Horoscope for August 2012 by Jeanne Douglas

Aries (20 March – 19 April):
A brief visit by Mars to the partnership zone of your zodiac leads to a bit of a shake-up in all your close relationships. This may be quite startling but then, as the dust settles, there are obvious benefits, as situations have been improved in some way, in the process. You spend time with others, in order to stabilise matters, very wise!

Taurus (20 April – 20 May):
Changes with home and family are pleasing, with a relative solving some kind of difficult problem, much to everyone’s pleasant surprise! But this is all down to increased and improved communication, on everybody’s part, so a bit of teamwork really helps. You push hard at work, aware that massive changes are imminent.

Gemini (21 May – 20 June):
Numerous changes to the daily routine are rather pleasing and you’ll find yourself with more time on your hands as a result! The emphasis is simply to enjoy new beginnings rather than try to analyse exactly what is going on. You need to allow the ‘dust to settle’ before you can even start to understand! You change direction at work.

Cancer (21 June – 21 July):
A new way of making money certainly appeals and there’ll be plenty of pleasant times to relax and unwind, spending a little of what you’ve earned. As a result, life becomes rather fun and July will prove to be a month to remember! As one or two friendly faces move out of your life, watch as a whole new perspective unfolds.

Leo (22 July – 22 August):
You concentrate on emotional matters this month, after quite a while of ‘dancing to other people’s tunes’. For you have been focusing on essential practical affairs, so much so that you’re rather frazzled, if the truth be known. It really is time for a good rest and maybe even a holiday, so that you can re-charge your batteries and ‘think’.

Virgo (23 August – 22 September):
A good idea uplifts you and the thought of it alone is enough to ‘pick you up’! Making and spending money forces you to sort out your budget.  Like it or not, a certain someone is moving on, voting with their feet. This is due to other matters, so try not to take it personally. As a work project ends, you have more time.

Libra (23 September – 22 October):
You can’t help wanting your own way this month! This comes after quite some time of trying to please and accommodate other people. You really are dying for your own space, so that you can sort out what you really want. Others may feel put out and a little surprised. But they’re lucky that they’ve had your consideration for so long.

Scorpio (23 October – 21 November):
Changes occur both at home and on the social front as well. This is more than a little unsettling. You have to think ‘like mad’ just how you are going to cope and come up with one or two great ideas. These may be a little premature. However, you soon start putting them into action. You could do with more time! A new job is ‘up for grabs’.

Sagittarius (22 November – 20 December):
Some sorting out with one or two friends, or anyone in a community setting, really is necessary. This may pull you down somewhat but incredible changes both at work and on the home front will force your hand.  Though afterwards, it will seem as if you’ve been freed from a treadmill existence. Travel with a loving partner is likely.

Capricorn (21 December – 19 January):
A new friend isn’t really someone to confide in however, you have such fun together that this won’t really matter! As the month goes on, romance becomes a priority and you’ll want to spend precious time together.  This will help to take your mind off practical changes involving money and routine. Love makes a difference.

Aquarius (20 January – 17 February):
You turn the page on one or two emotional incidents, once and for all, seeing things ‘as they really are’ and not fooling yourself in any way.  Neither will you fool others as they get a grasp of just what you’re saying, in no uncertain terms. A new relationship really is charming and together you socialise, taking time out.

Pisces (18 February – 19 March):
You have reached the end of a period of confusion and can now see thing clearly, finally getting a real grasp of where others are and what they are about! This really is about time and others will now be a little more helpful and supportive, making a dramatic change from half a year ago. Others actually find you rather interesting.