31 July 2017

Feature: August Horoscopes with Russell Grant

Russell Grant's Monthly Horoscopes August 2017

ARIES (March 21st - April 20th)

Beware of making too many demands on your best friend, romantic partner or a working colleague in the early days of August. You're not the only one who is busy. A Lunar Eclipse on the 7th will mark the end of a group connection, giving you more time for your personal life. You'll have to revise a work project several times at the middle of the month, so don't pour too much energy into it. On the 21st, a Solar Eclipse will inspire you to begin a creative project. Putting an inventive spin on a traditional form will open up a fresh set of options that have gone unnoticed before now. Your boss will ask you to go on an important trip during the second half of the month; you'll be able to combine business with pleasure on this journey. The closing days of the month are ideal for signing a contract. This legal agreement will pave the way for long term financial security.

TAURUS (April 21st - May 21st)

You'll feel out of your depth at the beginning of August. Ask for help or apply for formal training and do the best you can until you begin to see the wood for the trees. On the 7th, a Lunar Eclipse will mark the close of an important era at work. This could mean a rise or change of job for you. Flattery will get you nowhere in the middle of the month. It's better to be honest if you don't like a project, gift or decoration. The Solar Eclipse on the 21st will prompt you to improve your living situation. Moving to a glamorous city or doing some radical home improvements are all possibilities. The more time you spend on domestic pursuits, the happier you will be during the second half of August. As September approaches, you'll launch a health regime that will soon bring impressive results. Take this opportunity to overhaul your diet and exercise routines. Getting more time to be alone with your thoughts will also be therapeutic.

GEMINI (May 22nd - June 21st)

Overindulging in luxuries will put a serious dent in your budget at the start of the month. Practice restraint, no matter how much you'd like to go on a spending spree. A Lunar Eclipse on the 7th could bring the end of an academic program or educational process. You'll be very happy with the result so go out and celebrate. Toward the middle of the month, it may be necessary to make some home repairs. Don't let a faulty wiring system or plumbing problem spiral out of control. Good news will reach your ears on the 21st, thanks to an energising Solar Eclipse. You'll be able to move forward with a project you've been contemplating for months. During the second half of the month, you'll be working closely with a close friend, romantic partner or business associate. You'll generate the ideas while your other half implements them. Two heads are definitely better than one as August turns to September.

CANCER (June 22nd - July 23rd)

You'll feel torn between family and friends at the start of the month. Be sure to attend a relative's special celebration, even if your best friend or romantic partner wants you to skip it. On the 7th, a Lunar Eclipse will bring an end to an unearned source of income, but there is no need to panic as it is more than likely that as one door shuts another will open, even if you have to wait a wee while before it does. Don't get drawn into a power struggle in the middle of the month. A loved one will subject you to a guilt trip; try not to take the bait. A moneymaking opportunity will arrive on the 21st, courtesy of an enriching Solar Eclipse. Working in a technical field should prove profitable. Flattery won't get you anywhere with an authority figure at the end of the month. If you want to earn your boss's respect, it will be through hard work, perseverance and innovation. Put your best foot forward and put your shoulder to the wheel.

LEO (July 24th - August 23rd)

An oppressive work situation will cause you to think about leaving for greener pastures at the beginning of the month. The Lunar Eclipse on the 7th marks the end of a close relationship; you'll welcome the opportunity to make a fresh start. Devote your attention to a demanding creative project at the middle of the month. This work could be the fresh start you feel you need. On the 21st, a Solar Eclipse marks a thrilling metamorphosis for you. You'll have an opportunity to step into a new role. There may be quite a bit of overseas travel involved with this situation. Getting paid to visit exotic countries on an expense account will be the answer to a prayer. The second half of the August invites you to polish your creative talent to a diamond brilliance. Working with a seasoned expert will open your eyes to fresh possibilities. Be willing to break bad habits for the sake of improving your technique and ultimately, your results.

VIRGO (August 24th - September 23rd)

An expensive romance could come to an end in early August. You'll be glad to get a greater measure of control over your personal life. On the 7th, a Lunar Eclipse will bring an end to a work assignment, giving you a chance to pursue bigger and better opportunities. You may decide to return to a previous employer or line of work at the middle of the month. It will feel like you have never been away The Solar Eclipse on the 21st gives you a very welcome opportunity to spend more time on solitary pursuits. Devoting your energy to artwork, animals and nature will be rewarding. You also might get deeply involved in a charitable organisation. Use your considerable communication skills to raise money for a good cause. Serious family responsibilities will demand your attention as August turns to September. Take this opportunity to create financial security for your nearest and dearest.

