Horoscope Quickies Aug'12
August 2012 Overview Horoscopes
The following are overview horoscopes for an upcoming month, written by Annie. For our detailed August monthly horoscopes, see Monthly Horoscopes from August 1.
Notes/Overview: In August 2012, a Full Moon occurs in the sign of Aquarius on August 2nd. Mercury ends its retrograde period on August 8th. A New Moon occurs in Leo on August 17th. Another Full Moon occurs on August 31st, this time in the sign of Pisces.
While you continue to experience love in the head for a while longer, dear Aries, August will bring your heart more deeply into the equation. In fact, the 8-9 can bring strong sentimental feelings about someone. Enjoyment is in strong focus, but keep in mind that until the 8th, not everything is likely to go as planned, particularly recreational and romantic pursuits, as well as activities connected with children. Purchases tend to be for the home and family. Your social life tends to be strong in August, until the last week of the month, when life's less glamorous responsibilities demand more of your attention.
Strong focus on family and the home continues as you begin August, dear Taurus. You may be drawing upon back up plans until the 8th, after which things get back on track. You are a romantic at heart, but you don't always find the words to express your feelings. However, this month, and particularly on the 8-9, you are more expressive verbally. There can be some restlessness when it comes to love, and this comes to a head by the last week of August, when you're more likely to pursue your heart's desire. Brace yourself for a relationship-centered period that extends through most of September.
You begin August continuing a trend that keeps you active and sociable, dear Gemini, and this is likely to continue for the next three weeks. After that, it's back to business, so enjoy yourself as much as possible now, but don't let things go and get yourself to the point that you have too much to deal with later on when reality sets in. Communication problems tend to clear up after the 8th. In fact, the 8-9 can stimulate wonderful shared ideas and inspired conversations. You pursue your desires heartily. Watch for impulsive purchases and conflicts over money or values around the 17-18.
Life continues to keep you close to home, grounded, and seeking out more comfort and security in August, dear Cancer. It won't be until the third week of the month that you come out of your shell and begin pursuing your desires more directly and actively. Nevertheless, Venus, goddess of love, is moving towards your sign, and once there (from the 7th forward), you'll quite naturally attract what (and who) you want with considerably less effort on your part! As well, delays with gifts, income, possessions, and money in general begin to disappear around the same time. Your life picks up pace considerably from the 22nd forward.
The first three weeks of August bring you a lot of attention, dear Leo, after which things quiet down considerably. From the 8th forward, decision making becomes clearer. The 17th brings a whole new orientation, a blast of personal energy, and a sense that you're starting to move forward. Nevertheless, your head and your heart may not be on the same page this month, as your heart remains attuned to the past and is quite possibly in need of extra care and time. You continue to meet your daily responsibilities with gusto, although when the pace of your life slows from the 23rd forward, you welcome it. You will be facing challenges in the family unit then and in September.
In the first few weeks of August, you are likely to be tying up loose ends and retiring or closing projects, attitudes, or goals, dear Virgo. It's a good time for retreats and breaks, if you can manage it. The last week of the month involves an increase in activity, as well as your taste for it! The only caution involved with this change of pace is to avoid being too impatient for results and hasty getting where you want to go. From the 8th forward, your intuition grows sharper. Your interest in the past continues to be strong. Drama in your work and daily schedules can occur in the first days of August, and in your partnerships in the last days of the month.
Your life is busier than usual this month, dear Libra, until the last week of August, when you feel the need for a break from the more competitive or demanding elements of your life. Friends can be wonderfully helpful, particularly mid-month, when they might offer up pleasant distractions and encouraging words. Family relationships are moody and not especially reliable, but overall, a partner tends to support your actions. From the 23rd, the desire to take charge of your income and to be self-reliant dominate. You are making the connection between money and freedom. The way to your heart now is a practical route; you're most interested in reliability and security than you are in more flowery attention.
The first three weeks of August are likely to bring a flurry of activity on the professional front, dear Scorpio, but not necessarily the personal energy to match. Do your best to keep up with opportunities, but don't push yourself to inhuman levels. You're more accident-prone and liable to making errors during this period, but only if you are not listening to your body's signals to slow down. Give special attention to home and family on the 1-2. The 17th brings renewal of professional steam and the ability to overcome stumbling blocks in your career. Energy levels change drastically from the 23rd, at the same time that your social life picks up. Love is adventurous this month, and money opportunities come through a partner or management of others' resources.
August is likely to bring your fair share of adventure, dear Sagittarius. Delays related to education or travel clear up, and you have a better idea where you stand. This is true for personal and business partnerships as well. It's a strong month for relationship and intimacy "repair", if necessary. Your personal magnetism is in large part fueled by your ability to bond and discuss personal matters this month. Even so, you're especially active and in demand in the first three weeks of August. The tempo changes considerably in the last week, when ambitions are stimulated, but personal energy levels may dip. Reconnect with family and gain strength from them.
The first three weeks of August can find you a little more serious than usual, dear Capricorn. You are introspective and a little self-protective, but you are also in strong touch with your ambitions. Your goal is to be more self-reliant, and you have a better chance of achieving it with a gentle approach towards the end of the month, when your load tends to lighten. There is strong focus on your close partnerships in August. Issues of freedom, responsibilities, and attention to family are likely heated topics. Challenges are likely, but resolutions are rewarding. Money matters, especially debt or shared resources, move forward. You are able to get the loan, support, or resources that you need.
You continue to be relationship-focused in the first three weeks of August, dear Aquarius, but some of the communication challenges you've been experiencing are likely to subside from the 8th forward. You are more able to focus your energy in the last week of the month, but until then, your social life continues to take top priority. Your attention is divided. Breaks from the usual routine are especially desirable now, as you are in need of a change of scenery. The first two days of the month can bring emotions to the surface and surprising epiphanies. The last week of August is excellent for money matters, particularly new money-making ideas. Love can become more serious or committed this month.