August 2012 Sagittarius Horoscope

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The freethinking Aquarius Full Moon on August 1 lights up your 3rd House of Communication to kick off this busy month. A happy trine to beneficent Jupiter in your 7th House of Others brings good news from a friend or colleague. Look beyond your daily routine and make exciting plans for the future as the radiant Leo Sun moves through your 9th House of Adventure until August 22.

But with Mercury moving backward until August 8, it's imperative that you tie up loose ends in existing projects before jumping into what's next. Your belief systems are undergoing a metamorphosis that impacts the way you express yourself. These issues began to surface when transformational Pluto first squared irrepressible Uranus on June 24. They're now moving closer together again -- their second square is on September 19 -- and magnetic Venus forms stressful aspects to this dynamic duo on August 15-16, attracting jealous or controlling people who might try to squelch your desire for independence.

The demonstrative Leo New Moon on August 17 activates your expansive 9th House, widening your horizons and inspiring you to take bold action to put your big ideas into motion. But just-do-it Mars sneaks into cryptic Scorpio and your 12th House of Secrets on August 23, suggesting that you keep your strategy to yourself. Avoid the spotlight while preparing for your next big move, when Mars enters your sign on October 6. A second Full Moon this month on August 31 -- this one in dreamy Pisces and your 4th House of Security -- draws your attention away from the outer world, invites you to spend more time at home, and revitalizes relationships with your family.

Keep in Mind this Month
Be patient with yourself. Coming up with new ways to add fun and excitement to your life is easier than turning them into reality.

Key Dates for Sagittarius

August 1-4: Proceed with Caution
Your confidence runs high during the airy Aquarius Full Moon on August 1, because it harmoniously aspects jovial Jupiter. The exuberant Sun-Jupiter sextile is exact on August 2, placing a favorable spin on your relationships and allowing you to play easily and work successfully with others. But mixed signals on the home front gnaw away at your optimism and weaken your resolve as confusing Neptune in your 4th House of Domestic Conditions is stressed by pushy Mars on August 3 and retrograde Mercury on August 4. Stick to the facts and choose your words carefully to minimize any misunderstandings that might arise.

SUPER NOVA DAYS
August 14-17: Navigating the Storm
Your emotions rise to the surface as the illuminating Sun and needy Venus team up to form difficult aspects to the ongoing Uranus-Pluto square on August 14-16. Frustration within a relationship could leave you seeking satisfaction through material acquisitions. A disconcerting Mars-Saturn conjunction on August 15 falls in your 11th House of Social Networking and is indicative of the mixed messages you receive from friends, who tell you yes and no in equal measure. Fortunately, on August 17 a beneficial Sun-Jupiter quintile reveals a way through the labyrinth while a stabilizing Sun-Saturn sextile enables you to carry out your agenda. The ardent Leo New Moon gives its stamp of approval as you put your plan into motion.