TOP astrologer RUSSELL GRANT takes a look at what the spring stars have in store for you . . .
ARIES (March 21st-April 20th)
There might not be much time for fun and games in early August. Heavy responsibilities to friends, colleagues and neighbours must be attended before you can take a vacation. The New Moon on the 8th may tempt you to dropping some of these obligations. Instead of turning your back on the people who depend on you, finish what you have started. By mid-month, you could land a much better job that allows you to devote more energy to leisure. On the 22nd, the Full Moon will mark the end to a big group project. You should be justifiably proud of this work, which will improve the lives of many people in your community. The final days of August are ideal for entering a partnership.
A closes relationship will be a source of great comfort and happiness during the opening days of September. It may be necessary to do battle with someone in authority to take time off work; do whatever you can to spend more time with your best friend or romantic partner. The New Moon on the 7th could attract a fabulous job opportunity that is surprisingly lucrative; you should take it. Taking the lead in a partnership is critical during the middle of the month; your other half will be grateful when you take the initiative. The Full Moon on the 20th brings your spiritual needs to light; this is a great time to take up a sacred practice or adopt a new belief system.
TAURUS (April 21st-May 21st)
Your hair-trigger temper could cause problems at home at the start of the month. Resist the temptation to lash out at a smug relative on the 8th, when the New Moon causes you to speak without a filter. You won’t be able to take back your angry words and your relationship will suffer as a result. That might not seem like a big deal now, but it will later in the month, when you need their support. You’ll become a virtual love magnet in mid-August; don’t be surprised if you fall for someone with an alluring accent. You’ll have fun comparing your upbringings. The Full Moon on the 22nd could mark a big career achievement; prepare for a big raise, promotion, or both.
Although chances for fun will be few and far between at the start of the month, you will be very successful with work. The New Moon on the 7th is great for embarking on a romance; you’ll delight in the company of a talented artisan. If you’re already in a relationship, this would be a great time to experiment together in the boudoir. Try not to take it personally if your family isn’t very enthusiastic about your interests. You shouldn’t need anyone else’s approval to enjoy your hobbies. On the 20th, the Full Moon brings the successful conclusion to a group project. Beware of playing hot and cold with your business or romantic partner in the final days of September.
GEMINI (May 22nd-June 21st)
Talking about religion, politics and culture can be extremely frustrating at the beginning of August. It’s best to stick to neutral topics like the weather and pets during this tense time. The New Moon on the 8th could bring some deep, dark secrets to light; prepare for several shocks. Your family will be a tremendous source of comfort throughout the middle of August; trust a relative’s advice about a romantic matter. On the 22nd, the Full Moon could mark a legal victory. Getting this matter settled will allow you to make exciting plans. You might enrol in a course of make travel reservations in the closing days of the month. If you’re single, you could meet someone special after embarking on this adventure.
Your gift with words will attract admirers from every direction in the beginning of the month. On the 7th, the New Moon could inspire you to move to another neighbourhood or do some home improvements. A more relaxing domestic environment will bring out the best in you. The middle of September is great for launching a creative project. Collaborating with an accomplished artist is a distinct possibility. A big career breakthrough looks likely around the 20th, when the Full Moon illuminates your professional accomplishments. A former romantic partner may try to contact you at the end of September. Although you’ll have fun catching up with each other, you should be wary about giving away your heart over the next few weeks.
CANCER (June 22nd-July 23rd)
Financial shortages could drive you to distraction during the first half of the month. Beware of taking a low-paid job on the 8th, when the New Moon could make you panicky about money. Hold out for a position will pay what you are worth. A windfall from a business or romantic partnership could arrive in mid-August, helping you to breathe easier about meeting economic obligations. During the second half of the month, friendships will assume added importance. Even talking with your tribe via Zoom or Skype can strengthen ties that bind. The Full Moon on the 22nd finds you overcoming a deep fear, allowing you to draw closer to your amour. If you’re single, you could meet someone special via a neighbourhood network.
Home is where the heart is at the beginning of September. It’s possible your best friend or romantic partner will chafe at spending so much time on domestic pursuits. If you can’t go out and about, find inventive things to do while you’re housebound. The New Moon on the 7th may bring exciting news about a community matter; this is cause for celebration. You might decide to launch a home improvement project that is long overdue. Upgrading the plumbing or electrical system is a strong possibility. On the 20th, the Full Moon could mark the end of an academic program; alternatively, a legal decision could be rendered in your favour. Change your approach to a contentious relative at the end of the month.
