Welcome to August, a month which is going to have a very strong, Leo flavour. But ironically, it's also a month when Jupiter will relocate from Leo into the sign of Virgo for the first time in 12 years. August also sees Venus, featuring prominently.
Yet the first half of the month, Venus continues to come under pressure, from the rather restrictive energies of Saturn. Any weak relationships, be they personal, business, or romantic or come under greater scrutiny during this time. However, the second half of the month really sees Venus sparkling brightly in its alliance with Uranus, the planet of unpredictability, and all sorts of new possibilities can kick in, suggesting lots of unexpected twists and turns. For your FREE Daily Horoscope Saturday 1st August please read below...
Aries 21 March - 20 April
Today's Venus connection suggests heart-to-heart talks bring out the best in a friendship, even if you've experienced a problem. Go for it, for the likelihood is that you'll soon be on better terms again. A Moon Jupiter connection also encourages experimentation with ideas and opportunities that can excite and remunerate.
Taurus 21 April - 21 May
Your confidence in achieving a key goal is enhanced, despite having to deal with unexpected frustrations and obstacles. Today's influences can help you to see beyond problems to a potential outcome that is inspiring and highly desirable. Later on the Pisces Moon encourages a cosy night in with a book or feel-good movie.
Gemini 22 May - 21 June
If you're dealing with an ongoing tussle, the current line-up inspires you to take a leap of faith. Does the answer to this problem seem beyond your reach? If so, you might begin to feel it's finally within your grasp. Although making a move can seem challenging, the Aquarian Moon suggests it will prove very worthwhile.
Cancer 22 June - 23 July
If you have doubts about taking someone up on an opportunity, it may be your sixth sense talking. As Venus is in its retrograde phase, your perspective could change over the weeks ahead, so don't immediately commit to this or another offer - instead bide your time for now, as something much better may soon emerge.
Leo 24 July - 23 August
With Mars in your spiritual sector you'll be keen to get some rest, especially if you're feeling overwhelmed. Bearing this in mind, you'll likely find the day works out better if you take the time to nurture mind, body and spirit. Even a long, relaxing bath or an early night could make a positive difference to your wellbeing.
Virgo 24 August - 23 September
A sense of optimism gives you wings and encourages you to push ahead with a plan that holds promise. Putting in the effort now will bring rewards in the future. However, Venus's backtrack suggests you'll need to tackle one or two delays along the way. Even incremental steps can enhance your resolve to succeed, Virgo.
Libra 24 September - 23 October
As Saturn changes direction in your money zone you'll feel more optimistic about your chances of tackling financial issues and overcoming them. Talks with your bank or financial advisor can yield positive results over the days and weeks ahead, giving you reason to feel better about things and generally less anxious.
Scorpio 24 October - 22 November
Are you ready to move out of the shadows? Today's alignment suggests you may be the one putting pressure on yourself. If you feel you're capable of much more, then you might want to prove it. Whatever bold steps you take today could be necessary to enhance your confidence and belief in yourself and your abilities.
Sagittarius 23 November - 21 December
Though you may be a tad busy, today's influences speak to you of travel, adventure and the fun you can have. There may be no way of getting away from the challenges you need to tackle, yet planning ahead for a vacation or relaxing trip will boost you. In fact, an intriguing slice of information can leave you fizzing with excitement.
Capricorn 22 December - 20 January
The Jupiter Saturn connection is enlivened as Saturn gets ready to turn direct. So, if a social situation has been a cause of upset, a key event could coincide with a turning point, making a reconciliation possible. Meanwhile, lunar links might encourage a shopping spree, perhaps even if you don't actually need anything. Go easy!
Aquarius 21 January - 19 February
You seem to be on a winning streak, all fired up and keen to share your ideas with the right people. Which is just as well, as your reputation could be enhanced in the process. On another note, your lively social life looks to be a lot of fun. A conversation at a key event could well change one relationship for the better.
Pisces 20 February - 20 March
You'll feel a surge of pleasure if a relationship shows signs of greater intimacy. Your creativity may be going up a gear too, with a Moon Venus link helping you find suitable channels for your talents. As the day goes on, an unplanned purchase or spontaneous entertainment idea can be fun if you need a bit of a boost.