August 18 Birthday Horoscope
The Year Ahead
Forecast for August 2011 to August 2012
If You Were Born Today, August 18:
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Your Birthday Year Forecast:
A trine between the Sun and the Moon in your Solar Return chart this year is a fortunate aspect. It suggests that your domestic and career needs are not in competition with one another in the year ahead. Your inner needs tend to be mirrored by external events, and vice versa. This aspect is very powerful and rewarding. It suggests that you will be on top of your game this year, for the most part, and positive connections with others can be made fairly easily. A comfortable level of personal popularity helps to keep conflict to a minimum. With the ability to handle your emotions successfully, there is less stress on both your mind and body. Your self-confidence and positive attitude will reward you!
Saturn transits sextile to your Sun this year. This is a subtle and positive influence that helps to keep you on track. You are practical in your choices (for the most part), keeping your feet on the ground and paying attention to, and honoring, tradition as well as tried-and-true methods. You have the power of practicality, realism, and caution on your side in the year ahead. Work you have done in the past begins to pay off this year--not necessarily in dramatic ways, but in small, measurable ways. You may be recognized or rewarded in some way for the efforts you put forth. Because you project a more responsible and credible "you", people in authority are more inclined to appreciate you and recognize your work. This is a year in which you might put your life in order in some manner. Improved concentration, a more realistic outlook, and a practical awareness of the limits of time all help you to make steady progress, particularly in your career. Your concern for your future this year is stronger than usual, and you may find that projects you start, or investments you make, this year will benefit you for years to come. The key to success this year is adopting a realistic, practical, disciplined, and orderly approach to your life.
There are likely to be doors opening for you this year with the Sun, Venus, and Mercury trine the North Node of the Moon. You might naturally assume a leadership role. You are likely to establish connections and/or relationships with people that help forward your own personal growth. Teamwork and camaraderie, as well as meaningful connections, are themes, and you are likely to feel your life has definite purpose this year. Through your contacts with others, you are encouraged to grow and learn. You are also likely to attract loving relationships and/or new warm social contacts into your life. Your popularity increases and efforts to smooth over challenges in partnerships are more likely to succeed. Negotiations, marriage, and business partnerships benefit.
Artistic talent is emphasized this year, and respected - you can truly shine. You are motivated by the desire to strike a balance in your relationships and in your personal environment. Smooth negotiations with others are sought. You are more diplomatic and gracious this year. This is a good period in your life for social affairs, pleasure, amusement, and romance.
If you can channel and focus your enterprising spirit this year, you can do especially well. Professional and personal opportunities are likely to present themselves. Your faith in your ability to produce and to win takes you places you perhaps never imagined. Competitive activities, including sports and business, can thrive.
Your affections are strongly stimulated this year, and you are more acutely aware of your powers of attraction. Romance, love, and sexuality might occupy your mind more than usual. You can enjoy an increase in personal magnetism (as well as libido!), but be wary of competitiveness or tension in existing love relationships, as your passions in general are ignited, whether they're feelings of love or anger! You should do your best to watch out for tendencies towards self-deception when it comes to money and love. Things might look too good to be true, simply because you want to see the best. Relationship ups and downs are possible, as this could be a year when romantic mirages are more likely. The "highs" of a relationship may be thrilling, but the accompanying "lows" can be draining. Uncertainty may characterize your love relationships this year. Be careful not to set yourself up for disappointment. The same goes for finances.
You'll find that doors open to you this year, and that new connections are made. Your more artistic, gracious, and diplomatic nature is spotlighted,. The key to success this year is to adopt a realistic, slow-and-steady approach to your life.
2012 will be a Number Four year for you. Ruled by Uranus. This is a year of work and development. It's "nose to the grindstone" time. It's a time to deal with practical matters, and it's not a time to be lazy or especially gregarious. Sometimes, it can be a year that feels hard, monotonous and routine, and/or lonely. Positive new relationships are generally not formed in a Four personal year. Advice - get yourself organized, work to build your resources, keep busy.
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These interpretations are partially based on the Solar Return chart in astrology. Of course, the Solar Return chart is most accurate, personalized, and descriptive, when the birth time and place (in addition to the birth date) are known.
The individual birthday forecast above is written by Annie Heese and is copyright CafeAstrology.com.
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