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HoroscopeYOUR MONTHLY HOROSCOPE FOR AUGUST

Hooray! August is here and the holidays have begun. Whether you are planning a vacation somewhere near home or planning a trip to exotic faraway places, this month the travel planets, Mercury and Jupiter are happy to give a helping hand. Mercury, planet of short journeys, goes direct on the 2nd and Jupiter, planet of long journeys, goes direct on the 11th – it’s time to get up and get going!

BUT WHERE TO?

The fire signs love warm and bright places: Aries likes sandy beaches or hilly ground, Leo likes country house hotels and villas with great vistas, Sagittarius likes photo shoot safaris with plenty of big beasts to see.

The earth signs appreciate comfort and shady places with good views: Taurus likes meadows and sunlit forests, Virgo likes historic houses and castles crafted with beauty over centuries, Capricorn likes log cabins, and maps to explore the surrounding territory.

The air signs need room to breathe and move freely: Gemini likes open spaces where families can gather and get together to socialise and play, Libra likes to be high up looking out over good hawking and hunting ground, Aquarius loves waterfalls in rocky places, fountains, and water conduits through quarried ground.

The water signs are drawn to coastal, lake or lagoon locations: Cancer loves the sea and enjoys cruises, Scorpio likes irrigated gardens, orchards and vineyards with secrets to be discovered, Pisces likes watery places with bird and sea life, and unusual secluded holiday homes like a converted water mills.

So, include these elements in your holiday plans and enjoy your big vacation of the year even more.

Leo
July 23 – August 22

Happy birthday, Leo! This is the perfect time of year for you when you feel at your brightest and best. The summer buzz is perfect for meeting up with friends and spending some time in favourite places relaxing and just enjoying the company!

Life

Between the new moon in Leo on the 1st and the new moon in Virgo on the 30th, life will seem like one long holiday in August. Teaming up with a friend who is known for their energy and inspiration will bring you personal benefits in the last week but watch your spending and you will be pleasantly surprised, money wise, by the time of the new moon on the 30th.

 

Relationships

Whether you’re on holiday or at home, expect a lovely romantic time when Venus and Jupiter join up spectacularly on the 8th. You’ll feel loved and adored in the last week when your beloved other tells you how truly precious you are.

Health

You may have been thinking about a favourite quiet location that you’ve enjoyed visiting in the past and would like to escape to, again. Start making enquiries about arrangements after Mercury goes direct on the 2nd and you are likely to find yourself there after Jupiter goes direct on the 11th and Mercury moves into your sign. A short break like this will boost your energies and set you up for the rest of the month!

 

Children

You like to make sure that your children have the very best in life so you will be busy planning that big special holiday for them, if you haven’t already been thinking about it, when the school holidays began in July. From the 11th, when Jupiter the planet of plenty, goes direct in your area of children, your plans for them really take off in a big way with a special trip around the 21st that is great fun for you all.

Virgo
Aug 23 – Sep 22

It can be difficult for you to actually stop being helpful and find some quiet time for yourself but August is just the month when you can actually do this so retreat into your garden with that favourite book and let the world pass by for a while!

Life

Your ruler Mercury goes direct in Cancer on the 2nd so, if you have been unable to pursue that goal or special wish that you have been thinking about, matters will start moving forward, now. Someone in the family may be planning a birthday surprise for you – look out for clues in the last week.

 

Relationships

You are the sign that shows how much you care through the practical things that you do for the one you care about. When Venus and Mars join together in your sign on the 24th your caring actions will be lovingly welcomed drawing you both emotionally closer.

 

Health

Mars moves into your sign on the 18th and you feel charged up and ready to cope with everything from family arrangements to travelling with friends. Just check your arrangements around the time of the full moon on the 16th and be philosophical about any changes of plan, especially where long distances are concerned. You can exhaust yourself trying to keep things perfect in the face of a challenging surprise but give it a day or two and you’ll see there was nothing to worry about.

 

Children

As a Virgo mum, you like to plan outings and vacations that teach your children about life in a hands-on way. Trips to zoos, and vacations in unusual country settings where they can learn new things about nature will keep you all happy. A holiday on or near a farm would certainly fit the bill!

Libra
Sep 23 – Oct 22

You have a natural sense of beauty and harmony, Libra, and the colours of August that are all around, now, bring a great sense of peace to your spirit. It’s the perfect magical time for sharing your happiness and contentment with those you love.

Life

Whether you are at home or on vacation there’s a strong emphasis on joining with others to reach a shared goal. A friend will appreciate your ideas and plans and give help and support so that, after the full moon on the 16th, you can achieve them.

