Chrissie Blaze’s August 2012 Horoscopes
You begin the month with an optimistic spirit as the Full Moon harmonizes with Jupiter but be careful that you don’t become overwhelmed. Take time to edit your plans and goals, especially good with Mercury Retrograde until August 8. Streamline and cut down on things that are unnecessary and take up your time and energy. From August 9, you can put your ideas and plans into action. Your ruler, Mars, conjuncts Saturn on August 15 which signals an intense period when your patience is tested. Work quietly on your own at this time and you will find your concentration is excellent and you can achieve a lot with a little bit of self-discipline. There’s a lively New Moon in Leo on August 17 which could bring new friends into the picture.
The Sun in fellow Fire Sign, Leo, helps you to be bold until August 22, and Jupiter in your house of income forms a good aspect with the Full Moon on August 1, urging you to push ahead and improve your cash flow. Also, on August 8, Mercury turns direct again and now some of the good ideas you have had over the past few weeks can be put into action. There’s an intense aspect of Mars, with Saturn on August 15 that could put the pressure on you, especially in the work place. Don’t take on new projects or make any sudden moves around this time. Other people may come to your assistance around August 23 when Mars moves into your house of relationships.
Expect the unexpected this month and you’ll be prepared for the upcoming changes and surprises. Your tendency in August is to dream about the future rather than focus on everyday things that test your patience. Don’t make any sudden, impulsive moods before August 8 when your ruler, Mercury goes direct again after a frustrating retrograde period. You can expect some lessons, challenges and learning about love in the second half of August. As a Gemini you prefer not to get too embroiled in emotional situations but there are times when it’s necessary and you may find yourself delving deeper than usual to sort things out and face-things as they are, not as you’d like them to be. A trine of Mars and Neptune on August 26 inspires you towards spiritual pursuits and disciplines.
This promises to be a productive month for you with two Full Moons (the second Full Moon in a month is known as a Blue Moon) and one New Moon all making good aspects with Mars. Since the Moon is your ruler, positive aspects to this luminary promise positive events. The Leo New Moon on August 17 activates your House of income and resources, urging you to be bold and creative in this area. Your communication skills are good and you may find yourself in the limelight around August 22. August 23 is a positive time for you and others may be drawn into your orbit to offer you their support, love and friendship. Blue Moon on August 31 offers the perfect time to bring a long held dream to reality.
The planet of communication, Mercury, has been retrograde in Leo since mid-July causing you to rethink your plans. It finally goes direct on August 8, urging you now to say what’s on your mind and now is the time to put your ideas into action. However, it’s a bit stop and go this month. On August 15, there’s a Mars-Saturn alignment and once again you may be fine-tuning your life and looking at what’s no longer working. Don’t try and force things but be patient for a couple of days. It’s good to do some reflection prior to the New Moon in your sign, Leo, on August 17. This is a powerful, positive time for you when it’s good to launch new personal projects and set intentions for the months ahead.
Your ruler, Mercury, has been retrograde since July 14, bringing up issues from the past for you to deal with. Now, on August 8, you feel ready to move ahead again. There’s a New Moon in your House of spirituality on August 17, so do take the time to increase your Spiritual disciplines and pursuits and you can gain some insights and make some breakthroughs on the inner planes. You may have been feeling doubt in certain areas but when the Sun moves into Virgo on August 22, you feel in a better mood and more hopeful about things that have been worrying you. Try to overlook differences in relationships and not be overly critical of others. Remember, not everyone can be perfect as far as practical issues are concerned but other people may be talented in areas that you have not even considered.
There’s a part of you that is longing for adventure with a nice lunar trine with Jupiter awakening your desire for something life-changing. Saturn has been in your sign for two years bringing lots of reality checks and now you are ready to fire up your imagination. Be patient at least until Mercury goes direct on August 8. There’s another obstacle to surmount around August 15 when Mars aspects Saturn, slowing you down. Stay flexible and patient a little while longer. You will find your friends bring you much needed and unexpected support around the time of the New Moon in Leo on August 17. You can push aside doubts you may have been having about work at the end of the month.
You need to find a balance between your personal life and work and other responsibilities this month or you may feel out of control. You’re in the limelight now and others notice what you’re doing and how you act more than usual. The spotlight is not your favorite place to be but now is the time to inhabit this, because others will look to you for leadership and advice. If you’ve been out of work or struggling with a career, this should get a boost around August 17; the time of the New Moon in Leo. You may get a promotion, begin a new job or start your own business around this time. Spend some time relaxing; added responsibilities are coming your way in the next few months so now would be a good time to take a vacation if you can. You end the month with a clearer sense of purpose than when you began.
Expect good news from a friend, colleague or associate at the beginning of August when a happy trine to Jupiter brings assistance from others. With Mercury still retrograde until August 8, the first week is a good time to tie up loose ends and plan for new projects and goals. Watch your emotions around mid-month, or you could experience some power plays with others. Keep calm and focus on building your inner strength through spiritual disciplines. Your horizons widen after August 17 with the New Moon in Leo and you may find yourself planning foreign trips or studying new philosophies. At the month end, it’s a perfect time to listen to your intuition rather than what others may tell you, and you can move ahead on the right track if you do so.
Your finances are a priority this month with a focus on your income and any resources you share with another, such as your spouse or business partner. It’s a good time to get things in order. There is expansion in this area of your life; be alert and open-minded about opportunities for increasing your income that may come your way. Around mid-month, accolades could come your way if you’ve been working quietly for a good cause behind the scenes. Suddenly your work could be appreciated and recognized. You may be feeling bolder than usual around the time of the New Moon in Leo on August 17 so it’s a good to push ahead with your plans. Confide in someone who knows you well enough to tell you the truth in a way you can accept. You’re in a period of transformation and it’s important to meditate, listen and be prepared to change when you’re wrong so that you can grow and evolve.
August begins in a good way for you with the Full Moon in your sign on August 1 igniting your creativity and inventiveness and putting you in the spotlight. You feel confident and enterprising but might have to hold off making too many plans until Mercury goes direct on August 8. The New Moon on August 17 in Leo brings creative associates into your orbit offering advice and ideas that may help you. You’re often on the edge of life, thinking thoughts that others may not dare to think….however, at the end of August be careful about what you express to others, or some people who don’t know you too well may think you’ve crossed the line! Slow down and take care to simplify things so that other people understand you. Then, you’ll receive the support you need.
As a Pisces, you tend to have one foot in reality and the other in a world of dreams. This makes you imaginative and artistic but sometimes it’s hard to focus on the everyday things. In August, you have the green light to reach to higher ground and focus on applying your visions to a higher cause. It’s a spiritual time first and foremost. On August 17 there’s a creative New Moon in Leo that helps you hone your work-related skills. The month ends with a Blue Moon (the second Full Moon in a month) in your own sign of Pisces, reminding you that anything is possible. It’s a good time now to let go of the past, especially mistakes, relationships and anxieties that hold you back. Be prepared to forgive yourself as well as others.
Chrissie Blaze is a professional astrologer, author of nine published books, radio show host and Spiritual teacher. She has a popular website –http://www.chrissieblaze.com where she offers online Seminars on “Learning Karmic Astrology”, and her popular e-journal “Cosmic Café”. She also offers Karmic Charts, Forecasts, Compatibility Charts and more.
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