Astrology Forecast for August 2013

For All Sun Signs – The planets are supporting our efforts to build a new way of life. They will allow us lots of time and margin for error. This month, though, we need to strike a complicated balance. We feel driven to achieve certain goals. We are obsessed with certain ideals. Certain personal and moral obligations weigh on our conscience. Finally, we do need to be realistic. It’s worth taking the time to establish this balance. The success of our long-term efforts depends on getting it just right.

LEO (July 22 – Aug. 21) Every area of Leo’s life is at least a little chaotic. The inner commotion more than matches the outer disarray. You aren’t lacking for resources and we’re not talking about disaster, here. It’s more a question of making the financial and professional pieces fit together better. Outdated expectations and irrelevant ideas about yourself could be blocking a solution. Take advantage of supportive astrological conditions to figure it out. You’ll have the time you need. You don’t need to get it right the first time.

VIRGO (Aug. 22 – Sept. 21) Nothing is what it once was. Loyalties are shifting. Important relationships are growing tenuous. A rapidly evolving situation keeps shifting the financial goalposts. The future won’t come into focus. Don’t overestimate the risk. The underlying vibes are supportive. Keep your goals and your strategy flexible. This isn’t the best time for Virgo to make commitments. It’s OK to ride the currents for a while until things clarify. Don’t let flirtations distract you or interfere with important relationships. Take steps to keep relationship issues simple.

LIBRA (Sept. 22 – Oct. 21) All the irresistible forces that rearranged your life are becoming constructive and manageable. Though right now, they’re keeping things a little too fluid. It will be a while before things settle into new and stable patterns and that’s a good thing. Developments at home and at work could preoccupy you. Tight finances will keep you from making any bold moves for the foreseeable future anyway. The planets will have you thinking around in circles if you let them. Keep the issues clear and simple.

SCORPIO (Oct. 22 – Nov. 20) Scorpios are feeling subdued. Lowered energy levels mean they need to pick their battles carefully. They also need to let some old, burdensome commitments fall away. Issues at home and in the community are weighing on you, too. But your moral authority has seldom been higher. You enjoy greater leverage over important situations. And economic pressures have eased noticeably. Idealistic, well-meaning people are pressuring you to take their side on important community issues; however, these are matters you need to decide for yourself.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 21 – Dec. 20) Sagittarians are strongly independent thinkers. They rely heavily on reason but usually do take public opinion and intuition into account. Presently, despite reservations, you find yourself siding with public opinion on many issues, and intuitive insights tend the same way. Also, the level of excitement surrounding these issues makes it hard not to conform. A lot of people are feeling the same pressures. All the more reason for Sagittarius to listen to their conscience and heed the quiet of reason. Long-term finances are improving.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 21 – Jan. 18) It might seem that your influence–your ability to shake things up–has waned. People don’t resist outright, they just kind of flow around you, going their own way. People do accommodate your expectations, but in ways they don’t bother to share with you. This has been going on for a while. But things have changed. Beyond this point, and for several years to come, your success will depend on your ability to work with this new ‘system.’ Keep relationships in the community simple.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 19 – Feb. 17) Reinforcing your financial base and your support network, and participating more in your community means reaching out. Everything is done by loosely organized networks, now. Your goals could require endless negotiations. Don’t let financial arrangements get too complicated. Keep the bottom line uppermost in your mind. Aquarians will have an edge. All the issues revolve around things that come naturally to you. A beneficial influence is presently affecting your work situation; your well-being will depend increasingly on the alliances you are now forming.

PISCES (Feb. 18 – March 19) Pisceans are immersed in a vortex of change, working to make a complex series of changes add up to a better lifestyle. Despite the occasional hitch, the financial issues are working out well. Despite endless adjustments, your life goals are still on track. However, in recent years, physical, psychological and spiritual well-being have emerged as top priorities. Pay special attention this month to ensure that these priorities are respected. For the foreseeable future, Pisceans must take care to remain grounded and on task.

ARIES (March 20 – April 18) Aries has been working hard, often single-handedly, to strike a more agreeable balance between work and home responsibilities. Your emotional well-being is a driving issue. You’ve had to make decisions and take action unilaterally. In recent weeks, a new, benevolent influence has made itself felt, softening the conflicts between work and family responsibilities and bringing you much needed psychological support. It’s time to go back and make sure any unilateral decisions and actions square with the legitimate needs and expectations of family and friends.

TAURUS (April 19 – May 19) Taureans are feeling concern about how rough and unpredictable the process of change is becoming. It’s hard to know how, or if, your own hopes and dreams will fit into the future. On the upside, a new expanded network of family, neighbors and others in distant places is taking shape around you. For every pressure you feel, there is a countervailing, supportive force working on your behalf. Increasingly, your home will become a communications center from which you can communicate with your far flung support system.

GEMINI (May 20 – June 19) Generally speaking, Geminis are making the kind of complicated but wholesome financial changes that create a more sound economic foundation. Many of the needed adjustments will fall into place quite naturally or with only a little coaxing from yourself. You might have to stand up for those in your community, though. Their interests are being threatened and your good standing in the community is being undermined by the actions of those in authority. You’ll be happily surprised at how far a little ‘polite’ negotiation will get you.

CANCER (June 20 – July 21) Cancerians often see through facades. They usually don’t talk about what they see for fear of offending or upsetting others. A newfound inclination to share with others what they need to hear, though, will work in your favor. For every person who gets defensive, a half-dozen more will welcome what you say. They will appreciate your new tough-love policy. At work, in business or in your social life, many people will soon realize that your unexpected insights improve their well-being and reward you.