Your horoscope from August 6 to 12, 2015

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      Thursday/Friday, the stars are in a get-down-to-business mood. In fact, you should find you can get more than the usual said and done. Continuing along an effective, clean-it-up, clear-it-away track, Mercury begins a quick three-week trip through Virgo on Friday. Mercury in Virgo is a productive transit for repair work, healing, renovations, research, and upgrades of all kinds. Along with Venus retrograde, don’t be surprised if a key person reappears to tug at your heart and mind again.

      Seven weeks of Mars into Leo, starting Saturday, will help you get a better handle on what, who, and where serves you best. This rich Mars transit sets the weekend up for great performances. Enjoy a music festival or put on your own show! Pulling out all the stops and making a spectacle of it, Mars in Leo also gets the big show on the road for the federal election campaign.

      On Tuesday, Jupiter begins a one-year tour of Virgo. The planet will always amplify whatever it touches. Jupiter in Virgo increases the need to correct, fix, and heal. This abundance transit can increase our workload, but it also makes us more accepting of the task. It’s never wise to bite off more than you can chew. However, while Jupiter tenants Virgo, aiming to take on more than is typical or average is not only recommended, it’s likely to be necessary.

      March 20 - April 20

      Thursday is especially productive for important talks, plans, and banking matters. Mercury into Virgo on Friday also makes for a good clear-it-out-of-the-way day. Mars enters Leo on Saturday. The next seven weeks are your time to socialize, shine, and gift yourself more. Mars also boosts vitality, creativity, romance, and career prospects. Starting Tuesday, Jupiter in Virgo benefits work and health efforts.

      April 20 - May 21

      Thursday/Friday keeps you motoring along well. Mars in Leo, starting Saturday, stokes the fire of “I deserve.” Of course, Venus and Jupiter in Leo have already been broadcasting this signal, but Mars, the action planet, now puts it into drive in a new or added way. Jupiter out of Leo and into Virgo on Tuesday increases your productivity, accomplishments, and benefits package.

      May 21 - June 21

      Saturday/Sunday, the Gemini moon puts you back in action. Mercury’s three-week tour of Virgo (starting Saturday) and Jupiter’s one-year tour of Virgo (starting Tuesday) keep you busy with home, family, and catch-up projects. It’s a good transit for buying, borrowing, repairs, or upgrades. Mars in Leo bolsters confidence, drive, and can-do. Put it on chill Wednesday.

      June 21 - July 22

      A music festival can hit it right this weekend. Choose your favourite person, place, or thing; it’s all good. As of Saturday, Mars in Leo offers a fresh boost of can-do. It may also benefit earnings or love-life prospects. Jupiter’s one-year tour of Virgo, starting Tuesday, helps you to upgrade skills, knowledge, and experience. It can also bless you with helpful people.

      July 22 - August 23

      The more variety, the more you like it. Out with the crowds, endless topics to cover, lighthearted flirting—the Gemini moon’s got it covered this weekend. You can’t help but enjoy yourself, especially once Mars fires up in Leo as of Saturday afternoon. Both Mercury and Jupiter leave Leo for Virgo. It’s a plus—they’ll give you more to go on.

      August 23 - September 23

      The sun, Venus retrograde, and now Mars touring Leo; Mercury and Jupiter freshly into Virgo—what does this add up to for you? A lot. Leo planets pump up your inner confidence; Virgo planets are mobilizing. As of now, it’s full steam ahead! Although Wednesday’s Mercury/Neptune can produce a temporary fog, Jupiter’s one-year stint in Virgo keeps you quick on the uptake.

      September 23 - October 23

      On Thursday and Friday, Mercury helps you to get it said and done quite well. No matter what you choose for entertainment, delight reigns over your weekend. Mercury exits Leo on Friday, but Mars enters Leo on Saturday. This switch dishes up a good mix of substance, worth, and pleasure. Perhaps there’s something or someone special to claim more of your attention and/or heart.

      October 23 - November 22

      Jupiter in Leo has spent the past year helping you to increase your reputation and get noticed. It’s done your career good, and it has also helped you to grow personally. Throughout September, Mars in Leo will keep fresh fuel on a ready tap. For the next year, Jupiter will keep you occupied with a big project or ambition. A busy year lies ahead.

      November 22 - December 21

      You should feel that things are falling into place easily, well, and just as they should. Venus retrograde gifts you with an opportunity to take a step back, observe, enjoy, and feel your way along. Mercury into Virgo on Friday, Mars into Leo on Saturday, and Jupiter into Virgo on Tuesday are all good for a fresh energy boost.

      December 21 - January 20

      You already have Venus retrograde and the sun in Leo offering a boost to your intimate and financial prospects. As of Saturday, passionate Mars in Leo lights a fresh spark. Mercury into Virgo, starting Friday, and Jupiter into Virgo on Tuesday will give you even more to crow about. Both favour travel and big ambitions.

      January 20 - February 18

      Mercury’s three-week dash of Virgo and Jupiter’s one-year tour call for you to pay closer attention to how you spend your money and time. Still, Mars in Leo, starting Saturday, wants to live it up and enjoy. The happy medium is easily found. Wednesday/Thursday can be tricky navigating; otherwise, all’s good through the coming weeks.

      February 18 - March 20

      Stay home or get out and about; either way, the weekend keeps you busy. There’s no lack of things to do or people to be with. Between Friday and next Tuesday, Mercury, Jupiter, and Mars change signs. All three of them help you to pick up the slack and make improvements where they do the most good.