Your HelloGiggles horoscope, August 11th to August 17th: Look out for a Mercury retrograde-like energy

This Leo season is wonderful, as all of the energy points toward very romantic love affairs. The energy is focused on reshaping our love patterns and gaining generosity and warmth. Bold romantic gestures are to be expected all summer, but particularly so this week. However, toward the end of the week, we do have some unexpected news coming up: There will be a Mercury retrograde-like energy. Watch for impulsive words, possibly acted out of ego, and remain aware of potential miscommunications.

Let’s take a look at the weekly horoscope for each sun sign. Don’t forget to check your rising sign if you know it, too.


I’ve been saying this for a while, Aries, but you’ve been on an impulsive streak these past few weeks. As much as you’re at a time where you’re gaining confidence and sense of self—which draws in a lot of romantic attention toward you—you could also be particularly ego-centered right now and act out or react to things a bit too impulsively. Keep your ego in check and don’t make decisions that are too impulsive, especially when it comes to love.


You’re feeling extremely creative and artistic these days, and you could receive some creative opportunities that are aligned with your personal qualities and talents. It’s also a very good time for you in love. You might be less serious and grounded than usual, and looking for a hot romance instead—which you may very well find.


Your focus is more on family matters than anything else this week. You’re being nudged in the direction of taking care of your loved ones/seeking care within your family and those you consider your tribe. The energy is very much about filling your own cup, seeking nurturance, and being a nurturer for those around you who need you.


As much as you’re always in your feels, this week is actually more so about being in your head, which is a significant change for you. You’re called to make decisions based on reasons and intellectual logic more so than based on your intuition and feelings. This week, you might feel very talkative and wanting to communicate—and you’re actually pushed to do so.


There is such a confident, bold, assertive, and brave energy to your week, Leo. You have a lot going on for yourself at this time. The more you can confidently embody who you are, unapologetically, and with all of your unique vibrant energy, the more you’ll be able to get exactly what you want—and more. Be generous with yourself and others and watch the universe align with you.


As much as you might find that things are moving slower than you’d like, you’re actually at a crucial time and doing a lot of invisible inner alignment work. Remember: Just because what you work on is “invisible” doesn’t mean it’s not working. This is a moment of spiritual growth for you, and you’ll see the rewards in the upcoming weeks—although this week’s full moon in Aquarius might kickstart this process. Have faith in the universe.


This is a highly creative week for you, Libra. Now is the time to focus on a project you might have had in the back of your mind but haven’t really worked on yet. Expand your roots, publish something, and take advantage of social media to spread your creations and work. There is a great focus on online activities, so if that’s an area you aren’t fully comfortable with, now is the time to get some training.


Eyes on the prize. You have ambitions for yourself and you’re not letting them out of your sight. Your energy is very dedicated to long-term goals, building a reputation, creating a lifelong work, or simply working hard on yourself to achieve the qualities you deem valuable. The main energy this week is hard work and improvements, so keep up the good work.


The sky is the limit. You have great dreams and you can actually manifest them all if you can keep good spirits and a positive attitude. You might be seeking to travel, either in your mind or in the world. And now is a good time to focus on all the ways in which you could potentially sabotage yourself or limit yourself.


There are very earthy vibes for you this week. As much as your mind is still on your romantic relationships, you’re also very focused on the material plane—and perhaps on how these two domains are interconnected in your life. You’re very concerned with building value and wealth. This week is a good time to ask for money, whether loans, mortgages, or investments. It’s also a good time to call in a favor if you owe some money. You could be receiving a blessing.


Relationships, over and over. Your focus is very much on other people, friends and foes. You might have been overly focused on others lately, and now is a time to reclaim some of your energy. As much as other people are bringing you joy and growth, both personally and professionally, it’s important to keep a sense of balance—which you might retrieve this week. You could also be wrapping up some conflict involving others.


All of this fire energy is a bit overwhelming to you, Pisces. But you’ll find yourself retrieving some of your peaceful energy toward the end of the week. You might need to catch up on work and could feel overwhelmed because of this excessive imbalance in your life. Be sure to make time for self-care and work/life balance.

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