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Your August Horoscope—Patience Before Change

This month will be all about moving forward, seizing opportunities, and letting go of the past—if you can withstand the waiting game.

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At the beginning of August, Mars, Mercury and Saturn move retrograde along with the nodes Rahu and Ketu. Mercury also sits closest to the sun (called combustion) from August 3rd until August 17th. There is also a conjunction of Rahu and the sun taking place in Cancer. This period indicates change, however, the waiting period could get delayed. This delay could make you feel restless and a little irritated. But you are now stepping into a period of hope and optimism from unexpected events and outcomes of the past.

As you move forward, examine the past and make corrections and adjustments wherever required. Now is the time to deal with problems energetically. Any negotiations that you do during this period need to be done with care. It is important to assert yourself where required. The planetary position is likely to bring important changes in your life, presenting fresh opportunities to leave the past and make positives changes in your life. Take command of your creative energies and make solid plans to pursue your goals. The brother-sister festival of Raksha Bandhan is on the 26th of August and this is the Hindu month of Sharavan. This is the best period for worshiping Lord Shiva.

Monthly Mantra: “Om Namaha Shivaye”


Meaning: Salutation to Lord Shiva. May the powers of this creation abide in me in full manifestation.



Leo (July 23 – August 22)

Leo is the fifth sign of the Zodiac. It is ruled by the Sun, which is one of the luminaries of the planetary system. Leo is easy to identify by their looks and behavior. Leo is multitalented, smart, and can easily make impact on others. Like his/her ruling sign, the Lion, a Leo likes to rule the world. They possess enormous energy and are always on the move. They hate monotonous work and a boring lifestyle. A Leo lives to fulfill his/her dreams; therefore, they can be hasty and spendthrift. It is true that a Leo can spend to the point of bankruptcy, but they have the ability to work their way out of any difficult situation. In this respect, their professional achievements are often great.

A Leo male is generous, good-natured, optimistic person. He is strong, honest and dependable. He likes to be married and most women feel secure and protected in his company. He is generous, warm-hearted and has tender feeling toward others. But Leo also has a dark side. He can lose his temper easily. He wants others to obey him and move quickly, while he can be lazy. He can be so frank and outspoken that he becomes intolerable to others. A Leo always likes to give advice and tell others what to do. He loves power, fame, and authority.

A Leo woman has the courage, sophistication, and grace of a lioness. She is not to be underestimated for she can bounce back with agility and recover from any lost ground or failure. She emits vitality, enthusiasm, and colossal energy. She is a great organizer and an even better host. She is loyal to her friends and if she does not like someone, she is blunt and frank in her opinion. A Leo woman can choose any career as long as she has independence. She can do especially well as an entertainer, actor, or political figure. Any intelligent employer can get the best out of her, for she likes to be totally engaged and recognized for her work. She knows the value of dedication, loyalty, and hard work.

This month, with your sign lord sun conjoined with Rahu, you are likely to have severe differences of opinion with others. This is likely temporary, but could be something that persists for a long time if you do not handle disagreements tactfully. Your amazing personality will impress others. Your energy level during this period will be high and you will feel strong in the face of any challenge.

The middle of the month seems exceptionally good for those who are looking to change their career. Frequent and fruitful journeys will be undertaken. You will also improve your relationship with important people during this period. Children will win laurels at school and exceed the expectations of their parents. Family members will provide you with love and affection.

