Mercury's Back In Retrograde! What That Means For YOU This Week

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Free horoscope for August 28 - September 3. Plus, your sign's weekly theme song!

Virgo (August 23 - September 22)​: Why does Mercury have to go retrograde at your birthday time? Since Mercury is your ruling planet, hopefully you know more than other signs how to prepare for a retrograde. It’s a fine balance of setting plans in motion but also remaining flexible enough to go with the flow when things don’t go as planned. Hey, sometimes the best moments are spontaneous!

As you enter into September, you’re definitely enjoying all the birthday attention. Though you love a good party as much as the next zodiac sign, you’re also feeling focused and ready to conquer your goals. Anyone wanting to roll with you right now better be legit, because you have no time for flakes or fakes anywhere in your life. The end of the week definitely brings some stellar love and career opportunities your way and you don’t want to miss a beat! You’re in full-on Virgo mode — get ‘er done!

Virgo's weekly theme song: How You Like Me Now? —The Heavy

Read: 8 Reasons Virgo Women Are The BEST Women To Love

Libra (September 23 - October 22)​: As things come up this week, keep in mind that your energy is strong and positive right now. Circumstances may seem confusing as projects or people from the past pop up, but it’s ultimately up to you if you want them to stick around or not. Someone special might be a great addition to your life right now and in the future, but it’s your call.

As the week rolls into September, you may feel like communication is off. That’s Mercury retrograde for ya! You’re just going to have to put more effort into communication right now. Pick up the phone to make specific plans rather than sending twelve texts. The more direct the communication, the better — and you’ll have a shot at avoiding misunderstandings!

Love midweek is hot, and Saturday just has you shining brighter than the sun so make sure to circulate.

Libra's weekly theme songThere She Goes —The La’s

Read: 8 Reasons Libra Women Are The BEST Women To Love

Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)​: Things have been going pretty well for you, the Mercury retrograde this week might irritate you. On the plus side, it could bring people from your past back into your life and they may be just who you need around you right now. They may even be a more solid part of your future (if that’s what you desire). Mid-week is definitely a time for love and being open to new possibilities.

As we inch into September, you’ll feel like changes are out of your control. Try to go with the flow and take the lessons the universe is offering right now. Sometimes when we don’t make the changes we need or want to, they happen for us — but not always in the way we would like. Just know all of this is actually good for you even if you don’t see it now. Change and growth are positive!

Scorpio's weekly theme song: A Change Is Gonna Come —Leela James

Read: 8 Reasons Scorpio Women Are The BEST Women To Love

Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)​: You may have a hard time balancing work and play this week. On one hand, you’re driven: you've noticed that your goals are in sight, so don’t take your eyes off the prize no matter how distracted you may get. On the other hand, you feel the urge to party and be a social butterfly. Just try to make sure you get home before dawn so you make it to the office on time! 

September will offer plenty of opportunities for your career and love life. When it comes to love, just try to keep your cool and remember you can’t always have your cake and eat it too. Try to be fair in matters of the heart — it should be a two way street, after all.

Sagittarius' weekly theme song: New Romantic —Laura Marling

Read: 8 Reasons Sagittarius Women Are The BEST Women To Love

Capricorn (December 22 - January 19): Put your planning skills to good use this week as Mercury slides into retrograde. You know not to rush and to make sure everything is in order, and that comes in handy right now. You’re not going to let anything get in the way of all you’ve accomplished lately. Midweek, make some time for love because hearts will go ablaze for you.

As we roll into September, you may feel a little bit of tension. We know you like to be in control, but sometimes you have to surrender and release. If you do, you’ll see that unexpected things can actually be positive. Just keep your head up. You know you have the focus to stay on track with your goals, but there are many roads to the top of the same mountain!

Capricorn's weekly theme song: Top Floor, Bottom Buzzer —Morphine

Read: 8 Reasons Capricorn Women Are The BEST Women To Love

Aquarius (January 20 - February 18): You’ve been plotting away concerning your finances and you’re ready to reward yourself in this last week of August. Summer is coming to a close and you want to get one last shot at some steamy romance before the leaves start to fall. Couple’s massage anyone?

Your communication skills are on fleek at the moment, so start writing, blogging, Snapchatting… anything you can do to get your visions out. You’ll be surprised to see that lot of people are listening, no matter which platform you choose. You have the energy right now to express what you need, so don’t waste time. You’ve got something to say, so say it any way you can!