 

Relationships

As a Libran, life, to you, is a journey that you make with the person who is your soul mate in life. This month should bring you a comforting feeling that this is what life is all about now. Around the time of the full moon on the 16th there may be a disagreement about a goal that’s important to you but a calm and objective discussion led by you in the third week will put everything to rights.

 

Health

You just need a little bit of peace and quiet, this month, Libra, even if it’s just taking time out to watch a favourite film on television or listen to your favourite music in places where you can forget the world and totally chill out. If you can set small windows of time aside for these periodic escapes you’ll enjoy this busy holiday month of August all the more.

 

Children

Your children and their friends will take up much of your time, this month, Libra and you’ll be arranging things for them to share and do together, especially from the 2nd, when Mercury goes direct – with a really fun outing, perhaps at an amazing theme park like Disney World, in the second week.

Scorpio
Oct 23 – Nov 21

You have that great skill of being able to focus on an important commitment and see it through to its conclusion, even on the most tempting days of summer that abound this month. This is fortunate because at this time of year, you are expected to manage family arrangements more than ever and, as usual, with amazing results for everyone!

Life

The first half of August is likely to be hectic and involve more travel than usual. Even if you are away on holiday it’s likely that frequent excursions to intriguing places form an important part of the vacation. Some good news about your work and income around the 21st makes you feel appreciated for the extra efforts that you’ve made in recent weeks.

 

Relationships

You’ll be feeling particularly romantic around the middle of the month, so much so, that not even your partner’s impatience with your working commitments will dampen your mood. Because of this, you will soon win your beloved round, especially with the all the good things you bring for both of you by the time of the second new moon on the 30th.

 

Health

Your highly conscientious nature makes it hard for you to take time out from work for some rest and relaxation. So, sometimes, even when you’re on holiday, you’re still mentally at work. To avoid overworking or pushing yourself too hard (typical of your sign) plan some vacation time for the last week of August and you’ll be surprised at how easily you can leave work behind, release the stress and enjoy some time away.

 

Children

With the children off school August may find you thinking about all the lovely things you used to do when you were a child, Scorpio, and you may find that you want to share those with your children, now. The third week looks especially good for visiting your old childhood haunts with them and you’ll be delighted with the pleasure that this brings.

Sagittarius
Nov 22 – Dec 21

You’re a sign that loves to travel and explore foreign places and other cultures, and the holiday month of August brings you plenty of opportunities. Make some time just to head off on impulse and see where the road leads you.

Life

This is a very busy month for you, Sagittarius. It’s full of new beginnings that introduce you to people with backgrounds different to yours and this will, in turn, both fascinate and intrigue you! Any trips for any reason, but especially abroad, will bring upon exciting friendships opening up your life in wonderful ways!

 

Relationships

You need a lot of freedom and your own independence respected and appreciated, Sagittarius, and this is particularly true when your ruler Jupiter goes direct in your sign, on the 11th. Sometimes, your other half does not always realise how important personal space is to you but this month you are both on the same page. A trip away in the second half of August will be wonderful for you both.

 

Health

Being the archetypal traveller of the Zodiac, Sagittarius, August – as the biggest holiday time of the year – is perfect for getting out for those daily exercises and maintaining optimum fitness. It lifts your spirits and makes you feel fantastic to be on the move and outdoors. A surprise encounter with someone fascinating around the time of the full moon on the 16th may totally change the way you organise your every day fitness routines.

 

Children

As a Sagittarian mum, you love having fun with children, preferably outdoors where there’s plenty of space to run around and shriek with joy. They love spending time with you because you give them great things to do and you do them together. After your ruler Jupiter goes direct in your sign on the 11th, you’ll be getting ready to go exploring in a big way with your brood. A camping holiday shared with friends and their children could be a wonderful vacation for you all.

 

 

Capricorn
Dec 22 – Jan 19

August sees you looking after the things that are important to those close to you and, as you are extremely good at budgeting, you will probably find that you have been put in charge of arranging the big family holiday. This way, all the family gets the very best of everything for the very best of deals!

Life

Mars, the planet of energy and assertiveness moves into your area of travel on the 18th followed by Venus the planet of love and happiness on the 21st. This is great news for any vacation you’ve got planned. There may be a boost to your income around the 24th making it possible to take a short break away, in addition to the big family holiday, at the month’s end

 

Relationships

It’s time to get together with your beloved, Capricorn, to talk about all those plans you’ve put in place for you both.   From mid-month onwards you are both in tune and your plans work out well together. A quiet time in a secluded location in the second week will be pure delight!

 

Health

You may find yourself doing a lot of walking in August, particularly in the second half of the month, and as Capricorns can be prone to foot problems make sure you have the proper footwear – especially if your holiday involves this sort of activity!

