Aries: Love life is aided by Jupiter this month – there will be greater levels of understanding and an appreciation of your differences. If you have been having problems in your marriage, this is a very good time to work with a counsellor. You are more insightful and able to deal rationally with problems, and your partner will also have a pro-active and constructive approach to resolving anything you are grappling with. A family member may have some valuable relationship advice for you, and you will be able to open up to that person with confidence. This is a time when you will need council and another person’s perspective on any issues you are having. This month could mean that a change in your partner’s job status means a move will be in order – even good news or promotion for your partner can mean disruption and some short-term uncertainty in your life. This can put you under pressure and force you to make some decisions that you would have preferred to delay. With new relationships, things will really click this month with romance, and a deeper level of understanding that can take things to the next level. This marks the start of an excellent period for single Aries to meet partners with long-term potential – you may meet new people via work associates or extended family.
Taurus: A very romantic month, which is ideal for new love affairs. You may take a short romantic trip or holiday. The potential for single Taurus to meet new lovers is highest this month, and it can be a whirlwind romance, which offers both affection and a deeper connection. In marriages, you will re-establish the love and excitement in your relationship, and despite the rather up and down nature of things of the last few weeks due to general stress, you are now able to enjoy free-flowing communication and exchange of affection. It is time to fall in love all over again and remember why you fell in love in the first place. It’s not just about the physical or even the mental side of your love; it is the deeper more spiritual side, the chemistry that has been re-awakened. This is a month when you may feel broody and plan to start a family or extend your family. Children can bring great joy and can also be instrumental in bringing you together again.
Gemini: This is the best time of the year for romance. You are very self-expressive and tend to feel good about who you are, and this aids all sexual encounters. You are very attractive right now and have an air about you that is exciting and appealing. Again, as in other aspects of your life, it is time to throw away the old list and requirements for lovers and open your mind to people that you may not have considered before. There is an air of adventure in your romantic life. For couples, this is a wonderful time to enjoy each other once again and to start doing things that you have not tried for ages; get out of the rut and begin to enjoy nightlife and activities together again. Romance this month will have more of the deeper and meaningful spiritual connection that you are craving this year – this goes for new and older relationships. Children can bring you together as a couple, and there will be much to enjoy and be proud of. Your child may be accepted for some prestigious post or role. This is an ideal time to think about starting or extending your family.
Cancer: Love relationships are benefitted this month due to a harmonious atmosphere in the home. Established relationships will fair very well; however, new relationships may suffer as one of you may feel indebted or somehow influenced by the family pressure, and that may place a strain on the budding romance. New relationships where cultural and heritage is similar can have more pluses this month than relationships where there are big gaps in terms of beliefs and background; differences will be magnified this month and will take more energy to get over. Couples who have a strong working relationship and who enjoy family related events and activates will have a very loving and affectionate month. Many couples rely on adventures and travel together to keep the interest up, and in these cases, you may find this month rather boring and restrictive. Another problem this month is perceived hypocritical attitudes toward the respective sets of parents – it may seem that one set of parents is far more demanding and requires more attention or perhaps has too much control. How you deal with your parents and in-laws and issues to do with fairness and time allocated to each can come up.
Leo: September is an excellent time for broaching sensitive issues in the relationship as you can come across in a non-threatening and fluent way. You are able to be sensitive to the needs of your partner and yet firm about matters of importance. You are in a very open frame of mind and are willing to try and meet your partner halfway, which is very helpful. This is a month when problems in relationships can be resolved or at least moved forward. It is also a time to recognise that relationships are dynamic and are works in progress, where the ups and downs should be seen as part of the unfolding of a private drama that can be bittersweet yet incredible beautiful. When the Japanese break a vase, they glue it together and keep it on display as they feel the breaks are what make it unique and even more precious – you should also see your relationship as one when difficulties faced and resolved add to the core value and deepen the pleasure of the union. This plays into the theme of growing through love and evolving in your relationships – relationships that are totally stuck and riddled with stubbornness from both sides will struggle this month and this year. In new relationships, Leo are extremely charming and can make a favourable impression – this is a time when good manners, grace, politeness matter to you, and you will be repelled by any coarse or uncouth behaviour. People will find it easy to relate to and open up to you this month; you are very receptive to emotions and eager to be helpful. Your intelligence and ability to make good conversation will open doors to new love – you may find that you click with someone with similar artistic interests. Love has very much an intellectual side – you are unlikely to be attracted to someone who does not stretch you mentally or does not share your interests. Opposites attract is not the key for Leo this year in love – new romantic partners must be on the same page as you when it comes to likes, mentality, intelligence and a quest for a serious and loving relationship. If lovers just want a passing fling, that will not be for you.
