* monthly * horoscopes - august 2016
- aries : the ram - aries
march 20 - april 19
In some respects, the heat is off this month for those born under the sign of the Ram. But in others you feel yet more pressured, as you struggle with a number of mundane concerns. At heart you are a warrior, the hero of your own story, a pioneer and a fearless adventurer. Attending to the delicate intricacies of your employment affairs, to niggling health issues and routine responsibilities, never was part of your plan. You feel bored and in the doldrums, stressed out and tense. Be assured, this is only a temporary lull in a more exciting process, that began in 2010 and doesn’t reach a conclusion for another three years yet.
taurus - taurus : the bull -
april 20 - may 20
The departure of Mars from your partnership zone, helps a number of important associations run more smoothly. But when it comes to the closest relationships of all, whether on an intimate basis or mixing business with pleasure, certain issues remain to be tackled. You’ll find this applying particularly during the early stages of any new liaison and equally towards the end, of an influential connection that has gone awry. The finer details are still to be addressed, but in the meantime, the possibility of a new romance has rarely been better starred. In a perfect universe, happiness doesn’t equal the same as money in the bank.
- gemini : the twins - gemini
may 21 - june 20
Mars and Saturn conjoin on August 24, but are in contact most of this month. These two are uncomfortable bedfellows, although there is still plenty that can come from their association. Together in the area of the sky that signals relationships for you, this situation is heightened still further. Saturn is powerfully placed, indicating the ability to persevere through a difficult situation and to come out the other side even stronger. Mars is less opportunely situated, showing that not only with your loved ones, but with those who might seek to disturb your equilibrium, a certain amount must be brought to the forefront, to clear the air.
cancer - cancer : the crab -
june 21 - july 22
During August, you’d be wise paying attention to your physical health. There is no cosmic promise of illness or mishap, if you are sure to exercise an element of care. However, you are rather predisposed to developing physical consequences that have certain shared factors in common. Mars governs all types of inflammation for example, in addition to accidental injuries like bumps, bruises and cuts. Saturn rules the structure of your body: your bones, skin, teeth and hair. Put these two together and you have a range of possibilities: from rheumatism on the one extreme, to cutting yourself when you weren’t paying attention.
- leo : the lion - leo
july 23 - august 22
Two distinct regions of your horoscope and different areas of your life are prominent this month. Firstly, your financial circumstances and what you truly value as a result of all you’ve been through. Secondly, there is the issue of your right to exist, to feel free to be yourself and to shape the world in any manner of ways, that fit with your experience. Within this framework there are certain constrains it is advisable to bear in mind. Traditions have existed for a long while and often that is because folk felt comfortable with them. For somebody dependent on public approval, challenging widespread preconceptions isn’t your bag.
virgo - virgo : the maiden -
august 23 - september 22
This is your month in the spotlight, as if that was something you were looking forward to, at all. Patently you weren’t; you are a modest and retiring individual who works hard and generally, won’t raise your head above the parapet. Still, you have just as much business once in a while, to let the cosmos further your aspirations, as it does in turn for everyone else. You are certainly permitted to enjoy the same expectation of happiness as the other members of your cohort. Any hesitation or reticence in seizing what is yours, only speaks in your favour. Acting like a doormat though, cannot be recommended to anybody…
- libra : the scales - libra
september 23 - october 22
A number of planets congregate in the constellation before yours. Next month this all changes, mainly as a consequence of Jupiter’s arrival in your sign, signalling the beginnings of a new cycle for you. You were last joined by the largest planet in our solar system back in 2004/05 and it’s a visit that endures on this occasion, through to October next year. This is great news, because Jupiter is the most fortunate element of astrology’s symbolic vocabulary. August is a time of preparation, so if you feel a little listless and like you’re just treading water, remember the cosmos has a plan in store that will become obvious very soon…
scorpio - scorpio : the scorpion -
october 23 - november 21
Mars leaves your sign, after a visit lasting much of this year. You won’t see it again until the end of next year, when its stay is less protracted. Initially, you’re delighted that your schedule has eased, but then you start to miss the momentum of the red planet. Also it becomes apparent that your financial affairs need attention. Your outgoings are escalating and your income doesn’t match; any increase seemingly less likely than a downward trend. So it is no use watching these events unfold, like a rabbit paralysed by approaching headlights. Determined thought and initiative are necessary, to turn this problem into a plus…
- sagittarius : the archer - sagittarius
november 22 - december 21
Mars is back in your sign on August 2 and you can sense its arrival immediately. The boost to your vitality is palpable, especially after so many months of Saturn’s gloom and tedium. You feel spirited, invigorated and upbeat: eager for the chance of getting back to the business of living again. Your main consideration now must be, that while the sober and serious energies of Saturn are matched by the enthusiastic dynamism of Mars, the ringed planet hasn’t gone anywhere and remains in your constellation. So combine these two different effects to ensure the best results. Cautious and considered action, will be your priority.
capricorn - capricorn : the sea-goat -
december 22 - january 19
Exactly how you’ll deal with the conjunction between Mars and Saturn, depends to some degree on your disposition. Certain factors remain a constant though, chief among which is an overwhelming sense of rage. Perhaps you are locked in a power struggle and in the interests of serving a knockout blow, you have overstepped the boundaries of what is right and fair. Pluto, halfway through its lengthy stay in your sign lies behind this and it’s a planet with strong links to the collective. You can dominate proceedings using questionable means, but once those from outside start to get involved, you’ll have a finite timescale.
- aquarius : the water-bearer - aquarius
january 20 - february 18
Your ruling planet Uranus is unusual, better suited to your quirky and offbeat nature than its predecessor Saturn, nowadays assigned to Capricorn. For one, the tilt of the Uranian axis is so enormous, this planet effectively rotates on its side. For another, its seasons last around twenty years each, which is obviously great in the summertime. Similarly, you have your own way of doing things and find it hard not to be yourself, so you’re known as an individualist. While many people strive to make themselves stand out, this still often proves distressing for you, especially when you’ve found yourself in an unsympathetic situation…
pisces - pisces : the fishes -
february 19 - march 19
With half the solar system in your opposite sign, a focus on your private life results. Venus joins Jupiter until the end of the month with the two meeting exactly on August 27. As Venus is the planet of love, while Jupiter implies good fortune this is definitely a date for your diary, whether you are single and looking for love or happily attached. Most relationships go well during August, bar connections with authority figures that aren’t necessarily difficult, but take patience and diplomacy. Anyone dissatisfied with their relationship status could otherwise investigate, where more subconscious desires undermine their professed intentions.
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