Your Weekly Horoscopes Are Here: August 18th – August 25th

See what the stars have in store for you this week...

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Your Year Ahead

The cosmos is asking you to slow down, which is probably welcome news.  If you can’t come to a complete halt, try to go with the flow; you may be surprised by who’s strolling along beside you.  Life may be quieter than usual, but in no way are you robbed of your sexual magnetism.  It may not be an instant love match, but from friendship – a last relationship could develop.  

Aries (March 21 – April 20)

Best Day:  Friday 18th

If it suddenly seems like the fates have it out for you – not so, just a mischievous Mercury playing up.  Mercury is playing pranks, but after 5th September – all upended plans, tangles and scrapes should manage to right themselves. In the meantime, just take lots of slow, deep breaths.


Taurus (April 21 – May 20)

Best Day:  Sunday 20th

With Mercury in reverse motion, be careful what you wish for – as you could make some bad judgement calls.  To save finances, shop at stores with a good returns policy and avoid making promises or commitments.  Wait until after 5th September to make major purchases like a computer or car. 

Gemini (May 21 to June 21)

Best Day: Thursday 24th

What’s worked for you in the past may not work for you now – mostly because of a stalled Mercury until 5th September.  You’re also faced with a different set of circumstances.  Don’t worry – you’ll find a new comfort zone soon enough.  In the meantime, you’ve some serious adjusting to do.


Cancer (June 22 – July 22)

Best Day:   Wednesday 23rd

This week, double check dates, times and emails.  A retrograde Mercury can cause havoc right now. Until the 5th September, avoid signing contracts  Travel’s also subject to delay. Don’t enrol in courses, don’t buy electronic or mechanical items – e.g. a car or computer.


Leo (July 23 – August 23)

Best Day:  Tuesday 22nd

With Mercury at a standstill until 5th September, projects may be hampered. Someone’s timing is off; or you feel that others are stifling your freedom or deliberately delaying your progress. Nonetheless you can still maintain focus. For now, short term projects are more likely to attract.  If anything drags on too long, expect frustration.


Virgo (August 24 – September 22)

Best Day: Sunday 20th

Your ruling planet, Mercury, is behaving badly – a warning that if something or someone seems too good to be true, it probably is.  Mercury rules siblings, contracts, cars, technology and travel.  So take care – confusion may surround these areas until the 21st.

Libra (September 23 – October 23)

Best Day: Thursday 24th

The cosmos promises more cash – but a mischievous Mercury causes delays or financial backtracking.  Best bet: reduce debt and cut expenses.   Do this, and you’ll eventually transform potential losses into gains.  There’s also a romantic detour – perhaps you’ll be mixing a little business with plenty of pleasure.


Scorpio (October 24 – November 22)

Best Day:   Friday 18th

Your popularity this week should go a long way towards advancing professional ambitions. Maybe not so fast off the blocks is a love interest, but you’ve plenty of other matters to attend to.  A family member or pet may need some extra tender loving care.


Sagittarius (November 23 – December 21)

Best Day: Saturday 19th

No prizes for discovering that you don’t think or feel the same way others do.  Most are used to this, so they should know better than to force your hand.  Especially now, when despite a backward-moving Mercury – you’re more inspired than ever.  Go on, Sagittarius – live the dream.


Capricorn (December 22 – January 20)

Best Day:  Monday 21st

It’s a good thing your energy levels are in for a top up this week, as Mercury keeps you busy. Just don’t be surprised if some outcomes are different from those originally planned. Fate ushers you towards a more unconventional path. Love at first sight isn’t out of the question either.


Aquarius (January 21 – February 18)

Best Day: Sunday 20th

This week, Mercury persuades you to slow down and pay attention to what’s going on around you. You need to reflect on what you’re trying to accomplish, while ensuring that your next steps are the best ones to take.  If plans go awry, your mission is to simply step back, take a deep breath – and slow down.  


Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

Best Day:  Saturday 19th

Mercury turns retrograde this week, at which point all manner of irritating delays set in.  Use the time to go through old papers, tidy up correspondence, complete projects and other unfinished business.  Computers and other processes that work with information may experience crashes or unexpected failures.

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