Monthly Horoscope

Monthly Horoscope


August 2016

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Overview

The ambitious Sun makes a trine to professional Saturn on the 1st, favoring career pursuits. The New Moon on the 2nd signals love, romance and fun; it’s also a wonderful time to take a risk of some kind. On the same day, bold Mars enters adventurous Sagittarius, making travel a tempting prospect. Gracious Venus moves into service-oriented Virgo on the 5th; it’s a great time to do kind deeds for loved ones. Analytical Mercury makes a square to restrictive Saturn on the 6th, causing people to get bogged down in insignificant details. On the same day, vain Venus forms a square to pushy Mars, causing power struggles in romantic relationships. It may be best to keep a low profile at this stressful time.

An opposition between precise Mercury and vague Neptune on the 7th makes it difficult to separate reality from fantasy. Wait another few days before making decisions about finances or relationships. A trine between intelligent Mercury and perceptive Pluto on the 10th is perfect for setting deadlines, creating budgets and making long-range business plans. This is also a good time to get a medical consultation. Serious Saturn moves forward on the 13th, strengthening professional ambitions. On the same day, frivolous Venus squares Saturn, warning against neglecting work and family responsibilities.

On the 14th, loving Venus opposes deceptive Neptune, causing confusion in romantic relationships. It can be difficult to know whether a person’s affection is genuine at this bewildering time. A trine between the creative Sun and spontaneous Uranus on the 16th can trigger a magnificent breakthrough; take this opportunity to revive a stalled artistic venture. Affectionate Venus trines seductive Pluto on the 17th, paving the way for a passionate encounter. It’s also a great time to enjoy sensual pleasures.

A Lunar Eclipse on the 18th brings an end of a stressful group association. Becoming more self-sufficient could be the empowering result of this influence. The Sun moves into exacting Virgo on the 22nd, making it a good time to put the finishing touches on big projects. A conjunction between curious Mercury and knowledgeable Jupiter on the same day is ideal for academic pursuits of all kinds. Applying to school, taking a test, writing a paper and requesting a scholarship are all favored on this helpful day. A conjunction between Mars and Saturn occurs in adventurous Sagittarius on the 24th. Taking a disciplined approach to work can open doors at this challenging time.

On the 25th, aggressive Mars forms a square to sensitive Neptune. Pushy tactics could backfire at this time; it may be better to adopt a gentle approach. Luxurious Venus makes a conjunction to extravagant Jupiter on the 27th; take this opportunity to indulge in a spa treatment, salon visit or shopping excursion.

Communicative Mercury makes a conjunction with tactful Venus on the 28th, favoring both business negotiations and romantic overtures. Affectionate Venus moves into cooperative Libra on the 29th, supporting close relationships. Sensible Mercury goes retrograde on the 30th, creating confusion, delays and buyer’s remorse; wait until late September to make major decisions and travel plans.

Aries


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A golden opportunity to study or travel may fall into your lap on the 1st. The New Moon on the 2nd is ideal for going on a first date or second honeymoon. Mars, your ruling planet, also changes signs at this time, enhancing your love of adventure. Venus changes signs on the 5th, possibly prompting you to go on a clothes shopping spree. Don't ignore an expert's advice on the 6th; it's important to respect a seasoned professional.

Ignoring your instincts could cause health problems on the 7th; go for a medical consultation. Your superior skills could attract a raise, promotion or both on the 10th. Serious Saturn moves direct on the 13th, making it easier to acquire advanced professional skills. Ignore the temptation to goof off and laze around at this demanding time. It may be impossible to get any peace and quiet on the 14th, despite your best efforts.

Setting yourself apart from the crowd on the 16th could attract lots of romantic attention. A reward for a job well done could be given to you on the 17th. The Lunar Eclipse on the 18th may bring an end to a painful alliance; you'll be relieved to break away from an unpleasant group. The Sun changes signs on the 22nd, boosting your productivity. Obey an impulse to go above and beyond the call of duty on the 24th. The results of a health regimen could pay off handsomely on the 27th. Positive feedback on your work may arrive on the 28th. Venus changes signs on the 29th, enhancing your love life. Mercury goes retrograde on the 30th, forcing you to slow down and revise your schedule.

