Monthly Horoscope

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Taurus Horoscope: August 2013

Student of Life

You're quite busy this month gathering information and exploring new ways to interact with others. You would love to relax at home when the playful Leo New Moon falls in your 4th House of Domestic Conditions on August 6, but a smooth trine with restless Uranus is stimulating enough to keep you on your toes. 

Bountiful Jupiter is moving through receptive Cancer and your 3rd House of Communication until July 16, 2014, increasing your appetite for learning and opening your mind to new ideas. Simple curiosity about a subject could morph into an obsessive need to collect more data if you think that having all the facts will help you gain power when Jupiter opposes heavy-handed Pluto on August 7. You are ambivalent about sharing your story because mental Mercury's shift into expressive Leo on August 8 encourages you to talk, while its entry into your private 4th House of Security motivates you to retreat.

You're ready to socialize at work when Venus moves into friendly Libra and your 6th House of Employment on August 16, but the intelligent Aquarius Full Moon on August 20 falls in your 10th House of Career, reflecting your need to get ahead professionally. A lucky Jupiter-Uranus square on August 21 is a wake-up call that provokes you to take a risk; just remember that knowing when to say no is always a useful skill. 

Make time for fun when the Sun enters virtuous Virgo and your 5th House of Spontaneity on August 22, followed by Mercury on August 23. But you may need to postpone a getaway when plans are turned upside down on August 24-27 as your key planet, Venus, forms a rare Grand Cardinal Square with Pluto, Uranus, and Jupiter.

Keep in Mind this Month

While it's smart to have the right information at your fingertips, too much of it can weigh you down unless you learn to apply it wisely.

Key Dates for Taurus

August 11-14: Mind Games

You are eager to tell someone what's on your mind, but verbal Mercury's uneasy square to resistant Saturn in your 7th House of Others on August 11 makes it difficult to share without feeling that you're being judged. Mercury's anxious quincunx to shrewd Pluto on August 13 can make you seem more calculating than you actually are. Looking for answers outside of the box is exciting when the Trickster trines eccentric Uranus on August 14. However, trial and error is less efficient than thinking through the process in advance.


August 20-24: Fork In the Road

You struggle with stress on August 20-22 when mental Mercury forms challenging aspects with Pluto, Uranus and Jupiter. The Aquarius Full Moon on August 20 shines in your 10th House of Career, bringing professional recognition that can lead to a promotion. A lightning bolt of opportunity is sparked on August 21 by the surprising Jupiter-Uranus square that's reactivated by Mercury on August 22. There is great potential every way you turn, yet, unfortunately, you can't just follow every whim. The Sun and Mercury enter exacting Virgo on August 22-23, enabling you to narrow your vision and make a difficult choice. Nevertheless, a Venus-Pluto square on August 24 can raise fears that you made a wrong decision, forcing you to reevaluate your position.

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