Rachel Lang + The August Horoscopes

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Rachel Lang, Astrologer to the Stars and The Live Box Magazine, tells it like it is for August!
You can learn more about Rachel and schedule a private reading at www.rachelclang.com.

August Horoscopes

Leo:
Happy birthday! Let everyone near and far celebrate YOU! Indulge in all of life’s finest pleasures. You need a little pampering. Book a spa day with your bestie and follow it with a shopping spree. Your makeover will help you win attention from a special someone, as love is highlighted this month when Venus, the planet of love and romance, enters your sign on August 12. Both Venus and Jupiter inhabit your sign this month, offering luck, opportunities for making a little extra money, new friendships, and business relationships. On August 17, these two planets stand in conjunction, and WOW! Under that auspicious influence, ask the Universe for a favor and see what surprises lie in store!
In professional matters, you have a little extra bravado right now. You are shining your brightest. Use the influences to win over a client or pursue a new opportunity. Your fearlessness will inspire others. Courage comes from the heart, and you have some of the biggest ones of the Zodiac. Your loyalty will be rewarded this month with promotions or recognition. Those come with financial gains that you’ll start to see after the 17th. It’s time for your bonus!
At home, there are some challenges facing you… and maybe even a little drama. You may have some cracks in the foundation that need to be patched, literally or metaphorically. Any repairs you make right now might actually save you from catastrophe in the long run. This is especially true on August 25. Practice love and compassion with challenging family members. Remember that the subtle imperfections in your relationships may lead to personal growth and healing of old wounds. Each challenging situation you encounter offers you the opportunity to reflect back on the past and heal for the future.
When stressors mount, find creative outlets. Take a painting class or try dancing! Playfulness will bring openness. If you’re single, it may even lead you to meet a special someone!

Virgo:
Perhaps you have felt like you have had to catch up to the levels of successes you see in others. Any comparative mental exercises might only serve to stir restless frustration. Comparing your achievements to those of others is often a futile effort. Learn from those you admire, but resist self-judgment. Your goal for the month? Remember that you are only ever competing against yourself. So, be your best self. That means finding balance in your everyday affairs. Have as much play time as focused work time. Spend time with young children (or youthful adults) to remember how to stay present in the moment.
Mercury shines favorable light in your direction from August 15 through the end of the month. You can optimize this influence by writing, communicating, and marketing yourself. This is a great time to develop new marketing strategies to brand yourself according to a new, expanded vision for the future. Remember that branding also involves your outer appearance. Look in your closet. If you are hanging on to tired clothes from the 1980s for sentimental reasons, perhaps it’s time to purge. Leave some space in your closet (and in your life) for more luxury, and it may just happen upon you.
The devil is in the details, Virgo. When you rush, you run the risk of making mistakes. By being completely present to each one of the tasks at hand, you can work more effectively. You’re the multi-tasking king or queen, but this month, you might try a new approach. Living in the “Now” will help prevent you from living in the “Now, what?” This is especially true on August 8 when your ruling planet squares Saturn, creating a bit of tension for you.
At the end of the month, your sign steps into prominence. On August 22, the Sun moves into Virgo, ushering in your birth month and preparing you for your solar return. August 21 offers a powerful Mercury trine Pluto transit. You have the ability to connect to influencers at this time. Use the influence wisely. Communicate with precision and courage. You are empowered, and others are listening.
In love, passion is your key word! On August 25, the New Moon in your sign joins up with a potent Mars conjunct Saturn transit. The combined influences mean fireworks both in and out of the bedroom. If you are in a relationship, this influence may create a catharsis that will allow for mutual growth. If you are single, play the field and enjoy a bit of freedom before you meet someone new.

