Monthly Horoscopes August 2018

Aries (March 21st - April 19th)

You farewell a friend in August. Your circumstances have changed, or your friend’s have, to the point where you part ways. Whether you realise it or not you are poised on a more creative path and your next step is to clear the way. This may also require you to heal some self-esteem issues. Others see a confident persona, a leader. However you know that deep down you have some wounds that need tending. The time has come to let go of social distractions and focus on your own gifts. New beginnings are just what the doctor ordered.

Taurus (April 20th - May 20th)

Life has been rather topsy turvey for Taureans of late. This month is no different except that you may have a reprieve around August 8, a moment to catch your breath before adjusting to more changes. Hopefully you are welcoming the new and letting go of the old with ease. Flexibility is not usually a word used to describe Taurus but it is just what you need during upheavals. If you keep your eye on the ultimate goal, then you are likely to look back on this time with satisfaction.

Gemini (May 21st - June 20th)

Careful plans are required now. Your ruling planet Mercury is Retrograde indicating the need to do your research before making any major decisions and spending big sums. The 3rd House of communication is also lit up in your Solar Chart this month reinforcing the need for a positive, focussed mindset. Your usual spontaneous nature needs to be tempered with caution. Strategic thinking is required. This month the details are important. This is particularly true with any connections to neighbours, siblings, transport and intellectual projects.

Cancer (June 21st - July 22nd)

The start of the month is somewhat idyllic. You are able to escape everyday responsibilities and let your imagination flow. You may even dream of an overseas holiday. However soon the daily realities force you to take stock of practicalities. Perhaps an energy bill arrives and you realise that it has blown your budget. As the month progresses money matters take centre stage. The time has come for you to reassess your income and spending habits. This goes hand in hand with your self-esteem. August is the ideal time to find ways to boost both.

Leo (July 23rd - August 22nd)

August is a “me, myself and I” kind of month for Leos. This month the planets emphasise the side of you that would rather be yourself and let people accept you for what you are. You are not going to change just to win other people’s approval. Fortunately August sees you step into the limelight in a way that gains favours and approval. You are popular and your leadership skills are forefront. An Eclipse in your Zodiac Sign on August 11 may rattle you somewhat, but you are soon your confident self again moving in a slightly different direction.

Virgo (August 23rd - September 22nd)

August is the ideal month to work behind the scenes on something that delights your mind. This could be a book that you are writing, a room that you are reorganising or perhaps a course that you are studying. On the other hand you may simply like to delve into a book that you have long wanted to read, or a criminal investigation television series that delights your inner detective. Meditation and prayer could also be high on your list of priorities. Many planets are Retrograde, including your ruler Mercury. Hence it is a time of introspection rather than pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone.

Libra (September 23rd - October 22nd)

Your self-esteem is high and your income is flowing. So the next step is sharing your goodwill with the greater community. Friends, social groups and clubs feature in August. You may also decide to take up a new cause, something that is close to your heart that reflects your own hopes, dreams and wishes. The time has come to surround yourself with supportive alliances. Your social calendar may be full, but it also needs to be rewarding. August 7 sees Venus - the planet of love and money – move into your Zodiac Sign emphasising your good fortune.

Scorpio (October 23rd - November 21st)

Family politics is a theme this month. Someone is stirring the pot. This could be in your immediate family, or connected to a sibling. Your task is to get to the truth of the matter and then clear the way. Somehow you need to persevere, and avoid conflict. Luckily you are able to think creatively. You could also take a philosophical approach. You may call on someone who is in a position of authority to help resolve matters. You may also benefit from pouring your energy into a home improvement project, something that demands a lot of drive.

Sagittarius (November 22nd - December 21st)

Sagittarians often feel a need to escape to greener pastures, broader horizons and perhaps even the great outdoors. This month is your opportunity to let your imagination soar. Where would you like to go? What would you like to be doing? You don’t have to actually follow through, although you can if your budget allows. However you need to dream. Religion, philosophy, spirituality, sports and overseas ventures are all at the forefront. If this sounds too grandiose then you can plan a trip to a local nature park or indulge in a favourite television series. The idea is to relax and let go.

Capricorn (December 22nd - January 19th)

August starts with your ruling planet – Saturn – heading in a backwards direction. This means that you may be best advised to take a break from your usual heavy load. Capricorns are responsible beings. This month you have the chance to reassess your priorities. You may decide to offload some of your duties, however, it may be better to make some lists and then take action when Saturn goes direct on September 8. Now is a time of taking stock. This includes evaluating where you invest your time and money. If nothing else you could get your tax affairs in order.

Aquarius (January 20th - February 18th)

Your marital status is under the microscope this month. It is time to mate, date and relate. If you are already in a committed relationship then this is highlighted. Changes in your partner’s life or attitude are impacting you. Alternatively you may like to work on your personal connection. The relationship demands commitment. If you are single then you are likely to assess the status quo. Are you happy with your single status? If not what do you want to do about it? Someone significant may enter your life as long as you are not home sitting on the couch.

Pisces (February 19th - March 20th)

The start of August sees you in a dreamy state. Positively speaking your imagination is soaring and you enjoy reaching for the stars, even if it is just in your fantasies. Imagine the very best for yourself and your loved ones. If you feel misunderstood then this is likely to pass. The idea is to avoid depressive or negative thoughts. Meditation, prayer and contemplation can all help. You may also enjoy starting an art class, taking up a musical instrument or volunteering for a local charity. This is your month to build you castle in the sky.