 

Children

There is one thing that your children won’t be in the long summer holiday, and that is bored. You are a past master at putting arrangements in place, well in hand, to ensure that your offspring are happily occupied everyday. This month all goes according to plan with only one hiccup around the time of the full moon on the 16th when a small argument between siblings may need your sense of fairness and guiding hand to calm everyone down.

Aquarius
Jan 20 – Feb 18

At other times of year, you are usually very much involved with committee meetings, running organisations or voluntary teamwork. August, though, gives you some time to spend with your closest friends and the one you love, so make the most of this during the holiday month.

Life

You are one of the friendliest signs of the Zodiac, Aquarius, because you look for the positives in everyone and treat them all as equals. The wonderful summer atmosphere that makes the weekends buzz and the time fly by just adds more pleasure to the venues and get-togethers you’ll be involved in, this month. By the time of the second new moon on the 30th, you’ll realise just how much your friendship is valued.

 

Relationships

August is a time of year when you can spend more time than usual with those who matter most and your partner is at the top of that list. Look out for an especially romantic time around the third week when you’ll learn just how deeply they care.

 

Health

During August, you’ll be looking at new ways to stay healthy; getting toned and ready for the holidays will provide you with strong motivation. A pre-holiday break at your favourite spa with a few friends will work wonders – just make sure you book that magical massage as part of the package and you’ll come out sparkling with your energy and vitality well and truly boosted.

 

Children

Your children will keep both you and your partner busy during this long summer break. Take as many opportunities to get them together with their friends in places and locations that you can all enjoy.

Pisces
February 19 – March 20

You are probably the most sensitive sign of the zodiac, Pisces, so this wonderful holiday month of August is just what you need to take a deep breath. Find a quiet spot in the garden near that beautiful fish pond or fountain, stretch out on the sun lounger and get some much needed chill time before you all head off on the big family holiday.

Life

Look out for a misunderstanding over working commitments around the full moon on the 16th and use your natural patience, insight and empathy to diffuse any tension. In the third week, you’ll be happily surprised by the recognition you receive for the way you handled the situation.

 

Relationships

With all that is going on around you now, you will be glad for the help that your other half is giving you throughout August. Protective and caring are the keywords here, and by the time of the second new moon on the 30th you’ll look back on August as a truly loving and supportive time when your partner showed you, more than ever, how much you’re loved and appreciated for all that you do.

 

Health

There is nothing like escaping to your favourite idyllic locations for lifting your spirits and delighting your senses. Someone you respect and admire may help with good advice, in the first week, about actually getting to do this with great results around the 21st.

 

Children

Your children are very fortunate to have a mum who is so sensitive to their needs and the things that make them happy. After Mercury goes direct on the 2nd, the conversations with them turn to where they want to go and what they want to do in the holidays. You’ll be listening very carefully and factoring it all into your plans and by the time of the Full Moon on the 16th, you will all be having great times and they will love you even more for it!

Aries
March 21 – April 19

August is perfect for the zodiac sign that is the life and soul of any gathering or party, Aries. You will have plenty of opportunities this month, to invite the family round and bring them together with friends on those warm balmy evenings… And you will be in charge of the barbecue, of course!

Life

If the month starts off on a social low by the time you get to the full moon on the 16th, your social calendar will be busy with invites and you’ll be partying your way to the second new moon at the month’s end.

 

Relationships

The month of August usually turns out to be a very romantic one for you, Aries, so look forward to some idyllic evenings together. You really are a passionate romantic and devoted lover, and you will be surprising your beloved with trysts in places that evoke memories of those very special times that you have shared in your lives, igniting all those wonderful feelings all over again. Plan something like this around the 24th for stunning results!

 

Health

If there is one thing that you find hard to do, it’s to slow down, relax and take some rest. Try to engage in a soothing and rewarding pastime, Aries. In the last week of August, when Venus and Mars meet up in your area of health and well being, take up something like golf or a spectator sport such as basketball to combine relaxation with action that is perfect for re-charging your batteries.

 

Children

The new moon on the 1st in your area of children gets you thinking about doing things differently with them this year. A trip abroad is likely to take place mid-month which the whole family will enjoy. If you’re tempted to splash out financially on them around the time of the full moon, just hold back a few days for better value and more fun.

Taurus
April 20 – May 20

Although you love vacations in beautiful surroundings where all the comforts remind you of home, you love your own home comforts the best, Taurus. During this bright, warm and wonderful month, your outside space becomes another room in which you can share suppers with your family on those beautiful starry nights that are so characteristic of this time of year.

Life

Finalise your holiday plans after the 2nd, when Mercury goes direct, for the best results. Any home projects that need your attention can be sorted out in the first week, giving you a little time after to take a break somewhere restful with the whole family. By the month’s end, you’ll be more than pleased with your successes both at home and away.

