In The Stars
Your Weekly Horoscope
by RJ MacDonald
Week of August 12 - 19
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This should prove to be an excellent time for recreational social activities as your spirit will tend to be more light, happy and festive than typically. This is also a time in which you are more apt to feel romantic and to generally be more interested in pleasurable engagements and entertainment in general. This influence may bring a disinclination towards self-discipline and certainly self-imposed hardship. You are more likely to be interested now in cloths, fashions and even jewelry and are apt to be more focused on your appearance now. The dramatic and fine arts may also begin to hold more of an attraction for you now and you may find that your entertainment manifests in the movie theatre.
This will be a good week for time spent at home and with family. You may be more inclined than usual to want to stay at home as opposed to going out and your daily decisions regarding activities may testify to that now. This will probably be a good time to catch up on any needed sleep - you may find sleep to be more sound than usual and dreams to more prominent now. You may want to redecorate your home or rearrange things during this period as you are more inclined to be conscious of the appearance of your home, the color patterns and coordination of furniture and other objects in your residence. Relations with family members may be contain an extra element of harmony and cooperation now and it would be a good time to resolve any conflicts with family members.
You may engage in an unusual amount of short trips in your local environment at this time. Communications will probably also be significantly on the rise as there will likely be a need to coordinate yourself with others now in relation to all your extra "running around," that is, in your short trips, here and there, to get small practical tasks and short term projects done. It may be important now to make an effort to avoid getting caught up in idle and passing conversations that amount to nothing really more than passing distractions. Stay focused on the practical work and responsibilities that you have in front of you and try to prioritize those activities which have the most importance - this may be quite important, given the temporary juggling act that you have to perform now.
Your relationships, at present, will likely contain an element of personal adjustment needed as a result of power struggles or the "position" of another - you may feel that motives are not out in the open where they should be and that you must struggle with another's mind and will do so in order to get what you want or even to get away from what you don't want. Make a special effort now, in your close, one-to-one relationships, to be straightforward, yet nonabrasive - it is best to refer directly to issues now, rather than using insinuations or implications. Certainly you should now avoid any attempts to control or to be manipulative in any way, that is if you want to avoid the awkwardness of interpersonal "politics."
This may be a time for limiting or restricting your diet, in other words avoiding any unneeded excesses that do not promote your health. If you find yourself becoming physically tense at this time then it may be advisable to engage in stretching exercises like yoga or even moderate weight-training which may help to stretch your muscles. If you find yourself plagued by mundane responsibilities now that are aggravating you from the back of your mind or generating passing moments of anxiety then there is probably only one true solution - take care of them. This is a very good time indeed for taking practical action in respect to little mundane responsibilities and nagging chores that need attending to. This is a time when you may really benefit from putting things in order and getting personally organized. When you communicate with others now it may be a good thing to sort of monitor yourself as you may be a little more critical and less tolerant than usual - you might inadvertently come across negatively at times without intending to do so, so it might be a good time to practice an extra measure of empathy and "liberality" in relation to others. This is probably not a good time to try to get others to do your work for you. In general - perhaps a time to keep your head down, mind your own business, attend to your practical work and plow ahead.
The romantic department of your life will likely bring the question of human motivation to the forefront - it may be that someone enters the scene now who may have hidden motives and who's agenda is other than what he or she is indicating to you - if someone is there now who seems to want to influence you about choices or, worse, seems to want to dictate or even manipulate you then it might be advisable to deliberate over this person's intensions on the romantic level and as to why he or she is trying to have an impact on you. Be careful of individuals who come across as having a powerful personality.
Involvement's centering around groups of people are ill-advised at this time - there will likely be too much inconsistency as well as another's neglect of responsibilities. Be very careful about making decisions that are based on impulse regarding involvement or intimacy with another at present, you may find that the intensity of the moment may overrule your higher reason and intuition, if you let it, that is - it is very likely that intimacy that you opt for now, that is not in a context of familiarity, will not only be short lived but could be destructive as well.
You may be experiencing less than stable relationship patterns at this time - the pattern may be one that is erratic and involves an on-off-on-off sequence of inconsistency. One thing that you should check at this time is the degree of impulsiveness that you allow to drive the patterns of relationships now - it may be in your best interest to think before you act now, especially in respect to any decisions that must be made that directly affect your relationships. One aspect of this pattern may be a sudden and unexpected emotional detachment that you or your partner or friend bring into play. If you find yourself in a state of emotional detachment you might analyze what feeling state that you might be trying to protect by splitting off from your emotions. The environment around you personally may be rapidly and dramatically changing currently - the best thing to do regarding that is not to make decisions based on your external world but rather more now on your internal world, that is on your own personal convictions and values. You may have some electrical or electronic issues currently such as, for example, a computer hard-drive, telecommunications problems or the internet or perhaps issues involving wiring. You may be a little more prone at this time to see the world in more objective or even technical terms - that is you may be a little less inclined to view the world through romantic eyes.
You may find that your thinking becomes more expansive at this time - you may be more interested in places and cultures that are different than your own. Your mind is in more of a learning mode than usual and as well as being more mindful of cultural differences you may have a heightened drive to learn at this time. There may be a very strong urge to travel - thus plans may be made accordingly now. You may connect and correspond with another who is at a great distance from yourself or who may have a significantly different cultural background. You may not be as apt to pay attention to details now so being deliberately more mindful of things that you might overlook might serve to counterbalance that possibility.
Even though your thinking may be very clear and practical at times now it, is not likely to be consistently at it's clearest at this time - you may find that your imagination, at certain times, is more active and that, as well, as your thought may contain an unusual degree of mental imagery. What you are seeing on the inside may distract or cloud your thinking to some degree, at least in respect to more logical and practical matters. On the other hand, this is quite likely a good period to get into touch with and refine your rapport with your own intuitions and the general notions of where you are headed, on an overall level, as your thinking is apt to be more on the emotional and spiritual level now and this may allow you to get a deeper sense of what you really want to do with your life. In short, this may be an easier time for you to deal with the forest than the trees, but try to be careful not to overlook important details.
If you find that circumstances are not allowing you to progress in the way that you would like to now then it is suggested that you take a look at business that currently requires attention but that you may have neglected a bit recently - make sure you have a solid structure of support underneath you before plunging ahead - frustrations experienced now may be a blessing in disguise. In other words moving ahead with other projects before finishing any other business may undermine the solidity and stability of your personal foundation. You don't want to abort present projects that you have put time and energy into and that may require being begun anew because of later changes that may arise due to new foundational conditions - it's best to avoid the risk of building on shifting soil - take care of any lingering basic business first.
In terms of your outer world this may very well be a period in which you are called to duty, so to speak, that is, there may be necessary tasks and responsibilities that must be taken care of and in that sense you may now be in a position where you will be expected to be of service to others in a more direct sense than usual. This is a time for focusing to the maximum. Any specialized working skills or knowledge that you have could be really put to the test now and be made direct use of. You may be required to become more organized in your personal and/or your working life and be called to account for something that others, in your personal sphere or working environment, would like to inquire about insofar as your responsibilities are concerned. In terms of your inner world you may find yourself a little more prone to worry and anxiety now but that can easily be remedied by getting down to your most practical business and affairs and really getting things done. Your mind is more prone to think in terms of detail now and you are inclined more towards fussiness in respect to conditions around you being just as you want them to be. Your mind is probably sharper than usual and you tend to express that in your communications with others, in the sense of coming across in a more critical manner.
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