Taurus


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A generous relative could give you the money for a down payment on a home or car on the 1st. The New Moon on the 2nd is ideal for buying or selling property. On the same day, Mars changes signs, helping you go after what you want. Venus, your ruling planet, changes signs on the 5th, enhancing your romantic allure. Don't lend or borrow money on the 6th; it's better to keep finance and friendship separate.

Friends may have unrealistic demands on the 7th; be ready to set them straight. A creative project may get positive feedback from an influential person on the 10th. Stern Saturn goes direct on the 13th, prompting you to be more diligent about paring down debt. Resist the urge to take advantage of a sale at this tempting time. Steering a friendship into romantic waters could be disastrous on the 14th; keep things platonic.

Obey an impulse to call a favorite relative on the 16th; you may hear some wonderful news about the family. Take advantage of a fantastic travel package on the 17th; plan a dream vacation. The Lunar Eclipse on the 18th may bring an end to a professional responsibility, causing you to breathe a sigh of relief. The Sun changes signs on the 22nd, paving the way for love, fun and adventure. Do everything possible to repay a debt on the 24th. The 27th is perfect for going on a date or giving your partner a fabulous gift. A flirtatious remark may make your confidence soar on the 28th. Venus changes signs on the 29th, prompting you to add some fashionable items to your wardrobe. Mercury goes retrograde on the 30th; a love interest from the past may try to get in touch with you.

Gemini


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Positive feedback from your romantic or business partner could make your confidence soar on the 1st. The New Moon on the 2nd attracts a lucrative job offer; this will be a great opportunity to work with a seasoned expert. On the same day, brave Mars will change signs, making you more outgoing on the romantic front. Tasteful Venus changes signs on the 5th, making it a good time to add decorative touches to your home. An argument could upset your equilibrium on the 6th.

Distance yourself from a manipulative person on the 7th. The 10th presents a golden opportunity to get a grant, loan or scholarship. Your romantic or business partner may assume a greater share of responsibility on the 13th, when serious Saturn moves direct. Laziness and self-indulgence could result in a missed professional opportunity on the 14th. A casual get-together on the 16th makes for lots of fun.

A passionate romantic encounter could make you feel like you're walking on air on the 17th. A Lunar Eclipse on the 18th could bring a sudden end to a legal matter, offering relief. The Sun changes signs on the 22nd, possibly prompting you to spend more time at home. Working with a respected expert could be productive on the 24th. Don't let a cynic undermine your idealism on the 25th. On the 27th, a generous relative could give you money for the down payment on a car or home. Express your affection for family on the 28th; an enjoyable outing could bring the whole group together in a spirit of harmony. Venus changes signs on the 29th, attracting romance. Mercury goes retrograde on the 30th, forcing domestic plans to be postponed.

Cancer


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You could land a profitable work assignment on the 1st. Obey an impulse to change your appearance on the 2nd, when the New Moon will yield impressive results. On the same day, Mars changes signs, prompting you to become more active. Venus moves into a different sign on the 5th, prompting you to devote more time to artistic pursuits. Don't overdo it with food and drink on the 6th, when your system may be delicate.

Resist the temptation to contradict an expert on the 7th; put your assumptions aside for the sake of learning. Entering into a professional partnership is strongly favored on the 10th. Professional Saturn moves direct on the 13th, making it easier to attract good work assignments. Flattery will get you nowhere on the 14th; it's better to be honest. Your unconventional leadership style could be rewarded on the 16th.