Virgo: You are rather impulsive and passionate in love right now, and when things do not go your way, you may not have the patience to resolve it. You may say something you regret as you can be careless with words right now, perhaps not anticipating how your partner will react to those words. Virgo are looking to take relationships forward right now, you are future orientated, and if you do not see a future or if you partner does not see the same future as you, you may actually want to walk away from the relationship – but you will regret it. This is not a good time to make hasty decisions in any relationship as it will not get you what you want, and it may cost you. You are playful and fun-loving this month, and so the best way to make the most of your relationships is to do fun new activities together – these can be sports, adventure weekends, short breaks or anything that gets you both outdoors. Cosy evenings in doing the same old thing may frustrate Virgos right now, and so it is ideal for you to try new things as a couple to get the passions released in a positive way.
Libra: You are very to the point this month and have a slightly short fuse, and so if anything gets on your wick, you will be quick to point that out. Flare-ups of temper do die down fast, and so this is not a month of giving the silent treatment and subtle hints; you will tell it like it is and right away. Mere discussion can escalate into arguments this month, not always because the issues at stake are important, but because your general irritation and frustration level is high, meaning that it will not take much to make you boil over. You may take things too personally and take offence where none was intended; you may also not want to back down even when the idea you are fighting over is not even a crucial one. Try to take a step back and ask yourself if what you are fighting over is worth it – maybe what you really need is a long hot bubble bath or a gruelling session in the gym just to relax. In fact, it is best to find a way to relax and get rid of all the angst you feel before you take it out on your partner. If your partner is Aries, Capricorn or Sagittarius, they will probably give as good as they get and be happy to forget about it afterwards, but if they are Gemini, Taurus, Scorpio, Leo or Cancer, you may have to eat humble pie for some time as these signs are less forgiving, especially if they feel unfairly wronged. As long as you make sure arguments are constructive and warranted, then this is a great month to clear the air, set boundaries and improve communication – as long as things do not descend into pettiness and needless insult trading.
Scorpio: There may be arguments over money and how to spend it. There can also be problems with ex- lovers/partners over the property you once shared or even rights over the children – make sure you are fighting over things that really matter not just from a perceptive of pride or unwillingness to back down. Pride, in general, can be a barrier to better understanding and cooperation in relationships. Be more willing to be bigger than petty concerns, and take a more global perspective regarding the relationship – what matters and what does not. This month, having separate friends, hobbies and interests that you pursue outside of the relationship is vital. You need space or things can become too intense, and small matters can escalate. Lack of proportion is a problem. This is a month where Scorpio needs time away from the relationship to get a perspective and to get things into proportion. That is why separate pursuits are vital. Relationships with no space can become like a pressure cooker, and so you both need to know when to step away, and you must allow each other that time. Talking is not always helpful in relationships this month as much of what is going on is emotional and psychological, not rational, and so best to let it all blow over and have time out.
Sagittarius: Friendship is vital in love. Love relationships that are based on friendship and the ability to relate to a broad range of issues will thrive. Mutual friends can help strengthen your bond. Relationships based on passion and lacking in shared interests will be more challenging. Platonic relationships can become sexual and sexual relationships can suddenly revert to being platonic – you may find that a ‘friends with benefits’situation works for you. In any event, Sagittarius both married and looking for love want relationships to be about fun, companionship and escapism. Sag need their partner to be a buddy who is supportive and encouraging while not asking too many questions or placing too many demands – which is a why a friend with benefits situation can work. Sag are facing stressful and complex issues in their family, work and also personally, and they need relationships to provide a respite from that and to be a place of free expression and spontaneous affection without onerous demands and complex emotional battles. Thus love and sex are great for couples who are mutually supportive and can allow the other some freedom without questions, demands and guilt trips. This is a challenging month for relationships where you have both become too dependent on each other for company and reassurance – improving your social life as a couple is important and helpful in this case.
Capricorn: Good communication runs both ways, and you need to remember that in March – listen and try to understand; hear the words and the feelings and emotions behind those words. Sometimes, Capricorn focuses on the surface value of the words and not on what is really being said – read between the lines as often the truth is subtle. Your need for sexual fulfilment may be frustrated due to the many hassles and last minute problems that crop up this month. It is not that you don’t feel amorous, but you are impatient, and may thus choose the wrong times to make a move. Your partner may not appreciate being rushed, and it may seem that you do not have time for the finer, more sensual part of lovemaking. You need a certain amount of privacy this month, and if you feel as if your partner is constantly asking what you are doing or watching over your shoulder, you will feel both angry and resentful. Simmering tensions and emotions that bubble under the surface are a problem, which is why better communication can help. You need to keep communication to the point, as when conversations go on too long, they can descend into the trivial. Have clear, concise conversations and do not allow anger to build up – make it clear you need some space.
