July 24 - August 23
Your Birthday Horoscope
IF ITS YOUR BIRTHDAY TODAY your year ahead will be focussed on improving your personal finances.Your perseverance will pay off if you take the initiative and keep pushing. You want more spending power as well as more security. Just have a care since not all the information coming your way will be reliable. You will need to stay on your toes to cope with sudden changes of direction. Being flexible and going with the flow will bring the best results.
Today's Horoscope for Sunday August 18th
Your long-term security will be more important to you than usual so you'll be pushing hard to acquire more money and possessions for the near future. You will fight to defend your rights and ensure that you get your due rewards. Mars now in the sign after yours can make you unusually intense and sensual, so pleasure will be high on your priority list. Just don't be too impulsive or reckless about taking on new commitments just to impress other people.
The Weekly Outlook from 12th August
If close partners are not entirely on your wavelength, don't stomp off in the huff. Maybe you need to cajole them into fitting in more co-operatively with what you have in mind. Maybe you will have to give in the first instance to get in response, but it will be worth it. Though truthfully sympathy may not be your strong point with enlightening Uranus across from Mercury, which can make you cool, critical and outspoken. Compliments first, criticise after.
Your Monthly Horoscope for August
With a reputation for being exuberant and outgoing, you're not a shrinking violet at the best of times. And this is definitely a high spot with your birthday Sun as well as charming and romantic Venus in your own sign and morale-boosting Jupiter holding hands across the zodiac. So you'll romp through the first two weeks in great style letting nothing damp your high spirits. After mid month you'll still be keen to treat yourself but also to get your personal finances knocked into shape to ensure you'll be secure ahead. You'll need to exert self-control to stop yourself going off on a spending spree. But if you get your ingenuity working you'll find ways of improving your situation and keeping the budget balanced. You know your life is changing direction and although there may be no major upheavals this month there will be hints late on of new possibilities.
and Next Month's Horoscope for September
Never one to stint yourself when it comes to indulgences you'll have your mind firmly fixed on money and what it can buy. But you'll want security as well as treats so will be putting extra effort into giving your financial situation a boost. Pleasure will need to be balanced by common sense. Though there will be times when you throw caution to the winds or sail off into a wonderful fantasy and then have to come down to earth with a bump. Just try to curb your tendency to take risks or gamble since it won't always turn out to your advantage. One last determined push around the 19th will tie up a few loose ends and you'll then speed into a varied, exciting everyday schedule with more people to visit and more discussions to keep you on your toes.
Year Ahead 2019
Duty may fight a battle with pleasure and you'll try to manage both but may end up draining your stamina. There will be chores piling up and demands on your time and energy, so you'll need to be firm about where your limits are and not over commit yourself. Any health or fitness issues which turn up need to be handled promptly for best results. Staying on top form physically will be the priority for the first half year. Luckily throughout the year Jupiter in fiery Sagittarius will keep your enthusiasm and self-confidence high, so you'll be in a mood to party as well. You'll be sweeping old self-doubts to one side, putting a higher value on yourself and finding that others do the same. So your popularity at work will increase. You'll sense that your life or your career are changing direction in ways you would not have imagined a few years back. Embrace the new and follow through on any original ideas without fussing too much about others' responses. You won't always be co-operative and will prefer to have your own niche where you can do your own thing. It'll be a time to try out new methods and techniques so don't be a stick-in-the-mud. August will be your high point and hot spot as you throw yourself wholeheartedly into enjoying yourself and making a mark. But in general the second half year will be quieter, with chances to turn inward and get the past into perspective and ponder on what is most personal to you. Throughout the year you'll have lucky breaks where you suddenly find that fortune shines on you, lowering your tension levels and making you smile. A final one turns up in December when more support at work and a health boost will put you on good for the New Year.