* weekly * horoscopes - july 29 / august 4, 2014
- aries : the ram - aries
march 20 - april 19
The entry of Mercury into Leo helps to emphasise a trend you always notice around this time of year, although currently it is featuring far more urgently than usual. You conclude life has been serious for long enough and it is time to emphasise the finer points of your existence, including those activities and pursuits that all help contribute towards a fulfilling and rewarding state of affairs. Cave paintings from forty millennia ago, show art and creativity have always been part of the human condition. Recreation, relaxation and romance ought to feature for you too, whether any tangible outcome, is apparent or not…
taurus - taurus : the bull -
april 20 - may 20
“I’m as mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore.” Especially when it comes to the people you must deal with closely, this week sees you reminded of Peter Finch’s memorable catchphrase in the 1976 movie, Network. A few escape the full force of your ire, but for a number the impact of the Bull seeing red, is long overdue. Those who have little to do apart from placing obstacles and impediments in your way, had better beware. Folk who have demonstrated their integrity over time, have rarely been more in your good books; but other individuals you’ve barely tolerated up to now, receive a piece of your mind…
- gemini : the twins - gemini
may 21 - june 20
The tempo quickens, so it is more important than ever that you’re fit enough to cope. Having the energy is not the problem, since you love to be busy and boredom is a bigger enemy, when it comes to ruining your day. So, you keep one finger in each pie and when both hands are fully deployed, then you’ll start depending on your toes. It’s an exhausting agenda, as your inability to forego any intriguing opportunity becomes debilitating in the end. In the meantime, you have pushed several niggling complaints to the periphery. These worsen if you continue to ignore them, and don’t give them your attention voluntarily…
cancer - cancer : the crab -
june 21 - july 22
Where your finances are concerned, trends are only infrequently more positive than those of this week. More favourable occasions are few and far between, but astonishingly, there is one of these just around the corner, ready to dominate the planetary picture during the second half of August. Between now and then, the stars are shining brightly on all your fiscal interests and economic affairs. Though it is tempting to become complacent, or even smug and self-congratulatory now you feel more secure, remember how others’ generosity has contributed to this picture, if you were considering keeping everything to yourself.
- leo : the lion - leo
july 23 - august 22
The focus on your constellation continues to build as Mercury arrives on Thursday. The planet of communication is often linked with travel and in combination with Jupiter getting into its stride, a change of scenery is an attractive possibility. Normally a few jaunts closer to home would fit the bill, but Jupiter inclines you to contemplate other faraway destinations and to feel increasing constrained by any current limitations. You’d be smartest to research your possibilities properly, before allowing your impatience to precipitate a knee-jerk reaction. Knowledge is power and to increase yours, education is the surest way…
virgo - virgo : the maiden -
august 23 - september 22
Sometimes you are ready and even eager to join the fray, but mostly you feel a lot more retiring. You have been uncharacteristically feisty for some while now as you have struggled to distinguish yourself from those who you believe, are dining out on talents that don’t hold a candle to yours. Still, you face a dilemma, since there is a part of you that genuinely cares for the welfare of others and wants to encourage their creative self-expression. The balance can be tricky to achieve, since while you are eager to call a spade a spade, you find yourself explaining how it’s a manually operated gardening implement…
- libra : the scales - libra
september 23 - october 22
When relationships with other family members are fraught and tense, while close individual tie-ups seem to threaten your freedom rather than offering you anything productive, the solace of friendship and the company of like-minded people, proves even more attractive than usual. And there are some interesting side effects, once those you know and spend time with, are also able to facilitate your progress. Not that you have ulterior motives, when it comes to key ambitions and with regard to your career. But by just being your charming self, you discover you’re at the forefront where future opportunities are concerned.
scorpio - scorpio : the scorpion -
october 23 - november 21
Mars has only been in your sign for a matter of days, but immediately you can perceive its effects. This planet has a strong link with your constellation and before Pluto was discovered, was thought to be your sole planetary ruler. A proportion of astrologers still promote this viewpoint, even though the immediacy that is so characteristic of the red planet, differs markedly from your own premeditated strategies. Only recently these seem to have fallen by the wayside, as you’ve struggled to ensure heading forwards, certain issues stay under wraps. And you cannot keep this to yourself much longer, even if you wanted…
- sagittarius : the archer - sagittarius
november 22 - december 21
With Saturn, Mars and eventually the Moon in the sign before yours at some point during this week, you are pulling in your horns. From an esoteric perspective this marks the end of one complete cycle around the zodiac for these planets, before a new journey commences as each arrives back in your constellation all over again. In the case of the Moon, which transits your horoscope in just a month, this means two days when you are more sensitive than usual, while your intuition fires on all cylinders. Where Saturn is concerned your are in the closing stages of a major chapter in your life story, one that started long ago…
capricorn - capricorn : the sea-goat -
december 22 - january 19
Although you are determined to keep everything under tight control, the universe holds a different view. Ideally you’d like there to be no variables, so you are exactly aware of how each day will proceed and there can be no surprises, unless you schedule them. However, the security that comes with such predictability is unacceptably diminished, by the threat of a less prosperous material outlook should you cut certain people out of the picture. Profit and progress, not to mention your personal development, rest on their involvement. Theoretically, you are at liberty to exclude them, but in reality there is one option…
- aquarius : the water-bearer - aquarius
january 20 - february 18
You are not the most ambitious person, but this doesn’t mean you are scared of hard work. It’s just what drives you is not what motivates the majority, since you subscribe to your own set of standards. This makes you a tough person to manipulate, because you don’t respond to pressure in the same way as most people and often it is a mystery even to yourself, what you’ll do in a moment of crisis. But as an independent spirit you must seek inspiration from the collective good, avoiding selfish motivations and maintaining your objectivity. Your moral compass should be finely tuned, or you are a law unto yourself…
pisces - pisces : the fishes -
february 19 - march 19
On one almost metaphysical level, a great deal of uncertainty still remains, about what your real purpose is on this planet and about whether you are heading the right way to achieve this. Yet meanwhile on a more prosaic basis you can enjoy a much greater degree of certainty, since a set of clear and practical goals is within reach and you are more focussed on these than ever. Having a overriding purpose makes it easier, to forget doubts and anxieties that are unrelated to the tasks in hand. Your mission now is to continue what you’ve started, putting in the groundwork that in the end helps all your dreams come true.
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