Horoscope Quickies Aug’11
August 2011 Overview 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 1.
August is a good month for recreation of all kinds, dear Aries, although you may need to double-check schedules as not everything is likely to go by plan. As well, there can be some tensions rising on the home front. The urge to rebel against expectations is strong this month. Watch for impatience with others and a confrontational manner. Friends can demand your attention around the 13th, but they might be confusing or possibly even misleading. Past loves or people you have previously rejected or overlooked might be seen in a new light now.
You can experience much joy spending time with family this month, dear Taurus, although family vacations taken now may require flexibility and a back up plan. You might also heed speed limits and exercise more patience on the road. Career matters can be confusing around the 13th. The conflicting demands of family and work can grab your attention. Turning to the past in your love life is likely, as new relationships don’t seem to be moving forward very quickly. Reassessing past evaluations of people may figure strongly now.
With your ruler, Mercury, retrograde most of August, dear Gemini, you’d be wise to proactively handle matters revolving around communication and transportation, such as backing up and cleaning your computer, getting a car tune-up, and double-checking schedules. It’s a good month for fixing problems and getting organized. You may enjoy very lovely and possibly inspiring conversations with others. Love is enhanced by stronger communication. Watch for impulsive purchases this month, as well as conflicts over money or values with friends around the 9-12.
You can have quite a willful streak this month, dear Cancer! As independent as you’re feeling, you could attract resistance and face obstacles. Your best defense is to tone your manner down. Assert yourself when you’re truly certain that you deserve what you’re demanding so that you don’t come across as confrontational. August is a strong month for personal finances, however. While it’s not the best time for making a large purchase, it’s excellent for reviewing money matters. You might uncover a resource you never knew you had or find a lost valuable item.
All eyes are on you this month, dear Leo, and they like what they see! Your manner is especially gracious and charming now, although you can also be a tad aloof. Decision making takes time for you right now. You can be on the fence about a number of matters in August. Revisiting the past in a relationship may be in order, although confusing elements are likely. Career matters continue with strength. Your personality is shining and those in authority, as well as professional associates, are taking note.
August is a strong month for taking a break, dear Virgo, although travel may not be as straightforward as you’d hope. Other forms of retreat are just as welcome. As the month draws to a close, however, activity increases and so does your taste for it. You’ll have at least two admirers. Money matters are strong, especially around the 29-30. Deceptions may come to light around the 13th, particularly surrounding work. Friendships can at times be strained this month, and it can be difficult to find sincere support for your plans.
The desire for more independence in your career is strong this month, dear Libra, although not everyone is likely to be supportive. Trying to separate fact from fiction in your love life could put you on an emotional rollercoaster, especially from the 9-13. You could find that important people in your life are somewhat unreliable or unpredictable during this period, but be patient, because support comes readily and from a surprising source on the 29-30. Watch for misrepresentation around the 22-23. Be clear, upright, and straightforward in your dealings.
With so much attention channeled into career matters, worldly affairs, and the outside world this month, dear Scorpio, you’ll need to perform a balancing act with your domestic life, which demands special attention around the 13th. You have a lot on your plate this month, and could face both increased recognition and some stumbling blocks in your career. You may need to deal with temperamental co-workers or bosses. Watching what you say is important now. Pressures subside as the month progresses, even though you remain equally as active.
Work matters can be very strong this month, dear Sagittarius, especially in the last week of August. You might receive recognition or some other fruit of your labor. Love relationships and friendships can be on the temperamental side, however. This hasn’t the most reliable arena of your life recently. Arguments about money can figure, and there may be a misunderstanding surrounding just how serious a relationship is getting. Be particularly careful with money and intimate matters around the 9-12, when impulsive moves can bring negative consequences.
You might confront more opposition to your plans than usual this month, dear Capricorn. While you typically do very well in the face of adversity, this month, you could be feeling quite moody. Energy is stop and go. Impatience with a partner is possible this month, and issues of freedom, responsibilities, and attention to family are likely heated topics. Clearing the air may be necessary. Review of your budget, and especially of debt or shared resources, can be very fruitful in August. Energy returns towards month’s end, when you are more able to see the bigger picture.
You need to be more realistic in your expectations of others and of relationships this month, dear Aquarius. Revisiting past relationships and solving old relationship problems are on the agenda in August. Watch for impatience, especially on the job, while driving, and while dealing with transportation or communication mix-ups. Work matters can be very hectic this month, and you may need to deal with troublesome co-workers. You can be quite impatient with routine now, and if you can find a way to set your own pace, everyone will benefit. Physical exercise will be an excellent stress releaser.
More compromise in love is necessary this month, dear Pisces, but the tendency now is to come on strong and to rush things, which is not your typical style. Tame impatience as much as possible, as love needs time to unfold naturally. Circumstances signal the need for more rest mid-month, even though your instincts, and some snafus and mix-ups, pull you in the direction of work and putting more effort into daily routines. You might spend more money and time in August on “fun” things and leisure activities.