AUGUST 2016 HOROSCOPES
With so much fire in the Horoscope, like last month, animal spirits are high. But you need to rein them in. We still have many planets retrograde. Sometimes slower is faster. You avoid mistakes that slow you down. The tortoise beats the hare in the long run. A difficult lesson for Aries, but something you learn this month. Yet, in spite of this, the month is happy and prosperous. Your 5th House is still very strong until the 22nd and you’re involved in fun kinds of activities. Mars moves into fun loving Sagittarius on the 2nd. Foreign lands are calling to you. Students, at the college level, seem focused on their studies (or in preparation) and this tends to success. Mars will go “out bounds” from the 9th onwards. Thus you’re moving outside your normal circles. It suggests foreign travel. Some of you are exploring new religions and philosophies. Health and energy are good. On the 22nd as the Sun moves into Virgo you get more serious about life. The elemental balance shifts from fire to earth. Your practical sense is strengthened. You’re more “down to earth”. There are some love and financial bumps (on the 20th and 21st) but you’ll recover quickly. From the 26th to the 28th Venus will travel with Jupiter showing a very nice payday - sometimes it comes as a good financial opportunity. For singles this brings romance or romantic opportunity. Venus moves quickly this month. She moves through three signs and Houses of your chart. This shows great financial and social confidence. You cover a lot of territory. Love and money can come in many different ways and from different situations.
The love and social life improve greatly this month. Mars moves out of your 7th House - cooling tensions with the beloved. And Pluto, your Love Planet, is receiving fabulous aspects all month. So existing relationships are much better, and singles have all kinds of romantic opportunities. The only complication is Pluto’s retrograde. Enjoy love for what it is but don’t make long term decisions. Mars moving out of Scorpio improves the health and energy. And, when the Sun leaves Leo on the 22nd, health and energy improve even further. 50% of the planets will be in Earth signs from the 22nd onwards. (On the 23rd and 24th 60% of the planets will be in Earth.) This is very comfortable for you. Earth is your native element. You express your practical qualities easily. Management and financial decisions will tend to be good. This much earth tends to prosperity. On the 22nd as the Sun enters your 5th House you enter one of your yearly personal pleasure peaks. So make sure to have some fun. (Too much earth can make a person much too serious.) Take a more relaxed schedule on the 20th and 21st - Venus re-stimulates an eclipse point. There are some financial disruptions from the 13th to the 15th but the month ahead will be prosperous. From the 20th to the 24th the Financial Planet travels with Jupiter and Venus, the Lord of the Horoscope, will travel with Jupiter from the 26th to the 28th. These are nice paydays.
Health needs more watching this month - but especially after the 22nd. There is a “gang up” of planets in stressful alignment. This is not to be feared, only understood. Overall energy is less than usual. It is like walking uphill. Energy is consumed just to stay where you are. Advances happen more slowly. Thus overall energy is lessened. Respect this. Rest when tired. Work smarter. Delegate where possible. Wear the colors of your Health Planet (burgundy or violet). Accessorize with the aromas, metals and gems of your Health Planet - cherry blossom, steel and ruby. These things will strengthen you on subtle levels. Back massage will be wonderful too. It is wonderful how the universe compensates us. When one area is weak, another area becomes strong. You most likely will spend more time at home and with the family this month (and you should). Career seems in abeyance - your career planet is retrograde and receives stressful aspects. This will allow you to explore your inner states - your world of mood and emotion. Breakthroughs will happen here. And these breakthrough will aid the career down the road (not right away). Stay out of harm’s way on the 13th to the 15th - avoid stressful activities. Watch your dreams from the 26th to the 28th - they are revelatory. A move or renovation of the home has been in the cards all year. It can manifest this month. There is a nice payday from the 20th to the 24th. The love life is stressful this month, try not to make it worse that it needs to be - avoid power struggles with the beloved.
Health is good. Prosperity is strong. Love is improving. Not much more one can ask for. A happy month ahead. Your Love Planet, Saturn, is finally going forward on the 13th. There is more clarity in love. Also the Love Planet is receiving very nice aspects. The spouse, partner or current love is feeling better - more harmonious. Your personal social grace is strong. Mars moves into your 6th House on the 2nd and starts to travel with the Love Planet. This shows more social activity - a fearlessness in love and social matters. You are more aggressive in love and go after what you want. You’re not playing games, but are direct. For singles this shows a tendency to jump into relationships quickly. You know instantly who you love. Mars, is your career planet, so a lot of your socializing is career related. You’re mixing with the high and mighty this month. You advance your career by social means - but also through a strong work ethic. Both go hand in hand this month. You are still in the midst of a yearly financial peak until the 22nd. Earnings are strong. Your focus here is probably the main cause of the prosperity. By the spiritual law we get what we focus on. By the 22nd, short term financial goals are more or less achieved. Your focus shifts to the mind and its development - which is really the whole purpose of wealth. It buys us freedom to develop ourselves. A good period (after the 22nd) to attend classes or seminars, to read or to teach others. The mind and communication faculties are much stronger than usual. New communication equipment - perhaps a car - is coming to you.