Aquarius: Tolerance and acceptance are key in love; Aquarians are usually very good when it comes to being tolerant and accepting, but sometimes when you are passionately in love, that can go out the window, and you can become a little dogmatic and bolshy about things. Financial matters can cause tension in relationships as you may disagree over how to spend and or save; what one of you thinks is worthwhile, the other sees as wasteful. In new relationships, it may be the case that you have moved in together and are discussing how to allocate rent and expenses; this will not be straightforward. In marriages, there will also be issues surrounding the joint cheque account, or it may be that due to one of you taking time off work or changing job, the balance of power regarding who brings in more has changed. The amount of money you contribute to the partnership will influence your power or perceived power, but the important thing is not to undervalue the non-money side of the relationship. Do not let money come between you.
Pisces: Relationships are intense and complicated this month. You can experience an unconscious and compulsive attraction to another that baffles yet excites you. In current relationships, you will experience strong reactions and can be turned on and off quickly. Things that annoy you about your partner will be even more annoying than usual, and the things you like will make you melt. You can go from 0-100 in a few moments when it comes to feeling sexual and also regarding getting angry, but you are full of passion. Relationships can open you up and teach you more about yourself this month; in fact, relationships are a forum for transformation and the confrontation of issues that dog you. Power struggles can be a manifestation of the energies this month; they may be subtle. It is all about your partner’s insecurity about his/her role given the changes they can sense in you and your more assertive nature.
Aries: This month you are highly creative and will initiate many new projects and get to work on long-term goals – remember that every great thing starts with baby steps. You have the confidence to take the lead in social, sporting, creative and professional endeavors and are highly enterprising. Aries are initiators, and you feel very much in touch with your core self and your destiny when you are starting new things and leading others. Past experience can be very helpful to you right now, and you may find that you are using skills and abilities that you honed years back, but which suddenly have never been more useful. You may also think about going back to college to either further a degree or update a degree. In sporting pursuits, you are very competitive, and this is a winning month where you can have success in anything competitive. You can also nail positions, i.e. a university or college place by way of your personality and enthusiasm. You will be attracted to activities that require vigor and spirit; in fact, in some cases you will be attracted to reckless activities or may act on dares. This is a time when even silly ideas can come off– don’t take it to extremes, though! You must pay attention to health and diet this month – allergic reactions and illnesses should not be passed off as viruses; you should look for underlying issues. You are witty and playful this month, and single Aries will take a devil-may-care attitude in love risking a little embarrassment to make an impression. Potential lovers will be impressed by your direct and open manner in love. This is a great time to meet new lovers, and yet new relationships can be very unpredictable and rather up and down – it will be exciting, but it will remain to be seen if they will last. Relationships with employees or clients are also likely, but they can be complicated but the complications may be what makes them exciting. Relationships that are newly formed, i.e. in the last year, may experience the first real hitches and problems. It may be that the honeymoon period is over, and you may want to express yourself and have more freedom when your partner may not be ready to let you go. There may be a mismatch of needs in your relationships, and sudden arguments and disagreements are possible. You are headstrong right now and will not want to yield to control – this is not a time when you want to hold back and be compromising. Your partner will need to take a step back and allow you some space this month. The hurdles this month are part of a relationship dynamic and part of you learning to know each other at a deeper level.
Taurus: Your ambitions are aroused this month – you are driven to work harder and place a renewed and concerted effort into making things work. You really are dogged this year and have a never say die attitude that keeps you plugging away. What is great about this month is that your work rate will be steady and consistent, and you will see rewards from your efforts. Taureans do suffer from inertia and are often unable to find the impetus to change even negative situations in their lives – this month it will be easier to overcome the fear or change that often holds you back, and you can make some concrete moves to get out of ruts and move towards happier and more productive modes of living. Thus, August is an excellent month to start working on long-term goals or ambitions. It is important to work consistently and not to overwork – you must leave time for rest, sunlight and exercise. Look after your bone health in August by taking Calcium and Vitamin D and not straining. In sporting pursuits, remember to warm up properly, and if you have not taken exercise for a long time, start slowly. If you are still young, this is the time to gain some financial independence from your parents by getting a part-time job – this can be a very important thing, especially if you feel dominated or emotionally restricted. The same can apply to a stay at home mother/father. You can be rather cynical in relationships and may be inclined to look for darker motives or attribute something sinister to what is very innocent. It is hard for you to trust right now, and you can also be very brutal and direct, which may make your partner feel as if they are treading on eggshells, which can lead them to behave more furtively, thereby exacerbating your suspicions. Suspicion can then become a self-defeating, self-fulfilling prophecy. Relationships are hard work this month, but that hard work need not be unsatisfactory. You can use this month to rebuild bridges, deepen understanding, strengthen bonds and demonstrate commitment. Taureans value stability and loyalty, and this month a Taurean mate can be a steadfast supporter and confidante who will back you through thick and thin. The Bull will demand appreciation – remember Bulls like deeds, not words. In relationships where Taureans feel safe and loved, the sex can be extremely good – both sensual, passionate and transformative. However, if the Bull feels threatened or not completely loved and appreciated, then sex will be wooden and purely functional.
