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Your horoscope for the week ahead: A full moon in sociable Aquarius makes it a great time for action

Think positive — artistic and romantic pursuits are looking up.

Think positive — artistic and romantic pursuits are looking up

The astrological energy is going through a big shift. It's all systems go. Time for action. What you've been mulling, thinking and planning over the past four months is ready to be expedited. Jupiter, the Planet of Opportunity, returned to direct motion last Sunday. His forward journey paused last April, but now with his return to direct motion for the next nine months, the time has come to turn your hopes and dreams into reality. Go for it now. 

Uranus, the planet of innovation, meanwhile, ended his direct motion and turned retrograde as he does once a year around this time. The high-energy sky god of ancient Greece is bursting with power. Unexpected opportunities could come knocking on your door. Stay positive. Trust the source that guides you. Meditate. Breathe.

Venus, aka Aphrodite, is currently a morning star, but the goddess of beauty will duck below the horizon at dawn and disappear into the golden orb of the Sun, known as Apollo, God of the Arts, in ancient Greece. When she emerges out of the glow of the Sun in a week or two, she'll take a commanding position in the evening sky. You'll marvel at the beauty of her diamond light after sunset. The Sun and Venus union will shine brightly on artistic pursuits and the romantic side of life. 

Mercury and Uranus meet up with a dynamic square (90 degree angle) alignment on Friday. This will keep you on your toes and thinking out of the box. Of course, you may notice delays and disruptions that will affect schedules, transportation, travel and communications. Just duck and dive and you'll find yourself at the right place and time to meet up with your good friend, serendipity. 

All of the above will be amplified by a sociable Full Moon in Aquarius, the Water Bearer. Aquarius, ruled by Uranus and Saturn, is often mistaken as a water sign, when in fact it's an air sign. The motif for Aquarius is a man pouring water out of an urn. The water symbolizes the transference of knowledge from the heavens to us mortals here on Earth. We need all the help we can get. 

You're on a winning path to success. You're a marvel of creation. And don't you forget it. 

Here is your horoscope for the week of Monday, August 12, 2019.

Aries

Before you start thinking that you're all washed up, stop! You have an abundance of magnetic charm and charisma — certainly more than a lot of folks out there. This amazing Aquarian Full Moon will get you properly evaluating and appreciating your abundant virtues. And let's be clear: there are many. Think about all your successes and accomplishments. You're a humble person, but don't overdo it. Take some credit for yourself. You've come a long way and the best is yet to come. Nothing can stop your momentum. 

Taurus

You've seen enough of the dark caverns of your subconscious — the good, the bad and the ugly. Now, you want to partake in the true joys that life has to offer. It's about time. You want to honour and respect yourself. Your decision and choices may not be right all the time, but you always do your best and have a good track record. You've seen life from all angles, from the sublime to the ridiculous, maybe too much of the ridiculous, but don't worry. The Aquarian Full Moon will show you the beautiful side of life and guide you toward making good decisions. 

Gemini

What essentially was a positive event is getting a negative interpretation by someone. Emotions of doubt and regret will only serve to block your way forward, so stay optimistic. Be confident. That's all you need to do in order to put yourself in a position of strength. No matter how hemmed-in you may feel, you'll find a way to sidestep a situation that seems unavoidable. The Aquarian Full Moon will clear the way forward. You have a certain unmistakable advantage. Once you fully appreciate this unknown factor, you'll never look back again. 

Cancer

Some people just can't help snickering about how others go about their lives. They poke their noses into subjects that are none of their business. How could they possibly understand someone else's struggle? You'd rather not be the subject of anyone's inaccurate scrutiny. You're used to doing things in private, behind closed doors, so to speak. Well, get ready for a pleasant surprise. The Aquarian Full Moon will get you out of a box. You'll rise above all the squalid small talk. You're being set up for something quite wonderful. The world will soon be your oyster.

Leo

It helps when you can apprehend adverse celestial machinations in advance. You won't need to read your tea leaves to do this. Your intuitive acumen is rapidly growing. The Aquarian Full Moon will show you how to shore up any vulnerable areas of your life. The good news is that the coast is surprisingly clear for you now. There's no reason to anticipate failure or to face disappointment. Despite your concerns, you'll have more than enough stamina, strength and good luck to find the victory you so dearly desire and deserve. 

Virgo

Having exacting standards, as you do, makes it rather hard to fit into a world full of imperfections. Success, when it does come, is particularly sweet but you're reluctant to pat yourself on the back and appreciate a job well done. The friendly Aquarius Full Moon this week will raise the possibility of a long-awaited sense of fulfilment. You're in the process of moving on from an intense learning phase. Change must come about in order to make something better. That change will come and with it the kind of lifestyle you ideally want to live. 

Libra

Certain disagreements and confrontations are settling down. It's quite astonishing how someone's insecurity have managed to create such pandemonium. But that's good. The Aquarian Full Moon is bringing repressed emotions out into the open. A sense of humour is magic. Keep it honed and sharpened to a razor's edge. That lightness of heart will make you immune to pain. Laugh and the world laughs with you. The thought of launching a new career as a stand-up comedian might be premature. Better not give up your day job — just yet. 

Scorpio

Don't let your optimism be dampened. The Aquarian Full Moon will instill you with a unifying spirit of expansion and adventure. This will be of great benefit to you. It will fuel your growing determination to resolve your current concerns. It will soon become apparent that you're worrying about something that you really needn't worry about. A way will be found to slam shut a big problem. Your future is built on a strong foundation, so keep smiling sweetly and you'll turn a tricky situation into a positive turning point. 

Sagittarius

Staying afloat has you scrambling around to establish a sense of security and peace of mind, but if you step back from your concerns and anxieties and give yourself some rest, a clear path will open before you in decisive fashion. The Aquarian Full Moon will introduce a series of encouraging developments that will warm your heart and rejuvenate your soul. There's a lot that you must do, but you'll jump into it with wholehearted gusto. 

Capricorn

It's hard to have the benefit of full certainty when major decisions are made using our rational mind. What we think is rational may actually be irrationality in heavy disguise. The Aquarian Full Moon will help you get beyond the limited realm of logic and into the intuitive source of your soul where truth rings clear. A cloud of obfuscation has held you back from taking conclusive action, but now a thunderous crescendo of clarity will explode into your consciousness and illuminate the darkness. Oh, and by the way, there's a lot of love around in case you're interested. 

Aquarius

Things are definitely on the up and up. You may think you know nothing about anything, but it's not all that bad, at least in regard to the important stuff. So, go easy on yourself. There's still a lot of work in progress to get through, but it's all moving in the right direction. The Aquarian Full Moon will bring you some inspirational insights, and comfort too. Rather than feeling as though you're living in a tyrannical and adversarial Universe, you'll see the opposite side of the coin. There's a lot of kindness out there and its influence on you is growing. 

Pisces

You've been dealing with a remarkable and admittedly annoying phenomenon in your life that's hard to put into words, but the Aquarian Full Moon this week will lead you toward some fresh insights and a deeper understanding. You'll be on the receiving end of a spectacular array of auspicious developments that will undoubtedly help you solve all the mysteries and conundrums that have left you flummoxed. Your inner source of wisdom will bestow upon you the clarity and heroic vision needed to clear a major constraint and encumbrance.  

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