* weekly * horoscopes - august 25 / august 31, 2015
- aries : the ram - aries
march 20 - april 19
The arrival of Mercury in Libra marks the start of a lengthy visit. With a journey around the zodiac that lasts one year, the average stay of this planet in your constellation is about one month. The forthcoming sixty-seven days are therefore quite exceptional as they bring to your attention, close partnerships and intimate relationships of all sorts. In addition to you devoting lots of thought to these issues, a retrograde cycle of twenty-two days from mid-September onwards, has you thinking about some of your previous decisions. Communication is vital to many of these issues, along with a willingness to be open and honest.
taurus - taurus : the bull -
april 20 - may 20
Mercury’s extended stay in Libra concentrates your mind on a few key issues. Uppermost is your health; although this does not imply a period of illness or even reduced vitality. The import of the cosmos is more about being careful such factors do not get a look in, by ensuring that your diet is adequately wholesome and that sufficient rest is a component of your routine. It may be possible for you to cut back on certain commitments, that no longer hold the same significance they once did. Similarly, other interests gradually start to take their place, especially where there is a positive health benefit associated with their adoption…
- gemini : the twins - gemini
may 21 - june 20
The full moon on Saturday takes you back to the earlier stages of this year, when the Pisces new moon corresponded with a total solar eclipse over the harsh and unforgiving far northerly climes of Europe. This eclipse was especially significant as it emphasised the final degree of the zodiac, setting in motion a chain of events the consequences of which you are only now coming to appreciate. In a number of ways, the past six months have been all about your ingrained reactions and responses. It is still tough sometimes to strike the right balance, between expressing yourself with no limitations and catering for what others want.
cancer - cancer : the crab -
june 21 - july 22
Perhaps you have not been giving your home life, the attention you ought to lately. Maybe this goes so far as to include the members of your immediate family, particularly your children if they are or used to be, a regular feature of your life. A sense of duty and obligation has increasingly outweighed whatever used to exist between you, while in some instances it is obvious there has been a serious breakdown in communication. If you want to improve on this stalemate then you will need to acknowledge, how the whole situation looks from their end. Continued inactivity suggests, you will have fewer options in the end.
- leo : the lion - leo
july 23 - august 22
The start of Mercury’s extended visit to Libra, has everybody thinking over their partnership affairs and the common ground that binds you to those you care about. This could be extensive or negligible but in reality, it’s important to be truthful about how you feel. Unfortunately, your options may be limited and your choices similarly curtailed, by those unspoken undercurrents that hold your material circumstances, back from further expansion. Some of these revolve around your domestic situation and baggage from your past. Others have foundations in a sense of guilt and obligation; fear, duty, manipulation and control.
virgo - virgo : the maiden -
august 23 - september 22
The Sun and Jupiter together in your sign makes for an excellent combination. The expansive nature of the largest planet in our solar system mixes well with the warmth and exuberance of the Sun. This causes you to greet the world with more enthusiasm than you usually muster and to receive a positive response in return. Traditionally, you are rather shy, so a more outgoing expression takes a little acclimatisation. But one success leads on to another and gradually, experience shows you this new approach gets results. Your natural reticence stops you taking too much for granted and lessens the temptation to go overboard…
- libra : the scales - libra
september 23 - october 22
Mercury arrives in your sign and stays until November 2, which at well over two months is more than twice what you’d expect. On an everyday level, Mercury is linked with transport, travel, trade; contracts, commerce, communication; learning, new skills and knowledge in the broadest sense. So you may be out and about more than usual, running errands and dealing with ongoing negotiations, most probably within your immediate neighbourhood rather than further afield. At the same time, you could be involved with education in a formal sense, though every day and each encounter has something to say about the world.
scorpio - scorpio : the scorpion -
october 23 - november 21
The combination of Venus and Mars at the apex of your horoscope signals a dynamic trend. The red planet has traditionally been associated with your constellation, so in this position it is favourably placed to herald welcome outcomes for your sign. Venus is not quite such a comfortable fit, as the finer points of diplomacy and an awareness of other’s sensitivities, may seem an unnecessary impediment when it comes to getting things done. Nevertheless, while ambition, drive and a determination to succeed characterise your professional affairs presently, the closing link between these two planets helps you pull this off with grace.
- sagittarius : the archer - sagittarius
november 22 - december 21
Ruled by Jupiter, you revel in your reputation as the luckiest person around. You can cut corners without fear of reprisal and laugh at enormous risks, or at least you used to be able to, back in what seems like prehistory. During recent years it must be said, you haven’t always felt so fortunate, but now Jupiter rallies to your aid again, you appreciate why jolly and jocular are words based on this planet’s traditional associations. Hopefully, you have used your time behind the scenes to remove the outworn and outmoded from your sphere of influence, making room for new activities you are presently encouraged to promote…
capricorn - capricorn : the sea-goat -
december 22 - january 19
Your eyes are gradually opening to a range of possibilities. Beforehand your life was mapped out; when you would get married for instance, buy a house and have your grandkids to stay at the weekend. Maybe this is just a reflection of your fundamental need for security, or perhaps you’d simply never felt the need to question these milestones. Yet now it all feels a little empty, as if there must be something more, while maybe it’s the compromises you’ve had to make, that undermined your integrity. Meaningful relationships offer you some sense of purpose, while others find solace in their faith, or via an alternative belief system.
- aquarius : the water-bearer - aquarius
january 20 - february 18
With Venus and Mars in your opposite sign, your relationships are lively and exciting. Any interplay that takes place on a one-to-one basis will be similarly affected, while the more intimate the link, the more passionate these encounters become. Mars and Venus blend splendidly in the bedroom, so some find themselves in the throes of passion, or what passes for this in your understated vocabulary. But while a number are brought together by the strength of their feelings, others are torn apart for the same reason. When the atmosphere is too hot to handle, there is no choice but to leave the kitchen, after peace of mind.
pisces - pisces : the fishes -
february 19 - march 19
Mercury moves into Libra, with an extended visit lasting until November. This emphasises a complex region of your horoscope, linked with deep and buried feelings from a psychological point of view, but also joint financial arrangements and the whole subject of sharing generally. It might seem strange these two apparently contrasting factors are so closely interconnected, but throwing your lot in with another from a material point of view needs a lot of trust beforehand. This in turn tends to bring up, painful issues from your past, perhaps concerning those who played a parental role and stretching back into your childhood…
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