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After being retrograde for 4.5 months, since March 14, the teacher Saturn will move direct on August 2. He has been testing us in certain areas of our lives, but will now resume his life lessons. He will be co-teaching at both the New Moon, on August 14, and the Full Moon, on August 29. Remember what the Chinese proverb indicates, however: “Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself.”

Aries (Mar. 21-Apr. 19)…What’s your pleasure? This could be a very hedonistic month for you. Whether you desire romance, creative expression or simply fun, do as the poet Rumi says, “Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.” Be careful not to burn the candle at both ends, however. Temper hedonism with realism.

Taurus (Apr. 20-May 20)…What makes you feel safe and secure? This would be a great month for you to make your home a sanctuary. You should have lots of energy, now, to repair, renovate or decorate your home. If you’re feeling restless, angry or defensive, work on your home or do something fun with your family.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)…Put yourself out there, and be a social butterfly this month! Others may find you more captivating, so “flutter” your stuff. Let others know about your accomplishments. It would be good for your career. Pay attention to your intuition, too. It will help you to gain clarity on issues pertaining to your career. Follow your intuition, and soar!

Cancer (June 21-July 22)…Chances are you’re thinking about money this month. Be optimistic, and broaden your imagination, and you will attract new opportunities to increase your income. The world is your oyster, dear Cancer! If you would like to buy something, determine it’s worth, first. Only if you really need it is this a good time to buy it.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)…Focus on your inner beauty, and transform yourself from the inside out. How do you express yourself to others? The Full Moon will illuminate energetic blockages, and help you to release them, allowing your life force energy to flow more freely. Don’t do anything new with your mane, until the 2nd week of September.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)…It’s time to evaluate the worth of a romantic or business partnership. You most likely will become aware of a problem, a secret perhaps. Pay attention to your dreams for clues, but do not act on your new awareness, until the 2nd week of September. Just be honest with yourself and your partner, and initiate a conversation, now.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)…The best way to achieve your goals, this month, is through cooperative efforts. Broaden your network of friends and business associates, and/or join a new organization. You may meet somebody who is very different from you, but together you can provide a service that is meaningful and will help others.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)…When you talk, people are likely to listen. You hold the voice of authority, right now, and have the ability to influence others. So, present yourself as best you can, because people will be watching you. This is a good time to promote yourself, professionally and personally. Use your words to inspire others.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)…Do you want to do something extraordinary? Are you hungry for an adventure? Well, aim high, because you have a good chance of hitting a bull’s eye, this month. Set your sights on a big dream or goal, because this is an excellent time to achieve career success. You could receive a promotion, a new job offer or an award. Work-related travel is also possible.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan.19)…Do you and your partner, friends or even siblings share the same values? You may experience a conflict over values or possessions with somebody you’re close to, and your strength and courage will be tested. It may be difficult to get your point across or understand the other person, but deep transformation and closure is possible if you can sort through it all.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)…This month you’ll probably be evaluating your relationships, and how you fit into them as an individual. All good relationships provide growth in some way, so ensure that your relationships are doing so. You may also want to clearly define your physical boundaries, and state what you need to feel secure. Your relationships can be catalysts for new self-expression.

Pisces (Feb. 19-Mar. 20)…What is your body trying to tell you? You are in the process of attuning your body, as well as mind and soul, to a higher energy, and this lunar cycle can help you clear physical blockages, so that you can experience better health and well-being. Listen to your body. Let go of things and relationships that don’t feel good.

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Kathie Anderson
Kathie Anderson, former horoscope columnist for The Edge magazine, holds a M.A. in Transpersonal Psychology and a Certificate in Dream Studies from John F. Kennedy University in California. She facilitates dream interpretation circles, in which you can learn more about your dreams: www.meetup.com/Dream-Interpretation-Circles/

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