Libra:
The warrior planet, Mars, has just made its (rather dramatic) exit from your sign. All Libras can now breathe a collective sigh of relief! Perhaps you will have a bit more peace in your life. Mars entered your sign in December, helping you work through your repressed anger and fear of conflict, but it also helped you stand up for yourself in remarkable ways. It helped you assert yourself in relationships as well as in life. You got to stand up and say, “This is why I matter!” Your typical MO is to define yourself through your partnerships. Now, you have mastered a new self-concept. You have embraced the courage to do whatever you want! Go ahead. The future now awaits you! And it’s all because you’ve established a new vision for yourself.
Financial concerns may have weighed heavily upon you recently. Unfounded fears of financial insecurity infect your optimistic outlook. Perhaps you are just being challenged to find creative ways to bring in more income. You are securing your long-term financial future. Focus on what you want to create in your life, and trust that the money will come. In the meantime, try to stick to a budget. Be discerning with your purchases. Ask yourself: Is what I want to buy really worthy of me? Do you love it or need it?
Professionally, there are some great opportunities in the beginning of the month. Focus on tasks and projects that will help you gain recognition. You have so much creative energy right now that you need to concentrate your efforts to be truly productive. The Full Moon on August 10 highlights your voice. Use it as loudly and boisterously as possible. Don’t hold back! On August 22, brainstorm with others if you have a challenge to overcome. If you are trying to secure a new job or professional opportunity, you’re in luck on August 17.
Attend to your health this month, especially after August 15. Conditions that have irritated you for quite some time are now ready to heal. Seek alternative therapies to open up channels for your chi to flow.
In love, Libra, Venus, your planetary ruler and the planet of love, enters Leo on August 12. This influence symbolizes the potential for passionate connections in love. Venus is going to join lucky Jupiter on the 17th and a friendship could lead to something a little deeper. When you set your love intentions for the month, remember to ask for what you want or better. Be open to surprises. The Universe is benevolent, and you could be blown away by something completely unexpected. If you’re in a relationship, consider embarking on a new adventure together. This could mean initiating a new DIY project, the expansion of your family, or travel. There’s peace at home, and space for new beginnings.

Scorpio:
Powerful, fiery Mars has just entered your sign. This planet feels all warm and fuzzy and right at home in your sexy sign. Mars wants nothing more than to ignite your passion, stir your competitive drive, and help you express your individuality. Take care, however, because Mars is also the warrior planet, and you might inadvertently step into conflicts with others. You might use this influence to practice diplomacy and strategic communication. You want to get what you want… and what’s that saying? You can catch more flies with honey…
Speaking of honeys, how are you and your special someone doing? Are you where you want to be in your relationship? Is it thrilling, adventurous, and sexually satisfying? If not, this is a great month to think about how to make it even better. Take things to the next level. Infuse your relationship with a little romance. An out-of-town adventure might do the trick. So would some intense Imago therapy or a tantric workshop. Discuss your desires, and be a little vulnerable in asking for what you need. You feel things so deeply, and there’s no need to fear your feelings. If you want intangibles, like more intimacy, for example, develop concrete ideas for how you and your partner can achieve those aims together. Be a team. If you want something more definitive, like a marriage proposal or a new baby, explain what the new beginning would mean for your relationship. Dream about it together and feel the excitement of your future unfolding.
Work is fiercely highlighted for you, Scorpio. On August 17, an auspicious influence brings a little luck your way. Earn it and own it. Have you considered a job change? If so, this is a time of testing. Ask yourself: What would change mean for me in the long-term future? You have dedicated loyalty. It often pays off, as others recognize your determination and drive. Perhaps rooting yourself more deeply in your current situation would support more growth. You want recognition. This month, there are influences that allow you to get it. August 25 is a powerful day. If you are competing for a promotion, hold nothing back. Step into the spotlight and let yourself shine.

Sagittarius:
Bountiful new beginnings await you. Do you have enough of a sense of adventure to change? Of course you do! You possess the right combination of wanderlust and optimism to answer the call to leave your comfort zone and fly away. The beginning of the month is great for travel, especially at the time of the Full Moon on August 10.
Your creativity abounds as you initiate new, exciting projects. You may start writing a bestseller this month. Opportunities for publishing could open up for you with the right contacts already in place. How big will you allow yourself to dream? Your expanded imagination opens you to have a greater vision of your future. Face any fears head on if they creep up to the surface of your conscious mind. Those fears stem from a need for safety and stability. Do you want to allow them to dim your inner light? If you feel psychological or emotional strain, consult your favorite therapist, astrologer, or healer. Eradicate those limiting forces in your life so you can excel in all ways. Embrace the shift. It’s happening!
Work offers opportunities for self-expression. Rebrand yourself or your business with an updated public profile. Concentrate on your online presence first and then work on print materials to hand deliver. New business proposals result in win-win situations. Recruit team members to meet the demands, and try to have everything in place by the 15th. Success will follow. August 17 is especially auspicious for you.
Luck follows you in romance as well. This month brings bliss to those of you in relationships. Take a romantic getaway with your special someone in the beginning of the month, especially around August 8. This could remedy any conflicts or relationship challenges you may have had over the past few months. It may catalyze a brand new beginning for you and your love. If you’re single and seeking love, Venus, the planet of love, enters Leo, a complementary sign, on August 12. This bodes well for meeting a significant love. It joins up with Jupiter, your ruling planet, on August 17, and wow! Your eyes meet from across a crowded room… you run into one another in the grocery store… or you see a new hottie on Tinder. No matter what your “How did you meet?” story unfolds, it’s time for love at first sight. Magic.

