Here’s your complete love and life horoscope for August
The weather’s warming up, and it’s starting to feel like summer. But as the happy hours, rooftop soirees, and outdoor brunch invites start cropping up, you’ll want to check what’s in the stars before you commit things to your calendar.
So, what to look forward to — and look out for — in summer 2015.
Find out what is in your stars with our monthly horoscope. From Capricorn to Sagittarius, our free horoscope touches on all aspects of life including family, friends, home, work and love, plus uncover astrology symbols, meanings and characteristics for each star sign.
Leo 7/23 – 8/22
Pluto quite literally comes bearing gifts for Leo this month. The exact nature of what you get depends on you, but the areas of creativity, entrepreneurship and physical well-being are high up on the list of possibilities. You’ll feel good and healthy and it’s the perfect time to grab opportunities and do the things you’ve been putting off. Seize the day and use Pluto’s energy to do the things you’ve been wanting to do. As always, this comes with a downside. With Pluto focussing all the energy on your creativity and physical self, Uranus is left to cast a shadow on your relationships. It looks like being especially tricky for any Leos just starting out with someone. If you’re in the early days of a relationship or want to begin with someone, you’ll need some perseverance. It’s unlikely to be plain sailing, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t worth the effort.
Virgo 8/23 – 9/22
Neptune and Mercury are having a battle in the house of Virgo this month. Whoever comes out on top, there are some issues you need to be aware of and consider. August may well be the height of summer and traditionally when many people take holidays and take it easy, but slowing down right now could be disastrous. Opportunities that are time sensitive and won’t come again will arise for you in August. Don’t let them pass you by. Neptune is trying to make you lethargic and is putting doubt in your mind. Stay strong and do what you can to up your energy levels. On the other hand, you have a situation in your personal life that’s been brewing for some time. Recognise that this is something you have to act on at some point. Letting it rumble on won’t make it go away and though it’s difficult to tackle, it will be better for the both of you in the long run if you face it head on now.
Libra 9/23 – 10/22
Having Venus on your side this month might give the impression that your love life will be rosy. Unfortunately, Venus can’t always fight off all who would cause trouble and Mars in particular is set to do some damage in August. There will be some issues at home that you’re not sure how to deal with. A situation you’ve never been in before will arise and you’ll feel out of your depth. But you know who you can trust and your friends will be the ones to guide you. Listen to what your friends say and consider their advice. At work you’re going to experience some things that make you question your position there entirely. Through all Mar’s mischief making, this might turn out to be a good thing for you. Think about whether this is really what you want to do with your life and if it makes you happy. Mars could inadvertently be giving you the push you need.
Scorpio 10/23 – 11/21
Mars, The Moon, and Venus are all working against you this month, with only Saturn being onside to soften the blows. The planets with the negativity will be working in all areas of your life. In your work life you should keep your head down and try to get through the month without any conflict. This should be entirely possible if you can ride it out until the 15th when there’s a new moon. Things should be easier in the second half of August. At home the planets are having a curious affect. If you’re in a committed relationship you don’t need to worry about that. It’s your friends who are likely to be the source of problems. Any issues that might have been brewing in the past will come to ahead now. You might feel victimised and singled out, but try not to over react. Make your point calmly, but don’t break any ties. If you’re single now is not a good time to meet someone new, but make plans for next month when the situation should have settled.
Sagittarius 11/22 – 12/21
Luck is on your side this month. August doesn’t look like throwing up any major problems and things appear to be running smoothly in the house of Sagittarius. You can take a holiday without worrying about what’s going on while you’re away. Your colleagues at work have it covered and you can trust them. Relax a little and concentrate on yourself this month. Your home life will be harmonious and this is also a great time for single Sagittariuns to meet someone new. The only word of warning is, remember that the things you do this month have a consequence later on. You can relax, but remember to stay kind and don’t do anything that could bring you trouble down the line.
