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HOROSCOPES FOR AUGUST: Leos are in their power month

Georgia Nicols sheds light on what the stars say for you and those in other signs

Find out what could be in store for you this August, courtesy of Monday astrologer Georgia Nicols.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

You’re adventuresome because you seek the thrill of discovery! Your pioneering nature makes you love camping and travel. You enjoy creating something new, especially with your hands. All of these exciting, creative qualities that are the essence of who you are will be magnified this month — the arts, creativity, children, vacations, the entertainment world, the hospitality industry and everything to do with love affairs and romance. Lucky you!

Georgia Nicols

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

You are the most tactile sign in the zodiac (which is why so many of you are massage professionals). Recently, increased activity and chaos on the home front have been challenging; however, this month you want to enjoy your home and family scene. Expect opportunities to interact with a parent or an authority figure in the family. You will love to have a chance to cocoon and relax among familiar surroundings.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

You are fast talking, fast thinking and fast-moving –the butterfly of the zodiac. This month these qualities will be heightened. Your daily pace will accelerate! You’ll be keen to talk to others, especially neighbours, siblings and relatives. You want to enlighten people and yet, at the same time, you want to learn more. This means you’ll be running around enjoying short trips, visits with others plus reading, writing and studying. An exciting, fulfilling month ahead!

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

You are the feeler of the zodiac, which is why you are sympathetic. You want to nurture, mother and take care of others. “Do you have an umbrella?” “Take the rest of these muffins home.” You need security, which is why you respect money and property. You know that a roof over your head and being debt-free is the best security. This is why you will give a lot of thought to your values this month, especially values about how to run your life with the resources and money that you have.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Once a year, the Sun enters your sign for a month and that time has arrived! Yes, it’s your turn to recharge your batteries for the rest of the year. You will attract important people to you as well as fortunate circumstances. When the Sun is in your sign, you project yourself with more forcefulness than usual. You make a great impression on everyone. Along with this, fiery Mars is in your sign pumping your energy as well. You’re PowerPoint on steroids!

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Your personal year is ending, which is why the Sun is waiting in the wings to enter your sign on Aug. 23. This is why this month is the perfect time to think about what you want for your new year ahead. How do you want your new year to be different? Ideas? Is there something in particular you want to accomplish? If so, identify some goals, and write them down because this will help you make future decisions and give you a sense of purpose.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

This month, you will be popular and more involved with friends, clubs and associations. You might join a class or start a group. Remember, you are the most social sign of the zodiac, and this month, you will be experiencing one of the most social influences from the Sun. It’s a double whammy! This is also a propitious time to make long-range goals. Ideally, you can bounce your hopes and dreams for the future off friends to get their feedback. Why not?

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Once a year, the Sun sits at the top of your chart – that time is now. Symbolically, this means the Sun is shining a light on you and casting you in a flattering spotlight, which in turn, means that others admire you, especially bosses, parents and VIPs (even if you don’t do anything special). Obviously, this is a fantastic break for you because it gives you an advantage! Now is the time to make your pitch or ask for a raise, a promotion or approval for something.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Sometimes the gods favour us and this is what is happening for you this month. You are the traveller of the zodiac. You love to explore other cultures, different cities, different forests, new beaches and exotic places that are thrilling and stimulating. This month both the Sun and fiery Mars are urging you to travel! (Your fave thing to do.) Therefore, do everything in your power to travel and get further education. If you can’t travel, then explore your own back yard.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Long-term security is important to you, which incidentally, is a good thing because you are a long-lived sign. You are not casual about important matters that affect your wealth and security. This month you have an increased focus on red-tape details concerning insurance matters, wills, estates, inheritances and the wealth of your partner or the wealth of someone else. Mars indicates you might encounter disputes. Meanwhile, ex-partners are back on the scene. Look sharp.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

This month the Sun is opposite your sign, which draws your focus to partners, spouses and close friends. This is not surprising either because fiery Mars is also opposite your sign, which means disputes with others can arise. (One is always less patient with others when Mars is opposite their sign..) Remember that negativity is wanting things to be different than the way they are. Contentment is accepting things the way they are. This means you have a lot of control over your own happiness.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

This month you will work hard and party hard! Retrograde Mercury and Venus will bring good times, especially with old friends. Some will encounter old flames as well. However, the strong influence is on work and health. It’s as if you want to turn over a new leaf. Some of you might be involved with a pet more than usual. Nevertheless, get into the right headspace because a lot of what you will do in the next four weeks will be according to someone else’s wishes, or “service to others.”