Capricorn:
Sudden bursts of inspiration may strike you from out of the blue this month. You could write a one hit wonder or become inspired to invent a winning recipe for an online contest. Pay attention when that urge beckons you, especially toward the end of the month. It could be your million-dollar idea.
Speaking of money, August 17 brings a powerful Jupiter/Venus influence that could open investment opportunities or gains. If you have considered making changes to your portfolio, call your financial planner that week and have a money makeover.
Work obligations have felt burdensome in recent months. This month offers a reprieve. You have dedicated yourself to your future. Go willingly in the direction of your dreams. When destiny strikes, resistance is futile. If you have been thinking about a job change, doors open after the 22nd of this month. Start making plans and laying the groundwork for change early in the month so that you can easily transition to the next chapter of your professional life after the 25th. Preparation will allow for a graceful departure. Even if you are happy with your current position, change is still brewing. Writing and communication are the keys that unlock doors of opportunity. Use social media to your advantage, especially after the 15th.
Relationships are going to get steamy, Capricorns. The beginning of the month is a great time to consider marriage proposals or deepened commitments. Casual encounters lead to deeply intimate affairs. You may have had a reputation for being the consummate bachelor, or perhaps your life has felt a lot like the first season of “Sex in the City.” It’s time to turn a page and enter a new chapter in your life. The title of this chapter? “Connect, Commit…and Maybe Cohabitate.”

Aquarius:
If I were to assign a symbol to guide you through this month, it would be an ant climbing to the top of its giant anthill, followed by a trail of ants. Ants represent industry, hard work, patience…but also teamwork and community. Find your tribe, your people, and solicit support. As a fixed sign, you may pride yourself on your resilience and self-reliance. At the same time, you are the one who shows up first when anyone else needs a helping hand, especially the underdogs. Give others the opportunity to assist you.
Form strategic partnerships to accomplish your goals, especially if you’ve considered starting your own business. Recruit clients, market your skills, and reach out to new networks, especially in the beginning of the month. From August 8-10, pay attention to your heightened intuition. It could lead you into a miraculous new opportunity.
Conflicts promote considerable growth during this time. Big life changes can spur opposition from others, especially if those changes are spiritual in nature. Love big, even if you feel that your anger is justified. Because loving raises your vibration. And it’s more fun! And you can love without condoning harmful behavior.
In work, as in every area of your life, focused efforts and hard work pay off significantly in the long run. Commit to your success just as you would commit to a partner. If you want that big sale, hold onto it with all of your mental energy. Have faith in yourself, in the generosity of the Universe, and in those closest to you. Don’t let go five minutes before the miracle.
In love, all work and no play… is no fun and spells disaster! Relax and be truly present with your special someone. If you’re single, this is a great time to be carefree. Your prince or princess will come, in time. For now, however, have a little adventure.

