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Horoscopes for August 2011

By Stephanie Johnson

Renowned Astrologer & Director of Esoteric Technologies

Makers of the Solar Fire Suite of Astrology Software

See more about her at www.seeingwithstars.net

Aries Zodiac SignTaurus Zodiac SignGemini Zodiac SignCancer Zodiac SignLeo Zodiac SignVirgo Zodiac SignLibra Zodiac SignScorpio Zodiac SignSagittarius Zodiac SignCapricorn Zodiac SignAquarius Zodiac SignPisces Zodiac Sign

Aries (March 21st - April 19th)

August is a more creative month for the Rams of the Zodiac. You have laid the foundations and now use these to launch yourself into a more productive period. Romance, artistry and playfulness may blossom. Alternatively your entrepreneurial skills may flourish. It is time for some fun. Your finances are also a focus during the month of August. It is time to adjust your budget. You need to avoid overspending and turn your attention to making the most of your personal income. You be offered a promotion with more money, or self-employed Aries may think of ways to boost personal income. Either way it is time for some creative thinking.

Taurus (April 20th - May 20th)

Your good fortune continues. The planet Jupiter is considered to be “The Great Benefic” bestowing favours on all who are fortunate enough to feel its influence. Jupiter, according to ancient prophets, is the planet of Kings, good fortune and favourable journeys. The good news is that this planet continues to wend its way through your Zodiac Sign shining its positive rays of all areas of your life. Generally speaking this will bring good fortune to all the Bulls of the Zodiac. In particular you are like to experience warmth and comfort at home this month. It is a good time for home improvements or redecoration that encourages greater comfort and enjoyment. The emphasis is on beauty and warm relationships within your home rather than on practicalities or renovations.

Gemini (May 21st - June 20th)

August is a good month for the busy Geminis to take stock of the events of the past few weeks, or perhaps months. Your ruling planet Mercury is going Retrograde, an astrological event that denotes slowing down and reflecting rather than making decisions or taking action. This is particularly true when it comes to paperwork, sales, contracts and important news. August is not the best month for you to be implementing life-changing decisions. It is, however; an ideal time to be thinking about important issues. Reading, talking, seeking advice, learning new skills and other such activities can now be undertaken, so that by the end of August you are ready to surge ahead yet again. Behind-the-scenes details that are attended to now will pay dividends later.

Cancer (June 21st - July 22nd)

This month you are able to see last month with more clarity. Last month you were in the midst of the emotions, but now you are assimilating lessons learnt. In some cases you may still be asking “why me” but clarity will prevail towards the end of August. It is an excellent time for the home-loving Cancerians to spend some time reflecting on “where to next?” As the planet of action and drive enters your Zodiac Sign you are likely to feel restless, ready for change. However, other planetary indicators encourage you to do a little more homework before taking action later on. Right now you could really benefit from the safe advice of friends and colleagues.

Leo (July 23rd - August 22nd)

The sun is shining its warm rays on you right now. Even if you are feeling a little out in the cold you can be reassured that August is the ideal month to reflect on creative pursuits. It is easy to think that creativity is the actual process of writing a book, acting in a play or performing a musical recital. All of these things are possible. However, true creativity is when the soul speaks to us and helps us clear a path that enables us to carry out our true purpose. This may be “doing” something, or perhaps it is more subtle – something that we need to “be”. This is your time to clear your diary of onerous duties and indulge in some enjoyable activities that truly express “me, myself, I”.

Virgo (August 23rd - September 22nd)

Talk about going from the sublime to the ridiculous and back again. Mercury, the planet of communication and all things intelligent is basking itself in your Zodiac Sign. This would normally be a month of total clarity. However, mischievous Mercury is also going backwards and getting entangled with the illusory rays of Neptune. Hence you are likely to have moments of total clarity, only to find yourself tuning out and daydreaming. You would be wise not to push yourself this month. The lesson is for you to get in touch with your “feminine” side. Your usual razor sharp, wit and intellect needs to be tempered with the traits of compassion and empathy. Rather than spend the month of August trying to complete your complex thesis, clean your house, or re-organise your files you may prefer to take a holiday by water, listen to music or take up an artistic or altruistic hobby.

Libra (September 23rd - October 22nd)

When the planet Mercury goes Retrograde everyone is challenged to slow down a little and reflect rather than forge ahead with firm plans. August is, generally speaking, a time for contemplation and preparation rather than action. Of course society does not allow such indulgence for many. Nevertheless the planets carry important messages and Librans are well advised to heed the signposts this month. Take some time during August to note the signals and symbols that speak volumes. Your intuition is strong this month and so you can allow synchronicity to play its role right now. Your fortunes are likely to change as a result.

Scorpio (October 23rd - November 21st)

There is a saying that goes “careful what you wish for”. This is particular true for you during the month of August. The effect of your thoughts, and your words, is profound. As a result you can manifest much. Good fortune is likely to flow as a result of, or in the form of, an intimate relationship. Focus on your own ability to be generous, warm-hearted and out in the public. Then you can see the results of your efforts.

Sagittarius (November 22nd - December 21st)

Like last month, change is afoot. An overseas contact, a person of foreign birth, a course of higher learning or a trip abroad is written in the stars this month. Your direction in life is changing. Sometimes the change is instant and sometimes the seeds are planted ahead of time and it is only in looking back that we see the tipping or turning point. Either way you are ready to broaden your horizons. At the very least plan a journey or course of study in your imagination. Seek inspiration.

Capricorn (December 22nd - January 19th)

August is a good month to reassess your investments. This may be your financial assets, or it could be your spiritual path. How are you investing your time and energy? Do you need to make changes? You may benefit from seeking the counsel of experienced personnel in your field of concern – personal, spiritual, financial or professional. Some reflection and planning now can help you gradually implement any changes that may be necessary.

Aquarius (January 20th - February 18th)

The focus this month is on other people. This could be a marriage partner, or a potential spouse, or perhaps business associates. Either way someone close to you is requiring your attention, support or is offering safe advice that you would do well to listen to. You may now be ready to implement some of the hopes, dreams and wishes that you have been dwelling on in past months and years. This can be a creative month.

Pisces (February 19th - March 20th)

If you have spent the last few months dreaming, resting and indulging in some relaxing activities then you are likely to reap the benefits now. You can continue on this pleasant course balancing responsibilities and fun. If you have not then the month of August is the month to make changes before your health suffers. Right now you need to relax rest and shuffle your calendar so that you are able to focus on your own needs. A change of diet, a new exercise regime or ending negative addictive habits is also highly beneficial.
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