Horoscope Quickies Aug ’10
August 2010 Overview Horoscopes
The following are short overview horoscopes for an upcoming month, written by Annie Heese for Essential Magazine. For our detailed August monthly horoscopes, see Monthly Horoscopes from August 1.
Relationships are dynamic this month, dear Aries. The need for structure in a partnership becomes clear, especially around the 8th. The 9th brings exciting new energy for romance and creativity. Take advantage! Avoid shortcuts on the job, especially from the 20th, or you will definitely need to redo your work. Attraction to older or more mature partners is possible this month, as you reassess your relationship needs. Problems that have existed in a partnership come to light and need immediate attention. Partnerships can be on the competitive side, but you are likely to appreciate that matters are out in the open so that they can more easily find resolution. Career matters can be competitive as well, and you might feel a little stressed that you don’t have enough energy to tend to domestic concerns. A past love may step forward around the 20th, but save decision making for later. A secret is revealed or something hidden comes to light around the 24th.
Much of your attention is directed towards daily activities including work, fitness, and other routine matters this month, dear Taurus. There can be competitive energies on the job, but also opportunities to truly smooth over differences. Love opportunities could arise through work or even at the gym around the 20th, but there may be a reason for your hesitancy. Enjoy yourself, but save major decisions for later. While love matters are generally strong in August, they are likely to give pause for review at a later date. From the 20th, a lover could be giving off mixed signals, or a romance could appear to be at a standstill. In fact, it’s a good time to release any pressure you might have on your love life and step back to take a breather. Reassess matters and avoid a hectic pace. Home and family are also vying for your attention in August, and you happily tend to them, although work keeps you especially busy.
A love affair could become serious this month, dear Gemini. Perhaps there are ultimatums or the need to bring more definition to your love life. For some of you, children could do with improved schedules and discipline. Once that’s settled, you can especially enjoy spending time together. A creative project suddenly demands attention this month. You may be thinking of ways to make a business out of a hobby or creative pastime. August should be a highly creative, romantic, and playful month overall. The 20th could bring excitement in love, but also some hesitancy on your part. Your ruler, Mercury, turns retrograde at the same time, and you require more time to think things through than usual. Some problems on the home front need ironing out from the 20th forward. Domestic projects that you haven’t tended to diligently could begin to show flaws. Exciting career matters come to light on the 24th.
This is an especially lively month for home and family, dear Cancer. Competitive energies on the domestic scene are likely. Responsibilities come to light, and the need for reorganization as well as increased structure to your household becomes apparent. Happily, you are in the mood for straightening out matters on the home front, and it feels good to have the energy to pay more attention to this important area of your life. Family interactions can certainly benefit from more clarity. Job or status changes continue to loom, but a sense of peace this month gives you a breather. Some of you are taking work home with you, where you feel a little more comfortable. August 9th could bring financial opportunities. Circumstances are such that you need to take charge of money matters now. August is certainly a good month for creating a budget. Get your paperwork sorted out before the 20th, after which any corner-cutting you’ve taken may turn out to add rather than save time.
Making contact and getting in touch with others, learning, and teaching are all especially important matters to you this month, dear Leo. You’re more communicative than usual, enjoying sharing your ideas and catching up with friends. You are interested in improving your skills and expanding your mind. Contact with others can help jumpstart your creativity this month. Some of you could meet a new love interest while taking part in classes, group discussions, communicating online, and other forms of networking. Money requires extra attention from the 20th. Avoid taking shortcuts with your finances after this date. Go over everything carefully before making large purchases and other important financial decisions. Waiting for a later date might be best, because you could find that the urge to splurge passes. The 9th brings fresh energy and a go-ahead for personal projects. It’s your New Moon, and it’s time to bring on a whole new and fresh attitude. Others are taking note, not only of your sunny personality, but particularly of your ideas.
August is a strong period for reviewing the past year and aiming to put the past behind you, dear Virgo. It’s not the time for major decision making or goal setting, but good for ridding yourself of problems that have been weighing you down. Pay attention to your intuition and even your dreams. Next month, you can make a new start. Financial matters are of concern in August, but money is coming in and going out in perhaps equal quantity. As such, although there are ups and downs, you end the month on even ground. You’re able to come up with some especially creative money-making ideas this month. While it’s not the right time to throw yourself into a new project, you might want to formulate initial plans. From the 20th and until September 12th, your ruler, Mercury, is retrograde. This points to a period of natural withdrawal on some level. It’s a good time to take in rather than push forward with new plans. The 24th brings a partnership matter to light. Pay special attention to what a partner or close friend has to say.
