Horoscope for the Week of August 6, 2012
Expressions of love shake us to our foundations this week as Venus moves into mushy Cancer, squares excitable Uranus and opposes volcanic Pluto. We follow our hearts everywhere and anywhere. Before you take a leap of faith, be sure there is ground beneath your feet. Pack a spatula just in case.
(Angelina Jolie has Venus in Cancer)
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ARIES (MARCH 21 - APRIL 20)
Aries are advised to reevaluate their carefully balanced domestic arrangement that now seems to serve neither their own personal needs or the needs of their jobs. There will be more than a few discussions this week about the future. Think about what will work for you. A new broom must sweep clean but don’t b e tempted to just sweep it under the rug.
TAURUS (APRIL 21 - MAY 21)
As charming as you are, your words can cause great, volcanic and sudden change. Taureans need to practice their eloquence and diplomacy lest their emotions take charge and lead them down an unanticipated path. Restraint is especially important when it comes to secrets and things you want to keep hidden. Or maybe you secretly yearn for a refreshing change ...?
GEMINI (MAY 22 - JUNE 21)
Fun will certainly be more expensive than you expect. Geminis are off the leash and ready to spend, spend, spend on sheer nonsense. On the other hand, a bit of scratch can ignite the imagination of a group of friends, if you decide to rub it that way. Put your time, energy and cash into fun things that take you out of your usual skin. Then go skinny dipping.
CANCER (JUNE 22 - JULY 23)
Is it time to go into business for yourself? Things are reaching a boiling point and the urge to divest and create a place for yourself in a new circle of experts suddenly manifests. Blame the planets for your no-compromise attitude and resolve to change your corporate structure in any way possible. Cancers may need a push but respond once pushed and prodded. Oh!
LEO (JULY 24 - AUGUST 23)
Leos are urged to break free of all restrictions and see where life leads them. There is a mellow vibe surrounding everything you say and do now. Use it to your advantage - expand your voice and get a new personal manifesto. Take it to your immediate circle of influence and give it a test drive. Then take it to the world. Paris anyone...?
VIRGO (AUGUST 24 - SEPTEMBER 23)
Someone has lit a fire under your social pool and brings it to a rapid boil. Virgos are the ones to see and be seen with. But don’t overbook your various commitments. Too much activity becomes too much to handle and you may squander valuable resources trying to rein things in. Everyone wants a piece of you. An arm and a leg? That’s all? Oh well.
LIBRA (SEPTEMBER 24 - OCTOBER 23)
Hard work pays off in big, unexpected ways. Libras who have been swimming against the tide can be washed out to sea where they set up their own colony of achievers. Those who are content to go with the flow, find opportunities to stand out and excel. You make some strong advances with the big bosses now. But it depends how strongly you want to advance.
SCORPIO (OCTOBER 24 - NOVEMBER 22)
Exotic new people catapult you to a new level of consciousness. Satisfaction morphs into yearning. Suddenly everything that you once treasured and nurtured will no longer do. Beware of a stranger bearing gifts, Scorpio. This person goads you into making dramatic life changes that need time and thought. Take a trapeze lesson before you join the circus.
SAGITTARIUS (NOVEMBER 23 - DECEMBER 22)
You graze in friendly pastures and feast among extremely friendly compadres. Suddenly, Sagittarians are tossed head over hooves with love and desire. Your hunting ground becomes every festive event around town and any creative venture you can concoct. Is it advisable to add a twist of lust to a cocktail of party punch? Talk about a spiced drink!
CAPRICORN (DECEMBER 23 - JANUARY 20)
The balance between relationships and personal needs may tip one way or another. Capricorns are in for an exciting time when both partnerships and ambitions pop and change. If your path takes a sudden turn, try to restore balance within the comforting arms of a certain special someone. And if that someone is not close at hand, find ways to bridge the gaps.
AQUARIUS (JANUARY 21 - FEBRUARY 19)
The humdrum no longer holds any allure to you. Aquarians yearn to break free of the routine, quit their job, trash their responsibilities and take a few risks. Can you soar to new, exciting and fascinating heights? Can you embark on a new spiritual journey? Will you eventually tire of all this excitement and uncertainty? Yes, yes and yes.
PISCES (FEBRUARY 20 - MARCH 20)
Indulge yourself this week. This is no time to be hampered by routine and detailed tasks. Let your imagination roam free and follow your muse. There are all sorts of surprises in every creative and artistic venture. And you even have an entourage to help you unleash your assorted passions, forms of bad behavior and reckless abandon. Lucky you, Pisces.