The August 2018 Horizons is now online at http://horizonsmagazine.com/mags_online/8-18-Issue.pdf . The flipbook version is at http://horizonsmagazine.com/fb/8-18/index.html. We are honored to have nationally known Maya White doing the monthly horoscopes. Maya White is a Master Destination Astrologer and one of only 90 people in the world certified in Astro*Carto*Graphy, a specialized branch of astrology which helps people find their perfect place on earth for love, prosperity, and personal growth. Visit Maya’s website and for an introduction to Maya White, see http://horizonsmagazine.com/blog/introducing-horizons-new-astrologer-maya-white/ Contact her and ask what she might do for you. Here are this month’s horoscopes: Cusp dates are accurate for 2018. Sometimes the actual date the sun enters the sign varies by a day or so because of a leap year, or, even the time of day. I assure you these cusp dates are correct for 2018.
AUGUST 2018 HOROSCOPES
Aries – (March 20 – April 18) As if there were not enough confusion, Mercury stations retrograde on July 26th, adding another veil to your Mars retrograde saga. The good part is that the Sun in Leo promises bright and sunny days as you conduct your personal excavation. This month sets the stage for a personal rebirth; the secret to smooth sailing is simple joy. Reclaim your essence with a focus on innocence and unconditional love.
Taurus – (April 19 – May 19) August can be a challenging month for your sign because the Sun in Leo forces you to bump up against deeply engrained patterns. So, when in doubt – take the ‘soft’ way out. With FIVE planets retrograde at the beginning of the month, it’s difficult to gain positive traction for a monumental launch. Stay in your place of clarity but in order to really move ahead now, you’re going to have to slow down.
Gemini – (May 20 – June 20) This month delivers a confusing new moon Solar Eclipse in your communication sector. Plus, Mercury retrograde until August 19th adds even more spectacle. It’s all a bit harder for you because Mercury is your ruling planet. Exercise is a great way to deal with nervous tension and stress. And, you may find yourself writing a long letter (or email) to clear the air. Offer a long term plan.
Cancer – (June 21 – July 21) Finances rise to your top of mind awareness this month. With a powerful new moon eclipse in Leo on the 11th, you will have to stand up and insist on being treated fairly. Consider getting legal advice if you get uncomfortable with negotiations. You may feel that something is being hidden from you, but actually, it’s just the opposite. Everything is laid out in the open, but you still have to claim your share.
Leo – (July 22 – August 22) This year’s eclipse season surely has your name written in the stars, Leo. The new moon Solar Eclipse of August 11th is in your sign. Solar Eclipses trigger events in your outer life such as a move or change of job. They also urge you to step forward as a teacher. This is a monumental month for you, Leo; one that you’ll remember. You’ve been a great student; now it’s time to blossom as a mentor and shining role model.
Virgo – (August 23 – September 21) Tune into your intuition this month, Virgo. There will be events and situations developing behind the scenes that impact you. Hopefully you’ve been diligent about your health and exercise routine. Now it’s time to get your vital energies working as well as your body. You’ll greatly benefit from energy clearing and hands on healing sessions now; preferably before Mercury stations direct on August 19th.
Libra – (September 22 – October 22) Now is truly a time when two heads are better than one. Fortunately, you’re blessed with a natural networking vibe. You’ve worked long and hard for the harvest that is coming your way. You may have to be patient for just a bit longer because the new moon Leo Solar Eclipse of August 11th impacts your long range goals. Allow for some flexibility in your plans, and you’ll come out a winner.
Scorpio – (October 23 – November 21) August is sometimes a difficult month for Scorpios. All that sun and fire melts your icy wall, leaving your vulnerable. Plus, Leo rules your natural tenth house so you can’t hide a damn thing. The good news is that you’re about to give birth to a new social identity. Hold yourself accountable because the stars have brought you to a point of irrevocable change. Celebrate, Scorpio; it’s about time!
Sagittarius – (November 22– December 20) The new moon Solar Eclipse of August 11th delivers a crisis in consciousness for your sign, Sag. It’s really about your beliefs, and coming to terms with the idea that what has been ‘ok’ for a long time now doesn’t cut it anymore. Sagittarius is represented by an archer aiming his arrows high into the sky. Don’t lose heart; rather, aim even higher. You must claim your pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
Capricorn – (December 21 – January 18) Maintain your momentum, Capricorn. The new moon Solar Eclipse of August 11th activates your emotional power center, and it’s critical that you don’t give your power away under these circumstances. This comes down to really knowing who you are, and what you want. Sit down with a trusted friend, or take some time alone to get clear. Your future looks amazing, but first you must own the present.
Aquarius – (January 19 – February 17) Both personal and professional relationships are highlighted now. You may feel that someone has put their needs above yours, but understand that there is a Divine reason behind these actions. Focus on maintaining a steady energy flow and avoid extremes. Questions abound, but don’t waste even one day of this beautiful season. Answers come after Mars stations direct on August 27th.
Pisces – (February 18 – March 19) August is a seriously retrograde month and it’s important that you do not repeat mistakes you have already made once upon a time. You may even be tested, Pisces. A laissez-faire attitude sometimes works wonders, but this is not one of them. Sorry, but you have to be proactive when temptation comes knocking at your door.