January 21 - February 19
Today's Horoscope for Friday August 17th
You'll want to be talking more than usual to close partners both at home and at work for a while. You do want to get certain things straight as quickly as possible. And you will go well out of your way to avoid anyone who get on your nerves. You want interesting conversations with people who are on your wavelength. Good at inspiring enthusiasm in others, you will be a great motivator, though not always realistic or sensible.
The Weekly Outlook from 13th August
You may be feeing vaguely uneasy and rather held back at the moment. So you must throw your energy into behind-the-scenes activity or learn to pull strings a little more subtly. Later in the week try to avoid being directly confrontational with those close or leaping in with provocative comments. You may end up not knowing how to finish what you started. You will have to pause anyway since you may be responding to something you did not quite understand.
Your Monthly Horoscope for August
In a zippy and determined mood, you'll be keen to make sudden changes at home which may not always go down well with the family. Rocking the boat too hard won't help, so try to wind down your forceful approach and compromise even if you have to grit your teeth. Praise will come your way at work or out in the community to give you a morale boost and your social life will be into a lighter-hearted phase as you explore new activities, venues and find new friends. The Solar Eclipse in your opposite sign towards mid month hints that being less self-sufficient and more adaptable will bring you more satisfaction and fulfilment in close relationships. You'll be reviewing one partnership, adding up the pluses and minuses and wondering how to proceed. There'll be no need for instant decisions either way. This is more of a process over several months than an event. Into the final days you'll be digging deeper for answers on highly personal matters and sorting out confidential dilemmas, financial and emotional. Be firm but flexible. Perseverance will pay off by late next month.
and Next Month's Horoscope for September
Slow but sure will be your way ahead with the Sun and Mercury in the deepest most confidential area of your chart for most of the month. Sorting out financial and emotional dilemmas will take time and require perseverance as well as flexibility. You won't get it all your own way but will need to compromise to reach fair agreements. A muddle over money around the 7th may come because you're overlooking details or being too na�ve. Push yourself to double check. After week 2 you'll be on a social high and keeping up appearances. Try to stay close to what you feel inside as well as polishing up your charm. A well-deserved word of praise before mid-month will keep you glowing for several days. With Mars in your own sign from the 11th for several weeks, you'll put your foot on the accelerator and let nothing slow you down. Try not to upset the mood at home by being too abrupt. A less intense final few days will find you in an expansive mood.
Year Ahead 2018
What do you want out of your life and your closest relationship? Those are your key questions through 2018 with the Eclipses in your own and your opposite sign. You'll start in a more independent frame of mind, making up your own mind what your priorities are. Though that will gradually change through mid year as you work out how to improve your emotional life. At that point being less self-sufficient and more adaptable will be the key to greater fulfilment. You can't be an island unto yourself.rnJupiter at your midheaven will bring success your way, so whatever you touch at work or in your community activities will work out faster and better than you expect. You'll glow with pleasure at the appreciation coming your way.rnHaving to juggle the demands of an extra-busy everyday schedule will scramble your brain at times, so stay focussed, make out to-do lists and take every chance you can get to wind down and de-stress. Money muddles may occur since you'll overlook important details or leave it to someone else. Going on a wing and a prayer usually doesn't work well where finances are concerned. So be sensible, better organised and not overly generous.rnKeeping an eye on health and fitness will also be an idea from July onwards, since you'll need to boost your stamina however you can. And not overload yourself. If you can reach better agreements with close partners then they can help take the load off your shoulders.rnLate in the year a wider circle of fun and enthusiastic friends will brighten your spirits.