You're tempted to go to extremes this month as your traditional ruling planet Jupiter triggers the ongoing squares of Uranus and Pluto. The flames of change are fanned with intense rhetoric when Jupiter opposes formidable Pluto on August 7. If your belief systems challenged, your opinions grow stronger in a pattern that recurs on January 31 and April 20, 2014.
Intellectual agitation rises with Jupiter's square to rebellious Uranus on August 21, generating bright ideas and unorthodox concepts that return on February 26 and April 20, 2014. You might make incredible discoveries about your future and the meaning of your life, but avoid committing to radical changes of course without thinking through the steps that will bring you success.
Innovation comes to your workplace with the lively Leo New Moon falling in your 6th House of Employment on August 6. This energizing lunation forms a creative trine with inventive Uranus to galvanize you to learn new skills so you can be more proficient at your job.
Your lifelong pursuit of higher meaning receives an inspirational message when the intellectual Aquarius Full Moon on August 20 joins ethereal Neptune in your 12th House of Spirituality. Yet what you discover may not be in a clear enough form to explain to others. You might be tempted to run away from the responsibilities of your daily tasks -- and taking a break from them is a good short-term plan, but escaping is not a viable long-term solution.
Fortunately, the Sun's entry into ethical Virgo and your 7th House of Relationships on August 22, followed by interactive Mercury on August 23, emphasizes partnerships in general while encouraging you to work through specific unresolved issues with others.
Keep in Mind this Month
Discovering a new truth is a powerful source of inspiration, but testing it diligently will reveal whether it's actually useful or just a passing fancy.
Key Dates for Pisces
August 2: Lucky Charms
You're feeling very sociable with a sassy sextile between flirty Venus in your 7th House of Partners and sexy Mars in your 5th House of Romance. This yummy cosmic combination magnifies your desirability, making you more successful at getting what you want from others. Your playful mood and creative approach make you a skillful collaborator in an artistic or altruistic project.
SUPER NOVA DAYS
August 25-27: Stranger than Fiction
You could easily be taken in by other people's weaknesses on August 25, when the sharp analytical lens of Mercury in Virgo is diffused by its opposition to surreal Neptune. This conversationally confusing yet potentially imaginative aspect is amplified on August 26 when the Sun faces off with Neptune. Make sure the needs you're seeing are real, or you may sacrifice yourself for something that's not what you think it is. Get a fresh take on relationships with Venus's opposition to Uranus -- but be careful not to run off and do anything too crazy, because your appetite for pleasure may be hard to control with an indulgent Venus-Jupiter square on the 27th.
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