A flirtatious conversation could make your confidence soar on the 17th. The Lunar Eclipse on the 18th may mark the end of a financial arrangement, giving you a greater measure of freedom. The Sun changes signs on the 22nd, making you busy and productive. The 24th is perfect for tackling a serious work challenge. Resist the temptation to dull emotional pain with food and alcohol on the 25th. Taking a short trip for pleasure is strongly favored on the 27th. The 28th is ideal for launching a writing project. Venus moves into another sign on the 29th, deepening your enjoyment of domestic pleasures. Mercury goes retrograde on the 30th, possibly forcing you to break a contract or cancel an agreement.

Leo


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The 1st is perfect for showing your creative work to a gallery manager, boutique owner or agent. The New Moon on the 2nd invites you to rest, relax and recharge your batteries in a tranquil place. On the same day, dynamic Mars moves into another sign, making you bolder on the creative front. Venus changes signs on the 5th, possibly bringing in more money for luxuries. An argument over money on the 6th might undermine your relationship with a loved one.

Be realistic about your financial situation before incurring a big debt on the 7th. Your health could undergo a radical improvement as a result of a medical consultation on the 10th. Serious Saturn goes direct on the 13th, making it more difficult to find time for leisure. Don't mix romance with finance on the 14th. An exciting opportunity to travel could fall into your lap on the 16th.

A plum work assignment could be awarded to you on the 17th, thanks to your superior talent. On the 18th, a Lunar Eclipse may mark the end of a relationship that has outlived its purpose. The Sun changes signs on the 22nd, increasing your determination to improve your income. Work hard to put the finishing touches on an art project on the 24th; you may be delighted with the results. The 25th warns against trying to buy someone's affection. Treat yourself to a shopping spree on the 27th, when you could find some beautiful clothes and accessories. Venus moves into a different sign on the 29th, making it a good time to take a class for pleasure. Mercury goes retrograde on the 30th, possibly forcing you to renegotiate a financial deal.

Virgo


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The 1st is perfect for buying a place to live or making extensive home improvements. The New Moon on the 2nd beckons you to go out and socialize; you could meet some wonderfully supportive people. On the same day, Mars changes signs, inspiring some home improvement projects. Venus moves into your sign on the 5th, making you a magnet for romance and money. Relatives could put undue pressure on you on the 6th; do what is best for you, not them.

Beware of criticizing your best friend, romantic partner or business associate on the 7th, when hypersensitivity will abound. An intense flirtation could lift your spirits on the 10th. Serious Saturn goes direct on the 13th, increasing responsibility on the home front. Don't neglect an important chore on the 14th, or a loved one could be seriously displeased. An inheritance, legal settlement or insurance refund could be awarded to you on the 16th, greatly improving your financial position.

Your love life may sparkle with excitement on the 17th; an engagement or marriage could be forthcoming. A Lunar Eclipse on the 18th may bring an abrupt end to a work assignment, bringing tremendous relief. The Sun moves into your sign on the 22nd, enhancing your allure. Dispatching an important family responsibility could fill you with pride on the 24th. The 25th warns against letting relatives criticize your best friend or romantic partner. The 27th is perfect for pursuing a dream; it's a great time to ask for a date, apply for a job or submit your creative work for review. A writing project could get an enthusiastic reception on the 28th. Venus changes signs on the 29th, encouraging you to indulge your sensual side. Mercury, your ruling planet, goes retrograde on the 30th, causing you to revise personal plans.

Libra


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You could make some influential friends at a professional gathering on the 1st. The New Moon on the 2nd is perfect for pursuing a childhood dream. On the same day, feisty Mars moves into another sign, helping you express powerful emotions. Venus, your ruling planet, changes signs on the 5th, making it a great time to rest and relax; head off to a tranquil vacation spot if you can. Upsetting news could reach your ears on the 6th, making you feel isolated and alienated.

Resist the temptation to overindulge in food and drink on the 7th, when your system will be especially delicate. Moving to a secluded neighborhood or building an additional room is favored for the 10th. The 13th may force you to slow your pace; resist the urge to hurry through tasks. Neglecting personal responsibilities could create an enemy on the 14th. If you're looking for love, be sure to attend a social gathering on the 16th, when you could cross paths with someone who makes your pulse pound.