 

Relationships

Life may have been a bit overwhelming recently and you may have felt that your other half is not expressing how strongly they feel about joint interests you share. After the 11th, when Jupiter goes direct in your area of shared interests, you’ll find that you understand the bigger picture, after some straight talking involving domestic decisions. Around the time of the full moon, both of you will feel happy with your new shared plans for this area of your life.

 

Health

The warm summer months are perfect for keeping balanced and contented. The warm, balmy weather is good for your constitution and being out in the countryside is a pure delight for you. All you have to do is make sure you are not tempted to over-indulge on holiday (as usual) and you will enjoy this month to the full.

 

Children

Life will be busy during this holiday month, Taurus – especially when Mars the planet of energy and action moves into your area of children on the 18th. Rent a cottage or villa in the countryside or near the sea where your lively brood can run around and play to their hearts’ content, leaving you to lounge lazily while they do it. You’ll all be happy!

Gemini
May 21 – June 20

One of the most enjoyable things about August for you, Gemini, is that it is so easy to get out and about. Whether it’s locally, just going for walks, popping into the local café or sitting on the terrace and sipping your favourite drinks waving to the people you know, inviting them to join you for a catch up chat! This is your idea of bliss!

Life

A lovely break could be in store for you, around the middle of the month. After this, there’s a big emphasis on happy times with the family in a home-like environment. It could be a place you share on a holiday trip or at your own home, making the most of the summer weather. In any event, it will change the way you see your domestic environment, so that by the time of the second New Moon on the 30th, it will feel as if you are living or holidaying in a completely different place.

 

Relationships

Your ruler Mercury goes direct in your area of personal feelings on the 2nd, making it much easier for you to put your ideas and thoughts across to your beloved. This is followed by Jupiter going direct in your area of personal relationships so it’s likely that you will both be feeling fantastic and loving towards each other in a big way! The full moon sees you drawing closer together emotionally and you will feel very valued and appreciated for your views in the weeks that follow, as a result.

 

Health

August can be a very busy month with the family for you, and this can stress you out a bit with all the arranging that has to be done, as a result. So use breathing relaxation techniques to relieve any nervous stress if things get a bit hectic. Bear this in mind around the time of the full moon and you will cope wonderfully with any sudden changes to your plans in general.

 

Children

As a Gemini mum, you truly enjoy August and the school holidays because it means you get to spend more time with your children. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to go on days out as well as spending your vacation together. You’re the ideas child of the zodiac and your children will love the experiences and events you plan for them. After your ruler Mercury goes direct on the 2nd, it’s all systems go!

Cancer
June 21 – July 22

No other sign knows better than you that you are what you eat, and August appeals to your appreciation of organically grown produce, freshly picked and ready to buy at the local market – tasty and full of nutritious vitamins that make you feel truly alive!

Life

Short trips with friends to favourite places will take up much of your time this month but there will still be space for longer family vacations that you may have in mind.   After Venus enters this area of your life on the 21st, plan a shopping spree with those close to you for discovering the best summer bargains around.

 

Relationships

You have a real talent for managing money, Cancer, and you and your partner will be tackling the family finances together with some helpful discussions around the middle of the month. This may lead to a more relaxed approach to this area of life that you share together. After the full moon, the plans fall into place and you can then reap the rewards!

 

Health

Oddly enough, the sign of the crab can be intolerant to shellfish and, as a Cancerian, you can be prone to digestive problems in stressful situations. You’ll be pleased to know that August is not going to be one of those months! In fact, you’ll find yourself creating a new daily diet with all the wonderful fresh food that is around now, and recipes collected on your travels that will help you feel fitter than ever.

 

Children

Cancerians love nothing better than gathering their families around them for good times, and to catch up with family members they haven’t seen for a while. August is the perfect month for bringing all of your tribe together, so plan those outdoor barbecues and lunches in beautiful pubs and restaurants by the river, where your children can meet up and play with their cousins. Make the most of the opportunities this wonderful holiday month brings!

About Our Contributors

Dr. Pat Harris, PhD, MSc, DFAstrolS, FAPAI

Pat has been an astrologer for over thirty years. She has a PhD in Health Psychology using astrology in her work with fertility treatment patients to help maximise their chances of a successful outcome. She is also the editor of the research in astrology journal Correlation and runs a Research Grants body that funds research in astrology in UK universities.

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Sarah Smart is a London based illustrator, working in beauty, fashion and lifestyle.  Her illustrations use hand-drawn delicate lines, textured with inks and feminine watercolour and finished with contemporary digital elements.  Sarah has worked with many international brands over the years, creating artwork for launches and promotional campaigns, PR, packaging, editorial, in-store graphics and live events.

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