Gemini: Home, family life and relationship have very much been a theme of this year. August is a time when the focus again turns to family and your connections to the past. Setting down roots and having an anchor has never been as important to you, especially now that there is so much uncertainty about your life and so much change. Making your home life more comfortable and pleasurable is also a key aspect of this month, and you will spend less time going out and more time entertaining friends and family at home. You may do DIY projects with your partner, i . e. garden landscaping, decking, a pool, a pool table, etc. For some Gemini, you may be considering a major move, i . e. moving to another country – the reason can again be to do with security and establishing a base in a country or state where economic and job prospects or life, in general, is more safe and secure. For other Gemini, it may be moving back to your home town or country after a spell away – the theme is increasing security and happiness, and so you will either move or work to improve your living conditions. Whatever you do, it will herald a positive new phase in your home life. It may also be that you finally get enough cash together for a deposit on a home or that changes in lending requirements/interest rates/laws, etc. mean that you are suddenly eligible for a home loan and can finally set down roots. Many Gemini may make the last mortgage payment and own their own home outright. You may find a cash buyer for your current home and be able to move to somewhere better or bigger. You may earn extra money by renting out a room in your home or converting your garage to a flat you can rent out. This is a time when family members are supportive rather than a burden, and previous issues and problems with both parents, children or home life tend to lessen. Success for a member of your family may have a spin - off effect for you, i.e. you may travel to see a relative graduate, get an award, or perform in a play/concert. Feelings are running high this month, and emotional responses can range from the highs to the lows as you are quite erratic. You need to manage expectations a little as the earth cannot move every time – seriously, however, you can be a little over - optimistic or idealistic about life and love, and that can lead to some disappointment when mundane realities set in. Sexual frustration is an issue this month as you are rather insatiable both emotionally and sexually, and it may be impossible to fulfil you; your partner may find you very demanding. At heart, you are in need of reassurance, and there are certain buttons that which if pushed can really satisfy you, but if the wrong buttons are pushed, you can be quite explosive. You need to be subtle about explaining to your loved one what you need from them; long conversations are not the way to deal with this month as you have very strong feelings pent up and can easily lose control. One problem is that you and your loved one are not really on the same page in terms of love making – when he/she is in the mood, you are not, and when you are, he/she isn’t. There can also be some differences on issues to do with the children, discipline, house hold responsibilities, etc. Your partner may be being a little tense and quite for a reason this month – so do not pressure them. There can be quite a bit of passion this month if you can handle your fluctuating emotions and be more patient. What you do not want to do is come across as a prima donna who expects everyone to walk on egg shells; which is how you may come over, even though this is far from what you are. Spoil yourself and be more tolerant of your partner’s emotions (even if he/she is being emotionally unresponsive), know when to back off, wait for the right moment and then unleash your feelings of love and romance.
