* monthly * horoscopes - august 2019
- aries : the ram - aries
march 20 - april 19
Take a look at the cosmic machinations during August and you’ll notice one factor in particular. It’s a polarised situation that highlights two adjacent signs: firstly Leo and after August 18 increasingly, the neighbouring constellation of Virgo. The former is infinitely preferable so far as you’re concerned, since a steady flow of helpful and harmonious energy exists, between this sector of the sky and yours. Fun and creativity abound, while luck stays on your side: helping boost the chances of a rewarding experience and welcome outcomes where sport and speculation; pets, parenting and possibly even romance are involved.
taurus - taurus : the bull -
april 20 - may 20
The signs of the zodiac all belong to one of four elements: fire, earth, air or water. The three members of each one share similar traits and priorities, creating common ground and a sense of mutual affinity. The same applies to ongoing circumstances: so given the choice between the fiery focus of early August and the earthier environs of its closing stages, you would definitely pick the latter. Thus, your forecast for the period ahead is straightforward. If you have any say in the matter, schedule important moments for this month’s closing stages: especially where your money and property, or comfort and security seem integral.
- gemini : the twins - gemini
may 21 - june 20
Astrology is in a state of flux, a prospect few professionals regard with glee. Space exploration has meant new discoveries; a different take on what stargazers thought they knew already and the reality of folk celebrating their birthdays in space. Traditionally, you share Mercury with Virgo, as your planetary ruler. Yet increasingly developments see you standing out as its sole, true subject. Mercury was retrograde for much of July, but engages a forward gear once August arrives. Delays and impediments begin to lift; your mail finally trickles through and that intermittent issue with your vehicle, gets spotted and then diagnosed.
cancer - cancer : the crab -
june 21 - july 22
The final third of the twentieth century saw an astrological renaissance. It was widely believed, with an increasing grasp of the cosmos and computing power for everyone, this subject was back on the agenda. There was a push to rename you the Moon Child: since despite the mythology, who wants to get mixed up with a disease? So it’s important to know that August stands out, as the first month in almost three years to see two new moons. Expect the usual references to a Blue Moon in the media, although it is nothing of the sort. Still, this month you reach a few conclusions, about what matters to you and who ought to know.
- leo : the lion - leo
july 23 - august 22
August begins on a glorious note. Venus, Mars and the new moon, are all in your sign. This means human relationships, sometimes but not always on an intimate basis. It signals a link beyond acquaintanceship, so even those who connect with you as friends or from a distance, pick up on the passion you bring to the table. This gives you an enviable influence: with the inherent skill to spin situations and opinions, in a manner set to make any salesman weep. Nothing wanes until August 18, while the fallout persists until this month is almost over. Just don't get carried away. You need to account for your actions, sooner than most.
virgo - virgo : the maiden -
august 23 - september 22
As the ruler of Aries it is only proper, for Mars to initiate a steady influx of planets into your part of the sky. This occurs on August 18; followed by Venus three days later, the Sun within the following 48 hours and Mercury on August 29. To cap it all, there’s a new moon in Virgo on August 30, with the Moon staying in your sign until the start of September. Contradictory configurations put you in two minds, about how half the solar system coming to visit makes you feel. On the one hand, you’re confident it has to be your turn. Still, you shrink from the attention, once you’re required to take the lead. Remember, luck is on your side!
- libra : the scales - libra
september 23 - october 22
The first half of August brings with it a sociable feel, or an outgoing theme at least. Your objectives and aspirations are emphasised, both in terms of worldly goals and your career interests where appropriate, but also less tangible hopes and wishes that matter just as much. The closer we get to September the more introspective you become, as perhaps you start to realise that another year rolls around. Whether consciously or more instinctively, you sense an annual cycle drawing to a close. Your body knows this even if you don’t, so it is not the best juncture to ask a lot of yourself or waste energy you just don’t have.
scorpio - scorpio : the scorpion -
october 23 - november 21
Despite being governed by Uranus, the planet of change, many astrologers routinely state it is too soon to determine this planet’s effects. A large number believe we shouldn’t count it at all, because neither did the stargazers of ancient Mesopotamia. Such convictions seem baffling, when Uranus was found in 1781 and is close to completing its third circuit of the zodiac within easy sight. Actually, this planet and your sign have lots in common, since your life is characterised by transformation and metamorphosis. As Uranus turns retrograde, advances in your relationships are back on hold. It is frustrating, but not the end of this affair…
- sagittarius : the archer - sagittarius
november 22 - december 21
More than is customarily apparent, August is a month of two halves. This is obvious in the motion of the planets and is underlined by the unusual eventuality of two new moons in one calendar month. These occur on August 1 and August 30 respectively using Universal Time, a chronological measure standardised worldwide to record astronomical events. The first new moon is in Leo and the second is in Virgo, which rather sets the scene. As Jupiter in your sign turns direct after more than four months retrograde, it is part of a growth process. The insights you gain and the knowledge you accrue, has a practical application later.
capricorn - capricorn : the sea-goat -
december 22 - january 19
Your predicament cannot be ignored. Even attempting to, encourages the harsher consequences of a difficult situation. No planetary alignment is truly negative, but some are harder to work with than others. Likewise, what is good for you over the longer term and obviously so in retrospect, can still prove challenging to face and never an option you would willingly choose. Saturn and Pluto, both retrograde at present, will eliminate from your situation anything you don’t really need. You may say it’s integral to your existence; but with the passage of time you’ll come to understand, the cosmos knows what is best for you.
- aquarius : the water-bearer - aquarius
january 20 - february 18
Such a lot has happened over recent years that isn’t public knowledge. You can point to a handful of events that were definitively formative, but these are not of an equivalent magnitude, compared to the gradual and accumulated learning curve of your routine, everyday experiences. Their impact has been on an inner and psychological level: predominantly where your outlook, priorities, perspective and value system have all been rebuilt and regenerated from their foundations upward. Ultimately, the extent of this metamorphosis will dawn on people. In the meantime, bar one or two individuals, nobody has many clues.
pisces - pisces : the fishes -
february 19 - march 19
The Asteroid Belt bisects the Solar System. The inner planets are smaller and rocky, they orbit swiftly and exert a transitory effect. The Sun moves similarly viewed from Earth, so these bodies are connected. This month, they all lie to the west of your horoscope, a location pertaining to close relationships. The outer planets are larger, gaseous and icy. They travel slowly through the zodiac and populate the eastern side of your sky, highlighting your own needs. Thus August means juggling, between what you want and others expect. Tackle issues with most success around August 7 and 23, at the first and third quarter of the Moon.
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