August 2012 Aries Horoscope

A change will do you good

You may feel overwhelmed at times this month, but holding on to the status quo is not a viable option. You'll be better served if you work toward radical transformation actively, rather than attempting to prevent it. On August 1, your optimism can lift your spirits when the futuristic Aquarius Full Moon harmonizes with jovial Jupiter. The Sun's cooperative sextile with Jupiter on August 2 encourages your spontaneity, but you would be wise to fine-tune your plans prior to August 8 while cerebral Mercury is still retrograde. Nevertheless, this is not a great time to make decisions about love, for Mercury in your 5th House of Romance forms an uncertain quincunx with deceptive Neptune on August 4 through August 11.

Your frustration runs high in the middle of the month. Although the second occurrence of the intense Uranus-Pluto square isn't exact until September 19 (the first was on June 24) the Sun's harsh rays stress this long-lasting configuration on August 14-15, illuminating troublesome issues. You might feel as if you're facing insurmountable resistance, and it's further agitated by contentious Mars conjuncting naysayer Saturn on August 15. The creative Leo New Moon on August 17 cooperates with Saturn and Mars, however, enabling you to settle down, channel your energy, and regain control of your current situation.

There is no easy escape from your responsibilities when the Sun enters hardworking Virgo and your 6th House of Employment on August 22, followed by Mars moving into intense Scorpio and your 8th House of Deep Sharing on August 23. Fortunately, you are able to draw energy from a deep reserve when powerful Pluto supports the Pisces Full Moon in your 12th House of Inner Peace on August 31.

Keep in Mind this Month
Although you may feel stuck, it's crucial to keep your life in motion as the pressure for change mounts.

Key Dates for Aries

August 1-3: Leap of Faith
Happy-go-lucky Jupiter boldly tells you to say yes to friends and groups as it forms a superconductive trine with the brilliant Aquarius Full Moon that illuminates your sociable 11th House on August 1. It's challenging to put an opportunity into proper perspective when courageous Mars aspects intuitive Neptune on August 3. You can't do it all just because your dreams seem so real. However, you won't know what's possible unless you try.

SUPER NOVA DAYS
August 15-17: Against All Odds
Edgy Mars conjoins restrictive Saturn in your 7th House of Others on August 15, dampening your enthusiasm about relationships. You may question your recent progress in the days leading up to the lively Leo New Moon on August 17. You're willing to put on your best face, but it's still challenging to keep your spirits up when vulnerable Venus in your 4th House of Security opposes domineering Pluto on August 15 and then squares unstable Uranus on August 16. Domestic tensions feel unmanageable and you don't know what will happen next. Fortunately, the New Moon activates your 5th House of Creativity while also being stabilized by Saturn. Your commitment to honest communication should lead to success if you can remain calm in the face of turmoil.