Cancer: This is the month to get well and truly stuck into administrative and organizational chores both at work and at home. Use any spare time to draw up lists or rosters to keep both you and your family organized and aware of the roles you should all be playing. This is also a great time for study plans or if you are self-employed for updating client lists, client data or your personal billing procedures. You may also think about clearing out cupboards and doing a massive de-clutter before fall (or spring). This is also a month to make sure everything you use day to day, i.e. car, laptop, etc. and take for granted is looked after, and that includes your body. Back up all your data, get your car wheels or oil changed and make sure that physically you are more aware of being hydrated, get enough sleep, and introduce more variety into your food choices. Responsibility is key now – what you look after will look after you, and so pay attention to maintenance issues at work and home, and you can save a great amount of time and money attending to breakdowns. See problems that can arise and look at ways to avoid them – this is a month of caution and time saving by taking precautions and acting to circumvent any issues on the horizon that will challenge you. Health issues to do with the time of year may affect you, i.e., in the northern hemisphere you may have hay fever, asthma, heatstroke, dehydration, prickly heat or bites or in the Southern Hemisphere, flu, arthritis, aches and pains or coughs. Make sure you are well-stocked with remedies, painkillers, antihistamines, creams and also take precautions while eating more fruit and veg and avoiding preservatives, additives and colorants, which make all these conditions worse. This is an ideal time for those of you who want to begin a diet or fitness regime, and even if you are beginning to train for a marathon or triathlon, this is the time to start. Being strict with yourself and introducing regimes into your daily life can make you feel very good and also in control, and the power you generate within from success with your diet or fitness will radiate out and help you to perform better in all aspects of your life. Single Cancerians may meet a new partner via their pet – pets are important this month, and you may either get a pet or take your pet to the vet, and this is where you may meet someone compatible. You may also join a Facebook group associated with your breed of dog, and this is a good place to meet like-minded people, who are new to you and can open up your love life. Someone at work, who is giving you a hard time, may actually fancy you – if someone is being difficult, do not take it personally, let it go over your head and wait – they may suddenly start to show their true feelings. This is very good for new relationships as you will meet people with shared values, and your new partner will open up to you very quickly meaning that the relationship develops fast, and that you will feel a shared bond due to secrets and feelings shared. In marriage, mutual respect for the work each puts into the relations is essential – the more you value what each brings to the relationship, the better things will go. Problems in marriages arise where one feels that the other is not cooperating, or where one partner perhaps values work more than the marriage. This is a month to call if you are going to be late; to pick up after yourself; to do the cooking, even if it’s not your ‘job’ – every little bit counts, and every extra bit of consideration or appreciation you can show goes a long way in terms of love and romance. Love and happiness are to be found in small everyday things rather than in big grand gestures. A small foot rub before bed could be the most erotic thing ever.
Leo: Your mind is very sharp right now, and you are excellent at dealing with things that require analysis and critical review. You are in a cautious and serious frame of mind and are able to deal with difficult problems and intense responsibility. This month is ideal for taking on people or tasks that often prove hard to handle – you have more patience and have a dogged mental determination that can keep you calm while you grind out a result. This is not really a month for quick turnabouts and results; if you do begin something new, you must be patient in learning the ropes and laying foundations. Results will come slowly at first. August is a very good month for those pursuing educational or vocational training goals – this is a good time to apply for placements or begin your studies. You are capable of being very persuasive and can win people over with attention to detail and information provided. You must be thorough and persistent, and you should not allow colleagues to put you off or distract you. This is a very good time for playing to your strengths and keeping an even keel no matter what is going on about you – you are the calm person who delivers when others get flustered. You need to look after your health this month as your body is more stressed and prone to tiredness than usual, so be sure to take vitamins and minerals (especially magnesium and calcium) and eat plenty of fresh fish, fruit, veg and organic meat. You can come across as very sharp and critical this month, and so do not be surprised if your partner has a double take at some of the things you say – you feel as if you are saying it as it is, but you may need to be a little more subtle. Simplicity is what matters to you in love – you need to get right to the heart of the matter without false notions and dancing about the key issues. You will not walk on eggshells, and you won’t lose your temper either; you will be inclined to state your opinions in a matter-of-fact way without being over- emotional, and this can be very effective. Sexual attraction is very important in new relationships right now. Chemistry and that instant feeling of interest in a person is what will get love going rather than the friendship first method. New relationships can be very competitive and may even be a little contentious – i.e. you may be fiercely competing against someone at work, and you may not even think you like them and then suddenly, BAM, you find that the tension is all about attraction. It may be that anger is a defense against passion, i.e. someone who really excites you may enrage you in equal measure. You may almost not want to fall for this person as you know that it will be a very intense relationship, and you are in two minds whether you want that. Relationships with a good sex life will thrive this month while if you have not been connecting sexually, you may argue and fight and do quite a bit of door slamming and waltzing out in temper. So get your sex life going again, and do not waste all the love, energy, and passion available this month in needless arguing. Relationships can be strained due to differences about disciplining the children – again, compromise and bridging the gap between differing values is a theme of the year and needs to be worked on consistently and with patience and understanding.
