STARGAZING—August 6th through August 12, 2012

Aug 6, 2012 | Monthly Astrology|Stargazing

Week of August 6th – August 12th, 2012


The Weekly Update

Mercury is retrograde through August 8th. As it turns back to is direct motion on Wednesday afternoon, your thinking, communications, and contracts will begin to run smoothly once again. However, the “turning around” takes five days, so you are free and clear on the 13th. Then you can begin some of your new projects. Also this will ease the way for better communication and making new connections.

Venus plays a major role this week as well when she changes from Gemini and moves into Cancer on Tuesday evening. Over the next few weeks you will be able to strengthen your bonds with loved ones. Cancer is the Moon sign as well as the sign of the mother. Give lots of smiles, hugs, and mothering to those close to you.

Venus adores nice, warmly decorated homes, romance, beauty, and enjoying family. While Venus transit Cancer, expect the Real Estate Market to have a short boom, your energies will be toward your home, children, and family, and you may want to have a bar-bar-q party on the patio. Intimate dinner parties and cuddling up with your sweetie during candlelight evenings are always warm and comforting.

August 9th makes for a happy, lazy day full of extra kindness, compassion, and sympathy. You may even feel a telepathic connection with those nearest and dearest to you , as well as to animals and pets.

The sign of Leo, through August 22nd, knows that fortune aligns well with fame, and any financial problems that have weighed you down recently should finally get resolved. So chin up, on we go, and do the best you can to bring happiness, love, and stability to your friends, neighbors, and community.

The Air Signs
Gemini, Libra, Aquarius

Make a wish on Monday because the Universe might decide to grant your request! Take the time to visualize whatever you want to actualize. You’ll feel exasperated when the Moon opposes Mars in Libra on Tuesday. Don’t let life’s little irritations aggravate you. Don’t procrastinate. Be proactive in all circumstances. An estranged family member will ask to make amends on Wednesday. Consider welcoming this person back into your life. A partner will want to make future plans when Mercury turns direct in your relationship sector on Wednesday. Get ready to move the association to the next level. A certain situation may take a surprising turn on Thursday. Try to go with the flow in all circumstances. A nosy neighbor might ask you a personal question on Friday. Just smile politely and keep your lips sealed. A friend may ask you for a loan on Friday. If you don’t have the funds available, feel free to say no. Use your head on Friday. Let logic guide your actions in all situations. Good fortune will accompany your efforts when the Moon conjuncts Jupiter in Gemini on Saturday. Capitalize on the positive vibrations around you. Count the cost before making a large purchase on Saturday. If you spend too much now, you’ll regret it later. Dance like no one can see you on Saturday night. Let your wild and crazy side out to play! You’ll be filled with energy on Sunday. Take a long walk.

Your Love Week—Air Signs: Putting your own needs first might not sound generous, but it’s a key principle for building healthy relationships now. Venus sets up shop in Cancer midweek, increasing your sense of obligation to others. That’s fine as long as you don’t ignore your own desires in order to please everyone else. Being fair to yourself is the best way to ensure that others will treat you with equal respect. Mercury turns forward late on Tuesday, which gets the conversational ball rolling more easily. Then the Moon enters Gemini on Friday on its way to a conjunction with generous Jupiter, in the same air sign, the following day. Get ready for a joyous weekend with the Moon’s presence in clever Gemini. This lively transit brings out the playful side of your personality and should attract plenty of positive attention. You’ll need a long weekend to pack in all the experiences that you want to do now. An excess amount of activity and information might be too much for some people, but should suit you just fine. Remember it’s important to watch the tone of your words because someone may be too sensitive to know when you’re teasing. Fortunately, you Air Signs have the capacity to adapt to any situation, allowing you to quickly switch emotional gears when needed.

The Fire Signs
Aries, Leo, Sagittarius

Your emotions will be intense when the Moon in Aries squares Pluto on Monday. Don’t become overly obsessed with a lover. Take some time away from a problem. Your brain needs rest. You’ll can be whistling a happy tune when the Moon trines the Sun in Leo on Monday. Spread good cheer wherever you go. Pay heed to your sixth sense on Tuesday. If a certain situation doesn’t feel right, it isn’t right. You might decide to reinvent yourself when Venus enters Cancer. Be all that you can be! You may decide to stick close to home, or travel home on Tuesday. It’s possible that you’ll become a couch potato! Communication will be a breeze for you on Wednesday. It’s a great time to share your thoughts with others. Career matters will need attention on Thursday. Consider training for a new occupation. Work in a profession that suits your abilities. Health matters will need your attention on Friday. A minor ailment could flare up. You may bump heads with someone in authority on Saturday. Remember, this person has lots of power in the community. A friend might misunderstand you on Saturday. Try to be very direct when talking to this person. You’ll be tempted to overindulge your appetites on Saturday evening Try to practice moderation. A loved one could feel very energetic on Sunday. You’ may have a hard time keeping up.

