Birthday Stars

As a Leo and a fire sign, you quite rightly pride yourself on your commitment to what and who matters most in life, and to your willingness to stand up for these. Consequently, you’ll be cautious about the sudden and, often, tempting ideas or offers coming your way, especially as they’re still taking form. Despite that, and the patience required, these are the beginning of a rewarding new cycle. Say yes. You won’t regret it.

Sun 20 August - 2017



Sun 20 August - 2017


Every once in a while, you get into a dispute about the rights and wrongs of certain arrangements only to discover that the real issue was your standards differed substantially from others’. That could be the case now. When differences arise, ask those around you how they think things should be done.


Planning ahead is fine, but with your ruler Mercury retrograde, positioned in Virgo, and the second of August’s two eclipses on Monday shaking things up, you’re better off viewing arrangements as tentative. Actually, the more prepared you are to explore, the more you’ll benefit from unexpected and, possibly, extremely inconvenient developments. What seems least welcome now could soon be revealed as a thrilling breakthrough.


August is a month of breakthroughs, although you won’t always recognise events as being that when they occur. Plus, with your ruler Mercury retrograde from 13 August until 5 September, both circumstances and your priorities will be confused. Do the minimum, in terms of duties and future plans. This may be out of character but ensures you avoid struggling with arrangements that would soon change, anyway. Instead, declutter your life, and vision, of once-inspiring goals, knowing you’ll make them bigger and better.

Year to come

Virgo August 22 – September 21
The first half of 2017 is about decluttering both your thinking and your life. This is needed. But as time moves on and you eliminate everything from burdensome relationships to unworkable arrangements, professional or otherwise, yet there’s little new to replace these, and you could worry. Being patient isn’t easy. But the boost to both your spirits and your life triggered by Mars’ presence in Virgo from 5 September to 22 October makes up for it all. This is about exploration and action, not finalising anything. So consider what long terms plans might look like but take your time making lasting arrangements.
Love and Relationships
The part of you that thrives on routine may struggle during this exciting if unpredictable year. Still, you’ll soon discover that discussing changes, and talking over potential plans with others isn’t just informative, it draws you closer.
Finances and Work
Because eclipses in February and August influence your daily routine and working life, sudden events could throw things into disarray. While unsettling, you swiftly spot this as the chance you’ve been waiting for to make dramatic, but badly needed, changes.
Health and Well Being
As a Virgo, you have an instinct for what your body needs and doesn’t, so eat wisely. Your stress levels are another matter entirely. You say you’ll calm down when life does. Instead, adopt a practice, even one as simple as a daily walk, to achieve that serenity amid this year’s excitement.