* weekly * horoscopes - august 23 / august 29, 2016
- aries : the ram - aries
march 20 - april 19
This week it is important for you to keep a sense of perspective. Without undervaluing the importance of your routine responsibilities, the sheer number of issues to which you must attend potentially proves overwhelming. It is vital for your well-being to take a step back occasionally and remember why you are doing what you do, rather than simply coping with an endless round of chores. Meaningless drudgery is not your style, but a mission with a purpose proves more to your liking. Even if they lose their sparkle after a while, you’ve more enthusiasm for the tasks in hand, if you remind yourself what this is all about…
taurus - taurus : the bull -
april 20 - may 20
There are currently four planets in a sector of the sky that pinpoints romance for you. Among these are Venus and Jupiter, the former famous in folklore as the namesake of the goddess of love, while the latter amplifies everything it touches and means success, good fortune, luck and growth. This would probably be the best time ever to take a vacation, as those in search of love in foreign climes strike lucky, whether actually on the lookout or not. Children also come under this auspicious trend: great if you have them, want a baby or another one, but it’s a huge reminder of the need for birth control, to those not so inclined.
- gemini : the twins - gemini
may 21 - june 20
Matters come to a head in a number of ways. On Wednesday, Mars and Saturn meet exactly in the sign of Sagittarius, directly across the sky from your own constellation. This puts the emphasis on other people and highlights what are commonly known as your one-to-one relationships. Your spouse, business partner or an astrologer would come under this heading, the latter in the capacity of someone you ask for advice. Less commonly acknowledged though are the competitors, adversaries and enemies that this combination brings to the forefront. Stick to your guns and remain within the law; impulsivity will ruin your good work…
cancer - cancer : the crab -
june 21 - july 22
Sorry for the interruption, but you need to take care. Mars and Saturn only meet every couple of years and fortunately aren’t close for very long, but in some areas of the sky this tricky combination is harder to handle, with its impact on your health one of the most trying. To the ancients, the red planet Mars reminded them of heat and blood, while Saturn’s glacial passage around the zodiac had them thinking about calcification, in your bones and teeth for example. Although you are busy and having a great time, don’t ignore minor health concerns. Acting hastily or without consideration, is never recommended either.
- leo : the lion - leo
july 23 - august 22
Money has been said to make the world go around. If that is the case, your surroundings reach a staggering rotational velocity this week, as all the positive celestial omens stack up in your money zone. This is not so much money that you’ll win or inherit, as cash you earn through your own efforts and especially, by bringing your creativity to bear. There are talents you possess that can earn you a living, although it may take a partner in your business or personal life, to codify these skills and encourage you to promote them. Self-praise is the most doubtful recommendation, while nobody likes a bighead after all.
virgo - virgo : the maiden -
august 23 - september 22
Luck is that ineffable quality that turns the mundane into the exceptional. If you’ve been hanging out for a fortunate week you’ll wait a long while for one better than this, as four planets form a stellium in your sign. Venus and Jupiter, the most fortuitous planetary portents of all, are positioned in the middle of this group and are set to meet exactly on Saturday. This is the only occasion on which these two planets conjoin this year and close to the setting Sun, they are hard to spot. But if you need to address a private matter or right a relationship wrong, the cosmos is wholly in your favour with the weekend your best time.
- libra : the scales - libra
september 23 - october 22
There is a reason for your current position, out of the spotlight and behind the scenes. It becomes a little wearing sometimes when you see life going on around you, yet nobody seems to notice you and it is hard to get a handle on events. But remember this is just a passing phase and that within a few weeks, the universe is set to catapult you to the forefront, leaving this rather isolated and demoralising period behind, disappearing into the distance. There is also a purpose to this phase when it comes to tying up loose ends, clearing away uninspiring activities and even relationships where you can, ready for a new cycle to start…
scorpio - scorpio : the scorpion -
october 23 - november 21
You are angered at the way, the strictures of your financial situation, limit your alternatives. You need a solution to your predicament, but your options appear unattractive and unappealing. Ideally, you’d like to bet your last few coins on the lottery, a horse race, the US election or whatever takes your fancy, making a killing with a rank outsider and your final little bit of cash. But the stars would suggest this is extremely unlikely, while any dubious or devious activities ought also to be avoided. What does slowly pay off is persistent effort and hard work, while allowing others a bigger part in ensuring your continued prosperity.
- sagittarius : the archer - sagittarius
november 22 - december 21
The conjunction of Mars and Saturn, building in your sign since early August, reaches exactitude on Wednesday. The red planet has now passed the point at which it turned retrograde during April, so in a couple of significant respects you feel you can now leave the past behind you and move forward once again. Inevitably, your progress will be slow, but the gains you make are both thorough and lasting, so long as you remind yourself that patience is a virtue. Particularly when it comes to your professional ambitions and career, this planetary combination works out famously, if its mode of operation is recalled.
capricorn - capricorn : the sea-goat -
december 22 - january 19
Mars represents action, initiative and getting things done. Presently in Sagittarius, the sign before yours, this energy has recently been rather hard to handle. Your ruler Saturn, conjoining the red planet exactly this week, redoubles this inhibiting effect. And meanwhile, Pluto in your own sign for several years now, makes you keen to give no hint of your pain away. Doubtless you can cope with all these repressive influences, but the price you’ll pay both physically and emotionally is substantial. Deploy the energy of the cosmos by working hard behind the scenes. Allowing your rancour to fester, has no helpful consequences.
- aquarius : the water-bearer - aquarius
january 20 - february 18
You’ll remember the days when you were proud to be you, a unique individual who stood out from the crowd. But even then there were darker moments casting your mind back, since one part of you still longed to be like everybody else, living a regular life and never facing the angst-ridden experiences with which your progress has been bedevilled. You know yours is complicated course: on the one hand the most independent person in the zodiac and on the other, the most group orientated too. What you do with this potential is a lengthy journey, but a quest that becomes more comprehensible with the passing years.
pisces - pisces : the fishes -
february 19 - march 19
The focus is on others with four planets in your opposite sign. Friends and family feature too, but primarily under consideration are your closest links on a personal level, at work and in business as well. The celestial climate could not be more conducive to warm and loving relationships, or profitable professional partnerships. Existing contacts are rewarding, while romantically the chance of meeting someone new is enormously enhanced, particularly if they come from a different background to you. In the rare instance of two people reaching the end of their rainbow, your separation is more amicable than you dared dream…
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