Pisces:
Are you ready for a heat wave, Pisces? With all of the dynamic astrological influences this month in fiery signs, you may feel the need to escape from it all. A spa retreat or romantic rendezvous with a special someone would provide the reprieve you need. But first, remember that you don’t need to take on others’ dramas. You are well equipped to help friends in crisis. You are the counselors and healers of the Zodiac, and others draw on you for support. This is all fine and good…until your boundaries get tested, and you end up in a state of exhaustion, feeling depleted. When drama strikes, strike back with a shield rather than a sword. Place a barrier between you and that energetic sludge in which others in your life seem stuck. Pay careful attention to this advice on August 7-9 and the 25th.
This is a time of deep focus. Clear the clutter and create space for new beginnings. First of all, look at your surroundings. What are your current methods of organization? Attending to those details now will make for a smooth, easy September. Take a Feng Shui course or hire a professional to help you clear space in your physical environment to enhance your mental atmosphere. Energetically speaking, identify what thoughts have been cluttering your mind. If there is something you want in your life, those extraneous thoughts may be getting in the way. Focus…and then breathe.
Professionally, this is a time of building solid structures and foundations upon which you can build long-term career success. With each step forward, you lay another brick on your path. You create your future. In the times when it feels like an impossibly long journey, remember that when you’re traveling toward something, it feels longer than the journey back in time. And ultimately, time is all a matter of perception. Enjoy the ride.
Toward the end of the month, your attention may turn to matters of life and death. Have you gotten your affairs in order? Or perhaps you are caring for an aging relative. Ensure their comfort and ease in the transitioning process. In this time, remember that life can also be celebrated in the process of letting go.
The New Moon on the 25th brings new creative insights, revolutionary ideas, and visionary dreams. Pay attention to your inner landscape and find new pathways to explore.
In love, Pisces, even momentary passions can lead to an expanded sense of self. Release the need to know the future and live in the present. The future will take care of itself. You may find a special someone to share the last remaining days of summer.

Aquarius:
If I were to assign a symbol to guide you through this month, it would be an ant climbing to the top of its giant anthill, followed by a trail of ants. Ants represent industry, hard work, patience…but also teamwork and community. Find your tribe, your people, and solicit their support. As a fixed sign, you may pride yourself on your resilience and self-reliance. At the same time, you are the one who shows up first when anyone else needs a helping hand, especially those who others perceive to be underdogs. Give others the opportunity to assist you.
Form strategic partnerships to accomplish your goals, especially if you’ve considered starting your own business. Recruit clients, market your skills, and reach out to new networks, especially in the beginning of the month. From August 8-10, paying attention to your heightened intuition could lead you to stumble into a miraculous opportunity.
Conflicts promote considerable growth during this time, as well. Big life changes can spur opposition from others, especially if those changes are spiritual in nature. Love big, even if you feel that your anger is justified. Because loving raises your vibration. And it’s more fun! And you can love without condoning behavior that is hurtful or rushing to forgive.
In work, as in every area of your life, focused efforts and hard work pay off significantly in the long run. Commit to your success just as you would commit to a partner. If you want that big sale, hold onto it with all of your mental energy. Have faith in yourself, in the generosity of the Universe, and in those closest to you. Don’t let go five minutes before the miracle.
In love, all work and no play…is no fun. Relax and be truly present with your special someone. If you’re single, this is a great time to be carefree. Your prince or princess will come, in time. For now, however, have a little adventure.

Aries:
This month invites you to exercise your freedom of expression. You have unique gifts and abilities, and you’re being encouraged to use them! You’ve got a spotlight shining brightly upon you, so you might want to take advantage of that!
If you have been thinking about bringing a little one into the world, you might experience some good news this month. All sorts of creative enterprises are highlighted, and what’s more creative than welcoming new life into the world? The imaginative spirit is alive within you, so launch that performance art piece, audition for the role of a lifetime, or sing karaoke at the bar on Friday night. This also is a great time to attend outdoor concerts and cultural events to close out the summer season.
You may have concerns about some chapters in your life that have been drawing a close. Trust in Divine Providence to open new doors as you complete this period of transformation. You may experience nearly instant manifestations of your desires during this period, especially on the Full Moon August 10. Your mind is functioning at heightened speed. It’s a great time to take a big test, or challenge yourself intellectually. Resist the urge to procrastinate. Own the moment. You have got this.
Venus, the planet of love enters the luxurious Venus on August 12. This is going to be great for your love life, especially single Aries individuals! If you’ve wanted to attract a mate, seize the opportunity. Go online, explore new clubs or singles’ groups, and get out of the house. Chance encounters could lead to long-term commitments. Venus also symbolizes romance for those of you in relationship. Explore outdoor adventures with your special someone. Try a camping trip… in a lush cabin in the Adirondacks. Spice things up a bit. Indulge in wine, chocolate, and other guilty pleasures.

