August 2012 Pisces Horoscope

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This unique month is rich with opportunities for spiritual and emotional growth. The first of two Full Moons occurs on August 1 in your 12th House of Divinity, and it features an exact trine to visionary Jupiter that tunes up your intuition and floods you with insights. This socially responsible Aquarius Full Moon is also harmoniously aligned with irrepressible Mars and innovative Uranus, giving you the impetus to break with the past and apply your vision to a higher cause.

A more personal transit is magnetic Venus' move into nurturing Cancer and your 5th House of Romance on August 7, which coaxes you to express your feelings more openly. A combination of tenderness and lust makes you a very desirable partner in love.

Messenger Mercury's direct turn on August 8 gets information flowing more easily, especially when related to work, health, and school. Then on August 17, the creative Leo New Moon in your 6th House forms efficient sextiles with Mars and Saturn that are perfect for sharpening your skills and becoming more effective at work.

The Sun's entry into service-oriented Virgo and your 7th House of Partners on August 22 puts relationships on the front burner. Fortunately, Mars' move into formidable Scorpio and your 9th House of Philosophy on August 23 provides the punch you need to fight for your beliefs and stimulate your interest in travel and higher education.

On August 31, the whimsical Pisces Full Moon joins your modern ruling planet Neptune in your 1st House of Personality. This is a time of make-believe when you can alter your image to fulfill your fantasies. Just don't get so lost in your role that you can't tell when the play is over.

Keep in Mind this Month
The purpose of dreaming is to take what floats to the surface of your subconscious mind and creatively integrate it into your everyday life.

Key Dates for Pisces

August 15: Safety First
It's time to draw a line when it comes to relationships, due to a super-serious Mars-Saturn conjunction in your 8th House of Deep Sharing. A possessive Venus-Pluto opposition can raise desires to the boiling point, but it's vital to know what the ground rules are before giving in to your passion. Arguing with someone needlessly or withholding vital information can threaten financial partnerships. Take the time to build trust and study the matter in detail before moving forward.

SUPER NOVA DAY
August 31: Hope Floats
The Full Moon in colorful Pisces opposes the Sun in pragmatic Virgo, while phantasmagoric Neptune's conjunction with the Moon favors spirit and faith over materialism and mere facts. You can be enchanted by ideas and feelings that lift the weight of the world off your shoulders. Forgiving yourself for past mistakes removes barriers to self-acceptance and opens the way to attracting competent allies to help you turn your vision into reality.