Horoscopes August 2014

  • Aquarius

    Jan 20—Feb 18

    (Jan. 20—Feb. 18)
    The Energizer Bunny called, and he wants to know Aquarius' secret. Lately, they just keep going and going. Friends, family and work demand attention, but water-bearers' batteries are running dry, and their health is at stake. Eke out some time to unplug and recharge on the 19th. Everyone (even Siri) will understand.

  • Aries

    March 21—April 19

    (March 21—April 19)
    After a string of unfortunate mini-maladies, Aries is finally getting a clean bill of health. Though Uranus' mom wanted him to be a doctor, he ended up a warrior with a great bedside manner. Fiercely loyal, it sticks around until 2018, contentedly vanquishing rams' foes ... and the odd summer cold.

  • Cancer

    June 21—July 22

    (June 21—July 22)
    When a pal is in distress, sympathetic crabs don’t just extend a shoulder to cry on—they offer the whole darn shell. At the rate they give, it’s easy to end up getting picked clean. This month, focus energy inward. Permission to be a little shellfish is officially granted.

  • Capricorn

    Dec 22—Jan 19

    (Dec. 22—Jan. 19)
    August is brought to us by the letter 'A' for abundance. When the full sturgeon moon rises on the 10th, it ushers in a mini-golden age for popular Capricorns. Keep that ego in check—with a social calendar this busy, there's no time for an inflated ego to get stuck in the door.

  • Gemini

    May 21—June 20

    (May 21—June 20)
    Geminis are very flexible—consider them mental yogis. The downward dog side of being so easygoing? Coming off as wishy-washy. Rather than just going with the flow, take charge and plan dinner with pals. As Buddha said: “The only real failure in life is not making a reservation.”

  • Leo

    July 23—Aug 22

    (July 23—Aug. 22)
    Luck be a Leo this month! Jupiter, the planet of fortune, favors the sign yet again. However, its powers aren’t guaranteed—it’s only as generous as the person it shines upon. That’s right: in both mediocre ‘90s songs and astrology, “you only get what you give.”

  • Libra

    Sept 23—Oct 22

    (Sept. 23—Oct. 22)
    Before ‘True Blood’ there was the True Node: an ancient astrological lighthouse that has pushes those going astray back in the right direction. On the 11th, it returns to guide stressed, overextended Libras onto a more relaxed path. Now that’s better than a vampire love triangle, isn’t it?

  • Pices

    Feb 19—March 20

    Chiron, the 'wounded healer,' knows that some hurt can't simply be sutured up. Instead, it helps us come to terms with the pain, teaching us to grow from it. This soothing presence makes house calls from the 5th to the 25th. Though its invisible balm isn't necessarily FDA approved, Pisces will feel stronger and more at peace.

  • Sagittarius

    Nov 22—Dec 21

    (Nov. 22—Dec. 21)
    Sagittarians love to handle the truth! In fact, they refuse to settle for anything less, which is why someone’s blatant dishonesty on the 19th is baffling. Let it go until they’re ready to come clean on their own, counselor. In the court of friendship law, badgering the pal is frowned upon.

  • Scorpio

    Oct 23—Nov 21

    (Oct. 23—Nov. 21)
    Resist the urge to make a bet or take a gamble this month. When Mars is around (as it will be until early September), impulsive Scorpios become obsessed with challenges. Know what happened to the guy who said “no” to a dangerous triple-dog dare? He lived to tell about it.

  • Taurus

    April 20—May 20

    (April 20—May 20)
    Thanks to the sun's unwavering support, bulls are poised to run the china shop this month. They tap into their reserves of energy and positivity, leading to a much-deserved win at work on the 11th. Bypass cloud nine and claim a perch on cloud ten.

  • Virgo

    Aug 23—Sept 22

    (Aug. 23—Sept. 22)
    If the planets had a bash, they’d “forget” to invite Mercury. After all, it’s not always the best guest (mucks up communication, starts fights, never brings chips). It’s poised to crash Virgo’s party on the 16th, pushing the sign to spar with a friend. Stay calm and don’t take the bait.

sydney levin

Sydney Levin is an extremely attractive writer living in New York City. She enjoys noodles and sloths, although not in that order.