By Arlene DeAngelus
Best days in August 2016: 1st, 9th and 31st Begin a diet on August 18th.
Aries: (March 21 to April 20)
Creative talents, joys of life and being in love are favored for this month. After the 13th, you want to understand and define your philosophy of life. You begin to set new goals and long-term directions following the 18th. At the end of the month, you express your thoughts, but use care that you are not insensitive to others.
Taurus: (April 21 to May 20)
Your home, domestic interests and searching for oneself are important for this month. Following the 13th, you feel more responsibility over joint finances. There can be changes in your career or equivalent after the 18th. Toward the end of the month, it is your time to do the things you enjoy doing and have some fun.
Gemini : (May 21 to June 20)
Mental activities, communicating with others and short trips are the focus for this month. After the 13th, you will assume more responsibility in your relationships. There is an interest in intellectual studies following the 18th. You examine your home and personal life to see if it is meeting your needs at the end of the month.
Cancer: (June 21 to July 22)
Expanding resources, inner feelings and changing values are examined for this month. Following the 13th, it is the time to take care of your health and avoid overworking. You can settle old debts or commitments after the 18th. There is an interest in new studies as you meet other people and join in discussions at the end of the month.
Leo: (July 23 to August 22)
Personal potential, approach to life and discovering oneself are highlighted for this month. After the 13th, relationships may be more serious and an old love can return. You can understand yourself through your relationships following the 18th. Explaining your sense of values to someone may occur toward the end of the month
Virgo: (August 23 to September 22)
Spiritual growth, discovering oneself and serving others are favored for this month. Following the 13th, you are able to give your home and family the attention they need. You seek both work and physical efficiency after the 18th. You will take the time to examine yourself with objectivity and an open mind at the end of the month.
Libra: (September 23 to October 22)
Hopes and wishes, working together and group projects are important for this month. After the 13th, it can be a good time to begin a formal class or attend a workshop. Creative projects may be of interest to you following the 18th. You begin to put the past behind you and look forward to the future toward the end of the month.
Scorpio: (October 23 to November 21)
Setting priorities, one’s reputation and career demands are the focus for this month. Following the 13th, you can improve your financial situation through more savings. Home and personal affairs can be resolved after the 18th. You examine your recent achievements and may set new goals or directions at the end of the month.
Sagittarius: (November 22 to December 21)
Mental exploration, universal mysteries and gaining knowledge are the highlights for this month. After the 13th, you are able to see your strengths as well as your weaknesses. You join in with neighborhood projects after the 18th. You consider new studies that can help your career or equivalent toward the end of the month.
Capricorn: (December 22 to January 19)
Changing values, breaking habits and mysticism are examined for this month. Following the 13th, you will seek spiritual attunement for a sense of fulfillment. It can be the time to begin a savings plan following the 18th. You look for new experiences as you begin to expand your horizons toward the end of the month.
Aquarius: (January 20 to February 18)
Forming partnerships, legal agreements and being with others are favored for this month. After the 13th, you will experience changes in your friends and social circle. You make subtle changes in both your personal habits and appearance after the 18th. You can negotiate matters concerning shared assets toward the end of the month.
Pisces: (February 19 to March 20)
Attention to diet, solving problems and functioning on job are the focus for this month. Following the 13th, it can be a time when you receive recognition for a project well-done. You have the ability to correct past mistakes following the 18th. You are able to discuss and explain important partnership matters at the end of the month.
Arlene is an author, astrologer and para-consultant and has studied and worked with astrology for more than 35 years.