If you're a writer, it's possible that you'll begin a new project after August 2 that you'll find exceptionally creative and fun. This might be the book you've always wanted to write, but it may also be another project that makes you jump for joy! Alternatively, if you're in the sales industry, you may find that you are doing quite well during the first half of the month. Your charm and vitality will be difficult for others to resist.
Do you have any siblings? Expect happy news from one of them. And if you are thinking about buying a new car, be sure to act from August 2 through August 16.
In other news, it's possible that you're taking an exam near August 18 to receive a license or certification to help you further your long term goals. A publishing, broadcasting, or advertising opportunity might also come to fruition now.
Expect plenty of peace and harmony on the home front from August 5 through August 29. Then, after August 29, that level of contentment will stretch into your work life. If you have been experiencing any tension with coworkers, you'll be able to mend fences by month's end.
On August 30, Mercury turns retrograde. Until September 22, you'll want to avoid real estate transactions. Have patience while communicating with relatives -- a misunderstanding is possible.
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This will be a busy month, full of interesting developments in two key areas: communication and your home life. Your 3rd house, which rules the mind, is buzzing as August begins and progresses. Venus is traveling retrograde there until September 6, reminding you that you must pay attention to your thought patterns connected to finances and romance as well as your overall self-worth. It's time to rewrite a script in your head that isn't working -- and to remember that your mind is a powerful tool that lays the foundation for your success in all matters. If you think it and believe it, you can achieve it.
When it comes to your earning capacity as well as what you know you deserve in matters of the heart, there's a shift that must happen in order for you to truly feel fulfilled. That shift is an inside job though and it begins with your mindset. Fortunately, Mars will speed things up after August 8, helping you to not only talk the talk but to walk it as well. A New Moon in your communication sector on August 14 might lead you to planting seeds of change that are long overdue.
On August 11, a second major shift occurs. Jupiter, the planet of expansion and abundance, will enter your 4th House of Home and Family for the first time in twelve years. Until September 2016, Jupiter will remain in this part of your chart, offering an opportunity for you to upsize your living situation in some way. In certain cases, a move is possible and if that happens, you will absolutely love your new abode. This will be a great year to buy a house or to make a renovation on your existing home. Whatever domestic changes you make will ensure peace and happiness on the home front for a long time to come. You may also hear news very soon about a family expansion. Someone close might announce that a baby is on the way. Or, someone might move in with you (a new roommate or a family member).
Pay attention to career news near August 29 -- something fulfilling is likely.
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If you're working on a publishing or advertising endeavor, you might see it reach fulfillment near August 10. You'll certainly feel emotionally connected to the outcome, and it's obvious you put your heart and soul into whatever this is. It may also involve an international project or have international ties in some way.
Communication and writing continue to be a strong theme for the rest of the month. On August 12, with Venus entering your message sector until September 5, your words will flow smoothly. Whether you use this gift for written or verbal communication, be sure to use it! You'll have an extraordinary gift to negotiate and express your ideas with grace. In addition, it'll be quite difficult for anyone to refuse you if you're in the sales industry. You might enjoy record sales this month as a result. Look to August 18 for a special boost in either sales or a money-making communications project.
In matters of the heart, you and your sweetheart might exchange heartfelt dialogue that makes you jump for joy on August 18.
A New Moon on August 25 will fall in your home and family sector. Now, your attention will move toward a fresh start between you and your clan, or with your current location. If you're thinking about a move, the 10 days following this lunation will be ideal to start looking for a new place.
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It's tempting to overlook details when you're enthused about a major project, but focusing on the little things can help you avoid being sideswiped by surprises this month. Gigantic Jupiter, Astrology's most optimistic planet, opposes penetrating Pluto on August 7, a pattern that returns on January 31 and April 20, 2014. Brace yourself: A cynical person or withdrawal of expected support from others could puncture your balloon of ambition or self-importance. Limiting your reach and concentrating on one step at a time helps you through a potential minefield of mistrust and manipulation.
Stressful squares from explosive Uranus to Jupiter in your 2nd House of Income on August 21 can produce financial shocks. However, this aspect, which repeats on February 26 and April 20, 2014, could also bring you original moneymaking ideas.
