Your Daily Horoscopes for Monday, August 17th
Saturn is on its last leg of the journey through your solar eighth house, dear Aries, and you have the chance in the coming weeks to take care of business and put tricky matters behind you. Financial matters should be a priority now, particularly if they’ve been causing you worry. Efforts to organize and minimize debt get powerful support now. Mid-September, Saturn will have left relationship houses, not to return for many years to come, and this can be a real load off for those Aries who have felt a pinch in this area. It certainly will help to have Saturn in harmonious angle to your sign from that time forward and for a couple of years. Today’s energies are good for work and health matters, and increasingly as you go forward, these areas of life can capture your interest and can in fact be areas of joy.
Things are really starting to move in the right direction for you, dear Taurus. With Saturn gaining a little speed now and on its final leg of its journey in your opposing sign, now is the time to really pick up your socks and tie up loose ends, particularly in areas that you may have neglected and with relationships. Mid-September will see Saturn move on from your partnership sector and out of its challenge to your sign. Of course, Saturn will continue to bring lessons to your life as it always does, but it will not be in such an in your face type of energy. Today can be fun, but it’s even better if you can apply structure and assign meaning to your pleasures, such as a creative pursuit. You’re feeling freer this week, particularly emotionally, even with your ruler retrograde for a while longer.
Saturn is finishing up its transit of your work, health, and daily routines sector, dear Gemini, and you’re now in a good position to firm up these areas of your life before Saturn moves on. A serious energy has permeated these areas of life, and now you are likely much clearer about where you stand on the work front, and ideally more responsible about your obligations to self-care and health. Your partnerships will come under Saturn’s scrutiny from mid-September forward. Today, sticking with familiar people and situations seems to come naturally. It’s a good time to get organized. There is a practical cleverness to you that draws others to you.
Saturn is finally nearing the end of its transit of your sector of romance, creativity, children, and hobbies, dear Cancer. This transit has brought a rather serious element to these areas of life for some time. It has also been a stabilizing force in your life, as you have been more aware of your responsibilities and more able to meet them. In mid-September, this influence lifts, and you might find that you can more fully benefit from Jupiter’s transit to your solar third house, which brings an opening up of opportunities to communicate easily and naturally, as well as a more positive outlook on your life in general. Today, you have both practicality and intuition working for you. This is a strong time for really applying yourself to creative projects, or for bringing a creative touch to your regular work or routines. This is also a good day for communicating effectively with a partner or good friend.
There has been considerable inner “re-working” going on in your life in recent years, dear Leo, as well as restructuring of home and family life for some of you. As this transit nears its end (Saturn leaves this sector in mid-September) you’ll have faced issues surrounding your attachments to the past, done some major “spring cleaning” inside and possibly more literally as well. Feelings of being alone or unsupported are subsiding, and you ideally feel more confident in your ability to take charge of your personal and domestic life. Today, you’re more aware of those things that ground you, make you feel secure, and keep you focused on the moment. It can be strong for enjoying what you already have and connecting with nature as well, but it’s also good for efforts to organize and tidy or otherwise simplify your life.
The Moon continues to visit your sign until late afternoon, dear Virgo, and personal impact is strong. You’re also quite prepared to take care of business as the Moon is in favorable aspect with practical Saturn. Saturn has recently turned direct and is on its last leg of its journey through your communications sector, officially moving on in mid-September. This is a fine time for crystallizing the lessons that this long-term transit has provided and tying up loose ends, particularly related to communications and learning projects and endeavors. You can be working hard and enjoying the process. With a New Moon in your privacy sector just behind you, you are certainly still quite focused on your past and unrealized dreams, but you’re in an excellent position to get in touch with your innermost desires and needs that will help you shape the year to come – a powerful month and year are ahead of you.
Again today until late afternoon, you may feel as if the cosmos want you to keep a low profile just for now, dear Libra. Listen to any instincts to take it easy, as this is a natural period in the lunar cycle for you to slow down and catch your breath. In the coming year while Jupiter transits Virgo, you’ll find plenty of reasons to take time out, and benefits from doing so. In fact, you can come into wonderful touch with your intuition, making a new friend of it. The Moon enters your sign late afternoon, and you can begin to crave more interaction and feedback from the world. Today is good for sorting things out, and especially so on practical levels. In fact, you can find the next several weeks, until mid-September, very powerful for taking care of loose ends on a financial level.
With Saturn finishing up its transit of your sign, dear Scorpio, use this time in your life to firm up self-care programs and other important structures. Mid-September will see Saturn leave your sign this time for good (for another twenty-six years). Saturn has been in your sign and putting your personality through a series of “tests” for a couple years now. Since it’s now the last leg of its journey, the rewards are more likely to surface. You are becoming stronger and more self-reliant, more mature and capable of handling anything that comes your way. Your personal goals are more realistic. This is a grounding energy that gets you back in touch with reality as well as your inner strength. Today is good for feeling directed after a period of being somewhat in the dark. Motivation builds as you have a stronger sense of where you’re heading.
Saturn is nearing the end of its lengthy journey in your soul sector, dear Sagittarius, and in this last leg, there can be some deep, inner questioning and changes in conditioned and deeply ingrained attitudes. Your values are changing and some of the ideals you’ve held onto in the past lose their flavor along with the changes. This may be at the root of any vague feelings of discouragement experienced now. You need to search deep within yourself for peace and security. You have the chance to take care of outstanding problems and loose emotional ends so that going forward with Saturn moving back into your sign in mid-September, you can use this transit to better advantage, to empower yourself. The coming weeks are powerful for cutting out problem areas of your life and ridding yourself of unhealthy attachments. Today’s energy is strong for work, organization, and practical solutions to problems.
Saturn has influenced your sector of friendships, networking, business income, and goal-setting for some time, dear Capricorn, and is finally on its last leg of its journey in this area of your solar chart. There have been some realities to face, tests, challenges, and paring down in these areas of your life. Saturn will officially move on in just one month’s time. This gives you the opportunity over the coming weeks to process and crystallize some of the lessons you’ve learned about the groups you align with, friends, and “happiness” goals. Restrictions will begin to lift, and the rewards of this transit can become more apparent. Today is strong for feeling directed, motivated, and organized. Relationships feel a little stronger.
Saturn finalizes its transit of your professional sector in the coming month, dear Aquarius. You’re coming to the end of this transit that has forced you to take stock of your position in society, your career, responsibilities, or reputation. New responsibilities have emerged, but you’ve also reaped the rewards of past long-term efforts. This has been one of the most public periods of your life, when others have been more aware of your accomplishments and possibly of your “failures” as well. A career or educational program may have begun or completed. There are four weeks left of this transit, making it a good time to process the lessons and attitude changes that have occurred, and to tie up any loose ends. Ideally, you have a stronger sense of responsibility and more realistic expectations of both yourself and others.
With the Moon in your opposing sign until late afternoon, dear Pisces, you are especially aware of others and your close relationships. Focus can be on the more positive and useful or practical side of your connections today. Energy is steady. Saturn is on its last leg of its journey through your solar ninth house and will enter your career sector in just one month’s time, when circumstances begin to push you towards taking stock of your ambitions and goals. Until then, you’ll have a chance to process recent experiences. Ideally, since this transit began in late 2012, you’ve been learning important skills and have a clearer understanding of your place in the world that will best prepare you for career assessment, changes, or redefinitions that are to come.