Capricorn 12/22 – 1/19
The planets appear to be holding their hands up and taking no responsibility for what happens to Capricorn this month. Instead, they indicate that it is your own past actions that have brought about the current results, rather than their influence. That said, Mars and Mercury are doing their best to make matters worse, with only Jupiter fighting your corner. The majority of your problems are likely to be at home and with your friends and family. Your work life looks like being pretty static and you can make some tentative plans for future projects. But at home it’s another story. Your friends and family will take issue with something you’ve said or done, and your girl will accuse you of something which seems absurd to you. Be careful how you react. If you play it right those close to you will trust you and come to see your side of things. Get angry and you could be making a small issue ten times worse.
Aquarius 1/20 – 2/18
Saturn, the ruler of Aquarius, is well and truly turned on this month. Mars will try to bring some darkness, but Saturn has enough positive energy to drown out the red planet without a worry. This means you can expect a good period through August. Your personal life looks harmonious and though those Aquariuns who are single aren’t likely to meet anyone new, they will have good times with friends and family. Realise that being single is a lot of fun and go with it. Take a trip, through a party, and live the life you love. The only area of life you might have some difficulty in is over a decision at work. This could seem like a major life choice, but try not to let it bog you down. Think about it clearly and calmly and the right course of action will soon be obvious.
Pisces 2/19 – 3/20
A minor tussle between Mercury and Jupiter will bring a few slight problems to Pisces in August, but it’s nothing you can’t handle. The planets are suggesting a global connection in your work life is a good opportunity for you, and not only will you surprise your clients and colleagues with your initiative, but you’ll also surprise yourself. Remember, you are capable. At home, the issue is with a family member. Someone in your family is about to make a mistake that could have disastrous consequences for them. It’s going to be difficult to watch this happening, but stay calm. Try to talk to them rationally and help them to see the consequences of what they are doing. If you go in guns blazing you’re going to push them further down the wrong path. Be a friendly counsellor and a good listener.
Aries 3/21 – 4/19
With Mercury neutralising negative energies and the sun beaming positivity at you, August looks like being a good month for Aries. But before you go getting too complacent, as always, there are areas of life to watch out for. Mercury is especially concentrating on your work life this month, which means this is a great time to strike new deals, take on new projects or even apply for promotion or a new job. However, with all that focus on your work life, your personal life will be left wide open and Mars wants to cause mischief. Whatever your situation at home you’ll notice some niggles and minor issues begin to surface. Take each problem or area of conflict one by one and don’t get bogged down. Keep seeing clearly and don’t over-react. By taking everything in bite-sized chunks you can resolve anything that comes your way.
Taurus 4/20 – 5/20
Venus and Pluto are teaming up this month to bring positivity and to shield Taurus against the negative energy of The Moon. This curious alliance will result in some interesting opportunities and outcomes. Firstly, it seems that August will be a good time to exercise caution. You love to save money and now is the perfect time to indulge in this favourite activity. Be frugal and put something aside. Secondly, you may find that your friends and family are pushing you to do something you are unsure of. Stay cautious. Don’t take any hasty action. Although your friends and family only have your best interests at heart, they don’t fully understand the situation. It will be you who has to live with any decisions you make, so take your time and listen to your own heart.
Gemini 5/21 – 6/21
On first look it seems like the planets are lining up to support and enable Gemini this month. Venus, Mercury, Saturn and Jupiter are all showing positivity. This is going to make you feel a surge of positivity and good energy yourself through August. But you need to be able to recognise when to put the brakes on. While you’re in this bubble of high energy and positivity it can be hard to see the consequences of your actions. But everything you do has to be paid for. This goes for both emotionally and financially. You’re going to feel like splashing out and living for the moment. Unfortunately, if you don’t know when to rein it in, you’re going to be in for some financial difficulties further down the line. The same goes for your personal life. Consider those close to you, especially your partner, and don’t do anything that might hurt her. When the dust settles, she’s the one you want by your side.
Cancer 6/22 – 7/22
Mars is fighting the sun in the house of cancer this month. It’s unclear who will come out on top, but certainly you will need to beware during the beginning of the month. Be on your guard up until the 15th August when the new moon will take over. After this point it will be more difficult for you to change events and have influence. Before you get to this point, try to keep one step ahead. Anyone at work who has taken against you will need to be watched carefully. If you can pre-empt situations and predict what someone might do you stand a good chance of diffusing problems before they take hold. Those close to you will offer support if you need it and your closest friend in particular will be your rock, but stay suspicious of anyone you don’t fully trust.