Lucky Days – Sundays
Lucky Dates – 5, 12, 23
Lucky Gemstone – Ruby

Leo Celebrity: Jennifer Lopez, Barack Obama, Sandra Bullock, Leonardo Dicaprio, Ben Affleck, Alfred Hitchcock, J.K. Rowling, Whitney Houston, Madonna, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sandra Bullock, Mick Jagger, Halle Berry, Robert De Niro, Bill Clinton, Roger Federer, Hulk Hogan, Dustin Hoffman, Sean Penn, Jim Davis, Robert Redford, James Cameron, Pete Sampras

Ruling Planet: Sun
The Lion
Lucky Colors:
Gold, Orange
Lucky Stones: Ruby
Best Professions/Fields: Politics, Leaders, Management, Administrator, Entertainer
Body Parts: Heart
Good Points: Independent, Brave, Dynamic, Ambitious, Strong Determination
Bad Points: Arrogant, Egoistic, Overconfident
Soul Mates: Aries, Sagittarius
Just Say No: 
Libra, Capricorn, Aquarius 



Aries (March 21 to April 19)

Your great assets are your charming personality and confidence, but you need to check your tendencies to be outspoken, hasty, and restless. This is the perfect month to put in maximum effort in order to reap long-term rewards. Your family members will be supportive and assist you in making important decisions. Pending jobs and projects will be completed to your satisfaction. Your health will be normal, but the health of a family member may become a reason for stress and anxiety. A distant journey (preferably overseas) brings financial benefits and the opportunity to meet eminent and influential people. Wedding bells could be likely for some.

Lucky Days – Sundays
Lucky Dates – 5, 11, 15, 28
Lucky Gemstone – Ruby



Taurus (April 20 to May 20)

You will have a million-dollar smile on your face and it will be very easy for you to make friends and win favors. You are smart and talented, but you need to control your tendency to be stubborn, moody or extravagant. You will find many good investment opportunities this month, so be highly judicious when making decisions. Don’t share your ideas and plans with people you don’t trust. Businessmen will expand into new and more profitable ventures. This is an especially rewarding period for journalists, doctors, and marketing professionals. Spouses and children will be supportive, but require your additional attention. The health of someone close to you, possibly a young infant, may bring stress.

Lucky Days – Fridays
Lucky Dates – 2, 11, 28
Lucky Gemstone – Opal



Gemini (May 21 to June 20)

You will be helpful and sincere to your friends and enjoy enormous respect. You will be swift in making decisions and the planets will support you during this period. Aim to concentrate on your priorities—your efforts will definitely bring about desired results. Past investments will bring returns and long-pending property disputes will settle amicably. Unexpected gifts from friends and family will keep you in high spirits. New plans and ventures will start on a positive note. The family front will be pleasant as children and spouses will provide you with much love and affection. Your health will be fine, but it is recommended that you avoid overeating and be religious toward an exercise regimen.

Lucky Days – Tuesdays
Lucky Dates – 4, 12, 22
Lucky Gemstone – Coral


sonima-astro-cancerCancer (July 23 to August 22)

The new moon in your sign means this is the perfect time for introspection and making firm decisions. Conjunction of Rahu and the Sun is also in your sign, which will make you strong, active, and diplomatic. However, you need to monitor your tendency to be moody and spendthrift. You will make major gains if you associate with creative people this month. Your performance will be at its best and it will be easy to impress your seniors with your dedication and ability to handle jobs that require immense responsibility. Property transaction, new construction, or renovations will be high on your agenda. You might have some unpleasant moments at home. You may suffer because of the unpredictable behavior of your spouse. Spiritual gains provide solace and comfort. A journey abroad is also in the cards.

Lucky Days – Mondays
Lucky Dates – 1, 9, 21, 30
Lucky Gemstone – Pearl



Virgo (August 24 to September 22)

It’s never too late to learn. You will have a very sharp mind and exceptional comprehension. The strong position of Mercury will be helpful as you work toward new plans and projects. New opportunities will be alluring, but instant gains might not be possible. This seems to be a great period for consultants and brokers. Investments are definitely recommended, but sudden losses due to thoughtless decisions cannot be ruled out. New romance seems likely for some as others get engaged or married. Distant pilgrimage is certain. Don’t be too friendly with strangers and avoid disclosing your plans, as chances of deceit are very high. Be extra careful lending money and take extra care with your jewelry and precious items.

