It's tempting to overlook details when you're enthused about a major project, but focusing on the little things can help you avoid being sideswiped by surprises this month. Gigantic Jupiter, Astrology's most optimistic planet, opposes penetrating Pluto on August 7, a pattern that returns on January 31 and April 20, 2014. Brace yourself: A cynical person or withdrawal of expected support from others could puncture your balloon of ambition or self-importance. Limiting your reach and concentrating on one step at a time helps you through a potential minefield of mistrust and manipulation.
Stressful squares from explosive Uranus to Jupiter in your 2nd House of Income on August 21 can produce financial shocks. However, this aspect, which repeats on February 26 and April 20, 2014, could also bring you original moneymaking ideas.
Your active mind is especially fertile now as the creative Leo New Moon in your 3rd House of Information trines inventive Uranus on August 6. Confident communication and bright ideas glow with excitement when candid Mercury moves into entertaining Leo on August 8. Graceful Venus enhances your charms as she glides into irresistible Libra and your 5th House of Romance on August 16.
The call of freedom is in the air on August 20, when the independent Aquarius Full Moon brightens your 9th House of Adventure. A lunar conjunction with intoxicating Neptune evokes fantasies about getting away from it all. You return to reality on August 22-23 when the Sun and Mercury enter fastidious Virgo and your 4th House of Home Life. Refining the ways that you run your home and live with your family entails a complicated mix of thinking and feeling. Nevertheless, observing how your unconscious operates can help you turn anxiety into opportunity.
Keep in Mind this Month
Recognizing and respecting the line between enthusiasm and hyperactivity makes it possible to enjoy the thrills of discovery without your energy getting lost or scattered.
Key Dates for Gemini
August 4: Emotional Authenticity
It's courageous to reveal your vulnerability instead of just showing off the positive side of your personality. The bighearted Leo Sun shining in your 5th House of Self-Expression motivates you to take chances in demonstrating your feelings with its liberating trine to spontaneous Uranus in your 12th House of Secrets. Honesty can be tricky, but you earn trust when you come straight from your heart.
SUPER NOVA DAYS
August 11-14: Silence Is Golden
You may be frustrated when you don't get the answers you're seeking on August 11, as unyielding Saturn forms a blocking square to inquisitive Mercury. But think about keeping silent for a change, rather than feeling compelled to talk when you don't have anything to say. Mercury's clunky quincunx with discreet Pluto on August 13 also inhibits the conversational flow. But a benefit of these restrictive transits is that they can force you to do some deep, perhaps life-changing thinking. The stopper comes out of the bottle on August 14 when mouthy Mercury in your 3rd House of Communication is freed to speak spontaneously by a fiery trine to uncontainable Uranus.