Horoscopes for August 2008

For Everyone ~ Get your mind outside of the box.  This month’s aspects seem designed to make us think long and deeply and in new ways about our situation, even as that situation grows more worrisome.  The pace of change will accelerate, but the planets won’t support immediate action.  On the upside, events will remove many obstacles to progress along with some attractive but unrealistic options.  The planets will all but force us to get our minds out of familiar grooves.  We might find ourselves depending more than ever on intuition and the insight of visionary thinkers for guidance.

Aries ~ Have faith in others.  Everyone close to you needs your support, and lots of it.  These personal and family situations are too stubborn and complicated for quick resolution.  A lot of people’s hands are tied and much of what needs doing is just going to take time. Forces beyond anyone’s control will soon bring more changes.  Avoid impulsive action yourself and discourage it in others.  Optimism about the long-term benefits of all this are justified, though.  Earnest, constructive discussions with those involved will yield better answers than you think.

Taurus ~ Don’t rush the future.  Impatience with the pace of progress will only lead to frustration.  Impulsive actions by you or others won’t help, either.  Big changes that no one can control or clearly foresee are in the works.  These changes will dramatically affect your plans for the future.  As the changes become apparent, you will probably want to rethink everything.  Many of the changes will go into effect slowly, however, and many will be surprisingly beneficial. With patience and discipline, you can make it all work out in your favor.

Gemini ~ Take the reins.  Events are causing financial concern and distress all around you.  However, you are experiencing a kind of financial anti-gravity.  Many things that typically pull finances down are either not affecting you or are improving your financial prospects.  Many other sudden, unforeseen changes will benefit you, also. With a little fancy footwork, you should come out of this much better than you went in.  You have a surprising degree of control in fast changing and confusing circumstances.  Use this influence, but be sure to use it wisely.

Cancer ~ Mix intuition and objectivity.  Many things will change forever in August.  Change will be especially noticeable in financial areas.  Many of the changes will benefit you, though, and efforts to reorganize your finances will bear fruit.  Still, a lot of stuff will stay up in the air and events could leave you dangling and a bit disoriented.  Serious long-term benefits will flow if you work closely with partners.  Be objective, but use your famous intuition.  Reason and evidence isn’t enough these days.  Don’t fret on-the-job power plays.  

Leo ~ Keep communication lines open.  Events affecting people in key areas of your life could jolt you out of old patterns.  There will be significant, long-term changes.  Many will come as a complete surprise.  However, when the smoke clears, there will be plenty of time to think about how to deal with it all.  Positive financial developments will help sustain you through the transition, also.  Your control over events will vary considerably from week to week.  It would be wise to maintain good communications between yourself and other affected people.

~ Steady as she goes.  You might find yourself wondering what the excitement is about.  Others will be scurrying to deal with developments that affect you only tangentially.  At the same time, you will benefit more directly, more immediately and more concretely than others from the month’s positive developments.  While others cope with stressful changes, you can just stay on course. The biggest changes will likely be felt on the job.These will bring welcome improvements in your work/life balance.   Enlightening personal realizations will help you shed old hang ups.  

Libra ~ A bit more imagination, please.  Many things are changing rapidly and no trends are apparent.  There isn’t much reliable information.  And you certainly don’t have the money to hedge every single one of your bets.  The fact that so many people are depending on you doesn’t make it easier.   But you must prepare to move in a new direction, soon.  To pick that direction, you will need to use intuition, inspiration, faith, fuzzy logic, and outright guesswork.  Fortunately, your luck is running high and it favors imaginative problem solving approaches.  

Scorpio ~ Get ready for a seismic shift toward something simpler and better.  You might feel that things are still too complicated, your life too cluttered with lingering issues in many important areas.  August will not bring a giant leap forward.  However, the events of August will settle many leftover issues, freeing you to think more clearly about the future.  The suddenness and thoroughness of some of the changes might startle you a bit.  Money managers, bankers, financial administrators and others will be surprisingly helpful as you adjust to the new reality.

Sagittarius ~ Don’t sweat the old stuff.  Unforeseen events could have worrisome implications.  However, partners and authority figures will show ingenuity and generosity as they help you successfully work through any difficulties created by events.  Unexpected developments will also simplify relations with people at a distance and with people closer to home.  The changes will help you achieve greater harmony with all concerned and bring you greater personal satisfaction. You may feel blocked and quite irritated as irresponsible people raise old and bothersome issues. In most cases, you can safely ignore them.

Capricorn ~ Be patient and confident.  Your frustration with family or associates who live and work at a distance from you might peak this month.  Their behavior is affecting your job situation and your financial interests.  Despite the complexity of the situation and its seeming urgency, there will be time to work things out.  Proceed slowly but confidently.  You hold the key to a successful resolution.  Don’t be surprised if unexpected events simplify the situation and create a pathway where none existed.  A time of personal growth and financial expansion lies ahead.

Aquarius ~ Personal transformation. Your inspirational and motivational engines will be working overtime this month.  You are also due for some surprising and beneficial personal realizations. Relationships that have become a burden will fall away.  A new, more more impressive and effective you will emerge.  But you will need to take it easy.  Slow progress on many issues could cause nervous strain.  Also, you will be a bit vulnerable, the way a butterfly is when it emerges from its cocoon. It’s best to rest and let things unfold at their own pace.

Pisces ~ Draw on your inner resources.  Inwardly, this will be a dynamic, rewarding month.  Outwardly, things could be frustrating.  Work issues still won’t mesh with family and relationship issues.  Don’t respond impulsively to delays and frustrations. You can make real progress through patient negotiation.  Your social and community standing are due for a major upgrade.  This advancement will put work, family and social issues in a new light.  You can also use recent realizations about yourself to reshape your life goals appropriately

 Schedule some downtime.  The excitement could take a toll.