Taurus:
Your relationships have been undergoing a bit of a makeover since feisty Mars moved into your opposite sign of Scorpio. This may have sparked some uncomfortable discussions with your business and personal partners about the future. If you feel as if the other person is calling all of the shots, rather than succumbing to feelings of disempowerment, trust that forces of change are pushing you forward into your future. You fixed-sign Tauruses may find that you are often dragged, kicking and screaming, into change. True stalwarts, you need consistency and stability. Honor those needs, but relax your grip on your want to know what’s ahead in your future. When you float down the river of life, holding on can leave you feeling stuck. Let the energy of life carry you to calm, gentle waters.
Your home life is experiencing a bit of a shift. Make any necessary updates and improvements. You might consider hiring a Feng Shui consultant to help make your home a sacred space primed for manifestation power! Start with clearing out clutter, and then add symbols of success. This will help reinforce the vibration of what you’re trying to create.
Work pressures pick up later in the month, after the Sun enters compatible Virgo on August 22. Fear not! You’ve maybe been asking the Universe for more financial security. You’ve perhaps wanted to step up into your life in a bigger, more expanded way. And it comes in the form of added responsibility, perhaps even a promotion or raise. You may feel competitive energy, like you are fighting for the top position. Own your talents and experience, market yourself according to all that you’ve been and will become. You are exceptional, dedicated, and powerful. Your drive and determination will ultimately pay off. You may feel torn between your work demands and family concerns. You will have more balance once we get into September. For now, attend to the tasks at hand and strive to be the best you can be in any given moment.

Gemini:
I give you the animal totem of Spider this month, Gemini. Spiders are the great storytellers of the creature world. What stories have you been telling yourself? Do you like a good tragedy? Or would you prefer a romantic comedy? The words you use to express your life story hold significance and influence your attitude about your life and your overall vibration. So, my challenge to you is to tell the story you want to live into. Make it as adventurous and joy-filled as possible. Watch how your life starts to unfold as you open a new chapter.
Work demands may escalate this month, but you have everything you need to meet them head on and achieve success! August 8 brings you bursts of insight and inspiration. Your mind will be operating on a new level. Step into your genius, Gemini! You are the problem solver, attacking any challenge with grace, poise, and innovation. If you are trying to secure new opportunities in business, the Full Moon on August 10 is the day to shake hands and seal the deal! If you have been trying to sell intellectual property or recruit an agent, this month offers significant possibilities for making your dreams a reality. Make it happen, Gemini, and you won’t regret it!!
Your family plays a significant role in your month. You receive news from distant relatives in the beginning of the month. Perhaps a visit with your siblings is in order. Honor the relationships that made your childhood what it was, and as you reconnect, you might allow yourself to return back to the innocence of that time. There was a time when most of your needs were met. How could you apply that faith to your current situation? If you have been thinking of making adjustments and changes to your home, the end of the month, after August 22, makes it easy.
Watch your words on August 21, when your sharp wit and candor might be misinterpreted. Your well-intentioned words may be misread. Double-check any written communication to make sure there are no errors. You have a bit more power in your speech, so use it wisely.
Love is a definite highlight in your month, especially when Venus, the love planet, enters Lovely Leo on August 12. Explore new places with your special someone, if you’re in a relationship. If you’re single, think of dancing through the month. That will allow you to open up to your own inner grace as you navigate this exciting, romantic time.

Cancer:
The beginning of the month highlights your social life, Cancer! In the last few weeks of summer, expand your social circle by saying, “YES!” to nearly every option for entertainment. This may be a bit of a challenge to balance with your plentiful creative energy at this time. You have time for everything that is important to you. You may want to prioritize and make each moment count.
In professional matters, this month highlights your income and earning potential. Do you have ideas for ways to earn passive income? If so, you might consider consulting with experts in the field to determine the possibilities. You may also consider hiring an assistant. You support and help so many people. In order to fully bloom, you may need some additional help.
If you have children, you might experience a few challenges toward the end of the month. Relax and let go a little, if you can. Struggles may even sort themselves out without your focused attention. On August 25, the New Moon offers opportunities for repair in challenging family relationships. Healing can occur, but it requires willing participants. When you are loyal, dedicated, and committed to successful relationships, grace fills the spaces where injury occurred.
Your love life heats up as Mars enters sizzling Scorpio. Passion meets intimacy. That’s the perfect combination for an affair or a romantic dalliance. If you’re in a committed relationship, make a date night in the beginning of the month, especially August 4. It will start a fire of passion that will linger throughout the month. If you’re single, go out and play!

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