A passionate encounter on the 17th might give you a new lease on life. The Lunar Eclipse on the 18th could prompt you to turn a casual romance into a committed partnership. The Sun moves into a different sign on the 22nd, prompting you to adopt a lower profile. A business trip could prove profitable on the 24th, provided you stay focused on your objectives. On the 25th, you should resist the temptation to heap criticism on a colleague who is out of their depth. A romantic getaway on the 27th could prove blissful. Keep the details of a work agreement secret on the 28th. On the 29th, Venus, your ruling planet, moves into your sign, heightening your charisma. On the 30th, Mercury goes retrograde, possibly forcing you to resubmit paperwork to a bureaucratic agency.

Scorpio


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Your superior skills could be awarded on the 1st; get ready for your close-up. The New Moon on the 2nd could attract a career opportunity that brings long-term financial security. On the same day, impatient Mars enters another sign, increasing your desire for more money. Venus moves into a different sign on the 5th, making your social life especially pleasurable. Money could be tight on the 6th; avoid expensive outings.

Friends may not approve of your romantic choice on the 7th; it may be wise to listen to the warnings of your loved ones. Working with a team may improve your outlook in the 10th. Saturn moves direct on the 13th, prompting you to practice more financial caution. Don't break a promise to a friend on the 14th. A plum work assignment could be offered to you on the 16th; don't waste time accepting this exceptional offer.

A friendship could become romantic on the 17th; falling in love with someone you've known for years is a distinct possibility. A Lunar Eclipse on the 18th could bring the speedy conclusion to a real estate deal, satisfying everyone involved. The Sun changes signs on the 22nd, heightening your popularity; prepare for the party invitations to come rolling in. You'll have to work intently to seal a business deal on the 24th; don't be afraid to drive a hard bargain. Putting pressure on a love interest may backfire spectacularly on the 25th; it's better to play it cool. The 27th is perfect for realizing a cherished dream. Talking to a friend might be cathartic on the 28th. Venus changes signs on the 29th, helping you to rest and relax. Mercury goes retrograde on the 30th, prompting you to reconsider some social connections.

Sagittarius


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Going on an important business trip could heighten your professional profile on the 1st. The New Moon on the 2nd is good for going back to school, taking a long-distance trip or submitting written work for publication. On the same day, dynamic Mars enters your sign, increasing your determination. Venus changes signs on the 5th helps you make a terrific impression on the career front; going on job interviews and making work presentations is strongly favored at this time. Avoid acting like a martyr on the 6th, when everyone will feel overburdened.

A relative's behavior could prove embarrassing on the 7th; it may be best to avoid a family member with a substance abuse problem. Financial negotiations are favored on the 10th, thanks to your strong powers of persuasion. Responsible Saturn moves direct in your sign on the 13th, putting more personal duties on your plate. Laziness could undermine your professional progress on the 14th; cut your weekend short if your boss asks you to come in to work. A sudden romantic attraction may occur on the 16th; it will be hard to resist the charm of someone with an accent.

More money for luxuries could become available on the 17th; buy yourself something special. A Lunar Eclipse on the 18th could put a welcome end to a busy routine. The Sun changes signs on the 22nd, raising your professional profile. Be aggressive about promoting your agenda on the 24th, when the stakes could be high. Don't waste time arguing with a deluded relative on the 25th. Your social prestige could rise on the 27th; it's a great time to attend a party. Discussing business could be profitable on the 28th. Venus changes signs on the 29th, heightening your popularity. Mercury goes retrograde on the 30th, prompting you to revise your professional calendar.

Capricorn


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Money from an inheritance, legal settlement or dividend could enrich your bank account on the 1st. The New Moon on the 2nd is ideal for getting closer to someone you love; let down your defenses with a trustworthy partner. Hot-headed Mars changes signs on the same day; try to control emotional outbursts. Venus moves into a different sign on the 5th, making it a great time to travel, study and write. Ignore your inner critic on the 6th; giving into fears could cause you to miss a golden opportunity.

