Count on a bit of craziness as we enter August this week. Six planets go retrograde. Mars, Saturn, Pluto, Neptune, Uranus and Mercury all run amok and lend a bit of unexpectedness to anything and everything that we do. Sure, go ahead and make your plans. Haha.
(John Lennon had Uranus in Taurus)
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ARIES (MARCH 21 - APRIL 20)
More than anything, Aries want to succeed on their own terms. It is great to flex your muscles and take control of your future. But remember that there are sometimes forces beyond your control that can exert pressure on any of your long term plans. Try to be flexible as the cosmos tosses your professional efforts into a blender. It might all turn out to be a delicious frappe. Or not.
TAURUS (APRIL 21 - MAY 21)
Taureans with a vacation plan may have to review and revise before they embark. That is because nothing will be set in stone. Events beyond your control will toss your sailboat onto the high seas and rock your world. Any global effort will have unintended consequences. My advice is to either prepare for a grand adventure or stick closer to home. TV anyone?
GEMINI (MAY 22 - JUNE 21)
If you are feeling especially sexy and sultry, please check yourself out in the mirror first before you make any big moves. Geminis can find that they overdo in the love department with lots of extra drama and diva-ness. Any light affair can fall like an anvil. Ouch! Yes you can be too good for words. Of course, I can think of a few good words for you anyway now.
CANCER (JUNE 22 - JULY 23)
Cancers are usually sensitive and caring. Now you may become a bit crabby in any close relationship. You may demand more than others can reasonably give. Or you may be giving too much of yourself and could wear yourself out. So avoid the dramatics and take it slow. The less you stress, the more you will be able to enjoy the happy ride, even with detours.
LEO (JULY 24 - AUGUST 23)
Don’t work too hard now, Leo. You could be wasting your energies on things that will only sap your strength. As much as you want to be the hero, there are some situations that you simply cannot resolve at this time. You always give the impression of being strong, confident and resilient. Sometimes it is good to take a step back and let things unfold without you.
VIRGO (AUGUST 24 - SEPTEMBER 23)
Fun may take on a crazy fun house hue now, Virgo. Anything that you first think of as a happy, creative retreat may turn into a slog of effort or frustrating artistic block. Don’t even try to push your muse any further than it will go. Be content with enjoying the quiet of a blank mind and restful spirit. There will be plenty of time to party hearty later.
LIBRA (SEPTEMBER 24 - OCTOBER 23)
Your home life is usually a lovely retreat but not for the next few weeks, Libra. In fact there may be some unexpected chores, repairs or events that make your home an epicenter of frenetic activity. Some may welcome the excitement, but don’t expect to get much done at this time. Let the beehive hum. But don’t go crazy trying to collect the honey.
SCORPIO (OCTOBER 24 - NOVEMBER 22)
Scorpios think they know exactly what strategic or insightful thing to say that miraculously saves the day and maneuver around problems. Ah, but not now. It seems that even your most mild observations can set people’s hair on fire. So why boss the course? Why even get involved? Pull back and let others kvetch. Read a good book in your hammock.
SAGITTARIUS (NOVEMBER 23 - DECEMBER 22)
As much as you enjoy a good time, anything fun or frivolous that you want to do now will have an unexpected hefty price tag attached to it. But don’t feel like you have to suffer or deprive yourself, Sagittarius. The secret to your success will be to do what you want with fiscal limits. Keep your eye on the budget and see if you can grab a discount here and there.
CAPRICORN (DECEMBER 23 - JANUARY 20)
If you have any important meetings in the next few weeks, do whatever you can to prepare for them. Practice in the mirror. Choose your appearance carefully. There will be no room for error and nothing should be taken for granted. First impressions will be lasting impressions, Capricorn. So try not to make too deep a first impression. Ouch.
AQUARIUS (JANUARY 21 - FEBRUARY 19)
As much as you would like to chill and meditate, there will be times when it is just too hard to zen out. In addition, your intuition works overtime, Aquarius, where you imagine things that are just not there. Don’t sweat it or worry about it. This too shall pass. In the meantime, turn your efforts on more physical activities and get your mind off things.
PISCES (FEBRUARY 20 - MARCH 20)
Your social life goes from a light breeze into a hurricane of activity. But when is too much too, too much, Pisces? Everyone wants to be with you. You get many more invitations that you can easily handle. Maybe you should spend more time with just a few close compadres instead of trying to embrace the world. Or maybe solitude has its advantages now.
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