Georgia Nicols Horoscopes Aug. 19 – 25, 2012

This week the Sun moves from Leo into Virgo, which ushers in a subtle change for everyone.

  • Aug. 17, 2012 11:00 a.m.

All Signs: This week the Sun moves from Leo into Virgo, which ushers in a subtle change for everyone. For the past month, we’ve had a strong emphasis on sports, partying, seeing movies and enjoying fun times with children. Now it’s time to pull our act together, especially for those of us writing cheques our bodies can’t cash. Everyone will become diet-conscious and aware of eating healthier and perhaps losing some weight. (I had to let out another pleat in the shower curtain.) With September on the horizon, we all want to get better organized! (It’s that back-to-school feeling.) Fortunately, this self-improvement kick is a good thing because we don’t see things as they are, we see things as we are!


Aries March 21-April 19

You’re thinking about how to get healthier. (Actually, millions will be doing this because Virgo rules the intestines and this week the Sun moves into Virgo.) Naturally, we all feel an increased focus on dietary needs and eating habits in the month ahead. Virgo also loves the peace of mind that comes from organizational systems. “I always keep my keys/passport/Scotch tape/scissors/favourite lubricant/(fill in the blank) in the same place.” Not only will physical efficiency and health be an increasing focus, you will refine your technique or approach to work because you’re suddenly keen to work hard to get things done. And you want results! Yesterday! (Typically Aries.)


Taurus April 20-May 20

Even though millions have partied their faces off in the past six weeks, you’re just gearing up for a month of pleasure, flirtation, entertaining diversions, romance, vacations and fun with children and sports. The bottom line is you want to be free to do your own thing. Great! How timely, because the stars will now make you feel lighter, happier and more fun-loving. (Can you click your heels like Gene Kelly?) Actually, not only will you have more fun just being yourself, you’ll encounter opportunities to become more aware of who you really are. (My gawd, I’ve just discovered my middle name is Smarticus, not Uptitus!)


Gemini May 21-June 20

IIt’s time for a warm feeling in your tummy because your focus now turns to home, family and your personal world. Family reunions, class reunions and increased time spent with relatives and family members will occur for the next six weeks. In fact, because you’ll be remembering childhood and family memories, this is an excellent time for some soul-searching and self-evaluation. Yes, we are a product of our backgrounds, but no, we don’t have to keep playing those tapes! Too often as adults we keep responding to others like we did when we were kids. Naturally, these behaviour patterns are no longer appropriate! (Don’t take your soother to the office.)


Cancer June 21-July 22

Fasten your seatbelts because the tempo of your days is accelerating! Suddenly, you’ve got places to go, things to do and people to see. Not only will your schedule get busier in the month ahead, your mind will be racing as well. Many of you will read and study more than usual, plus take short trips, run errands and talk to many people. It’s true that all of us have only 24 hours in each day. (In that respect, we’re all created equal, whether you’re a street person or Bill Gates.) But you are going to try to jam more activity into your 24 hours than ever before for the next five-to-six weeks. Travel for pleasure and enjoy your world!


Leo July 23-Aug 22

When the Sun was in Leo, many of you went overboard having fun throwing cash around in a cavalier way. (“Fresh horses and whiskey for my men!”) Lottsa pleasure but costly! That’s why during the next month you’ll be focused on cash flow, earnings and figuring out where your money goes. First you have to know just how much is coming in, right? They say information is power. So if you can see very clearly how much is coming in and where it’s going out, you’ll get a better picture of your situation. Although you can be a generous spendthrift, you can also save big amounts of money in a short time when you’re motivated to do so. Leos rock!


Virgo Aug 23-Sept 22

Well, for the first time in11 months, the Sun is back in your sign boosting your energy, giving you a chance to recharge your batteries for the rest of the year. This is why you will easily attract people and favourable situations to you in the month ahead. Since this only happens once a year, make the most of it. Milk it for all it’s worth! You’re a strong communicator now (this continues for the next six weeks), which benefits those of you who sell, market, teach, write or promote anything for a living. It’s also a strong time for those of you who drive for a living. Meanwhile, fair Venus continues to attract creative, artistic people to you. Go do that voodoo that you do so well.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

For the next six weeks, the Sun is hiding in your chart, which means this is a good time for you to hide as well. And while you’re hiding or working behind the scenes, it’s the perfect time to plan what you want your new personal year (birthday to birthday) to be all about. If you’re specific about your goals, including deadlines, the chances of achieving those goals are much higher than if you don’t make any goals and instead live willy-nilly with management-by-crisis. A simple but obvious example is when you have to go to work and arrive there by a certain time. You just do it. But part of why you do it is because you know what you’re going to do and when. Something to ponder, eh Ziggy?


Scorpio Oct 23-Nov 21

All Scorpios will notice their popularity rising in the next six weeks. Your dance card is full and everyone wants to see your face! Groups, clubs and organizations as well as friendships will make demands on your time. Fortunately, this week, Mars enters your sign boosting your energy and helping you keep up this mad social pace. Travel for pleasure beckons and new, blossoming romance with someone from a different culture or another country is a possibility. The month ahead is the perfect time to define your dreams for the future. After all, the future is unchartered territory so you need a map to get where you want to go.



Nov 22-Dec 21

The Sun is now at top of your chart acting like a spotlight on you for the next six weeks. And hey, because this lighting is flattering, bosses notice you more and offers will come your way. Accept them because you’ll easily pull off whatever others expect. Discussions with parents and bosses will be significant. Romance will be passionate and affectionate. In fact, gifts, goodies and favours from others will come your way, so keep your pockets open. This is also the best time of year to think about the direction your life is headed. Are you happy with this? Do you know where you want to be five years from now?



Dec 22-Jan 19

You want to get away from it all! Travel somewhere in the next six weeks or book a vacation for the future so you feel happier and have something to look forward to. Basically, you want more adventure in your world! You’re eager to learn something new because you want more out of life. People from other cultures and different countries will intrigue you. Romantic relationships are warm. In addition to which, group activities are abundantly physical (looks like team sports and gym classes for many of you). This is a great time to sign up for courses to improve job skills, career choices or enhance your appreciation of life. You intend to go places and be somebody!


Aquarius Jan 20-Feb 18

In the next six weeks, you will feel more passionate than usual. Obviously, intimate relationships will be hot. (You devil.) But your passion will also extend beyond the bedroom. You’ll feel passionate talking to everyone about anything! Mars is high in your chart now arousing your ambition and Mercury is opposite your sign encouraging intense conversations with others. You’ve got big plans and big ideas that you want to bounce off others to get their feedback. Work-related romance is highly likely. Some will tackle loose details about inheritances, wills, insurance matters and shared property. (Boring but unavoidable.)

Pisces Feb 19-March 20

This week the Sun moves opposite your sign, which is as far away from you as it gets all year. Because the Sun is your source of energy, this means you’ll need more sleep. Respect this need because when you’re tired, you fall into victim mode. This Virgo Sun also focuses your mind on partnerships and close friendships, which is why the month ahead is the perfect time to form working units with others. It’s also a good time to analyze your style in relationships. For example, things have to be a two-way street, right? You have to be as good for your partner as he or she is for you and vice versa. (Don’t settle for less.) This is a good time to consult experts to help solve problems. Happily, romance, love affairs and creative tasks are blessed.