* weekly * horoscopes - august 26 / september 1, 2014
- aries : the ram - aries
march 20 - april 19
You’d be wise to take it easier than normal at the moment, even if this feels like you’re admitting defeat and flies in the face of all your natural instincts. You’d prefer not to believe the unthinkable, but you are only human after all and are not immune to discouragement, disappointment, fatigue and regret. But that is not to imply these will be your watchwords throughout this week, since this period is also characterised by a sense of freedom and the theme of liberation from your responsibilities. The latter would seem a good angle to emphasise, as you recharge your psychic batteries and prepare for the next tour of duty…
taurus - taurus : the bull -
april 20 - may 20
Your development as an individual continues in the background, while on a superficial level you are busy attending to other things. In view of the underlying trend, this involves other people far more than you might imagine, as you gradually leave behind you a set of ingrained beliefs with no further relevance to your circumstances. The origins of these ideas are rooted back in the distant past, most probably in your formative experiences and in your perceptions of those who raised you. This has set the tone for your responses in your adult relating; on a social level and more deeply, especially where love is concerned…
- gemini : the twins - gemini
may 21 - june 20
Possibly because of setbacks beforehand, you have formulated a fresh set of goals to pursue nowadays, that you hope will prove more in keeping with your sensibilities, forcing fewer concessions to an unforgiving reality or the customarily accepted demands of where you discover yourself. Impracticality is never to be encouraged, but you can afford to be more idealistic than you have been in the past and to give your dreams more credibility, when it comes to the pursuit of your objectives. Yet in many instances the exact details of your perfect situation remain nebulous, clarifying only slowly and one piece at a time.
cancer - cancer : the crab -
june 21 - july 22
Further progress towards long-term targets goes on hold, as your attention is required close to home and attending to more immediate concerns. Equally, although your financial outlook continues to be buoyant, you’ll need to be cautious when it comes to riskier ventures that may threaten your security. Thus the best idea is to tread water temporarily, dealing with whatever needs to be done and waiting for a better juncture. Only gamble for fun and with what you can afford to lose, never if it is make or break, or even life and death. Taking time where your most important decisions are concerned has lots to be said for it…
- leo : the lion - leo
july 23 - august 22
Venus and Jupiter continue in your sign, so theoretically the world is your oyster. On occasions though, when such spectacular alignments dominate the sky, it throws other areas that are less than perfect into sharp relief as they feature more prominently. It isn’t hard to see where there is scope for improvement, either. Your home and domestic situation, the dynamics within your family and the relationship with your parents in particular all show signs of friction and stress. You can ignore these issues if you want to, but they’ll come back to bite you in a few years’ time, meaning you are better off just to seize the moment…
virgo - virgo : the maiden -
august 23 - september 22
It would help you to feel stronger and more confident, if you could be certain about those closest to you. Who to include in your plans and seek for solace and guidance, is a tough one to call just now. The true nature of your relationships may not become clear for a while and in the meantime, you are forced to make decisions based on hunches and intuition, just the opposite of the rational approach you’d like. It seems sensible therefore to keep your own counsel, since any feedback might be spectacularly skewed. The more open you can be about your intentions, the more likely you are to land an equally frank reply…
- libra : the scales - libra
september 23 - october 22
You are struggling to find the right balance between the pursuit of happiness on the one extreme, versus saving for that proverbial rainy day. It is a little-known fact how much you tend to worry about your finances and what the future has in store for you in economic terms. Paradoxically, this serves a purpose by making you extra cautious in all money matters and extremely aware of what you’re spending. In the end, this is a matter of weighing up what you gain on the one hand versus what you’ll lose on the other. There is no right or wrong answer in such cases. You might not live any longer, but it’ll feel like you did…
scorpio - scorpio : the scorpion -
october 23 - november 21
Defining an emotion is complicated. Happiness, sorrow, anger, hatred or love are a few most people will easily understand; but how about cruelty, alienation or spite? Are these genuinely emotions too and if so, they are all running past your subconscious cultural assessment of what is acceptable behaviour every day. Getting a handle on them is tough enough, while hiding their expression from your contemporaries and even yourself, means doing violence to your inner child on a constant and continuous basis. Nobody would say you cannot do so for aeons, but sooner or later all that buried rage seriously undermines you.
- sagittarius : the archer - sagittarius
november 22 - december 21
It is hard reconciling what the world sees of your position with your circumstances closer to home. Outwardly you are a huge success, on your own terms and according to a specific range of criteria, but in a manner society can acknowledge. Yet in private you feel so confused and vulnerable; almost as if all your insecurities are exposed while nobody even troubled to notice. Most of the time you keep up the external illusion, since your front is larger than an out-of-town superstore. But during quieter moments, you wish people were more perceptive and the gulf between your public and private life, wasn’t so great.
capricorn - capricorn : the sea-goat -
december 22 - january 19
The changes in your family life are something to embrace. You never will be eager for any developments not of your own making, but some things are unavoidable no matter how you try. Take a measured view of your situation, including the likely prognosis and a timescale over which this might occur. Maintaining the status quo isn’t an option, so resolve to help this scenario turn out in the way you’d want. You are equally unwilling to place your professional interests on hold, while you attend to your domestic affairs. But with the way property prices are at the present, your home earns more than your business anyhow…
- aquarius : the water-bearer - aquarius
january 20 - february 18
A number of important ambitions reach a moment of fruition, but you must maintain your focus since the harvest has not yet arrived. Even though each task appears to take far longer than it should, the upshot is a thorough end result. For many, your career aspirations remain to the forefront, as the outcomes you have worked towards either consciously or more intuitively, slowly continue into sight. Those who matter are taking real notice of your efforts presently, while the consequences prove most rewarding where you have shouldered your responsibilities and done the necessary groundwork, during the years beforehand.
pisces - pisces : the fishes -
february 19 - march 19
The world would be a poorer place without the other people in your life. This is true economically, but the primary reason for having folk around is for the emotional support they provide. So remember, as you endeavour to make your mark and free yourself from a range of limitations, there are a number of deeper bonds you wouldn’t want to break. By nature you are malleable and the boundaries between your psyche and the world outside are permeable and readily breached. In ideal circumstances a capable and practical partner can form a filter and a further barrier, helping to knock the rougher edges off the world.
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