Your Love Week—Fire Signs: Supporting friends in need or working for a worthy cause may not sound sexy, but builds a network of trust this week that pays big dividends later on. Unexpected events or surprising interactions could challenge your ideas about who and what you need to make you happy. Exploring unfamiliar territory and allowing someone else to lead the way require trust and a flexible attitude. It may feel unnatural at first, but relinquishing control now will breathe more excitement into your relationships. Privacy is a priority for most of the weekend and you might feel the need to seek out some peace and quiet. However, you’re up for a fun weekend with the dancing and flirtatious Gemini Moon. Yet the playfulness this lunar alignment suggests is countered by romantic Venus’ midweek plunge into emotionally sensitive Cancer. Finding gentle ways to talk and tease permit you to connect without coming on too strong. Besides, you’ve got your tender side, too, which makes you a more dependable and desirable partner. You’re in a risk-taking mood as restless feelings make you ready for romantic action.

The Water Signs
Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces

You’ll breathe a big sigh of relief on Monday when a negative person finally leaves your life. Watch your step on Monday. Careless actions might cause you to slip and fall. You’ll need to persevere in a particular matter on Tuesday. Diligence is the key to your success. All eyes will turn in your direction on Tuesday. You’ll project a very alluring aura to the world. Your creativity will soar. You might discover a hidden talent. Work will flow smoothly on Wednesday. You’ll quickly plow through tasks. You’ll try to bring harmony to your life as well. Getting along with others will be your goal. A lover will be filled with tenderness when Venus in Cancer trines Neptune on Thursday. If you’re single, you could meet a soul mate. Confusion may reign when the Moon squares Neptune in Pisces on Friday. You could become embroiled in a perplexing situation. You might be tempted to lie to a lover when Mercury is quincunx Neptune on Saturday. Fibbing will only make the situation worse. A business contract might have to be renegotiated on Saturday. Be prepared to spend lots of time ironing out the details. Don’t hesitate to accept a social invitation on Sunday. You’ll meet an influential person who can help you achieve a goal. You may undergo a life-changing experience on Sunday. This event will alter the way you look at the world.

Your Love Week—Water Signs: You crave deep connections, which may have been hard to come by these past few months as friendly Venus has been flitting through flighty Gemini. The dynamics change late on Tuesday when the love planet plunges into emotional Cancer, which favors the kind of intimacy that you desire. Venus entering Cancer late on Tuesday is likely to make you more captivating to others. You can ensure that this happens by showing the sweetness of your personality. Practicing a little self-indulgence can’t hurt if it makes you feel better about yourself. Treating yourself generously can put some fire back into a current relationship or make you a better candidate for a new one. This watery alignment puts partnerships in the feeling zone where you tend to be more at home. The love planet encourages you to share your feelings more openly. Just be sure that you’re in a situation that’s safe enough before you reveal your heart. This weekend, though, is not ideal for pushing with passion as the Moon’s fast transit of curious Gemini is better for play than commitment.

The Earth Signs
Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn

Wanderlust will hit you hard when the Moon conjuncts Uranus on Monday. Take a day trip if you can’t afford a pricy vacation. Also, Separate love from money on Monday. It isn’t a good idea to go into business with a romantic partner. A new friend may pop into your life on Tuesday. This person will take a keen interest in your well-being. Get ready for a huge energy shift when your ruler Venus enters Cancer on Tuesday. The urge to nurture friends and family will be strong. A new financial deal will come your way on Wednesday. Self-doubt will vanish. You’ll be convinced you’re on the right track. Do your homework before investing any money in the enterprise. You may feel pulled in two different directions on Friday. Choosing the right path won’t be easy. The boss may be demanding. It won’t be possible to please this person! A colleague might try to provoke you on Friday. Maintain your cool around this person. Strive to be professional on the job. Luck will be on your side this weekend. Stand up for yourself on Saturday. Don’t let a close associate dictate your actions. A certain situation will work out in your favor when the Moon trines Saturn on Sunday. Create a new priority list on Sunday. Think carefully about what you really value in life.

Your Love Week—Earth Signs: The planet Venus has been bouncing around in jittery Gemini since early April, which hasn’t made it easy to feel settled in relationships. That restless energy starts to dissipate on Tuesday when the love planet sidles into sweet and sensitive Cancer where emotional depth quiets noisy minds. Sweet Venus enters nurturing Cancer late on Tuesday, opening a four-week window of opportunity in matters of the heart. This weekend may still be busy with a flurry of diverse activities, but it’s just a short detour on the road to greater emotional fulfillment. You could be showered with attention this weekend with the active and busy Gemini Moon. The challenge is to leave enough time in your schedule to enjoy some fun instead of being buried with work. One way is to take your duties lightly instead of stressing over every detail. A little playfulness shows that you can attend to business and still be a desirable companion. Your weekend might be weird with sudden shifts of plans or moods that make it hard to know where you stand. The jittery Gemini Moon can keep you off balance for a couple of days but the longer trends are more favorable for your personal life. Remember Earth Signs, a little tender loving care goes a long way.