You are in a big-spending mood this August, which could cause problems with friends and lovers who prefer to keep a tighter grip on their purse strings. If you try to bully them into going out to swanky restaurants and events, you may find yourself alone with an empty social calendar. Just because you feel like living large, doesn’t mean everyone else can follow suit. Alternatively, you may feel like your generosity is being exploited by those around you. However, they wouldn’t expect freebies, if you didn’t offer them in the first place. It’s time to cull the users from your extended circle of acquaintances. The 18th is the best date night of the month, when simple, sweet gestures of romance could sweep you off your feet.
During the first half of the month, you will be feeling bold, brash and unstoppable — unfortunately your somewhat overbearing behavior could meet with resistance from more conservative forces at work. What you perceive as self-confidence could come across as competitiveness and aggression by colleagues and bosses. Try to tone things down a bit so you don’t seem like a threat. Likewise, your over-eager attitude could run roughshod over family and roommates, who just want to chill out and not follow your every rule on the home front. By the 22nd, your thoughts turn to love. If you are on summer vacation at this time, expect off-the-charts romance for both singles and those in a couple, but refrain from spending too much money trying to impress the object of your desire, or you could blow through your savings.
If your renegade spirit is feeling restricted by the conformist world around you, try not to express your pent-up frustrations by verbally lashing out at innocent bystanders who have your best interests at heart. If you do, they may distance themselves from you, and you may lose some previously loyal allies in the process. The 18th, however, is an excellent to mend bridges with estranged friends. You will be able to quickly bury any hurt feelings and replace them with feelings of joy and generosity. Your mojo returns from the 20th, when you will be brimming with confidence, magnetism and ambition. Try to stay out of the house during the last 10 days of the month, or resentful family members may try to rain on your parade. Romance blossoms after the 25th, which is an auspicious time for online dating for singles, or reaching an intellectual understanding for those in a couple.
If you are on vacation during the first week of August, expect a sizzling, red-hot social life, along with a dollop of sweet, storybook romance. Take the road less traveled and break out of your shell to meet interesting new people. If you adopt a spontaneous, adventurous outlook, your horizons will widen more than you could ever imagine. Single Cancers could meet a new suitor around the 7th, so keep you eyes open. If you don’t have any holidays scheduled, try to get out of town for a weekend getaway or a day trip on the weekend of the 6th to partake in these upbeat, festive vibes. You’ll just want to make sure you don’t break the bank while partaking in the frivolity. Try to set a budget in advance and stick to it; do not be tempted to pay with credit and deal with it later, or you could easily overspend.
You will be in a romantic mood throughout much of August, but your love life may be drier than the Sahara. This may actually be a good thing, because amour would only distract you from major opportunities developing in your professional sphere. Lucky breaks will be coming fast and furiously, but you will need to jump on them immediately to not lose out. Luckily, your ambition and determination are at peak performance, allowing you to dazzle bosses and clients with your amazing abilities. After a few years of a stagnant, drudge-like career situation, you will have finally paid your dues, allowing you to partake in dynamic, stimulating work that fills you with energy. By the 18th, you feel as if your horizons have widened and that the world is a dazzling bastion of infinite possibility.
August will be brimming with so many interesting, exciting things to do and places to go that you may end up feeling physically exhausted. Your tendency may be to skip meals and cut back on sleep to keep up with all the bustling opportunities, but it is imperative that you maintain a healthy diet and get plenty of rest to remain in peak physical form. Spontaneity is the keyword of the month. While you normally love to schedule everything in advance, if you loosen up, a period of non-stop, surprising adventure awaits. After the 20th, your focus shifts to work. While you are feeling highly ambitious and upbeat, the professional environment could be filled with petty, competitive colleagues who bring an aura of toxicity to the workplace. Try to avoid them as much as possible and don’t take their criticisms to heart. Focus instead on showing the powers-that-be what you’ve got.
You’ll need to keep your barriers up, as it will be difficult to know who to trust. Between emotionally distant lovers and smothering friends, you may feel the need to take on the mantle of the white knight, rushing in to help out all those around you, only to have your energy and life source depleted by overly needy or coldly calculating human connections. Instead, focus on yourself, your career and your finances. You could receive a monetary windfall if you apply for a grant or invest in the market on the 1st and 2nd. Likewise, your diplomatic skills are on overdrive at the office on the 7th, which could lead to a promotion or the chance to work on a dream project. If you are secretly crushing on friend, work up the courage to let them know your true feelings on the 18th, and it may morph into a relationship, or at least you will be able to move on.
An erratic live-in lover could be causing you nothing but stress, leading to a cold, joyless home environment. If you insist on being in control and having your own way all the time, it will only cause your significant other to rebel even more, leading to volcanic arguments. You could also disrupt an otherwise sunny and supportive working environment, if you bring your personal problems into the office and burden your colleagues with oversharing. If you concentrate on the job that needs to be done, however, you could achieve massive professional success by the 18th. Things are a bit less dramatic for single Scorpions, and you could meet someone while travelling or exploring new horizons in your local environment on the 7th.
If you have vacation plans this August, you’ll need to leave your personal devices at home if you don’t want to have a constant barrage of requests from work to help them out with a non-stop stream of small, little tasks. You will have to set up an incredibly strict “no contact” policy in advance of departure, and while colleagues and bosses may pout and kick up their heels, only by holding firm will you be truly be able take advantage of the joyous, blissful vibes awaiting you during your summer holidays. Even if you don’t have any travel plans, try to schedule at least a weekend getaway or daytrip, as the adventurous, upbeat vibes are strong. Whether single or in a couple, romance can be found off the beaten path, so break free from stagnant routines. The 18th is definitely one of the best date nights of the year.
Your love life will be a combination of storybook opportunities for heady romance, along with petty, mundane squabbles over money. Your earnings may be slightly restricted at the moment, so as much as you would like to lavish your sweetie with luxury, you may not be able to do so at the moment. That doesn’t mean you need to come off as a Scrooge, however. There are several ways to pamper your partner without breaking the bank. A simple bouquet of field flowers or a lovingly home-cooked meal are inexpensive gestures of caring that will make anyone swoon. If you are single, you could meet someone new in a sudden, unexpected manner on the 1st or 2nd that quickly morphs into a long-term relationship; run with it! Other excellent date nights include the 7th and 14th.
Flare-ups and fights continue with your significant other, especially if you live together or are planning to. Your more serious outlook could be at odds with your partner’s freewheeling, bohemian approach to life. While it may seem you are at an unsurmountable stalemate, peace and compromise can be achieved on the 18th, which is one of the best days of the year for honest communication between couples. This is also an excellent day to pop the question and take things to the next level. If you work in the arts, the 7th and the 22nd are excellent days to monetize your wares by seeking a grant or making a pitch; you could actually secure your paid dream job or creative project. Single Aquarians will receive a boost of confidence during the last ten days of the month, so get out there and seek a new mate.
The first week of the month is filled with electrifying romance. If you are single, you could meet the love of your life through online dating, social media or simply by reaching out via email or text message. Your courage and daring will be at their peak, helping you to overcome any issues with shyness, especially on the 1st and 2nd. The 7th is a sweetly seductive day for all Pisces, whether you are single or in a relationship, so plan the date night of your dreams. You may want to keep the object of your affection away from the prying eyes of judgmental family members at the end of the month, or they may try to throw a wrench into a very good thing. Workwise, the 18th is an excellent day to look for a job or negotiate contracts. With so much going on, you could easily push yourself too hard and end up feeling drained and tired. Try to avoid over indulging in all the wrong foods, and make sure to get plenty of sleep.
By your EN/Intl Astrologer,