Horoscope for the Week: August 15, 2014

Michael O'Connor's horoscope for the week of August 15

Tip of the Week:

Before Leo time ends and Virgo begins and with four planets in the lion’s sign, plus the Black Moon, it merits some special attention. Leo is the sign of entertainments, fun, games, play, sports, children and creative offspring of any kind including works of art and performance. Hollywood and show biz in general come under the domain of Leo. It can be interpreted as the ‘earthy fire sign’. In this regard Leo possesses a solid and practical approach to the affairs of life. Superstar and mega wealthy singer, song writer, performer, actress and CEO of her own fashion and accessories company, Madonna was born on August 16th.  Often liking to be the producer, director and actor in their own show, people with Leo strong and balanced in their Astrological signature demonstrate creative, determined and steadfast leadership.


Excess and imbalance of the Leo archetype can produce a proud, dominant, controlling and dictatorial disposition. Napoleon Bonaparte and Benito Mussolini are historical examples. But these characteristics are not limited to people whose Sun Sign is Leo. Any of the 12 Zodiac Sign archetypes can be prominent even when the Sun and the sign it is in is not directly involved. An actual chart must be cast to decipher such factors. Positively, Leo is expressed as a generosity of spirit backed by an ardent passion to essentially get attention in order to entertain others and, more pragmatically, to achieve and to win recognition, fame and accolade.


In this Age of Aquarius, which is still dawning, Leo is situated on the relationship line which naturally attracts a lot of attention. Thus we see and experience great prominence and fame among actors, professional athletes and celebrities of any and every kind. In the context of our current age and in the wake of a rapidly emerging global culture, these people are placed on the veritable pedestals of the gods of mythology.


Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 20)

Fun, sun, games and a healthy twist of passion and drama are all current themes. In the drama department it may even be matters of birth, life and death. Something is surely changing or someone and this may especially be you. Looking back over the past couple of years you will notice that you have undergone a veritable metamorphosis. How much fun can you have?


Taurus (Apr 20 – May 21)

Creative inspirations are not just pouring in, you are in the water. Blessings are now yours to receive and enjoy, though these may be mixed due to the power ploys of significant others. Yet you can probably handle them. Meanwhile, a growing urge to express the beauty you are seeing and feeling inside is your main focus.


Gemini (May 21 – Jun 21)

Ventures and journeys are keeping you busy. Some of these may have come about unexpectedly. At worst you feel a little scattered and overwhelmed. You have to make extra efforts as well. You may feel the need for support, a rock to lean on. Amidst the wide array of activities and personalities, you may need to focus more than usual to claim your own balance and center.


Cancer (Jun 21 – Jul 22)

Patiently establishing a new and more reliable foundation continues. This includes building your momentum. As well, you feel compelled to take stock of your resources and to increase your reserves. Increasing your overall awareness of what is implied and required is featured. However you do it, your focus is to invest into your future.


Leo (Jul 22 – Aug 23)

Thoughts and notions of increase and expansion remain firmly on your mind. Success requires that you be willing to take a few risks, a leap of faith or two. The main obstacle stands to be inertia and apathy linked to subconscious fears. Take deliberate measures to confront and overcome these. Know what you want, decipher why you feel hesitant and then let action lead the way.


Virgo (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

You are in a creative cycle that requires that you step back and take space for a while. Yet, it also demands organization, clarity, determination and follow through. All of this can be done behind the scenes. Whether you feel called to download your dream vision, get organized, outline a power plan, set things in motion, or all of the above, this is your final cue.


Libra (Sep 22 – Oct 22)

Your sense of individuality is really beginning to shine through. This is generally an expansive time for you. Meeting people and establishing new friendships is featured. Your ambitions are fueled, though you are still in a process of paying dues and passing entry exams. This will continue until the end of the year. Patiently persevere.


Scorpio (Oct 22 – Nov 21)

You are in a passionate and determined mood. So much so that others may even find you overzealous and pushy. You are in a commanding mood which might even be interpreted as demanding. It does make sense that you want to take new leads to increase your exposure and influence. Be careful not to overdo it.


Sagittarius (Nov 21 – Dec 21)

Some big energy patterns are stirring both within and without. Inwardly you feel called to overcome, to do battle with limiting beliefs and worn out attitudes and behaviour patterns. Outwardly you are feeling very excited, perhaps especially about cultural events. Either way, there is plenty of drama stirring requiring optimism and faith.


Capricorn (Dec 21 – Jan 19)

A search for new resources, talent and leverage is keeping you busy now. Deciphering what you want and need and who can meet your criteria is firmly on your mind. To this end you have research work underway. You have many questions and want answers to all of them. You are less patient than usual and will play hard to win.


Aquarius (Jan 19 – Feb 19)

With each new day your world is expanding. This includes your social outreach. Making new connections feels necessary but is a source of excitement as well. The time is right to share what you know. Others will prove receptive, even enthusiastic to hear your message. Be willing to take the stage and shine your light. Do it for one and for all!


Pisces (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

A creative work cycles continues. In addition to the actual organization and follow through efforts implied, the work also includes mustering the vision, faith and courage to take action. Yet, you are not meant to do it alone. Cooperation and collaboration is required. Decipher how you can best make win/win proposals.


Michael O’Connor




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