Virgo: You can be decisive this month, and so it is a good time to take important decisions – you have a clear mind and can think fast, digest information, and come to conclusions. You can bounce back from defeats and respond to setbacks with a ‘get back in the saddle’ attitude. This is a very good month for getting things done – you can make plans, set them in motion and complete. You are incredibly hardworking in August, and nothing will tear you away from work once you have set your heart on doing something. A major event in the natural world, i.e. hurricane, flood, drought or fire may have an effect on your life regarding temporary relocation, working within your society to combat the effects, lobbying government for emergency funding, changes in travel plans (so do take out travel insurance), or you have an extra workload due to these events, i.e. fire department, insurance claims processing, building repairs. These events may even propel you into a leadership role. There is an increased need for stability this month, and Virgo may make down payments on a new home or seek to extend a lease on business or residential property to increase certainty. It may be that you elect to move in with your parents for a time to save money for a property. Boundaries and restrictions actually create security this month, and you may well sacrifice some independence to feel a sense of belonging and being part of either a family or community. Parenthood is a very important part of relationships this month – you may begin to think about starting a family or extending your family. Discussions about your role as parents and family life will dominate the relationship. Changing circumstances domestically can affect your love life in positive and negative ways – in one way there can be restrictions, more work and responsibility, and you both may be tired, but in a positive way there is more contentment, shared purpose and happiness stemming from firm commitment. These changing circumstances are often to do with family (I mentioned one scenario above): a parent may move in with you or children may come back home after university. This is quite a significant month for those from cultures where there are large families who tend to stay with many generations under one roof, regarding adjustment for the Virgo. In general, more stability means a sacrifice regarding freedom in the short run as you adapt.
Libra: Going back and doing something again is something you should never fear this year – perfection and getting things dead right counts. This month is a case in point, and you may have to return to something you did before and now fine tune or correct it. It should not be seen as a waste of time but rather as a chance to make this ‘thing’ more effective and useful and also to learn from a past mistake. There really is only one way to learn, and that is the hard way – when we find something too easy, we can tend to forget it later or are not encouraged to improve on it. Hard lessons are never forgotten. So, that said, this month is about turning weaknesses and vulnerabilities into strengths. Take the time to work on aspects of your personality, your body or your career where you feel you could improve and get better. Do not be afraid to acknowledge weaknesses to yourself and look for ways to turn them around – this is totally possible this month. Facing fears head on and confronting daunting issues can lead to some extremely positive outcomes and new starts for Libra. Insomnia can be a problem this month and so try not to become overtired; reduce coffee intake after lunch, and try and boost your energy with bananas, avocado and slow release carbohydrates as artificial boosters can contribute to insomnia. Secret love liaisons are very much in vogue in August. It may be that you want to keep the new relationship secret from friends and family as you do not want to invite interference or even comment; you may just want it to be your thing. It may be that you need to keep your relationship secret as you work together, and it could be complicated if colleagues know or even unwise to let your employer know. It may also be that you have not severed ties with your previous partners yet, and so it is not the right time to go public. In some cases, same-sex couples may be waiting for the right time to come out. In all these cases, the secrecy can add to the excitement and magic of the relationship and can aid the sex life. Even couples who are happily together may want to add more mystery to the relationship, and that may mean trying new things, role play or experimenting with new toys or techniques. Life is rather stressful, and many of your day to day activities will require a serious non-emotional attitude; you need sex and the freedom you have within the intimate setting to be a little wild and let off steam, and so use your sex life as your bubble of escapism away from everything in this harsh cruel world. If you are recently in a new relationship, your new partner may be very surprised at how you can be sexually as you may come across as rather reserved and even tense in the course of the day. It is not that Libra want to be tense or reserved, but you have so much on your mind, and some of it weighs heavy.
Scorpio: Hard work with practical outcomes is the theme this month. You need to apply talents and skills in the most cost and time effective way to get results. Being streamlined and efficient is vital, and you cannot afford to waste resources. Scorpios are highly ingenious and can be very crafty at finding solutions to impossible-seeming problems, and this month you are excellent at solving financial problems and conundrums. This is an ideal time to move money about and look to make savings by investing or borrowing more wisely. However, you can easily increase your incomings this month as your boss may offer you extra hours, you may do some work outside your regular job, or you may raise money by selling something you no longer use – money is available to be earned this month if you look hard enough. You may often feel daunted this month and like you are out of your depth, but you are simply being pushed to discover more about your abilities and that you can handle and cope with more than you think. At the end of August, you will be amazed at what you have achieved, and you should not only look at financial and material achievement, you should also consider your growth as a person. This month, your serious side is more noticeable in relationships. Scorpio can be very changeable in relationships as they are often moved emotionally by things that happen at a very deep level within them, and these feelings are very hard for their loved ones to understand. Scorpio often do not understand themselves very well. This month, Scorpio are taking stock, and that means they are looking at how they feel within the relationship – sometimes Scorpio do not generate enough self- worth from within, and they rely on getting it from others, i.e. via love and affection, sex or attention. Scorpio need to look within, learn to love themselves and build up that self-worth irrespective of what others are saying and doing. Now this requires more than a month to develop, but this is a month when you should start, and the aim is to establish more emotional freedom for yourself, where your moods and ups and downs are far less influenced by others in your environment. In all love relationships, Scorpio should look to change their perceptions and should filter what others say and do through a prism of self-love and self-acceptance rather than one of self-doubt. The more you can love yourself, forgive yourself and accept yourself for who you are, the better and more fulfilling and smooth love relationships can be. Scorpio should also be more tolerant of differences and less threatened by disagreements – differences in values and opinions can be stimulating and should not be shut down.
