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Leo (Jul 23 – Aug 22)
You’re working extremely hard this month to prevent your numerous spinning plates from crashing. It’s a delicate time. If it’s any consolation, your worries will remain only that: worries and nothing more. All will go relatively smoothly, too, because of your hard work and dedication. Remember, though, there will be no bruise to your ego if you need help. So, do ask for assistance when you feel you’ve taken on more than you can manage. But well done to you for being successful at multitasking.
Virgo (23 Aug – 22 Sep)
Self-doubt creeps in this August. There has been a lot of perseverance, juggling and hard work to get to where you are today. From here onwards, though, the future just seems a blur. “Have you been like a headless chicken all this time?” you may ask yourself. A sense of loss rather than gain emanates from you. It’s only self-doubt and it will pass. Everyone goes through this time, when we are faced with a fork in the road. It may be a time of changing your direction altogether. Don’t rush it. Allow yourself to feel your way through this time and clarity will emerge.
Libra (23 Sep – 22 Oct)
It feels like a month of rebirth for Libra. You have challenged yourself to find what makes you truly tick. You’ve worn many hats, and put yourself in all sorts of awkward situations to get to where you are. You may not necessarily continue to wear any of those past hats; instead, you may choose a more radical one – one you’ve never tried before (hence, the term “rebirth”). Your thirst for discovery doesn’t end this month, but a new you and a new perspective certainly emerges.
Scorpio (Oct 23 – Nov 21)
You have all the elements you need to embark on a new journey this month. This journey may be one of changing career direction or even going back to school. The change feels big. And it’s not something that you have plucked out of thin air; rather, you’ve spent a lot of time researching, listening to your instincts and working out how financially viable your option will be. After spending so much time finding out if this is the best way forward, the only thing left to do is to make it happen!
Sagittarius (22 Nov – 21 Dec)
You have achieved detachment from the material path in your life. Sharing the lessons you’ve attained from your path of achievement has never felt more fulfilling. You may be at a time in your life where investing not only time but also money in someone else to pursue their dream is the most rewarding thing you can do for yourself. What else can a person do once they feel they have achieved the peak of their success? They can spread those lessons and encourage others to be fearless but also calculating in their endeavours. There is a thin line between being fearless and reckless, and your experiences in this will be valuable to others.
Capricorn (22 Dec – 19 Jan)
A fast-thinking and quick-acting approach is very much in need this month. You have a small window of opportunity to see things materialise, and there is no time to waste. This might not sit comfortably with your usual cautious disposition. But a change in perspective will be the only way forward this August. You are in a state of transition and you need to move quickly to embrace the unknown, otherwise the organised and practical Capricorn will begin messing with your plans. Once you have crossed this bridge, you may find flaws in your approach, but it won’t matter as you’ll have performed a rite of passage that was crucial to allow you to move on to the next phase of your life.
Aquarius (20 Jan – 18 Feb)
It’s a month to be quiet and retreat within – a time of picking up the courage to say no to what doesn’t sit right with you at this time in your life. We’re all in constant conflict with ourselves because of societal expectations; most of the time, what we really want to do may not be the “appropriate” thing according to society. In the case of Aquarius, this can apply to any area of your life, from who you choose to spend the rest of your life with, to your choice of accommodation, career path or even your hobbies. Don’t be afraid to reveal who you really are. Move away from what is holding you back, and the negative comments that have made you feel inadequate. Learn to break free and be accepting of yourself first, and that it’s okay to be you; then, everything else will follow naturally.
Pisces (19 Feb – 20 Mar)
This month will see a whole shift in your perspective when it comes to your finances. Everything is about to change, and by the end of August, material wealth may not hold as much importance to you as it does now. You may have worked hard for your pot and feel like the goalposts of your target seem to be moving further away; or, you may be grasping your cash close to your chest in fear of losing what you have accumulated. Either way, you will come to learn that none of this actually truly matters. None of this materialism is a measure of your richness. True joy comes from within and the intangible experiences you have with people in your life.
Aries (21 Mar – 19 Apr)
Expect to experience changes in your relationships either with your children or siblings. Patience is very much required when it comes to dealing with these delicate relationships with your loved ones. Sometimes, walking away might be appropriate to avoid losing them. It might not be worth winning an argument or proving the other party is wrong. Allowing the other party to feel triumphant might not be so harmful if it helps save a relationship. There will be a different dimension to these relationships, for sure. The gaiety and intimacy you once shared may be permanently altered; instead, a guarded approach to the relationship will have to be adopted.
Taurus (20 Apr – 20 May)
The month of August will take you on a bit of a journey. You may feel like you’ve come full circle with your relationships by the end of the month – particularly, the relationship you have with your children, or just coming to terms with events that have taken place in your own childhood. Patience and moderation are the simple tools you will need to achieve a sense of completion with your relationships. All will fall into place. Toxic relationships may either be healed or cease entirely. You may regard this month as a “weeding out” process of your relationships, where only the most important ones remain.
Gemini (21 May – 20 Jun)
It’s a month where you overcome all adversity and push yourself to achieve what you’ve set out to do in the first place. Expansion and growth are on the horizon, but it’ll be up to you to push aside all the negativity around you and to stay true to your faith and belief in yourself. Picking up a new skill or knowledge might be important to differentiate yourself in your industry if you’re to see success this August.
Cancer (21 Jun – 22 Jul)
Expansion and growth are on your mind this month. You’re very determined to do whatever it takes to set the bar higher for yourself. However, do bear in mind that you need balance with every step of the way. Getting obsessed with one thing can only be healthy to a certain extent. You don’t need to do everything at once, so pace yourself. This might make things easier to manage and less overwhelming, and also make it easier for you to achieve your targets.