Your active mind is especially fertile now as the creative Leo New Moon in your 3rd House of Information trines inventive Uranus on August 6. Confident communication and bright ideas glow with excitement when candid Mercury moves into entertaining Leo on August 8. Graceful Venus enhances your charms as she glides into irresistible Libra and your 5th House of Romance on August 16.
The call of freedom is in the air on August 20, when the independent Aquarius Full Moon brightens your 9th House of Adventure. A lunar conjunction with intoxicating Neptune evokes fantasies about getting away from it all. You return to reality on August 22-23 when the Sun and Mercury enter fastidious Virgo and your 4th House of Home Life. Refining the ways that you run your home and live with your family entails a complicated mix of thinking and feeling. Nevertheless, observing how your unconscious operates can help you turn anxiety into opportunity.
Keep In Mind: Recognizing and respecting the line between enthusiasm and hyperactivity makes it possible to enjoy the thrills of discovery without your energy getting lost or scattered.
You should be more careful in what you say during the first week of August, with your verbal ruling planet Mercury in cautious Cancer until August 8. This is a good time to review your resources and reassess your talents. If you're not making the most of these, committing to plans to put them into action makes sense.
Learning to be more careful in what you say and the choices that you make are two valuable lessons this month. August opens with lovable Venus in critical Virgo and your 4th House of Roots. The downsides of this include excessive fault finding (primarily in yourself) and being bogged down with domestic tasks that get in the way of having fun.
This month is full of change and it is bound to bring a few surprises along the way. The action starts immediately as the quirky Aquarius Full Moon on August 1 falls in your 9th House of Adventure, tempting you to dream about the future rather than take care of business in the present moment. But messenger Mercury is still retrograde in your 3rd House of Communication, so it's tough to make progress if you're dealing with delays caused by misunderstandings, incorrect assumptions, or lack of preparation. Fortunately, your efforts should begin to pay off soon after Mercury turns direct on August 8, while gracious Venus' entry into nurturing Cancer on August 7 encourages you to consider other people's feelings before speaking your mind.
Your frustration builds through August 15, when hot Mars joins cold Saturn in your 5th House of Romance and Self-Expression, confronting you with unavoidable consequences of recent behavior. Issues about love and money could become more troublesome, yet the dramatic Leo New Moon on August 17 is a turning point that empowers you to take direct action to resolve recent difficulties.
The Sun's entry into efficient Virgo on August 22 helps you to focus on your intentions. Set specific goals, for little will stand in your way once Mars enters passionate Scorpio and your 6th House of Work on August 23. A second Full Moon this month on August 31 shines in your 10th House of Career in psychic Pisces, strengthening your intuition about the outcome of an important professional decision. Analytical Mercury sharpens your perceptions and fine-tunes your logic as it slips into precise Virgo, also on August 31.
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Keep In Mind: Although you can see that you're making progress again, you still must handle day-to-day situations as they arise before you think about what comes next.
The bold Leo Sun burns through your 3rd House of Communication until August 23, offering a brightly lit stage for expressing your ideas. You have plentiful opportunities to speak up, but you'd better rehearse your lines carefully to make the most of them. That's because Mercury will be retrograde August 2–26, a period when verbal mishaps occur more frequently. Think through any significant discussion -- public or private -- in advance to make sure that you're on point.
Charm can take you a long way on August 13, when the Full Moon in brilliant Aquarius opposes gracious Venus. Normally, this lunation in your opinionated 9th house is a time of mental breakthroughs and intellectual feats of strength. Right now, however, the focus is also on your heart; don't let big ideas get in the way of the small things that show others how much you care.
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Keep In Mind: The river of wisdom flows deeply in you, but you may have to stop talking long enough to hear its subtle message.
The month opens with a bang when courageous Jupiter in your 11th House of Dreams and Wishes squares ruthless Pluto on August 3. You're tempted to do whatever it takes to reach your goals, but creating tension by ignoring your peers is not a smart idea right now. The proud Leo New Moon on August 9 prompts you to stand up for your beliefs, but it could be challenging to do so effectively if you're caught up in emotional struggles. Expansive Jupiter in your social 11th house opposes restrictive Saturn in your 5th House of Self-Expression on August 16. Your current task is to seek a level of personal creativity that doesn't upset the stability of your local community of friends and associates, but, rather, contributes to it.
Keep In Mind: Don't let frustration get the best of you. Even if you can't see your progress yet, trust that very big changes are underway.
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