Marie Claire Horoscope for August 2015 | By Eric Francis
Aries (March 20-April 19) — You’re at your most passionate this month, willing to dare in ways that exceed even your usual courageous approach to life. Yet you may confront moments of hesitation just when you’re about to go beyond your limit. You must get out of your own way and allow your higher self to take over. Fear is merely a distraction. Passion is a way of life.
Taurus (April 19-May 20) — Venus, the planetary patron of Taurus, will be retrograde throughout the month, which is calling you inward. Honor that, and listen to your inner voice. Spend more time than usual at home. Yet that is not the only direction of travel. New horizons and, in particular, some advancement in your work, will keep you busy. Stay in close contact with your emotions at all times.
Gemini (May 20-June 21) — You can see through all the illusions of the world. Nobody can fool you; no pretense can distract you. The most important thing to remember is that your honesty is more important than that of anyone else. It’s also the only thing you have any control or even influence over. You want only people who are bold and authentic in your life, and in this you have the power to choose.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) — You’re likely to discover some new ways to convert your talent into money. This has two elements: how confident you are, and how productive and helpful you can be. You have an abundance of ideas; that much is obvious. Now figure out the most efficient way to convert them into something tangible, useful and solid. The key to financial success is doing work of lasting value.
Leo (July 22-Aug. 23) — Emerging astrology this month will do wonders for your self-esteem. You are embarking on a phase of making many self-discoveries, particularly about the depth of your intelligence. Just remember: use it or lose it. Apply your wits to real problems and you will stay sharp. There are few better things in the world that will help you feel good about yourself than being the source of an innovative solution.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep. 22) — Jupiter enters your sign this month, which will open your mind and open doors. You may discover the miracle of being able to not only see but also feel the perspective of others, which will give you profound insight into your relationships. That, in turn, will open the way to unusual and long-delayed success. Take things slowly and get used to this new energy day by day.
Libra (Sep. 22-Oct. 23) — Don’t be afraid to dance to the beat of your own drummer, or for that matter, to get out your drum and make some noise. Speak your true opinion and do your own thing. You may experience some hesitancy at first, but you can learn to step out of your own way. You will never know the benefits of this until you actually try.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22) — You will be called to take leadership in a professional situation. This theme has been developing over the years, and now it’s time to step up and be your boldest and most compelling. You must, however, be in tune with your environment and recognize the complexity of the situation. The opinion of someone you trust will factor strongly; listen carefully and grasp where they’re coming from.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 22) — Pay attention to the details if you want to succeed. This you can do, with a newfound talent that will allow your mind to expand to cover all facets of whatever you’re working on. Dive right into the technical side of things, and remember: it’s essential to approach that area of life with some creative passion. Don’t leave too much to the experts, and make sure you understand everything they do.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) — You’ve discovered the power of holding a steady course, and it’s about to pay off. To do things your own way, you must do them well. Typically you must be far better than others who have not taken an original path, so you might say that the price of innovation is excellence. If you persist in using this method, you’ll discover the true meaning of success.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — This month’s planetary alignments favor all kinds of relationships, whether personal, professional or creative. Indeed, the three levels seem to merge, and the alchemy of human contact can lend itself well to some unusual developments in the career or artistic areas of your life. Remember, everyone is a person with needs and desires, especially the need to be loved and accepted. That one idea will get you far.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — You will have many unusual encounters with others this month, including with people you look up to and whose work you respect. You may not think of them as your peers, though I suggest you take that approach in a subtle way. You don’t have to feel yourself equal to their past accomplishments; but you are equal in potential, so learn everything you can while you have the chance.