Lucky Days – Wednesdays
Lucky Dates – 4, 11, 26
Lucky Gemstone – Emerald



Libra (September 23 to October 22)

You have an outstanding personality and an amazing ability to make many friends. You are always appreciated for your sincerity and commitment, but this month, you will be presented with new financial ventures, which could prove highly lucrative. You need to check your tendency to be overambitious and spendthrift. Your financial position will show remarkable improvement and you will spend more on luxuries to increase your comfort level. Investment in stocks and real estate is recommended for long-term gains. A foreign trip could bring you monetary gains. Your spouse will be cooperative throughout this period and will shower you with love and affection. A marriage proposal seems likely for those eligible. Your health needs proper attention and care.

Lucky Days – Fridays
Lucky Dates – 7, 16, 29
Lucky Gemstone – Diamond


Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

You possess magnetic appeal and you love to accept challenges, but you need to keep and eye on your tendency to be moody, hasty, and spendthrift. This August, someone close to you will bring unexpected opportunities. Financial gains will accrue from past investments. This seems to be a wonderful period for you to do things that you enjoy and that make you feel good. A distant journey for pleasure or pilgrimage seems likely later in the month. Your health will remain good but the health of an aged family member could become a matter of concern. New friendships and contacts will develop during this period. Your energy level and confidence is high and you will be able to complete more work in less time. You should spend time on meditation and yoga for further benefits.

Lucky Days – Tuesdays
Lucky Dates – 2, 11, 24
Lucky Gemstone – Red Coral


Sagittarius (November 22 to December 21)

As Lord Jupiter transits in Libra, your professional rewards will be directly proportional to your efforts. Your imagination and skill will do wonders for you this month, and your creativity will help you accomplish difficult tasks. Your association with people who hold position of authority will reap excellent opportunities. This month is not a favorable period for a matrimonial alliance. Exciting news from children will come your way later in the month. Distant travel will bring pleasure and rewards. Your health, despite some initial hiccups, will be consistent.

Lucky Days – Thursdays
Lucky Dates – 3, 12, 27
Lucky Gemstone – Yellow Sapphire


Capricorn (December 22 to January 19)

With the Full Moon in your sign, you will be blessed with remarkable imagination and energy. You will have your own personal style, which will be elegant and one-of-a-kind. You will also possess a unique sense of humor, which will make you very popular with your friends. Your romantic relationship will be pleasant and chances to enter into a matrimonial alliance will be very strong. New ventures and partnerships are likely to be profitable. Religious feelings might arise, prompting a pilgrimage later in the month. Expect gifts and goodies, but be aware that some unexpected expenses will take you by surprise. This coming period, your loved ones make you feel satisfied and happy.

Lucky Days – Saturdays
Lucky Dates – 8, 13, 31
Lucky Gemstone – Blue Sapphire


Aquarius (January 20 to February 18)

Any effort that you make this month will bring excellent results. Romance is on the top of your list and a new intimate alliance is likely for those who are unattached. Your financial condition will improve as you pick up jobs that require more responsibility. Traveling will be undertaken to attend an auspicious event. Avoid entering into any financial ventures with people you don’t trust and stay away from speculation. Some exhilarating news from distant relations will boost your spirits. Travel will be highly pleasurable. Wedding bells will ring for those who are eligible.

Lucky Days – Mondays
Lucky Dates – 2, 19, 26
Lucky Gemstone – Cats Eye


Pisces (February 19 to March 20)

With Lord Jupiter in Libra, you will enjoy freedom and spontaneity this month. You will also feel very original in your ideas. Financially, you could face some initial problems, but things will become better later in the month. Your lover might seek commitment from you this month—if you avoid it, your relationship could easily suffer. Legal disputes will prove expensive, and will trouble your mind. Investments in real estate will prove highly rewarding, however, indulging in speculation would be detrimental. Children will be a major source of happiness. The health of your parents might suffer due to stress, and the rise in family medical expenses will weigh on your mind.

Lucky Days – Thursdays
Lucky Dates – 3, 16, 22
Lucky Gemstone – Opal


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