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Your August Horoscope

By Suzanne Gerber

Back to the Future!

ARIES (March 21–April 19): If your wings have felt clipped since mid-April, get ready to soar! When expansive Jupiter snaps out of a four-month backspin in your house of travel and adventure on the 11th, you’ll be ready to take to those friendly skies (or blue highways). Pack a bag, grab your passport—and favorite co-pilot—and go! From the 18th to the 23rd, a trio of planets invade your wellness sector for the next six weeks. So maybe pack some nuts for those long-haul flights!

TAURUS (April 20–May 20): You might want to stick close to home for a spell: Things are about to heat up significantly, and I don’t mean because it’s August in Florida. Jupiter, the planet of expansion and infinite possibilities, is ending a four-month retrograde in your seductive eighth house on the 11th. For singles, this is an excellent time to get serious in your pursuit of love (or at least lust). Give the “maybes” a chance! Couples will (wink, wink) enjoy bonding on a deeper-than-usual level.

GEMINI (May 21–June 20): All kinds of partnerships begin to get back on track starting on the 11th, when Jupiter, the planet of infinite possibilities, ends a four-month retrograde in your relationship corner. If one of you was feeling anger or resentment (or jealousy), all that could dissipate under Jupiter’s kumbaya vibes. Whether this is a romantic or business twosome, candid Jupiter can help you bring more honesty to the alliance and make it stronger than ever!

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Time for your midyear New Year’s resolutions check-in: If you haven’t ticked off your top intentions yet, you’ll get a huge second chance starting on the 11th, when Jupiter, the planet of positivity and possibilities, wraps up a four-month retrograde in your wellness center and motivates you to walk (or job, or swim) your talk! Even small shifts in your eating and exercise habits could kickstart a whole new lifestyle. Grab this and run with it!

LEO (July 23–August 22): If your creative and romantic mojo has been slumping for the past, oh, four months, good news comes on the 11th, when Jupiter, the planet of positivity and possibilities, wraps up a frustrating retrograde in your fifth house of passion, art and playfulness. It’s safe to return to the singles scene and dating apps—even to say yes to a second date! Couples should prioritize each other. Some might receive baby news as a result of this fertile transit!

VIRGO (August 23-September 22): Home is where your heart will be starting on the 11th, when Jupiter, the planet of growth and spontaneity, ends a four-month retrograde in your house of kith and kin, foundations and living spaces. While Jupiter was back-spinning, you might have fallen out of sorts with a relative, or home-reno (or real estate moves) may have stalled. But now you’ll have wind in your sails and can move ahead on those plans with ease and confidence!

LIBRA (September 23–October 22): Have your messages have been coming out garbled since mid-April? You’ll be back to your articulate self starting on the 11th, when candid and expansive Jupiter ends a four-month retrograde in your house of self-expression. Your words will be gilded—but edit before you blurt because the slippery-tongued planet is famous for opening mouths and inserting Havaianas! Ironically, when the Sun, Venus and Mars move into Virgo from the 18th to the 23th, your preferred style of communication may be non-verbal!

SCORPIO (October 23–November 21): If money seemed to slipped through your fingers for the past four months, you can stop the flow of red ink starting on the 11th, when Jupiter, the growth planet, resumes forward motion in your financial sector. Having an abundant mindset is important, but there’s also such a thing as keeping it real. Now, with its annual retrograde in the rearview, you can start to create a new, appropriate budget—that includes just enough indulgence!

SAGITTARIUS (November 22–December 21): Before you go racing into your future, which will start to look very bright again this month, map out some top-priority goals! Your ruling planet, abundant, expansive Jupiter, ends a four-month retrograde in your sign on the 11th, and with this about-face, so goes your luck! If you felt like opportunities would come within grabbing distance then evaporate, blame Jupiter. But now, the breaks that open for you will stay that way until you can seize them!

CAPRICORN (December 22–January 19): Jupiter, planet of growth, honesty and abundance, ends a four-month retrograde in your twelfth house of rest, introspection and mystical connections on the 11th. Since mid-April, you may have spent more time than usual in your own private world, contemplating your future and perhaps a relationship that’s past its expiration date. Letting go is never easy, especially for your loyal sign, but hanging on too long can be far more painful than releasing someone with love.

AQUARIUS (January 20–February 18): Hope you caught up on your sleep last month, Aquarius, because once expansive Jupiter resumes forward motion in your super-social eleventh house on the 11th, you may fall far behind on dreamtime! Parties, gatherings, festivals, road trips, club meetings: You’ll be go-go-going like there’s no tomorrow. This is also a good time to upgrade electronic equipment, download new software and, if you’ve got a professional online presence, to give it a 2010 refresh!

PISCES (February 18–March 20): August it may be, but when your co-ruler, expansive Jupiter, ends a four-month retrograde in your tenth house of professional ambition and success and blasts ahead on the 11th, you’ll have your eye on the prize, and nothing will derail you on this mission! Whether you work for “the man” for “the Fish,” you’ll be so full of creative ideas and motivational energy that people may actually fight to work with you. Be selective, and you can put together the Pisces Dream Team!

Suzanne Gerber (www.starsandstoneshealing.com) is a locally based intuitive astrologer, shamanic/energy practitioner and spiritual life coach and loves one-on-one private sessions. She is available in-person and by phone (by appointment). Or book her for your next psychic event!