Weekly Horoscopes

August 8th-14th

 ARIES (March 21-April 19)
Keep on keeping on.
There have been easier weeks, so start as you mean to go on and keep pushing. Remind yourself you have Jupiter in your sign, and, in the long, run you will emerge from your trials with a victory. It really is a case of keeping on keeping on, but all the time being ready to divert from the plan and using your ingenuity to get around the blockage. Finances are in the mainframe for many Arians, and getting a deal or renegotiating your position are going to be hard work. What does come through at this time, however, what you manage to hold onto, is built of the right stuff. As are you.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
Are you up to the challenge? 
For the past two weeks Uranus and Saturn have taken it in turns to frustrate you, but at least the end is in sight and thereafter you will be able to regroup even take some well-earned time out. But that is next week. For now, you’ll have to be accepting about those things that run aground and those people who get in the way of your hopes and plans. Friday’s full moon flanks the life-direction axis indicating a chapter is at an end, first and foremost in regard to your place in the world, which can mean your career or your home base. It’s good to end chapters because you get to open a brand new one.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)
There are no free passes.
Communications and travel continue to dominate the astrology, so this remains a period in which you cannot be sure where a journey will take you, even whether you’ll get to set out on it in the first place! And this applies as much to travel as it does to conversations and other activities that involve different points of view. Legal matters are to the fore for some Geminis, and it seems the letter of the law takes precedence over the spirit of the law. Judgements are likely to be harsh and, even if you’re on the winning side, the cost of it all – and not just in financial terms – will be high.

CANCER (June 21- July 22)
Everybody’s hurting.

There is no escape from these influences. Even if everything you have on your agenda works out, it will have taken a huge amount of effort and very little cooperation. It is painful discovering that some things have proved short-lived or inadequate, but what you’ve learned in the process you can put to good use as you go forward. And there is much to look forward to. Indeed, for some Cancerians, these influences may inspire a triumph after many moons of effort and heartache. This is a tough period for the whole zodiac, so don’t be fooled by big smiles and a show of confidence. Everybody’s hurting.

LEO (July 23-August 23)
It’s a journey.

There’s only one word for this Astro-scape: Wow! The cosmos is throwing everything but the kitchen sink at Leos, in some cases making for a week of closure and completion in the most welcome way and, in others, marking the end of a journey which is leaving you with regrets, if not a lot of spilt milk to mop up. On the plus side, Venus enters your sign for a four-week transit, which will buffer you from any further blows and enable you to win hearts and flowers. Nonetheless, this week calls for all your reserves of positivity. It may not be immediately obvious, but there is a way through this labyrinth.

VIRGO (Aug 24-Sept22)
Think ahead.

Your innate common sense and powers of analysis are going to come in useful now, but what you need more is an ability to see beyond current developments. Full moons (Friday) signal conclusions, whether in the way of understandings or endings, and since this full moon is conjunct Saturn, unbridled joy is probably not part of the package. Maybe there are disappointments to bear or perhaps life has been disrupted due to no fault of your own, but aside from learning to live with events, there is almost certainly a happy-ever-scenario to come.

LIBRA (Sept 23 - Oct 22)
Finding your balance.
This hasn’t been an easy couple of weeks for the zodiac as a whole, so if you’re feeling the joy, you are one of the lucky few. You might like to think of this as a period when everything is being thrown up in the air and you must wait for the pieces to fall into a new arrangement. And you may well like that new arrangement. If you’re typical of Team Libra you’ll be dealing with cancellations, postponements and other inconveniences, and even if nothing moves an inch in this volatile climate, you will be aware of others who are not doing well at all. Feel blessed by your good fortune and know that in the event of a setback you will come back big time.

SCORPIO (Oct 23-Nov 21)
Done and dusted?
It’s not over till it’s over. Always the best and most positive of affirmations, but when it is finally over, it’s well and truly over. And this may well be the scenario you are facing at the moment. There are many, many reasons why this week draws a line under something: it may simply be that a trend is over and from now on there will be a new rhythm and texture to life. On the other hand, it may be apparent that there is no more you can do to change an outcome. Scorpios are in the front line when it comes to emerging out of the ashes, newer, brighter, stronger and even more formidable. Never forget this.

 SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22-Dec 21)

Journey’s end.  
There’s only so much sugar-coating you can put on a situation that has all the hallmarks of being over. And this is a season of endings and rationalization. Friday’s full moon flanks the axis of communications, making this the right time to puts signatures on paper and/or to realize you’ve reached the end of the road. Indeed, the end of a journey is the perfect way to sum up these alignments. As always, there can be relief and deep satisfaction that you have got to your destination, yet if the journey is challenging and you still don’t end up where you wanted, it can be frustrating at best and enormously discouraging at worst. In the case of the latter scenario, you will recover.

CAPRICORN (Dec 22 - Jan 19)
Nothing stays the same forever.
Whether you are standing on the side-lines watching a powerful situation unfold or dealing with such a development in your own life, it is too soon to make a judgement about it all. Once the dust has settled, you will see more clearly, and even in the event you believe life can never be the same again, ask yourself why it cannot be even better. Certainly, this late-July-mid-August period is one of enormous global change: more than one situation is likely to reach a tipping point, and although some will emerge victorious others will be faced with picking up the pieces. Wherever you fit in this pattern, remind yourself that nothing stays the same forever.

AQUARIUS (Jan 20-Feb 18)
Reserve judgment.
It has been six long months since the new moon in Aquarius began a chapter that is now at an end. New projects that started in late-January-early February have reached a staging post: you are either leaving the coach or preparing for the next stage of the journey. It is a time of reckonings. This trend is particularly strong for those of you with birthdays in the first half of February. At the very least, you’ll be rewriting the playbook in regard to one or more aspects of your life. In the heat of battle, it is difficult to see your position – where the war is – only in the coming days and weeks will you be able to assess that. Reserve judgment for the moment.

PISCES (Feb 19-Mar 20)

Where do we go from here?

Climbing mountains is this week’s astrological theme. Maybe in some cases this has a literal meaning but for most Pisceans it means meeting important challenges. These challenges don’t have to be undesirable, but they will almost certainly involve a degree of mental, emotional or physical effort. However, for some Pisceans there is no longer any point in denying the reality of a situation. It is what it is. The thing is, once you have made a difficult decision, you will feel a weight lifted off your shoulders. You’re not the only sign of the zodiac wondering where you go from here. It’s going to take a little time to find the answer.