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Your August Horoscope Presents a Challenge

The cosmic outlet looks most favorable for those who can manage to keep their egos in check this month.

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This August, Mercury—the planet of communication and messaging—conjoins with Rahu. Both transit in Punarvasu Nakshatra of Jupiter, which remains retrograde along with Saturn. Mars stays combust and debilitated, while Venus—the planet of luxuries, comforts, love, and romance—is robust for the entire month.

This planetary position is such that you may feel weak, unexcited, vulnerable, fearful, and overwhelmed. The cosmic energy also indicates a strong need to come to terms with your inner demons. As Sun enters Leo, its own sign, your ego may cause a strong desire to put yourself in a position of superiority and importance in order to achieve success. However, you are likely to struggle and face resistance, opposition, and revolt if you believe that the road to happiness comes by pushing your ideas on others. Instead, be a leader who gets the best out of others by inspiring and motivating them. If you can do this and control your ego, fears, and self-attachment, then success will come your way.

The Hindu month of Sharavan continues this month: August 5 is the festival of Nag Panchami, and August 15 is the festival of Raksha Bandhan.

Monthly Mantra: “Om Namaha Shivaye”

Pronunciation: Omn Nah-mah Shee-vah-yah

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

SUN SIGN OF THE MONTH

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 and is considered the king of the planets. Since the Sun represents the soul and is the source of life on earth, Leos never give up. Their inner strength, self-confidence, and determination mean they easily achieve their desired goals. Leo natives are fearless, active, authoritative, trustworthy, and courageous. They have attractive personalities, charming manners, and generous hearts. They earn success through hard work and merit, and never take the back-door route.

A Leo male is strong, has a sturdy physique, and discharges his worldly duties efficiently. Although carefree and fun-loving, he has a serious approach toward life and performs his work with conviction and dedication. He does not shy away from challenges but is not concerned with petty issues. He is energetic, active, strong, honest, and dependable. Devoted to his principles, he likes to live without controversy. He is frank, outgoing, confident, bold, and risk-taking. A Leo male loves to rule the world and is always hungry for power, fame, and authority.

A Leo woman has a charming personality, elegance, and the grace of a lioness. It is never good to underestimate the power of a Leo woman, as she can bounce back with agility and recover from any loss or failure. She possesses vitality, enthusiasm, and colossal energy. Although frank, open, and true in her opinion, she is a great host and loyal to those she loves. A good organizer, she never runs away from challenges. She has enormous talent and can do especially well as an entertainer, actress, or politician. She is sincere toward her work and likes to be totally involved in everything she does. She achieves great success because she values dedication, loyalty, and hard work.

This August, you will notice improvement in your creativity and ability to solve complicated issues. You are independent, and your systematic approach to life earns you enormous respect from others, but this month, you need to check your tendency to be moody and vindictive at times. You will hold a position of authority at work, and distant traveling will bring enormous gains. You will also gain from new opportunities and work even harder to improve your income. You and your beloved will have some exciting moments together, sharing time, money, and resources, which will help strengthen your bond. Your overall health seems to be fine, but minor issues due to changes in the weather cannot be ruled out.

Lucky Days – Sunday
Lucky Dates – 3, 11, 16, 24
Lucky Gemstone – Amber

Leo Celebrity: Jennifer Lopez, Barack Obama, Sandra Bullock, Leonardo Dicaprio, Ben Affleck, Alfred Hitchcock, J.K. Rowling, Whitney Houston, Madonna, Arnold Schwarzenegger, 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
Symbol:
Lion
Element:
Fire
Lucky Colors:
Gold, Orange
Lucky Stone: Ruby
Best Professions/Fields: Politics, Leadership, Management, Administration, Entertaining
Body Part: Heart
Good Points: Independent, Brave, Dynamic, Ambitious, Strong Determination
Bad Points: Arrogant, Egoistic, Overconfident
Soul Mates: Aries, Sagittarius
Just Say No: 
Libra, Capricorn, Aquarius 

MONTHLY HOROSCOPE FOR EACH SIGN

Aries (March 21 to April 19)

This month, your creativity will be at an all-time high, and you’ll be very dedicated to your work. While you are very independent by nature and hate outside interference in whatever you do, your colleagues will be exceptionally helpful to you. Many pending jobs will be completed with their help. Your income will be excellent but will fall short of your expectations. However, continue to aim high and work sincerely toward your goals. Your relationships with influential people will improve, and some of those people will do you good favors. At home, a healthier and loving atmosphere will prevail. Some unexpected good news may come your way toward the month’s end.

Lucky Days – Tuesday
Lucky Dates – 2, 14, 27
Lucky Gemstone – Garnet

Taurus (April 20 to May 20)

This month, you will be highly generous, loyal, and responsible, and enjoy everything you do. You will develop good relations with some of your customers and clients, and work both independently and as a member of an important organization. You’ll also enter many important partnerships and have income from various sources. New skills acquired during this period will help your career, and a sharp memory will enable you to do things to perfection. Your loved one will bring you lots of gifts and presents. Matrimonial alliance for some cannot be ruled out.

Lucky Days – Friday
Lucky Dates – 1, 7, 15, 25
Lucky Gemstone – Zircon

Gemini (May 21 to June 20)

Once you form an emotional attachment, it lasts forever—you never waver in showing your affection to the ones you love. This month you will be the center of attraction wherever you go and are likely to form new relationships. You will draw members of the opposite sex toward you. You are simple and creative, and possess the ability to handle complicated tasks very easily. Your skills and knowledge will bring you enormous gains. You will be the leader of your team and be valued for your leadership qualities and creativity. Traveling will be highly pleasurable and educating. Avoid lending or borrowing money during this period, however, real estate transactions will yield favorable results.