LEO (July 24th-August 23rd)
You’ll notice a definite generation gap during the first half of August. It will be much easier to communicate with people from your age group than members of previous and subsequent demographics. Beware of obeying an impulse to change your look on the 8th, when a challenged New Moon can tempt you to overhaul your image. It’s better to wait until next month to alter your hairstyle or dramatically update your wardrobe. Your financial and professional prospects will soar during the middle of the month. This is a great time to negotiate a raise or land a lucrative position; you might return to a former employer who always appreciated your talent. The Full Moon on the 22nd will cause a close relationship to burst into flower.
If you’re given a choice between taking freelance assignments or accepting a steady job at the start of the month, pick the latter. Having a regular paycheque will make you more relaxed and confident about the future. Expect a great job offer to arrive on or shortly after the 7th, thanks to an enriching New Moon. The middle of the month could find you arguing with a romantic partner; one or both of you may not be fulfilled. Work together so that you both feel valued and satisfied. The Full Moon on the 20th could attract a financial windfall in the form of an inheritance, royalty cheque, or legal settlement. Don’t make any reservations for a trip at the end of September.
VIRGO (August 24th-September 23rd)
At the start of the month, you might resent being pulled out of your shell. Push yourself to mingle on the 8th, when the New Moon could deliver a learning opportunity to you. By mid-month, you’ll be attracting people who fuel your energy. Discussing your favourite subjects will give you a new lease on life. Don’t be surprised when individuals who were once indifferent to your charm start treating you like an object of desire. The Full Moon on the 22nd could yield results of an ambitious fitness plan. Now that you have reached one goal, you’ll be ready to embark on a much healthier lifestyle. Treating like a temple will boost your energy and enhance your natural good looks towards the end of August.
September opens with you radiating animal magnetism more powerfully than ever before. Don’t be surprised when several people develop deep crushes on you. The New Moon on the 7th is ideal for investing in your appearance. This is a great time to get a new hairstyle, upgrade your wardrobe, or rethink an aim or ambition. A lucrative job could become available during the middle weeks of the month. It’s worth applying for this position, even if the competition is stiff. On the 20th, the Full Moon could bring about an exciting breakthrough in a close relationship. Getting engaged or married is possible, as is entering a business alliance. It may be time to revise your fees or renegotiate your salary at the end of the month.
LIBRA (September 24th-October 23rd)
The opening days of August could be quite draining, due to some demanding friends and group obligations. The New Moon on the 8th could prompt you to break away from a social situation that has become oppressive. Going your own way will cause you to breathe a huge sigh of relief. Your charm, wit and intelligence will be obvious to everyone during the middle of the month. On the 22nd, the Full Moon could mark a turning point in your love life. If you’re single, you could meet someone special through a group association. Do you have a partner? You could get engaged or achieve a deeper level of happiness together. Attracting admirers will be as easy as falling off a chair at the end of the month.
Home can be a source of pleasure or pain at the beginning of September, depending on your attitude. If there are several jobs that need your attention, take this opportunity to do execute them. On the 7th, the New Moon could deliver an affordable repair professional who can get your household up and running in no time flat. The sooner this work is finished, the happier you will be. In mid-month, your ambition will go into overdrive. Take this opportunity to pursue a lifelong dream; you could realise it by the time the Full Moon rises on the 20th. During the final days of the month, you’ll reconsider some opinions that feel limiting. Cut out self-criticism and replace it with praise.
SCORPIO (October 24th-November 22nd)
Whatever you do at work may not be enough at the start of August. Instead of working your harder to get the approval you desire, try to coast. Turn your attention to rewarding activities and relationships. Doing things that make you feel good will raise people’s opinions of you. If you lose a career opportunity on the 8th, it may be because the New Moon is arranging a better job for you. A former romantic partner could resurface quite suddenly during the second half of August. It’s possible you’ll have a passionate reunion. The Full Moon on the 22nd could find you relocating to another city or revamping your current abode. Gorgeous surroundings will boost your confidence at the end of August.
Friends will be a source of tremendous support in the opening days of the month; don’t hesitate to lean on your nearest and dearest when you’re consumed by uncertainty. The New Moon on the 7th is great for a video conference with your tribe; it will be so much fun to share funny stories and commiserate over problems. This talk could inspire an unusual creative collaboration. during the middle of the month you’ll get some great feedback about a writing or education project that’s been consuming lots of energy. On the 20th, the Full Moon bring a romantic relationship to a whole new level; it’s a great time to make a commitment. As September comes to an end, you should beware of taking family for granted.
SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd-December 21st)
Lording your knowledge over others will cause great resentment towards the start of the month. Instead of broadcasting your brilliance, be quick to recognise people’s contributions. The New Moon on the 8th could make it especially tempting to brag about your accomplishments. Bite your tongue and adopt a humble attitude. Your willingness to let others shine will impress an influential person. Don’t be surprised if they offer you a big career opportunity in mid-August; restraining your ego will pay off handsomely. On the 22nd, the Full Moon brings an end to a very busy schedule. Instead of running errands all day, you will be able to read, write, play music and do anything else that makes you happy in the final days of August.
Be realistic about professional commitments at the beginning of September; there may not be much opportunity for rest and relaxation. The New Moon on the 7th could bring a fabulous career opportunity that makes your spirits soar. You’ll enjoy a position that requires you to think on your feet, rather than carrying out a predictable daily routine. In the middle of September, you might have to take time off work to attend to the needs of a misguided relative. The Full Moon on the 20th will resolve a stressful family matter; you’ll breathe a sigh of relief when you find an affordable way to deal with this problem. Beware of piling too many chores on your plate at the end of the month.
CAPRICORN (December 22nd-January 20th)
Bills could pile up at the beginning of August, making you nervous. Beware of tying your personal worth to your financial standing on the 8th, when the New Moon makes you feel defensive and defeated. By mid-month, your financial fortunes will dramatically improve. You could land a prominent leadership position that draws on your considerable expertise. Don’t hesitate to negotiate a higher salary than the one originally offered. On the 22nd, the Full Moon could find you cashing your first paycheque or reaping a sizable profit; upgrading your computer or car is a distinct possibility. Giving a public presentation at the end of August should go smoothly. People appreciate your wit, style and sophistication. You might even get asked to record this talk.
Wise decisions about money could earn you a promotion at the beginning of the month. You’ll enjoy getting paid a handsome salary for sharing your expertise with others. Don’t worry about those who seem disinterested in your training; they will quickly fall by the wayside, while the engaged pupils will remain. The New Moon on the 7th could bring an exciting opportunity to expand your knowledge. Taking an intensive online workshop is strongly advised. In the middle of September, you will be entrusted with whipping a chaotic department into shape. Use your leadership skills to create a lean, efficient team that is highly successful. On the 20th, the Full Moon will deliver great news about a troubling family or neighbourhood matter.
AQUARIUS (January 21st-February 19th)
A close relationship will show signs of strain during the first half of August. The New Moon on the 8th could find you arguing with relatives about your choice of romantic partner. Defending the object of your affection will set a good precedent for your relationship. An intimate encounter will cheer you up during the middle of the month; it will be difficult to keep your hands off your amour. Are you single? You could meet someone special through a spiritual or religious group. Exchanging playful texts and e-mails could pave the way to a passionate alliance. On the 22nd could find you stepping down from a prominent role, allowing you more time for creative pursuits. Your playful persona will be highly attractive in the closing days of August.
Your love life will sizzle with excitement at the start of September. If you’re single, you’ll attract a seasoned traveller who enchants you with their wit and sophistication. The New Moon on the 7th is ideal for going on a first date. If you’re already in a relationship, give your amour a beautiful token of your affection. Try not to give in to pessimistic thinking about your professional prospects in mid-September. Once the Full Moon rises on the 20th, you will be feeling much more positive about your financial future. A relative’s erratic behaviour could make you feel guilty about pouring all your energy into work. Don’t beat yourself up for pursuing a stimulating career. Someone with your intelligence can’t thrive in a boring job.
PISCES (February 20th-March 20th)
Work can be a source of strain at the start of August. If you’re unemployed, fill time between interviews with exercise. Moving your body will help relieve stress and give you an attractive glow. It will be much easier to attract a good job when you feel and look terrific. On the 8th, the New Moon warns against posting controversial opinions on social media. These remarks can throw you out of contention for a great career opportunity. A romantic or business partner can give you much needed support; two heads will be much better than one. The Full Moon on the 22nd finds you spending more time on your own, focusing on peaceful pursuits that keep you balanced and content.
Be realistic about a partnership at the beginning of September. Instead of expecting a perfectionist to go with the flow, give thanks for their high standards. If you’re single, the New Moon on the 7th could bring your dream partner into your life. Stimulating conversation will pave the way to passion. If you already have a significant other, this will be a great time to start a business, schedule a trip or relocate to another part of the world together. Silencing your inner critic is critical to your health and happiness. The Full Moon on the 20th grants a cherished wish; celebrate this victory with a friend who has always supported your pursuit of this goal.