Sagittarius: This month the buck stops with you – you will want to take the responsibility as that way you can also take control and make things better. It is a case of ‘if you want something done, do it yourself’ – you will want to take the initiative and not leave things to others or chance. You may take on an extra workload just to ensure things are done to your satisfaction. You will not suffer fools gladly right now and have no time for those who do not pull their weight. You are serious-minded and very hardworking in August, and you will achieve a great deal and also command the respect of those around you. Sagittarians will often be elevated to a position of importance in 2016, i.e. be seen as an expert in a field or authority on a subject, and this is the month when that can happen. You are very purposeful right now and will not waste time on anything that is not key to your dominant goals. Loyalty matters to you, and you will go out of your way to help a friend in need with practical assistance. Deeds rather than words are important, and even though you are busy, you will make time to help those closest to you. If you have a message to get over, this is the month to do it – get started on a blog, write that book or start a series of webinars. This is a very good month for Sagittarians who want to help others with start-up companies and business strategy or give advice to entrepreneurs. For single Sagittarius, there will be ample romantic opportunities this month, and you look set for an exciting time in your love life. You may well share interests and aspirations with a new lover, and that can help you develop a deep connection quickly. Relationships that start now can be unusual in the way they unfold, and so you should go with the flow and not look to tick boxes or compare to previous relationships. Movies, moods and music, are the way to get the romance going in long-term relationships – you need to escape together, and you can do that via theatre, nights out or in any way that is unique to you. Escapism is the key in relationships – in the rest of your life, structure and responsibility are key, but love and relationship should be an escape from that. Relationships should be all about imagination, dreams and escape from harsh reality. Feel free to indulge yourself when it comes to love, spoil each other and make time for you both to be alone and away from everything aggravating – you deserve that. Send the kids to Mom and take the phone off – this is the time to feel the teenage dream element again.
Capricorn: This month there is something of a crisis of confidence – you will begin to ask yourself what you are doing and are you doing it the best way. You may feel as if you have less energy, and you will also be more vulnerable to criticisms. This month is especially hard for creative projects where you will lack inspiration and may even become despondent with results. You should not allow yourself to despair; this year Capricorns are extremely creative, and when one is creative, one has ups and downs, and it is via those ups and downs that greater inspiration is generated. You need a supportive environment right now, and if those around you are not saying the right thing, then this is a time to be by yourself and to retreat and mill over things. This is a month of thinking and going over issues that have troubled you; in some ways you may want to immerse yourself in the past, and even a little self- pity may be part of the process you are going through. For some Capricorn, past experiences, especially those that were painful can be fertile ground for your creativity and may even provide the cornerstones of something you write about or depict via art. This can be a way of creating finality on those issues and moving on with something positive coming out of it. You may help others who are battling a psychological, physical or medical problem you have overcome by teaching, mentoring or encouraging. A good time for a very relaxing holiday (i.e., laying at the beach all day) – rather than a holiday packed with sightseeing. This is a month when issues in love are sensitive. You are more needy and more vulnerable emotionally right now, and so you need to be careful you do not overreact to what is not really there. Although you require support, affection and love, no amount may be enough for you, and you cannot expect your partner to provide that boost from within that only you can generate by working through things mentally. It is a time when illusions in love crumble. Be totally honest about the relationship, where it is going and how you feel about it, as no false illusions, no matter how you want to cling to them, can survive this month. In some relationships, you may feel that things are changing, and yet it is very hard to put your finger on what is different, and you are not easily able to verbalize your feelings to your partner or anyone else. It is not a time when you can ask for advice, and yet it will not prove helpful. This is also a month to put the ghost of past relationships to bed – you can no longer allow perceptions about the opposite sex based on a previous bad experience to dominate your reactions and even make you suspicious. Do not ignore the feelings of uncertainty you experience in relationships right now, but do not let them overwhelm you. In the coming months, things will become clearer. One phase of your relationship is melting into another phase, and it may be that the new phase is a more realistic one based on deeper needs and free from romantic illusions.
