Your horoscope for August 23 to 29, 2012
The NHL and U.S.–Canada auto workers are in talks, the Quebec vote looms over Premier Charest, U.S. Republican hopefuls are in hot pursuit of corporate America, Enbridge and the if/where-to-put-it pipeline controversy rages on—there’s more summer to enjoy before we hit the Labour Day marker, but the work is already piling up as Virgo month begins.
The sun-Neptune opposition on Thursday and Friday can keep the guesswork and uncertainty going strong. Deceit and disillusionment are in the mix, too. On the other hand, this aspect is one of inspiration, budding potential, and communing from heart to soul. What’s in a good flow can feel soothing and healing.
Mars in Scorpio, beginning on Thursday at 8:24 a.m., also taps Neptune through the weekend. Relax, unwind, and enjoy. Mars-Neptune is a creative, musical, compassionate, and romantic combo. Also note: inhibitions and guards drop easily, emotional responsiveness is at its peak, and drug and alcohol susceptibility is heightened.
Virgo month is a time to fix what needs fixing and work on a more efficient system. While Mars tenants Scorpio, there’s no skirting issues or needs. Probing deeper, the resourceful, tenacious, and agenda-based Mars is on a search to uncover the critical hinge pin. Until October 6, Mars will continue to force the envelope until it either gets the job done or, at the very least, the notice is undeniably served.
March 19 - April 19
A specific project, ambition, or necessity becomes an all-
consuming target now. There’s still more working out to do, but Virgo month inches you closer to the goal post. Look to Mars in Scorpio to uncover more, deepen your resolve, and set a new strategy into play. Social, romantic, or solitary, Friday and Saturday’s entertainment hits it just right.
April 19 - May 20
Virgo month is your best time of the year for getting a move on. Put ambition to work for you while your celestial success ratio is heightened and your gains should please you. Now through October 6, Mars in Scorpio calls you to face a challenge head-on. Show up for yourself, love yourself more, and you’ll see that your relationship dynamics will immediately transform.
May 20 - June 20
It’s time to get yourself back on track. Both the sun’s advance into Virgo and Mars’s advance into Scorpio will help you to naturally feng-shui your consciousness. A glimmer of progress is all the encouragement you’ll need to commit yourself more fully to the improvement you desire. Resistance or excuses can’t cut it any longer.
June 20 - July 22
Over the next couple of days you’ll naturally begin to open up to a new line of thinking, viewing, and planning. The sun’s advance into Virgo helps you to engage in a more productive dialogue with yourself and others, too. Mars in Scorpio motivates and empowers you through October 6. What do you want? Stay focused, go get it.
July 22 - August 22
The next couple of days could reveal something you have overlooked or downplayed. What’s more, a surprise advantage or unexpected opportunity can get the ball rolling faster. A shift of perspective, approach, or attitude builds a more effective bridge. The sun in Virgo and Mars in Scorpio prompt you to face what’s necessary and to correct, fix, or improve where it will serve you best.
August 22 - September 22
While plenty of uncertainty still remains, you’ll gain on it now. Your birthday month sets you onto a bold, fresh-page initiative. Enhancing your resourcefulness, tenacity, confidence, and smarts, Mars in Scorpio helps you zero in on your best bets and make the most of each moment. Have something to say, promote, change, or negotiate? You’ll do it with greater effectiveness now.
September 22 - October 22
Virgo month naturally shifts your attention to the cleanup, research, organizing, and work that lies ahead. Through October 6, Mars in Scorpio helps you stay better-focused and keeps your motivation going strong. Even so, on Thursday and Friday you could find yourself at a loss or in a temporary energy drain. Simplify plans, reduce output and expectations. If you don’t have to, don’t.
October 22 - November 21
They don’t call you a powerhouse for nothing! With freshly refuelled Mars in Scorpio running your show, there’s very little that can deter or distract you. Get a jump-start now and you’ll position yourself at an advantage in both the short and long term. Today’s opportunity is greater than you may fully realize. It all adds up; don’t discount a thing.
November 21 - December 21
There may be more to deal with now, but try not to unnecessarily overextend yourself. Make it easy on yourself as best you can. Resolving a dilemma is a mixture of timing and playing-out of circumstances. There’s no need to force what isn’t coming naturally. Solutions, answers, and inspiration should come readily. When it’s right, it’ll instantly grab hold of you.
December 21 - January 20
An improvement and opportunity cycle begins now. Both the Virgo sun and Mars in Scorpio suggest it’s the right time to explore a new option, avenue, or lifestyle. Moving it forward from here is less difficult than you envision. In fact, you’ll handle it and transition well. Aim to cut loose or get away for the weekend. On Monday, it’s back to task.
January 20 - February 18
It’s time to shift onto a new program and to wrap up what’s unfinished. Mars in Scorpio and the Virgo sun draw your attention to financial shortfalls and priorities. Your ambition increases, and this can only be a good thing. Overall, you’ll find you can stay the course better from here. Friday and Saturday set you on an upswing.
February 18 - March 19
Past Thursday, you should start to see your way more clearly. While the Virgo sun keeps you fully aware of the needs, work, missing pieces, or problems yet to solve, through October 6, Mars in Scorpio pumps you full of confidence, courage, and can-do. The more you go looking for it, the more opportunity you’ll find.
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