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August 2012 Aries Career Horoscope

Raelity check

You have some major wind in your professional sails this month, with the Sun in fellow fire sign Leo and your expressive 5th House of Creativity until August 22, and communicative Mercury turning forward in Leo on August 8. August even rolls out with a Full Moon in friendly Aquarius on August 1, which is juiced up with tons of ideas from Jupiter in Gemini.

Still, the most critical astrological pattern is one that requires restraint. It's a conjunction of your ruling planet Mars with serious Saturn in Libra on August 15. This could be a time of frustration with others because this alignment occurs in your 7th House of Partners. Delays or disappointment in the responses you get are not fun. However, you can turn this powerful planetary pattern to your advantage if you're able to slow down and face reality.

Redefining with people can go a long way toward building trust and increasing self-confidence. But this is not about making promises; it's about making commitments and sticking to them. Maturity makes the difference because it permits you to address problems with a sense of responsibility. Yet, again, actions count much more than words, meaning that you need to be clear about your expectations and obligations. If you do this work, you can be rewarded with more successful alliances, a better relationship with the public and a profound feeling of accomplishment.

The Sun's shift into pragmatic Virgo and your 6th House of Techniques on August 22 is another indicator that increasing your skills with additional training could be your key to success.