Horoscope: August 21, 2016.
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IF IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY TODAY
The time has come to draw a line between activities that are fun, but unsettling or risky and, equally, between relationships that have a certain excitement but could go very wrong. For ages you've sensed there was something amiss, but couldn't define your concerns. Now your birthday chart makes it clear. While often life's joys involve a bit of risk, this is by no means the variety you should be seeking. Do a clear out, and begin again.
Aries March 20 - April 18
Although you can be wounded by the words of certain individuals, those you care about, you take little notice of what others say. Now, however, you're urged to. Some of their comments are both well informed and would be amazingly informative. But, first, you must ask for their views.
Taurus April 19 - May 19
There are few more appealing thoughts than that luck is coming your way. And, with your ruler Venus about to encounter the planet that's all about good fortune, Jupiter, in a few days' time, that's exactly what the stars say you should be expecting. Knowing that, explore absolutely everything.
Gemini May 20 - June 19
If ever there was a time when exercising the art of listening was essential, it's now. Certain individuals feel unable to express their concerns, which has meant nobody, including you, has taken them seriously. However, these matter to them, and a lot. You need only listen, then gently confirm what you've heard.
Cancer June 20 - July 21
Tempting as it is to refer to plans as 'final', it's unwise. This isn't because they're flawed as much as, with the ideas planet Mercury retrograde, from the 30th, and triggering its own brand of confusion, past errors will pop up, and what were, theoretically, straightforward decisions will sudden become complex.
Leo July 22 - August 21
Next week a rare and powerful planetary alliance, the link between impetuous Mars and the cautious Saturn, takes place. While this will influence every sign, the fact is, each of these characteristics is a strong part of your nature, ones you've wrestled with in the past, and will again now.
Virgo August 22 - September 21
With your quick mind and far-ranging interests, you're always coming up with good ideas. True, most are just that, ideas. But those on your mind now aren't just good, they're breakthroughs. They could enable you to free yourself from certain restrictive arrangements and get involved in others that are far more rewarding.
Libra September 22 - October 21
It's not so much that you're an optimist, but that you're usually confident you can work out a way around even the most complex of situations. And it's true, generally, you do exactly that. But now, with the actual foundation on which arrangements are based shifting, the less you plan, the better off you'll be.
Scorpio October 22 - November 20
Rarely do you allow others to irritate you so much you speak out of turn or say things you regret. Yet often someone in particular drives you to that point. You're not alone. The individual in question irritates others as much as they do you. The solution? Forget about discussion. Simply ignore everything they say.
Sagittarius November 21 - December 20
The period between now and the end of August is pivotal for you, and in many areas of your life. While you'll be rethinking your domestic and working arrangements, and considering some fairly radical ideas, you'll also be feeling vulnerable, more than usual. This could be because you care, as never before.
Capricorn December 21 - January 19
Most Capricorns aim high. It's so much a part of your nature, you don't really think about it. But now you must, simply because you've some decisions to make about one particularly challenging goal. While you've all sorts of excuses for sidestepping it, you know you'd regret not going for it.
Aquarius January 20 - February 18
The past several days have been about letting go of the past. In several situations this was a relief. In others, however, you've had mixed feelings, if not struggled with changes. Challenging as these seem at the moment, with every passing day the intensity of those feelings will diminish, until they're entirely forgotten.
Pisces February 19 - March 19
Facts may be facts but for you, as a Piscean, your intuition is another matter. While you're usually able to rely on these feelings without anybody interfering, certain individuals are involved and, worse, are urging you to take their advice. Listen. Then quietly do exactly what you feel is best.
Shelley Von Strunckel
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