This week the planet Mars starts moving forward. If you have been postponing assertive action, you can now ready yourself for new initiatives. This is particularly the case in zero-sum situations, with winners and losers. However you mustn’t be distracted by short-term misgivings, especially in midweek, when Mercury makes a minor aspect to Saturn.
Here are my star sign forecasts for the week starting on Monday August 27 2018:
Aries Things are getting better for your star sign. With Mars starting to move forward, you are becoming more decisive, and in terms of your career you can start laying the foundations for future success. Also, it’s a good idea to make a special effort to be optimistic, even if you’re feeling miserable. Style can trump substance!
Taurus Those close to you are undergoing a process of change. They are communicating more effectively than usual and they are also able to express their real needs. But don’t take what they say at face value – their simple words will conceal a higher truth. God can be found in the strangest of people.
Gemini Mercury, your ruler, makes a three-eighths aspect to Saturn. As a result there may be feelings of negativity, and you may believe that most things are a waste of time. However it’s just a passing phase, and soon enough you’ll be back in you stride. A good week for caring for plants – it’s about mutual nurturing.
Cancer Relationships are difficult to predict. They are not as straightforward as they should be and partners are difficult to predict. At the same time promises from the past may emerge from the depths and if they are not honoured there could be trouble.
Leo You do have a lot to say, but that doesn’t mean that your words will hit the right note. Other people are going to be touchy and if you say the wrong thing there could be problems. In relationships the less said the better – indeed romance should probably be avoided.
Virgo In many respects a good week. You’re very confident, particularly if you have a birthday this week. Your personality will shine bright, and wherever you go, you’ll get loads of attention. But where there’s pleasure there’s danger, and what seems like fun could be hard work.
Libra You’re not in the mood for doing much and you’ll perhaps be happiest when you’re on the beach – or in bed. But you can benefit from quiet observation. Watch what people are doing and take careful notes. A bit of psychology can go a long way.
Scorpio Scorpios are becoming important. They have got something major to contribute and increasingly they can put theory into practice. Many Scorpios are on the point of making a decision. It’s taken a few months to work out, but the truth of the matter can no longer be denied.
Sagittarius As August draws to a close, it’s time to move into top gear. Other people might be slacking – or even be completely absent – but you have your own path to follow. In relationships tread carefully – partners might not share your sense of humour.
Capricorn People are annoying, at least this week they are. They don’t seem to understand you and they show little sensitivity to your likes and dislikes. But if you rise above the situation then everything will be fine. Many Capricorns can benefit from travel.
Aquarius On the surface not much is going on, but under the surface there is a fair amount of tension. People with conflicting views of the world, saying one thing and thinking something else. You can feel the problem, but in the short-term there isn’t much you can do.
Pisces Other people are in control, and your attempts to make things happen will be of limited success. It’s a question of going with the flow, and not feeling that you are being unfairly disadvantaged. Relationships are fine, provided you let your partner take the lead.