Be honest about a lack of experience on the 7th or embarrassment could result. The 10th is ideal for expanding your horizons; take a class. Saturn, your ruling planet, moves direct on the 13th, forcing you to adopt a lower profile to become more effective. Flattery will get you nowhere on the 14th; it's better to be honest with someone who is assessing your abilities. A real estate deal could prove very profitable on the 16th; be willing to make some unconventional concessions.

Your charisma could soar on the 17th, putting you in the path of romance. A source of income could dry up on the 18th, due to a Lunar Eclipse; this will allow you to pursue a more fulfilling line of work. The Sun changes signs on the 22nd, prompting you to adopt a more spiritual approach. Working behind the scenes may be productive on the 24th. Resist the urge to repeat gossip on the 25th, or your reputation could be harmed. Exploring another culture may be rewarding on the 27th; be open to experiencing an unfamiliar art form. A legal matter could be decided in your favor near the 28th. Venus changes signs on the 29th, improving professional prospects. Mercury goes retrograde on the 30th, possibly altering some beliefs.

Aquarius


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Encourage your best friend, romantic partner or business associate to pursue a dream on the 1st. The New Moon on the 2nd may mark a fresh beginning in a close partnership. On the same day, outgoing Mars enters another sign, making you more sociable. Venus changes signs on the 5th, enhancing your allure and paving the way to a passionate interlude. Don't cave in to peer pressure on the 6th; it's better to protect your financial interests at this stressful time.

Be realistic about money on the 7th; it's not a good time to make expensive purchases. Money from an inheritance, insurance refund or legal settlement could arrive on the 10th, prompting a vacation. Professional Saturn goes direct on the 13th, helping you to make friends with influential people in the business world. A spending spree could be cause for regret on the 14th; resist the temptation to buy someone's affection. A flirtatious conversation on the 16th could provide the intellectual stimulation you crave.

The 17th is perfect for a romantic encounter; it's a good time to sneak off to a private hideaway with the one you love. A Lunar Eclipse on the 18th will allow you to end a limiting role, letting you embark on an exciting course of study. The Sun moves into a different sign on the 22nd, allowing you to let down your defenses with a trusted partner. You may have to fight to get your voice heard on the 24th; stick to your guns. Don't lend or borrow money on the 25th; it's not good to mix friendship with finance. Give in to your physical desires on the 27th, when your sensual side will be enhanced. The 28th is perfect for creating a sensible budget. Venus changes signs on the 29th, favoring spiritual pursuits. Mercury goes retrograde on the 30th; it would be wise to double-check financial statements.

Pisces


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Your willingness to accept additional responsibilities at work could raise your professional profile on the 1st. The New Moon on the 2nd is ideal for embarking on a health regimen that includes strength training. On the same day, aggressive Mars changes signs, deepening your career ambitions. Considerate Venus changes signs on the 5th, enhancing a close partnership. Work could interfere with your private life on the 6th; it may be necessary to cancel personal plans for the sake of your job.

Beware of making unfair demands of your best friend or romantic partner on the 7th. Working with a team may be productive on the 10th. Responsible Saturn goes direct on the 13th, placing more career demands on you. Abandon a fairytale ideal about romance on the 14th or you could be bitterly disappointed. An unexpected moneymaking opportunity might arrive on the 16th; be ready to pounce on it.

A romantic getaway on the 17th could make you feel less alienated. On the 18th, a Lunar Eclipse will bring an end to a period of isolation, much to your relief. The Sun changes signs on the 22nd, making you more cooperative. A show of aggression may be necessary on the work front on the 24th; don't shy away from confrontation. Flattery won't get you anywhere with an authority figure on the 25th; it's better to rely on hard work instead. A romantic or professional partnership could further your interests on the 27th. The 28th is perfect for signing a contract or entering into an official agreement. Venus changes signs on the 29th, greatly enhancing your love life. Mercury goes retrograde on the 30th, prompting you to revise the terms of a business partnership.

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