A happy and prosperous month ahead - a very prosperous month. In many cases (depending on your age) it is the best financial period of your life. But even among older Leos, it ranks up there. Jupiter has been in your money house for almost a year now. And, this month, on the 22nd (and even before) he is joined by short term planets (Venus and Mercury) - benefic planets. So he is being positively stimulated - stronger than usual. Net worth increases. Assets you already own increase in value. Assets that you thought were worthless, suddenly have value. There is luck in speculations too. Your Financial Planet, Mercury, will go retrograde on the 30th, so try to wrap up important purchases or investments before then. Mercury’s retrograde will not stop the torrent of earnings - but slow things down a bit. Health was good last month, but now it gets even better. Mars moves away from his stressful alignment on the 2nd. With your 1st House still powerful until the 22nd, you’re in one of your yearly personal pleasure peaks. You’re having things you way. Others cater to you. You do pretty much what you want to do - and the cosmos supplies the wherewithal for it. Love is happy this month - especially on the 15th and 16th. There is happy romantic opportunity for singles and harmony with the beloved for those involved in relationships. The only problem is that your Love Planet is retrograde all month - and this will go on for many more months. Enjoy love, but take things slow.
The month ahead is hectic and challenging, but you have the energy to handle it. That’s the good news. Mars moves into stressful alignment with you on the 2nd. There he joins Saturn and Neptune in a stressful T-Square. You’ll have to work harder to achieve your goals, but they’ll happen. Love is problematic this month. It doesn’t seem your fault. The beloved seems very stressed out and this impacts on the relationship. Be more patient with him or her. Let’s not make things worse than they need to be. The moods seem unstable this month - sometimes very high, sometimes very low. Meditation will help you to smooth them out. It seems like there are heavy repairs or construction going on in the home. Family members could be having surgeries or near death kinds of experiences. (The current love could also be having these kinds of experiences.) The spiritual life is very active until the 22nd. After that the Sun crosses your Ascendant and enters your 1st House. You enter a yearly personal pleasure peak. You will manage to find time to get the image and body in the shape you want - even in the midst of all the tumult. Venus crosses your Ascendant on the 5th. This brings financial windfalls and opportunity. You dress richer than usual. You look great and the opposite sex takes notice, but this is not enough for love, as we have mentioned. You can have things your way this month, but more patience and work is needed. Your Financial Planet, Venus, moves quickly this month - much faster than usual. This shows financial confidence. You cover a lot of territory. You make quick decisions and they’re sound.
Your Love Planet, Mars, moves into your 3rd House on the 2nd. For singles this shows love and romantic opportunities close to home - in the neighborhood and perhaps with neighbors. Love finds you as you pursue your intellectual interests - at school or school functions, lectures and seminars, perhaps at the library or bookshop. Mental compatibility - ease of communication - seems important in love this month. Love is happy and there is much social activity until the 22nd. A family member or friend of the family brings love or social opportunity from the 22nd to the 26th. There are probably family gatherings happening then too. Take it easy on the 20th and 21st - try to stay out of harm’s way and avoid stressful kinds of activities. Venus is re-stimulating an eclipse point. Until the 22nd you’re very much involved with groups and organizations. You’re probably more active in social media too. After the 22nd you enter an unusually strong spiritual period. Spirituality has been important for the past year. Much progress has been made. But this month it gets even stronger. Those already on the path will make important breakthroughs. Those not yet on the path will be more inclined to it. This is a month where the spiritual world is very close. It will make itself known to you in various ways - through ESP or synchronistic kinds of experiences. Things will happen that can’t be explained rationally. Though your financial planet is still retrograde, this is a prosperous month. Pluto is receiving beautiful aspects from the 5th onwards. The financial intuition will be sharp - but it needs verification.
Mars enters your money house on the 2nd. There he starts traveling with Saturn. The month ahead is prosperous but you’re earning every penny. It seems to come the old fashioned - through hard work and productivity. Saturn has been in your money house for over a year now. So you are taking on extra financial burdens. But this is less of a problem now as you seem to have the wherewithal to handle them. You’re still in the midst of a yearly career peak until the 22nd. This is the kind of a period where you serve your family best by being successful at what you do - by achieving your career goals. They seem supportive of this. Your love planet, Venus, moves swiftly this month. She will move through 3 signs and Houses of your Horoscope (unusual). This shows social confidence. For singles it would show more dating and a need for different things in love. Perhaps you are seen as more fickle theses days. Love seems most excellent from the 5th to the 30th - with a few dramas thrown in just to keep things interesting. Be more patient with the beloved (and with friends) on the 20th and 21st. A very happy romantic or social opportunity happens from the 26th to the 28th. The only challenge in love is Venus moving through Virgo (from the 5th to the 30th). This can make you (or the beloved) too critical and perfectionistic. If you can avoid this trap love will go very well. “Neither do I judge thee, neither do I condemn thee” is a good meditation that period. Health and energy are good this month but will get even better after the 22nd.
