Although, we will be seeing the back of Mercury Retrograde this month, it is still a good month to practice introspection. Opportunities should not be rushed into but be given some thought and reflection if it is suitable for you at this time in your life. Decisions should be made with your intuition as well as your objective judgement. Hard work, organisation and trusting your intuition seem to be key ingredients in achieving success this August. There are big emotional shifts as well when it comes to relationships between parents and children. Communication channels should be kept open and you should be able to weather through this difficult time in your relationship. Financial worries are rife at month end. Moderation is the way forward and financial issues will remain a worry and not manifest physically.
IT’S YOUR BIRTHDAY!
Leo (Jul 23 – Aug 22)
You are working extremely hard this month to prevent your numerous spinning plates from crashing. It’s a delicate time to be in. If it’s any consolation your worries will remain a worry. All goes relatively smoothly because of your hard work and dedication. But remember there will be no bruise to your ego if you need help. So ask when you feel you have taken on much more than you can manage. But well done to you for being successful at multitasking.
Year Ahead (August 2019 – July 2020)
The year doesn’t kick off very favourably unfortunately. There may be a conflict at hand needing your attention. You may choose to seek legal advice on this or you may choose to cut your losses and let things go. Or you may choose to apply your sensible judgement to resolve things on your own. Whichever path you choose, expect to be in position of calm by the end of the first quarter and accepting of what you have to lose in order to gain. There will be a situation which will be the cause of your heartbreak and disappointment in the second quarter. Expect to be left in a state of uncertainty. Mostly, unsure of where you stand. Again the key is, not to have hard feelings. To let your emotions go and try to move past this upset. Shift your focus on yourself instead. Positive results will come out of this. Something you have worked endlessly on will give an indication of success. You may choose to diversify your growth by taking on new skills or study. None of it may be relevant to your current path but it’s a ‘Plan B’ in progress for your future. For example, taking time off work to go work in a vineyard for free just so you can gain some knowledge on the subject. There is a nice conclusion to end off your year. The lessons learnt over the year will allow you to see your wishes coming true and having a harmonious family life. Balance is achieved in every way when you set your emotions aside and look at things more objectively.
Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 19)
Expect to experience changes in your relationships either with your children or siblings. Patience is very much required when it comes to dealing with delicate relationships with your loved ones. Sometimes walking away might be appropriate to avoid losing them. It might not be worth winning an argument or proving the other party is wrong. Allowing the other party to feel triumphant might not be so harmful if it helps save a relationship. Relationships will take a different dimension for sure. The gaiety and intimacy once shared may be permanently altered. And instead a guarded approach to the relationship will have to be adopted.
Taurus (Apr 20 – May 20)
The month of August takes you on a bit of a journey. You may feel like you have come full circle with your relationships by the end of the month. Particularly, the relationship you have with your children or just coming to terms with events that have taken place in your childhood. Patience and moderation are the simple tools you will need to achieve a sense of completion with your relationships. All will fall into place. Toxic relationships may heal or cease – whichever is appropriate. You may regard this month as a weeding process of your relationships where the most important ones will remain.
Gemini (May 21 – Jun 20)
It’s a month where you overcome all adversity and push yourself to achieve what you have set out to do in the first place. Expansion and growth are on the horizon but it will be up to you to push aside all the negativity around you and to stay true to your faith and belief in yourself. Picking up a new skill or knowledge might be important to differentiate yourself in your industry if you are to see success this August.
Cancer (Jun 21 – Jul 22)
Expansion and growth are on your mind this month. You are very determined to do whatever it takes to set the bar higher for yourself. However, do bear in mind balance with every step of the way. Getting obsessed with one thing can be healthy only to a certain extent. You don’t need to do everything at once so pace yourself. It might be easier to manage and less overwhelming and will make it easier for you to achieve your targets.
Virgo (Aug 23 – Sep 22)
Self-doubt creeps in this August. There has been a lot of perseverance, juggling and hard work to get to where you are today. But from her onwards, the future just seems a blur. ‘Have you been a headless chicken all this time?’ you ask yourself. A sense of loss rather than gain emanates from you. It’s only self-doubt and it will pass. Everyone goes through this time when we are faced with a fork in the road. It may be a time of changing your direction altogether perhaps? Don’t rush it. Allow to feel your way through this time and clarity will emerge.
Libra (Sep 23 – Oct 22)
It feels like a month of rebirth for Libra. You have challenged yourself to find what makes you truly tick. You have worn many hats put yourself it all sorts of awkward situations to get to where you are. You may not necessarily continue to wear any of your past hats but instead choose a never tried before radical one. Hence, the term rebirth. Your thirst for discovery doesn’t end this month but a new you and a new perspective certainly emerges.
Scorpio (Oct 23 – Nov 21)
You have all the elements you need to embark on a new journey this month. This journey may be one of changing career direction or even going back to school. The change feels big. And it’s not something that you have plucked out of thin air. But something that you have spent a lot of time researching, listening to your instincts and also working out how financially viable your option will be. After spending all that time finding out if this is the best way forward, the only thing left to do is to make it happen!
Sagittarius (Nov 22 – Dec 21)
You have achieved detachment from the material path in your life. Sharing the lessons you have attained from your path of achievement has never felt more fulfilling. You may be at a time in your life where investing not only time but money in someone else to pursue their dream to be the most rewarding thing you can do for yourself. What else can a person do once they feel they have achieved the peak of their success? I suppose to spread those lessons and encourage others to be fearless but also calculative in their endeavours. There is a thin line between being fearless and reckless and your experiences in this will be valuable to others.
Capricorn (Dec 22 – Jan 19)
A fast-thinking and quick-acting approach is very much in need this month. You have a small window of opportunity to see things materialise and there is no time to waste. This might not sit comfortably with your usual cautious disposition. But a change in perspective will be the only way forward this August. You are in a state of transition and you need to move quickly to embrace the unknown or the organised and practical Capricorn will begin messing with your plans. Once you have crossed this bridge, you may find flaws in your approach but it won’t matter as you have performed a rite of passage that was crucial to allow you to move on to the next phase of your life.
Aquarius (Jan 20 – Feb 18)
It’s a month to be quiet and retreat within. It’s a time of picking up the courage to say no to what doesn’t sit right with you at this time in your life. We are in constant conflict with ourselves because of societal expectations and what we really want to do for ourselves. Most of the time what we want to do may not be the ‘appropriate’ thing according to society. This can be in any area of your life from who you choose to spend the rest of your life with, choice of accommodation, career path or even your hobbies. Do not be afraid to reveal who you really are. Move away from what is holding you back, negative comments that have made your feel inadequate and learn to break free and be accepting of yourself first and that it is ok to be you and everything else will follow naturally.
Pisces (Feb 19 – Mar 20)
There is a whole shift in your perspective when it comes to your finances. Everything is about to change. Material wealth may not hold as much importance as it does now by the end of the month. You may have worked hard for your pot but feel like the goalposts of your target amount keep moving further away from you. Or you may be grasping your cash close to your chest in fear of losing what you have accumulated. You will come to learn that none of this actually truly matter. None of this materialism is a measure of your richness. True joy comes from within and the intangible experiences you have with people in your life.
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