August 2012 Aquarius Horoscope

Do what you love, love what you do

The month gets off to an auspicious start. A deliciously playful Full Moon in quirky Aquarius on August 1 ignites an explosion of joy as bountiful Jupiter trines the Moon from your 5th House of Romance. If you've been feeling at odds in your personal and professional relationships, you should find your footing when communicative Mercury turns forward in your 7th House of Others on August 8.

The audacious Leo New Moon on August 17 brings another wave of self-confidence, goodwill, and supportive friends and co-workers. The extravagant ideas of your allies and the boldness of your own proposals gain credibility from a smart sextile to solid Saturn that provides the common sense and follow-through to turn your plans into reality.

Connecting with reliable people can strengthen the practical foundations on which your partnerships are built when the Sun enters loyal Virgo and your 8th House of Shared Resources on August 22. However, you could also feel nitpicked by petty thinkers or nagged by a worried lover or business associate. Rather than ignoring their concerns and complicating the situation by acting defensively, it's wiser to dig in and do the hard work of maintaining trust and developing more efficient teamwork.

Active Mars' shift into intense Scorpio and your 10th House of Career on August 23 also calls you down from the clouds to concentrate your efforts where they're most needed. Financial uncertainties may come to light when the vulnerable Pisces Full Moon illuminates your 2nd House of Resources on August 31. Fortunately, a supportive sextile from perceptive Pluto shows you how to turn losses into gains and revive a creative interest for profit and pleasure.

Keep in Mind this Month
Hard work is child's play when you do it for a cause or project you fully believe in.

Key Dates for Aquarius

SUPER NOVA DAYS
August 1-2: In Your Element
The Aquarius Full Moon on August 1 dramatizes your emotions and puts you in the spotlight. Your newfound confidence and enterprising spirit bloom with a Grand Air Trine among the Moon, outgoing Jupiter in inquisitive Gemini, and energetic Mars in collaborative Libra. Lining up support for your most idealistic and innovative concepts should be easy, given your contagious enthusiasm. The Sun's sextile to Jupiter on August 2 keeps you flying on a cloud of self-confidence, but don't let your ego run roughshod over other people's feelings. A vulnerable Sun-Venus semisquare can surprise you with a sense of rejection if you don't get the high praise you expect.

August 15-18: Stairway to Heaven
There's no room for nonsense on August 15, when stern Saturn conjuncts persistent Mars in your 9th House of Higher Truth. Keeping your goals modest and sticking to your commitments won't take you very far just now, but should provide the stability you need to climb to the highest peak later on. Impulsive appetites may cause you to act with haste when desirous Venus squares spontaneous Uranus on August 16. Fortunately, realistic and reliable associates show you how to keep passion flowing without burning out on August 17, when the New Moon in courageous Leo activates your 7th House of Partners, aligning favorably with calculating Saturn. Creative colleagues invite your original thoughts with brainy Mercury's trine to ingenious Uranus on August 18.