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Horoscopes for August 3 to August 9

By: MARY MORRISON

LEO (Jul 23 to Aug 22)

You are likely to feel bright and breezy at the start of this weekend and Saturday’s aspect will create the impression that you are truly together and in charge. A seemingly serious situation on Monday will turn out to be a mere complication and the status quo will return by the end of the day. On Wednesday, you will be filled with optimism and enthusiasm. The unattached are favoured on Wednesday evening and some of you can pick up from where you had left off.

VIRGO (Aug 23 to Sep 22)

Mercury, your ruling planet, enters the sign of Leo on Saturday, which should encourage you to become a little more relaxed in your attitude, generally speaking. Money matters seem to be improving, although you still need to exercise restraint for another few weeks. Monday morning is likely to produce answers to a problem that has plagued you for a while and Wednesday is the day to put your ideas to the test, due to the favourable influences of Saturn and Pluto.

LIBRA (Sep 23 to Oct 23)

A proposed new venture seems to be taking shape, despite your initial misgivings. You will start to feel more confident and decisive as the week progresses. Saturday’s Moon, in your opposite sign of Aries, is likely to stir the waters in your solar house of partnership, particularly if you happen to be unattached and hoping to find a mate. Monday’s aspect will serve to assist you in the signing of contracts and communication. Wednesday is a good time to travel and to explore.

SCORPIO (Oct 24 to Nov 21)

Your weekend could turn out to be anything but dull when Saturday’s Moon conspires with your ruling planet Pluto to conjure up excitement on the home front. The steadying hand of Saturn intervenes to take the heat out of the situation on Monday. A business plan will begin to take on a life of its own on Tuesday, as the Moon joins hands with the energetic Mars. Jupiter will give you a kick start on Wednesday, particularly if you have been feeling under the weather.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22 to Dec 21)

You are a stickler for the truth and you insist on justice for all. However, there are times when your judgement becomes a little impaired and this might be one of those times when you could be mistaken. I advise you to think very carefully before pointing a finger in any particular direction and better still, let this one go as the truth will get out eventually. Take advantage of an opportunity on Monday when Saturn and Pluto are well aspected to assure you of success.

CAPRICORN (Dec 22 to Jan 19)

It might be a good idea for you to leave some time free on Friday for discussions with your partner, before Mercury exits your opposite sign of Cancer, on Saturday. You are likely to be plunged into a hive of activity this week starting from Monday, when Saturn moves into aspect with the powerful Pluto, which will start the ball rolling. The Moon joins hands with the Mars on Tuesday in your solar house of leisure and pleasure, which looks promising for the unattached.

AQUARIUS (Jan 20 to Feb 18)

The time has come for you to speak out and be heard on the home front. You might feel that you have received little or no co-operation from your partner. Mercury, the planet of communication, enters your opposite sign of Leo on Saturday, which could pave the way for better understanding. The unattached could encounter romance on Tuesday but wait until Thursday before counting your chickens when Venus presides in Leo, your opposite sign.

PISCES (Feb 19 to Mar 20)

You should not allow yourself to be railroaded into making a decision this weekend. Take a firm stand and give yourself time to chew things over. Monday’s aspect, between Saturn and Pluto, will endow you with wisdom and enable you to make the right choice, particularly in the areas of income and expenditure. Matters concerning home and family take precedence, from Tuesday onwards. Jupiter moves forward on Wednesday to help with travel and business contracts.

ARIES (Mar 21 to Apr 19)

You are likely to be a little disappointed at the result of your efforts on Friday but the fat lady is yet to sing. You only have to be patient a little longer, so enjoy yourself on Saturday and make the most of your free time. The pace will quicken after Monday when Saturn brings some certainty into your scenario and you will become a force to be reckoned with. Wednesday is a day to put thought into action, as the mighty Jupiter moves forward to make right any wrongs.

TAURUS (Apr 20 to May 20)

This is likely to be a constructive time for you, particularly where home improvements and property deals are concerned. Saturday’s Moon is very favourable if you happen to be buying or selling property. Saturday is also a good time for entertaining at home, while the influence of Mars is present in your sign at least until Tuesday evening. The influence of Saturn is favourable on Monday for a practical venture but ensure that there are sufficient funds!

GEMINI (May 21 to June 21)

There might be a slight clash of personalities in your sphere on Saturday, as the Moon moves to challenge your ruling planet Mercury. However, your ingenuity will quickly provide a diversion so as not to put a damper on the evening’s proceedings and you will be congratulated on your quick thinking. Your efforts to move your life forward seem to be thwarted at every turn but Monday’s planetary influences will inspire you to have another idea, which might prove fruitful.

CANCER (Jun 22 to Jul 22))

The pressure seems to be off this weekend as Mercury exits your sign on Saturday, leaving you with breathing space. However, I advise you not to go wild with any surplus cash that you might have acquired, as you are likely to need most of it on Monday. Tuesday is a day for soul searching and questioning your motives. If you happen to be considering a job change, a window of opportunity could open on Wednesday should you be willing to take a chance.