Our resident astrologer Georgia Nicols lets us know what’s in store for August…
Aries (March 21-April 19)
Twice a year, the Sun “shines” on you. (This is when the Sun is in your fellow Fire sign Leo or Sagittarius.) This is happening this month, which is great news because it brings balance and equilibrium to your life. It will boost your energy level. It’s a great time for a vacation because amusements, recreation, hobbies, fun socializing and playful activities with kids are higher up on your list of priorities. You will feel lighter and more free-spirited! Romance is favoured and new love might begin! Woot!
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
This month, you might face circumstances that test you and the validity of what you’re doing. You might encounter people who seem to work at cross purposes with you. You might be forced to prove to someone that what you’re doing is worthwhile. Meanwhile, your focus will turn to home, family and your private life. If possible, choose quiet time and cocoon at home. You might work on a home project that requires consultation with someone else. The next few weeks are a time of self-evaluation.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
The pace of your days is accelerating this month because you’re busy! Short trips, increased reading, writing and studying, plus, more time spent with siblings, relatives and neighbours on top of a busy schedule of errands, visits and appointments will keep you on the run! (Gasp.) Actually, you will work well with others because your goals will harmonize with their goals. It’s time to examine how far you have achieved some goals that you set for yourself this year. How are you doing? Your ability to communicate to others is wonderful this month.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
This month you will ponder your values and give more thought to money, possessions and movable property. It’s time to take a hard look at the things you own and decide do they help you or are they a hindrance? Let’s face it, you have a tough time letting go of stuff. (Packed drawers, full cupboards and bulging closets. You know who you are.) Actually, this focus on money and possessions could lead to deeper self-scrutiny about what is really worthwhile in life? (Aside from dark chocolate.)
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
Ta da! This month the Sun is in your sign giving you an amazing boost of energy! (This happens only once a year.) It’s a time of new beginnings because you are setting out on a fresh new cycle! During this time, it is totally appropriate to put yourself first. You’re not being selfish. It’s all about you, and that’s how it should be. Don’t deny yourself this out of a misguided concept of duty or modesty. When the Sun is in your sign, your first allegiance is to yourself and if you don’t respect that– you will be of little use to anyone.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Because your birthday is a month away, this means your personal year is coming to an end. Therefore, this is the perfect time to set goals for your new year. (You love lists!) Define some goals because they give you a clearer focus on what is important to you. If you have goals, they help you to make decisions in the future. Goals also give you better control over your future and they certainly give you a sense of purpose. Take some time to jot down some things you hope to accomplish in your new year ahead.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
This month you will enjoy the company of others and vice versa. Not only will you be happy to be with friends, you will work more effectively with groups and organizations. You might even take on a leadership role? Meanwhile, study the people that you hang out with because they are a reflection of yourself. Never underestimate the influence that your friends have on you because that influence is great. Your friends affect your thinking – hence, they affect your choices, which in turn, create your future.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
The Sun is at the top of your chart this month, which is the only time all year this occurs. Symbolically, it represents a spotlight on you that makes others notice you more than usual, especially bosses, parents, teachers, VIPs and the police. Fortunately, this spotlight is flattering! People think you’re great! This is why you might be asked to take on increased responsibilities. If so, say yes because you don’t have to do anything special to impress them. Someone might want you to prove that what you’re doing is worthwhile.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
This is a great month because the Sun is in your fellow Fire sign. (Happens twice a year.) This means that your life will run smoothly. Nevertheless, don’t be tempted to slack off. (Admittedly, this is an excellent time for a vacation and a fun time to travel.) Examine what is working in your life and what is not. It’s time to think about which projects are worth saving and which are not. This is an excellent month to learn something new through study, training or taking courses. Expand your world by hanging out with cosmopolitan people.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
This month will be more passionate! It could be a sexual passion or passion about what you’re doing or passion about art or a new kind of experience. One thing you will be passionate about is your desire to improve yourself in some way. Deep down, you have a desire to be the best that you can be! And why not? If not now, then when? (You are the perfectionist of the zodiac.) Ironically, just when you are doing some soul-searching, you might encounter someone who prompts you to do this even more so. Time for a reality check.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
This month you’re bringing some issues to a climax, which means you might need to be careful dealing with bosses, superiors and people in authority. This is also a time when you see what is working and you see what is not. Always remember that your first loss is your cheapest loss. If something is clearly not working – let it go! Up until today, you have built certain structures and organized your life in a certain way and now, you see how they influence your world. What changes do you want to make?
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
This month you want to work hard and be productive and effective in every aspect of your life. Because you will set the bar high, your personal aspirations will include your health as well. (Yeah, you want it all!) Nevertheless, as you focus on getting better organized and being physically efficient, remember that you might have to work for the benefit of someone else, which is not your first choice. But think of the Brownie points: What goes around, comes around. Relations with parents are better. Redecorating your digs will also appeal. (If you don’t paint, can you see yourself cleaning mirrors?)