Lucky Days – Wednesday
Lucky Dates – 2, 12, 24
Lucky Gemstone – Tremolite

Cancer (July 23 to August 22)

This August, you will be energetic, confident, and active, and manage your work independently. You are a person of your words, and others will depend on you completely. With new moon in your sign, you can expect some favorable changes at your place of work. You will be in charge of an important project and lead a team of qualified individuals. Financial gains improve as you receive benefits from various sources. You will also make major gains through investments. You and your beloved will enjoy a relationship of deep trust and understanding, but due to your hectic working hours, you won’t be able to spend as much time together as you’d like. Travel and journey, most likely overseas, cannot be ruled out.

Lucky Days – Monday
Lucky Dates – 6, 15, 20, 27
Lucky Gemstone – Pearl

Virgo (August 24 to September 22)

This August you will be confident, dignified, outgoing, and enthusiastic about your work. You will be a star in your group and have no trouble in influencing others, but you need to check your tendency to be erratic, impatient, and arrogant at times. You’ll be asked to make an important decision that will affect your work and daily routine. Your friends and coworkers will play an increasingly important role in your decision making. Be very conservative in your spending and save as much as possible during this period. Participation in cultural activities and events will be educating as well as entertaining, and some will enjoy distant travel toward the month’s end.

Lucky Days – Saturday
Lucky Dates – 9, 15, 26, 30
Lucky Gemstone – Benitoite

Libra (September 23 to October 22)

Influenced by Venus, you will be active, assertive, practical, dignified, and highly sensitive. As always, you will be very helpful and participate in social work and charity. This August, your reputation will improve and you’ll make many good contacts. Businessmen will see a slowdown in the initial days of the month, but overall work will be excellent. Your beloved will be your best partner, and for those who are uncommitted, the chance of finding someone who appeals to your heart and mind is very strong. An interest in spirituality will make you participate more in religious functions and activities, and long journeys will yield excellent returns.

Lucky Days – Tuesday
Lucky Dates – 4, 16, 28, 31
Lucky Gemstone – Amethyst

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

Your sign lord Mars makes you trustworthy, emotional, simple, friendly, and warm-hearted. You have a desire for learning and gathering knowledge, which you use to stay ahead in your career. Important alliances are certain for you this August. Your confidence and enthusiasm will be at its peak. Speculation will not bring desired gains, therefore do not squander away your money hoping to earn a quick buck. But finances will improve later in the month, bringing prosperity and happiness at a domestic level. Your friends will be supportive and always come to your side at any moment. An infatuation with a colleague cannot be ruled out.

Lucky Days – Monday
Lucky Dates – 9, 22, 26
Lucky Gemstone – Moon Stone

Sagittarius (November 22 to December 21)

This August, you will be energetic, spiritual, confident, and very optimistic in everything you do. Your outgoing nature will work to your advantage, as you will gain favors and benefits from important people. You are young at heart and always looking for adventure and thrill, and you will find yourself handling numerous tasks simultaneously. Frequent and fruitful journeys will also be undertaken. However, over-involvement in work could leave you with little time for recreation and other activities. Some changes in friendship may take place later this month. Secret and personal information should not be disclosed at any cost.

Lucky Days – Friday
Lucky Dates – 6, 12, 24
Lucky Gemstone – Opal

Capricorn (December 22 to January 19)

This August, you will be generous, peace-loving, dashing, systematic, and disciplined, and you will show your creativity in everything you do. With full Moon in your sign, you will possess a very strong willpower and not be afraid of accepting challenges. However, you need to control your tendency to be extravagant, reckless, and moody at times. Do not hesitate to get involved in new business ventures—although gains won’t be immediate, eventually the results will be much more fruitful than expected. You will easily stay ahead of the competition because of your better skills and aptitude. Investments during this period will also yield handsome gains. Distant journey—maybe overseas—seems likely later this month, and you will make new friends through old ones.

Lucky Days – Saturday
Lucky Dates – 4, 16, 21, 30
Lucky Gemstone – Jade

Aquarius (January 20 to February 18)

This August, you need to be diplomatic, accommodating, and tactful, as you meet new people related to your work. You are blessed with remarkable talents and skills, but you need to curb your tendencies to be stubborn and moody at times. You won’t let anyone or anything stand in your way, completing important projects. You will make gains, making others jealous of your success. Monetary gains are certain through property transactions, and investments will be profitable, but do not celebrate until you have all the money in your hand. Overseas journey or distant pilgrimage seems likely for some.

Lucky Days – Sunday
Lucky Dates – 12, 19, 28
Lucky Gemstone – Ruby

Pisces (February 19 to March 20)

Due to strong Jupiter, you will be smart, energetic, affectionate, charming, warm-hearted, and creative. You will live up in the atmosphere around you and easily impress others with your intelligent conversation. Financial matters will force you to make some difficult yet important decisions. You need to work to your best ability, as your reputation will be at stake. Focus your energy toward new projects and jobs rather than thinking about past failures. Minor health problems due to work pressure cannot be ruled out. New romantic alliances will boost your spirits later this month, and spiritual gains provide comfort and solace for some.

Lucky Days – Thursday
Lucky Dates – 2, 16, 22
Lucky Gemstone – Topaz

 

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