August 18 Birthday Horoscope
If Today is Your Birthday: August 18
The Year Ahead
Forecast for August 2009 to August 2010
Venus harmonizes with Mercury in your Solar Return chart, adding charm to the way you present your ideas this year, certainly helping to smooth over differences in your personal relationships. This influence also helps you to express yourself more creatively, and can bring mentally stimulating friendships into your life. The lines of communication are open in personal relationships, and you’re bound to enjoy exchanging ideas with friends and romantic partners this year.
Self-confidence and action are highlighted in the year ahead, with the Sun sextile Mars in your Solar Return. Your desire nature is strong, and increased physical activity, including sexual, is likely. Independent work is favored. Competitive activities may also thrive this year. Mars trine Jupiter brings increased understanding of others’ ideals, as well as a strong enterprising spirit, to the year. Your faith in your ability to produce and to win takes you places you perhaps never imagined. You are able to see the “big picture”, which helps you to plan effectively. The energies of this influence favor negotiations, deals, legal matters, reasonable speculation, and travel. This aspect also favors positive outcomes in competitive activities, including sports and business, for example.
However, with Mars square Saturn and Uranus, some ups and downs in the year ahead are likely due to your plans and efforts meeting with resistance. At times, circumstances seem to block your efforts to assert yourself, and you might feel like more effort than usual is required to complete tasks, which could lead to some frustration. Patience is necessary because progress may not always be steady, and energy can be stop and go. This influence sometimes points to problems with generation gaps, increased responsibilities from older people or authority figures, or blockages experienced with authority figures. This can also be a time when you tend to resist others and challenge them if they are trying to hold you back. 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.
Inflated expectations that can interfere with your mood, producing highs and lows, may be something you’ll be dealing with this year. The trick is to use this energy for creative envisioning and problem-solving. The desire to expand your experiences and faith, and widen your mind, is great. You are hungry for a more idealistic life, and more willing to make personal sacrifices in order to achieve it. Some disappointment, restlessness, and faulty thinking should be watched for. Routine seems to be particularly unsatisfying now. This is a time when you can easily take a detour from a practical path. It can also be a time when you are disillusioned by something (or someone). You might also find that you are easily led astray. An important culmination in work or other projects is likely to occur this year. It’s time to assess matters, or redefine how you’re going to go forward. You might find others are appreciating your efforts and enjoy the recognition. Spiritual inspiration is a potential, and there is much to learn about yourself, your dreams and ideals, and others this year. You become bored quickly by simple routines and mundane tasks, instead favoring more exotic and far-reaching goals. You succeed in areas that require imagination or a far-reaching vision. If you can devise a clear and practical plan, and focus sufficiently to help ground your visions, you can indeed achieve them.
Mercury conjunct Saturn sometimes suggests a need for solitude when you work, or a year in which you often retreat to work on specific tasks on your own. You might be required to travel for business purposes. It can also indicate that young people in your life are more mature or serious in their approach to life. Thinking in realistic and practical terms is your best bet, and the need for tangible results for your efforts is strong. However, Mercury is also square Mars and opposite Uranus, and your thinking (as well as speech) can run ahead of yourself at times! This can translate to having too many ideas to implement, or expressing yourself too hastily. Outside interferences with your projects is another possibility. It will be necessary to ground yourself from time to time, and make certain that your goals are realistic and doable.
As well, romantic and social relationships, and possibly finances, are likely to stabilize this year with Venus sextile Saturn in your Solar Return chart. You may solidify a romantic relationship under this influence, or become involved with a mature partner. Circumstances may be such that you need to handle money more carefully this year, or this may simply come naturally to you now.
Jupiter conjunct Chiron and Neptune in your Solar Return chart suggests that idealistic and humanitarian goals or impulses have more significance in your life this year. You may experience an increased need for greater understanding, wisdom, and awareness, as well as increased interest in the healing arts and holistic health this year. It may be a time during which you reconsider or revamp your personal belief system. Everyday, ordinary life may not always satisfy, as you hunger for a more idealistic life.
You are likely to enjoy many opportunities to learn about yourself and your relationship needs, as well as to expand your horizons, through contact with others. New and mentally stimulating friendships are in your forecast. Strengthening existing ties also figures strongly. An enterprising spirit is with you, although a few reality tests are likely. If you can focus your attention on more important or productive endeavors instead of pushing projects that are meeting with resistance, you will be able to accomplish much.
2009 is a Number One year for you. Ruled by the Sun. This is a year of action. The seeds you plant now, you will reap later. Others might find you less sociable, as you are busier than ever and you focus on your activities and your needs. Still, you are outgoing and your initiative is stronger than ever. Advice – Stand alone, take action, start fresh, express independence.
2010 will be a Number Two year for you. Ruled by the Moon. This is a year of potential companionship. It is a quiet, gentle, and mostly harmonious year that is less active than other years. Instead, you are more responsive to the needs of others. If you are patient and open yourself up in a gentle manner, you will attract both things and people. This is an excellent year in which to build and develop for the future. Advice – be patient, be receptive, enjoy the peace, collect.
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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.