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Your Weekly Horoscopes Are Here: August 2 – August 9

Heads up, Capricorn

If you celebrate your birthday this week: 

Your Year Ahead

Your new year finds you busier and more energetic than you’ve been for some time.  While not every idea or activity will reap immediate rewards, many projects stand a chance of success.  The people you meet, the directions you take and any new circumstances all nudge you towards a richer, more satisfying life – particularly as the year progresses.  Finally, too, you learn to put yourself first.  So don’t place too much faith in colleagues or friends, no matter what they promise.  Be confident that if it comes to the crunch, you can make it alone.

Aries (March 21 – April 20)

Best Day:  Sunday 4th

Mercury stridently steps towards success, and so do you.  You’ve been in a holding pattern since last month and if anything has gone stagnant – this is your chance to get it moving again.  Or use your freshly ignited charms to form a new business or romantic relationship.  Nothing can stop you now, Aries.  

Taurus (April 21 – May 20)

Best Day:  Monday 5th

A happy Mercury stirs Taurean intimacies.  You enter a week of experimentation with love.  If you’ve been a loner of late, you may now need more friendship.  If you’ve always had plenty of mates, you could now prefer the company of a few.  Either way, friends will help you break out of physical, emotional or spiritual ruts.  

Gemini (May 21 – June 21)

Best Day:  Saturday 3rd

Grab this week of sanity and ride it for all it’s worth, Gemini.  Thanks to a forward moving Mercury, your thought processes fall into a sensible order – helping you to approach projects rationally.  You’re again able to cope under pressure, thanks to use of logic and the power of focus.  Expect a well-earned change in lifestyle in the months to come.  

Cancer (June 22 – July 22)

Best Day:  Tuesday 6th

This week could find you a little wiser, and much happier.  For some, this relates to work matters.  If so, put forward projects – no matter how ambitious.  Thanks to a single-minded Mercury, other Cancerians look to resolve a long standing mystery.   A sudden epiphany, perhaps, could stir that special a’ha” moment.

Leo (July 23 – August 23)

Best Day:  Friday 2nd

It’s a week when fast-moving Mercury seems extremely interested in putting you in the spotlight.  This dynamic planet will magnify and expand whatever’s happening with your work, career and how others see you.  Consequently, you may receive a promotion or new job offer.   If nothing else, expect to make important decisions.

Virgo (August 24 – September 22)

Best Day:  Sunday 4th

Plans have been kept on hold lately. Maybe you’ve surrendered to others’ demands. Not so this week.  Your ruling planet, Mercury once again powers forward – and so do you.  Those who’ve tried to take advantage of you?  They suffer a short, sharp shock.   Never mess with an Virgo on the attack.

Libra (September 23 – October 23)

Best Day:  Thursday 8th

Librans innately know that life turns in cycles, and that troubled circumstances are eventually replaced by good fortune.  Professionally, if you don’t like the way things are, maybe it’s time for a change.  Just don’t leave in too much of a hurry. There may still be alternatives to consider.  It could be a matter of simply asking for what you want.

Scorpio (October 24 – November 22)

Best Day:  Friday 2nd

Scorpios are astute, determined and usually in control; and when it comes to change you can pretty much turn on a sixpence.  Of course, others may resent a sudden remodelling of long held plans.  What they need is reassurance – not ultimatums.  Gently coax rather than demand.  They’ll love you even more if they feel like co-contributors.  

Sagittarius (November 23 – December 21)

Best Day:  Monday 5th

Forward moving Mercury grants you permission to make changes.  If you feel it’s time to move on, do so.  While you can’t change the past – take comfort in knowing that every new day can lead to new beginnings.  Start thinking positively, and watch your world expand.  Love isn’t out of the question, either. 

Capricorn (December 22 – January 20) 

Best Day:  Wednesday 7th

Mercury takes a positive step forward.   For other zodiac signs, this may cause a slight ripple effect – but Capricorn?  You can expect an emotional tsunami.  Repressed emotions resurface.  Feelings will be raw and exposed.  But it’s not all bad – strangely, you may take pleasure in this new sense of “being alive”.  Your mind becomes crystal clear.  

Aquarius (January 21 – February 18)

Best Day:  Wednesday 7th

A revitalised Mercury steps forward and, with it, Aquarians rise like a phoenix from the ashes.  Take this as your cue to step back into the spotlight.  Relationships woes and career setbacks become a distant memory.  You’ve triumphed over tragedy, now you can get back to what you do best – ruling the world.  

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

Best Day:  Saturday 3rd

Mercury is keen to keep you in its relaxed company so, this week, you can catch up on things that aren’t too important.  If you’re wondering what could make you happier, think love and friendship.  A delightful social life boosts Piscean charm.  You say all the right things and others are listening.   A great time for announcements.

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