December 23 - January 20
Today's Horoscope for Tuesday August 20th
This is a very good day to be self-protective and retreat into a private place, preferably at home. But even if you are at work you need some kind of protective niche where you can avoid awkward people, hassles and hustle. You are in the midst of a long phase of examining yourself and your life as never before. Through certain pressures and tension you are coming to develop depth of self understanding, and in ways you could not have imagined.
The Weekly Outlook from 19th August
With Mars now moving through your chart area of wonderful ideas and stimulating conversations for several weeks ahead, you will be feeling more idealistic than usual as well as opinionated, restless and rather flamboyant. You'll want to waken up your social life by finding a new crowd to mix with and adding a more exotic flavour to your off duty activities. If you are stuck in one place, you'll sink yourself into romantic fiction.
Your Monthly Horoscope for August
Although you'll be secretive, inward looking and fairly serious, you'll also have a glow of inner confidence that others will envy. You won't say much for a few weeks until you have sorted out a few confidential dilemmas, financial and emotional, but will be keeping your own counsel. You know you won't get it all your own way but will have to compromise to reach fair agreements before everyone, yourself included, feels satisfied. So be flexible as well as firm. Gradually you will be coming to terms with the past and feeling more contented within your own skin. Then after mid month you'll start to rev up a head of steam and be shooting ahead. You'll be expressing your opinions enthusiastic, at times forcefully, and be throwing your energy into lifting your life out of a rut. You'll be thinking big and aiming higher, looking for adventure and stimulation, more travel ideally. Socially you'll be looking for excitement and not always in a mood to cooperate with loved ones. Try to be tactful when you want to go your own way.
and Next Month's Horoscope for September
Your sense of adventure will be pulling you along and you'll be keen to broaden your horizons and set yourself more ambitious goals for the future. Spreading your robust opinions around will be another aim as you go into full crusading gear. Try not to be overly forceful with your opinions since it won't always go down well. Your ideas won't always be practical or realistic but this is the time to let your visions soar. You'd prefer to travel to faraway places if you could but if you're stuck then you'll be picking up new interests. There'll be times over confidence pushes you into impulse decisions which later turn out to be not such a hot idea. There will be crossed lines and confused communications as well so speak clearly and always double check that you've heard correctly. Your social diary will feel up fast after midmonth with invites to special occasions. In the final days you'll be into a high-profile few weeks where you can make your mark and attract appreciation.
Year Ahead 2019
You're at a crossroads and the eclipses early and late are urging you to decide which path to follow ahead in the years ahead. Standing still and clinging onto the past won't work. Luckily you've got ambition and initiative so will work out a practical plan for what you want to happen. Admittedly within the restrictions of prevailing circumstances which will need to be accepted and worked round. A time for serious thought and then determined action. You'll be more independent-minded for the first few months since you know your choices have to suit you rather than anyone else. Careful consideration will be required since whatever decisions you make will not be easily reversed. In quiet moments you'll notice a growing sense of inner confidence and self-worth, with flashes of inspiration or intuition to guide you. A secret adviser may also appear to help you clarify your thoughts. Loved ones, children especially, may be rebellious, so you'll have your hands full trying to work out how best to cope and give them the freedom they want. Truthfully you'll also want to kick up your heels and have more elbow room socially and romantically. Though your social life will be erratic, switch-on switch-off, exciting one moment and rather sparse the next. There may be muddles and miscommunications in your everyday schedule so you'll need to be precise and double check that what you say is understood correctly and the same for what you hear. By mid year you'll be in a better position to know how to improve your closest relationships. Being less self-sufficient and more adaptable will bring you closer. Though you may also have one partnership under review, as you weigh up the pluses and minuses. Try not to dwell too much on the negative. Loyalty will be more important than passion. Your confidence will soar in the final month with luck coming your way as you recognise you've turned a corner into better times.