August 2016 Horoscopes: Sagittarius

NOVEMBER 22 — DECEMBER 21

After spending eight months in the secrets sector of your horoscope, Mars finally enters your sign on August 2, giving you all the vim and vigor you’ve been craving since January. At last, you have two months where you’re cosmically favored to win, so don’t spend them inside binge watching Stranger Things. Get out and compete. When Mars aligns with Saturn on August 23 and 24, any goals you set will have a real-world foundation behind them. It’s an excellent time to start a job or business, or to enhance one you already have.

On the same day, the Leo New Moon lights up your ninth house of personal philosophy. The ninth house is associated with your sign, Sagittarius, so this is a natural reset point for you. As you forge ahead, ask yourself if your approach needs a few tweaks. Lady Luna is supported by Saturn in your sign, so whatever you decide will come from a place of maturity. Think about how much you’ve grown since Saturn entered Sagittarius last September, and about what it is you still want to accomplish. Inspire yourself with how far you’ve already come.

On August 12, your ruling planet Jupiter opposes sensitive Chiron in Pisces, triggering any emotional stress you thought you’d already worked out surrounding your home, family, and personal life. With Jupiter in your career house for the last eleven months, you’ve been called upon to go above and beyond in your professional life, but that may have come at the expense of your private relationships, including the one you have with yourself. Give those a little love, and you’ll be just fine.

This month’s full moon on August 18 is extra special: it’s a lunar eclipse. Eclipses are superpowered celestial events, the effects of which will ripple out for weeks, and even months to come. This one is in Aquarius, the sign of visionary ideas. Aquarius is your communication sector, and it’s getting good vibes from Uranus in your creativity zone. With all that in the mix, stay on high alert for incoming inspiration—whatever strikes you could be your next big thing.

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