Horoscope: 17.08.2017

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 14 August, 2012, 10:20am
UPDATED : Thursday, 17 August, 2017, 4:11am

Today's birthday:  It’s the rare Leo who objects to a disagreement. Being a fire sign, you thrive on the passion such clashes arouse and, even more, feel they clear the air in a way civilised exchanges can’t. Still, with the relationship-minded Venus at odds with expansive Jupiter, those encounters could go too far. Before you speak, think carefully about what you say. Ensure your words are always constructive, and you’ll avoid saying anything you’d regret.

Leo: July 22-August 21

With so much in flux, you’re unsure of what you’ll be able to do, even next week. For now, you’re urged to keep things loose. The more freedom you have to explore your options, the better.

Virgo: August 22-September 21

At the moment, certain problems you’re facing are an invitation to review plans that have become more of a burden than an asset. It may be time to let them go.

Libra: September 22-October 21 

As someone who is aware of the reactions of others, disappointing anybody feels like a failure. Yet, not only will you have to do that, you’ll also be unable to apologise.

Scorpio: October 22-November 20 

Discuss tricky situations with an unaccustomed openness with those involved. You’ll be amazed by how much they’re willing to discuss your concerns.

Sagittarius: November 21-December 20 

Being an instinctive optimist, you’ll sometimes make promises based on what you hope you can do, not on what’s realistic. The more flexible arrangements are, the better.

Capricorn: December 21-January 19

You have concerns about some matters, but between Mercury being retrograde and August’s two eclipses, your observations won’t necessarily be correct.

Aquarius: January 20-February 18 

Combine the shake-ups that occurred on the eclipsed full moon on the 7th with next Monday’s unexpected events, and what arises will begin a new chapter in your life.

Pisces: February 19-March 19

Although every sign is influenced by the retrograde Mercury, because it accents close alliances, issues with others are likely. While some will be minor, a few could highlight unresolved problems. Discuss these now.

Aries: March 20-April 18

Last Sunday, the planet of ideas and communication, Mercury, went retrograde. This cycle of reverse motion lasts until early September, and changes and unexpected twists are inevitable during this period.

Taurus: April 19-May 19

When you first neglected to mention certain facts, it was because you knew they would rouse questions. But, equally, you were aware that changes in circumstances could mean reviewing arrangements anyway.

Gemini: May 20-June 19

There are a few areas of your life you’ve struggled to organise, so you don’t welcome change. Yet, because August’s two eclipses accent such matters, the time has come to reconsider.

Cancer: June 20-July 21

As somebody ruled by the moon, you’d think you’d have an intuitive understanding of the influence of August’s two eclipses. However, these are about breakthroughs, which means they’ll be as mysterious to you as everybody else.