Mars crosses your Ascendant on the 2nd and enters your 1st House. He will be there for the rest of the month ahead. This gives you more energy and courage. It gives the “can do” spirit. More importantly it will tend to “lighten” you up a bit. You’ve been far too serious of late. You can handle your responsibilities in a light hearted way as Mars will teach you. Like last month your 9th House - your favorite House - is strong until the 22nd. So this is a good month for traveling. Its still a good period for college level students and brings success in these matters. Those of you who are applying to colleges or are confused about educational decisions will get help from the New Moon of the the 2nd, which will clarify everything as the month progresses. The information you need will come to you. Your career has been red hot all year and this month it gets even stronger. Promotions - overt or covert - are happening. You’re status in your profession or business is elevated now. In many cases there will be honors or awards for your achievements. However you need to watch your health from the 22nd onwards. There are many planets in stressful alignment with you. Succeed by all means but make sure to get enough rest. Might be a good idea to schedule more massages or spend more time in a health spa. Until the 5th enhance the health by giving more attention to the heart. From the 5th to the 30th give more attention to the small intestine. On the 30th and 31st give more attention to the kidneys and hips (massage the hips regularly).
The stage is being set this month for major career success. It is only the beginning. An upheaval in the career on the 20th or 21st is clearing the decks for you. You may need to make a course correction here. From the 26th to the 28th as Venus travels with Jupiter happy career opportunities come. There is spiritual guidance - perhaps through dreams or a spiritual type channel - that helps the career. Your career planet, Venus, moves very quickly this month and this shows fast progress and good confidence. Perhaps more important than all of this is Saturn, the Lord of your Horoscope, starting to move forward on the 13th. You’re out of your funk. You have clarity and direction. You’re internally ready to receive the cosmic help that is happening. Health is good this month and will get even better after the 22nd. There is a lot of earth in the Horoscope from the 22nd onwards - 50% of the planets are in earth signs. This is very comfortable for you. Earth is your native element. Your natural practicality and organizational skills are greatly enhanced. Until the 22nd it is still good to “detox” the mind, feelings and surroundings. Very good for weight loss regimes or herbal type cleansings. Good to get rid of possessions that you don’t need or use. Sell them or give them to charity. Make room for the new good that wants to come in. After the 22nd there is travel happening (or opportunities for it). A good month for college level students - there is success in their studies or educational plans.
Love is there for you (especially on the 15th and 16th) but are you willing to take the plunge? You seem indecisive. Perhaps you feel a bit gun shy. You’ve leapt into a few bad relationships in recent years. The Lord of your Horoscope, Uranus, is retrograde this month and your 7th House of love is very strong. Indeed the Western Sector of your chart is the strongest it will be all year. So it is good to forget about yourself for a while and focus more on others. Many psychological ills can be traced to an over- emphasis on self. Allow others their way so long as it isn’t destructive. In a few months the planetary power shifts and self interest will be in order. Finances are stressed this month - especially after the 22nd. This doesn’t mean poverty or ruin, only a need to work harder for earnings. More patience is needed too. There is a slow down. You will see big improvement next month. The good news is that the spouse, partner or current love interest is having a banner financial month - a period of peak earnings - and he or she will pick up the slack. It’s a great month to borrow (if you need to) or to refinance existing debt. Health is reasonable until the 22nd, but will really get good afterwards. Libido becomes unusually strong after the 22nd too. Whatever your age or stage in life, libido will be stronger than usual. There’s a tendency to make the sexual magnetism the number one thing in love. While it is important, there’s more to it than that.
There are two main challenges this month. The first is lack of sense of direction. There is a need to get clear as to what you want and your true goals. Its worth spending some time on this. Neptune, the Lord of your chart, is retrograde. The other challenge is health and energy - especially from the 22nd onwards (but even before). Many planets are in stressful alignment with you. Thus things that you normally do with no problem are more difficult - the energy isn’t there. Athletes would feel this the most, but everyone will feel it in different ways. So, you can’t be wasting energy on inessentials. Keep your mind on the prize and let lesser things go. Enhance the health by giving more attention to the heart until the 22nd and to the small intestine afterwards. Schedule more massages and try to spend more time in a health spa. Mars crosses your Midheaven on the 2nd and spends the rest of the month in your 10th House. The career is hectic. There is a need for more aggressiveness there. The good news is that this often shows a pay raise - either overt or covert. Bosses, elders, parents and parent figures are supportive of financial goals. Your good professional reputation is important in earnings - and should be guarded. On the 22nd, as the Sun moves into your 7th House of love, you enter a yearly love and social peak. It looks VERY active - perhaps overly active. A lot of your socializing is career related - as has been the case all year. There are romantic opportunities (for singles) with high and prestigious people or people involved in the career. The only problem is your indecision. The love opportunities are there.