* weekly * horoscopes - august 19 / august 25, 2014
- aries : the ram - aries
march 20 - april 19
Life has been overly serious for too long, so when the opportunity for light relief presents itself, obviously you’re keen on grabbing it with both hands. Whether this means enjoying your favourite hobby, gazing lovingly in to your partner’s eyes, building a tree house with your kids or playing soccer on a Sunday, no one would suggest these activities ought not to be an integral element of a balanced existence. As the pendulum swings away from your career ambitions and lightens the burden of your responsibilities, it is tempting to throw yourself into leisure pursuits, when a better work-life balance is what you ideally need.
taurus - taurus : the bull -
april 20 - may 20
A number of planets congregate around the foundations of your horoscope. This makes it a great period to concentrate on your personal life, family matters and home; but not such an appropriate juncture for furthering your ambitions in the outside world. ‘To everything there is a season’, as it says in certain versions of a venerated religious text and by working in harmony with planetary trends, you can avoid swimming against the tide. Relationships with your parents and your children both go well, depending on your individual circumstances. Focus on your domestic environment and render this a haven of comfort…
- gemini : the twins - gemini
may 21 - june 20
Your sign governs communication in its many forms. Speech, writing, the telephone, transportation, newspapers, siblings and neighbours are variously included, the latter two presumably because they require repeated contact on a routine basis. Yet the idea of community has become a little tarnished over recent years, with a survey in 2010 claiming 27% of people don’t trust those living next door, while 59% reckon they don’t have a lot common with them. Consequently, while lots of thought goes into tackling issues on a mundane level, perhaps you’re better keeping your focus fixed on more elevated objectives?
cancer - cancer : the crab -
june 21 - july 22
Money matters couldn’t be better starred. Despite a welcome sense of safety and security prevailing and inclining you to take it easy, this doesn’t mean you can’t improve your circumstances further. So review any other moneymaking ideas that might tempt you in the future, always remembering that the safest investments are often those with the lowest dividends. Clearly you aren’t the type for recklessness or carelessness, but that old metaphor of your ship coming in, isn’t going to happen if you keep it anchored in the harbour as a safeguard. Fulfilment and satisfaction are just two intangibles, it is not easy to price…
- leo : the lion - leo
july 23 - august 22
The emphasis on your sign peaks this week, once the Moon arrives in your constellation on Friday. The very next day, the Sun leaves for Virgo while the Moon follows suit on Monday, leaving only Venus and Jupiter to continue the powerful focus. But then again, this pairing does represent the two most fortunate planets out there, with the former sticking around until the first week of September and the latter until next August. Perhaps you’re at a loss to know what to make of this, since your outlook doesn’t appear so wonderful presently. The dissatisfaction you’ve noticed with life at home is poisoning your entire attitude.
virgo - virgo : the maiden -
august 23 - september 22
The Sun enters you constellation on Saturday, so it’s your birthday either this week or within a month. In celestial terms your calendar anniversary, also marks the return of the Sun to the same position in the heavens it occupied when you were born, give or take a few hours maybe. This cyclical motion denotes both the end of one cycle and the beginnings of the next, so it is symbolically an opportune juncture for looking backwards and forwards simultaneously. While your solar return works on an individual level and its timing depends on your birthday, the new moon affects all Virgos as the luminaries align on Monday…
- libra : the scales - libra
september 23 - october 22
On a superficial level it is potentially a very sociable week, with some exciting and enjoyable encounters up ahead. But curiously, even though you are usually eager to spend time with your friends, you could discover yourself hankering paradoxically after a period of seclusion and staying by yourself instead. You are mulling over those relationships you maintain, how satisfying you believe these are and where there is scope for improvement. After the changes and upheavals of the past few years, those you’ll find it rewarding to be around now, have a different slant on your predicament than you might usually expect…
scorpio - scorpio : the scorpion -
october 23 - november 21
The conjunction of Mars and Saturn goes exact on Monday, but has been building since Mars first entered your constellation on July 26 and has origins stretching back to last December. The energy of any planet has both a positive import and a less enjoyable alternative, but by working with its potential consciously, you are able to ensure the former predominates. Mars for instance governs action and energy, therefore by keeping very busy it is possible to encounter almost no ill-effects at all. However, since the red planet also numbers anger among its possible downsides, you are having some trouble keeping this to yourself.
- sagittarius : the archer - sagittarius
november 22 - december 21
Although a number of projects are occupying your attention, you have little to show for them on any outward level. It is just not the best time to begin something new, when rather you are in a lengthy stage of finishing what you’ve started. You protest loudly about the unfairness of your situation, but might also remember all the years when with little effort, success and acclaim landed in your lap. Your luck has not deserted you, but it’s a swings and roundabout scenario. Your timing isn’t perfect while impatience gets you nowhere. How about an interlude away from the coalface, vacationing until mid-September perhaps?
capricorn - capricorn : the sea-goat -
december 22 - january 19
You are drawn to consider what matters the most. Over recent years you have undergone a number of transformational changes, the course of which has taken you to dark and unplumbed emotional depths, especially during its early stages. There is little this planet has not altered since and bearing in mind its visit isn’t even halfway through, it is safe to assume there are further transitions ahead. The prospect of a continuing metamorphosis is unnerving, unless you consider where life still needs updating. You’ll stand the best chance of steering events in the direction you want, if you can be confident of what this implies.
- aquarius : the water-bearer - aquarius
january 20 - february 18
Venus and Jupiter highlight the partnership zone of your horoscope, while Mercury emphasises shared resources, as the Sun and the Moon pinpoint both. Other people play a leading role in your affairs and you’ll be wondering what the future holds, both for the two of you together and separately as individuals, but you have no cause for anxiety as everything is looking splendid. With the four brightest bodies in the sky involved most relationships are blessed; whether these have their foundations in the business world, on a social level or more intimately. You are being held in higher esteem, than you have been in a while.
pisces - pisces : the fishes -
february 19 - march 19
With four planets emphasising health matters and your physical welfare, it’s an opportune moment to ensure you are functioning at peak efficiency and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Not everyone can find the time for training like a professional sportsperson or an Olympic athlete, but there probably is some scope for making your routines less sedentary and for paying more attention to what you eat. Similarly, look at those issues you devote time to regularly like your chores, obligations and commitments. You could enlist the help of a colleague with a few of these maybe, while others you may abandon altogether.
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