August 31 Birthday Horoscope
If Today is Your Birthday: August 31
The Year Ahead
Forecast for August 2008 to August 2009
The New Moon in your Solar Return chart suggests that you will instinctively begin a new phase of your life this year. A decisively new direction has come about in your life. This can be an emotionally stimulating time in which you feel the urge to initiate and project, even if you are not quite clear about what you are projecting. Much of the energy in your life can have a magical quality to it as things are just automatically going in a certain direction. It is important to be intuitive at this time and allow the natural course to show you the way to the next step. Surprises (mostly very pleasant) pepper your year. New beginnings are in order, and you are bound to feel some level of excitement as the year unfolds.
In your Solar Return chart this year, Mercury is conjunct Venus, and both are in hard aspect to Pluto. This combination suggests a powerful creative urge this year. You are especially interested in art, music, and literature that is deep and moving. You have a lot of creative talent that can be expressed through many different media. You have the ability to make things that are both functional and beautiful.
In your social life, you are attempting to transcend the ordinary, which can be intense, but the extreme passions this combination arouses can also express themselves in jealousies and possessiveness. Something tiny can trigger all sorts of buried emotions, and this can be very revealing! If you find yourself dredging up old hurts, examine the emotional “slush” you’ve been carrying around with you. Avoid taking it out on your partner or on yourself. You might also make a large purchase or payment that necessitates changes in your spending habits.
While the past year may have been confusing or transitional in nature, a new sense of purpose is likely to become clear this year. It may be that you have been over-thinking and over-analyzing your life, and moving out of that habit can be quite freeing. Saturn has passed its conjunction to your Sun now, and the tendency to be hard on yourself is lifting.
The Sun trine Jupiter in your Return chart reiterates this theme of a stronger feeling of freedom and movement. You are more aware of moral issues, and have a stronger than usual desire to improve and learn this year. This is a fortunate aspect that implies optimism and confidence are with you, and you are able to attract fortunate circumstances into your life as a result. Problems are easier to resolve this year. Your social life will likely increase and bring you in contact with more influential, powerful, or simply happy and helpful people. Travel opportunities are likely. It is not uncommon to marry, have children, graduate college, increase income, do freelance work, get a promotion, publish a book, or receive public recognition under this influence. Matters related to universities, higher education, organized religion, publishing, legal affairs, and foreign interests proceed smoothly. This is an excellent year in which to seek advanced training or to further your education. Sun/Jupiter aspects often correlate with ceremonies that formally acknowledge past achievements. You are likely to enjoy good humor, optimism, and a larger perspective on matters that keeps you from getting lost in details or overly frustrated by everyday stresses and strains.
Jupiter harmonizes with Saturn at the time of your birthday this year, suggesting a period of constructive accomplishment ahead. In general, you are practical, realistic, and your judgment is especially sound–and you derive much satisfaction from practical accomplishment. The key to harnessing this wonderful energy is to identify and find pleasure in the simple things that make you happy. A nice balance between optimism and practicality is with you this year.
You are filled with a sense of purpose this year–you are turning over a new leaf! Figuring strongly this year are new developments in–and new attitudes towards–love matters, finances, and social relationships. Your creative and love urges are powerful indeed. Willfulness could be your downfall, however, if you succumb to these feelings. New friendships, or new spins on established connections, are in your forecast. More confidence and verve are with you.
2008 is 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 not as frequently formed in a Four personal year than they are in other years. Advice – get yourself organized, work to build your resources, keep busy.
2009 will be a Number Five year for you. Ruled by Mercury. This is a year of exploration and freedom. It’s a time when exploration and reaching out to others brings opportunities. It’s a good time to advertise and sell. Surprises are in store, and the routine is broken. This is a year when exciting relationships can be formed, or, if you are already in a partnership, new life is breathed into the relationship. Advice – explore, look for adventure, keep your eyes open for opportunities, mingle.
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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.