August 2012 Scorpio Horoscope

Ladder of success

You must find a comfortable balance between your public responsibilities and your private activities this month to give you the sense of personal control you desire. The Sun in demonstrative Leo occupies your 10th House of Career until August 22, keeping you in the spotlight and, perhaps, in a position of leadership.
   
However, the intellectual Aquarius Full Moon in your 4th House of Home and Family on August 1 reflects your reluctance to play such a visible role. Nevertheless, communicative Mercury's direct turn in your 10th House on August 8 provides encouragement for expressing your ideas with charisma and conviction. Your professional life gets another boost on August 17 when the creative Leo New Moon, also falling in your 10th House of Status, inspires you to take more risks, perhaps seeking a more prestigious job or even starting a business of your own.

The success story begins on August 15, when initiating Mars joins structuring Saturn in your 12th House of Destiny. Solidifying relationships through quiet diplomacy, establishing strategies to achieve your long-range goals, and strengthening your commitment to your cause are building blocks to manifesting your dreams.

On August 22, the Sun moves into hardworking Virgo and your 11th House of Groups to help you gather support from colleagues and friends. Yet compromise becomes more difficult when independent Mars enters fervent Scorpio on August 23. You can benefit from your sense of urgency and desire to act alone as long as you don't alienate allies in the process. Joyfully, a more playful and personally rewarding period unfolds when the poetic Pisces Full Moon lights up your 5th House of Romance on August 31.

Keep in Mind this Month
Setting your own standards of excellence along with a sustainable pace can get you to the top of almost any mountain.

Key Dates for Scorpio

August 7-9: Love Without Limits
A caring person opens your eyes to opportunities for travel, education or finding a higher purpose when beautiful Venus enters nurturing Cancer and your 9th House of Faraway Places on August 7. Romance in a foreign land or with someone from a different culture could also be a gift of this tender transit. Mercury's forward turn on August 8 gets information flowing more freely, especially in your professional life, while Venus' delicious trine with empathic Neptune on August 9 fills your heart with compassion and inspires artistic masterpieces.

SUPER NOVA DAYS
August 14-16: Now or Never
You feel as if you're moving into tight quarters with a series of aspects that narrow your focus and force you to make tough choices. A challenging Sun-Pluto connection on August 14 exposes the excesses of your ambitions and can incite a battle for control on the job. Innocent Venus' opposition to shrewd Pluto on August 15 adds tension to relationships and raises financial fears. You may need to reassess a partnership as you become more aware of the high price you're paying just to receive approval. If you can't negotiate more reasonable terms, it may be time to reduce your reliance on someone in whom you're losing trust. Conditions could change suddenly on August 16, when Venus squares shocking Uranus. This marks a major shift in an alliance, a sudden alteration of values, and an impulse to grab love or pleasure regardless of the risks.