Your horoscope for August 9 to 15, 2018

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      There is no need to wait for Saturday’s eclipse to arrive. Early delivery is check-marked for Thursday/Friday.

      Thursday’s Venus/Saturn regards time as a priority, a goal post, and/or a resource. It marks a significant turning point regarding working through it, surpassing it, and moving on.

      Late Friday/early Saturday, Mercury/Jupiter in full swing favours lovers, partygoers, dealmakers, performers, and moneymakers. Still, caution is advised regarding overconfidence, overindulgence, and guesswork. Practise safe sex. Know where your drugs come from. If you plan to get intoxicated, please plan to get a ride home.

      An acceleration influence, Saturday’s super new moon partial solar eclipse in Leo brings destiny to life. Creative opportunity is at peak. The eclipse begins a new karmic chapter for matters of heart, for self-expression and self-actualization. Something ends to make way for that new life. Politics and contracts, karmic and actual, are major features of this eclipse. Watch for someone of significance to make news. Surprise, the sudden and unexpected are in the mix. The eclipse will be a potent life-altering catalyst if it makes a direct contact to your natal chart; otherwise, it can come and go as just another new moon. This eclipse hits many notable charts, chief among them Donald Trump’s (conjunct his ascendant).

      Mars backtracks into Capricorn on Sunday. It will complete the retrograde cycle on August 27, but it will not finish its revisit of Capricorn until September 10. An optimizing transit, Mars in Capricorn works as a crystallizing, cementing, build-it-better influence.

      March 20 - April 19

      A promise made to yourself is now come due. Saturday’s solar eclipse marks a time to get started or restarted. Better-than-average opportunity will continue to unfold in the months to come. As of Sunday, Mars retrograde revisits Capricorn. For the next four weeks, Mars assists you to get a better handle on yourself and to have more to show for your efforts.

      April 20 - May 20

      Can you do better? Can you be happier, feel more fulfilled? A new living-with-yourself chapter is the mandate of Saturday’s solar eclipse. A new address or home-life situation is possible. Through November, the reality and the future will unfold in some nonnegotiable way. Put your whole self/your whole heart into it; invest and gain.

      May 21 - June 21

      A great idea can spark. One thing leads to another. Beyond a good weekend to socialize or to celebrate a special occasion or milestone, Saturday’s solar eclipse launches an opportunity cycle. Regarding matters of heart, health, or wallet, watch for better prospects and potentials to come your way soon. Communication tracks improve too. A special or influential someone can claim more of your attention.

      June 21 - July 22

      You may have to lower your expectations where others are concerned but hold to high expectations for yourself. Saturday’s eclipse helps you to get a better fix on “I deserve.” It also prompts a deeper examination of what it means to love yourself better. Mars necessitates that you put up better boundaries and toughen up on your rules, requirements, and the good-for-you stuff.

      July 22 - August 22

      No matter what’s required or how much more, the Leo moon keeps you going strong through Saturday. The eclipse marks a time of significant endings but also, more importantly, of beginnings. Whether it is an adjustment or an overwhelming or a joyous thing, the solar eclipse targets you for an abundance track, especially so if your birthday falls on Friday or Saturday.

      August 22 - September 22

      Even though things look the same, inwardly a fresh fire is being stoked. Thursday’s Venus/Saturn and Friday’s Mercury/Jupiter help you to sort yourself out and to move past a mindset, an emotional issue, or a communication block. Saturday’s solar eclipse is a confidence builder. Along with Mars on a revisit of Capricorn, the eclipse gives you something more substantial to work with.

      September 22 - October 23

      Thursday’s Venus/Saturn moves you past it. Friday brings more. As is typical of Mercury retrograde, expect to reconnect, revisit, or resume. Saturday’s solar eclipse sets you up to break ground on the next level up regarding personal, career, and lifestyle reinvention. In coming months, a new goal, creative project, financial track, or significant relationship will take on a life of its own.

      October 23 - November 21

      Can you rebuild? Can you better your best? Yes. With a modification or an upgrade, if it worked well for you previously, it can again. Whether you are using the past as a springboard or aiming for something completely fresh, Saturday’s solar eclipse enhances prospects and potentials. A new career, ambition, and/or personal life trajectory is well timed.

      November 21 - December 21

      Friday is a good day to socialize, go exploring, or set wheels in motion. Saturday’s solar eclipse sets up an excellent take-flight backdrop. Whether it was what you envisioned, or if life leads you onto an unexpected route, the eclipse greatly enhances prospects for personal growth, career and creativity, performing, publishing and notoriety, education, travel, relocation, and matters of heart.

      December 21 - January 19

      Whether it is a feeling, an undercurrent, or something more, a no-turning-back reality now takes shape. Saturday’s solar eclipse provides a sense of completion, of right time, and of leaving the past behind. Better yet, the stage is now set for building toward something more substantial. Mars, on a revisit of Capricorn, reaffirms and solidifies.

      January 19 - February 18

      A full-to-the-brim weekend lies ahead. The solar eclipse can perk up your social life or mark a special occasion. Over an extended time frame, it increases prospects for lovers, career, and financial growth. For this, next month Mars in Capricorn hits prep mode. Mid-September through mid-November, Mars hits full steam ahead in Aquarius

      February 18 - March 20

      In general, Saturday’s solar eclipse helps you sort it out and update your programming on what success, happiness, wellness, and fulfillment mean to you. Mercury retrograde gets you reconnected and reenvisioning. Saturday through Monday, top it up, catch up. As of Sunday, Mars in Capricorn prompts you to make better use of time and money.

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