Tuesday, August 03, 2010

August Horoscopes

21st March – 20th April

Events have had a unique flavour recently and there’s more unexpected twists and turns to come, especially regarding relationships, where the paradox is you feel compelled to break your own rules in order to stay true to yourself. The benefit of this from the 10th (new moon time) is the surge in creativity; this is when to throw yourself into new projects, interests or whatever it is you feel compelled to pour your heart into. It’s also new romance, or renewed romance, thanks to a fabulous meeting of love planet Venus and action planet Mars; it’s love action like never before.

21st April – 21st May

Home is where your heart is right now, along with the motivation and inspiration for big projects, so it’s the kind of month where a head count of DIY superstore customers would reveal a heavier than usual Taurean presence. You are in the mood to manifest grand designs, especially around the 10th, and by that time you have found your flow when it comes to dealing with niggly obstacles, of which there’s a few, no question, but it kicks your solution seeking skills into high gear. Don’t fear the obstacles this month; they bring out the genius in you.

22nd May – 21st June

Gemini is the sign that rules communication in all forms; it’s where you shine, and the new moon on the 10th is spotlighting this. If situations have been excruciatingly slow, frustratingly unpredictable, or both simultaneously, they’re now attracting your communication cure. There might be a trip down memory lane after the 20th, thanks to Mercury retrograde, but big news is Mars and Venus are close together, which can make everyday feel like Valentine’s Day as long as you keep your scepticism in check. Your doubts hamper Cupid’s progress, so get out of the little guy’s way and let Love rule.

22nd June – 22nd July

The planets are shaping to symbolise a tension arising from feeling pulled in directions. There’s a lot of energy around this, hence the tension is something you can’t ignore. There’s no point choosing sides and making a fight out of it, so what to do? well from the new moon around the 10th you are encouraged to focus in another area of your life, around the idea of money, value, and ownership, and it’s this new focus that indirectly begins to relieve tension caused by the conflict in other areas. Then there’s much more harmony as the month continues, especially at home.

23rd July – 23rd August

The sun is in your sign till the 23rd, which strengthens your current vision for the future, boosts your pulling power in attracting what you want, and turns your attention (and everyone else’s attention) towards yourself. The only downside to this is if you’re feeling negative, situations can quickly spiral into drama, and then you’re still the centre of the action but not altogether in a good way. By the end of the month the focus shifts slightly to sorting finances, and while doing so, check everything three times so you don’t trip over Mercury Retrograde.

24th August – 22nd September

Big emphasis on money matters this month: income, ownership, shared finances etc. And because the planets are grouped in opposition to each other in this area of your chart, it symbolises a clash of perspectives playing out in your financial life. But even though it seems the opposition is coming at you from the outside, it’s actually the symbol of an internal struggle; so make peace with yourself first to fully free you up from the outside fight. Mercury is retrograde (moving backwards) in your sign from the 20th; so you might turn to the past for your next move.

23rd September – 23rd October

Love planet Venus and passion planet Mars entwine in your sign this month, which is just about the best indicator for lots of love and romance you can get, so take advantage of the cosmic cupid vibe as this kind of planet pattern doesn’t come along every day. Admittedly, it’s a challenging start to August for all kinds of relationships, as Venus hits Saturn, planet of limits and boundaries, while a Mars/Jupiter mix can too easily set sparks flying; but on the whole it’s an atmosphere of amore all the way.

24th October – 22nd November

Up to midmonth it might feel difficult to communicate what you are really wanting to communicate because of what else is going on. There’s a lot of jostling energies at the moment: conflicts between what your priority is and wanting to fair with others, and also wanting to sort out problems yourself while having to allow others equal input too. But there are new paths emerging from this, especially involving long-term plans, and work related too. Elsewhere, romance gets so interesting as the month goes on thanks to a Mars/Venus blending; this all has a soulmate and destiny kind of feel to it.

23rd November – 21st December

No matter what happens this month, stay focused on the idea that there’s a way through about to be shown you. Mars and Venus are interlocking in the hopes and dreams angle of your chart and it signifies unconditional support around your most cherished wishes. It’s like you find the yin to your yang and you get to feel the sense of balance of that regarding your future plans. But because your ruler Jupiter is locked into opposition with Saturn (conditional support) your hopes might seem far-fetched and inaccessible given current climate. Just don’t be drawn in to doubts and see what transpires.

22nd December – 20th January

As August gets going it first seems a bit of a jumble of all sorts of things happening at once, as there’s pushing and pulling between different expectations and demands on your time, but as the month goes on there’s an easing up of these conflicts and a new kind of harmony comes into play instead. While you feel you have to keep certain aspects of yourself held back or on hold because of circumstances right now, there’s still the feeling of progress, and especially so as a result of a change in how you see things at this point.

21st January – 18th February

Around the 10th there’s a new moon in the partnership angle of your chart, symbolising how your close relationships and commitments with others are a kind of channel or focus for your energies into at the moment, in a way that works to relieve your tension (and your partner’s tension) about stuck or conflicting energy elsewhere in your/their life. In other words there’s a lot going on that isn’t easy to solve overnight; these are long running situations that produce a low level background hum of tension, so isn’t it nice to be able to distract yourself with a bit of harmony.

19th February – 20th March

Uranus returns to your sign this month, to make sure all that you’ve learnt since 2003 has sunk in. Uranus is the planet that symbolises your awareness of your uniqueness and individuality (think snowflakes and fingerprints) that only you can set free. Because it’s a busy time of conflicting perspectives and clashing agendas, Uranus is again encouraging you to remember how free you really are in yourself, and to not compromise on that idea. It’s all a state of mind according to Uranus, no matter what the circumstances would invite you to believe.