August 23, 2015: Horoscope

ARIES (March 21 – April 20): This could be one of the best weeks of the year for you, especially if you’re involved in anything creative or artistic. If you are not pursuing something of that kind, you should be, as you will achieve more in the next six days than most people can in six months.

TAURUS (April 21 – May 21): Because this week’s Full Moon falls in the mid-heaven angle of your chart, you may worry you are not achieving as much as you could. Common sense should tell you this is an illusion, created by your impatience for success. Recognition will come when you are ready for it.

GEMINI (May 22 – June 21): Social and travel activities will be well starred after Venus changes signs later in the week, so get your chores done early on so you can get out there and take on the world. And don’t worry if everyone seems to be staring at you – it’s not a crime to be seen to be having fun.
CANCER (June 22 – July 23): Something you started a couple of weeks ago must now be completed or abandoned altogether – you cannot just leave it to gather dust. If it’s not working out as you intended, drop it. If you have simply been too lazy to finish it off, this is the time for that final push.

LEO (July 24 – Aug. 23): You don’t have to pound your rivals into submission. On the contrary, as Venus, planet of harmony, enters your sign this week, an overly aggressive attitude will probably work against you. Try the persuasive approach – you’ll be amazed how much you accomplish. Friday’s Blue Moon warns you not to let your emotions run away with you.

VIRGO (Aug. 24 – Sept. 23): Only you can decide whether to act on intuition or common sense, but you must choose one and stick with it. If in doubt follow your instincts, which are rarely wrong – even when they are, it’s usually because you have misinterpreted them. Your inner voice knows the answers.

LIBRA (Sept. 24 – Oct. 23): Don’t allow yourself to be put off or disheartened by those who knock down your best ideas. If you believe in something enough, you’ll find a way to make it happen, whatever the ‘experts’ might say to the contrary. Close your ears to criticism – listen only to the voice within.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24 – Nov. 22):
You should by now be aware that an objective you have set your heart on is going to take a lot more time and effort than you expected. But it is no less desirable for that. On the contrary, the harder you have to work for it, the more you’ll appreciate it. Redouble your efforts.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23 – Dec. 21):
It will be easy for you to go off on a tangent this week, lured by an enchanting discovery that captures your thoughts and imagination. There is nothing wrong or unusual about that, but you should remember it is only a brief diversion – you will have to return to reality eventually.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 – Jan. 20): Little things will annoy you most this week. Crises you can handle, but anything of a petty or small-minded nature will make you quite excitable. You can’t change the way you feel, but you can learn to control it or, as a last resort, just walk away from people who upset you.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 21 – Feb. 19): One part of you wants to deny your emotions. Another wants to indulge them. If you can’t make up your mind which path to follow, you will have to bounce from one extreme to the other until you get it right. You’ll be back to a more balanced approach by this time next week.

PISCES (Feb. 20 – Mar. 20): You may think you know what you want this week, but will you be thinking with your head or your heart? The approaching Full Moon in the most sensitive area of your solar chart makes it doubly important that you leave any major decisions until you are thinking more clearly.