Your horoscope for August 2 to 8, 2012

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The spills, thrills, and medals just keep on coming. Over the weekend, the stars once again restimulate the May 20 lunar eclipse and momentous June 5 Venus transit. Each time this happens, destiny writes another critical page of script. By Monday’s sharpened pen, we’ll be able to decipher it more clearly.

From performance to administration flaws, the start of the Olympics has demonstrated Mercury retrograde in full Murphy’s law regalia. Here’s a big shout-out not only to the athletes, but to all who dedicate themselves to the pursuit of excellence and continue to display Herculean effort despite all odds.

Last week’s full moon is now surpassed, but the weekend can put more on brew. Stay alert to what’s building; by Monday it could launch or erupt. The Aries moon is determined to make a breakthrough.

Mercury retrograde ends on Tuesday, but through August 15, there’s still more to emerge and clear up. Even so, you are okay to move ahead on purchases, plans, ambitions, and relationship matters. Mercury continues in “I deserve” Leo, until the full moon on August 31.

Venus has travelled through Gemini since the last Mercury retrograde cycle ended in April. During this time, Venus has kept adding critical information and layers. Just a few hours before Mercury retrograde ends, Venus advances into Cancer. Until September 6, support, security, nurturance, home, family issues, and needs become an especially emotional journey.

Aries
March 19 - April 19

Sunday and Monday throws a fast-forward switch. If possible don’t overload your days, so you can be free to act without added angst. When opportunity arises, trust that’s all the confirmation you need and trust your instincts to time it right. Mercury in Leo puts you at your creative best. Once Venus situates in Cancer, the emotional impact, investment, or attachment will increase.

Taurus
April 19 - May 20

Tend to the business at hand and get your people fill, but also go with the flow from Thursday through Saturday. Stay alert and avoid the line of fire as best you can at the start of the new week. Be a first responder and you’ll circumvent potential conflict and/or find yourself with a surprise advantage or opportunity. On Wednesday, get a move on.

Gemini
May 20 - June 20

While Friday and Saturday can diminish your full swing, for the most part, lively stars continue to keep you on the go. On Sunday and Monday, you’ll pack in more than you expect. What’s good, pleasing, enhancing, or opportune will get even better once Mercury retrograde ends on Tuesday. Venus in Cancer can increase financial and romantic prospects.

Cancer
June 20 - July 22

For the last few months, Venus in Gemini has given you extra to consider. For the past few weeks, Mercury retrograde has tested your commitment level. Starting Tuesday, Mercury direct and Venus in Cancer provide you with fresh juice. Together they enhance your assets, options, and can-do resourcefulness. To September 6, Venus increases your need and directs added attention your way.

Leo
July 22 - August 22

Thursday keeps a good buzz going strong, but put it on chill Friday and Saturday. Whether it’s sudden or already on the itinerary, Sunday and Monday send it into flight. Beyond the usual retrograde sidetracks, Mercury has gifted you with extra time to recentre. Through the month’s end, Mercury in Leo will help you to stand where the light hits you best.

Virgo
August 22 - September 22

Mercury has kept the potential on a potent brew. The mix has included a significant dose of confusion and uncertainty. The retrograde cycle ends on Tuesday, but allow more time to test your swim in the deep end. Even so, the start of the week may be catapulting. What will be can’t be stopped. Venus in Cancer upgrades the emotional intensity.

Libra
September 22 - October 22

Tuesday through September 6, Venus in Cancer enhances your public and professional profile. Friday and Saturday are good days to coast or let it slide, but don’t fall asleep at the wheel. What’s in brew is particularly hot-wired for action. It could jump out at you on Sunday or Monday. Through the month’s end, Mercury enhances your confidence and communication skills.

Scorpio
October 22 - November 21

Sunday and Monday, things can suddenly break loose. Tuesday onward, Mercury helps you regain control, consistency, and confirmation. A new career or life path has been developing for some time. Past mid month, you’ll gain a more solid sense of what’s in the benefits package. Venus in Cancer helps you to better reconcile with your past and embrace your future.

Sagittarius
November 21 - December 21

Simplicity does it best. Through Sunday, take it as it comes. Monday’s Aries moon dials it up to full throttle again. By Tuesday, you’ll reach a conclusion, destination, or cutoff. Past Tuesday, Mercury helps you to optimize the best of what’s available. Along with Venus in Cancer, the next few weeks will define the new target and set opportunity on an upswing.

Capricorn
December 21 - January 20

You may have to make do or acquiesce more than you’d like through Saturday. By Sunday, tolerance is on a shorter fuse. Once it snaps, you can’t get it back. On Monday, the quick-fire Aries moon can blow the lid off. Through August 15, you’ll work your way to a final finish line.

Aquarius
January 20 - February 18

Let yourself off the hook for a few more days. You can afford to ease up or slack off through the weekend. As of Monday’s full-tilt stars, plan to dive in and hit it hard. Both Mercury and Venus contribute to your pump-it mood. As of mid next week, they’ll enhance your motivation, prospects, and success ratio.

Pisces
February 18 - March 19

Through Sunday midday, the Pisces moon can keep you full of energy to burn, but knowing how to direct it is tricky at best. Sunday through Tuesday, the Aries moon takes the guesswork out of it for you. Past Tuesday, Mercury puts you on a productive upswing. Venus in Cancer sets karmic destiny on a potent brew.

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