August 12 Birthday Horoscope
If Today is Your Birthday: August 12
The Year Ahead
Forecast for August 2008 to August 2009
The Sun conjuncts the South Node in your Solar Return chart, indicating that you are likely to be dealing with karma in your personal relationships, especially those with men, in the year ahead. You may be feeling hesitant about pursuing your goals or “taking” what you want from life. Relationships always mirror our own inner conflicts, but this year, you are bound to find particular meaning in your relationship dynamics in terms of your own life path.
Neptune opposes the Sun in your Solar Return chart, and you could struggle, at times, with your ideals and reality. Some confusion about where you are headed in life is also possible. A noncommittal attitude in your personal life could leave people in your life feeling frustrated with you as you attempt to find yourself. The Sun also forms a creative aspect with Jupiter, and some form of recognition for your work or for past good deeds may be forthcoming this year. Fortunate circumstances arise from a positive attitude as well as sincere self-expression.
Mercury conjunct Saturn and in harmonious contact to Pluto indicates that you can bring great discipline and meaning to mental work of any kind. This is a time when dedication and commitment to your goals runs high. As far as mental output goes, you are more productive in a reliable and consistent way. You derive satisfaction from a job well done, especially if you can readily attach meaning to it. You are likely to enjoy dramatically increased powers of concentration. This is an excellent year in which to cultivate patience as well as to weed out the unnecessary in order to focus on what really matters. You may be more deliberate in how you approach communicating with others, choosing your words more carefully and successfully. Improved communications is the end result, and you might be surprised at how this can improve your success in general. Bonds with important younger people in your life may be strengthened, as they tend to respect you more. Advances in intellectual and mental pursuits are likely, as you make steady progress that has long-lasting results. Increased insight, psychological understanding and awareness, and focused attention are featured. You are inclined to do a lot of digging, researching, analyzing, investigating, and getting to the bottom of things. Increased psychological awareness of yourself and others can benefit you greatly, and employing strategy in your decision making processes is easier than usual this year.
Mars opposes Uranus and squares Pluto, and this can be a year when bursts of restlessness, rebellion, and impatience figure prominently. You have a tendency to take risks and to act on sudden impulses without considering consequences. You assert your will and individuality powerfully, and you are ready to fight for freedom! There may be changes in work schedules, or life’s circumstances could challenge you in such a way that you need to change your goals or actions. This can also be a time when you tend to resist others and challenge them if they are trying to hold you back. Energy fluctuates this year. Channeled positively, you could move mountains when it comes to pushing your projects ahead. If mishandled, however, you could be argumentative, stressed, and hell-bent on having your way! Anger can erupt seemingly from nowhere. Avoid taking extreme measures to make things happen your way, and avoid people who might be doing same. Deliberately trying to maneuver things in order to get the upper hand will be a lesson in frustration. If you aren’t too rash or impulsive, you might be able to free yourself from restrictive circumstances. You could also have more courage than usual to do things that break the routine, and confrontations engaged in this year could clear the air and help you to move forward.
With Venus conjunct Saturn, relationships are stabilized and steady, although an air of formality is brought to personal and social relationships. A new sense of realism in existing partnerships comes this year. A sense of duty may lead you to sacrifice a personal pleasure for a cause or for a loved one; thus there could be times when you have to abstain from personal gratification for the time being. Financial discipline, realism, and maturity are possible during this period of your life. You are more conservative when it comes to spending, whether this is because circumstances are such that you need to penny pinch, or you are simply more realistic about your finances. Problems in personal relationships that have been swept under the carpet may surface now, and you are ready to face them. Dissatisfaction with loved ones becomes more glaring. Support from older people or authority figures may come by way of solid advice or tangible help. Renewed ties to old friends are possible, or you could enjoy a new sense of responsibility in existing friendships.
Love matters, finances, and social relationships have a more serious quality to them this year, and you are called upon to accept more responsibility in these areas of your life. Reviewing connections in terms of whether they contribute to your personal growth figures prominently. You are bound to make serious headway in your studies or other mental pursuits. Impatience or willfulness could be a downfall, however, if you succumb to it.
2008 is a Number Three year for you. Ruled by Jupiter. This is a year of sociability. It is a friendly time, during which it is especially easy to enjoy life and other people. Focus is on personal freedom, reaching out to others, making new friends, and exploration. You are more enthusiastic and ready for adventure. It is likely to be a rather lighthearted year, when opportunities for “play” time are greater than usual. It’s also a good year for expressing your creativity. Advice – reach out, but avoid scattering your energies.
2009 will be a Number Four year for you. Ruled by Uranus. This is a year of work and development. It’s “nose to the grindstone” time. It’s a time to deal with practical matters, and it’s not a time to be lazy or especially gregarious. Sometimes, it can be a year that feels hard, monotonous and routine, and/or lonely. Positive new relationships are generally not formed in a Four personal year. Advice – get yourself organized, work to build your resources, keep busy.
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These interpretations are partially based on the Solar Return chart in astrology. Of course, the Solar Return chart is most accurate, personalized, and descriptive, when the birth time and place (in addition to the birth date) are known.
The individual birthday forecast above is written by astrologer Annie and is copyright CafeAstrology.com.