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* monthly * horoscopes - august 2015
- aries : the ram - aries
march 20 - april 19
It is all change in the sky, as one array of celestial circumstances fades from view while another picture consolidates. The past year or so has been dominated by a backdrop of creativity, as you have moulded your circumstances to fit an ideal of how you’d like your life to be. This has been fulfilling, enjoyable and fun as a phase of self-expression saw significant developments in your romantic affairs, or where children and your recreational activities are concerned. Hopefully, you’ll have found a path that fits perfectly, as the months ahead are for building on these choices and options, establishing a routine that works for you…
taurus - taurus : the bull -
april 20 - may 20
During August you are gradually persuaded that life is for living and is what you make it. Really, you knew this all along, but it’s remarkable how such joyous affirmations can so easily become submerged, by more mundane concerns and your routine responsibilities. You may not have all the money that you’d want, or look so svelte as you could do either. Yet working within these limitations, like adhering to a strict poetic form, offers guidance rather than restriction and brings out the best in you. Reality is something that you cannot ignore, but with no dreams to aspire towards, it might feel like an extraordinarily hard taskmaster…
- gemini : the twins - gemini
may 21 - june 20
There has been a lengthy emphasis on the world around you, while you have been finding your feet in the community you inhabit, learning new skills along the way to help you deal with the novel situation in which you discover yourself. But the emphasis was primarily on accommodating others, or at least learning to be yourself, in a way that fits in with the expectations of those you encounter regularly. Now though, you come to realise where your own needs have been consigned to the back burner. By focussing on your private life and your domestic situation in particular, you start to address any shortfall, one step at a time.
cancer - cancer : the crab -
june 21 - july 22
Jupiter only changes the zodiac sign it occupies once in a year, so its arrival in Virgo is a significant event. The past twelve months have seen you concentrate on the material sphere, as you have wrestled with money matters and other issues linked to property, possessions and your income. Overall, this has been a profitable period and while you may not be able to measure the outcome in visible mountains of cash, your resources have expanded quietly in whatever ways count for you. Now you’ve established this secure foundation, you are growing keen to explore the immediate environment that lies beyond your front door.
- leo : the lion - leo
july 23 - august 22
You bid a fond farewell to Jupiter, as it departs your region of the heavens, ending a stay that started over a year ago with another Venusian conjunction, just for luck. But as the focus on your sign reduces, you’ll still have a lot to look forward to, with the ongoing return of Venus to your part of the sky lasting through until October and with the new moon in a similar position also up ahead. This makes it an important month for you, on the one hand when it comes to your material affairs, and on the other for your relationships. Mars in your constellation gives you a passionate intensity, while Venus confers a giant helping of charm…
virgo - virgo : the maiden -
august 23 - september 22
As a modest and ordinarily retiring individual, the idea of being at the centre of cosmic events, seems a rather daunting prospect. But with Jupiter set to enter your constellation on August 11 for the first time since 2004, while on course to remain there for a full month longer than its customary year, you will be hard-pressed to avoid the cosmic spotlight throughout the whole of this period. Just consider for a moment the numerous ways, in which life currently falls short of your hopes and expectations. Jupiter heralds expansion and success on whatever terms work for you, so it won’t push you beyond your comfort zone…
- libra : the scales - libra
september 23 - october 22
The planets make their way into a region of your horoscope linked with seclusion, introspection and time out from the usual course of events. Although your friends still figure prominently, you are happier than normal with your own company as you assimilate the experiences of the past decade and beyond, along with what you can learn from them. Spending time by yourself or in communion with nature has a relaxing effect, so you may feel drawn to the countryside, mountains or the ocean. Here you are able to recharge your psychic batteries, while listening to your intuition and also to your dreams, proves valuable therapy…
scorpio - scorpio : the scorpion -
october 23 - november 21
It is hard not to feel the pull on occasions, between two different sides of your character that appear to hanker after contradictory goals and priorities. There is one bit of you that particularly at the moment, wants to make your mark. You’re keen to carve out a position you can be proud of and that others will ponder as they say to themselves, how you’re so clearly a person with abundant acumen and flair. But then there is another deeper and more private part of you, entirely driven by your emotions. It tells you what others think about your motivation and abilities is neither here nor there, in the big scheme of things.
- sagittarius : the archer - sagittarius
november 22 - december 21
Jupiter’s journey into Virgo, places several major objectives within your grasp. This sounds unlikely in view of the upheavals you’ve experienced, especially when it comes to the confusing circumstances within your family and what this means for life at home. But these nebulous undercurrents and more importantly, the lack of any firm footholds beyond your own experience, lead you to the opinion that if you don’t depend on your own devices and make your best strides subsequently, then nobody will do this for you. It is time for a few decisions that draw a line in the sand and will put the past behind you, heading forwards…
capricorn - capricorn : the sea-goat -
december 22 - january 19
Sufficient finance is important when it comes to providing for yourself. This must come from somewhere and as an upright citizen there are two possibilities, since while there is always gambling, you don’t believe you’ll ever win at that. Firstly, earned income is the customary source, although this means a big sacrifice of your time and personal autonomy. Secondly, wealth can be handed down to you, the traditional method for a larger sum. Either way, you bide your time, with one eye on the future and a specific outcome. Life continues and the days pass, almost as if you were too busy doing other things, to appreciate being alive…
- aquarius : the water-bearer - aquarius
january 20 - february 18
If you are typical, you never have been motivated solely by financial gain. A few make a questionable living from dining out on this reputation, but the majority know there are more important things, such as your contribution to the world at large and the legacy you’ll leave, for instance. Still, not everyone is so unworldly and altruistic, while you wouldn’t want to see those you care about in difficulties and struggling, because of your belief in a benign and beneficial universe. Thus in any relationship, it is a time to put your money where your mouth has been; embracing the concept of “us” and “we”, and not only “me” anymore.
pisces - pisces : the fishes -
february 19 - march 19
The past year has meant lots of hard work. Although you have seen some gratifying outcomes, especially during the first half of 2015, your efforts have been largely behind the scenes and only obvious to those who know you well. While the sort of results you were hoping for seem a long way off, those who have witnessed your dedication at close quarters cannot fail but to be impressed. It may still be months or longer, until your professional ambitions and other worldly objectives bear fruit. But in the meantime you are reaping the rewards in terms of better relationships and a genuine appreciation for what you’ve done…
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