Aquarius' weekly theme song: O.N.E. —Yeasayer

Read: 8 Reasons Aquarius Women Are The BEST Women To Love

Pisces (February 19 - March 20)​: It's a romantic week, and it starts right off the bat with Sunday being one of the hottest days of your week. You're really getting in the last of the summer lovin'! Singles, put yourselves out there. Coupled Pisces might want to invest in a Do Not Disturb sign! Don't be surprised if a past love surfaces now. There may still be a strong connection and if both parties are willing, this time around things will be twice as good.

As we turn the corner into September, you'll find yourself feeling curious to learn new things and meet new people. You're also feeling super creative, and with the sun in Virgo you're productive and inspired. Enjoy!

Pisces' weekly theme song: First Aid Kit —Emmylou

Read: 8 Reasons Pisces Women Are The BEST Women To Love

Aries (March 21 - April 19)​: You might feel like you’re being tested a bit this week. Mercury retrograde might find you wanting to honk that horn as you sit in unexpected traffic or feeling frustrated with plans that keep falling apart. Just take a deep breath and focus inward to get rid of all that outside tension. The start of the week is very positive for love, so don’t get too red in the face because you don’t want to scare off potential suitors!

It’s a great week to focus on yourself, your diet, your exercise habits and any ways you can nurture and better yourself. Get super clear on the directions your life, health and career are going. Once you make some solid decisions, you’ll feel back on track and in control again — and we know you like that! Stay strong: you’re doing a lot of growing this week.

Aries' weekly theme song: Meet Me In The Woods —Lord Huron

Read: 8 Reasons Aries Women Are The BEST Women To Love

Taurus (April 20 - May 20)​: It’s a super romantic week for you, and with Mercury going retrograde this could include some baes from the past! It’ll be up to you whether or not to pursue this love again, and if you decide not to, don’t worry — you’ll have other options all week.

Right now is also a great time to pick up stalled projects or get going on new projects around the house. September puts you in a productive groove and your energy is high and focused. You start the month off with lots of enthusiasm, so use it to your benefit! This looks like a great month for you.

Taurus' weekly theme song: Little Bit —Lykke Li

Read: 8 Reasons Taurus Women Are The BEST Women To Love 

Gemini (May 21 - June 20)​: Your ruling plane, Mercury, is about to go retrograde. Brace yourself for some flustered moments! If you can get organized before then, it'll help you a lot. The sooner you start decluttering, the better! You’re definitely in the mood to revamp some things around your space. Inspiration is hitting hard and you're feeling crafty.

Your week is bookended with romantic days and as we flow into September, your silver tongue is sweeter and sharper than usual so you'll have no problem seducing the object of your affection. You’ll also find lots of opportunities to get your ideas out there. It’s looking to be a productive, creative month for you so get ready to roll out with tons of ideas!

Gemini's weekly theme song: Seven Nation Army —The White Stripes

Read: 8 Reasons Gemini Women Are The BEST Women To Love

Cancer (June 21 - July 22)​: This week is ripe with opportunities in career and love. You’ve found the perfect work / fun balance, which continues throughout this week. You make time to relax, have a spa night at home and continue on your latest Netflix binge, but as we enter September your motivation hits hard inspiring you to take advantage of all your recent success. You’ve got some big plans and you’ve been chipping away little by little, but now you're ready for a big win. 

Romance is especially nice at home. You’d rather make dinner with bae and cuddle on the couch than go out. Enjoy nesting!

Cancer's weekly theme song: Big Time Sensuality —Bjork

Read: 8 Reasons Cancer Women Are The BEST Women To Love

Leo (July 23 - August 22)​: Finances are on your mind this week. You have a few financial opportunities before Mercury goes retrograde, so jump on them because after the 30th things may seem stalled in that respect. Not to say things won’t be going well, but they may not progress as quickly as you’d like.

You start the week shining bright, and people notice. You’re smoking hot and looks like things with bae will be extra sweet right now. Single Leos will also get wooed and courted with some cute romantic gestures. Make sure you’ve got a nice vase at home to showcase the flowers you’ll be getting!

Leo's weekly theme song: Into You —Ariana Grande

Read: 8 Reasons Leo Women Are The BEST Women To Love