On Thursday August 23, at 4.09 am GMT, the Sun moves from Leo to Virgo. During the first half of the week, as the Moon moves through the last degrees of Leo, there’ll be an emphasis on kingship, leadership and authority. This is because the Sun will be on Regulus, the royal star. From Thursday onwards the emphasis changes. As the Sun enters Virgo there will be less drama and the emphasis will be on getting things done. A good time to reorganize your life and environment, in preparation for the Autumn.
However, over the weekend there is a grand trine, with the Sun, Saturn and Uranus forming a triangular pattern. Tensions suddenly escalate, as rebellion and restraint crash into the same space. If something has to give, now might be the time. If you keep something restrained for long enough, it will rise up and bite you.
Saturday is the 27th anniversary of Belarus getting independence. A frantic weekend in Minsk.
Now let’s move on to my star sign forecasts for the week starting on Monday August 20 2018:
Aries At the beginning of the week you have the opportunity to get praised – both for your creativity and your hard work. Also, you can start seeing the future in a new way – it’s clearer, and less complicated. At the end of the week something needs to be done and it needs to be done properly.
Taurus When you’re in the depths, free from outside distractions, you develop a sense of freedom. But it’s so important that other people respect your space. During the last half of the week you can do something at home, which is genuinely creative.
Gemini You’re very sure of yourself, particularly when it comes to the facts. However there is a danger of over-confidence, where you push a point of view which turns out to be completely wrong. As the week draws to a close you become aware of two competing forces. Compromise might be possible.
Cancer You have to decide how much time to give other people. They’re certainly demanding, but you do have to consider your own needs. Over the weekend a Full Moon starts to form. Big ideas come up against small details. Is it better to focus on fantasy or safety? A difficult question with no easy answers.
Leo The Sun moves through the last degrees of your star sign. You’ll have a sense of your fundamental self and what you are capable of doing. And when you start asserting your power you’ll be amazed by the results. When it comes to money you need to be tough. It’s not a time for mindless charity.
Virgo This week the Sun moves into your star sign. It’s your time of year, and you can create new beginnings for yourself. However every beginning requires an ending, and there are a certain people and situations you need to say good bye to.
Libra Many Librans are feeling exhausted. There has been a lot going on and there is only so much you can do. So it might be a good time to take a break, particularly in the last part of the week. Also, you need to be careful who you confide in. The closest friends can be leaky sieves.
Scorpio The first few days of the week could be useful. In terms of work and career you’ll be able to take concrete steps to improve your position, and if you go the extra mile you’ll get plenty of praise. If you’re looking for a promotion or extra responsibility then now might be your chance.
Sagittarius You can’t be in all places at once, and you have to decide what’s important. There are certainly new areas that have to explored, but also old challenges that have to be reviewed. At the end of the week you can benefit from other people’s tension.
Capricorn You want everything to be above board, and you expect confusions from the past to resolve themselves. But sometimes it is best to let the complications remain, and perhaps to take advantage of other people’s lack of comfort with the situation.
Aquarius Relationships are changing gear. They used to be simple, with both parties having a clear agenda. However the Sun’s movement from Leo to Virgo creates an emotional element, which may at first sight seem alien. The weekend could be tense.
Pisces There are things you can do to make yourself happier and healthier, and a small change in your diet could bring a swift dividend. The Sun’s movement into Virgo, your opposite sign, could have a big impact on relationships. If you’re already involved with someone there could be a spot of bother.