Astrology Forecast for August 2012

FOR EVERYONE—Resistance is futile. The creative among us are inventing new and better ways to put the pieces of our lives together, including the financial pieces. Their ideas are going to shake things up. And annoy the powers that be. We can ignore what they are doing, for awhile. Or, we can join them and share the benefits and the grief. Those who don’t are only delaying the inevitable, though. These disruptive little innovations are only the first ripples of a wave of revolutionary change.

LEO (July 22 – Aug. 21) People wrangling. Leo prefers room to maneuver. This month, they’ll only have wiggle room, and not much of that. People are stubborn about what they think they want. They will have to settle for something else, but they are in no mood to negotiate. Use your Leo super powers to create consensus around something nobody realizes they want, yet. In some cases, this might only be a willingness to continue looking. Keep long-term financial affairs simple and straightforward. Luck will flow from mysterious sources.

♍ VIRGO (Aug. 22 – Sept. 21) Double due diligence. People think they know what they want and won’t negotiate much. Things are changing fast, though, and not one of their firmly held preferences seems relevant to anything. The future depends on these milling masses forming into teams and moving in a realistic direction. Virgo’s ability to see details no one else can and to interpret invisible, rapidly shifting patterns is indispensable now. Still, even Virgos must be careful about what they choose to believe. Lady Luck will lend a hand.

♎ LIBRA (Sept. 22 – Oct. 21) Push. Libra is the sign of judgment as well as tact and diplomacy. Sometimes, Libra must make a decision and, well, use force instead of tact to implement it. You can do a great service by making judgment calls and ‘motivating’ others to go along. People are wasting precious time, rejecting good answers while they search pointlessly for perfect ones. You know intuitively what will work well enough. Make decisions. Give certain people a little shove in the right direction. Good things will happen.

♏ SCORPIO (Oct. 22 – Nov. 20) Vindication. Your long-term financial affairs will now settle into more stable, reassuring patterns. You can expect continued success in your efforts to change work habits and personal habits, too. You will also succeed in changing the way other people treat you at work or in any setting where negotiation is required. Scorpio has been impatient with the pace and direction of events. Both people and events will now start vindicating your opinions. You could find yourself in the midst of mysterious and glamorous happenings.

♐ SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 21 – Dec. 20) Outside the box. Challenges appear to be increasing rather than decreasing. It’s getting hard to make sense of tasks that should have been routine. People’s determination to find solutions is increasing too. But so are frustration levels as real solutions remain elusive. New, innovative ideas are emerging spontaneously among your friends, especially in financial areas. These ideas aren’t fully formed, yet, and many seem merely playful, even whimsical. Elaborating on these emerging ideas will bring progress where once there were only dead ends.

♑ CAPRICORN (Dec. 21 – Jan. 18) Forbear. A lot of things would go more smoothly for Capricorns and everyone else if Capricorns could find it in their hearts to take a step back. It is neither possible nor advisable to exert too much control, now. People are trying hard to find a way through current difficulties and they are improvising enthusiastically. Many are coming up with very promising new ideas. You need to give them time to experiment—they’ll take the time anyway—and let their promising ideas mature.

♒ AQUARIUS (Jan. 19 – Feb. 17)  Aquarius, Inc. I never thought Aquarians and finances mixed well. Until now. As you puzzle over your financial situation, others will take a serious interest in what you come up with. As others puzzle over their finances, many will come up with ideas you could’ve dreamed up. They’ll be willing to fight for these Aquarian notions, too. You may all end up butting heads with authority. If that happens, dial down the idealism. Needless confrontation could block acceptance of innovative and helpful new ideas.

PISCES (Feb. 18 – Mar. 19) Leverage. The focus for Pisces is work and income, now. Budgets are tightening. New opportunities are taking shape painfully slowly. Fortunately, both challenging and supportive influences are all working in your favor. Pisceans, more than other signs, can help overcome the objections of authority figures to new ideas, on the one hand, and reconcile friends and colleagues to existing limitations, on the other. You can take satisfaction in the knowledge that others can follow the trail you are blazing. Your home environment is supportive.

♈ ARIES (Mar. 20 – Apr. 18) Fair share. New patterns are emerging in your day-to-day financial affairs. They’ll let you manage your time, energy and other resources more effectively. You could run into resistance from those who benefited more under the old arrangements. Obvious ‘imbalances’ have crept in over the years, allowing certain parties to take more than their due. Friendly negotiations are possible. An appeal for fairness will bring good results. However, you might have to emphasize the facts of the matter more strongly than is generally considered polite.

♉ TAURUS (Apr. 19 – May 19) Seek clarity. Taureans can feel financial conditions in the world around them shifting irresistibly and irreversibly. Pressure is building: Significant change is now inevitable in your living and working situations. Recent months brought increased clarity about your personal financial situation. Your financial affairs are in good order, for now. To keep personal finances in sync with shifting economic trends, you need greater clarity. Decide who you really are and what you really want from life. Update your ideas about yourself before making final commitments.

♊ GEMINI (May 20 – June 19) Clearing. You will experience a surge of optimism and clarity. You will also be able to leave behind attitudes and other habits of mind that have been holding you back. All of this will help you profit from the new cycle of growth and prosperity that is beginning for you. But this isn’t just good luck for Gemini. You are remarkably well situated to help others find their way past the obstacles in their paths. A new purity of commitment among Geminis is contagious.

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♋ CANCER (June 20 – July 21) Quiet victories. Cancerians have experienced a quiet personal renewal—a growth in personal empowerment and a renewed sense of purpose. But old hang-ups were preventing you from showing the new you to the world. August will allow Cancerians to draw unhindered upon these new strengths. It’s happening just in time to help yourself and others break through some major barriers to the realization of important new opportunities. New insights gained from old friends and youngsters will help you re-imagine your goals for the future.