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Taurus Career Horoscope: August 2013

Practical Planning

Practicality and a playful attitude make an ideal combination for your work life this month. This time is rich with creativity that can make you bolder in pursuing your professional ambitions. The Sun is in confident Leo and your 4th House of Roots until August 22, warming you with the fire of imagination.

Venus, your ruling planet, associated with relationships, starts the month in precise Virgo and your 5th House of Expression, where it contributes to your people skills and artistic abilities. Making presentations that have been carefully planned and thoroughly rehearsed will produce desirable results. Being specific and clear about your ideas is essential. It's also important to lay out exactly what you're trying to accomplish.

While that bold Leo Sun tends to make you want to promise more and sell harder, it's smarter to be more modest in what you're offering and asking, because demonstrating your ability to manage opportunities could be critical to your long-term success.

Venus' shift into sociable Libra and your 6th House of Employment on August 16 indicates the importance of getting along with customers and colleagues. Taking a more diplomatic approach can be the key to building professional alliances.

However, there may be some bumps in the road when Venus clashes with manipulative Pluto on August 24 and with erratic Uranus on August 26. Feeling dissed, falling into power struggles and growing restless are possible risks, while deepening alliances, tapping into underused resources and getting excited about new projects are potential plusses.

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