LIBRA (September 24th - October 23rd)

Giving an unreliable relative the benefit of the doubt will be a serious mistake in early August. Instead of putting your trust this family member to do anything for you from running an errand or giving you a loan, put your faith elsewhere. A Lunar Eclipse on the 7th will allow you to put the finishing touches on a creative project; you'll be very happy with the result. At the middle of the month, you'll be having so much fun at work that you may neglect your personal life. If your loved ones disapprove of your career, it may be time to form a more supportive social network. The Solar Eclipse on the 21st marks an exciting social event that will raise your profile. Wear something distinctive to this occasion; you'll attract admiring glances wherever you go. Make plans to go on a glamorous trip at the end of August; you'll find some terrific deals on plane tickets and hotel rooms.

SCORPIO (October 24th - November 22nd)

In the opening days of August, you'll hear some harsh words from a jealous individual. You used to think this person was your friend, but you certainly won't after they show their true colours. On the 7th, a Lunar Eclipse will prompt you to find a better living situation. This is a good time to sell a piece of property or move to a more secluded area. You won't have much respect for a so-called expert at the middle of the month. Instead of following their lead, you should forge your own path. A Solar Eclipse on the 21st marks a thrilling career opportunity. Accept a job that will keep you on your toes. You'll welcome a chance to break out of a boring work routine. Although the salary won't be terribly impressive at first, it will increase over time. There is plenty of opportunity for growth with this company, as long as you're willing to work hard.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd - December 21st)

Throwing your money around will attract the wrong crowd at the start of the month. It's better to be respectful and resourceful, even if you've recently seen an increase in income. A Lunar Eclipse on the 7th brings an end to a social project or academic programme. You'll have more time for everyday pleasures and pastimes as a result. Don't lend or borrow money toward the middle of the month, or you will do serious damage to a friendship. On the 21st, a Solar Eclipse will invite you to expand your horizons. Seize this opportunity to take an overseas trip or start a writing project. You could be taking on some heavy responsibilities during the second half of the month. You'll enjoy sinking your teeth into a spiritually rewarding project. Raising funds for a good cause will raise your professional profile. It will also put you in contact with influential members of the community. These social connections will be helpful for you.

CAPRICORN (December 22nd - January 20th)

Dampening a relative's enthusiasm is a mistake in the early days of August. Instead of warning a family member not to take a risk, show that you have faith in their judgement. You will be pleasantly surprised. On the 7th, a Lunar Eclipse will bring an end to a moneymaking endeavour, giving you more time to pursue your dream career. The middle of the month will prompt you to return to a nostalgic destination you always loved as a child. Be sure to buy a special gift for your favourite person on this excursion. Pick something that reflects their taste, not yours. A Solar Eclipse on the 21st will attract a big windfall. Use the money to make extensive home repairs and renovations. If you don't own your place, this is your chance to put a down payment on a fabulous piece of property. Give thanks for your good fortune by donating some time or money to a charity.

AQUARIUS (January 21st - February 19th)

A hidden rival will make trouble for you at the start of the month. Instead of doubling your efforts, make a strategic retreat. You'll have an opportunity to turn your luck around on the 7th, thanks to a powerful Lunar Eclipse. Don't be surprised if you're relieved of an onerous chore or responsibility at this liberating time. Toward the middle of the month, you might be found doing some heavy flirting with a passionate admirer. If you're already in a relationship, let your amour sweep you off your feet. A Solar Eclipse on the 21st marks a turning point in a close partnership. Meeting your soulmate, getting engaged or exchanging marriage vows are all possibilities. Arguments with an absent minded colleague could mean you have no other option but to file an official complaint. You aren't willing to put up with their careless performance any longer. Make sure to attend a big party at the end of August; you'll make some influential friends.

PISCES (February 20th - March 20th)

Neither a lender nor a borrower be in the early days of August. You don't want to ruin a friendship because of a financial argument. On the 7th, a Lunar Eclipse will allow you to rest, relax and reflect after a busy social season. Take this opportunity to spend more private time with your loving partner. If you're single, someone from your past will try to reconnect with you toward the middle of the month bringing with them an important decision. This would be a good time to repair past mistakes. A Solar Eclipse on the 21st will attract an exciting job offer. Getting paid to exercise your imagination will make you feel much better, both physically and emotionally. Take the chance to be extra helpful to a colleague in the closing days of the month and you'll gather a great deal of valuable information, not to mention experience. Hard work will pave the way for a raise, promotion or both. Don't be afraid to assume a position with lots of responsibility.

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