Aquarius: New goals, the adjustment of goals and the elimination of some other goals. You need to review how you are going about getting things that are important to you – in some cases, you will have to narrow your focus and make sure that you concentrate energy rather than scattering it. It is time for a concerted push, and strategy and planning are vital. This is not a time when things happen by chance or fall into place without careful design, and so you have to be strategic and thoughtful. Consistency is very important; you must make sure that all your activities dovetail rather than detract from your key aims. You can be overwhelmed with information this month, which is why you need to be focused on core aims as it is so easy to become distracted by what is not very important. You will have to go through things very quickly with little time to analyze before you discard what cannot be used. You may not want to commit to anything as you may feel that you really need to give everything your attention, but you should act decisively as the sooner you make decisions and discard what you don’t need (regarding input, information or assistance) the better. Decisiveness earns you more respect that weighing options endlessly. There is a thrill out of following a hunch or acting on impulse; in fact, if you have a clear vision of what you want, you can make good decision about how to get there, even without the full facts. You can allow yourself to believe in things that do not entirely make sense, as that belief can be more powerful than logic right now. You are again driven by passion this month and that passion can inspire others and draw them to your side. Your life is enriched by acting bravely, challenging the status quo and listening to the inner voice. Intensity is once again the name of the game in relationships, and Aquarians may be pushing their partner’s buttons just to see how much they care. It is also about exploring the depths of the relationship and that can be done in many ways, but in-depth conversation is certainly one, sex is another. This is a time to learn more about sex, to understand your sexual needs and those of your partner and to incorporate new sexual activities or games that can provide a stimulus for better sexual fulfilment. Reading erotica together or sexual literature and discussing new methods is a wonderful way to improve sex and communication. It is very important for Aquarians to laugh right now; you are very intense and need to relax and let your hair down. Some teasing, tickling or reading dirty jokes together may be the ticket, but get the humor back in the bedroom as it’s all a bit serious. Talk about your sex life more and remember that conversation after sex is also very important as in that relaxed state, it is much easier to open up. Aquarians should not be passive aggressive in love. In all romantic relationships, you have quite a bit of emotion stored up, and you are not finding it easy to express it and frustration both sexual and emotional is building. Do not rile your partner into expressing your anger; own them and deal with them. Remember to laugh, don’t take it all so seriously. Laughter can release much of your pent up angst and frustration, making your love and sex life far smoother.
Pisces; Communication and career are strong themes this month. This month, you can really knuckle down and make solid progress on life goals and ambitions; suddenly the plans are clear and no longer vague. It is like you got the go ahead. It could be that you have been in a planning phase up until now: applying for loans or grants, getting business plans together, looking for premises, finding the right university, looking for a job, and now this month you get the YES, you were after and suddenly the planning is over, and you have to go and do it for real. This can also mark the end of a trial or probation period where you were supervised to see if you could handle the role, and it can also mean the end of an apprenticeship or training period – you are now fully fledged and ready to get stuck in. You are ready for leadership, and you are also well placed for taking initiatives and going it alone, and so whether you work for yourself or are employed, you will be making many decisions, starting new projects and forging ahead. You are very much in control of your life and its direction, and even if you are not yet fully in control, you are ready to make very tough decisions and sacrifices to get where you want to be. This is a very determined time where you can move mountains and build towards a very promising new avenue in life. You can come to prominence in your career or community this month, and suddenly the spotlight is on you, and your ideas will be tested. You have talked the talk, and now you must walk the walk, and this can be a little intimidating, and you will end up confronting many of your deeply held fears and doubts. This is a very revealing time for you, and you should embrace pressure and the weight of expectation as it is from this position you can prove many things to yourself, and it will change you going forward for them better. Do not shy away; take it on. Advice from your partner can actually be very helpful to you. Having someone to listen to you is vital right now. You have so much going on in your head, and it is with your spouse or lover that you will want to chat. You may end up chatting into the morning hours. The desire for communication and to pour your heart out is very strong. Total openness and honesty is what you require in love and relationships – you do not want to feel as if you need to hold anything back. Sometimes you can be very direct and almost too honest, but you have this need right now to give vent to all your feelings. Where you feel understood, and when you know you have your partner’s full attention, then the relationship can be a magic bubble of love and escapism; however, if you have the feeling that your partner is not listening or trying to understand you, you can become very annoyed and frustrated and when in this mood you can be highly sarcastic and critical. Communication needs to be two-way; you may get so involved in what you are saying that you forget about your partner’s desire to have a word in. You are quite good at talking and not so good at listening, and so try to bear that in mind. This can be a very revealing time in relationships; you may regret some of the things you said (personal things) at a later stage, but perhaps they were meant to be said. It is a time when you do drop your guard, but this can be a good thing. Be careful with the exchange of intimate pictures online as once it is out there, you cannot always get it back under control. © gwenstacey3000 2016
© gwenstacey3000 2016