Monday 24th August – Sunday 30th August 2015
Mercury, the gypsy of the zodiac, leaves the Mutable Earth sign Virgo – where he’s been working hard and being very responsible – and transits into Cardinal Air sign Libra, where, for the next nine weeks, he will alternate between sitting on the couch eating chocolates and standing up for the rights of the underdog.
On Saturday, there is a Full Moon in the Mutable Water sign of Pisces, which will inspire you to write, to paint, to be creative in every way and hopefully, to see some great results from this. You may also enjoy artistic endeavour in the company of like-minded people, so it’s a good weekend for a music festival, an art exhibition, a cake-baking marathon, or whatever floats your boat. (It’s a great week for water sports, as well!)
You may be extra sensitive this week and full of compassion – it is an excellent time for charity events.
Take care you don’t decide to drown your sorrows in booze – it is tempting during a Full Moon in Pisces!
ARIES THE RAM ( 21 March – 20 April)
Mars is still in Leo, giving you a strong desire to win, or at least to make your presence felt. However, the calming influence of Venus this week may see you softening your attitude somewhat and an unexpected event may have you re-thinking your whole plan of action. It is a good week for talking and listening and if you hold entrenched views, you may decide to modify them now. There could even be a light-bulb moment, when your whole philosophy changes!
TAURUS THE BULL (21 April – 21 May)
You remain in a very hospitable mood, as you invite friends and relations to come in, kick off their shoes and share a meal with you and your family. However, someone may bring up a well-worn complaint and it could escalate into a row if you are not careful. Try to let bygones be bygones and hope that others will do the same. This is a time when you can make great strides in ironing out differences, especially if you show your sympathy to someone who feels aggrieved. There is a gathering at the weekend featuring lots of music and maybe some dancing, too.
GEMINI THE TWINS (22 May – 21 June)
You have been quite anxious and fretful, thinking about all you have to do and you may also have been quite unwell, or certainly tired. However, all of this changes on Thursday. You begin to feel calm and relaxed and even if unexpected events occur you are able to deal with them quickly and quietly. You will be thinking in a more reasonable and fair-minded way and taking steps to ensure that everything is just and equable – including for yourself. You may even be having some fun and it is likely that romance will creep into the picture. There could be a crazy night out at the weekend!
CANCER THE CRAB (22 June – 23 July)
As the Full Moon approaches, you may find you are getting edgy and emotional. There is a lot going on at work – maybe too much – and you are very much under pressure. However, you will be applauded by others, as you show your versatility and ability to organize – despite your exhaustion. The Full Moon indicates a trip this week for many, while others may reach the culmination of a study programme, or a communications project. Try to keep your temper with family or friends, even if things are not organized quite as you would wish.
LEO THE LION (24 July – 23 August)
You are dashing about in all directions now. Many people want your company and you feel happy and optimistic, even if quite exhausted. You are guided by necessity much of the time, or by promises made. If you are too tired to cope, it is okay to say so. However, you want to be agreeable and not to fall out with anyone, so maybe you will just have to do what you have to do, for the sake of peace. A matter concerning your finances is sorted out now, maybe insurance, or money owed to you. You may even receive some gifts.
VIRGO THE MAIDEN (24 August – 23 September)
You are very cheerful and optimistic now, despite the fact that you are not getting much help from anyone. This is a good time to take an exciting trip. Maybe there is a need for it, but it will be great to be able to get away from various nagging concerns. You become less over-sensitive now, less liable to take offence and are better able to see another’s point of view. There may be a party, or a festival at the weekend and your mate is likely to overdo things a bit. Lucky you brought your trusty Virgo First Aid kit!
LIBRA THE SCALES (24 September – 23 October)
You are so busy at the moment, you wonder if you are making any progress at all. Sometimes it feel like two steps forward, then one step back. This is partly because other people seem always to be making weird requests or coming up with ways in which they feel you can fill your time. On the brighter side, everyone wants your company and you’re doing plenty of nice socialising. Sometimes you want to simply run away from it all and hide! From Thursday, everyone wants to hear what you have to say and a work project comes to an end now.
SCORPIO THE SCORPION (24 October – 22 November)
You are in two minds about whether to forge ahead with some dynamic plans, or to stick with what is tried and true. Sometimes you find it hard to leave tradition behind you. However, you do have support and someone who perhaps previously seemed disengaged returns to your side now. Sudden or unexpected events may help you to make up your mind which way to jump. You will have some private meetings to help sort things out. A party at the weekend sees you in great form.
SAGITTARIUS THE ARCHER (23 November – 21 December)
It is wonderful to receive as much attention as you do this week, especially when you are so tired and you were feeling so unsupported. As usual, there are plenty of upsets and difficulties requiring your attention, but you are in the frame of mind to deal with it all fairly and squarely. You may even be involved in a meeting or a joint discussion, in order to sort things out. You might have a bit of a shindig at home at the weekend, with plenty of music and maybe a drop of alcohol to go with it.
CAPRICORN THE GOAT (22 December – 20 January)
You often feel a little lonesome these days, but this week sees you taking a trip which should be very jolly and sociable. You may be spending a bit of money, in your efforts to make deep-seated changes in yourself and in your life, but someone who wants to help is back by your side once more. This is a good week to display your talents, whether you are making a speech, singing, playing music, or otherwise surprising people by showing what you can do.
AQUARIUS THE WATER BEARER (21 January – 19 February)
Dig deep this week and show people how clever you are. You have the experience, you have the knowledge, you have the desire to make things different. A work project comes to fruition at the weekend, with the Full Moon, and is very well received. You may even see some monetary gain, as a result. Someone who has been rather cross or self-absorbed becomes far more conciliatory now and helps to smooth your path. You are quite tense on Thursday and Friday.
PISCES THE FISHES (20 February – 20 March)
There is a Full Moon in your sign this week, so you may feel very emotional, extra sensitive and very vulnerable. On the other hand, you will be enjoying a burst of creative energy, which will really amaze and thrill people. You will have quite a cheering section urging you on. You will also start to take a sensible look at your financial situation and to have a calm and reasonable talk with someone who will help to sort out your problems. Your erratic behaviour may need to be a thing of the past.