August is a month of much social activity for you, dear Libra. You are especially charming and a partner is absolutely in your corner. The 20th brings particularly good energy for love. Although there is a competitive feel to your relationships, this only serves to energize you and to keep love stimulating. New responsibilities are coming to light and you are ready to take charge. In fact, you are especially assertive this month, but at the same time, blessed with the ability to go after what you want without ruffling anyone’s feathers. You have just the right combination of natural charm and confidence this month that others can’t help but take notice. While the month promises to be pleasurable in many ways, Saturn is solidly back in your sign, reminding you of your responsibilities and the need to structure your life. Do whatever you can to straighten out your life and discipline yourself. Avoiding responsibilities and cutting corners will not serve you well. Work or health matters that have been brewing come to light around the 24th.
While career matters are very busy and dynamic this month, dear Scorpio, your personal life is also rich. A private romance is possible, or an awakening of feelings about a past relationship occurs this month. Perhaps you become aware of a past responsibility that you now want to fulfill. You are taking charge on the job, and while changes in duties and responsibilities are still looming, you are feeling good about your position. Work is competitive, but you might find that it’s more stimulating this way and pushing you to work more creatively. Power games are no fun, however, and these should be avoided as much as possible. Be especially mindful of your communications with friends and groups this month, as something said (or not said) could come back to haunt you after the 20th. From the 23rd forward, there is more focus on your social life and less on responsibilities and work. The 24th brings great creative energy, as well as the possibility of a blooming romance.
Competitive energies with associates and friends are likely in August, dear Sagittarius. These can be pleasant or disconcerting, sometimes both at once, but certainly stimulating. Friends are likely to turn to you for advice, and you could easily find yourself in the middle! Some of you might begin a new love relationship through a friend or networking efforts. Financial matters, particularly money earned from business, can be tense for the time being, although changes taking place now are likely to bring you to a much better place at a later date. Until the 23rd, you are feeling especially adventurous and philosophical. An energy boost has you thinking of breaking the routine and expanding your experiences. You’re in a mostly cheerful mood and it’s easy to find like-minded people to share it with. From the 23rd, career matters and responsibilities come into focus. If you’ve cut any corners in work projects recently, these will probably come back for review and redoing. The 24th can bring family and home matters to your attention.
With all of the attention you are pouring into career, family, and personal matters, dear Capricorn, you could feel that a partnership is wanting. However, while you can’t ignore your close relationships, your attention to career is especially important right now. New responsibilities and challenges come your way and you need to be on top of your game. Luckily, you are enjoying the limelight and finding that others are seeing you in a most positive, responsible, and competent light. The need to discipline yourself and structure your time on a professional level becomes apparent. Some of you could meet a love interest through business this month. Travel and educational plans might change unexpectedly after the 20th. Pay attention to details instead of rushing through instructions, applications, and other plans. In some cases, rethinking your plans might be in order. A flurry of activity around the 24th is likely, which could find you running around on errands. Try not to stress out and instead get everything back to order one step at a time.
It’s not the strongest month for decision making, dear Aquarius. You might be leaving it up to a partner or good friend to take the lead for the time being. It’s a time for rethinking and reviewing rather than moving forward with new plans and initiatives. Letting others take the spotlight seems to be your best bet. Your ruler, Uranus, is retrograding back into Pisces this month, and while symbolically this might point to a feeling of backtracking, it’s more likely that you are looking back for the time being, rather than pushing forward. Exciting changes are on the horizon, and this is a good period for tidying up and getting in touch with what you truly want from your life. However, your personal magnetism is strong this month and others are very cooperative. If you’re interested, you’ll find that it’s easy to attract others to you, particularly with your unique opinions and personal philosophy. The urge to expand your mind through education or possibly travel is strong, and opportunities to do so seem to be falling into your lap now. Finances require special handling in the last week of the month.
For most of August, dear Pisces, the focus seems to be on other important people in your life. Your work assumes more importance and keeps you busy. The 9th brings excellent energy for starting fresh on the job. Whether it’s about added responsibilities, a promotion, or simply a new take-charge attitude, now is the time to prove your worth. Financial matters can be a little stressful this month. Some of you could be feeling a pinch, particularly with a partner’s income or other non-income sources of money. There may be some power plays to deal with, especially around the 3rd, 16th, and 21st. Your passions run high, particularly around the 20th, when many of you enjoy a profound connection and deepening of ties with a special someone. After this date, some reticence in a partner could leave you feeling a little confused. A Full Moon in your sign occurs on the 24th, and emotions run high. A personal revelation can occur–something that has been brewing for some time and that finds expression now.