Get ready for August which grabs us by the short hairs and gives us a tug. Energetic Mars manages to angle and touch almost every planet through the month. Feistiness rules and knocks down all boundaries and barriers. Ouch and wow! Ah, where do I start...?
(Leonardo DiCaprio has Mars in Scorpio)
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ARIES (MARCH 21 - APRIL 20)
You rule the love nest now, Aries. Not only do you emit more passion and sexiness that most mere mortals can handle, you are apt to overstep your bounds of propriety and get into madcap trouble. This is not a bad thing but is is a warning to expect some aftershocks from your manic, uncontrolled zesty zaps. Well, at least your love life won’t be dull!
TAURUS (APRIL 21 - MAY 21)
Volatile relationships may erupt like a volcano. Even sedate relationships can hit a rocky road or pebbled path. Taureans who enjoy a bit of peace and quiet in the dog days of summer may not quite get what they want. But isn’t this all part of an exciting summer? See what shakes your timbers and go for it. Single Bulls find lush new pastures to graze.
GEMINI (MAY 22 - JUNE 21)
While work is never on my list of favorite things to do in the summer, you seem to have ample energy and even enthusiasm for day to day chores and your job. So who am I to rain on your parade? Go for it, Gemini. Clear off your desk, move things off your desk and handle any co-worker who has been getting on your nerves. You can sun bathe in the fall.
CANCER (JUNE 22 - JULY 23)
If you are ready to party hearty, it is time to release the balloons and start the festivities. This week not only brings you into some unique circles, it can also lead you to uncharted territories. How exciting! Your creativity knows no bounds so see how artistic you can be. One thing can lead to another, Cancer. See who you can meet, greet and sweep off their dancing feet.
LEO (JULY 24 - AUGUST 23)
Don’t be surprised if travel loses its allure for you now. Frankly, nothing feels as good as just puttering around the house and relaxing at home. And why not? You have crafted the perfect entertaining environment and you seem to have boundless energy to tackle any domestic chore. You can be lazy or industrious, Leo. Just don’t stray too far from home base.
VIRGO (AUGUST 24 - SEPTEMBER 23)
Virgos can toot around the neighborhood and glad hand the neighbors. And guess what? You may find yourself involved with new community initiatives and chairing local committee councils. Power, such that it is, is yours for the taking. Or you can channel all this energy into hoisting a few cold ones at the local hot spot. Take that instead.
LIBRA (SEPTEMBER 24 - OCTOBER 23)
It is now the time for a financial review and re-investments. Careful planning can lead you to a cushy early retirement, if you can focus on the bottom line. So ask the right advice from knowledgeable advisers and channel your efforts into profitable endeavors. Or, if all else fails, find a well endowed benefactor and see how you can leverage those ample assets.
SCORPIO (OCTOBER 24 - NOVEMBER 22)
You have zip in your doodah and fizz in your fizzler now. You stand in the center of everyone’s attention, rubbing elbows with the powerbrokers, feeling full of enthusiasm and great ideas. All eyes are upon you Scorpio. So now what? Plan your social ascent carefully and deliberately. All is yours for the taking. How grabby will you be...?
SAGITTARIUS (NOVEMBER 23 - DECEMBER 22)
There is a lot going on behind the scenes that can change the direction of your life. Folks are there to help you if you can discern friend from foe. And there is a lot that you can do on the sly that will guide others to do your bidding. Are you able to navigate these ever changing waters without getting totally lost, Sagittarius? I know you have the right paddle.
CAPRICORN (DECEMBER 23 - JANUARY 20)
Friends and social groups figure prominently for you. This means that the efforts you place in interacting with friends and acquaintances will take you farther than you expect. You will not only be able to enter new and rarified inner cadres, you will also be able to attain higher status in these groups. Move and shake, Capricorn, while your stock rises.
AQUARIUS (JANUARY 21 - FEBRUARY 19)
Focus on your career and long term plans and be prepared to take another step up the corporate ladder sooner than later. Aquarians are at the top of their game which means that instead of lolling around a pool, you should be diving in to the corporate shark tank with your harpoon. Go for the big fish and prepare your grill for a power lunch. Yum.
PISCES (FEBRUARY 20 - MARCH 20)
If you have itchy feet, this is the time to scratch them with a jaunt to someplace exotic and exciting. Or, if you are prone to be prone, choose a languid destination where you can lounge and bake. Pisces without the time or the budget will not go without. Find a spot closer to home and see how you can relax, recharge and regenerate on the cheap. Public beach anyone?