otherwise, stop obsessing.

Aries

March 21 - April 19

Usually, the only way a crush can get your attention is by playing it cool. Chasing you will only have you running in the opposite direction. But this week, you’re the one who’s crushing hard on a new boo… who isn’t giving you the time of day. Although you’ll want to be chill and aloof, you may have to do an awful lot of wooing to perk their interests. But be warned: acting hot and cold can only last for a few days until it gets old.

Taurus

April 20 - May 20

You have a secret admirer, Taurus. They have an innocent crush on you and want to take you out for a fun evening on the town, complete with ferris wheel rides, arcade games, and cotton candy. Although at first you aren’t sure about going, it’ll do you good to take them up on their offer. It’ll be an amazing time, one you may never forget. Say “yes” to the date!

Gemini

May 21 - June 20

You’re a twin star with a lot of depth, which means you need to be challenged. When you’re not, that’s when the trouble Geminis are known for begins. That’s why it’s important to use your energy proactively. Join a club or extracurricular activity to burn off the extra zeal you have this week. If you’re not feeling any of them, find your own hobby! Perhaps you’ll enjoy learning a musical instrument or writing poetry through an online workshop.

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Cancer

June 21 - July 22

Real talk, Cancer? You don’t like change. You find consistency and stability delightful. For the past few months, your personal world has been evolving. You’ve outgrown many people in your life, which is scaring you. But rather than hold on to them, you should gradually let them go. This will set you free, and allow you to find a crew that the latest version of you can better relate to. Hang out with some new peeps, but don’t completely ditch your old ones.

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Originally Appeared on Teen Vogue