Happy Birthday to the Leo’s and Virgo’s celebrating this month! Find out what the stars have in store for you with our August horoscopes.
LEO JUL 23 – AUG 22 Worry and anxiety reach a peak this month, but you will manage to find your way out of a difficult or even nightmarish situation. The solution may be delivered to you by someone you feel a deep connection with, whether or not you already know this person in the physical sense. It will amaze you how you are understood on every level without having to convince anyone for a change. Achieving the art of balance is what will get you out of your crisis. Practise appreciating what you have instead of fretting about what you don’t. It’s crucial that you are able to accept your current situation before you can realise that there’s a silver lining to the clouds.
VIRGO AUG 23 – SEP 22 This August is not a time to make rushed decisions. Even if your mind is awash with ideas, sit on them and mull them over if time permits; you need to “feel through” things as they come at you. While you should go with what feels instinctively right, you can only do this when you’re relaxed and have the luxury of time. You’ll be happy that you took your time in the end. Work with the tools you have, and don’t feel inadequate because others aren’t at your disposal. Perfecting your foundation will ensure a solid start to the next few months, and help you gain a deeper understanding of what you’re getting yourself into. So, once again, take your time and don’t rush!
LIBRA SEP 23 – OCT 22 Expect to go through a very emotional time during August. Previous disagreements, or thoughts about things that have upset you, must be put to rest in order for you to move forward. Letting go will be important if you’re to keep your emotional self under control. It isn’t wise to make any decisions with regard to finances this month. Leave the credit card at home to avoid emotional spending on things you don’t really need. If you heed the advice above, you should in general have a fairly positive and smooth month ahead. Good luck!
SCORPIO OCT 23 – NOV 21 Scorpios are ambitious characters, so they’ll be pleased to know that things are looking extremely positive on the financial front this month. You may find yourself closing the chapter on your mortgage repayments or receiving a nice inheritance. Or it may be as simple as a family heirloom being passed on to you. All in all, it’s a relatively lucky August. If you find that eye twitching a little, there would be no harm in getting yourself a lottery ticket or two. And if you’ve been trying to overcome competition at work or business, then you could see success in that department.
SAGITTARIUS NOV 22 – DEC 21 A positive month awaits Sagittarius. You won’t be sitting around waiting for things to fall into your lap. Businesses or careers will be flourishing this August, and it will feel like the perfect time to create opportunities for yourself and to make things happen. You’ve planted the seed, and now all you need to do is stand back and enjoy watching your masterpiece grow. There is also plenty of good news if you’re planning to pursue the love of your life or have a baby. It will feel like you’ve finally achieved what you had set your sights on. Foundations feel solid and you are raring to move on to the next phase in life.
CAPRICORN DEC 22 – JAN 19 There isn’t too much chaos in Capricorn’s world this month; instead it will be a quiet and reflective period. A newfound love may be discovered in the form of an activity, an object or even a person. To turn your passion into something tangible, you’ll need to work on letting go of events from your past that appear as blocks in your path – blocks that make you feel undeserving of goodness in your life. Start by facing whatever you need to face, whether it’s a person who has hurt you, a negative experience or a destructive habit. It’s time to heal and to let go, so you can make space for the new in your life.
AQUARIUS JAN 20 – FEB 18 Things are generally on your side this month, Aquarius. It seems you’ll have the final say in any disagreements and emerge victorious in anything of a competitive nature. The experiences from this will lead you to a deeper understanding of your own strengths and weaknesses. With all of these lessons to get through, the month will go quickly, as you realise the importance of moving on – and how much energy is wasted by harping on something! Your mental and verbal energy levels are on a high this August, so learn and make happen as much as you can.
PISCES FEB 19 – MAR 20 A month of discovery awaits Pisces this August. The sun seems to be shining for you, so make the most of whatever happens. A newfound passion will be ignited – one that could be related to the creative side of things. You may wish to get your hands dirty in some way, or simply to create things with the power of your mind. Either way, a talent is unleashed that will surprise and impress others. The excitement around this talent seems to fuel your boundless energy this month. So, go on: get inspired and get creating!
ARIES MAR 21 – APR 19 August promises to be a highly productive month. It’s your chance to shine in the workplace or in business, and you’ll be amazed at how quickly issues are resolved. The feeling of being in complete control of everything around you is a rare thing, so make sure the most difficult tasks are taken care of during this time. With the help of Uranus, you may find yourself in a position to deliver your best ever! If it feels a bit overwhelming, feel no shame in asking for help or delegating; there’s plenty to go around. With so much to learn this month that you can take forward with you, you’ll need to be alert.
TAURUS APR 20 – MAY 20 A positive August awaits Taurus. If you’re looking to make a change in your career or adopt a different business direction, this is the time. If you’ve been experiencing a brain fog in recent months, things will clearer – you will know exactly what direction to head in. And success will unfold as soon as you begin to work on your plans. It’s amazing how things will just flow seamlessly. Enjoy and celebrate this month and your successes. As important as it is to work hard towards your destination, it’s just as important to acknowledge your achievements as they come.
GEMINI MAY 21 – JUN 20 Having Mercury on your side this August means you’ll be in top intellectual form. Make the most of your sharp mind as well as your luck to make changes in your life in those areas where you’vemost wanted to see a change. Pursue your passion – and don’t be a sheep! Being different can certainly promise you a better future, whereas following the herd will mean constant struggle. So choose your steps wisely. You don’t necessarily have to make plans to conquer the world. Start with small steps. If making jam is your thing, why not sign up for the next farmers’ market and see how you go with selling your wares? Slowly but surely does it!
CANCER JUN 21 – JUL 22 It’s a strange month for Cancer. Rather than moving in fastforward like the other signs, you’ll hit pause. It’s a time for reflection, for questioning whether you’re doing things for your own happiness or for that of others. Rather than charging forward, the advice is to slow down or, better yet, keep still. Just like a computer system, you find yourself reformatting your mind to seek an inner voice to guide you to your next step. Great challenges lie ahead, but to conquer them a clear mind is required. As Cancer is shrouded by the Moon this month, expect emotions to cloud your thinking. This may be your biggest challenge at this time!
This article appeared in the August 2016 edition of Expat Living. Head to the Shop to get your copy!