Aries – (March 20 – April 19)
Just when you finally understand the rules, the game changes. Thankfully, this is a time when things really ARE exactly as they appear; the problem is your perception. Scrutiny and honest self assessment are your best tools now. You have a tendency to view the world through rose colored glasses. Rose light makes everything look pretty, but go for the clear view, now.
Things heat up on the 9th when quirky energies stir up unexpected events. For you, the first line of attention is on the home front. Take proactive steps to secure your home; safety is important now. With your dwelling safe, you are free to enjoy the new and exciting changes that are also calling.
Taurus – (April 20 – May 20)
Pay close attention to what is actually spoken, and then read between the lines. What is not said is also important. You may also have to deal with some thoughtless companions; remember, their opinion of you is none of your business.
There is an undercurrent of green eyed jealousy this month. Take comfort in knowing that you are standing on the higher ground. If planning home improvements or a move, take action on the 16th which is a perfect day to land the perfect new home, or to purchase the exactly right piece of furniture. Take time for reflection on the 21st; you’ve arrived at a turning point, and it’s good to be clear about your direction.
Gemini – (May 21 – June 20)
Your sign is noted for keeping busy, and this month is no exception, Gemini. With your ruling planet Mercury retrograde, you feel like you are constantly running in circles. The secret is to not get overwhelmed by typical Mercury retrograde scenarios such as missed connections or broken and misplaced objects. By the 26th you will have had you fill of miscommunications.
Avoid frustration by focusing on your earning capacity; it’s a very good month for your finances. Opportunities come disguised as hard work on the 9th and 10th, as well as the 22nd and 23rd. And, the 16th is an extraordinarily lucky day – get out and meet people. Maintain focus, and this can be a great month for you.
Cancer – (June 21 – July 21)
Your life has a richness that comes with dignity and your integrity, Cancer. Your mission this month is to hold on to the good things, and release what needs to go. The problem comes in clarification of that fine line between what is yours, and what somebody else wants to take. In short, you may have to defend your position, but it’s important that you do not allow yourself to be taken advantage of.
This is your month to harvest the good things, and few people truly understand just how diligently you have worked to make it all look so easy now. Be precise on the 22nd, and enjoy the good life on the 25th; you deserve it.
Leo – (July 22 – August 22)
Enjoy this special month of creativity and joy, Leo. It truly is a time for you to shine. Jupiter in Taurus is cranking up the career sector, and the Full Moon of August 13th sheds light on important relationships. Your best days this month are: the 3rd, 13th, 16th, and 18th. Each one of these days has a special glow or opportunity just for you.
You gain important insights on the 16th when Venus and Mercury open doors to your 9th house of wisdom and higher mind. If you are ready, and want to see the truth, it will be revealed on this day. Avoid frustration on the 25th when presented with opposing answers; choose the one that feels best.
Virgo – (August 23 – September 22)
You must speak your truth, Virgo. With Mercury creeping back into your 12th house of secrets and inner work, anything that you are holding back will return with excess baggage if you do not release it now. The planets are unpredictable on the 9th and 10th; masked emotions often act out in unruly ways, so use these days as a marker of your true emotional health. A peaceful external environment equals a serene inner state.
Venus enters your sign on the 21st, followed by the Sun on the 23rd. And, the New Moon of August 28th is also in your sign. This is your month of inner sanctum, Virgo; plant seeds in fertile ground to insure an abundant harvest by late fall.
Libra – (September 23 – October 21)
As an air sign, your element is that of the intellect. Use this to your advantage, Libra. However, don’t get bogged down in indecision! Rather, keep being smart, and making really good decisions. When you learn to discern endless questioning from analysis, you have the critical key to success.
True, Mercury retrograde is a good time to think; but don’t let this be an excuse for not taking action. You can get a lot done this month. The gifts for August are your creativity and originality. The right question to ask is: does it bring me joy? Your predicted outcome is: a connection with your inner truth.
Scorpio – (October 22 – November 21)
You just may be winning the prize for diligence, Scorpio. This Mercury retrograde cycle, August 2 – 26 lands you another chance to prepare for your upcoming debut. The Sun in Leo is pushing you ahead, but Mercury retrograde is taking you back into the preparation ground. Mars in Cancer after the 3rd gives you an added boost; take that class you have been thinking about for so long.
You want it to all happen at once, but Saturn is exacting his slow, steady, step by step discipline. This is the real providence of so-called overnight success; many years of hard work and careful planning. Continue to fill in the missing pieces. It seems tedious; however, there is a bright light at the end of the tunnel.
Sagittarius – (November 22– December 20)
Opportunity comes in many forms, Sagittarius, but when it knocks, be ready to open the door. Accept the gift that is offered mid month. It truly is a gift, and there are few ulterior motives.
Persistence pays dividends in your long term plans. Although Sagittarius is traditionally a sign of freedom, your route has been more traditional recently. The outer planets, Saturn, Pluto, and Uranus have pitched some high mountains in your alpine path. The good news is: it’s going to all pay off, Sag, and you WILL get exactly what you want.
Capricorn – (December 21 – January 19)
You have a secret admirer, Capricorn. He or she is patient and kind; and awaiting your attention. For some, it is romantic, for others, the calling is professional. Know that you are respected, and that someone is reaching out for your unique wisdom and advice.
This is also a great time to apply for business or educational funding. With Mercury retrograde until the 26th, you will likely have to wait for an actual payout, but it’s the perfect time to lay the groundwork. Take care on the 10th; you may miss what is really being said. Read between the lines to get the real story.
Aquarius – (January 20 – February 17)
Finding a balance between work and play is really a pretty good challenge. You may be uncertain about the reliability of so many offers, but, trust that the Universe has good things in store for you. Be especially alert to opportunities for partnerships. The Aquarius Full Moon of August 13th opens doors, and next week, on the 16th, the Sun, Mercury, and Venus all meet in your relationship sector.
Maintain a positive state of mind, and keep your body in top shape. Regular exercise is critical now to your flow and self confidence. It’s all about balance, Aquarius, or the problem that come with lack of stability. If you’re not feeling up to par – fake it till you make it – because you are almost there.
Pisces – (February 18 – March 19)
Things are coming together quite nicely. Feelings come pouring through like a freight train from time to time, but such is the nature of your watery sign. And, just when you thought there were no more secrets to be revealed, one jumps out of the closet. Take it in stride, and take comfort in knowing that you have fulfilled a grand cycle and that you are free.
Your path through this month is one of solidarity in a consistent schedule of work and productivity. In other words, this is a great time to get lots of good things done, but you have to focus. There is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow; clues are revealed by the Full moon of August 13th, and you find a treasure during the week of the 15th.
©Maya White / www.WhiteStarAstrology.com