August 2008 Short Horoscopes
The following are short overview horoscopes for an upcoming month, written by Annie for Essential Magazine. For our detailed August monthly horoscopes, see Monthly Horoscopes from August 1st.
Dear Aries, eclipses in August highlight friendships, romance, and children. These are big themes in your life this month and in months to come. New beginnings are in store, whether this means a fresh start in existing relationships or new ones altogether! Even with all of this romantic and social excitement, you manage to get a whole lot of work done. From the 19th, fireworks in a partnership are in store, and you’ll be busy balancing your own needs with those of a significant other. Watch for tensions the 5-6 and 17th.
Eclipses in August highlight family and career for you, dear Taurus. You’re required to do a balancing act, and something big is in the works! Romance is strong from the 5th. In fact, your charm is very strong this month. Romance heats up on the 13th. The Lunar Eclipse on the 16th sparks some confusion and highlights your dreams and ideals regarding your career. Give yourself time to digest everything before jumping to make a move. Increased energy for health routines and work is with you from the 19th.
An extremely busy month is in store for you, dear Gemini. You are expanding your horizons in August, either through contact with people from an entirely different background than yours, travel, or higher learning. Your home life is active and demanding, and it would be wise to channel some of this energy into work in and around the home. Getting serious about structuring your domestic life figures mid-month. From the 19th, new adventures are in store, as you find ways to satisfy a burning itch for excitement and recreation.
Eclipses in August set up a strong theme surrounding money, sharing, and intimacy for you, dear Cancer. Getting your finances on track will be necessary. Relationships with siblings and acquaintances are very strong in August. Connections and re-connections are made, and a love opportunity through communications arises on the 13th. The Lunar Eclipse on the 16th puts your dreams and ideals about intimacy into focus, but could also bring the flaws in this area of your life to light. Intimate matters could be touchy just now. An income boost is likely on the 20-21.
A power month is in store, if you use the energies of the Solar Eclipse in your own sign wisely, dear Leo. You feel a great need to push your personal interests and projects forward, and this is a strong time to do so. However, mid-month, a partner could take issue with your displays of independence. The exact problem may be unclear at first. You’re bound to receive gifts and happy financial news in August particularly from the 16-17. Grab opportunities on the 20-21, when you’re on top of your game.
Your personal appeal and magnetism soar from the second week of the month, dear Virgo. August is a month when gifts and rewards come to you, as well as opportunities to expand your horizon through travel, a broadening of your “audience” if you have one, or higher studies. Career offers could also arrive now, and the 16-17 is a particularly auspicious period for such matters. Increased financial activity occurs in the second half of August, whether this means a stronger drive to make money and/or more opportunities to do so.
New friendships and group associations are likely to come about in August, dear Libra. Alternatively, new discoveries about your current friendships enliven your month. Around the 16th, emotional issues surrounding creative projects, romance, or children captures your attention, but wait things out before jumping to any conclusions. Fiery Mars enters your sign on the 19th and serves to quicken the pace of your life considerably. You’ll experience increased energy and a stronger ability to assert yourself. A partner is in your corner and fulfilling your needs in the second half of August.
Eclipses this month necessitate changes in your profession and domestic life, dear Scorpio. Now and in the next few months, finding a balance between your public life and your private life is necessary. Some of you may need to make some critical decisions and choices regarding career and family goals. Professional matters speed up in the first week of August. Family and domestic matters demand attention mid-month. From the 19th, working behind the scenes figures strongly. A golden opportunity presents itself around the 20-21, and relates again to career.
Educational goals, travel, and contact with people from an entirely different background than yours are big themes in August for you, dear Sagittarius. This month, you are learning about your need for self-expression through adventuresome activities, but a scurry of activity involving short trips, paperwork, and errands mid-month can prevent you from getting away from it all. Responsibilities on the job increase around the 13th. Romantic opportunities are strong on the 16-17. In the second half of the month, love can be found in group activities or through friends.
Eclipses in August promise a busy and sometimes hectic month, dear Capricorn. Money, insurance, taxes, and possessions are important topics for you now. A small crisis or emotional matter surrounding money and possessions occurs mid-month, alerting you to the need for organizing your finances. However, it’s not a good time for making serious decisions or for making large purchases. Wait until September for these matters. Love and work opportunities appear on the 13-17. You’re easily attracting who and what you want. You receive recognition and an ego boost on the 28-30.
Eclipses this month affect you and a partner directly, dear Aquarius, making for a busy and meaningful month. Much chatter between you and a significant other, or about close relationships, occurs in the first weeks of the month. Expect to experience an emotional time around the 16th, when a Lunar Eclipse occurs in your sign, but remember that you don’t have all the facts before you fly off the handle! In the next few months, expect changes or new beginnings in close partnerships. Increased energy and initiative is with you after the 19th.
New beginnings on the job front feature in August, dear Pisces. Health and fitness matters are prominent this month, as you develop new strategies to organize your life and structure your routines. Lots of chatter surrounding work goals and routines figure, and taking some time to get perspective and avoid stress is wise. This is especially necessary mid-month, when emotions are running high and flaws in existing systems are glaringly obvious. Loving relations with a partner help to alleviate tension. A partner could get a raise after the 19th.
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