Cover Here’s the stars have in store for you this week (Illustration: Chesca Gamboa/ Tatler Asia)

This month’s New Moon in Leo could be the time to set intentions for personal expression. This is Tatler’s weekly horoscope for the week of August 8 to 14

Welcome back to our weekly astrology series led by Hong Kong-based Western astrologer, De Rui.

A New Moon in Leo sets the stage for us to shine, though it may take some extra courage. Head off an overactive mind by taking it easier. Romance is in the air as the weekend nears.

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Setting intentions

Star signs impacted the most: Taurus and Scorpio will run with it. 

There’s nothing quite like proving naysayers wrong, and this month’s New Moon in childlike, attention-grabbing Leo is the time to set some intentions for your personal expression. Cosmic energies will support these efforts even in the face of challenges, as indicated by Saturn and Uranus. Just because others don’t get your ingenuity (for now) doesn’t mean it’s not there. Do your thing. 

Sensory overload

Star signs impacted the most: Gemini and Virgo should take it easy.

The first half of the week has our brains working on overdrive. Sensory overload and going down some online rabbit holes are more likely with Mercury coming under pressure from Neptune and Pluto. Watch out for missing the forest for the trees. Get some perspective by putting on music and giving the ol’ noggin a break.

Feel the love

Star signs impacted the most: Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces can be the object of affection.  

Love and romance come into focus toward the latter part of the week. We can be more romantic, passionate, and eager to show off. Thoughtful acts of service, large or small, can go a long way. Whether you bring back an extra coffee or pay off someone’s loan, they are going to be feeling your love.

About Our Astrologer

De Rui is a Hong Kong-based Western astrologer and the founder of Chart Life, a personalised astrology service for those who want specific insights for love, business and personal growth. She offers the standard caveat that the most relevant astrological interpretations are based on birth charts.  De Rui is a member of the British Astrological Association and the National Council for Geocosmic Research, and is a graduate of Harvard College.  

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